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Aqua Waikiki Wave

This is a 3 star hotel in Honolulu
2299 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, HI, U.S.A.
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Praised by guests for proximity to beach and attractions, but some noise concerns
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the hotel centrally located for exploring the Waikiki area on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • A couple of reviewers mentioned that the Wi-Fi service was reliable
  • Many guests complained about hearing street and nightlife noise in their rooms
  • A couple of reviewers found the on-site parking facility too cramped
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Dec 3, 2013
This hotel is located within a 5-minute walk of Waikiki Beach and the International Marketplace. This hotel is well located for guests looking to explore the Waikiki area on foot.

This property is smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a private balcony, a flat screen TV and DVD player, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, blackout drapes, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a safe and air conditioning. Select rooms also include a view of the ocean and suites are available that provide more spacious accommodations.

Parking is available on site for an additional fee of $26 per night. Pets under 40 lbs are permitted for an additional fee of $35 per pet, per night.

This hotel has two on-site restaurants. Da Big Kahuna Restaurant and Bar is open daily from 10:30 am to 4 am, while the China Garden Restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, a business centre, a concierge desk, a 24-hour front desk, gift shops, meeting and event space, luggage storage and an ice machine.

The Honolulu Zoo and Kapiolani Park are both within a 16-minute walk, while the Ala Moana Center and the Waikiki Aquarium are both 5 minutes away by car. The Diamond Head State Park is an 8-minute drive away, while the
Pearl Harbor/USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri Memorial are about a 30-minute drive away.

The Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is about 20 minutes away by car, depending on traffic. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests found the hotel located close to everything in Waikiki. Reviewers said that they were able to walk to the beach, the International Marketplace, restaurants and shopping.

Many guests found the rooms clean, while a few reviewers added that their rooms were generally comfortable and spacious. A couple of guests praised the views of the ocean from their rooms. However, a couple of reviewers did complain about their rooms (see below for more details). 

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service, and one guest said "whenever we needed an extra towel or even shaving cream (that we forgot to bring along) they were more then willing to accommodate us."

Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.

A couple of guests found the free Wi-Fi service reliable.

The Bad
There were a few concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Many guests complained about noise disturbances in their rooms from traffic and loud music from neighbouring nightclubs. A couple of reviewers mentioned that this area of Waikiki had an active nightlife.

A couple of guests said that the on-site parking facility was cramped and that some cars were double-parked.

A couple of reviewers noticed dated fixtures and worn carpeting in their rooms. gave this hotel an average score of 3.9 out of 5, with 84% of 1,799 guests recommending the property. ranked this hotel #27 out of 83 hotels in Honolulu, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 1,991 reviews.

Guest Reviews

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132.25 USD - 0.00 USD Aqua Waikiki Wave
Out of 95 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 5.6 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 1
No. of guest comments: 1
Guest Recommended: No
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #25 out of 95 hotels in Honolulu ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
Josephe from San Clarita, CA US rated Aqua Waikiki Wave 4 out of 10 on August 05, 2005


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Aqua Waikiki Wave

  • Business Center
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Refrigerator
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Nightclubs
  • Photocopier
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shops in Hotel

User Contributed Info

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From the moment you step into the elegant marble lobby of our Honolulu boutique hotel, you feel relaxed and refreshed. The entire hotel has been renovated with accents that pay tribute to two Hawaiian legends – gold-medal Olympian and surfer, Duke Kahanamoku, and world-renowned artist and print maker, Charles W. Bartlett. Our intimate, inviting Honolulu hotel offers a peaceful sanctuary from the energy of Waikiki. Enjoy unique services and amenities such as our helpful concierge, activity desk, restaurants, fitness center and free WiFi throughout hotel. Feast on classic American fare at the Big Kahuna, Waikiki’s new tropical sports and entertainment restaurant, or on authentic Cantonese cuisine at China Garden Restaurant.

Perhaps that’s why the February 2008 issue of Budget Travel magazine named us one of the world’s “Top 100 Best Values”. We’ve also been named a top 20 Waikiki hotel by TripAdvisor and “The best value for your dollar in Waikiki” by With Aqua’s Waikiki Wave Hotel & Resort, you do not only get the great atmosphere of Honolulu, you also have access to great locations for dining in Hawaii, shopping, sightseeing, and many other activities you can take advantage of on your Hawaii wedding vacation, honeymoon, or family stay.

Category Accommodation and Food Services
Fax 808-922-5048
General Amenities Safe-deposit box (front desk) | Suitcase Storage | Porter / Bellhop | Child Care Services | Tours / Ticket Assistance | Gift Shop / News Stand | Currency Exchange | Hair Salon | Fitness Room | Concierge
General Property Info Cash Machine | Elevator/Lift | Security Guard | 24 hr Service | Smoke-free property | Air Conditioned
Listing Type Place
Neighbourhood Waikiki
Number of Floors 15
Number of Rooms 247
Parking Indoor | Paid
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Place Status Open at this location
Postal Code 96815-2632
Public Access Open to the General Public
Recreational Activities Sauna | Shopping Mall | Fitness Center | Full Service Spa | Spa tub/Hot tub | Fitness Equipment Available
Room Amenities Blackout drapes/curtains | Air Conditioning | Iron/Ironing Board | Direct-dial phone | Telephone | Complimentary Newspaper | In Room Safe | Voicemail
Room Details Private Balcony | Non-smoking rooms
Room Entertainment Clock Radio | DVD Player | Cable Television | Flat Panel TV
Telephone (808) 922-1262
WiFi Free

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