$126 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 15, 2014 Check-out: Jul 16, 2014

Aqua Waikiki Pearl

3 stars
415 Nahua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
237 reviews
HNL

It was what i needed a place to crash for the weekend so I could party in town. See full review

  • nard94
  • Jun 9, 2014
Friendly staff & good location

Everyone who worked the front desk was very courteous and welcoming. Great staff, great experience... See full review

  • GG77
  • May 7, 2014
Big value at contemporary hotel in central Waikiki

The new Aqua Waikiki Pearl is a totally refreshed and upgraded boutique-size hotel featuring large rooms at a reasonable rate. The hotel is located on a mellow side street, less than two blocks from Waikiki Beach and the area's best shopping and dining. Book a suite with a fully-stocked kitchen to maximize your dollar. High-speed Internet is available in rooms and the lobby has a complimentary iMac station as well as Wi-Fi. Two pets up to 40 pounds each are welcome.


Highlights
  • Complimentary in-room high-speed Internet and daily newspaper
  • Two pets up to 40 pounds each per room welcome
  • Free iMac station with Wi-Fi in the lobby
Location

Aqua Waikiki Pearl offers a refreshing break from the revelry of Kalakaua Avenue. The hotel is situated in central-Waikiki on a quiet side street less than two blocks from the beach, shopping, dining and nightlife. The International Market Place souvenir bazaar is around the corner from the hotel.

Rooms

A petite midrise hotel, Waikiki Pearl offers 135 fully-renovated, smartly-tailored island-décor rooms to match almost any budget. Standard rooms start at 195 square feet and superior rooms jump to 451 square feet, accommodating up to four people. All accommodations have private balcony, except for standard rooms. One-, two- and three-bedroom suites feature full kitchens that include dishes and utensils.

Dining

Hang out at Legends sports bar in the hotel lobby with satellite TVs. Grab coffee and a croissant at Starbucks, adjacent to the hotel. Chili's is within a block, and countless other small and large eateries are within a 4-block radius.


Attractions
  • International Market Place (.1 mi/.2 km)
  • Waikiki Beach (.2 mi/.4 km)
  • Royal Hawaiian Center (.3 mi/.4 km)
  • Waikiki Beach Walk (.4 mi/.6 km)
  • U.S. Army Museum (.6 mi/.9 km)
  • Honolulu Zoo (.6 mi/.9 km)
  • Waikiki Aquarium (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Hawaii Convention Center (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Ala Moana Center (1.5 mi/2.4 km)

 

 

Hotel Map

21.2793 -157.8251
Area served
Honolulu-Oahu, Waikiki, HI
Nearby airports
HNL - Honolulu International
Area description
Across the street from International Marketplace with great dining options and shopping bargains. 2 blocks from the beach.

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Aqua Waikiki Pearl Rooms

2 Bedroom Suite Full Kitchen
BRAND NEW Completely renovated interior with color palettes of amber and green create a charming, casual and fresh feel. Expansive suite has 2 bedrooms with spacious full kitchen and separate living area . Suite offers 2 Queen beds and 1 Queen sofa bed as well as a Large balcony . Complimentary daily local newspaper, in-room safe and air-conditioning. 986 sq. feet.
Standard Queen & Double
BRAND NEW Completely renovated interior with color palettes of amber and green, create a charming, casual and fresh feel. Room offers 1 Queen and 1 Double bed , mini fridge, and microwave. Complimentary daily local newspaper, in-room safe and air conditioning. 271 sq. feet
Standard King
BRAND NEW Completely renovated guestroom interior with color palettes of amber and green create a charming, casual and fresh feel. Room offers 1 King bed, mini fridge, microwave and coffeemaker. Complimentary daily local newspaper, in-room safe and air conditioning. 271 sq. feet.
City View Queen & Double with Lanai
BRAND NEW Completely renovated guestroom interior with color palettes of amber and green create a charming, casual and fresh feel. Room offers 1 Queen and 1 Double bed, a large balcony, mini fridge, microwave and coffeemaker. Complimentary daily local newspaper, in-room safe and air conditioning. 451 sq. feet

