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1696 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1460
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 01/08/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/08/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#17 of 94 hotels in Honolulu
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The Equus is a charming boutique hotel located on Waikiki's "Upper West Side" where you will find an abundance of restaurants, easy access to one of the world's largest shopping malls, a quick stroll to the beach and gorgeous sunset views. The hotel guestrooms are warm and contemporary, keeping true to the hotel's equestrian theme with Ralph Lauren-inspired touches throughout. An intimate lobby and lanai offer a dipping pool, and an open-air coffee shop and bar.

The Paniolo Bar & Cafe is open daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Get an early start with hand-crafted artisan coffee and pastries served from morning till noon. Come back for happy hour with creative cocktails and drinks at night. Enjoy live music every Friday starting at 6:00 pm.

All guestrooms are appointed with cozy pillow-top beds, flat screen TVs, refrigerator with freezer, Keurig coffee maker with organic coffee, and complimentary full property WiFi. The friendly staff offers the kind of personal assistance delivered with Aloha.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

*Check-In: 3:00pm | Check Out : 12:00pm

*Stairway Access Only

*Valet Parking

*Provide Arrival Time - for luggage assistance

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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Boating
Diving
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Hiking
Snorkelling
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
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angarone wrote a review 17 Aug
Princeton, NJ117 contributions29 helpful votes
My trip to Hawaii was solo and last minute. The Equus had room for me and was in a perfect location. I would almost use the word quaint, but it doesn’t do the hotel justice. It is a small lovely welcoming hotel in the midst of giant buildings. I didn’t have to wait in a long line <cough Hilton cough> to check in, I paid for parking and it was always available for me, and my room was clean and smelled nice. I don’t have a single complaint and will try to stay again in the future. My son lives a mile north of the Equus so I am certain I will return.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Pay for parking, it is worth it.
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Sadie R wrote a review 12 Aug
4 contributions4 helpful votes
On the day we arrived unfortunately our plans changed drastically and we had to leave - The staff and manager of the Equus worked with us to come to a really great resolution. We appreciated their kindness and dedication to customer service!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sara Long wrote a review 11 Aug
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The hotel was awesome!!! The rooms were comfortable and had a real Hawaiian feel. The staff was spectacular. I would highly recommend. The location was close to restaurants and the beach. There was on sight parking available as well.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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James M wrote a review 7 Aug
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Excellent location. Well-appointed rooms. Superlative and friendly staff. A fantastic bar at the entryway with a great breeze. What more could one ask for? Definitely will be staying here next time I am in Waikiki. Special thanks to Rene, Lincoln, Kolette, Anita and Yulia for a wonderful stay! James
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Kris White, Guest Services / Front Office at The Equus
Responded 1 week ago
Aloha James! Mahalo for choosing The Equus during your visit to Waikiki. We're so glad that you enjoyed staying with us and we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to recognize our awesome team members. As Waikiki's last family-owned and operated boutique hotel, your support means the world to us and we can't wait to welcome you back! Mahalo
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Alexandra M wrote a review Jul 2022
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Trip was great! kollett was super helpful when we checked in and took the time to chat with us about the island and gave some amazing suggestions on where to visit! We also got to go to a polo game curtesy of the hotel which was really cool.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kris White, Guest Services / Front Office at The Equus
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your kind words. We love going above and beyond for our guests. It's so cool that you got to check out a polo match at our sister property on the North Shore! That's one of the perks of staying at The Equus - free polo tickets! As Waikiki's last family-owned and operated boutique hotel, we appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again. Mahalo
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Lela B wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I am an Air Force officer and I came in with a huge logistical issue with my booking that I spent hours trying to figure out on my own. Rene made one phone call and got the whole situation resolved for me, saving me so much time, money, and stress! Her and Dwayne were so kind and patient with me the entire time, even as the waiting room got busy. I am so grateful for their help and the amazing service they provide!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Chris S wrote a review Jul 2022
Honolulu, Hawaii3 contributions
We had such a great time at the Hotel. Puka, Renee, Jackie and Dwayne were of great help getting us situated in our rooms. This is my first trip to Hawaii and we were given a special Aloha by the locals at the hotel which made The rest of our trip amazing and gorgeous. We would definitely advise friends and family to go to this hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kris White, Guest Services / Front Office at The Equus
Responded 7 Jul 2022
Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! We love going above and beyond for our guests, and it sounds like you experienced that firsthand. As Waikiki's last family-owned and operated boutique hotel, we appreciate your support and look forward to your next visit. Mahalo
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Allie T wrote a review Jun 2022
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I had a great time at Paniolo! My bartender Dana was amazing! Such a positive attitude and smiling face always. The drinks she made were very tasty and she had good recommendations for beer. Would definitely come back because of Dana!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kris White, Guest Services / Front Office at The Equus
Responded 21 Jun 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words! We appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon.
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Tamara R wrote a review Jun 2022
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Wow! Dana was a great bartender for my first time visiting Paniolo! I most certainly will be back when Dana is working! Dana had such a positive attitude and always welcomed you with a smile. A perfect bartender!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Brevin R wrote a review Jun 2022
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Dana was very genuine and nice. She helped us with everything we wanted and more. When I am in Hawaii next, I will come back just to get her great service. She was very bubbly and brought a smile to my face!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kris White, Guest Services / Front Office at The Equus
Responded 21 Jun 2022
We appreciate your kind words regarding our awesome team members. This is sure to make Dana smile! We appreciate your support and look forward to your return. Mahalo
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PRICE RANGE
US$176 - US$238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the equus hotel and marina tower, equus an aqua boutique hotel
LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiOahuHonoluluWaikiki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
67
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Equus
Which popular attractions are close to The Equus?
Nearby attractions include Honolulu Cookie Company (0.5 km), Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon (0.4 km), and Waikiki Starlight Luau (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Equus?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Equus?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Equus?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Equus?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Equus?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tropical Tribe, Lappert's Ice Cream, and goofy cafe & dine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Equus?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Equus?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Experience Nutridge (3.8 km), Iolani Palace (3.0 km), and Shangri La (5.6 km).
Does The Equus have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.