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Ilima Hotel
Ranked #32 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night as we arrived one day early for our 8 day vacation at our time share property.
The staff were very friendly, the room was spacious and the parking free. Although the bed was uncomfortable (a personal preference), and the room was dated I would still give it four stars.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
1  Thank billykidd
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Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

I had very comfortable stay for 6 days at Ilima Hotel. I stayed at a studio room. The room facing to the mountains on the 8th floor was very spacious. The room was equipped with nice kitchen . The kitchen has an oven ,a microwave oven, a big refrigerator and 4 cooking heater, dishes, cups and so on. The bath room is also good , equipped with full sized bath tub.
The swimming pool located back side of the hotel building is not big, but its good point to mention is that the water is heated up comfortable temperature in winter time. I felt the hotel building itself is old but well-maintained. The laundry machines are available in the hotel. Location is very convenient but quiet. The hotel staffs are nice and friendly.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
4  Thank 勢津子 藤
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

You are 2 blocks from EVERYTHING! You have a small kitchen and a balcony. PLUS free parking. Best deal we could find and I would totally stay there again!!!! And the staff was really friendly :) After staying at Turtle Bay and Paradise Bay I was shocked that they were the only ones that gave us a lei. Finally felt like I was appreciated :) Save the money and stay here! Trust me there are plenty of other places to blow your money :)

Room Tip: Pay more for the larger rooms. Still so cheap and you have more room.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank lilk9798
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is our 3rd time staying at the Ilima, and it continues to be a low-key, comfortable, clean place to stay. Our upper-level room facing the canal was big, clean, and with a comfortable bed. The staff continues to be professional and friendly. My main suggestion is to pay extra for an upper level room facing mauka (inland toward the canal) rather than pretending to get an ocean view from the other side. The hotel is old but well maintained; just don't expect luxury, a fancy lobby, room service, etc. Do bring ear plugs because you will have the windows open (though there are room air conditioners they really aren't necessary) and there is a bit of street/partying noise.

Room Tip: Pay extra for an upper level room facing the canal.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Alan F
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

I have not been to a hotel with such friendly and capable staff. They bent over backwards to make your stay enjoyable form the free lei making session to letting us out on the penthouse level for evening canal photography.
While an older hotel, it was clean, incredibly big, well equipped and quiet. Great value for the price.
There is a full service store a few short streets away and some things like pop, booze, and some groceries only a couple doors away, towards the beach. World famous Waikiki beach is only a couple shorts blocks away as well. Great restaurants all around including Duke's at the Outrigger, Cheesecake factory, and California Pizza all within a couple blocks.
Bus transportation was close and easy.
If you are looking for an ABC store there are only one or two per block.

Room Tip: A higher floor on the canal side gives the best view, but the opposite side will likely be quieter.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Gerald L
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

5 minute walk to the beach and compared to prices of other hotels in the area this hotel had all you needed. Full kitchen, large rooms with balcony and friendly staff. Not a 5 star but I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank jimiUnanderra
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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.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank Terry S
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Additional Information about 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:
#23 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#26 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range: $150 - $356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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