Ohana Waikiki Village Hotel

, Honolulu, United States
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Ohana Waikiki Village Hotel

, Honolulu
3 star

Rooms: 441

240 Lewers Street - Honolulu - Hawaii - 96815-1984 - United States Hotel Website | 808-923-3881
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Get in before Trump steals the view!

from BL24
My wife and I stayed here in early May and our expectations were exceeded. There's always a lot to be said when a hotel is almost brand new so that aspect certainly weighs in heavily. Friendly service upon check-in and very nice bellstaff. We were upgraded to a corner ocean view room. Our room had 2 lanais so we could see the city, pool, and harbor on one side and the ocean on the other. Rooms are spacious and include flat panel TVs, great beds, and attractive furnishings. The one drawback of this hotel, as nearly everyone else mentions, is the Trump Tower going up next door. It is going to take over almost all of the great views from the Embassy Suites. Currently, they're laying the foundation which resulted in a lot of construction noise. This was especially distracting when lounging by the pool as the pool is almost on top of the construction site. The pool area is great though- lots of lounge chairs and the pool itself was larger than most others in the Waikiki area. The manager's reception was great- free cocktails and a terrific Hawaiian band with a hula dancer. Great access to the new Beachwalk area with plenty of great shopping and numerous restaurants. I'd be happy to stay here in the future, but I'm concerned that the views will be non-existent once The Donald gets his development completed next door.

Nice!!!!!

from redrattler
As a Hilton Honors member I always stay at Embassy Suites and/or Hiltons. This property was new and nice. A little noisey during business hours on the west side due to the Trump Towers Construction and drilling of the foundation but we didnt spend much time during the day in the room. The service was great and very helpful as to the local hot spots.

The pool guy Jason was very good at getting you to the "good" beaches and local spots for food and fun. Thanks Jason. He has some good reccomendations for the North Shore in Haleiwa, such as the Grass Skirt Grill (Big plate of fish, rice, and salad for $11.00) Matsumoto Shaved Ice, and all the surf shops were very cool and friendly. The Shark Cove Grill located in a trailer near Sunset Beach was very good despite the looks of the trailer. Good food!!

For a rental car check the internet rather than purchase at the hotel. We saved almost $30 a day by checking the internet at the hotel. Parking is $25 a day but you have no choice in Wakiki. The parking guys were great. The Yard House Rest is just below the hotel and great food, fun, and the bar is happening.

We were refered to a sushi Rest at the Hyatt in Honolulu named Musashi. (Located inside the the Hyatt building 3rd floor)GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE AND VERY RESPONABLE!! I would go back again if in town. It was not busy on our Friday night dinner...

The Ocean Bird Rest is about 100 yards from the E.S. and good nightly music and drinks. Have a seat on the beach and have a drink and watch and listen the waves. NICE way to impress your sig other.

Check out the Swap Meet at the stadium on Wed's. Great deals on Hawaiin shirts, gifts, jewerly, used boogie boards, and just everything Hawaiin. Well worth the trip. Saved a bunch on gifts for friends.

Excellent Stay

from Macciatto
Embassy was very convienience to Beach, Waikiki shopping & restaurants, and the new Beachwalk shopping area. The staff was very engaging and helpful. Fastest Valet I have ever encountered, we never waited even 5 minutes, it takes some of the sting out of the $25 per day. We had a nice oceanview even if it was a couple of blocks away. The room was well laid out except for the bathroom. It is a single sink area which made it difficult for 2 to get ready in the morning. I was surprised we were able to get 10 days worth of clothes in the armoire. The included breakfast was good but not great. FYI, they were just breaking ground on the Trump tower next door so the oceanview could diappear in a couple of years.

Outstanding Property with Lots of Amenities

from NyBeachluver
This hotel is a 10! Large beautiful NEW 2 room suites, well equipped & comfy, pleasant & helpful staff, an awesome pool & ultra accomodating front desk. Who could ask for anything more? Our arrival was delayed 5 days due to a missed connection but the front desk instantly moved our reservation & accomdated a last minute increase in our days there. The professionally cooked to order complimentary breakfast each and every day along with the managers reception with open bar every night by the pool easily saved my family of 4 over $1000.

My first reaction to the $25/day valet parking was a bit negative at first but with unlimited in/out, eager to please valets & observation that this is pretty much the going rate, I was pleased to pay it. The only downside is occasional construction next door at Trump's new "palace".

Great price for families, but a little noisy

from beachedwhale8
The two bedroom suite was clean and roomy. The staff was friendly. It is a smaller hotel, so the service is more personal and faster than the Hilton Hawaiian. Valet parking was very quick, I never waited more than a couple of minutes. Lots of good restaurants in area, we enjoyed dining at the YardHouse.
Roy's was not open yet. The free breakfast was better than I expected, not as good as the $25 breakfast buffet at the Hilton but close enough. The business center was useful for printing boarding passes, also free internet access in the rooms.

The area is noisy from construction, it will be much noiser when the Trump starts building. The beach was one block away, but it was quite rocky in the closest access point. The scenery of the grounds is lacking or nonexistent.

Overall, I would stay here again. My family of five would need to rent two rooms in any other hotel, but a two bedroom suite at the Embassy Suites was cheaper and provided more space.

Great for Families

from NorCal05
Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk is great place for a family vacation with young kids. We just returned this week from our stay and cannot say enough how kid friendly the Embassy Suites is for little ones. We have a two year old and five year old and by far the best attributes are:

1. Cook to order breakfast
2. Suite provides separate sleeping area for kids
3. Great 1 1/2 foot deep area of the pool just for little kids
4. Within 1 block of beach and plenty of kid friendly restaurants

We were on the 19th floor and had a great view of the ocean. When checking in see if you can get a room ending in "02" as the room is on the corner and is much larger than most.

The entire staff was extremely friendly and very helpful. I would definitely return to this property as it will only get better as more of the stores open on the beachwalk.

Paradise at Embassy Suite

from NmarieSanDiego
I have stayed at other Hotels in many different places and I have to tell you that I really enjoyed staying at Embassy. All the staff were so friendly and professional, I was treated like I was the most important guest there.

I also enjoyed the complementary buffet breakfast! WOW that was amazing, I had so much to choose from. I also found the comp bar one of my favorites. Your staff working the bars are just amazing!

The rooms are just beautiful and come with everything I needed. It was like the perfect Hawaiian experience!

It was okay

from sat7
Prior reviews mentioned there was quite a bit of
construction going on around the hotel..sidewalks, streets, etc.
Trump has not started building...I think the noise level
would be very loud..especially in the drive through lobby
area. There isn't much of a lobby..it's quite small...you are
greeted by a friendly staff who offer fresh juice while you get
checked in. Valet parking is $25/day...there are no other options.
The last night we were there we had to wait almost 20 minutes
for the valet guy to retrieve our car because too many cars were
coming into their driveway at the same time people were trying
to get their cars to leave the hotel. It was a monumental traffic
mess of 3 lanes of cars in that lobby area. I'm guessing when
the hotel is full, it will be a BIG problem.

The newer Aloha tower opened..we stayed in the Hula tower.
Free internet access is available on the 3rd floor of the
Aloha tower.

We stayed on the 19th floor...with a slight view of the ocean...when you peek out on the lanai. We didn't hear
much noise from the street level..however, you certainly
can hear people chatting in nearby rooms either
above, below, or next door to you.

The best rooms were at the end of the floor...rooms 1929 and
1930 as they had lanai's that face the ocean.

As mentioned in the prior reviews, the room was smaller
than other Embassy Suites rooms that I've stayed in..no
closet...had an armoire.. The rooms were kept clean, and
towels were changed daily...the housekeeping staff were
friendly.

I felt the bedroom (2 Q beds) was alittle cramped. Both rooms had flat screen TV's. The living room had a sofa bed..and
a table with 4 chairs. Entry into the room you would view
a bar area that had a mini sink, microwave oven, and
mini refrigerator.

Each room receives a freebie daily newspaper.

The free buffet breakfast was basically standard fare of
scrambled eggs, bacon, fresh fruit, sausages, bagels,
toast, cereal, cooked to ordered omelette....coffee, juice,
milk, etc. At times, we had a singer entertain us..otherwise,
it was a wide screen TV.

The mgr's reception at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM.. offered sodas, wine, drinks...no
mixed drinks available (ie..no mai tai's, pina coladas..as they
didn't have a blender available). The snacks consisted
of chips, salsa, and a Pepperidge Farm snack mix..that's it...
nothing excited. I went to one reception..and a great trio
of Hawaiian singers were entertaining us. You need to
show your room key to order drinks.

The breakfast and mgr's reception was held on the 4th
floor area near the pool. The pool is small with lots of
chaise chairs.

I think if you wouldn't appreciate alot of noise...it probably would
be a good idea to stay above the 10th floor or higher...

Parts of of side lobby area was still under construction..
painting...etc.

Most of the Beachwalk shops were open...there is an
escalor access from the street to the 4th floor of the hotel.

You must use your key to use the elevator and to gain
entrance to your room

The hotel was very close to the shopping areas...on
Kalakua...lots of shopping centers. The Royal Hawaiian
Shopping center is being revamped..and only part of it
is open..the end that is closest to Beachwalk...by our
hotel.

Beachwalk is a ONE way narrow street coming off of
Kalakua.

Overall, I think it was nice staying in a new hotel..rooms
were slightly smaller than I would have liked, but they were
clean and close to the Waikiki shopping areas and
beaches. Pricewise, it's on par with other major hotels
in the area.

Something to think about:.. when this hotel is FULLY booked, how
will they deal with having enough tables/seats for all the
guests during breakfast, mgr's reception, and dealing with
alot of cars coming in & out of the valet parking area/lobby...
noise will be a major concern when Trump starts building
his condo/hotel next door.

Wonderful!

from ColoradoNestors
We stayed here for 7 nights in March, 2007 on spring break. The stay was wonderful! Everyone was very helpful and friendly. The rooms were very clean and housekeeping checked on us frequently to make sure everything was ok. We had 2 adults, 3 teenagers and a 1 y/o and the 2 bedroom suite was plenty of room for us all. This hotel is just a short walk to the beach. There are some great restaurants in the area also. Would stay here again for sure. Had a great time!

Weekend getaway in the new section of Waikiki

from buckcsulb
Renovated area of Waikiki - probably would not like to be here for a long period of time, great for a short weekend in Waikiki - Enjoyed!

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  • honolulu embassy suites
  • embassy suites waikiki
  • embassy suites oahu
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  • Address: 240 Lewers Street - Honolulu - Hawaii - 96815-1984 - United States
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