"I would stay here again!"
Staff was friendly. The location was great- not too far from the beach. I liked that were places to eat right outside the hotel: korean bbq, subway and a sandwich and smoothie place. There was a kitchen and fridge inside the hotel room. Free towel and umbrella and water toys. Cant beat the price for what you get!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean & close to everything in Waikiki."
the room was clean and comfortable. Being on Kuhio Ave it was close to everything.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The only thing I didn't like was having to due an inventory on the dishes, cups, and forks etc.... That was kind of a pain because I had no use for the kitchenette that came with room. Other then that the front desk staff was great and for the price good deal.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Never stayed there. Hotel was closed at 10 PM with gated bars to prevent entry. Hotel would not send a clerk back for check-in.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is OK. The murphy bed was new for us, but that's part of the adventure with traveling. We were first sent to a smoking room which was filthy, so we asked to be moved to a non-smoking room and it was much cleaner and better. But the AC can get annoyingly loud. Just don't expect anything super fancy. This is an apartment-hotel, studio type. […] What disappointed me was the club next to the place. Noise wasn't an issue but you'd find shady people lurking around the corners, drinking or drunk. Just not a safe feeling at night. But there's a security guard by the hotel at night who is nice. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice location but terrible house keeping."
Very nice location right in Waikiki. 2 blocks down to the beach , and the famouse udon is just right upfront. however, the service was terrible , nobody come to clean my rooms for three days until I talked to the reception about it. Room keeper didn't not change towels nor vacuum, and carpet was still full of sands. For about the same price go to the […] holiday inn that is just right next block. Save yourself hassle. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Worst hotel ever!"
Dropped off at a night club. When I had my 13 yr old and then i needed a code to get in. Was not given one. Had me wait 5 hrs to get assistance. The hotel manager wanted to charge me $45.00 so she can come out and give me code. I went and walked with my daughter at 2am in Honolulu and I found a hotel myself. Was very unhappy with this night club hotel. […] How can Epedia ever recommend it to anyone. That place is a college hang out with lots of drinking. Cops were called twice. Inside that hotel. And the security was rude and kicked us out and told us we had to wait outside. This place has no lobby it's a dump and a party house. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Worst hotel on kuhio avenue"
Called let them know that I was checking in late. Lady couldn't find my res for a while then told me to look for security when I got in and gave me a code. Got there and took me 15 min to find security. Put me in room right above play bar and had pounding music in my room all night couldn't sleep. Hotel front desk spke broken English improper for any […] hotel. Room was dirty and smelled like mothballs. Horrible stay Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Clean, spacious and convenient"
Clean, spacious, convenient and affordable. Quick overnighter this time but would book a longer stay because of the spacious, clean rooms and kitchenettesGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great room for the price"
This room was in the perfect location for me and my activities that I had planned. Parking is always a little tricky if you have a vehicle, but it is definitely do able. The room was very spacious and came with plenty of kitchen gear to create your own meals. There was plenty of towels, blankets, and necessities to make your stay very comfortable. The […] staff at Kuhio Banyan are also excellent and are very friendly and helpful. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Budget price kitchenette."
Budget place to stay. Great if you want to cook your own meals and stay for a while in Waikiki without breaking the bank. Bring your own shampoo, soap and hairdryer. Be prepared that there is traffic noise and a bar downstairs that is noisy on some nights. The style is definitely "Old Hawaii" Furnishings and décor are not new or trendy. For the price, […] it is clean, comfortable and secure. Security guard at night and key only entry after office hours. Staff is very friendly and helpful with the exception of one front desk person. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"dont stay here"
Not a hotel. Its an apt building converted to hotel. Not worth time or moneyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I'll never recommend this hotel for any body. They don't have bed. I should slept on the floor because they didn't prepare bed in the room. Nobody believe me when I say about this worst hotel. Finally they gave me small mattress without blanket. Before I check in I waited 1 and half hour because nobody was at the counter. Be smart!! Never choose kuhio […] banyan Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"the nightclub below likes loud music!"
good location. Noisy, oler hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel on a Budget."
