My wife and I stayed at the Waikiki Prince for 5 days during an 8 day stay in Oahu, Hawaii. I'm not a wealthy person but I saved up to take my woman to Hawaii. I didn't want to spend all my money on accommodations so I looked at the "budget" hotels and found the Waikiki Prince, and I am so happy I did.
Location is perfect. Two or so blocks from Waikiki beach, the heart of tourist Honululu. The address is easy to find from the airport although be aware there is a 1 way road. Also my advice is to buy the parking space at the hotel because public spaces can be near or far. The only thing to know is the hotels parking lot is tiny, so be mindful if you have a large vehicle. I was fine and loved being able to park at the hotel.
Cleanliness was on par. Nothing spectacular but certainly not lacking in any way.
The room was a joy. Spacious bedroom, comfy bedding, large bathroom with a large shower and best of all was the kitchen. Fully stocked with a stove, microwave, fridge and freezer, cupboards full of cookware and utensils. To save more money you can buy groceries and cook whatever you want in the hotel room. That was a big plus to me. Another big plus was the free wifi.
Service was very good. I didn't request anything special but was always greeted with a smile. Beach chairs, towels and boogey boards were available free of charge as long as we brought them back. The front desk girl gave us some good advice on where to go and avoid too, which was nice of her.
Value was excellent. For what I spent I was sleeping within a stones toss of Waikiki beach. I didn't need a resort or spa, I simply wanted a decent bed with a roof over my head. I was so happy with the Waikiki Prince, it doesn't pretend to be anything it isn't.
I spent my last few days in Hawaii staying nearer to the north of Oahu because we were driving all over the island. I was sad to say goodbye to the Waikiki Prince when it came time to leave. Their business card is still in my Hawaii photo album.
Someday I will bring my wife back to Hawaii. We had a perfect vacation, partially because we had money left over after saving on accommodations. When I return I am definitely staying again at the Waikiki Prince. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great place to rest at the end of the day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Free Wifi, Free Coffee (brew your own) Area to print out boarding passes. All of our rooms have balconies, TV, Air Conditioning, a refrigerator,and microwave. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Waikiki Prince Hotel Honolulu
- Waikiki Central Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu