Manoa Valley Inn

Manoa Valley Inn

2001 Vancouver Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822-2451
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The second-floor Baldwin Room features a luxurious King-size bed and tasteful vintage furnishing
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Our salt-water swimming pool features a soft waterfall and solar-heating, a great way to cool of
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3.5
#1 of 1 inn in Honolulu
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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3.7 of 5 bubbles
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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!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Breakfast available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Saltwater pool
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Air conditioning
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

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2001 Vancouver Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822-2451
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Lily S wrote a review Aug 2022
Los Angeles, California13 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring mosquito repellent. Be careful in the parking lot, it is very tight.
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Getaway25004 wrote a review Jan 2005
Chebanse, Illinois1 contribution10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Larry and I stayed at the Manoa Valley Inn from Dec. 29, 2004 to Jan. 2, 2005. We enjoyed our stay there. The rooms are large and beautifully decorated. The showers are great, very large. We enjoyed the quiet neighborhood that enabled us to hear the birdsong in the mornings. The gardens and yards are beautifully displayed and cared for. Our breakfasts on the lanai were delicious, ample, and relaxing while we enjoyed the view of Diamondhead. John and Teresa were very helpful in making our stay a happy and enjoyable time. They provided us with directions to a specific shopping excursion and provided information on good restaurants for lunch.
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profnancy wrote a review Jul 2013
Boston, Massachusetts139 contributions78 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
As an alternative to a Waikiki hotel, this is one of the few options, and the setting is lovely. The grounds are very well kept, and this should be a delightful oasis. There are, however, many details that need attention. Start with the toilet that won't properly flush and got frankly stinky over time, as there is no regular housekeeping, even with a stay of 5 days, as ours was. The absence of any housekeeping also meant that when we left towels to be changed (as the sign in the room indicated), they weren't, and we had to ask for toilet paper when we ran out. The sheets are ancient and pilled, and the room terminally musty. The whole house is overstuffed with tons of "antiques" and brick-a-brack. It just has the feel of a place that has been collecting "stuff" forever with little attention to style or function.

Breakfast was okay, but the staff never seemed to have it fully up and running, and the toaster oven kept dying. What others have noted about space is true -- seating is an issue.

The "hostess" is certainly not the warm and welcoming sort. This is a registered landmark, but she never offered any stories about the property and its history. No offers of advice about things to see, and I overheard rather unhelpful advice being given to others. No beach gear to borrow. No maps or restaurant guides. She is more interested in selling her organic potions than in tending to the needs of her guests.

