Direct Oceanfront Waikiki Condo - Pure Luxury
This beautiful, completely remodeled spacious condo is first class all the way with the highest quality materials like granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, new flat screen TV and DVD, granite shower, full gourmet kitchen and gorgeous Hawaiian style furniture.
The condo is equited with the Rolls Royce of AC units, An LG split-system air conditioner and comes with free high-speed internet, both broadband and wifi.
The 42" wall mounted Flat Screen LCD TV is also a must for all those sports events.
Don't be fooled by non remodeled units that havn't been updated in 20 years...everything in this unit is brand new from the studs out and attention to detail will insure you will have a great Hawaiian vacation.
And best of all, location, location, location. This unit has the best direct ocean views available. While relaxing in your spacious condo or sitting on your shaded lanai, gaze out the stunning blue ocean and watch the surfers riding the waves right out front.
The Ilikai is a landmark condominium hotel in Waikiki. In fact, it marks the beginning of Waikiki. The Ilikai was made famous by the opening sequence of the long-running TV series “Hawaii Five-0.” It has been described by the guidebook “Oahu Revealed” as “A Real Gem,” because of its Hawaiian ambiance and value for its location. The open-air lobby and relaxing courtyard of the Ilikai lead to a pathway to the beach.
An Extraordinary Location: The Ilikai serves as a convenient base for vacationing singles, friends, couples, families and business people. You can't beat the location. It is just steps to the Duke Kahanamoku lagoon and the white sands of Waikiki beach; it is one of the only ocean front properties on the ocean side of the main road in Waikiki.
The Ilikai is located between the 5 star Hilton Hawaiian Village and the wonderful Ala Moana Beach Park. There are dozens of restaurants, shops and attractions within easy walking distance, including the Hilton Village, the Ala Moana shopping center and Lewars Street, Waikiki.
|Jan 01 2013||Dec 31 2014||$129||$129||$903||$2,500||2 Nights|
|Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 13.96%|
|Deposits: No security deposit. Rates from $109 to $175 based on view and season.|
|Payment Options: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa|
|Other Fees: $115 cleaning fee|
- 1 King Bed
- 2 Double Beds
- Air Conditioning
- Full Kitchen
- High Speed Internet
- Linens Provided
- View (Ocean)
- Beach Towels
- Alarm Clock
- Hair Dryer
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Refrigerator (Full)
- DVD Player
- Basketball Court
- Movie Theater
- Water Skiing
- Whale Watching
- Grocery Store
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Scuba Diving
- Gym/Fitness Center
- Jet Skiing
- Horseback Riding
- Shopping Area
- Volleyball Court
- Live Entertainment
- Water Park
Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
Berni, Toronto, Canada
comfortable and efficient
November 12, 2014
We stayed in 2118 for 10 days. We really liked the location. Was this condo pure luxury - I would say that it may have been when it was first renovated, but it's seen plenty of guests since I'm sure. It's a tad worn. it's very very clean; and the view is worth it; the kitchen does function well and it has everything you will need. We cooked breakfast every day in this kitchen. the bathtub is small and deep. the water pressure is very strong; the tub filled when you ran the shower. Is it because the water can't drain quickly enough due to strong water pressure and small tub OR is does the drain needing maintenance. It suited our purpose perfectly and the rate is very reasonable. Everyone working at the Iliaki are just so lovely. The concierge was extremely helpful and friendly. We really felt like family. There is a restaurant on the lobby floor, the food is very good and prices even better especially being a hotel restaurant. Would I stay there again; most definitely. Being from a major city, I found the prices in Honolulu to be quite reasonable. Much like the cost of any city. Go to Walmart which is a 10 minute walk to purchase your food, etc. Walk to A La Moana beach park, the sand is nicer and it's less crowded. Lots of places to eat. all tour buses stop at the hotel. The tours are worth it's weight in gold as the guides we encountered were extremely knowledgeable. I read mixed reviews on websites about tours - these people must be difficult to please because after 10 days of taking tours, restaurant eating, etc., we rarely found anyone who was unpleasant. Loved the Ilaiki and would love to return.
October 26, 2014
Awesome location as we were right on Wakiki Beach. Our view overlooking lagoon and beach was spectacular! Room was very clean and modern decor and included everything we needed for our vacation.
Nancy Williams Stuart
Grand Junction, CO
October 8, 2014
I have stayed at a condo at the Ilikai previously with a view to the east. While it was lovely, it was nothing like the view to the west that this condo offers. Additionally, because of the way the room is situated in the building, no neighbors can see or be seen from inside or outside of the unit. Consequently, it is just a beautiful view of the marina and ocean. I found the room to be very comfortable with plenty of room to move around. The sofa is different than the picture, but it was nice nonetheless. The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of pots and pans as well as anything you might need to prepare a meal while on vacation. The refrigerator is full size and can be used for loading a lot of beverages. I gave this condo 5 stars as I was extremely impressed. However, I have a couple of suggestions: 1. It would be nice to furnish the bathroom with more than one bar of soap so one could be used in the shower as well as the sink. 2. The housekeeper should respect the wishes of the guest and not arrive until at or after the scheduled time of departure. (In my case, the housekeeper arrived an hour and half hour before my scheduled depature). Overall, I would highly recommend this unit to anyone and would love to come back and stay here again.
Spectacular view condo
September 28, 2014
The condo is clean and quiet with everything we need. The view from the balcony is spectacular as we seen in the photo. The owner is very friendly and respond to our needs very quick. Its really comfortable staying in the condo. Location is also perfect as it is in the heart of Waikiki. Only 5 minutes walk from the beach. We had a great stay during our 9 days trip in Hawaii!
Auckland, New Zealand
Best choice for Waikiki!
September 16, 2014
After weeks of trying to decide our accommodation in Waikiki, I finally stumbled upon this Waikiki Condo- thank God I did! We have just arrived back home from 1 weeks stay in this amazing and beautiful condo! Everything was perfect- modern furnishing, clean and tidy, the most comfortable King bed I have ever slept on! and the view was just breathtaking- the photos don't do this place justice. We were in Hawaii celebrating 12 years of marriage and this room and hotel was the best decision! The pool was great, and location was close to everything. The waikiki trolley and bus stop is right outside the resort- McDonalds, IHOP, ABC stores, starbucks, cafes and restaurants all close by. Alamoana Mall was a 5min bus ride. The staff were very helpful. We arrived to the resort at 3am and was great to be welcomed at that time of the morning. We are already planning our next trip and will no doubt be staying here again.. I highly recommend!
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Perfect Location and Spectacular View!
August 6, 2014
What a perfect location, right on Waikiki Beach and the lagoon and close to Ala Moana Shopping Center but not loud and crazy. The view is amazing. Breakfast on the lanai with the view of the lagoon and ocean was a wonderful way to start the day. We enjoyed two fireworks shows from our lanai, as well as the Hilton's laua each weeknight. The only reason I gave it four stars and not five is because the condo is really not set up for more than two people, and there's nowhere to store your non-perishable food except on precious countertop space. The pool area fills up quickly and it can be hard to find shade. Also, only Ilikai hotel guests can use the gym. We'd definitely be back even with these minor negatives.
Great Ocean View
August 3, 2014
This studio condo is very well decorated and has all of the kitchen utilities you will need. The view is superb and sitting on the lanai at night is great, including fireworks on Tues.
Perth, Western Australia
Fabulous view and apartment
July 20, 2014
Absolutely fabulous view of the harbour, surf and the coast. Big balcony, great location for transport. Great location for swimming- ocean, lagoon or the pool, a couple of surf breaks right out the front, great for relaxing, shopping at Ala Moana Centre or eating out. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay again and recommend to others. ABC shop in the building and also great massage centre, great coffee shop and restaurant.
