Loved this hotel.
LOCATION: 1/2 block to beach, so you're close, but you save money... not sure if any rooms have ocean views, but it's toward the Diamond Head side of Waikiki. Also a short walk to the park, and to Queen's Surf gay beach. Also just a few minutes to the International marketplace area, Royal Hawaiian, etc... Just the perfect location all around.
ROOM: I had an "economy mini room", which was only $62. It had a lanai, refrigerator, private bathroom, cable t.v. It was not big, but ok for one or two people who want to save money. This price can't be beat anywhere in Waikiki. The room was clean, but the bathroom needed some updating/upgrading.
The hotel had a coffeeshop/restaurant I think called Ilima... and on Friday, Saturday and sunday nights, they have a great prime rib buffet for only $16, with salad bar, dessert, fruit, etc. It was really good. You won't beat that price anywhere in Waikiki.
The hotel is run by Korean Airlines, and has a Korean Airlines checkin desk in the lobby for those passengers, which could be an amazing convenience for some. The staff were all polite and friendly. The air conditioning was great in the room. No ocean view, but an amazing value. I booked directly on their website. I think the regular sized rooms are about twice the price, probably still a good value.
The economy rooms are adjacent to the elevators, so you can hear a little elevator noise, but it didn't bother me at all... it's really quite minor. There was a nice sized pool, but the ocean is better.
They had all the usual bell staff, even a small spa. It's a one minute walk to the Hyatt, but that's about four or five times the price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Reputable for its outstanding value and convenience in location, this 275 room hotel is ideally located just steps from famous Waikiki Beach and nearby dining and shopping. This full-service hotel features comfortable guestrooms, meeting rooms, event facilities, two restaurants, a bar lounge, and a swimming pool. Just recently refurbished, each guest room features air conditioning, 32" flat panel TV, compact refrigerator, coffee-maker, internet access (fee), iron and board, voice mail, and safe. The lobby features complimentary wi-fi access, a business center, and an Expedia concierge desk. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Waikiki Hotel Honolulu
- Waikiki Resort Hotel
- Waikiki Resort Hawaii/Honolulu