The Hotel Ilima fit my family's needs. We had two bedrooms and a Murphy bed in the living room. By no means is the hotel updated, but it was clean and in a good location. We could easily walk to lots of shops, restaurants, and Waikiki Beach. We caught the bus a couple blocks away to take us to Pearl Harbor (it is a long bus ride, but much cheaper than […] a cab). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is old, ugly and in a sketchy area. It is however, close to the Marketplace, stores and restaurants. The afternoon staff was very friendly. However, when I called the front desk at 8:00 am to request a late check out, I was told no because the next guests for my room had already arrived. This hotel has a ton of rooms and not very many guests […] so I'm not sure why this would have been an issue. I believe those that rated this hotel a 4.1 out of 5 have very low standards. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"decent for the price"
Good value for the money, you get what you pay for here. Not many frills, but we knew that going in, just needed a place to crash to see all the sights for a couple days.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"suited the purpose"
This hotel is located near all. We walked everywhere. The employees were very informative along with being very nice. It wasn't the newest hotel but it suited the purpose of our trip for the three days prior to our cruise.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We have stayed at the Ilima for years and the quality continues to be high. The location is great for the beach and also getting groceries and amenities, we did a lei making workshop twice offered free of charge, parking is free, the staff is just lovely and we had a room with a view of the ALA Wai canal. We were very satisfied.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
When checking into the hotel for our 2 night stay, the front desk announced there would be no housekeeping services during our stay because of the staff picnic. Really? I'm all for staff picnics but this is my family's vacation - and we're paying for a service that they did not deliver. No apologies, no concessions, no acknowledgement that this might […] be an inconvenience for us. The hotel is clean overall but outdated. Free parking on site is a plus. Easy walking distance to the beach and much less expensive. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice friendly. Hotel"
Big room with lots of amenities but a new shower head would have been nice. Also a coffee pack or two would have been welcome. Great parking ,good wifi ,and nice staff would all get me to return. Thanks, Arvi and SueGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location and value"
We live on an outer island in Hawaii and often come for a quick visit to see family. Of all the hotels in this price range, this is the best hotel we have stayed in. The rooms are large, the staff friendly and helpful and the location excellent, two short blocks from the heart of Waikiki.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
As always the service and staff were excellentGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Affordable stay in Waikiki"
Very friendly staff, large suite with kitchenette and free parking, which is not common in Waikiki!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"convenient location, free parking, courteous staff"
was disappointed that they didn't have a cancellation policy because we were offered to stay at a friends house right before the hotel booking, but other than that, pretty well pleased with this hotel and our experienceGenuine Expedia guest review
"Affordable with everything you need!"
Friendly staff. Hotel offered laundry facilities and activities for customers.Genuine Expedia guest review
Rooms were spacious and clean. Free parking and wifi. Excellent location!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"best value for your money"
We got a studio suite with 2 double beds on the 9th floor for 1 week... pros: Reasonably priced - truly the best value for our money: --FREE Parking - where can you get that in Waikiki? --NO resort fee - again, where else can you find that? --FREE wi-fi in room (WI-FI's pretty fast, too) Location: 2 blocks away from Waikiki but away from the overly […] crowded area. I felt that the location was pretty safe. It's between residential and commercial areas. I had no problem walking back to the hotel with my kids at night after some shopping. Room: Full kitchen - saved us some $$$ and allowed us flexibility to eat whenever we want to Clean room our room was pretty big, with lots of space for 2 kids to chase each other I guess this is one good thing about older buildings, the walls are not paper-thin. Staff: -- front desk: very nice and helpful, and always greeted us whenever we came through the lobby. --the other folks were nice, as well. --our room got cleaned daily extras: -- Lei making on Wednesdays- fun experience for the family cons: There's nothing, really, except I almost didn't book this hotel because it's pink. The hotel is a little dated. Overall, if you're into fancy, this place might not be for you. If you're into a no-frills, best bang for your buck place, this one definitely fits the bill. We'll definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Older, But Well Kept"
Very well maintained and clean for an older hotel. One of the few hotels that offer free on-site parking. Very good value for such a large room that includes a full kitchen with furnished kitchenware. Not on the beach but within a 5 minute walk which can actually be a bonus considering the crowds and traffic that are always near the beach. Hotel staff […] is very friendly and able to help you. Wednesday morning hands-on lei making class was a bonus and thoroughly enjoyed by all of the hotel guests. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good stay. Good location in Waikiki."
