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  • Reviews: 381

4 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Iliaki Hotel: On the beach

Only about a 20 min ride from the airport.

This hotel has fairly extensive grounds but the main thing it is right on the beach which is to the west of the marina and which has some excellent fine sand

It is I feel essential you arrange for an Ocean view room on at least floor 12 upwards of this 30 story hotel to give a view our over the Pacific. The rooms right by the sea are v expensive but there certainly is nothing wrong with the rooms in the main block overlooking the fountain,courtyard and marina as these all have balconies facing the sea. The two other main accommodation units are to the right and left of this block giving a less spectacular view, so it is important you specify the main block if you want a great direct view from the balcony on a hot night to be facing the water as shown on the photo.

The hotel is just a five minute walk to the sizable Ala Moana shopping center http://www.alamoanacenter.com/
just down the street and well placed not only for the airport which is 6 miles away, but also for visiting Pearl Harbor by public bus from Ala Moana for a couple of dollars, or for a public transport bus trip around the island up to Wiamea Bay some 30 miles north and then back down the east coast via Diamond Head, again for pennies.

On the beach side of the road so great for families with young children.

This hotel offer seniors of 50 years + a special price which is always welcome

There are often special offers available for this hotel

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel
  • Written May 8, 2013
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  • dmobley profile photo dmobley
  • Reviews: 1

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Ilikai... Right on the beach!: Great place! Thanks Fabio

Great place! Furnished with everything you'll need to make your stay seem like your home away from home -- pots & pans, plates, towels, etc! It's clean and comfortable (the bed is the perfect place to retire to after a long day out!). Great location - about 5-10 min walk to Fort De Russy Beach Park and about a 5 min walk to Ala Moana Beach Park. Ala Moana Center is a short walk away which has a grocery store for those who want to cook during their stay in Oahu. As for those who want to venture out to other parts of Oahu, car rental places are right across the street for your convenience. As for Fabio, he was always very prompt with responding and was very easy to work with. If you're going to be in Oahu and want to stay in Waikiki, I'd definitely suggest staying here. It'll feel like your home away from home!

As we are ready to finish our vacation, in Honolulu, we want to let you know how much we liked your place. We found your studio apartment very clean, the lanai was comfortable and also clean. The kitchen is more then fully equipped. The linens are first quality and in good quantities. Fabio you are a great host. Always available for us, you are not only highly professional but also a nice a warm person to deal with. Our best recommendation for a attentive host who offers a great clean place well located.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Sailing and Boating, Food and Dining, Whale Watching
  • Written December 20, 2011
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Fabio's apartment in Waikiki

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  • salisbury3933 profile photo salisbury3933
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Aston Pacific Monarch: Not a bad family option

Just a gentle stroll to the beach, this place had a nice view of the sea, as well as kitchen facilities etc.
It was a good option as a family, given the facilities and the handy location.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written May 10, 2011
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  • Ericasmurf99 profile photo Ericasmurf99
  • Reviews: 392

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Hale Koa: Military families

Overall I give Hale Koa a 7/10.

Pros: Very afforadable compared to other hotels in the area. I am an E5 and paid $114 per night for a partial ocean view room. I really liked having a view of both the city skyline and beach. Also loved having a PX/BX/NEX at the hotel. We decided not to pack a lot of little things and to just buy it there. The beach, pools, food places and shows were great. We attened their luau show and it was amazing. This hotel is also within walking distance of everything. Room was comfortable. I read a couple of reviews that the pillows were hard, but our room had plenty of soft and firm pillows. Loved the balcony, it was child friendly (meaning it was cement up to 3 ft and then some bars...your child would have to be pretty tall, strong, and determined to fall). Very friendly employees.

Cons: I'm a hard person to please when it comes to bathrooms. Although it was "basically" clean, there were still a couple of hairs in the tub and general griminess deep in the grout between the tiles. No microwave in the rooms. The kids only pool was kinda yucky...but it was the KIDS pool we're talking about...don't know if you can prevent yuckiness. Parking cost $7.00 a day and is actually across the street in a public garage.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Family Travel
  • Written April 10, 2011
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  • Vicki-Maree profile photo Vicki-Maree
  • Reviews: 9

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Sunset Waikiki #1507 229 Paoakalani Ave Waikiki: Ruined holiday

This unit is privately owned and is not part of the hotel. Stayed here for 4 weeks and was very disappointed. The unit is worse for wear than depicted in the photos and the carpet is heavily stained. The first week of arriving we were woken to find old carpet put outside our unit over the carpet on our floor, obviously to protect the carpet during work. Then we heard THE NOISE. Unrelenting, incessant noise that woke us anytime from 6:30 in the morning and continued to 4:00pm or later. This continued for the whole time we were there. The noise ruined our holiday through the greed of the owners who were fully aware that major refurbishments would be going on during our stay. The unit is at Waikiki Sunset and all hotel rooms were left vacant on our floor so that their guests would not have a ruined holiday but not 2waikiki.com. The owners Fabio Cassini and Keith Watson have no regard for the comfort of their guests, they are willing to ruin your holiday just so they don’t miss out on a dollar. Shame!

