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Ambassador Hotel Waikiki

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2040 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It wasn't looking good when our reservation thru Groupon was mixed up and Groupon was closed for the weekend. But the staff stepped up and solved the problem and took good care of our large family. Our stay was 2 weeks long and we found the staff to be friendly and extremely helpful. Room was kept clean and enough extra... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this hotel originally for 2 nights but I had to cancel the 2nd night as my experience was so bad and had to book a room at another hotel. Right at check in, the customer service and vibe coming from the employees were bad. The female who checked me in (Cathy) was very rude to my daughter and... More

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

Thank you for your comments! I am very sorry for the negative impression our staff left with you and your daughter. We strive for constant improvements and will take every phase of your comments for improvements. Mahalo Roy Yamamoto General Manager More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this hotel is in a good location, but tired looking for the price. The staff are very helpful and cheerful, except one of the concierge (female) was less friendly. Something that Concerned me was the popcorn ceiling in our room was flaking off, and it had fallen on my son's face, and bed during the night. The hotel... More

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the ambassador is old and our room smell like something die. I would not recommend this place to anybody. check out the place before you make a reservation. and check the company you make your reservation to see if there any extra fees.

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

Thank you for your comments! We are sorry that you felt our accomodations did not meet your expectations. The majority of our guests who have stayed with us have given us a rating that is based on their value during their stay. All companies that book reservations for us disclose our resort amenity fees and parking charges. Roy Yamamoto General... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon through a groupon deal. It is a decent hotel, nothing to rave about, but the staff is very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are big and has decent views if you have a room higher up (we stayed on the 16th floor). It has a pool, close to shopping and all... More

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff was very nice, friendly and helpful. But hotel is very old; room and bathroom badly in need of updating. No counter space in bathroom at all. Overpriced for the condition of the rooms. Don't think it's that safe of a location to be walking at night either.

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

Thank you for your comments! I am glad that our hotel staff treated you with the genuine Aloha Spirit that Hawaii is known for. We are currently upgrading and refurbishing all of our rooms. Our property is located in the quieter part of Waikiki, where traffic and pedestrian traffic is lower than the central area. I hope you will consider... More

Fremont, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would give this place 0 stars if I could or if it weren't for the nice manager Sean. This place is very old, out dated,  and dirty. It's worse than a motel 6, but they charge like a 4 star hotel. Spend an extra $25 bucks and stay at a nicer hotel (parkshore was only $17 more,  across the... More

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

Thank you for your comments! I apologize for the hospitality you received during your visit. Bookings are based on double occupancy and in the event a booking was placed for the number of guests staying in the room, the rates would have been pre-calculated at the time of booking. I am sorry about the service you recieved by one of... More

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second stay at The Ambassador, Waikiki, and from the moment we arrived we felt like we were coming home. They front desk people were so friendly to jet lagged people from the southern hemisphere. They checked us in immediately so were able to have a shower and change before heading out to rediscover Waikiki. The room cleaners... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed 1 night at this hotel due to a booking glitch on my part. The room seemed clean but there was a nasty smell on one of the pillows. The TV didn't work properly and the carpet could stand a cleaning. There were rust stains throughout the carpentry. If you're on a tight budget and don't mind below average... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel has a good location at the Western end of Kuhio Avenue, you can walk from the hotel to every place in Waikiki. The rooms are very basic, not to say ugly - but clean and with a nice view. Regarding hotel prices in Waikiki, I can't complain about this place - but cosy is spelled differently.

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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*
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A year-round holiday paradise that blends contemporary comfort with tranquil ambiance, our Waikiki discount hotel is the perfect spot for family vacations, romantic getaways, or last-minute escapes. Delight in our private yet convenient location - just steps from Waikiki’s most popular shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Lounge by our sparkling pool or stroll over to gorgeous Waikiki Beach. Enjoy spacious, newly renovated accommodations appointed with all of the amenities of home. Come discover the warm hospitality that makes the Ambassador Waikiki the premier choice of Waikiki hotels among budget savvy travelers. ... more   less 
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