We stayed at the Ohana Waikiki West for 2 days in November 2012 prior to our 7 day cruise to some of the other Hawaiian Islands. On the plus side, this hotel is located in the center of things in Waikiki. It is across the street from the back side of the International Market Place, there is a full service grocery store across the street where you can also get deli items, and is generally a good location. Our room also had a kitchenette with a small refrigerator that was handy. It also had a balcony, but the view was nothing to write home about. Still, it was nice to have the balcony. There is also a free shuttle to the Ala Moana shopping center (just show your room key). There is wireless internet available in the lobby, but it was not available in our room. However, the hotel is showing it's age. Don't expect a 1st class room at these prices.
Our purpose was to find a relatively inexpensive hotel to stay at for a couple of days prior to our cruise and this hotel did fill that need. We were satisfied with our choice but then we weren't expecting a lot. After our cruise we stayed for several days in an ocean front room at a hotel on the beach that was much nicer, but then it was also a lot more expensive. It's a case of getting what you pay for.
If you are looking for a less expensive place to stay in Waikiki, this hotel might work for you. Just don't expect the same type of accommodations you will find at the nicer hotels. As I said it is showing it's age.
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January 24, 2013
Aloha Howard M,
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the OHANA Waikiki West Hotel. The staff and management are appreciative of review and of the score you rated.
We do agree we have a great location and as you mentioned, we are a budget hotel and strive for the best service possible. We apologize the rooms were not up to your standard, however be assured management is looking to renovate the hotel in the next couple years.
We are hopeful you will consider us again should you ever return to Hawaii. We thank you for your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back!
OHANA Waikiki West Management
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