by Whitney Rife
This Best Western is an Aqua Boutique hotel situated in central Waikiki between the beach and the canal. Waikiki Beach is just three blocks away, offering Beach Walk shopping and dining. All 80 rooms and suites feature newly renovated Art Deco designs with ocean colors. Guests enjoy private lanais, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen televisions. Families can munch on leftovers with refrigerators and microwaves in the rooms. A luxury two-bedroom penthouse is available with videogame consoles, an extra bathroom and a full kitchen. Children under 18 stay for free with parents. Complimentary American continental breakfasts are available daily in the lobby. Guests also enjoy a complimentary Manager’s Reception and Wii Hour. For fun, a small pool is on the terrace and barbeque grills are available for family picnics. Sporty families can hike to the famous Diamond Head or play water sports at the beach. Nearby, the International Marketplace is a great place to try our local restaurants.
Our Editor Loves
- Free continental breakfast
- Rooms & suites with kitchenettes
- Small pool on terrace
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
We were told upon check-in that our room was being swapped for a room far from the construction noise since we were told construction was being done exclusively on the top floors. However, we were woken up early in the morning the 2nd day to incessant drilling sounds from seemingly right above our ceiling. The construction continued the entire morning only breaking for lunch. We asked the front desk about the construction situation above our room and were told that construction was actually happening on our entire side of the building and that no other rooms were available for us to switch to. I mentioned that we were told upon check-in by a different associate that we were supposed to be nowhere near the construction but the associate we were speaking with simply said that assertion was inaccurate and was not at all apologetic about our situation. The associate that originally checked us in and told us we'd get a quiet room also never turned to look at us during this entire conversation. As such, we felt that we were simply set up to stay in the middle of all the construction.
by Joe J
The hotel was just right and close to Shops and Waikiki beach. When in Hawaii go for the long walks along the beach, Diamond Head and other areas with amazing scenery. Try locally prepared food and snacks.