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Pacific Beach Hotel
Ranked #50 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Reviewed 1 June 2007

After reading some of the reviews I wasn't sure what to expect -- place was awesome and the service was fantastic. Stayed on the 14th floor and had great views of beach and diamond head. DONT waste money on dinner buffet, but the breakfast buffet is well worth it.

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2007

My husband and I stayed their for 2 nights prior to and after our cruise. (** please DO NOT use the waikiki shuttle from the airport to the hotel, although it is only $9:00 per person, it is a rip off. after one hour and no sleep in 22 hours we still were not at our hotel, so we took a taxi for 5.00 to get us to our final destination**)

The first two nights we stayed in the beach tower, the room was clean, but definately showed its age. When we returned from our cruise, we stayed in the oceanarium tower on the 35th floor. We had an awesome view of diamond head and the beach (partial ocean tower). This room was also clean, but needed to be updated. We both agreed that we liked the ocenarium tower the best. We couldn't beat the price ( 130.00 per night - web special ), especially over the memorial day weekend. They have a laundry mat & internet service center. They also have a late checkout - extra $50.00 to stay until 6:00 pm. We didn't try any of the restaurants (too pricey) for breakfast, so we went to Mcdonald's which was right next door to the hotel.

we definately liked maui the best of all the islands, and will probably not return to waikiki beach. If we do return to waikiki beach, we would stay again at the pacific beach hotel

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2007

This was our 4th stay at Pacific Beach Hotel, we have been staying here since our first trip in 2001. The hotel is in a great location right opposite Waikiki Beach and easy walking distance to nearby shops, restaurants and transport.

The hotel itself if not 5 star so if you are expecting royal treatment then this is not the place for you. However it is clean and comfortable with decent size rooms, clean bathrooms and a nice view from the Oceanfront rooms in the Beach Tower. We were lucky enough to have the same end room we had last visit !! The rooms have in-room safe, hairdryer, coffee maker and usual bathroom shampoo/conditioner etc. There is an ABC shop on the ground floor for convenience, McDonalds is next door for those who want to eat on a budget as well as Cheeseburger in Paradise on the other corner.

The hotel has a coin laundry, very convenient for washing so you dont have to walk blocks to laundromat or have dry-cleaning.

Overall yes PBH is dating compared to hotels and areas in Waikiki that have had renovations and Im sure when the hotel does have its renovations it will be more attractive in decor, however this is a great hotel to stay for its rating, location & price. Keep an eye on their website for great specials.

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Hawaii50
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Reviewed 21 May 2007

In spite of the reviews I saw on this site, I booked 7 days at the Pacific Beach Hotel in April, 2007 because of the excellent location and beach across the street. Also, the price through the hotel website was many dollars less than anything else I saw. I was prepared for rundown rooms and peeling paint, but in all honesty did not see any of this. Our partial ocean view on the 11th floor of the Beach Tower was well maintained and clean with a great view of Waikiki Beach and downtown Honolulu. We chose not to get the buffet breakfast but got the continental breakfast instead which was included in the price of the room. This ended up being a wise choice as we are not big breakfast eaters and were satisfied with a muffin and a cup of coffee. It also saved us a couple of hundred dollars over the 7 days. The pool was a disappointment, but my 7 year old daughter enjoyed swimming in the lagoon across the street for hours everyday--she (and I) loved the shelter from the waves and the safety it presented. I would definitely stay here again--it is absolutely perfect for families with children--location, location, location!!!

  • Stayed: April 2007, travelled with family
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5  Thank stephanie60
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Reviewed 21 May 2007

Great service and right across from the beach. Also had a room with a great view of the ocean. Hotel restaurant has a 3 story fish aquarium where at certain times of the day you can watch divers feed the fish. Great location for site seeing and within walking distance of the markets.

Stayed: May 2003
4  Thank melva1292
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Reviewed 19 May 2007

My fiance and I stayed at the Pacific Beach Hotel over the 4th of July holiday week. We booked our stay through United Airlines Vacation.

This was our first time in Oahu, so we wanted to stay near all the popular touristy stuff. We weren't disappointed. Pacific Beach's location was fabulous- our balcony overlooked Waikiki and the entrance/exit to the hotel was literally a stone's throw away from the beach.

At night, we kept the balcony door open to hear the oceans waves. Also, after a day touring or lounging at the beach, we would kick back on the balcony and just listen to the waves. It was super relaxing.

The rooms themselves were good-sized, if sparsely decorated. In terms of amenities or luxuries, the hotel is basically no-frills. Cleaning service crews were very customer-service oriented; and did a good job managing our messy room.

Oh, also, there's the ubiquitous ABC store on the hotel's ground level. So if you forget your sun block, the convenience store is an elevator ride away.

Highly recommend for the price:)

  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank LASCMojo
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Reviewed 12 May 2007

I really liked the location of the hotel. It's across the street from the beach and two blocks from the International Marketplace. Also had a nice view of Diamond Head from the higher floor rooms. I liked the location because the hotels which are more centrally located are in the midst of the hustle and bustle and I don't like that. The rooms are large but need new carpet. They also have a nice balcony, as well as a mini-fridge which is convenient to store cold drinks and flower leis! The staff was great! The buffet breakfast was very good with a lot of selections. It's in the Oceanarium restaurant so you can watch the fish in the huge aquarium, which is fun! The breakfast in the Shogun restaurant is just okay. The selections cater more to the Japanese clientele. If a pool is important, this is not the hotel. They had a small lap pool, but it is on a HUGE sundeck.
Deb, York, PA

  • Stayed: April 2007
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Address: 2490 Kalakakua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3286
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#19 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#25 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#25 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#27 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range: £138 - £379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pacific Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 839
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located across Waikiki Beach with views of the Pacific Ocean, Waikiki City Lights, and Diamond Head landmark. Full service hotel with 839 guestrooms, island-style family dining, flexible meeting space, 24-hour fitness center, self or valet parking, business center and gift shops. Please note: Oceanarium Aquarium currently undergoing refurbishments through Summer 2017. ... more   less 
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Pacific Beach Honolulu
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