Three twin beds instead of one queen staff did help us work it out rooms were outdated and some areas had a funny smellGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The pictures are super misleading."
I can forgive them the fact that they didn't notify us of the construction in the front lobby. It wasn't that inconvenient. But the hallway smelled way better than our room. We ended up having to buy an air freshener to spray all over the room. It was funky, the carpet felt tacky. Among other things, we couldn't figure out how to get the air conditioner […] to turn off, so it was blowing, loudly, all night. The mattress was worse than one would find at a summer camp. We also bought some benadryl to keep us knocked out long enough to get some rest. It was, overall, a fairly terrible experience. We were on the island for a memorial service, so emotions were already running a little high, but when we saw our room, it was so disappointing that I shed a few extra tears. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"This place is in need of HELP!"
Stayed three nights and found the place to be a dump. Bad linens, parking is cheaper across the street and couldn't even provide a coffee packet after day one.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice affordable place near Waikiki"
The staff is really friendly. They did an outstanding job of knowing who we were throughout our stay. The facility shows some age. However, it is nicely located only a couple blocks from the beach.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location at a fair price."
Hotel was renovating lobby, so one of the stairwell was closed and had to walk all the way around. Parking was inconvient. The parking lot across the street, had all kinds of suspicious activity. And was afraid to park there. I stayed here before and had the same thing happen, because I had denied maid service for 3 days. I was asked to leave my room […] so that the maids could clean it. I don't want anyone in my room when I'm not there. I think they should change the policy. Ask visitors if they would prefer no maids service I thought the do not disturb signs that we hang on the door knob was stating. Clean the room after I check out. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The front desk and other people here are super friendly! The only negative thing is there hotel is a little bit old, not really fancy. But, I am not a big fan for fancy rooms and hotels. People get the price they paid for.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for a good price, good location"
Although the rooms are a bit worn out, we really liked the White Sands Hotel. The location is great and the staff extremely friendly. Our rooms were big and comfortable, and the hotel has all the amenities needed for a nice stay in Waikiki! The only downside is that there is not enough parking stalls and you have to pay a daily fee for them. Also, even […] though the wireless internet is free, it only works around the reception and pool area and is not at all fast! We went to Starbucks for a better wifi connection! Still, if you´re looking for a cheap hotel in Waikiki with large rooms and a good location, I would recommend White Sands. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel is very old. Room is not clean. It was a hol"
Hotel is very old. Room is not clean. it is like a motel. It is one of the cheapest hotels in Honolulu, but it was a holiday season, so it wasn't not so cheap ($150/niight).If you pay +$10 /night then you will get nicer hotels.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel for the price."
I really liked the white sands hotel. Most of the hotel staff had great attitudes and were very helpful and made me feel welcome. I did encounter 1 front desk clerk that was very rude to me, and actually upset me to the point of seeking managements attention. But after all that, I still would return to stay at the white sands. Great price and value […] . Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"near fort derussy park"
Staff was full of aloha.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Centrally located to shops and restaurants. Beach within 2 blocks. On city transit system.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Fine for a place to sleep"
Definitely a dated hotel that could use some upgrades- but is clean and works if you're looking for a cheap place to sleep in the center of Waikiki. I'm 5'9" and the showerhead was chin level, so obviously designed with shorter people in mind. Parking is an extra charge and is first come first serve- so if you're looking at another hotel that includes […] parking and is slightly more, chances are you should go with that one instead. Staff is friendly! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Motel NOT recomended"
Staff was very rude. Bed was very uncomfortable, view was Ok, Room was fairly clean, Mirror was damaged when we came in. Over all this was a very cheap motel. I was very disappointed in it !Genuine Expedia guest review
Staff excellent especially. Christieann will stay there again in 2014Genuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient, Hawaiian experience"
I travel to Hawaii about every two months on business and prefer to stay at the White Sands. I have been coming here for over 20 years. The White Sands is conveniently located for my business and makes it easy to go out to restaurants and shopping as it sits in mid-Waikiki. The pool and spa area are comfortable and relaxing. The rooms are clean and […] the customer service is friendly and outgoing. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Honolulu: No day at the beach!"