If you want to go to Hawaii and you have limited funds, this place will work just fine. The Kitchenette is great for eating in. I always bring some easy dinner meals from home and make my own meals. This leaves me more to spend on gifts. It is an older hotel and furnished from the 70's, but you get what you pay for. The ladies at the front desk are […] very helpful in finding parking for you if you have rented a car. I got to use a parking space from one of the perminent tenants. He only charged me 10 bucks a day. That was another savings! Used that towards gas. If you are expecting 4 star quality, don't stay here. If you are wanting a place to rest your head in between seeing the island and you don't care about having ammenities, here you go! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to beach"
Murphy bed was terrible. Room was clean but really run down. People were nice.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good hotel for this money"
Very good staff, Very good locacion of 200 meturs from beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
"hole in the wall"
This is not a hotel, it is a converted apartment complex with an entrance in a mini-strip mall type of building. It needs work, but the rate reflected this and it was affordable for being in Waikiki. After arriving on a late flight, I got to the building at 10:10pm, which was 10 minutes after closing time. No one was there and there wasn't a note on […] the door telling me to contact security. The phone number that was listed just rang and rang. I had to get a room at another hotel, which was not cheap and it took a couple hours before I was able to get to bed. Not a great first impression. Otherwise the staff was nice. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Look can be deceiving...."
The picture of the building looks inviting, but once you get in the room, it needs a lot of updating. TV is so small and outdated. 20 inch tv is so small. The bed was not as comfortable and it's called the Murphy bed, the kind that you pull down from the wall. If I only knew, I would not have stayed there. Carpet and furnitures needs updating and should […] be replaced. The shower header was too low and placed on the corner of the shower stall. The air conditioner was the old fashion kind that's still fitted to the window. The couches and cushions were smelly and dirty, they need to be replaced. After we checked in the room, there was a note stating that the water will be turned off at a certain time, that was inconvenienced. The window treatments were terrible and should be replaced. Windows needs to be double pane to keep the loud noises coming from the club or bars surrounding the area. Carpet throughout the whole area, the hallways and elevator needs to be replaced. It was filthy dirty. Not enough lighting around area when returning to the room at dark. This place could make big bucks if they could raise up the standards of the rooms. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Very small and there was no parking could park at another hotel for $25 a nightGenuine Hotels.com guest review
nice bathroomGenuine Hotels.com guest review
In all, I really enjoyed my stay. The room was a bit old and out-dated, and the bar downstairs was a little bothering. But, the service was fantastic, and for the price...you can't go wrong. The room was surprisingly very clean and I loved the little kitchen. My experience was a lot better than I expeted it to be.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to beach"
Very close to beach. Room was OK, queen size Murphy bed and two twin beds. Some staff members were very helpful, others, not so much. If you wanted a hot shower there was no water pressure.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Bad customer service, the room felt dirty."
I did not like how the lady at the counter desk gave me attitude, she was so disrespectful and rude. I would never go to that hotel ever and I surely don't recommend this hotel to anybody. I had to switch to 3 rooms. Back and forth! back and forth! It was the most irritating thing. Also the front desk lady did not tell me everything that I needed to […] know about the hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"I would never stay here again..."
My friends were coming the next day, so I decided to book a random cheap place where I can just sleep for one night. I am not exaggerating when I say that this was the worst Hotel experience in my life. The lady at the front desk was nice, but the building, the room and the location is dead awful. I had to kill a cockroach with a night stand in my room. […] The air conditioning is old and very loud. The shower looks like one you would find in a prison. There is no shampoo in the bathroom and the water trickles down from the shower head. Worst of all, there is a bar/club downstairs, and you hear the loud music well past midnight. I would not stay here for 20 dollars. Maybe if it was free but only for one night. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Television didn't work. Room smelled like mold! Bed was a Murphy bed...very uncomfortable. No shampoo or any standard amenities. Gross is the word that comes to mind when I think of this room. The front office staff was EXCELLENT! But great personalities only go so far.....Genuine Expedia guest review
"A basic place to stay"
A hotel similar to what one would find traveling about in out of the way places in Asia; if you are looking for a five star hotel, look elsewhere! A low cost, basic place to sleep (and cook if you wish); location accessible to all of Waikiki. Our experience was that the staff was very accommodating: we showed up before check-in time and the desk person […] found us a room; they were consistently helpful with information. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Cheap and shabby but clean"
The bare-bones room with a Murphy bed was clean but it looked like nothing had been changed since the 1950's.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"It is at the prime location, however..."
