Ratings based on 1,946 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
84% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Louisville, KY

Great hotel with great staff!

Posted Jul 8, 2014
One of my good friends and I stayed there for 8 days and 7 nights. It was our first time vacationing to coastel location and the Aqua Waikiki Wave made it a great experience! Besides, the tiny bathroom, everything was excellent; the affordable price, cleanliness of the hotel in general and etc. The highlight of the hotel is the great staff! Everyone was so friendly and helpful! If I ever visit Honolulu again, which I hope to, I would definitely stay at the Aqua Waikiki Wave without a doubt and I definitely recommend it to anyone who may be visiting Honolulu.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from NY

Construction undergoing, Noisy in daytime & night

Posted Jul 7, 2014
You might get a lower rate from this hotel compared to the same star hotel in Waikiki beach area, but be aware of the fact that there is a large construction area right beside the hotel, it is very loudy and you can rarely stay in the hotel during daytime. Also the exhaust fan in the bathroom cannot be turned off and keeps annoying you during the night, which means you cannot sleep well in this hotel at all, whatelse can you expect from a hotel? If you are staying here for vocation, I believe you would rather pay more to stay in other hotel.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Ben from Australia

Good value.

Posted Jul 1, 2014
Pros: Great Chinese restaurant in the lobby.
Cons: A ramp at the entrance.
A good place to stay considering the price. It is close to most things and only a few blocks to the beach. The rooms were clean and comfortable. It's a bit noisy when construction is happening next door but the hotel provides ear plugs. Staff were helpful and friendly. We mostly parked next door at the trade centre as it is a bit of a hassle to go back to there if there are no parks at the hotel. The elevator from the trade centre parking is close to the hotel entrance and it is cheaper to park there instead of the hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 8, 2014
Aloha. Remaining family affordable in these hard economic times is very important to us; we’re glad you found us a good value for the money and were also happy with our location as well as our helpful and friendly staff. Please come back and see us again at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel for another clean and comfortable stay when you are in the area.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Minnesota

Nice hotel in great location

Posted Jul 1, 2014
Pros: Great location and reasonably priced.
Cons: Reception could be updated to provide a better first impression.
Location: Good restaurants and shopping. Easy and quick access to Waikiki beach area.
The hotel is older but reasonably well maintained. Our room was more updated and very pleasant. We overlooked a development site but the cost of our room reflected that. The room was clean and well presented with a balcony for sitting. The hotel is located in the heart of Waikiki and a couple of blocks from Waikiki beach. We mostly stay in this area when we visit Honolulu as it provides good amenities for shopping, transport etc. Our stay was trouble free and we would not hesitate to return to this hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 7, 2014
Aloha. Nothing pleases us more here at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel than hearing a guest would not hesitate to return for another stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your updated clean room with its balcony for relaxing along with our fantastic location to the beach, and all the shopping and dining establishments too. We look forward to your return visit with us again soon. A hui hou.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 29, 2014
The rooms were dated and it was very noisy in this area. But the staff was very nice and the rooms were clean.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 7, 2014
Aloha. Mahalo for your kind words in reference to our staff here at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel who always work hard to make our guests feel welcome and at home during their stay. As our location is excellent in relation to the beach and area attractions, it is also part of the very popular tourist entertainment area where sometimes events can cause some distraction. We appreciate your review and your feedback.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from wa

Decent place for the price..

Posted Jun 26, 2014
We really enjoyed our stay at the wave... It was really nice to come back from a long day to a clean freshly picked up room:)
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 30, 2014
Aloha. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel. Remaining family affordable in these hard economic times is very important to us; we’re glad you found us a good value for the price and were also happy with our housekeeping staff. Please come back and see us soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 25, 2014
Parking a problem, but otherwise, the stay was very nice.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 30, 2014
Aloha. Nothing pleases us more than hearing a guest enjoyed their time with us at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with our parking facilities and hope that you will be back to stay with us again soon.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Midwest

Get here early to get a parking space

Posted Jun 25, 2014
Pros: nice staff, nice enough art work, comfortable bed and room
Cons: Get the project next door to shut off their lights at night
Not a terrible hotel and for the price, a decent value. Hotel staff were very nice and welcoming- mahalo! But- parking was terrible, secondary option on parking was ~1/2 block away. In after 5, out by 6am, then $ for parking is pretty good. Good location for Waikiki business use and just a ~block to the beach. Major construction next door- huge project. Big lights shining all night.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 1, 2014
Aloha and mahalo to you! Our staff here at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel loves to go above and beyond to make our guests feel welcome and at home during their stay, you don’t have to thank us, it’s what we love to do. We’re glad you felt comfortable in your room accommodations and apologize for the inconvenience you may have experienced due to the International Marketplace construction next door. Although sometimes it may cause a temporary issue, this new marketplace will bring so much to the Waikiki area with its new shops and restaurants, we are really looking forward to it. We hope you will be back to stay with us again when you are in the area for another decent value.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Hilo, HI

Right in the middle of town

Posted Jun 24, 2014
The room was nice and clean. Icebox, coffee maker and microwave. Very roomy. The staff there may need some help with customer service, im from hawaii and im all about smile and ALOHA. Some of them aint got it. Other then that, it was alright. Oh good tip to know, becareful of the room doors, your cell phones CAN demagnitize them and your hotel room card wont work, too many times it happened to us and only on our last day they decided to tell us that..like REALLY!!!! Mind you i have 2 kids.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 1, 2014
Aloha. It is nice to hear that you were happy with your room and its amenities here at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel. Our staff loves to go above and beyond for our guests to make them feel welcome and at home and we apologize if you did not feel this during your stay. Please accept our apology for any inconvenience you may have experienced with your room key. From time to time issues with the cards may occur, although it is not common, and we just want to let you know we appreciated your patience. Mahalo for staying with us, we hope you will return for another visit soon.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Lots of Elevator ISSUES

Posted Jun 19, 2014
Pros: I thought the cleaning staff was very friendly and thorough.
Convenient location, spacious rooms and nice staff. Unfortunately, for a 15-story building, often only 1 of the 2 elevators was working properly on several occasions during my one-week stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 23, 2014
Aloha and mahalo for your review. We are happy to hear you were pleased with our location, spacious rooms and nice staff here at the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced in reference to any elevator issue during your stay. This is not a common occurrence here and we appreciated our guest’s patience as we resolved this matter. We hope you will be back for another stay with us again soon.