Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel

2464 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, USA

This unusual 14-story circular hotel—built to resemble a Chinese lantern—is a Waikiki landmark, though the rooms are small, with tiny bathrooms that have only showers. A charming interior design scheme brings the Pacific inside, beginning at check-in beneath a seascape mural in the open-air lobby. Elevators are painted a bright sea blue–green, and hallway floors are textured to mimic the sandy beach, complete with appliquéd seashells and sea creatures dotting the circular walkways. Though small, guest rooms utilize every bit of space well, and the lanai (standard in all rooms) offer additional space to get away. Not that you'll be in your room much: Waikiki Beach is right down the front stairs and across the street. The überpopular Eggs 'N Things is located right in the hotel's lobby. Honeymooners, snowbirds, and old-timers love this little hotel with a front-desk staff that takes the time to get to know you.

PROS

  • unbeatable location and views
  • on-site surfboard lockers and complimentary beach gear

CONS

  • small rooms
  • interior design, though charming to some, may feel dated to others

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Lively
Near the beach
Practical Base

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 808-923–1571 | 877-997–6667

HOTEL DETAILS

104 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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