"Great Location but needs serious facelift!!"
You can't tell a book by its cover. The entry and lobby are very nice but the rooms were in serious need of upgrade and repairs. The carpets were very dirty, the linoleum was ripped in many places, the cabinet doors didn't close, the beds were old and hard, and the shower was about two feet wide (steel bath tub). I paid $250 a night for an ocean view […] but Tower 1 blocked 50% of my view. The room smelled musty and it felt like a $500 a month apartment with nice flat screen TV and PS3. I will not return. Had a nice kids play system. The pool was adequate but the two hot tubs ( for thousands of people) there like the ones you would put in your back yard. They were hot but the were only 3/4 full. Clearly not maintained on a daily basis. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I traveled to Oahu for surgery and needed a place my family could be comfortable. This was a great value and the room we had was well appointed, clean and close to the beach. Unfortunately, the pool was being repaired when we arrived, which was one of the reasons we booked, so my husband could easily occupy our son close to home. I wish the notice would've […] been more clear of the closing prior to booking. The electrical outlets could be updated, but it served its purpose. Would definitely go back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to everything"
Dated hotel but clean, comfortable and quiet. One and a half blocks from Waikiki Beach, restaurants and entertainment. One half block from the Ala Wai Canal. Less than a mile from the famous Leonards Bakery and Rainbows Drive-In. Room was spacious with fantastic views from our corner unit. Noise from the trade winds were loud but the breeze was nice. […] Housekeeping came through daily but don't expect much more than a basic cleanup. Remnants of beach sand remained on floors and coffee table throughout our stay. Front desk staff courteous and helpful. Parking costs fair and reasonable. Required $18 per day amenities fee (in addition to room price) whether you take advantage of the amenities or not. One amenity, the pool, was being upgraded during our entire visit but no partial refund was given. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We had a blast traveled 3adults 2kids resort was perfect for usGenuine Expedia guest review
Very old disgusting carpet, beds very hard and uncomfortable, in need of reno immediately. Paid for no sleep, awful room make sure your room has been renovated.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel was easy and quick walking distance to nearly everywhere we wanted to be. It was more quiet than staying right on Waikiki Beach. Wonderful that it had the kitchen and view from the lanai. It was a little grungy until mid week cleaning. Five of us were a bit crowded but it was workable. The bathroom was TINY and it would have helped for privacy […] if the hotel had not removed the doors between the bathroom area, kitchen and bedroom . The staff was great, helpful and pleasant. If you do stay please check out the small store in the hotel. We found out too late that prices here were often better for staples than what you could get even in the local grocery. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice place to stay"
This is our second stay in this hotel. Understanding this hotel is under construction, we did not expect a lot, but have a place to sleep. Overall - good location, people, price.Genuine Expedia guest review
Had nice ocean view on 33rd floor. Good experience overall.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good location :)"
Decent hotel to go for. Spacious room. Our room was like a cute small one bedroom with kitchen. It had a little privacy from the kids which was great. The amenities was great. DVD rentals and wifi came along with it. Will come again. :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent views from our kitchenette"
This hotel is dated, patched areas where water leaked, carpet wrinkled form years of use, stain spots on the carpet everywhere. The bed was the worst, the mattress had to be of the same vintage as the hotel itself, you could not move without feeling springs from the mattress-extremely uncomfortable. The view and closeness to the beach were two big […] pluses, and just a little interior upkeep would transform this into a very nice 1-2 week stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The location can't be beat if you want to walk to the beach. With the kitchen you can save on your meals. We stayed 8 nights and only ate 3 meals out during this time period. Ask at the desk for directions to the grocery store if you have a car. My biggest issue was there was a spot in the floor where you could tell they had cleaned up something and […] it wasn't until a day or so into the visit I realized it was sticky. When I did I moved the extra bed they brought in over the spot so the kids would not walk and crawl through it and to avoid walking through it myself. We were just across from the elevators which I normally do not like but overall it wasn't too loud so it worked out in the end. Our next 6 nights we stayed at a much nicer resort but spent soo much more on food and parking. So if you’re looking for a place to stay close to the beach, reasonable price and would like to cook some or most of your meals this is the perfect place. If you want new and extra nice this probably isn’t the best place as it is older and not the nicest. I would stay here again and recommend for someone who has a family. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Sleeping in the room (the main reason for a room)."
