$99 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 28, 2014 Check-out: Oct 29, 2014

Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

3 stars
444 Kanekapolei Street, Honolulu (Oahu), HI 96815
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
304 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.

Hotel Map

21.2791 -157.8236
Area served
Honolulu-Oahu, Waikiki, HI
Nearby airports
Honolulu International Airport-HNL
Area description
Within walking distance to shopping, dining, golf, snorkeling and more. Conveniently secluded just two blocks from world famous Waikiki Beach.

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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 (304)

Ratings and reviews for Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
304 out of 304
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
Almario
Business
san Francisco, CA
Feb 10, 2012

super vacation

Taking everything into account, I believe that it was good value to stay at this hotel. Hotel staff are friendly, room is clean, great location, where food court (at International Market Place) Grocery store (across the street) shopping stores and Waikiki beach is less than 5 minute walk. Hotel charges $20/night for parking.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
crunchymoon
Business
Gibsons
Jan 25, 2012

Aqua Aloha Surf-good deal

This hotel is a good deal for what you pay but I would not recommend it to those who struggle getting sleep. It is extremely loud (early in the mornings especially) in the outside parking lot next door. They are constantly moving and dropping off large containers. At night the parking lot is a big hang out for some interesting people. The hotel itself is quite quiet, it's whats outside that causes the problems. Otherwise clean and very nice staff. I would make sure not to miss Edward's Cafe if you stay there, it's fantastic! A lady named Sam works there and is an amazing cook and person.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Make sure you eat at Edwards cafe in the hotel! Sam is amazing!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
too much
Business
Mississippi, USA
Jan 23, 2012

Average

It was just average. Wasn't anything special. Probably would have got a better area and room if I had had that information.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ciprian
Business
New York, NY, USA
Jan 17, 2012

Great value

We've just returned from our vacation in Waikiki.While there we stayed at the Aloha Surf Hotel.Overall ve had a great stay,good and well kept room,friendly and helpfull staff,excellent services.The hotel is a 5 minutes walk to the beach and 2 minutes from the nearest ABC store.Starbucks and restaurant are also within a 5-7 minutes walk.I consider this hotel a great value for the money you pay and would definitely come back.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
LA
Jan 10, 2012

Nice but small

Our room could have used an upgrade. The bathroom door was a broken pocket door that did not provide any privacy. The air conditioner is an old wall mounted unit that had trouble cooling the room. Overall the hotel met our needs and is in a decent location to get to anything in Waikiki.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The changing of the guard at King's Village is worth watching and is free. Also, check out the little museum that is air conditioned.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
WizardMouse
Business
lake tahoe
Jan 7, 2012

A comfortable place to stay

The hotel is a little older, but really comfortable. Staff was excellent. Location just fine. Would for sure stay again.

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

Business

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Review of Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Betty Mae
Business
San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
Dec 28, 2011

Good Value

This was a nice place and affordable. I had a clean room, and the normal stuff, coffee, microwave and TV. The most important thing to me was I was withing walking distance to most of the places I wanted to go to and good public transportation to the places I could not walk to.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lejap
Business
Toulon, France
Dec 20, 2011

Weekend in O'ahu

Very well located, 5min walk from Waikiki, with all shops and restaurants in the vicinity. Room was average but confy though; the staff is great from reception to maids. Enjoy your stay.

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

Business

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Review of Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ZsiZsi
Business
Placerville, CA
Dec 19, 2011

Great value

This was a great place at a great price. Waikiki is noisy and this hotel is in the heart of it. It is convenient to everything but noisy. If you don't want a lot of sleep, everything else is great! The location, the staff, the rooms, the cleanliness. It's worth upgrading to the rooms with lanais, coffee makers, microwaves, and refrigerators if you are into having those amenities. The next rung up includes couch and coffee table - great if you want a little more room to spread out and lounge around. Pass on their $5 breakfast and head to the Korean BBQ.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Ask the front desk about the Korean BBQ nearby for breakfast, lunch or dinner. ...great bargains for good food!

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Review of Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
blaman
Business
Dusseldorf, Germany
Dec 10, 2011

yes average and practical

they go through the motions, so there is nothing to complain. I had asked Aqua headoffice before if I could have shipped something to the hotel for me and if they would let me have the mail address of the hotel; I never got an answer. When I specially asked for it at the reception, somebody took away the trash and tidied up the bathroom. I was not tempted by the breakfast - carbs and grease mainly and a very crammed place, although it was possible to sit outside in a covered patio. I did not try it, I just looked. A slightly later check-out would have cost me about half a daily rate, even when there were vacancies every day. Recommend? Why not! It's clean, it's central, it's affordable.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

go to Hanauma Bay or take trip round most of the island on bus 50 (?) and on the same ticket in the opposite direction (different route) on bus 52.

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