Aqua Palms Waikiki

3 stars
View map of 1850 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 95815

Hotel Overview

3.8 /5
Overall score
85%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.1
Blending trendy design with authentic Polynesian touches and top-of-the-line amenities, the smoke-free Aqua Hotels & Resorts is a modern answer to the traditional Hawaiian experience. Like all Aqua properties, Honolulu's Aqua Palms Waikiki is a vibrant hotel with a uniquely Hawaiian feel and a contemporary sensibility. Start your day in paradise with a freshly brewed cup of Kona coffee - a local blend from the Big Island - while taking in beautiful views of Diamond Head, the Pacific Ocean or the tropical city landscape. After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the downstairs IHOP restaurant, head outside to explore the city, or schedule a rejuvenating in-room lomi lomi massage.

Location

Made famous by Hawaiian movies, postcards and posters, Waikiki is the heart of Honolulu and a must-visit stretch of the city. Unique market stalls, high-end retailers, award-winning restaurants and the legendary Waikiki Beach are located steps away from the Aqua Palms hotel. From the beach, walk 15 minutes to experience some of Honolulu's best restaurants, shops and historic attractions. Watch surfers cut across crystal-clear waves, or catch a ride on a Polynesian outrigger canoe to make a day at Waikiki Beach an unforgettable adventure.

Highlights
  • Restaurants within Waikiki
  • Covered parking garage
  • Activity desk
  • Waikiki Trolley pick-up stop
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
Policies
Wednesday evening is manager's reception night in the Aqua Palms lobby. Stop by to try the hotel's signature cocktails and listen to the soothing sounds of classic Hawaiian music.

If you don't plan to rent a car, take advantage of the nearby bus line and shuttle to explore Oahu's rural towns and less-crowded beaches.

Please note that this is a non-smoking property.

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 Palms Waikiki Rooms

Diamond Head View
This 325 square foot room has 1 king bed or 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed or 2 queen beds with pillow top mattresses. Rooms offer Diamond Head views and some have a furnished lanai or an ornamental balcony. Bathrooms include hair dryers and toiletries. In-room safes accommodate laptops. Rooms feature 42-inch LCD cable television, local calls, voice mail, and clock radios. Wired Internet access is available. Amenities include a microwave, refrigerator, and coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board. Rooms are air-conditioned.
Partial Ocean View
1 king bed or 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed or 2 queen beds. AquaBliss pillow top mattresses. Ornamental balcony or furnished lanai with partial ocean and Diamond Head view. 325 square feet (30 square meters). Hawaiian-style decor with bright artwork, tropical prints, and aquamarine headboards. Refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker. Wired Internet access, local calls, 42-inch wall-mounted LCD TV, laptop-compatible safe iron/ironing board. Nonsmoking only.
City View
1 king bed or 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed or 2 queen beds. AquaBliss pillow top mattresses.. Ornamental balcony or furnished lanai with city view. 325 square feet (30 square meters). Hawaiian-style decor with bright artwork, tropical prints, and aquamarine headboards. Refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker. Wired Internet access, local calls, 42-inch wall-mounted LCD TV, laptop-compatible safe, iron/ironing board. Nonsmoking only.
Deluxe Junior Suite
Spacious and comfortable, rooms offer a 1 King sized bed, living area with a Queen sized sleeper sofa with coffee table, and separate vanity area. Private lanai provides views of Waikiki or the Koolau Mountains. 4 guests maximum.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Tour desk
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

21.2847 -157.8367
Area served
Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, Pearl Harbor, Ala Moana Shopping Center Downtown Honolulu
Nearby airports
Honolulu International Airport-HNL
Area description
Located at the beginning of Waikiki, near Ala Moana Shopping Center and Waikiki Beach!

Nearby points of interest

  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.3 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.4 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.5 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 0.8 mi
  • Damien Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.3 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 1.5 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 1.5 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 1.6 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 1.7 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 1.9 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 1.9 mi
  • Kamehameha Statue: 2.1 mi
  • Iolani Palace: 2.1 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.3 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.4 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.5 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 0.8 mi
  • Damien Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.3 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 1.5 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 1.5 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 1.6 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 1.7 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 1.9 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 1.9 mi
  • Kamehameha Statue: 2.1 mi
  • Iolani Palace: 2.1 mi
  • Washington Place: 2.1 mi
  • Irvin Park: 2.4 mi
  • Star Of Honolulu: 2.4 mi
  • Aloha Tower Cruise Ship Terminal: 2.4 mi
  • Aloha Tower: 2.4 mi
  • Honolulu Botanical Gardens: 2.5 mi
  • Hawaii Maritime Center: 2.7 mi
  • Honolulu Chinatown: 2.8 mi
  • Mauna Ala: 2.9 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 3.3 mi
  • Queen Emma Summer Palace: 3.5 mi
  • Pali Lookout: 3.5 mi
  • Bishop Museum: 4 mi
  • Waialae Country Club: 4.2 mi
  • Koolau Golf Club: 6.8 mi
  • Aloha Stadium: 8.4 mi
  • USS Arizona Memorial: 8.6 mi
  • USS Bowfin Submarine Museum: 8.8 mi
  • Hanauma Bay: 9.1 mi
  • USS Missouri: 9.2 mi
  • Koko Head Park: 9.5 mi
  • Pacific Aviation Museum: 9.6 mi
  • Bellows Beach: 9.6 mi
  • Pearl Harbor: 9.7 mi
  • Koko Crater Botanical Gardens: 10 mi
  • Halona Blow Hole: 10.3 mi
  • Byodo In Temple: 10.4 mi
  • Valley of the Temples: 10.4 mi
  • Sandy Beach: 10.5 mi
  • Kailua Beach: 10.5 mi

