$119 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 4, 2015 Check-out: Feb 5, 2015

Aqua Waikiki Wave

3 stars
2299 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
325 reviews
Awesome family trip

close to international market place, Waikiki shopping center, and Waikiki beach. See full review

  • Neil M.
  • Jan 15, 2015
family trip

the hotel room was nice, however the parking was very limited.The hallways need some updating but... See full review

  • Jose G.
  • Dec 30, 2014
Hip escape in the center of Waikiki

The vibrant Aqua Waikiki Wave is a surprising find tucked into the middle of Waikiki. Offering  hip room decor and complimentary amenities like free Wi-Fi access, Aqua Waikiki is the perfect stop for any vacation. Step outdoors and find endless opportunity for exploration and fun, including International Market Place, Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach, just a block away. The Wave is also one of Honolulu's few dog-friendly hotels, welcoming two critters up to 40 pounds each (fees apply).

Highlights
  • Vibrant location in the middle of Waikiki
  • Free Wi-Fi, daily paper, fitness center and business center

Location

Aqua Wave Waikiki sits in a nook along one of Waikiki's main streets next to the International Market Place and a block from Waikiki Beach. Enjoy walking access to the entire area before retreating to the vibrant atmosphere at Aqua Wave.

Rooms

The hotel's 247 renovated rooms are comfortably sized and feature Asian-inspired and artistically vogue decor. Balconies offer modest city views, wide or peek-a-boo ocean views. All rooms have LCD TV and DVD player, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, Aqua BLISS bed, signature Aqua bath amenities, refrigerator and microwave.


Dining

Being in the heart of Waikiki has its advantages. Find restaurants and cafes in every direction. On the property, choose from The Big Kahuna, a tropical-themed sports and entertainment eatery, or China Garden Restaurant, serving Cantonese cuisine.


Recreation
  • Fitness center
  • Special access to AquaSPA, located at sister properties
Attractions
  • International Market Place (.1 mi/.1 km)
  • Waikiki Beach (.2 mi/.3 km)
  • Royal Hawaiian Center (.2 mi/.3 km)
  • U.S. Army Museum (.5 mi/.8 km)
  • Honolulu Zoo (.6 mi/1 km)
  • Waikiki Aquarium (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Hawaii Convention Center (1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Ala Moana Center (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Diamond Head Crater (1.9 mi/3.1 km)

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Aqua Waikiki Wave Rooms

Deluxe
Ample room located on the upper floors of the hotel with 2 Queen beds. Enjoy a private lanai with lovely views of Waikiki and surrounding neighborhoods. Room is equipped with mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker and LCD screen TV. 4 guests maximum (328 sq. ft.)
Junior Suite Superior
Spacious rooms located on the lower floors with 2 Queen beds, or 1 King and 1 Queen. Enjoy a private lanai with lovely city views, desk, sitting area, vanity mirror and LCD screen TV. 4 guests maximum (479 sq. ft.)
Junior Suite Deluxe
Greater space on the upper floors with 2 Queen beds, or 1 King and 1 Queen. Features private lanai with partial city views, desk, sitting area, vanity mirror, and LCD screen TV. 4 guests maximum. (479 sq. ft.)
Partial Ocean View
Generously sized room located on upper floors with 2 Queen beds offering partial ocean view. Room is equipped with mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker and LCD screen TV. 4 guests maximum (328 Square Feet)
King
Generously sized room offers 1 King bed. Enjoy a private lanai with lovely views of Waikiki and surrounding neighborhoods. Room is equipped with mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker and LCD screen TV. 2 guests maximum (328 Square Feet)
Superior
Generously sized room located on lower floors offers 2 Queen beds and partial views of Waikiki and surrounding neighborhoods. Room is equipped with mini-fridge; microwave, coffeemaker and LCD screen TV. 4 guests maximum (328 sq. ft.)
1 Bedroom Suite Superior
A refreshingly spacious suite boasting partial city views, offers 3 Queen, or 1 King bed and 1 sofa bed. Suite features private lanai, desk, sitting area, vanity mirror, and flat-screen television. 4 guests maximum. (511 sq. ft.)
Junior Partial Ocean View
Spacious room located on upper floors offering partial ocean view. Choose between 2 Queens or 1 King and 1 Queen. Room is equipped with mini-fridge; microwave, coffeemaker and LCD screen TV. (479 Square Feet)

