"Low key in the heart of Waikiki"
02/26/14 Ryan S Oakland, California
This place is an institution. My family has been staying here since my mother was a kid. It is old style, not flashy. A low-rise nearly surrounded by high-rises. Rooms are clean, functional, and comfortable. Most or all with kitchenette. Staff is friendly and responsive. And rates are moderate. The clientele are people who want simplicity and quiet; many of whom have been returning for decades. If you want glitz and glamor, don't stay here. This is an oasis of calm, understated class in the heart of Waikiki; all of it steps away, including the beach, which is 1-2 blocks away.
11/07/13 Deb04033 Hampton, New Hampshire
Small 2 level hotel. Very casual feel. Staff is helpful and friendly, available 24/7. Excellent location, 1/2 block to Waikiki beach. Rooms and bath are dated, small kitchenettes but clean. Restaurants, shops are all in walking distance. If you don't want to pay high-rise prices and don't want fancy lobbies and elevators to get to the beach, this is the place for you. Pool area is in the middle of the buildings, so it's very private. Wasabi Bistro is also on the property.
"Good location, good price"
10/22/13 DesertBunnyAD Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The location of the hotel is very close to the beach and other hotels, restaurants. Opposite there is an ABC store and a 7 Eleven for basic needs. Everything in Waikiki is walking distance form the hotel. Bus stops are just a block away that will connect you to the rest of the city. The hotel is charming - I think that's the right word to use. The rooms are dated, but it's part of the charm. If you absolutely need the latest bathroom equipment, fluffy expensive white towels, power shower then this is not the place for you. Rooms are large and the beds were comfortable. Guests are mostly Japanese and the quiet sort. The hotel staff was very nice. The caring sort. I appreciated the charm and the close proximity of other guests and that they have cats and birds at the reception as part of the family. So if this is not your thing (it is mine!), book another hotel.
"As they say...it's all about LOCATION!"
10/19/13 M C Miami, Florida
I did my research before deciding on The Breakers Hotel. So yes, we were prepared for the dated/older Hawaiian décor which we thought was quaint. It was very clean and roomy enough for two. Ear plugs are a good recommendation, not the hotels fault, noises just bounce off all the highrises. The Good Stuff: The pool area was beautiful and free Wi-Fi poolside (not available in your room). There are resident cats to welcome you and a friendly open-air front desk which is staffed 24/7. And definetly plan to have dinner at the on-site sushi restaurant, at least once...its fabulous! Now about the location: Could not be better! Honest! You have everything you need within walking distance including the famous "Roy's" restaurant (the front desk was so kind as to make reservations for us!). Starbucks, the Beach Walk mall, Outrigger...too many things to list...all within blocks of your hotel room. Really a great value! I almost wanted to keep it a secret and not do a review. But I also want to see this hotel continue to thrive and hang onto its little piece of paradise in the middle of the big city!
"Excellent Location, Reasonably Priced"
10/07/13 Windward_Mike Newport Beach, California
This unique hotel is about 1/2 block from the beach in a excellent location. Most other options nearby are much more expensive. Two story buildings make it easy to get in and out of your room quickly without having to wait for an elevator. The rooms are spacious and include a small kitchen area. It's an older hotel so the decor is dated but expected in a hotel of this age. The bed was comfortable. The pool area is nice and the staff are friendly. Waikiki is noisy so if you're a light sleeper earplugs are a must. Parking in back is very limited but other options are close by. Free coffee and WiFi by the pool are a plus. This is a great place to stay and I would return.
09/08/13 theworldtosee San Diego
Our family spent 3 nights at the Breakers hotel this summer. It was absolutely amazing! We were traveling with a group of 5 and looking for something affordable. The location could not be beat! We were in the heart of Wikiki, and next door to the Trump Towers for about $500.00 less per night. There was an ABC store directly across the street and a 7/11. The Hard Rock Cafe was 1 block down the street and the Outrigger hotel on the beach 2 blocks away. The staff was so welcoming and friendly. We got exactly what we requested, 2 rooms with pool views. The beds were so comfortable. The rooms clean with basic amenities. We had lanais overlooking the pool. The Japanese style sliding doors added to the ambiance. What was most amazing was that even though it was in the heart of the busy, busy, tourist hotel and bar district: The moment you walked into the front gate you were in a peaceful, private, oasis! I do not know how they have been able to create such an atmosphere when you are surrounded by a huge busy hotel shopping and bar district. It was absolutlely magical! We met the nicest people there! Some of which, had been coming for 35 years! We never even bothered to rent a car, because everything was in such easy walking distance. However my nephew lives in Oahu and did drive us to other spots on the island. Suggestions: If you smoke, know that you will be sitting in a back parking lot by a trash bin. (but with very fun people!), Walk to the Outrigger and go to the bar that is on the beach, not by the pool. Visit the Hard Rock to see the amazing guitar display. Don't hesitate to use the hotel grill and eat by the pool. We will definitely stay at this spot every time we visit Honolulu! Thanks Breakers!
