Shell Vacations Club Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai
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Shell Vacations Club Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai

1777 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1603
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Discover your own paradise at the highly rated Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai, which provides the perfect setting for your next Hawaiian getaway. Here you'll find spacious and beautifully appointed 500 sq ft City View studio suite accommodations with fully equipped kitchens, private furnished balconies, a swimming pool, day spa, onsite restaurants, and various shops. Impeccable service and warm island hospitality is provided at the lobby floor for Shell Vacations. Fronting the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, the eco-concious vacation ownership resort is adjacent to award-winning Duke Kahanamoku lagoon and beach park. An easy stroll to Waikiki Beach where the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean lap the soft sand. Stay here for all the comforts of home and realize a better way to vacation.
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Property amenities
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Marina View
Bay View

Location

1777 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1603
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Getaway161654 wrote a review Aug 2021
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This resort is in a great location within walking distance to so much shopping, restaurants, marina, and Waikiki Beach. You can easily access the public bus or hop on hop off trolley right outside of the resort. That way you can save on a rental car and parking. The resort has two pools, shops, and eateries. The hotel staff were friendly. My only issue is there were times we waited up to 10min for an elevator that wasn't full. Certain times of the day there is a lot of traffic on the elevators. We were on the 4th floor so we could use steps at time. Plus we still had a nice view from our balcony. Housekeeping did not clean our rooms due to covid although we were there one week. They should really make midweek housekeeping optional instead of not offering it at all. They did bring requested items such as trash bags, toiletries, towels as requested in a timely manner. Dave's ice cream shop in the resort was great! Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this resort and would definitely choose it again.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Wyndham Destinations, Owner at Shell Vacations Club Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai
Responded 12 Aug 2021
Hello, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again. Thank you for leaving your review.
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LauraR_England wrote a review Mar 2020
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom124 contributions81 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The self catering condo suite here had absolutely everything we needed. The fully stocked kitchen included a smoothie maker, pizza cutter, multiple pans, and chopping boards.
Balcony had view out over honolulu and was a great sun trap.
The staff working here were so friendly and thoughtful and generous. We landed 8am and went to register our arrival at hotel even though it was 9.30am ish. We didn't expect early check in as check in is 4pm. We were very tired, so we were absolutely chuffed to be given early check in straight away for free! We went straight up to room and slept.
We had to check out 2 days earlier than planned due to our government advice to come home. The gentleman I spoke to allowed me to make calls at reception and informed us we would not be charged for the 2 days we couldn't stay. They are brilliant.
Upon checkout, the manager and staff were really kind, allowed us to call Alamo on Kona to cancel our car hire.
We would 100% come back here when we next come back to Hawaii. Apartment is great, location is great, staff are great.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kimberly S wrote a review June 2021
Dallas, Texas391 contributions118 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I am so glad that Hawaii is opening up but be sure that you READ every bit of information about Hawaii safe travel or you will not be allowed to get into Hawaii or check into this property.

Overall, our stay was not bad. Pros: Being able to cook meals was a huge savings, especially after we had to spend an additional $3K for the last min round trip back to LAX and extra covid tests. Location was EXCELLENT. The employees were all super nice and friendly! The lagoon and beach was spectacular. Cons: Getting towels was not easy or customer friendly. Too complicated. I had to wash 2 loads of towels during my 7 night stay. 317's coffee maker wasn't working. The parking by Red Lobster was about 8-10 min walk. The elevator was always busy.

Pro Tip #1: Buy groceries at Walmart. It's 70% of the cost. I would even buy souvenirs there. The one that is the closest to this hotel.
Pro Tip #2: Buy excursions in advanced. 2-3 months for Luau's and 1 month for other ones. We had no idea that it would be so hard to get bookings on the most popular excursions and activities.
Pro Tip #3: Use the bather's elevator. Seemed less crowded and folks kept calling it the "secret" elevator. It is less busy!

This place isn't luxury. I wouldn't stay here if I was on my honeymoon. For families on a budget, this place is definitely great and has all the amenities for a great family vacation.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Dan B wrote a review Nov 2022
10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the only time share, in Hawaii post COVID, we’ve stayed at that doesn’t offer a house keeping service during the stay. This was very unacceptable. Offering us a self cleaning kit is offensive considering you expect to have your suite cleaned during a 14 day stay.

The room consistently had a mold or mildew odour which I’d guess is from the carpets. This certainly affected our stay and is a health issue.

