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“Our stay at the Equus”
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The Equus Hotel
Ranked #30 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stayed for three nights at the Equus and found the hotel charming, convenient, comfortable, immaculately clean and affordable. Our room was quiet. The hotel was much closer to the beach than we thought, yet easy to travel all through Honolulu. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We appreciated the fruit flavored water that was always present at reception.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the hotel are quieter.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

Plumeria17,

Aloha for your review of The Equus. We realize that you have many choices when visiting the islands, and we appreciate that you have selected to visit our property. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time here and that our rooms, location and team were to your liking. We hope that you will allow us to host you again upon your return.

Mahalo!

Mariah Dailey
mariah@equushotel.com

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

I could have stayed anywhere In Honolulu but after staying at The Equus, I realized this was perfect for my stay In Honolulu! Yoshi, Ranea, and Justin were excellent with everything I needed and beyond! Truly a great place to stay! Thank you for the Hawaiian hospitality! Mahalo!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Dikaiosune
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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

Dikaiosune,

Aloha and Mahalo for your kind review of our Equus Ohana! We are happy to have been able to make your experience unique and authentic to Hawaii. We strive to provide our guests an unforgettable experience and ensure they feel at home on the islands. We welcome you to our Ohana, and look forward to your return!

Mahalo,

Mariah Dailey
mariah@equushotel.com

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Equus Hotel is a small charming hotel with an excellent location. The staff is friendly and co-operative. There is a Macdonald an a ABC Superette within two minutes walking distance. Waikiki Beach is just ten minutes walking distance and so is the Ala Moana Mall. Unfortunately there is no restaurant in the hotel and no room service but there are plenty of eateries within five to ten minutes walking distance. Our room was comfortable and the décor old style and charming. On being called for help someone came up to our room immediately and sorted things out.The tarrif is not steep and the rooms are quiet with no light or sound disturbance. I recommend this hotel for stay.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Arti D
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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

Arti D,

Mahalo for taking the time to review your recent visit. We appreciate the time and effort spent sharing your comments with us, as well as other travelers. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that the location was convenient for your needs. It is a pleasure to have hosted you, and we look forward to another visit sometime in the near future.

Mahalo,

Mariah Dailey
mariah@equushotel.com

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

We only needed an overnight stay and stayed here because of the reasonable price and other recommendations. Check in staff was friendly and helpful, arranged for a very early cab pick up the following morning, which was right on time. Location was convenient, but definitely a lot of traffic noise . Our room was clean and comfortable, but you may like more space if staying for an extended period of time. We were pleased and would recommend.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

dbh-Sparta,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay! We are pleased to have hosted you during your short visit to Waikiki. We appreciate the comments you have provided, and we hope that you will return for a longer visit sometime soon!

Mahalo,

Mariah Dailey
mariah@equushotel.com

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

I have been to Hawaii a couple of times and this is easily the nicest hotel I have stayed in - Great Location, very modern- (recently- remodelled), Great Rates and gorgeous rooms.

Rooms: The rooms in this hotel are soo nice- really modern bathrooms, plenty of space, the beds were sooo big/comfortable! I have stayed in a number of Hawaiian hotels- more expensive with fancy pictures on their website only to end up in flea ridden dowdy room. This place is really nice & comfortable- feels like a home away from home.

Service: From parking our car ( FREE- I might add) to check in and check out - I found the staff so helpful, welcoming & friendly. They do as much as they can to help you settle in and get the most out of your vacation. If you have any issues at all you can text them & they will sort it out straight away- even if you are out and about around Waikiki & looking for a restaurant recommendation.

Location: this hotel is located opposite the Hilton Hawaiian Village- making it easy to explore the rest of Waikiki. Parking is free & the biggest Shopping Mall in Hawaii- the Ala Moans centre is literally a 5 min walk away from the hotel. You really have the best of both worlds- great shopping & access to Waikiki Beach across the street.

Rates: this hotel has recently been remodelled & definitely offers much better rates than other Hawaiian hotels which jack up the prices at a whim. It's family run & that really makes a difference in terms of how they treat their guests. No breakfast but there are so many options around you it really doesn't matter!

