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Located in Waikiki within a short walk of Ala Moana Center, The Equus, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Honolulu Zoo. The 67 rooms at this 3-star hotel include refrigerators, coffee makers, and flat-screen TVs. University of Hawaii at Manoa and Aloha Tower are also near this Honolulu hotel.


For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception.


All of The Equus, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member's 67 individually decorated rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. 37-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport Frette Italian sheets and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Safes and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

The Equus, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. Valet parking is offered for USD 25.00 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a computer station, express check-in, and express check-out.


  • Walking distance to Ala Moana Center
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Concierge services

The Equus, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

1696 Ala Moana Blvd Honolulu HI 96815

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Equus Hotel is located about a mile from the center of Waikiki's world-class shopping. The enormous and popular Ala Moana Shopping Center (shopping and dining) is one block in the other direction.

A recent renovation showcases the owner's love for horses and the sport of polo. Paintings and photographs in the lobby convey the story of the horse in Hawaii, and Ralph Lauren polo-inspired decor continues the equestrian theme.

A complimentary manager's reception every Thursday and Friday offers guests and hotel staff a chance to mingle. Morning newspapers are complimentary.

Wireless Internet access is complimentary throughout the hotel.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of floors - 10 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Computer station 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Total number of rooms - 67 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Picnic area 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free reception 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

The Equus, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member offers 67 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature Frette Italian sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 37-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels.

Bathrooms include showers, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Honolulu hotel provides complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Premium bedding 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Down comforter 
  • Frette Italian sheets 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Cable TV service 

Where to Eat

A complimentary reception is hosted every Thursday and Friday.

This hotel does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options in the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants include:

Outback Steakhouse

Red Lobster

Wailana Coffee House

Morimoto's Waikiki



Prince Court Restaurant

Nearby Things to Do

Equus Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool. Children must be accompanied by an adult in the pool area.

Many recreational activities are available in the area surrounding the hotel. Surfboards, boogie boards, kayaks, ocean rafts, snorkel sets, and umbrella-and-beach-chair sets can be rented on beaches. Outrigger canoes and catamarans offer rides from Waikiki Beach.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 6 AM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Friday and Saturday night bookings: For Apartments on checkin, guests are required to provide credit card authorization for the AU$ 300 bond. For Hotel Rooms on checkin, guests are required to provide credit card authorisation for the AU$ 100 bond.
Midweek bookings: Hotel will accept credit card or cash.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: USD 25.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50.00
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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