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Aloha Tower Marketplace

1 Aloha Tower Drive, Downtown Honolulu, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814 (Downtown Honolulu)
808 528 5700
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Ranked #79 of 92 Shopping in Honolulu
Type: Malls, Marinas
Activities: Shopping
Description: Offering stores and restaurants overlooking the harbor.
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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
71 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A walk to the Aloha Tower is good place to start wandering around Honolulu, its a shame the marketplace is currently closed as they are re-developing lets hope it works. You can still go up the tower (it's free) with great views across the bay towards the airport. If you are thirsty Hooters is just 5 minutes walk.

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Mississauga, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The view of the Harbour from the top of the Aloha Tower were great. We have not had anything but great weather, so the short Elevator ride up 10floors was a little stifling but worth it . The view on the outdoor platforms were nice and watching a few ships come and go up close added to the fun

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Nice to see an icon from the past. You can still go up the top of the tower for some good (and free) views if you talk to the lonely looking security guard at the bottom. As someone mentioned earlier, the shops have been bought by the local university for dorms. There is a Hooters still open, but little else.... More

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Unfortunately, the marketplace is now closed. Whether this is permanent of just for refurbishment/redevelopment there was no way of knowing. There are a couple of restaurants (hooters is there) & the historical Aloha Tower (good photo op) but that is all.

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Rangiora, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Went to have a look, did get a nice view from the top. But the area is run down and nothing but the tower to see.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

We went to the market place and saw it was closed for renovations. It was a ghost town and eerie, don't know what's going on. We walked to the tower and rode the elevator up to the observation deck. I found it weird there were no tourists while we were there, perhaps because there was no cruise ship in, marketplace... More

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North Dakota
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106 reviews 106 reviews
12 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

If you are going to the shops, forget it. However, the tower is fun and you get a good view from there. There were ships in dock so we enjoyed watching and looking down on the activity. We had preschoolers with us and they loved it.

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I only give this a four because the actual marketplace is closed for major renovations. The tower itself is still open and I give that a five by itself. The tower is one of the most famous landmarks in the islands, and at one time was the tallest structure. The small cruise ships in the 20s and 30s would dock... More

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Hong Kong, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We went there because we joined the whale watching tour, the terminal was just the nearby. After we finished the tour, had lunch at hooters, we went for a walk...and yes, just a walk cuz shops were 90% closed. If you are planning to visit Hawaii...I do think you have no regret if you skip this.

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Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Our cruise left from here, its a very interesting place, clean and nice design but there are no shops, its kind-of sad as it would have had great potential and been great when everything was open.

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