Aqua Waikiki Wave ★★★

I would not stay here again

Would not recommend Mon, Apr 18, 2011
The room was the "only king bed on the floor", but right by the elevators. The walls are paper thin and the inside noise was almost as bad as the ridiculous street noise. The staff was mostly rude and would not offer any help or assistance. The bellman just stood and watched as I searched for a ramp for entry, then kept watching me drag my heavy luggage up the entry stairs. Parking availability is a joke, as is paying $20 a night for parking, then having to pay an extra $7 (per 10 hours) to park at their overflow lot. No onsite food or laundry service. The cleaning crew was friendly, that's about the most positive thing I can say. Would not stay here again, nor recommend it to anyone visiting the area. The noise from outside is extreme from 11pm-4am.

Attractions

The beach is about a 5 minute walk away.

| NM Singles

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Good and bad

Would recommend Wed, Mar 30, 2011
didnt spend much time in the room.

| Los Angeles Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Great location and personnel!

Would recommend Wed, Mar 30, 2011
The hotel itself was good - very comfortable and wonderful view of the mountains and the Pacific! Very clean and room was made up nicely. The hotel staff was wonderful! They gave us a lot of good information on where the "locals" eat and gave us tips on where to shop, visit, etc. They were also very accommodating with out very late flight on check out day - allowed for late check out. The entire hotel experience was great and we would stay here again!

Dining

Eat where the "locals" do and stay away from the restaurant chains - save money and food is better!

| Broomfield CO Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

In the middle of everything

Would recommend Wed, Mar 30, 2011
The hotel is very clean and the staff is very nice and helpful. The concierge service is excellent. The downside is the location. It is right in the heart of Waikiki nightlife and the International Marketplace. There is street noise constantly. The urban feel is great for NYC but not for a relaxing getaway. The hotel is aware and does warn visitors and offers earplugs. If you want to be right in the middle of the city this is the place for you.

Attractions

Leave waikiki and drive up to the east to Makapu'u beach. Entrance across from Marinelife park. Gorgeous. Great swimming and surfing in relative privacy

| Phoenix, AZ L.G.B.T.

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

The Worst

Would not recommend Mon, Mar 28, 2011
Don't go here if you have a car that you need to park! There is no parking available at the motel. Two nights we had to walk 2 to 4 blocks away on Seaside to park the van. While the hotel offers alternate parking next door, the parking lot next door closes early and is selective about which vans it will and will not park in its garage. The noise!!! The bar or something near by keeps you awake even if you are on the 5th floor. I know it is a party city; but, really, you cannot come and go if you have a car. You won't be able to park in the garage and it is one way in, one way out. Very tight. Handicap not accommodating. Never did see the lift in use. Several steps up and down to the street. I wouldn't eat at the China Garden or restaurant inside. While it all looks very formal the tea tasted like "dirt". Add to all of this, the elevator. Very, very slow.

Money saver

Don't rent a car. All of the tour companies offer pick up service to and from all destinations.

| Fort Worth, TX Family

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Affordable great accommodatons and locat

Would recommend Mon, Mar 28, 2011
A very friendly and co operative atmosphere affording us as tourists a secure place of rest from the bustle of a busy yet wonderful adventure. Close to a thousand choices in food and shopping and the green grass,yellow sand, and blue water of Waikiki. Strolling to the beach is an exciting venture whether you amble past the stalls or by the grand hotels or through the international center. You won't find a better , more satisfying deal in Waikiki! Our family loved our experience at the Aqua Waikiki Wave.

Money saver

Next door to the hotel you can but sandwiches and pastries fresh that day for practically half price in the evening!

| New york Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

A good choice if...

Would recommend Sun, Mar 27, 2011
The hotel's location is perfect. Parking available, just 1 1/2 blocks from the beach, inexpensive food options near by. A good choice IF you don't mind the noise. I would definately pay the extra for a higher floor. Being on the west side of the building would be even better. So nice to be able to sit out on the lanai. Easy bus and shuttle pick ups. I was surprised how nice the rooms and lobby are since I bought it as a package.

Dining

Great steak plate take out at the FOOD Mart that is just a few blocks east of the hotel, other side of street. A good general grocery, but a great steak take out just inside door.

| portland oregon Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

"In the heart of it all"

Would recommend Fri, Mar 18, 2011
We had a great experience staying at the Wave. My husband and I enjoyed the big city feel mixed with the laid back beach vibe. It was a quick walk to the beach with the kids, and accessible to both the zoo and the aquarium. We also liked the fact that we were able to quickly run down to the great bakery next door, or the grocery store a few blocks away to pick up inexpensive meals for the fam. There was no need to rent a car, since our main goal was to chill at the beach with the kids. The staff was very solicitous and friendly. The only downside was that with staying in the heart of downtown Waikiki, there was a noise factor, and some unsavory characters on the streets at night. However, it was just something that we felt went with the territory of staying in a downtown are. We never felt endangered, just had to explain a bit to our 12 year old. Overall, we loved our stay, and loved that we got to experience shopping and eating with locals.

Shopping hint

The Saint Germaine bakery is great and inexpensive. Also check out the shopping and food court at the International Market, great for souvenirs for friends at home. The Food Pantry grocery store had great ready to go sushi, as well as delicious produce.

| El Paso, TX Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

True to form

Would recommend Sun, Mar 6, 2011
too noisy on the side of the building i was on at first. they up graded me the last two days to the 14th floor on the quiet side, they is a parking lot that is very noisy after bars close at 3am anyway the last two days were great thanks to them

Nightlife hint

close to everything ......you can walk

| dana point, ca Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

good hotel.great location

Would recommend Fri, Jan 28, 2011
except for the elevator not working that well, the concierge was helpful in booking tours. it was neat, clean and one block from waikiki beach. but it is in the center of the night life. which make it alittle noisey at night.

| buffalo ny Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5