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White Sands Hotel

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Reviewed 22 September 2013

This is a great little hotel for the money,right in the middle of everything,shops,bars etc.. The beach is just a short 1 block walk over.. The rooms were a little dated,but very clean,( maid service everyday).. A nice little pool,right in a sun trap.. Staff very helpful,with lots of good advice for the area. Would recommend this hotel again...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Patongrocks, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at the Aqua White Sands Hotel. We at White Sands greatly value your comments. I am pleased to hear that you liked our little hotel with clean rooms, great location to everything. And, I am glad you complimented our team members who were helpful, with...

Albury, Australia
Reviewed 21 September 2013

this is in a fantastic central location - it has very friendly staff It is very very basic, the bathrooms need renovation (we had two rooms one on each side) - but suits the price they charge the pool is suitable as there are not many around using it - great for a quick dip in-between activities my only real...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Susan K, Thank you for taking the time to post the review on Tripadvisor. We greatly value your feedback. It is always helpful to have this kind of feedback so that we continue to strive to improve the quality of your stay at our property. I am glad to hear that you complimented our friendly, wonderful staff, I will...

Ostrava, Czech Republic
Reviewed 17 September 2013

First of all, I would like to stress out, that I will recommend this hotel. I really liked the kitchenette, sink and microwave owen - this can save you a lot of money in rather more expensive Waikiki neighbourhood. The courtyard with the pool is great! The Waikiki beach and a lot of places of interest are nearby. What I...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Jan1988, Thank you for posting your review on Tripadvisor. We greatly value your feedback. I am so happy to hear you liked the kitchenette, sink and microwave oven. I appreciated you would recommend our hotel. You also mentioned our courtyard with the pool was great and we were nearby a lot of places. Situation about the internet, we are...

Coaldale, Canada
Reviewed 16 September 2013

We stayed for 6 nights in this hotel after spending 6 nights in Kona on the Big Island (this was our first trip to Hawaii). This hotel was perfectly acceptable, but I guess we found it a little disappointing after having stayed in a one bedroom ocean view condo in Kona for a similar price (rooms are just sooo much...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Jennifer 135, Thank you for your feedback on your vacation. We at Aqua White Sands greatly value your comments. I am glad to hear that you complimented on our staff, and particularly ChristieAnn who provided you good services. You also mentioned our location was good. And you enjoyed our pool, ground, rooms and flat screen TV. Your comments are...

Oak Ridge, North Carolina
Reviewed 14 September 2013

The hotel was somewhat dated, but nice people and a great value in Honolulu. It was near the International Market, the upscale shops, Margaritaville restaurant/bar, and Waikiki Beach. The flowers and shrubs give you an idea of what to see around the island and tiki idols in the courtyard were a nice touch! Books and games available on the deck...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha IWanToLiveOnIslands, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience on your vacation. I appreciate you mentioned Aqua White Sands is a value hotel in Honolulu. And you enjoyed our pool, flowers and shrubs, tiki idols and books and games on the deck. Your comments are very important to us and will be used to improve our...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

Great hotel to stay at for a great price. The rooms have kitchen areas with all utensils and such included. It's in a great location, tons of access to the bus stops. I stayed for 3 nights and would go back again!

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on tripadvisor. It has been an honor and a pleasure to have you as our Valued guest. Please know that your feedback is very important to us, and it will be a tool as we make changes to enhance the guest experience. We at Aqua White Sands Hotel appreciate...

Lyon, France
Reviewed 6 September 2013

My husband and I stayed for a few days in August at the White Sands and spent a really pleasant time there. The staff is friendly and always smiling. Cristina welcomed us the first day and made us feel comfortable for our first time in Hawaii. The team there knows the area very well and always recommends the best places!...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Melissa, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at the Aqua White Sands Hotel. I am glad that you complimented our staff, especially Cristina who provided good services to you, and I will acknowledge their efforts to make you have a pleasant stay in Hawaii. You also mentioned you enjoyed our great, quiet...

Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

The staff at the White Sands were friendly and helpful. We were given a free upgrade on arrival and the room was clean and large with a comfortable bed and nice en suite. The pool and spa area was excellent but the location of the hotel was best of all just a short stroll to markets, shopping and dining.

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Keith T, Thank you very much for taking time to write a review of your recent stay with us. I am glad you enjoyed your upgraded room which was clean and large with a comfortable bed . You also liked our great location. I appreciate you mentioned our friendly and helpful staff, I will pass the message to them...

Reviewed 4 September 2013

A 3 star hotel. There is NO internet in the rooms ! they charge for internet in the lobby. Come on America you can do better than that. Good location. Easy walk to the beach, shops, public transport, food court & restaurants. Starting to show its age. There are better places for less $ within walking distance.

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Zimbotravel, Thank you very much for taking time to write a review of your recent stay with us. It is great to hear that you liked our good location: convenient to the beach, restaurants. We are in the process of upgrading our internet. When you visit us again, we will have a better internet services. We appreciate your comments...

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 26 August 2013

we stayed at this hotel for a week and really enjoyed our time there. the hotel is a low rise, which lended to the ambiance for us. the only drawback is that there is no elevator. we had a room overlooking the pool and were very surprised at how quiet it was, especially at night. the room decor is a...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Tessa R, Mahalo for taking the time to write about your experiences with us on Tripadvisor. We greatly appreciate your feedback. I am glad to hear that you complimented on our super friendly staff, especially ChristieAnn and the housekeeper, I will pass on the message to them and acknowledge their efforts in providing good services . I am also...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Breakfast Available
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This quaint low-rise hotel is your home away from home located just 1 1/2 blocks to Waikiki Beach, less than a block to shopping, dining and the best Waikiki activities. The lovely central courtyard features a swimming pool with sundeck and barbeque grill. All rooms offer lanai/balconies open to city or pool views and most rooms include kitchenette facilities with stove-top, microwave and refrigerator. With our daily convenience fee for all stays White Sands Hotel allows guests to enjoy many hotel services and activities without having to incur miscellaneous charges. These amenities include DVDNow (Unlimited movies & PS3 games), Waikiki Shuttle (Complimentary Waikiki Shuttle Service), Daily Newspaper, In Room Coffee, In Room Safe, and Local & Toll-Free Calls. Come experience quintessential Hawaiian hospitality! ... more   less 

Additional Information about White Sands Hotel

Address: 431 Nohonani St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2622 (Formerly Celebrity Resorts Waikiki)
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range: $162 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — White Sands Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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White Sands Hotel Honolulu, Hawaii
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#37 Business Hotel in Honolulu
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“3rd floor will have quieter rooms,”
Eskimo_99559, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room #108 Quiet and Private,whilst seeing all the activity poolside”
449philp, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from street”
349michellee, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Poolside may be a bit quieter and you might just get the wifi there”
sandmaitken, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“try to ask for pool view and lower levels (as no lift available)”
marianl821, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
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