Ramada Plaza Waikiki
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Itinarary today: 8am flight, 1:30pm checkin, Sangkee lunch, ABC store run, failed nap, beach!, Ala Moana dinner, THUD.
Woke kids up at 6am, good flight, they won't take naps, had a lot of fun at beach, LONG walk to dinner, SO tired.
The lesson of the day when traveling with two children by …
We're a bit behind on posting, but we just couldn't manage to stay awake our first night in Hawaii. Below are a few images from our first AND second days in Waikiki and Honolulu. We'll have more to come in a bit.
We've added comments on each of the pictures instead of presenting a wall of text, but who knows what may come tomorrow.
Mahalo and Aloha from Waikiki
Misty and Ron
Waking up in Waikiki with the sun shining; you just know it's going to be a great day!
Everyone got up bright and early, eager to get into the sunshine. We set off in search of breakfast and found an IHOP close to our hotel. Mom had wanted to eat at one last year when she was out visiting but we couldn't find one close when we wanted breakfast …
We left rainy and cold Richmond this morning and headed off to the Bellingham Airport. Making it it through the hour long border line up we were home free. After an American sized lunch, we made it to the airport with plenty of time to spare as no one wanted to miss the flight! The airport is smaller than the London Airport, if you …
Not a very good sleep was worried about Bella. However she made it through the night. Much to the surprise of everyone. Tim is really sick so I let him sleep until we needed to get up and dropped the mustang off. Which was about 10am. After we got back to the hotel we decided to grab breakfast/lunch and relax in the hotel. In the afternoon we hit …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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.
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.
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.
I stayed in Holiday Inn Waikiki on my first arrival in Hawaii on 8th May 2004 .
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.
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.
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.
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.