Dining

IHOP
Best known for their award-winning pancakes, omelettes and other breakfast specialties, the IHOP restaurant is open throughout the day and evening hours and offers a broad array of lunch, dinner and snack items as well. Featuring moderately priced, high-quality food and beverage items, and table service in an attractive and comfortable atmosphere.
Wailana Coffee House
Visit the iconic Wailana Coffee House right next door to the hotel. Open 24 hours daily- offering moderately priced diner favorites like breakfast all day long, and various soups, sandwiches and burgers.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (393)

Ratings and reviews for Aqua Palms Waikiki

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
393 out of 393
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.1

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anna M.
Business
N/A
Jun 8, 2015

First time in Honolulu

The Hotel itself a 5min walk from Waikiki Beach which is really conventient. Also, the city center is really close. We needed to do some shopping the first day and since the hotel provides a shuttle, this was very practical although we had to wait quite a long time for it to come (was late). Room was vey clean, bright and comfortable. Big plus:fridge, microwave, shampoos and coffee maker are provided! One info that we would have appreciated to know in advance: hospitality fee applies for every day ($15/day) we missed that important information at the check in and were surprised when we got charged almost $80 when we checked out. Overall: very nice staff, great room and awesome location! Would stay there again!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tman777
Business
university place
May 26, 2015

Good Value

Very nice room, great bed and manager reception! only issue was the work out room,old equipment.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
jack
Business
ewa beach
May 18, 2015

OK for a place to crash

It was an OK place to crash for the night ..locations OK .its has the basic amenities but nothing fancy

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

Business

Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Bernie
Business
N/A
May 17, 2015

Room too small

Location for hotel is good. Room was definitely too small for a family of 4. Outside of hotel looks modern but the inside is outdated. Did not appreciate additional charges of $15/day for using coffee in room and $25/day for parking. Overall experience is poor. Not recommended.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Phanindra
Business
brecksville
May 7, 2015

comfortable and was convenient

was good and convenient location for our visit and served our main purpose of visiting honolulu and for meeting friends in town

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Danny.B
Business
N/A
May 3, 2015

A good place to stay

We stayed here for a week and were pleased with most of it.Room was clean and large enough.We were on sixth floor with great view of Diamond Head.Staff was great and quick to help.The only complain I would have is the daily service(or whatever they call it) $15 charge that makes no sense since you don't get much in return.Would recoment you give it a try.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Blaine B.
Business
Glenville
Apr 9, 2015

Great location

The hotel is located just of off Wakiki which made it a great value for the money. Being on the beach would have been better but it would have been way more money. Great spot if you want to be close but don't want to spend the big bucks for beach front

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jackelin T.
Business
N/A
Mar 26, 2015

Business trip/job interview

The hotel was a good value with great location for a short business trip for my fiancé and I. It is directly across from the Hilton Hawaiian village so you can always use their beachfront property. However the hotel amenities are lacking. The pool was more like a dirty hot tub on the street side. There were small sandflies crawling all over my room and invading my sweet macaroons that I had bought from the food festival. The beds were comfortable and the room was spacious. I really enjoyed the balcony facing the city. I would not recommend this hotel for families since they don't actually have a place to pull up to park your car to unload luggage. Parking was roughly $25 a day and had a very steep incline to get to the garage. We had to drive around a few times to even figure out where the main entrance was. If you want a good price on a hotel I would try the Hilton at the opposite end of the strip. They have a decent pool on the top floor and two blocks from the main Waikiki Beach.

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

Business

Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lu the Gunny
Business
N/A
Mar 26, 2015

Dec 7 WWII Anniversary Event

Hotel more than met expectations. It was on the main public transportation route. Very convenient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chao Q.
Business
New York
Mar 24, 2015

Good Trip

Everything is wonderful, except that the "partial ocean view" didn't worth the extra money

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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