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Aqua Waikiki Wave

3 stars
2299 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
529 reviews
Best time

Location is very Nice in the middle of everything. See full review

  • Coolmarc
  • Jul 22, 2014
Family Vacay

Good location, right in the middle of everything. Just a few blocks away from the beach. Can't wait... See full review

  • Heartyboie
  • Jun 15, 2014
The vibrant Aqua Waikiki Wave is a surprising find tucked into the middle of Waikiki. Offering hip room dcor and complimentary amenities like free WiFi, 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). Renowned for exceptionally friendly service, this warm and welcoming hotel offers the following FREE amenities: WiFi internet access in-room & throughout hotel, daily local newspaper, local & toll-free calls, AquaBLISS pillow top beds, mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and safe. Additional amenities include a business center, concierge & tour desk, retail shops and two restaurants.

The Aqua Waikiki Wave is a non-smoking property.

Hotel Map

21.2794 -157.8262
Area served
Honolulu
Nearby airports
Honolulu International Airport (HNL) (9 miles from airport)
Area description
With just a few steps to the center of Waikiki Beach, at the world famous Royal Hawaiian Hotel, the Aqua Waikiki Wave is perfectly located. New rainbow shower trees line the Kuhio Avenue entrance, and the hotel is surrounded by the Waikiki International Marketplace, with towering banyan trees. Fun, chic shopping is extensive, from Waikiki tourist meccas to palatial international boutiques. Golf, tennis, surfing, canoeing and hiking are nearby.

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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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (529)

Ratings and reviews for Aqua Waikiki Wave

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
529 out of 529
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.9

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Aqua Waikiki Wave

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
HB,Super Sales
Buffalo, New York
Jan 17, 2011

Location, Location, Location!!!!!!!!!!!

If you are looking for a Hotel where you can hear the surf and have a bueatful view of Waikiki, this hotel is not for you. The beach is advertised as 1 block away, thats not true its about 4 blocks away. The clubs and traffic noise is unbeliveable, the hotel provids ear plugs. We stayed on the 15th floor and the noise is still loud. This hotel is only worthy of a 2 star rating at best. There is no one to assist with baggage, you need to climb 10 stairs to get into the hotel. If you have a car and there is no parking under the hotel prepare to park about 3 blocks away. There are hookers and drunks right outside the hotel at night, not something children should be exposed too. There are 2 elevtors only one worked. Wireless internet is available but try to get on. [*]

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Houston Pastor
Houston, Texas
Jul 5, 2010

Replace the shower rods and curtains!

[...] Shower curtains grabbed you and wouldn't let go. Need to replace with curved rods and plastic curtains. Front lobby furniture was tattered and worn out fake leather.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Chili's, Cheesecake Factory very close.

Review of Aqua Waikiki Wave

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Houston Pastor
Houston, Texas
Jul 5, 2010

Replace the shower rods and curtains!

[...] Shower curtains grabbed you and wouldn't let go. Need to replace with curved rods and plastic curtains. Front lobby furniture was tattered and worn out fake leather.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Chili's, Cheesecake Factory very close.

Review of Aqua Waikiki Wave

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Midwest
Jan 18, 2011

Wave good-bye

While the staff and rooms at the hotel were satisfactory or better, the overall experience was sub-par. The issues were all about the neighborhood, which was noisy until late into the night (2-3:30 a.m.) and again at 6:00 a.m. when the dumpsters behind the hotel -- I believe they belonged to the International Market -- were clanged into the garbage truck a few extra times to get every last drop. This was a regular occurrence during our 5-night stay. On the final morning, the truck driver even serenaded us with a horn-honking contest with another vehicle. Be prepared to squeeze your rental car into the precious-few extremely-tight parking spots in the underground lot. Then check into the hotel and get slammed with the $20/day parking lot fee.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
1
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Pearl Harbor is a must-see for all. It's very well done and inexpensive. Ala Moana Mall is nearby and provides a fantastic rainy-day shopping alternative.

Review of Aqua Waikiki Wave

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Nel!
Los Angeles
Mar 30, 2011

Good and bad

didnt spend much time in the room.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Denver, CO
Sep 4, 2010

Aqua Waikiki Wave - not for families

I was there for a baby luau and a vacation that was long overdue. The last time I stayed at this hotel, the rooms were really clean and the noise level wasn't anything to complain about. However, this time the hotel room carpet was not well taken care of, the noise was horrible, the sink backed up the first day, and at 2:00 am every morning, the toilet would make a very loud, high pitched sound. I had to get up and flush the toilet to make the sound go away. They ran out of clean towels one day so we ended up having to reuse towels from the day before. I appreciated the free beach towel service, but the staff seemed to be confused on the procedure on how they are checked out. For most days, I could just go to the counter and get one. The last couple of days, I had to actually check one out and back in when I returned. They seemed to lack consistency. There were prostitutes less than 1/2 a block from the hotel entrance. I would not recommend this hotel to people that I know that have families because of the prostitutes. I am not sure that I will stay at this hotel again in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Using the public bus system was very easy. For $2.50 you can take a bus ride around the entire island - can't beat that.

Review of Aqua Waikiki Wave

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
3
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.

Review of Aqua Waikiki Wave

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
A Canadian and a Swiss
Canada
Oct 11, 2009

Clean, but not-so-great service

Rooms are nicely decorated and housekeeping is great. You can tell rooms have been renovated (bathroom door was hard to close, paint on door chipping a bit). Staff had a bit of attitude and did not inform us of services that they offered to their guests (ie. beach towels). When asking questions, staff gave short answers that made us feel like they didn't want to deal with us. Area was noisy, but anything in Waikiki would probably be the same. I would still recommend this hotel if you want a clean room and convenient location.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
JoseLNU
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
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

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

Review of Aqua Waikiki Wave

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
A Canadian and a Swiss
Canada
Oct 11, 2009

Clean, but not-so-great service

Rooms are nicely decorated and housekeeping is great. You can tell rooms have been renovated (bathroom door was hard to close, paint on door chipping a bit). Staff had a bit of attitude and did not inform us of services that they offered to their guests (ie. beach towels). When asking questions, staff gave short answers that made us feel like they didn't want to deal with us. Area was noisy, but anything in Waikiki would probably be the same. I would still recommend this hotel if you want a clean room and convenient location.

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