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Beach and city

This smoke-free Honolulu hotel is 2 blocks from the famous sands of Waikiki Beach and the renowned International Marketplace, the outdoor artisan market with the best boutique shopping in Waikiki.


Guests enjoy access to an area shuttle. A 24-hour guest services agent is available to assist in arranging recreation.

Balcony views

Each room is done in cool blues and greens and offers air conditioning, WiFi access, and flat-screen TVs. Some have private balconies with Koolau Mountain or city views.

Renovations & Closures

The property will be renovating from 01 September 2016 to 01 December 2016 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Spa tub
Alternate facilities will be available offsite during the renovation.
Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours on weekdays. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A quiet retreat, the Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki is conveniently situated within walking distance of the city's bustling shopping and dining destinations. The hotel's 16-floor tower is steps from Waikiki Beach. Kuhio Beach, a popular family destination, is adjacent on the Diamond Head side. The International Marketplace, Waikiki's renowned outdoor market, is only two blocks away. Shuttle service from Waikiki to Ala Moana is included.

This Honolulu hotel offers WiFi throughout the property as part of the hospitality fee. Its open-air lobby has three plasma-screen TVs. An outdoor pool is bordered by cabanas, and the sundeck area also has wireless Internet access. Guest services can make arrangements for surfboards, boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, and other recreational items.

The Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of floors - 16 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 202 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Porter/bellhop 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • LCD TV 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Desk 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Phone 

Where to Eat

A daily continental breakfast and weekly Manager's Reception featuring their signature cocktail, 'The Wipeout' are included in the Hospitality Fee.

The hotel does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:

  • Hy's Steakhouse
  • Keoni's by Keo
  • Tanaka of Tokyo
  • Aloha Bistro


Start your day with a free continental breakfast, available daily from 7 AM to 9 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

Guest can relax and sun themselves at the Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki's outdoor pool and sundeck, or they can walk two blocks to popular Waikiki Beach, where crowds enjoy swimming, volleyball, and other beach games. The hotel also has a guest services agent who can make all the arrangements for numerous recreational activities, including surfing, boogie-boarding, kayaking, ocean rafting, and snorkeling (surcharges). Guests often rent outrigger canoes or catamarans.

Hiking and biking trails are nearby as well as the Ala Wai Golf Course and driving range. Adjacent to Waikiki Beach on the Diamond Head side is Kuhio Beach, a laid-back spot that features an enclosed, shallow saltwater lagoon with a sandy bottom. Beach volleyball, sheltered picnic tables, coconut tree-shaded lawns, and a pier make this a popular family destination.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 

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Spa Services

The property offers spa services such as body and facial treatments, manicures and pedicures, massages, and aromatherapy.

  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 18.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Lending library access
  • Additional inclusions
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 25.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Aloha Aqua
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We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki ratings based on 837 Verified Reviews

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3.7 out of 5
82% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
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Good stay Good value

4 out of 5
by from Moncton N.B
Posted Feb 23, 2017
We stayed one night here while we waited to get in our condo. Kinda wish we stayed here instead for the rest of our vacation. We were treated very well by the staff. The room was fine and the location great. Breakfast was more of a lunch with an Asian flare but eggs etc too.
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5 out of 5
Posted Feb 17, 2017
Pros: Very friendly staff . And good breakfast. Staff remember you from the Jahr before, it's like family.
Cons: It is time for a renovation!
Nice hotel it is real close to the beach and a new mall .
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Close to the beach but not for comfort

3 out of 5
Posted Feb 5, 2017
Pros: Proximity to beach and commercial areas
Cons: New wallpaper, actual windows that could be closed. There were just glass shutters on the windows no actual way to close the windows to the noises.
Location: location was close enough for walking distance to waikiki
Dirty, old, dingy, not really worth the price. Best to spend a few extra dollars staying at a hotel with actual closable windows. Staff was friendly, but really slow. There was cracks in the mirror and floor. The place looks like it hasn't been upgraded for 20+ years
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Walking distance to the beach. Affordable price.

4 out of 5
by from California
Posted Feb 3, 2017
Not the right room I requested and the desk front personnel was not very pleasant at first and I had to come early in the front desk again the next day to request for a room change which they did. The windows are not shut tight so you can hear the howling of the winds , the shouting of other people on the next hotel/apartment & the car/trucks noise that wakes me up so early in the morning. Breakfast is good, there's a lot of selections to chose from. Other personnel were so nice & pleasant. Imelda, the housekeeping is very kind & takes care of our room & what we need & so the other staff. The one I don't like is the daily resort fee & parking fee. It adds up to your bill which could be a lot.
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Very noisy on street side

3 out of 5
by from aurora, co.
Posted Jan 31, 2017
Pros: Close to everything, staff was very nice, room serviced every day. Really liked the free movies and able to play the movies in your room.
Cons: Replace windows on street side to reduce traffic noise.
Location: Great location, many restaurants and shops.
On 8th floor and the noise from traffic on the street was horrible.
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great location

4 out of 5
by from Seattle
Posted Jan 30, 2017
Pros: location!!!
its great location. walkable to waikiki beach. price is reasonable when compared to other hotels in a place like hawaii..
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5 out of 5
Posted Jan 24, 2017
My husband and I loved this hotel. The room was clean and cozy. Nice balcony to enjoy the evening breeze and view. Friendly staff.
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A good hotel. Great location

4 out of 5
Posted Jan 24, 2017
This hotel is in a great location. It's a short walk to the beach, restaurants and entertainment. The staff was wonderful! Very helpful! The room was small, but clean. The parking was super convenient. It definitely met our needs and was inexpensive. We were not impressed by the breakfast offered but I'm a chef and have high standards when it comes to food. We'd stay there again!
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pls don't waste your money to stay at this hotel

2 out of 5
by from Los Angeles
Posted Jan 21, 2017
the staffs here are pretty unhelpful with bad attitude. Horrible breakfast. 2 of my friends got sick from eating their breakfast. lots of hidden fees. First day the staff told us parking in the hotel is 25$, but when we checked out, they said it was 25$ per day. Very interesting. Don't waste your good money at this hotel.
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2 out of 5
by from Sydney - Australia
Posted Jan 18, 2017
Pros: Price
Cons: Sound proofing noise from outside. Breakfast area to be cleaner More control / supervision of large group of guests
Location: Great location / central
Very noisy - Samoan gridiron team staying at hotel. No regard for other visitors. Security very slow to respond Very noisy - trucks all night - could not open windows. Air conditioning very noisy. Beds comfortable. Room clean. Fridge inadequate in room. Breakfast included very disappointing - breakfast area unclean. We had breakfast included and decided after a couple of days to go eleswhere.
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