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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After staying at several other hotels on Waikiki that are moderate cost (nothing worth staying at is really low cost here) we found this very nice spot and plan to return. It needs some upgrades, which it is getting, and the Wi-Fi doesn't work in the rooms, but it's reasonably clean, quiet, and secure, and has great, friendly people working... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a 9 hour flight we made it to White Sands Hotel. The location was horrible. There were a lot of undesirables walking around. There was no parking available we had to park 3 blocks away the parking lot they had was very small. The receptionist even upgraded our room. But it was so bad that I called expedia and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had booked seven days at this hotel, but after spending less than 12 hours I had to check out and leave because the place is disgusting. I booked it because it was cheap and had good reviews. I didn't mind that it is old, but there were cockroaches in my room among other bugs. The building smells and there... More

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Key Biscayne, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It took close inspection to conclude that the worn carpets of the White Sands Hotel were not some style fabrication like pre-washed jeans, a contrived wear and tear for the chic and aloof. My last stay on Waikiki’s dystopia was at the Trump Hotel, but I capitulated to a friend whose ex-wife had invested decades lowering his expectations in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff very friendly and the hotel well located. The room is massive :) I suggest go the rooms around the pool so you can use the Wifi without leave your room. 5 min from the beach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!+!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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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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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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