Aston Waikiki Beachside

2 stars
View map of 2452 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815

Hotel Overview

3/5

Overall score

63%

Would recommend

Amenities:
2.5
Cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.1
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.5
Exotic beachside hotel priced for value

The Aston Waikiki Beachside features a taste of Hawaii's Asian element through exotic furnishings and artwork from around the world. Original style is matched by grand, panoramic views of Waikiki Beach and the Pacific Ocean from many rooms. Located on Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki's main shopping and dining street, Aston Waikiki Beachside sits amongst Waikiki's favorite attractions. This stylish hotel, priced to suit a modest budget, is also a member of the Green Hotels Association.

Highlights
  • Ideal location on Kalakaua Avenue  along Waikiki Beach and a short walk from Kapiolani Park
  • 24-hour front desk and guest services agent
Location

The hotel sits across the street from the best sand and swimming stretch of Waikiki Beach and right on Waikiki's most happening shopping and dining strip. A 10- to 15-minute walk takes you to the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium and the enormous Kapiolani Park, perfect for walking, jogging and bird watching.


Rooms

Rooms reside in a tall tower, but offer a personal, boutique feel. Decorated in blonde wood, creams, pale blues and accented with creative furnishings such as Chinoiserie cabinets, rooms have a soothing effect. All rooms include a refrigerator, safe, air conditioning, TV and telephone with voice mail. Some rooms have balconies, marble showers and sweeping ocean views.

Dining

Walk to Kalakaua Avenue for a collection of budget-friendly and fine dining favorites. Noteworthy mid-priced choices nearby include Hula Grill Waikiki and The Cheesecake Factory, located at the Royal Hawaiian Center.

Attractions
  • Waikiki Beach
  • Royal Hawaiian Center
  • Honolulu Zoo
  • Waikiki Aquarium
  • Diamond Head Crater
  • U.S. Army Museum
  • Hawaii Convention Center
  • Ala Moana Center

 

 

Aston Waikiki Beachside Rooms

Standard Interior Hotel Room
Standard Interior Hotel Room with one Queen bed and corridor window. Includes clock radio, color cable TV, hair dryer, mini fridge, and in-room safe.
Moderate Hotel Room
Moderate Hotel Room with private lanai and one King bed or two Twin beds. Includes clock radio, color cable TV, hair dryer, mini fridge, and in-room safe.
Partial Ocean View Hotel Room
Partial Ocean View Hotel Room with one Queen bed. Includes clock radio, color cable TV, hair dryer, mini fridge, and in-room safe.
Ocean View Hotel Room
Ocean View Hotel Room with private lanai and one Queen bed or two Twin beds. Includes clock radio, color cable TV, hair dryer, mini fridge, and in-room safe.
Deluxe Ocean View Hotel Room
Deluxe Ocean View Hotel Room with private lanai and one Queen bed or two Twin beds. Includes clock radio, color cable TV, hair dryer, mini fridge, and in-room safe.

Amenities

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Services
Business center
Parking
Parking

Hotel Map

21.2751 -157.8245
Area served
Honolulu-Oahu, Waikiki, HI
Nearby airports
HNL - Honolulu International
Area description
Overlooking famous Waikiki Beach and located four blocks from Honolulu Zoo and just two blocks from International Market Place.

Nearby points of interest

  • Damien Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 0.5 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 0.6 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.7 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 0.7 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.8 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.9 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.4 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 1.8 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 2.3 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 2.5 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 2.6 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 2.9 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 3 mi
  • Kamehameha Statue: 3.1 mi
  • Damien Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 0.5 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 0.6 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.7 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 0.7 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.8 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.9 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.4 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 1.8 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 2.3 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 2.5 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 2.6 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 2.9 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 3 mi
  • Kamehameha Statue: 3.1 mi
  • Iolani Palace: 3.1 mi
  • Washington Place: 3.1 mi
  • Waialae Country Club: 3.4 mi
  • Irvin Park: 3.4 mi
  • Star Of Honolulu: 3.4 mi
  • Aloha Tower Cruise Ship Terminal: 3.4 mi
  • Aloha Tower: 3.5 mi
  • Honolulu Botanical Gardens: 3.5 mi
  • Hawaii Maritime Center: 3.7 mi
  • Mauna Ala: 3.7 mi
  • Honolulu Chinatown: 3.9 mi
  • Queen Emma Summer Palace: 4.3 mi
  • Pali Lookout: 4.4 mi
  • Bishop Museum: 5 mi
  • Koolau Golf Club: 7.2 mi
  • Hanauma Bay: 8.3 mi
  • Koko Head Park: 8.7 mi
  • Koko Crater Botanical Gardens: 9.2 mi
  • Bellows Beach: 9.4 mi
  • Aloha Stadium: 9.4 mi
  • Halona Blow Hole: 9.5 mi
  • USS Arizona Memorial: 9.7 mi
  • Sandy Beach: 9.8 mi
  • USS Bowfin Submarine Museum: 9.8 mi
  • Wawamalu Beach: 10 mi
  • USS Missouri: 10.3 mi
  • Kailua Beach: 10.5 mi
  • Pacific Aviation Museum: 10.6 mi
  • Sea Life Park Hawai: 10.7 mi
  • Pearl Harbor: 10.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (199)

Ratings and reviews for Aston Waikiki Beachside

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
199 out of 199
Amenities:
2.5
Cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.1
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.5

63% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Aston Waikiki Beachside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jenny C.
Business
N/A
May 5, 2015

A Local's First Stay in Waikiki!

