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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 #20 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“40 years since visiting ....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

The Ilikai is a good family hotel, with spacious rooms, (my young girls could even do their gymnastic moves!) they don't make them like this anymore. Check-in was no hassles, hotel staff were friendly and helpful. The Ilakai has a great location, close to Ala Moana Shopping Centre and away from the histle and bustle of central Waikiki . I stayed at the Ilikai over 40 years ago when my family lived in Honolulu .....though nearly 50 years old it is well matained and still has a 'retro feel'. I 'm sure I saw Jack Lord (Hawaii 50) travelling the elevator to the Penthouse ; ) . The only dissapointing thing was that the pool clsed at 7.30pm.

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  • Stayed June 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The Illikai was fantastic! We loved the location! It was easily accessible and within comfortable walking distance to the heart of Waikiki and close to the Alo Moana shopping mall. Our suite on the 24th floor offered a breathtaking view of the ocean and harbor with balconies to sit out and enjoy the beautiful sunsets. Our room was clean, spacious and well maintained. We felt very comfortable. The staff was extremely friendly, professional and helpful. They went out of their way to accommodate our needs. We particularly appreciated the friendly and efficient valet and front desk staff. We enjoyed the casual dining at their restaurant near their pool. We thought their prices were very reasonable. The convenience store located downstairs came in handy when returning from our island excursions. We had a great time in Waikiki thanks to the Illikai. We can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed June 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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bundaberg, queensland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I was on the 25th floor, with a great balcony and magnificent views. The room was exceptionally spacious, the bedding beautifully comfortable, and the service was superb. Will definitely have to stay there again, preferably longer than one night. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: pay the extra $11 for a higher level room. sooooo worth it.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Vancouver, Canada
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I rented a condo at this location. It is great value for the price you pay. I was on the ocean side and thought it was great. My room looked on to the Hilton front entrance with it's pretty landscaping and waterfalls. They softly play Hawaiian music all day to and it's nice to sit on the deck and hear the music and the waterfalls. The rooms are all different to just be thorough in checking the details when you book a room or rent a vacation rental. My room was on the 5th floor and it was a good size for a couple. It had a kitchen and a king size bed which was great.

Some rooms have a large fridge and a stove with an oven. Others have a smaller fridge with just a cooktop. Some rooms have carper and some tile. Also some rooms sleep 6 and some 2, so just double check everything to meet your needs.

The pool area isn't very appealing but there are tons of other options along the beach in walking distance. The restaurant at the Hotel isn't bad and not too pricey. The lobby area is visually appealing and clean.

Room Tip: They are all different so read details. Also please note that an ocean view room can be a fare dista...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

The hotel stay itself was nice but things seem to be outdated a bit at the Ilikai. It is hard when you are staying near some of the other hotels that have really nice inviting pool areas or nice shops in the main level but honestly the Ilikai had everything we needed. The valet group was so quick and very nice when we came and went. It was expensive but it was welcomed having to not park our car after long days of sightseeing and watching the soccer tournament. Ilikai felt very safe too.

Room Tip: we loved the view of the Marina. you got to see the sun set as well! Our friends stayed on the Hil...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The Ilikai Hotel was such an outstanding stay for our family of five. We stayed in a beautiful 2 bedroom suite with a wonderful view. Access to the cove and beaches were great; and you had "excutive seats" to view the weekly Friday fireworks right there. The amenities were great to include the shops nearby. Easy access to Waikiki. Management and staff were sooo accomodating and friendly; and made us feel as though we were all a true Ohana! Thank you all for a wonderful stay!!

  • Stayed May 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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New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We decided on the Ilikai Hotel for our 15 day vacation after reading all the great reviews about the property, it also had a fantastic location with a 2 minute walk down to the beach and lagoon, and marina right out the back. Bus stop right outside, and its own Bar and grille down stairs. We booked thru http://rentalsinwaikiki.com/company.php with Dainora, and she put us in a fantastic condo #1225, WOW .. what a perfect location, the view from the balcony facing the beach was awesome. The value for money was second to none with full kitchen, nice bathroom, huge bed, Tv, dining suite, clean and tidy. We saved $800 NZD booking thru her compared to other websites ! Anyway, the Hotel was great. The staff were friendly and helpfull, the food at the grille was excellent. We used the booking desk down stairs and Cathryn was fantastic and helped us plan and book 3 excursions. Concierge services were friendly and they had luggage storage all day until we flew out that night which we really appreciated. Couldnt have got a better value for money stay ... A definate option for accomodation in waikiki

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
#16 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#31 Business Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ilikai Hotel & Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 176
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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