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The Equus Hotel

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Papamoa, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 August 2013

This was our sixth stopover at this hotel .20 th July & 5th Aug '13 . The hotel is well situated, clean & tidy and the staff are always obliging and helpful .It is good value accomodation and we would not stay elsewhere when passing through Honolulu . We will return.

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

jrski, Big Mahalos for taking the time to review your many visits through Waikiki, and our property, The Equus Hotel. We are pleased to be a part of your regular travel through Hawaii, and happy to be able to provide value, comfort and service during your stay. Please continue to visit us and we sincerely appreciate your loyalty. We look...

Reviewed 9 August 2013

We recently stayed 11 days at the Equus for our honeymoon and absolutely loved it. We had had the standard king room which was the perfect size for my wife and I, the bed was amazing (I wish I could have taken it home with me!) service staff were outstanding. Having worked in the hospitality industry for 20 years, I...

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

Littlejohnny75, First of all, Congratulations! And thank you for choosing to stay with us for such an important celebration. We are pleased that our team could provide you with comfort and value during your visit. It is a priveledge for us to be a part of your special moment and lasting memories, and we are grateful to have helped in...

Reviewed 8 August 2013

My daughter and I were met at the door by the owner and made to feel very welcome and cared for. Nothing was left undone. After a very long day of traveling the feeling experienced when my head hit the pillow on the high end mattress can't be put into words Thank you

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

Jaydawg36, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, and comment on your stay. We are pleased to have assisted in creating lasting memories for both you and your daughter during your visit to Waikiki, and hope that you enjoyed your time on the island. It is wonderful to have provided some small comforts to refresh...

Reviewed 8 August 2013

We only had one day in Hawaii since it was an airport overlay trip. The hotel was in the perfect location to allow us to enjoy the beach and do some small scale shopping! Had a wonderful trip while staying within budget!

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

Bella0717, Many Mahalos for taking the time to review your overnight visit with us! We are happy to hear you were able to avail of our location near Ala Moana Shopping Center- and make the most of your short time in Waikiki. We hope that you will plan on visiting us on your next trip to Hawaii, and make it...

Haleiwa, Hawaii, United States
Reviewed 8 August 2013

I was greeted by the friendly staff at the Equus and shown to my room with a view! The place is quiet at night so I drifted right to sleep with my eco friendly AC blowing out cool air. Decorations in my room were classic Hawaii with a set of fun elephant bamboo furniture. My bed was amazingly soft and...

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

Angela B, It is a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your time with us on your night on the town! We appreciate the time you took to review your stay, and provide us with feedback. Although we are a small boutique and do not have a restaurant on-site, we do offer room-service for Breakfast and Lunch that is delivered directly...

Wailuku, Hawaii
Reviewed 7 August 2013

We loved staying at this hotel ... The workers are very helpful and filled with aloha ... They felt like FAMILY specially Rene Kahumoku (Aunty) i called her as for respect because she was every loving and helpful ... As for hotel it was very nice prices are cheap we will be staying there everytime we go oahu ...Perfect spot...

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

Junior S, Mahalo for taking the time to write a review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us, and are pleased to have you as part of our Equus Ohana. Aunty Rene and our team look forward to your next visit! With Aloha, Mariah Dailey mariah@equushotel.com

New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 August 2013

I was in Waikiki for a convention that took place mainly at the Convention Center and Hilton Village. This made the Equus a perfect location for us to stay, as it is a close walking distance to both. Personally, I never like staying in "big" hotels and prefer boutique hotels, as long as they are clean and modern. The Equus...

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Kevin N, We are pleased to hear we were able to exceed your expectations. Our sincerest gratitude for taking the chance on a small boutique during your visit to Waikiki. We certainly strive to provide the exemplary Aloha Spirit in our team members, and share that with each of our guests. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed our location...

Reviewed 3 August 2013

The Equus was as nice and accommodating as most larger chains at a much better rate. It was perfect walking distance from the Hawaii convention center and the beach. The staff was very friendly and offered complementary cocktails in the evening. My husband and I enjoyed that it was a smaller and quieter hotel in the middle of busy Waikiki....

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

Fiestagirl26, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We realize that there are many options, but we remain one of the few independent boutique hotels in Waikiki, and strive to provide unique and individualized service to our guests. We are pleased to hear we were a good choice for your stay in Hawaii. Fortunately, we are well...

Kailua Kona
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Aloha One & All Guests Of The World.... You Must Experience The Love & Aloha Here @ The "EQUUS Hotel!!" When You Plan Your Vacation to Oahu, Please book It Here @ The Equus Hotel!!! You'll meet The Friendliest Front Desk Workers Rene & Puka That Will Blow Your Mind!!!! Customer Service is Number One Here @ The Equus Hotel!!!...

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Shelby K, Big Mahalos to you and your family for choosing to be a part of our Equus Ohana! We are thrilled to hear that you continue to enjoy your time with us and that you recommend us as well. We appreciate your loyalty, and the effort you make to share your experience with other travelers. It truly is a...

Reviewed 2 August 2013

I couldn't ask for a better hotel and an amazing staff to service me and my family. We been staying here for about 4 weeks now and we enjoying our stay every moment of it. The staff from the housekeeping to the front desk best service friendly, professional and helping hand. The housekeeping come by everyday and give you whatever...

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Mercier05, Congratulations to you and your husband on your 12 years! We are pleased that you chose to stay with us, and we were able to make that moment even more memorable. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience, and we wish you many more years to come. Hopeufully you will visit us again before your next...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: ₹ 9,061 - ₹ 14,668 (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:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#23 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#24 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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