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“Party @ the End of the World” 5 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2300 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Formerly Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber) (Waikiki)   |  
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Ranked #21 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Party @ the End of the World”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

This hotel is the Jam! I meet up with a big group of friends (approx) 20 once a year. We have stayed at other hotels, and have found this to be the nicest. They are reasonably priced for the value you get. Rooms are clean, maid service is great, comfy beds, pretty nice view, hotel staff is super friendly (which you don't always get with our big group.) The location is superb. It is centrally located to everything we like. Shopping, food, bars, across the street from Duke's, and the beach. Jimmy Buffet bar is attached to this hotel, and they have an awesome band that plays there (very fun). The best part of this hotel for me is the amazing pool/hot tub. Perfect for those days you don't want to go to the beach, but still want to lounge. They even have a poolside bar with daytime Happy Hour! Weeeee. If you go in there, make sure to play the hook game. Last but not least, the coordinator Sheryl got our group rooms on the same floor. It is so much easier on us to have closer rooms. Other hotels have not done this. I truly love this hotel. Alec I hope you've put us in for next year :)

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Had a great time at this well maintained Holiday Inn. Very impressed. Staff were great. Bonus, Jimmy Buffet's Margarittaville is the on site food and beverage facility and across the street is Duke's bar and grille. Location, location, location.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Olney, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

This was definitely one the best trips I've been on in a long time! We stayed at the Beachcomber 5 days - 4 nights and enjoyed every minute. The group I was with stayed on the 11th floor and had the partial ocean view. The view was so-so, but none of us stayed in the rooms long enough that it became an issue. Since there were nearly 30 of us staying, the staff made sure everyone of us was treated very well and accommodated. Some of us had three to a room and the hotel did not charge us for an extra cot.The rooms were amazing, comfortable, and well made. The group is already planning our return trip and we will be staying here again. The place itself is in the center of Waikiki and everything (including some of the best bars and restaurants) are within walking distance. The hotel bar and restaurant (Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville) is fairly good. If your just in the mood for something to snack on or drink, it offers reasonably priced food and drinks. ASK FOR THE SHARK BITE!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

I travel to O'ahu every year with a group of college friends. This year was our fifth trip, and the third time we stayed at the Beachcomber. This place is that nice.

The location can't be beat, especially for the price. A central location on Kalakaua Street means that all of Waikiki is within walking distance. The beach and Duke's are right across the street, and Top of Waikiki is next door. Views from any room are magnificent, and calling my room a "partial" ocean view is a huge undersell - sitting on the balcony on the 11th floor provided a fantastic vista of both the International Marketplace and the ocean.

The staff is phenomenal, from the bell boys downstairs to the front desk employees and the housekeepers. This was our first stay at the property after it was rebranded a Holiday Inn, but the changeover was absolutely unnoticeable and the employees really exemplified the concept of "ohana" that we'd come to expect.

Do yourself a favor and stay here.

Room Tip: At a minimum, get a partial ocean view. You won't be disappointed.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dean N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort Hotel, responded to this review, March 9, 2012
Aloha FlyingReverend and thank you for your kind words! We are especially thrilled to hear from a repeat guest that's been here 3 times! Mahalo! Yes, our location is superb, but we're most proud of our team, our ohana and we'll continue to work hard to earn your business, over and over again. Mahalo, Dean.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

I made a points reservation using my Priority Club points (25k per night) and arrived early on a weekday. They did not offer early check-in though I was Platinum but they did offer to call my cell phone when my room was ready which was a nice benefit. I was assigned a very poor location room - even as a Platinum - 7th floor overlooking the International Market and the ample noise that bellows up from this area. The property called it "partial ocean" view though that required squinting to look between two buildings to see a slight glimpse of the water. I did not expect a suite but given that this is a 25+ floor hotel, I'd expect management to provide Priority Club Platinum members something a bit better than a low floor - very limited view - room. The room itself was clean, spacious and comfortable. My only issue with the room was the very slow wired internet service (no WiFi was available). Water pressure was very good and no issues with hot water availability.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dean N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort Hotel, responded to this review, March 9, 2012
Aloha HockeyStL., thank you for being a loyal IHG Priority Club member and thank you for all of your comments on our hotel! My apologies for the sub-par delivery of Platinum standards during this busy month. I hope you return to Honolulu in the near future and if you do, please contact my office and we'll do everything possible to take care of your requests. Mahalo, Dean.
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

We stayed at the Beachcomber for 3 nights last week on the 23rd floor. We were upgraded from partial oceanview to oceanview. Room was clean, bed was comfy, staff was friendly. Quailty seemed on par with Holiday Inn Expresses on the Mainland.

Only complaint is the elevators (the only reason this hotel got a 4 for me!). If you don't put your room key in quick enough, the up elevator starts going down to street level. The lobby line got a little crazy at times, and the elevator would stop at almost every single floor on the way down.

Very central to everything on Kalakaua. RIght across the street from the Royal Hawaiian Center, 5 min walk to Beachwalk, and 5 min walk past the Royal Hawaiian hotel to get to the beach. If you're looking to get out of town, there are Budget and Hertz car rental desks in the Hyatt a block away.

If you're expecting a tropical resort, don't stay here. If you want something clean, affordable, and walkable to everything, Holiday Inn Beachcomber is great.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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wpg
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

We stayed 4 nights in this hotel. Two were on points and two paid. We had a room on the 7th floor front facing the street. It is partial ocean view. After the first night we had to move WE had no sleep there was a party going on below and lots of noise. We were moved to the side on the 11th floor. This room is much more quiet. You are in the middle of everything which is convenient. The staff is not very forgoing with information they dont tell you were the elevator is they dont tell you that you need to insert your card in order to press your room numbers.
You have to figure alot out on your own.
We stayed 4 nights at the Aston Waikiki Beach and that is at the quiet end of the strip but the staff was more professional.
The rooms at the Holiday Inn are alot bigger and the room we have now is quiet but the amount of times we had to go to the front desk to correct mistakes made by them turned me off so i would definately choose the other hotel first but each person will have different experiences and that was ours.
The rooms were clean and good size apart from that it was okay.

Room Tip: ask for high floors alot of noise from street if you are in the front of building
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Dean N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort Hotel, responded to this review, March 9, 2012
Aloha sheryl_wd! Thank you for your comments on our hotel - we really appreciate hearing from our many guests. I apologize that you had to deal with excessive noise; and not having been told about the elevators is not acceptable - this has been addressed and should not recur. You also mention other mistakes - feel free to share details with me if you can recall them. You can email me here at the hotel. Mahalo, Dean.
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Address: 2300 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Formerly Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber)
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#9 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#15 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#17 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 496
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort is a 496-room hotel conveniently located in the heart of Waikiki, just 300 steps to world famous Waikiki Beach. It is home to the Magic of Polynesia show, the one and only Jimmy Buffett's Restaurant & Bar, Honolulu Surfing Museum and Macy's Waikiki department store. ... more   less 
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