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“holiday stop over”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ilima Hotel

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Ilima Hotel
Ranked #30 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Adelaide, Australia
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24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“holiday stop over”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

Stayed here on our return trip back to Australia from the US, found the location very central and with the kitchenette in the room very handy for early breakfasts and late night snacks. nothing like the large hotel chains where the rooms are small and lack the friendliness associated with Hawaii. Our room was large and airy with a small balcony. The establishment has a very friendly atmosphere, and the staff only too willing to offer advice on local bus tours. On my next trip to the US will stay here again, it's a great place to break the long haul flight between the US and Australia. the room was spick and span and on the 3rd, there was next to no traffic noise at the front of the building.

Room Tip: If you want to spend your time in the room certainly pick the higher floors, otherwise anywhere is g...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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4 Thank Terry S
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

It was my first time in Hawaii, but my hosts have been staying at the Ilima Hotel for almost 20 years and I can see why. The heated pool, views from the balconies and the welcoming friendliness make it a wonderful stay. I used the kitchen to great advantage, especially on those early mornings when a tour bus was picking me up. It was a close walk to shops, restaurants and the beach. I liked coming "home" to the Ilima Hotel after a sun-drenched day at the beach.

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Room Tip: Choose higher up overlooking the University of Hawaii campus.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Paula C
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

Stayed here with my family for several days and would recommend it. It is conveniently located and the suite was spacious and well appointment and although the accommodation isn't 'luxury' it is clean, spacious and comfortable. The service was amazing the staff was friendly and helpful, nothing was too difficult. Also parking was free and this is a real find in the area. I recommend staying at this hotel if you want to be in a good location but not spend a small fortune.

Room Tip: You want to be high up and where you can see the mountain
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Teala1776
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Hillsboro, OR
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142 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

The Good Stuff: Staff were 7 star, always friendly, informative, and helpful. Location: 3 blocks to Waikiki beach, one block to buses, adjacent to Ala Wai canal for a nice walk without sand in your shoes. Free Parking!! The room was clean and kept clean by maid(s). Stove, microwave and refer plus a few pots, pans et al (in deluxe studio). Mattresses were firm. 12th floor view towards mountains was nice. Free local newspaper. Good commercial washers and dryers, coin op. The rooms are big.
The Irritating Stuff: As with our last stay some years ago you get one 4 cup coffee pack per stay. You either buy your own coffee and filters or go without. A charge for use of the hotel p.c. and printer, $1 for 5 minutes. With all the other good things going for this place this miserliness seems misplaced.
The Other Stuff: This is a budget hotel, really cheap given the freebies and amenities. So it is a bit dated, the pool is the size of a hot tub, your room carpet may have a seam showing, likely the awful pink paint on the closet doors has a scratch or two, and the vinyl wall covering near the floor by the full sized tub in the bathroom will be loose or poorly glued down. If those things are not important to you then make your reservation but ask for the upper floors (above 10th) and mountain side for the best view.

Room Tip: Above the 10th floor, mountain view.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kamloops, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here from January 31 to February 4. A friendly hotel with great service and comfortable rooms. The location is close to everything In Waikiki. The front desk very helpful. We were looking for a used replacement suitcase and the clerk Nicole actually brought us one from her home. That's what I call service above and beyond!!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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California, Maryland
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75 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

The staff at the Ilima Hotel consider themselves a family, and you are a guest at their house. They trieat you as though you are a family relation, not a customer.
Hotel is easy access to the Honolulu bus system, to Duke's, to the Waikiki Aquarium. Family loved staying here.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank Stewfoot
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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

People stop your complaining...if you want a five star then PAY for one and stop complaining... You are too cheap.....this is for the economical crowd who want a nice place to stay without paying alot.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ilima Hotel

Property: Ilima Hotel
Address: 445 Nohonani St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2695
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Honolulu
#26 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#29 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ilima Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ilima Hotel is locally owned and located in the heart of Waikiki 1 block away from the International Marketplace and 2 blocks away from the beach. We offer spacious rooms all equipped with a FULL KITCHEN, limited FREE Parking, and FREE High-Speed Internet Access. ... more   less 
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