Each of the beds were very uncomfortable. They were short and I could feel the springs. The larger bed seemed to be very old. As soon as you laid down on the bed, you rolled into the middle.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient and Inexpensive"
My stay was comfortable and easy. Hotel room wasn't the fancy upscale but it did the trick for what we needed. We wanted an inexpensive hotel near waikiki with a kitchen and cheap parking fee. This fit the bill so we are happy with our overall stay. The hotel staff were very nice as well.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel close to beach & market (<1 mile)"
Loved the full kitchen in the rooms. Room was clean, open and specious. We had a city view room, so views were not spectacular, looking at other buildings. Staff was courteous.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Waikiki district, either you love it or hate it"
Everything in this hotel is old and overworn. The Aston Sunset on the other side of the street is much better.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Older hotel in good location"
Only a block from the beach makes it a convenient, but more affordable option. Presently doing some exterior renovations which block some balconies. Clean, large, but slightly worn rooms. Charge an extra, non-optional amenities fee, and for parking.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A bit run down, close to the beach"
The hotel was undergoing renovation when we checked in so the balcony was unavailable. This was a disappointment as the balcony offered a great view (a big selling point). Although they claimed that all travel agencies and travel websites were informed, there was no mention of it on Expedia when we booked. We probably would have picked a different hotel. […] Workers use the painting platforms on the outside to do their loud, work, 8am to 5pm, M-F. We were there Nov 22-Nov 29 and I estimate that they have a good 6 months of work left. The room was ok- the furnishings were run down and the TV- an old picture tube- got a few channels but others were spotty- don't understand how that happens if it's supposed to be cable- was there a big HD antenna on the roof instead? We originally booked a room with 2 doubles but- due to the construction- were "upgraded" to a queen with a pull-out sofa bed. That bed was awful! No restaurant- not a problem- but the cafe is the only place you can print out boarding passes. Really- in this day and age?! How is that not something the front desk can do for you?? Wake up folks, it's the 21st century. They have a basketball court, tennis court, & putting green- but you have to rent the equipment! How are those not amenities? The pool was nice and there are 2 jacuzzis. Unfortunately, part of the pool patio area was blocked off due to the work- made it a bit crowded. Staff was nice and helpful. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I have stayed here many times before but this time was terrible. The dresser was broken, the fridge wobbled the sofa bed the springs were coming through mattress. It needs lots of work. Unfortunately probably will never stay there again!Genuine Expedia guest review
"reasonable-- 2 blocks from beach"
Generally speaking a good place to stayGenuine Expedia guest review
tHE PLACE IS OUTDATED, DIRTY, AND THEY DID NOT EVEN CHANGE MY SHEETS FOR THREE DAYS. i LEFT A DAY EARLY AND I AM NEEDING A CREDIT ON MY CARD FOR ONE LESS NIGHT. WOULD NEVER STAY THERE AGAIN, AND WILL TELL EVERYONE I KNOW NOT TO GO THERE.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to the beach. Budget friendly"
Do not expect a lot. Ok for the family vacation. Older hotel and medium clean. Though staff very helpful. Do not stay there if you are looking for exciting romantic getaway. But if you are on a budget it is ok. Hotel is close to Marriot which is a major pickup station for most tours and also walking distance from trolley stop if you want to explore […] and not rent a car. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I enjoy the Hotel room space. The view was awesome and the Hotel lobby was beautiful.Genuine Expedia guest review
We were here with our 3 kids a 13 year old a 10 year old and a 6 month old. The room set up was nice but the pull out sofa bed was very uncomfortable. The kids finally pulled the mattress off and put it directly on the floor. Also the bedroom had 2 double beds. It would have been nice to have a king or at least a queen or two queens, so basically my […] husband and I slept in seperate beds as a double bed is too small for two adults. It did have a nice small kitchen so we were able to buy some food and eat in the room. It is located in a good area if you want to walk to the beach and shopping. The 2 older kids went to the beach every day, and we felt comfortable letting them go alone. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice condos a couple blocks from Waikiki Beach"
This was a wonderful condo. Very friendly and supportive hotel staff, great amenities.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Walking distance to the beach"
Good location.., 2 blocks away from Waikiki Beach, close to restaurants/shops. We stayed in tower 2, it is dated. The beds , linens and curtains look totally worn out, more like what you would see on an estate sale (seriously). The pictures shown on their website is nowhere close to where we stayed at. I know they are renovating so its more likely that […] we were billeted to an older room. The staff are very friendly and helpful. They cleaned our room on a daily basis. Kitchen has basic utensils, which is good if you wish to make your own meal. There is a mandatory fee of $15/day for dvd rental, newspaper& wifi .. Money down the drain because i didnt use any of these during my stay. Should've been pay as needed. $15/ day for the parking. Overall, i would recommend due to location, kitchen and friendliness of staff. Rooms have got to be updated though! Make it at least close to whats pictured in the the website. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to some of Waikiki's greatest food spots!"
