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431 Nohonani St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2622
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 13/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 13/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#25 of 94 hotels in Honolulu
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Experience today's Waikiki with the tropical charm of a bygone era. With newly renovated guest rooms that are sure to knock your socks off, White Sands Hotel is a vintage walk-up hotel with the personality of urban island culture. Situated just two and a half blocks from Waikiki beach and a short walk to the International Market Place, the hotel is steps to world-class shopping, dining, and nightlife. When not out on the town, guests enjoy stellar on-site amenities like an outdoor pool and sundeck for chillin’ out, and WiFi internet to stay connected. White Sands Hotel - escape the norm and let the good times roll.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Public wifi
Pool
Poolside bar
Patio
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Microwave
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Laptop safe
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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English
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dzandman wrote a review 21 Jan
San Francisco, California31 contributions5 helpful votes
Before I get into the annoyances, I will share a few nice things about the hotel: good pool area and hot tub, charming restaurant/bar with swing seats, great lounge music always playing in the common area, generally charming mid-century modern style, good location walking distance from the beach or bus stops. (Oahu tip: you don't need a car! 'TheBus' goes everywhere on the island, as long as you're not in a rush, and sells day passes for $5.50.) My wife and I were initially given a room with two twin beds, and a dead cockroach on the floor. This was because our reservation was on Hotel Tonight, but I would have expected the staff to give us the most logical available room first (one large bed, since we are a couple.) I asked for a different room, and we were given a room with a king bed instead. This room was good aside from the softness of the mattress and pillows. For some reason our bed had only 3 pillows, so I had to ask for more. Unfortunately there was nothing the staff was able to do for the uncomfortable mattress. The kitchenette was good, but the TV was disappointing and the huge step into the shower was somewhat difficult to navigate. Since there's no room cleaning, it would have been nice to at least have a greater supply of towels (and better towels), or refreshed towels every couple days. One of our beach towels also had an enormous hole in it. Some of these issues I might overlook in a cheaper hotel, especially one abroad, but I expected better quality when spending $200/night for a hotel.
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Drew LJ wrote a review 20 Jan
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Will definitely stay here again when visiting Waikiki. The pool/bar/restaurant were really beautiful. There were tons of great restaurants and markets within walking distance. Parking can be difficult if you have a car.
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Aloha DLoJohnstone, Mahalo for staying at the White Sands Hotel and giving us a great review. We are quite proud of how far we have come from. Before we only had a pool and jacuzzi, but we now have the pool, a bar, a restaurant and a beautiful renovated jacuzzi. Our central location in Waikiki opens up many options within walking distance. Parking is one of the things we are working on. We apologize for any inconvenience with parking. We greatly appreciate your feedback and delighted that you enjoy your stay. We constantly strive to provide guests with a wonderful experience, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if there is anything else that we can improve on. Your comments have been shared to our team and we hope to see you again soon! Mahalo nui loa, White Sands Hotel Guest Services
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thecityjo wrote a review 19 Jan
San Francisco, California1 contribution
Alohaaaa! This is a lovely hotel to stay at if your in Honolulu. The location is just steps away from a waterfront view, the beach, and a little Melrose with all the shopping centers and eateries around. The staff are very friendly and informative for recommendations. This was my first time visiting Hawaii and the staff ensured I had everything I needed to plan my days on the Island. I had a room right next to the bar and Jacuzzi area. I thought the noise would probably be an issue but it was not at all. I actually found the music from the bar area soothing and found myself sitting outside just relaxing at night. I highly recommend to pay for parking, I learned that the first night. Spent an hour looking for a parking spot. There are parking garages in the area but if you can, just pay for a stall to save time and your feet from aching lol. Overall, I had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend this hotel to friends and family.
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Aloha thecityjo, Mahaloooo! Thank you for choosing us as your vacation destination and giving us a great review! We take great pride in being centrally located in Waikiki, with the beach just a few blocks down and rows of restaurants and retails just down the street. Glad to know that the staff made your stay exceptional and that you enjoyed the vibe. Parking is definitely one of the things we are trying to work on. We greatly appreciate your feedback and delighted that you had a wonderful experience. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if there is anything else that we can improve on. Your comments have been shared to our team and we hope to be able to host you in the future for your next adventure! Mahalo nui loa, White Sands Hotel Guest Services
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Jody M wrote a review 17 Jan
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Great location if you want to be close to Waikiki and the Beach. Very walkable. Hotel was clean and well maintained. Pool area was pretty shady first part of the day- would have liked more sunshine in the morning. Adorable pool bar, but closes pretty early.
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Aloha Jody M, Mahalo for staying at White Sands Hotel as your vacation destination and providing us with your review. We definitely pride ourselves for being centrally located in Waikiki, minutes away from great restaurants, retail, and of course our beaches. Thank you for your kind words regarding our cleanliness and maintenance at the hotel and our bamboo pool bar. We have received similar feedback regarding the closing time of the bar from many of our guests. This is something that we have been in discussion about, so we thank you for adding your input. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we have shared your comments with our management team. Please contact us to share any concerns or improvements directly with us. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again and give you an even better experience. Mahalo nui loa, White Sands Hotel Guest Services
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goknocking wrote a review 17 Jan
Istanbul, Turkey2 contributions1 helpful vote
The room was tired. The bathroom was not adequate, it smelled mildewy. The entire room needed a deep clean. We had planned to stay 8 nights and checked out after 1. It was for a younger crowd perhaps. We could hear every single word from the hallway, which made sleeping impossible. The only upside was there was no problems checking out a week early.
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Aloha goknocking, Mahalo for staying at White Sands Hotel and providing us with your feedback. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience of not meeting your expectations regarding the room quality. We strive to uphold the highest standards of cleanliness, comfort, and service to provide an elevated experience for our guests. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we have shared your comments with our management team. Please contact us to share any additional concerns or improvements directly with us. We hope that we can renew your faith in White Sands Hotel and give us another opportunity to host you in the future. Mahalo nui loa, White Sands Hotel Guest Services
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PRICE RANGE
$101 - $276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Celebrity Resorts Waikiki
LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiOahuHonoluluWaikiki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
94
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Frequently Asked Questions about White Sands Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to White Sands Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Waikiki Beach Walk (0.4 km), Rock-A-Hula (0.4 km), and Ocean and You (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at White Sands Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a poolside bar, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at White Sands Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at White Sands Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at White Sands Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to White Sands Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include STRIPSTEAK Waikiki, Island Vintage Shave Ice, and Paia Fish Market.
Are there opportunities to exercise at White Sands Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at White Sands Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to White Sands Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Experience Nutridge (4.0 km), Iolani Palace (4.5 km), and Shangri La (4.1 km).
Does White Sands Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.