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The Equus Hotel

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#27 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Kailua, Hawaii
Reviewed 7 November 2013

The hotel is located right in the heart of downtown Honolulu! Everything you would need within walking distance or just a short cab ride. Nicely styled clean rooms and a pool!Very nice stay! Very affordable and highly recommended. The beds are super comfy too!

Thank lauravoll
equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

lauravoll, Big mahalos for your review. It was a pleasure to host you, and we are grateful for your kind remarks. We look forward to your return! With Aloha, Mariah Dailey mariah@equushotel.com

Scottsdale AZ
Reviewed 6 November 2013

The room was nice sized, although the bath was a little small, only one person at a time. Well furnished with good AC. One block to the Ala Moana shopping mall and a short walk to the beaches. The desk staff was helpful. Price was affordable for Hawaii. There were half a flight of steps to the check-in...a little hard...

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

flyawayAZ, Mahalo for your review. We appreciate your detailed feedback and will be sure to improve upon our services with your helpful insights. It was a pleasure to host you and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the location. We look forward to inviting you back on your next visit to Waikiki. Mahalo! Mariah Dailey mariah@equushotel.com

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 November 2013

My partner and I stayed here for 5 nights in October 2013. We arrived far too early to check in but the staff sorted out a room for us anyway and we're lovely about it. When our TV and air con wouldn't work we were promptly moved into the working room right next door. The rooms themselves were exactly what...

1Thank Kimc111
equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

Kimc111, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Equus. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and that we were able to accommodate your requests and needs during your visit. We hope to offer excellent service to each unique guests needs, and your feedback is greatly appreciated. We will do our best...

Reviewed 4 November 2013

We moved here after four nights in central Waikiki and prefer this location near the Waikiki Marina. It's more upscale and is distant from the noise and chaos of Kuhio Street. You can walk to downtown Waikiki Beach in 15 minutes, or ride The Bus. Check-in is 3:00 pm. When we arrived shortly after noon Friday, our room was not...

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

ML T, Many warm mahalos for the excellent review with such care and detail provided. This truly exudes kindness and respect for what we do, and what we have to offer; and it is appreciated by our entire Equus Team. You go above and beyond to serve us with detailed comments and feedback to assist us in improving our services...

Reviewed 3 November 2013

We stayed at The Equus hotel October 20-31, 2013. The hotel is not on the beach but it's close to Waikiki beach to the left and across the street and the Ala Moana beach & park to the right another 15 minute walk. Ala Moana beach & park is a huge park with a walking path all around it, very...

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

Mia51Boston, Aloha from The Equus 'Ohana! Thank you for taking the time to detail your visit, and provide us with valuable feedback. It is a great assistance to our future guests to have comments such as yours to rely on for their visits. We greatly appreciate your stay, and we hope to host you again in the near future. Mahalo,...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Overall perfect.... Great location Lovely rooms. We would stay there again Close but not on the beach Very walkable to shopping and great beaches Walk to Waikiki Room was clean and well appointed and personnel were all very helpful

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

lilliup, Mahalo nui loa for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to host you at The Equus. We are pleased to hear that your trip was enjoyable and that you had a memorable visit. We greatly appreciate your efforts to share your positive feedback, and look forward to many return visits! Mahalo, Mariah Dailey mariah@equushotel.com

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2013

We stayed here based on previous reviews. The rooms are really nice, quite large, with the beds very comfy and the bathroom well appointed. Outside the rooms it is a little stranger. The reception is up a flight of stairs with no lift and the reception area is pretty small. The lift is old and we crossed our fingers every...

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

johnandlucia, Big Mahalos for your review. We appreciate every opportunity to improve our services, and are pleased that you have provided great detail on your visit. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and that the location and rooms were to your liking. It is important to us to create an experience and an ambience of...

Reviewed 25 October 2013

We stayed at Equus Hotel based on TripAdvisor reports and were very happy with our decision. Good position near to restaurants, Waikiki and the Ala Moana Center. I notice a lot of people mention being welcomed with a glass of fruit juice - they must have run out just before we arrived as we were never offered any but still...

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

suquie, Aloha and mahalo for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to the islands. We are pleased to hear your positive feeddback, and that our reviews pointed you in the right direction. We truly strive to provide a unique experience of our local culture while you are visiting Hawaii, and we hope that we were able to...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 21 October 2013

When I go to Honolulu for business, I usually like to stay on one of the edges of Waikiki to avoid the bulk of the tourist crunch. After reading reviews here on TripAdvisor I thought that I would give the Equus a try. I was happy with my decision as the hotel was very nice and well-located. Staff were very...

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

FluvialMan, Mahalo for taking the time to share such a detailed review of your recent business trip. It is a great assistance to fellow travelers to share such great comments regarding our location and services. We are happy to hear that everyhting was to your satisfaction, and we do hope to become a regular visit on your future trips to...

Burlington, Wisconsin
Reviewed 20 October 2013

I have to say that we had a wonderful time at the Equus. The beds were soft. We didn't hear any street noise and the front staff was amazing. I would definitely stay at the Equus again ! The walk to Waikiki beach is a safe 15 minute walk away and there is a trolley stop about 1 block away...

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lpackersl, Mahalo for providing such outstanding feedback from your recent visit to the islands. It was our pleasure to host you during your stay in Waikiki, and we are happy to hear that we were a convenient choice for all of your travel needs. We hope to continue to provide excellent service to our loyal customers, and new guests. We...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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, gazebo and a weekly cocktail reception.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. Portable printers can be delivered for those on business. Best of all, the friendly staff offers the kind of personal assistance delivered with Aloha that only a small, family-run hotel can offer. IMPORTANT NOTES: *Stairway Access Only *Valet Parking Only $25/night *Provide Arrival Time - for luggage assistance ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Equus Hotel

Address: 1696 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1460
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Price Range: ₹ 9,277 - ₹ 15,376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Equus Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 67
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Also Known As:
The Equus Hotel And Marina Tower
Equus An Aqua Boutique Hotel
The Equus Hotel Honolulu, Hawaii
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Best Value Hotel in Honolulu
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#23 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#24 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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“We were completely satisfied based on the hotel room rate. Room very clean, which is very important to us. Please do not use mine or my wife's full name on TripAdvisor review.”
, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“Getting to the lobby requires a trip up a flight of about 20 stairs. Be prepared to carry your luggage up”
ScottW121, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for room on first floor.”
theater123, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room without a view and you may avoid the road noise”
Orbituk, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors & more distance from the street is best.”
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