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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Poinciana, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel was super central and extremely well priced. The room we stayed in had a massive king size bed that was made up daily along with the room being tidied and all facilities refreshed. We had access to endless towels, free movies and the staff were always helpful, friendly and knowledgable. The rooms are a little tired but seriously... More 

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During my stay I was experienced friendly and courteous staff members but my all time favorite had to have been Rosita from housekeeping. She was always very friendly and accommodating to our needs, fast and efficient in getting her job done. The front desk staff all of them exceptional with service and attitude daily no matter the circumstances or who... More 

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vancouver, BC Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at White Sands yet again February 7-14 2015...one of the bigger hotels in town is renovating and the White Sands is getting some of the furnishings and updating the rooms a little....our room had a lovely king size bed...and matching end tables and dresser...even though "used" it is still in very good condition and i think it is... More 

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Iselin, New Jersey
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had one night in Honolulu before departing for another island. Then we returned to Honolulu for 3 nights at the end of our trip. We stayed at the White Sands on both occasions. It was the best value that we could find. This hotel shows its age, but it's well maintained. The rooms are clean but dated. This hotel... More 

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CHuntWSH, Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha airsonu, Thank you for taking the time to post a review here on Trip Advisor about your recent stay at White Sands Hotel. I am really happy to know that you found our staff very friendly and helpful and we promptly took care of you. Our location is the second best thing (our staff being the first) about our... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was in a wonderful central location minutes walk to the beach and the main strip of waikiki, the staff where all very friendly willing to help with anything possible, The rooms did need a little bit of an update and was a little bit run down, the bathroom was tiny but useable, the kitchenette had everything that is... More 

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CHuntWSH, Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Erica W, Mahalo for posting a positive review of your recent stay at White Sands Hotel. I am glad you found our location wonderful. I agree with you that our rooms need to be updated and we have brought this to the attention of our owners. Should you come back and visit Hawaii, please call us directly for reservations... More 

Park City
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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

First the good. We had room 335, a kitchenette. Well stocked, micro, large dorm size refrig, 2 burner stove, toaster and 5 cup coffee maker. They supply coffee packets each day., There is enough kitchen ware, This room had a king size bed, comfortable mattress and 5 - yes - 5 bed pillows. Pool and hot tub were clean. The... More 

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CHuntWSH, Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Karen M, Mahalo for your honest review of your recent stay here at White Sands Hotel. I have definitely shared this review with our housekeeping team and have reviewed our procedures with our housekeepers to prevent this from happening again. Please accept our sincere apology. Should your travels bring you back to Hawaii, I hope you will give us... More 

Woodbridge
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11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A very affordable accommodation a couple of blocks from the beaches of Waikiki. An older property that is kept up well. We spent a week and were not disappointed. You are not in the lap of luxury, but didn't spend much time in the room while in Hawaii. Kitchenette is very small, but functional. The location is within walking distance... More 

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CHuntWSH, Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha H T, Thank you for your review of White Sands Hotel. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. You are correct in your observation that our pool area is our little "oasis" in the heart of Waikiki. I am glad to hear that you found our hotel economical and staff friendly! Should you plan to visit Hawaii... More 

Hudson Valley NY
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We recently spent some time in Honolulu for our anniversary, and we stayed four nights here. It's location is near Waikiki - definitely within walking distance - but is not right on the beach, and there is no ocean view available. The neighborhood is mostly fine, though we did have an encounter with a rambling, intoxicated dude -- but that's... More 

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CHuntWSH, Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Kate S, Mahalo for taking the time to post your review of your recent stay with us at White Sands Hotel. I have definitely shared this review with our Housekeeping supervisor and our Maintenance supervisor so we are able to ensure that your experience is not repeated. We are also looking into rearranging our furniture more to make the... More 

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