This is all stuff that can be fixed, and I hope it will be, because I'd like to be able to recommend this place to others.
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Date of stay: July 2013Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mark G, Owner at Manoa Valley Inn
Responded 28 Oct 2013
Dear Clients, We apologize to guests who feel service was not up to their expectations. We have effectively a 24 hour staff and owners on the property that are always talking, available for customer needs and services, Yes we are in a great location and occasionally water pressure and something is quirky as would be found in a hundred year old home Our breakfast and setting compares favorably and far better than most hotel settings. Food is freshly prepared, when possible organic, and we serve guests what we eat as well each morning. Advice to any traveler is, we as other bed and breakfasts, offer a great alternative to Waikiki, crowding, parking and a great home experience. Whether you visit and stay with us or elsewhere you will have a great relaxing trip with bountiful beaches,sights to visit and most important Aloha wherever you go, Aloha, Mark GLen Owner
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Robert C wrote a review Nov 2022
Seattle29 contributions8 helpful votes
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
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Date of stay: October 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: I stayed here about 30 years ago when it was called the John Guild Inn. I was appalled at how far...
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Len W wrote a review Oct 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This place was not at all like the photos or descriptions on Trip Advisor. On the plus side it was conveniently located for a visit to relatives nearby, and the room was large with a strong (and welcome) air conditioner; in all other respects it was disappointing or worse. Although we were there for 10 days, there was no room cleaning, trash removal, etc. Wallpaper was torn in several places, so we could see through the plaster to the old wood slats. TV was tiny (maybe 14" or 15" diagonal) and too far from the bed (or any chair) to watch. Furniture was mismatched and useless. No bedside table or reading lights. When we asked for fresh linens and towels halfway through, this was left by our door 2 days later. In both cases, the bed linens were ancient and threadbare. The replacement topsheet (as threadbare as the first, was the wrong size. There was no mirror in the bathroom. No shelf for soap, etc in the shower. The "breakfast" was abysmal: white bread (toast it yourself), with butter but no jam, a made to order scrambled egg (singular) was lousy (how hard is it to scramble an egg?) and a strip of paperthin, cheap bacon. Limited parking for up to four cars, at inadequate spaces that carried a constant risk of scrapes. A once lovely, now unkempt garden, and a leaf-strewn swimming pool. Most of the time no staff was visible. Sadly, this is a once gorgeous property mostly gone to seed.
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Date of stay: September 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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JLHGRW wrote a review Jan 2023
Chicago, Illinois50 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Oliver P wrote a review Dec 2021
Coventry, United Kingdom76 contributions87 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking can be tight I'd you bring a large suv. There are dogs who are very friendly but they are...
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Diana Walters wrote a review Mar 2023
Honolulu, Hawaii3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved staying in this historic BnB in Honolulu. The family that owns it are so kind and helpful but respectful of your privacy. It is a little oasis so different from touristy Waikiki, but yet close to all of the restaurants and beaches. The breakfast was delicious! and healthy! The area is very safe to walk around in to view the newer and other historic homes in the neighborhood. We would definitely stay there again when we need a little mini staycation!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Debbie S wrote a review Oct 2020
Anderson, Missouri1 contribution3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
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Date of stay: March 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Out_of_towner448 wrote a review Sept 2023
Springfield, Missouri235 contributions117 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Was a little disappointed when we arrived, place didn't have the same look as before. The Inn has had a rough year but now has new owners and Lisa and her boys are working hard to get the old girl back in style. We highly recommend Manoa Valley Inn if you are looking for a quiet place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu and Waikiki. Just remember this is not a "Resort" its a Bed and Breakfast. Hope to stay again soon.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Really enjoyed setting on the outer back deck for my morning coffee, so quiet and peaceful.
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Answer from Manoa Valley Inn
Honolulu, Hawaii
Thank you everyone for your helpful comments! I'm the incoming guest services manager at Manoa Valley Inn, so I appreciate your input during the time I was not available. Aloha, Hanica! As the other guests have suggested, the property is quite close to Waikiki and Diamond Head, but not close enough to walk. As of 2018, TheBus has gotten more convenient for travelers, with an all-day fare that'll be unlimited for 24 hours, and Uber/Lyft ride-sharing services are pretty convenient and cost effective. From our location it would be less than $20 for an Uber ride to Waikiki, especially during non-peak hours. Thank you for your questions and comments, we hope you enjoy your stay in Honolulu and we're always open if you need accommodations. No resort fee, free parking, full breakfast and a unique and peaceful local-flavor experience is guaranteed. :)
Answer from Manoa Valley Inn
Honolulu, Hawaii
Aloha! I'm afraid we currently only serve breakfast to our guests. Mahalo, Willie
Answer from Manoa Valley Inn
Honolulu, Hawaii
Aloha! We require a one night deposit at time of reservation. Payment in full must be made two weeks prior to arrival as we have a two week no cancellation policy. Mahalo! Willie
Answer from Mark G
Honolulu
Aloha! We are about 2 miles from the beach.
kiwimum60 asked a question Jan 2016
Sunbury, Australia8 contributions7 helpful votes
How far are you from the Airport Is there Public Transport nearby
Answer from Manoa Valley Inn
Honolulu, Hawaii
Aloha and thank you for getting in touch with us, Kiwimum! We're about 20 - 30 minutes from the airport via Taxi or Uber/Lyft, and our Inn is actually very close to the Bus lines on University Ave. Mahalo, please don't hesitate to give us a call if there's anything else we can assist you with! Sincerely, Sam Manoa Valley Inn
Out_of_towner448 wrote a tip Sept 2023
Springfield, Missouri235 contributions117 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Really enjoyed setting on the outer back deck for my morning coffee, so quiet and peaceful."
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Robert C wrote a tip Nov 2022
Seattle29 contributions8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"I stayed here about 30 years ago when it was called the John Guild Inn. I was appalled at how far down it had come."
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Lily S wrote a tip Aug 2022
Los Angeles, California13 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring mosquito repellent. Be careful in the parking lot, it is very tight."
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Oliver P wrote a tip Dec 2021
Coventry, United Kingdom76 contributions87 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking can be tight I'd you bring a large suv. There are dogs who are very friendly but they are kept away from guests who may be uncomfortable around dogs."
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danield wrote a tip Dec 2018
Ottawa. On359 contributions122 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"For those with cat/dog allergy, the third floor is far enough from the pets that it posed no problem. Pets have no access to the floor."
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PRICE RANGE
₹14,287 - ₹21,138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesHawaiiOahuHonolulu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manoa Valley Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Manoa Valley Inn?
Nearby attractions include University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus (0.3 km), Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (0.8 km), and Malu Productions (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Manoa Valley Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Manoa Valley Inn?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Manoa Valley Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Manoa Valley Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Karai Crab, Waiola Shave Ice, and Imanas TEI Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Manoa Valley Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Manoa Valley Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Manoa Valley Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iolani Palace (3.8 km), Shangri La (5.6 km), and US Army Museum of Hawaii (2.7 km).
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