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“Good Value for the Money” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Marine Surf Waikiki

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Marine Surf Waikiki
2.5 of 5 Condominium   |   364 Seaside Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)   |  
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Toronto, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Good Value for the Money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2005

No bugs, scrupulously clean, great location for beach/shopping/restaurants. Stayed in 1711, corner unit w/views of Diamond Head and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, aka The Pink Palace. Walking distance to everything in central Waikiki, only 15 min walk to Kapiolani park, Queen's Surf Beach, zoo, etc. Booked through Condo connection.

  • Stayed May 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2004

Spacious for a hotel/condo with kitchenette, but there are cockroaches and ants in the room. They're in the cupboards, drawers, floor, nightstand, everywhere! They were tiny guys, about an inch long, but we were worried the mom might be just around the corner! All in all, we saw about 3-4 per day, and we were there for 8 days! Management probably knows they have a persistent bug problem because you will find bug traps under the sink, in the cupboards and above the closet. If you don't mind the bugs, the price is reasonable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2004

Management could have been friendlyer,rest of staff very friendly and helpful . But on the whole good . Rooms were clean and spaceous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2004

The Marine Surf is an amazing value for Waikiki. If you have travelled to Waikiki in the past few years you will know that staying in Waikiki is a very expensive proposition. While all the fluff of a Sheraton or Hilton can be nice - really, how much time do you spend in the room, in Hawaii? I would hope not too much!! As a traveller who has been to Oahu 8 times, I assure you this is a great value and has all that you need.
As for the lack of desk clerk beyond 7PM that so many seem to mention, they are just next door and will come at the drop of a hat (or call) - hotel management run several hotels/condo complexes in Waikiki - and besides the savings can be passed along to the cusomer! Save your money...spend it where it counts....and remember rooms in the tropics will not be the same as back home - very humid - these rooms are kept very clean. Enjoy good accomodations and spending your money wisely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2004

The hotel was awesome. I loved it and I would stay there again!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2004

I have stayed in the Marine Surf on at least three extended visits to Waikiki with my family. While it's not on the beach, it is centrally located in Waikiki which makes everything you do just a short walk away. The rooms are large and you have great mountain views from the lani on the higher floors. My complaints are that the beds are on the small size as is the pool (but who cares with all that beach for sunning and sleeping). One thing to keep in mind is that there is so much entertainment to engage you that you spend little time in your room. Save your money for the fun things Ohau has to offer and book your room here. I think for the economy minded this is the best value in Waikiki.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2004

The Marine Surf Hotel was good. There many floors; they even have a 21st floor! There's no cafe or restaurant, as it is small, but they have comfortable beds and a great kitchen. The kitchen has a stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, forks, spoons, knives, etc. It has a great location: not too far from the beach, supermarkets, bus stops, and other places. I would recommend this to a person who is staying for half a week maximum. I wouldn't stay here long because the air conditioner makes noise and so does the city.

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Additional Information about Marine Surf Waikiki

Address: 364 Seaside Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Marine Surf Waikiki 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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