Definitely a good first stay in Waikiki, it took us a bit of time to find the hotel. But when we arrived, we had a great service at check-in and the hotel was very nice and the price was affordable! Mahalo nui!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Manuel G.
Business
N/A
Apr 16, 2015

Great Time in Honolulu

the room smells like mildew!! no windows!!! the air conditioning was SUPER LOUD!! can't sleep... I have been in Hawaii, Gran Cayman islands, Jamaica, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Maui, and this hotel has been the WORSE!!!! DON'T STAY HERE!! Believe me it's not worth it & not cheap!!! you can stay at the SHORELINE for almost the same price & the hotel has been remodeled & nice!!!! the only good thing about this hotel is the location, THAT'S IT!!!!

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

Business

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Review of Aston Waikiki Beachside

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
J. Smat
Business
Springfield
Jan 28, 2015

Make sure to get a balcony room or you'll be sorry

Our room: Small box with an old mini fridge in the middle of the balcony rooms. No balcony, a window looking at the outside hallway. The curtain wouldn't keep the light out at night. Bed was hard. Lamp shades holes in them. Couldn't find the closet until we went to the bathroom.... found a closet in it! No fan in the bathroom musky clothes in our closet. Staff had to bring ice up to your room. Staff would microwave your food for you from their break-room. $22/night parking fee ridiculous, so we parked free overnight up the road on off street parking. Staff super friendly and probably felt bad for the room we got stuck in. Worst hotel out of 10 Waikiki "budget" hotels I've stayed in..... all other hotels I would rate GREAT for the price. Not here.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Park free (by the zoo) after 6 pm Pay extra money to get a balcony room (vs the box we stayed in)

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Review of Aston Waikiki Beachside

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
maricela a.
Business
Mcminnville
Jan 12, 2015

first real vacation

it was me and my friends first time at Hawaii, it was exciting! :) we got to our hotel and everything was good had no problem. The staff were nice and very helpfule i liked that. The hotelis right in front of the beach so that was awesome just had to cross the street and i was there, and plenty of abc stores. The hotel was nice , it didn't have a pool but that was ok because you could walk to any shop and restaurant.

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

Business

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Review of Aston Waikiki Beachside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stevie the Beach Bunny
Business
North Bergen
Dec 30, 2014

Budget hotel with just enough for a great trip in honolulu

I would say this hotel is best for those that want a place to crash only. It was clean enough and quiet despite being closes to the strip and its traffic. If you plan to be out most of the day and night and want a clean central place to sleep then this place is for you. If you want a fancy resort and the high price tag go elsewhere. Parking is $22 a night.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

This is central to the west and east coasts of oahu.

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Review of Aston Waikiki Beachside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bluequest
Business
N/A
Dec 21, 2014

Best Location

The hotel entrance was hard to find for taxi driver. The room rate is cheapest in Waikiki Beach, My flight leaving Island to mainland was in middle night, so checked in that hotel and spent half day in waikiki beach , took shower, had diner at one of best Japanese restaurant in KOA street nearby. So this hotel fully meets my expectation. There is only one staff in front desk. he was very nice and let us boogie board for free. Hotel lobby are decorated with Manchurian Qing furnitures and painting. It looks very oriental even in the room. It was a good rest area for us.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Do not choose the room without windows, there is too much noise from hallway which face down to cooling systems of other buildings.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Fishing55
Business
Mesa, Az
Sep 8, 2014

Honymoon

The room furniture was old and worn. The room was so small. They showed us the Aston resort down the street and put us up in a dump. Then charged an extra $25 per day to be on the beachside. Never again at any Aston Resorts or Hotels.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Don't stay at an Aston.

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Review of Aston Waikiki Beachside

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
R W 83
Business
Florida
Aug 19, 2014

Economical.. Who cares, you're in Hawaii!

Staff was exemplary! Perfect location in the center of Waikiki. If you came to Hawaii to enjoy a fancy resort hotel room, this is probably not for you. It was a great place to stay within walking distance of most of the "action"/shopping & a solid home base. I would stay here again.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Buy the $20 guidebook called Oahu revealed to answer most of your questions, rent a car, drive around the island early to do your day one area survey to see where you want to spend most of your time. It goes by way too fast!

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Review of Aston Waikiki Beachside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nickkkk123
Business
Phoenix, AZ
Aug 4, 2014

Great Stay

Well worth the money. Its close to the beach and its clean!

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

Business

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Review of Aston Waikiki Beachside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TravelPRO123
Business
OKLAHOMA
Aug 1, 2014

Bed is all we needed!

If your style is to get out and see things and do then this is your place. We used the hotel for the bed only. The AC was extreme and we slept great every night. This hotel was clean and the staff was amazing!!! It is centrally located in Waikiki and everything you could want is in walking distance!!!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Hula Grill, Dukes last Resort.... A MUST

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