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Ala Moana Hotel

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • great value
  • adjacent to Ala Moana Center and all of its shops and restaurants
  • rooms nicely appointed
  • quick walk to the beach

    Cons

  • outside the heartbeat of Waikiki
  • not right on the beach
  • large, impersonal hotel

Fodorite Reviews

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Ala Moana Hotel Review

A great value in a pricey hotel market, this well located and nicely appointed hotel is connected to Oahu's largest mall, the Ala Moana Center, by a pedestrian ramp, and is a 10-minute walk to Waikiki. Business travelers can walk one block in the opposite direction to the Hawaii Convention Center. Swimmers, surfers, runners, and beachgoers can make the two-minute jaunt to Ala Moana Beach Park across the street. Rooms are like small, comfortable apartments, with cherrywood furnishings, microwave ovens, mini refrigerators, flat-screen TVs, and balconies with outdoor seating. The recreation deck features a pool with cabanas and a bar, outdoor yoga and Pilates studios, and a fitness center. Rumours Nightclub is in the lobby. Check the website for greatly reduced rates.

    Hotel Details

  • 1,090 studios, 44 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 01-17-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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    Just for the Power Shoppers

    We booked this hotel thinking that it would be within walking distance of some of the attractions we wanted to see. Its always difficult to tell on a map, and in reality we ended up taking a taxi to most museums AND to Waikiki.

    I have no complaints about the hotel itself; it was clean, relatively modern, and pleasant. However, unless you're really planning on spending time at the nearby Ala Moana mall or the downtown area, I'd recommend looking harder for a deal in the the Waikiki beach area. We quickly regretted our choice, wishing we had booked something closer to the ocean and the wider range of restaurants & entertainment available in Waikiki.

    Worth mentioning as well: there is a public beach nearby, however it is less well maintained than the hotel beaches and not necessarily safe or pleasant to walk barefoot on.

    by hollymarie, 9/9/12

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