"Getaway from Class"
I booked this hotel for a little getaway for me and my friends. We are all college students and we needed some time off before finals. It was a great idea. We had time to relax and have fun and not worry about school. The pool on the roof was awesome. And being able to rent those movies was fantastic. Overall we had a great time and would definitely […] consider going back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We loved our stay at the Pacific Monarch. Very close to the beach and all the amenities of Waikiki! Very affordable, clean and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The room I was given was very poorly maintained, it looked as if it hadn't been updated since the 70's. The carpeting was worn and dirty, the bathroom tub was in need of re-glazing, the patio furnirture had chipped paint, the cabinets in the bathroom and kitchen had chipped veneer, the pots and pans were worn and scratched, the closet door handle kept […] falling apart. I was amazed the smoke alarm actually worked when I tested it! The hallways could have used some modernizing and brightening as they seemed dark. Overall I would only rate this place 2 stars at best. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We had the penthouse floor and had not even asked for it, so it was nice. Our room was clean and very nice. We had a beautiful view of the ocean. The staff was always very friendly. I am ready to go back.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location and structure. Needs remodeling."
The view is great. The service is great. But the building is old and the carpeting and paint show it. Also the window air conditioning unit needs to be a little more powerful and not automatically switch to fan in the middle of the night. However, I would stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
THIS WAS MY SECOND STAY AND I WOULD COME BACK AGAIN...Genuine Expedia guest review
"Budget Waikiki Hotel"
There was dust & dirt in the corners & walls. Paint was peeling outside on the deck. The hall carpet had plastic covering half of the hallway & held down by duct tape. The hotel is an older building & looked like it. We also saw a few cockroaches in the kitchen sink.Genuine Expedia guest review
Room appeared to be unused for a long time; the maid cleaned it up. But the carpet was dirty/stained & the sofa cover was worn out/shredded. Stayed there last year & it was lovely. Maybe Pro Bowl filled up good rooms.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Decent place to stay for the value"
Overall, this hotel was a good place to stay in Waikiki since I was using it mostly as a place to sleep and keep my things. The kitchenette was a nice touch and the staff was really nice. The room was large enough and comfortable. The decor was old and not maintained but it did not bother me much. DO NOT pay for the "ocean view" unless you are getting […] a suite - not worth the money. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pacific Monarch Stay"
The rooms are clean, and the staff are very friendly. The rooms size is very good for a family. There are two issues , the first floors 7 and lower are noisy from the parking lot at level 3, and the other is no gym. and to use the gym at other Aston hotel you have to pay $15/day.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Aston Pacific Monarch Review"
We had a good time at Aston Pacific Monarch during our Oahu trip. The lobby and hallways of the hotel are outdated, but we enjoyed our updated rooms. The only compliant is our bathroom wasn't fully updated, so the shower was tiny! We also didn't like the mandatory internet/dvd/newspaper charge. We did make good use of the DVD machine on the top floor […] but we never read the free newspapers. I'm really glad that there was a small kitchen in our room and it came with all of the appliances/tableware you'll ever need; Very convenient! The location of the hotel is very good, a short walk to the beach and close to many shops/restaurants. Choosing the oceanview room is a must, the large windows are amazing but it could get noisy at night. Overall I would recommend this hotel if the price is right! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"They tried, but..."
