Aston Waikiki Beach Tower
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Arrived at 9am for our first day in hawaii. Apartment is amazing, huge with stunning views of the beach from out front and the mountains out back. Pictures won't do justice but it is the best venue we've ever stayed in. Hawaii is like Bali in that it is a relaxed beach holiday but without the hassles, stink, filth, dirty water and humidity - it is …
... Belly for lunch: huge steaming bowls of ramen with bacon, sausage and pork belly, along with shrimp dumplings with an edamame avocado purée and lamb lumpia. For dinner: Little Village Noodle House, where we had moo shu pork, beef chow fun, lamb stir fry, and the piece de resistance: sizzling black cod in black bean sauce. You know, even though we've been doing swimming, hiking and walking for exercise, I think I'm still gaining weight. I wonder why that is?
... that I am allergic to either of those, seeing as they are staples in my diet and I eat them regularly. However, about half way through my salad I started to get that super funky uh-oh feeling. My throat got super itchy and tight and I got up and ran to the car for benadryl (luckily I now bring some with me wherever I go as a "just in case"). I popped two and for a while kept feeling worse until the pills kicked in about twenty minutes later. For everyone out there that deals ...
... in a jungle setting. The route we took from the ship to the show led us through a third world atmosphere. Poor housing, litter all along the roads, junk cars on the home sites, all reminded me of scenes in Guatemala and Belize. Returning to the ship we passed a makeshift flea market of cheap souvenirs. However, looking across the bay from the ship we could see some very nice homes so somebody is making money here.
Table hopped again tonight. ...
... on our way.
We found Matt and Nicci when we got back to the hotel and began our 4 hour wait for the shuttle to take us to the airport. We killed tome watching the basketball and having a bite to eat at Round Table Pizzeria.
Blake and I were sad to be leaving Oahu but looking forward to making it to our next destination - San Francisco!!!
L & B x
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Historical Traveler Reviews Aston Waikiki Beach Tower Honolulu
Loved the Beach Tower
We just returned from 8 nights at the Aston Waikiki Beach Tower. It was wonderful. The condo accomodations are great for a family. Lots of room and well kept. The location and the view is outstanding. The area for activities, restaurants, shops and the beach is the best. Walking distance to everything. The service from housekeeping, front desk, and parking attendants was great. , the staff went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. We felt very safe at the Beach tower.
The Best Condo and One of the Best Properties in Waikiki
I am very surprised to read some less than perfect reviews of this resort, I am a travel agent and primarily only sell Hawaii as a destination, most the reviews were great for this resort, however I have come across some not so great opinions, and I think that some people are getting this confused with The Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel or even another Aston Resort. I would like any traveler out there to know, this is the best place to stay in Waikiki, Ocean Front Views, very spacious Condo units, beautiful decor, absolutely the best and friendlous staff. Don't hesitate, you will not be disapointed.
Aston Wakiki Beach - Family Friendly and Overall nice place
I was very nervous after reading some of the reviews of this property.
We were traveling with our 2 children and wanted a nice clean place to stay. Expedia's ratings leave a lot to be desired, plus they are compensated for they're representation of these hotels.We were very pleasantly surprised. Aside from some very morose choice of colors in the halls the hotel was clean. A breakfast buffet was provided daily with a nice assortment of things - all you acn eat. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The only bad note was a $13.00 per day parking fee that we were not told of. Not too bad considering that almost everywhere we went charged for (or did not have) parking. I would happily go again. It was a beautiful area to visit and knwing we had a clean safe place to return to each evening made it a lot more fun.
After a very delayed flight from the east coast (our trip took 24 hrs rather than 12), we arrived at the Aston Waikiki Beach Tower at midnight and were immediately greeted with the friendliest and warmest people. The size of the condo, the view of the ocean and the twice a day maid service was perfect! Our travel agent totally mixed up our scheduled trips around Oahu and without the staff at the Beach Tower working overtime to get us a new schedule, our trip would have been a disappointment! The condo is perfectly located on the strip within walking distance of everything. Highly, highly recommend!
One of the best places to stay in Honolulu!
