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“Small hotel across the street from beach” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel

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Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel
Ranked #34 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Anchorage, Alaska
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51 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Small hotel across the street from beach”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Older Waikiki hotel with circular motif. Layout is unusual as hotel doesn't have a lobby. Chech in is done with a person sitting in a small booth behind bullet proof glass. Our experience started badly when we were told that our reservation was for two days earlier. I showed the clerk the receipt from Hotwire on my phone (w/ today's date), however this wasn't accepted. I placed a call to Hotwire and the hotel reluctantly acknowledged the reservation.
The rooms, beds and bathrooms are small. There are small balconies and a large sliding glass door, but there isn't any privacy because of so many adjacent condos and hotels. The rooms were clean and included the basics. Service wasn't that great. For example, I phoned the front desk to ask for the Internet password and was told I had to come downstairs to get it.
There is a lot of noise around this hotel. You will pay a "resort fee" to stay here, in addition to the room charges and taxes. When I asked about this, I was told it covered things like Internet. I don't see any association between a resort and Internet access. This hotel doesn't offer any services I would associate with a resort.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

I booked this place to stay for 6 nights in October 2012. I had read the positive reviews and thought that it would be a great budget place to stay in with my boyfriend. This place is more suited to backpackers or similiar. The hotel location is great.. right infront of the beach. The reception & lifts smell like eggs because there is a place called 'eggs & things' next door :(
Our room was extremely small and there was just the 2 of us. The bathroom & shower is really really small. The airconditioner is SO loud. The beds & pillows were lumpy and uncomfortable. My boyfriend is 5'11 and his feet were hanging off the end of the bed! We laugh about it now but it was not good at the time. If your staying in Hawaii, stay somewhere really nice! We stayed at the Hyatt last year and we wanted to save money this year so we stayed here at the Aston but decided it is not worth it, just pay the additional $70 per night for a nicer room!! Oh and watch out for the $10 per night 'amenity fee'

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Older, smaller hotel, simple rooms, but clean and well-appointed rooms in a fabulous fabulous fabulous location. Many with a beach view! Good for families.


Older, smaller hotel, simple rooms, but clean and well-appointed rooms in a fabulous fabulous fabulous location. Many with a beach view! Good for families.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Very convenient location but our room was so noisy even with the doors shut and curtains drawn. The problem was the constant drone of airconditioning units, the traffic pretty much cleared by late evening. Would be easily solved with double glazing or even a door which closed fully.

The rooms are small but not an issue for us, the ocean views were outstanding. The noise....... if you dont like noise then look for someother place (sure it may be quieter on the other side of the building)

I also wasnt a fan of disposable coffee cups!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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whakatane
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Good accommadation for what we were looking for which was close to beach ,walking distance to everything and with a balcony. Got all of these and a good view onto the ocean from our partial ocean view room.Everything clean and tidy and operational and within expectation. Staff were excellent when required and they went extra mile on departure day which we appreciated.
Only downside was room located on 2 nd floor (206 ) and sat above where dumpsters were and staff used area as a smoko area , got a bit noisy at times for short periods and once had a garbage odour wafting up for a short period. Minor stuff really and relative to what you pay. If you want 5 star then book 5 star anything else go in with the apporiate expectation. Would stay again but on floors higher up.

Room Tip: If you want 5 star then book 5 star anything else go in with the apporiate expectation. Would stay a...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

If you are looking for the spa and the mini bar do not bother with this hotel.......but if you are looking for a place to sleep well and leave your luggage then this is it!! The room was clean and everything you needed. The location was perfect across the street was the beach and up and the street was very nice restaurants to McDonalds. Shopping was every where and the street entertainment was the best!!.

Room Tip: we stayed on the city veiw side and we could still hear the street noise on the 12th floor. Not to...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Having spent a week in Kauai prior to flying to Oahu we were looking to stay somewhere right in the heart of Waikiki. The Aston Waikiki Circle’s location certainly did not disappoint and the bustle of the city was a welcome contrast to the natural beauty and unpopulated charms of Kauai.

Located directly opposite the world famous beach, the location is spot on and it’s an easy walk along Kalakaua Avenue or a block back to Kuhio Avenue for all of the shops, bars and restaurants you could ever need.

We utilised the parking lot underneath the hotel for half of our stay and it was priced reasonably compared to other parking in Waikiki and a welcome and convenient option for guests with a car.

The hotel is a quirky building, as the name suggests it is circular in shape with the rooms spread out in a fan formation from the central elevator shaft. Our room was comfortable and well equipped, the house-keeping staff were polite and did a great job of keeping the hotel and our room in good shape.

We were unlucky with our room, it was on the first floor and at the rear of the building, located just above the rear entry and garbage area for the restaurant ‘Eggs N’ Things’ located below the hotel. It could get a little noisy because of this but it wasn’t overly intrusive and i’d imagine due to the layout it would be one of very few rooms in the hotel that had any such inconveniences. If you’re choosing your room, i’d certainly recommend going for a higher floor even if you don’t pay the extra for a full ocean view.

The only real issue we had was the $10 a day compulsory resort fee, an unfortunate additional ‘tax’ on what is otherwise a well priced hotel - For this you get wifi, a daily paper and dvd rental, none of which were of any real interest to ourselves. Whilst I realise a lot of people cannot live without wifi, for us a vacation to a paradise like Hawaii is a nice excuse to escape the constant connectivity of life at home so it would have been nice not to have been forced to pay for this along with the unused dvd rental and daily paper.

As mentioned the restaurant Eggs N’ Things is just below the hotel at street level and you’re entitled to 10% off as a guest of the Circle. There are often queues for this famous diner down the boulevard and I would certainly recommend it for cheap and decent quality food. The menu has Hawaiian favourites such as Loco Moco as well as Omelettes of all varieties and plenty of other options. Well worth a look.

To summarise, if you’re looking for a well priced and quirky hotel with a beach front location right in the heart of Waikiki then the Circle really is an excellent option.

Room Tip: Go well above street level, Waikiki is probably the noisiest place in Hawaii after all!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel
Address: 2464 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3262
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#32 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#40 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waikiki's best value - directly across from Waikiki Beach. This whimsical ocean-themed hotel's distinctive circular shape offers panoramic views and great rates surrounded by shopping, dining and ocean activities. All rooms have private lanais, most with an ocean view. Playful ambiance, beach proximity and affordability make this hotel a much sought-after jewel in Waikiki. ... more   less 
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Resortquest Waikiki Circle Hotel
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