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White Sands Hotel

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Experience today's Waikiki with the tropical charm of a bygone era. With newly renovated guest rooms that are sure to knock your socks off, White Sands Hotel is a vintage walk-up hotel with the personality of urban island culture. Situated just two and a half blocks from Waikiki beach and a short walk to the International Market Place, the hotel is steps to world-class shopping, dining, and nightlife. When not out on the town, guests enjoy stellar on-site amenities like an outdoor pool and sundeck for chillin’ out, and WiFi internet to stay connected. White Sands Hotel - escape the norm and let the good times roll.
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Property amenities
Pool
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Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Breakfast Available
Public Wifi
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
226Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
55Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you book a room here make sure you pack a hard hat, ear plugs and orange safety vest. This hotel is under a major renovation and is filled with construction materials. The front reservation entrance is boarded up and no guest parking available on...More

Date of stay: November 2018
1  Thank Jimjoyce2014
Response from dm_aqua-aston, Guest Service Agent at White Sands HotelResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Jimjoyce2014, Thank you for posting your review on Tripadvisor about your experience. We apologize that your stay was not as expected. Work time for the renovation is between 9am to 5pm and is a renovation and not a construction. There are no heavy demolishing,...More

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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

This hotel is in the perfect location! It's walking distance from several tourist attractions and 2 blocks from Waikiki beach. The staff is amazing and very accommodating.I will definitely stay here again.More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Angela h
Response from David M, Guest Service Agent at White Sands HotelResponded October 30, 2018

Aloha Angela h, Thank you for posting your great review on Tripadvisor about your experience. The location is definitely one of the best perks of our hotel. With everything within walking distance, you never have to travel far to find something to do. I will...More

Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We were 3 couples who checked in late and given 3 rooms that were worn and outdated+++ and lack of detailed cleanness. All 3 rooms lacked adequate kitchenette items. We should have asked for alternate rooms or facility but were concerned that we could be...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank Vi B
Response from dm_aqua-aston, Guest Service Agent at White Sands HotelResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Vi B, Thank you for posting your review on Tripadvisor about your experience. We apologize that your stay did not go as expected. We provide basic kitchenette items and if more specific items are needed, our staff is always willing to help you to...More

Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

This place is under construction! Booking .com stated construction would be finished by the time we would arrive,not so apparently January is the completion date,but by the look of things I would say months after that,so we get a newly renovated room it says kitchenette...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank bfl51
Response from dm_aqua-aston, Guest Service Agent at White Sands HotelResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha bfl51, Thank you for posting your review on Tripadvisor about your experience. We are sorry that your stay did not go as expected due to the renovations. We are doing our best to provide updated information to our third-party sites as soon as new...More

Reviewed September 23, 2018

Do not be fooled by the ads on the booking website. There are major renovations being done on the hotel at the moment which I understand would cause some disruption however this is not mentioned in the ads or in the confirmation email. We arrived...More

Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank Duley62
Response from David M, Guest Service Agent at White Sands HotelResponded October 25, 2018

Aloha Duley62, Thank you for posting your review on Tripadvisor about your experience. We apologize that your stay was not as expected. We have updated any third-party booking companies, as well as our own hotel website, about the renovations as early as April 2018. Most,...More

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jessray13
October 16, 2018|
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Response from TeamJaffa | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in a room with two double beds and found it very comfortable, albeit fairly dated.
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July 26, 2017|
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Response from Phil P | Reviewed this property |
It's approx 10 min to waikiki beach itself....you will pass a dozen places on the way maybe more....depends on your taste....you could eat somewhere different each day for breakfast as you are generally 5 to 10 min from... More
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Jill H
January 18, 2017|
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Response from pally1070 | Reviewed this property |
From White Sands to Denny's is not really worth it. Denny's is on Lewers Street. Probably at a casual pace, 15 minutes walk. There are plenty of better places to eat on the way.
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Room Tips
"Manage your expectations and enjoy your stay"
TeamJaffa
Aug 29, 2018
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"Try to get a room with pool view. No lifts to 2nd or 3rd floor."
DawnHendrick
Aug 5, 2018
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"try to get a swimming pool view"
cbkrays
Jun 24, 2018
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"Choice wouldnt be top floor"
340brucem
May 22, 2018
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PRICE RANGE
$127 - $336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Celebrity Resorts Waikiki
LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiOahuHonolulu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
93
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