Waikiki, Hawaii, USA
July 3, 2014
This was a great condo that made our stay in Waikiki enjoyable. The condo is located at the edge of Waikiki so it was not really busy around our room but all the major attractions were within walking distance. Condo came with a full kitchen that already had plenty of kitchenware which made it easy to go to the grocery store and buy some food for meals. Best part of the condo was the view from the balcony which overlooked the harbor and you were able to see the sunset each night. I would highly recommend this condo!!
Montréal, Canada Qc
Unité no. 838 merveilleux séjour
May 31, 2014
Merveilleux séjour. Situé au bout de la plage de Waikiki, donc plus tranquille moins de monde. Condo presque comme photo,(meuble différent). Rénovations récentes. Propre seulement la vaisselle pas no. 1 mais très acceptable (je suis exigeante). Avons mangé au restaurant (Grill Rez-de-chaussé) du Ilikail pas varié mais la nourriture est bonne. Je recommande ce condo et j'y retournerais volontiers. Diane
Sacramento California USA
Better than Advertised!
May 14, 2014
My wife , daughter and I rented this condo for a vacation celebrating our daughters High School graduation. The condo had everything we wanted....ocean view, kitchen, internet. Super view, clean and comfortable. We loved it! Great location, good hotel restaurant and bar. Very reasonable price, even the valet parking was reasonable - same price as the adjacent lot. Can't say enough about how pleased we were with the unit. Better than advertised!
May 1, 2014
My daughter and I stayed here for three weeks and loved it! The location is great and it just really felt like home. Very comfy and the views are magnificent. Especially for the Friday night fireworks. Parking is a bonus and the pool gets constant sunshine for those who like to soak it up. Everything was so easy and convenient. I would highly recommend it and have already forwarded it on to friends!
April 28, 2014
My boyfriend and I stayed in this condo for 9 nights in April 2014 and we both loved it. It was my 3rd time to Hawaii and this room was the best accommodation I had stayed in so far. The view was just spectacular. Looking out past the balcony was as if we were looking at the photos you see on this website. The room was clean and the bathroom was a decent size for two adults. I wouldn't advise staying in this particular room with more than two people. The location was also great, it was just a 5 minute walk to the Ala Moana shopping centre and a 15 minute walk to the main street of Waikiki. The hotel staff were very friendly when it came to booking our tours and seeking general advise. The rates were priced well, $1600 odd dollars for 9 nights. Linen and towels were all clean and available, the only thing I'd suggest to the owner is that the walls need a bit of touching up. Other than that, our stay was exactly what we had imagined and we'd undoubtedly stay there again.
Great Location Great Price
March 24, 2014
The location couldn't be better. It is a short walk to the beach. Public transportation is also a short walk to the bus stop. We traveled to and from the airport on a public bus for a fraction of the cost of a taxi or shuttle. We also traveled to the Stadium flea market on a public bus. We went to a luau and were picked up as part of the deal. There was no need for renting a car. The only negative and it really is not a negative is the hotel did show some age. But it was clean, the airconditioning worked perfectly as did everything in the room. The hotel had a business center that I used the internet on their computer and it worked perfectly. All in all it was a great choice for the money.
Panama Ciity, Panama
Great Stay! Will stay again
March 7, 2014
I stayed in apartment 421 in ILikai hotel . The location is perfect within walking distance to everything to see in Waikiki. The condo was immaculately clean, nice furniture, and a lovely view of the city' complemented with a great price for Hawaii even comparably with similar condos. The wifi worked great, the Lanai was perfect for morning coffees and an evening lass of wine. The ILikai Hotel is complimented with a wonder bar and an amazing restaurant on the roof. There's also an easy walk to the Ala Moana Mall, where you can find everything you need. Will recommend this condo to anyone.
British Columbia , Canada
Everything and more
March 4, 2014
The owners have thought of everything you may need when you're lucky enough to stay at this condo. From spices to a lint brush, this unit has it! The view is incredible! So close to all the action but the unit faces the marina so it's very quiet. We will be back!
February 2, 2014
We had a great stay in this condo. The view was perfect of the marina. We would watch the sunset each night from the 11th floor. Everything is within walking distance and the transportation system is great. Rented a car for a week and really wasn't necessary. The condo was well furnished and updated. Would have preferred the pool I saw from my room, versus the one for this condo. Remember Waikiki is a noisy place and leaving your window open for the breeze brings in the noise. Gave the condo 4 stars because the shower head leaked when moved and 2 cracked tiles in walk way behind couch. Wish condos would provide spices and sealed condiments. Overall we had a great stay and enjoyed the visit.
Walpole, Ma. U.S.A
The Kelley Family
December 29, 2013
Very nice place to stay. The views were amazing and the balconies were great to sit out and be a part of the local scene. Also, very close to shopping, restaurants, and sites of Waikiki. The condo itself could use a little updating but all in all a very comfortable place for our family of five.
December 24, 2013
Just remodeled and had all amenities, Would stay there again
a week in 425
November 30, 2013
The unit was clean spacious and lovely! Recently remodled baths were amazing! Beds were super comfy! We were there on a busy week so the fact that the comunity laundry room only had 1 working washer and dryer made doing laundry difficult:/ THAT WAS MY ONLY COMPLAINT!
San Francisco, CA
Ilikai, rm#2116 - Great condo at a great price!!
November 20, 2013
I stayed in a privately-owned condo in the Ilikai, rm#2116. The condo itself was immaculately clean and updated; and included a fully stocked kitchen in terms of dishes, utensils (for eating and cooking), full fridge, microwave, and stove/oven combo. Even better, as soon as you swing the door open, you're greeted with a grand, beautiful view of the vast ocean and lagoon, which you won't find anywhere else! I slept with my sliding doors wide open every night just to hear the waves roll and crash. I knew about the alternative metered parking ($20, I believe) being cheaper than hotel valet ($28), but since i was in/out throughout each day, I opted for the valet fee which covers a whole day no matter how many times you leave. The beach really is a very short walk away and much less crowded than the Castle Waikiki, so if you want less people and cleaner sand, stick with the Ilikai (you can always do a 15mins walk down to the Castle Waikiki side if you get curious). The pool wasn't crowded at all, n was even heated! And the lanai was very relaxing to unwind on after a day of circling the island or hiking up a mountainside to see a waterfall. The hotel is centrally located from decent places to eat (such as McDonalds n Subway for those on a budget). Target n Safeway were a 10mins drive away, so I stocked up on groceries to save $. Glad I settled with a unit on the 21st floor beacuse I would have felt suffocated if I was on a lower level with all the TALL buildings standing over Oahu (I do prefer the Big Island). Nonetheless, great condo for a great price. Hands down. Last but not least, VRB was a BREEZE to work with. Easy as 1-2-3. (Thanks, VRB!)
October 16, 2013
It was a great experience for us to stay this place, such good location, everything is good! We like it very much! Next time will stay here again!
August 27, 2013
All was as advertised. Double bed and sofa arrangement worked very well for 2 adults and 2 teenagers. Balcony overlooked luau on the roof of neighboring hotel. Ilikai well-situated for beaches and shopping. AC in the room was modest (not bone-chilling like back in TX) but this seems standard in HI and it did the trick. Room was pleasant and in good shape - better than others I've stayed in at Ilikai. Only complaints were with the hotel - no ventillation in halls or elevators, so they could get very hot. You werent in them for long, but they would make you sweaty. Restaurant at the Ilikai was very reasonable if somewhat basic with the menu.
August 2, 2013
Perfect vacation goin back again++++++++++++++++++
Pam M Eskue
Awesome room and view
July 14, 2013
Condo 1714 was everything I could wish for , quite , peaceful and amazing views of the Hilton lagoon and could see the fireworks on Fridays nights . The only thing missing was info on the tv stations but we finally got it .After walking all day we could cook a meal and enjoy it with a movie to relax .Mahalo for great stay in paradise
July 1, 2013
I can't speak for any other rooms, but staying in condo unit 816 was amazing. We walked into that room and became giddy with joy at the view of lagoon and beach. We sat down on the bed to soak it in for a few moments; all the while the view before our eyes. The decor is modern, everything worked as it should, and we were very pleased with our choice in this condo/hotel location.
