We stayed at this hotel both pre and post a cruise on the Pride of America.
Once advantage of its location is that the Equus was the first drop - off with the Airport bus (we used Roberts - $9 each person one way).
The Equus is decribed as a boutique. A flight of stairs up from street level. At the top of the stairs is a small lobby area with reception and a lounge area with one computer terminal plus some chairs and lounges. This is where they serve breakfast in the mornings. Yes, as reported here, there is only one elevator and it is a bit slow.
Our room was 902. Not much of a view. We don’t think any of the rooms would have much of a view.
BUT, the room was comfortable, huge comfy bed, large Philips flat screen TV which also had a computer attached to it with a full keyboard and wireless mouse. However, problems with Internet connection. Also, could not get a connection with our laptop. They were having problems with the system and to mangements credit, they arranged to have one of the rooms at their sister property next door opened up for Internet use.
There was a small balcony with a table and two chairs. Large sliding louvre shutters. Which was just as well because of the high rise just across the way!
Large bathroom, coffee making facilities, drip style with fresh coffee which we didn’t use.
One advantage for shoppers - it's just a short 10 minute walk to the All Moana shopping centre. However, the walk to Waikiki is something else! - at a leisurely stroll, about 1 hour.
The bed was as M sez - “fabulous”.
Big screen TV had 32 channels. But a lot of news type networks. All with USA news.
A lot of sirens during the night but too tried to worry about after flying in from Australia the previous day.
The breakie in the lobby was so-so. Breakie consists of two juices (orange but watery - didn’t try the other one). Coffee with whitener (doncha hate that!). Fruit, great bananas. Then some pastries like little croissants, Danish. Just so-so. Noticed some of the guests went down to Starbucks.
Summing up the location of The Equus: Fine for the Ala Moana but a little too far away for the Waikii Beach area. We thought about it, and did change the last two nights to another hotel when we returned 5 weeks later on our way back home.
- 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