$109 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
344 reviews
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
exactly what I was looking for

Everything I needed in a clean, safe area with friendly helpful staff. Located close to restaurants... See full review

  • Svelt Momma
  • Apr 5, 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 (344)

Ratings and reviews for Aqua Palms Waikiki

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
344 out of 344
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.1

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
the confirmed bachalor
Business
jackson, tn
Feb 17, 2011

great location for the price

the hotel and its staff were great. i have several trips and cruses in the the last 3 years but this one tops them all. i like to pick my own site seeing after arrival, you can do it either way

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

ther was pleanty to do within a short distance or you could get on a bus or trollee or book a tour

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Port Heiden, AK
Apr 22, 2008

Great location, view, price

Great location right next to the Hilton Hawaiian Village. About 2 blocks walk to probably the best beach in Waikiki. Excellent swimming. Ocean bottom all sand where there used to be reef 30 years ago (artificially cleaned up, only noticable if you know how it used to be). Hotel has no dining facility, but offered a simple breakfast of juices, oranges, apples, bananas, mini muffins and little croissants from 7:30 to 9:30 am. Free good newspaper at the desk. We had a 4th floor room away from the beach with balcony and great view across the 2x2 block DeRussy Park, with the skyline of Honolulu and Diamond Head at the distance. Great View day or night. Good bus service to all over the island. 100 yards from a very pleasant cafeteria (Wailani Coffee House, I believe) at very reasonable prices. You don't have to look hard to find noisy eateries at 3 times their prices. We felt the room service in the hotel could have been better, but we did not mind making our beds a few times ourselves.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Red Lobster is one block away and has great grilled shrimp dinners for $15.95. For real music and dancing go to Coconut Willie's at the International Marketplace. Music every day at 3pm and 8:30pm.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Detroit, MI
Jul 26, 2007

No bad surprises

The Aqua Palms and Spa in Honolulu is an excellent hotel with a friendly staff and a great location. We were able to walk nearly everywhere we needed to go, and had an excellent, comfortable and spacious room with a balcony featuring a good view of the marina and the ocean. The hotel provided safe parking for our rental car (for an extra fee). I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a nice hotel in the Waikiki area of Honolulu.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Waikiki beaches and shopping area Excellent restaurants Ala Moana Mall (The largest Mall in Honolulu)

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Josh-ua
Business
New Orleans, LA
Jun 2, 2010

Perfect 25th Birthday Present

The room was a nice size. The front desk staff was very helpful with bus route instructions and offered me a box of chocolate for my birthday. Housekeeping was unintrusive and thorough. Excellent location one block from the beach. Close access to a large shopping center and steps from great dining/shopping. This hotel has clearly been renovated recently, and it shows in the room condition. The hotel doesn't have a bar or restaurant (save an IHOP next door), but there are plenty of great places in the area.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Sarento's Top of the Ilikai Hotel (1777 Ala Moana Blvd.) had amazing Italian and is only steps away. Also, the Wailana Coffee House (1860 Ala Moana Blvd.) is on the block and serves food 24/7.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Francisco, CA
Jun 12, 2007

Comfortable and Close

The Aqua Palms has a small hotel feel with the charm of friendliness. The location is excellent for transportation to anywhere on the island and just enough out of the hustle of downtown waikiki to be very quiet. The room is a little smaller than I had hoped for 3 people but we were really only there to sleep. The in room internet was very helpful for business and the online class that required attention while we were on vacation.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Wailana is right next door for a quick coffee shop meal. The prices are very reasonable and the service was excellent.

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Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Kona, HI
Apr 28, 2007

Great Stay for the Price

The Aqua Palms is in a convenient location. Easy to get to Waikiki Beach, Ala Moana Shopping Center, Ward Center and many places to eat within short walking distance or short drives. The rooms are comfortable and pleasant. Especially if you get a two double or one King and pull out. The one queen set up is very small and cramped. Good to have frig, microwave and dishes and utensils.

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

Business

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Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Rolla
Oct 17, 2008

Nice place

with good value. Liked it!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Right across the Hilton Village.

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Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 14, 2007

A great location.

Our stay at the Aqua Palms and Spa was great. It is located right across the street from The Hilton Hawaiian hotel and easy walking distance to the beach, many restaraunts and shopping. The staff was very friendly, from the front desk to the housekeeping staff. Check-in and check-out was simple. Over all a great experience and we will definitely stay there again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

They have a great activity desk in the lobby if you'd like to plan special outings and activities offered on Oahu.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Burnsville, MN
Oct 3, 2008

great location

The Aqua Palm's and Spa was very comfortable and had everything for the traveler. Location is very good -- it was close to the beach and Ala Moana Shopping Center. There a few restaurants very close to the hotel. I wish will be more there. Otherwise since my last trip I had seen a big improvement in a room decoration: furniture was new, rooms had closets and LCD TV. Also Hotel staff was very nice and friendly. I already recommend it to a few friends ,and if I come to Honolulu I will be staying there again.

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

Business

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Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Colorado Springs
Sep 15, 2008

Very clean

Very clean place, very friendly and helpfull staff, continental breakfast can be better, internt connection is great; overall-great value for the money.

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

Business

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