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“Lanai with a view” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites

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Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites
Ranked #16 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Long Beach CA
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63 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Lanai with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We got an ocean view room which was an excellent choice. We spent most of our time on the balcony. The room was large and quiet, and everything worked. We had an enjoyable meal at the bar and grill, and enjoyed the friendly staff. The fireworks from the Hilton next door were a fun bonus. Loved the convenience store right in the hotel, and the small fridge and microwave were a pleasure to have.

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  • Stayed May 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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Lindsay, Canada
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I went to hawaii for three weeks to get married and my honeymoon. After travelling to three islands this was a great end to the trip. Great location. We paid for an ocean view room which over looked the lagoon at the Hilton and the ocean. Very unique. We were walking distance to everything. The staff were friendly and helpful. We both decided to have a 1 hour massage before we checked out and it was a amazing I would highly recommend there spa. Will be staying at this hotel in the future when we return. Valet parking was 28dollars and you could leave your vehicle up until 11pm the day of check out.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank ash_nick_2013
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New York, NY
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74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Convenient location, decent rooms for the price, excellent service, the bar & grill was a good value with some excellent meals (some not so good), nice pool. We stayed in the private condos, which get you a better price than the hotel itself, so my review is based on that.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank mem212
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new york
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44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We booked this hotel for a 1 night stay before our cruise. We were coming in at 4 pm so I just wanted a clean quiet place to stay. What I got was a huge room huge bathroom , great view of the
MArina at a reasonable rate. We checked in, went to the 0utback for dinner, which is across the street. McDonald's and ABC stores were all very close by. We could not see the Friday night fireworks at the next door Hawaiian village, we should have gone down. It were exhausted due to
Jet lag. We woke up at 5;30 am to see the pride of America in the harbor. At 6 am we sat on our balcony ate our surprisingly good McDonald's breakfast , got our car from the valet $28 and went to Pearl Harbor . Since it is towards t he end of Waikiki it was an ez out. It did take an 1 1/2 hours
To get from the airport to the hotel because of some closing of roads due to a bomb scare. I could
Have walked faster. My husband preferred this hotel over the one that we stayed at after the cruise. It was in the middle of Waikiki and the area was very busy. It was also more money.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank SUPERMOMBX
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Australia
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58 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We stayed in March 2013 and booked a sea view room with 2 double beds. It's a good hotel but there's nothing trendy or hip about it. What we enjoyed was the location (on the quieter side of Waikiki), view (24th floor),the good size of the rooms (probably because it's an older hotel) and the price.

The downside is the pool area which is adequate but nothing to write home about and is looking a little tired. It was mainly occupied by elderly permanent residents of the building and the kids weren't even allowed to jump into the pool - they aren't wild kids but do like to have a little bit of fun. There were never enough pool loungers for everyone - probably because it's a very large hotel and not much room has been allocated to the pool area.

I walked down Waikiki beach and wasn't terribly impressed with it but that might be because it was high tide and everyone seemed to be crammed onto a small section of the exposed sand.

If you are in Honolulu to shop then it's well located near the shopping complex which you can walk or take the trolley to. The trolley stop is outside the building (not to be confused with the bus stop) and it was a long time before we could actually get on one because they were mainly full. Most of the ones passing the hotel were privately run for Japanese tourists so we couldn't board them.

We tried out the restaurant on the top floor - the food was excellent and the view fantastic so try to get there for sunset dinner or sunset drinks and request a table with a view.

Stay here if you want space and a good location, but if you are looking for something a bit more swanky then try the Modern hotel next door ,although when I popped my head in there to have a look I noticed that all the double pool loungers were booked for VIP guests only - aren't all their guests VIPs?

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank hotdog6
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christchurch new zealand
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27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Husband and I spent 11 days at the Ilikai apartments after arriving in Honolulu on a cruise ship. We were very pleasantly surprised with our accommodation. The apartment was on the 12th floor. Had amazing views over the marina and out to sea. The furnishings were adequate, with the bed being very comfortable. Kitchen had everything we required and the bathroom had everything we needed plus very good storage space. The Ilikai is an older building but is in a great position. A short walk to the beach and a shorter walk to a lagoon which is excellent for swimming. Good restaurants nearby and walking distance to Ala Moana shopping mall. We have had a number of vacations in Waikiki and this was by far the best accommodation we have had and we much preferred this end of the beach. There is a great board walk along the sea to the centre of Waikiki. We booked through Ali'i Beach Rentals and couldn't have been more pleased with them. They went above and beyond to ensure we had a great vacation. We will certainly stay there again when we return to Waikiki.

Room Tip: rooms overlooking the marina are very sunny.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank memmi
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Birmingham, Alabama
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

when I was a little kid, I learned about the Ilikai from seeing it in the opening of Hawaii Five-O. I said then that "one day, I will go stay there." And that day finally came this year! I could not be happier with my stay. They have spruced up this old gem. the entrance and lobby are beautiful. there is a patio area overlooking the marina, with multiple tables/umbrellas, that is most inviting. the Rooms are nothing fancy, but they are very clean, very comfortable, with everything needed. The lanais are large and perfect for afternoon relaxation and enjoying an incredible view. The location is terrific, close to both the bustle of Waikiki and also the shopping of Ala Moana Mall. It overlooks the marina, a lagoon, and the Beach. The best thing about this hotel is the people. Everyone was incredibly attentive, helpful, and responsive. the only suggestion for improvement that I have is that the pool area could be enlarged and updated (though what they have is totally fine - it just pales in comparison to the next door Hilton Hawaiian Village pool.)
Overall though, I could not have had a better stay. I will certainly be back. and I would tell people considering this hotel to: "Be there. Aloha." - (Jack Lord - Hawaii Five-O)

Room Tip: ask for a higher floor room. the views are incredible. my room was very quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites
Address: 1777 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1603
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#16 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#26 Business Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 176
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.
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