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Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel
Ranked #65 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“perfect in-town location, close to Queen's Medical Center”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

This is a condo hotel and, as such, you end up with really big rooms. There is a nice kitchenette and a free continental b'fast is served for the guests. Rooms are clean and very comfortable. The one thing that bothered me was the narrow, dark hallways when one comes out of the elevators. But, the rooms are nice and bright with huge floor to ceiling windows. The higher up your floor is, the better.
However, what I really like about the hotel is the location. It's right next to China Town and in the middle of the business district. It's a really funky location with a huge selection of restaurants and little alleyways. You will find some homeless people late at night. I did not feel unsafe (I was alone), however, and they never bothered me.
I highly recommend this hotel for outer island people visiting someone at Queen's Medical, this hotel is within an easy 10 minute walk. Unfortunately, the price is more than we locals can or like to spend ($140 kama'aina rate in July) and it would be nice if they were more approachable price wise.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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, General Manager at Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
Aloha Kamana,

Thank you for choosing the Aston Executive Centre for your recent stay in Honolulu and for posting your comments on TripAdvisor.com.

You have, as many other Kama'aina have discovered, the Aston at the Executive Centre is a "perfect in town location" for locals. We are happy you enjoyed the clean, comfortable and spacious rooms; the convenience of in room kitchen facilities; the nice and bright rooms with huge floor to ceiling windows that allow you to enjoy the panoramic ocean and mountain views; free continental breakfast and the proximity to a huge selection of restaurants.

Aston at the Executive Centre offers very reasonable Kama'aina rates below a hundred dollars a night and we are glad that we were able to offer you a discounted rate in what has been a very busy July. We also appreciate your comments about the hallways as we are in the midst of finalizing the new carpet selection and an energy efficient LED hallway lighting plan the will brighten up the hallways.

Again, we sincerely appreciate your comments as we continually strive to improve our hotel.
MAHALO for posting your comments on TripAdvisor.com and we look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to Oahu.

Best regards,

Clem

If anyone has questions about the Aston Executive Centre, please feel free to contact me at clem.lagundimao@astonhotels.com.
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Laguna Niguel, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

Chose it because I had business in the area, so it was very convenient and the cab ride was less expensive. The rooms were very large and the bed was very comfortable. However, the room was dated and not as nice as the photos on the website. Good things: clean, quiet, large, comfy bed, nice pool area with lockers, near downtown business, nice view from the bedroom. Bad: poor signage to find the lobby, wifi only on 40th floor--have to direct connect in your room, breakfast of fruit and toast or pastry was very disappointing -- had to go to a restaurant for a real breakfast, room was very dated, 'ocean' view was not worth the surcharge, TV remotes do not work (switched out 2-3 times). Was unaware that these were individually owned units -- explains why the photos don't represent well.

It is probably the best option if you need to stay downtown. However, will be returning for business again in a month or two and will choose the Waikiki marina area and take a cab to downtown.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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, General Manager at Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel, responded to this review, June 21, 2012
Aloha ALadyNCal,

Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor.com. We are both in full agreement that the Aston Executive Centre is a very convenient place to stay, for conducting business in downtown Honolulu.

The unit you stayed in is a spacious “studio” unit that exceeds 500 square feet of living space that offers excellent panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. The daily complimentary “continental” breakfast served up in our 40th floor ocean view lounge offers complimentary WiFi and a nice selection of pastries, bagels (complete with cream cheese and condiments), local whole grain breads, fruits, snacks, juices, coffee, tea.

We pride ourselves in providing clean comfortable rooms which you were happy with in your review. We strive to provide guest friendly amenities such as comfortable beds, nice relaxing pool…and soon to be added, complimentary WiFi, in addition to high speed internet cable access (appreciated by our government/military guests who desire cabled internet access for security reasons). Very shortly, guests that travel with WiFi smart devices will be able to enjoy a dedicated (not shared) WiFi signal in each of our guest rooms.

