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“Who needs absolute beachfront?” 4 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
Sydney AUS
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Who needs absolute beachfront?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We stayed at the Holiday Inn as a cheaper alternative to the Outrigger on the Beach and it was just as good.
We checked into a partial ocean view room and it was great.
Medium sized room with 2 double beds (and an extra rollaway)
The only downside - room was a little noisy at night (we were up very high) and the buffet breakfast was appalling - but apart from that, I totally recommend this place.
Location is fantastic - right next to the International Market.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dean N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort Hotel, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Aloha JulieBSydneyAUS and thank you for your kind words about the Beachcomber! You're absolutely right - we're an affordable, centrally located alternative to hotels on the beach and we're delighted you opted for our hotel. I'm concerned about your breakfast experience, however, and when you have a moment, please feel free to email me the details. You may send the comments via our hotel website. Mahalo and thank you for your support of the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort. /Dean
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Mobile, Alabama
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31 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Check in was very nice and you get two bottles of water for being a pc member. The rest of the stay not so much. Room was just your basic room and no offer for upgrade for being platinum. View was nice but tv only has basic channels and you can only get ice on a few floors(in your dirty ice bucket). Oh and the AC did not cool so they sent a tech up. He programmed the theremostat to VIP mode and it will actually let you go below 65 degrees. After a few days we decided to check out and move to a real resort. We prepaid for our room so were told that they would not issue any credit for leaving early. Also at check in I was asked for my pc # and when I got home I find out that it is a Non-qualifying stay. So not only did I spend a week in a hotel that I would never stay again I was treated horribly at check out and I don't even get points for it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 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, November 19, 2012
Aloha thetravelingbex and thank you for your comments on your recent Beachcomber stay. I'm sorry that we did not meet your expectations, but am glad to hear that you were able to enjoy your time in Hawaii. We are a proud member of the IHG Holiday Inn family, certainly appreciate your Priority Club Rewards program loyalty and support and would like to learn more about your prepaid stay. Please reach out to me so I can better understand your experience and can respond to you personally. Mahalo, Dean.
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

My firend and I stayed for 1 night at the Holiday Inn Waikiki. We had a very nice oceanview room with 2 double beds. The room was exceptionally clean and the beds comfortable. The staff were very helpful and were happy to assist in every way. We we only staying for 1 night as we were heading out to join the cruise ship the folowing morning. Good tip from the porter who advised that it was cheaper to get a cab from the Hotel to the pier than it was to get the shuttle. Also, you go direct where the shuttle stops at several hotels and takes ages. The cab cost was approx.$17.50. . It was nice to pop into Jimmy Buffett's and sample a brew. Would definitely recommend this hotel to stay at whilst in Waikiki.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dean N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Aloha crazyblonde007 and thank you for your kind words! We wish you had more time to experience the Beachcomber and the Waikiki area, but perhaps next time? :) Our team appreciates your comments, especially about our helpful staff, nice & clean rooms, etc. Hope you enjoyed your cruise and that you return to Waikiki in the not-too-distant future. Mahalo, Dean.
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Canberra
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for two nights recently after Jetstar cancelled our return flight to Australia and available accommodation was hard to find. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and if we return to Hawaii would definitely stay here. Check in was easy and all staff we had contact with were lovely and helpful. The rooms were very well furnished and the bed was extremely comfortable. Housekeeping also did a wonderful job. Location is perfect right in the middle of Waikiki and close to everything. The only negative was that the pool is quite small but hey, its so close to Waikiki Beach that it didn't really matter! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 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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Dean N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Aloha jerden and thank you for providing our Beachcomber with a 5-star rating! Our team works hard to take care of our many guests and your kind words are much appreciated. Sorry to hear of your cancelled flight, but we're delighted that you had the opportunity to experience our perfect central Waikiki location and our lovely and helpful staff. We look forward to your returning to the Beachcomber in the coming years! Mahalo, Dean.
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Oxnard, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I decided to edit my previous review, I mentioned Josh Peavy but left out Emmett McShane,Clifford Reyes Jr, and Kanku Livae. These gentelmen truly represent what "Curtesy" stands for. I've been here for over a month now and had time to see day in and day out that these guys are always helpful, happy, and very energetic.Emmett has directed me to a few places for entertainment...Lots of fun! Clifford has pointed out diffrent locations that would be a great place to live ( since I will be living here in the next month.) Quiet and beautiful. And Kanku is alway greeting me with a smile and a good day Mr. Ramirez, no matter what time of the day it is even if I'm working really,really early in the morning. This Holiday Inn is one of many I have spent time in, by far it's the most friendly. I will recommend this hotel to the rest of my co-worker and tell them to look out for these guys, they treat you RIGHT! Thank you and your staff for making this a great stay.

Jose L. Ramirez

Room Tip: Make sure that you ask for the 2nd floor...Pool! no need to travel far.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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, November 19, 2012
Aloha JoshL and thank you for your kind words! The gentlemen you point out are members of our wonderful valet team and we'll make sure the managers are aware of their talent, attitude and quality service standards. We certainly appreciate your business - being here for over a month, you're the ideal customer to review our hotel, team members and the surrounding area. Thank you for your support and we look forward to being your home away from home going forward. Mahalo, Dean.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We spent a week at Holiday Inn Beachcomber from 19 to 26 October 2012.

The location was perfect - in the centre of Waikiki and just a walk across the road and down an alley to the beach. The alley is to the left of The Cheesecake Factory. A little hard to spot the first time, but once you've found it then no problems.

Our partial ocean view room did have a partial ocean view but only from the balcony. No worry to us though as we were out and about most the time.

We specially asked for a room on a higher floor to avoid noise (level 15). Despite the hustle and bustle below it was relatively quiet when the balcony doors were shut.

The room was modern and my only gripe would be that some of the walls could have been a bit cleaner.

The staff were all courteous and very helpful. Dylan in the bar on the first floor was particularly entertaining :) we found the food in the bar great too.

We would stay here again without hesitation.

Room Tip: Ask for a recently renovated room on a higher floor.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dean N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Aloha pet81, thank you for your kind review and for visiting us all the way from New Zealand! We appreciate your comments, especially those about Dylan and our courteous and helpful staff. We look forward to welcoming you back to Honolulu and the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort in the near future. Mahalo, Dean.
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Kissimmee
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

took a 11 night cruise to Hawaii stayed here for 1 day before returning home checked in at 10.30am our rooms were for the 11th floor they were not ready advised us floor # 2 had rooms available we had 3 rooms booked we took them, they were very clean and spacious no view unlike I bet the ones on floor 11 had, but the fact that they let us check in at 10.30am was good the hotel is right in the middle of all the stores and market place it even had a Macy's on its first floor pool area was small but met the number of guests that were there pool bar very expensive for drinks, convienience store in the lobby and a resturant also which we never took advantage of bell boys excellent !!!! overall very happy with the 1 day stay we had there.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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, November 7, 2012
Aloha Irlabaz and thank you for your Beachcomber review! We're glad to hear that you came to Hawaii all the way from Florida for a cruise and had the opportunity to stay at our hotel for one night. We hope next time you'll find time for a longer stay and enjoy the Waikiki area and the island of Oahu at a more leisurely pace. We hope your future travel plans include Hawaii again. 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
#8 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#14 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#19 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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