Aqua Continental Hotel

, Honolulu, United States
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Aqua Continental Hotel

, Honolulu
2 star

Rooms: 143

2426 Kuhio Avenue - Honolulu - Hawaii - 96815 - United States 808.922.2232
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Good for people on a budget
Submitted by: Bradley Vanfulpen in 16/06/05
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Young & Single
Found this place online, man it was only $50 per night. When I booked it I was worried it would be in the ghetto or something (Only $50) but it is very close to the main street easy to walk to all the downtown sights and clubs at night. The room was very nice got 2 beds, very clean, I think there was a mini fridge too. Its about 2 blocks from the beach and come on when you go to HI why would you pay tons of money for a room you will never be in? I want to go back, the weather is so much nicer then MI.
Comfortable and Cozy
Submitted by: Michael Baruso in 17/06/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
Great for the budget. In the center of all things especially if you don't have a car. Would recommend it anytime if you need a place to rest your head.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Aqua Continental Hotel

Worst hotel experience

from A TripAdvisor Member
This was the worst hotel experience I have ever had. I stayed at this hotel for five days and each day just got worse. On the first day, they did not have the room that we've prepaid for available. So on the second day, they made all the guests change rooms, which was extremely inconvenient. A lot of the guests we spoke w/ agreed that the management and rooms were terrible. The rooms were small and dirty. The bedsheets and towels had stains on it as if they were never washed. Both rooms that I stayed in had tiny bugs crawling all over the tables and walls. I was scared to take off my shoes the entire time in the room b/c the carpets was so filthy. If you're looking for a nice stay in Hawaii, I would not recommend this hotel for you.

Very Friendly Place!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We really enjoyed our stay at Continental Surf Hotel. Our rooms were clean and had good air conditioning too. I traveled with my 84 years old mother and her wheel chair. Because this hotel is only 2 minute walk to Waikiki Beach, no kidding. You just walk right out the front door of this hotel and go straight to the beach. Because it was so affordable we were able to use our money on tours and Hula shows. The rooms are small but comfortable anyway. Besides we were always out sight seeing and it's a safe place to sleep. The elevator has a security key entry only so no one can get to your room, except the hotel staff and registered guests. Right across the street to the left is a 24hour grocery store. And the ABC stores in Waikiki Beach has fresh affordable food, like the best sushi and sandwiches and local sun ripened fruit. If you don't like your room they will exchange it for you without any problem. We asked for 2 twin beds, and the television is all stations. Also we were only 4 blocks from the International Market Place. You just walk straight to the beach past the Hyatt hotel and take a right, two blocks down is the market place.

Hope this helps anyone who wants an affordable stay in Waikiki.
Aloha, Catherine and Kay

re worth it!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Worst experience ever! and we're from Hawaii. My husband is 6'3 and they only had doubles or twin size beds. Do not expect much as far as service. We asked for an extra pillow 6 times-it didn't show up till the next day. The front desk have no concept of customer service or capable of multi tasking. There is always a line to just turn your key in. Parking garage is a nightmare too. Tight spaces and inconvenient to access.
We decided we were worth more and left after a grueling 4 nites. Found a place with an oceanview.

perfect layover hotel

from sallyhess
Stayed here for one night at a rate of 51us including tax. Needed a place quickly for a layover from Sydney to Las Vegas. I had a view of diamond head and pacific front ocean, also a stocked kitchenette. Got this deal at the airport and the bus stops right outside the hotel which is located right up from the Hyatt. A great location, yes I saw some what looked like small flees but for 48 a night and tax I'll share. Also the bathroom was full size with tub and I would stay there again

Okay for the price, but with problems

from A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel was okay in all, although the room that I was in had some kind of parasites that bit me in 15 times. There were also bugs in the bathroom and bed. You can see the bugs crawl around in the bathroom all around the place. This hotel could have been a little better with being clean.

