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TravelPod Member ReviewsRamada Plaza Waikiki Honolulu
The hotel is not on the part of Waikiki I usually go to, but I'm glad I'm staying here. The hotel is good but no frills. It doesn't have room service but everything is clean and neat. We were on the 15th floor so not noisy, even being right next to elevator.
It is a 5 minute walk to the car rental store, beach is across the street at Hilton's Royal Hawaiian, and best part is that Ala Moana mall, with its dizzying array of shopping and food choices is within walking a 10-20 minutes walking distance.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ramada Plaza Waikiki Honolulu
Clean and Functional
Stayed here one night recently due to a killer promotion with my frequent flyer program and found the place to be clean, centrally located and friendly. The front desk must've known the deal I was getting and pestered me to upgrade when we checked in but we stuck to the original booking. Parking is a bit tight in their lot, but then all of Waikiki is in the same boat. Answer: rent only a sub compact when in Honolulu. I would stay here again.
Clean , Comfortable, Reasonable
I read reviews on TripAdvisor and found consistent info on the Holiday Waikiki. So I chose to stay there and check it out for myself. My family and I stay ther from June 25th to july 4th, 2004. My only concern was that the parking was not great. I was confirmed with a 6 bucks a day rate, but was charged 8 per day, even though I advised the desk clerk, Bo, that I was confirmed at 6.00 per day. She explained that the management company had raised the rate since I booked. I think they should have honored my original rate. My second concern was as mentioned in other reviews was the rooms were a bit small. But for the price..I had 2 double beds and balcony (thank God)..I was pleased. The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and the furniture was fine. The pool was also kept clean as well as the rest of the property. Housekeeping was great too. They seemed to know just when we went out and cleaned the room immediately. I would give the property an A-. Next trip the wife wants to stay at the Hawaii Hilton Village, but I would not rule out The Holiday Inn. The rates enabled me to stay in Oahu longer. And I can always cross the street to the Hilton. I thouhgt HI was a good value..I don't like to spend a lot of time in the room anyway. Just need a clean, comfortable place to sleep and shower.
As for dining, I never tried the Chinese American restaurant in front of the hotel, but just down the street..The Wailana Coffee Shop is open 24/7 and has great food and great prices.
My regards to the Staff and a hello to Bo.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Waikiki the last part of June 2004 for several nights and found the hotel exactly what we expected. Standard Holiday Inn style hotel. A good value for the money. It is located across the street from the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel and within easy walking distance to Waikiki Beach as well as to restaurants, stores, and fast food joints. The rooms were clean and comfortable but a little small. No lani (balcony) but the windows did open. The traffic noise from the Ala Moana was fairly noisy even up on the 15th floor so we kept the windows closed and the a/c on which was a little noisy itself. We had a partial ocean view between the two Hilton Towers which was a pleasant surprise. The pool was ok - it has limited sun exposure due to all the condo towers around it. Our vacation also had us booked into the Ohana East Hotel at the latter part of the week and for the same amount of money we found the Ohana East to be a better hotel. Given a choice next time between the Holiday Inn or the Ohana East we would choose the Ohana East.
On May 2, 2004 after a 7 day cruise around the islands we went to Holiday Inn for 5 nights. We wanted a place to stay that was quiet, close to the beach, resturants, and shopping, and also a reasonable price. The Holiday Inn met all our expectations and more.
First, we were very happy to see how easy it was to
get to the registration desk with all our luggage.
(The night before the cruise we stayed at a more pricey hotel and that was a horrible experience.} The people here were very friendly and helpful. They even have a small area to buy tickets to site seeing and activity places. All the help was friendly and helpful.
Our room was very nice with a king size bed. There was a lot of storage space for your items. There was a refrigerator, safe, ironing board and iron, and coffee pot. The shower had plenty of water pressure. The room was clean and kept clean while we were there. Although our room was near garbage trucks and a construction business, it was still very quiet. This was very important to me as I am a light sleeper. The view out the window was terrible, but that was not important to me. I could have changed rooms if I wanted to like my sister did, but I was quite happy where we stayed as I just wanted to sleep there.
As others mentioned there is a resturant right below the hotel that has meal buffets. The food is good and the price is cheaper than at home. But there are even better resturants just a short walk away. Also the international market place is just a short walk away. Although the hotel is not on the beach, the beach is very close. We mostly walked to the one at the military hotel. It was very nice. Also there are many ABC stores nearby.(like a Turkey-Hill or 7 -11) We bought soda there to take to our room. Also we bought equipment to go snorkeling there. They have the best prices.
WE got our reservation for our hotel room way ahead on the internet. We payed 87.50 per night plus taxes. We thought there may be problems when we got there getting our room on the internet.
But there were done. We didn't even have to show anything they were already expecting us and could not have been nicer. In fact we were surprised to find out that we now belonged to the priority club for booking this way. That gave us free coffee and
newspapers in our room everyday. Also it gave us automatic right to late check out. That was real nice since our flight home was in the evening. Also they put our luggage in a locked room for us until it was time to leave. When we departed for the airport a shuttle bus just drove up under their carport to pick us up. (We paid ahead for round trip ticket to airport)
My sister and her husband also stayed at this hotel
while we did and they were very pleased also.
