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White Sands Hotel

431 Nohonani St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Formerly Celebrity Resorts Waikiki)
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Ranked #55 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This past winter was my fourth year in a row staying at this property and as I've said before, it's like going back home. Some of my other friends tried this property this year for the first time and they were sold. Their previous hotel closed and thought they would try it as I have always raved about this place.... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint older Honolulu property with a pool located a couple of blocks from the beach near Waikiki. The room had a kitchenette, the bed was comfortable but the window airconditioner could use an upgrade. Good value for the location.

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Marysville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at White Sands Hotel was an excellent choice. Close to good restaurants shopping and shuttle services to the beach. We were impressed by the service by all staff and especially by Christieann at the front desk. We had a situation where our flight out was way beyond our check out time. We were afforded an area to hold... More 

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Rural Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading other reviews of this property, I was a little apprehensive but I found it very adequate for our needs. I have not had a mattress or pillow in a hotel or motel that felt so comfortable that I slept thru the night. It was clean and enough for us who spent little time on the hotel property. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good hotel for the money. They only have wifi in the lobby but that isn't a problem. Close enough to walk around Waikiki. The Yardhouse isn't far & they have over 100 beers on tap. Would stay there again.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here with 4 friends in 2 rooms - extremely convenient location in Waikiki, close to main attractions and pick-up points. The area was a little bit dodgy after 11pm, but otherwise felt completely safe. Hotel staff varied from extremely helpful to somewhat distracted, but the latter didn't really adversely affect my trip. Rooms clean upon arrival, although our stovetop... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff are cruel and unprofessional. The night shift staff kicked my friend out multiple times not being registered after I tried to register her. After paying over $100 a night they would countlessly deactivate my card so I couldn't get in the room without my knowledge ...demanded payment and wouldn't even let me say that night..took my money..escorted me upstairs..forced... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had a great stay there! The location is great. It is within walking distance to the beach and the main streets/shops. No need for a rental car. Christieann, was awesome, very helpful and pleasant. Wish there would be more people like her and the whole planet would be an even better place. The hotel does show its age but... More 

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Poinciana, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

We wanted an affordable price hotel and this was definitely it, the staff was great and helpful. The room was very clean not fancy but it was great for the price. The beds were comfortable. My only issue was parking,the parking is very limited and ended up paying 30.00 a day for parking at a parking garage across the street... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I choose White Sands for the most reasonable price but I was blessed with helpful staff and clean rooms. Christieann was my favorite reservation desk attendant. She went beyond her job to help me with searches and struggles as I was trying to settle in HI for a short term assignment. She was truly a gift and White Sands is... More 

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