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Ala Moana HotelAlohilani Resort Waikiki BeachAmbassador Hotel of WaikikiAqua Aloha Surf WaikikiAqua Bamboo WaikikiAqua OasisAqua Ohia WaikikiAqua Palms WaikikiCoconut Waikiki HotelCourtyard by Marriott Waikiki BeachDoubleTree Alana HotelEmbassy Suites Waikiki Beach WalkEspacioEwa Hotel WaikikiHalekulaniHalepuna WaikikiHawaiian KingHawaiian Monarch HotelHilton Garden Inn Waikiki BeachHilton Hawaiian VillageHilton Waikiki BeachHoliday Inn Express Honolulu-WaikikiHoliday SurfHostelling International WaikikiHotel La CroixHotel RenewHyatt Centric Waikiki BeachHyatt Place Waikiki BeachHyatt Regency WaikikiIlikai Hotel & SuitesIlima HotelImperial Hawai‘i ResortIsland ColonyKai Aloha HotelLotus HonoluluLuana WaikikiMarina Tower WaikikiMoana Surfrider‚ A Westin ResortNew Otani Kaimana Beach HotelOhana EastOhana Waikiki MaliaOutrigger Reef Waikiki Beach ResortOutrigger Waikiki Beach ResortPacific MonarchPark Shore WaikikiPearl Hotel WaikikiPolynesian Hostel Beach ClubPrince WaikikiQueen Kapiolani HotelRamada Plaza WaikikiRoyal Grove HotelRoyal Hawaiian – WaikikiSheraton Princess KaiulaniSheraton WaikikiShoreline Hotel WaikikiStay Hotel WaikikiSurfjack Hotel & Swim ClubThe BreakersThe EquusThe Laylow Autograph CollectionThe Modern HonoluluThe Regency on BeachwalkTrump International Hotel & Tower Waikiki Beach WalkVive Hotel WaikikiWaikiki BanyanWaikiki Beach HotelWaikiki Beach Marriott Resort & SpaWaikiki Beach TowerWaikiki BeachcomberWaikiki Beachside HostelWaikiki Central HotelWaikiki CircleWaikiki Grand HotelWaikiki Resort HotelWaikiki Sand VillaWaikiki ShoreWaikiki SunsetWhite Sands Hotel
Ala Moana Hotel

Ala Moana Hotel

Region: Waikiki

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There are two towers within this hotel—the Kona and the Waikiki towers. The property is just outside Waikiki, next door to the Ala Moana Shopping . . .

Aerial shot of Alohilani Resort in Waikiki Beach with a view of the hotel's beach and oceanarium towers.

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

Region: Waikiki

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Isn’t it great when a longtime hotel finally gets a ton of money thrown at it for a new look? That’s exactly what $115 . . .

Ambassador Hotel of Waikiki

Ambassador Hotel of Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

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This hotel is on a pretty busy corner. Not much in the views department—this is a utilitarian place to stay. You sleep here; you don . . .

Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

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This 16-floor building has clean, simple, modern rooms that were scheduled for upgrades at press time. The pool’s pretty small. Only corner rooms have . . .

Aqua Bamboo Waikiki

Aqua Bamboo Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

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This boutique hotel has a very tranquil atmosphere, despite its location in the middle of Waikiki. A nice pool, fresh bamboo and Buddhas sprinkled about add . . .

Aqua Oasis

Aqua Oasis

Region: Waikiki

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This two-tower hotel has a surprisingly airy atmosphere. The lobby is a pleasant place to relax with hanging chairs and comfy sofas. The rooms have . . .

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Aqua Ohia Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

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This building started life as a hotel, then became a college dorm, then apartments and reopened as a hotel once again in mid-2015. Like many . . .

Aqua Palms Waikiki

Aqua Palms Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

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All rooms are studios with kitchenettes and clean, simple, island-style modern decor. Since this building is on a relatively busy street, try to get a . . .

Coconut Waikiki Hotel

Coconut Waikiki Hotel

Region: Waikiki

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The new lobby and motto is warm, comfy and fun. It sports long tables for guests to enjoy their free full breakfast with other guests. That . . .

Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach

Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach

Region: Waikiki

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Despite the name, it’s a long walk to the beach from this hotel. The common areas are chic and modern, room decor is in line . . .

DoubleTree Alana Hotel

DoubleTree Alana Hotel

Region: Waikiki

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This hotel is popular with business travelers and those who want convenient access to the Hawai‘i Convention Center a few minutes’ walk away. The rooms . . .

Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk

Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk

Region: Waikiki

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This resort sits on top of the Waikiki Beach Walk shopping center. The Hula Tower is closest to the water, and the Aloha Tower has most . . .

Espacio

Region: Waikiki

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Update: This resort is opening September 2019. We will be re-reviewing it after that time . . .

Ewa Hotel Waikiki

Ewa Hotel Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

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A small hotel (with a roof sun deck) that is in transition with newer management. In the past it’s been in pretty poor shape, but . . .

Halekulani

Halekulani

Region: Waikiki

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Wow, where do we start? This is an awesome and relaxing resort. It started as a private home back the in late 1800s and has been . . .

Waikiki Parc Hotel

Halepuna Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

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The former Waikiki Parc is closed for renovations until October of 2019. It will reopen as the Halepuna Waikiki. We will back to have a look after the . . .

Hawaiian King

Hawaiian King

Region: Waikiki

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This low-rise condo building (by Waikiki standards) surrounds its pool and exudes a 1960s feel even today. The services are good here—very personalized from . . .

Hawaiian Monarch Hotel

Hawaiian Monarch Hotel

Region: Waikiki

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Well, you found it. This is the most distant hotel in Waikiki that’s technically still in Waikiki. The only thing convenient about the location is . . .

Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach

Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach

Region: Waikiki

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This 1973 property was formerly the Ohana Waikiki West. Like so many other recent Waikiki hotel transformations, the $110 million spent on Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki . . .

Hilton Hawaiian Village

Hilton Hawaiian Village

Region: Waikiki

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Where do we start? We’ve reviewed every resort in Hawai‘i, and this is the biggest kahuna of them all. On a typical day they . . .

Hilton Waikiki Beach

Hilton Waikiki Beach

Region: Waikiki

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The hotel feels geared toward the business traveler with many amenities and no resort fee. Rooms are clean and very modern with their trademark Serenity beds . . .

HolidayInn Express Honolulu - Hawaii located at 2058 Kuhio Ave in Waikiki, Hawaii.

Holiday Inn Express Honolulu-Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

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Formerly the Maile Sky Court, this hotel was remodeled and rebranded in 2017 for $40 million. They did a good job of turning around a very . . .

Holiday Surf

Holiday Surf

Region: Waikiki

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This is a family-operated hotel, and it’s pretty no-frills. No room safes, but you can use the front desk’s. They have made . . .

Hostelling International Waikiki

Hostelling International Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

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This hostel located right in the heart of Waikiki is clean and well run. There’s no A/C (it does get hot—at least they . . .

Waikiki Gateway Hotel

Hotel La Croix

Region: Waikiki

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This hotel—formerly the Waikiki Gateway—completed renovations in 2017, resulting in clean, modern rooms and lobby. It seems to be positioning itself as a boutique . . .

Hotel Renew

Hotel Renew

Region: Waikiki

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This is a small hotel that is sexy, urban and chic—not typical Waikiki. The color scheme is dark, rich, warm and inviting. Literally everything was . . .

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Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach

Region: Waikiki

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This is probably the only “new” resort in Waikiki that, unlike others, wasn’t a resort before it opened in late 2016. It had a previous . . .

Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

Region: Waikiki

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This hotel is a block from the beach but kind of boxed in, so views are somewhat limited—get a room as high as you can . . .

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

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The Hyatt Regency Waikiki is one of the bigger resorts. It consists of two towers surrounding a huge, open atrium with gobs of shops and a . . .

Ilikai Hotel & Suites

Ilikai Hotel & Suites

Region: Waikiki

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This resort used to consist of two towers, but only the original 26-story Ilikai Tower remains. The top four floors and the second floor—201 . . .

‘ilima Hotel

Ilima Hotel

Region: Waikiki

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This pink building feels like condos because all the rooms have full kitchens, but it’s run like a hotel, so we’re calling it a . . .

Imperial Hawai‘i Resort

Region: Waikiki

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This timeshare property has some vacation rentals available throughout the year. The rooms could use updating since they have not changed furnishings much in all the . . .

Island Colony

Island Colony

Region: Waikiki

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This place is big with over 700 condos that are either owner occupied or rented out as vacation rentals. About 96 of the rooms are managed . . .

