Usually, boutique hotels are fine. This was the exception. Their description on the web was very misleading. Their pool was filthy. The establishment was very seedy. The only positive item was the friendliness of the staff .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
There are boutique hotels and then there is The Equus. I hardly ever rate the hotels we use but I decided that this one needs to be rated. The overall general state of the hotel was very tired and sad. Their pool was unacceptable - very dirty. Their ads were false and they lacked services. The only positive thing was their staff. They were very polite […] and willing. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good value for Waikiki"
Good smallish boutique hotel near the action in Waikiki. I was a bit disappointed with the pool - quite small and not a lot of deck space for just laying out.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very dissapointed for the price"
We paid $200.00 for this room in total. We go to Honolulu often and I have never paid more than $100.00 to stay at very nice hotels. I was really surprised about this place. Didn't sleep because of the noise. Bed was okay. Room was very dirty. I couldn't believe how dirty the bathroom was. Filthy. Never again will I stay here. I think it was only worth […] $75.00 at most, and that was just because of the location. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Everyone was friendly and helpful, without exception. Convenient location. Our 9th floor room was nice and clean and extras such as a balcony, k-cup coffee, WSJ paper,lots of clean towels, etc. were appreciated. Limited onsite parking and the bed was not as firm as we would have liked. We enjoyed our stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My stay at the Equus Hotel was quite nice. The location and room comfort was on point, however, the wi-fi connection was horrible. I was not able to use it which was very disappointing being that that was one of the main reason I chose that hotel other than it's lcoation. Hopefully, in the near future, that isse will be fixed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great pick for the price!"
The Equus suited us very well. The location was not on Waikiki beach but ~10 minute walk to the eastern end of it. We loved that this put us closer to places locals actually go to eat than all the overpriced tourist traps central to Waikiki. The hotel itself is not much to look at from the outside but our room was clean, comfortable, and decor pleasant. […] Hotel staff extremely friendly and accommodating. Would definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We stayed at the Equus for an overnight stay on the weekend. Close to Ala Moana and the Hilton Lagoon. Very convenient for our stay. Nice smaller hotel. Limited parking, but at a cost. Small pool, but who needs it with the beach so close by. Great value for the price in my opinion.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location and nice rooms"
Great little hotel perfect for a few days of shopping at Ala Moana Mall. Staff were friendly and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"5 mins walk to Ala Moana"
Stop over on our way back home to shop at Ala Moana shopping center and location wise -exactly what we were after. not recommended if you havent visited honolulu before as its far from the main waikiki strip the rooms were spacious, old decor, clean and comfortable. The only complaint was how noisy flushing the toilets are -its worst than flushing […] the toilets on the plane. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
房间布置不错，服务特别好，非常耐心周到。只是双人间靠马路，阳台门窗隔音不好，整晚车辆就像在耳边呼啸而过。带厨房的高楼公寓，视野很好，海景很美，但高层无法开窗通风，空调噪声大。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hyvä palvelu ja hyvä hinta/laatusuhde !"
Hyvä hotelli omatoimimatkailijoille. Palvelualtis henkilökunta.Hyvä sijainti.Hyviä ruokaravintoloita lähellä.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bra beliggenhet men noe støy fra hovedgate"
Bra hotell men alt for høy pris i den perioden vi benyttet hotelletGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Sehr freundliches Personal"
Gutes Preis- Leistungsverhältnis mit super nettem Personal und Strandnähe. Zimmer waren nur etwas laut und das Bett viel zu weich - beim Drehen ein Wasserbettfeeling..Genuine Expedia guest review
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"Great staff and comfortable bed, but traffic noise"
03/04/14 Lizpaul Maple Ridge BC Canada
Stayed one night and were booked for 7. Really welcoming staff and bed super comfortable. Newly furnished room too and very clean. Problem was the 6 Lane traffic on the street below was constant! No sound proofing and sleep was difficult even with ear plugs! Staff were very gracious about us checking out. So if you need relative quiet don't stay here. We were moved to floor 9 and still couldn't stand the traffic din.
"Friendliest staff, unbeatable location, uniquely furnished rooms."
Loved this hotel! We are locals and it's nice to stay downtown in a place that does not have a lot of tourists. They paid so much attention to detail in the way they furnished the rooms, including towels folded into birds and swans awaiting our arrival. Definitely recommend this hotel to both tourist and local people!
