"Parking is extra"
Nice little hotel. Kinda the bare minimum for the area. Parking at the hotel is an extra $25 a night, otherwise you have to fight for street parking in the nearby neighborhood, which can be a pain in itself.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My room was located on the fourth floor at the Equus. The staff was very friendly and helpful. My room was clean and very comfortable.. nice and cool when I initially checked in. The Valet parking costs $25 a day but most of the fees were waived for me because I usually parked my car rental myself if I was able to find a space on my own. The room had […] a ironing board and iron, a refrigerator and a coffee maker and of course a 36" TV. I really loved the view i had, overlooking busy Ala Moana Blvd. And hope to book that very same room again when I return to Honolulu. It does tend to get a bit noisy with the occasional car blasting music at 6am in the morning, but overall the street noise wasn't that bad. The hotel is located a couple of miles from a Walmart, and you're in walking distance to Waikiki Beach. There are also a ton of restaurants and places to go shopping all nearby. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This hotel has done a fine job with an older building. Tucked in the middle of some high rise building, all the comforts of a bigger named hotel are here! Just wish the TV was bigger.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice, basic hotel close to beach"
Overall we had a great experience at the Equus. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were nice. Our two biggest complaints have more to do with the location of the hotel than anything the hotel can change now: 1) It is a rather hard hotel to find. It is very narrow and the valet parking location is not obvious like it would be at a bigger […] hotel. 2) There is a significant flight of stairs to get into the hotel and main lobby. There is no alternate entrance or elevator. For most people this is not a problem, but for my family (we had a 2 year old and stroller) it was a bit of a nuisance everytime we went in or out. Other than that, it was really a nice hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel close to beach & Hawaii Convention Ctr"
I was looking for a basic hotel, reasonably priced, walking distance to the Hawaii Convention Ctr. Hotel is basic, no room service BUT rooms are very nicely appointed and clean (elevator could use facelift) and every single staff person went out their way to make sure we were taken care of. Nice walk along the canal to the Convention Center, couple […] of blocks from Hilton Hawaiian Village and lots of restaurants and shopping. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"good location for adults"
I reserved a deluxe room but it was not deluxe. Funky dressers with tiny drawers. No shelf in the shower - had to put my things on the floor! There was a thermostat for the AC but it controlled on & off not the temp. Single ancient elevator.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel fairly comfortable"
would like room service to have been more prompt on one day. room cleaned just before 4 pm on next to last day of stayGenuine Expedia guest review
Good location near Waikiki and good restaurants.The beds were comfortable, the rooms clean with adequate space. The staff was responsive and friendly. However,this hotel is for the young or physically fit as there are 19 steps up from the street to the lobby and "ground floor elevator" I think advertising should reveal this. I am 86 and fit but many […] my age would be "pooped" to get to the first floor Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful experience at the Equus!"
We had a wonderful time and would recommend this hotel to family and friends anytime. Great job to the awesome, very friendly, professional staff for making our experience one to remember. From the day we got there to the day we left, it was perfect. This was a great vacation and we will be back. Thanks to Yoshi, Tim and Rene and many others. You all […] deserve a big pat on the back for a well run clean hotel. We loved the quaint clean rooms and the location close to shopping, beaches and great restaurants, as well. Thank you, again to all!!! Till next time... Mahalo! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great trip to Waikiki!"
