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“Reasonably priced stay in Honolulu” 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 #35 of 82 hotels in Honolulu
Na'alehu, HI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Reasonably priced stay in Honolulu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Our room was clean and comfortable, centrally located. Certainly not extravagant, but just fine for us, as we were there from the Big Island for a surgery and on a budget. There was noise from the street and other hotel, but slept fine with ear plugs.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, June 25, 2013
Aloha Jinger S:

Mahalo for sharing your recent stay at the Aqua Palms Waikiki.

I'm sorry to hear that your stay was for medical reasons but hope all turned out well!

We look forward to having 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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  • 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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Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I've stayed here twice in the past 6 months, for just over a week each time. The location is perfect, a short stroll to the beach and the Ala Moana shopping centre is a 10 minute walk away or the Bus stops right outside. I've had an Ocean View room both times which was very comfortable and spacious and the view is spectacular - not only can you see the ocean (of course) but I could also see Diamond Head and the lights of Waikiki are magical at dusk!

The extra touches such as the complimentary beach towels and beach chairs, the iced water and apples at reception and the weekly cocktail reception with live trio of local musicians really make the guests feel welcome and well looked after.

All in all, a great place to stay and it won't break the budget!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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aquapalmsandspa, General Manager at Aqua Palms Waikiki, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Aloha April C:

WOW! How wonderful is it that you have stayed with us twice in the last six months!

I'm pleased to hear that you are enjoying or little extra touches such as the apples, ice water, beach towels and chairs, etc.

Please be sure to introduce yourself the next time you are in town.

I look forward to meeting you soon!

Me ke Aloha Pumehana,
With Warmest Aloha,

Patty Maher
General Manager
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

This is by no means the grandest of Waikiki hotels, but it is clean and in a good location. Ala Moana shopping centre is a 10 to 15 min walk away. In the other direction the many shops and restaurants along the main strip of Waikiki are also about 15 min walk away. It is a short walk to the beach and the lagoon by the Hilton village. There is also a bus/trolley stop just down from the front door. The pool is very small, but the one time we used it it was empty (I guess everyone was at the beach). The room and bathroom (on level 11) were modern-ish, with a large flat screen tv, a mini fridge and microwave, which was handy. My only dislike was the lack of overhead lighting in the room (with the 2 table lamps lit it was still quite dim), however this was the same in all 3 hotels we stayed in in Hawaii, so I guess it is a Hawaiian or US thing that we are not used to. Overall we were very happy with the hotel.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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aquapalmsandspa, General Manager at Aqua Palms Waikiki, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Aloha RalphyandHuey:

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

I'm pleased to see that you liked the property overall. You described both the rooms and the location to a tee!

We 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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Addison, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We spent three nights at the Aqua Palms before heading to Kauai. We especially liked the location, as you can walk to the beach, shopping, restaurants. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. The concierge directed us to a small cafe close-by where we could get breakfast (not a chain). We found the bed/pillows very comfortable and the room a good size, as we were out most days sightseeing. We loved the ice water in the lobby after being out in the heat. We found the Aqua Palms a good value.

Room Tip: We were on street side with no problem with any noise.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, June 25, 2013
Aloha Cheryl120:

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

Our staff and our location are two of our best selling features and I'm delighted to hear that you were pleased with both.

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

Me ke Aloha Pumehana,
With Warmest Aloha,

Patty Maher
General Manager
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Visalia, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

My stay at this facility June 7-9 was the first stop on a multi-island vacation. My vacation started off well. The staff was very helpful. The view was incredible. I'm looking forward to my next trip and I'm sure I will be staying at Aqual Palms Waikiki when I return to Oahu.

Room Tip: Stay on the penthouse floor if its available.
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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aquapalmsandspa, General Manager at Aqua Palms Waikiki, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Aloha Nancy W:

How exciting, we were an excellent start to your multi-island vacation!

I'm delighted to hear that you will stay with us again on a return visit! Until next time...............

Me ke Aloha Pumehana
With Warmest Aloha,

Patty Maher
General Manager
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Central Coast, NSW, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Stayed here for just one night pre cruise, was handy location with just a short cab ride to the Pier, staff were very helpful and stored our baggage after check out until we were ready to leave, room was spacious and clean with very comfortale bed. Overall good value for the price.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, June 25, 2013
Aloha caf69:

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

Although only for a short visit, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay!

All of the staff and management hope you enjoyed your cruise around the islands and that you will come and visit us again soon!

Me ke Aloha Pumehana,
With Warmest Aloha,

Patty Maher
General Manager
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Sikeston, Mo.
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Paid to much for this room for 3 people. It had an old pull out sofa bed with a thin mattress for the 3rd person. The lampshade was so old it was cracked. The room itself was very clean. The staff was very courteous.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 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, June 25, 2013
Aloha tpipkin2:

Mahalo for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent stay.

I'm disappointed that you felt the room was too small for your party of three. We are currently working on upgrading our rooms and hope to have this project underway by year end.

All of the staff and management hope you will afford us another opportunity to regain your valued patronage.

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:
#26 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#35 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#35 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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