Waikiki Resort Hotel

, Honolulu, United States
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Waikiki Resort Hotel

, Honolulu
3 star

Rooms: 296

130 Liliuokalani Avenue - Honolulu - Hawaii - 96815 - United States Hotel Website | | 808-922-4911
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Solid 2 rating.

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at the Waikiki Resort Hotel for three weeks in February 2005. While we had no major problems I rate it as a you get what you pay for hotel, with it's share of positives and negatives.

If you are going to Waikiki and traveling on a budget this is likely a place for you. The hotel is clean and the staff generally friendly. The rooms are cleaned daily and sleeping is acceptable. Although their views are blocked by other adjacent buildings you could see a portion of the beach and the surf from our 16th floor room. The elevators were not consistently fast or slow, sometimes fast sometimes slow.

On the negative side the parking is $10 per night, which is typical around the area though, & do not look for any luxury features here... as others have said, the painting and wallpaper are noticeably patched in places, the furnishings are dated with almost all drawers having broken slides (the drawers fall out when opened), and the AC vents are ultra dusty but functioning. The tub was dinky small so believe what other reviews say. We also found one pay movies was messed up and another started in the middle. The most upsetting was a number of calls, around 20, we made that never went thru we got billed for, at around $3.50 each. I personally heard, thru the comptuer speaker, that it was something to do with Sprint but when the hotel tested it and found the destination was a modem they would not remove them from the bill… a little unseen hidden charge, 70 - 80dollars worth, I guess.

I rate it a two stars because that's exactly what it is... o.k with some problems. I'd probably look elsewhere if we go again.


from glyma1009
CLEAN, COMFY, AND CLOSE What more can you ask for? 1/2 block to the beach, great places to eat and shop just around the corner. I don't know what people were complaning about? Our room was a clean average looking room with a view of other buildings. There were many Koreans at this hotel but that did not bother us at all. The desk agents were friendly and helpful. We paid $100 per night thru expedia and we were right by the beach. I loved Oahu. Defitnely rent a car and drive out from the city to see the beauty of this Island, Waikiki reminds of downtown L.A. Anyways I defitnely recommend this hotel if your'e on a budget and want to be close to the action..If you're on a Honeymoon please spend a little more and stay at the Hyatt or at the Outrigger.....ALOHA....

Pleasantly surprised

from A TripAdvisor Member
I had read all of these horror stories about this hotel after booking and was very nervous about what to expect. We went for Christmas 2004. We were given a room on the 16th floor. Sure we had a hotel in front of us, but what hotel there doesn't have that? We still had a nice view of the ocean that the kids could lay in bed and watch the surfing in the morning. We also had a clear view of Diamond Head. The room was clean..and always cleaned very well each day. I could be picky and say they missed painting in spots or didn't wallpaper properly. But the room was clean, the beds were comfy, the staff was wonderful - in more ways than one. They were always willing to help out - from the right bus to take, to where to pick up a few groceries, and even down to the bellman helping secure a surfboard into our rental car on our way to the airport. The elevators were always fast - my kids noticed that. We never had to wait more than a minute for one. I would most definitely stay here again.

We loved it!

from A TripAdvisor Member
The location is the number one benefit to this hotel. The beach is only half-a-block away, and everything else you could want is within a short walk. The staff is wonderful, from the helpful front desk personnel to the friendly bellhops to the exceptional housekeeping staff (who would go out of their way to help guests). The rooms are typical hotel rooms, clean, neat and comfy (I swear the beds were new - we haven't slept so well in ages). The in-hotel restaurants weren't to my liking (the cafe seemed empty most of the time, though the food was good and the service quick; the Korean restaurant on the second floor seemed a bit expensive and was definitely geared to the Korea Air crews regularly coming into the hotel) - but then anything/everything is so close by. I would stay here again without hesitation, and recommend it heartily.

Avoid if you can, good location is all it is..

from jakamo1962
Well if i was Korean this would probley be great place to
stay, it is geared mainly for this market.

The rooms are run down, reminds me of staying in Poland
20 years ago,,rust in the bathrooms, you get the picture.

The food in house is again Korean which is not my
personal taste. It is cheaper and it is in a great location
and parking is only $10 a day which was good.

We are a famliy of 4 and this was our first time in Oahu
which is disappointing when you compare it to the other
Islands. The north shore is great but for us that was about it.

Go to the big Island, its great for everything and no highrises
which are everywhere in Honolulu

Decent Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
If you are thinking of going to Honolulu without spending a lot of money, traveling in a budget, maybe this place is for you. It is decent, clean, and the staff is very nice. I stayed in the 14 floor, although is located one block away from Waikiki Beach their views are of other adjacent buildings.
It is close to everything.
It is a traditional 1970's building, do not look for luxury, you will not find it. It is modest, clean, and safe. The pool is very small, but when you are so close to the beach, why bother with the pool?
Make sure you book a Superior Room not a Standard. remember you get what you pay for. Send your kids there with their friends, but if you go with your wife...spend a little more and stay at a better hotel.

Moldy, hairy and smelly

from A TripAdvisor Member
I was mislead by the 3-star rating. The lobby looked great, the rooms looked ok on the internet. Once we got there the first room they gave us had mold growing all on the bottom of the shower curtain and there were many black hairs in the bathroom. The carpet was gross, and the room smelled. After I complained we received a room a little cleaner, smelled a little less and they gave us an ocean view. I would never stay here again. The only redeeming value is the one block from the beach.

Awful--vacation nightmere

from A TripAdvisor Member
This place was horrible. The pool was green. The carpet was so dirty that you were afraid to walk on it with bare feet. The paint was peeling from the ceiling in the bathroom. The staff did nothing to rectify the situation. We left the hotel early to stay somewhere else.

could not check out because of hotel.com no refunds for early checkout policy

from A TripAdvisor Member
-excellent location
-decent lobby (must have remodeled it)
-relatively cheap for Waikiki standards

-airconditioning is centralized so it is very hot in the room.
-bathtub very small
-room stinks
-front desk staff and bellmen are not the friendliest folks
-very old hotel

Very good service

from A TripAdvisor Member
We weren't sure about this place but booked it anyway because of the price... but we were surprised by the quality of the staff who were always smiling and trying to help to give us a good stay. And it was really well located too, only a few steps from the beach and two fastfood restaurants (McDonald and Jack in the box), which we find usefull for a quick breafast. By the way, their Korean restaurant had really good food for a fair price. We will certainly come back here if we return to Waikiki.

Top Local Tips for Honolulu

Like to buy? Stay here! Every shopping center was so near it was owesome! Rodeo drive was a ten minute walk. It was Very pleasant!

Do your homework, before you get there. There is alot to cover in Honolulu, so book some activities before you leave home. Also use the bus, it may take a little more time to get there, but it will save you alot of headaches trying to drive around and find parking.

The Bus, LUGGAGE on The Bus The Bus is excellent value and if you don't plan on renting a car, you can get to all the places you want to go whilst on Oahu using The Bus. It's won awards in the past as best public transportation in the States, and I can see why. BEWARE - they don't USUALLY let you take any baggage too big to fit under your seat onto The Bus, so if you're going to the North Shore but aren't planning on renting a car, I advise you get very friendly with the Bellman at your Waikiki hotel. We packed a small bag, left the rest of our luggage at Waikiki hotel, and then collected the luggage when we were leaving the island.


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  • Address: 130 Liliuokalani Avenue - Honolulu - Hawaii - 96815 - United States
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