The only negative thing they thought was that the parking was limited, but they always found a spot for their rental car.
I think one of the best features of the hotel is it's ideal location.
I would recommend this hotel to all except those
who prefer to have a luxery one. If I ever get to Hawaii again, I would stay there again.
Although we wanted a reasonable price hotel, this was not the cheapest in Hawaii, but we are so thankful that we picked this one.
A Good Stay
I stayed in Holiday Inn Waikiki on my first arrival in Hawaii on 8th May 2004 .
Then i went to Big Island.
when i was back to Oahu, i stayed in Holiday Inn Waikiki for two more nights on 14th and 15th May,
as included in my air + accommodation package (approximate USD$65 per room per night).
If you are not keen to go to the beach, this hotel location is great.
it is close to Ala Moana Shopping Centre.
There are a number of good restaurants in walking distance (incl china buffet unch USD6.99 ),
even a 24 hours open coffee house.
I stayed in a standard room, so no balcony, no views.
but it is clean.
i just hate smoking rooms/floors, really bad odour... but when i booked the hotel, non-smoking king sized bed rooms all were booked out.
i like the gift shop very much.
good price, good gifts, it even sell stamps.
i could just drop the postcards (with stamps) that i wanted to send out in the reception - very convenient then.
parking costs USD8 per day.
late check-out till 5pm costs USD40 + tax.
Good positive start to our vacation
My wife and I booked only one night here, May 4, the day we arrived in Oahu because we were heading for the North Shore the next morning. Our one night was such a positive start to our vacation we would have been comfortable staying there much longer.
A bit difficult to find coming from the airport - you can't see the Holiday Inn sign heading west on Ala Moana. Don't even try - we basically knew where it was but we still couldn't find it right away. Just pass the Hilton entrance on the right then get yourself headed east on Ala Moana (back toward the airport) and then you can't miss it. They should have a higher sign so tired travellers can see it both ways on Ala Moana.
As tired as we were (12 hours of flying and 7 hour time difference from home) we were soon laughing out load at the overly enthusiastic parking attendant. She was so super friendly we perked right up (3am body time) and decided to check out the Hilton grounds which are beautiful and only a 3 minute walk away. The tropical walk got us into the Hawaii spirit right away.
As HI priority members we were easily able to get a 2pm check out time so we were able to go out for the entire moring and early afternoon for site seeing then come back and check out before heading North - very convienent.
The Holiday Inn itself was clean, bright and great value. It isn't a resorty type place but neither is the price and its just a short walk away from the beach, good restaurants, shops, etc. We were glad we chose the HI to kick start our vacation in Hawaii.
This place was perfect for anyone on a budget. Booked this place at $110/night for 7 nights less than a week before arriving directly at their website. Instead of spending a ton of money at the higher-end places, save it to spend at the swap meet or Zippy's. Literally across the street from the Hilton Hawaiian. Went to the China Buffet downstairs more than we liked due to an injured family member. McDonalds & ABC Superette is closer than the Hilton. 240-store Ala Moana mall is closer than the beach.
We ordered a crib and it was there waiting for us, but you need to bring blankets & such. Nice little exercise room: recline LifeCycle, 4-station stack, & sit-up bench. One computer with high-speed internet access is available in the lobby during the day. Somewhat limited parking, but you're taken care of.
I stayed at this hotel as part of a Suntrips package. It was a GREAT hotel. Attentive staff, extremely clean and up-to-date. Great location in Waikiki. Enjoyed the view from the backside of the hotel, opposite Ala Moana Blvd. Try to get a room with a balcony. We were on the penthouse floor and it was delightful. Highly recommend this Holiday Inn. Made my stay very enjoyable. I will return.
The Holiday Inn- Waikiki is a great value and a great location. My husband and I stayed here first week in September for four nights and had a great time. We got a rate of $84 per night, which is a great value for a hotel located only five minute walk to Waikiki beach. The lobby was beautiful and the staff is very friendly and professional.
This was the first Holiday Inn that I stayed at that didn't give discount coupons for breakfast (like the Holiday Inn Soho). We stayed away from the Chinese buffet restaurant attached to the hotel. We preferred going to the coffee shop around the corner to eat (I think its called Wailana Coffee Shop). Also a great value at $6.00 per meal.
Who says Hawaii can't be affordable? We chose not to stay in a resort on the beach because we didn't plan on spending a lot of time on Waikiki beach during the day. We had a lot of site seeing to do (Pearl Harbor, USS Missouri, Diamond Head, etc.). After site seeing during the day, we would walk to the resorts on the beach and have cocktails and watch the sunset. The Royal Hawaiin and Halekelani make the best Mai Tais. For those of you who stay at Holiday Inns frequently, you are used to a good hair dryer in the room. For this hotel stay, bring your hair dryer. The one in the bathroom acts like a reverse vacuum cleaner and looks to be very old. Other than that, great hotel.
A Great Deal!
Who even knew there is a Holiday Inn in Waikiki? Tucked off in quiet seclusion across the street from the Hilton Hawaiian Village, it provides the same convenience as larger hotels for about $100/night.
Parking is $6/day - another bargain. There's a pool, a great exercise facility, and the China Buffet Restaurant is open very late. But best of all, this is where the flight attendants for China Airlines stay during layovers. Nothing more need be said.