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written November 22, 2009
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  • salisbury3933 profile photo salisbury3933
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Ohana Waikiki West: Reasonable price and convenient

It's a couple of streets back from the beach, but conveniently located, and I still got a pretty good view from the balcony. A short walk to everywhere, and more affordable than the beachfront places.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written October 14, 2009
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  • malianrob profile photo malianrob
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3 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Queen Kapiolani Hotel: Queen Kapiolani Hotel

When we come to Honolulu we usually dont stay at hotels we stay with my husbands family. On this visit to Honolulu we decided to stay near Waikiki. The hotel Castle Queen Kapiolani was referred to me by friends. They said that it was inexpensive and locals usually stay here. I decided to check it out and it was ok.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written July 22, 2009
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  • Kristin profile photo Kristin
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Hilton Hawaiian Villiage: Beautiful Hilton Resort right on the Beach

My family and I stayed in the Lagoon Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. We picked this facility in particular because there were four adults traveling and one infant. We were able to get a two-bedroom suite with a full kitchen, living room, two bathrooms and balcony (LANAI, everyone reminds me) that overlooked the resort's lagoon and the ocean beyond. The hotel room itself was great - very clean and up-to-date. TVs in both bedrooms as well as the living room. Being energy-conscious (trying to improve), my family really enjoyed that the air conditioning in the room automatically shut off whenever the doors to the balcony were opened. We also had access to free laundry facilities on the floor - detergent and dryer sheets were stashed in the kitchen. This was great because we were there for so long but didn't need to bring many clothes, thus cutting down on our baggage weight (and avoiding airline fees!)

I wouldn't have described myself as a resort person, but this was a great place to stay with family. There were at least three pools on the resort that I knew of. One pool was large, next to the resort beach and had the bar as well as walkaround bar service. Another pool had three different waterslides, which was great for the little one we had with us. Sometimes the pool was crowded, but we were there over the Fourth of July and it seemed busy everywhere we went. The food on the resort wasn't bad. A bit overpriced, but expected for the resort. My family especially enjoyed the noodle bar.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written July 16, 2009
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  • gugi66 profile photo gugi66
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Hilton Hawaiian Village- Beach Resort & Spa: Hilton Hawaiian Village- Beach Resort & Spa

The best Hotel I´v been to in all of my life. From check in to check out. The staff were so poligh no mathter what the question was or what ever problem you have, they would help you untill you were satisfied. THAT IS GREAT SERVICE

The Hilton Hawaiian Village- Beach Resort & Spa is one of the biggest resorts in Hawaii and most luxurious. Here you can spend a whole day just walk around the "Village" who has over 90 fine boutiques, specialty stores, gift and sundry shops. Find everything from fine jewelry and original works of art to the latest fashions and authentic aloha wear.

Besides the shopping in the "Village" you can choose from 20 restaurants and lounges, there is exotic wildlife (penguins and flamingos) and botanical gardens, 5 pools including Waikiki's largest Super Pool, and separate pools at Ali'i Tower® and Kalia Tower®. And 22 acres of oceanfront beach.

THE LIST CAN GO ON AND ON AND ON OF THINGS TO DO.

What can I say, this is a 5* Hotel, everything was clean and shining, the room was big (we had the corner room with two balconys, great wiew), 5 pools including Waikiki's largest Super Pool, and separate pools at Ali'i Tower® and Kalia Tower®. Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon was just outside by the rainbow tower.

THE STAFF WERE OUTSTANDING IN THIS HOTEL, REALLY HELPFULL

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Spa and Resort, Luxury Travel
  • Written May 2, 2009
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  • dbrchfld profile photo dbrchfld
  • Reviews: 2

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Waikiki Parc Hotel: Outstanding Hotel in Waikiki!!!!

The room was just a tad on the small size, but we loved it! Fantastic view of the ocean and high enough (21st floor) that the early morning noise didn't bother us. Housekeeping was perfect...everything in its place and clean. The entire staff was incredibly helpful: bellmen, parking attendants, front desk, breakfast staff!!!

