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Aqua Palms Waikiki

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With recently renovated guest rooms, Aqua Palms Waikiki in Honolulu is a lively boutique hotel that is conveniently located just a block from the beach at the gateway to Waikiki, and within walking distance to Ala Moana Center, Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon, and Fort DeRussy. A friendly and service-oriented hotel, guests enjoy on-site amenities including a pool and sun deck, WiFi internet access, Shell lei greeting upon arrival, free admission to Bishop Museum (one adult and children under 17), and The Honolulu Museum of Art (one adult and children under 18). Our new, NEXT LEVEL Clean protocols include hospital-grade disinfectants, rigorous standards, and a host of protective social distancing guidelines.
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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Canoeing
Hiking
BBQ facilities
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Vending machine
Horseback riding
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Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Private balcony
Safe
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Flatscreen TV
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Telephone
Iron
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Microwave
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kaulu333 wrote a review 10 Feb
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I always stay at the Aqua Palms during my business trips on Honolulu. The location is in walking distance to son many good restaurants and shops. Ala Moana is also in walking distance. The rooms are comfortable and relaxing that I usually book a few extra days to just unwind.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Aloha Kaulu333: It is always exciting to see when a guest is a many time returnee. I'm delighted that you are able tot take a few extra days just to unwind when you come for your business trips. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Me ke Aloha Pumehana, With Warmest Aloha, Patty Maher, CMCA General Manager
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Julerei wrote a review Oct 2023
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The hotel is really nice - the staff are friendly and helpful and the rooms are nice and perfectly clean. The hotel is located conveniently to everything you want - stores, restaurants, the beach and there is a bus stop right in front to take you to Pearl Harbor for example. I would definitely recommend staying here! Thank you for the awesome time we spend at the Aqua Palms.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 9 Oct 2023
Aloha Julerei: Mahalo for sharing your recent stay at the Aqua Palms. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again on a return visit. Me ke Aloha Pumehana, With Warmest aloha, Patty Maher, CMCA General Manager
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michael h wrote a review 10 Feb
Las Vegas, Nevada65 contributions60 helpful votes
Good little hotel without a lot of amenities. No restaurant. IHOP next door, loses at 9 PM! Pool is very small and not really worth a visit. Weird DVD rental opportunity in lobby, free. TV has everything you need so I did not use DVD. Room has fridge and microwave and coffee, so you can actually do a budget vacation. Very friendly staff. Everything is clean, but a little worn down.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha Michaelh14788: Glad to see that you enjoyed the property. We are a small boutique hotel with out all the glitz and glamour of the 4 and 5 star hotels. Unlike the 9th island where you are from, many of the restaurants in the area are not open 24 hours. There are a few a couple of miles from the property such as Denny's or Mac 24/7. We hope to see you again on a return visit. Me ke Aloha Pumehana, With Warmest Aloha, Patty Maher, CMCA General Manager
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asheree18 wrote a review 3 Feb
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What a gem in the heart of Waikiki! Location is awesome. Close to beach and Ala Moana Mall. The room was comfortable and so perfect for our 2 night stay. Love having the open lanai to feel the breeze and hear the ocean!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Aloha asheree18: Love that you called us a "GEM" we are right on the outskirts of Waikiki but close enough to walk to all the restaurants and shops. Glad that you enjoyed your two night stay with us and look forward to serving you again on a return visit. Me ke aloha Pumehana, With Warmest Aloha, Patty Maher, CMCA General Manager
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Mike N wrote a review Jan 2024
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This is a nice place to stay with good access to all attractions. The staff is very helpful and gracious. While not a luxury hotel, the room was very spacious and nicely arranged. This was a return stay for us, ten years later,
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Aloha Mike N: WOW 10 years later! How awesome that you had the opportunity to return and stay with us at the Aqua Palms Waikiki. Our team is one of our biggest selling points for the property along with its location. We look forward to seeing you again on a return visit. Hopefully it doesn't take another 10 years! Me ke Aloha Pumehana, With Warmest Aloha, Patty Maher, CMCA General Manager
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jkeanini15 wrote a review Jan 2024
Kaunakakai, Hawaii1 contribution
Room quality could be better due to AC unit not properly working. When asked for a resolution I would have to reopen the sliding glass window to reactivate the AC unit. The room could never cool down to a cool and reasonable temperature through out the day and night.