Kai Aloha Hotel

Kai Aloha Hotel

Region: Waikiki

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This tiny, family-run resort was showing its age on our recent visit, and without a locking gate to access one-bedroom units on the second . . .

Lotus Honolulu

Lotus Honolulu

Region: Waikiki

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A hotel separated from the ocean by other buildings. Most of the rooms have good Diamond Head views. Ocean views (if you have one) are not . . .

Luana Waikiki

Luana Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

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Although each room is individually owned, all are decorated similarly in an antique Hawaiiana theme and are nicely appointed. Rooms facing the ocean have unusually good . . .

Marina Tower Waikiki hotel in downtown Waikiki.

Marina Tower Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

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This condo is kind of an odd place. This 40-story building has only four rooms per floor. The building is skinny, and rooms are small . . .

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort

Region: Waikiki

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This is one of Waikiki’s most historic hotels, originally opened in 1901, and the second floor has a nice display describing the legacy of this . . .

New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel

New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel

Region: Waikiki

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This hotel consists of two buildings: an oceanfront high rise and their Diamond Head wing (3-story walk-up). Their oceanfront category rooms are extremely intimate . . .

Ohana East

Ohana East

Region: Waikiki

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This is a well-maintained hotel in the center of Waikiki. The furnishings are older but in decent shape. As an Ohana hotel, they cater more . . .

Ohana Waikiki Malia

Ohana Waikiki Malia

Region: Waikiki

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Two towers make up this hotel—the Malia Tower and the original nine-story Luana Wing that has the 1/1 units (with kitchenettes). The Hawaiian . . .

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Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

Region: Waikiki

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This hotel is right on the beach. The decor has a Hawaiian feel with all the modern amenities. The Ocean Tower is worth the extra money . . .

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort located at 2335 Kalakaua Ave in Waikiki.

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

Region: Waikiki

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This hotel’s location on the beach is fantastic, though the building design means that only a small percentage of rooms are right over the beach . . .

Pacific Monarch

Pacific Monarch

Region: Waikiki

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These condos are individually owned, but most rooms in the Aqua rental pool have a consistent look that is light and appealing. Studios have a kitchenette . . .

Park Shore Waikiki

Park Shore Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

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Update:  There is some work on-going to exterior of the building. No date was giving for finishing at this time.

This hotel is near the . . .

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Pearl Hotel Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

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Rooms are bright and modern with large, updated bathrooms. All rooms have a fridge, microwave and coffee maker; suites add two burners. Room sizes are pretty . . .

Polynesian Hostel Beach Club

Polynesian Hostel Beach Club

Region: Waikiki

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This is a pretty friendly hostel on same block as a few other hostels that we did not review, and you may want to avoid. This . . .

Prince Waikiki Luxury Hotel in downtown Honolulu, Hawaii.

Prince Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

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It’s truly amazing what $55.4 million and a excellent sense of place have done for the former Hawai‘i Prince Hotel Waikiki. Everything from . . .

Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Region: Waikiki

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New management has taken over yet again at this hotel, and they have some solid plans to turn this into a more contemporary destination. We had . . .

Ramada Plaza Waikiki

Ramada Plaza Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

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A simple, clean, basic, reliable hotel. If you’re looking for a lanai, you’ll need a room near the end of the hallway from the . . .

Royal Grove Hotel

Royal Grove Hotel

Region: Waikiki

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This is a bright pink, low-rise building, and not much seems to have changed since it was built back in the 1960s. Housekeeping is daily . . .

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Royal Hawaiian – Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

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The Royal Hawaiian is one of the premier resorts in Waikiki. Back when they built this place in 1927, there was only one other hotel—the . . .

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

Region: Waikiki

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This hotel sits on the site of the summer home of Princess Ka‘iulani, crown princess of Hawai’i, who died in 1899. Pictures of her . . .

Sheraton Waikiki

Sheraton Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

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Although there are bigger resorts, Sheraton Waikiki 31-story tower is the biggest single hotel building in all Hawai‘i. It’s so big you can . . .

Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

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This hotel started life as a place for United Airlines’ staff but reopened in 2013 as a boutique-type hotel. The rooms are on the small . . .

Stay Hotel Waikiki

Stay Hotel Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

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This is an eight-story building that spent much of its life as a dormitory for University of Hawai‘i students. In 2011 it became a . . .

Surf Jack Hotel located at 412 Lewers St in Waikiki, Hawaii.

Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club

Region: Waikiki

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This hotel has a long history from bad to better to finally arrived. The latest owners worked with designers to make good use of the original . . .