This review is way overdue. My family of 5 stayed here in 1996. Our t/a got us a great deal including airfare. This condo was great! We were greeted warmly and our accomodations were superb! My husband, son, and I occupied one bedroom and my parents the second bedroom. One of the best things is that there are two bathrooms so there's privacy and convenience for everyone. The living room was so spacious and it overlooked the beach. Also convenient was the kitchen and the washer/dryer combo. The latter came in really handy since we could clean our clothes as necessary. There was a small lanai also and it was great to sit out there and watch the sunset. The pool is very tiny and may be the only drawback. But with the beach just across the street who cares about a pool? There was turndown service nightly and the housekeeper left shells on our bed-very unique. If we return to Honolulu this is the only place we will stay. Glad to know others feel the same and the quality has not diminished over the years.
Even bigger than I expected, better than I can describe
The Aston Waikiki Beach Tower is just what the doctor ordered for our 8 day family vacation on Waikiki. It was even bigger than I expected, and better than I can describe. With our two teenagers, it allowed everyone their own space and privacy for grooming, dressing, etc., but also had large spaces for gathering in the living room, dining room, and balcony. Great location. Amazingly helpful staff, very friendly valets.
Great views. Washer and dryer turned out to be a life saver. Full size refrigerator, stove, and complete table service allowed us to save time and money on breakfast most days, and we even cooked dinner one night.Don't let the small lobby or lack of a restaurant deter you - this place is well worth the extra bucks you might pay over a standard bed-TV-desk hotel room.
Aston Waikiki Beach Tower Condos are a great way to go with family!
We flew from California to Honolulu and our relatives from Japan also flew to Honolulu. We had two rooms at the Aston Waikiki Beach Tower. One had an Ocean Front view and the other room a partial ocean view. Both rooms were superb! Each room had two bedrooms and two baths. They had a full kitchen and large living room. The balconies had more than enough room to have about 10 people sit out there. The staff was more than helpful. John and Spencer were always pleasant and assisted us with our questions and needs. The same goes for the Concierge, Gregg, who was always willing to go the extra mile. We booked thru the hotel website and received 3 nights with the 4th night free. A good deal for this hotel. It came out to approx. $300 per night. Well worth it if you have quite a few people in a room. I would highly recommend the hotel!
Beautiful property with a friendly staff
My family and I have just returned from Waikiki after an 8 day/7 night stay at the Aston Waikiki Beach Tower Condominium...... not to be confused with the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel or Aston Waikiki Beachside Hotel as several of the previous posts have. This is a luxury property; a condo with many of the amenitites of a hotel. Upon our arrival and after a long, 11- hour plane ride, we were greeted cheerfully and checked in within 10 minutes. We were each given a bottle of ice cold water to sip on as we sped through the check-in. We produced our room voucher, listened to a brief explanation of the amenities and were soon on our way to our Premium Oceanfront Condo. (We had booked Deluxe Oceanfront but were upgraded to a Premium unit on the 33 floor with spectacular views of both the beach and Diamond Head) The 2 bedroom /2 bath condo, complete with washer/dryer and full kitchen as well as a lanai that was the entire width of the condo was extremely clean and well maintained. Wooden hangars, down pillows, free daily newspaper, 3 tv's, twice daily maid service including turndown service, concierge services, swimming pool and FREE valet parking were just some of the perks that made us come to love this place! Everyone from the front desk clerks to the bellmen and the parking attendants were friendly and helpful. We were just steps from the beach (beach towels are also available from the front desk so no need to bring your own) and within walking distance to just about everything. We highly recommend this property and would stay there again without reservation!
Great Aston Waikiki Beach Tower
We stayed at this property for 10 days. It has beautiful condo'a. Large balcony (lanai), 2 bedrooms, two bathrooms, 2 televisions, large living area, kitchen, and washer and dryer. Maids were very efficient and polite. Valet parking that was free and courteous. Nice pool, and hot tub. Billards available, great location. All very positive. The only negative, is that it was difficult to find. Its parking garage is across the street from Pacific Beach Hotel, which would have been nice to know. We arrived at night, and few of the streets have signs, or numbers that are visible in the dark. Highly reccomend this property.
Loved the Hotel
The Aston Waikiki Beach Tower in my opinion is one of the best places to stay in Waikiki if you have a family. From the wonderful service of the attendants (Gregg and Russ) to the fantastic views from the spacious lanai's, the hotel was great. The rooms are big and offer the opportunity to eat "at home." My family and I will make an annual trip back to this hotel!