Again, we sincerely appreciate your comments as we constantly and consistently strive to improve our hotel.

Best regards,

Clem

If anyone has questions about the Aston Executive Centre, please feel free to contact me at clem.lagundimao@astonhotels.com.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

As "locals" from The BIg Island we stay at the EC every time we travel to Oahu. We love the location...next door to China Town and away from the traffic and crowds of Waikiki. Rooms as others have stated are condos that are privately own but managed by Aston. The units are always clean and up to date. Most units are above the 25th floor so great ocean and mountain views. Parking is not free but very reasonable for overnight city parking. When staying here it is a must to try the LIttle VIllage Chinese restaurant right down the street.

Room Tip: Ask for free upgrade to ocean view good chance you will get one
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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AstonEXCGM, General Manager at Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel, responded to this review, May 29, 2012
Aloha Konamarc,

We appreciate your continued patronage and that you choose to stay with us at the Aston Executive Centre.

As you state, the Aston Executive Centre is a convenient place for "locals" to stay. The hotel has an excellent location, "next door to China Town and away from the traffic and crowds of Waikiki". With "units (that) are always clean and up to date" and have "great ocean and mountain views".

Regarding your gracious comments, we could not agree with you more! We are happy to be your hotel of choice, when traveling to Oahu from the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii.

We invite all "locals", to stay at the Aston Executive Centre and enjoy our warm welcoming hospitality and Aloha Spirit.

We look forward to hosting you again in the near future and MAHALO for posting your comments on TripAdvisor.com.

Sincerely,

Clem

PS. I love the walnut shrimp at the Little Village Chinese restaurant.

If anyone has any questions or concerns about our hotel, please feel free to contact me directly at clem.lagundimao@astonhotels.com.

Clem Lagundimao
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

This hotel is actually a condo-hotel as other reviewers have stated. Each room has a kitchen with dishes and utensils, bath, and bedroom. It seems as if some units are owner occupied or long term rentals, as we encountered children with school bags in the elevators from time to time. After having looked at hotel rates in Honolulu any place I was surprised to be able to stay here for under $200 a night. Our room on the 22nd floor was clean and comfortable. The room where they have the continental breakfast on floor 44 has a spectacular view of the ocean, harbor and mountains. We walked around downtown and saw the sights in the area. Hung over the fence and listened to a concert that was part of a corporate being held at the Iolani Palace--on the mainland security would have thrown us out. We walked in the steps of McGarrett (the old Hawaii 5-O) and Magnum--and saw many of the iconic locations used in the programs. Never did figure out which building McGarrett stands on when he turns around at the end of every program with the view in the background. Housekeeping and staff at the front desk were all kind and considerate. We were on a sad mission after the death of a family member, so that was important.
The Hukilau restaurant off the lobby is pretty good. We went one evening during happy hour and made a meal of the heavy pupus.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Orlando, Florida, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

This is, I think, the only actual "hotel" property in downtown Honolulu. I stayed here because it was within walking distance to my client. In this property, the suites are individually owned, but the property is managed by the Aston hotel group. As a result, there may not be consistency between rooms (one room may be newer, the next older). If you get an unsatisfactory suite, just ask the front desk for a different one.
The suite I stayed in was clean and comfortable. It was on the 22nd floor and had a decent view of the city, some ocean, and some mountains. The bed was comfortable and clean king-size, the TV was flat-screen LCD. Room number was 2204. One negative note: The hallway on floor 22 was consistently smelly, musty. The room was not, however.
The property is conveniently located in the center of downtown Honolulu. I would only stay here for business reasons - this is not a hotel that you would want to stay in on vacation - it would require a bus, car, or taxi ride to any tourist location. I would recommend it for business travelers only.