Nicely located condo
July 1, 2013
Very quiet location that was an easy walk to the beach. Parking garage is right around the corner from the condo and was cheaper than the condo valet.. Condo was furnished with enough towels and dishes.. Air conditioner was perfect as were the beds. Only down side was that the oven never really got hot enough to cook anything. Codes we were sent for check in worked great.. Everyone at the condo was more than helpful. I would recommend this condo and definitely would stay here next time we visit Hawaii..!
Ann Marie Quinn
Staten Island, New York
Fabulous 50th Birthday Celebration!!!!!
June 12, 2013
Unit 1444 was the perfect unit for myself & my close friends. The 2 Terrence's were ideal for overlooking both the turquoise water of the Pacific Ocean and the Luau at the Hilton Hotel!! I woke up every morning seeing sunshine, surfers and the inviting blue sea. If I have the privilege of returning to Oahu, I would definitely return to the same unit.
First Time in Hawaii
June 5, 2013
When booking on line, I'm always skeptical about what I see vs. what I get. The condo at Ilakai was just perfect! We stayed in 518 and had a beautiful view and the decor was just what the picture showed. I felt as though I was in my own vacation home. I recommend these accomodations to ALL! Aloha
May 6, 2013
Excellent rental, we didn't have any problem, everything was great, I will recomend to stay in Ilikai
Excellent for a couple on Waikiki beach
May 4, 2013
Excellent choice for a short or long rental and right on Waikiki beach with a view of the ocean and sunsets. This was our temp quarters for one month prio to starting a new job in Honolulu....couldn't have been better!
Best Vacation Ever !!
April 6, 2013
The condo was everything that it said it was. This feels like a home away from home. It had everything that we needed to make our stay perfect. Thanks waikiki rentals, it was perfect !! I would stay here again without hesitation.
Sidney, BC Canada
March 27, 2013
Everything was great as described. The view was perfect - watching the waves and surfers in the distance during the day and fireworks directly in front of the lanai Friday night. It had a new remodeled feel inside, the kitchen made it convenient to store a bit of food. The full size fridge was more than we ever needed. It was easy to walk to everything we needed to do. The Mall is only a 10 min walk and there is a Walmart behind the Mall. The air conditioning didn't seem to work that well so we left the lanai doors open most of the time and let the breeze keep things cooler. One thing I would ask them for is for better mattresses. We found them very hard and it made it difficult to sleep. If this one thing was upgraded I would give this place 5 stars. Otherwise everything else was fantastic.
Immaculate Marine View Condo
March 17, 2013
I and my family recently stayed in unit 429 for 11 days. We walked into a beautiful condo, big enough to sleep 5 or even 6 people. Everything was immaculate and truly lovely. I know that when people travel, the bed is big problem usually...not here. This unit has the "BEST" mattresses I have ever had on a vacation. I was trying to figure out how to take it home with me. There were yummy white duvet covers on both bed that were wonderful and awesome pillows. The kitchen was stocked with everything you could need if want to prepare your own meals as far as pots, pans, plates and dishes...and plenty of glasses (which has always been the bane of our existance when traveling, since there are always 4-5 of us). I was very happy to find an iron and a hairdryer in the unit as well, since I had forgotten to bring both...sometimes it is the little things that make your life so much easier. I was concerned that the view in a lower floor would not be okay, but I was very wrong. We got there and opened that wonderful wall of sliding glass doors to a lanai that held not just one, but 2 tables an chair sets (so we all could relax) and saw a fabulous view of the Marina, the ocean, the city beyond the Ilikai...so no fears people..it is still a view of paradise! For those of us who cannot give up our internet, no problem. The free wi-fi worked very well and was easy to access. There is a very nice flat screen TV as well for those who can't miss there favorite shows. Parking at the Ilikai can be very expensive, but there is very reasonable parking right next door and this info comes in the information if you book this unit. Our whole experience was magical and we all loved our stay. The Ilikai itself has stores and coffee shops, 2 restaurants, a pool and free entertaiment on Friday nights that I recommend you see in the courtyard. Once this show is done you can then see the fireworks display from the resort next door without ever leaving your seat. If you are an adventurer, you are only a few minutes walk from the Ala Moana Shopping Center (fabulous shopping) and in the other direction, the hustle and bustle of Waikiki...very fun. We found that at the end of each of our days, coming back to our unit was like coming home...cozy, welcoming and to be honest plenty of room for all of us, our luggage and everything we had acquired during that days adventure. You will love it here. We would definitely book this room again and again. Aloha.
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Unit 516 Ilikai Condo wonderful
February 26, 2013
We stayed at the Ilikai in privately owned unit #516 and it was exactly as advertised - newly renovated, clean, updated and spacious. Beautiful ocean view from the lanai as well as the Hilton Hawaiian Village fireworks. Comfortable king size bed, large flat screen TV and a good kitchen space. The Ilikai has a nice pool and the beach and lagoon in front of the Hilton Hawaiian village is a 5 minute walk. The hotel restaurant is reasonably priced but there are many restauarants very close. The bus stop is right out front and a 20 minute ride to Waikiki beach and shopping. You can walk 15 minutes to the Ala Moana Shopping Mall or the Ala Moana beach and park which is wonderful and much quieter than Waikiki. There is a Food Pantry to stock your kitchen just a few blocks away, or use the Wal Mart near the Ala Moana mall. The ease of booking and using this condo was greatly appreciated after a long, long trip from Windsor, Ontario to Honolulu. Airport to hotel cab ride was $35.
Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai, Waikiki, Hawaii
Wonderful place to stay at Waikiki
February 18, 2013
This was our first time at Hawaii. The unit we rented has city view. It was surprisingly nice and compact unit. Better than what we expected. Very tidy, and clean unit. The location is perfect. couple minutes walk to the beach, walking distance to the mall as well. everything is well within reach. We certainly would stay again next time.
Edmonton, AB, Canada
January 11, 2013
The condo we stayed in was fantastic, it was clean, spacious, and comfortable. The location of the condo in the Ilikai is great and is very close to the beach, various amenities and lots of shopping. We enjoyed our time immensly. Thanks for the great time, we would like to visit again.
French Polynesia Bora Bora
January 3, 2013
We have searched for a nice condo to rent in waikiki and we make the best choice as we have a nice location with partial view and as well many store just around. The only thing is that in the bedroom the size of the bed was too small , however, we really enjoyed staying there rather than the hotel we stayed before. Sincerely
November 17, 2012
I loved this hotel, location was perfect would never stay any where else room 1414 and 1412 gorgeous...
November 6, 2012
The condo was fantastic and perfect for my stay! An overall much better value and experience than staying at a hotel!
Vacation in paradise
October 29, 2012
I loved the condo! There was plenty of room in this condo for my boyfriend and I to enjoy. The bed was huge and the layout of the condo was perfect. The view was beautiful. The full kitchen allowed us to cook breakfast and most of our dinners in the condo saving us lots of cash.
Lethbridge, AB, Canada
A Great Experience
September 3, 2012
My stay at this condo in the Ilikai was a fabulous experience. For a reasonable rate I was treated to comfort and luxury, complete with a magnificent view and easy access to the beach, a protected lagoon, and any other activities I could wish for. I will most certainly come back. Thank you!
August 20, 2012
The location was great as it close to the beach and the condo had great views of the lagoon,beach, and marina. We really enjoyed our condo and we would definetly stay at this place again in the future.
long beach ca
amazing view on the beach
August 13, 2012
View of diamond head, beach, lagoon, and boat docking area. At night from our balcony we could see a a show of women dancing and men spinning fire. I would say overall the room was nice I would of liked a separate master bedroom but the 2 beds and sofa bed are located all together. I didn't realize this was a studio. Takes a while to get to the lobby because elevators are usually full. It cost about $5 to was and dry clothes.