While staying here, I had to move rooms twice. The first time the AC went out so they moved me to a different room. Not a better one, just different. The second time, my stay was extended past the original reservation, so they moved me again. This room was a little nicer but had not been cleaned. The trash was not taken out. There was a pile of dirty […] towels in the shower and there were dirty dishes on the counter. The service that the staff tried to give was good and they were always helpful. It just seems like the owners don't want to reinvest in the hotel to make it a quality place to stay. A pity. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Look somewhere else"
Air conditioners didn't work, had 2 rooms couldn't get us on same floor such a hassle to cook and take 20 floors up to elderly parent. Location in desolate area had to walk far to get food. Construction on all floors and outside. No use of some of the amenities and plastic all over carpets. To much to list. stay somewhere else.Genuine Expedia guest review
THIS HOTEL IS VERY OLD AND IN NEED OF MAJOR REPAIRS, THE POOL IS DISGUSTING NOT FIT FOR A ANIMAL TO SWIM IN, THE APARTMENTS ARE FULL OF DUST AND NOT VERY CLEAN, CLEANING CONSITS OF MAKING BEDS AND PROVIDING CLEAN TOWELS, ALSO I WANT EVERYBODY TO KNOW THAT THIS HOTEL HAS A FAULTY LIFT IN WHICH MY 12 YEAR OLD SON WAS STUCK IN FOR 1.5 HOURS, THE STAFF […] DID NOT WANT TO CALL 911 I HAD TO DO IT, THE OTIS GUY ARRIVED AFTER 1 HOUR, THEY HAVE CHARGED ME $1016 FOR RELEASING MY SON OUT, 2 DAYS LATER THERE WAS ANOTHER OLDER MAN STUCK IN THE LIFT FOR OVER 1 HOUR, HE CAME OUT WITH BREATHING DIFFICULTIES AND WAS ALSO CHARGED THE $1016 RELEASE FEE, THIS HAS TRULY RUINED OUR HOLIDAYS, MY SON IS SUFFERING FROM PARANOA OF ENTERING ANY LIFT, THEY HAVE FAULTY LIFTS AND JUST LAUGH AT YOU WHEN YOU GET STUCK, I HAVE REPORTED THIS TO THE AUS EMBASSY, POLICE AND MEDIA, THEY ARE ALL WORKING ON TAKING SOME ACTION, THEY ARE FRAUDING FOREIGNERS, I AM ADVISING EVERYONE NOT TO STAY AT THIS HOTEL, STAFF ARE VERY RUDE AND NOT HELPFUL AT ALL. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"lack of restaurant and parking lot (had to pay for pubilc) ,maid doesn't clean entire apt"
lack of restaurant and parking lot (had to pay for pubilc parking next to the hotel $20 /night) ,maid doesn't clean entire apt , only what she does is changeing sheet and towels in bathtoomGenuine Expedia guest review
"Terrific condo/hotel in the heart of Waikiki"
The Pacific Monarch has become my "gold standard" for business travel to Oahu. I go there twice a year on business, and after many years, have standardized on the Pacific Monarch. The location is excellent for me - it's on Kuhio, which is a block removed from the beach - still easy access to businesses and restaurants on Kalakaua but with a lot less […] tourist traffic. Plus, Kuhio is a 2-way street so it's very easy to get out in the AM to Ala Wai and on to the Nimitz to make business calls on the island. There are TONS of restaurants, stores, and services all within very easy walking distance. The only drawback is parking - the hotel garage is now open to the public. So you have no guarantee of a space at any given time. The garage is tight - big rental cars are a total PITA - so if you're going to stay and park here, rent a compact car. Parking is $20 a day, CASH ONLY. You pay at a machine at the first level. The rooms all have full kitchens with pots and pans if you want to eat in and cook. They have also all been recently updated with new furniture, beds, carpets, bathrooms, etc. If you want a true lanai, request a corner suite. Otherwise, the balconies, while being VERY wide (20 feet), are very narrow and will freak you out if you're on a high floor. There is a wonderful lounge room on the 32nd floor, with fully open windows and tables and chairs to relax and read a book while getting the ocean breeze. The pool and jacuzzi are also awesome, one floor up on the roof. Stunning views of the ocean from the West side of the pool deck. Great hotel in every way - fully recommend. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Waikiki Pacific Monarch"
Hotel room was clean with a nice view, however the air-conditioning was not centrally located and the room stayed quite warm. We were also charged a manditory amenity fee.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Terrible Hotel - STAY AWAY"
Please stay away from this hotel its a major rip off - i stayed there 7 nights and the maid didnt even come the first 3 nights. They literally nickel and dime you for everything. They tried hiding flaws in the tile work of the show by painting over cracks. the Hotel is cheap and cheaply maintianedGenuine Expedia guest review
"Room was okay but the hotel needs upgrades"
The subject pretty much summarizes our stay. The quality of our room was okay but the hotel hallways need a major renovation. Right in front of the elevators they had taped garbage bags on to the floor which made the place look really old. Plus the hallway carpetting and walls looked dingy. The rooms were okay and fairly comfortable. The swimming pool […] area was at the very top of the hotel so it had nice views but the pool was a bit small (probably only comfortably fits ten people at most). They did have a hot tub which was kind of nice. The location was a block from kuhio beach so it was super close and restaurants and shopping were near by. Overall I would recommend this place if you are on a super tight budget and really wanted to stay at a hotel. However I personally would rather spend the few extra bucks for somewhere a bit nicer or rent a condo. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Aston Pacific Monarch-Don't waste your money, seriously."
