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“Hell in Paradis”
Review of Pacific Marina Inn

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Pacific Marina Inn
Ranked #80 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
New York, NY
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181 reviews
86 hotel reviews
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“Hell in Paradis”
Reviewed 20 December 2013

We used the hotel as a day room for a long lay over in Honolulu. The hotel is close to the airport and has a free shuttle. After arriving at HNL we called the hotel for the shuttle and it arrived within 15 minutes, although it passed us and we had to run after it. Check in was very nice and courteous. The rooms are very similar to a Motel 6,'plus the hotel offers free parking. It might be noisy at night since the windows are not isolated. The pool is nice although cold. The hotel is in an industrial area void of civilization, no shops, no services. Several buslines pass by closely. There is a good and friendly Chinese restaurant in the hotel-- the only one around. The area is filled with several homeless, scavenging through the garbage. The hotel might be filled with Section8 type housing. Although safe, not inviting and a far cry from paradise. Avoid unless you are desperate.

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Was here for a quick night in Honolulu from an international location before flying in to Kona the next morning. Regretted staying in this hotel. Very small room. Bathroom and bed were ok. Restaurant does not open to serve breakfast until 0900. Staff not customer-service trained.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We needed a room for one night in Honolulu that offered a airport shuttle, so we selected this place. While the shuttle is great, the old, small room with older shower stall bathroom is not good. The staff were friendly and the pool looked nice. The deck chairs seemed updated.

However, the motel is located in a commercial district by repair shops, gas stations and some auto dealerships. You are just off of Nimitz Highway. We asked about a bus or shuttle to Waikiki or town center and were provided with a little map to the bus stop. It's about 3 blocks away, under the highway overpass. We caught a #42 bus to Waikiki ($2.50 p.p.) and took an hour ride to Kuhio hotel area (the backside of hotels on strip). Walk up a block to get to beach area. The ride back to motel was longer, 1.5 hours and dark upon return. I didn't really feel safe walking under the highway overpass in the dark. We had no troubles, though.

Sleep wise, it was noisy, so not a restful night. We enjoyed the Airport Best Western more, on a previous visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Auckland, Nz
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

It was clean (except for the worn carpet), but way too much money for the quality - hasn't been renovated in over 20 years. Mix of attitudes from the staff - some good, some not - the shuttle policies weren't clear either. It was OK but I would not stay again. Tip: wait until the last minute to book airport hotels and cars - you'll probably get a better rate.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Moorestown, New Jersey
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

I had reviewed tripadvisor and that was helpful. The food at the chinese restaurant was mediocre, the accommodation ware spartan. However, the people were friendly and the location could not be better. We had a 5 am flight and this served us well.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

The only reason to stay here would be for an early flight out of HNL. The room we had was minute with almost no facilities and a very small bed. There is a cheap Chinese restaurant on site for evening meal but it closes early. No breakfast facility anywhere in the (industrial) neighborhood. Shuttle to airport OK but we waited for ages to be tranported to motel from airport.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Milwaukee
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

This motel is located in an industrial area. There is the airport, car dealerships, & Wendy's off Waiwai Loop. This motel was kinda hard to find considering the fact that I road the bus from Waikiki marina. On the positive side, this motel was clean, very close to airport(they have a shuttle), walking distance to gas station(light snacks for purchase), & across the street from a bar(If you need a stiff drink). This motel could use lots of updates. I booked this motel because I wanted a place to rest and shower b4 my long flight back to the mainland. Its perfect for that purpose. They have a pool, which isn't very clean. A restaurant attached to the property but has weird hours. The staff was very friendly and polite. They do their best to accommodate whatever needs you have.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Pacific Marina Inn

Property: Pacific Marina Inn
Address: 2628 Waiwai Loop, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819-1938
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #80 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Pacific Marina Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is one Oahu hotel you can count on for convenience and value. This is the Pacific Marina Inn, five minutes from Honolulu International Airport, 15 minutes from downtown Honolulu, and 20 minutes from Waikiki, making it perfect for the business traveler or commuter. With complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle service, this hotel is a great option for those looking to spend an evening in Oahu between flights or for an affordable option that offers a location off of the beaten path. The hotel room accommodations include air conditioning, private bath, flat screen TV, and high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity. Guests may enjoy the hotel's swimming pool, a drink at the Canoe Hut Lounge, or complimentary musical entertainment and dancing. ... more   less 
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