White Sands Hotel

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(866) 940-2782 or (808) 924-7263
431 Nohonani St, 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 that surround a courtyard and pool. It’s similar in style to its next door neighbor, the Hawaiian King. This property targets budget travelers (but without budget pricing).

The kitchenettes simply add two burners to the microwave, coffee maker and fridge in rooms. Lanais either face the pool (preferable) or face the city (noisy). Rooms are pretty small and feel dated and very overpriced for what you get (though discounts can be easily had). The best features of the hotel are the friendly staff and pool courtyard, which is quite pretty and full of native plants. Bathrooms have showers only—no tubs. It’s two long blocks to the beach. This property was scheduled for room upgrades at press time.

Rooms (316 sq. ft.) are $245, rooms with kitchenettes (316 sq. ft.) are $250–$280, 1/1s (480 sq. ft.) are $480. Hope you got a much better deal than that.

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Resort at a Glance

  • 95 rooms
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Wired internet access in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Walk-up only
  • ADA accessibility
  • Lanais
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coin-op laundry
  • Room safe
  • Full kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Empty fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker in room
  • TV
  • Self-parking is $30 first come, 8 stalls on site after that there is overflow parking off-site
  • All non-smoking resort
  • Mandatory resort fee of $25 per day includes: internet, local and toll-free calls, in-room coffee daily, room safe, beach towels/chairs/umbrella and some other items
  • Cribs available
  • Dog and cat friendly

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What Readers Have to Say

“…I started reading it 3 months before we left, and continued to look up everything while we were there. We had even pulled into a couple of restaurants pulled out the book and decided to change restaurants. I love the brutal honesty.”

- P. Breckel