Aston at the Waikiki Banyan
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Usually get a condo at the Ilikai at the opposite end of Waikiki near Hilton Hawaiian Village but decided to try a unit at the Waikiki Banyan. Great location two blocks away from Waikiki Beach about a block away from the Honolulu Zoo, Kapiolani Park, and the Ala Wai Canal. Mountain view 1-bdrm. 1-bath rented by Kai of Waikiki Rentals was comfortable, well-appointed, and quiet. Air-conditioning unit came in handy, internet and parking are available for a minimal daily fee.
This family friendly hotel has 2 towers: one with mostly condo/timeshare owners and one with hotel rooms so quality of rooms can vary widely depending on whether the owner has upgraded or not. Dont expect lap of luxury, but rooms all have kitchenette and a patio or lanai, but the view depends on tower, height and facing direction, Service is decent but check in line can be long. Pool, hot tub, playground and grilling facilities (bring quarters to pay for grill use) is on 6th floor so expect noise and somewhat worn rooms and carpeting on that floor. On-site coffee shop and mini mart are decent and convenient.Location is excellent - on south end of Waikiki district and only 2 blocks from Kalakaua. You can walk to the zoo, walk to Waikiki Beach or take the bus to Ala Moana and points in that direction. Parking is self service and $20/day and reasonably accessible although the parking garage entrance is tricky the 1st time. Most tours dont stop there but at nearby larger hotels..
The first thing you notice is mirrors all over the room. Make's the room look bigger but it's not the 80's anymore. The kitchen was nice but dirty. All the dishes needed to be washed. The refrigerator handle was filthy. (See photo) The bathroom was small and the shower curtain rod was rusty, (See photo) Poor maintenance all around. (IE The switch covers were loose),The wifi was insecure. And allowed pop-ups galore. We never used it. The maid service was almost non-existent. The beds were poorly made and pushed off the platform. (See photo's). Just a blah experience. We won't be back.
If you are lookin for luxury, then be prepared to pay a ton more and stay elsewhere. If you are looking for a great family value and plan to be out on the beach or in town most of the time, then this is great. It actually was clean in the room, and that apparently is saying something for Hawaii. It was really nice to have a full kitchen too. A little crowded once the murphy bed was brought down and the roll away was set up, but when you have three kids, you are used to it in a hotel room. The nitty gritty? Looks like it all depends on the room you get when talking about the details--this room needs to update the bedroom TV. A tube TV? A flat screen that size can't be over $200, even in Hawaii.
We were a bit worried about staying here after reading some of the reviews but were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed our stay. We were on the 36th floor room 3606 with fantastic views of the ocean so we didn't get street noise.The housekeeping was great - it was very clean and tidy. It is a bit old we knew that before going. The staff at the reception were very pleasant and helpful. The location was fine as it wasn't far to walk anywhere. We would recommend The Food Pantry in Kuhio Avenue as a good place to get provisions in stead of the ABC stores as cheaper and recommended by Lonely Planet guide. We would stay here again as liked the convenience of having an apartment instead of a hotel room.
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- 876 rooms in one 37-storey building
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- Heated pool
- Tennis court
- Gift shop
- Mini playground
- Coin laundry
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- Balcony w/limited view
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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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