Ohana Waikiki West
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TravelPod Member ReviewsOhana Waikiki West Honolulu
Hotel was in need of some remodelling but for the price was very clean and staff were very friendly and helpful - its in a great location - as you're not right in the middle of the crowds but with the marketplace right across the road, a convenience store on the corner, and a bar downstairs, as well as Denny's right across the road and IHOP just up the road you have everything you need close by. Everything else including Waikiki Beach is just a short 5 minute walk - we have booked there again for our next holiday and would recommend this to the budget conscious traveller
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ohana Waikiki West Honolulu
my sister and i surprised our mother, for her 70th birthday, a trip to honolulu. after much searching we chose the ohana waikiki west. this hotel is need of some remodeling, but for the price it was great. we upgraded to the one bedroom. perfect location with a balcony, microwave,fridge, stove and pullout sofa bed, plus a tub with a shower. located right behind the market place, grocery store across the street, and we found the only country bar, right down stairs, great place. the employees were very accommodating and friendly, especially laurie at the front desk. for people who are on a budget, wonderful place to stay. it's clean, comfortable, and friendly. you won't be disappointed.
My favourite Hotel in Hawaii
I thought this hotel was great, it was close to the beach, the bus stops, the trolley stops right outside, it as many resturants close by, etc., quite comfortable, it has a really nice pool, the only down thing is it doesn't have a spa, but you can live without a spa for a few weeks. I thought it was great, i have now stayed at that hotel quite a few times and it is where i stay whenever i go to Honolulu.
Ohana hotels usually are a good value. However, a trip to The Ohana West Oct/03 was very disappointing. The hotel now rents out rooms to the University of Hawaii and it feels as though you are in a dormitory.
The floor we stayed on needed much repair (as did the room). The elevator indicator lights do not work and there seems to be hugh delays due to the students. The pool area was filled with students talking and shouting which did not create a relaxing atmosphere. I have stayed at Ohana Hotels for 15 years but am reconsidering other places after this recent trip.
My expeience during my stay.
How they treated me and my family while we were there for approx. 2 wks. It was Excellent. the front deck clerk's were outstanding Mr.
Albertoni & A Very Helpfuf Lady by the name of Ms.Elise.I came there from the Island of Guam, Friday 3 wks. ago from today,(10/20/03) with my Mom which was admitted at Trippler and I, didn't know where to go and what to do. luckily that Mr. Sonny Flores from Guam Medical Referral Office picked me up and transported me to Ohana West . there he (Sonny) intruduced me to Mr. Joseph Albertoni at the front desk. He helped me out , handed me my card to go to my room 12th fl. rm.1269 and what to do to entering the elevader. you see, if I was to go on my own I'll be lost!! cause this was my first experence in Hawaii and first time to leave Guam. Anyway, I REALLY want to VERY MUCH THANK OHANA WEST STAFF and MANANGMENT also the GUAM MEDICAL REFFERAL for an EXCELLENT JOB ALL YOU STAFF'S ARE DOING. Keep up the EXCELLENT JOB. ADIOS from ME and MY FAMILIA MANIBUSAN / BALAJADIA ESTA Ki Mahalo
We stayed 1 week July 31 thru Aug 7, and really enjoyed our stay at Ohana Waikiki West, we had excellent maid service. The front desk was always very helpful. If we go back to waikiki we would stay again. The only problem we had was that we were alway waiting for the elevator (very slow)
Great Budget Hotel
GREAT LOCATION! I was a little nervous about staying in a cheaper hotel downtown, but was pleasantly surprised. I had a room with a king bed and balcony. Room also had a kitchenette. It is an older hotel, but was very clean and I had no problem with the service. Maid service was excellent. This hotel is right across the street from the International Marketplace and is within walking distance of many shops and the beach.
There is a parking garage on the ground level, which was convenient, even though they charge guests to park there ($7 a day). Overall, I'm happy with the experience and would definately stay here again.