Vancouver, BC Canada
July 13, 2012
The bed was super comfortable. Very quiet. Great location to see the fire works
Nelly G. Montgomery
Windsor, CA USA
July 1, 2012
Thanks! Just want to say my family and I stayed at Ilikai Unit # 1818 and we had a fabulous time! The condo was clean and very open. The view is spectacular overlooking the beach and the pools. Surprise treat, we got to see the Luao show every night from our deck for free. It was walking distance to everything! The condo was clean when we arrived! The beds were comfortable, but the wooden corner ends of both beds stuck out perhaps for modern style look; however it easily bruised some ankles. May I suggest, perhaps just square the beds/flush straight down the end of the mattresses beds and take away the extra wooden length. Other than that, we had such a great time and will recommend to others! Location was perfect close to shops & restaurants. We had friendly service during our stay! Thanks! Nelly Montgomery
May 29, 2012
It was a nice place, but there were bulbs out and closet doors off the tracks, but all in all it was a nice place and very convienient to everything.
May 9, 2012
Thank you very much, The place is very nice, clean, and the view is one of those a million dollars view.Great place, made my vacation even better with that view.
April 27, 2012
the unit was new,clean,very comfortable and the view was fantastic.
April 21, 2012
We were very pleased with our accomodations. Great Location. Lobby has been remodeled very nicely. The unit had everything we needed. I would go back there just remember this is a 50 year old building - you cann't expect a new 5* property.
Olympia, WA USA and Bischek, Kyrgyzstan
Great Place to stay
April 9, 2012
We arrive at about 10pm to our studio, we stood on the lanai, the moon over the ocean, the lights of waikiki, close but not too close, Kapiolani park across the way. Just beautiful! Our room was very comfortable, nice decor and lots of windows for the breeze to keep us comfortable. We parked on the street so had to move the car at various times but no big deal. I would definitely stay here again. The ocean in front of our condo was nice too, you walked down a little ways and had ocean and the lawn area with lounge chairs was sand free. We ate Leonards malasadas every morning, climbed Diamond Head, Kayaked Lanikai, rented a great bike from The Bike Shop and rode from Diamond Head out to Makapuu point, ate at Nicos at pier 38 and wore leis everyday, swam everyday. Wish I could have stayed longer. What a beaufitul place to call home while we enjoyed Oahu.
Excellent location and unit and greet view
April 8, 2012
My stay in this condo was greet and we enjoyed every moment of it. Thanks very much for that.
Vancouver, BC Canada
April 5, 2012
We had a great stay in unit 1820! The condo was in good condition, clean and check-in was easy. The problems we had, balcony door lock broken & smoke alarm beeping at 4 AM, were fixed quickly. The oven did not get hot enough. The condo was located close to all amenities and provided the privacy we needed. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony every morning with our coffee, just watching the surfers! At night we enjoyed the fireworks with a glass of wine from the balcony. We will be back. Diane
vancouver b.c. canada
March 1, 2012
nice place and will recommened to friends.
Crown Point, IN
Very nice condo
February 26, 2012
Wonderful location. Friday night fireworks from your own balcony. Nicely furnished and clean. Highly recommended
East St Paul, Manitoba, Canada
Ilikai Resort Hotel Older but very Nice Unit
February 9, 2012
We stayed at the Ilikai Resort Hotel ina privately owned condo. Although the hotel is older the front lobby, hallways were well kept. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. The private unit we rented was in great shape and looked like it was recently renovated. The view to the ocean was spectacular. The check in was a breeze with the code box, the unit was clean and we had a very enjoyable stay.
Surrey, British Columbia
Our Stay at the Ilikai
February 8, 2012
My husband and spent a month at the Ilikai!! Although the unit was fairly small it was very functional and clean. We enjoyed the fairly large lanai which had comfortable furniture. We liked to watch the beautiful sunsets from our condo which offered a fantastic view of the marina and the ocean! We appreciated Bert's help (the superintendent) when it was needed. He was very attentive and prompt. The hotel has a number of amenities i.e., restaurants, coffee shop and every Friday night we were treated to a show with native dancers and singers not to mention the fireworks at the hotel next door. We were disappointed with the pool. It was small and offered no shade. Overall we enjoyed very much our stay at the Ilikai and would certainly go back.
review - Ilikai condo
January 10, 2012
Excellent location for Waikiki visit. Nice building with excellent view. The only suggestion I would make is to have smokers go further away from the building. Every time we walked down to the beach using the walkway, we were hit by the smokers sitting along the wall smoking. It is such a beautiful area and view - it was a shame we had to walk through the smoke clouds on our way to the beach.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Great location but a few "bugs"
January 7, 2012
My family (3 adults including a grandmother, 2 kids age 9 and 14) stayed in Unit 421 in the Ilikai from Dec. 17/11 through Jan 4/12. The builidng is in a great location, within a 5 minute walk to the beach and a 15 minute walk to Ala Moana shopping centre, as well as many local shops right around the corner. The aparment itself was quite large (around 500 sq ft) with two very comfortable queen beds and a large, comfy futon. There is also a desk/chair, and good sized patio (lania) with table and chairs. The kitchen in this unit is very nice--large, granite counterops, lots of cabinets, decent dishes but could use a few more pots and pans, etc. but it also has some drawbacks. The are two small bar fridges instead of a full sized fridge (found in most other units), which makes it difficult to purchase groceries for a family of 5 staying over two weeks. (When they renovated, the owners went for more cabiinet space instead of a proper fridge, and although the cabinets are very nice, I think was a mistake) The bar fridge freezers are about 5" tall, and don't fit a pizza box or much else. There is also no oven in this unit--a real pain. Fortunately, we had family staying in another unit in the building so were able to cook things there but it was very inconvenient and we would not have booked this unit if another one capable of sleeping 5 had been available. We had three other issues--the phone number on the phone was incorrect so family had to come down to the unit to talk to us (Bert gave us the right phone number so it did get sorted out), the dvd player did not work (a drag for the kids as we had brought movies with us), and there was an infestation of small black bugs in the bathroom. We spoke to Bert about this and he offered to fumigate but my son has asthma so we declined and suffered through it. The unit is facing the street and located just above the building entrance--which makes it very noisy when the sliding doors are open. Overall, I would recommend this building as a great location, and even though this unit is at the lower end of the rental rate scale, I would not book this particular unit again
December 21, 2011
The unit has a magnificent view of the ocean and sunsets. Gerry and Irene were very, very responsive to our concerns and very efficient in responding to our questions. The building is a little older but relatively maintained. Except for the broken TV in the bedroom and some housecleaning issues, when we first got there, the description is exactly as it appears in the website! Very good. If it were not for the expensive parking fee and the 2 elevators you need to ride to get to the unit, this place would be a 5 star. Also, before you buy toiletries - shampoo etc or kitchen stuff, like soap etc, look in the cabinets first; you might find what you need. We will definitely rent this condo again. BTW, during our 10 day stay, we did not see huge, flying Hawaiian roaches in the unit :)
Had a Great Trip
December 17, 2011
Your Hotel and Staff deserve a lot of credit to our trip being so Great! Prompt Valet, service and great ideas on where to visit and what to do were great! Thanks again. I really can't say enough about your most helpful staff Dusty and Sandy Peters
Fullerton, CA, USA
Good price, good location
December 11, 2011
Our stay at the Ilikai (817). Overall, we were pleased with the condo. It's location made it easy to get in and out of Waikiki. Parking in the lagoon parking lot was easy and much less than the hotel rate. The room was clean and fresh, with the exception of the shower. My impression is that the weather, coupled with the quick turnover, makes mildew control difficult. The bathroom sink also had a pretty regular drip. Nonetheless, the bed was super comfortable and the bedding was spotless. While we did not cook in the room, we could have as the kitchen was well stocked with both cooking and serving utensils/dishes. The room below us did have one rowdy night with college-age men smoking and shouting from the balcony -- the Ilikai staff quickly addressed the problem though and we were able to sleep, as we had on other nights, with the lanai open. Even though we overlooked Mauna Loa, the main street was not too noisy. We look forward to our return -- next time with a beach view though!
