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Pacific Beach Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2490 Kalakakua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)   |  
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Greenville, South Carolina
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“Location is the best part..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This hotel is in a great location, right across the street from Waikiki Beach. Its in walking distance to all the shops and restaurants. Many of the tour companies stop at the Pacific Beach for pick up & drop off, which makes it very convenient. If you are looking for luxury, this is not the place. The rooms are outdated and no microwave! How else was I suppose to heat my leftover Cheesecake Factory!! Oceanview is facing the parking lot and the view is a far distance away. The restaurant is very expensive for dinner but we had passes for breakfast daily which was good. Although, there wasnt much of a variety on the buffet menu...the same every day. The fresh fruit was awesome. The amenities were limited but there is so much sightseeing/activities in Oahu, we didnt spend much time hanging out in the hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful. Again, the location is the best part of Pacific Beach Hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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s.wales
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

we have stayed at this hotel twice within the last 10 years and found it to be one of the best hotels to stay. the staff are wonderful and the main attraction is the two storey aquairium where you can sit while having you meals watching the tranquility of the fish swimming bye also the divers going in to fed the sharks. it is across the road from Wakiki beach where you can either relax or join in the actiivities.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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travelbygrayce, Public Relations Manager at Pacific Beach Hotel, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Aloha TerrylynWales,
Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how we are doing as we truly welcome all feed-back as it only helps us get better. We appreciate you choosing the Pacific Beach Hotel and for staying with us over the last 10 years. Your loyalty is wonderful and we hope to see you more in the future. Our Oceanarium Restaurant is showcased by our 280K gallon Oceanarium - a delight to watch for all ages - young and old. Our nightly Mermaid Dive is one of a kind - we are so happy you enjoyed your time with us. Your so right our location is the best - just 60 short steps to the one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Again thank you so much.....and I would be delighted to look after your reservation on your next visit - I can be reach at 808-441-4857 or graycem@hthcorp.com. A Hui Hou......Grayce
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Hamburg, Germany
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This hotel has such a great location, right across the street from the beach at Waikiki and just outside the high-traffic area, but close enough to be in the thick of everything in just 2-3 minutes walk. With an ocean-front room this is just made even better, wonderful sized balcony with perfect sunsets every evening.

The hotel is clean, fresh, (if ever so slightly dated) and all staff are friendly and helpful. I don't understand any of the previous negative reviews. During our visit the majority of guests seemed to be from Japan. This gives the hotel a wonderful atmosphere of actually being somewhere "exotic" and gives the added bonus of green tea in the rooms.

Would I stay here again? Definiteky!
Was I content with the stay? Absolutely.
Would I recommend this hotel to a friend? Yes, yes, yes!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 1025, an "end" room facing the beach with a balcony view in two directio...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The hotel was good, it is right in the middle of everything on wakiki beach- you can shop 5 mins after leaving the hotel and of course the beach is right across the street. We had great maid service beds were made with clean sheets and they provide beach towels so no need to pack beach towels. We stayed on the 9th floor and the only drawback was our room backed up to the elevator,it was a little annoying at times but hey we were in Hawaii so we didnt care. They did charge $20/ night for parking which is weird since you already paid for the room. You have to remember which floor you park on in the parking garage and you cannot get to the inside of the hotel from the parking garage elevators which was a pain if you had packages...we had a complimentary b-fast every morning even thou it was the same everyday we ate it. They do cater to Asia/Japenese but then again the whole island is full of them and they tend to be rude, dont say excuse me when they walk into you or cross over in front of you. Overall we plan on returning in the future and would stay at Pac Beach again. P.S NO FREE WIFI!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Duluth, Georgia
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14 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Ocean front rooms have a nice view of the beach, and of the street bums camped out on the park benches. The hotel is across the street from the beach. The food is overpriced the bbq is served cold, and the breakfast buffet is terrible. Expect to pay $20 a day for parking, and $10 a day for wired internet. Also the elevator in the beach tower is very slow and no A/C, all in all skip Waikiki and head for the north shore....

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

10 day stay at the top of the tower. Spectacular view from our balcony and the room was large and airy. Perfect accommodations. My only concern was that the pool deck closes early and we could not enjoy an evening swim or access laundry facilities.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Although stayed here for a night after signing off from ship , but loved the spacious room the hotel had provided ..Loved the dinner area with aquarium where a girl was diving and had a board in her hands on which it was written "Happy Birthday" ..I think it was for guests who were staying there and had their Birthday on particular date ...Loved that very much ...There were lot of fruits on offer and just loved that ....Staff was very friendly and a very nice service from them ....Hotel was at walking distance from beach and it was at a perfect tourist location with lots of shops around...Although we were looking for Indian Restaurant /Pizza hut , but couldn't find any nearby ...Just loved the stay at this hotel and would love to come back again !!!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 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: 2490 Kalakakua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#22 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#26 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#34 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#40 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pacific Beach Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located across Waikiki Beach with views of the Pacific Ocean, Waikiki City Lights, and Diamond Head landmark. The hotel’s centerpiece is the 3-story indoor Oceanarium attraction with over 70 different species of Pacific marine life. Full service hotel with 837 guestrooms, island-style family dining, flexible meeting space, 24-hour fitness center, spa, self or valet parking, business center and gift shops. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Pacific Beach Honolulu
Hotel Pacific Beach
Pacific Beach Hotel At Waikiki
Pacific Beach Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu

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