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1696 Ala Moana Boulevard, Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States of America – Show map
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Outdoor Pool (all year)
Golf Course (within 2 miles), Horseback Riding
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 25 per day.
24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Tour Desk, Ticket Service, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Concierge Service, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Daily Housekeeping, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Elevator, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Filipino, French, English
From 3:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 17 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
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A 2-minute walk from the world famous Waikiki Beach, this 40-story apartment-style hotel looks out on the Pacific Ocean. It features a palm tree-lined outdoor pool and private tennis courts on-site.
Score from 403 reviews Review score
Located one block from Waikiki Beach, this hotel features panoramic views of Diamond Head from the outdoor pool and terrace. Spacious rooms include a flat-screen TV and a mini-fridge.
Score from 329 reviews Good
Located across the street from Waikiki Beach and offering a full-service spa, this Honolulu hotel provides rooms featuring traditional Hawaiian décor and views of the ocean, mountains, or city.
Score from 887 reviews Good
This beach hotel in Honolulu is within a 10-minute walk of the Waikiki Beach. The hotel offers a full-service spa, an outdoor pool and each room features a private balcony.
Score from 184 reviews Good
photo with obama and staff at the reception; location; relatively fast wifi; coffee-machine at the room;
quite old and depressing furniture, the hotel needs renovation; very noisy (there is a road nearby); didn't notice while booking, that there were 14% of extra taxes. was a bit surprised, looking at my credit card transactions. for this price could find a better hotel. quite poor swimming pool :D
Room was dirty. Filter on the air conditioner was disgusting
Location is pretty good. Price is not too bad considering the cost of other hotels in the same area. There was a fridge in the room and ironing board and iron.
Not very good soundproofing of the rooms, we could hear noise from the street. It wasn't too bad, but it was a bit annoying. We could also hear talking from the room (or perhaps balcony of the room) next to us. There was also not enough space, where to put my clothes. There was a wardrobe in the bathroom, but it only had 4 clothes hangers and nothing else.
The staff was not very helpful or friendly. Advice we've been given had been inaccurate. When we left an item behind the reception was very unhelpful on the phone, putting us on hold and not getting back to us. We had to call back four times and go by to retrieve the item. Rooms are fairly noisy due to the traffic. Cleaners do not seem to change sheets. Rooms were not ready when we arrived after the agreed check in time.
No elevator to street level.
Friendly staff. Near shopping. Food and bus line. we had a lanai and could glimpse the ocean between the buildings.
Stairs to enter were difficult with those who had strollers luggage etc. Almost no lobby area.
The guy at the front desk was a delight and he let us check in early after a long flight from Australia (loved him for that). Concierge was super helpful. Super close to the bus and ala Moana shops.
The stairs leading up were tough with luggage and the road noise made it hard to sleep. My advice would be to ask for a room at the back.
I got doulbe charges. so I contacted to the hottel. but they didn't do action for me, they just told me they will check. after coming back, 4 days gone. but until now, they didn't contact and explain about the situation.
I really don't think you can beat the price for a hotel this nice, in this part of Waikiki. We had an amazing week. Friendly staff, laid back attitude, etc.
Pool is a little small, but it's not the resort kind of hotel you hang out at all day, drinking by pool. It's just a clean, comfortable place to sleep, in a great location with friendly staff.
We liked the location and it suited our needs very well. We found staff most obliging and friendly.
There was nothing we didn't like.
friendly and accommodating staff, good facilities, close to ala moana centre. we used ala moana beach rather than waikiki and it was great! plenty of food places around the hotel, the bus was handy.
the location was good, comfy beds and free wifi :-)
The pool was smaller than appeared on website photo :-(
Great location, friendly staff and room was a good size
TV didn't work sometimes, loose connection or something. We were at the end of corridor next to maintenance cupboard.... Very noisy in the morning!
We stayed at this hotel because it is five minutes' walk from Ala Moana mall. It made shopping very easy. Staff were friendly and helpful. We were given free cocktails by the pool. We had a room with a king size bed and ensuite. Shower only, no bath. Everything was fairly new, very clean and comfortable. Bar fridge with separate freezer compartment and coffee maker, plus free wifi. The hotel is only five minutes' walk from the harbour and the beach out the front of Hilton Hawaiian Village. There are a couple of restaurants nearby and an ABC store on the corner. If you are interested in bars and nightlife then you have to walk 15-20 minutes to get to the centre of Waikiki. Everything is within walking distance though.
Be conscious that reception etc is on level 2 of the hotel, which is also where the lift starts. There are about 10-15 steps up to reception so you need to carry luggage up and down stairs. I have no idea why they didn't start the lift on the ground floor where the car park is. The swimming pool is very cold as it's 6-7 feet deep and barely gets sun during the day. It's not the right hotel for lounging around by the pool in the sun. Parking costs $20 per day.
This hotel was right across the street from Waikiki Beach without all the hubbub and busy-ness. There's also Ala Moana Beach which is less than 1/2 mile away, as well as Ala Moana Center, a huge mall with a food court where they have wonderfully inexpensive food. The rooms were super clean and comfortable and the staff was very friendly and helpful when we had questions or needed suggestions. Parking is $25, but all the valets were super nice. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it highly.
The pool is tiny -- just letting you know -- but we didn't come to Hawaii to sit by a pool. Also, our room didn't have a balcony if that's important to you.
Location was good!
I had no air conditioning and very small pool. Requested for a microwave but was told that they could heated up for me and I wanted to do it myself so that was pretty awkward.
Poor front desk service, beddings were very dirty, the employees next to my room #205 were very rude, loud, and had no consideration for the guests who are staying in the hotel. One of the workers (maid) actually looked at me and said "what". Very poor customer service. Being born and raised in Hawaii, i would never expect this type of service from your workers. I will never stay at your place again, and i am telling everyone on my island not to stay at the Equus.
Room was clean. Good decor.
Parking was difficult and very inconvenient.
I love how it is quiet and small. Convenient to the restaurants and stores. Walkable to the beach and the ala moana center. I love Rene she is so friendly and approachable. The customer service is great!
Parking :(. Small parking lot but can park across the street for $20 no taxes!
1. The "woven" chairs at the work desk was very uncomfortable. I asked for an ordinary chair as replacement, but that request was "forgotten". 2. I left my small suitcase with the front desk for several hours after checking out. A small item from the front pouch was "missing" when I picked up the bag.
Good location, fairly good value
Street-side room on third floor had quite a lot of traffic noise.
staff was great
pool in very cool as sun hits it a few minutes a day only surrounded by structures four sides
The room was clean and beds were comfy.
Friendly staff and very helpful
There was no bar.
location was very convenient to city
street noise. Balcony windows could block more of the city noise,
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