Calgary, AB, Canada
Above and Beyond our Expectations
November 14, 2011
My wife, daughter and I just returned from excellent Waikiki vacation. Excellent amenities and location. More important the condo was exactly as described and located in a prime location. We have no regrets about our rental and are already looking forward to renting the property again.
Lovely condo in a great building and location
October 27, 2011
This condo has a wonderful view of the lagoon and the beach, has access to a great pool for real swimmers, and 2 good restaurants on the premises. As for the condo itself, it is well furnished and kitchen is stocked with necessary items. There were plenty of towels supplied for the entire week. However, the lighting in the living area is not adequate. It is impossible to sit on the couch and read. The only somewhat adequate reading light is between the 2 beds. And, the "table" on the lanai is useless, being only about 8 inches tall, and falling apart. The mattresses on the beds need to be turned over once in a while! Other than these failings, I would rate this condo very high for cleanliness, comfort and location.
A vacation to remember
October 10, 2011
Aloha, We were wondering if the 18 hours to get to hawaii would be worth it for us and let me say it definitely was. Our condo #816 was just wonderful with our king size bed,full kitchen and the best of all our amazing view of the lagoon and ocean. We loved being in the quiet part of waikiki but just minutes away from everything. We rented a car just across the street at alamo and circled the island.We went at polynesian cultural center,we climbed diamond head,we walked the boardwalk from one end of waikiki beach to the other,snorkled at hanauma bay and just had the time of our lives for two wonderful weeks,sept 16 to 30th. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary with dinner at Hau Tree lanai and was just the most special evening ever. On the island of Oahu the food is great,the people are wonderful and the views are just amazing.We thought that going to Hawaii would be a ounce in a lifetime experience because of the distance but now we are thinking of going again.Mahalo Ron & Anne Doiron
September 24, 2011
I love the view of the beach and the moutains from the condo. It was a cozy place to stay, it felt like home. Perfect for 4 people. The sliding door was fixed as soon as we notified them about the problem. Great people to work with.
September 23, 2011
My sister's and I loved staying in this condo! It was so convenient - close to everything! Great view of the mountains and the ocean (Waikiki beach). No complaints whatsoever!
Denver, Co USA
One of our most enjoyable stays
August 21, 2011
We stayed at the Ilikai Marina condo # 790 and it was by far one of the better places we've stayed in Waikiki. The condo was very well kept and the management members that helped us throughout our stay were extremely helpful and attentive. The access code to our condo was one from an earlier guest, but that was cleared up at our doorstep and we were inside within minutes. The condo unit was quiet, even though there was heavy traffic outside. The only downfall that we encountered was that the condo was not equipped with a washer/dryer unit. However, this was rectified with the fact that there was a laundromat type room the floor above us. Furthermore, the inconvenience with that was the lack of a quarter machine for their washers and dryers. Contrarily, just a short walk across the bridge adjoining the condos from the actual Ilikai hotel was a quarter machine next to the concierge in the hotel lobby. Overall I'd say that we would return to this unit given that we wanted to stay in the Waikiki area again.
Orange County, Ca USA
August 13, 2011
My husband & I stayed in this studio for a week and we loved it. The location can't be beat, it's a 2min walk to Main beach, all the shops restaurants are walking distance just perfect. The studio is fully appointed you don't even have to rent snorkle gear! Beach towels, chairs, umbrella, coolers, boogie boards and sand toys. The kitchenette is fully stocked as well. The king size bed is very comfortable and so are the pillows, we slept very well. We were on the 21 floor and the views are awesome. We hope to come back soon!
Great Value at Waikiki
July 29, 2011
Great value for beachfront condo on Waikiki. We paid much less than the rooms were renting for in the same resort. Pros: The lanai was large and comfortable for relaxing and watching the sunset - it overlooks the Ilikai Marina. The beach is about a 3 minute walk. The beds and furnishings were modern and comfortable. The construction with concrete meant that my kids could play and not have to worry about being too loud for the neighbors to be disturbed. The laundry facilities were right down the hall which was very convenient for my family of 5 over our 10-day stay. Cons: The bathroom was so poorly lit that my personal nightlight came on in the evening even when I had the lights on in there! If I could have figured out how to change the light bulbs, I would have! Showering was like being in a dark closet with water running. There is no bathtub, just a shower - so it was tricky to bathe our small children at the end of a beach day - we resorted to the kitchen pitcher method. The room was not as clean as I would have expected. The front of the refrigerator was covered with grime and there was sand in the corners of the rooms. The kitchen is tiny, and the stove should be updated! We had 5 people in our party, but were only provided with 4 towels and 2 beach towels. This is a detail that should be noted when booking and appropriate amounts of linens should be supplied. Overall - it was great - the Ilikai is newly renovated, but the condo still needs some work to come up to the level of the rest of the resort. I would recommend this, just be aware of the issues...
san francisco ca
clean and convenient but not stellar
May 23, 2011
Basically the room (1818 Ilikai) is a studio apartment. It was clean, though a bit worn. The view was very nice, the beds and bedding comfortable, although on one bed the sheets were the wrong size, so kept sliding around - the other bed had an appropriate fitted sheet. The kitchen is tiny and equipped with a hodgepodge of items (esp. utensils). We did not find it conducive to any real cooking though we were able to boil eggs and the microwave worked. Valet parking is $22 a night, which we found expensive and inconvenient, although the valets were definitely on the ball and it did not take long to get the car. there was construction going on in the lobby area, so we really could not relax in the lobby at all; we had to walk to other hotels to do that. The Hilton is next door; we could see their luau show from the lanai, as well as the (very short) fireworks Friday. Be aware that the bathroom will be very sparsely equipped with stuff for a couple of nights - (you are warned about this by management). The atmosphere was totally sterile. Although literature keeps reminding you that this is a "privately owned condo" it does not feel at all privately owned or at all personal. Corporate all the way. Things worked, and no one bothered us, so in all, I guess it was good - just not extraordinary (and not at all as wonderful as the reviews we read ahead of time would have suggested).
Excellent Condo Rental
May 23, 2011
Me and the wife came down for a conference in Oahu. After looking at hotels with ocean views, there was no comparable price, location, and space that was offered. With this place, you are in Waikiki, have a great ocean view, and almost double the space of most hotel rooms. If you are staying for 1 or more weeks or have family, the full kitchen provides flexibility and alternate less expensive dining option. Would certainly recommend and visit again.
May 22, 2011
Beautiful view from balcony. Nice and modern decor. Good location.
Coeur d alene idaho, USA
Better than expected
May 20, 2011
The room was great! It looked exactly like the picture, abs every thing was I in good working order. The location was wonderful and the beach was right off the back of the property. I would definitely use again.
We had a great time!
May 18, 2011
We had a wonderful time with the condo! It was so clean, and supplied everything we needed. Although it doesn't have an ocean view, we enjoyed being able to see the mountains and watch the goings-on in Waikiki. It was nice to be on the beach, and to be so close to so many venues. We won't be back for several years, but we would definitely stay here again, and would recommend it to all our friends. Just one little note to tall people (over 6 feet)--the shower might be a little on the shorter side, but it was nothing we couldn't handle.
Great condo! Great location! Great Owners!
May 9, 2011
We were happy to find that the condo was exactly how the ad said it would be! (We actually thought it was nicer in person!) Lorie (the owner) was wonderful at communicating with us and was a great source of information! The condo fits 2 people perfectly. The view through the ceiling to floor windows was lovely! Although it's not facing the ocean, it was beautiful to look out onto the mountain and watch the sun come up! We could see the ocean as soon as we left the condo and it was a welcome site every morning. Less than a block from the ocean, we felt the location was great! Being at the end of the main strip, it allowed for privacy and was quiet during the night. The style of the condo is quite modern. The kitchen has everything you would need! We can't say enough good things about our stay! We would gladly stay at this condo again!
Ilikai Condo - ocean/marina views
May 1, 2011
Excellent location and apartment. Location wise outstanding Marina views, with beach a very short stroll away and good restaurants and pub (Harbour Pub) nearby. Also 10-15 minute walk to Ala Moana Centre and one of the Ross stores on the island for Bargain hunters. Great bargains on name brands, (Calvin Klien, Fossil, numerous brands for sports clothes and underwear, jewellery, bags, sun glasses ...... )Would definitely book an apartment at the Ilikai again - Condo and hotel complex in one building. Condo a perfect size for two single people, and nicely decorated. Lanai (balcony) with sensational view particularly at sunset, good kitchen facilities, flat screen tv and plentiful storage as well. They could do with new sheets and pillows though and watch your shins on the sharp corners of the beds but they are the only criticisms. One advantage of this location too is coming to and from the airport, doing the tourist trips etc is that you are virtually and the end of the run going out and beginning coming back so you don't have to do all the stop offs at the other hotels. would also recommend the bus service from the airport ($15 round trip) rather than a taxi as it is much cheaper and very efficient. Public buses are also very easy to catch on the island and are regular. Helicopter ride is also worth doing to give a good perspective.
Toronto, ON, CA
April 4, 2011
The condo was perfect! The location couldn't have been any better. The cleanliness of the room and ease of checking in really made our vacation hassle free. We hope to come again soon!
Edmonton, AB Canada
April 1, 2011
Great place for a great price. Close to the beach and a quick access to all local attractions. Nice view of the ocean and surfers in the morning. The condo itself was clean and ready for our arrival. Everything we needed and more. Would definately recommend to anyone wishing to visit Waikiki. Will come back for sure on our next trip.
orange county, ca
March 24, 2011
Absolutely as advertised. Unit redone and fresh. Bed comfy. great tv, pool. Close to lagoon and ala moana shopping and beach. Only thing... no dresser. Lot of hangers but no where for underwear, sox, etc. two nightstands with drawers would fix it.
Vancouver ISLAND, BC, Canada
Better than expected!
March 20, 2011
Jan and I would like to say that we were pleasantly surprized by the condition of our condo, as it had been recently remodeled and for a studio unit, was well layed out. It had been well cleaned and the new marble floors and counters really set the place off right. Our condo was on the 4th floor facing the Marina/Ocean and it gave us a great view and was quiet at night. Our contact "Scott" was extremely pleasant to deal with, and helped us through the odd difficultly we had, such as the Tsunami warning and such, which I might add was dealt with by the Condo/hotel in a very proffessional manner. The hotel is right in the middle of everything with swimming, shopping and dinning all around you. We would not hesitate to use this condo again. Minus the Tsunami Warnings......everything else was great!
March 19, 2011
The unit came as advertised and shown on the site. Very clean and had all the amenities we need. The view was great on the marina side which is the way we faced. Great beaches within close walking distance. Its a bit of a walk to the main strip, which we did most days! But if you wish to catch public transportation its right out front. We would definately recommend and probably will end up here on our next visit. Nothing wrong with the 8th floor but curious of the views up higher.
Satisfied with the Ilikai
February 7, 2011
I needed to find a place for my mother and godmother to stay while they were visiting for the first time in February. I liked the central location of the Ilikai, the non-crowded beaches out in front, the shopping, restaurants, we even rented a car right across street. I was happy because the room was guaranteed oceanfront and had two full beds, which the hotel couldn't guarantee me. The room was nice, cute, and clean. It had a little kitchen, full size fridge, and a beautiful view of the boat docks, sunset and ocean. I think my mother and godmother were pleased with my selection.
Vancouver, BC Canada
January 17, 2011
My mom and I rented unit #524 for 6 days and were very impressed! The unit looked exactly as it did in the photos and the room was very clean and well-stocked when we arrived. We were able to listen to Hilton luau each night from our lanai and enjoy a quick walk to the beach. I spent a lot of time researching other rentals online before going on our vacation and I am pleased that I booked at the Ilikai with Scott and his team. The rooms in the hotel are not nearly as nicely appointed and more expensive and across the street at the Hilton, they are twice the price, you have to pay a daily fee for internet and have no suites. I got all of this for far less than any other hotel on the strip and the location was perfect. You are just far enough away from all the action to walk quickly to locations and still enjoy the Waikaki experience. The Ilikai is definitely a landmark on the strip and the home of many "snowbirds" which is very evident if you spend a day by the pool. Overall, a great experience and I would definitely return. In fact, I recommended it to two people who we met who were angry to find out what we paid for our unit compared what they paid! Thanks for making a mother/daughter get-away more special!
Chardon, OH USA
Good Value - Good location
January 4, 2011
The room was very clean and nicely remodeled. The Illiki is a good property (though somewhat dated). We liked the location next to the Hilton Hawaiian Village, though it is about a 10-15 minute walk to the center of Waikiki.
Xmas in Hawaii
January 3, 2011
Absolutely no problems with the people at Koko Resorts, excellent to work with via email and in person at the office. Condo was good, a little dated but was more than adequate for our time in Waikiki. It could have been cleaner when we moved in, walls and the carpet need some attention, that would have been appreciated! Location was great, close to the beach and the main shopping areas.
Calgary, AB Canada
December 13, 2010
This condo was exactly what we were looking for. The kitchen was fully-stocked, the beds were comfortable, we had full cable TV, a wii game system and a land-line for local phone calls. We were most impressed with the beach gear available, the things you dont think to bring (or cant) such as beach toys, boogie boards, snorkle gear, a cooler and beach towels. The glass doors to the balcony open half the length of the room and provide a view of waikiki from the 15th floor of the Pacific Monarch hotel, which is about 2 blocks from the beach. The only (minor) problem was that the elevator wait time was sometimes a little long in the morning when everyone was on thier way out for the day. The keys were waiting for us at the front desk when we got there. We undoubtedly stay here again next time!
Calgary, AB, Canada
December 9, 2010
Even though we were mostly out exploring, we loved our condo unit and its beautiful view of the lagoon and ocean. It really did exceed expectations and we would definitely stay here again.
December 8, 2010
nice property..of course Hawaii. Excellent service....
Amazing ocean and lagood view
December 2, 2010
Our room in Ilikai on the 23rd floor was amazing! We had breakfast at the lanai each morning, we let the cool hawaiian breeze at night instead of using AC, the kitchen was fully equipped and our view was absolutely phenomenal! We couldn't have asked for more and will definitely be back.
perfect stay in paridise
November 28, 2010
We stayed in unit 1722 overlooking the lagoon and ocean. After a full day of touring the island we would pick up our dinner at the mall down the road and sit on our lania and watch the activities down below. The Iliaki is just at the end of the Waikiki strip of hotels so the noise and nightlife quiet down so you can sleep. Waking in the morning and enjoying breakfast on the lania, watching the surfers and people on the beach was so relaxing, sometimes it was hard to leave the unit to go out. There is everything you need close by, including buses that take you everywhere on the island. This well appointed unit has great updates, the bed was super comfortable, air conditioning is new and top quality, internet connection, ipod clock radio. Kitchen is well equipt. dont miss out on this great location, worth every penny spent.
Beaumont, AB Canada
Ilikai Room 1412
November 18, 2010
We arrived at 11 pm and checking in was as simple as punching a few digits into the keypad on our room door. The unit was exactly as pictured on the site. We had a beautiful view overlooking the ocean and lagoon. Friday nights they have a wonderful fireworks display, and the best spot to watch is right off the balcony. The location of the hotel is great just off the beach, and there are lots of amenities nearby. Short walk to the largest outdoor mall on the planet, and a nice stroll down the beach to Waikiki strip.We stayed for two weeks and would definitely stay at the Ilikai when visiting honolulu again, and we will recommend it to our friends.
Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada
Beautiful Luxurious Condo
November 12, 2010
Thank you so much for the use of your condo. It was clean, up to date, and extremely close to all the amenities we needed. Our view from the balcony was pure heaven and sitting on the lanai with a coffee would be the first thing we did when we woke up each morning. The staff were extremely courteous and helpful. If we ever come back to Waikiki, we will definitely come back to this beautiful location. We are extremely happy!
Monterey, CA USA
November 1, 2010
We enjoyed our stay at the Ilikai in Honolulu.The unit was clean and sufficiently spacious. Everything advertised was provided, plus some extras. The Ilikai is under some renovations and the restaurant and bar and other additional facilities are just starting up. This did not have any reflection on the unit rented but, we had to go elsewhere for food and purchasing food supplies. The view from the unit was fantastic.
Business with a little pleasure
September 20, 2010
The unit I stayed in was exactly like the pictures on the website. Everything was very neat and clean. Thank you Lisy for working with me and making sure that all was set up for our stay. It was very peaceful. Although my husband and I were there for a 10 day business trip, the location and views that we had made us feel like we were on vacation. We both look forward to coming back here again. I definitely will recommend this location for anyone traveling to Oahu.
Seattle, WA USA
Great place to stay!
September 12, 2010
My boyfriend and I stayed in unit 2029 and it was great! The condo had tasteful decor, was a clean unit, and was an overall great location. We would say out of all the units choose the marina side if you have the choice because the view is better (sunsets)! If I come back to Waikiki in the future I will definitely remember to look up these rental units before any other place. Highly recommended- we had a great time!
September 1, 2010
i really had a good time. the location and the view were fantastic. clean, friendly
Saskatoon, SK Canada
Great vacation rental
August 16, 2010
Great rental property. Away from the busy part of Waikiki so a little more quiet, but easy access to main Waikiki, restaurants, shopping, beach and groceries.
Québec, Qc, canada
Very nice condo. Very happy
August 15, 2010
It's simple, easy, accurate and when you reserve the unit you don't have to wait for a confirmation of availability, like some other. You reserve it, you have it. The unit are #1,very nice and clean. The person at the Ilikai are very friendly and helpfull. Totaly recommend it and it's sure I'll choose Aloha Condos when i'll comeback to hawaii.
August 5, 2010
Pretty good value....parking should really be included in price for short-term stay. Facility: No pool...no fitness room...smells like cigarette smoke in hallway corridor even though it's a no smoking floor. Unit 3190IM: Time to change mattress on bed and sofa bed. Awesome remodeled bathroom and all outdoor gear included in condo...great view of boat harbor and ocean.
Los Angeles, CA
Relaxing Hawaiian Vacation
July 29, 2010
My family had a wonderful and remarkable time in Hawaii. We would start each morning with an eye-popping breakfast at the Plantation Café, where the food was ono-licious and the service was island friendly. After a fun, activity-filled afternoon on the beaches of the North Shore, we would always return to our clean and cool oasis at the Ala Moana Hotel. After a short rest, our kids would go swimming, while we relaxed in the warm sun and cool tropical breezes at the pool. At night, we would shop, and finally dine at one of the many restaurants at the nearby shopping center. Our condo really made our summer vacation unforgettable.
fort saskatchewan, alberta canada
first condo rental ever
July 27, 2010
this unit was everything that i was told and saw photos of, very quite, very clean the bed was so comfortable, the bedding was so soft i wasted to take it home. loved the view at the very end of Waikiki beach so it was very quiet and worth the walk the market, we would stay there again but might spend a little more to be up higher and maybe facing the lagoon side where you had more ocean but a wonderful location as the beach looked private but was not and therefore not busy. the bottle of shampoo/ and bar of soap are not enough so just bring extra, and we missed having a blender to make cold drinks maybe blenders could be added to the units. other then that is was such a wonderful just beautiful will for sure be back to stay there again.
Shawn and Kari
Brandon, Manitoba Canada
July 26, 2010
We found the condo to be very nice, it had all of the essential items you needed and was very clean. The location was great as it was at the end of Waikiki away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area. The room had a good view to the ocean where you could watch the surfers. Overall was a very enjoyable place.
July 25, 2010
We really loved it, perfect location! Our room was very clean & very comfortable
Jacksonville, Fl. USA
A BIG piece of paradise for a little $$
July 24, 2010
My family & I were floored when we walked into our unit & saw how nice it was. The view of the sunset from our balcony was beautiful. We were torn between wanting to go out & sightsee or just hang out in our room each day. Finally, on our last day, I sent the family out without me just because I wanted to stay behind & relax on the balcony. I can say our unit was well worth what we spent on it. It was decorated exactly how the pictures showed. We surely didn't want to leave & if we get to go back, we will for sure be staying at the Ilikai.
a good plcae to stay
July 18, 2010
We, a family of three, arrived the condo at 4pm Saturday afternoon. We had hard time to find the right unit and the pre-assigned key code did not work. We called few time and got no one answered the phone. After about 30-40 min waiting on the hall way, we finally got an assistant to open the door. It was a mess, beds were not ready and the closet filled with dirty sheets. That was no good. However, the condo was beautiful and we can see the ocean and sun set. The price is very reasonable. My family spent good 6 nights there and will like to return in the future (hope the manager would do abetter job next time).
July 9, 2010
We had a great time. If you surf this is a great spot .. Good for the kids..
June 14, 2010
Our stay at unit 516 the first week of June 2010 couldn’t have been better. Once we figured out the parking situation, we were good to go. There’s construction on the harbor view side but since we had an ocean view, we hardly noticed it except when we were walking to the car. The value can’t be beat! I couldn’t believe how close the beach was. From looking at the pictures, I assumed that the cove was just for the Hilton. But when we got there, I learned that it was a state park so it was open to the public. It was a lot quieter and less crowded than the beaches in downtown Waikiki.
Awesome home away from home
June 12, 2010
I was in Honolulu for work and it was such a please to stay in this condo. It was clean, nicely decorated and newly renovated. The kitchen was awesome, the view was fantastic and the fold out futon couch was comfortable. It was nice to have that each of us had our own bed. Will definitely stay again, maybe next time I'll bring my family.
Vacation in Paradise
June 12, 2010
Well equipped condo with awesome view to the ocean. Enjoyed our two weeks stay. Enough place for 2 Adults and 2 Children. Would rebook again!
Los Angeles, CA USA
Cece & Jake Hawaii 2010
May 24, 2010
The city view was great although we would've preferred an oceanview. All the customer service was excellent. It was our first time staying at this condo and we would definitely come back!
Los Angeles, CA USA
April 28, 2010
Excellent. Using key codes instead of keys is the way to go. Also, no front desk check-in and check-out saves time and aggravation. We will do it again.
Leah & Cody
Vancouver, British Columbia
Had a great stay!
April 19, 2010
Me and my boyfriend just stayed in this condo in Waikiki, and it was awesome! We had so much fun, and we were in such a good location! Everything was walkable. We went to the beach almost everyday, whichi was just right outside the front of the condo! The room itself was presented very well, and we liked it very much. There was a grocery store right across the street so we didn't have to go out every night, and the full kitchen was excellent for cooking for ourselves! We had a great time, would definitely stay there again
Mary & Bud Bogust
Los Angeles, CA
Excellent Value, Location, Amenities
April 16, 2010
The codo was beautifully furnished, in an excellent location, and had a lot of extra upgrades and amenities that other family members who went thru the hotel in the same complex and same type of unit did not get. This is a great value if you want to be able to have a comfortable home type enviroment. The property environment was beautiful and generally peaceful. Parking in the back in the Marina parking lot was a value at $8.00 for a 24 hr. period. The owners Virginia and Ken were pleasant, very accomodating, and the represention of the property was accurate. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to others!
March 16, 2010
Just like the picture, we stayed on the 20th floor looking over the Hilton Lagoon with the ocean in the background. Considering the price, it has to be the best value out there.
On the beach!
March 6, 2010
We had an excellent experience! The condo was comfortable with a spectacular view with an afforadable price.
