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“The rates are great but don't plan on sleeping in.” 3 of 5 stars
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235 Saratoga Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)   |  
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Gladstone, Oregon
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“The rates are great but don't plan on sleeping in.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

It's expensive in Waikiki but this is definitely a low cost option. The accommodations are sturdy with a kitchen unit and a nice TV. The place is clean, but right out of the 50's. Some of the rooms have upgraded appliances. There is free internet access, but it's scabbed from the nearby hotels and you have to sit on the front deck to get access. Not a bad place to have your coffee and check email though.
The cons are that the AC is a bedroom only window unit and it's loud. We did better turning it off and opening the windows. This worked until the delivery trucks started at the Trump next door around 6:00am. No problem for us as we had planned to be up and out early both days. All in all, it worked for us. Very close to the beach and a lot of good restaurants in the Waikiki area. Very good if you are on a budget to Honolulu.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Gladstone, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

The Kia Aloha is an older style hotel with a full kitchen. The furnishings have an old time flare right down to the dishes. The Kai aloha sits next to the Trump Tower loading dock, so if delivery trucks bother you this is not the place to stay. We loved the location, with Waikiki a block away, a great fruit store (Henrys) right behind the hotel and the best breakfast place ( eggs and things) 1 block the other way. It is on the trolley and bus line also. 2 blocks to shopping.
Great place for folks who are active and independent in there travel style

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

Accommodations in Waikiki are pretty expensive, and so we found this cute little hotel in the shadow of the Trump Hotel. It was fine for us, a family of four with a teen and pre-teen.

The kitchen was nice, with full-sized refrigerator but no microwave. A small wall-mounted flat-screen TV and cable. Air conditioning in the back bedroom, but it had a hard time keeping up with the entire living space; we didn't close the door separating the bedroom from the livingroom, which helped the kids (who slept on the two beds in the livingroom) stay cooler. This is a hotel dating from the time before Waikiki high-rises, and it hasn't really been updated much.

The older woman running the hotel is the sweetest, so if you can overlook the peeling paint in the bathroom and you're fine with the bare necessities (clean place with no cockroaches) plus a few extras (full kitchen and cable TV), you'll be satisfied.

Note that early mornings can be noisy because the Trump empties their glass recycling next door and the garbage trucks can be noisy too. The hotel has no parking for itself, so you must arrange parking at the lot across the street - it's additional expense and make sure it's available, as sometimes special events will result in all the local parking being booked! They do not provide Internet either.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kai Aloha Apartment Hotel

Address: 235 Saratoga Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Honolulu
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Kai Aloha Apartment Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu

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