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“Waikiki Prince is a Gem”

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Waikiki Central Hotel
Ranked #36 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Waikiki Prince is a Gem”
Reviewed 20 November 2006

Stayed at Waikiki Prince 11/8-11/12 2006. It was a great place for our stay in Waikiki. Good location and clean. Nothing fancy but great for budget minded travelers. We would stay there again.

  • Liked — clean
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank flyfisher100
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Corvallis, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2006

As planned, we got to the Waikiki Prince close to midnight, and easily found the manager to let us into our room. It was spartan, but very clean, and the sparkling clean tiled bathroom provided plenty of hot water and places to dry swim suits and wet towels the next day. The window A/C was a little noisy, but one could opt to open the vented windows instead. The kitchenette provided a small refrigerator and a few appliances, but I’d find actual cooking there difficult without collecting a few more kitchen supplies. It’s fine for breakfast and snacks. Most impressive were the polite and helpful staff, and attention to cleanliness. I would stay here again for a couple of nights before flying to or from another island, or would recommend it for those on a budget who are not planning to vacation in their room. The excellent location close to the beach (just behind the Hyatt), bus stops, and shops make it a real find.

  • Stayed July 2006
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7 Thank pacifico
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Toronto
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2006

After reading all the positive reviews from tripadvisor, my husband and I decided to book our room at this hotel. The manager, Mozah was very helpful and attentive. The room was exactly what we had expected. No frills but clean and functional. Sure, this hotel is not for travellers who are looking for luxury, but it is the best for budget minded travellers who are simply looking for a place to sleep. The location was central to everything.

The only thing we would like to inform other travellers about is the noise level from the street. There is no acoustic system and we were surely glad to have our ear plugs with us! With the money we saved on accommodations, we were able to enjoy all the wonderful activities that are offered in Oahu. Thanks to Mozah for the fabulous hospitality!

  • Liked — value
  • Disliked — outdated
  • Tips/Secrets — be sure to bring ear plugs!
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled as a couple
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10 Thank koki2
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Whistler, BC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2006

We booked the Waikiki Prince after reading all the positive reviews, but ended up relocating after three noisy nights. The rooms were clean, but nothing fancy, which was okay. We sure missed not having a telephone in the room, and the kitchenette didn't have enough plates or cutlery or cooking utensils, so it wasn't used at all. All three nights we were there, we were awoken in the early hours (3-4am). We were hearing fights, arguments, horns honking, doors repeatedly slamming, etc. etc. Our room was one floor up from ground level, and facing Ulhuniu Ave. I would suggest getting a room on the top floor, as far away from the road as possible, although this would mean a less than desirable view of the neighbouring apartments, and it wouldn't guarantee a quiet night's sleep. We moved acroos the road to the Aqua Kuhio Village ($69/night), and had a great stay for the remainder of the trip (see review).

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Noise
  • Tips/Secrets — Don't get a room facing the roads.
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled with friends
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13 Thank ZooKeeny
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Vancouver, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2006

The hotel gave the best service we have ever encountered; we just got off a cruise ship for 11 days and had been treated like royalty on the trip. However, none of it compared to the friendly and knowledgeable service at the hotel. It is not the newest or fanciest hotel in Waikki but it is probably the best value if you want to enjoy all the island of Ohau can offer. Thanks for the great time.
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  • Liked — Service
  • Disliked — nothing really
  • Tips/Secrets — Use Fun Haiwii travel ask at the front desk to book anything
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
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10 Thank rubymitch
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Troy, Alabama
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2006

We stayed with Mozah and the crew at Waikiki Prince from October 6-12 and had an unbelieveable experience. They could not have been more helpful in assisting us to plan our time wisely and most of all cost efficiently!!!!! Our room was very comfortable with our own lanai, a double and single bed and kitchenette. Although we didn't use the full kitchen, the fridge and microwave came in handy! The room was certainly worth the $70.00 per night and really helped our budget! We were only a half block walk to Waikiki Beach and half block to the bus stops. We highly recommend using the Bus during your visit if you don't want to rent a car. You can go anywhere thus saving yourself from the high priced "tours". We only booked two tours while visiting Oahu, the Wild Dolphin Excursion (which was WONDERFUL!) and the Paradise Cove Luau (which was wonderful for children and we enjoyed it too!) The rest...snorkeling at Hanauma Bay, Pearl Harbor, the North Shore Sunset Beach, and waterfall hike we did on our own by utilizing the Bus system The drivers are great and very helpful.
Again if you are looking for a modest hotel with a great staff and super location the Waikiki Prince is perfect! We will see them again one day! Hang Loose Mozah!

  • Liked — The great staff and location
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — You will be pleased with this hotel!
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled with family
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8 Thank gralaw3
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jamaica
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2006

I just got back from Hawaii yesterday and felt compelled to write this review. This was not my first trip to Hawaii or Honolulu, but it was my first stay at the Waikiki Prince Hotel. I spent a month on the Big Island and this hotel was recommended to me by another traveler I met there who had had a bad experience at another hotel up the street. My flight back to the mainland left from Honolulu so I needed somewhere to stay for 3 nights, which was clean and safe and near to the Beach. The Waikiki Prince met all those criterias, except for one small thing.
I am not an early riser and because the rooms face the East, that rising sun worked better than any alarm clock could ever possibly function...lol. I suggested to management that the drapes ought to have black-out lining. That was the only thing that personally bothered me, otherwise everything else was really super. Thanks Mozah.......see you again... very soon.

Alvin

Stayed September 2006
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11 Thank kamika1964
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Property: Waikiki Central Hotel
Address: 2431 Prince Edward St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3251
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Honolulu
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#21 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#35 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 29
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

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