The bed sheets had permanent stains on them, despite being “cleaned,” and some of the appliances and dishes were not clean when we arrived. The shower curtain was dirty upon arrival as well.

The sofa had brownish stains and looked as though it hadn’t been cleaned since it was purchased.

We cooked most of our meals in the suite. When I asked for pot holders, I was actually told that Shell does not provide those and that I could use the tea towels. I was stunned with that response.

We are DVC members, but have stayed at a few non DVC resorts in Hawaii and Vegas last year, where house cleaning was provided. I know I’m not the only guest to complain about housekeeping not being provided.

As I said, when we complained, management offered me a self cleaning kit which was unacceptable.

I know for us, we’d never stay at this resort, or any Shell resort, in the future as we were told this is their policy.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lori S wrote a review July 2023
San Diego, California, United States2 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been Worldmark by Wyndham owner for 26 years as well, I am also a Club Wyndham owner. Needless to say I have spent a lot of money over the years. I was not very happy with this resort/hotel location. Having to check out daily towels, set up a date for bathing towels or cleaning, having to personally pick up items because there is no staff, it was not what CW or Wyndham Destinations has provided at every other location I have been to. Parking was extremely inconvenient if you wanted to save $20 night or pay $45 night for valet. For the amount of money I pay in maintenance dues, close to $9000 year, should I really have to pay for parking? The extra expenses and inconveniences just took away from the Hawaii experience. It will not be a location I return to. Even in my update the guy that I spoke with even questioned why I would stay there. The update was short but he was not very friendly. I purchased twice this year to increase my credits and it seems once he knew I wasn't purchasing, I didn't mean anything. I felt more warmth and courtesy from the two ladies at the front desk that checked us in for the update. They were very helpful. I would not recommend this location to anyone. We stayed at the Shell Vacations in Kauai at Beachboy and it was a completely different experience. So, I know not all Shells have to be this way. Below are the ratings. Things are clumped together. So, for Service, the staff at check in were friendly. The inability to accommodate is due to the restrictions they have to work with. So the service being rated low is because of what cannot be provided not on how they treated me.
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Date of stay: July 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Wyndham Destinations, Owner at Shell Vacations Club Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai
Responded 28 July 2023
We’re sorry to learn about your experience at our resort. While we strive to create the perfect vacation for all of our guests, unfortunately sometimes we do fall short. But when we do, we try to make it right. Can you please call our Shell Vacations Club Owner Care team at 1-877-743-5510 so we can learn more about your vacation?
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Sue’s Reviews wrote a review Apr 2021
Portland, Oregon35 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our stay at The Waikiki Marina Resort at the beautiful IIikai hotel! This timeshare resort is located within a beautiful older, well maintained property in a great location. We had a wonderful view from our huge lanai.
Mahalo for the wonderful service too!
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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ILmomofthree wrote a review Aug 2021
Tinley Park, Illinois13 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall we enjoyed our stay. However, there are a couple of things that need to be improved. As mentioned before the elevator was problematic. We were on the 9th floor, so stairs really were not an option. First off, they have a sign up that states there should not be more than 4 in the elevator. If that were the case, we would never get an elevator. Nobody followed that rule. Going down was almost impossible during peak times. By the time the elevator made it way down form the 24th floor to the 9th, there was no room. The other issue involved towels. We were a family of 4. They only wanted to exchange towels every 4 days. They did not give us enough towels for 4 days. I've never had a hotel that rationed towels like this. The restaurant was not fully open yet and the wait was much too long (90 minutes for breakfast). The coffee shop did have outstanding waffles and the wait time was much quicker. It was pricey (14 for a waffle), but so is everything else in Honolulu. Just some advice. If you would like to do any activities on the island plan well in advance. Most of the popular placed are not fully opened up and reservations should be made well in advance.
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Date of stay: July 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Think about the elevator situation.
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Response from Wyndham Destinations, Owner at Shell Vacations Club Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai
Responded 17 Aug 2021
We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Shell Vacations Club Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai. Our team works diligently to make your stay wonderful, so we love to hear from guests such as yourself. Thank you so much for leaving your review and we will make sure your comments regarding the elevators and amenities reach the proper teams. We hope to see you again soon.
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Mesha P wrote a review Oct 2021
22 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The bathrooms are dated. The grout is moldy. They only want to replace towels once in a week, which didn't work for us. The laundry is $2.50 if there were a washer and dryer in the unit I would have just washed the towels. They did allow me to exchange them, but threatened that the next time they would have to charge me. Other than that the stay was nice, the bed was comfortable and the sofa bed was nice for my kids. The beach is very Rocky near the hotel so you may need to go somewhere else. We found the best beaches on the North Shore and Turtle Bay. Overall the stay was nice.
