I've stayed at the Ilikai several times throughout the past four years. I was born and raised in Honolulu (now living on neighbor island), so know the island very well. Although I have stayed at other outstanding hotels on Oahu, I prefer the Ilikai because of the following 1) special rates for locals; 2) parking is included in local rates most times and if not, parking is reasonably priced; 3) you can walk to two beaches; 4) Sarentos Top of the Ilikai Italian Restaurant provides one the the finest views of the ocean/sunset in Honolulu and the food/service is impeccable; 5) The Modern Hotel (sister property) adjoining the Ilikai boasts Morimoto's (exquisite service and Iron Chef meals at reasonable prices); 6) you are also in walking distance to other fun eateries across the street which locals frequent i.e. The Chart House; 7) Ala Moana Shopping Center is a 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive or you can take a free trolly service from the hotel to Ala Moana and other shopping establishments; 8) the hotel is at the "beginning" of Waikiki so there are many ways to approach it to avoid traffic in the rush hour; 9) rooms are very spacious and clean; 10) staff is always very polite; 12) rooms with full kitchens are available; 13) Rooms are very quiet if you get an ocean view or partial ocean view. The bottom line - the quality + price of the rooms, central location, ease to recreational spots/night life, ease of getting in and out of the hotel (valets are quick) make the Ilikai my favorite hotel on Oahu. I love the Ilikai because I can pull into the garage at night and not feel compelled to get in my car again to find fabulous food and entertainment just a short walk away. Beds are comfy, great pillows. The only downside is the air conditioner is usually aimed at the side of the bed blasting at the head - so you can try to request for another room configuration. Lastly, if you are not happy with your room management will find another accommodation. On two previous visits I was placed next to construction (renovating hotel) which was quiet over the weekend, however changed on Monday. FYI this is where the original Hawaii Five-0 filmed their opening sequence.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites is a classic oceanfront hotel situated on the Ala Wai Yacht Marina at the edge of Waikiki and just a short stroll to Ala Moana Shopping Center and 2 blocks to the Hawaii Convention Center. Internationally-recognized as the famous opening shot of Hawaii Five-O with Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett standing on the penthouse balcony overlooking Waikiki Beach, the hotel is truly a Waikiki landmark. Each guest room and suite features extra spacious accommodations with a large lanai offering fabulous views. The hotel walkway from the lobby leads to the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and beach. With our hospitality fee for all stays, Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites allows guests to enjoy many hotel services and activities without having to incur miscellaneous charges. These amenities include WiFi throughout the hotel, DVDNow (Unlimited movies & PS3 games), Waikiki Shuttle (Complimentary Waikiki Shuttle Service), Daily Newspaper, In Room Coffee, In Room Safe, Local & Toll-Free Calls, and Water in Lobby, You'll also enjoy the heated swimming pool, fitness room, coffee shop, rooftop restaurant and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ilikai Hotel And Suites
- Ilikai Hotel Hawaii
- Ilikai Honolulu
- Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites Hawaii/Honolulu