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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 #74 of 87 shopping in Honolulu
Type: Malls, Marinas
Activities: Shopping
Description: Offering stores and restaurants overlooking the harbor.
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North Dakota
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102 reviews 102 reviews
12 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
41 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Purchased by the Hawaiian Pacific University all the stores are shut down. It use to be such a fun place. They are expanding Ala Moana Mall and my favorite store "Crazy Fish" is now located at the Hawaiian Hilton (there are two locations there). VERY SAD!!!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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222 reviews 222 reviews
101 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

For some reason they are shutting down the entire area (according to local employee) so most stores and restaurants are gone - makes the place feel like a ghost town - sad as it's quite a pretty place.

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Hooks, Texas
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29 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We went up and took some pics. It is a pretty view from up there. We then walked around the piers and really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful fish right up by the piers. Spent a long time watching them and the crabs and feeding the fish all the cookies and crackers in my purse. One of our more favorite... More

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Norco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We have been to the Aloha Tower Marketplace several years ago and it was a very nice little shopping area. So we went there on our vacation to Hawaii this year and found that almost all the shops were gone. According to their website there is shopping, dining and enterainment. We only found one restaurant and a couple of kiosks... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We went there by taking Waikiki Trolley Red Line bus. We were shocked when arrived because most of the shops there were empty. The whole place looked abandoned. We were told that it had been overtaken by Hawaii Pacific University. The website of Aloha Tower says a lot about shopping there but it is not the case at all. When... More

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I recall being here years ago and enjoying the nice waterfront location, nice mix of upscale and tourist shops, and some variety dining options. It use to be a nice contrast to the old International Market Place in Waikiki. Put this place was EMPTY - we saw maybe 4 or 5 shops open. Odd, the place is in GREAT shape,... More

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