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Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

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Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, one of Waikiki's most popular hotels, is a boutique hotel located 2 blocks from the beach and steps from world-class dining and shopping. Guests enjoy our many hotel amenities including a pool, barbecue grill, use of beach chairs and towels, self-service laundry on-site, and WiFi access throughout the property. Our guest rooms feature flatscreen TVs with DVD players and movie rentals, microwaves, and a mini-refrigerator, and many have a private balcony.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Vending machine
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Parking
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
ATM on site
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
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3.5 of 5 bubbles1,912 reviews
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Nestled within a short stroll from Waikiki Beach, the Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki garners praise for its excellent location, surrounded by local shops and eateries. However, reviews are mixed regarding amenities, with guests appreciating the complimentary towels and luggage storage, yet finding the pool lacking and room service sporadic. While the staff is often commended for their responsiveness, some visitors report frustration with service inconsistencies. The hotel's atmosphere and rooms are frequently cited as outdated, with guests suggesting renovations to refresh the vibe. Although some see the hotel as reasonably priced, unexpected fees and dated accommodations have led others to question its overall value.
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Mixed
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Denise A wrote a review Apr 2
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the size of the rooms + the location was the only positive thing about this hotel. The pool is a size of a small pound and the staff is rude. The cleaning staff comes and goes whenever they feel like it, and used our toilet without flushing while "cleaning", it was disgusting. They come every third day, and sometimes they would actually clean, and some days they would just switch bed sheets and towels. Because they clean at any time of the day, we would often have to sit hours in the reception to wait for them to finish even trough we had been gone the whole day. Would NOT recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear deniseaO6972AL, Mahalo for taking the time to review your stay. Please accept our sincerest apologies for failing to meet the expectations you rightfully had. We always strive to provide the best experience for our guests, and we are disappointed to hear we missed the mark. Your valuable feedback matters to us, and we’ll make sure it reaches our team so that necessary changes can be made. We hope you can give us a second chance to welcome you back for an overall improved stay in the near future. With Aloha, Timothy Clark General Manager
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jacqueline r wrote a review Jul 2023
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The hospitality is unmatched! Everyone is friendly and helpful. The staff is the absolute best! Special shout out to Davery and Lance!! Great job guys for making me feel like I was the only guest at the hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded Aug 1, 2023
Aloha Jacqueline R, Mahalo nui loa for your kind review! Here at the Aqua Aloha Surf our aim is provide you with a value option when visiting 'Oahu, as well as continuing to provide excellent service. We appreciate your kind feedback regarding our team members Davire and lance! We will be sure to pass along your kind comments directly to management. We are grateful to call you part of our 'ohana, and look forward to hosting you time and again A hui hou,
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Michael B wrote a review Mar 2024
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Definitely not the nicest hotel but considering the price of everything on Waikiki I assume that this is what should be expected. I’ve paid far less for more. The staff was very friendly and very helpful always. Aside from a bizarre reservation policy that may leave you with something other than what you reserved and trying to resolve this with the staff, I would say we had little to no issues
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Michael, Thank you for reviewing your stay. While we are glad to know you loved our friendly staff, we are saddened to know that certain aspects weren’t to your liking. We’d make sure to forward your honest feedback to our team so that we can provide an overall improved experience upon your next visit. With Aloha, Timothy Clark General Manager
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G S wrote a review Mar 2024
United States91 contributions56 helpful votes
This is an old hotel with rooms that are very dated. There is no closet space other than two drawers in the room for your things and those have extra pillows in them. The bed sheets are not ironed, but clean. The pillows are very soft, and the mattress is also very soft. The room has windows that don't keep out the noise and you can hear the trash pickup out on the entire street starting around 3AM till well past 8AM. The pool is incredibly small and does not look like anyone uses it. The staff is very friendly though and will help you out as much as possible. Rooms are cleaned every 3 days but if you need extra stuff, they will bring it up for you. Parking lot is small but adequate and rate is ok. There are no bellmen to help you with your bags. With all this, next time will stay elsewhere.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded Mar 6, 2024
Dear R8578TZgs, Mahalo for taking the time to review our hotel. We apologize that your recent visit to us wasn't as good as you'd hoped it to be. Our guests' satisfaction has always been our number one priority, and we’ll share these shortcomings with our team to make sure your next stay with us is a memorable one. With Aloha, Timothy Clark General Manager
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pborko664753 wrote a review Feb 2024
Szczecin, Poland1 contribution
Great value for money, great location, friendly and helpful staff, nice pool. Quick check in as well as check out. Plus for letting to leave luggage’s with no extra fee. Overall 10 out of 10. Would highly recommend to family and friends.
