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The Equus Hotel

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#26 of 85 Hotels in Honolulu
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great small hotel. Air conditioning masks street noise. Stairs not an issue as Glenn the bellman carries your bags for you. Izabelle and Ramone at the front desk help you with all your needs. Go to Aloha Sushi and pick up an excellent cheap supper. Easy 4 minute walk to Ala Moana Center. Valet parking staff quick and worth...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I have stayed at numerous Hotel's in Waikiki, many of which are far more expensive. Yet I have returned here for my third visit. Let's not kid anyone it's not a top end Hotel. But it is currently undergoing some renovations which will improve it. The property is not big, but that's what I like and you can walk anywhere....

1Thank Bruno035
Fremont, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Yoshi at the front desk was very helpful. Having a dirty, roaches crawling on counters and uncomfortable cheap mattress that you can feel the spring on your back place to stay at the Marina Towers on your week long vacation was very frustrating and stressful! We decided to check out early and walked next door to The Equus Hotel and...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Wow!!! This is a great go to hotel. Comfortable, clean and close to everything. Friendly staff and Yoshi is super. He is one of the most friendly,helpful and accommodating people we've met here in Honolulu. If you plan on staying in Honolulu than the Equus is a must... thank you Yoshi for kick starting our vacation!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Cute boutique hotel, but needs alot of updating. Lobby was being renovated and was half covered in plastic. Rooms a little dark, carpet needed to be removed. We had to wear slippers the whole time we stayed. Bathroom wasnt cleaned properly. Service to the room was only done every 2-3 days. Dont think the bedsheets were replaced from the previous...

1Thank Rona S
Wailuku, Hawaii
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is nice little hotel on the outskirts of Waikiki. Close enough to Ala Moana and decent food, it was great for a weekend getaway for my wife and I. Older place, but nicely renovated and clean. The only con to this place is that the windows dont do much to keep out the noise from the street below. That...

1Thank Waisaipapa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great location where you can walk everywhere, including the beach and marina. They really treat you like family and the price is right! Home of visiting polo teams and many regulars that visit frequently. Don't pass this one up.

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a great value ! I always stay at this hotel each time i go to Hawaii . i travel a lot and my family and i love the boutique feel to this small hotel. The hotel even serves fresh muffins and coffee each morning and afternoon .

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for my 1 year anniversary and man was it worth it. Prices and check in was easy. The room we had was fantastic. Very cozy along with the a/c. The bathroom and shower were very clean compared to the other hotels I've ever gone to. Too bad I didn't get to try the pool but I'll definitely be...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to stay at the Equus because of the value based price and the location - which was key since we didn't rent a car. We absolutely loved our stay. It was very clean. The staff was extremely friendly. You can even text for room service. Wifi was great. We stayed on the 9th floor and...

1Thank Leah M

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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Spa
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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, gazebo and a weekly cocktail reception.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. Portable printers can be delivered for those on business. Best of all, the friendly staff offers the kind of personal assistance delivered with Aloha that only a small, family-run hotel can offer. IMPORTANT NOTES: *Stairway Access Only *Valet Parking Only $25/night *Provide Arrival Time - for luggage assistance ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Equus Hotel

Address: 1696 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1460
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Price Range: $206 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Equus Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 67
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Also Known As:
The Equus Hotel And Marina Tower
Equus An Aqua Boutique Hotel
The Equus Hotel Honolulu, Hawaii
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#23 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#24 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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“Higher # further from street”
 of 5 bubbles jonc111, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“As always, the higher, the better.”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“rooms with a lanai are the best option”
 of 5 bubbles 762risah, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors have somewhat less road noise but then you have to wait for the elevator (there's only one and it's slow).”
 of 5 bubbles wynterwynd, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Their suites are very nicely appointed and worth a little extra.”
 of 5 bubbles MrWayne1, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
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