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Aston Waikiki Beach Tower

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • very large rooms—big enough to move into

    Cons

  • no on-site restaurants
  • you must cross a busy street to the beach

Fodorite Reviews

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Aston Waikiki Beach Tower Review

You'll find the elegance of a luxury all-suites condominium combined with the intimacy and service of a boutique hotel right on bustling Kalakaua Avenue. Facing Kuhio Beach, this 39-story tower offers spacious (1,100 to 1,400 square feet) one- and two-bedroom suites with gourmet kitchens and windows that open to views of Waikiki and the Pacific Ocean. Amenities include in-unit washer-dryers, free in-room WiFi, complimentary valet parking, a recreation deck with a heated swimming pool and sauna, and spacious private lanais.

    Hotel Details

  • 140 units.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 01-17-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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    Condo Rooms with Hotel Service

    My expectations were not very high when we booked the condo 2 BR suite, but I was extremely pleased with the level of service. The woman checking us in at the front desk took us personnall up to our room and gave us a tour of our room. Free valet parking! With a super friendly and attentive staff. My wife misplaced her iPod and the car valet searched our car for it (found it wedged between the passenger and driver seats) and brought it up to our room.
    The view was fantastic and the beach was directly across the street - direct access (no walking down public access walkways).
    True that there's no on-site restaurant, but this is Waikiki with plenty of food options all around you. And the Waikiki strip is right outside your door, with all the stores, restaurants and people watching, but the entrance to the hotel is sectioned off with a very peaceful walkway covered by vines and hanging flowers.
    I would definitely recommend this to friends and would stay there again.

    by smugman, 9/10/12
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    Solid & Family Friendly (but Not Really "Luxurious")

    We stayed here for 9-days w/ kids & senior parents. Consensus: Solid condo hotel w/ enormous rooms & good amenities. But not "luxurious," as some guidebooks claim. Very good overall.
    Positives:
    (1) Enormous living space (2) Excellent ocean views (3) Good-sized lanai (4) Free wired internet (5) Free, friendly valet (6) Washer/dryer in unit (7) 2x daily maid service (8) "Bridged" twin beds convert to king (9) Kid-friendly pool (3' to 5' deep) (10) Good coupon book on arrival for Polynesian Cult. Ctr, Bowfin (11) Free sandpails for kids (12) Free room upgrade, 1/2 bottle of sparkling (Korbel) & Godiva chocolates for seniors (13) Free daily paper (Honolulu Advertiser) (14) Service very good overall (15) Some luxury appointments (Bose Wave radio in living room, 3 TVs, DVD player, cordless phone)
    Negatives:
    (1) Needs update soon; everything in lobby shows wear; rooms also show some wear. Tile (not granite) counters; old cabinetry; popcorn ceilings. (2) Limited common area/lobby (3) Not in the same class Ritz, Four Seasons, or even a high-end Marriott or Hyatt. (4) 1 bad service experience. Check-in person rudely responded, "Where do you get these ideas?" when asked if he could bridge the twin beds. Of course, housekeeping bridged beds following day. He also neglected to provide sandpails or passes for kids and hesitated about confirming crib setup.

    by richsf, 4/13/07

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