Well, this property is an interesting one and kind of hard to review.The location is wonderful for downtown. 3 blocks from the water (with a Gordon Biersch restaurant). The rooms are spacious and views outstanding. The one trip advsior who said the daily continental breakfast was meager was being generous. Pretty pathetic and no protein (unless you count peanut butter packets or cream cheese). Anyway, over the days I figured out what I could eat besides donuts which I cannot eat at all.
The biggest downside is that the rooms are really dated. I always avoid places that are described as "clean", but these are. The rooms are huge and with just a facelift, they could be easily become outstanding. Over the days of my stay, the place did grow on me. Nice having a kitchen and the place is really quiet. Very little traffic noice from the streets below from higheer floors (downtown shuts down at night). The building is obviously concrete which adds to the quiet living space.
For anyone visiting the Queens Medical center, the location is perfect! Easy walking distance. Also, for tourists, only one block to the Iolani Palace and the old Hawaii Theater.
The biggest downside for a woman traveling alone is that downtown is NOTwalk-able at night. Some shady people and areas. If you don't want to lock down in your room after dark (which is unfortunately 7:00 pm) - don't stay here. If you are on business and doing work and going to bed - it is fine. I kind of miss the Waikiki shopping and walking after dark. I will have to catch a daylight bus to enjoy that at some time during the trip. Also, due to the no walking after dark - the dining experiences are limited. Waikiki has many more places to walk and eat after dark.
So, overall - I would stay here again. It could be a good home base for some tourist trips. But if you want shopping and after dark eating. Not the place to be without a car or bus ride. Good luck and Aloha,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Aston Honolulu
- Executive Centre Hotel Hawaii
- Resortquest Honolulu
- Aston At The Executive Centre Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu