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Ambassador Hotel Waikiki

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2040 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
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Ranked #64 of 82 hotels in Honolulu
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
cheftrainer Berlin, Germany
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Berlin, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Phoenix, AZ
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family stayed at the Ambassador Hotel Waikiki for a couple of days. This is the second time we have stayed at the Ambassador. It is acceptable for the price, but is dated. The location is good, in the center of all the action in Waikiki. The rooms are spacious, but again, older furnishings. There is a good view of... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ambassador Hotel was well priced to suit my 'comfort level' whilst in Honolulu. The Hotel is clean, efficient, helpful and overall a good place to stay. I found the $20 fee extra per day - initially a little disconcerting but the Wi Fi, Pool & bike (2 hours only) made it a little more palatable..... Bottom line is I... More

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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got stuck in Oahu due to our flight. Of course, in high season - if you need a room same day - you have not much choices, except you don't mind to pay 400+$ for one night. Therefore we was happy to get a room in the Ambassador Hotel. It would not have been our first choice for a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here the first week of June. The reception staff gave us a warm welcome. Our room was exactly as in the picture. Although not top end luxury it ticked all the boxes. Very spacious. It had a balcony with no furniture but with a table and 2 chairs in the room we just put these on the balcony... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While planning our 9 days vacation in Oahu, we searched for a decent, simple and affordable hotel which is located within the Waikki area. Since we booked several tours and we will be out most of the time, Ambassador a Hotel is very ideal. It is walking distance to Waikiki beach, Kalakaua Avenue, and Ala Moana Center. Several convenience stores... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is just my experience and point of view. For the average traveler who experienced hotels ranging from Motel 6 to the Windsor, this hotel is boarder line motel status. But if you are on spring break and all hell is breaking lose, you would not see anything wrong with this place. If you are with your family and have... More

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Phuket - Thailand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a reservation last minute by calling the telephone number provided on the hotels website, when we arrived the staff claimed we hadn't got one and we arguing with us about the difference in the telephone numbers / call centres on their website - not the best concierge service I've received and not what you need after a 11... More

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Tooele, Utah
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19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We recently stayed at the Amabassador with our 3 children. We stayed in the city view suite with 4 beds. There was a bedroom with a full size bed and one twin. The livingroom couches turned into 2 twin beds, as well. My husband and I opted to put the 3 children in the bedroom (there is no tv in... More

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Vancouver, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stayed here the second half of my second trip to Oahu. This hotel is maybe a 1-star. The staff are sort of friendly. One night I went for a run and asked the front desk to hold me key, they said no as I had no ID to pick it back up. I asked him if he was working all... More

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

Aloha lisa b, Thank you for taking the time to reflect on your recent experience at Ambassador Hotel Waikiki. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience you encountered while signing out beach towels and the unusual action of the elevators. Regarding your encounter with my front office staff, we definitely should have been more accommodating. This has been brought to the... 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*
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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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