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“No Ka Oi - The Best” 5 of 5 stars
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Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai
3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   1777 Ala Moana Blvd Suite #212, (take elevator to the second floor), Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815   |  
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“No Ka Oi - The Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is our third stay here and as with the other two times, everything was great. We booked air/hotel thru an Expedia package. This is part of Shell Vacation Club but no pressure or anything to either view their presentation or join. They have staff onsite 7 days from 7am-11pm who are so nice and helpful. Check in and check out were quick and easy. We got partial oceanview / green housekeeping (daily trash pickup and towel/soap/toiletry replacement) which suits us fine. Next time we will contact Waikiki Marina/Shell directly though as then we can work with them and specify a room on higher floor (we got partial oceanview -you can see more on a higher floor. Spacious room (king bed), nice lanai, full kitchen, nice tv, internet access, in room safe, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, washer/dryer down the hall. The only improvement that would be great is the pool is old and not updated - but we went to the beach most days anyway. Hotel lobby and patio areas are beautiful, nice bar/grill downstairs also. If doing any in suite meals, recommend going to Food Pantry (full size grocery store ) on Hobron - street between McDonald and ABC walking away from beach - 3 blocks until it deadends go right and its in a sort of office/shop looking building on the right. Much better prices and selection than either ABC store or the small convenience store in hotel lobby. Also the bus goes right by the hotel into the other end of Waikiki and is easy and convenient. Each fare is $2.50 (they dont give change) but when you put your money in the driver will give you a piece of paper you can use for your return trip on same day (watch other people who get on the bus - the driver has a plastic bag next to the place you put $$ in and people just put those paper strips in there). Bottomline - this place is just great - we would not stay anywhere else.

Room Tip: HIgher floors are better view if oceanside. They are also better if city view (less noise) and ther...
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

In October we recently stayed at the resort for 6 nights. I did a lot of research before booking the resort. What a brilliant location, excellent value for money,stunning room and superb, extremely helpful and friendly service by the staff. We were allocated a room on the ninth floor overlooking the Marina and Ocean with stunning views both through the day and night. Room was beautifully presented with super comfortable beds. Us Aussies like a good shower and this was excellent as were all the furnishings and everything you need including a fully equiped kitchen. Loved turning on the televeision and going straight to the programming channel as you could listen to wonderful Hawaiian music. Could not fault anything. It was also super clean, very spacious and extremly well presented room with a large verandah to sit out and have breakfast and enjoy the sights.I wish I could have stayed 6 months instead of 6 nights. There is also an excellent coin laundry for a cheap clothes wash on every floor.With a gym on the ground floor plus an outdoor pool.Also a spa and massage service downstairs (forget the massage go somewhere else, it is not a part of the resort). However you are only about 12 mins walk to the action of Waikiki either by street or the pathway along the beach front. A great lagoon is also available near the resort and is brilliant for kids. Also downstairs is a great little place for tea and coffee...and they have English Breakfast tea..YAY!!! and the coffeeeaccording to my friend was excellent from the local plantation. Also an abundance of reasonally priced restaurants are available and the resort gives you a welcome book that includes lots of discounts on eateries etc.Give you a helpful travel tip for Waikiki...staying in this location meant you dont have to line up for dinner at the local restaurants nearby which you have to do nearly every night in central Waikiki. If you are like me waiting sometimes up to 45 minutes for a table is not compatable with my eagerness to eat. Would I stay at the Resort again when I return? a huge YES. If you are over 30 this location is absolutely perfect...many thanks to everyone at Waikiki Marina Resort for making our stay so very very special and totally perfect...all your assistance was greatly appreciated.Now saving up to return to the Waikiki Marina Resort.
P.S another bonus with our room is just around sunset, which are spectacular, make sure you are on the balcony to witness something special that occurs each day on the deck facing the Marina. If your room doesnt face the marina go downstairs to experience and take your camera. For first timers to Hawaii I thought it was wonderful to witness the tradition.

Room Tip: Love the higher floors for the view
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This is my fourth time staying at the Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai, and each time, I'm reminded of what a great place this is. The rooms are enormous! Though set up like an open plan studio apartment, they could easily be a nicely sized NYC one bedroom apartment. The lanai is actually large enough to be a separate room, and is a great place to relax with a drink and a snack after a long day soaking up the Hawaiian sun. The full kitchen is a great bonus on a longer trip (we stayed for 9 days), as it allows you to stock up on breakfast and snack items. The few times that I had to visit the main office, the staff was always cheerful and helpful. The pool is fantastic, as it gets full sun all day, so the water is a lovely warm temperature.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Westampton Township, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the Waikiki Marina Resort (11 - 21 October, 2012). The Staff were exceptional; providing friendly and professional service. We felt so comfortable and welcome during our stay! We also believe that the Ilikai Bar & Grill is one of the better kept secrets in Waikiki! Wonderful food and atmosphere!!! Perfect place for a little down time with friends! Loved the Hotel location, and felt that the parking fees were a fair return for the excellent valet service and added convenience. Highly recommend to all! Hope to visit again in the future!

Room Tip: Ocean Views are wonderful; city view is very nice also, and the Lanai may be cooler in the afternoon...
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Freeport, Texas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

The room was very nice. Bed was very comfortable. The view was the most beautiful view that you could ask for. This was our first time to Hawaii and it was great. Would recommend staying here. Great value. Loved the location as it was not in the main downtown Waikiki, but close enough to walk or jump on the Waikiki Trolley. Can not say enough about this room.

  • Liked — The View
  • Disliked — the hot elevator
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

My family and I stayed for 5 nights and we really enjoyed the hotel. Very friendly staff, great views, very nice rooms. The coffee shop serves the best coffee. Very good location. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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Keaau, Hawaii, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

By far above standard room with wonderful staff that welcomes you and makes you feel special throughout the whole stay. Depiste roadside construction resulting in detours and a little noise, the stay was great and will do it again and again. Very quick access to the shopping center and even the freeway out of town.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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 Blvd Suite #212, (take elevator to the second floor), Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai 3.5*
Number of rooms: 123
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover your own paradise at the highly rated Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai, which provides the perfect setting for your next Hawaiian getaway. Here you'll find spacious and beautifully appointed 500 sq ft City View studio suite accommodations with fully equipped kitchens, private furnished balconies, a swimming pool, day spa, onsite restaurants, 24/7 fitness center, various shops and most importantly NO RESORT FEES. Impeccable service and warm island hospitality is provided at the second floor registration office for Shell Vacations. Fronting the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, the eco-concious vacation ownership resort is adjacent to award-winning Duke Kahanamoku lagoon and beach park. An easy stroll to Waikiki Beach where the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean lap the soft sand. Stay here for all the comforts of home and realize a better way to vacation. ... more   less 
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Waikiki Marina Hotel Honolulu
Hotel Waikiki Marina
Waikiki Marina Honolulu
Aqua Marina Hotel
Waikiki Marina Resort At The Ilikai Hawaii/Honolulu

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