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Pagoda Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1525 Rycroft Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814   |  
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Ranked #72 of 82 hotels in Honolulu
Luray, Virginia, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Perfect location! Clean and friendly staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

The Pagoda is a nice hotel in a great location. If you want to get away from the crowded Waikiki streets, stay here. Or room on the tenth floor was very clean, didn't smell and everything worked. The service is great, as well. You are always greeted by the staff. You are close to all of the major bus stops and only a fifteen minute walk from Waikiki. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again. We were there for two weeks.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alberto R, General Manager at Pagoda Hotel, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Aloha,

It has been an honor and a pleasure to have you as our guest. Thank you for taking the time to post this review. Please know that your feedback is very important to us, and it will be a valuable tool as we make changes to enhance the guest experience.

On behalf of all of us at Pagoda Hotel, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again in the future!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We stayed in the one bedroom with kitchenette. The room was huge, and the price was good. In order for that to happen, pretty much everything else gets compromised. Furniture is crappy, there is cracked, stained linoleum in the bathroom, the towels are thin and scratchy, the corridor smelled funny, etc. However, if what you want is an clean enough economical place to stay with room for a bunch of people, then this fits the bill.

The restaurant was fun with the gardens and koi. The food is OK quality but kind of expensive. Room service was one of the extras I missed -- with time differences and jet lag it would have been very nice to get a meal or two delivered.

I usually stay in nicer hotels and found the compromises a bit frustrating. But hey, it's a perfectly fair value for the price, and made an expensive vacation closer to affordable. Those nicer hotels are going to be two or three times the cost of this place. If you understand what you're getting into and value economy and space, it's a good choice.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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
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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This is the old,old hotel for locals to stay. There are renovations ongoing and it is convenient to Ala Moana shopping center. The bus terminal is at the center so most of Oahu is at your finger tips. The resturant was closed for breakfast. This used to be a good morning treat and we disappointed .street noise is minimal and they do have a small pool on site. Rooms are minimal and have aged but ours was clean. Prices are moderate for Waikaki. I will stay again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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california
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

stay away ! ever since the current corp. owner took over, approximately 4 years ago, Pagoda has slide to the bottom. the response from management consistently rebuffed any mention of an issue. the stained carpet, broken furniture, filthy bathrooms, and smell that would make a person choke. new management kept telling me that improvements were being made. not so. i am in Hawaii quite often for family. i now stay at the Ala Moana Hotel.

Room Tip: rooms near laundry are loud.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Alberto R, General Manager at Pagoda Hotel, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Aloha,

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. I can certainly understand and share your disapointment. Please know that we are taking steps to better maintain our facility. I have discussed your comments with our management team, and we are very sorry for our inability to achieve the Aqua experience. Please be informed that the Pagoda Hotel is doing some renovation such as building painting, elevator modernization, electronic lock system upgrade, and room refresh which consist of unit painting, new carpet, new drapes, tiling, new lighting and bath fixtures. We have other plans to improve the facilities which inludes the pool, lobby, hallways and other common area spaces. Most of the works are in progress and it will take few more months to complete.

Thank you.
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Lakewood
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Well i booked this hotel at last minute ,im thankful there was availability. The location is good next to like like drive inn and a few blocks away from Ala Mona Mall. Only thing i did not like was outside noise from the room i could hear everthing going on at street level and i was on the 8th floor. beside that a good stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Sao Paulo, Sp
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

