Aston Waikiki Joy Hotel

320 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, 96815, United States | 3 star hotel
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Last day in Paradise

A travel blog entry by traveleasy


The ship had docked in the harbour by 7am. We had decided that we would carry our own luggage off the ship - which would save us putting it outside the cabin at midnight last night. They were very efficient at getting us off the ship - but I suppose they would ahve to because they were sailing again at 5pm. I would hate a job like that.

Shopping? In Waikiki? Just a little

A travel blog entry by traveleasy


Friend Carol and her daughter Michelle left for Sydney today. Got up early to see them off. Then caught the shuttle bus to the Waikele Outlet Stores. Cost $5 for the return trip. We caught the 9am bus out and I said that I would be back on the 12 noon bus.

I hadn't been going to the Outlet shops until I discovered that Hawaiian Airlines …

Great to be warm again

A travel blog entry by traveleasy


Arrived at hotel at 6am and missing three hours (if not more) sleep.

Receptionist was most unhelpful, said check-in time was 12 noon, they could maybe do something by 8am but would charge a fee for early check in. We said OK and sat in the lounge opposite him to make him feel guilty.

The shift changed shortly after and a lovely …

Submergible Scooter tour

A travel blog entry by neil-fee


Good sleep, comfy bed, woke at 8am and had breakfast before heading out to catch the local bus to Hawaii Kai Shopping Centre, about a half hour ride away.

Wow! the submergible scooter was an amazing experience. You are down there about 20 minutes and can snorkel while you wait your turn. There was a fantastic array of tropical fish and …

Aloha Oahu

A travel blog entry by neil-fee


Started the day with our complimentary foot massage for 15 minutes each. I did suggest Neil could do that for me each morning before he left for work, but any of you that know him well will have guessed his response to that suggestion!
Our final breakfast was again yummy. The continental breakfast which was included has cereal, 3 pieces of …

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Waikiki area of Honolulu, is near Sail Makani, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, DFS Galleries, and King's Guard Museum.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsAston Waikiki Joy Hotel Honolulu

    Reviewed by traveleasy

    Good hotel

    Reviewed May 24, 2013
    by (10 reviews) Sydney , Australia Flag of Australia

    Was impressed by the receptionist who found us a room at 6am in the morning after an early morning flight from Las Vegas. This was despite the night guy telling us that there wasn't anything and that they could possibly get us an early check in by 8am if we paid the fee!!!! Thank heavens for sympathetic receptionists.

    I like it that all the facilities are 'open' even if the sparrows trying to eat from your plate at breakfast are a nuisance. They obviously can't read the signs that say don't feed the birds.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by neil-fee

    Aston Waikiki Joy Hotel

    Reviewed Jan 4, 2013
    by (3 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Great location, good size rooms and bathroom. Decor is very tired but didn't bother us as we spend very little time in the hotels when we travel. It was clean and included breakfast which was toast, juice, fruit, cakes and pastries. It has just changed hands so maybe it will be revamped soon. Overall good value for money and again fantastic location.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by traveleasy

    Waikiki Joy

    Reviewed May 26, 2011
    by (10 reviews) Sydney , Australia Flag of Australia

    Rooms were large and the beds were comfortable. The hotel porter was brilliant and organised anything that we needed. Most of the food came with a very large serving of fries.

    Breakfast was good but had to protect from the birds which scavenged endlessly. Fantastic Koi in the foyer.

    Very close to the beach and major hotels.

    Telephone was expensive and was charged $0.75 for each phone call made, even if using a phone card.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews Aston Waikiki Joy Hotel Honolulu

    Decent place, good price.


    My husband and I stayed at the Aston Waikiki Joy a couple years ago for our anniversary. We were living in Kaneohe at the time and just wanted to spend a night in Waikiki without paying an arm and a leg. I called around to numerous hotels looking for a room with a jacuzzi style bathtub. The Aston Waikiki Joy was the only one I could find for a decent price. The other places wanted $150 or more a night. I agree that the building is a little run down. But the room was clean, smelled fine and the bed was comfy. Granted, the jacuzzi bathtub wasn't really big enough for two. But it was a decent size for one person at a time.

