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“hidden gem...great value...central location!!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ewa Hotel
Ranked #69 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
New York City, New York
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76 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“hidden gem...great value...central location!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

This hotel is wonderful! When i go back to Honolulu, i will stay there again. I am recommending it to all my friends who will be visiting Honolulu. The location is extremely central. Only a couple minutes walk to the beach. The staff members are very friendly and helpful especially, John. The housekeeping also did a wonderful job.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ken H
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Jennifer B, Manager at Ewa Hotel, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Aloha Ken H,

Thank you for your kind comments. Be assured that I will pass on your praises to the staff and to Jon. See you soon!!!

Mahalo,
Jennifer Batara
Hotel Manager
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kenwood, California
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133 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

This is a great budget hotel in a perfect location, a block from the beach in Waikiki, 1/2 block from Kapiolani Park--my favorite area in Waikiki. It's spotlessly clean with pretty white bedspreads and a good supply of towels. We got a great internet rate from a comparison site for a studio with twin beds--it was only 2 nights so my husband and I jumped at the rate, but were upgraded to a 1 bedroom with a queen bed, and the twin beds in the front room. The room was well equipped with TV, kitchenette, coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator and cutlery/plates/cookware. We had a balcony that faced the street. WiFi and parking costs extra. There are no amenities like a pool or fitness center but the front desk is manned 24 hours a day with friendly staff. First class shopping and restaurants are on Kalakaua, but lots of great deals can be found on Kuhio and Kapahulu Ave. The city bus runs on Kuhio, which can get you all over the place. if you don't care about all the extras and just want a clean, quiet room near the beach this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank IngasAdventures
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Jennifer B, Manager at Ewa Hotel, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Aloha IngasAdventures,

Mahalo from the bottom of my heart for your review! What we lack in amenities (pool, etc.) we make up for having the friendliest staff. Please visit us again soon!

Mahalo,
Jennifer Batara
Hotel Manager
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

We stayed in Ewa hotel for two nights in october 2012. Hotel staff are nice, the rooms are a bit dated but clean. The location is perfect - only a few blocks from the beach. All in all I think its good value and would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Binobin
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Jennifer B, Manager at Ewa Hotel, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Aloha Binobin,

Thank you for your recent stay and comments regarding the property! We are working very hard in getting our rooms refurbished and refreshed. See you again soon!

Mahalo,
Jennifer Batara
Hotel Manager
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Iowa, USA
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

A budget Hotel run like a 5 Star Hotel. It starts with going beyond expectations.The cleanliness of the entire Hotel. Service... I never expected daily clean towels and someone at the front desk 24/7 giving the feeling of safety. My room was on the 3rd floor and I never had to take the elevator.. they read my mind when I checked in, and I could open all my windows for fresh air, never turning on the air conditioner. Who could deny the 5 star location. One block from the famous Waikiki Beach and shop till you drop on your walk till you get there. The furniture was well used, but well taken care of.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gidgetgonehawaiian
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Jennifer B, Manager at Ewa Hotel, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Aloha Gidgetgonehawaiian,

I am so happy you find our location 5-star. Our location is actually my favorite area of Waikiki. Visit us again soon please!

Mahalo!
Jennifer Batara
Hotel Manager
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Bend, Oregon
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

I recently stayed at the Ewa Hotel in Waikiki....it is an older property but it was immaculately clean, and the housekeepers were super friendly and helpful..the only problem, no pool, but you are 1 block from the beach..also you are across the street from the Marriott which has numerous shops, so the location is superb......i thought it was great for the price, though the next time I go I will get a larger room.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mimi C
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Jennifer B, Manager at Ewa Hotel, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Aloha Mimi C,

Thank you for your comments about our housekeepers. I will be sure to pass the comments along to them and I am sure that they will be thrilled. Hope you visit us soon!

Mahalo,
Jennifer Batara
Hotel Manager
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Van Alstyne, Texas
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10 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

The place was in a great location. Rooms were fine for the price. Nothing fancy but slept well in beds. Could use some updating. Front Desk staff were great. Pointed us to fine dining establishments and entertainment. Rented scooters and drove to see downtown Honolulu and Diamond Head.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mjctex
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Jennifer B, Manager at Ewa Hotel, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Aloha mjctex,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We are in a perfect location. :-) Currently, we are slowly updating and refreshing our rooms. It is a slow process as we are now heading into the holiday season but hopefully will be done by your next visit!

Mahalo,
Jennifer Batara
Hotel Manager
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Manitoba
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

We stayed at this smaller hotel recently and we enjoyed it. Although not fancy, it is clean, affordable, comfortable beds and the staff is very friendly - especially John at the front desk. Michelle, the senior housekeeping staff sees to it that the maids do their job. The beds are very comfortable and the hotel is very close to the beach - about a 2 miniute walk. It is also down at the quieter end of Waikiki Beach closer to Diamond Head. Still, plenty of hotels, restaurants and shops very nearby. We would definitely stay here again as it is affordable and you can even get a room witrh a kitchenette so that you can save money on eating out all the time if you so choose. My only negative comment is that it could use some renovations however some have already begun such as new carpeting - so hopefully they will continue upgrading some things such as the doors and some new wallcoverings. If you can overlook these things , which I'm sure they will get to, you will find it comfortable. Also it has a great roof top patio with a view of the ocean in between the surrounding tall buildings. We felt safe here as there is good security and the parking lot is patrolled. All in all a comfortable place to stay for the price.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank zoedog46
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Jennifer B, Manager at Ewa Hotel, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Aloha Zoedog46,

Mahalo Nui Loa for your great review. One of the best things about this property is that we are situated at what I like to call "the quiet end of Waikiki." :-) We are in the process of refurbishing and refreshing the property so hopefully when you come back, you'll see a very big improvement. I'll be sure to pass along your comments to Jon and Michele and I'm sure they will be very happy to hear that they've made your vacation enjoyable.

Thank you again,
Jennifer Batara
Hotel Manager
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Property: Ewa Hotel
Address: 2555 Cartwright Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3727
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #69 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Ewa Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the quiet side of Waikiki, Ewa Hotel Waikiki offers affordable, island-style accommodations just steps to Waikiki's diverse activities and entertainment including world-famous Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, Kapiolani Park and the Honolulu Zoo. This charming hotel features an expansive rooftop sundeck where guests can soak up the warm Hawaiian sunshine or view spectacular Waikiki sunsets. Soothing pastels and rattan decor add tropical flair and island charm to the rooms. The Ewa Hotel Pet Policy allows (1) cat or dog per room, daily pet fees apply. With our daily convenience fee for all stays, Ewa Hotel Waikiki allows guests to enjoy many hotel services and activities without having to incur miscellaneous charges. These amenities include DVDNow (Unlimited movies & PS3 games), Waikiki Shuttle (Complimentary Waikiki Shuttle Service), Daily Newspaper, In Room Coffee, In Room Safe, and Local & Toll-Free Calls. You'll also enjoy the 24-hour Front Desk, bicycle rack, and surfboard rack. ... more   less 
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