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“Comfortable Stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Aqua Waikiki Pearl
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   415 Nahua Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815   |  
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Ranked #42 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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“Comfortable Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

My travel agent booked this hotel in light of my specific request for having a kitchen. I was pleasantly surprised to have been given a very spaceous living room/kitchen area with a balcony, and a separate, equally spaceous bedroom. The hotel location is close to everything in Waikiki--the Pantry for groceries, the International Market, restaurants and shops, and of course, the beach. The staff were friendly, special thanks to Remy for looking after my room. The drawback are that because of the location, the nice view is limited to the mountains from out the balcony, and there is no complimentary wi-fi on each room.

Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This the perfect place for those that just need a place to sleep, shower and dump cases. The hotel is handy to all the action in Waikiki, public transport and there are plenty of eateries nearby.
The rooms have all you really need and EVERYTHING worked! The beds were very comfortable.
The staff were all very friendly and obliging.
The only down side to this place was the noisy air-conditioner and slamming doors. The AC didn't bother me but may annoy others. I was unfortunate enough to have some inconsiderate neighbours that slammed their door frequently until @ 3am. The doors are heavy and there is nothing to cushion the noise. However overall my stay was very pleasant and would stay there agaqin.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Geelong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This was our 3rd stay since the remodelling 5 or so years ago. So so so much praise for all the staff. Booked a queen/double room with a lanai and got upgraded on our check in to a one bedroom apartment. Very spacious with a big lounge, kitchen and bedroom with 2 double beds. Managed to secure a car park every night on our 5 night stay. Their watermelon infused chilled water at reception was divine! Staff were always helpful and checking that all was ok with our stay. Our last night was the "tsunami" night and the staff handled the whole issue very efficiently and with concern making sure all were ok. My only suggestion would be to have wi-fi available in all guest rooms. They have free internet but by cable only. As we only had our ipad I had to go to the lobby to use the wi-fi. Would definitely stay again and highly recommend.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

I've been staying here the last 3yrs. Aqua PEARL has a budget friendly cost, location is perfect, & the people have true aloha spirit. It's close to the beach, shopping areas, & night life. Never a full moment on kuhio street.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The hotel was centrally located, easy to get to all the sights. It was a clean comfortable place without many extras (no pool, exercise room...). Since we didn't spend much time in our room it didn't matter any way. The staff is what makes this place great. They were extraordinarily helpful and worked hard to make our stay a very pleasant one. Saving on the room left us more money to play in Waikiki. I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Gunnedah, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

The Motel was what you would call middle of the road price wise. This suited us. But the pluses were A Grade: General Store over the road, A bar attached to the Motel, The International Markets at the end of the street, downtown shops and restaurants within minutes, Waikiki Beach five minutes walk. Central to everything.
Front desk always helpful. Tours and shuttles picked up at the door. ATM machine. Tours desk in foyer.
Much more user friendly that the massive big high rise motels.

Room Tip: A/C unit in room a little noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Winter Park, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

The Pearl is a good value due to its location - close to dining, shopping and most importantly the beach (although it is a good 10 minute walk). The staff is friendly and accommodating. Booked a queen/double room for a week and was given a two twin bed room. Staff was happy to change to the queen/double. Apparently all rooms are not created equal as we had a small room and many others have reported how large their rooms were. We caught glimpses into other rooms confirming ours was much smaller. Our room was on the third floor on the parking lot side vs the street side and it did seem a bit quieter. A/C is a wall-mounted unit and does run loud. Didn't bother our sleep though. There were regular outside sounds from being in a big city but almost no noise from other rooms which was nice. There was a closet but no true dresser (desk drawers could serve as a dresser...) for unpacking clothes. Tough to live out of a suitcase when visiting for a week or more.

Again, the staff was very pleasant and accommodating. We didn't get to know them by first names as others have posted but received Aloha each time we passed the desk (unless someone was on the phone).

If you are on a budget and not planning to spend a lot of time in your room - which you shouldn't, you're in Hawaii! - the Pearl is a good option. Looking for a resort experience or view - look elsewhere.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the parking lot side vs the street side - but remember you are in a big city with...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Aqua Waikiki Pearl

Address: 415 Nahua Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#42 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#45 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Aqua Waikiki Pearl 2.5*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Aqua Waikiki Pearl is a renovated mid-rise hotel tucked into the heart of Waikiki. This location showcases the vibrant city, near shops and restaurants. Located just 2 blocks to Waikiki Beach, this comfortable hotel offers spacious accommodations, large balconies in most rooms, a refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffeemaker with full kitchens in suites. You'll also enjoy the on-site sports bar, Legends, with multi-screen TV's, as well as various retail shops and services. ... more   less 
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