This was our 2nd stay. Good boutique hotel. Good spot for 1st timers in Waikiki. Can walk to just about anything in the area. This is not a resort. Amenities are limited. Pool is very small. We think it has gotten pricey with taxes and fees. We enjoyed it anyway. There is an Enterprise car rental place [no airport fees] right across the street.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great deal for the money. The bed was too hard for my taste, but that's the only negative.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The Ilima has spacious rooms with full kitchens, free internet and Wi-Fi, tenth floor sun deck which is a great place to watch the Friday night fireworks, a small but nice pool, proximity to the beach, and most importantly, a great staff, front desk and housekeeping alike.Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel is ideally located just a 5 minute walk from the beach, near everything you want to do in Waikiki! I would recommend it highly! We will come back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good Place to stay which is close to beach"
The hotel staffs are very good.They treat the guests very well.They also provide beach towels and mat.Room Service is good.My Son (12)and Daughter(6) really enjoyed the swimming pool.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Value Hotel"
Great Value Hotel with Free ParkingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I initially booked this hotel for 4 nights. After spending few hours on first night I realized I cannot stay in this hotel as the room condition was so bad. I would not recommend this hotel... not worth for the priceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Center of Waikiki, walk to anywhere."
We always enjoy the Ilima Hotel. Lovely art in the lobby. Small pool but gets sun in the afternoon. Close to most sights and of course The Bus.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great family hotel"
We decided to go to waikiki for a family day and decided to go to illma hotel since there were good ratings and rooms seem big. We were really happy that we stayed there. Staff was very nice. Had no problem with towels or any service that was needed. Very close to everything. We has a blast. We will be back here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"left a little to be desired"
The room was okay. On the 14th floor with a view of the ocean. The curtains were stained, a large safe on the floor that didn't work and was replaced by a smaller one in a closet that wasn't free, The kitchen was tiny. Just one small fry pan and no paper towels. The conceirge that is on duty daily between 8:00am and 12:00 noon doesn't work on Sunday. […] Daily? On Monday at 8:30 he hadn't yet shown. On Tuesday when we checked out at 10:00am he was there talking on the phone, so don't expect lots of help from the coneirge. The neighborhood is okay but it is only about 4 blocks to the beach. The front desk help was friendly. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel to stay with a large room and beds"
near to main street, clean and nice staffs, very cost effective.Genuine Expedia guest review
"terrible place to stay"
It was a terrible experience in Hawaii when I stayed in this hotel. The hotel is old and not very clean and far from the beach. The toilet was blocked. The room is very crowded. When I wanted to upgrade the room, the staff was very rude and gave an exorbitant prices for the upgrade. I think it is not good choice to stay Hawaii, maybe it will ruin your […] trip. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
A nice place, clean and comfortable, a little old fashioned. It was further from the beach than we expected, but was a good value, including free parking, for which most places charged.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hawaiian style friendly, great location"
This is the fifth time my wife and I have enjoyed 10-day stays at the Ilima. It gets better every time. Very quiet, nice neighborhood, short walk to everything, including Waikiki Beach. Free parking too (other hotels charge $25-$35 per night). Gigantic rooms. Excellent kitchen with stove, full-size fridge, dishes. Cleaning staff are mostly Filipino […] and most have worked at the Ilima for many years, and take great pride in their work. They love the place almost as much as we do. Best value in Waikiki. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best buy in Waikiki"
You cannot beat the location for this hotel. The room was huge and the kitchen was so handy! Parking was easy and free!! The only problem I had was the internet. It was outdated and I was kicked off line every few minutes. I was frustrated beyond belief and just gave up with doing anything online.Genuine Expedia guest review
"NOT the "Most comfortable beds in Hawaii.""
Location, kitchen , tv, bathroom and pool were fine and front desk staff were great. Yet I have a bad back and needed a comfortable bed. I could feel the springs on both beds when I laid on them. This could be a nice hotel if they would replace the mattresses.Genuine Expedia guest review
"One of the best things about my trip was the Hotel"
I was pleasantly surprised with my Hotel-nicely located, friendly clean and comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
It was much better than expected. The bed was a bit stiff, should have a firm foam instead. Loved the refrigerator in the room. Too bad there wasn't a cup of coffee, or some free coffee in the room to be made, then it would have been perfect.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to every where at affordable price"
The place is more like a cross between hotel and condominium. There are cook ware, stove, and untensils so you can cook up your meals instead of dinining out every day. There is also laundry facility on the 3rd floor. I would recommend it for long term stays.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Older but very clean and comfy"
Hidden treasure for the price. Was old but clean which is most important to me. Good location, heart of everything. Great view of city.Genuine Expedia guest review
The balcony door of our room wouldn't lock. Not safe for our 3 year old who could open the door by himself. We were told it couldn't be fixed until the next day. Also there were stains on the bedding. I know this hotel is old but come on, you can invest in new bedding. We asked for a different room and were shown a dirty room. It hadn't been cleaned […] after the previous guest left. We were then shown to another room that had windows that didn't close all of the way. It was very windy that night so there was no way we were staying in a room with open windows. We have 2 young kids and if they don't sleep, we don't sleep. We ended up staying at the Marriott for the same price per night plus a parking fee. So worth it! Won't ever stay at Ilima hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location and friendly staff but so old"