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Services
Laundry service
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking

Nearby points of interest

  • International Market Place: 0.1 mi
  • Damien Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.5 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.6 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.6 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 0.7 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 0.9 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 1 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.1 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 1.6 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 2.3 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 2.3 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 2.5 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 2.7 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 2.7 mi
  • International Market Place: 0.1 mi
  • Damien Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.5 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.6 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.6 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 0.7 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 0.9 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 1 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.1 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 1.6 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 2.3 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 2.3 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 2.5 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 2.7 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 2.7 mi
  • Kamehameha Statue: 2.9 mi
  • Washington Place: 2.9 mi
  • Iolani Palace: 2.9 mi
  • Irvin Park: 3.2 mi
  • Star Of Honolulu: 3.2 mi
  • Aloha Tower Cruise Ship Terminal: 3.2 mi
  • Honolulu Botanical Gardens: 3.2 mi
  • Aloha Tower: 3.2 mi
  • Waialae Country Club: 3.4 mi
  • Mauna Ala: 3.5 mi
  • Hawaii Maritime Center: 3.5 mi
  • Honolulu Chinatown: 3.6 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: 8.3 mi
  • Koko Head Park: 8.7 mi
  • Aloha Stadium: 9.2 mi
  • Bellows Beach: 9.2 mi
  • Koko Crater Botanical Gardens: 9.3 mi
  • USS Arizona Memorial: 9.4 mi
  • Halona Blow Hole: 9.6 mi
  • USS Bowfin Submarine Museum: 9.6 mi
  • Sandy Beach: 9.8 mi
  • Wawamalu Beach: 10.1 mi
  • USS Missouri: 10.1 mi
  • Kailua Beach: 10.3 mi
  • Pacific Aviation Museum: 10.4 mi
  • Lanikai Beach: 10.6 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 (237)

Ratings and reviews for Aqua Waikiki Pearl

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
237 out of 237
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.9
Value:
4

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Aqua Waikiki Pearl

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Scientist in training
Business
Dallas, Texas
May 9, 2013

conference attendance on a budget

We booked a 7-night stay for a conference at the Hawaii Convention Center. The hotel was in easy walking distance of the beautiful Waikiki beach and we could even see a tiny glimpse of the ocean from our lanai (we stayed on the 8th floor). It was also a pleasant but slightly longer walk (about 20-25 minutes) to the Hawaii Convention Center. Also very close by (a few blocks at most) were the bus stop (useful for taking the #2 to the Convention Center if you didn't want to walk, and the #42 to Pearl Harbor), grocery store, pharmacy, camera shop (had a flash drive I urgently needed for the conference), and many other stores and restaurants, including the International Market (walk through on your way to and from the beach if you need souvenirs). The area is very touristy, but once you get over that, you will find it has everything you need. The hotel room suite itself consisted of one bedroom (containing a side table, desk, and mirrored closet) connecting to the bathroom, and one large open area containing the kitchen (microwave, stove top, sink, almost full-size fridge/freezer, coffee maker, and even a toaster), sofa bed plus dresser, table and chairs, another entrance to the bathroom, and another bed which could be divided from the rest of the room via a curtain. The style was basic as far as the decor was concerned, but welcome additions included a large lanai (with a table, two chairs, and a useful drying rack for wet beach clothes), and a bathroom counter with plenty of space for everyone's stuff. Three of us shared the suite (one in the bedroom, one in the bed behind the curtain divider, and one on the sofa bed), and the suite was so large that we did not find ourselves in each other's way at all (even after 7 days together). The hotel staff were friendly and accommodating, and a concierge is available during certain hours for help planning tours, etc. Other guests at the hotel seemed to be enjoying their vacation and ranged from families with young kids to older couples, with a few party-minded young folks thrown in for good measure. Overall, I would highly recommend this hotel for budget-minded travelers looking for a place to stay near the beach (but not beach front) or people attending events at the Hawaiian Convention Center who don't mind a nice walk (or short bus ride).

