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Luana Waikiki
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2045 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815   |  
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“Great Place with a Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We did a timeshare exchange and at first we were disappointed that the Luana was not directly on the beach. But the disappointment faded as soon as we arrived. The Luana is just a short 5 to 8 minutes to one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in Waikiki and only one block from great shopping and restaurants. Our one bedroom suite was on the 16th floor on the corner. We had a great view of the ocean. Diamond Head, and the city. We were able to watch the fireworks from another hotel right from our balcony. The staff were absolutely wonderful.. We will certainly return to the Outrigger Luana.

  • Stayed January 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oahu, Hawaii
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

My wife and I stay at the Outrigger Luana Because of location and price. Our trips to Hawaii go well into double digits. We have been traveling to Hawaii since 1980. Stayed elsewhere but find that being able to eat in makes the stay nicer. Staff is always friendly and helpful. Mr Cassel Smiling all the time. We will be returning next year(lord willing) with our three grandchildren. Again staying at the Outrigger Luana.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Orinda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The entire hotel area was very clean. Nice (but small) pool area with wooden lounges. Lobby is very small - but very neat and clean. We had a room with a kitchenette and I read other reviews that said their kitchenette had a sink, stove-top, microwave, refrig, dishes, pans, etc. Someone must have stolen ours because we had NO stove-top, NO microwave but did have a refrig, coffee maker, dishes and pans. I paid for a view of the city & park. The park is Ft. DeRussey and the city was surrounding high-rise condos & other hotels. Plus below us was a very busy gas station and since we were on the 5th floor - - it was very visible of cars going and coming all night long. If you are near the front - - it is extremely noisy with all of traffic on Kalakaui & Kuhio Streets. It seemed that 'ALL' emergency vehicles went by the hotel with their sirens blasting the entire distance of Waikiki. The hotel is at the edge of Waikiki and a block away from very high-end very-expensive shops such as Gucci, Coach, etc. I found it 'NOT' to be within easy walking distance to anything except an ABC store of which there is one in every block of Waikiki. The person who checked us in made a mistake in our check-out date when he punched in our 'room-keys' and so we were locked-out after two days and so we had to go to the front desk and have our keys re-keyed.

Room Tip: Get a room 'not' facing the busy & noisy Kalakaui and not over the gas-station.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We booked a City/Park Hotel Room, which had no mention of any kitchen facilities but came with a sink, small fridge, dishes, dish drying rack, coffee maker, and utensils. We were pleasantly surprised! Add in our AAA discount, and our vacation was off to a good start!

The staff was super friendly and made us feel welcome, and the hotel is very conveniently located. Everything was just a few blocks away, so that was definitely a plus.

Valet is $25 per day, but alas, that's pretty much the going rate in Waikiki.

The only downside is that the hotel is located at an awkward intersection, and we had to drive into a crosswalk to get on the road. Some confusion, hilarity and honking ensued.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

My wife and two children(12 and 16) spent 10 days at the Outrigger Luana over the Christmas holidays. We were very pleased on checking in to be upgraded to a two-bedroom unit, room 718. While it 'only' had a city view, the size and convenience more than made up for not having the teeny view of the ocean between the Trump tower and Hilton tower. Two spacious bedrooms, washer/dryer, full kitchen, two lanais and a huge open area that can't even be called a lanai made this a perfect long-duration stay. I've heard some complaints from previous travellers here about street noise - we live in a rural area and are used to sleeping in complete silence, but city noise doesn't bother us - it's part of the whole experience - if you want to escape it, stay high up on a beachfront condo - that's the only way you will. We loved the short walk through Fort DeRussy park to the widest part of the beach - barely 10 min - towels from the hotel if we needed, and yes, the fruit water in the lobby - my oldest son would fill up his water bottle with it before setting out each day. If you are a family/couple who has travelled a lot and are 'relaxed' travellers, this is the perfect place. The staff are all friendly and accommodating, rooms were always clean and comfortable, and if you're every grumpy about something, step outside - it's Hawai'i! Yes, valet parking is $25 a day, but that's standard everywhere in Honolulu, and given the cheap price of rentals if you book ahead, it balances out compared to other cities. Every evening we enjoyed the walk down Kalakaua Ave., and the Outrigger Luana is just the right distance away from the truly busy part of this great strip. Never ate in the restaurant as we ate breakfast in the room and usually would eat a late lunch/early dinner out, but it looked more than fine. If we are lucky enough to return or know friends who are going to Oahu, we would definitely recommend the Outrigger Luana.

