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“Very friendly staff and welcoming!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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White Sands Hotel
Ranked #66 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Eugene, Oregon
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14 reviews
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“Very friendly staff and welcoming!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

My partner and I were staying for a few nights until our other hotel room was ready. The rooms were pretty basic, old 70's kinda of curtains and bedding but the staff was wonderful. Our room had a leak that was coming from somewhere, they upgraded us to a better room with kitchenette and a nicer bathroom. They were more than happy to accommodate us and even gifted us a bottle of wine for the inconvenience!
If you're looking for a basic room (you're gonna be out and about anyways), great customer service and smiles from the staff, this is a great choice! We will be returning to this hotel during the summer!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

I stayed there recently during 2 nights. It is a low & medium budget hotel well located in Waikiki. There is a parking lot (25$ per 24 hours, which is a regurlar price for Waikiki).The staff is very sweet, friendly and helpful. Thank you all and special thanks to ChristiAnn. It definitely makes the difference.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

I wanted a cheap hotel room and that is exactly what I got. Bathroom floor was disgusting -even after requesting that the floor be cleaned again-still GROSS. I ended up scrubbing it myself -cloths came up pretty darn black! The single bed was comfortable but the queen needs a new mattress-it had large 'dips" in it. Didn't rent a car so no comment on the parking charge-please remember folks that you pay for parking EVERYWHERE on the island and parking space is at a premium.
Noise-well maybe I am just getting old but it think the door slamming and partying should be done by midnite.... Nope - 2:30am the "exchange students" were still out and about.. Security did get them to quiet down tho.
This hotel seems to be a mecca for language students and backpackers. OR the elderly. There was lots of early 20s folk and the balance seemed to be the elderly. Saw no families here.
The Location was super tho! Only one block from Kuhio Ave and about 3 blocks from the beach. Very central and easy to get to.
I would stay here again -now that I know to bring earplugs and Lysol wipes.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

I needed to attend a seminar for 5 days in Honalulu.
Cheap Tickets connected me with White Sands and I couldn't have been happier!
I was able to cook 2 meals a day in room. Had all I needed. Centrally located in Waikiki,walking distance to beach,food stores,shopping and public transportation which I used everyday!
There is a sufficient pool,hot tub and the most awesome locals running this place!
Once per month they celebrate their staff with a luncheon on site and include awards!
Is that happening at Marriot?
I would return to White Sands with out a doubt!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the White Sands Hotel in Waikiki. The Service desk was most kind and helpful. Cristina, Christlina and Christy-Ann were so pleasant to work with. Meeting Josiah at the tour desk was also a pleasure. Room service was especially good with the diamond jewel Harlene doing a super job for us. Ron at the service desk helped us out alot especially with the internet. Just a super experience in our lives staying at the White Sands Hotel. Kud

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about White Sands Hotel

Property: White Sands Hotel
Address: 431 Nohonani St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2622 (Formerly Celebrity Resorts Waikiki)
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#37 Business Hotel in Honolulu
Price range (per night): $167 - $432
Hotel Class:2.5 star — White Sands Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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 
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