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Apparently, the cost of a ticket for jaywalking is about $90 and the police do give these out regularly. The area is very pedestrian-friendly, and we walked around a lot. Although it was hard to put my urban jaywalking habit aside, I complied with the ample pedestrian crossings and "walk" signs and did not have any problems. Also, tempting as it is to take the public bus to Pearl Harbor, it is a long ride with many stops along the way. Take the #42 if you can (the #20 goes through the airport and is slower). One more: the public buses don't allow luggage that can't fit under the seat. Call for an airport shuttle instead (if traveling with a group, the cost may be even less than is posted on some of the shuttle websites - call and ask them).

Review of Aqua Waikiki Pearl

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MACH DADDY
GRANDE PRAIRIE,AB.
Apr 9, 2013

Great rooms at a great price

Very nicely renovated rooms and it was large and we could see the ocean from our balcony.The staff was very nice and helpful.Very close to many ammenities.The only down fall that I found was that in the early hours the vehicle noise on the road esp.the (harleys) could be heard like our windows were open which they weren't .No pool but not hard to find someplace to swim in Hawaii.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Aqua Waikiki Pearl

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
txdav4
los Angeles
Mar 28, 2013

in town for a wedding weekend

friendly staff, good location across from the international marketplace, and easy walking to downtown. room and carpet felt humid and the hotel is a little dated, the bed was comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Aqua Waikiki Pearl

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Retired Missionary
SLC, Utah
Mar 13, 2013

Comfortable with the lights on

The staff was excellent and very friendly. Had fun conversations with everyone. The Hotel is old but not aged, it is comfortable but not fancy. It was safe and close to everything we needed. We were out of the room all day and it was comfortable to fall a sleep in. Our room's Air conditioner was great and the room got to cold on a 70 degree setting. A ten minute stroll to the beach. Shopping and dining close. Great value for the family traveler on a budget.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Blazin Steaks is a hole in the wall two man operation recommended by hotel staff. Very few tables but good food in a styrofoam box for those who want cheap food. No ambiance but we ate good food cheap for Waikiki. Not for gourmets!

Review of Aqua Waikiki Pearl

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
AR2005
Grand Island, NE
Mar 13, 2013

Nice place for the price

The staff at the hotel were very friendly and accomodating. Location is only 2 blocks from the beach so that is good. Huge room! However, a tad loud as we were on the side facing another building.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Aqua Waikiki Pearl

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Spunie
Waikoloa, Hawaii
Jan 27, 2013

Be aware of limited parking

1. Parking is additional $23 if you can space. 2. TV in the room was smaller than my home computer screen. 3. Parking was non-existent and directions to another lot was hard to follow 4. Desk clerk was awesome with customer service 5. Room was clean 6. One elevator was out for renovation which left only one elevator in service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of Aqua Waikiki Pearl

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Manu T
San Antonio Texas
Jan 14, 2013

Aqua Pearl

The Hotel Staff was very friendly, informative and attentive A plus. The location was great - very near every where you want to go..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

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Review of Aqua Waikiki Pearl

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
BAMBella
Seattle
Dec 1, 2012

ran down

Aqua Hotel should be rated only "one star" or less. Thef first room they gave us their bed sheets had stains all over it, I found bed a bug on the bug and few flies all over the lamp. AND their carpet was dirty too. My daughter was afraid to sleep in that room. I was tempted to check in to another hotel but since we already paid for it. There was no way they would give us a refund. We went back to the lobby to complain. Good that the front desk gave us another room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

It's near ABC store.

Review of Aqua Waikiki Pearl

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Staff
Hilo, Hawaii
Nov 8, 2012

A good choice

My room was very quiet, the bed was excellent, the staff was friendly, check in was easy and the staff person accommodating, and I had no difficulty getting a parking place in the rather small lot. The location is close to downtown shops -- a half a block from the International Marketplace -- and an easy walk to the beach. My room was small but just fine form my needs. Compared to other hotels in this price range where I have stayed, this is a better choice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Aqua Waikiki Pearl

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
frog frog
china
Oct 21, 2012

nice

location and room are good at this price! the staff there are very kind!

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