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The Equus Hotel

3.0 of 5 1696 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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kapaa, HI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2008

We stayed at the Equus because our son had to have surgery at Kapiolani. We stayed for 10 days so we needed someplace under $100. At $90 a night, we were surprised to see how nice the entry and decor was (although after climbing the 10 or 12 steps to get up to the lobby numerous times a day we... More 

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Chandler
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2008

We checked into Equus after a 5 night stay at Aqua Bamboo, wish we had stayed at Bamboo. Rooms were nice BUT.... Strong mildew smell in the shower, this was our third hotel for this stay, two others (Aqua Bamboo and ResortQuest Circle) did not have this problem. No one knew where to obtain towels....folks downstairs said the front desk,... More 

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hawaiipolohawaii, Sales and Marketing at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Your review has been submitted to be discussed at our front office staff meeting as it relates to service and to our maintenance as it relates to meldew. As an Aqua Brand Hotel we offer an Aqua Promise to our guests that we provide in each hotel room. This promise of a satisfying hotel experience... More 

australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2008

I've been staying at the Equus Polo regularly for 2 years. I was there during their renovations. It's a great, small hotel to stay in. Staff are fantastic and Renee will do anything to make your stay pleasurable. I love the fact it is small and personalised. And the happy hours!! The renovations are are fabulous and add a real... More 

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hawaiipolohawaii, Sales and Marketing at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your recommendation. We were very happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay with The Equus and our renovation. Rene, as always, is pleased to assure that you have a wonderful stay. We look forward to welcoming you back and we will see you at our Manager's Reception/Happy Hour very soon we hope.... More 

Blaine, MN
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2008

I travel to Oahu for business 4-7 times a year and this is the ONLY hotel I stay at. Since I don't require all of the 'action' of Waikiki, I am fine with staying far from it. Even if you are there on holiday, you are a short trip to all of it. The staff at the hotel is great.... More 

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hawaiipolohawaii, Sales and Marketing at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and recommendation. We were pleased to read that The Equus is the "only" hotel that you will stay at! Puka, along with Rene, are here to assure that you have an excellent stay. We have a new high speed provider that is currently being installed. In addition to our pool, please know that guests at... More 

Wherever the Navy sends us!
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2008

This was one of the worst places I have EVER stayed. There is NO iron or ironing board. There is NO hair dryer. The internet was DOWN and the electricity was out for about 6-8 hours. My room phone did not work. There are only about 10 channels on the TV. It is VERY loud there. I had booked 7... More 

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hawaiipolohawaii, Sales and Marketing at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are disappointed to read that you did not have a good experience. We have irons, ironing boards and hair dryers available for our guests. Unfortunately we experienced a power outage at the hotel, as well as the surrouonding area, during your stay. This, of course, being out of our hands, temporatily affects our phone... More 

s calif
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2008

Just returned from a very enjoyable trip to Hawaii. In Waikiki we stayed at the Equus and really liked it. First all the good things about it,the size, small and friendly,updated room very nicely done,the location is a bit out of the thick of things but in an area I like. We had an ABC store on the corner and... More 

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Sydney
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2008

Not knowing much about Waikikii, we booked the hotel as it was close to the Ala Moana Shopping Center. 5min walk. The room was clean, plus there was enough room for two weeks worth of shopping and bags. Coffee was provided, and a small mini fridge. We booked a room with two double beds, and it was the most comfortable... More 

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hawaiipolohawaii, Sales and Marketing at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed all the special qualities of The Equus including it's "welcoming, cozie" style. Athena sends her Aloha and will look forward to welcoming you back. Warm Aloha Susan Weander Director of Sales susan.weander@hawaiipolo.com More 

Vancouver
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2008

I was pleasantly surprised that I could find a nicely appointed hotel near the beach in Waikiki for $100 a night! All the rooms had been renovated with granite and tile bathrooms (although I had no tub so inquire if you need one), flat screen TV, patio with furniture, internet access (some rooms have it included as part of the... More 

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hawaiipolohawaii, Sales and Marketing at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the recommendation and glad you enjoyed the newly renovated rooms and the convenience of our location to beach and shopping and that you found it to be a great value in Waikiki. We look forward to welcoming you back. Warm Aloha Susan... More 

Chicago, IL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2008

Although our stay at the Equus was only for one night, my husband and I were very pleased with this hotel. We needed a place to stay before going to the airport for an early morning flight home and did not want to stay at an airport hotel since some of those reviews were scary. The room we had was... More 

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hawaiipolohawaii, Sales and Marketing at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your recommendation. We will look forward to your next visit and we hope you will have more time to stay longer and enjoy all that Waikiki has to offer. When you return you will experience a newly renovated elevator. Also, please know... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2008

Close to everything, not ocean front, but works for the price. Nice room, small continental bkfast, small pool, great rates, make a nice place to rest. Enjoy Oahu

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hawaiipolohawaii, Sales and Marketing at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your recommendation. We were pleased to read you enjoyed your stay at The Equus and Oahu. We look forward to welcoming you back to Waikiki and The Equus. Warm Aloha Susan Weander Director of Sales susan.weandere@hawaiipolo.com More 

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Address: 1696 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Equus Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 67
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Also Known As:
The Equus Hotel And Marina Tower
Equus An Aqua Boutique Hotel
The Equus Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#5 Best Value Hotel in Honolulu
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#23 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu

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