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The Equus is a charming boutique 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. The hotel guestrooms are warm and contemporary, keeping true to the hotel's equestrian theme with Ralph Lauren-inspired touches throughout. An intimate lobby and lanai offer a dipping pool, and a new cafe and bar. All guestrooms are appointed with cozy pillow-top beds, flat screen TVs, refrigerator with freezer, Keurig coffee maker with organic coffee, and complimentary full property WiFi. The friendly staff offers the kind of personal assistance delivered with Aloha. IMPORTANT NOTES: *Check-In: 3:00pm | Check Out : 12:00pm *Stairway Access Only *Valet Parking *Provide Arrival Time - for luggage assistance
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Grade: 87 out of 100
57Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
12Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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The Equus is in a good position, Wakki beach is just across the road. On arrival we was very disappointed. Our room was very dark and small for three guests, we was also told of extra charges and only given two complimentary arrival drinks, even though three guests. When we
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Response from Kris W, Guest Relations Manager at The Equus
Responded 2 days ago
Aloha eastlancscontractors, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share your thoughts. I'm glad you enjoyed our great location, just a 5-minute walk to Ala Moana Center and some of the most beautiful beaches in Waikiki. I apologize for the inconvenience you encountered upon arrival, but I'm happy our front desk team was able to remedy the situation. Thank you for your feedback regarding the bar. We hold ourselves to a very high standard, so you can rest assured this will be addressed right away. Overall, it sounds like you had a wonderful time. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Beautiful, quaint historic hotel right in the heart of Waikiki. Prideful of its background linked to historic O’ahu Polo games, fortunately it’s only about a block away, walking distance, from Waikiki beach. Rooms are very nice, very clean, up-to-date electronics but with
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Response from Kris W, Guest Relations Manager at The Equus
Responded 4 days ago
Aloha TXAquarius, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this detailed and thoughtful review. I can feel the sincerity in your words. Here at The Equus, we strive to create an atmosphere where everyone is welcome and feels like family. We may not be as fancy as the 5-star hotels, but our willingness to serve is second to none. I'm so glad our team was able to make your experience here on Oahu that much more meaningful. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Booked this hotel based on trip advisor reviews as we needed a place to sleep prior to an early check in at the Hilton. Arrived at 950 am and to access the Lobby you need to climb a flight of stairs as there is no elevator to lead up to that area. Check in was smooth and we
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Response from Kris W, Guest Relations Manager at The Equus
Responded 2 days ago
Aloha nuck4life, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate guest feedback, as it allows us to improve the Equus experience. Please accept my apologies for the issues you encountered. As our 1,700 reviews will attest to, this is not the norm. Still, we should have done a better job of ensuring these oversights never occur. It was clearly an accident, but unacceptable nonetheless. Rest assured we have procedures in place so this doesn't happen again. I'd also like to thank you for acknowledging Yoshi's efforts in resolving the issue. I'm so glad we were able to make things right. I can only hope you'll give us another chance to prove why so many people love The Equus. Mahalo
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Perfect spot for enjoying Dinners, the Beach and Nightlife. They offer a welcome drink after check in. Quiet hotel with convenience nearby. Valet was a nice addition, very nice guys. We really enjoyed our stay.
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Response from Kris W, Guest Relations Manager at The Equus
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for staying with us and taking the time to share your thoughts here on TripAdvisor. It's always a pleasure hearing from our guests. I'm glad you loved our great location, just a 5-minute walk to Ala Moana Center as well as beautiful Magic Island. It sounds like you enjoyed a few drinks at the Paniolo Bar too! We look forward to hosting you again soon.
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Many thanks to Ursula, Brock, and Renee. Their hospitality was above and beyond. They were also very accommodating. The hotel is walking distance to shopping and restaurants. The room was very clean and cool. Great place to stay.
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Aloha helengd52, Yes, we can store your luggage at no additional cost. If your room is not ready, we will have housekeeping expedite your room category and contact you as soon as it becomes available. if you have any other quesitons, please feel free to call or email Mahalo, Chris
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What beach are the chairs at which are included in the resort fee?
Aloha Jworm23, We offer light weight folding beach chairs downstairs by our concierge desk.
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It sounds like the travel agent is the one to blame here. It states clearly on the website that there is a daily resort fee on top of the room charge. No thievery going on there.
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Aloha, Yes, the stairs would be the only access to the lobby level of the hotel (19 Steps total). We definitely have staff that can assist with luggage upon check in and departure. Should you have any other questions please feel free to ask. We look forward to seeing you soon! Mahalo, Brandon S.
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"Your best rooms are all of them, it's quite, relaxing, and most of all luxurious!"
"Top floors"
"Rooms away from the street"
"If you can ask for a room away from the street it would be quieter."
"Ask for a balcony if you want one, I would have liked to have one. It would have enhanced our experience."
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PRICE RANGE
$154 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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the equus hotel and marina towerequus an aqua boutique hotel
LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiOahuHonoluluWaikiki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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