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Holiday Surf Hotel

2303 Ala Wai Blvd., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Holiday Surf Hotel
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Ranked #75 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommend removing the window fixtures and replacing with solid glass to avovid the excessive noise from the AlaWai Blvd and side street. Walking distrance to Kuhio Avenue and shops within the hotel distance. Nice walk along the AlaWai canal. Room presence slightly old but acceptable. Parking is hit or miss; limited space available at the hotel site. Overall, I would... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

First and foremost the hired staff here are terrific. The asian owners are not. We loved the location for a budget hotel but its down hill from there. The decore , room 201, was 15 years past an update. The lounge smelt really bad and the cutains have no backing and with a street light right outside it was like... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The place is very expensive but the state of the rooms are very poor. Most staff are very friendly, except one- she was very rude when I asked if they can redirect calls to my room and offered no help in finding a way to book a famous restaurant (Morio's Sushi Bistro) for which the online number did not work... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We only spent one night at the hotel. I booked it via booking since we only needed a cheap place to spend our last night in Hawaii ( we had a very early flight next morning). Turned out at the moment I paid the bill they charge 23 dollars or so as service fee which was not mentioned in my... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The room had recently been updated--carpet in bedroom and living area replaced with laminate planking--pretty good, except the maids weren't overly concerned with fully sweeping, which ISN'T good in a beach resort area. Only one A/C in the bedroom for the two rooms, so the living area/kitchen was always a bit warm. Although technically 4 people COULD stay there, as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Spent 5 nights here and were very impressed . The price is exceptional for budget accom. Walk to everything large studio rooms with kitchenette cleaned daily. Staff were friendly and helpful. Beautiful outlook over canal and noise wasnt to bad.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Booked 4 nights at this horrid via priceline.com. The sheets had stains, carpet had loose staples, rusty chairs, engine noise from the AC and dirt all along the edges of the wall. And I am just citing a few of the problems. The biggest issue we had was the surprise service charge of $30 per night issued by the hotel... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Hotel is nice a bit dated but our room had fully working kitchen nice big bedroom, small bed for 2 adults and a bit too soft but alright, 2 spare beds in the front room cable TV and a balcony looking out over the canal. Location is great very close to everything however a pool would 100% make me stay... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We were meant to be camping but hot weather caused us to book a hotel at last minute for one night and we used booking.com. this hotel had a good price and fair reviews on booking.com. The hotel is nice and clean with big rooms and staff were initially great - due to international dateline issues we had wrongly booked... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

You get what you pay for but the Holiday Surf is a great way to budget yourself in Hawaii. Friendly staff, clean and quiet rooms, what more can you ask for?? It's also only a 10-15 minute walk from prime Waikiki restaurants/shopping/the beach. It's hard to ask for a better alternative at the price range.

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