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Ambassador Hotel Waikiki

3.0 of 5 2040 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Rockhampton, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family has just spent 9 nights at the Ambassador Hotel and it was a great place to stay. Although the kitchenette could do with updating and the air conditioners were noisy it was a great room, spacious enough to fit a family of four. The lifts could be a little slow during the day but there were always people... More

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General M, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Waikiki, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments. I am happy to hear that we were able to meet most of your expectations during your visit with us. I will pass along your kind comments about Jeff and Shandell who were able to assist you with your needs during your stay. Much Mahalo and we look forward to your future... More

Jeruslem
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This property is well located in a quiet spot a short walk from the beach and restaurants the staff are very friendly and polite , the hotel itself is clean but very shabby and old fashioned I tore the shoulder of a brand new shirt on a small piece of sharp metal on the edge of a door when bringing... More

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General M, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Waikiki, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. I apologize for the bad experience you encountered with your torn shirt. We were able to compensate you for the inconvenience and thank you for your patronage. Much mahalo Roy Yamamoto General Manager More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was clean and towels fresh and fluffy. Daily maid service never missed a beat. The front desk was very helpful and there was not a day that passed that we were not greeted by the front desk management with a good morning or recognition. The business center was helpful. The pool area was fresh and clean. We were... More

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General M, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Waikiki, responded to this review

Dear Michael and Todd; Thank you very much for your wonderful comments and ratings. I am happy to hear that our property was able to meet your needs during you visit. We look forward to your future visits to our property when your visit calls you back to the Waikiki area. Much Mahalo Roy Yamamoto General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I should admit that the Ambassador hotel is the best hotel ever you are going to live in. It is cheap and worthy, they provide you all what you need from transportation to entertainment with the lowest & acceptable price. Thank you Shandell for making my presence in Honolulu is the best vacation ever, she is friendly to the extreme... More

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General M, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Waikiki, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments and ratings. We appreciate you taking the time to respond and especially for giving your praise for our agent Shandell. We will pass along your comments to her. We look forward to your return visit in the near future. Much Mahalo Roy Yamamoto General Manager More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went through orbitz and booked this hotel. Messed up on the dates and was not able to change it due to their cancellation policy. Which is horrible...you still pay full price to change/cancel your reservation. So basically I had to add on another day so I wouldn't lose out on $. There is a $25/day parking fee & $20... More

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General M, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Waikiki, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear about the mis-information given to you by Orbitz when your booking was made. I am also sorry to hear that your accomodations here at our property did not meet your full expectations. We appreciate your partronage and thank you for staying with us. Much Mahalo Roy Yamamoto General Manager More

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is close to everything, restaurants, bars, beaches, nightlife and public transport. There is no need to hire a car if you are staying here. $2.50 on a bus or trolley gets you anywhere on Oahu that you want and stops right out the front of the hotel. The staff were lovely... nothing was too much trouble for them,... More

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General M, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Waikiki, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments! I am glad that you had a most enjoyable stay during your visit and found our staff and amenities and location suiting your needs. We look forward to your return visit and once again thank you for your patronage. Much Mahalo Roy Yamamoto General Manager More

Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel in early Sept for 2 nights. For the rates I paid, this is a great deal given the location right on Kuhio. It is basic, yet clean and the bedroom & bathroom are large and adequate. Plus there is free Wi-Fi. The staff is friendly and helpful. I've paid way more for hotels in the... More

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General M, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Waikiki, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. We look forward to seeing you on your future visits to the Waikiki area. Much Mahalo Roy Yamamoto General Manager More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this hotel on september 21 for October 6 thru 15.On 26 of september i got really sick went to doctor and i find out i got Vertigo,really bad medical condition.I cancel the flight(they return me they money back)but the hotel they don t wanna refund me nothing.I try to talk to the manager which is very hard to... More

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General M, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Waikiki, responded to this review

I am very sorry for not meeting your full expectations during your stay with us. You comments and ratings will assist us with improving our services. Mahalo Roy Yamamoto General Manager More

Chicago
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80 reviews 80 reviews
54 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for the second time for three nights. I was in the wing behind the main hotel. The room was run down and with the walls all cinder block, looked like a prison. But the cinder block walls are soundproof so the room was very quiet. This is an older hotel that caters to tour groups of Japanese tourists.... More

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General M, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Waikiki, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. To clarify the parking across the street at the Maile Sky Court Hotel, they provide overflow parking for our guests on the weekdays only. The $7.00 rate is not for overnight parking (till 10:00 p.m. only). Overnight parking there is $20.00, if available. We appreciate your business and thank you for staying with... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best things of the hotel are the location, the personnel and the value for the money. It is located a block away from the beach and the city parade pass right by it. The staff provides good quality of service and are well inform of the surroundings. The hotel price is good and even with the amenities and parking... More

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General M, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Waikiki, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice comments about our property! Yes, our location is at the entrance to Waikiki and provides access to major attractions without being tied up with congestion of traffic and pedestrians. You were very fortunate to view the annual Aloha Festivals Parade that passed directly in front of our hotel. We thank you for your... More

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Address: 2040 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ambassador Hotel Waikiki 3*
Number of rooms: 300
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Also Known As:
Ambassador Hotel Honolulu
Ambassador Hotel Waikiki Hawaii/Honolulu

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