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • International Market Place: 0.1 mi
  • Damien Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.5 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.5 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.6 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 0.8 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: 2.2 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: 0.5 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.6 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 0.8 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: 2.2 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: 2.8 mi
  • Iolani Palace: 2.8 mi
  • Washington Place: 2.8 mi
  • Irvin Park: 3.1 mi
  • Star Of Honolulu: 3.1 mi
  • Aloha Tower Cruise Ship Terminal: 3.2 mi
  • Aloha Tower: 3.2 mi
  • Honolulu Botanical Gardens: 3.2 mi
  • Mauna Ala: 3.4 mi
  • Hawaii Maritime Center: 3.4 mi
  • Waialae Country Club: 3.5 mi
  • Honolulu Chinatown: 3.6 mi
  • Queen Emma Summer Palace: 4 mi
  • Pali Lookout: 4 mi
  • Bishop Museum: 4.7 mi
  • Koolau Golf Club: 6.9 mi
  • Hanauma Bay: 8.4 mi
  • Koko Head Park: 8.8 mi
  • Aloha Stadium: 9.2 mi
  • Bellows Beach: 9.3 mi
  • Koko Crater Botanical Gardens: 9.3 mi
  • USS Arizona Memorial: 9.4 mi
  • USS Bowfin Submarine Museum: 9.6 mi
  • Halona Blow Hole: 9.6 mi
  • Sandy Beach: 9.9 mi
  • USS Missouri: 10 mi
  • Wawamalu Beach: 10.1 mi
  • Pacific Aviation Museum: 10.4 mi
  • Kailua Beach: 10.4 mi
  • Pearl Harbor: 10.5 mi

Dining

Da Big Kahuna
Offers lunch, appetizers, dinner, cocktails and nightly entertainment.
China Garden
Offers Chinese cuisine for lunch and dinner.

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 (325)

Ratings and reviews for Aqua Waikiki Wave

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
325 out of 325
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.9

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Traveler5335
Business
California
Dec 1, 2014

Dirty, dated, and overlooking a massive construction site

I'm a super easy, laid back traveler, and this place was sending out red-flags from the start. Rude check-in clerk was throwing hidden fees at me from the start (deposit and daily 'hospitatlity fee'), room is surface, cosmetic fixes over old and dated hardware and disgusting carpeting. Hotel overlooks a MASSIVE HIGH RISE ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT two-blocks wide that is as LOUD as it is ugly. In the midst of booking a room (on a competitor that starts with E) somewhere else and eating the cost, just to get out.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Uuu.561
Business
N/A
Jan 15, 2015

Bad experience

Extra charge for hospitable fee, uncomfortable room,

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

Business

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Review of Aqua Waikiki Wave

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
seattle, wa
Sep 5, 2009

not what it appeared to be online

the rooms were not as big as they looked online. the nightlife is VERY noisy. the hotel is in a party area and on one side you have a bar and the other a parking garage. there was only one elevator working and it took about 10 minutes to reach the floor.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

a rental car is not needed. you can take shuttles or walk to basically any location on the island.

