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Ilima Hotel

#29 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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445 Nohonani St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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  • Location
    4.5 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 of 5 stars
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Woodbury, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stumbled onto this moderately priced establishment while googling "free parking" for Waikiki hotels.Glad I did. Room was very spacious and spic and span. Only complaint is that the air conditioner was kind of noisy and don't really understand why they charge a fee for using the room safe. Location was perfect - an easy stroll to the main drag. Wifi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our stay at the Ilima Hotel. Great sized rooms and very friendly staff make the stay fun. Rooms a little dated but the comfortable beds and large rooms make up for it. Kitchenettes also very handy. Close to restaurants and the beach and an easy walk to the bus to Ala Moana for shopping.

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Beijing
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at Ilima several times and it's the best deal in Waikiki for families. We booked a two bedroom which was perfect for our family of five for two weeks. Most hotels in Waikiki won't accept more than 4 in a hotel room so our options are limited. Plus with the kitchen, free parking and internet this was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When searching for a hotel to stay at in Hawaii, I came across the Ilima because of the ratings and it had Free Parking. Yes it's very limited, but we always found a parking spot and if there was not one the lady at the front desk was willing to give up her employee parking spot. The hotel is not... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a place to stay in Waikiki at a great price, this is it. We got a 1 bedroom apartment to sleep 4 for $220. It was on a high floor and had a great view from the balcony of the mountains. Full kitchen and very clean. I loved the lobby with it's old Hawaii charm and... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since we were traveling to Hawaii on a budget, we were looking for a hotel that wouldn't break the bank. My husband, daughter, and I felt we found a home away from home with the Ilima Hotel. Our room was a simple studio with a kitchenette, not a lot of extras, but it worked for us! Though a breakfast is... More 

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psammer, General Manager at Ilima Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking time to write about your recent experience at the 'Ilima Hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed our accommodations and staff. We are pleased too that your daughter could take advantage of our cultural program! We hope that you will recommend our hotel to your friends and that we will have the opportunity to welcome you... More 

Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay. The room was spacious, comfortable, and clean. Everyone was very friendly and the on-site parking and the daily beach towels and mats was ideal. We're going back next year. Also, the location was ideal. We ate most of our meals in but spent a lot of time walking around.

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psammer, General Manager at Ilima Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Thanks for reviewing our hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and were able to take advantage of the room and the amenities that we offer. We hope that you will recommend us to your friends and look forward to welcoming you on your next trip to Waikiki! Phil Sammer General Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

our family of five stayed at the Ilima for 8 nights, the living area was quite acceptable although the bedrooms were on the smaller side, that said you don't book a holiday to sit in your room all day and as a base to roam from it was excellent, very handy to the night markets and Waikiki central and a... More 

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psammer, General Manager at Ilima Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay at the 'Ilima. We are delighted that the room met your needs and that the staff was helpful and accommodating. We want everyone to enjoy their time here in Waikiki and are glad that we could be part of your experience. We hope that you will recommend our hotel... More 

Maastricht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

In Waikiki there aren't a lot of Hotels you can book for this price. The hotel is a bit old, but clean and the staff is very friendly. There was however a cockroach welcoming us in the bathroom, but we transported it outside and did not have any other unwanted guests. They advertise with free parking but it's on a... More 

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psammer, General Manager at Ilima Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking time to review your stay at the 'Ilima. We find all comments very helpful in pointing out those areas where we can improve our facilities and service. We also appreciate knowing where we are doing a good job! We hope that you will recommend our hotel to your friends and look forward to welcoming you on... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for 5 nights. As others have pointed out this is an older hotel in need of refreshing. The carpeting is a little stained, the wallpaper peeling in spots, older appliances - a little rough around the edges for sure. The trade-off is a large spacious room with a full working kitchen and lanai, free... More 

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psammer, Manager at Ilima Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha! Thanks for taking the time to review our hotel. I'm glad that our room size and amenities suited your needs. You'll be happy to know that we have an ongoing program of upgrades for the rooms and are constantly seeing to improve the guest experience. I hope you will recommend us to your friends and we look forward to... More 

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