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Ilima Hotel

#29 of 83 Hotels in Honolulu
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Most hotels in Waikaki are pricey. The hotel is reasonably priced and nice and clean. Our room had a nice balcony and a good view of the mountains. The room has a kitchen which was very helpful with our 8-month old daughter. The rooms are a bit dated. The parking is free but limited which is a big benefit in... 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 stay at the 'Ilima. We're glad that you and your family enjoyed our facilities and hope that you will stay with us again on your next trip to Waikiki! Aloha, Phil Sammer, GM More 

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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed one night. This is an older place. Reminds me of 60s quaint motel hotel. It is a friendly place. White and pink on outside. Tropical decor on inside. Rooms not much to speak of but clean. We had an efficiency which included a king and double bed and kitchenette. It was a large room with a nice lanai. Staff... More 

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

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to write about your recent stay at the 'Ilima. We are delighted that our facilities and staff met your expectations. We strive to provide the best guest experience in Waikiki! We hope that you will recommend us to your friends and look forward to welcoming you on your next trip to Hawai'i! Phil Sammer... More 

Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ok, I'll start with we stayed here because it was cheap! I needed something walking distance to the beach, two beds, and wasn't going to cost the world for a week. 'Ilima was perfect! The rooms are HUGE! so you have heaps of room to spread out post a day at the beach or shopping. The full kitchen means you... More 

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

Aloha, Thanks for taking time to review the 'Ilima Hotel! We are delighted that we were able to provide both value and service that met your expectations. We strive to maintain the highest standards of guest service and are glad that we achieved our goal. We hope you will recommend us to your friends and we look forward to welcoming... More 

Elk Grove
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very practical choice for those who simply want to have a base hotel and plans to be out all day to explore the island or enjoy Waikiki beach (which is a short walk away). Sure it is a bit outdated but it is a good price for the location. Having a kitchen in the room is very... More 

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

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to write about your recent experience at the 'Ilima. We are delighted that our service surpassed your expectations and that we were able to find and restore your valuable property to you. We hope you will tell your friends about us and look forward to welcoming you on your next trip to Waikiki! Phil... More 

Reading, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My room on the 14th floor (which was actually the 13th floor) was equipped with a king bed, a queen bed and a kitchenette. It had a beautiful view of the mountains. It was quite spacious, but a bit outdated, but clean. It has all the amenities for long term stay. There is a self service laundry on the 3rd... More 

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

Aloha, Thanks for your recent review of the 'Ilima Hotel. We are delighted that your room, amenities and staff met your expectations. We strive for the highest level of guest satisfaction and are glad that we met our goal. We hope you will recommend us to your friends and that we will see you again soon at 'Ilima Hotel Phil... More 

Hervey Bay, Australia
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74 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Ilima Hotel in June (2 nights, Room 1402) August 2015 (4 nights Room 1202) on our way to and from home, Australia. Had a corner room each time. All staff at reception and service staff really lovely. Both rooms are getting old but very clean, quiet and quite large. We had a king and double bed... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room on the 11th floor had a view of the beach through the other newer hotels, nice balcony on beach side, good AC, and wifi, comfortable beds and very useful kitchenette , Very clean, Staff were helpful Car park was small but free We have now stayed there twice

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed for 3 weeks on the 16th floor and we really loved the accommodation they provide. OK it's not super flash but it just felt like being at home. It was very clean and our lovely cleaning maid Sovanna was just incredible. She was so obliging and friendly and always ready for a good chat. We... More 

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

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to write about your recent stay at the 'Ilima. We are really delighted that we became your home away from home and that our staff made you feel welcome and comfortable. Our central location in Waikiki makes it easy to get around on foot and enjoy the many shops, restaurants and entertainment in the... More 

Carthage
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a sinking feeling when we drove into the check-in bay at the Ilima Hotel. My first thought was "this is a dump", but, I was mistaken. Yes, the decor was dated, but, the room was clean and the bed was comfortable, and that was what matters most to me. We had a corner room, and although there was... More 

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

Aloha, Many thanks for taking the time to write about your recent visit to the 'Ilima Hotel. We are pleased that the accommodations and location were satisfactory and that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that you will recommend us to to your friends and we look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to Waikiki.... More 

Woodbury, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to comment on your recent visit to 'Ilima Hotel, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will recommend us to your friends. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next trip to sunny Waikiki! Phil Sammer, GM More 

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