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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 #22 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
Bega, NSW, AUS
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10 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Have stayed at lots of Holiday Inns before and this has got to be the best! We had a room with beach views (partial!) and a balcony overlooking the main street, but not too noisy. Great bed and choice of pillows. Slept really well. Air con worked really well. Reception staff were pleasant and helpful. Dave at the tours counter was great and organised us a really good circle tour to see the sea turtles. Jimmy Buffett's Restaurant (on-site) is very good and fast. Laundry was very useful after three weeks travelling. Breakfast is too expensive. Left our bags on the last day, no problem and had use of the hospitality room before heading off for airport, which was nice.

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  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 4 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, January 25, 2013
Aloha placidscout, thank you for your kind words and for visiting with us all the way from Australia! WOW - one of the best Holiday Inns! We certainly appreciate your feedback and it's especially rewarding to our ohana, our family, our team here at the hotel. Your compliment of a pleasant, helpful staff really made our day! Thank you for your business and support and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Mahalo, Dean.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Good location with friendly staff and nicely appointed room. There have a unusual small rectangular bathtub instead of the normal size one. I had a Waikiki beach facing room during the weekend. The view is fantastic, you can see ocean and the mountain. At night the house on the mountain light up and its quite nice. It does gets a little noise at night from all the bars/clubs if you leave the balcony door open.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, January 25, 2013
Aloha vchiu and thank you for visiting with us all the way from Singapore! We thank you for selecting the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber as your hotel here in Honolulu and especially appreciate your kind words about our good location and friendly staff. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Mahalo, Dean.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

PROS: Spacious rooms. -- Comfortable beds. -- HDTV. -- Mini fridge. -- Coffee maker. -- Safe. -- Work desk. -- Complimentary high-speed wi-fi. -- On site coin laundry. -- Convenience store. On site entertainment and tour coordinator. Bar and grill. Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville restaurant. -- Great breakfast buffet. -- Great location in the heart of Waikiki and a two minute walk to the shore of Waikiki Beach.

CONS: Valet only parking at $30 per day! If you're staying for ten days like we did, this charge alone will double the rate of your rental car. -- Small swimming pool ... but hey, the beach is across the street, what are you doing in the pool? -- No microwave in the room. -- No room service.

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  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dean N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort Hotel, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Aloha deeteedub and thank you for your thorough review of your recent Beachcomber stay! I appreciate your recap of the PROS - you describe them well. I also welcome your feedback (CONS) as we are always interested and appreciate hearing what our customers have to say. Our team works hard to take care of our many guests and we look forward to your return to the Beachcomber in the not-too-distant future. Mahalo, Dean.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

The Beachcomber is in a great location and has very nice rooms--big with comfy beds and a refrigerator. I would suggest going somewhere else for breakfast in the mornings though, and be warned that Internet time in the business center costs money if you haven't brought your laptop or tablet to access Wifi.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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, January 21, 2013
Aloha 100SF and thank you for your kind review of your recent Beachcomber stay! Yes, we agree with you that our hotel is most conveniently located and we're delighted to hear your compliments about our nice rooms and comfy beds. If you did have specific comments about our breakfast service, please email the hotel and share your comments with me. Thank you for your support and we look forward to your return to Honolulu and the Beachcomber in the near future. Mahalo, Dean.
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

My fiance and I booked a room at the Holiday Inn Beachcomber Waikiki. We were very impressed with the service and the rooms. I would like to mention valets Cliff and Josh. Their valet service was very pleasant and helpful. When I needed my car they were really quick. Also I would like to mention bell man Kyle. He gave me excellent service when I needed bags brought to my rooms and when I was checking out. The rooms were clean and nice. I plan on coming back to the Holiday Inn Beachcomber Waikiki next year for vacation.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, January 21, 2013
Aloha kayah808 and thank you for your kind review of your recent Beachcomber stay! We're delighted to learn that you were impressed with our nice, clean rooms and service, but especially rewarding are your comments complimenting our parking valets Cliff and Josh, and our bellman Kyle! Mahalo for your support of our hotel and we look forward to your return in 2013! /Dean
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Both my husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Inn Beachcomber.

The rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff warm and pleasant. We did some island hopping and out of all the hotels we stayed in, we felt most comfortable here.

I must admit, whilst planning for our Hawaii trip, I was overwhelmed by the number of hotels and was told by many to get a hotel by the beach. I stumbled across the Holiday Inn Beachcomber website and decided to give it a go. Location was excellent. A 2 minute walk from the beach, smack bang in the middle of a myriad of shops and restaurants (across the road from Dukes and the Cheesecake Factory!). Public transport is conveniently accessible with trolley stops near by.

Again, feeling overwhelmed I didn't to book many of the activities from home (Australia) and so we decided to wing it. The hotel provided a complimentary activities desk service - not too sure if all the other hotels provide this but assume so. We had fantastic help by a fellow called James. He knew everything about everything!. He was fantastic and recommended us amazing experiences which made our stay in Waikiki great. I highly recommend anyone staying at the hotel to ask for him at the Expedia desk - he can definitely help you out with anything. It's a free service provided by the hotel so there isn't any pressure.

Overall, if you're not up for one of the 5 star hotels and want a comfortable (newly renovated), clean and convenient place to stay, Holiday Inn Beachcomber is the place. I know I'll be back there again!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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, January 17, 2013
Aloha wanthav, thank you for visiting with us all the way from Sydney and for your thorough review! We certainly agree with your clean, comfortable and convenient remarks about our hotel. And we're especially delighted by your kind words about our warm, pleasant staff and for mentioning James at the Expedia desk. Mahalo and we look forward to your return to the Beachcomber in the near future. /Dean
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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4 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

My family of (4) enjoyed our Christmas week stay at the Holiday. This is our second stay at this hotel and we enjoy being near the shopping centers and restaurants in the area. Plus it is a short walk to the beach. The hotel staff was great and the rooms were good. I highly recommend that you rent a car. This allows you to drive to beautiful beaches and other locations on the island. For us this location is the best of both worlds. Enterprise rental car is just down the street from the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, January 17, 2013
Aloha RonS and thank you for your review of your recent Beachcomber stay! We're delighted that you returned to the Beachcomber and spent Christmas week here with us. Thank you for complimenting our good hotel location and guest rooms and your kind words about our great staff is most appreciated by our ohana! Mahalo and we hope to see you again in the near future! /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 ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#10 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#15 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#18 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#22 Top resorts 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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Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel Honolulu
Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber Honolulu
Waikiki Beachcomber
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