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White Sands Hotel

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

The room is clean. The hotel is a little hidden paradise. The people are super friendly especially Christina Oirbos! I will visit again. I especially like the little garden, sauna, and the little koi fish. It is a serene place! Just beautiful!More

2  Thank Jjnpl13
Response from islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands HotelResponded 7 May 2014

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experiences. I am glad you liked our koi pond and you also mentioned that you would stay with us again. I am very pleased to hear that you complimented on Cristina who provided exceptional...More

Reviewed 25 April 2014

Don't kid yourself that you are going to get anything other than a budget motel room when booking a room at this property. If you can do this then you won't disappoint yourself. This is, as others have said, a 60/70s style motel. It is...More

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Response from islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands HotelResponded 26 April 2014

Aloha chasingfish, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experiences with us on Tripadvisor. We at White Sands Hotel greatly value your feedback. I want you to know that we are taking your concerns very seriously and are trying to improve our...More

Reviewed 19 April 2014

We (2 adults) were very disappointed. Just got home from Hawaii. Our travel agent had never been to Honolulu so she was not able to help us. We took the saver option. The room had never been updated. ( 40's or 50's) Furniture was nicked,...More

Thank ksmc M
Response from islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands HotelResponded 25 April 2014

Aloha KSMC M , Thank you for taking your valuable time to post the review of your recent stay with us on tripadvisor. I am happy to hear that you liked our location, it's in Waikiki and it is walking distance to shopping and you...More

Reviewed 14 April 2014

Excellent old style hotel on the back streets of Waikiki. As an Oahu resident for 30 years we have stayed at most of the large name brand hotels at one time or another. Generally they have devolved into faceless boxes in which to spend the...More

2  Thank Thomas S
Response from islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands HotelResponded 25 April 2014

Aloha Thomas S, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experiences on tripadvisor. We truly appreciate the feedback. I am so glad that you mentioned our hotel is a great place for great value. I am pleased to hear that you complimented...More

Reviewed 9 April 2014

First and foremost the staff was excellent, above average!!! My room had a broken down sofa, the mattress needed replace as it was broke down. The room itself needed a lot of up keep. Over all I guess I got what I paid for.More

2  Thank Wesley E
Response from islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands HotelResponded 26 April 2014

Aloha Wesley E, Thank you very much for taking time to write a review of your recent stay with us. It is great to hear that you were very pleased with our staff, I will acknowledge and recognize their efforts in providing excellence services to...More

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#37 Business Hotel in Honolulu
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Response from Phil P | Reviewed this property |
It's approx 10 min to waikiki beach itself....you will pass a dozen places on the way maybe more....depends on your taste....you could eat somewhere different each day for breakfast as you are generally 5 to 10 min from... More
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Jill H
18 January 2017|
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Response from pally1070 | Reviewed this property |
From White Sands to Denny's is not really worth it. Denny's is on Lewers Street. Probably at a casual pace, 15 minutes walk. There are plenty of better places to eat on the way.
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Anthony S
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Response from julie31332016 | Reviewed this property |
The White Sands Hotel is in a perfect location to walk to almost anywhere. We loved it so much we have booked to go there again this year.
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"Ask for a lower level room if you don't like stairs-There's no elevator."
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"There was no elevator (in my side of the building), so be prepared to take one or two flights of stairs..."
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"Room facing the pool we liked the most"
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"Ask for a Courtyard/Pool view room or else you get stuck with a street or parking lot view"
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