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Park Shore Waikiki
Ranked #24 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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56 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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“Worth the change ....”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

Just returned from our sixth year in a row to Hawaii .Changed to the Park Shore from its sister hotel at the western end of beach and worth the change .
Hotel recently upgraded , in a great location with plenty of eating options close by .A walk to the main shopping area is a comfortable 10 to 15 minutes .
The beach directly across the street is great for those who only want a quick dip in either the lagoon of the ocean proper.If the beach is too much then just relax around a very good pool area .
Towels and chairs provided free of charge
Wifi works great all the time .Buses stop literally at the front door which makes getting around very easy ,especially the Ala Moana shopping centre
Hotel staff all excellent especially those in the sometimes difficult activities planning area.
Only thing missing is tea making facilities in the room .Filtered coffee is provided daily .
Will be returning next year

Room Tip: The partial ocean views provide a balcony with an adequate view between the adjoining hotel . You c...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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spauli, General Manager at Park Shore Waikiki, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Aloha Darrell W,

Thank you for taking the time to write a very nice review regarding your recent stay at Park Shore Waikiki. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed our stellar location, your renovated guest room, and the excellent service professionals. We do offer tea pots with tea upon request. Please contact our Front Desk, and we will be happy to deliver a tea kettle for you and ensure that you do not run out of tea. We hope that you are able to return again in the future, and we will ensure that you have another wonderful stay with us.

Mahalo,

Scott Pauli
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McMinnville, Oregon
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

Our family have been guests at the Park Shore since 1974...it has it all for a wonderful family vacation or if you are just there for a few nights! The staff are customer service guru's...call for room reservations now!

We walk to the Aquarium and beach is across the street! Starbucks is on the first floor and something is always happening at Lulu's. Our rooms are clean and the beds smell fresh and flowery! Thank you for great trip Scott and team! See you soon, The Gallighers and Tammy Cook

Room Tip: All the rooms are great but the fifth floor ocean or partial ocean are great to people watch and tak...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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spauli, General Manager at Park Shore Waikiki, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Aloha TL Cook,

Thank you for taking the time to write a very nice review on your recent stay at Park Shore Waikiki. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our prime location, the renovated guest rooms, and our wonderful service professionals. Your incredible loyalty is very much appreciated, and we look forward to your next visit. We will ensure that you have another great stay with us.

Mahalo,

Scott Pauli
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Bel Air, Maryland
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

This hotel is located at the end of Waikiki right next to the zoo. Our room overlooked the pool and had a view of the beach and diamondhead. The location is a little noisy, so if you need total quiet to sleep you may want to choose another hotel. We were able to walk to the Diamondhead Market and Grill for a breakfast of delicious coconut pancakes.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Aloha annefrances2014,

Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review regarding your recent stay at Park Shore Waikiki. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our outstanding location, and the views of the Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head. I am sorry that Waikiki was too noisy. It is a big city with a lot of activity. Our higher floor rooms do provide more privacy. We hope that you are able to return again in the future, and we will ensure that you have a very nice stay with us.

Mahalo,

Scott Pauli
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

What a great find! I was just in Hawaii to celebrate my birthday it was a last minute trip and I have to say Park Shore was the perfect hotel for me! It is located at the east end of Waikiki - less than a 5 minute walk to the beach, great juice shop next to the lobby, and the rooms were perfect! Everything was clean and the room was big with a view of the ocean. The pool is also nice, but who hangs at the pool when there is a beautiful beach just outside? Overall this hotel was a steal in my opinion.
I would come back again!! Mahalo Park Shore!

Room Tip: I had a partial ocean view and it was amazing!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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spauli, General Manager at Park Shore Waikiki, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Aloha staravalos,

Thank you for taking the time to write a very nice review regarding your recent stay at Park Shore Waikiki. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our spectacular location with all of the nearby amenities and your renovated guest room. We hope that you are able to return again next year for your birthday celebration again or even sooner. We will ensure that you have another wonderful stay with us.

Mahalo,

Scott Pauli
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2014

Back again for a second year and this time took an ocean front room. Well worth the extra money. It's great to sit out in the morning or evening watching the surfers or just the world go bye.. Location is great with buses at the door to the beaches , the shopping centres and the Arizona Memorial.
The beach itself is just across the street and the hotel supply beach chairs, towels and beach shoes so just bring your swimsuit and sun screen.
Staff are really friendly too so what more can you want?
Also free wifi, fridge, coffee, safety deposit and iron and ironing board.
Here for two weeks and wish I could come every year but three flights from Scotland make it a bit difficult. Still fingers crossed.

