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1696 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1460
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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 16/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#19 of 93 in Honolulu
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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 an open-air coffee shop and bar.

The Paniolo Bar & Cafe is open daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Get an early start with hand-crafted artisan coffee and pastries served from morning till noon. Come back for happy hour with creative cocktails and drinks at night. Enjoy live music every Friday starting at 6:00 pm.

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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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Boating
Diving
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Hiking
Snorkelling
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
Safe
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Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Boutique
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Sado R wrote a review 16 May
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We came to Hawaii for our nephew's graduation. Were staying at the Equus for the last few days of our trip. This place is smaller and more intimate than some of the other hotels in this area, but they charge a hidden service fee and parking fee when you get here which was a curve ball. Got breakfast downstairs at the Paniolo Lanai Bar and Cafe and ordered a latte and Julia drew a sloth on it!!! Made my day!! She's the best!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Odyssey259340 wrote a review Apr 2022
Mashpee, Massachusetts1 contribution
It was the perfect hotel for us. Small, quaint and friendly. Nogiant lobby, or kids screaming at the pool. Just a bunch of amazing locals running a small hotel. The other travelers there were people concerned with their adventures and not interested in a high dollar sterile environment. We'll go back.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Kris White, Guest Services / Front Office at The Equus
Responded 2 weeks ago
You are too kind! We're so glad you had an amazing experience and truly appreciate your words of support. We would love to welcome you back next time your travels bring you to Waikiki. Aloha
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ash d wrote a review Apr 2022
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Our trip here was beyond fabulous! Amazing staff and stay. Lincoln was so helpful and friendly when we first arrived and gave great recommendations. So personable and made us feel very welcomed. Thanks!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Kris White, Guest Services / Front Office at The Equus
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your kind words! This will surely make Lincoln smile. Please come back and see us again soon. Mahalo
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AAquilina90 wrote a review Apr 2022
Melbourne, Australia39 contributions71 helpful votes
Stayed at the Equus for one night on route to Melbourne from LA. Bed was very comfortable, and the bathroom and amenities are excellent. Room is on the smaller side and noise from the nearby road is quite loud. The sliding door to our balcony did not close properly, so it made the sound from outside even louder. We chose this hotel to be closer to the airport as we had a really early check out to get our flight back to Australia. The location of the hotel is quite far from main part of Waikiki, however it is in walking distance to Ala Moana Shopping Centre. Nice touch with a free cocktail at the bar - was delicious. Staff were very friendly, however some of the staff were interacting and being very casual with each other, which gave off an unprofessional vibe. If you stay here, note that there is no elevator to reception area.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Kris White, Guest Services / Front Office at The Equus
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share such a detailed review. We're glad you enjoyed our comfortable bedding and luxurious bath amenities, as well as our great location just a 5-minute walk from Ala Moana Center and some of the best beaches in Waikiki. We also appreciate your suggestions on how we can improve and can assure you that we will work hard to continually enhance the guest experience. Thank you once again for your support! Aloha
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Ted W wrote a review Apr 2022
East Brunswick, New Jersey1 contribution
Two things were off with this stay, one was in control of the hotel, which to my was minor as long as they didn’t disturb it, which was the dust on the bathroom vent and the sliding patio doors. The other thing, which isn’t in their control is the street noise. While it’s typical noise once and awhile there will be people liking to rev their engine making it annoying. Talked with management and they will address it hopefully. It’s one of the last family hotels in Waikiki. Everyone was super friendly and had a great time.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Book ahead and directly from the hotel will save you the most money
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Response from Kris White, Guest Services / Front Office at The Equus
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing this thoughtful feedback. We appreciate your support and will continue to work hard to improve the guest experience at our little boutique hotel. Please come back and visit us again soon! Aloha
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DebT55 wrote a review Apr 2022
Plano, Texas101 contributions124 helpful votes
My husband and I have stayed at the Equus 3 times over the last decade. Love it's charm, staff and location. The rooms are very clean and the beds are fabulous! We love the location to the mall and the nearby park, where we swam and enjoyed the beach each day. The road noise takes some getting used to, but that comes with the location. Never used the pool as it's shaded and we hear the water is really cold! We especially loved the little bar/cafe that's been added since our last visit. Sandy and Yulia were fabulous young ladies that greeted us daily and treated us like family. Miss them already! Hope to return to Hawaii again some day, and the Equus.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: we've stayed on the top floor every visit. Small view of Waikiki Beach.
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Response from Kris White, Guest Services / Front Office at The Equus
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much! We appreciate your feedback and are very thankful for your kind words regarding our awesome team members. As Waikiki's last family-owned and operated boutique hotel, we appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you many more times in the future. Mahalo
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Zoe wrote a review Apr 2022
Portland, Oregon1 contribution
We were only there for one night but the room was clean and comfortable and the location was good. I left an item in the hotel room and Renee and Lincoln at the front desk have been very helpful getting it back :)
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Kris White, Guest Services / Front Office at The Equus
Responded 4 weeks ago
Mahalo for staying with us and taking the time to compliment our wonderful staff! Your support means the world to us and we hope you'll visit us again soon. Aloha
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CDP wrote a review Apr 2022
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This is an older style hotel with throwback Hawaii charm. Everything was fine for a few night stay. This is a lower budget hotel so dont expect brand new super nice beds and bedding like a chain or 300 dollar a night hotel. Is you are looking to stay in Waikiki a few nights and want convenience and a place that you wont complain about, this will do. Pool is not fancy but is clean and private.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Kris White, Guest Services / Front Office at The Equus
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind words. We're so glad you loved our little boutique hideaway. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again. Mahalo
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Ruth R wrote a review Apr 2022
San Antonio, Texas2 contributions
I’m a firm believer in family and this family ran hotel is exemplary. Collette and Sandra made me feel at ease right away. My situation is difficult but I just really enjoyed talking story with them. Lincoln is a charismatic and works with a sense of urgency. My daughter and I were reunited at that hotel and that makes it really special to me. I can’t remember his name but the valet who worked most evenings was great. Thanks I will never forget y’all.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Angeline Y wrote a review Apr 2022
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fam & I recently moved to HI & found this cute hotel last minute. The whole staff was amazing. Kollett was so accommodating & worked w/ last minute changes. Fe helped feed my 4 yo @ 3am d/t time change. Keo helped w/ our luggages. The best staff!!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Parking is very tight
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Response from Kris White, Guest Services / Front Office at The Equus
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for the nice compliments! We're so glad our team was able to go above and beyond to make your experience so memorable. Please stop in and see us again soon. Mahalo
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PRICE RANGE
$163 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the equus hotel and marina tower, equus an aqua boutique hotel
LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiOahuHonoluluWaikiki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
67
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Equus
Which popular attractions are close to The Equus?
Nearby attractions include Honolulu Cookie Company (0.5 km), Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon (0.4 km), and Waikiki Starlight Luau (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Equus?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Equus?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Equus?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Equus?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Equus?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tropical Tribe, Lappert's Ice Cream, and goofy cafe & dine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Equus?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Equus?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Experience Nutridge (3.8 km), Iolani Palace (3.0 km), and Shangri La (5.6 km).
Does The Equus have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.