02/28/14 Mitchell H Melbourne, Australia
OMG what a place to stay! Had such a ball here as the staff were amazing and hours of conversations with them. Rooms were modern and always kept clean by the cleaner. It is really close to the shopping mall and to the main square. Very family orientated but also good for business with some spectacular views. If you here for a long time or just a stop inn - stay here!!
02/24/14 Valerie F
Nice, clean and comfortable hotel. Staff is friendly and helpful. Bed is comfortable, showers are great and the air works wonderfully. Only reason not a 5 is the street noise. We did okay with it but light sleepers might not
"What you need to know"
02/22/14 travellingon60 kingston, ontario
Select you goal good for seeing the island, close to cruise ship terminal, Ala Mona plaza where there is The Bus terminal, close to Waikiki beach and Ala Mona Beach which is better and centrally located Staff make this small and cozy hotel note good for bleachers or families who have young children as it is a drag to deal with the traffic on Ala Mona Blvd Plus no food great coffee in the room with milk sugar and cookies There is a frig so you can go to ABC store one block on the levy of entrance to get everyone which includes breakfast lunch and light supper. Cheap wine and expensive beer is available avoid second floor. Convent but very noisy. Cannot open window due to street noise. we arrived late for 4 days before we bordered a world cruise with Crystal. Although we asked for a quiet room at the back not so lucky as they were full and we were last ones in. Room 208. Was large but needs some colour, over looked parking lot and Ala Mona Blvd. real disappointment but after 18 hrs flying from Kingston we just wanted to sleep in their very comfy bed
02/21/14 Salmouth Falmouth, Ma
Small boutique hotel that has recently been redone with lovely linens and furnishings. There is no restaurant, which is a bit of a drawback,but the staff makes up for that. They are all so helpful and pleasant to deal with. The concierge duo of Danielle and Chad were really marvelous in helping four of us plan our days and get around Honolulu. It is one of the closest Waikiki hotels to Pearl Harbor and a good value, as well.
02/19/14 Charlie L Minneapolis, Minnesota
Great location; about a block or 2 from Waikiki beach, but can't see it from the hotel. Excellent value - tiny (about 60 rooms on 9 floors), but the room was great, and restaurants and services just down Ala Moana.
"Fantastic service, Island of calm"
02/15/14 Winnifred C Olalla, Washington
Tho I had made an error in booking reservations for 2 rooms, Puka & Rene were incredibly calm & helpful in correcting it & getting us settled into their lovely boutique hotel. Bellman Romero was "everywhere" making sure our bags were stowed until the issue was straightened out. This hotel is a small island of calm in what has become the jungle of Honolulu. Walk into the gorgeous lobby & it's like you're in another world. Yet when you exit onto the street there are several great restaurants & a McDonalds within a 1/4 mi one way & Ala Moana Mall within walking distance the other. Trolleys to go anywhere you could want to go just across the road, & a beach within walking distance. Airport suttle right to the door. All with beatifully appointed rooms with coffee,tea @ your fingertips. Concierge Danielle was also very helpful in taking care of some airliine hangup, we only wish she had been there earlier in the month to take care of booking our tours. Definetly would return here in a heartbeat.
"Great location, average hotel"
02/14/14 sevsa Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Equus Hotel is in a great location being on the edge of Waikiki and within walking distance of central Waikiki, Ala Moana Mall and and many places to eat. It is also very convenient to buses that take you to Diamond Head, downtown Honolulu, Pearl Harbor and the airport. From street level you have to climb a flight of stairs to get to the lobby and elevator. The elevator is very slow but you'll get where you are going eventually. The room itself was very nicely decorated and clean. There was also a balcony although the main sight you can see is the building directly across from it. You can easily hear the traffic noise coming up from the street which probably won't keep you up but which you can often hear. There is a small refrigerator in the room along with a K-cup coffee maker which you sometimes need to ask to be replenished. Interestly there is also a very small pool off of the lobby although we never saw anyone in it.
"No Parking read what else"
02/12/14 Sticklert Tacoma, Washington, USA
I come to Hawaii 3 times a year on business and every so often I get adventurous and try a new hotel. the Bad: Parking off site about a block away and $20/ day. Not handicapped friendly so if you have lots of luggage and/ or are old you will battle a flight of stairs. And no desk to work from. Room was clean bed is comfortable and they have complimentary wi-fi.
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