I would absolutely recommend the Waikiki Parc to one and all! We had absolutely zero complaints! Everything and everyone exceeded our expectations!!!

We will ALWAYS stay at the Waikiki Parc when we visit O'ahu!!!!!

Obviously the Ocean Front view was incredible. One of the most surprising things about the hotel was the breakfast each morning. There were six breakfasts available from the menu...no buffet here! Service was impecable, friendly, and fast!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Historical Travel
  • Written May 22, 2008

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  • ATXtraveler profile photo ATXtraveler
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Royal Hawaiian: The Grand Pink Lady

The aptly named Pink Palace of the Pacific is definitely a beautiful location to spend your nights in Waikiki. It truly is a shame that this beautiful hotel is completely hidden away by the high rise hotels that dot the Waikiki coast these days. I've had the opportunity to stay in this Pink masterpiece a couple times while visiting Hawaii, and I can tell you that it lives up to its reputation as one of the finest hotels in Waikiki.

If you are interested in staying in this historic landmark, I would recommend booking a trip immediately, as the hotel will close on June 1, 2008 to be renovated into one of the world's leading luxury hotels, which may price it out of your ballpark for a future trip. It should re-open in late 2008, and I am looking forward to seeing what has changed!

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Written March 14, 2008
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  • GracesTrips profile photo GracesTrips
  • Reviews: 1299

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Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel: Did not live up to expectations

I personally did not stay here. We stayed at the Hilton (Wonderful!) but my daughter and 2 friends came to Waikiki on a tight budget. The website shows the hotel as an appealing place to stay offering complimentary breakfast. I thought being next to the golf course would add to the appeal because they could possibly have a nice view of it. The golf course was across the street and fenced in and was not really visable. I was sadly mistaken! I even tried to get them a room at the Hilton instead as the Waikiki sand doesn't not have an early cancellation penalty but the Hilton was completely booked. The girls went down for breakfast the first morning and did not find anything worthwhile to eat. The room they stayed in was very ugly (dingy) and tight with 3 twin size beds (as requested). The price was right at $108 per night but all in all, it would have been better to pick a nicer hotel for a little more.

Parking is tough in Waikiki. The Waikiki Sands had a convenient drive up Valet which was easy for me with the rented car. Sorry, didn't get pictures of the hotel but you can look at their website.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written August 9, 2007

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  • GracesTrips profile photo GracesTrips
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Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort: Paradise comes very close to this busy city!

Enjoyed the stay here very much! Not the best hotel I've ever stayed in but very comfortable and reasonable for the price. Food was very expensive and the hotel's own little city of retail stores were outrageously expensive except for the ABC store. Even the Starbucks was much more expensive than the Starbucks at home (SoCal). The hotel made it convenient to get beach towels at no charge. Several, several and several lounge chairs around the pool (if you like hanging out by the pool). Beach rentals are available such as a lounge chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, surf boards, snorkel gear and even lessons. Don't litter on the beach and don't drink alcohol on the beach. Police patrol the beach regularly and will give you a ticket.

Extremely clean! I think they make a great effort of this and I applaud them! The hotel is beautifully landscaped with parrots perched about, penguins hanging out, water turtles and koi fish. We saw some unusual ducks walking about our first day there. Very easy access to the beach from the hotel.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Luxury Travel
  • Written August 7, 2007
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  • Hessler1010 profile photo Hessler1010
  • Reviews: 5

4 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Outrigger Reef On The Beach: Great place to stay

We stayed here for my graduation present and our room over looked the beach and the bar below and it had the best music. We saw sea turtles from our room. It was the best experance that i have ever had.

we never used the accommodations. except the resturant in the hotel and that was over priced and not very good.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Beaches, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Diving and Snorkeling
  • Written July 25, 2007

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  • CIIK profile photo CIIK
  • Reviews: 38

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Seaside Hawaiian Hostel: Nice stay in Waikiki

Seaside Hawaiian Hostel is a nice hostel in Waikiki. Location is good - right by Waikiki Trade Center and International Marketplace, just 5 minutes walk to Kalakaua and Waikiki Beach.
The area immediately around is a bit seedy at night and there are party crowds going wild on the weekends (and most days of the week) on Kuhio Ave wich might make it difficult to sleep but not a problem if you bring ear plugs.
Rooms are mostly clean, although some of them are run-down and some don't have lockers. The atmosphere is very nice though and the staff is great. Breakfast (bread and spread) is included. The hostel provides snorkelling gear and body boards for reasonable prices.

Small oasis between the high-rise buildings of Waikiki.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Backpacking
  • Written July 10, 2007
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