I recently spent 6 nights at this hotel. It is tucked a mere half block off of Kalakaua & with easy beach access down at the Kuhio Beach end of Waikiki. It's location just off the main drag means you don't hear the incessant noise from the cars, people etc. on Kalakaua.
I booked a room with two double beds via the hotel's web site for a very good rate ($84 plus taxes). My room was on the 7th floor with a partial ocean view & also a partial view of Diamond Head from my balcony. There was a large flat screen (never bothered to turn it on), a mini fridge, bureau, desk & two chairs. The hotel itself was very well sound-proofed on the interior & very quiet.
Read some comments about the small size of the rooms, but I found mine quite large for one and plenty spacious for a couple, as there was ample room between & around the beds, desk, etc. Compared to most European hotel rooms it felt palatial. Personally, I can't comprehend paying twice the price for a room with more empty floor space, especially in a location like Waikiki when you're out and about the majority of the time, but to each his own.
Housekeeping did a good job & there is free wifi in the lobby--which had plenty of comfortable seating. Free beach towels are provided. All staff that I interacted with were pleasant & helpful. I didn't eat at either restaurant, so I can't comment on them. The hotel does allow you to check-in & print boarding passes for flights free via a small computer room.
The location is perfect & I walked all over Waikiki. The hotel is half a block from a bus stop & I took The Bus from the airport to the hotel--very easy, and also used The Bus to visit Ala Moana, Chinatown, etc.
A few points that might matter to some: the shower & toilet were in a small room off of the closet/vanity/sink area which was spacious enough, but the WC/shower room was small and there was no fan. Also there is some morning noise from the trolleys & tour buses that motor down Koa. However, Honolulu is a large city, & a hotel smack in the middle of Waikiki is going to have some street noise. This hotel had much less than would be typical on a busier road as there was no late night pedestrian traffic & almost no automotive traffic.
Overall a very pleasant experience & I would highly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Reputable for its outstanding value and convenience in location, this 275 room hotel is ideally located just steps from famous Waikiki Beach and nearby dining and shopping. This full-service hotel features comfortable guestrooms, meeting rooms, event facilities, two restaurants, a bar lounge, and a swimming pool. Each guest room features air conditioning, 32" flat panel TV, compact refrigerator, coffee-maker, internet access, iron and board, voice mail, and safe. The lobby features complimentary wi-fi access, a business center, and a concierge desk. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Waikiki Hotel Honolulu
- Waikiki Resort Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu