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1696 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1460
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 08/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#17 of 93 hotels in Honolulu
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.7
Value
4.7
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The Paniolo is a charming boutique Honolulu hotel located on Waikiki’s “Upper West Side” where you will find an abundance of restaurants, easy access to one of the world’s largest shopping malls, a quick stroll to the beach and gorgeous sunset views. This Honolulu Hotel is Waikiki’s only “North Shore connection,” as the ownership company also manages a magnificent 100-acre stretch of completely unspoiled beachfront property along O‘ahu’s North Shore. This is the home of the Hawai‘i Polo Club where polo matches, polo lessons and spectacular trail rides become available to hotel guests. We encourage our guests to make the beautiful drive to the hotel’s sister property on the North Shore for a day of riding, picnicking, swimming or beachcombing.

The Paniolo Bar & Cafe is open daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Get an early start with hand-crafted artisan coffee and pastries served from morning till noon. Come back for happy hour with creative cocktails and drinks at night. Enjoy live music every Friday starting at 6:00 pm.

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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Boating
Diving
Kids stay free
24-hour security
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Hiking
Snorkeling
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino
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Titolola1 wrote a review Aug 2022
Pennsylvania Furnace, Pennsylvania10 contributions
I have mixed feelings here. They canceled my rooms the day before I arrived. I was flying in the day before on a 12 hour flight. They claimed to have called me and left me messages but I had zero emails/msgs. They sent me an email confirming I paid 75% of the rooms the date I reserved the rooms (a year to the date we arrived) then I get there to find canceled reservations for not paying the final balance (the card on file was lost and canceled last year) without any warning. While their email stated they took out the balance 72 hours in advance of arrival, they waited til the day before when I was in midair. Six hours difference made it impossible to contact my credit union. After the cabdriver overcharged us by $40 (white older limo with dispatcher in yellow uniform saying we can take it for $30). There was a meter but a 10 minute ride turned into a 45 minute ride with the driver feigning innocence and that his dispatcher was wrong, pointing to the meter showing us a $50 fare despite the dispatcher saying $30 - driver said the meter doesn't lie. Very upset to then arrive to canceled hotel rooms. The rooms were just canceled that morning, and the gentleman that helped us (I scared him a little because I was so mad) was indeed a gentleman, tried to reach out to his manager immediately (her day off) and he did give us the rooms, upgraded ours with a balcony (don't pay for a balcony) for the same price we paid when I booked them. The rooms are small. Nothing I would do again.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share your thoughts. It sounds like there may have been a miscommunication prior to check-in, but we're glad to hear that our friendly front desk associate went above and beyond to take care of you on arrival. As Waikiki's last family-owned and operated boutique hotel, we appreciate your support and hope to see you again in the future. Mahalo
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Carey S wrote a review Dec 2021
Schaumburg, Illinois86 contributions41 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Great hotel, friendLy staff, clean spacious rooms, small pool on prem. Near Ala Moana beach and the shore. I’d def stay again. Good Covid protocols in place, house keeping as needed. Might not be great for little kids, but teens and adults are good. Limited food at the bar, but there is an ABC a few doors down that has everything you need.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Parking is small and cramped, so be prepared.
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Response from Kris White, Guest Services / Front Office at Paniolo at the Equus
Responded Jan 9, 2022
Thank you for staying with us. We're glad you enjoyed our convenient location and friendly staff, and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Chris S wrote a review Aug 2022
Honolulu, Hawaii3 contributions
As visitors to the islands, Renee and Puka from Equus Hotel where very polite and informational . The aloha spirit was there from the time we drove into the parking lot until the time we left. Thank you all for making our stay wonderful .
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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coffeetravelandwork wrote a review Jul 2022
Middlesboro, Kentucky8 contributions16 helpful votes
The hotel is right down the street from the ala Moana shopping center. Great centralized location to Waikiki. Wonderful staff who is attentive to your needs and super friendly. Great little bar downstairs. Will definitely stay there again and you should too!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Kris White, Guest Services / Front Office at Paniolo at the Equus
Responded Jul 14, 2022
Mahalo for the excellent feedback! We're so glad you loved our location and we really appreciate your kind words regarding our awesome staff. It was a pleasure having you and we hope to see you again soon. Aloha
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Leo Ricketts wrote a review May 2022
Newark, New Jersey1 contribution
Balcony table and chairs a bit clumsy and you cannot smoke on it but outside on a seated gravel area out front the hotel. The internet is not the best, it will glitch so of you need a fast secure connection have a wireless router or hotspot. Great place however, room staff are welcoming and accommodating, free drink too! Worth the stay and price. Right over the bridge beach/park.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Tania M wrote a review May 2022
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I ended up making a few reservations here thanks to the kindness and hospitality of the staff. A special thank you to Yulia for making my stay extraordinary, she had great recommendations, made great snax and drinks at the "paniolo" a bar and Cafe located on site and was overall just so friendly and inviting to the solo traveler. Another special thanks to Dana, who kept me on constant supply of delicious speciality coffee! My room was clean, the hotel is charming and family owned, and it's location is exceptional. 5 stars and i will be visiting again :)
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Rudy C wrote a review Apr 2022
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Lincoln & Collete were top notch! Provided the best service during our stay From checking in to checking out, they made it simple and convenient. The bar out front was a PLUS!! Would stay there again when I come back to visit
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Apr 24, 2022
Thank you for the lovely feedback. We're so happy to hear that our awesome team members went above and beyond to make a great impression. As Waikiki's last family-owned and operated boutique hotel, we appreciate your business and look forward to your next visit. Mahalo
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Marleen P wrote a review Apr 2022
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Friendly staff, clean rooms, quiet, and comfortable beds. Our room opened on to a 3rd floor balcony with a view of the pool and bar area. This is a unique place to stay, with its nostalgic flavor. The Equus is less than a block from a convenience store, McDonalds, and the bus stop to Pearl Harbor. We also walked about 3 blocks to the beach. It's a very convenient location, and we felt safe in that area. While guests have to walk up a flight of stirs to enter the building, this wasn't a problem for us. April is a great time to visit Hawaii.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded Apr 14, 2022
Thank you for your kind words! It was a pleasure having you and we sincerely hope to see you again soon.
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Sean B wrote a review Apr 2022
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The Paniolo Equus was fantastic!!! The room was great for us, and the price was the best we could find of anything in the area. The staff were all incredible! especially sandy. We spent a lot of time at the bar talking to other visitors and Sandy & Allan who were both incredibly nice and fun to hang out with! We will definitely be back here again soon.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Bailey T wrote a review Apr 2022
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My husband and I needed to book a hotel room here last minute and we weren't disappointed! Besides having a comfortable bed to spend the night in with a nice shower available, the staff's kindness blew us away. Renée at the front desk went above and beyond, allowing us to keep our luggage in their office closet and let us access it to change our clothes when we needed. She even offered to let us take one last shower before our 12 hour flight back home because she noticed we were covered in salt water. Truly cannot thank this team enough. Everyone here was amazing! Thanks for having us end our honeymoon on a sweet note.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded Apr 14, 2022
You are too kind! We appreciate your thoughtful feedback and are certain it will put smiles on the faces of our awesome team members. Please come back and see us again soon. Aloha
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$187 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiOahuHonoluluWaikiki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Paniolo at the Equus
Which popular attractions are close to Paniolo at the Equus?
Nearby attractions include Honolulu Cookie Company (0.3 miles), Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon (0.3 miles), and Waikiki Starlight Luau (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Paniolo at the Equus?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Paniolo at the Equus?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Paniolo at the Equus?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Paniolo at the Equus?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Paniolo at the Equus?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tropical Tribe, Lappert's Ice Cream, and goofy cafe & dine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Paniolo at the Equus?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Paniolo at the Equus?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Paniolo at the Equus?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Experience Nutridge (2.4 miles), Iolani Palace (1.9 miles), and Shangri La (3.5 miles).
Does Paniolo at the Equus have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.