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  • Stayed December 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

My friends and I just returned last Thursday. Had a absolutely fabulous stay at the Outrigger Luana. Everyone remembered your name and was extremely friendly. Thanks Rueben!- the walk to the beach and to the Hawaiian Village Hilton was just a short journey. It was worth it for the price the Outrigger charged.as opposed to the Hilton. My friends stayed at the Hilton and their room did not have the amenities we had. I recommend the room with the Kitchenette. Use your AAA card and you can get a nice discount. Aloha! and Mahala!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Townsend, DE
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We have now stayed at three different Outrigger hotels and condominiums, and once again, found that the Outrigger Luana Waikiki is just as lovely as the others. Each Outrigger is different, yet all three have the same lovely and calm atmosphere. Everything is nicely decorated and is kept clean and is very inviting. We would definitely go back to all three.

Location: The Outrigger Luana’s location is perfect. It is just a few walking blocks from Waikiki Beach, the Beach Walk with all its lovely shops and restaurants, the US Post Office, and is on the main street, Kalakaua Avenue. There are shops and restaurants right outside the Luana. Local buses run frequently on this street and you can take them everywhere, including to such places as the Bishop Museum and Iolani Palace. Yet, it is not a noisy street. There is a small park across the street, and of course, it is next to the beautiful Fort DeRussy Park.

Staff: As you arrive, you are greeted and assisted by Luana staff, who is always on duty outside. Each time we entered or departed from the building, we were always cheerfully greeted and welcomed back. As you walk up the stairs from the street entrance, there is a lovely restaurant open 7:00 am – 2:00 pm. Then you walk into a charming lobby with just one small, yet cute shop, with a helpful shop keeper. The entire staff did its very best to make the stay a extremely pleasant stay.

Room: We chose a room with a city view and it was perfect. Located on the first floor, the room is nicely decorated, and it had more than ample storage. As we walked into the room, the bathroom was on the right. On the left was a kitchen area with a sink and small refrigerator with a long counter top with cabinets above and several large drawers below. In addition, there was closet with cabinet space below, a lovely TV, a nice-sized desk, coffee table, couch and a king-size bed. Outside the room was a large, closed off concrete area with a view of the night city lights that is just breathtaking. You can, of course, close the curtains. The floors above have balconies.

Facilities: Located on the first floor, we were near the laundry room, which was very clean and had several washers and dryers. The gym provided excellent equipment with floor to wall windows and overlooked the loveliest pool. Before you leave, go to the top floor and you get a wonderful view of Waikiki. Aloha!

  • 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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Address: 2045 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#12 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#18 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#34 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Luana Waikiki 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking serene Fort DeRussy Park, Luana Waikiki is a boutique hotel located just a short stroll to Waikiki Beach, world-class shopping, and international dining at the Waikiki Gateway. Choose from a variety of exceptionally comfortable accommodations with a contemporary Hawaiian style, including studios with kitchenettes and spacious ocean view suites with full kitchens. Take advantage of our yoga in the park at 8am on wed ,sat & sun, cool folding cruise bikes to explore Oahu, and beach chairs & towels. Come see what sets Luana Waikiki apart from other Waikiki hotels! With our hospitality fee for all stays beginning September 1, 2014, Luana Waikiki 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,BBQ area, fitness room, coffee shop. ... more   less 
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Outrigger Luana Waikiki Hotel Honolulu
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