Third trip to the Hawaiian Islands, first to Honolulu. Not too may reasonably priced places to stay on Oahu outside of Honolulu. After reading many reviews decided on White Sands. Made the reservations months in advanced and asked for a ground floor room as there is no elevator. Upon arrival we found to parking lot to be quite small (less than 10 spaces) […] with small spaces to park. We were told to park across the street in the parking garage of another hotel as it has the same daily rate of $25. We were given a 3rd floor room despite our request which was granted some months earlier. A staff member carried our bags to the 3rd floor. The staff was very nice and accomodating. Our room was nice and clean with a comfy bed and extra pillows. The place was quite so sleeping was good. Location is a short walk to the beach, shops and eateries. Knowing what I know now I would park on the street (free from 6 PM to 7AM) as we were generally gone on a tour of somewhere else on Oahu by 7 AM and not back much before 6 PM in which case you can feed the meter for 2 hours at a time. This would have saved around $25/day. There are many bus tours of the island which alleviates the cost and hassel of parking however a car can save you quite a bit of money with do it yourself tours and transportation to and from the airport which can be quite expensive. My two day car rental from Thirffy cost less than $100.00 including gas and we drove the entire island. Oahu, not Honolulu is great. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Decent for essentials"
If you're just looking for a hotel that gives you shelter, a bed and a hot shower then White Sands is it! It's not the newest building with updated features but it gives you the necessities. Only gripes about the place is the thin walls, key cards that don't work, and the stained towels that could use some bleach while washing. I also should mention […] that parking is horrendous around Waikiki area.. probably best if you rented a car only WHEN you actually need it since there's not much parking available. AND, should be noted that the stairways to the upper floors are OUTSIDE the hotel so if it's raining, you'll get soaking wet before entering the hallway into your room. Other than that, the stay was fine, we were out most of the day and just came back to rest or shower. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Hotel Good Location"
Great hotel. I enjoyed my stay. I give it 5 stars. The rooms are great and the staff is friendly. The waikiki beach is a 5 min walk from hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Feels like home."
Excellent location and service. The room at the end of the hall was a bit noisy with traffic headed up and down the stairs, you can hear the door slam every time. Otherwise completely satisfied. Would stay here again and again! The price is right. Loved all of our hosts at the desk: helpful and treated us like family.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Housekeeping consisted of making the bed. Removed the towels but did not replace. We asked and recd more towels later. Had coffee in room first day; want coffee second day you have to pay. But they have free newspapers! Room we had was a 'pool' view room. To see the pool you had to go outside look past the maintenance equipment and mops and such. Chairs […] and seats all had stains; shower has no place but the floor to put soap etc. Would not go back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Just not for me"
Most of the other guest were older and they seem to be very comfortable and satisfied. This was not me experience; the pillows were filthy and the towels were stained, the balcony seemed to be adjacent to someones apartment. The air conditioner was actually, just a fan. For what they charged for the room and parking - I think not! The staff, by the […] way, were exceptional. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Inexpensive motel centrally located."
This motel is not for the guest requiring poolside bars or cabanas. It is only a few short blocks to the beach and close to franchised restaurants. There are some nice local restaurants and bars near by also. We never felt unsafe.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Walking distance to the beach"
The hotel is a little old but kept in good shape. The jacuzzi didn't work but the pool was in proper working order and cleaned every morning. Our rooms were very large and had a full size refrigerator,stove, coffee pot, microwave, sink and pots and pans, ect. House keeping came in every afternoon and mopped and vacuumed, replaced towels, but never changed […] the sheets in the 8 days we were there. We were three blocks from the beach and walking distance to down town. My only complant was parking. They had about 15 parking spots for about 60 rooms. Parking cost $25.00 per day and the spots were very close together making it very hard to get in and out. Over all for the cost I would come back cause I only use the room to sleep in. I would much reather spend my money on other activites Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent, near to the beaches and others atractio"
The most important experience was, the facilities to take the city buses, walking to the atractions activities and so many others things.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good hotel, close to everything."
In general, my stay was very nice. My only point of concern had to do with the absence of cleaning or replacing used utensils each day, i.e. coffee cup, glass and wine glass. These were left by me on the counter in the bathroom, but none were cleaned or replaced on a daily basis.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Small hotels are grand"
I loved my stay at the hotel. The staff was very accomodating. The front desk was great from the time i checked in with jason till at the very last minute i decided to stay a extra nite christieann. They provided excellent customer service. I recommend this hotel affordable and friendly staffGenuine Expedia guest review
"great place for a great price"
Perfect for our needsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"From Horrible to Royal"
Upon check-in we were treated horribly by the front desk person initial "J". We were put in an awful room with 3-twin sized beds and told this was all he could do. By the next day we were treated like royalty by a different front desk person named "C" and she changed our room to a very nice room and treated us wonderful the remainder of our stay. We […] thank God for "C"! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient mid-Waikiki hotel"
I have stayed at the White Sands many times dating back over 20 years. While it is not a fancy hotel, it FEELS more Hawaiian in spirit and accommodation. The staff strives to please wherever possible. I have always been comfortable there and will return as often as possible.Genuine Expedia guest review
"White Sands excellent find"