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Waikiki Feb 2010
February 27, 2010
We found the condo an excellent choice. I was worried about the condo being on the 31st floor but it was ok. (I do not like heights). The only problem we had was with the shower. NO water pressure at all.
Great Value! Fantastic Stay!
February 27, 2010
I am so delighted we choose this property. Well situated, well appointed. The view was amazing and the lanai was a perfect size. The pictures were exactly what we saw when we opened the condo door. I have been to Hawaii five times before and I will never stay at another hotel. This was great value for the dollar and we enjoyed the flexibility of making our own meals which was a huge cost savings. I would not hesitate to recommend this property. We are already planning our stay for next year! Thanks for a great stay!!
Victoria, BC, Canada
February 20, 2010
The description of the room, view and facilites was very accurate. The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to look after individual needs. Internet is free (most places charge $ 10.00/day). Great access to the beach/lagoon area. We are looking forward to several more returns to this place!!!
Bob and Sue
February 13, 2010
We stayed here for a week. It was just as pictured--very new, clean and well-decorated. The building is lovely and a very short walk to the beach and pool as well as shops and restaurants on the beach. We could see the Friday night fire-works from the deck. The only con--very, very little room for clothes. There's nothing at the condo for daily use--not even kleenex or salt/pepper. Also,I wish there was a shelf in the shower for hair products. All very minor things. On the whole, it was a great place to stay and would certainly reserve again.
Great place for extended holiday
January 15, 2010
We stayed almost a month at unit #516 Great views from the lanai of the lagoon and ocean. Nicely decorated,with newer appliances and LCD TV.A few suggestions for owner. Get a better coffee maker and toaster. Only major complant if any would be that this unit only had a closet to put our cloths in and no dresser, which easliy could be put in unit instead of a large mirror when there is already lots of mirrors in the bathroon. Wanted to thank Scott for all he's help. Cheers Paul & Erin
Edmonton, AB Canada
Room faced the wrong direction
January 7, 2010
The hotel was excellent, and the room was very nice but the advertisment claimed a veiw of the ocean or lagoon... well, that did not happen, in fact, i had the chance to stare at the 5000 cars an hour that travel the main road in front. If the condo does not face the direction of the ocean, then say so. But the facilities were very good.
Winnipeg, MB Canada
December 31, 2009
We stayed at the Ilikai. We had a great family vacation there. We stayed on the 14th floor room 1412. We loved the view of the lagoon and the ocean. We parked at the Lagoon parking the machines are old and don't work the best. It was $6.00 a day and you could only use the old bills. but it was a good price. we love our stay and would stay again.
December 18, 2009
The room was clean and spacious but not a tradional 1 bedroom but a large studio. Its convinent to the beach but no beach front. The building itself is old and lacking in character but the room was nicely decorated. I would definitely stay again.
Reasonable price, good location
November 17, 2009
Decent location and price. Looked exactly like the picture. Reasonable place for a child (we brought our two year old). The beach was a 7 minute walk. The laundry facilities on this floor were not good (dryer didn't really work), maybe try another floor? Valet guys were really nice. The parking in the back was pretty minimal but wouldn't be a long walk. Overall this was a good place for good value.
October 14, 2009
this was the perfect getaway right on the beach plenty of space and all the amenities for cooking at home which was extremely imprortant since we had a picky eater
October 13, 2009
The room we had at the Ilikia Resort was beautiful. We had a wonderful time. The only complaint was I was unable to use their fitness facility because I did not book with the hotel directly.
Redding, CA USA
Sunsets overlooking Gilligan's Island marina
September 27, 2009
As far as I'm concerned, having a condo with a kitchen is the only way to go in Hawaii. We had the marina (west) facing condo and enjoyed the sunsets and view over the marina that was shown at the beginning of each Gilligan's Island show. My cousin had a condo facing the lagoon on the other side of the building. Her room was always shaded (which can be nice) but we had the better view though it is a matter of preference. The wifi service was good and I was able to check Hawaii web sites, etc. (bring your own laptop). One drawback. Don't count on the front desk for good information. They won't tell you about the lower priced OVERNIGHT public parking behind the hotel and will direct you to more expensive operations though the front desk is not part of the condo company.
Emerald Isle, North Carolina, USA
August 25, 2009
"Ditto" to all the other reviews ... clean, spacious and lovely, tho no drawer space so living out of your suitcase except for hang-up clothes was necessary. Yes, only set up for two in glassware, dishes, etc. Good value and wonderful patio/views!
A great experience
August 24, 2009
We just stayed in this condo for the past two weeks and it was really nice and very comfortable! The online photos were 100% accurate- The room was decorated beautifully, the location was awesome, and parking behind at the marina was only $6 daily. The bed was so comfortable and the view was great. A couple of quirks- Bring quarters if you plan on washing clothes- 2 per load in quarters only. Also there was zero storage in the bathroom, and the faucet spout was loose in the kitchen. Other than that all was great. I would recommend this condo to everyone! What a bargain compared the the overpriced hotels in the vicinity.
Falmouth, MA USA
August 5, 2009
My sisters and I had a great time. It was wonderful to overlook the Ala Moana Beach Park where we all learned to swim. The location at the end of Waikiki is ideal because you don't get caught in the Waikiki traffic and can walk into Waikiki if you choose. The room, appliances and decor was very satisfactory. The only downside is that the room sleeps four but dining space, wine glasses and beach towels are really only set up for two.
Slidell, LA USA
June 11, 2009
What can i say simply beautiful. Home away from home. The condo was awesome, great views of the beach and everything was within walking distance. I will also stay there again when my husband and i visit.
Santa Cruz, Ca
May 30, 2009
Very clean and fabulous. Excellent location. Highly reccomend this condo. Owner was easily to deal with.
May 23, 2009
Went to the Ilikai recently for our honeymoon and it was amazing. The room was just as lovely as the pictures, fully renovated with everything at our finger tips.
Liveable, not "pure luxury"
April 15, 2009
The space is big enough for a small family. Beds are pretty hard. Had a few bad back days. No water pressure in showers. No cleaning service. The kitchen has everything you need. Washer/ Dryer a huge plus! They charge you $25 a day valet parking and you have to tip the guy every time you pull or drop off the car. So don't leave too many times in a day. Super close to the beach. Not "luxury" by any means, but livable for a week. SWARMING with timeshare salespeople. echk!
Fernie BC Canada
Renewing a Romance 2009
March 21, 2009
We throughly enjoyed ourselfs . It had been 20yrs since my wife and I have been away by ourselfs. It has renewed our spirits and love for one another . We are looking to go back in December with our family . Aloha
St. Paul, MN
Condo stay March 2009
March 20, 2009
The first unit we got, the lanai door was broken and could not shut, thus the air conditioner would not work. I called Scott and he got us to another unit. The stay was OK. We had no extra toilet paper, paper towels, or Kleenex. We had to buy those ourselves. The safe was shut and unusable. We had to check out at 11, but there was no place to store our luggage until we left for the airport 3 hours later. There was only 1 extra pillow encased in plastic - no extra bedding for the couch. The best part was the view from the lanai. Overall we had a nice vacation. It would have been nice to have some of the basic things in the room (salt/pepper shakers, extra toilet paper, kleenex, paper towels, strainer for pasta and maybe some plastic mixing bowls).
Excellent location, views and room quality
December 11, 2008
This is excellent value when you consider its convenient location on the beach and the top quality of everything in the room. The views of the ocean and marina were superb with beautiful sunsets. Everything in the room had top quality, the finishings (all granite counters and stainless steel appliances), furniture (very modern and tasteful color scheme), bedding (down duvet and pillows and top grade cotton sheets), towels (Tommy Hilfiger). Even beach towels were provided, which was a nice to have. We had a great stay and would go there again at any time. The only downside is that most shops at the Ilikai have been closed due to the planned rennovations so there is not much going on at the hotel, compared to other hotels.