We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Value, location can't be beat in Waikiki” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Waikiki Resort

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Save
You added Waikiki Resort to your Saves list
Waikiki Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2460 Koa Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel packages
  |  
Hotel amenities
Offers & Announcements
2015 Early Bird Savings!
Ranked #37 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
333 reviews 333 reviews
196 hotel reviews
Reviews in 138 cities Reviews in 138 cities
674 helpful votes 674 helpful votes
“Value, location can't be beat in Waikiki”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2007

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.

  • Liked — location, location, location
  • Disliked — wish it had ocean view, but that would QUADRUPLE the price
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

638 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    213
    261
    109
    40
    15
See reviews for
162
237
49
33
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (142)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Oxfordshire, England
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2007

Stayed at the WRH from the 8th to the 14th Sept 2007.

Our room was clean and cheap, which is pretty much all we wanted.

The hotel is central to everything you want to do whilst in the Waikiki area...they are working on the hotel at the moment, but we wern't inconvenienced in any way - they shut the water off for a few hours the morning we were leaving, that's all.

If you're looking to save some money, this should be your choice. Are you going to Hawaii to spend time in a hotel room? If so, choose somewhere else. If you want to be out and about, this place is just fine as a base and a place to sleep.

Waikiki itself is VERY busy and commercial, if you're imagining an island paradise, i'd say definitely spend a few days or more on the North Shore - at the Turtle Bay Hilton. There are still plenty of natural activities to do close by to Waikiki, but due to the amount of people around the area, you aren't likely to be alone.

  • Liked — Value for money, proximity to local attractions
  • Disliked — Can't pick any faults with it for the price we paid
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
melbourne
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2007

i stayed at this hotel for 11 nights at the end of aug/sept 2007.i initially booked this hotel after reading comments through trip advisor.i expected it to be clean and good location,but i believe this hotel is underated.my room was renovated and was cleaned daily.staff was courteous and very attentive in requests that i had made.unfortunately i was on a lower floor so my view wasn't good.some great restaurants nearby and the cafe on ground floor had great food, good prices.your meal would come out in about 5 mins too.great service. cheeseburger in paradise down the road also not to be missed if you like cheeseburgers.;)

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — my view
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mendon, Ohio
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2007

My wife and I have stayed at the Waikiki Resort for 10 days at a time for the last 5 years. The staff has always been professional and friendly. The rooms were always clean and well kept. This hotel is owned by Korean Airlines, so you see their flight crews here a lot. With taxes this room was around $100 a night.

A two minute walk to the beach to see a beautiful sunset. For the price you get a big bang for a buck. This place is in the center of every place. The bus stop is around 100 yards away on Kuhio Ave. Our favorite restaurant in Waikiki is Duke's Canoe Club. With what we save at the Waikiki Resort we can have dinner here every day and still spend less than most.

Looking forward to being back in February and staying at the Waikiki Resort.

  • Liked — Every thing
  • Disliked — No complaints at all
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2007

The lobby area of the hotel is nice and welcoming. However, once you get into your room, you notice that there's a bit of wear-and-tear in the furniture and the bathroom. The bedsheets and towels are clean but they are a bit worn out as well. It is clear that the hotel was once glamorous but with the passage of time it has been allowed to slowly decay. I stayed there in June, which is the low season for Hawaii because it is summer in the northern latitudes. The price of the hotel was not cheap but not very expensive either (approx. US$95), which allowed me to spend the money saved on hotel for other things like entertainment, good food, and Aloha shirts. The hotel is in a great location: it's one block away from the beach and there are numerous shops and restaurants nearby. Since I spent most of my time outside and not so much time in the hotel room, I ignored the lack of luxury of the hotel. Overall, I recommend this hotel for a few nights but don't expect much in the way of creature comforts here. By the way, there is no internet connection in the rooms, but there are computers in the lobby area where you can use the internet for US$7/hour.

  • Stayed June 2007
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rocklin, Ca
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2007

We arrived early and I thought we were going to have to leave our luggage at the desk till we were able to check in. But we were able to check in early, we were also upgraded to a room with a partial ocean view, plus we could see Diamond Head The room had a microwave oven, sink, Dishes and silverware were also supplied in the room.The room was clean, beds had new mattresses. They cleaned our room almost everyday. If they weren't coming in the next day, they would leave extra towels. The staff were friendly and helpful. Yes the elevators were a bit dirty, and yes there was duct tape around the rugs in the elevator But you aren't going to sleep in the elevators! The place is a bit dated. They were in the process of renovating while we were there. But let me tell you!!! You can't beat the location, 1/2 block from beach, shopping, restaurants, and the bus stops all near by. The Catholic church is only a 1/2 block away. Next trip plan on staying here agian. Our trip was taken April 2007.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Can't think of anything
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Northern California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2007

Checking in - slow since they only had one person staffed at the front helping people. The person who did check us in was almost brusque in that she really just wanted us all out of her hair. She never smiled once, in fact, no hotel staff ever smiled at us.
The room - It is VERY dated, white varnish furniture from the 80's. Everything was clean, but cheap and uncomfortable. The first problem came here - the bedding had holes in it. We called to ask for new bedding and were told that they could not accomodate that. That's all they said, and anything else I said was given a response of "we can not accmodate that" - as if that was all the English she knew.
Second problem - the gauge for the AC, or the thing that lets you control how cold it gets in the room did not work. we turned it to one end and did other stuff for half an hour and nothing changed, then we turned it to the other end and left for 2 hrs and nothing changed. We called about that and they said they could get someone to come and fix it in two days. We were only staying another two nights and so just said they can do whatever they want.
Third problem - the fridge, the old mini-fridge that they said their rooms would have. well, they had one. it just didn't work. we asked for them to take a look at it and maybe fix it and surprise, they sent someone to look at it. well, the person said that we were right, it didn't work. but they wouldn't be able to put another one into the room for a week or so.
On the plus side - they did a thorough job of cleaning the room everyday since we did track in a good deal of sand.
The location of this place is GREAT.
The parking in the place is really tight.
We weren't expecting much, mostly b/c it was so cheap, but what we got was even less.
Next time, we will spring a little more to be a lot more comfortable.

  • Liked — maid service
  • Disliked — everything else
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Waikiki Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Waikiki Resort

Address: 2460 Koa Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#29 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#35 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#35 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Waikiki Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 275
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Orbitz, Travelocity, Agoda, getaroom.com, HotelTravel.com, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your Waikiki Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Waikiki Hotel Honolulu
Waikiki Resort Hotel
Waikiki Resort Hawaii/Honolulu

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Waikiki Resort, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.