The Equus Hotel & Marina Tower

1696 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, 96815, United States | 2 star hotel
Prices starting from $127.00

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The Tale of the Two Wednesdays

A travel blog entry by enjyn

I left Kwaj at 6:00 on Wednesday and arrived in Hono at 2:30 in the morning on Wednesday - love that international date line. Wednesday, day 1. Worked, ran around Kwaj trying to get everything together. Refused to feel bad because my room is a mess - I couldn't find my stateside drivers license and responded in the same manner a tornado would - and …


A travel blog entry by makayla.brannen


... field trips were bamboo fishing and hiking Waimea falls. So anyone want to take a guess on how well fishing with 25 five year olds went? Lol if you guessed not so hot then DING DING DING. We loaded the bus full of super excited kids who were all day dreaming and gushing about the awesome tropical fish they were about to catch. I, on the other hand, was not as excited as I was day dreaming about how many hooks I'd probably have to pull out of myself from the kids waving their ...

How do you measure a month?

A travel blog entry by makayla.brannen


... that I think I'm going to have to buy like, 10 bottles to bring home with me. After we got our fill of sun, we hopped back in the van and came home. We got back around 3:30 and the very first thing I did was order a Pizza Hut dinner box. We have a Pizza Hut across the street (which is my FAVORITEEE), and I'm proud to say today's only the second time I've gotten it! However after being out and about and super busy all weekend (and not eating much while I was out.. sucks to ...

Day 152: Last Day in Hawaii - Pearl Harbour & Oahu

A travel blog entry by mfln31


... its age and the living quarters were much better than I'd imagined, albeit tiny. Listening to the audio guide I was also very surprised at how well the crew said they used to eat. That being said it would obviously be terrifying when you were being depth charged by the enemy. We then moved on and saw the short Pearl Harbour informative documentary/film before being ...


A travel blog entry by i.a.c.


Oahu, Hawaii – April / May 2014

When you look after the happiness of each day the happiness of your whole life will be looked after.

My time on Oahu is completely indescribable but I will try my hardest to paint the most realistic picture. Indescribable because my judgement was completely wrong, the sense of community blew my mind, the beauty swept me away and the lifestyle grounded my being. I learned something very special ...

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This 2 star hotel, located in the Honolulu area of Honolulu, is near Germaine's Luau, Segway of Hawaii, Hale Koa Luau, and Navatek I.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Equus Hotel & Marina Tower Honolulu

    Reviewed by daner106

    High and outdated

    Reviewed Jun 18, 2013
    by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States

    Older building with outdated cabinetry and an old, firm bed. Elevator noise was omnipresent and too much, and I would not recommend staying there. The view from the 35th floor was gorgeous, but I admit my fear of heights got the best of me on the outside glass elevator ride.

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    Historical Traveler Reviews The Equus Hotel & Marina Tower Honolulu

    Can't beat the value for this location


    Booked online at the last minute for mid-January; arrived as they were taking down the "Hawaii Polo Inn" nameplate on the front of the hotel and putting up an "Aqua Equus" sign.



    what can i say i was simply blown away, I'm irish and we know about hospitality and a bit about trying to keep things authentic. The hawaii polo inn was a real revelation, i found a real sense of hawaiian culture and hospitality the staff were all so friendly and warm. the rooms were also magnificent, the attention to detail was fantastic. With the newly renovated rooms i felt like i was getting a 5 star room for the price of a 2 star. It passed all of my tests and if i ever go back to honolulu the polo inn will be the only stop for me.

    Renovation Success!


    I am a returning guest who has repeatedly staye with the Hawaii Polo in due to it's great hospitality and affordability. I had never expected more for my money then the most simple accomodation and fantastic location, but they really have surpassed themselves!! They are just finishing a renovation and a name change to the Hotel Equus, which is rather stunning. I was shocked to see that such brillant accomodation could come with such awesome friendly service and customer care. This hotel is truly a gem, never will you experience hawaii until you have met the colorful, caring and lovely staff and witnessed the magnificent makeover of this once simple hotel!! The new rooms are simply incredible with flat screen TV's, a wonderful newly finished bathroom, and large wonderful beds filled with pillows. They also allow you to use the tennis courts and pool adjoined with another hotel. It may be a five minute walk to the beach, but you can access all of waikiki as well as the ala moana shopping center in 5 min. everything is quite convenient and within an easy walk. I truly enjoyed my stay and I am very impressed with the improvement, you even get breakfast included, served in the lobby with the company of the friendly staff to 'talk story' with. I hope that anyone looking for a personal touch and a true hawaii feel will take this advice and come experience the splendor and alohas of the Equus!

    Beware of unadvertized parking charges $15 US +Taxes p/day.


    My travel agent says she checked and the rental car parking was free. It is not. The Hawaii Polo website mentions the safe fee but no mention of the hefty parking charges.Several outdated review web sites also list parking as free. Lots of street noise after midnight garbage trucks, backup alarms bring earplugs. Definitely not a five star but they do not claim to be. Would not recommend.

    Make sure you get a renovated room


    It's a Jeckle and Hyde inn. The older rooms are what I would expect to find on skid row.

    New and much improved


    I have had the opportunity to see the hotel during its facelift. The rooms are beautiful and the atmosphere altho always very warm and inviting is much more so now. For anyone that has stayed there in the past and has had a great experience I know they are going to be pleased with all the improvements and for those that may have not had such a great experience I would strongly suggest that they give the hotel another try. For location and costs of the rooms and service The Equus, formly the Hawaii Polo Inn is a property well worth staying at in Honolulu.

    Great value and wonderful hospitality!


    The best deal in Waikiki! We could never have dreamed of finding a better price or value. With the Inn's low price and convenient location within walking distance of all the attractions of Waikiki, we saved a fortune by not having to rent a car while we were visiting O'ahu!

    Pitch a Tent Before Staying Here!!!!


    Hawaii Polo Inn is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. The balcony door in our room would not lock which made it hard to get a restful nights sleep. We later discovered upon trying to shower that there was no hot water! The hotel is also incredibly noising being on a major road. In addition to these issues we were charged $20 to park our car, when the hotel advertises parking as included in their room rates.

    I would pitch a tent before staying at the Hawaii Polo Inn again.

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Equus Hotel & Marina Tower Honolulu

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent