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Salem, Oregon
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63 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2013

We had a pleasant stay in August at this property. We chose it for the size, cost and location. We have been to Waikiki before so a beach view was not required. The location is perfect for not being on the beach. Visiting family required both a car and ease of getting through Waikiki to Pearl Harbor, and the access... More 

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Btrtrvl, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experiences with us on your vacation to Hawaii. We at Aqua White Sands appreciate your comments. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your pleasant stay with us and you liked our location, pool view room with lanai. You also complimented on our pleasant staff who resolved... More 

Tamarac, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2013

I found this place very nice, comfortable room,. The Manager Lendy and her assistant Cristina was very kind and friendly. The lady Angela that cleaned our room was very nice. it was one block to the International market and close to Waikiki beach. When we arrived the room was ready so we did not have to wait. The room had... More 

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2 Thank Yvonne S
islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Yvonne S, Thank you for posting your feedback on Tripadvisor. We at Aqua White Sands greatly value your comments. I am very pleased to hear you complimented on our team members Cristina and Angela who were nice, kind and friendly. I will pass this message to them and acknowledge their efforts in providing you with wonderful memories. It is... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Great location. Excellent service and all very friendly and helpful. Very clean and good value for your dollar and we really recommend a stay here for a nice quiet holiday and perfect for families. a big thank you to the staff on duty who gave us a room immediately on our early morning arrival after our long flight from Australia.

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Thank Dorothy R
islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Dorothy R, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at the Aqua White Sands. We at White Sands greatly value your comments. I am pleased to hear that you liked our location. You also mentioned our team members are very friendly and helpful. I will make sure to pass this message to them... More 

Melbourne Australia
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97 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2013

I stayed there for 3 days and its not too bad. You can walk to everywhere and there is a licensed general store just 3 doors down. The room was a bit mouldy in places like the bottom of the curtains but was generally clean. There is a pool that's fine for cooling off and the staff were friendly and... More 

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Scro61, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at the Aqua White Sands. We at Aqua White Sands greatly value your feedback. I am glad you mentioned our friendly and helpful staff; I will pass this message to them and acknowledge their efforts. Situation about your room, it has been brought to our... More 

Gold Coast
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Just as the title suggests, this hotel was 'fine' - not GREAT, not TERRIBLE, just fine; and when you're paying about $120 a night I suppose you can't expect much more (not in Waikiki at least). The rooms were a little older but the pool was nice and the location is close enough to the main strip but not sooo... More 

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Steph0302, Thank you for taking the time to post the review on Tripadvisor. We greatly value your feedback. It is always helpful to have this kind of feedback so that we continue to strive to improve the quality of your stay at our property. When you plan on your next Hawaii vacation, please feel free to contact me, I... More 

Namur, Belgium
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321 reviews
116 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We found this White Sands property in Waikiki after digging a bit in TripAdvisor. It had what we were looking for: close to the famous beach, a swimming pool and garden, reasonable prices and good ratings. When we arrived there for check-in, heavily loaded and with a baby, they changed our room on the 3d floor, street facing, to a... More 

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Raobert, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience on your vacation. I appreciate you mentioned Aqua White Sands is an excellent affordable place near Waikiki. I am pleased to hear that you complimented on our courteous and understanding team members and I will pass this message to them and knowledge their efforts. I am also... More 

Los Angeles
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Nice hotel, good value for price/location/service. Staff is friendly and helpfu small pool but who cares you have the beach two blocks away. super well located. relatively quiet. rooms are clean, old style but it works with a small kitchen area too. only lousy thing: the WiFi is really weak, it works but only in the lobby area so it... More 

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha 007X007X, Thank you for posting your review on Tripadvisor. We greatly value your feedback. I am so happy to hear that you complimented our friendly and helpful team members. I will pass this message to them and knowledge their efforts. I appreciated you mentioned our hotel is nice, good value for price and location Situation about WiFi, we are... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2013

I stayed in both White Sand Hotel and Waikiki Gateway on several ocassions. Overall, I would like the White Sand Hotel for they have a grill, a garden, and more comfortable bed. now bad things first: I think White Sand Hotel is pricy compared to Waikiki Gateway Hotel, Their rooms and furniture are older (some rooms). I don't like the... More 

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2 Thank Minh P
islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Minh P, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at the Aqua White Sands Hotel. We at White Sands greatly value your comments. I am pleased to hear that you liked our flat screen TV, Kitchen and garden with a grill. And, I am glad you complimented our team members (Christieann, Cristina, Jason)... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2013

The most outstanding part of this hotel was the consistently friendly and accommodating staff, particularly Christieann, Blake and Christine. Other staff members smiled, nodded, and greeted whenever walking by, and it felt genuine. The pool is pretty good, didn't use the nearby grill but other guests did and it's nice to have the option available. Room was clean, comfy and... More 

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2 Thank Ivan L
islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Ivan L, Thank you for posting your feedback on Tripadvisor. We at Aqua White Sands Hotel greatly value your comments. It is nice to hear of our front desk staff to go above and beyond what is expected to provide good services to our guests. I will pass this message to Christieann, Blake, Cristina and other team members and... More 

Pelotas, RS
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73 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2013

It's not a super resort; it's not the best hotel in Waikiki; it's not oceanfront. But it's a good regular hotel (with almost no service), honestly priced (paid something around USD 100 a day), stayed 1 week, nothing wrong happened; reservation worked fine; would stay again, if prices were good. It's a little bit old and doesn't smell great either.... More 

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2 Thank Moises L
islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Moises L, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor.. We truly value your patronage and appreciate your comments. I am pleased to hear that you complimented on our rate was “honestly priced”, good pool and parking. Your comments are very important to us and will be used to improve our service. Again, we look... More 

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  • Pool
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This quaint low-rise hotel is your home away from home located just 1 1/2 blocks to Waikiki Beach, less than a block to shopping, dining and the best Waikiki activities. The lovely central courtyard features a swimming pool with sundeck and barbeque grill. All rooms offer lanai/balconies open to city or pool views and most rooms include kitchenette facilities with stove-top, microwave and refrigerator. With our daily convenience fee for all stays White Sands Hotel allows guests to enjoy many hotel services and activities without having to incur miscellaneous charges. These amenities include DVDNow (Unlimited movies & PS3 games), Waikiki Shuttle (Complimentary Waikiki Shuttle Service), Daily Newspaper, In Room Coffee, In Room Safe, and Local & Toll-Free Calls. Come experience quintessential Hawaiian hospitality! ... more   less 

Additional Information about White Sands Hotel

Address: 431 Nohonani St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2622 (Formerly Celebrity Resorts Waikiki)
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range: $168 - $431 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — White Sands Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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White Sands Hotel Honolulu, Hawaii
Hotel Style:
#37 Business Hotel in Honolulu
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“If you can handle stairs, get the second floor on the corner.”
 of 5 bubbles OceanBoulevard, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pool view room is best”
 of 5 bubbles pally1070, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you are a light Sleeper or Noise Sensitive DO NOT get room 236 or near entrance to building.”
 of 5 bubbles 527AnneB527, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the courtyard and pool is probably best.”
  • Kitchennette, making Spam Omelette
  • the courtyard of the hotel
  • view from floor three room, top floor
  • looking up from balcony
  • Birds on your Lanai (balcony)
 of 5 bubbles Scourge-of-God, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Pay the extra for a pool view and ask to be on the 3rd floor!”
  • a view from room 312
  • Spotted Dove shared a cup of morning Joe with me.
 of 5 bubbles LadyWanderLust, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
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