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The Equus Hotel

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Certainly wasn't overly impressed. Everyday we had to have the air conditioner worked on/reset. You never knew what it was going to do. It could be pleasant when you went to bed and like an ice box in the AM. The road noise was terrible even on the 9th floor. When we checked in the sheets on the bed had...

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Bristol, Indiana
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I had read a lot of the reviews from those who have previously stayed at the Equus Hotel (both good and bad) before we arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii. Nevertheless, we both kept and open mind, and in the end, we were struck with a lasting impression by the Aloha Spirit from ALL of the employees from the...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed my stay at the Equus Hotel. The staff was very friendly, attentive and eager to accommodate your needs. Clean rooms, mini fride/freezer & comfortable beds. It is centrally located to the mall and lots of restaurants.

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently spent the last night of our vacation at the Equus Hotel and were very pleasantly surprised by the experience. Rene at the front is such a doll, and took great care of us...they even upgraded our room! Location, value, service and cleanliness were all excellent. We'll return in the future!

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Vista, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently visited O'ahu for our anniversary. We were looking for a boutique hotel to stay at for our last two nights on the island. Overall, we enjoyed our stay but there were a few issues. The hotel is a little challenging to access by car, as the driveway is located right on busy Ala Moana and...

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Thank Phil H
Honokaa, Hawaii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First impression: Construction plastic in the lobby. No way to call front desk from room without calling full number of hotel & you only find that out once in room & see no instructions on phone or any button labels-- zero, 1 or 9 don't work. Go to lobby for answers. Then we had to call to have TV fixed....

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Norman, Oklahoma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Gave us good advice on where to go. Texting helped because we needed extra glass, cup and coffees for our third person in the room. Someone brought them up. Stairs for people with hip, knee and foot surgeries was a real hassle. A/c was a puzzle: finally pulled the keycard out and in again...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have dealing with Puka. He has been wonderful. I am moving back to Hawaii and he has helped me extend my stay as my apartment is not ready yet. He has been extremely helpful and understanding. He also was able to keep me in my same unit which was wonderful.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean and tidy. The rooms are very comfortable and well equipped with hair dryer, iron,ironing board and safe. Free wifi. We found the lack of street lights up to the hotel a bit daunting at first but got used to it.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Makes you feel welcome, treat people with dignity and respect. Exceptional staff, goes the extra mile to make your stay comfortable. The manager Rene, represents Hawaii by here kindness, respect,charm. The place is small, but neat, clean and neat all activitied

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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, gazebo and a weekly cocktail reception.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. Portable printers can be delivered for those on business. Best of all, the friendly staff offers the kind of personal assistance delivered with Aloha that only a small, family-run hotel can offer. IMPORTANT NOTES: *Stairway Access Only *Valet Parking Only $25/night *Provide Arrival Time - for luggage assistance ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Equus Hotel

Address: 1696 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1460
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Price Range: $191 - $322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Equus Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 67
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Also Known As:
The Equus Hotel And Marina Tower
Equus An Aqua Boutique Hotel
The Equus Hotel Honolulu, Hawaii
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#23 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#24 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“Personal preference, I suppose.”
 of 5 bubbles AJRobertson52, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“VERY noisy & NOT ADA compliant, so beware, decor nice, great people but not elite as hotel title suggests”
 of 5 bubbles yourswflnotary, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“higher the better and get a room in the "x10's" (e.g. 710+) as such rooms will have less street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles scottfN8713II, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“As far away from the road as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles amp-qld, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“upper floor so you can see the marina”
 of 5 bubbles laura012472, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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