We had a nice stay at the Aston Waikiki Banyan. Nice big room, located near a couple of our favorite Waikiki spots like Ono Seafood/Poke, Rainbow Drive-In and Tokkuri Te!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Location is great. Since the layout is basically a condo, it is fairly quiet compared to other hotels. The kitchenette has plates, utensils, etc. I think if the furniture and fixed items were updated, I would give it 4 stars. Parking is convenient. Parking spaces are tight. Do note that there is a daily parking fee and a separate resort daily fee.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to the beach, with a kitchen"
We choose this hotel due to how close it is to the beach, price of the room and the price of parking. When we checked in the staff was really nice and had our keys and room ready for us. Our room was very large. We explored the hotel, found the pool and the activites area. The hotel was nicely located and easy to get to the beach and the shops in Waikiki. […] The housekeeping department was wonderful. The pool was small and hot tubs seemed kind of old but worked well. The snack bar had weird hours and it was hard to know when it would be open. But the thai food that we ordered was very good. We took advantage of the DVD rentals, it made the stay more fun. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
the hotel is closed to the beach and there are enough stores and restaurents around the location. But furnitures in the room are quite old.Bathroom is very small when you compare to space of the whole room, and the bathroom door is very inconvenient to use especially for elderly.Genuine Expedia guest review
"WE were happy with the location and the condo."
We were not happy about the $15 a day for wi-fi, daily paper. I thought it was somthing we could chose not to take and not that is was mantatory. The additional cost was $150. It should be included in the room price.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient budget condo"
Couple blocks close to the beach about 3-5 minute walking distance. Close to diamond head and Honolulu zoo. Great location especially if on a budget. Condo has fully stocked kitchen with Landry room on site. Included in the daily $15 fee is daily newspaper and unlimited DVD rentals. Great place to stay overall.Genuine Expedia guest review
Since we did not stay that long in the hotel because we travelling outside most of our stay, I did not had the chance to look on the detail of the hotel. I would say the hotel is good overall. Very helpful that they have kitchen dishes. One problem though is the door of the bathroom does not lock.Genuine Expedia guest review
"not too bad."
Comfortable and in walking distance from everything. The bed was big,but not soft. It was pretty decent all in all. The mandatory extras charge would have been something I would have like to known about before check in. $15 extra daily was a shocker after I had already paid for everything. The parking was also displeasing. It was ridiculous having to […] be back by a certain time to make sure the car was okay in the garage. Should be free to hotel guests. The pool area was nice, the hotel layout is nice. DVD machine was great and all in all it was a very comfortable stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good Waikiki beach stay"
It is an old hotel and furniture, curtains are worn out. But the location with kitchen is a good plus. Service also very good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel close to Waikiki beach"
This hotel was nice. The room was smaller than we thought, but seemed up-to-date with new paint and nice furniture. The kitchen was well equipped, which is nice if travelling with children or if you like to eat in. The sixth floor pool deck also had a play area and bbq area, which was a nice feature. The best part is that this hotel is walking distance […] to the beach and zoo, and other Waikiki attractions.I would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"You get what you pay for."
All in all it was a pleasant hotel. I was trying to be frugal and that's exactly what we got. Wasn't the Marriott which is what we are used to but, for what we paid we can't complain. The place was out dated. Other then that it was clean and close to the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
"OK for the low price, close to the beach"
Hotel is about one block from the beach. The hotel room is old, the bathroom is slow to drain the water down and the door can't even close and lock.Genuine Expedia guest review
Staff was very nice. Every time we called them for help, they responded right away. Hotel is in good location. One block from the beach and located near major city bus stop. Everything is OK except the carpet is worn.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice condo and closes to beach and stores."
