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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed May 21, 2016

The Big Surf is an older building, but it makes up for it with the view. On the top floor you have a great view of the beach and ocean. Old style slat windows were great touch to keeping it close to what it was life when it was new. The furniture is on the sparse side. The staff was...

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Fort St. John, Canada
Reviewed November 9, 2014

My brother-in-law booked this condo for its central location and affordable price. Unfortunately those are the only pros to renting from this building. The building itself is very old and run down and our suite was in a similarly poor condition. My room had some sketchy dried brown stain on it that looked like either dried food or feces. Because...

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4Thank Audrey C
Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed May 17, 2014

These condos are individually owned and rented out. Overall the building is very poorly maintained. Our unit, 1105, was just OK. On the positive side, there were plenty of towels....er, that's about it! The unit was not clean, the kitchen was lacking in resources, eg only two glasses, the shower is awful (despite being recently renovated) and the whole place...

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3Thank Sueflies
lake tahoe ,california
Reviewed August 5, 2013

I stayed at the Big Surf Hotel ,its a nice clean hotel ,quiet and has really nice guests ,it is a affordable hotel in a HIGH END neighborhood with no homeless t speak of in the area like near the expensive hotels.I felt safe walking around at night It has many nice restaurants in the area and you can walk...

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1Thank sailorman10
Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed July 8, 2013

i stayed there for about a year and it was bad experience. the stuff is almost never in the office to answer complains and the charge an arm and a leg for cheap motel. plus when i was moving out they didn't refund me full deposit and made an excuse that i painted the wall. the wall had a big...

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3Thank 808lani
Perth, Australia
Reviewed January 8, 2013

We booked to stay in apartment #1401 in Oct 2012. From the moment we walked into the apartment we had problems. > No hot water >No kettle to BOIL hot water for the dishes >Leaking toilet in bathroom >Only a few light globes in the apartment that worked >Ants in the bedroom and bathroom >only two cereal bowls for 5...

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6Thank Vaggers
Fontana, California
Reviewed April 8, 2012

We used this 1BR/1BA condo as our base camp for 7 days while we stayed in Oahu. We knew this wouldnt be one of those luxurious places so dont expect that when you stay here. We had activities planned throughout the week and we just needed a place to rest our heads at night and shower. The condo had a...

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4Thank iloverich143
Puyallup, Washington
Reviewed August 15, 2011

Unfortunately this hotel is in a bad state of disrepair. Our room did not have air conditioning..so it got really stuffy and uncomfortable. The bedding was terrible with stains and holes in the sheets. It was obvious our room had not been cleaned in a long time. Our shower was dirty enough that we had to wear our sandals to...

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7Thank coastsearcher
Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
Reviewed March 18, 2011

for us , we called owner this is a common complain breaker just needed to be flipped to restart heater.always a pain .We arrived feb 3rd afternoon ,when we we got to our 14 floor room we a little surprised by that fact it was a bit smaller than we invisioned, no big deal. All bedrooms very old with hard...

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6Thank s-ssal
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed February 12, 2011

We recently stayed in Apt 1401 at a cost of US$365 per night, for 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms this sounds reasonable. Well its not! There was very little hot water only for about 2 minutes if you were lucky. We had no blankets and had to buy some, left receipts to be reimbursed, but no luck with that. The...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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Additional Information about Big Surf

Address: 1690 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1460
Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Price Range: $50 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 37
Also Known As:
Big Surf Hotel Honolulu
Big Surf Hawaii/Honolulu
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“On the 17th floor you have a view of the beach and ocean. in the back you have a view of the river and the mountains.”
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“none actually i don't recommend to stay there”
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