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White Sands Hotel

2.5 out of 5.0

White Sands Hotel

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The staff is great. They were friendly made us very comfortable and felt like family.

It was quiet and peaceful. Have stayed many times before. Am looking forward to the improvements being made. Love the upgraded rooms.

Location is great, room is very clean, all staff are super friendly, always have smile and respond your requests as soon as possible. Our balcony's door was broken, we told to them, and when we back from breakfast, the door was fixed. It's around 30 mins very efficent. I will select this hotel again when visit Waikiki.

It was in the center of everything which was awesome and convenient!

The room was pleasant and clean. The Hotel is being remodeled and there is construction noise during the day. Access to the grounds is limited because of the construction. The location is excellent. The staff was helpful and pleasant.

Undergoing renovations, wifi only in the lobby and poor sound proofing of rooms.

what used to be a "unique, dive motel" has now been renovated into a very nice faclity....that said, the area is still "interesting" and not for some, i for one love it but am afraid that once the renovations are complete it will have moved into a higher $$$ bracket. I have stayed here many times in the last 2 years, the staff is outstanding and now the rooms are updated and very nice...guess i gotta look for another crash pad on those late nites in waikiki.....hahahaha...will stay there til it's outta my price zone for what i use it for.. but i still love the place

The lobby attendants and service staff were very helpful and sweet, and the place has a laid back mom and pops feel. But the building and rooms need a serious facelift. Walls and rugs are dirty and worn, tiles are cracked, and the AC sounds like a jet engine. It’s too bad because it’s in a good location, near bus stops, the Food Pantry, and 2 blocks from the beach. They were starting renovations when we were there, so hopefully they can turn it around.

Needs some remodeling and would be nice to have WiFi in the room. The staff was extremely helpful.

Sheets and towels were clean. The staff, friendly, and the pool area was so-so. Bed wasn't bad. The location is awesome for the price. But, I'd never stay here again. I couldn't, with good conscience, recommend it to anyone. It is so old and rundown. The place smells bad, and I'm not referring to the musty smell that tropical locations can get sometimes. Carpets were filthy with big disgusting stains. The bathroom was so dilapidated that it's felt gross to go shower or brush your teeth. I'm a super easygoing traveler, and not alot bothers me. But in my opinion the condition of this place crossed the line. For 20 bucks more you can find something much more comfortable.

It was a very relaxing time off....hotel was convenient to shopping and places to eat. I had a very relaxing time, since my last visit in 2014. New mall that replaced the Marketplace was the biggest change I noticed.

If you want to get away from the typical high-rise on the beach and step back to this quaint, 50's style hotel. Not everything is over the top modern but you won't miss that when you realize you can actually relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Sit on your veranda, take a dip in the pool, check out the coy pond, or head down to the beach which is only a few blocks away. Service was great too and definitely helpful. Nothing to complain about once we got settled in. Definitely would stay there again if we ever get a chance to go back!

The hotel staff and exterior were very nice and friendly. Pool was clean and kept up. Cockroaches were a nuisance in the evening around the hot tub. The hotel room was nasty. The floors were black stained the walls were covered with grime, the front of the microwave was smeary and gross. The toilet wasnt cleaned the entire time we stayed there, I think they vaccum and make the bed thats it. There was oily slime all over the counter when we got to our room. The shower was moldy in the corners and had old soap left in the dish. I was dissapointed in the cleanliness. The staff was so friendly and helpful. I didnt like having to pay extra to get to the hotel from the airport. the online said that shuttle service was available- yep availble but not for the airport and NOT INCLUDED> Neither is WIFI. I checked the bed for bugs, and the room. There were cockroaches everywhere outside, but none in the room. The room was noisy and the airconditioner never cooled down the room, it just ran constantly blowing air around. I think a good cleaning would go a long way and probably keep the cockroaches from hanging out here as much. NO view. VERY NOISEY! Was woken up many times each night by the cars parking in the parking garage next to the building. SCREEEEEEEEECH all night long. THere is no sound proofing. It was a place to stay. I washed my hands alot. I tried not to touch the ground with my bare feet or put any of my belongings on the ground. Just too dirty!

We stayed in the hotel for six nights. It was a good experience, the hotel was clean conveniently located. The best part was it had a little kitchen with hot plates for cooking.

Older but clean, Good location parking the worst part staff friendly and tried to accommodate

The hotel is a in a great location, great value for money for budget travellers.

