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1696 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1460
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The Equus is a charming boutique hotel located on Waikiki's "Upper West Side" where you will find an abundance of restaurants, easy access to one of the world's largest shopping malls, a quick stroll to the beach and gorgeous sunset views. The hotel guestrooms are warm and contemporary, keeping true to the hotel's equestrian theme with Ralph Lauren-inspired touches throughout. An intimate lobby and lanai offer a dipping pool, and an open-air coffee shop and bar.

The Paniolo Bar & Cafe is open daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Get an early start with hand-crafted artisan coffee and pastries served from morning till noon. Come back for happy hour with creative cocktails and drinks at night. Enjoy live music every Friday starting at 6:00 pm.

All guestrooms are appointed with cozy pillow-top beds, flat screen TVs, refrigerator with freezer, Keurig coffee maker with organic coffee, and complimentary full property WiFi. The friendly staff offers the kind of personal assistance delivered with Aloha.

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*Check-In: 3:00pm | Check Out : 12:00pm

*Stairway Access Only

*Valet Parking

*Provide Arrival Time - for luggage assistance

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Paul G wrote a review Jan. 28
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Really enjoyed our stay at the Equus. All the staff were super friendly and helpful. Had some interesting conversations with Puka who not only was helpful to me getting in and out of the hotel with my 9 foot surfboard but also made us happy to be back on Oahu. Mahalo Nui Loa, Paul and Keala
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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karina_hehs wrote a review Dec. 2022
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I had a very quick stay at The Equus while on a two day layover in Honolulu. The staff is incredibly friendly, you can count on them for all recommendations of best spots for breakfast, or which beach to go to. Linelle, Linette and Lincoln were super thoughtful and helpful. Thank you all, I hope to come back soon once the baby is out. :)
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Nathan A wrote a review Jan. 22
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What can I say? The room was comfortable but a little dated. The bed was soft and comfortable as well. What pushed this place to 5 stars was the staff, Lincoln, and Colette at the front desk was amazing and knowledgeable about where to go, where to eat, and plenty of places within walking distance. The bar downstairs with Anita, and Sandy served top notch drinks with great conversation and personality. I dare say that I will be coming back anytime I’m in the area. It really felt like a secret hide away.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Oz wrote a review Jan. 22
New Delhi, India1 contribution
I reached out to the Reservation Team at The Equus over several weeks for a variety or reasons such as getting the military discounted rate to having them hold a package for me. Unfortunately, I was not able to get to Oahu as planned and again the reservation team were very understanding.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Kris White, Guest Services / Front Office at The Equus
Responded 1 week ago
Mahalo for your kind words. We hope to welcome you to Waikiki sometime in the near future. Aloha
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Karen H wrote a review Jan. 17
Very clean and comfortable- they made you feel right at home. Loved the outside lounge area. Rooms were large and had plenty of storage. Close to shopping, restaurants and beach. I will definitely stay again!
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Room Tip: Don’t pay alot for beach front where you are just another dollar. Stay at the Equus and be very...
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Response from Kris White, Guest Services / Front Office at The Equus
Responded 1 week ago
Mahalo for your kind words. Your support means the world to us and we can't wait to see you again. Aloha
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Kylee F wrote a review Jan. 17
We had a brief two night stay at The Equus between visiting Kauai and traveling home. We were very pleased with the hotel as it has a very unique style and all the staff were incredibly friendly! We were especially pleased with how Kollete and Linda took the time to speak with us about their different experiences on the islands and the history of Hawaii. It was the perfect place to end our honeymoon! The only thing that I would say is that the front stairs into the hotel could be challenging to some people from an accessibility standpoint, however, I did not ask if there was an alternate way to enter the hotel. There was not an alternate listed from what I looked at on their website. This did not effect our stay, but I could see how it would for others.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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JTHop49 wrote a review Jan. 17
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii4 contributions2 helpful votes
The Equus and its excellent staff more than lived up to our expectations. The rooms and facilities were as good or better than advertised. We were in Honolulu for a medical procedure and the staff readily helped us with some unusual requests arising from our situation. We live on the Big Island and have made several short trips to Honolulu over the past year, but have been less than fully satisfied with our accommodations. We are delighted to have found Hotel Equus which is a great value in our view and will be our first choice for future excursions to Honolulu.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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keoke b wrote a review Jan. 15
Staff are not just workers. They treat you like ohana. From the minute I checked in with Kollette to our welcome drink at the bar with Anita they immediately made us feel welcome. The rooms are quaint and the hotel itself has so much character. In the evening Matt at the bar really took the time to "talk story". In the evening, Renee at the front was caring enough to help secure our bikes we brought with us to ride so nobody steals them. The rooms were clean and Jackie and her housekeeping staff were very attentive to our needs. Overall, I was so impressed I won't stay anywhere else here in Waikiki. I dont want plush big marble and corporate....I want character, attention personal care and an environment where they call me by name....thats here at the Equus! Mahalo ohana for the wonderful experience. And Mahalo Mr Dailey for nurturing such a wonderful environment. Last family owned hotel and God willing it stays that way!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Kris White, Guest Services / Front Office at The Equus
Responded 2 weeks ago
Mahalo for your kind words regarding our exceptional staff. The Equus is the last family-owned and operated hotel in Waikiki and we strive to serve each and every one of our guests with a sincere sense of aloha. We're glad you had a wonderful experience and we eagerly await your next visit. Aloha
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Laura I wrote a review Jan. 15
Ewa Beach, Hawaii4 contributions1 helpful vote
A perfect spot for a staycation. Locally owned and operated, this hotel and its staff lives the spirit of Aloha. Anita, Matt and Aunty Collette are so personable, talk story all day kind, love their kindness and aloha. If you want to experience our island and people, highly recommend staying at The Equus Hotel. Itʻs a boutique hotel like no other in Waikiki. Itʻs a walk away from our Monk Seal enjoying ano afternoon nap and Ala Moana Hotel. Maikaʻi hemolele! Excellence at itʻs best. Mahalo piha Anita, Matt and Aunty Collette.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kendra J wrote a review Jan. 15
Edmonton, Canada
Nice clean hotel, friendly staff, rooms were clean, close to Waikiki beach. Nice having a fridge/freezer to keep drinks/food cold. Minimal parking, but staff were able to find close parking at a comparable rate. Only complaint was that housekeeping would come at 8am ~ wasn't expecting them to come so early
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share your thoughts. We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you again many more times in the future. Mahalo
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PRICE RANGE
US$188 - US$243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the equus hotel and marina tower, equus an aqua boutique hotel
LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiOahuHonoluluWaikiki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
67
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Equus
Which popular attractions are close to The Equus?
Nearby attractions include Honolulu Cookie Company (0.5 km), Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon (0.4 km), and Waikiki Starlight Luau (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Equus?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Equus?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Equus?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Equus?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Equus?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tropical Tribe, goofy cafe & dine, and Lappert's Ice Cream.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Equus?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Equus?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iolani Palace (3.0 km), Shangri La (5.6 km), and Queen Emma Summer Palace (5.5 km).
Does The Equus have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.