Aqua Palms Waikiki
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This hotel was booked through an agent as part of a package deal before a cruise.The lobby was presented nicely and check in was quick.Free shuttle to Ala Moana provided by the hotel and a Pink Line Bus stops outside every half hour which was convenient and cost $2.The room was clean and nice toiletries provided, but the bathroom was quitesmall, especially with the toilet right in front on entry.There was a three seater sofa, bureau and desk in the room, which made itquite crowded. The bed was comfortable, but it was against the wall on one sideso my partner had to get in at the end of the bed. Not good when people get upduring the night! We were there for two nights so it was ok, but would notstay longer. Overall, decluttering and freshen up of décor would improve.The hotel is near the marina end of Waikiki, so if you want to walk out intothe main hub, a bus is required.I
Our stay at Aqua Palms was actually nice but the parking situation was another issue in itself. We went during mid-July and the parking garage was absolutely full nearly 24 hours a day. Parking spaces within the 4-5 floors were rarely available. They charged $25 a day and informed us that in the event no parking spaces were available, feel free to head over to the Wailana Coffee House-- on Ena Road and utilize their garage. There were just too many stalls in the garage that said - RESERVED--On one evening after returning past 10p.m, we needed to do that and found out that the flat rate of $15 was charged and there were no in-out privileges once you park in that space and if you needed to move out of the space, you would need to pay another $15. Also, you needed to move the car by 8a.m. the next day before getting ticketed. Very inconvenient but we needed to do what we needed to in order not to ruin our limited vacation time on Oahu.The staff were very courteous and helpful. They tried to help us with the parking issue but it is really not their fault. They have 24 hour cold water down in the lobby and coffee and tea as well as apples during the day. In addition, the Manager has a weekly reception where they serve some appetizers and a special made Hawaiian cold drink in the lobby. They also have a guitar musician/singer that sings ad plays a few Hawaiian tunes during the reception. A nice welcome to Hawaii and able to mingle with other guests in the lobby. There is a $15 daily resort fee and the rooms come with a mini refrigerator and microwave. The swimming pool is located on the 2nd floor and they provide towels. The wifi was working well and we did not encounter any problems or set backs. There is also a daily paper 7 days a week at the lobby. The rooms were clean and pleasant but the place can use some minor repair work as there were some cracks in the walls that could utilize a paint job. The outlet plugs could also use some upgrade as some were a bit loose. All in all, Aqua Palms is located in a convenient spot in the Waikiki area- right across the street from the Hilton Hawaiian Rainbow Village and a 10-15 minute walk to the Ala Moana Shopping Center. The walk into the heart of Waikiki is only about 20 minutes or so and it is all level. With a bit of an upgrade and perhaps less "Reserved" parking spaces, I'm sure Aqua Palms would keep many happy customers coming!
The lobby is very nice and welcoming. We appreciated the complimentary lemon water,coffees and teas provided to the guests. The concierge staff are very good and a pleasure to work with. The hotel is older and has been remodeled but it could use some updating in the rooms, but overall the rooms and hotel seemed to be clean. The price is good considering the location is excellent. Across the street from Hilton Hawaiian Village and walking distance to the beach. Many restaurant and shopping selections in the Hilton Hawaiian Village. IHop restaurant connects to the lobby and another restaurant is a short walk from the lobby. Near to the shopping mall and several ABC stores. Easy to get on a bus or Trolley and explore other areas of Honolulu and Waikiki. We stayed at this hotel prior to a cruise and we would recommend it, keeping in mind that it is a solid three star hotel. Very comfortable hotel.
The Aqua Palms was perfect for my 2 days trip in Honolulu. Good location, close enough to Waikiki but not in the middle of the craziness, great room (I was on the 12th floor PH, fully equipped kitchen), close to restaurants and the Fun Honolulu Brewing Co. Great check in experience and all interactions I had with the team was always very friendly. Parking on site - so no headache. I'll recommend it and will definitively stay there again when in Honolulu
We stayed here because it was significantly cheaper than the big resorts on the Waikiki Beach strip. You should note that this is not on the beach and it is about a 20 minute walk to the Waikiki beach. There is a closer beach that you can go to as well which is also great for swimming.The check-in and out were both quick and easy. The lifts are slow but the room was spacious, had a nice balcony and was clean. They also provided beach towels (with a deposit) at the front desk. You can get straight to the car park in the lift which is very useful. The service at the front desk was friendly and we noted a stand for recommended activities and tours.Beware of the 'free car hire' package with Alamo. Alamo car hire is not at the airport, you need to get the (free) Alamo shuttle from the airport to the car hire. Also with all of the extra taxes and charges, this is NOT free car hire, it cost us about $150 for two days. However, it is definitely cheaper than booking a car separately so if you were going to get a car anyway, then it is probably worthwhile.The car park is narrow. We had a midsize car and just about managed to get around the corners, if the car was any larger, we would have had difficulties.We didn't have trouble finding a space though (in October). The car park is $25 per day.I would recommend this to travellers on a budget. It is not a luxury hotel but the room was modern and clean and the service was good. It is downtown and near to many of the large resorts (across the road from Hilton Hawaii Village) and walking distance to the beach.
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- 1 pool
- Exercise area
- Coin operated laundromat
- Parking, fee of $25 per day may apply
- Laundry services
- 24hr Front desk
- Activities desk
- ATM Machine in lobby
- WIFI in lobby
- Bell Service
- BBQ Grill
- 1 queen-size bed or 1 king-size bed and sofa bed or 2 queen-size beds
- 1 full bathroom
- Air conditioning
- Clock radio
- Iron and ironing board
- Daily maid service
- Maximum occupancy of 3
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Aqua Palms WaikikiHonolulu,United States
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1850 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1602
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