Room Tip: Room 2204 was clean and comfortable. Some rooms have old-style CRT TVs. Be sure to request a flat...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

We upgraded to a one bedroom apartment with an ocean view prior to our departure from Australia. So glad we did. What magnificent views of Downtown Honolulu, the harbour and the surrounding mountains from three, large floor to ceiling windows. Breathtaking views both day and night. We were given an early check into our room, after a nine hour flight and enjoyed six wonderful days, managing to visit just about everything on Oahu on 'The Bus', which has a number of stops situated in close proximity to the hotel. With such a well-equipped kitchen in our apartment, it was so easy to eat in. Thankyou to one caring staff member at reception who obviously was concerned for our departure at 5 a.m in a torrential downpour.Only downside to staying in this wonderful hotel... you really can't wander around at night ...some people are homeless ... or ... just downright scarey!

Room Tip: Ocean view, corner suite on one of the higher floors.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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AstonEXCGM, General Manager at Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel, responded to this review, March 13, 2012
Aloha Liz M from Australia!

We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We definitely both agree that the ocean/harbor views as well as the mountain views are breathtaking. The full kitchens in the one bedroom suites are conducive to preparing your meals and the first class restaurants all in close proximity of the hotel, are convenient when you do not feel like cooking. As you experienced, our staff is very caring, thoughtful and share their Aloha spirit generously with our guests.

As with most metropolitan cities, Oahu has its share of homeless. In the evenings, when there are fewer people in downtown, the homeless are more noticeable and not hidden by the crowds. Based on figures received from the Honolulu Police Department, Downtown Honolulu has one fifth the amount of crime compared to Waikiki therefore despite the small homeless presence, downtown is a safe place.

We are glad you had a memorable stay with us and look forward to hosting you again at the Aston Executive Centre. Thank you for taking the time to post a review on the Aston Executive Centre.

If anyone has any questions or concerns about our hotel, please feel free to contact me directly at clem.lagundimao@astonhotels.com.
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2012

First the postiive: terrific location for downtown business in Honolulu. You can walk to all the main businesses easily. The rooms are actually mini-suites with kitchenettes and some of them have amazing views of the ocean with floor to ceiling windows. There have been a few upgrades since I was here 5 years ago--new carpets, etc. They provide a basic continental breakfast for guests which is complimentary. What detracts? There is definitely a 1970s vibe to the place--old TVs, small bathrooms, worn bedspreads. The lobby area is not very inviting as it is dark and underground. The pool area is pleasant, but because of the architecture is shaded for a good bit of the day. However, for space and location at a good price, this is a good bet.

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view room.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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AstonEXCGM, General Manager at Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel, responded to this review, March 2, 2012
Aloha Wanderingnewyorker,

Welcome back to the Aston Executive Centre. You repeat patronage and feedback is very much appreciated.

Thank you for your complimentary comments about the rooms and upgrades. We agree with you that if you are conducting business in downtown and need a place to stay, the Aston Executive Centre is your hotel. The hotel “suites” are much larger than your standard hotel room and have amazing views with the floor to ceiling windows. Despite the recession, Aston at the Executive Centre has been busy updating and upgrading its rooms. Carpets, appliances, bedding have been upgraded in the last 2 years and we are more than half done, adding LCD TV’s as the hotel standard.

As you stated, for a spacious "suite" and "terrific" location at a "good price", the Aston Executive Centre is where you want to stay.

We look forward to hosting you on your next stay. Mahalo for posting your comments on Tripadvisor.com!

Best regards,

Clem

If anyone has questions about the Aston Executive Centre, please feel free to contact me at clem.lagundimao@astonhotels.com.
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Property: Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel
Address: 1088 Bishop St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-3141 (Formerly ResortQuest at the Executive Centre Hotel)
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Downtown Honolulu
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #65 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 116
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The only all-suite hotel located in the heart of downtown Honolulu's financial district, near government offices, business and dining. With complimentary continental breakfast, free daily newspaper and business center, this property is fully equipped with all the amenities for the business traveler. ... more   less 
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