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Review of Aqua Waikiki Wave

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Jose, CA
Jul 6, 2010

You get what you pay for

The Aqua Waikiki Wave hotel is non-descript and is appropriate for budget-minded travelers. It is a 10-15 minute walk to Waikiki beach and shopping. Dining options are non-existent within the hotel (except for an attached Chinese restaurant) but plentiful in the surrounding area. Parking is available for $20/day in the hotel basement but space is extremely limited. The overflow lot (hydraulic lift type) in the alley is available but is not accessible 24/7. There are no elevators leading from the garage to the hotel, only stairs. The handicapped wheelchair lift was out of order for the duration of my stay. One major consideration for travelers wishing for rest and relaxation is the proximity of the hotel to nightclubs and bars downstairs. The noise is likely to keep you up at night depending on how high of a floor you are on. Management provides ear plugs in the room for that reason. Also, the proximity of said entertainment venues downstairs tends to draw undesirable types engaging in raucous behavior; definitely something to consider if you plan to bring your family. Overall, if you do not mind bare bones accommodations, neighborhood, and the noise, this is an appropriate hotel for those on a budget.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Nightclubs and bars are plentiful and within earshot of the hotel.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
JoseLNU
Business
Colorado
Jun 6, 2012

Great staff, less then average place

Unfortunately the first room they provided for us was an absolute mess. The slide glass doors were full of finger prints as if they had not been cleaned in weeks. The brown, swede bed skirt on the first bed we saw was horrendous. It was dirty/ stained with some white colored flaky stuff (I'd hate to imagine what it was with real women of the night walking the sidewalk outside the place) The white bed covers on two of the beds were also stained: one with a red (ketchup like) substance, the second was brown (coffe like) stain. We immediately notified the front desk and they sent housekeeping to the room. She proceeded to wipe off the white flaky stuff off the swede instead of replacing it with a clean one.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Attend the Polynesian Culture Center tour. It was fabulous. Attend Pearl Harbor tours.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
tiff0316
Business
florida
Dec 29, 2012

ok

Its just average. If you dont geta cheap deal its not worth staying here.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Denton, Texas
May 26, 2010

High Noise Location

This was first trip to Hawaii for beach wedding of our daughter. Hotel is aged but clean. Staff very nice. However, hotel is in a VERY HIGH NOISE area - both sides of hotel look out over parking garages and the noise bounces up from the street up to the balcony. There are bars adjacent that DO NOT CLOSE until 3pm - so hear music until then. Parking is $20 per night. Must get in early to get a parking space. If never been to Waikiki - important to get a GPS and a street map - driving is extremely confusing to manuver due to one way streets and such. Hotel is located 6 blocks from the beach. Best place for breakfast was Eggs N Things on Saratoga Street. Get there early. Dukes is great restaurant. Smorgys is bad breakfast buffet - open air with birds and flies. Be prepared for tons of traffic and tons of people in the whole area. Beach area is beautiful. Recommend taking HI-1 East to see beautiful beaches... North Shore is a must drive to - outstanding views and actual island life. Daughter stayed at Hotel Renew which is 1/2 block from beach in the prettiest area of Wakiki - if we come again - will stay there.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Eggs N Things on Saratoga Street. Best breakfast ever! Fluffiest pancakes ever put in my mouth. Amazing omlettes - must get there early - has a balcony view - is located upstairs over another little shop. Very small and quaint - good rep of island culture.

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Review of Aqua Waikiki Wave

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Long Beach California
Jul 5, 2009

Hawaii

Good location

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Seattle, WA
Apr 30, 2011

Excellent Location Bad Customer Service

The hotel is located in the middle of Waikiki close to the clubs, the beach, and transportation. However, our room had some problems and we had to be moved to a different room. The staff of the hotel was nice and responsive, but when it came to management it was just sad and pathetic. We expected them to be more responsive and have the guts to talk to us, but we had to initiate conversation every time. We felt that management just wanted to ignore the problem and hope we leave soon, so they can forget about it. We did not expect to get something big from management, but it will have been nice if they had offer something more of just reimburse us for some medicine. We will have been happy if they would have paid for our taxi to the airport, but nothing. Overall the hotel is in a good location, but management really has to take some lessons in Customer Service. We would recommend this hotel to a friend, but at their own risk.

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

Business

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Review of Aqua Waikiki Wave

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
orange county , california
Jun 11, 2010

vaccation

i did travel so many hotel but in this hotel the staff not be nice with customer

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

Business

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