We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great views and location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hawaiian Monarch Hotel

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Save
You added Hawaiian Monarch Hotel to your Saves list
Hawaiian Monarch Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   444 Niu Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #73 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
Bloomington, Illinois
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great views and location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Easy walk to beach, restaurants and shopping. And the bus service is frequent and handicapped accessible.

Found the two bedroom / two bath condo on vrbo.com website. The unit was recently remodeled with handsome appliances including dishwasher and a stackable washer / dryer.

With views of Diamond Head and the Pacific, it was a pleasure to have a quick breakfast as the day began.

Our week in the city was a pleasure.

Very clean and secure unit on an upper floor.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

246 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    27
    53
    93
    27
    46
See reviews for
36
72
53
20
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (34)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Helena, Montana
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We were booked to stay here for the whole time in Hawaii, but as soon as we arrived we realized that staying here for ten days was not what we wanted. We quickly went back to the lobby and left. This hotel is nice from the outside, and is so old and aged, that when we walked into our room, it was so out dated, and dirty. That we couldn't bare to spend one night in the room. Let alone sleep worrying about if their was a fire, we would never get out.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Stayed at the Hawaiian Monarch the first week of March and it was in my opinion just average or slightly below. Room was a little dated and it was very hard to get the hot water to stop going back and forth from hot and cold on a moments notice. If someone could have seen me jumping in and out of the water they would have laughed pretty hard..lol. Hotel has a large pool and sun deck with out door grills for cooking out which are very nice. Lobby is extremely basic for such a large hotel and upon first arrival it is somewhat difficult to locate. Key cards in the elevator are slightly tricky to use as they work best when inserted and pushed to the right. After a few times you'll get the trick :). Hotel is in the corner of Waikiki and as long as you don't mind walking a little you can get pretty much everywhere. Hilton Beach is close and very nice and the fireworks on Friday night are good from here too. Parking, no parking is included with either the hotel or the condos and you will pay $20/night or $180/month. Parking across the street is cheaper at $18, but you can park free on the Ala Wai with the exception of Mon and Fri from 8:30am-11am when they do street sweeping. Views of the Ko'olaus is awesome from the Ala Wai side. Plenty of restaurants to walk to and for breakfast I highly recommend the Wailana Coffee House...the all you can eat pancakes is just $5.95 and includes eggs bacon and toast! You can't touch this in Waikiki! Not my first choice of hotels, but this trip was short notice and this hotel was cheap and served as a nice crash pad for our stay. Enjoy.

Room Tip: Ala Wai side has great views of the Mountains.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
saskatoon
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We found the staff very pleasant and helpful , this was our f1rst time at this Hotel We are from Saskatoon Saskatchewan and were recommended by people who stayed at the Hotel many times.
Their recommendation was accurate and the price was fair during this busy season..
We would stay again and the Location is excellent.
.

Room Tip: The staff at the desk are very helpful and were always accommodating.. Yes we will stay again...
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Located on the main street in 5 min from all shops and ''active life" - not noisy, easy to get to the beach and shops. Poor service: 1) They make the bed, sometimes not every day, and take the garbage out every day. Clean towels every day. 2) there once was a cockroach in my bathroom 3) when I asked to print a ticket on the reception, they said that it's nlot possible and didn't help me to do this in any way. 4) free wi-fi only in the lobby 5) old noisy air conditioner located at the level of the pillow. Noisy elevator! Overall it's a desent hotel for it's prise.

Room Tip: not near the elevator
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Paris, France
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The hotel shows its age - it is possibly one of the oldest buildings in Waikiki. The rooms need some freshening. The bath tube for instance was not in good condition in our room.
Given that, we had a nice view from the 22nd level, we could see the beach and the ocean.
(in another stay in the same hotel but at the 17th level the view is far from being as nice.)
The free locker room at the reception was a great bonus.
At least the rooms are clean.
Very nice location, around 15 mins to the beach. Bus station 5-10 mins walk from the hotel.
Internet available only in the lobby, not in the rooms. But definitely not in the middle of Waikiki.
Nice swimming pool with a jacuzzi - but closes at 9pm: a bit too early!
Parking is "only" 20 dollars for 24 hours (sadly it is a great deal in Waikiki).

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hurst, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for four nights and whilst the location was ok the rest was disappointing. The room was ok but really dated and as with the rest of the Hotel, in dire need of updating. The biggest challenge was getting from lobby and into the room. As many others have commented, the room keys worked about 1 in 10 attempts for the lift or room, very frustrating.
However, I guess you get what you pay for , very reasonable price for Waikiki Hotel.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Hawaiian Monarch Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hawaiian Monarch Hotel

Address: 444 Niu Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #73 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hawaiian Monarch Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 225
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Cheap Tickets, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Agoda, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Hawaiian Monarch Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hawaiian Monarch Honolulu
Hotel Hawaiian Monarch
Hawaiian Monarch Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hawaiian Monarch Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.