Posted Feb 17, 2017
The rooms are not fancy, but location and service is fantastic. I would stay here again, and if you're looking for convenience and location, then I recommend it.
The hotel is right across the street from Walmart, and within walking distance of several restaurants, as well as Ala Moana Shopping Center and the beach! I loved being able to get around to these places on foot, and never had to worry about parking. The Aqua Shuttle (included in the convenience fee) was great for me, as well. You may have ask for a shuttle pass though, as I was not offered one when I checked in, and you need it to board the shuttle. But I could easily ride the shuttle to another hotel, and then walk wherever I wanted. Just ride the shuttle from Pagoda to Oasis Hotel, and you're practically at Waikiki Beach Walk! I love that you can also track the shuttle on your phone, so you don't have to wait around for pick up. (Note, the shuttle will not take you to the airport. I recommend booking Roberts Hawaii for that. They were great!)
There is an attached restaurant where guests get 10% off. I didn't end up eating there, but it seems nice. I would prefer free continental breakfast, but there are several restaurants around, so finding food is not an issue.
I can see how the convenience fee could be a little off putting, especially for guests who will not use any of the amenities, yet are forced to pay it anyway. I would include it in the room price, and offer the amenities as complimentary. :)