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The Cabana at Waikiki

2551 Cartwright Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
The Cabana at Waikiki
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Broken Arrow
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2007

Great location, if only our shuttle driver could have found it. We ended up walking half a block trying to locate it in what appeared to be an alley. My partner and I were quite shocked at what we found; a converted apartment building. Others have mentioned the lack of warmth and friendliness from the desk clerk and we concur.... More 

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New York City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2007

Rooms: large but with furniture from a thrift store. Service: non-existent. Ambience: your room will overlook an apartment building. Claims on the web site: outrageous. If this is an exclusive, quiet, upscale resort bathed in sun then so is a Howard Johnson's in the Bronx. This dump might be OK IF all you need is a place to crash after... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2007

what is shown on the website doesn't really match to what you see when you arrive. the hot tub is terrible, parking is under the hotel and the breakfast area is attached, feels like you are eating in the parking garage. the staff are not helpful at all. rooms are large and were very clean, toilet kept getting plugged, location... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2007

Do not stay here. The employees seem like borderline criminals. Horrible conditions. No locks. I actually felt endangered. Nothing advertised is accurate. Not only that, but Expedia included this in a package in which they are criminally liable as well. The agreement between Expedia and the Hotel was that we would be refunded, but the hotel later rescinded. Total disaster.

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Hamburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2007

I'm trying to make this short because of what has already been written here by others. This place is overpriced and yes, the staff is party friendly but not showing interest in your business as a guest. The way the cabana is advertised is a joke. There is no tropical garden, the hot tub is filled with pure water (germs!!!)... More 

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Cardiff
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2007

I have stayed at the Cabana exactly 8 times over the years. - I was very impressed with overall quality of the facilities and location for the first couple of visits. - Then I noticed a gradual decline in upkeep. - Room furnishings became shabby and worn. Each time I booked the prices were higher and the service poorer. -... More 

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san francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2007

We stayed for 5 days in the delux room, having been to other gay hotels we were in for a shock. The room was clean but basic for the price with a small deck that faced another building a few feet away. The hot tub we looked forward to was crammed outside the office window on the small patio where... More 

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London, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2006

This was my third stay at The Cabana. If you like the idea of a hotel with a gay clientele, and a close proximity to the beach and to Hula's Bar, the Cabana is for you. The rooms are all mini-suites, including kitchenettes. Although there is no stove in the room, there is a microwave, and it is possible to... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2005

The Good: - good location close to the beach - maids were very good and very nice people - nicely decorated room The Bad: - With the exception of 1 front desk guy, the staff and management were very "cool". Not friendly at all and not helpful. We wanted to partonize a gay business but the atmosphere at the hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2005

We stayed at The Cabana in late February. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the location was ideal. The room was wonderful - large, and a nice porch. Housekeeping went out of their way to take care of little things right away. I know other's commented about noise from adjacent properties, but we didn't experience that at all.... More 

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