Ratings based on 762 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Napa, CA

Great Find In Waikiki

Posted 13-Nov-2014
Cons: They shouldn't charge guests for use of the one computer in the lobby.
Facility is a little dated, but that's fine because upkeep is excellent. Staff were very helpful when we checked in late after a long travel day (even the housekeepers were friendly). Location is good in Waikiki, and we had a nice view from our 11th floor room. It's not fancy but very serviceable and very clean. Has pool but lacks a hot tub. It would be hard to beat the Ilima for value and a good stay.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom San Jose, CA

Great value and budget hotel in middle of Waikiki

Posted 12-Nov-2014
Pros: There's free (limited) parking, and spacious rooms along with nice views all around. Also, a small kitchenette with a microwave, and refrigerator.
Cons: There's really nothing that needs to be improved. For me this is always a great hotel to stay at if you're in Waikiki!
Location: Waikiki Beach, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Waikiki Shopping Plaza, Ala Wai Canal, Diamond Head and other recreational activities.
Excellent service, nice and helpful staff! Check in was nice and quick and there was plenty of parking at the time I checked in. Laundry facilities were also available on-site, which helped quite a bit. Elevators worked very well. Also in the room was a kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator, and dishes, bowls, and utensils. Kinda feels like an apartment in some ways.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Farmer from Nebraska

Reasonable priced and fairly close to the beach.

Posted 6-Nov-2014
Everything was as it should be. Having free parking was very nice.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

convenient

Posted 1-Nov-2014
Pros: easy access to rooms from the parking area
Cons: refrigerator too old
Location: shopping and Waikiki beach
walking distance to all the highlights. restaurants and shopping area
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Australia

Simple Hotel with some basics.

Posted 1-Nov-2014
Hotel room decor feels very dated but room cleanliness is excellent (Hat's off to room service staff). If your not after anything special and not needing to impress a partner then this place will accommodate. Staff are a mixed bag and it's not easy to get a smile or conversation from them. Why are they so depressed?
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified travellerfrom Sunshine Coast, Australia

Nice Hotel, close to everything

Posted 30-Oct-2014
Pros: Close to all facilities and pricing was great for a two bedroom plus kitchen apartment
Cons: The beds and lounges need to be replaced. Especially the double bed. Its far too small and very hard to sleep on. Lounges are smelly and old
Location: Location is great with everything you want to do within walking distance.
Easy to check in, lovely and friendly staff. Rooms definately need an upgrade but if your happy to save on hotel costs then this one is great, Having a kitchen facility was wonderful - not having to go out for breakfast every morning a definate plus. Amenities are very basic but very homely and loads of room.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom truckee, ca

Great water pressure in an older hotel room.

Posted 21-Oct-2014
We stayed one night in a deluxe suite after spending a week in a timeshare. The room was very spacious with a nice kitchen wall. The shower had great pressure and got nice and hot. 5 stars for the shower. The beds were comfortable, the staff were very friendly. Our view overlooked the under construction international marketplace, which was fun for my son to watch the equipment but it wasn't noisy. We walked to Waikiki beach and barrowed the hotel grass mats, which were handy. Parking wasn't a problem and there was plenty of good food within walking distance. We got a great rate on expedia which made the room well worth it.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Good Hotel

Posted 20-Oct-2014
Very nice hotel. One of the older hotels so don't expect sparkling modern. What you get is excellent value for money. Great location in middle of Waikiki. Big clean rooms.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Nice staff and very clean for aged hotel.

Posted 17-Oct-2014
Pros: Cleanliness, comfortable bed and spacious room.
Cons: Larger hot water tanks!
Location: About a block to where the international market place used to be (what a shame they tore that down). Just a few blocks to Waikiki beach.
There was only drawback for us. The room has it's own very small hot water tank and if you like lengthly showers you're out of luck. Hot water lasts about 7 or 8 minutes. We waited between showers for the tank to recharge. For the money it's a great place to stay. Like I said the only issue we had was running out of hot water. Staff was super nice and the room very comfortable and spacious. Old furniture,etc. but the place was better than we expected. We will definitely stay here again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom New Zealand

Very impressed with Hotel Ilima.

Posted 11-Oct-2014
Pros: Loved everything about hotel, staff played a big part.
Cons: Can't think of anything that can be improved.
Location: Brilliant location, close to shops, places to dine, a souvenir market, Wakiki beach is a 5 minute walk away, and public transport is right there too.
Our party of three arrived 2 hours before check in time, our room was ready, we were expected and warmly welcomed. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room itself was very clean, and housekeeping did a wonderful job, the full kitchen was a bonus. We were invited to take part in lei making on Wednesday morning, compliments of the hotel which was a great experience and got to take our lei's home. When we checked out, we were surprised to be presented with a shell necklace each, a lovely gesture.