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Ilikai Hotel & Suites
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1777 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815   |  
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Ranked #16 of 82 hotels in Honolulu
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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“fab location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

At the Ala Moana mall end of Waikiki so I could walk to the mall or head in the direction of the busier section of the beach. Friday evening fireworks behind the Hilton Hawaiian village were a great bonus.
Liked the layout of our suite but it could have been better equipped. Yes, it was too noisy and too bright to sleep in but that's Waikiki!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Forty-seven years ago, I met my husband here on his R&R from Viet Nam. We had a week in Honolulu and stayed here. It was wonderful. Came back here yesterday to relive old memories. Unfortunately, it was hard to remember after so many years. (Ha!). Anyway, the hotel is very nice and not too big. The pool leaves something to be desired. The rooms were big and clean but could use a little updating, but still nice. We are with another couple and we are staying just two nights here and then off to Maui (which we have never been too). We would definitely come back to the Ilikai though.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We spent a week at the Ilikai in December 2011 - and have nothing but positive things to say about it! We booked an "Ocean View with Full Kitchen" room - upon arrival, we were placed in a room with marina views (meaning the only thing to be seen from the balcony were the masts of the boats in the marina, which wasn't our idea of an "ocean view"), but after requesting a room on a higher floor, we changed rooms the next day.

The room was absolutely fantastic - larger than we expected with a nice sized balcony, a good kitchenette and nice living room area. The bed was very comfortable (and huge!) and we slept extremely well. We ate breakfast on the lanai (balcony) every morning and dinner there in the evenings - no bugs in sight!

We divided most of our days between the A la Moana shopping center and the Hilton lagoon - first, 3 hours of shopping (the A la Moana is GREAT! Such a beautiful place with all the shops you can think of) and then relaxation by the lagoon. We went to the beach on the first day but then decided to go to the lagoon after that because the beach is not all that great - coarse sand and not too great views. The lagoon on the other hand was nice and relaxing, there were mostly families enjoying the area around the lagoon but it was actually a surprisingly calm place to sun bathe. The sand is coarse, but that doesn't really matter when you're lying on a beach towel anyway.

The location is great for going anywhere - the beach, lagoon, Diamond Head, A la Moana...I would definitely recommend the Ilikai and would go back in a second!

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We booked a room with a partial ocean view, looking out over the lagoon, we were high enough up (Rm 2528) that we had a view of Diamond Head as well.
We've stayed there 4 times over the last 6 years and still love the hotel. New LCD TV's seemed to be the only upgrade and the upholstery on the chair was looking a bit tired as it has before.
The staff were great and the rooms are always large (600 sq ft incl Lanai). So yes we will continue to go back to the Ilikai, as it's at the entrance to Waikiki, it's far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, so you have the choice of the Waikiki beach in one direction or the Ala Moana beach in the other direction (way quieter)
We travelled in November but reserved in August, so the price was $152, the prices had gone up to ~$240 by the time we arrived for the same period.
What can I say we liked it and will return.
As an aside we flew from Bellingham on Alaska Airlines direct, price was great and service was great

Room Tip: 3 room types, City, POV and OV. City is noisey and cheapest, POV is nice, especially higher up and...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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New York City, New York
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

We had a room with an ocean view (Marina). It has a nice size balcony with a table for two. Perfect for relaxing and viewing the sunset. The valet is $25/day, which isn't too bad since you have in and out privilege and the convenience. You would only save a few dollars if you park else where so it was not worth it for us.

It takes about 15 minutes to walk to the main Waikiki area at a moderate pace.

I'm a light sleeper so the negative is the noise that we heard from our room:

1) Our room was right next to the elevator, so we heard the elevator most of the night. The front desk was willing to move us to another room, but we opted not to since the other room doesn't have a nice view.

2) There was a loud ticking one of the nights. Don't know what it was, but it was very loud. Was too tired to do further investigation.

3) We like to sleep with the balcony door open for the fresh air. The nuisance with that is our neighbors like to hang out in their balcony and talk very loudly. Again, we could have moved, but that would not guarantee a quiet neighbor.

Overall, the hotel is fine for the price.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hope Island, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This hotel is very welcoming and definately shares the Aloha Spirit.
From the greeting in the front driveway as we handed over our rental car right through to the room service staff everyone was wonderful.
We had an ocean view room and it was massive.
The large sliding doors opend onto a good sized balcony. the microwave int eh room was an added bonus.
Alos liked the separate dressing room and 2 large wardrobe areas.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buderim, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

This is a two bedroom condo with a city view/part ocean view. We were not disappointed. Great condo, with fab views. Decent size lounge, bedrooms & bathrooms. Only problem we had was the beds. Very soft mattress in both rooms. My Sister & her Hubby had the main bedroom, and we had the other. This had a queen and a single bed. If someone moved the other person was bounced around. But it is a small price to pay for a great condo. A bit noisy with with the traffic. But it didn't bother us. Great kitchen. Short on glasses though. Had breakfast on lounge lanai as this had the morning sun. We like the location as not in the hub of Waikiki. Nice to be at quiet end. Hilton lagoon next door is so lovely. Friday night fireworks are very good. Will return for sure. Booked via Waikiki Ocean Front Rentals. (recommend)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
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Address: 1777 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#15 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#17 Business Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ilikai Hotel & Suites 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ilikai Hotel & Suites is a classic oceanfront hotel situated on the Ala Wai Yacht Marina at the edge of Waikiki and just a short stroll to Ala Moana Shopping Center and 2 blocks to the Hawaii Convention Center. Internationally-recognized as the famous opening shot of Hawaii Five-O with Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett standing on the penthouse balcony overlooking Waikiki Beach, the hotel is truly a Waikiki landmark. Each guest room and suite features extra spacious accommodations with a large lanai offering fabulous views. The hotel walkway from the lobby leads to the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and beach. With our hospitality fee for all stays beginning August 1, 2014, Ilikai Hotel & Suites allows guests to enjoy many hotel services and activities without having to incur miscellaneous charges. These amenities include DVDNow (Unlimited movies & PS3 games), Waikiki Shuttle (Complimentary Waikiki Shuttle Service), Daily Newspaper, In Room Coffee, In Room Safe, Local & Toll-Free Calls, Water in Lobby, and a Weekly Manager's Reception. You'll also enjoy the heated swimming pool, fitness room, coffee shop, rooftop restaurant and more. ... more   less 
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