Aston at the Waikiki Banyan
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Searched the net for weeks to find cheap parking in Waikiki as we hired a car for the week and the hotel we stayed in was $38 US per day,found the Aston Banyan for $20US per day,and its only 1 block behind the beach front.
When you walk in the first thing you see is such an amazing view and when you open the windows, you can get the cross breezes, so you don't need the air conditioner which is somewhat too noisy to have on when you want to watch TV (which is a very small one).The pros are: Very well equipped with everything, even a dishwasher, and a Japanese toilet! The Koko people are very helpful, friendly and available. The elevators were quick, even tho' we were high up in #3701, Tower II, it wasn't a problem. There were lots of towels, along with beach towels available.. The pools is in the sun, and there is a hottub and sauna.The cons:no view of the ocean, no lanai, the beds are old and very small (and no mattress cover ).Pillows needed replacing, as do the quilts.! However it's a great location, altho' it's a couple blocks to the beach, not one block. But the beach location is great for swimming, as it's has a jetty that keeps the water flat. It's a very safe beach, especially if you have children.
We were fortunate enough to stay only one night in this location. The curtains were torn (letting sunlight in), the room looked as though it needed a through detail and the staff were rude. Many of the housekeeping staff were lovely, but those on the front desk were extremely unhelpful and unaccommodating.
Less than a 5 minute walk to the beach, shopping and nightlife, it is ideally located one block off the main thoroughfare. The beautiful lobby is warm and welcoming and tastefully decorated with a pond full of fish. The friendly staff at the front desk made check in a breeze We had a two bedroom apartment with a fold out sofa that slept 6completely furnished and a kitchen equipped with everything needed (other than food) to prepare meals if you prefer. There is a pool, hot tub, barbeque grills and tables for outdoor dining on an upper floor. Being on an upper floor we could hear sirens reverberate off the surrounding buildings but other than that noise was minimal while we were on the balcony and heard nothing when balcony doors were closed. Beds were comfortable. Indoor parking was included with the room rate. The garage is attached to the hotel but also offers public parking so it can be challenging finding a parking spot at times and spaces are small. Our daughter paid for the room utilizing her military discount and got a reasonable rate for the proximity to Waikiki beach. There are several upscale stores and restaurants on the main thoroughfare all within easy walking distance or a short trolley/bus ride away. Better shopping deals are found on the side streets as are unique restaurants offering a variety of cuisines. We enjoyed our stay very much, can't think of a thing that went wrong. The hotel, staff, location and amenities offered were all great.
Tried to check in 1 hr early . "Not possible, all rms are being cleaned, check in is 3:00 . " After 3:00 ( when all rooms are suddenly clean ) we checked in . I was told that I was given a "complementary" upgrade to a ocean view room . This upgraded room was outdated, filthy , and unacceptable ! When I went back to the front desk and complained , they told me there was nothing else available ( even though all available rooms were just cleaned.) After I persisted, I was given the key to another room which to check. This room was no better than the first ! Again, I was told nothing else was available but there was a possibility that another room would open up the next day. So next afternoon we were assigned another room . We lost a couple of hrs of beach time to go back and change rooms and btw, this room was adequate but nothing special for the price. To summarize, this property is in a good location, parking is plentiful but expensive, wifi is free ,and from what I saw the rooms need some heavy cleaning and upgrades. Not even up to Motel 6 standards. I definitely wouldn't recommend this property.
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- 876 rooms in one 37-storey building
- Restaurants nearby
- Bars nearby
- BBQ facilities
- Heated pool
- Tennis court
- Gift shop
- Mini playground
- Coin laundry
- WiFi internet in lobby (fee)
- Parking (fee)
Standard 1 Bedrooms include:
- 1 queen & sofa bed or 2 twin beds & sofabed
- TV w/pay-per-view
- Coffee/tea maker
- In-room safe (fee)
- Iron & ironing board
- Full bathroom
- Balcony w/limited view
- Max occupancy 4 persons
Also available: 1 Bedroom City View and 1 Bedroom Deluxe Mountain View. Max occupancy in either 4 persons.
Kids Stay Free - Kids 17 & under stay free when sharing room and existing bedding with adults.
Free Nights* - 5th night free. Min 5 nt stay. Restrictions apply. Valid in all categories.
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Honeymoon Special - Honeymoon couples receive a complimentary amenity. Marriage certificate dated within the last 3 months is required upon check-in.
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Aston at the Waikiki BanyanHonolulu,United States
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201 Ohua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3653
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