The Manoa Valley Inn is Hawaii's longest operating Victorian Bed and Breakfast, pairing a historic experience with modern comfort! Built in 1912, we're a Honolulu landmark located in an exclusive area of Honolulu providing a luxurious and quiet experience away from hectic Waikiki for visitors and local residents alike.
Conveniently located within minutes of Waikiki and the downtown Honolulu business district in the peaceful and relaxing Manoa Valley. With seven special, spacious rooms waiting for you, we're within walking distance to U.H. Manoa, bus lines, restaurants and theater.
When you're with us, you're family. Free Parking, full A/C, Cable TV, WiFi and a full breakfast each morning. No resort fees, EVER. E Komo Mai, we're looking forward to having you as guests!
First impression: It smelled like cats and fried sausage. Disappointingly, the property is outdated and cluttered, clearly in need of updates, and the parking was tight and tricky. With that said, we enjoyed the experience because it was the opposite of the utopian feel you get at a resort. We stayed in the Baldwin Room for one night, and it was very comfortable. My favorite part was that the windows were open, so in the morning, we heard the birds as we woke up. The bed was large and comfortable, the shower was awesome, and we enjoyed the coffee and breakfast on the back veranda. I hope the owners and operators will consider a deep cleaning, decluttering, and continued renovations in the near future.
Dillingham room was in terrible shape, especially the bathroom. The claw tooth tub was held up with a piece of 4X4 lumber because two of the legs had rusted off. The tub rocked and the shower curtain was awkward to use. We had to use a rug to catch any splash so that the hole in the bathroom floor didn't leak into the floor below. The door to the bathroom was short, a sort of "Harry Potter door under the stairs'. Access to the bathroom was through a large closet. The bathroom floor was riddled with termite damage near the toilet. The inside of the door to the room had badly peeling paint. There was a split-system air conditioner which worked reasonably well and the bed was comfortable. There was no refrigerator in the room but we had access to a fridge outside the room (the freezer was clogged with ice). The breakfast was nothing special and the same each day, except for the vegetables. I had to ask for two eggs on the second day because on the first day I was given only one. The coffee was good. The surroundings were lush, but overgrown. It appeared that the caretaker was living there with a big family taking up the first floor. The room was so inferior that we had to arrange to leave Oahu one day early and asked if we could get a refund. They said no.…
This is like staying in an old lady‘s Victorian home. Looks good in the pictures, but much of the furniture is deteriorating. We stayed on the third floor, good views of the city. Difficult to walk up three flights with a large suitcase. Breakfast is pleasant but not exceptional. Appreciated upgrades such as modern air conditioning. Amenities are minimal. Pool is small, for wading only. Owners are very friendly. There are four dogs you can mix with. There are also 10 cats, mostly invisible except for perhaps an odor. It was nice to stay in a neighborhood far from Waikiki.
We have been staying at the Manoa Valley Inn on our last several visits to Hawaii. Always at the beginning of our vacation to recover from long flights in a tranquil atmosphere away from the big hotels of Waikiki. Having not visited Hawaii for a couple of years we were looking forward to our first stop. Unfortunately, it’s quite apparent that the Inn has not fared well from Covid. There is a fine line between being madly eclectic ( & eccentric !) and just shabby & run-down. Sadly, the latter description is now most apt. The beautiful quiet & lush gardens are now totally overgrown, uncared for & virtually impossible to walk through. All views of Waikiki now gone. The outdoor breakfast area ( previously so quaint, welcoming & peaceful) is now a cluttered mess with various odd objects on the ‘veranda’. Frankly, a more unappetizing place to eat I’ve yet to find. Previously the buffet was full of fresh fruits, drinks, coffee etc. - sadly no longer. The place has a feeling of decay. Our room was really odd & shabby. A bathroom that we both hit our heads several times upon entering & a bath tub that was quite fearful ( at an angle supported by some wooden planks). My wife refused to use it. Seems also that the Inn is using the lovely areas we used to sit in with a glass of wine to watch the sun go down ( the 2nd floor rotunda area) as some sort of office & other areas as a massage business. Most odd & frankly, weird. This place now needs serious renovation- much tender , loving care ( & money ) is required. If that happens - we’ll be back - otherwise, sadly, we won’t be returning.…
Family that live in and run it are amazing, couldn't want for more. Breakfast is not a standard American style but it's a perfect balanced start to the day. Rooms and property are edwardian with matching period furniture so it feels very homely. Definitely coming again
I booked this hotel before Covid hit, cancelled well within their policy to get your money back. I've called,emailed and texted the owners. I got a response on the text that said - your check is in the mail. A month later, no check. I text again, and they again say check is in mail. To this day , I haven't received a check. I canceled in March.
Honolulu is dominated by the Waikiki high-rise hotels. If that doesn't appeal to you, the Manoa Valley Inn offers a pleasant and affordable alternative. It's an historic property that's an island of green in an otherwise unremarkable area two blocks from the University of Hawaii. Breakfast was excellent, and was served on a lovely terrace that's nearly overgrown with orchards and other plants. There's a garden area and pool in the back as well, though they're not well cared for. As B&B's go, Manova Valley has some shortcomings. Parking is very tight, so don't arrive in a Hummer and hog a space and a half. The room we had was nice enough and big enough for two, and it had a good bed. But the furnishings were well-worn and the shower/bath was substandard. The on-site management owns friendly dogs and they (the dogs) show up from time to time, which I personally didn't care for. The Inn is walking distance to the University but not much else, so finding good restaurants nearby where you can also park is a real challenge (and a common problem throughout Honolulu). I'm glad we chose this over the Waikiki skyscrapers, but Manoa Valley could use some attention to make it a first-rate B&B experience.…
I gave this bnb a full 5 because it achieves what it sets out to do. A sanctuary away from the brutal( not my words, a locals) high rises of Waikiki. The Inn is not a brand new glossy hotel of which you are in 1 room of hundreds but it does have a comfy bed,a/c and a wonderful substantial breakfast. it is a family home that is welcoming and a delight to return home to at the end of the day. I had a room at the top, my bathroom had a slanted roof so if you are tall maybe mention this to get an appropriate space for you. Given the time of year I visited I didn't even need the a/c as I was able to open the windows in my room for the breeze off the mountains. The staff are very friendly, polite and accommodating. Hopefully I will return one day!
The staff did not speak English very well. There were dogs in the public spaces. There was a definite smell of dog urine in the porch area. The area did not look like pictures. We left but were given a refund. My only reason for giving it a poor not terrible rating
So glad I found this gem! The rooms are spacious and lovely (a few too many knick knacks, but no big deal). The property is beautifully maintained which makes it feel like you’re walking into a botanical garden, right in the middle of the city. The staff was friendly and helpful - they even packed me coffee and food to go on the morning I had to leave before 7:00. The food itself is delicious and plentiful: eggs and pancakes made to order, meat, potatoes, cooked vegetables, rice, bread, fresh fruit and juice, and coffee. A perfect alternative to the crowded, touristy beach scene.