Stayed here with my 4 year old son and senior citizen parents for a 7 day visit from Aug 7-Aug14. Lobby is outdated and concierge guy is dry. Pictures are true to what you see, but on a smaller scale, with no wireless in room either. I found a dirty purple lace underwear between the armoire and the wall in the closet (disgusting!). Our room got HOT […] in the afternoon so you're literally having to sit in front of the a/c to cool down. Lanai SMALL (about 2 ft), but long with no chairs. The Hospitality Room is on top floor where there's an open window room with tables and chairs. Has old TV with a sink, drinks machine, ice (crazy you have to go so far for ice), and a DVD movie rental box. The pool access is also on this floor and it's awful--having to go up stairs in a real inconvenient small corridor making hard for small children or physically challenged (saw a kid slip on stairs). If you have a car rental: BEWARE! PARKING IS NOT PART OF THE HOTEL, $20/day and managed by a creepy tow co., Tow Jams, which we got the priviledge of visiting on Mary St. on what looked like skid row of Honolulu, so bad that the cab driver waited for us and lead us back to hotel. Our 6 day permit WAS VISIBLE and CORRECTLY posted. Makes me wonder who's cashing in on the $343 that we paid for parking at this hotel ($120/6 day parking, $40 cab fee to Mary St., and $183 to release car). Manager said he couldn't do anything, makes me wonder who's really involved. I DO NOT recommend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Noise and Many Bugs"
We stayed 8th floor. It was very noisy to sleep. Furthermore, the surprising thing was that there were many ants in a bathroom.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"More like the Pacific 'Caterpillar'"
The Monarch was acceptable, that's all. Location is nice, particularly for kids, just 2 blocks from the keiki beaches. Room was indeed recently remodeled and nice enough: the bed (often saggy in hotels) was solid and firm, but the pillows were the lumpiest, cheapest I've ever seen. The 'partial ocean view' of the studio suites is a stretch, as there […] was a tiny patch in between other buildings that you could sort of see (our rooms were on the 8th and 9th floors, so higher might be better); we had to keep the drapes closed due to apartments directly across. Know that ALL of the studio suites are 'right-next-to-the-elevator' rooms due to configuration. That was a big concern upon check-in, but to be fair, I only heard the elevators 3-4 times during the whole week. If you are a light sleeper, however, that could be a concern. Helping mask the elevator noise was the air conditioner, which seemed under-sized and poorly placed; it had to crank hard almost all night long. Finally, perhaps just bad timing, but they were 'working' on the trash chutes. That meant our entire hallway reeked like a dumpster. Unbelievably, the smell did not infect the room, but it really was disgusting to be greeted by that every time we opened our door or got off the elevator. Reviews seemed high for the star-rating, and I was hoping for a deal, but both the Shore (very nice, but more $) and the Waikiki Sunset (same $) were better for us 2 and 5 years ago respectively. You can do better. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good hotel, but a bit noisy from the street and no free guest parking"
Good hotel, but a bit noisy from the street. However this should be at the highrise hotel in downtown with windows open. Also this hotel does not have free or even discounted parking for guests. I am not sure whether its a common thing in Waikiki. We paid $20 for each day we parked on hotel's parking and it was called "public parking", but clearly the […] parking structure is a part of hotel's building and you get from it inside using a room key. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Easy walking distance to beach."
Only air conditioner is in living room, bedroom gets too hot, street sounds too noisy to open up slider door. Great location, easy walking distance to beach and all activities.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great room, but that's about it."
