I booked the Ala Moana suite for the fist part of my stay and a standard room for the latter part. As I was an Expedia Gold Member, the hotel upgraded me to the suite for my entire stay which was great. The hotel staff were very friendly. The two things I would say could improve is the condition of the room and the room cleanliness.
The room is a bit old and could be updated (but still generally comfortable). The room was quite clean at the beginning of my stay, but I found that the daily cleaning wasn't thorough enough. While the cleaners changed the towels and replaced toiletries daily, I don't think they thoroughly cleaned the bathroom (such as washing the shower) the whole week I was there.
On a whole the room was nice. Their were little things in the room that could be updated. My wife felt that the lighting could be updated. For example the lighting in the bathroom could be brighter for when you are putting on makeup. The sofa and chairs need to be cleaned or replaced.
Traveller from Jamaica, New York
Right next to Fort DeRussy Park, this low-key hotel is a 10-minute walk from Waikiki beach, and a 20-minute walk from Ala …More
I travel more than I would care to and this is what I have found. Aqua Hotels are always consistently good. I was kind of surprised to see the rating because I truly feel Aqua is dependable, The rooms are always open and airy which allows for brightness of the room. The rooms are always comfortable and large enough easily for 2 people (probably more). The hotel is clean with professional and personable staff. The Pearl is truly a Pearl! Mahalo for once again making my business trips comfortable and convenient.
Excellent location and they provide chairs, towels and free bottled water to take to the beach plus occasional service with water and fruit to the designated area near the hotel on the beach,- fantastic.
We spent 5 days and were completely satisfied having cut our losses after 2 days of our 1 week booking at the Aston Circle hotel nearby. Would definitely be at the top of our list should we visit Waikiki again.
I understand some rebuilding program is in the works.
Waikiki established its reputation as a getaway when the Moana Surfrider opened its doors in 1901. Today, more than 30,000 hotel rooms are packed in the skyscrapers along the golden sands of Waikiki Beach. At the end of Waikiki, Diamond Head towers as an enduring landmark. West of Waikiki, Pearl Harbor offers a somber testament to history and the victims of World War II.