Hawaiian Monarch Hotel
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Cheap but ok
I spent 9 nights at the hotel on the 21st floor with a view of diamond head and the canal, to one side and the ocean to the other, the staff were ok, its a little bit away from the main action around, if you can walk 1/2 mile then you are ok. The Hard Rock cafe and the ala mona center are easy to reach. The beach is around 1/2 mile. there is a 24 hour ABC store around 450 yards away, on the whole the hotel is ok. the room was basic, TV, fridge, Bath and shower, the walls are a bit thin and you can hear most of next doors bed springs, but hey you pays your money you take your chances, it is one of the cheapest hotels around the area, But it is clean. The bar is open from 4pm till 4am and is ok.
now i know where the hotel is i would book it again, but if you want to walk right out on to the beach look elsewhere and pay more money
Great Place to Crash
I am a young woman who likes to travel to Hawaii quite often and I usually stay at the monarch bcuz I really just want a half decent place to sleep....I go for the night life and beach days so I dont spend much time at the hotel...if you are looking for any class dont stay here...of you want a place to crash, stay here...its reasonably priced....and if you wanted class you wouldnt come to Honolulu anyhow!
You should go to Maui....
We had a good time!
We've been at this hotel on September 6 to September 14 2003. We had a very good time at this hotel. Good cleaning, friendly and REALLY CLEAN!
And, in the evening there's was security guard, so it's very safe. Good Price, good time. Plus, accomodation, internet and motorcycle rental, etc....
We will return at this hotel anytime!
Okay for the Price
We spent 14 nights here in September 2003. The hotel was close enough to all the action in waikiki, but after a few days walking to everything got very old. The room was a little smaller than expected.
The walls were also very thin. The price for a local phone call or toll free number was $0.75. We had to request an iron/ironing board from housekeeping, which you could keep for an hour at a time. The room was not as clean as you would expect in an american hotel. We had to change rooms since our air conditioner broke. The staff at the front desk and the bell desk were both very friendly and helpful. The views from the rooms were very nice. Overall the hotel was okay for the price that we paid, but next time we would rather spend a little more money to stay at a better hotel.
Learn from my mistake
I spent 3 nights at the Hawaiian Monarch Hotel in August 2003. The air conditioner barely worked at all and I spent a lot of time stuck in the elevators because cards are required to operate the elevators and mine rarely worked. The parking attendant was rude to me and when I talked to the hotel mangement about it they said they couldn't help me because the parking business and the hotel business were seperate. It costs extra money for ice. The place is a dump and I am sorry I stayed there for 3 nights. Never again-that's for sure!
Only for one night
We stayed at the Hawaiian Monarch in Dezember 2002. The room was not realy clean, you could find some womans hair in the bathroom from the former guest. The Windows were dirty, the tube had got cracks with rust on it. The Internet Station was out of order. Altogether it looks like from the fifties. The prices for walk in is great, but booking from Germany (Travel Agent, especially Exit B.V.) is too expensive for these old Equipment. May be it it ok for one night.
Know what you're getting
I stayed at the Hawaiian Monarch in Nov., 2002. Overall, I was disappointed during my 6-day stay. It was OK for me, but I would never take my wife or family there. There are much better hotels nearby. The best thing about this hotel was the price - and I was on a budget. The views were great and the front desk did treat me well. The hotel was also near the convention center and there was a nice Internet cafe nearby. But you have to know this is a budget property. It's not a Hyatt or Hilton. The rooms are average, but the air conditioners don't work well and the rooms get hot in the afternoons, even with the air conditioner on full blast. I won't stay here again. If I'm on a budget next time, I'll stay at the Maile Sky Court (about the same price and a cleaner hotel with better air conditioners).
One Night Stand
This place is half condos half hotel. We arrived late and left early but everyone was very accomodating. Room was small (5 steps x 5 steps) and bathroom was functional. Served its purpose though. OK for the 7 hours we were guests.
Great location...Great Price!
I was a little apprehensive about staying at this hotel since it was part of a great "bargain" package. We arrived to find a nice clean room with great hospitality. The hotel was accomadating and even though the travel agent did not confirm our reservations, we were able to get a room with no problems! The hotel is a short walk to the beach and away from all the hustle and bustle. If you stay here get a room as high as you can get. The views are amazing! The only concern we had was the pricey parking garage, but if you are willing to move your car early then you can park for free on the side streets. Restaurants are within walking distance and so is the nightlife. We if we return, we will stay at the Hawaiian Monarch again. Aloha!
Good Budget Hotel
I have stayed at the Hawaiian Monarch a number of times. The location is nice and quiet compared to the noisness of the rest of Waikiki. You can't beat the price and the rooms are clean and spacious. I would stay there again. The only thing I missed was a kitchenette, although there was a small bar fridge.
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