My husband and I stayed at the Ohana West for our 6th Anniversary in July. We found it to be exactly what we needed. A clean comfortable room close to the beach, and walking distance to practically everywhere in Waikiki. Try the pool bar. Inexpensive mai tai's, and the bartendenders are great!!
We just returned from from an awesome 8 day/7 night visit to Waikiki Beach, Oahu! Stayed at the Ohana Waikiki West Hotel on Kuhio Avenue; loved the location and International Marketplace across the street from the hotel, as well as the Chili's Retaurant, Starbucks and Pharmacy on the hotels first level.For an addl. $10 per night, we were offered an upgrade room (12th floor, Ocean View). The hotel is an acceptable "tourist" hotel; great for sleeping, showering and having a place to relax after a full day on the Isalnd. The accomodations are dated but clean; had a nice sized full bath (with tub) that could use some updating but all in all, we found the Ohana Waikiki West to be clean, accomodating and a great bargain.Loved the mini fridge, stove and sink; had lots of utensils, plates, etc., to use if needed. Nice closet space, even had one in the bathroom as well as the one in the hallway.The lanai was quite small, especially when we looked down one floor below us and saw to right of a quite spacious balcony and lanai; I'm sure it came with a cost. We worked with our mini-lanai and enjoyed our ocean view each morning and evening...though cramped!The only minor negative was the aloofness of the parking garage attendants; upon checking in you are told to come back and see the garage attendant to pick up a parking pass; you are to keep it displayed in the car's front window throughout your stay; it allows you to come in/out as much as you like. We found four "illegeal parking" tickets on the car during our seven day stay because the parking monitors failed to see the parking pass whch was taped to the front window; each time I would take them to the attendant who would smile, shake their heads and throw them away after they could see the parking pass taped to the inside windshield. Other than the parking attendant annoyance, we found our visit to the Ohana Waikiki West to be very pleasurable and memorable. We also found the hotel gift shop prices a bit steep compared to the ABC store't bother to use the pool or deck as we were just one block to the beach, but we saw it was quite a popular spot througout the day.The Ohana Waikiki West is a great hotel for those on a budget that want an almost beachfront hotel....enjoy!!!
Good value for your money
Have stayed at this property a number of times. The hotel is popular with Canadians and tour groups. We've always been satisfied with our room, usually on 17th floor facing Kuhio. Room is ordinary, but always clean. Good pool deck. Chili's Restaurant is on the complex - great place to eat.
Base camp for "The Marathon". Super location, excellent maid service, friendly front desk and parking attendants. Great pool, with sun on the deck (somewhere) all day! Clean rooms. For value, Kuhio is the place to be, and this is across the street from the International Market Place, right on the major bus route.
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Had a half decent sleep very warm and noisy (Friday night) Up at 7am and across to Dennys for breakfast not to bad but Briar struggling with the fast food like plastic she reckons, had french toast bacon and eggs etc and muddy coffee. Back to the hotel to get sorted and caught the Pink Trolley (free) to the Ala Moana shopping complex enjoyed the …
Had a sleep in and up about 8am, leisurely got organized and had our cereal, decided we would visit the Sea Life Park around the island further (Don and I did this 15 years ago) Briar had never seen dolphins before in real life so thought this may have been the opportunity, outside across the road to the bus stop to get out the other way to Diamond …
What a noisy night everybody out and about till 4am, alarm went off at 5.30am, had our cerial (Briar and her Yak milk as she calls the strange milk here on her Rice'es) and we quickly got organised to catch our tour to Pearl Harbour and the US Missouri, hopped on the bus at 6.30am and were told about points of interest on the way out to Pearl …
... t figure it out, so decide to leave it and call the rental company after I get checked in and see if there's a trick or what. Get checked in, and my room is gorgeous... the view that is. :) Room is a room. Ahhhhh! I sat on the patio for awhile, before thinking how dumb that is, and get up to call and then head out to the beach. Phone call tells me that there is a trick, one minute she'd find out.. okay, it's a known issue with Sebrings ...Honolulu, Hawaii, United States enderwiggin