"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.
04/18/14 Ralph S Seattle, Washington
The Breakers is old Hawaiian. Have been staying there for years. Convenient but quiet, comfortable, well maintained. May be dated for some tastes, but is a pleasant, welcoming place to stay right in the middle of Waikiki. Easy walk to the beach, to restaurants or to shopping.
"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.
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