Another good choice for location, comfortable rooms with an excellent staff!Genuine Expedia guest review
Was a nice stay can't really complain about to much we had the do not disturb sign in the door so overall good hotelGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great for the price"
Right on the edge of all the high end hotels, the a Equus is the perfect spot for an evening walk on the beach. It's close to the action and an easy walk to restaurants. Be ready for $25/day parking plus tax(!) and ask for a room away from the street.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is in need of a huge renovation. All of the windows were in need of replacement; seals were bad and all noise came through loud and clear. Cable was spotty and maid service was rare. We placed signs to make up room and maids had to be called after not cleaning for 2 days. I would not recommend this place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Small boutique hotel"
The room I had was tiny, the walls are very thin and the pool is so small don't even bother contemplating a swim. However, the staff is super friendly and accommodating and they keep the place clean and dignified. The location is ideal if you don't want to be in the thick of Wailiki madness; it's across the road from the beach and a 5 min walk to a […] major mall. I would stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We had a great stay at this hotel. The service was absolutely amazing and the rooms were quite nice. Don't be scared off by the lobby.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Review of Hotel Stay"
No clear sign from road and access from main road. Expensive for category of hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
Had a nice stay . Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. We would recommend to friends and family.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Green-focused hotel"
I really like this hotel for it's friendly personal vibe and convenient location on the edge of Waikiki. Bed was super comfortable and room was nice overall. Had convenient plus for recharging near the coffee counter-top, but nothing within easy reach of the bed. Liked the European-influenced using your room card to signal the air conditioning.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for people on a budget"
The location was very convenient for our trip. We were able to walk just a few minutes to Ala Moana Mall and very close to the bus stops. Restaurants, stores and beach were just a walk away. The room was really nice and clean. The only inconveniences was that you could hear the noise on the streets and sometimes from the rooms next door. The hotel is […] located right on the main street. Also no driveway for the main entrance, so if you are being dropped off by a cab you will be getting off on the main street way which is a busy street. Other than that, the hotel was very satisfying. Would definitely come back! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Easy parking, great staff. I will return when I visit.Genuine Expedia guest review
Stayed for a business meeting. Good value but not best for vacation. Very nice staff. Clean and safe.Genuine Expedia guest review
Advantages: Close to and walking distance to Ala Moana Shopping Center, good restaurants and fast food and about a good exercise walk (half a mile) to Waikiki beach. Disadvantages: Don't take any room that is higher than the 4th floor. There is only one elevator for the whole building for the hotel staff and hotel guests (give yourself waiting time […] every time you go up or down). If you are in a hurry, use the stairs (good luck if you are carrying heavy); House Keeping service is TERRIBLE. Got to tell the staff to have your room clean everyday or else....don't expect your room to be cleaned or trash emptied; they have a short supply of amenities like soap, shampoo and such; Hotel Staff....NEEDS A LOT OF TRAINING IN CUSTOMER FRIENDLY SERVICE....very cold and unfriendly. I only was greeted once with "Aloha" when I checked in. Otherwise you're just a stranger who happens to be in their building. One hotel staff, Keto, a bellman was brave enough to be friendly. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Surprisingly good value"
The hotel is small, but comfortable. The rooms are near a busy street and noisier than I would have liked. It seemed recently refurbished and included a mini-fridge and a Keurig coffee machine. Not much of a view, but that is what outside is for. The beach was a quick walk and the mall was also close. The staff was very warm.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Got my money's worth"
It was an awesome stay. Great place when going to conventions and such but parking was a bit expensive but I really enjoyed it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I loved the beds, every night I'd just fall asleep..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel staff were very engaging, polite, accommodating. Only disappointment we felt was in the housekeeping. Our complimentary coffee & tea were not refilled in the mornings, Cups not washed. But worse of all was the bedding was NOT changed the entire duration of our stay. Expected sheets changed by the third day but when that was not done we left […] notes for housekeeping & still it was not not. Beds were made up with the same used sheets. Even at home my beds sheets are washed at least once a week. While on vacation I expect my bed sheets washed especially since I am paying a premium price for staying there!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Facility, Unhelpful Staff"
I was given a very pleasant room, clean and neat. Unfortunately I was confirmed with a City King and got a room with a queen sized bed and no explanation for the change even when I inquired about it. Upon check-in I asked to have a day rate on my last day as my flight did not leave until 10:30 pm. After looking at the computer, the desk clerk said to […] check back on Monday (which was my last day). I thought that a little odd. I checked back two days later. They again said, wait until the last day. I inquired again on Sunday. They said just it would be $50.00 for a day rate and to check tomorrow. Then on Monday morning my last day, I called at 10:30 am to check again. They said just come down to the desk and take care of it. So I went to front desk and was told,Sorry your room is reserved. So why not tell me that the first time I inquired so I could have made other plans. Why on Sunday when I inquired did they told me how much it would be to stay late if my room was not available. I was never told about the safe in the room or given a key for it. The hotel was conveniently located and a nice hotel but staff was not helpful. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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
"Great location between Ala Moana and Waikiki"
Good value. Rooms okay, but missing desk and well-placed electrical plugs. Toilet very loud, like a jet engine. Best feature is location. Would definitely stay there again.Genuine Expedia 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
"Equus is a nice hotel for the price"
The hotel staff was very nice and helpful. The hotel entrance can be a bit challenging and parking can be an issue if you don't acquire a parking pass. I had to park across the street the first night (in a parking garage for $20). The price of parking is the same as if you have to park across the street but its definitely more convenient if you get […] a spot at the hotel. The hotel is within walking distance of the beach, restaurants, and shopping mall. Overall its a nice place for the money. Read moreGenuine Expedia 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
"Good hotel stay"
Generally a good experience. The staff were friendly, and we were greeted with pineapple juice upon our arrival. It is a little loud, because it's situated right on Ala Moana Blvd, but we didn't have trouble sleeping. The bed was comfortable. It's a great location too.Genuine Expedia 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
"wonderful stay after everything that happend...."
