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TravelPod Member ReviewsAston Waikiki Sunset Honolulu
Located 2 blocks from the beach, this slightly dated Hotel boasts fully self contained apartments and a fantastic location.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Aston Waikiki Sunset Honolulu
We just returned from our first trip to Oahu & Maui. We stayed 4 nights in the Aston Waikiki Sunset & would not stay at this facility again. It was one of only a few that offer 2 bedrooms which is why it was chosen.
However, upon arrival we were quite disappointed. The hotel is further from the beach than is depicted, at least a 10 minute walk each way.
Also, the 2 bedrooms were extremely small, one of which had only a full size bed as the "master" bedroom. That room was only large enough to allow about 12 inches walking room around the bed. The ocean view was also disappointing, as you had to peer over the small balcony on an angle to see the water.
The room was clean upon arrival, but neither the bathroom nor the kitchen were maintained aside from fresh towels. It appeared as though the bathroom floor had not been cleaned either.
The staff was curtious, but the distance to the beach and the overall size & maintanence of the rooms was quite disappointing. We would definitely choose another facility for our next trip to Oahu.
Very pleased at Waikiki Sunset
Just returned from a stay at the Waikiki Sunset. All the hotel staff, including maids and maintenence workers were courteous and pleasant--the front staff turned us on to some good eating places where the natives eat--off the Waikiki beaten path. The apartment-sized kitchen in our suite was fully stocked and contained a microwave, toaster, and coffee maker (Kona Coffee included)--we cooked breakfast each morning. The room was clean and the air conditioner worked well.
The store on the 5th floor contained everything we needed and the prices were reasonable. We also used the washer and dryer on the floor--that was convenient. There was a bus stop half a block from the hotel--Waikiki bus service is efficient, convenient and a cheap way to get around. This hotel is a good value for the price and location (1 1/2 blocks from the beach). We had a view of Diamond Head and a partial view of the ocean. As advertised, I would highly recommend it for families who don't want to spend $150+ a night on a room. Aloha.
I was very pleased at this hotel/condo. I booked an oceanview suite that overlooked Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach. I asked the friendly woman at the front desk to put us on the highest floor available and she gave us the 37th floor! The floor-to-ceiling windows in both the living area and bedroom gave breathtaking taking views. Since the window was right next to the bed, I woke up to a beautiful blue curtain (the blue sky blending in with the ocean) every morning. As we were watching TV, fireworks started going off on Waikiki Beach! Thanks to our balcony and beautiful view, we were able to take pictures with our camera. Because of our stay at the Aston Waikiki Sunset, it made our stay at Hawai'i very memorable. I would recommend this place to anyone!
I did a lot of research before booking a stay at this hotel - and what I found more than exceeded my expectations. My main concern was that the room be big enough for my two-year old to roam around in, since we would be staying in Hawaii for a week. The service at the Waikiki Sunset was unbelievable! We stayed Memorial Day week and even though our plane arrived early, the staff let us check-in at 1pm (check-in time was 3pm) and we paid for a standard 1-bd mountain view room -- we got a room facing the ocean and on the 15th floor! What amazing views of the ocean and the sunset!The pluses of the hotel was definintely the full kitchen which was stocked with all the utensils, pots/pans, dishware, etc. Even dish soap and tray to wash & dry dishes. The spaciousness of the room, the mini-mart on the 5th floor definitely came in handy! In some reviews I read that the beach was pretty far -- it took us all of 10 minutes - not far at all! Maid service was GREAT!!the only downside to this hotel was the $7 a day parking - if you could find street parking then this didn't matter, but we could NEVER find street parking. AND the pool was not very inviting. From our room we could see the pool at the neighboring Aston Waikiki Banyan and THAT pool was awesome! The Sunset's pool claims to be heated, but it sure didn't feel like it!!I would DEFINITELY recommend this hotel for families who don't want to be stuffed into a small hotel room and who don't want to pay an arm and a leg going out for food throughout the day & night!
We stayed there for 7days. The staff was really friendly. When we got to the hotel they had upgraded us to a 1 bedroom suite on the 34th floor. The view was unbelievable. The pool was nice because it was never busy with a bunch of children. The walk to the beach and to the strip was only about 2 minutes. The suite was clean and bed's were very comfortable. I am a travel agent and I would and have recommeded it to my clients.
went there spring break 2001;pluses: full kitchen, view from 21st floor, extra room with sofa (nice to watch movies apart from the bedroom); japaneese noodle place in the middle on the way to/from the beach - great food, ate there most of the time, such good flavored dishes. minuses: little bit old, could use reovations, but livable, wished it was closer to the beach- 15 minutes walk to the beach, pool water cold and very windy on the 4th floor, and it's not near elevator, you have to walk pretty far to get to it, if you are leaving the pool don't forget to close your mouth or you shatter your teeth. Shopsand beach - you walk - good excersize.
When traveling with 3 children it can be stressful. With all the anemities of this condo/hotel it made the trip great. Centrally located to the beach, shopping, and attractions (zoo, aquarium, Waikiki Beach, ect.) it was not only convenient but, priced right as well. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.
The service of the staff is Exceptional! My husband and I were there for a week on our honeymoon, & we could not have picked a better hotel in Waikiki.
We received whatever we requested, from help with our luggage, to directions to specific points in the city, & even a blender so that we could mix our our drinks in our clean, spacious & luxurious room with a beautiful view of both Diamond Head & Waikiki Beach.
The spirit of Aloha is alive & well at this wonderful hotel. :)
My wife and our three teenagers stayed here for 4 nights. The 2 room suite we had was a little cramped (when we were all there) but was not so small as to be a problem. It was very clean and all the appliances and fixtures (something important to us) were clean and functional. The lobby was very nice and welcoming. One down side was the wait to be checked in- probably 30 minutes. Granted there were many other people there and the staff was working hard. Still...
The parking was convenient, and access to the beach was two blocks. We were always comfortable with the neighborhood, except at night. We didn't go out alone; always at least two at a time (common sense, eh?) Even then, we were not concerened. When walking to the beach, you pop out right at the main entrance to the beach at Waikiki. Breathtaking. The first time we saw it, we started running toward it. What tourists we were! But it is so beautiful!
Every day we walked to the other tourist stuff in the center of town: shops, malls, restaurants. This was a little bit of a walk, maybe 3 blocks until it really started. Attractions were close enough that this was not a problem, and was actually nice from our perspective because we weren't "living" in it.
Also, the pool looked nice and private, but we never did use it.
So the location was very good, the price was a good value, the view was excellent, accomodations and staff were very good. We would stay again if we took the kids.
My family and I were very pleased with our stay at the Aston Sunset. Our one bedroom suite was well maintained, clean, and the daily room service was exceptional. The time of the service varied from day to day but if you are spending your all your time in your room worrying about when your bed is to be made, you are wasting a lot of time and money in paradise ! I think we only actually were in the room once when the service was provided.
The folks at the registration desk were very friendly and helpful and the short walk to the beach was pleasant enough.
The only thing I saw that could be improved was the mini-mart on the 5th floor. It was pretty run down and certainly overpriced !
We stayed on the 30th floor and the view of the mountains was magnificent. At night, the lights from the homes on the side of the mountains were also spectacular.
The weather was so pleasant were rarely turned on the AC, something that this Georgia boy had a hard time getting used to in July !
If you have a family, this is a neat place at a very reasonable price.