If you are staying for more than a few days then I would reccommend a room with full kitchen. The updates that they have done in there made me forget about the run down feeling of the rest of the hotel and staff. If you are used to resorts that do everything for you, then this is not the place for you. Location was perfect, 1 block from the hotel and […] you have to try the teppan grill located downstairs. Best Japanese food I have ever had! Overall the room was fantastic, service was that of a motel 6, but would probably stay there again.....or itleast in that same area. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"hall and entry need updateing"
entry and hall need updating. chipped and marred paint. limited parking and extra 15$ a day. window air conditoner could barely keep up to keep room cool no air conditioner in bedroom so we had to keep bedroom door open all the time to get a little cool air in room. noise from street even on 23rd floor was very loud. on the plus side its close to the […] beach and room has been updated and clean. pool is on the roof, small and old. would next time get hotel with nicer entry,hallway and little nicer room. I stayed at sheraton princess kiaulani 6 years ago and it had very nice everything. right across from beach. restaurants on ground floor and lounge bar area by pool. nice room, entry, hall & elevator at sharaton hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great price, excellent location"
This hotel was in a fabulous location. I had a partial ocean view and the view was great. The bathroom was in need of a renovation, but the bed was comfortable and the kitchen was great for folks who don't want to eat out every meal. The only thing I found really irritating was that my room did not have internet access and I was in town for work and […] desperately needed it. I couldn't get anyone to fix the issue either. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great experience in Waikiki"
We were on the 13th floor in a brand beautifully refurbished room with a kitchenette. It was FABULOUS. Being able to cook sometimes was great and having a refrigerator for cool items was essential (beware Waikiki is a little pricey.) The staff was great and other guests were very considerate. We had a car so having a parking structure right there was […] great for a small car (we paid $15 a day for parking and that is cheap in Waikiki). The only thing I can say to be aware of is that Waikiki is a very active noisy city, so if you are sensitive to noise when sleeping this is not for you(hotel has louver windows) or bring ear-plugs, I am well traveled and never been in the middle of this much noise. Rooftop common room was a great, fresh, breezy view and the hotel has a special system that allows you to check in and print boarding passes for free. The internet in the room worked very good as well and was a reasonable fee. We would go back with our teenagers because there is an incredible amount of things to do on Oahu. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel needs a few more spaces to park when checking in. They only have 2 and they seem to be full all the time. The parking is public pay ($15 a day) which is cheaper than most hotels, but they are ticket happy, so don't park in a the garage to check in. I had to mail a copy of my proof of parking w/ my citation to the parking company when I returned […] home because when I shut the door it must have fallenl to the lower part of the dash and they obviously didn't see it. When we initally checked in they gave a us room that was not renovated although I requested it on my booking 6 months prior. I think they try and give those away first and see if people just accept staying in them. It was nasty, dirty, worn furniture and smelled, so I went down to the front desk and asked to be moved, which they did the following day. That room was nice (603) and had a small view of the ocean from the lanai. The only downfall is someone can climb from the parking area onto the lanai if they wanted (the boyfriend did it), which makes sleeping w/ the doors open a little uncomfortable. The location was perfect. About 1 block from the beach where the Surfer Dude statue is located and the Ruffage place around the corner had great smoothies and healthy sandwiches. The Me BBQ across the street had great food also. Having the little grocery downstairs was convenient.. The male front desk staff was much more pleasant and friendly than the female staff. I would stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel Review Aston Pacfic Monarch"
The hotel centrally located in Waikiki. It is only block and half from the beach, there are eating places right close to the Hotel and the International Place is only 2 blocks away from the Hotel. Everything is close by within walking distance. No need for a car unless you are going outside of Waikiki.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"honolulu is comfortable"
Hotel is good location. Room is comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Would stay again"
Our hotel was very nice and the people working there were very nice. The location was perfect. Only 3 blocks for the beach and lots of shopping around. Would stay there again if we were to go back. The room was very comforable. Loved the bed. The lobby was really pretty.Genuine Expedia guest review
Hotel need upgrade.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good location,wonderful people."
