Aqua Pacific Monarch

Address: 2427 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, 96815, United States | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Waikiki area of Honolulu, is near Saint Augustine Church, Waikiki Diving Center, Damien Museum, and Nohea Gallery.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Aqua Pacific Monarch Honolulu

    Ocean view for Less


    I gotta agree with the author of "Best Deal in Waikiki". Best ocean view deal using the Entertainment Rate discount. But I was disappointed with the kitchen which was very small compared to other Aston condos we've stayed at in Maui. We cranked up the AC and it got pretty cold in the living room area. We requested a fan which we used in the bedroom to keep us cool at night. Housekeeping responded fast and there's daily maid service. Other than the ocean view for less, the location is great - close to everything. We would stay there again the next time we visit Waikiki.

    Nice location


    Nice partial ocean view from lanai, flowers for hair at the desk during the weekdays, close to shopping and beach. The roof top pool is nice, but was windy. They did not change the sheets nor clean bathroom; the housecleaning only replaced towels, made the beds and threw out the trash. There were some bugs on the kitchen counters, but overall pretty clean.

    If you are renting a car, they charge ten dollars per night for parking.

    Wouldn't Stay again


    I was a little apprehenseive to stay at this hotel once I had read previous reviews. I wanted to share my experience with those of you who plan to stay there in the future.

    I don't quite get where this is a 'newly rennovated' hotel. I stayed on the 15th floor with an ocean view room. The room didn't really resemble what the pictures looked like on their website, small dissapointment there. The furniture could use a bit of cleaning as well as the carpet.

    The lanai was wonderful, however. It did offer a great view of the town as well as of the ocean. Of course there are buildings that obstruct the view, but what do you're not on the beach.

    As others have stated, the AC was definately a problem! I had a 1-bedroom condo and the AC did NOTHING to cool down the bedroom. It was so hot that we wound up pulling the two twin mattresses onto the floor for a 'group slumber party' every evening. Although this may be glamerous for younger people, it was very annoying for me.

    The kitchennette was nice, I must agree to that. The maid service has to do a bit of improving. They did remove the garbage and change towels in the bathroom daily, but that is about where their service ended.

    Our room was right next to the garbage drop, so it smelled like garbage all the time! I complained to the front desk, but nothing was every done to eleviate the odor.

    The location of the hotel is wonderful! It's a two-block walk to Waikiki beach and market place.

    I would caution those who are planning to travel with children. On the night before we left, my friends and I ventured into Club Love (which is on the same block as the hotel), only to find out that it has 'adult services' if you catch my drift. The thing that made my blood boil was seeing the 'girls' from the club going into our building to do their business.

    Yes, it's a good bang for your buck...but I'd suggest looking elsewhere. I will not return to this hotel.

    As a side note, I paid $93 a night (plus tax) for a 1-bedroom with an ocean view. If you own an Entertainment book, this is a hotel that is listed.

    Stay with caution.

    We enjoyed our stay...


    My husband and I stayed at Aston Pacific Monarch in Oct 2003 for part of our honeymoon. We had been in Aston Paki Maui before coming to Oahu.

    At check-in we were upgraded from a studio to a 1BR on the 30th floor.

    Even at the 30th floor, you could hear traffic-- but it's Waikiki. We had a partial view from our balcony-- a little windy, but nice view.

    The A/C didn't cool down the place much, but at least it took out the humidity. Our room was clean, and the staff was great. Kitchenette was great. Right near the beach, and Aston also has their own coupon book.

    Make sure you get it--Good savings. I've read other review-- and I think it really depends on which room you get. We would definetely go back to this hotel... It's not the Four Seasons or anything, but it's clean.

    I'll be back


    While the walls needed a good scrubbing or (more likely) a paint job, and the carpets and sofa needed shampooing, the one bedroom unit we had was just great in every other way. The kitchen had everything we needed and more. The lanai was on the corner of the building, so it was open on two sides. I could see the mountains as well as the oceanview I'd requested. At first I was disappointed that there was a TV only in the living room and not in the bedroom. We soon found that we were having too much fun to watch TV anyhow. We never used the one we did have!

    Previous reviews are correct about the A/C in the one bedroom units.

    The wall unit in the living room has no effect on cooling the bedroom.

    We got a fan from the Front Desk and we closed the bedroom door during the day to keep the rest of the place cooler. After sunset we simply opened the bedroom windows and it cooled down quickly with the tradewinds helping out. At night we actually turned the A/C off. We were also careful to close all windows when the A/C was on and closed the drapes when we were out during the day. The location was perfect.

    Before I adjusted to the time difference it was a blessing to have a 24-hour Denny's one block away, and a 24-hour market a block away in the other direction. The pool area on the roof was terrific. There was a certain amount of street noise during the day, but the building seems to be very well insulated from any noise from within. The ocean view units are farthest from Kuhio Street, and so they're quietest along with the great view. The Pacific Monarch may not be elegant, but you can do far worse for the price. And, it might be worth mentioning, you can pay a whole range of different rates for this place, depending upon who you book with. I've seen a difference of up to $200 for the same unit for a week's stay. I'm already planning to return to this hotel in March.

    Not Impressed


    My sentiments parallel those of the reviewer dated August 18th. We stayed from Oct. 2-11 & had same problems with AC & ants. The room was somewhat clean. Looks like the only thing maid service ever did was replace the towels. Bathroom wasn't that clean & they only provided 1 bar of soap - had to ask for another. Their idea of rooms with an ocean view is a joke! It was $10 more & the only view you had was a glimpse between the other hotels! Would definitely NOT stay here again. Also, waiting for an elevator takes forever!

    Great value for the money


    We just returned from a stay at the Aston Pacific Monarch, September 14-20, 2003.

    We were upgraded to a bigger room upon check in and throughly enjoyed our stay. It is great to be able to have the kitchen so some costs of the trip can be cut by doing breakfast and leftovers in the room. Don't go expecting a fancy resort, but a fine hotel and the staff were always very helpful. The pool/hot tub on the roof are a great way to relax in the evening and very few guest use them (the same group of people each night). If we would go back, we would most definitely stay here again.

    Second rate at best


    Just came back from 14 days in Hawaii. First 7 were at the Pacific Monarch in Honolulu. Most of the rooms have air conditioners which do not cool. We switched to a higher floor room after a couple days and still no better. AC is a must since it is so hot there most of the time. There were ants everywhere. The place was supposedly newly renovated but I could not tell. The traffic noise was terrible, no matter what floor, but that's Honolulu for you. It is close to the beach, but it's also on Kuhio Ave. which becomes hooker alley after dark. The staff was friendly and tried to make things better, but they can only do so much.

    Great time at the aston pacific monarch


    we had a great time everyone in hotel was outstanding in their services and very helpful when a question was ask very close to beach i would tell every one to stay here we had a lot of fun

    Bang for your $$$!


    ok, this is no hilton village, but if you are budget conscious, you'll get the most bang for your bucks here. just make sure you get a room on a higher floor, otherwise sounds of delivery trucks will wake you up early in the morning! that's the only drawback at this place. the view of waikiki beach is great if you get one of the view rooms. also, the pool/hot tub/sauna on top floors are clean and hardly used by guests. the kitchenette has everything you need and the lanai is an awesome place to eat your breakfast as the sun rises.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Aqua Pacific Monarch Honolulu

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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