After staying in a number of supposedly 4/5 star hotels in Hawaii I would 100% recommend this hotel over any of the others- you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

irishchick0101,

Aloha and mahalo for your glowing review of our property, The Equus. We are pleased to have been able to make your stay so enjoyable. It is a pleasure to have been able to provide such comfort and ease from the guest room decor, to the package including parking, making your visit as convenient as possible.

We sincerely appreciate your choosing to stay with us, and welcome you into our Equus Ohana. We look forward to your return!

Mahalo,

Mariah Dailey
mariah@equushotel.com

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

We stayed in the Equus in September and loved the location and room. The staff were very friendly and helpful, with great tips on where to go during our stay.

The room was very clean and had all the mod cons such as TV, Refrigerator, wifi and air conditioning, which was really appreciated after a long day walking around Waikiki.

The elevator was a little dated, but all of the rooms have been refurbished it would appear.

Location was great, right next to the Hilton, at a way better price than staying there.



  • Stayed: September 2013
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1  Thank Sgallagher807
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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

Sgallagher807,

Big Mahalos for your review! We are happy to hear we could provide you with all the comforts necessary to enjoy your visit to Waikiki. We are placed well in walking distance of many great amenities, such as Ala Moana Shopping Center & Beach Park, Waikiki Beach, or Hilton Hawaiian Village (as you mention, the bonus is not paying their prices!).

We strive to provide a unique experience in a convenient and interesting location. We are pleased to hear you could avail of all our services and enjoyed your time here. We hope to have you visit us again soon!

Mahalo,

Mariah Dailey
mariah@equushotel.com

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

My room was clean and comfortable. I liked the horse-themed decoration; tasteful without being over the top. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Some other reviewers complained of traffic noise, but I wasn't bothered too much. The hotel is a short walk to Ala Moana Shopping Center and Kahanamoku Beach (a nice, less crowded alternative to Waikiki). The only thing that I found less than satisfactory was the late hour that the rooms are made up. On a couple of occasions I returned around 4:30 or so, wanting to relax a couple of hours before heading out for the evening, only to have housekeeping knock on the door. A little annoying. All told though, I enjoyed my stay here and recommend it for anyone looking for a reasonably priced, comfortable and convenient hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room higher up if you are sensitive to noise traffic
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank EdSz_65
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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

EdSz_65,

Mahalo for your review! We appreciate your valuable feedback and will certainly take it into consideration. We apologize for the inconvenience you encountered at the late hour of housekeeping. This is not a regular practice, however if a DND sign is left on the door, housekeeping leaves a note and returns later to check if the guest has returned. We make every effort to avoid keeping our housekeepers past 3pm, however we must thank you for helping us to improve our services.

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the location and our team here at the Equus. We do hope that you will allow us to host you upon your return!

Mahalo,

Mariah Dailey
mariah@equushotel.com

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Address: 1696 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1460
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#23 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#24 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range: $129 - $251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Equus Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Equus is a charming boutique hotel located on Waikiki's "Upper West Side" where you will find an abundance of restaurants, easy access to one of the world's largest shopping malls, a quick stroll to the beach and gorgeous sunset views. The hotel guestrooms are warm and contemporary, keeping true to the hotel's equestrian theme with Ralph Lauren-inspired touches throughout. An intimate lobby and lanai offer a dipping pool, gazebo and a weekly cocktail reception.All guestrooms are appointed with cozy pillow-top beds, flat screen TVs, refrigerator with freezer, Keurig coffee maker with organic coffee, and complimentary full property WiFi. Portable printers can be delivered for those on business. Best of all, the friendly staff offers the kind of personal assistance delivered with Aloha that only a small, family-run hotel can offer. IMPORTANT NOTES: *Stairway Access Only *Valet Parking Only $25/night *Provide Arrival Time - for luggage assistance ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Equus Hotel And Marina Tower
Equus An Aqua Boutique Hotel
The Equus Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu

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