I have stayed here many times and its always been funky and nothing fancy but it seems to have gone down hill a bit in the last few years. You cant beat the price or location. If only the bed had been marginally more comfortable it would have made
a world of difference. It was way too hard and slanted down so it was really hard to sleep through the night. I can only recommend this place with a warning that yes its a great location for Waikiki but be warned you may not sleep well and its not a good room to hang out in. only stay here if its all you can afford and bring your own pillow!!!! I really hope they remodel here since they are re doing the market place this place could really use a face lift!
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
right in front of the banyan is this udon place that is to die for! when your staying at the banyan its easy to drop in when there's a short wait and even take it back to the room and enjoy the delicious udon in your ACed room as the restaurant is HOT.
It's not a fancy hotel, but it was comfortable. Just a couple blocks from the beach, in the middle of everything. The bus stop was right in front, delicious Korean bbq place right next door. I would DEFINITELY go back!
1st - Note the lobby hours are from 7am til 10pm. If your flying into Honolulu late, you'd be best to stay away from here. I arrived 15 minutes late, had to call around to find someone to open the lobby, paid an additional $45 for the person to
come down, and was not greeted with a complimentary flower lei and chocolates but a disgruntled employee. The deposit is outrageous. The rooms are dated and dirty. The bed is like sleeping on the cardboard box. Oh, and did I mention,"there's no parking!" You have to park in a commercial loading zone to check in. I was so worried that they'd tow me. Then your choices are park at a garage that's a block a way for $15, park at a meter, or park 2 blocks away along the waterfront. Any way you look at it, the situation stinks! stinks! STINKS! STAY AWAY!
Arrived at 10.00 pm nite . No lobby open. No parking at entrance to unload. Lots people of nite at entrance. On door said lobby closed. Security in area said he might be able to get key for 45 dollars. Was most unsafe hotel we ever been near.
Thank God we did not book our time share for week at this place. We were on road for 18 hours so we slept and very tired so slept in car till the next day Please help R+K