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Dear jkeanini15, Mahalo for taking the time to review our hotel. We apologize for the inconvenience you’ve faced during your stay with us. Please be assured that your valuable insights will be shared with our team to ensure a seamless stay in the near future. With Aloha, Patty Maher General Manager
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rhine2024 wrote a review Jan 2024
Koror, Palau1 contribution
Location is ideal for both business and work in Waikiki and nearby locations. Rooms are very clean and comfortable. Walking distance to reasonable number of eateries (restaurants, cafes, coffee joints) and ABC Stores.
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Aloha rhine2024: Mahalo for taking the time to share your recent experience here at the Aqua Palms. Am delighted to see that you rated us a "5" and enjoyed the property and its surrounding locations. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Me ke Aloha Pumehana, With Warmest Aloha, Patty Maher, CMCA General Manager
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DDAS_Familia wrote a review Jan 2024
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions45 helpful votes
On arrival the front of house staff were lovey checked our group of 9 in early, Rooms were clean and tidy had microwave, mini fridge and kettle on request. The rooms are small but if you spend most of your time out and about it shouldn’t be a problem. Medium sized pool, not much in the workout room though. Laundry is card only. Waikiki trolley stop is right out the front of the hotel and ABC stores are a few minutes walk away. IHOP next to check in area, they are slow took over an hour to get our breakfast. Overall the stay was pleasant the staff were lovely
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: You can’t see the Friday night fireworks from the pool area
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Aloha DDAS_Familia: Mahalo for sharing your recent experience at the Aqua Palms Waikiki. It sounds look you had a great family vacation and am happy to see that you were able to check in early. All of us here at the Palms look forward to seeing you and your family on a return trip. Me ke Aloha Pumehana, With Warmest Aloha,
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Tina G wrote a review Jan 2024
Florida27 contributions19 helpful votes
This is our second time staying at the Aqua Palms. The hotel is always clean and the staff is always friendly. Our room had two queen beds and a small kitchenette with a the sink, microwave, and small refrigerator and an amazing view of Diamondhead and the ocean. The location of the hotel is perfect. It’s a quick walk to Ala Moana and Ward Center, as well as the Waikiki strip. The only thing I am not a huge fan of is the parking garage. It’s a steep climb to enter and it gives me anxiety, but there is plenty of off-site parking around the hotel. The aqua palms will be our go-to hotel for future visits. Mahalo for an amazing stay.
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Aloha tdgon: Mahalo for an amazing review. It is a real testament to the property when we have returnees that say they will come back time and time again. Our location and friendly staff are two of our biggest selling points. Unfortunately, I can not do anything about the steep ramp of the parking garage but am glad to see that you have found a solution. All of us at the Palms look forward to seeing you again on a return visit. Me ke Aloha Pumehana. With Warmest aloha, Patty Maher, CMCA General Manager
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brantfether wrote a review Jan 2024
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Management Refused To Refund 2 Nights Due To Flight Cancelations From Chicago To Honolulu Because Of Several Winter Storms Across The US. Management Refused To Communicate With Expedia/Hotels. Com. Terrible Property.
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Dear brantfether, We apologize for the unsatisfactory experience. Please connect with us directly so we can provide better assitance. We hope to hear from you soon. With Aloha, Patty Maher General Manager
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₹16,330 - ₹22,381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
aqua palms waikiki hotel honolulu, aqua palms hotel, aqua palms honolulu, aqua palms spa honolulu
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United StatesHawaiiOahuHonoluluWaikiki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
262
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aqua Palms Waikiki
Which popular attractions are close to Aqua Palms Waikiki?
Nearby attractions include Honolulu Cookie Company (0.2 km), Friday Night Fireworks at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort (0.4 km), and High & Right Comedy Night (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aqua Palms Waikiki?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Aqua Palms Waikiki?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Aqua Palms Waikiki?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Aqua Palms Waikiki?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aqua Palms Waikiki?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tropical Tribe, goofy cafe & dine, and Lappert's Ice Cream.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aqua Palms Waikiki?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Aqua Palms Waikiki?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Aqua Palms Waikiki?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iolani Palace (3.3 km), Shangri La (5.3 km), and US Army Museum of Hawaii (0.7 km).
Does Aqua Palms Waikiki have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Aqua Palms Waikiki accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.