When I go to Honolulu for business, I usually like to stay on one of the edges of Waikiki to avoid the bulk of the tourist crunch. After reading reviews here on TripAdvisor I thought that I would give the Equus a try. I was happy with my decision as the hotel was very nice and well-located. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Parking was extra (I had a car for work visits) and a little tight, but worked out OK. Elevator was somewhat slow, but I have found this to be the case at multiple other properties as well. Room was cozy but not cramped and there are multiple places to eat and things to do within a short walk from the hotel. Noise was not an issue (I stayed in a room towards the back of the building, away from Ala Moana Blvd.). I thought that the Equus was a good value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Equus is a charming boutique hotel located on Waikīkī’s “Upper West Side” where you will find an abundance of restaurants, easy access to one of the world’s largest shopping malls, a quick stroll to the beach and gorgeous sunset views. The hotel guestrooms are warm and contemporary, keeping true to the hotel’s equestrian theme with Ralph Lauren-inspired touches throughout. An intimate lobby and lanai offer a dipping pool, gazebo and a weekly cocktail reception.All guestrooms are appointed with cozy pillow-top beds, flat screen TVs, refrigerator with freezer, Keurig coffee maker with organic coffee, and complimentary full property WiFi. Portable printers can be delivered for those on business. Best of all, the friendly staff offers the kind of personal assistance delivered with Aloha that only a small, family-run hotel can offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Equus Hotel And Marina Tower
- Equus An Aqua Boutique Hotel
- The Equus Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu