$89 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 22, 2014 Check-out: Dec 24, 2014

Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

3 stars
444 Kanekapolei Street, Honolulu (Oahu), HI 96815
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
305 reviews
Awesome place to stay!!

This hotel is close to almost everything, rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff treats you... See full review

  • 808Princess
  • Apr 3, 2014
Location Location etc

Great value , excelent location, nice vibe will return See full review

  • Peche86
  • Sep 30, 2013
Hip boutique hotel two blocks from Waikiki Beach

Find your nook in paradise at the hip, boutique Aqua Aloha Surf. A short two-block walk to the beach and styled to suit the casual sophisticate, this petite hotel incorporates small things that make a stay special. That means in-room high-speed Internet, complimentary newspaper, mini fridge and more. In the chic pool area you will find a café, barbecue grill and tiki-torch ambience.

Highlights
  • Free Internet access
  • Complimentary signature cocktail at manager's reception every Tuesday
Location

Take a break from the revelry of Kalakaua Avenue at the central-Waikiki Aqua Aloha Surf, located on a mellow stretch two blocks from the beach, shopping, dining and nightlife. Join Waikiki residents for a jog along the meandering Ala Wai Canal by the hotel with gorgeous mountain views.

Rooms

The hotel's 202 rooms feature tailored, ocean-inspired decor in cool aquamarine and soft beige hues. All feature 20-inch LCD TV, in-room high-speed Internet, microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker, daily paper, in-room safe, free local calls, air conditioning, exclusive Aqua robes and signature Aqua Hotels & Resorts bath amenities. Select rooms have private balcony with city or mountain views and sleeper sofa. The one-bedroom suite includes a partial ocean view and a wet bar.

Dining

Stay connected at the hotel's Internet hangout, Edward's Cafe. Walk a block from the hotel to find a variety of dining options and full-service supermarket. A great mid-priced choice is Hula Grill Waikiki, located on the beach.

Recreation
  • Swimming pool and sundeck
Attractions
  • Waikiki Beach (.3 mi/.4 km)
  • Royal Hawaiian Center (.4 mi/.6 km)
  • Waikiki Beach Walk (.5 mi/.7 km)
  • Honolulu Zoo (.5 mi/.9 km)
  • U.S. Army Museum (.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Waikiki Aquarium (.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Hawaii Convention Center (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Ala Moana Center (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Diamond Head Crater (1.8 mi/2.8 km)

 

 

Policies and fees
NOTE: Parking costs $22 per day.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki Rooms

Deluxe
Among our larger rooms, the Deluxe rooms offer numerous amenities and partial views of Waikiki and the Koolau Mountains, plus private lanais. Features the comforts of home with a queen-sized sleeper sofa, coffee table, and separate vanity area. Choose from 1 Double and 1 Single OR 1 King/Queen. Maximum of 4 guests per room. $25 charge for 3rd & 4th person apply. (360 sq.ft)
Superior
Take in the amazing views of Waikiki from the private lanais in these comfortable, relaxing Oahu boutique hotel rooms. A comfortable room with 1 King/Queen sized bed. Maximum of 3 guests. $25 charge for 3rd & 4th person apply. (340 sq. ft.)
Moderate
The essentials for a carefree vacation. 1 Queen or 2 Twin sized beds, and partial views of Waikiki and surrounding neighborhoods. 2 guests maximum. (220 sq. ft.)

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking

Nearby points of interest

  • International Market Place: 0.2 mi
  • Damien Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.6 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 0.6 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.7 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.7 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 0.8 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 0.9 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.1 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 1.7 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 2.3 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 2.3 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 2.4 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 2.8 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 2.8 mi
  • International Market Place: 0.2 mi
  • Damien Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.6 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 0.6 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.7 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.7 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 0.8 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 0.9 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.1 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 1.7 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 2.3 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 2.3 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 2.4 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 2.8 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 2.8 mi
  • Kamehameha Statue: 3 mi
  • Washington Place: 3 mi
  • Iolani Palace: 3 mi
  • Irvin Park: 3.3 mi
  • Star Of Honolulu: 3.3 mi
  • Aloha Tower Cruise Ship Terminal: 3.3 mi
  • Honolulu Botanical Gardens: 3.3 mi
  • Waialae Country Club: 3.3 mi
  • Aloha Tower: 3.3 mi
  • Mauna Ala: 3.5 mi
  • Hawaii Maritime Center: 3.6 mi
  • Honolulu Chinatown: 3.7 mi
  • Queen Emma Summer Palace: 4 mi
  • Pali Lookout: 4.1 mi
  • Bishop Museum: 4.8 mi
  • Koolau Golf Club: 6.9 mi
  • Hanauma Bay: 8.2 mi
  • Koko Head Park: 8.6 mi
  • Bellows Beach: 9.2 mi
  • Koko Crater Botanical Gardens: 9.2 mi
  • Aloha Stadium: 9.3 mi
  • Halona Blow Hole: 9.5 mi
  • USS Arizona Memorial: 9.5 mi
  • Sandy Beach: 9.7 mi
  • USS Bowfin Submarine Museum: 9.7 mi
  • Wawamalu Beach: 10 mi
  • USS Missouri: 10.1 mi
  • Kailua Beach: 10.3 mi
  • Lanikai Beach: 10.5 mi
  • Pacific Aviation Museum: 10.5 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (305)

Ratings and reviews for Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
305 out of 305
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.9

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BubbleT
Business
VA
Nov 22, 2010

Nice Location

good location and very helpful and friendy staff. small room with balcony and it was clean. a good choice for budget hotel i must say but they need to improve their breakfast. always the same thing everyday. small pool and gym area (i liked the tredmill though) anyway, recommended if you're looking for a budget hotel not something luxury

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Fatty's Chicken - located behind International Market Place (next to Denny's), a good chinese food. Also try the seafood dish at the food court in International Market Place. fresh and cheap. gotta love it.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Francisco
Nov 20, 2010

Hotel for the cost conscious

Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Waikiki with the beach, tourist shops, and transportation only a few blocks walk away. Some of the pros include having wired high speed internet, free breakfast, secure locker for storing personal items, microwave, refrigerator, ironing board and a coffee maker. The cons were mainly the small size of the room and bed, small flat screen television with no hi-def channels, no chair or desk, and the street noise of Waikiki night light. Overall, this is a reasonably price hotel to stay for travelers who don't want anything fancy and looking to save on money for hotel expenses.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Switzerland
Nov 15, 2010

Good hotel

Good location: Walking distance to : ABC store 1 min / Waikiki Beach 5 min / Restaurants 2 min. Expensive parking as every where else but good alternatives nearby (main road with unlimited free parking spots / private parking with better rates / free parking after 6PM on the road..) Breakfast only from 07:00 AM to 08:30 AM.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
want more
Business
new york
Nov 15, 2010

Aqua review

The hotel is more of a 2.5. I think that 3's should be clean and not run down. The hotel looos old andis very noisy. Can hear all traffic outside. The free breakfast was great and it is locaed close to everythbing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Dallas,Tx
Nov 15, 2010

Good Basic Hotel & Location, Great Value

The breakfast was OK for a quick snack in the morning. (Pancakes, toast, muffin, oatmeal, orange & apple slices, coffee.) The hotel location was good (almost center of Waikiki). It was within walking distance to the beach and the stores. There is also grocery store just around the corner. The staff were very friendly and the lobby was nice for a small hotel. The room was clean and small. The room air conditioner was either on or off so was the only thing that was a bit annoying. There was no bathtub in our small bathroom. We were on a lower floor facing the street. The noise from the street was not noticeable except for a few garbage trucks backing up in early morning. Overall, for the room was satisfied. The experience at the hotel was overall very satisfied. It ended up being a very good value after spending most of the day and evening around town or sightseeing. It was a nice place to come back to after a busy day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Makitti Japanese Restaurant(Buffet) nearby in the old Perry Smorgys location. It uses Hello Kitty to attract tourists. The restaurant is all outdoors. The sushi has no covers and was gross with several flies landing on. We liked the Teppanyaki, but if you like sushi, please go somewhere else. Go to some other Japanese restaurant or go to Todai if looking for Buffet.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
meddin
Business
Victoria, BC, Canada
Nov 14, 2010

Welcome to Paradise

The Hotel was very good, the rooms were clean and had the right size to enjoy a wonderful vacation in Honolulu. We travelled to both Maui and the Big Island during our stay, which was pretty exhausting, but simply the best thing to do. Hawaii is the best place I have ever been, beautiful nature and unbelievable beaches.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
kingston,tenn
Nov 14, 2010

great getaway

good location, easy find attractions. trolly are great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

take your walking shoes.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Wasilla, Alaska
Oct 22, 2010

Accomodating

They accomodated my reservation to allow my college age daughter to check in before I got there. It's in a busy part of the city, so the weekend traffic, sirens kept waking me up (5th floor). Clean, cool, beds were comfortable. I asked for the room upgrade to get the 2 twins, and it wasn't expensive to do that.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mike & Cyndi
Business
St Charles, MO
Oct 17, 2010

Fine hotel, good location

The Aloha Surf is an adequate hotel. It is clean and reasonably priced. We had a "deluxe" room which was a bit on the small side but livable. We missed some furniture that is usual in typical hotels like a table and chair(s). You either had to sit on the bed (which was a queen) or pull the plastic chairs from the lanise inside. The room came with a small fridge which we used quite a bit and also a microwave. There is a small grocer next door so you can buy food or other items. The breakfast is ok if you like pancakes, small baked goods, toast, coffee and tea. Believe me, you get tired of it after a few days and we stayed 7 days. The pool is small but workable. I don't know why you would go when you are two blocks from the beach, but my wife doesn't like sand and spent a few days going to the pool. It can become crowded after 4-5 people - especially if there are kids involved. We also found the room service a bit strange. They clean the vacant rooms first (I can understand that) which means your room gets cleaned in the afternoon. Ours usually happened around 2:30. It was just different for us when we are expecting to leave in the morning to do things and come back to a cleaned room in the afternoon. The staff was very friendly and always willing to help. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again if the price is right. We went through the Entertainment book which had a great package deal, but I think you can also get good rates using other means too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

When buying a luau (we went to Paradise Cove), stay with the basic ticket. The seating isn't that much different from the higher priced seats and you can spend the difference on booze if you want to instead of it already being in the price (you get one or two extra drink tickets typically and are in the $5-8 range). The buffet food is the same for everyone and the roasted pig is great.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
nj
Oct 15, 2010

unbeatable location for a price

good location with really friendly and helpful staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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