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Waikiki Central Hotel
Ranked #37 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights for $222. It's a good deal if you're on a budget.
The A/C blows cold and it came with a kitchenette and fridge.
The room was small but clean. Beds were decent.
For the price i thought it was going to be a real dump. But to my surprise it wasn't bad at all.
The loction is excellent. It's only two blocks from the beach and close to all the restaurants and shops.
They give you beach towels upon request.
There is no maid service, unless you stay there for 6 days.
But they will give you clean towels and blankets if you bring them down to the front desk.
I would stay here again. We only used the room for sleep since we were gone all day enjoying Hawaii.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2012

If you're on budget I can't imagine there's a better place to stay in Waikiki. It's right in the centre of Waikiki, a two minute walk from the beach (great for early morning surfs), and close to all the restaurants and shops. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and include AC, a kitchenette and laundry facilities. Additionally towels can be replaced dailly. The reception staff are always kind, informative and helpful. It was a pleasure to stay here.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oahu, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2012

We stayed there for one week, and we were pleasantly surprised by the hotel given one of the lowest prices in Waikiki. Our room was very clean with decent beds, kitchenette, AC, and clean bathroom. The location is excellent, literally a few steps to the beach, and it's not noisy at all because the hotel is located on one-way small street. All staff members were extremely nice and helpful, answered every question that we had regarding Honolulu, beaches, shopping, etc. We would highly recommend it, and we would be back to this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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8 Thank Ena2012
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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2012

Cheap hotel with confortable rooms with airco and kitchenette,few minutes walk from the beach, friendly staff. This time we rent a car and we could park the car at their private parking. We will be back next year.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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6 Thank Jerry v
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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2012

We stay there every time we come to Oahu! Cheap, clean comfortable rooms with kitchenette, which is very convienient. Parking space on request. Superb location! Only 2 min walks from Waikiki beach! Very friendly and helpful staff! Can't wait to be back again thanks to Ashley, Jenna and Lincoln!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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7 Thank Agnieszka V
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Hradec Kralove, CZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is sort of a pre-stay review. I have stayed at the Waikiki Prince in late 2007 and was extremely happy. The location of the hotel was (is) excellent, rates hard to beat and rooms adequate for our expectation - a decent place to crash for the night as who sane would sit in their hotel room while in Hawaii, right?
At that time, the hotel manager(?) called Mozah was very helpful and attentive in respoding via e-mail to our reservation requests and additional requests concerning parking, etc.
As a satisfied customer I was more than happy to recommend this place to friends and family members, including my brother for his trip to Hawaii planned for Sept. 2012 and even offered him to arrange the reservation for him.
I have filled out the "room request form" on their website... no reply. Sent an e-mail a week later to the adress specified on their website...no reply either. Called them twice within a span of about a week asking about the status of my reservation request. Always been told that the "manager is working on it" and even though I asked for a confirmation I have never received any.
Gave up on them and booked someplace else.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank LKHK
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2012

I like to stay at budget hotels, and this was just okay. Nothing worth raving about, but not a horrible experience either. Stayed 5 nights earlier in July (room 603).

Positives:
-Location is excellent. It's only a couple of minutes walk from the beach.
-Price per night is extremely hard to beat. I also appreciated the upgraded room -- we reserved an economy kitchenette but because they were renovating (I think), they gave us a standard kitchenette.
-Room is pretty clean. The only exception is that the kitchenette floor felt a bit sticky, so I tended to wear my flip flops around the room.

Negatives:
-(As others have mentioned) The noise. It sometimes was so loud that I thought we had left our window open, but we did not. Also, please be courteous if you are on the lanai late at night -- One night, a few people were chatting it up at 2-3 IN THE MORNING making it even more difficult to sleep.
-The office hours. Yes, I knew from the start that the hours were 9am-6pm. There was only 1 day where we were at the hotel during those hours (except for our arrival and departure) ... and that was to change clothes for a wedding in the evening. Good thing I remembered to run down and swap for new towels that day!
-There is a ~1 foot strip of frosted glass that runs parallel to the length of the front door (in our room at least). Because there is no curtain or blinds to cover it, at night a lot of light is able to enter the room. (Another reason it was difficult to sleep at times.)
-We spotted what looked like a crack pipe (?) on the floor of the elevator for a couple of days. A bit weird, but fortunately we didn't see any sketchy people around.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Waikiki Central Hotel
Address: 2431 Prince Edward St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3251
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Honolulu
#21 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#35 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Free Wifi, Free Coffee (brew your own) Area to print out boarding passes. All of our rooms have balconies, TV, Air Conditioning, a refrigerator,and microwave. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Waikiki Prince Hotel Honolulu
Waikiki Central Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu

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