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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 19 October 2013

We had amazing time here, this place exceeded all our expectations. I would highly recommend the first room on the ground floor on the left hand side from the pool - very neat, refreshing shower, coffee maker with complimentary brand coffee, well functioning aircon for those hot Honolulu nights, there were even extra extension cord by the fridge, which was...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Dale d, Thank you for posting your positive comments. It is always helpful to have this kind of feedback so that we can address our guests concerns as we strive to improve the quality of your stay at our property. I am glad to hear that you complimented on our hotel location and you would highly recommend the pool...

Riverdale, Georgia
Reviewed 19 October 2013

The staff at White Sands makes you feel like family. Christieann even asks about family that didn't return! The hotel is centrally located, right off Kuhio, and close enough to walk many places. There is parking for those with cars, and only a block walk to The Bus stop for those without. Kudos to the entire staff. Mahalo and aloha!...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Karen K, Thank you for choosing Aqua White Sands for your “home sweet home” in Hawaii. I am pleased to hear that we made you felt like family. You complimented on Christieann’s great service, I will acknowledge her efforts in providing customer services to our valued guests. You also mentioned you liked our central location, walking distance to bus...

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Reviewed 18 October 2013

We just stayed two nights at this hotel, and had a wonderful experience. The staff is really nice, very full of Aloha!! I can't stress enough how wonderful they were to us, and so sweet to my son. My son even got a hug from the cleaning lady. The room was not only large, but clean, and even had a...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Tabbyhaha, Mahalo for taking the time to write about your experiences with us on Tripadvisor. We greatly value your positive comments. I am glad to hear that you complimented on our nice staff who provide good services to you , I will recognize and acknowledge their efforts. I am also happy to hear that you enjoyed our clean room,...

Hlucin, Czech Republic
Reviewed 15 October 2013

White Sands is a nice, reasonably priced, hotel/motel in a truly great location. Travelers who do not require luxury of Waikiki resort hotels can stay just steps away from all the glamour (well ;)) and from the iconic beach. The whole Waikiki district, Honolulu Zoo, and even Diamond Head lighthouse area are in walking distance. People who do not mind...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha VaranP, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experiences. Due to the tropical climate, we sometimes experience unwanted pests, Aqua Hotel has a routine pest control service with a professional company, and your concern has been addressed. I am glad to hear that you stayed in the pool view room and you enjoyed it. I am...

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Great central location.Terrific staff - really friendly and very helpful which is what makes this place. It's an older hotel in need of freshening up (coat of paint and some new floor coverings in corridors would help). You get what you pay for so don't expect the decor to blow you away or have luxury. We were booked into a...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Ann J, Thank you for posting your comments. It is always helpful to have this kind of feedback so that we can address our guests concerns as we strive to improve the quality of your stay at our property. I am glad to hear that you complimented on our lovely staff, I will acknowledge their efforts in providing good...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 October 2013

The location of White Sands is perfect.. easy flat walk to Waikiki Beach, eating places, the market and shopping. While the buildings are older (and so is some of the decor) the roomy units are kept very clean, kitchens are well appointed and the beds are fresh and comfortable. Staff are super friendly and helpful with willing suggestions for sightseeing....

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Sylvie W, Mahalo for taking the time to write about your experiences with us on Tripadvisor. We greatly value your feedback. I am pleased to hear that you have been staying at our property for 3 times and you enjoyed our clean room, perfect location for value, and our pool and ground. I am also happy to hear that...

Bribie Island
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Stayed at this hotel in September for a week. This is the worst place we have ever stayed in. The only reasonable thing is the location. The beds were dreadful, doors fallen off vanity in bathroom, shower so low you had to duck down to wash your hair, balcony tiny, no lift, stairs outside so you get wet if it...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha lyone, Thank you for posting your comments. I am truly sorry to hear that your recent visit to our property was unpleasant. I want to thank you for your observations. It is always helpful to have this kind of feedback so that we can address our guests concerns as we strive to improve the quality of your stay at...

Honolulu
Reviewed 11 October 2013

I loved the Tender Loving Care that I received from all Staff members, including check-in with the lovely Hawaiian gal; Christieann, maintenenance men who helped with internet hookup and various special requests I had, and afternoon/ night crew who were also very very friendly. The hotel had a warmth to it that I can only describe as 'Old Hawaiian Style'....

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Wayne N, Thank you for choosing Aqua White Sands for your “home sweet home” in Hawaii. You complemented our team members, Christieann, maintenance staff who were very helpful and friendly, I will pass this message to them. They will love to hear that you would stay with us again if your travel led you to the area. I am...

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Our first time in Hawaii and were very scepticle about the hotels in the area, however, we were pleasantly surprised. The front desk staff, Jason & Christieann, were very friendly and helpful in making suggestions to activities and eateries in the area and how to get to them. Rooms were clean, roomy and comfortable. Sure, the furnishings are older, but,...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha sram3371, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience on your vacation. I appreciate you mentioned Aqua White Sands hotel is perfect location for price. And you enjoyed our clean rooms, pool area, courtyard landscaping etc. I am glad to hear that you complemented on our staff, especially Christieann, Jason and the housekeeping staff who were...

Gresham, Oregon, United States
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Back again for another year! Had another wonderful experience at the White Sands! Thank you to the staff for always being friendly and making my home away from home feel cozy and wonderful! Using the bbq to cook my Costco meat was really amazing, and cost me way less than going out to eat. I love to go for long...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Gary H, Thank you very much for taking time to write a review of your recent stay with us. It is great to hear you always choose Aqua White Sands Hotel for your hospitality needs. And you enjoyed your stay with us. I appreciate you mentioned our staff were always friendly and made you feel "home sweet home", I...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast Available
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This quaint low-rise hotel is your home away from home located just 1 1/2 blocks to Waikiki Beach, less than a block to shopping, dining and the best Waikiki activities. The lovely central courtyard features a swimming pool with sundeck and barbeque grill. All rooms offer lanai/balconies open to city or pool views and most rooms include kitchenette facilities with stove-top, microwave and refrigerator. With our daily convenience fee for all stays White Sands Hotel allows guests to enjoy many hotel services and activities without having to incur miscellaneous charges. These amenities include DVDNow (Unlimited movies & PS3 games), Waikiki Shuttle (Complimentary Waikiki Shuttle Service), Daily Newspaper, In Room Coffee, In Room Safe, and Local & Toll-Free Calls. Come experience quintessential Hawaiian hospitality! ... more   less 

Additional Information about White Sands Hotel

Address: 431 Nohonani St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2622 (Formerly Celebrity Resorts Waikiki)
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range: ₹ 8,385 - ₹ 12,839 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — White Sands Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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White Sands Hotel Honolulu, Hawaii
Hotel Style:
#37 Business Hotel in Honolulu
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“Poolside may be a bit quieter and you might just get the wifi there”
 of 5 bubbles sandmaitken, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“try to ask for pool view and lower levels (as no lift available)”
 of 5 bubbles marianl821, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you can handle stairs, get the second floor on the corner.”
 of 5 bubbles OceanBoulevard, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pool view room is best”
 of 5 bubbles pally1070, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you are a light Sleeper or Noise Sensitive DO NOT get room 236 or near entrance to building.”
 of 5 bubbles 527AnneB527, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
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