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RRojo10 wrote a review Feb 2024
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This hotel is a 2star hotel. Older rooms and bathrooms. For the price it's a fair deal. However they didn't include several fees to the total price, which was charged while trying to check-in (parking, double fees, taxes on security deposit??). Small parking lot in basement. I paid for parking, but there were no empty spaces to park. Was told to go park somewhere else, like street parking or at the International Market Place. I'm not complaining about it, since I booked a day before my stay. But if you have time to book early, Aqua Palms or any other hotel in the area is better.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded Mar 6, 2024
Dear RRojo10, Mahalo for reviewing our hotel. We truly appreciate your honest thoughts about your experience with us, and we’d surely relay this to our team so that your next stay with us is better than before. With Aloha, Timothy Clark General Manager
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Alistair B wrote a review Feb 2024
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Aloha this was my first time of visiting Honolulu on The Hawaiian Island of Oahu.I stayed at this Hotel from Friday February 16-23 2024..odd I am writing this on February 25 2024 & The Trip that I just took already feels like it was a few Weeks ago.🤔Yes it's an Older Resort as are a lot of Hotels in This Area & Downtown most Honolulu High Rises & Hotels were Built between 1960 & 1980.That's isn't meant as a knock against it because you would pay a lot more for a Week or 2 at any of The Big Hotels that are a few Blocks up on The Ocean Beach Front Area.Yes as noted by others the carpet,Paint & rooms generally could maybe use a refresh/revamp in The future.That said my basic Room did the job a Place to catch 40 winks= sleep💤😴.My room 705 which was an upgrade I stayed at The Massive Aston Costa Verde in Holguin Cuba in April 2023 so this Hotel here is I think is maybe Part of The Aston Group of Hotels that are in more than a Few Countries/ Regions World Wide.Room 705 had a 42 or 43 inch Samsung HD TV which I could cast Tubi & ROKU TV Shows & Movies from my Phone via a Casting App,a Kitchen Sink, Microwave,Coffee Maker small Shower & a Sofa.There's also a Sliding Door with a Small Balcony with 2 Chairs on it.I briefly went on it yes this is a small ledge high up so I'd maybe exercising some care & caution when going out on the Balcony.Down at The Lobby there's vending Machines with Snacks & Soda,Free Ice Machines & a Small Swimming Pool behind a Gate & Fence.As far as The Location it's as far as I'm concerned is perfect.It's Central to most things Shops like The Waikiki Market,ABC etc which seem to be on just about every Street Corner in Downtown Waikiki.As far as my impressions on Oahu i find The Bio Diversity of all The Different Types of Trees truly amazing! I think there's 30+Species on The Island forget The Coconut Palm which are Beachside everywhere but even walking around in a Park near The Free Military Museum you might see at least 6+ Different Types..wow! 🤯Also all The various Birds here I have been to various Spots in Mexico,Cuba,Panama, Costa Rica,Colombia so yes I'm use to seeing all different types of Tropical Birds but not like some of the unique ones that I saw out here in This Remote Pacific Location.I like The Volcanic Rocks & soil both of which again reminded a bit of Panama🇵🇦.The people I ran across in Oahu were very polite & welcoming I was very much impressed by the manners there.If I was going to compare the mellow Honolulu chill vibe it kind reminds me of one of my fave Ports of calls San Jose Del Cabo Baja California Mexico. Yes people also like to surf there even if they are way smaller waves 🌊🏄‍♀️One thing just be aware that the price of many things including Soft Drinks,Snacks,Beer & Booze Meals etc is noticeably higher than say compared to Cancun,Cabo San Lucas or Puerto Vallarta..just saying F.Y.I. To summarise yes it's a truly fantastic looking Tropical Paradise that is very different to other Spots I visit on a regular basis yes I really like The Caribbean but this is also a very unique & special Pacific Destination.I'd say its similar level to The Bahamas interms of the cost of a Package to go there.So it may be a while before I Jet into Honolulu & to see some other Spots besides Diamond Head Crater & Pearl Harbor etc.I hope to visit Oahu & Honolulu one day again down the Long & Winding Road.I will raise one of The Longboard Lagers that I brought back with me to Vancouver BC to you Oahu, Honolulu & Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki..Mahalo cheers,Alistair. 🍻👋🌺🇺🇸🇨🇦
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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lisamG2206KD wrote a review Feb 2024
Detroit, United States6 contributions1 helpful vote
For this kind of room in Mich you might pay $100.00, This is just stupidly priced, whoever the owner of this establishment is should be ashamed for gouging people, at a time when everything is SSSOOO exspensive. I will NEVER STAY HERE AGAIN.
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Responded Mar 6, 2024
Dear lisamG2206KD, Thank you for reviewing your stay. We’re sorry to know that the prices of the rooms were a concern. We have relayed your candid thoughts to our team as it helps us make the necessary improvements. With Aloha, Timothy Clark General Manager
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cmccarty143 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Staff is super friendly. We enjoyed our stay. Rooms are tiny but it's a place to stay. Who wants to be in the room all day when your in Hawaii. The staff is what made our stay here the best! Friendly and kind.
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tcanni871453 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Great in person services, went above and beyond to be accomdating. Grest location. Room not avertised as what was provided. Also overcharged my Visa $500 in misc. Charges that I did not confirm and won't respond to contact about mistake.
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Responded Feb 28, 2024
Dear tcanni871453, Thank you for reviewing your stay. While we’re glad to know that you found our services and location to your liking, we’re sorry to hear that you’ve faced issues with the room and charges. We’d make sure to relay your valuable feedback to our team so that necessary changes can be made. Please contact us directly regarding the overcharge so we can assist you in the best possible way. With Aloha, Timothy Clark General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki
Which popular attractions are close to Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki?
Nearby attractions include The Magical Mystery Show at Hilton Waikiki Beach (0.4 km), International Market Place (0.3 km), and Blue Note Hawaii (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki?
Conveniently located restaurants include STRIPSTEAK Waikiki, Maguro Spot, and Paia Fish Market.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iolani Palace (4.7 km), Shangri La (3.8 km), and US Army Museum of Hawaii (1.0 km).
Is Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.