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The Equus, an Ascend Hotel

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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 a new cafe and bar. 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. IMPORTANT NOTES: *Check-In: 3:00pm | Check Out : 12:00pm *Stairway Access Only *Valet Parking *Provide Arrival Time - for luggage assistance
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I normally stay at Marriot Waikiki but I was overnighting in Honolulu and needed a room for the night. I was not sure what to expect . What a delightful surprise. A charming change from the cookie cutter hotels I normally stay in. There was something uniquely Hawaiian about
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Response from equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus, an Ascend Hotel
Responded Jul. 20, 2015
Rory R, Mahalo for taking a chance and staying at The Equus! We are the last family owned and operated boutique in Waikiki. We are pleased that you enjoyed the ambiance of our hotel. Our goal is to provide excellent service with the true Hawaiian Hospitality that has been part of our family for generations in the Waikiki Hotel industry. We hope to invite you back again upon your return, and share more of our history and island culture with you. A Hui Hou! Mariah Dailey mariah@equushotel.com
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Me and my now finace stayed here and it was perfect every attendant that we came across went above and beyond we felt very comfortable at this hotel, great location and now im planning my wedding and we will be staying here... Happy guest!
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Response from equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus, an Ascend Hotel
Responded Jul. 20, 2015
Yvess L, Congratulations! We are pleased to be a part of your special day. It is such a pleasure to host you and your fiancé throughout your relationship, and we are so happy to be part of the memories of this amazing time. Please let us know how we can make your experience even more enjoyable! Mahalo, Mariah Dailey mariah@equushotel.com
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We really enjoyed our stay there. The staff was very friendly and helpful. From the valet service to housekeeping. We checked in with Yoshi Who was very informative and friendly. Housekeeping (Radiant) was on point with being so efficient and taking care of our room. She was
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Response from equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus, an Ascend Hotel
Responded Jul. 20, 2015
Chenoa C, Big mahalos for your kind review! We are happy to hear that our team exceeded your expectations in service. We will be sure to share your praise with Yoshi, Radiant and Romero and thank them on your behalf. It was a pleasure to host you, and we hope to invite you back again soon! Mahalo nui loa, Mariah Dailey mariah@equushotel.com
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Great staff, welcomed us with open arms. From the valet guys to the front desk, service with smiles all around. Pukka made us feel right at home with his great personality. Staff Helped us with everything we needed including finding a freezer for our coolers to take back home,
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Response from equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus, an Ascend Hotel
Responded Jul. 20, 2015
Jade V, We are so grateful to have your family as part of our Equus 'ohana. It is a pleasure hosting such wonderful guests who already exude such a spirit of aloha, and truly take the time to enjoy each day. It makes The Equus a special place to have guests such as yourself, and we look forward to continuing to be your home away from home! Mahalo Nui Loa, Mariah Dailey Mariah@equushotel.com
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We stayed one night, the hotel and room itself were a bit tired, and not the best sleep as the beds had roll together. The room was quite noisy at night as it is located on a busy street and there was a lot of traffic. Everything was clean however and the service was very
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Response from equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus, an Ascend Hotel
Responded Jul. 20, 2015
Renaesmart, Our sincerest apologies for the disappointing nights sleep and noise that you experienced. We are sorry to hear that you feel the rooms are run down and not up to your expectations. It is our intention to provide a boutique experience, which is a renovated historic building in Waikiki, with added features and classic design. Our design intention was a "timeless" Ralph-Lauren inspired look where you might feel that you stepped into Waikiki in it's renaissance days. The Waikiki experience has changed over the years, but as a third generation hotelier, our aim is to provide the experience of true Hawaiian Hospitality. We are pleased to hear that you experienced the service as intended. We would certainly love to have more time to show you just what our hotel has to offer. We would like to invite you back to re-experience The Equus, and spend some time with us so that we might share more of our history and culture with you. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back! Mahalo, Mariah Dailey Mariah@equushotel.com
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Aloha helengd52, Yes, we can store your luggage at no additional cost. If your room is not ready, we will have housekeeping expedite your room category and contact you as soon as it becomes available. if you have any other quesitons, please feel free to call or email Mahalo, Chris
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What beach are the chairs at which are included in the resort fee?
Aloha Jworm23, We offer light weight folding beach chairs downstairs by our concierge desk.
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It sounds like the travel agent is the one to blame here. It states clearly on the website that there is a daily resort fee on top of the room charge. No thievery going on there.
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Aloha, Yes, the stairs would be the only access to the lobby level of the hotel (19 Steps total). We definitely have staff that can assist with luggage upon check in and departure. Should you have any other questions please feel free to ask. We look forward to seeing you soon! Mahalo, Brandon S.
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"Rooms away from the street"
"If you can ask for a room away from the street it would be quieter."
"Ask for a balcony if you want one, I would have liked to have one. It would have enhanced our experience."
"go for the higher floors and not facing the main street."
"best room size and clean very clean"
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PRICE RANGE
US$145 - US$236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the equus hotel and marina towerequus an aqua boutique hotel
LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiOahuHonoluluWaikiki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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