The Breakers

The Breakers

Region: Waikiki

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An old-time, two-story low-rise from the mid-’50s that has lots of character. It’s pretty inexpensive and has a fairly tranquil, slow . . .

The Equus

The Equus

Region: Waikiki

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This is small boutique family-run hotel is very “green” (not the color, the consciousness—cleaning agents, recycling, efficient toilets, etc.). Rooms are well-furnished but . . .

The Laylow, Autograph Collection hotel at 2299 Kuhio Ave in Waikiki.

The Laylow Autograph Collection

Region: Waikiki

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Usually when we look at a renovated hotel, we can detect the bones of the previous property. In this case, the $60 million renovations to the . . .

The Modern Honolulu

The Modern Honolulu

Region: Waikiki

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The hotel used to be part of the Ilikai Hotel next door. In 2010, after $240 million worth of renovations, it reopened as The Modern. They . . .

The Regency on Beachwalk

The Regency on Beachwalk

Region: Waikiki

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This older condo building was transformed into a chic, modern, intimate property. Rooms have large showers only, no tubs. Free juice and coffee in the lobby . . .

Trump International Hotel & Tower Waikiki Beach Walk

Trump International Hotel & Tower Waikiki Beach Walk

Region: Waikiki

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This condominium’s units are all privately owned, but about 300 are in the rental pool and are identically furnished. We went into this property thinking . . .

Vive Hotel Waikiki

Vive Hotel Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

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A chic, urban vibe hotel that opened in 2013. We love the huge lobby in this boutique hotel with its many comfy sofas and books and . . .

Waikiki Banyan

Waikiki Banyan

Region: Waikiki

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This large condo complex is good for families. There’s even a playground and basketball court next to the pool on the sixth floor, and when . . .

Waikiki Beach Hotel

Waikiki Beach Hotel

Region: Waikiki

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Overall, this place feels busy and loud most of the time. The rooms are decorated with deep reds and dark chocolates—sort of a lava color . . .

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Region: Waikiki

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This is the kind of place you think of when you imagine a large, very nice Hawaiian resort: tropical feel, open-air lobby and good staff . . .

Waikiki Beach Tower

Waikiki Beach Tower

Region: Waikiki

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A skinny condominium building (only four units per floor) with giant rooms that are almost across the street from the beach. All rooms above the 18th . . .

Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber

Waikiki Beachcomber

Region: Waikiki

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This hotel is located in the heart of Waikiki next to the International Market Place, which makes venturing out particularly convenient. The rooms are modern and . . .

Waikiki Beachside Hostel

Waikiki Beachside Hostel

Region: Waikiki

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This one of the more lively hostels on the island. Despite the name, it ain’t beachside, and there are other hostels in this block. Some . . .

Waikiki Central Hotel at 2431 Prince Edward St in Waikiki

Waikiki Central Hotel

Region: Waikiki

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This hotel remodeled so we will be back to re-review it soon . . .

Waikiki Circle

Waikiki Circle

Region: Waikiki

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This hotel is built in the shape of a Chinese lantern. Most Waikiki resorts don’t have a 13th floor because it’s considered bad luck . . .

Waikiki Grand Hotel

Waikiki Grand Hotel

Region: Waikiki

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This condo building has Individually owned units. All have different furnishings—some interesting, some quirky island style, some dated—but all are clean. They are either . . .

Waikiki Resort Hotel

Waikiki Resort Hotel

Region: Waikiki

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Many hotels can feel very impersonal in Waikiki, but this is an exception. Staff here on every visit we have made have always been very welcoming . . .

Waikiki Sand Villa

Waikiki Sand Villa

Region: Waikiki

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This hotel consists of a tower building and a low-rise walk-up built around their pool area. Rooms are fairly ordinary, but clean with updated . . .

Waikiki Shore

Waikiki Shore

Region: Waikiki

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A skinny condo building with one end touching Waikiki Beach. Nearly all units face Fort DeRussy Park, which is good because the back of the building . . .

Waikiki Sunset

Waikiki Sunset

Region: Waikiki

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Even though the condos are individually owned, the rooms all have the same pleasant decor. This is one of the nicer Astons, and the rooms are . . .

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White Sands Hotel

Region: Waikiki

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NOTE: This property was renovated. Will we be back to re-review it soon! 

This property has three low-rise, walk-up buildings built in 1965 . . .

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