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Shoreline Hotel Waikiki
Ranked #21 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Australia
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent place in Waikiki”
Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for a little over a week and had a wonderful stay. After spending 2 weeks in a really quiet , remote and large cottage in Kauai we were concerned that this part of the holiday may not be as comfortable or enjoyable but we were wrong. This place was great in its own way. The first thing we noticed was the awesome lobby. It is really trendy and fresh and made a great first impression. Next the staff... So professional! No pretension - just quiet, polite and friendly people - all of them. They checked us in early after we arrived on an early flight from Kauai, which was not expected but appreciated. The room was small but nice, white, spotlessly clean and comfortable. It had a large flat screen TV, not a tiny little one. The bathroom was large, white, modern and also spotless. The bed was super comfy. The hotel has a rooftop pool which was bigger than I expected and also spotlessly clean. Someone else mentioned it could be updated but I liked it as is. I don't think it needs to be any fancier. In the lobby there is complimentary tea, coffee and water, along with an ice machine. There was also a couple of computers with free internet but the wifi in the rooms was super quick so we didn't use them. There was also complimentary newspapers available. This was our third visit to Waikiki and other hotels we have stayed at in the past have been noisy with both street noise and noise from other guests doors . We didn't hear much noise at all from the street, none of those pesky garbage trucks, and rarely heard other guests doors even though the hotel was full. Yes the air conditioner was a little loud at times, but we just turned it off and enjoyed the trade breezes. This hotel is in a great location close to everything. We walked everywhere including Ala Moana, Ward Centre, beaches, Diamond Head, but there is a bus stop close by to get you around if you are not a walker. In all, this place felt like a home away from home and I would definately stay here again. It is not luxurious, just clean and comfortable with a great, relaxed, down to earth vibe :0)

  • Stayed August 2013
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Shoreline H, Manager at Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Aloha AustraliaJam!

What a wonderful review of the Shoreline Hotel Waikiki! Thank you so much for sharing. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our hotel and we are happy to be your home-away-from-home! Come back any time. You are part of our ohana (family) now!

Mahalo!
Brian Aker
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We are so glad we stayed at this hotel. We chose it based on Tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. This was our first visit to Honolulu and we would return to the Shoreline if we are lucky enough to visit again. The location was fantastic, right around the corner from all the shops and restaurants and Waikiki Beach. The staff were very friendly and always helpful. The room, though not large, was spotless, the bed comfortable and the bathroom well appointed. The air con was really effective tho a bit noisey.There was iced water in the lobby area every day which was much appreciated and free wifi. We felt so at home and were really impressed by this hotel and the lovely people who work there. Thanks for the wonderful memories. Christine Kelly Perth Australia

Room Tip: Both rooms we stayed in were excellent in terms of comfort but the views are nothing to speak of. Th...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shoreline H, Manager at Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Aloha Christine K!

I can't even begin to tell you how thrilled we are to hear that you had such an amazing visit at Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, a Joie de Vivre hotel. We are so lucky to have such wonderful and loyal guests such as yourself. Thank you for sharing and we are looking forward to your next visit!

Mahalo!
Brian Aker
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

The Shorelne was recommended by our travel agent as a good budget hotel and she was right. Great little hotel, modern, very clean and very friendly helpful staff. So close to the beach, shops and heaps of restaurants, what more do you want. We will definitely be going back to Hawaii next year and will be staying there again. Havel also recommending to our 2 sons who plan to take their partners there next year. Excellent value for money!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shoreline H, Manager at Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Aloha Cbird2013!

It sounds like your first visit will not be your last! Thank you so much for the kind words. We are looking forward to you and your family coming to visit many more times in the future.

Mahalo!
Brian Aker
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

I did not know where to begin but just say thanks so much for the wonderful time that me and my whole family were there at the shore line hotel .We feel like we are at home ,my aunt told me that this is the first time she slept so good and it has been a long time (because she has just recovered from a throat cancer . So thanks everybody that you all have been wonderful . Thanks K

Room Tip: Well I say this don't judge people by the cover ,so please do the same with Shoreline hotel .The...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Shoreline H, Manager at Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Aloha katietruong!

We are so happy to hear that you had such a great experience at the Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, a Joie de Vivre hotel! Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers and we are looking forward to your next visit.

Mahalo!
Brian Aker
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Originally I was torn between staying somewhere that was reasonably priced and boutiquey or spending more (close to double) and staying at one of the resort hotels. So glad we ended up choosing this hotel. In Hawaii you don't spend much time in your room as you are always at the beach or doing things. Also, the resort pools, which are generally nicer than the shoreline one, are so packed you would never go in there! The beach is where you want to spend all your time anyway. And while the hotel didn't have a gym, they had a deal with a great gym down the road for $10 that overlooks waikiki beach! Much better than any resort gym! The location was very convenient in the central part of waikiki and walking distance to everything. The rooms had been recently renovated and felt very modern and clean. There is a fairly large airconditioning vent in the room which can be a little noisy, but it was actually one of the things I really liked about the room as they had decorated it with hawaiin sayings which was a nice quirk. Staff were great too, always friendly and helpful!
Enjoyed staying there so much that we ended up rebooking at shoreline after we returned from the north shore. Would stay there again!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shoreline H, Manager at Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Aloha DrDavidAshford!

Much mahalo for the wonderful comments that you posted. We are very glad that you chose to stay with us too! Thank you so much for your loyalty and we are excited for your next visit. We'll see you again soon!

Mahalo!
Brian Aker
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 18, 2013

A great value hotel, The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and the rooms were lovely and clean and more than adequate.
The champagne and chocolates delivered to our room on our wedding anniversary was a lovely touch and very much appreciated.
Location is superb and I could not recommend this hotel more highly .

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shoreline H, Manager at Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Aloha Mel M!

I wanted to thank you for taking the time to share your comments! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, a Joie de Vivre hotel. We look forward to your next visit!

Mahalo!
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

I loved this location which was perfect for our friends trip that included visiting a lot of tourist spots and also nightlife. I recommend this hotel if you are on a budget and just want to enjoy Waikiki. This place is incredibly close to the beach, tons of shopping, and a large selection of local and commercial restaurants.

With a little bit more investment into the retro theme of the lobby, I could see this place taking off as a hipster destination equivalent to some places in Palm Springs. It would be great to see the owners transform the roof top pool area into a scenic hangout spot. If you're looking for more luxury and romance, I recommend looking elsewhere in Waikiki.

Room Tip: If you hate noise, stay away from the side with the parking garage.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Travelbug7326
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Shoreline H, Manager at Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Aloha Travelbug4326!

We appreciate your wonderful review of your recent experience at the Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, a Joie de Vivre hotel. Thank you so much for sharing! We agree that there is certainly some potential for the rooftop pool. We will keep your feedback in mind when the time comes to make some enhancements up on the roof. I hope to see you again the next time you visit Hawaii!

Mahalo!
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Property: Shoreline Hotel Waikiki
Address: 342 Seaside Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2527 (Formerly Seaside Hotel )
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Honolulu
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#17 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#19 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#28 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shoreline Hotel Waikiki 3.5*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a destination that’s famous for being popular, the Shoreline is comfortable in its own skin. The hotel — 135 rooms over 14 floors — has a scale absent from most Waikiki Resorts, and the 1970s design creates a contemporary feel. Accommodations are bright and well‑appointed. ... more   less 
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