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White Sands Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   431 Nohonani St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Formerly Celebrity Resorts Waikiki) (Waikiki)
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Ranked #48 of 82 hotels in Honolulu
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
JLRodgers28 Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very kind people and great service-- everyone was so nice and accommodating!! The room we had was very nice, it came with a kitchenette and everything we needed and the beds were so comfy. But what makes the hotel special is definitely the people working there. And the location is great-- right around the corner from some great shopping and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What makes White Sands Hotel so special? The staff! So friendly, helpful and always doing anything they can to make your stay pleasant! Christeann - that smile of yours makes everyone around you want to smile! The beautiful tropical garden with swimming-pool and barbecue area is a great place to hang out. Peaceful, lovely and a lot of fun with... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best budget hotel I've stayed at. Number one reason was the staff. Best staff I've ever dealt with. Super friendly particularly the local woman at the front desk. Always smiling and laughing It's a charming little hotel in a quiet spot in Waikiki

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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I love, love, love the white sands hotel! Christi Ann, meets and greets everyone with a big smile, big Aloha and big hugs! She creates an atmosphere that feels like you just arrived home! She is very accommodating to the guests, shares her knowledge of the Island and can direct you to find all of your interests to visit the... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My family and I vacationed in Honolulu this April, we loved this hotel. The service was great the front desk clerk was friendly and courteous. The pool was clean and the pond was free of all debris. The laundry room was safe and well stocked. Don't let the ratings fool you.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

older hotel, but very clean -appeared to have been recently painted-very roomy. I'm handicapped, and the room was very easy to get around in. easy access to lanaii,close to pool. Just hearing Christianne's laugh made our day. staff were so helpful, and friendly...bus service, market ,eateries ,all close by. If you don't need fancy, here's the place to be.Can't wait... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I visited Honolulu for a conference and have stayed in 3 different hotels, Marriot, Aqua Pearl and Here. It's absolutely much cheaper to stay in White Sands than those first two hotels, but the experience was much better than expected and was completely satisfying!! I booked for a moderate room without kitchen but they gave me a room with 3... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Whitesands. Affordable, and Christina is full of Aloha! The rooms were clean and beds were comfy. The parking was secured & location very convenient. I will definitely be back with my family. We love rooms with kitchenettes...:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Very good hotel the only thing was the wifi in the rooms wasn't good and the tv not being center to the bed it was off to the side which kinda suck but other then that staff was awesome location was awesome it was super close to everything I had a great time and I would come back

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Address: 431 Nohonani St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Formerly Celebrity Resorts Waikiki)
Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — White Sands Hotel 2.5*
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This quaint low-rise hotel is your home away from home located just 1 1/2 blocks to Waikiki Beach, less than a block to shopping, dining and the best Waikiki activities. The lovely central courtyard features a swimming pool with sundeck and barbeque grill. All rooms offer lanai/balconies open to city or pool views and most rooms include kitchenette facilities with stove-top, microwave and refrigerator. With our convenience fee for all stays beginning August 1, 2014, White Sands Hotel allows guests to enjoy many hotel services and activities without having to incur miscellaneous charges. These amenities include DVDNow (Unlimited movies & PS3 games), Waikiki Shuttle (Complimentary Waikiki Shuttle Service), Daily Newspaper, In Room Coffee, In Room Safe, and Local & Toll-Free Calls. Come experience quintessential Hawaiian hospitality! ... more   less 
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