09/19/14 bgrs2go N. Hollywood, CA
Quiet old Hawaiian motel. Close to everything. Beach 2 blocks away. But I loved just hanging out at the pool. Peaceful. There were no kids which was super great, but everyone looked 65 & older. They all loved to sit under the tree and talk starting @ 7am, which was abit of a bummer since are room was right above it. Small kitchen was great if you wanted to cook. Starbucks a block away for my morning latte. All was clean and they have 2 cats and birds as you walk in. Only 6 parking spots in the back, but you can park across the street @ the post office for $20. A day. Just pay attention to the times. We loved this motel, so much better than the big hotels with tons of people. Will stay again when we visit Oahu. Aloha
"A place to return to - year after year"
08/28/14 Gillian402 Vancouver, Canada
I returned to The Breakers after a 10 year absence… my family has been going to the Big Island in recent years, but it was good to be back in Waikiki. The Breakers is a very good choice to start a vacation in Waikiki in a quiet, low key way. The low rise, Old Hawaii hotel has not changed in the many years I've gone there - and that is a good thing! The Japanese design, small scale of the place, kitchen and private lanais, terrific location, and welcoming atmosphere make it a winner. My favourite is to return at night, after a long day at the beach or a dinner out, to the quiet hush of the courtyard, and the tree with hanging lanterns lit. Very welcoming. The location is great - very close to the beach and shopping - or an excellent bowl of ramen just a few doors down the street. I like to begin my stay with breakfast at the world class Halekulani Hotel, only a block away. The Breakers may be older now, but it is still lovely.
"Travel back to the 1960's!"
08/12/14 Marchbecky Anaheim, California
Staying near Waikiki Beach in the heart of Honolulu doesn't have to cost a fortune. The Breakers Hotel is only 2 blocks from the beach on a quiet side street. Once you enter the courtyard with a breezy open air reception, courtyard pool and large lantern hung shade tree, you are back in old time Honolulu. This is not the place to stay if you want a luxury, high rise resort experience. Expect friendly service, average room amenities, kitchenettes and a very relaxed atmosphere. We loved being within walking distance of great restaurants, shopping areas and, of course, Waikiki. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.
"Old Style Waikiki Motel"
08/08/14 nztraveller60 Wellington New Zealand
We loved staying here. It is in the midst of Waikiki and yet we heard little traffic noise. Yes, it is very tired but everything worked and it was great having a kitchen. The room price reflected tiredness of the rooms. If they renovated the units we would be paying a lot more per night. We travellers can't have it both ways. Everything was extremely clean. Swimming pool was great. Many of the guests were Japanese families and were extremely quiet. Very good restaurants and cafes close by. Harrys fruiterer next door to the food trucks was great. We bought our pineapples and pawpaw there and cut them up each day. Staff very nice and gracious. Very close to beach as walkway at the end of street.
"Response to Surfer Dude's review"
08/07/14 restaurantgoer San Francisco
Having just returned from our stay The Breakers I want to respond to Surfer Dude's review. We appreciate the 'old time Hawaii' feel of this wonderful hotel. Don't expect amenities or much available on site parking, but stay here if you want the feel of a laid back Honolulu, relaxed and very very friendly staff. This is why we have stayed here for more than 20 years. You are in the middle of Waikiki where all the action is, but you will have a wonderful retreat to return to at the end of your day. We had a kitchenette with 4 electric burners and oven; toaster (you can probably switch with a microwave if you prefer), mini fridge. The back room with double bed has the air conditioner. The front room with 2 twins has a fan and tv. The perk of the rooms by the pool is you are literally steps to the pool surrounded by chaise lounges and round tables with umbrellas. Perfect!
"Get away in Honolulu"
07/29/14 balance21 Auburn, California
Awesome old style Hotel, only stairs. Diamond in the rough. Great people who work there. I have been going to the Breakers for 20 years while I work on the Islands. Its like family. Great Sushi restrurante in the back of the hotel.
"GONE DOWNHILL FROM LAST REVIEW"
06/25/14 SURFER_DUDE44 HAWAII
First of all, the "Professional" picture showing the outside of the building is not the The Breakers. Rely on the traveler's photos for accurate pictures. The location is still excellent and the value ( depending on your perspective is good), but unfortunately that's all it has going for it. It has gone way downhill since my last review. I will no longer put my friends and family there when they come visit the islands. Bed comfort is horrible. Box air con noise sound like a jet engine. Traffic noise on the back side is bad because Saratoga is a major road. The rooms themselves have a mustiness and unclean sensation that never seems to go away. Basically it's a 60+ year old property that's stuck in the 60s. If you are on an extreme budget and don't mind discomfort and questionable cleanliness, this place might still work for you. However, in your search I think you will find much better low cost options that are updated and cleaner and more comfortable. Bottom line though, I will never put someone I care about here again.
"Charming in a dynamite location"
06/07/14 360eileen Union, Washington
What could be bad about a 2 story hotel 2 blocks from the beach in Waikiki? Rooms are a bit dated but very clean. They even have a semi kitchenette (I say semi as it is a mini fridge with a glorified hot plate and no microwave, but full complement of utensils). Nice pool in the courtyard and wonderful staff.
"Best location for the price"
05/29/14 AREEN7 Midland Park, New Jersey
Stayed here for only 2 nights. Picked it because of the great location and low price. The BEST thing about this place was the location. Very easy walk to the beach. Located in a very upscale area- Hard Rock Cafe a few doors down, and great shopping nearby. The property seems to be one of the original hotels, before the big building boom-the huge hotels went up around it. It has a nice pool, and wi-fi in the pool area only. The rooms were dated, but clean. No microwave. The water pressure in the shower was OK, but had trouble keeping the water temperature consistent. Either too hot or too cold. The front desk asked that room keys be turned in when we left the property, but remembered what room we were in without us having to tell them. Beach towels and straw mats were provided. There were only 5 free parking spots-1st come, 1st serve. There was a large for fee lot across the street by the post-office. Was a good place for a short stay.
"Excellent location for a friendly, comfortable stay in Waikiki"
04/30/14 Travelfun6639 Spokane, Washington
My husband and I stayed at the Breakers for 2 nights prior to our flight to Sydney. This hotel seemed to us to be reminiscent of small hotels we remember from our younger years. Yes, the rooms are a bit dated but that aspect lends to its charm. The room was clean, the bed comfortable. The Breakers sits close to much more expensive hotels which cost a whole lot more, making this hotel a real bargain. The location is perfect. You can walk to restaurants, shopping, and the beach. The staff are wonderful, answering all of our touristy questions nicely. There is a lovely courtyard and pool in the center of the property with tropical trees, flowers, and shrubs, which makes the property seem like an oasis in the busy city of Honolulu. There is a sushi restaurant on the property, which is an added bonus.
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