Most of the reviews are correct in their descriptions: the hotel is very old and the rooms show it. We were in a 15th-floor room, which had the new blue bed linens vs. the old orange ones. Two double beds. I don't know if the room itself had been upgraded. The bathroom definitely hadn't been. It's still from the '70s. The mirror had peeled on the edges and there was rust in the tub. However, the room was clean. No bugs like other people said they had. Also, our beds were very comfortable. Yes, the air conditioner is old, but our very nice condo in Maui was the same.
Is there a lot of street noise? Of course. You're in the heart of Waikiki on a main street - no place will be quiet around here. If you're a light sleeper, bring ear plugs. The lanai (patio) is concrete and nothing special. Do not pick this hotel if you like to just sit on your lanai in the sun. Go to Maui for that.
The breakfast is simple: scrambled eggs (over cooked), bacon (very tasty), pineapple (fresh), pancakes (rubbery), toast, milk, juice, three cereals, potatoes, rice, and miso soup.
We used a Groupon, which gave us a substantial room discount (about $130/night instead of $200+) and included free wi-fi (normally there's a fee) and free breakfast (normally $10). As we just needed a clean and comfortable place to stay within walking distance of the shops and Waikiki Beach, this place did the trick. We weren't willing to pay $200+/night for other places.
If you need a modern-looking room, don't stay here. If you need a quiet room, don't stay in this area. If you can get a deal and just need a comfortable place to sleep in the heart of it all, this place will do.
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- Also Known As:
- Waikiki Gateway Honolulu
- Hotel Waikiki Gateway
- Waikiki Gateway Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu