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Aqua Waikiki Wave
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2299 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Formerly Aqua Coral Reef (~2006/9/30))   |  
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Ranked #44 of 82 hotels in Honolulu
Saint Thomas, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice Hotel Central Location Good Rooms Good Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We stayed here on our first trip to Hawaii. Our room was 218. It was large, with a nice clean bath and shower. Water was warm. We had a small back up in the sink which was quickly taken care of on mentioning it to management. Concierge hours 9 - 5 made it a bit difficult to see if you arrive late or are on a day excursion, but when seen are very helpful. Bid Daddy's bar next door has a good happy hour. Restaurants close by. Beach is only a couple of blocks away, did not swim there. Will have to review Waikiki beach as heard some interesting facts about it that make me look for another beach. Regarding noise, we did not have that problem even on the second floor. We were there from Monday to Wednesday, that could have accounted for it. There were earplugs available but did not have to use them. Very comfortable stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the Aqua Waikiki Wave for a weeknd..Apr. 19th to 21st. 2013.. it was a short trip but the Aqua folks made me wana stay longer.. room was very clean..bed was awesome.. hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. .. and the hotel location was a plus.. all around. .I give these folks and their hotel a 5star rating.. thank you Aqua Waikiki Wave..I'll be sure to let people know and be staying with yall folks every time im back on the island.. sincerely, Great Memories in San Francisco. ..

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

If you're looking for an inexpensive hotel in a good location, the Aqua Wave is your place. Remember, you get what you pay for. The room was large and comfortable. The bathroom was not clean, and did have a bathtub, which most hotels around don't have. The location is awesome! Within walking distance of great restaurants, close to the beach and great shopping. The staff is terrible! They are not friendly, and treat you like you are bothering them. The parking lot is very small, so if you have a rental car (a bus stop is right across the street), you might have difficulty parking in the lot. The night manager of the hotel moved his car out of the handicapped spot and told us to park there overnight! Overall, I would probably stay here again, but only because the price was right for a quick weekend getaway.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Keedysville, Maryland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This hotel is in a great locatiion - just one block back from the main Waikiki strip of shops and the beach. This was our second trip in two 2 1/2 years and came back to the Wave because of our first visit. The hotel is very clean and the staff are extremely nice. Not a fancy hotel as others mention but it is a bit more than the basics and a great deal for the money. The two managers, Gabe and George, were welcoming and accomodated our needs. Staff seemed happy and it appeared that they were well taken care of and enjoyed their jobs. Big thanks to Michael, Brenna, Kisha, Miko, and William for making our stay wonderful. We would definetely recommend this hotel and will be staying there on our next visit. Thanks - The Wilsons

Room Tip: I would recommend the higher floors to avoid some of the street noise. Also, the side facing Diamon...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Pros: Great location, friendly/attentive staff, spacious rooms with balconies, affordable rates.
Cons: Worn/dated rooms, not much of a view.

This hotel suited our group of four just fine for a short 2-night stay in Honolulu. The location is fantastic, and the staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming. The hotel is in good condition, but the room itself was quite worn and dated. This would be a good option for a short stay or those just looking for a comfortable place to crash after a day of sightseeing or on the beach. It would not be the place to stay for those looking for a more pampering, romantic, or resortlike experience.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We stayed here as a group of three single women (age 30-40). The room was spacious, with three double beds and two small balconies. Service staff were very helpful and went out of their way for you - especially the bell boys. There is also a small massage place on the ground floor, where we had great foot massages for $30. It is opposite the international market and about a block back from the mian strip, close by to lots of great shops and restaurants and Waikiki beach.
On the downside, this hotel does not have a pool and overlooks the mountians (not on the beachfront). Some of the pricer hotels have great beachfront locations with lovely bars and restaurants and deckchairs on a private stretch of beach. It can also be wuite noisy at night in the rooms with the traffic and beeping.
Heaps of activities to do - we did a luau, Pearl Harbour tour, Big Island volcano tour, and outlet shopping tour ($15 return and well worth it!).

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I took my family to Hawaii for the first time and we stayed at the Wave. We had a wonderful experience, the hotel and rooms were clean. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful. It was within walking distance to everything we needed, beach, zoo, dining and shopping. I would definitley recommend them.

  • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2299 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Formerly Aqua Coral Reef (~2006/9/30))
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#41 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aqua Waikiki Wave 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aqua Waikiki Wave is a contemporary boutique hotel featuring spacious rooms with a hip decor located 1 block to the beach. The beachy-urban vibe and stellar location will make you feel like you're living the dream. With affordable accommodations, staying at Aqua Waikiki Wave is the way to experience life in Hawaii. With our hospitality fee for all stays beginning August 1, 2014, Aqua Waikiki Wave 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 have access to the business center, activities desk, retail shops, convenience store and two restaurants. ... more   less 
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