When you enter the room, it has a smell of old carpet.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Clean and Affordable"
This was our second stay at this hotel. The staff was very friendly and quick to respond to any issues. Room was dated and somewhat worn but it was very clean! Very spacious.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good value for your money, but a mixed bag"
I visited Hawaii for a professional conference. In general, the stay was good, thouh not great. Here is my break down. CONS: 1) The hotel has been doing construction for the last year, and I was told it will continue for some time. Because of this, there were LOUD CONSRUCTION NOISES beginning at 8:00 a.m. most days, and lasting into the afteroon. It […] was the equivalent of someone using a power drill in the next room. If you want to sleep in during your vacation, call and ask if the hotel is still doing construction. If so, this is not the hotel for you. In addition, when we arrived, our balcony was roped off with warning signs, and so we asked to be moved to a different room, which the hotel agreed to promptly. PROS: 1) The new room was clean and ready to use. 2) The staff were courteous and the cleaning staff was flexible and willing come back later if their first visit was not convenient. 3) Extra beds were provided and ready to use upon our arrival. 4) Near the beach. All in all, good value for your money, but the construction noise was disappointing. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Vacation with family"
Our room have a Beatiful view, walking distance to the beach. It a three star holtel. Don't expect more. Rent a car and drive to north shore.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice stay at banyan with friendly staff, room is ok have almost everything you will need, only thing is the sofa bed is very uncomfortable and during our stay unfortunately the lanai was off limits due to construction, but overall not bad and its close to the beach but quite a walk if u like to shopGenuine Expedia guest review
"Family stay in Waikiki"
The location of the Aston Waikiki Banyan is excellent. The rooms all come with a kitchen--very useful for kids. The location is great--one block from the beach--and parking is relatively cheap, $15. While not as fancy as places like the Hilton Hawaiian Village--being on the east end of Waikiki and having a kitchen is great. We'll stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Aston Waikiki Banyon"
Overall it was a good experience. Hotel was within walking distance of the Zoo, Aquarium, beach and a multitude of restaurants and shops. Problems were $15 a day to park in the garage and there was a $15 a day resort fee. These are things I would rather they list in advance so you could plan for it in your budget. We originally looked at nicer hotels […] with better amenities but chose this one so we could almost double the days we stayed. There was also a $200 cleaning deposit charged at check in. It was just kind of a bummer to tie up $475 before we even hit the beach. The interior of the room was great. It was update with a full kitchen, as promised. Full size fridge, all utensils, pots, pans, and dinnerware. The only problem with the room was the AC was a window unit in the main living area. We had a separate bedroom that would get very little cooling even with the door open. Like I said overall a good experience. We accomplished most of our goals...saved a little on food with the kitchen and walk as much as possible. By the way the concierge service was awesome. Three of the activities we did included a bus that came to pick us up withing a block of the front door. We would stay here again no problem. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Looking for a room with a kitchen?"
This hotel was conveniently located close to the beach, zoo, and bus line, and just down the street from the Catholic Church. It had a small store in the lobby to buy groceries for cooking in the room. It had a nice pool deck for picnicking etc. The room was cool when we arrived, and when a grill over the microwave broke, it was fixed quickly. It was […] a little cozy for four of us including a 15 and10 year old, and the hotel doesn't have it's own shuttle from the airport, but overall we had a good stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Just barely ok"
The check in was great the person was very friendly. Our room was upgraded to a mountain view which was nice. The room was outdated and not very nice looking though. The sofa bed was broken and we had to prop up the head part by putting the sofa cushions underneath the frame. I was also disappointed that I had to wash dishes on vacation. I understand […] that this was a condo but we have stayed at other condos and they at least had dishwashers. Housekeeping did no kitchen cleaning. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location and family friendly."
This was our first trip to Hawaii and the Aston was a great home base. Very close to beach, shopping and great food.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good budget hotel"
Our group was 2 adults, 1 kid, 1 teen. First time in HI. Pretty roomy and clean including the bathroom for an older hotel. We were on the 20th floor with city view, which was nice. Walking distance to the beach, stores, and restaurants. Has its own mini mart which saved is trips to the grocery store. Chika at the front desk provided us with exception […] customer service, but the other men working behind the counter were rude. They have a movie and video game kiosk that is free to guests, a decent-sized pool and 2 jacuzzi on rooftop with a nice playground for the kids....though old, the kids really enjoyed it. The also have nice BBQ area with propane grills but you have to pay $2 for not sure how long. I was told there's a steam room but did not check it out. This is a budget hotel that is family and kid friendly,but I don't recommend it for those with no kids. Lots of kids but no disturbing noises heard from our room. We had to put up with minor things which was worth it for us; toilet paper holder broke, shower in the tub leaking, old kitchen appliances. We saved money by taking advantage of the kitchenette and cooked. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Awesome. Short trip but well scheduled for the important sites that we saw.Genuine Expedia guest review
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