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“Great Place to Stay For Military and or People With Pets” 5 of 5 stars
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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3253 North Nimitz Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819   |  
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Ranked #64 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
Ewa Beach, Hawaii, United States
1 review
“Great Place to Stay For Military and or People With Pets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We just moved here from the mainland and I'm so glad we stayed here instead of staying at Schofield Inn. We have a German Shepherd so it's a big relief to us that this hotel accepts pets. It's in a great location. 5 minutes from the airport and there's a free shuttle bus. It isn't the nicest hotel, but you can't complain with the price and great location. It's a great place to stay for a quick visit. We stayed for over a month while we tried to find a house here and it was great for the first week or two, but I'm ready to get out. If you park your car here, park it in the parking lot behind the hotel. DO NOT PARK IN THE GARAGE! Unless you are used to microsized parking. The staff is very friendly and great. Emelita the cleaning lady was excellent and was great with our dog. It's a great place to stay if you need something affordable and close to the airport or if you are military PCSing with Pets.

Room Tip: Park in the parking lot, not in the garage.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
70 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

...if you manage to get a good rate - this is the place to be near (5 minutes ride) from HNL Airport. Shuttle is free and available 24/7. THe pool is quite small but OK if you are staying at the hotel for a day or two. There is a bus stop near the hotel and you could get a ride to the Centre of Honoluly at circa $2.50 one way. The rooms are OK and not as dated as some reviwers make it to be..... I am sattisfied with my stay, at the price that I have paid and would definitely return if i will plan to stay in HNL Airport area in the near future.

Oh.... The Restaurant.... Fri and Saturdays they run a Snow crab buffet ar circa $30 +taxes... Ecellent food items, including eat-as-much-as-you-like salads, local sashimi, kimchi, snow crab.... The food is very good quality and I enjoyed the restaurant a lot!

Room Tip: For plane spotters, room 919 is probably one of the best, as this provides a very good view of the r...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brent K, Assistant General Manager at BEST WESTERN The Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Aloha German L,

Thank you for your review of the Best Western The Plaza Hotel. Both staff and management are appreciative of your stay, comments, and rating. Yes, we do have a free shuttle to and from the airport, free internet, and as you mentioned a restaurant with excellent food.
We look forward to welcoming you back and should you have any questions, please call the hotel directly.

Mahalo,
Brent Kitsu
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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

=we really enjoyed our stay at the best western it was comfortable my kids loved the pool and great hospitality..the house keeper was great she was nice and our kids liked her alot. madeline was our host she was great at her job and she is really nice. its a great hotel when you pcs our friends actually recommended this hotel and our stay was great.

Room Tip: the rooms are clean and nice the view is alright but other than that the rooms are awesome.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Brent K, Assistant General Manager at BEST WESTERN The Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Aloha aad1221,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Best Western the Plaza Hotel. We are appreciative of your patronage, comments, and rating you gave us.
We are glad to hear your kids loved the pool and our hospitatlity! We will advise Madeline of your comments.
Thank you again and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Mahalo,
Brent Kitsu
Assistant General Manager
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Wahiawa, Hawaii
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I enjoyed our stay at this hotel! Our room was clean, the common areas were clean, and the staff was great! The service in the restaraunt was good, and the food was good. My kids loved the pool, although it was loud due to traffic. But who goes to Hawaii for the pool?! And you get free parking if you are staying there!! Most of all the excellent customer service is what has me recommending this place to everyone!!

  • Stayed March 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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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This is a hotel that is convenient, but don't expect too much. The service is basic, the pool is basic and the room was basic. But clean. There is a free shuttle from the airport, though finding it is not easy, and I would recommend it as a relatively inexpensive, short stay hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Zeeland, Michigan
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

The Best Western Plaza Hotel in Honolulu offers a very decent place to stay in a very convenient location. There is a free shuttle bus from the airport, which is only minutes away. The rooms and common areas are clean and comfortable. There is a little store off the lobby that sells snacks, alcohol and trinkets. Had a great breakfast in the on-site restaurant. The only thing that I was unhappy about was the price for parking. I rented a vehicle and it cost me $25 per night to park. I thought that was quite pricey.

Room Tip: Although close to the highway and airport, I had no issues with noise at all.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

After a very late arrival in Honolulu it was great to make a quick call and get shuttled a short distance to this hotel. It was clean, recently painted and very comfortable. We ate breakfast at the resturant, good value, then got into the pool before checkout. It is noisy outside and view of the highway is less than interesting but can't beat the location and friendly staff.

  • Stayed March 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3253 North Nimitz Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #64 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN The Plaza Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 274
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