The hotel in general is old and ok, but there are three things need to bring up for future customers' attention: 1) the small wall air condition is so noisy when you turn it on. I have to put ear plugs to get to sleep. (still pretty loud) 2) the wall bed mattress is uncomfortable, it's uneven, and it makes noises when you writhe. 3) the maids only […] come on Tuesdays and Fridays to make it full clean up. ( I stayed from Wed. till next Tue., so I only get ONE TIME clean up. I did not realize until I asked the staffs for more towels.) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to bua stop"
it was okay ezcept it gets really loud at night because of the clubGenuine Expedia guest review
"Budget accommodations in Waikiki"
Stayed two nights. On arrival my plane was delayed, so I got to the hotel after 9pm. I was charged $45 cash because the agent had finished work for the night! Hotel staff were less than helpful, to say the least. Not demonstrating the "Aloha Spirit" on my first impression of Hawaii. Hotel is centrally located, easy access to Waikiki Beaches and other […] attractions. The price is right. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
All rooms are Studios with a pull-down Queen sized Murphy bed and kitchenette with a small refridgerator, micro-wave oven, coffee-maker, utensils, dishes and a breakfast table. Two living room sofas also convert to two single beds. Clean. Window air conditioned kept it cool. Variable speed overhead fan with overhead light. Adequate closet space for […] two people. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good place if not going to be in the room much"
The hotel is conveniently located close to the beach and shopping in Waikiki. There is not much to the room, but it is convenient and not too expensive if you're going to take advantage of the things there are to do in Hawaii and not spend too much time in the hotel. The bed is not very comfortable. They did not replenish the coffee packet. We only […] got the one and we were there 17 days. The staff was friendly. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A Fair Treat"
The Front Desk Ladies were very helpful in making quick decisions to allow changes made without any hassle or any additional charges. I was very happy and satisfied .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I'd stay again"
Not super friendly staff but who cares. Cheap room, 2 blocks from beach, full kitchen so we saved even more money eating in. Win win.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to the each but....."
hotel was close to the wikiki nightlife but that allow for allot of outside noise the rooms were actually pretty clean for the price. Unfortunatley the room smelled like an ashtrayGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good value for the money"
The Kuhio Banyan is an older, walk-up building on the mauka (mountain) side of Waikiki. Rooms are small studios with Murphy beds -- nothing fancy, but the place is clean and well cared for. If you plan on spending your time at the beach and doing other outdoor activities and need a safe, clean place to sleep, Kuhio Banyan provides great value for the […] money. In addition, the staff were friendly and helpful and beach gear (chairs, boogie boards, coolers, beach towels) are available for day use at no charge to guests. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"not the way i pictured it."
hotel location is too rowdy. drunk people from the club downstairs was scary.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Older but close to everything."
