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“Good hotel, Great Location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel

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Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel
Ranked #33 of 83 Hotels in Honolulu
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San Jose, California
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good hotel, Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Traveling with a 7 month old, this was a great hotel to stay. The Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel is located right across from Waikiki beach and close to restaurants and shops. There is a popular restaurant in the hotel itself but we found cheaper and less crowded options within a couple of minutes walk. The hotel didnt have many facilities like a swimming pool, hot tub etc but we spent most of our time on the beach so it didnt matter. Beach umbrellas and floats were available to borrow and we used the hotel travel desk to book excursions. The rooms were a bit old but clean and spacious and we were provided with a crib on arrival. Overall, we had a pleasant stay and would definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We booked through Priceline and got a decent deal on the hotel for waikiki area. We arrived late but had a good customer service with the gentleman at the lobby who was very accommodating and helped us with a parking spot (which was full)

The location is great for tourists but sadly, the property itself is in need of some TLC. I suppose you get what you pay for. But it will be a fantastic choice for families on budget!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Calgary, Alberta
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103 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Recently stayed at this property as part of a two week trip to Hawaii. The view from our room was gorgeous. Loved sitting out on the deck in the morning having a coffee and watching the sun go down at night. Truth of the matter is any hotel really along the strip in Waikiki is going to be in a great location and most likely offer you a wonderful view of the ocean and beach. If you chose to stay at one of these properties I would recommend not spending the extra money for the view and get a room facing away from the strip. Why spend the extra money when you can take the elevator down walk 100 feet and be on the beach? Reason I am suggesting this is facing the strip is very noisy. If you are a light sleeper you are going to be quite annoyed by all the street noise.

More specifically with this property I was happy with the staff, they were very helpful and friendly. The rooms were very small but you get what you need and honestly when in Hawaii how much time are you spending in your room? Hopefully very little! I don't think we would stay at this property again. Although we didn't hate it, the street noise and the noise from the other rooms with doors slamming constantly from people coming and going was a bit much for us.

Room Tip: If you chose to stay at this property I would recommend not spending the extra money for the view an...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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5 Thank JerDog
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Amazing I love it very convenient close to beach McDonalds and all kinds of cool shops also close to the zoo have stayed three times will stay again for sure. The price is fairly cheap for just across from the beach the view from our balcony was breathtaking

  • Stayed February 2013
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6 Thank 88Jewelz88
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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Several years ago, my travel agent booked this hotel for us. When we got there the front desk staff gave us a room on the lowest level with a view of the parking ramp! We asked for a better room but were told it would cost extra so I paid an extra $250 out of pocket for three nights. After the trip my travel agent showed me that he had booked an ocean view room AND PAID EXTRA for it and scolded me for not phoning him on the spot! Felt really scamed by this hotel!

The rooms are small pie shaped contraptions in which you would not want to spend much time.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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7 Thank Cabnfever
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CIRMNGR, Manager at Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Aloha Cabnfever,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review with us and especially for bringing to light the difference between our OCEAN VIEW and OCEAN FRONT rooms.

Our hotel has four different categories: City View, Partial Ocean View, Ocean View, and Ocean Front. A diagram of our rooms can be found here: http://www.astonhotels.com/resort/overview/aston-waikiki-circle-hotel under “Room Info”. Ocean View rooms are located on the side of our building (with the exception of the second floor) while Ocean Front rooms are the first three rooms facing the ocean. Unfortunately these categories often get confused for one another.

I believe your travel agent was correct in telling you your reservation was for Ocean View. I see that upon arrival you were on our lowest level, which actually has Ocean View rooms that extend all the way to the front (see diagram). Rooms in that same position, but on a higher floor, would change your category to Ocean Front, explaining the upgrade charge.

Please accept my apologies for any confusion this may have caused. It was never our intent to make you feel as though did not get what was paid for. I sincerely hope that this explanation has brought clarity to the situation.

Mahalo for choosing the Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel!
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Streator, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Great location to stay if you just need a room. No amenities of the the resort type. So if you want the step out to the beach and Waikiki center this is the hotel for you. The room and bathroom are really small. No fancy pool. Nice place just not a lot to it.

  • Stayed February 2013
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2 Thank Scott B
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Monteria, Colombia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We stayed for over a week in this hotel and it was everything we needed for our stay in Honolulu. We thought we would miss the pool but not at all! The location is perfect.You have the beach right in front of the hotel! You do definitely want book ocean front view room and on the higher floors. We did not have any problem in the hotel. It was a great stay and for a reasonable price in comparison with the hotels in the area.

Room Tip: ocean front view are the best. Higher floors to avoid noise
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank RenatoLoaiza
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Property: Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel
Address: 2464 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 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
Waikiki Circle Hotel
Aston Honolulu
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