White Sands is a hidden find in Waikiki. Close enough to the "Waikiki Experience" with easy access to H1 to get out and explore Oahu. Staff is extremely friendly and always there to greet you with an "Aloha" the garden area at the pool is an island experience itself. I will look here first on my next trip to Oahu. Mahalo White Sands!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nothing like the pictures on the internet.awful"
Hotel worst ever! The island, awesome. I will visit Oahu again but would never recommend White Sands HotelGenuine Expedia guest review
"great value great location"
much nicer staff than the expensive pacific beach hotel - which is 3 x the priceGenuine Expedia guest review
It worked!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Place to Stay"
Hotel is a 8 minute walk from the beach. You are in the heart of shopping. Ladies will enjoy that every much. Men are along for the ride.Genuine Expedia guest review
We phoned the hotel to get driving directions since we did not know the area. It was late in the evening and we were very tired. The staff member was not helpful. He kept saying to head to the beach which we had no idea of the direction of the beach since it was dark. We had no GPS system on our rental car or on our phone. He (the man on the phone) […] made a very rude and derogatory remark about our status as senior citizens. I did not appreciate his opinion and attitude towards us! He told us to stop at a gas station, which we did; but received no help from them. Finally in desperation, we found a very friendly young man that actually had us follow him to the hotel. We are so grateful for his kindness. Maybe he should be employed by the hotel!! When we arrived to check-in, the man at the front desk was the one who had been rude to us earlier. He was a complete jerk. Because of this unfortunate experience we would not recommend this hotel to anyone!!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A bit dated and not quite to expectations"
While the hotel is very conveniently located, close to all the Waikiki hot spots, the hotel and rooms are a bit dated and smaller than they appeared online. Also, the city view we got was that of the next door hotel wall along with laundry hanging off the balconies. If you have a car Parking is very limited and is an additional $25.00 per night. Staff […] is pleasant. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The room and tv were a little small but other wise comfortable. The staff were very helpful and friendly, The only things to complain about was that there were cigarette ashes on the couch cushion and the room was right nexr to an exit so it was kinda loud in the morning. But other than that it was a good stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Ok for overnight stay"
We were only there for the night, which was good. The building and amenities were obviously old and didn't seem very clean. It was wiped down. Bed was clean and semi-comfortable. Noise from busy surroundings was distracting in the middle of the night.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to the beach and a lot of stores"
First time in Hawaii and it was a good hotel to stay at with the budgetGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, not-so-great room"
It was located right next to Duke's lane. Was very easy to access Waikiki beach. The outside of the hotel was nice. The service was great. However, the condition of the room itself was deplorable and super shabby. Especially if you are considering a romantic gateaway, stay away from this place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice old place"
A bit of old Hawaii - a 3 story place in Waikiki. Location quite handy to central Waikiki, Kuhio buses. Pool area very nice and pool deeper that most. Next time, I'll insist on a pool view! The bed was wobbly, but that may be room-specific. Parking: not free, $15 for Kama'aina, else $25. Ilima next door is free but can fill up.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
You get what you pay for. It was just a cheap hotel we chose just to keep our things at while on vacation and get some rest at night. It was definitely old.. Dated and needs new furniture, but it was clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
"its close the beach and the imp ok"
it was ok for the price carpets need to be replace they are to old shower to small .Genuine Expedia guest review
This place could use a good cleaning from top to bottom. The carpets in the hallways looked disgusting.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice staff but room needed painting and updating.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to the beach, and shopping"
Great hotel great staff, close to shopping, and the beach will definitely be back to this hotel, great prices alsoGenuine Expedia guest review
"My stay was great eventhough the place was a DUMP"
Pros: Great front desk staff, location was blocks from the beach, shops and restaurants, pool was super clean and did not have a lot of chlorine or chemicals, grounds/landscaping was tropical with a koi pond and other interesting features that other small hotels do not have, room was clean equipped with a kitchen (utencils, cleaning towels, bowls, a […] lot of stuff needed to feel comfortable), our patio was private and had a small table with two chairs. CONS: there is a dirt bag bar with low life junkies handing out that made me feel very uncomfortable having to walk by on my way to the beach. The street the the hotel is located on is rough looking and almost abandoned by the city. In the two days that I was at the hotel, someone had throw out a industrial sink on the side walk and a small beaten up refridgerator. No one, not even the city cared to remove those two items. I came to this hotel because of the special rate I got on the web and the photos on the website made the hotel look great but if you dont mind a sketchy area, then you will enjoy yourself in Waikiki. I normally stay in 4-5 star hotels and spend a night but on this specific occasion of island hoping (from Maui to Oahu) I just wanted to do a cheap get-away. I would not come back again Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Okay, close to the international market place"
The hotel is okay, nothing fancy. I got a bigger single room w/ a small kitchen and dining area. The closet is in the bathroom. Everything was functioning, no issues with the AC, TV, blow dryer. The staff was okay and the maid was able to make-up the room everyday. Parking was a hassle, since the slots were close to one another and costs $25/day. They […] have a small pool and I think lemon water. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Poor housekeeping and not very helpful. Won't stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"No Family Hotel"
if I was single and ready to party, then this is the hotel, but for a family, is a little uncomfortable, trash on the sidewalk shady people hanging up front the hotel ...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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