Good value

from aussietraveller31
We stayed at the Continental Surf Hotel in November 2004.
The room was clean and comfortable. The bed was soft and a little uncomfortable. The bathroom was very small.
The room was cleaned every day - I suggest if you want to sleep in a little you display the "do not disturb" sign, the cleaner starts cleaning about 8am.
The air conditioning in the room was excellant (very quiet)
It would have been good if the hotel had supplied a cleaning cloth and dish washing detergent and dishes for the kitchen sink area.
The hotel is located in an excellant location only a 2 min walk to the beach and on a bus route.
The staff at the hotel were very friendly expecially the girls on reception.
We reported a small plumbing problem and it was attended to and repaired within 15 minutes.
Our overall experience of the hotel was it was great value for money and if we were on a budget again and wanted to stay in Waikiki we would stay again.
Don't be put off by the bad reviews - you get what you pay for - don't expect a fancy hotel for a budget price - excellent value for money.

What a bargain!!

from newface
"Japenese Massage Therapy Treatment Room" in the lobby? Yes, i read the reviews here and i stayed 5 days at 45dollars a nite plus 6 dollars a day for "parking". In spite of those room was super clean, fridge, air conditioner were excellent, as was the view, new microwave..half block from a city bus stop, a block and a half from the shore of waikiki beach, its in the middle of some grand hotels..i felt safe..i have no complaints. Could even stay there again and recommend it, but rmember, its a budget hotel..

Skip this hotel!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We had booked this hotel over the Internet while on the Big Island of Hawaii, and therefore had not seen it first. We didn't want to spend a lot , but did want something fairly decent. We arrived at this hotel, where there was construction right outside the front door - not a problem, we wouldn't hear it as we would not be there most of the time. The first room that we stayed in had some sort bodily fluids on the comforter, and pubic hair on the walls. The room that they transferred us to had dirt and hair on the plate where the water glasses were held. The third room (we just wanted somewhere to sleep by then) was fine, but that was enough, so we found another hotel, which was 100 times better, just down the road and not much more expensive. This hotel did have a great view, and they do give you a free cup of coffee in the morning, if you dare to use the cups.

re on a budget!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Like other reviewers mentioned before me, I was a little hesitant about staying at this place. There're reasons for that.....the room is semi-wet and smells moldy. (I brought an air freshener to neutralize that.) There's no guaranteed parking if you rented a car. I had to hassle with them to guarantee me parking every day of my trip. The electricity went out and it could not be fixed. I had to move all of my belonging in the middle of the night to another room. If you're on a budget, this would be the ideal place to go. The staff are approachable and accomodating. It is a quaint small room with microwave, bathroom, cable tv, etc. It's within walking distance to the beautiful beach of Waikiki, the International Market Place, and numerous restaurants/stores/shops. This trip was still great regardless of where you stay......Make the best of your trip where ever you are.

Very Good Place to Stay Whilst on a Budget

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the Continental Surf Hotel in the last week of May 2004.

My friend had already booked this hotel and I was a little worried after reading other reviews on this site but I was pleasantly surprised.

My room was spacious with 2 single beds (for one person), clean, it had cable TV, the bathroom was a decent size and also very clean.

The staff were divine and helpful, they had a little shop in the lobby where you could book day tours - which we did so.

The hotel is situated two blocks from the beach which is very handy. A little tip, to avoid crowds on the beach, go around 5pm (obviously you can do your day trips during the day), you wont get the harshness of the sun, the beach is practically empty and there are no annoying people on annoying pink lilos' bumping into people and surfers' alike! Believe me, if you've been there before you'll know what I'm talking about!

The particular area of beach that I am talking of is situated in front of the police station/surf kiosk/and the Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel, (another tip SMSH has a wonderful bistro and cafe!!).

Friends and I stayed at the Continental for a little over a week and did not want to go home.

I cannot recommend this place enough to anyone wishing to go to Waikiki on a budget. I dont understand the negative remarks that are being stated on this board for this hotel. My friends and I enjoyed our stay, so much so that we are planning to go back in September 2004.

Kind regards,

Top Local Tips for Honolulu

Aqua Continental or Continental Surf DO Not stay there !!!! Beware. Parking in not convienent and costs $18.00 per day. Dirty smelling and less than inspection standard. Cockroaches and filth were a major part of this hotel. Not clean, not sanitary. The Lobby looks good but don't be deceived!!!

Shuttles If you need a shuttle for any of your trips around town or to the sirport use Maria's Shuttle Service they were always friendly and on time.

The Bus You can get any where on Oahu on The Bus. Simple...they call it The Bus. And I suggest to see the Society of Seven while you are there....wonderful evening.


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  • Address: 2426 Kuhio Avenue - Honolulu - Hawaii - 96815 - United States
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