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“Great location and good value!” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2300 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Formerly Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber) (Waikiki)   |  
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Ranked #20 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
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Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great location and good value!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We stayed in February 2013 for two days prior to departing on a 7 day Hawaiian Cruise. There was a mixup on our room booking that required a discussion with a Manager. This was resolved very quickly and we were placed on the 22nd floor with a partial ocean view. Room was clean and quiet. Breakfast buffet included with each night was impressively delivered in the Jimmy Buffet's restaurant. Breakfast included bacon, eggs, hash browns, cereals, yogurt and a waffle station. Hotel appeared very full as elevators most often required a 5 minute wait. Staff were friendly and hotel very clean. Best part is the wonderful location as it is walking distance to several shopping malls including one high end. We would definitely return here.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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 Resort Waikiki Beachcomber, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Aloha Redhead049, thank you for your kind review and for visiting with us all the way from Calgary! Our team is pleased to hear your comments about our clean rooms and friendly staff and we hope that your cruise was most enjoyable and memorable. We hope you return to Honolulu in the near future and look forward to welcoming you back to the Beachcomber again! Mahalo, Dean.
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Henderson, Nevada
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Good location, decent rooms, staff helpful. 14th floor still too low to leave patio door open and hope to get sleep. Not impressed with $14 buffet breakfast at attached Jimmy Buffet restaurant. Was slightly better than typical Holiday Inn Express free one. Front desk got us booked last minute to snorkel when we had given up hope.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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 Resort Waikiki Beachcomber, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Aloha Mneilcihsos, thank you for your review and for visiting with us all the way from Iowa! We certainly appreciate your kind words about our hotel, location and helpful staff. We'll also be sure to share your comments about the restaurant and the front desk with all concerned. We appreciate your business and hope you return to the Islands in the not-too-distant future! Mahalo, Dean.
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Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Room OK - bed comfortable - very noisy at night but it's waikiki, right? It was our honeymoon, so we got an ocean view room + a bottle of bubbles, which was very appreciated! Great location - close from everything! Nothing fancy, but we did not stay in the room anyway! Clean and good value! No complaints!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dean N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Aloha KplusM, Congratulations on your wedding and thank you for your review of the Beachcomber! We appreciate your kind words about our great location, clean hotel and good value and hope you return for one of your anniversaries! Mahalo for visiting Hawaii all the way from Montreal - we appreciate your support! /Dean
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Woodinville,WA
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106 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

It's been almost 30 years since we last visited Honolulu, and stayed at this same place! It's still a great place, and the location is perfect: close to the International Marketplace, Waikiki. Our room was located on the 4th floor, and it was quiet, nice size, and very clean. The furnishings were comfortable. Staff at the desk were very helpful. Only problem we had was not realizing we needed to use our "key" to reach our floor via the elevator. Only after advising the staff the elevator wasn't working properly did they tell us we needed to insert our key in a rather unoticable slot. We've traveled to many International destinations, but rarely had this situation, although we do appreciate the safety in having this. Still, it would have saved us and the staff time had we been told up front about using our key in the elevator.Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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 Resort Waikiki Beachcomber, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Aloha luvgr8trvl and thank you for returning to Hawaii and the Beachcomber after 30 years! Waikiki has changed, but we're glad to hear you enjoyed your recent stay and agree with you about our perfect location, clean and comfortable rooms and appreciate your kind words about our very helpful staff. I apologize about not informing you about our elevator key cards, but you're right - it's an added security measure appreciated by most. Mahalo, Dean.
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

This hotel was perfect! Close to the International Market Place & everything else that there is to see and do in Honolulu. Our third person in our party didn't show up, so they credited us the $30. They were even willing to let us stay a bit later the next morning so when our third person arrived she could have gotten cleaned up. But, thanks to the airline she didn't make it there on time (we were on a cruise for the week leaving that same day). The breakfast at Margaritaville was really good for being a buffet. If I go to Honolulu again, I would stay here!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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 Resort Waikiki Beachcomber, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Aloha caribbean_smiley and thank you for your "Perfect" review of the Beachcomber! We're grateful to receive your rating and our team is most appreciative and will continue to work hard to take care of our many guests. Yes, our location is most central and convenient and we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed Jimmy Buffett's / Margaritaville. We look forward to your return in the not-too-distant future! Mahalo, Dean.
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Visiting over Christmas period, hotel was extremely busy, however, staff always helpful and courteous. Great central location in Waikiki - close to beach, shops, restaurants. Standard hotel rooms - clean, and quiet.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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 Service
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Dean N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Aloha TraceyH, thank you for spending Christmas with us and for your kind words about the Beachcomber! Yes, Waikiki was quite busy over the holidays and we are especially pleased to hear about our helpful and courteous staff. Our team works hard to take care of our many guests and your compliments are most appreciated. Mahalo and we look forward to your return to the Beachcomber one day. /Dean
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mississippi
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54 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This holiday inn was clean comfortable and great location.Valet parking and check in was fast and easy.This property is a little older but well maintained,bathrooms are a bit small but OK.Quick walk to the beach and Lots of shopping right out the door.I would stay here again-no problems.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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 Resort Waikiki Beachcomber, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Aloha DavidH and thank you for your kind words about your recent Beachcomber stay! You describe us well - clean, comfortable rooms, great location and a well-maintained property. We appreciate you visiting us all the way from Mississippi and look forward to your return in the not-too-distant future. 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 Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 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 Resort Waikiki Beachcomber 3.5*
Number of rooms: 496
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber 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, and Macy's Waikiki department store. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel Honolulu
Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber Honolulu
Waikiki Beachcomber
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