started off rocky, but the staff made it a wonderful stay so glad we didnt change hotels truly the most under rated hotel on the island from being there 5 days would never stay anywhere else other than there (perfect stay) the staff was wonderful (john crowe) (emee) think i found a new home and 2 new friends iv stayed in many hotels im done this was […] the best stay ever hands down, thanks john and emee you guys truly are something special Read moreGenuine Expedia 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
Staff was very welcoming upon arrival. Offered assistance with parking and luggages. Provided suggestions on local spots to visit along with directions. The beach along with many restaurants and shops were just a short walking distance away. Also, our room exceeded our expectations despite the low reviews on yelp. It Was very clean and maintained. Bed […] was unbelievably comfortable and room size was perfect for 2 people. I stayed for 5 nights and would definitely come back again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Where not to stay in Waikiki."
The TV didn't work most of the time, no linens in the room when I arrived, AC blew cold air right over the bed, no way to redirect the flow of cold air other than turning off the AC. And the one elevator took forever, as long as eight minutes ( I timed it after the forth or fifth time I had to wait longer than a few minutes).Genuine Expedia guest review
"good location close to the beach and restaurants"
nicely upgraded room with Keurig coffee in the roomGenuine Expedia 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
"Good location in Waikiki."
Good central location in Waikiki, welcoming friendly staff. Rooms toward the front however do pick up some traffic noise.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"good value for a room"
small hotel, one lift for ten floors. Good value for a comfortable room, with king bed. desk staff are helpful, but no breakfast or dining available. Road noise late into the night was an issueGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I would stay there again. Quiet area, helpful staff, not bad for the price, clean rooms, and centrally located to great shopping areas. My family of four enjoyed our stay. I would recommend this hotel to my friends. Please send my comments to the hotel staff. Kind Regards David Chand and FamilyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Locals"
I like the location - very near Ala Moana Beach and Magic Island, which together have a more local flavor than Waikiki Beach. The Equus room had ample space with a lanai, mini refrigerator and coffee maker. It is an ideal place for a shorter stay. The pool is quite small with only one table with a few chairs. Staff was VERY accommodating and friendly. […] They allowed an early check-in because the room was available. I think other hotels play a control game on that issue. I would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Really quirky hotel with lovely cheerful staff!!"
I would recommend the Equus hotel to anyone who likes a more quirky decor than your average hotel. It's very clean and nicely decorated. All the staff, from reception to housekeeping were very friendly, cheerful and helpful and accomodated every request we had. I would definitely stay here again. It's a short walk to the beach and also walking distance […] to the main shopping areas. There are some restaurants/bars very close by too :-) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"first looks can be decieving"
When I walked into reception I wondered what I had got myself into. But I was pleasantly surprised by the larger than normal rooms and finally a walk in shower. Staff helpful and pleasant. Short 5 minutes walk to Ala Moana Shops, 10 minutes to beach, 15 to 20 to Waikiki Beach. Good value for money.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel close to everything"
Stayed at the Equus end of August to beginning of September 2014. It is a great hotel close to everything. The staff are really really helpful and so nice. This hotel has everything you could want and more. The entrance is up a small flight of stairs (not wheelchair accessible). The rooms are great ours had a little balcony through the patio doors. […] The boulevard is noisy all the time, but you do get used to it, I would say that is the only bad thing about this hotel. All the staff are great, the front desk staff will give you towels for the beach (just ask them), they can also organize your transfer to the airport. The Valets in the garage are really nice and helpful. Zach on the tours desk can arrange any excursions. Our stay was amazing and we would definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"nice hotel, good location"
nice staff, nice location, close to beach and shops, overall a good selection and price is reasonableGenuine Expedia guest review
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