we ( 3 adults me, my daughter and her boyfriend) stayed for 12 days at the pagoda terrace hotel in a 2 bedroom +kitchenette room
the room has a very good space and woul easily accomodate 5 persons .
Kitchen and "living room"are good for breakfast and some fast food meal , has rice cooker,cofeemaker,microvawe,refrigerator,full suplie of tableware and dishes.
very good localization, walking distance from Alamoana shopping/wallmart/Ross and even if you like to walk, Waikiki beach.
bad points: as we arrived the room had a strong smell of fish ( probably from the previous guest)and it took almost a week and lots or room spray to feel ok.
it do needs renovation ( they said they were renovating the hotel and this room definatelly would need it)
elevator didn't work properly 2 evenings in a row.( or it was turned off)
I found a roach in the bathroom and I do killed it with my flip flop.but it stayed at the wall for 2 days till we removed it .( cleaning of the room was average)
even though the parking is paid separately, we have received 2 parking tickets : one for parking at a wrong spot ( we were told to park in the parking building werever we wanted ) and the second one because the parking "voucher"was not properly placed ( we did not removed it the 12 days we stayed there) both ticket were voided after we went to the parking office ( at least i hope they did) because at the front desk I was told that they could not help and that I had to go to the parking office.
Wifi not available ( only ethernet cable) and is collected separetely as well as the parking ( Thanks God I took my laptop with me)
They charge .75 for local calls even if you dial a 1-800 number
I did not used the pool or any other hotel facilities.

Room Tip: ask for a renovated one
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We traveled to Hawaii the first time in 2011 as a couple, then in 2012 decided to take the family. The first time we stayed in Aqua Wave Hotel which was nice.

When booking the hotel we thought that we did not need a nice place, all we need is a place to sleep, and shower, after all we would be out and about all the time so wasting money on a nicer hotel seemed ridiculous. Plus the pictures made it seem like a rather nice place. Boy where we ever wrong, this is just horrible. You cannot imagine how bad this hotel is!

Every morning, yes EVERY morning even Sunday, garbage trucks made very loud banging sounds while picking up the large medal garbage containers on the street. This happened from 2:30am - around 6:00am, our guys usually sleep like rocks but even they woke up. We traveled with a young couple and their baby could not sleep at all, so they transferred to the Aston on the beach in Waikiki and paid $300 more, I wish we would have done the same.

Rooms, filthy, stinky, moldy, beds uncomfortable, the halls are not even painted, cracks at the seams in the drywall, my garage has a better interior. The AC units have large gaps around as they are the "in window" type, ours almost fell out. The window opened and closed like a shutter blind which let in a-lot of sound at night as previously mentioned. Bathrooms are dirty, tile was cracked and peeling off, the bathroom doors had gaps in them which you could clearly see into the bathroom if someone opened the door to the hall. Also when we where the they were doing renovations and starting at 7:00am they were drilling and hammering outside and it sounded like it was in your room! Pool was also closed.

This hotel also is NOT structurally sound! Call me insane but when I placed my coffee on the table it was not level, so out of curiosity I went into the WalMart next door, purchased a small level and to my surprise parts of the floor where almost 3/8" off level, the walls and ceiling are also not level. I don't know who their inspector , but here in Cali those structural problems would have them shut down for sure.

This hotel is for the "hourly" people only, this is not a Hotel to say with a couple or family.

The Pagoda Restaurant has bad food too, at high prices, not nearly as horrible as the hotel but we went in for breakfast it tasted stale and wasn't fresh, even our toast tasted off :/ There is a McDonald's & Denny's in walking distance if you want a better breakfast.

In conclusion, I would say cancel your Beach-side Steakhouse reservations and pay the few hundred dollars more for a nicer place. You can actually get a nicer hotel for a mere $30 more than this. Just stay away.

Room Tip: There are no good rooms, I went to all the floors and they all are loud in the morning.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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
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Additional Information about Pagoda Hotel

Address: 1525 Rycroft Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#72 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Pagoda Hotel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Featuring warm island hospitality and a water garden of shaded paths, tumbling falls, and colorful koi, Pagoda Hotel is centrally located in the heart of Honolulu. Situated near Ala Moana Center, the hotel is conveniently located close to shopping, beaches, downtown Honolulu, Hawaii Convention Center and Waikiki. Accommodations feature hotel rooms, studios and one and two-bedroom units with kitchenettes. Other hotel amenities include: two swimming pools, a restaurant, meeting & banquet facilities, ample guest parking, sundry shop, self-service & valet laundry service, and beauty salon. ... more   less 
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