Stayed for 3 weeknights. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Pool was clean, Hottub could use some maintenance. Room was clean but in need of refurbishment. (molding broken, carpet not professionally replaced etc.) The room was very comfortable with cool trades coming in the lanai. AC worked but there was a switch to turn it on that wasn't labeled. Overall a great stay though, I encountered no bugs or varmints (rare anywhere in Hawaii) and the beach is only 3 blocks away. for the price, well worth it, I will be back.

I enjoyed my stay and the workers were every welcoming and helpful and I can't wait for other stay in the future.

431 Nohonani Street Honolulu HI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Waikiki, White Sands Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach. The 90 rooms at this hotel include lanais, refrigerators, and coffee makers.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find 20-inch a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Other standard amenities include a lanai, a refrigerator, and a coffee maker.


Property features

Guests staying at White Sands Hotel enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and an ATM. Transportation is made easy with a free area shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations. This smoke-free hotel also has a garden.

Room options

Room, Pool View (Newly Renovated)

Queen 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for White Sands Hotel

Everyone (15) Couples (25) Business (3) Family (12) Other (9) Friends (1)
5
Families

The staff is great. They were friendly made us very comfortable and felt like family.

By on Jun 26, 2019

5
Business Business Travelers

It was quiet and peaceful. Have stayed many times before. Am looking forward to the improvements being made. Love the upgraded rooms.

By on May 26, 2019

Review comment responded on May 29, 2019

Aloha, Thank you very much for your nice review. Our newly renovated rooms are looking and feeling great. We are glad that you love them. Please come and visit again soon! Mahalo,David Guest Service Agent White Sands Hotel

5
Families

Location is great, room is very clean, all staff are super friendly, always have smile and respond your requests as soon as possible. Our balcony's door was broken, we told to them, and when we back from breakfast, the door was fixed. It's around 30 mins very efficent. I will select this hotel again when visit Waikiki.

By on May 17, 2019

Review comment responded on May 22, 2019

Thank you, for staying with and thank you for your positive feed back. We look forward your returns. Mahalo!

4
Everyone

By on May 7, 2019

Review comment responded on May 14, 2019

Thank you, for your positive feed. We appreciate you staying, with us. Mahalo!

5
Partner Couples

It was in the center of everything which was awesome and convenient!

By , from Orange County California on Apr 12, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 20, 2019

Aloha Loc, Thank you very much for your awesome review. Our location is definitely one of the perks when staying with us. Please do visit us again after our renovation is complete. That should be some time in the summer of 2019. Mahalo, David

4
Everyone

The room was pleasant and clean. The Hotel is being remodeled and there is construction noise during the day. Access to the grounds is limited because of the construction. The location is excellent. The staff was helpful and pleasant.

By on Jan 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 5, 2019

Aloha guest, Thank you for your great review. We definitely have noise in the morning due to renovation, but the nights are nice and quiet. Everything will be much better once our renovations are complete sometime in the summer of 2019. We hope to see you again soon! Mahalo, David Mo Guest Service Agent White Sands Hotel

2
Everyone

Undergoing renovations, wifi only in the lobby and poor sound proofing of rooms.

By on Jan 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 10, 2019

Aloha guest, We apologize that your stay was not up to standards. We have sent out notices a long time ago that we are under renovations. Wifi is only in the lobby and this should change after our renovations is complete. Thank you for telling us about the sound proofing of the rooms. We will work on that. Mahalo, David

4
Everyone

what used to be a "unique, dive motel" has now been renovated into a very nice faclity....that said, the area is still "interesting" and not for some, i for one love it but am afraid that once the renovations are complete it will have moved into a higher $$$ bracket. I have stayed here many times in the last 2 years, the staff is outstanding and now the rooms are updated and very nice...guess i gotta look for another crash pad on those late nites in waikiki.....hahahaha...will stay there til it's outta my price zone for what i use it for.. but i still love the place

By on Dec 27, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 27, 2018

Aloha, Thank you for your positive feed back. It was our pleasure having you, staying with us. We looked forward your returns. Mahalo!

3
Everyone

The lobby attendants and service staff were very helpful and sweet, and the place has a laid back mom and pops feel. But the building and rooms need a serious facelift. Walls and rugs are dirty and worn, tiles are cracked, and the AC sounds like a jet engine. It’s too bad because it’s in a good location, near bus stops, the Food Pantry, and 2 blocks from the beach. They were starting renovations when we were there, so hopefully they can turn it around.

By on Jun 30, 2018

4

nice hotel close to the beach.

Everyone

Needs some remodeling and would be nice to have WiFi in the room. The staff was extremely helpful.

By on Feb 14, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 23, 2018

Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!