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Aqua Palms Waikiki

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

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Aqua Palms Waikiki

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
313 out of 313
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.1

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Take your pick
Business
Phnom Penh Cambodia
Mar 20, 2014

Great location, something odd about the water...

Hotel was perfect, so close to beach and shopping, airport. Room size was good, bed was king. Downsides: Water never got above lukewarm in the shower, front desk said that is just the way it is. Water we used in coffee maker had an odd taste. Get a small car, parking lot is cramped. Front desk were only mildly helpful. Cleanly staff were far more friendly and diligent. Thursday night treats and singing was a dud.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to Lani Kai beach, it's not crowded, perfect sand.

Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Andy Okay
Business
Indonesia
May 1, 2014

Small Hotel but good location

ok ok ok ok ok ok ok..... closed to Waikiki... small room

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

Business

Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JFromVA
Business
Manassas, VA, USA
Oct 12, 2011

Good option but nothing special

Hotel was in a good location. Unfortunately had a room without a balcony so didn't enjoy being in the room very much. Had a fridge and microwave which was nice. Everything was very average overall, but haven't stayed in any other places in Honolulu so this could be a good option I guess.

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

Business

Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
chillout
Business
Silver Spring, MD, USA
Nov 3, 2011

Just OK

I stayed here for ten nites and the hotel was average. The staff was great , very helpful and friendly, but the place could use a few upgrades. The bathrooms weren't always cleaned very well and the bed did not provide the best sleep (it was way to soft). However, the location was great becuase it wasn't to close to the heart of Waikiki beach which could get could of loud at nite. The hotel is across from the Hilton Hawaiian Vilage so I took advantage of their services and there end of the beach.

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

Business

Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CLWW
Business
California
Nov 6, 2011

Decent hotel

This is a great basic hotel. If you're looking for luxurious living, you should definitely go for the resorts or places like the Hilton Hawaiian Village across the street. But if you're just looking for a good, clean place to stay, the Aqua Palms and Spa is a good option. Some amenities included are: microwave and fridge/freezer in the room, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, soap, hair dryer, personal safe, TV, free wired internet in the room, and free wi-fi in the hotel lobby (just get the connection information from reception). There is a tiny gym (it's just a small hotel room converted into a gym), and a very small pool (kind of disappointing, really - stick with the beach if you want to swim). There isn't any free breakfast, but you can get discounts in the nearby Wailea Coffee House and IHOP with your room card. Another thing to note is that the internet can get very slow here, especially when everyone's using it at night. The staff here is all very friendly, and it is conveniently located within walking distance of downtown Waikiki and the Ala Moana Shopping Center.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Take the free Hilo Hattie shuttle, which stops directly in front of this hotel; it takes you to the Hilo Hattie store, and also to the Ala Moana Shopping Center on the way back. For other travel around the island, theBus is a great option. It is only $2.50 per person, and you can get a free transfer if you go on theBus again within 2 hrs (just save the ticket stub the driver hands you).

Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ReiseDon
Business
Cape May, NJ 08204, USA
Dec 14, 2011

Tattered but generally clean

The staff have all been very friendly. The room I got for an average of $120/night was tiny. I found out some water front hotels were charging the same, so I felt the value wasn't that great. The room had a coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator as well as iron and ironing board. There was a small desk and table and huge flat screen TV. it appears it was upgraded at some point with marble floors in the bath and hall. However, the furniture was worn and almost looked trash picked. There was a tear in my bed sheet but the sheets seemed clean. There are nicks and scrapes in the walls. The carpet looks old and has a huge 2 ft diameter stain by the bed. The hall carpets have definitely seen better days. The lobby area is functional. I chose this hotel due to location and fact they have free WIFI. However, WIFI is only available in the lobby and is VERY slow. Luckily there was a computer connector in the room, but even that was somewhat slow.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

A nearby Japanese restaurant called Chiba-ken is very good and authentic. The beach seems blocked by the Hitlon properties, but it isn't and you can go there. It is a public beach. The Aqua Palms will provide beach towels, too.

Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
no name please
Business
Maine, USA
Dec 20, 2011

Nice mini vacation

The room was ample for the price, and clean. Nice location - short walk to the beach. The staff was very accommodating. We have no complaints.

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

Business

Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Stitzer
Business
Reading, PA, USA
Jan 1, 2012

OK short stay

We were here only for a few days on a stop over to Kauai and for what we wanted it was OK for the price. A bit out dated but the staff makes up for a bit of this. If you want a place to bunk down for the night and have activities to keep you busy for the day it is OK.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Close to alot of local places and right on the bus routes for the area.

Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
TDPman
Business
Seattle, WA, USA
Feb 9, 2012

Great Value

Good solid value in a terrific location. If your are looking for chic, this is not it. Room was small, but worked for 3 people for a week. Rooms on quiet side of the building that faces a major street. Rooms have a nice balcony. One of the quitetest places I have stayed in Waikiki. Slept with the balcony slider open on several nights. Only complaint is that the wired internet was slow. That really only matters if you are on business.I would stay here again. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Lost the internet connection one day and had a maintenance person at my door in less than 5 minutes.

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

Business

Review of Aqua Palms Waikiki

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Purpose Driven
Business
Temple City, CA, USA
Mar 14, 2012

Great location at affordable price

The hotel is very nice and the people very friendly and helpful. The room was small but adequate, and you can't beat the price for the location so close to the beach. There were also some good reasonably priced restaurants nearby. They have a small pool but we didn't get to use it because it rained.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

If you want to shop by far the best place with the best deals was as the flea market on Wednesday, Sat. and Sun. in the Aloha Stadium. You can take the local buses to get there.

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