Great location but unit is very small old and run down. Noisy outside. rug worn and torn, cupboards won't shut.Genuine Expedia guest review
Since there were three of us on this trip to Oahu, my friends and I wanted to stay in a suite. While searching on line, I came across the Ilima Hotel and I liked that it was in a great location and offered two bedroom suites with a full kitchen at a reasonable price. The pictures of the premises looked fine enough. It wasn't until we arrived at the […] hotel and glanced around that I noticed it was well maintained and clean--so were our rooms. We also had a lanai where we drank our morning coffee. There was a small swimming pool at the back of the lobby. There's also free parking for guests! The Ilima might be a budget condo hotel but its courteous and helpful staff, clean premises, free parking and other amenities makes it well worth the stay. I recommend it to everybody who wants to stay near the beach and action in Waikiki at a reasonable price. We had an enjoyable stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"basic studio apartment"
We got a studio apartment with full kitchen on the 4th floor. The view was unacceptable. We were looking directly into the facing apartment complex. They can see into our room and vice versa. Had to keep curtain closed most of the time. We should have asked to switch room, but didn't want the hassle after unpacked. The aircon was a small window unit […] and had probably been running for months without cleaning. It was filthy and loud. It ran all day & night to maintain 74 deg. The beds have bed bugs. The kitchen was stocked with all the needed items. The bathroom was small, but clean. The small safe has a daily fee, not acceptable! The pool was super SMALL and the water was COLD! The parking spaces were limited and small. If you don't get back to the hotel before 5pm, you're going to have a rough time parking a Smart size car. The staff are all friendly. We never really made any request of them other than extra towels. They don't have beach towels. They loan out OLDER bath towels as beach towels, not acceptable, bring your own. As we were not in our room very much, only to shower/sleep, we weren't very fuzzy, just wanted a hotel with a kitchen. So, if you're looking for an average apartment with free limited parking, free wifi, full kitchen, a laundry room, and not much else, you may be okay here. We weren't expecting better due to all the good reviews, sadly not the case. We had a fun week, but not because of the "apartment". Basic studio apartment, not hotel! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to everything needed"
Staff very helpful and professional On site laundryGenuine Expedia guest review
this is close, clean, friendly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Our room was large and comfortable, with space to spare. We had a full size fridge, stove and microwave, plus a dining area and TWO beds - we only used/needed one. The location was great - we were a block away from International Market (which we could see from our lanai) and two blocks from the beach. There was a huge variety of eating establishments […] within a very short walking distance, and a very convenient mailing office on the next street to send packages home. Parking was never a problem. My only complaint would be the lack of hot water - it would run hot/warm for about 5 minutes and then it was lukewarm/cold. The hotel is older, though they seem to keep it in good repair and after all you're in Waikiki...how much time do you want to spend in your room? Pool was tiny, but sufficinet this time of year! I would use this hotel again based on price and proximity. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A great deal with on↳ one drawback"
A very good accomodation for the price very clean, convenient quiet and roomy Only drawback was that the bed was very basic and the sheets were too small for the bed, so it came unmade easily, However, I slept well and overall felt I got a good deal,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel near to the beach!"
We were so pleased with our stay at the Ilima Hotel! The hotel staff was pleasant and very accomodating. Our room was nicely furnished and very clean. The beds were comfortable and the sheets were nice and soft! While we didn't use the kitchenette, it was clean and well-stocked with kitchen items. The hotel was a short walk to beautiful Waikiki Beach […] and to shopping and restaurants. The Ilima is a true gem in the heart of Waikiki! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Functional, reasonable price"
We needed a place to stay in downtown to run two days worth of errands. Great location, parking included, huge for the price. We were very pleased.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Value, close to everything, hard bed"
The Ilima Hotel is a very good place to stay. We were close to every attraction and bus line, the room was large and the kitchen was very nice to have. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Having off street parking is a real plus. The only drawback to this hotel is that the beds are very hard and uncomfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Not sure I should share my thoughts on The Ilima (a best kept secret!) but will anyway! This is our fourth stay at The Ilima . We keep coming back because of the value and location. Where in Waikiki can you park for FREE? We only rent a car for our day trip to North Shore but it is nice to know there is no charge to park. Do not rent a car for the week! […] The bus will take you anywhere you want to go for $2.50. The hotel is right across from Enterprise rental....The hotel has a full size fridge and great little kitchen. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice and affordable"
If you're looking for a temporary home in Waikiki and not to big on up to date rooms, then this is definitely the hotel for you. As other reviews have said, the decor is pretty old, but it has all the necessities. It's a 5 minute walk to the beach, a full kitchen from a stove to a full size fridge. The staff was super friendly and welcoming. I wouldn't […] mind staying here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Small but nice"
Nice small hotel, front desk very friendly and helpfulGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great price and accommodations"
The staff are very pleasant and helpful. The hotel is old but very well maintained. Would recommend!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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