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Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel

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2375 Ala Wai Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3499
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#55 of 88 hotels in Honolulu
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We are a family-owned and family-run hidden gem tucked away on a quiet side street in the heart of Waikiki, next to the popular running path along the Ala Wai Canal, with views of the gorgeous Koolau Mountains and the Waikiki skyline.

Your private paradise is close to all of Waikiki’s major attractions, including the gentle surfing waves of Waikiki Beach, Kapiolani Park, the Honolulu Zoo, Diamond Head State Monument, the Ala Wai Golf Course, and the Waikiki Aquarium. You’ll be just steps from Waikiki’s unparalleled shopping, dining, surfing, historical landmarks, gardens and parks.

Our property consists of two buildings – our main tower and a 2-story building that holds 10 beautiful studio suites with kitchenettes. The two buildings share a sun-filled, easy-going pool area with a 70-foot swimming pool and outdoor Jacuzzi.

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Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Free public parking nearby
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Car hire
Banquet room
Spa
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Charming
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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kryssykrys wrote a review Apr 2020
Queens, New York53 contributions17 helpful votes
This hotel needs a face lift in the inside but I liked my room overall. I liked the convenience of the location and that there was a restaurant in the building. All the rooms have a balcony and a view of the canal. The hotel is in the heart of Waikiki. The gym is run down and needs work. The pool and hot tub is a perk and a high light. There is free parking on the street and valet at the hotel. It is hard to get the free parking on the street but its possible.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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suze2you wrote a review Nov 2019
Seattle62,675 contributions73 helpful votes
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I just returned home from a 9 day stay at Waikiki Sand Villa. I am a budget traveler so finding a room in central Waikiki under $200/night is a challenge. But Sand Villa ticks all my boxes, and then some. Their pool area is nicer than many of the fancy places. Because I stayed a week I got the buffet breakfast free each morning, and free shuttle from and back to the airport (they contract with Robert's). Also free Star Advertiser (local newspaper) available in the lobby each morning. Pool/beach towels available by honor check out on the hospitality floor. The staff was amazing, in all parts of the hotel operation... front desk, bar/restaurant, maids, maintenance, everyone was welcoming and friendly. I knew from one previous stay that it can be noisy from the traffic along the Ala Wai canal, so did pay a small amount more to be up higher in the building (that's how their room categories go, on the 8th floor, and where I saw sunrise over the canal each morning. The room was perfect for me. I was solo and with a comfy king bed. Decent linens and towels. Everything kept very clean. I used the undercounter frig. There is also a coffee maker, but I just went down and had breakfast on the patio each morning. I walked around for a look/see at the other hotels that had been on my list of possibilities but none, in that price range, beat what I found at Sand Villa. They give a 10% discount coupon for return visitors with no expiration date. They will see me again the next time I'm in Waikiki. Will try to add a few photos, but the ones on their website are accurate. Feel free to PM me thru TA if you have any questions about this wonderful place to stay.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: You pay more to be on a higher floor but worth it to mitigate traffic and alley noise below. ...
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Response from SandVillaHotel, Manager at Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel
Responded Nov 18, 2019
Aloha, Thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to leave this great review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Our objective is to provide you with the best experience and we do hope that we have exceeded your expectations. Looking forward to seeing you again! Mahalo nui loa
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Gilbert00 wrote a review Feb 2020
Vista, California72 contributions105 helpful votes
About three blocks from the beach, this hotel is clean, and the lobby has the right amount of Hawaiian charm. The Ala Wai canal is very walkable and just across the street. Staff is friendly and helpful. Hotel could use a bit of fresh paint. Stores and restaurants are nearby. Bus stops are conveniently a block away. There is a secluded 70' pool, nice jacuzzi, and foot spa. The hotel supplies hand soap,shampoo, and body wash from soap dispensers. Bring your own bar soap, if you are particular about your shampoo bring your own. Don't forget your conditioner. Hotel has a bar plus a restaurant. When we've seen resort fees from $17 to $50/day at other hotels, this great hotel chooses not to charge a resort fee--a refreshing change!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Tiana Nicolas, Marketing at Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel
Responded Mar 13, 2020
Thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to leave this great review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Our objective is to provide you with the best experience and we do hope that we have exceeded your expectations. Looking forward to seeing you again!
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skipaway wrote a review Feb 2020
Wichita, Kansas591 contributions75 helpful votes
I chose this hotel based on multiple recommendations in the "stickies", which, if you use a phone or tablet, you may not even know exist. This is an older property and a bit of a hike to the beach (10-15 minutes), about 6 minutes to the International Market Place, and various restaurants. There is a bar and grill on site with not one, but two, happy hours!. The staff is 5* friendly and helpful. There is a nice mix of locals and guests in the bar, and usually some lively conversation. I watched the Super Bowl here, and thought the drinks and food were good, especially the ahi poke bowl.. My room was clean, there were two waters and two guava juices in the fridge (complimentary) and a nice two mug coffee maker and kona blend coffee. The amenities are, unfortunately, in the newly mandated bulk style. Bathroom is small but OK, no grab bar in tub. Lighting just OK. The lighting in the room itself is good, especially the sliding door to the balcony! Also bedside lamps, one over the table, and a stray floor lamp that was not plugged in that I guess you could move to where needed. There is no available outlet at the head of the bed, but a completely free four outlet fixture by the table. I had no problems with the free wifi and my phone automatically connected when I walked back to the property. I think it's a first that I only had to log on once in five days! The pool is very nice, and they have a foot spa, which I didn't use. Rumor has it there's a fitness center, and there's a self service laundry on the second floor. This room would be a definite squeeze for 4 people. Two cons: skip the breakfast buffet--it costs $12.57 and is on par with the free breakfasts that, for example, the Choice Hotel chains offer. (Instead walk to the Kona Coffee Purveyor next to the International Market Place, Kuhio Ave entrance.) Also, I never did see a towel at the pool towel dispensary box (but I didn't go ask for one either). If you're looking for upscale, a special occasion trip, or a "heart of the action" place, look elsewhere. As a solo traveler it fit the bill and I wouldn't hesitate to return.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Tiana Nicolas, Marketing at Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel
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Thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to leave this great review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Our objective is to provide you with the best experience and we do hope that we have exceeded your expectations. Looking forward to seeing you again!
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Chella RJV wrote a review Feb 2020
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Second time at this hotel, and with the construction going on they upgraded our room. Pool and hot tub are available for hotel guests until 9pm, and the foot spa is open until midnight. Free breakfast is something that is almost unheard of in Waikiki, so that is an added bonus. Coffee is great! If booked directly through them, car parking is half priced, and if booked 4 nights or longer, free shuttle to and from the airport. Think i have found my new go to hotel when on island.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: if can, ask for a room street side. this will allow you to sleep in.
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Responded Mar 13, 2020
Thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to leave this great review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Our objective is to provide you with the best experience and we do hope that we have exceeded your expectations. Looking forward to seeing you again!
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PRICE RANGE
$153 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiOahuHonoluluWaikiki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
214
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Aloha Pearl Harbor Tours (0.3 miles), Magic of Polynesia (0.3 miles), and International Market Place (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby, paid private parking on-site, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Maguro Spot, Paia Fish Market, and Kona Coffee Purveyors.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Shangri La (2.4 miles), Iolani Palace (3.0 miles), and Queen Emma Summer Palace (4.1 miles).