White Sands Hotel

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of White Sands Hotel

White Sands Hotel

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near International Market Place

8.4/10 Very Good

160 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is $199
Price available on 8/31/2022
431 Nohonani Street, Honolulu, HI, 96815
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach towels
  • Self parking
  • Spa tub
  • Pool bar
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Microwave
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Waikiki
  • International Market Place - 5 min walk
  • Royal Hawaiian Center - 6 min walk
  • Waikiki Beach - 6 min walk
  • Waikiki Beach Walk - 7 min walk
  • Honolulu Zoo - 15 min walk
  • Ala Moana Center - 31 min walk
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa - 41 min walk
  • Hawaii Convention Center - 5 min drive
  • Ala Moana Beach Park - 9 min drive
  • Diamond Head - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Daniel K. Inouye Intl. Airport (HNL) - 22 min drive
  • Kapolei, HI (JRF-Kalaeloa) - 42 min drive

About this property

White Sands Hotel

When you stay at White Sands Hotel, you'll be in a great location, within just a 10-minute walk of Waikiki Beach and Waikiki Beach Walk. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Heyday, which serves dinner. A poolside bar, a spa tub, and a snack bar/deli are other highlights. Fellow travelers love the central location and comfortable guestrooms.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 94 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (USD 35 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Pool toys

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Beach nearby
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1957
  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa tub


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Pool hoist on site


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Lanai

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Heyday - This restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.
Heyday Pool Bar - Onsite bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 200.00 per stay

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 29.49 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Pool access
    • Beach loungers
    • Fitness/yoga classes
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • Newspaper
    • Phone calls (may be limited)
    • In-room safe
    • Concierge service
    • Additional inclusions

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for USD 35 per stay
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 35.00 per night


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 35 per pet, per night


  • Self parking costs USD 35 per night with in/out privileges

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

State tax ID - TA-017-073-5616-01

Also known as

Hotel White Sands
White Sands Honolulu
White Sands Hotel
White Sands Hotel Honolulu
White Sands Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu
White Sands Hotel Hotel
White Sands Hotel Honolulu
White Sands Hotel Hotel Honolulu

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Overall score and ratings


Very Good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very Good

Samantha, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic experience
Kerry, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hidden gem
I really liked this place. The place was such a little hidden gem everything was so clean and nice i definitely will be coming back
Julio, 5-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place, not only would I stay again - I am!
I stayed here for six nights and enjoyed it so much on my way back through Hawaii on my way home I decided not to book somewhere else but to return here. While not ‘right on the beach’ it’s only a very short walk away and I enjoyed being slightly away. Very close to a lot of amenities, and their service was amazing. They let me check in an hour earlier as the room was available and I hadn’t slept in about 24 hours. Only issue was someone did walk into my room while I was sleeping. I thought it might have been housekeeping as I could here them calling out housekeeping in the hall but they said the person I described doesn’t fit anyone in housekeeping. Either way, they reset the room key for the door and removed a day of the amenities fee for the scare (though on checkout I did have to ask for this removed as it wasn’t noted on my record). My only other suggestion is a clearer reservation process for tables around the pool. Maybe the reserved signs could have times attached. Often people reserved the tables but didn’t come for hours. And some more pool loungers would be nice. Some people would put a towel on there and go away to their rooms for an hour or two and expect they’d still be ‘reserved’ when they got back. I did upset someone moving the towel after the lounge had been vacant for 2 hours. I thought they’d abandoned the spot but they grumbled for ages afterwards and tried to shame me.
James, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Montia, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Older but Updated Hotel with Charm
One of the last walk in, "old Hawaii" open air front desk with a ground floor tropical pool. Beautiful round poolside bar and comfortable lounging areas. Nice poolside food too. Ask for pool view room to avoid street noise and not so great views. The rooms are decent but definitely not 5 star. Nice mini fridge and lots of counter space. Bathroom counter size is nice too. Mattress and pillow ok but not great. Loved having beach chairs, umbrella, and beach towels available for check out. Most hotels don't.
Lauren, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Justin, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Dreamy Throwback Hotel
My partner and I stayed at The White Sands as our home base while in the area for a wedding. It was centrally located in Waikiki, and so cute! The staff is kind and friendly, the decor is kitschy and throwback in the most perfect way, and every room includes private outdoor space! The hotel is still a little “in process” as they work to complete a cocktail bar in front and a few finishing touches throughout, but it’s fabulous as-is! Some of our friends who stayed at The White Sands for a few days before moving to one of the more expensive resorts- shared that they wished they had stayed at The White Sands for the duration of their trip as the resort they moved to was MUCH more expensive and not much better than what The White Sands had to offer. My only regret of the stay was not sprinkling for a room that had a pool view. The standard room balcony views are varied and generally not as pleasant as the pool view. When I return to Waikiki, I will return to The White Sands! It was so dreamy!
Views from the pool deck
Katherine, 7-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay
Great stay, clean, and lovely pool and bar area.
Marisa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Awesome owners
Always a pleasure coming here. Great people.
John, 1-night business trip
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