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Date of stay: October 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Wyndham Destinations, Owner at Shell Vacations Club Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai
Responded 29 Oct 2021
Hi, Mesha, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, but we are sorry to hear about your issue with your towels. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We are continuously looking for ways to improve, and will make sure to pass along your feedback to Resort Management.
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steve j wrote a review Mar 2021
Yokosuka, Japan6 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to stay with a cove right next to the property. 3 Turtles call it home, we saw them every day. Beautiful snorkeling with colorful fish and a spotted Eagle ray on the surf break of the cove. Perfect romantic Sunsets on the beach next to the marina. Try Basalts for Black Pancakes and be sure to go the little flea market on the other side of Kuhio Ave to get the "special morning price".
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Barrie N wrote a review Nov 2022
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed there from 10/29-11/1, should have been a week. Three days was all we could muster. When we checked in on 10/29/22 the sheets were dirty and when I called the check in I was told he could send sheets up. I explained I just checked in and I wasn’t about to change the sheets. He then offered to change rooms. This time the bathroom was filthy along with dead bugs in the fixtures. Called down there a second time and was informed this was the last room. A gentleman came up and cleaned the bathroom. This room had a soaking tub which if you are 4’11” it makes it an adventure to get in and out of. Now moving on to the air conditioner unit which was loud and always set on 65 despite what the reading said. So you could either freeze or turn it off and it be stifling in the room. The refrigerator had been emptied, but not cleaned, had an odor. No one bothered to put baking soda or something down the disposal either, that too smelled. This building is just old and clearly the rooms for the time share guests who book through RCI are not kept up with. They should be ashamed of themselves for still using this place, but are not.
Had our fill of filth and stayed at a clean and modern hotel. Avoid the Shell Vacations Club Waikiki Marina Resort at Illikai like the plague or Covid
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Awilda R asked a question May 2023
San Diego, California2 contributions
is there a gym close by???
Answer from Cha G
93 contributions66 helpful votes
My family of 3 (parents + teenager) were comfortable in our Waikiki Marina Resort room (double bed + pull out sofa bed), plus we appreciated the kitchen because we frequently had leftover food. It was probably a 5minute walk to the nearest beach, but the bus stop (including the hop on hop off) was just in front of the hotel
Answer from J0e90008
2 contributions8 helpful votes
There are laundry facilities and I would suggest bringing your own detergent, as there wasn’t any in the room. The laundry machines are coin operated.
EagleScout1985 wrote a tip Mar 2023
Custer, South Dakota650 contributions59 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request a third-floor view, facing the pool ... which will likely provide you with a partial view of the ocean."
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ILmomofthree wrote a tip Aug 2021
Tinley Park, Illinois13 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Think about the elevator situation."
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R Bena wrote a tip Dec 2019
Melbourne, Australia97 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room facing the beach will have the Friday fireworks."
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Brian K wrote a tip Dec 2019
Oliver, Canada5 contributions15 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to see a picture of YOUR room"
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Darry wrote a tip Nov 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a ocean view room it is worth it"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$362 - AU$539 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
waikiki marina hotel honolulu, hotel waikiki marina, waikiki marina honolulu, aqua marina hotel
LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiOahuHonoluluWaikiki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
123
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shell Vacations Club Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai
Which popular attractions are close to Shell Vacations Club Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai?
Nearby attractions include Honolulu Cookie Company (0.2 km), Friday Night Fireworks at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort (0.2 km), and High & Right Comedy Night (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shell Vacations Club Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Shell Vacations Club Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Shell Vacations Club Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Shell Vacations Club Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai?
Yes, a parking garage is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shell Vacations Club Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tropical Tribe, goofy cafe & dine, and Lappert's Ice Cream.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shell Vacations Club Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shell Vacations Club Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Shell Vacations Club Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iolani Palace (3.3 km), Shangri La (5.4 km), and US Army Museum of Hawaii (0.8 km).
Does Shell Vacations Club Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Shell Vacations Club Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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