"Nothing like it in Waikiki"
08/10/13 BWill_13 North Vancouver, Canada
Very unique hotel, which is really a 2 story, japanese inspired, motel surrounding a courtyard with a pool. We rented a ground floor garden suite which opened up to the front courtyard. There's a few tables with chairs there to eat your lunch or dinner. The staff/owners are super nice and personal. We were able to check in to our room at 10 am as one was available. Nice touch. Where in Waikiki can you open your door and literally be 15 feet away from the pool? Very unique. Downsides - we had a room next to the street - very noisy through the night. The window mount air conditioner was super loud when the compressor came on. The kitchenette was not really that useable by our standards. Very dark and dated. Was ok for breakfast and lunch. No barbeque on site. No mirror in bedroom. The real kicker for us and why we would not return with our family is the extra charge per person. We had to pay $240/nt for a room where a couple would only have to pay $195. I feel this a $140/nt room by itself with an extra $50 per night for the location/ambience. Although we enjoyed our time, The value just wasn't here at $240. We spent a final night at the Sheraton for 379 plus resort fee and loved it - noting also it was sold out where the cheaper breakers was not. Value is important to people and the breakers just doesn't have it for a family of 4.
"Breakers Hotel review"
07/22/13 Naradi2410 Auroville, India
My daughter and I stayed at the Breakers hotel for 5 days. We loved the small family feel to the hotel, although it is bigger than at first glance - over 60 self contained chalets style rooms, with fully functioning kitchenette, and all the basics needed to make simple meals. Everything within the room worked - it was such a welcome retreat from the heat in the day and so close to the beach and the shops. That was great for me as i could not walk far due to a knee injury and had to be on crutches for most of my trip there. The pool was great, just wish it could have been open before 9am and after 7pm! As we were often up early and wanted a dip before breakfast or at the end of the day when it was very humid and a cool dip in the pool would have been very welcome. So that was a big disappointment to us. The parking was the one thing that was a big let down... there are just 5 spots on site for guests and one spot just next door if you were lucky (i was!). On our arrival from the airport i think we spent about an hour driving around looking for parking which was totally exausting in the hea and actually really dampened our spirits for our little holiday together. We ended up paying $20 for an overnight stay in the post office car park which i found outrageously expensive. The next day we decided we were off to a wedding so took the car and on the return again no parking, so we ended up driving around in circles again... The fact i had to walk on crutches from where ever we parked made it a big inconvenience - we finally found underground parking on the road opposite - for just 7 dollars for the night (reduced rate). But apart from the inconvience of the parking and the pool being closed nearly everytime we wanted to use it as we were out every day and came home late, it was a very nice hotel. The staff are super friendly and helpful, which went a long way to ease our ragged nerves on the first day and subsequent days following. Cost wise - for me it felt expensive at $140 a night, but i guess thats normal if one wants a chalet style room with two beds (1 queen and 1 single), kitchenette, patio, daily maid and room cleaning service.
"First Impressions Matter"
07/17/13 Chris2287 Oaklyn, New Jersey
We chose the Breakers Hotel based on the good reviews and low cost compared to other hotels. When I reserved our room, I let the lady on the phone know that we would be arriving around 5am since we were coming from the east coast and asked if we could check in early. She said that might be too early, but we could at least have the front desk hold our bags until check in time, which is reasonable. Well, when we arrived at 6am there was no one at the front desk and the gate was locked. After about 10 minutes a grumpy man shows up and I ask him how to open the gate and he yelled at me to reach over and unlock it (sorry, I'm not used to "breaking into" gates). Unfortunately this guy was a staff person and refused to check us in or hold our bags so we could go eat breakfast. He said we could put our bags under the coffee table (out in the open) and that he wasn't going to watch them. So, we decided to just sit down with our bags and wait until we could check in. After about 15 minutes, he comes back and rudely asks us why we were still there and we let him know that we didn't feel comfortable leaving our bags unattended. He got all puffy and said he would check us in, but we had to hurry because he had stuff to do (which apparently meant feeding the stray cat he kept on a leash). Anyway, after damaging my credit card because he couldn't get the swiper to work properly, he gave us the keys to our room. After dealing with this guy, we thought it couldn't get any worse - and then we entered our room. This place is very outdated. I'm all for the retro look, but I wouldn't consider old, dark, and moldy exactly retro. There was wood paneling on the walls, the bathroom had black mold behind the toilet, and the shower could barely fit one person. The only good thing going for the Breakers was it's location. It is about a 1 block walk from the beach and close to a number of restaurants and shopping areas. Luckily, we only stayed here 3 days because if it was any longer I would have left, taken the cancellation fees, and just paid for another hotel.
"What a fantastic location"
07/12/13 Avi_Chaudhuri Montreal, Canada
Great little hotel a la US motel style in the heart of Waikiki. The best possible location, close to everything - entertainment, restaurants, beach, bus stop, and more. The service is fantastic. I really hope this hotel stays around for a long time. We will definitely stay there on our next visit.
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