    I would stay there again.

    Nice little hotel, great location!


    I was a bit worried about arriving at this hotel after reading some of the other posted reviews, but I wanted to keep an open mind. I'm glad I did. The hotel was small (only 4 rooms on the floor I stayed on), but it was cute and nice. It was basically a clean and above average place to sleep while in Waikiki Beach. A couple warnings though: If you are a light sleeper, ask to be put in a room away from the elevator. I had to change rooms due to the elevator noise keeping me awake at night. My roommate described it as sounding like a distant train coming and going about every 10 minutes. Also, there is no communal hot tub for guests to use (I was under the impression that there would be a hot tub outside by the pool), but there is a whirlpool tub in each guest room.

    Average stay


    Stayed at the Waikiki Joy for a week, travelling alone, found it convenient to shopping but preferred the Ohana chain. Waikiki Joy had a jacuzzi in the room, which was the main drawing point for me. The pool is tiny and I found my room quite noisy. The lift to the room was very slow and in fact broke down at one stage, the free breakfast was not particularly appetising and the breakfast area was constantly full of screaming children. The clientele appeared to be mainly Japanese. Also stayed at the Ohana East, which was easily better.

    Great Hotel - Wonderful Staff!


    My wife and I just completed a 6 night stay at the Aston Waikiki Joy.

    Enjoyed the Joy Hotel


    I was skeptical about this hotel after reading some of the reviews. We had not planned on staying at a hotel on Oahu but with family members.

    Since it was my husband's first time to the island I thought it would be nice to stay in town. We had a suite with full kitchen for $245/night. The rooms were nice but the jacuzzi tub didn't work. We were on the fourth floor of the hibiscus tower and it was very well maintained. The staff was excellent and were very accomodating. My husband was impressed with the service and enjoyed the hotel. The only thing that I would highly suggest is that they sign up with some kind of movie service. Our 13 yr old was bored stiff at night and a movie would have been helfpul. Overall a positive experience.

    Good value for a short visit to Honolulu


    My husband and I enjoyed our two-day stay at the Waikiki Joy Hotel. The price was extremely reasonable for the accommodations, especially for two people like us who weren't planning on spending a lot of time in our room during our stay.

    Joy is great little hotel!


    We stayed at the Waikiki Joy our first and last nights in Hawaii and loved it! I liked the fact that it is a smaller hotel w/out all the crazy lines in the lobby etc. Our rooms were very large and clean. The rooms had a king bed, mini fridge, coffee pot and a good sized lanai. The jacuzzi tub was a great bonus! We felt that the $10 valet parking was a deal b/c other places we stayed charged just as much but you had to walk up flights of stairs to get your car. The complimentary drink we selected - "guavalotta" - was fabulous! This hotel is not right on the beach but the walk was short and pleasant. Very quiet and great staff. Our valet remembered us 2 weeks after our initial visit!

    It was a "Joy" to stay here


    Mahalo to all staff at the Waikiki Joy. For the first time in my life, I traveled alone, from Illinois to Hawaii. That was Aug.11-17 2003.

    Save Your Money and shop elsewhere


    The property is showing signs of wear. The lobby carpets are almost threadbare on the stair risers. The rooms had water damage showing in the bathrooms and under the sinks. One of the rooms I had, the carperting had been ripped off of the balcany, and the bare cement was left. The staff was unattentive about leaving coffee in the rooms and I had to make repeated requests to the Front Desk in order to get what I was susposedly entitled to. To add insult to injury, I was moved to this property and paid a higher price than the room was susposed to be because they had overbooked at the property I was origianlly booked at.

    Be very careful with this entire chain. After looking around Waikiki, there are better options at either the same prices or lower.

    What a great place to stay in Waikiki!!


    Well, we started our vacation stay at the Aston Coral Reef hotel, next to the International Marketplace, but it was so bad that we complained to the manager (June). She promtly tried to get us in at the Aston Waikiki Joy, and we were lucky enough to be switched over. Kilea, the manager, treated us with respect and understanding and showed us a clean room in this very nice hotel for only an additional $10 a day.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Aston Waikiki Joy Hotel Honolulu

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent