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“Fine hotel close to conference centre” 4 of 5 stars
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Aqua Palms Waikiki
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1850 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815   |  
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Ranked #36 of 82 hotels in Honolulu
Sydney, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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“Fine hotel close to conference centre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

My wife and I spent 5 nights at the Aqua Palms while I was attending a conference. We chose this hotel because of price and proximity (10 min walk) to the Honolulu Conference centre in which the meeting I was attending was being held. The Aqua sits at the Ala Moana end of Waikiki and it is an easy 20 minute walk to all the action on the Waikiki strip. However, if you like to go swimming, the beach in front of the Hawaiian Hilton across the road from the Aqua Palms is far superior in our opinion and with far less people. The hotel is good value, the staff friendly and the rooms clean and reasonably spacious and include coffee and tea making facilities, bar fridge and microwave oven. The rooms also come with free wireless internet. Only negative for us was the traffic noise below our 7th story room that looked out onto Diamond Head and Waikiki but faced the busy Ala Moana Blvd. All in all, very good value and fine lodgings that we would have no question in recommending.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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aquapalmsandspa, General Manager at Aqua Palms Waikiki, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Aloha lain C:

Mahalo for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Aqua Palms Waikiki.

We are a property of choice for convention attendees due to our proximity to the Convention Center and value prices.

I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and will recommend us to others.

We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again on a return visit.

Me ke Aloha Pumehana,
With Warmest Aloha,

Patty Maher
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Rutherford, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We were looking forward to celebrate hubby's Bday here again and we were pleased. Our stay here was inviting and we were surprised with Bday note, bubbles, chocolates, and cake! The parking lot is still challenging and the elevator waits gave us time to mellow out. We overlooked the worn furniture, bathroom, armoire, single 3 drawer bureau, and difficult patio door because the cleaniness, service, and location are more important to us. We're city folks so we adapted to traffic/night noise. Housekeeping has some kind of "ESP" to attend our room because it was refreshing to return "home" after traversing the island in the heat. Thank you to Patty, her cordial staff, and the Birthday surprise was touching and very much appreciated.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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aquapalmsandspa, General Manager at Aqua Palms Waikiki, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Aloha napavalleygal:

It is always a pleasure to see our return guests continue to enjoy their stay with us!

I hope that you were able to get that much needed relaxation and enjoy hubby's birthday!

We look forward to seeing you again on a return visit!

Me ke Aloha Pumehana,
With Warmest Aloha,

Patty Maher
General Manager
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

nice hotel, friendly, clean. walking distance to beach, near shopping and restaurants, very good price value,secure parking, good clean pool, we were there for three days and would good back when returning to the area

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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aquapalmsandspa, General Manager at Aqua Palms Waikiki, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Aloha MarkH:

It is always nice to read that our guests would come back and stay with us again!

We appreciate the time you took to share your comments regarding the Aqua Palms.

Please don't hesitate to contact me direct for your return visit!

Me ke Aloha Pumehana,
With Warmest Aloha,

Patty Maher
General Manager
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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Have just returned from Honolulu after 8 nights & was more then happy with the hotel.Good budget hotel, location was good, 10 mins easy walk to Ala Moana Center Mall & about the same to Wakiki Beach. Rooms were clean although a revamp on its decor would be nice but the staff were friendly which made the holiday very enjoyable,will recommend hotel to family & friends.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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aquapalmsandspa, General Manager at Aqua Palms Waikiki, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Aloha Jake59:

Mahalo for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Aqua Palms Waikiki.

I'm delighted to hear that you will be recommending us to your family & friends!

We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again on a return visit!

Me ke Aloha Pumehana,
With Warmest Aloha,

Patty Maher
General Manager
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Sydney, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We wanted an affordable and comfortable place to stay near the beach and we got it. A great bonus was a wonderful team of helpful staff who made our stay enjoyable. The location was also within walking distance of great shopping.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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aquapalmsandspa, General Manager at Aqua Palms Waikiki, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Aloha Irma MacDonald:

Mahalo for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent stay at the Aqua Palms Waikiki.

I'm delighted to hear that the team treated you with the true aloha spirit for which we are known.

All of the staff and management hope you enjoyed your stay in Waikiki and will afford us the opportunity to serve you again in the near future.

Me ke Aloha Pumehana,
With Warmest Aloha,

Patty Maher
General Manager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

Like most other reviews I also believe Aqua Palms needs a nice revamp on its decor; but then again who travels to Hawaii to stay in the hotel all day. I loved that they had a laundry facility which makes it easier for travelling light. We had an amazing view, day and night. Just a few blocks away from the beach and the Ala Moana Center Mall. Ihop is easily accessible through the hotel and you get 10% off your bill. The pool is open till 10pm though it is quite small. Also close by is the famous and almost everywhere shop 'ABC Stores' where you can find anything & everything you need plus save all your receipts to receive a gift. Overall the hotel's location is great.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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aquapalmsandspa, General Manager at Aqua Palms Waikiki, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Aloha MercurialTreki:

Mahalo for taking the time share your recent stay at the Aqua Palms Waikiki.

Our location is an ideal spot, as mentioned. Trolleys stop right out front and the city bus stop is just a few steps away. Very convenient to get anywhere on the island. With many restaurants, shops and beaches all within walking distance.

All of the staff and management look forward to another opportunity to serve you in the future.

Me ke Aloha Pumehana,
With Warmest Aloha,

Patty Maher
General Manager
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France
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19 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Good hotel , not very expensive and good position.
Do not expect a luxurious hotel but if you do not have a big budget and you are ook for a simple but clean and with good service hotel than...choose this one!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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aquapalmsandspa, General Manager at Aqua Palms Waikiki, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Aloha un_voyage_pour_2:

Mahalo for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Aqua Palms Waikiki.

I'm pleased to see that you felt we were a clean hotel with a friendly staff. Our friendly staff is one of biggest selling points.

All of the staff and management look forward to serving you again on a return visit!

Me ke Aloha Pumehana,
With Warmest Aloha,

Patty Maher
General Manager
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Address: 1850 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#33 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#36 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#37 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#45 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Aqua Palms Waikiki 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aqua Palms Waikiki is a boutique hotel located 1 block to the beach and across from the Hilton Hawaiian Village. This hotel is a short stroll to Ala Moana Shopping Center and in close proximity to the Hawaii Convention Center. During your stay, you'll enjoy guestroom comforts like Aqua BLISS pillow top beds, 42-inch LCD TV's, a mini-refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffeemaker. With our hospitality fee for all stays beginning August 1, 2014, Aqua Palms 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. In addition, you'll enjoy the fitness center and a barbeque grill is located poolside as well as a business center in the lobby. ... more   less 
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