It was all you could ask for and more,A joy to stay there.A large pool on the roof and a good view of honolulu and the beach.I have been to hawaii many time s and will return again next year. Thank you for the package deal to Oahu.See you next year. A happy camper.Genuine Expedia guest review
"After the Storm in Honolulu"
We found the hotel was a lot noisier than expected from renovations that were being done to the parking structure just under our room(sixth floor). Sleeping in was impossible, so everyone in my party was up and moving by 8:30 in the morning. They were also obviously in the midst of replacing light fixtures, since we were missing two- the one over the […] dining room table would have been nice to have. The location and the staff were excellent, and there were plenty of places to shop and eat nearby, as well as fairly close access to the beach. The kitchens were a bit hit-and-miss on usable items- we had planned to do some real cooking, and found that we had no way to bake or broil anything in the oven! Also, no one seemed to have an ice bucket, or trays, so we had to improvise on that, also, when we went up to get ice from the machine. Overall, with the renovations going on, and the noise, I would skip this hotel if you want a QUIET relaxing stay somewhere, but would try again when they are finished with all the 'improvements'. (Said they would be done by April, 2011.) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"We love it, can't wait to go back"
We stayed in one bedroom with city view with partial ocean view. bed was very comfy . The sofa bed was o.k. for our two little children. The room was completely renovated with new cupboards and furniture. The roof top swimming pool was great. Especially the view. free access to WIFI internet if you have your own computer or laptop. The staffs was very […] nice. Over all we have a great time in Hawaii. The children didn't want to leave. We will definitely go back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good hotel close to the beach"
The hotel staff were really nice and friendly. Our room was clean and comfortable. The beach was really close by so it was easy to just go down to the lobby, ask for some beach towels, and walk there. The wifi was alright. A little slow at times but it was good. Also, I liked that they had movie rentals on the top floor. We went to the pool and hot […] tub once during our stay. It wasn't anything fancy but it was alright. I'm glad we chose to stay at this hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Your front desk staff Heige made our family vacation worthwhile. He was very helpful and provided us with excellent service. When Heige found out that our family was there to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday, he provided us with a welcome gift and provided us with a complimentary upgrade room. We will definitely come back and stay at your hotel! […] we have told our friends and family of how great your hotel is! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Older condo great location"
Hotel staff were great and friendly, we had issues with our key on arrival and the next day as well, which was inconvenient but the staff was helpful. The property could have been cleaner and is looking tired. We stayed in a 1 bedroom and found it very not and stuff the air conditioner in the living area was unable to keep the whole place cool enough. The […] location and convenience were great, just two short blocks to the beach. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Week at the Aston Pacific Monarch"
Great place for families, good location. I wouldn't reccommend the sofa bed for adults, too short and not comfortable for 2 adults. Parts of the hotel is showing it's age but overall good valued for money.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect for out situation. Central location."
We were a group of 14 who took up five rooms of the Aston Pacific. We arrived jet lagged and hungry at 8am in the morning. Check in was at 4pm but the staff sent cleaners up to do our rooms as soon as they became vacant and we were in by 1pm. The rooms decor was a little dated but the rooms were clean, tidy and contained everything we needed to be somewhat […] self sufficient. The Aston Pacific is centrally located and was walking distance to everything we needed. It was a great stay with friendly staff and friendly guests! We enjoyed it and the fact it fitted our budget perfectly. There is no on site restaurant but you are surrounded by eateries and convenience shops. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful one day, perfect the next."
One of the three lifts was out of action for a few days which led to delays getting to/from room but that apart i would recommend the hotel. reasonably priced. central to everything.Friendly staff.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Fantastic location and clean!"
Wonderful location close to the beach and lots of restaurants. Staff was very helpful to with travel arrangements and any questions we had. Enjoy your stay!Genuine Expedia guest review
Great experience overall! Stayed in a studio room with kitchenette. Friendly and helpful staff, clean, comfortable room and wonderful view from the roof top pool. We did not make use of the sauna, unlimited dvds, and playstation as our days were filled with activities. Very convenient location, walking distance to the beach, shops, sundry store, restaurants […] the lot! We're able to leave our baggages before check in time and kindly let us check in at 12pm. Wonderful hotel if you are looking for something affordable and not flashy. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to the beach - great view from the roof"
One block from Waikiki Beach - can't complain. Nice view of the beach and the city from our furnished balcony. The rooftop pool was great and the views were pretty cool. I've stayed at a few hotels in Waikiki but I liked the Aston Pacific Monarch because of the view from the roof and how close we were to the beach. We had a one bedroom condo with a […] full size fridge and stove in our kitchen where we could make our own meals when we didn't feel like eating out. It's close to the beach and the International Market. The staff were friendly and helpful - I would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Well appointed Unit with great service"
We were very impressed with our unit for comfort , size and décor. We enjoyed our stay very much and felt that the hotel was well located to everything we needed and within easy walking distance of the beach. The only things we found a bit annoying were the noisy air conditioning unit right next to our bed and the early morning disturbance of the rubbish […] collection truck in the street below us. Otherwise it was a great place to stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The wi fi you pay $15 a day for is dreadful and the daily up keep of maid service could of been betterGenuine Expedia guest review
i was disappointed...the photos showed a lovely pool area...which in fact it was old...the pool only small...the rooms very noisy with traffic...and i asked for a baloconcy...the balconcy was so small your could barely stand on it no room for even a chair...found that false advertisingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Requiring a change in rooms after only 2 days was a little stressful. However staff did their most to assist and accommodate which resulted in us having a very good experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
Crowded for 4 adults in the suite and not much extra for $10/day amenities. Rooftop pool was nice and bonus for usGenuine Expedia guest review
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