Room Tip: Ocean front
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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spauli, General Manager at Park Shore Waikiki, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Aloha L1z123,

Thank you for taking the time to write a very nice review on your recent stay at Park Shore Waikiki. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the excellent views from your renovated Ocean Front room, the wonderful and friendly service professionals, and our incredible locatoin with all of the nearby amenities. We hope that you can make the journey again from Scotland soon. We will ensure that you have another fabulous stay with us.

Mahalo,

Scott Pauli
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2014

Park Shore Waikiki is very well situated at the east end of Waikiki beach, just across the street from the beach and with the perfect view onto Diamond Head . Hotel is nice, clean and the staff is very, very friendly and helpful. Room was big and clean with a balcony with side wiew to the ocean. The free wireless internet was working perfect.

In vicinity is Starbucks, bar and restaurant with fast food but also any other attraction (zoo, aquarium...) and Waikiki beach are in walking distance.

If you get a good price for room in this hotel, I highly recomend this hotel.

Room Tip: Choose the room with the ocean view.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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spauli, General Manager at Park Shore Waikiki, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Aloha SebastjanP,

Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review on your recent styay at Park Shore Waikiki. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our outstanding location at the end of Waikiki Beach, the incredibly friendly service professionals, and the stunning views from your renovated Ocean View room. We hope that you are able to return again in the future, and we will ensure that you have another wonderful stay with us.

Mahalo,

Scott Pauli
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

PROS:
-Not one bug found in room in over a week's stay
-Strong central air con.
-Could open Lanai door for a great breeze
-Nice pool area
-Great location across street from the beach

CONS:
-Homeless hanging out on the corner at night
-Busy bus-stop right in front of hotel entrance
-The least expensive rooms have views of the hotel next door so we had to keep the curtains closed when changing which was often upon waking up ,getting dressed, changing into pool attire, and later into beach wear.
-Staff begins closing the pool 20-30 minutes BEFORE sunset.
-Pillows all too soft

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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spauli, General Manager at Park Shore Waikiki, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Aloha BegininngTrekker,

Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review regarding your recent stay at Park Shore Waikiki. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our great location and property features. I appreciate your feedback on the Cons. The Hotel Room category does view the property next door, and I recommend that you stay in either the Partial Ocean View, Ocean View, or Ocean Front rooms to truly enjoy the property. We are working with the City & County of Honolulu on the city wide homeless problem, and hopeful for a long term solution. We hope that you are able to return again in the future, and we will ensure that you have an even better stay on your next visit.

Mahalo,

Scott Pauli
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Property: Park Shore Waikiki
Address: 2586 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-6614
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#15 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Park Shore Waikiki 3.5*
Number of rooms: 227
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With the best views around, the renovated Park Shore Waikiki is perfectly located fronting world-famous Waikiki Beach and is situated between picturesque Diamond Head and the excitement of Waikiki. For the ultimate experience, select an Ocean view room that features breathtaking ocean views, or select a Diamond Head room for open views of the Diamond Head crater. All rooms have a private lanai. The hotel's remarkable location is steps to the Honolulu Zoo, Kapiolani Park, Waikiki Shell and Waikiki Aquarium. Learn more about Park Shore Waikiki during our weekly Manager's Reception. You'll also enjoy having a mini-refrigerator and coffeemaker in guestrooms for added convenience. Need to grab lunch or need some gifts for your family back home? Park Shore Waikiki offers an array of onsite shops and restaurant for your needs. Retail Shops ABC Store (6:00 am – 12:00 midnight) Hans Hedemann Surf School (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) Restaurants Lulu’s Restaurant (7:00 am – 10:30 am, 11:00 am – 2:00 am) Starbucks Coffee (4:00 am – 11:00 pm) Tucker & Bevvy (6:00 am – 7:30 pm) Yoshitsune Japanese Restaurant (Breakfast 6:00 am – 10:30 am Lunch 11:00 am – 2:30 pm) Dinner 5:30 am – 10:30 pm) Renovation Park Shore Waikiki will undergo spalling renovation from March 21, 2017 thru May 22, 2017. Renovation will take place Monday through Friday and major work will and noise will start on 4/4. ... more   less 
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