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Breakers Hotel
Ranked #59 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Hamilton Island, Australia
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“fantastic hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Just spent a week here and had a great time, the staff are all very friendly and accommodating, the rooms are old style hotels rooms but very clean and serviced daily, the beds were very comfy.
The hotel is situated in a very central location right near the Fort Derussy beach and right next door to the new Trump Hotel.
There is a ABC shop directly across the road for all your supplies and is about a 10 min walk from the centre of Waikiki markets etc.
Each room is fully self contained if you wish to save money on certain meals etc.

Room Tip: ask for a room facing the pool either on ground or 1st floor and you wont be disappointed. one bit...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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6 Thank cairns_family
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Melbourne, Australia
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190 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Found this hotel on Trip Advisor and not wanting to stay in any of the $$$ airport hotels before our inter island flight booked for 1 night. Wished we could have stayed longer.

Yes, the hotel is from another era but that adds to it's charm, comfortable clean beds, staff are friendly and efficient, large pool area with some tree areas for shade if you wanted. We only used the kettle to make our coffee but it was set up if you wanted to prepare meals with a kitchenette in each room.

Loved that we were able to check in after our mid morning flight arrival (we had advised our earlier arrival time when booking) and able to have a jet lag nap straight away, refreshed to enjoy the rest of the day in Waikiki, and easy efficient checkout the next day.

Would happily recommend this place to others for genuine good old fashioned value, clean, with friendly atmosphere of staff and guests, ok you don't get the 5 star quality amenities, but hey you are in Hawaii, get out of your room and enjoy the sunshine :)

Room Tip: Agree with the others, if you can get a room closer to the pool the better, we were here only one ni...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

**Please note that the photo of the brick stucture which appears atop the reviews IS WRONG. Check the travelers photo section for the real deal!**

Having stayed at the Breakers several times over the last 30 years, I can't imagine staying anywhere else.
Despite it's central location nestled among the giant towers of Waikiki, it's unique low rise, low key vibe provides a welcoming retreat from the hectic pace of "the strip".
Decor is a bit dated but that only adds to the "Old Hawaii" sesnibility; the all-kitchenette rooms and grounds are meticulously tended.
Popular with Japanese tourists, the small scale layout encourages interaction among the "residents" which is a plus in my book. Travel IS about people after all.
No fancy upscale facilities like some of the resorts; but you're in Waikiki so who needs them?
Last visit, as we rounded the corner on Kalakaua Ave approaching The Breakers location, my eldest daughter said, "It feels like we're returning home to me; like it's our place".
I couldn't agree more.

Tip: breakfast at Eggs and Things is terrific!! Litereally steps away on Saratoga, they're open early which is a big + for early rising jet-lagged travelers. Make sure you try the Portuguese sausage in some form.

Room Tip: The garden units have a separate bedroom; ideal for families.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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8 Thank CenturySixTenths
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Shawnigan Lake British Columbia
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Second stay at the The Breakers, it's like going home. The staff are amazing. The location is perfect. The busy streets of Waikiki disappear as you pass through the entrance. The pool and the grounds are kept spotless. Everyone gets to know each other, guests actually talk to each other, what a concept! Morning coffee ready when you awake. I hope I can go every year!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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El Sobrante, California
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I'd like to express some warm sentiments and praise for one of the best places to stay in the midst of the madness that is Waikiki, Oahu. A Japanese foundation has helped this traditional and quaint old hotel from caving in to buyouts from the larger hotel chains on the upper part of the beach strip. As a consequence, it is about the only small, two-story hotel amidst the giants built up around it, (most notably the Trump hotel, a couple of doors down.)

When you arrive you are warmly welcomed by the staff and shown to your comfy room by the interior pool or patio, and a bouquet of fresh tropical flowers at the table. Most rooms have a kitchen and many are adorned with traditional tatami mats. When you close the door, you are instantly at peace in a quiet and serene setting. Later you can stroll through the gardens of Fort De Russy, on your way to one of the better parts of the beach strand.

If you are expecting modern-upscale accommodations, this is not your place. If you are looking for a quiet place to get away from it, and yet be in the midst of it, you can join the frequent visitors here who annually return here for relaxation and solace.

Be sure to have dinner at the resident Japanese sushi restaurant, and attend the traditional Japanese tea ceremony next door, also sponsored by the same foundation. (Ask the staff for ceremony hours.)

Room Tip: I like the second floor, in the garden area.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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11 Thank RTK321
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Minnesota
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75 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

"Ol' Time Honolulu at it's best!
The people that stay here appreciate the 'Good Ol' Days', the 'Early Years' in Honolulu. Location is the best., a 2-3 minute walk onto Waikiki Beach and nightlife., around the corner from Denny's, McDonalds, & the Outrigger restaurants. Only two stories high, hidden and secretive off a busy street. Prices are very reasonable, friendly hosts, down-to-earth guests. No bikini show-offs here. Just plain folks who love Honolulu, staying in the heart of Waikiki, & appreciative for the years gone by.

Room Tip: Not a bad room.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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15 Thank Pinsey60
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Ottawa
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94 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This hotel is a landmark in Waikiki in that it's hardly changed since the 60s -- neither the staff nor the patrons. The price is as good as it gets on Waikiki and includes free WiFi, 24 hour coffee, a nice pool and complete kitchenette. Mr Moon across the street can book any tours and the beach is just up the street

Room Tip: Ask for a room closer to the pool to avoid traffic noise. Best breakfast at the Outrigger, straight...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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10 Thank JohnandDeborah
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Property: Breakers Hotel
Address: 250 Beach Walk, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1994
Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Honolulu
#37 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Breakers Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 64
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