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“Delightful, sparkling clean, cozy & a great price.” 4 of 5 stars
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The Equus Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1696 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815   |  
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Hawaiian Islands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Delightful, sparkling clean, cozy & a great price.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2010

This was an overnight stay to attend a cultural event in Honolulu. The hotel was the perfect place to relax on nice beds with tons of pillows and take a wonderfully hot shower in the sparkling clean bathroom. It is in a safe location and was welcoming and felt cozy in a sometimes hectic Waikiki. The front desk staff was local, extra nice and very helpful. There were fresh flowers in the lobby, the brass around the entry was beautifully polished and the pool looked inviting. In addition to a coffee maker in the room, there was a nice continental breakfast downstairs in the lobby in the morning, including fresh fruit and tasty pastries. A nice treat not even mentioned when I booked the room. The Equus is a great deal, delightful, sparkling clean, and cozy.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2010

Hotel is located on Ala Moana Blvd, so it is imperative that one requests and gets a room away from the street. The street noise, day or night is awful, if your a light sleeper bring ear plugs. Check-in was quick, room is nice, flat screen tv, free internet, large bed, fridge and balcony. Bathroom is small, and compact with shower. Room was clean, nice air conditioning system which did not make noise. Continental breakfast included, which is certainly lacking. There is an IHOP a few blocks away as well as a McDonalds. Did not really interact with the staff so have no comments regarding them.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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theequushotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2010
Thank you for reviewing our hotel. We are glad to have served you on your vacation to Hawai'i and hope that you enjoyed your time with us. We appreciate the constructive feedback you have provided, your comments will be conveyed to our management team. I assure you that you will notice a marked difference upon your return, and hope to see you again soon. Much Mahalo, Mariah Dailey, Director of Guest Services, mariah.dailey@equushotel.com
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Castlegar, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2010

A really nice little hotel. Nothing fancy but clean and comfortable. The staff is very helpful. It's a little off the beaten path but the 10 or 15 minute walk to Waikiki beach was just fine. Also, "The Bus" is easy to catch to absolutely anywhere. It was also just a short walk to the Aloa Moana Mall. The room was a little small but who goes to Hawaii to spend time in their room. Most tours pick you up at the front door or a short walk to the hotel across the street.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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susangmequus, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review, May 20, 2010
Aloha

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at our unique boutique and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Warm Aloha
Susan Weander
General Manager
susan.weander@equushotel.com
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Haleiwa, Hawaii
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2010

Excellent choice in decorations for The Equus Hotel!! 5 stars, love that it plays homage to Polo! Staff very friendly and helpful!! Would recommend to anyone!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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susangmequus, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review, May 18, 2010
Aloha

We are very pleased to read of your enjoyable experience and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Equus and Marina Tower. Warm Aloha, Susan Weander, General Manager susan.weander@equushotel.com
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hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2010

The hotel isreally unique and comforting. I love the horsey theme throughout the building. Beds are very comfortable and clean. Great price for a lovely room.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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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theequushotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2010
Much mahalo for your review! We appreciate your kind comments and are glad to have provided you with a memorable experience. The paniolo theme was done by our in-house designer, and we will be sure to pass along your appreciation for the decor. Aloha, Mariah Dailey, Director of Guest Services, mariah.dailey@equushotel.com
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los angeles
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2010

nice place . good price - good times - i was impressed with the hotels suave and pleasurable style- would return again

Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
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theequushotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2010
Thank you for your review, we are glad that you had an enjoyable time during your stay. It is great to here that we were able to provide you with a stylish accommodation that exceeded your expectations. We look forward to your return! Much Mahalo, Mariah Dailey, Director of Guest Services, mariah.dailey@equushotel.com
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Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2010

Fab hotel! Enjoyed my stay greatly. Clean, close to everything...1st pick up or drop off for the tours etc. Walking distance to the beach, mall and restaurants. Great service and VERY friendly staff. Will be back for sure. Would recommend it to everyone...it is all you need in a hotel.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: 1696 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#5 Best Value Hotel in Honolulu
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#23 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#46 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Equus Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 67
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

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