$129 Avg/night
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Aqua Palms Waikiki

3 stars
1850 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 95815
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
347 reviews
Nice stay

Very nice staff and great location- lots of dining options around. Right across from Hilton... See full review

  • YKH.994
  • Jan 15, 2015
Excellent hotel, excellent location

Me and my boyfriend stayed at the aqua palms for a week while we were in Hawaii for a wedding. For... See full review

  • LindsayA
  • Oct 21, 2014
Blending trendy design with authentic Polynesian touches and top-of-the-line amenities, the Aqua brand is a modern answer to the traditional Hawaiian experience. First founded in 2001, Aqua Hotels & Resorts is now home to more than 15 one-of-a-kind properties on four Hawaiian Islands, including the smaller islands of Lanai and Molokai, and an all-suite hotel in Guam. 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.

Key facts
  • Restaurants within Waikiki
  • Covered parking garage
  • Activity desk
  • Waikiki Trolley pick-up stop
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
Neighborhood

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.

Hints and tips
Thursday 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.

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
Deluxe rooms offer ample space with a 1 King/Queen or 1 Queen-sized bed and sleeper sofa. Other features include: 2 nightstands, desk, full-length mirror, 3-drawer dresser, and shower/bath with views of Diamond Head, Ft. DeRussy Park, and the Pacific Ocean. 4 guests maximum. (325 sq. ft.)
Partial Ocean View
Intimate and inviting, these rooms feature either 1 King/Queen sized bed and sleeper sofa. Other features include: 3-drawer dresser, desk, and shower/bath. 3 guests maximum. (325 sq. ft.)
City View
Ample accommodations offer either 1 King/Queen sized bed and sleeper sofa. Other features include: 3-drawer dresser, desk, and shower/bath. Most have views of Ft. DeRussy Park and Diamond Head. 3 guests maximum. (325 sq. ft.)
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

Nearby points of interest

  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.3 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.4 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.5 mi
  • International Market Place: 0.8 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
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.3 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.4 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.5 mi
  • International Market Place: 0.8 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

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.

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 (347)

Ratings and reviews for Aqua Palms Waikiki

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
347 out of 347
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.1

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jelgar74
Business
SLC, UT
Jun 17, 2013

Excellent Location and Great Staff

The location has easy access to the beach and bus transportation. The Staff was very helpful and friendly. I would go back since it is a good value for your money spent.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Get a 4 day bus pass(cash only) at any ABC store and your bus stop is right next to the hotel. The 8, 19 or 20 bus lines take you pretty much everywhere a first time tourist would want to go in Honolulu.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LizKW
Business
Trenton, NJ, USA
May 23, 2013

Good one night stay

The Palms is a well-priced option for 1 night in Honolulu prior to cruising. It's right across from the HHV with all its amenities; you can take free chairs/towels over to the beach; wi-fi works well; room was clean; we even had an obstructed ocean view. While it wasn't luxury, it was practical and effortless.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Do NOT eat at the IHOP or Wailana diner next door. the IHOP is poor quality at outrageous prices; Wailana has good prices but poor quality.

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Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jebb11
Business
Denver, CO, USA
May 12, 2013

Good hotel

The rooms are small but clean. The staff was wonderful. Right across from Hilton Hawaiian Village. The beach is a very short walk from the hotel.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

Lots of good resurants up the street on Lewers Street. It's a 8 minute walk and its easy access.

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Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
heymandy1612
Business
Texas
May 2, 2013

Great location!

Pros: Great location Clean Great customer services Free internet Quiet Cons: Everything is small (room, garage, restroom, pool) There was some extra fee that I need to call them to ask about.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
UofC
Business
Chicago
Apr 23, 2013

You get what you pay for

My family had reserved 2 rooms. One had 3 adults and the second had 2 adults. Although we had requested rooms be located on the same floor one month prior to the start, the first set were not on the same floor and the one room for 3 people only had one Queen size bed. After telling the manager that the amount paid was for 3 people, she finally looked in their files to confirm what I had been saying from the start. In the end, the room for the 3, had a lumpy sofa bed and a king sized bed. The other room for 2 people had broken lamp shades and leaking bathroom fixtures. Given most time is spent outside the rooms, the location of the hotel and staff made up for its short-comings. p.s. pool supposed to open and be available starting at 7am, only happened 50% of the time there.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to the Hilton Hawaiian Village mall where a lot of different restaurants are.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wiki Wiki Wahine
Business
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Apr 7, 2013

Doorway to Waikiki

Convenient to shopping. Buses stop in front of hotel. Great coffee shops located on the same block--national and well known local coffee shop located next door.One is open 24 hours and is very popular--know that lines start early in the morn.Elevator is extremely slow.Fee for use of Computer Kiosk in Lobby-don't bother inferior hardware and line speed. Internet is available in rooms with decent line speed. If you book room & get backside of hotel be aware that construction on vacant lot started mid-Mar13.Room had a small outside patio with view of construction crane.Ask before you book room. Comfortable bed with lots of pillows and the size of room is bigger than most. I was in town for a short stay to attend family event so I didn't mind not having a room view. Front desk was organized and friendly. Yes, I would stay again.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

Expensive daily parking so just take the bus around town. Less than $3.00 to take bus to Waikiki and walk back maybe a mile so you can visit the shops and play tourist. Or, cross the street to take beach sidewalk to Waikiki. Get great photos of Diamond Head unobstructed and watch the gorgeous sunset. Or, go the other direction and stop at Ala Moana Shopping Center less than 3/4 miles away.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Mauidude
Business
Kihei, Maui
Apr 6, 2013

Aqua Palms is in a great location

Other than being in a great location close to Ala Moana, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Fort deRussy, Kuhui/Kauakaua Ave the place is just average. Pool is small yet beautiful, lobby is outdated but has all the amenities. Friendly attentive service all around :)

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

Quick walk to Buffalo Wings, Red Lobster, Outback, Ihop, Cheeseburger Island Style, Kobe, Benihana, Charthouse, Wailana 24 HR Diner. Also Ala Moana is about a 15 min walk west. Great spot!!

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Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
HAOO
Business
BC, Canada
Apr 5, 2013

Palms

we loved the hotel-staff was very friendly-good value for location. Only issues were we could not change rooms for a balcony room without packing everything up and leaving it downstairs until 3pm and the toilet would run every few minutes disturbing sleep (had to keep bathroom door closed at night). All in all, a close walk to beaches and the mall.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jay the King's kid
Business
New York
Apr 1, 2013

You get what you pay for

The hotel was a great price for a reason. The rooms are very small, and the hotel is a little too far away from the action on Waikiki beach. They have flat screen TVs, a small fridge a microwave, and tubs so small that they're only suitable for showers. There is no wifi in the rooms, and a mildew-ish smell in the lobby. If you can get past these small negatives, you'll have no problem with the hotel. The place is kept clean, and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. The IHOP connected to the hotel takes the wondering out of what you should have for breakfast. Although the hotel is away from the beach, it does happen to be near some good restaurants.

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

Business

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Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nancy dog mommy
Business
California
Mar 31, 2013

Fine place to stay

Nice location, comfortable, clean. Great staff. A good location for going to Pearl Harbor.

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

Business

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