The room is very inexpensive. The room is old but it was clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. The location is great. It is in a small plaza with a couple restaurants and stores. It is a 5 minute walk from Waikiki Beach. It is near the center of the strip where all the shopping restaurants are. I don't recommend it for a romantic getaway but […] for the price, the location can't be beat. We were staying 1 night so my wife said "Get something cheap and we will spend the savings on dinner." (I later found out that she didn't mean CHEAP, just kinda cheap.) Either way, if you are a budget minded traveler or don't plan on spending much time at the hotel, I absolutely recommend Kuhio Banyan. The rooms/furniture are very old but they have a small kitchenette. They have murphy beds so be aware. For the money you pay, this is a good value. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"don't waste your time"
This is not a hotel you want to stay at.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was a pleasant experience overall. The Murphy bed gave more room but was quite hard and uncomfortable to sleep on. The kitchenette was well stocked with the essentials. It had a window airconditioner but was quite efficient. Daily maid service was excellent if you remember to put that little tag on the right way. If you have a rental car there is […] no parking unless a permanent resident has a space available to rent for $15 per day and they rent by the week not by the day. Public garage parking is just one street over and $25 per day for a hotel guest anywhere. All in all, I would stay there again. I had made reservations at the last minute coming from Korea and the value was good for Waikiki. The bus stops right in front of the Banyan. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
this place is as others have said. Very old and outdated. Staff has been very nice. Inexcusable for owner to not have installed new flooring in last 30 years.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent location, a lot of eating spots around"
Excellent location, a lot of eating spots around, bus stop near front door, no need to rent car (parking 35$/night and more, no weekly). Beach 2 blocks. Hotel pretty clean, kitchen with some pans, dishes, good size bed and additional sleeping place at sofa (take the sheets for sofa), a lot of towels, mirrors, small TV. East wing connected with night […] club-try west wing, but air conditioner shields the noise anywhere. Bus 19 to airport �45-50min, 2.5$.No staff after 10pm and front desk as a hotel door should be locked. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Nice location and the room not too bad.. you can't expect much for this price.. no wifiGenuine Expedia guest review
"good enough for me"
This is a decent 2 star hotel in the heart of Waikiki. I enjoyed my stay there and would stay there again. It is one of the cheaper places to stay but has a kitchenette and is right where i wanted to be. There are no special amenities there so it is not for everyone but it was good enough for me.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Poor hotel room with strong smell"
It was aweful. I have never stayed such massy room before. The sheet in the room was dirty. You can easily listened to what your neighbour was doing. If you stay in this hotel, you won't miss everything worst in your life.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
HORRIBLE SMELL WHILE RIDING ON THE ELEVATOR, CARPET OR RUG ON THE ELEVATOR WALLS HAVE AN AWFUL ODOR. Not expensive to clean. Room had a bad smell I had to ask for deoderisor to elimanate the smell temporary, The staff was friendly. the hotel sorrounding was very noisy from 1 through 4 o'clock in the morning.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good for couples that want to have a good tim"
Did not like that window could not be opened. Location was excellent close to all activities.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Value For The Price!"
This hotel was a great value for me and far exceeded my expectations. I was expecting much less from the hotel and room based on the low price. I was surprised that the staff was quite friendly and professional. Check-in and out was a breeze. The room was very clean and quiet (requested quiet room). The kitchen was well equipped for cooking and everything […] worked....yes everything. TV, AC, shower, microwave, coffeemaker, ceiling fan, plumbing. No problems with room at all. This seemed to be a place for older travelers and those interested in cooking in their rooms to save money. It is not a new property and the furniture in the rooms shows the age. It was clean, quiet and well maintained for an older property. I think it is a well kept secret for buget minded travelers. I have paid more and gotten less for my money at other similar priced hotels in Waikiki. My one week stay was in Feb when the weather was cooler. The bar nearby was not very busy even on the weekends. During the summer, the small AC may not cool this room with the large windows as well. Windows do not open and there is no cross vetilation. Also, I think the bar downstairs in the courtyard would be much busier during warmer weather. Bring your own shampoo and conditioner...it is not provided. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Can't Beat the Price!"
I needed to find an inexpensive hotel for a short business trip to Honolulu and this served my needs well. No frills for sure but so convenient to everything. I took the city bus to the convention center every morning and it was always there when I needed it and only costs 2.50 per ride. I generally walked back and it was nice to see all of the stores […] so close by. I considered it safe although it looked a little sketchy, but I felt completely fine there. There was a great breakfast place too that was very close ($5.00 breakfast!). The staff does everything by hand....no real computers there, but the staff were all really nice. There is no internet. I took a shuttle ride there from the airport and it cost 11.00 per ride. If you are looking to save money, I would recommend this place again. I stayed at another nicer hotel later the next week at the end and it was three times more expensive and I rated this place higher. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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