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Vernon, Canada
Reviewed 4 February 2014

The hotel was perfect for our 4 nights in Waikiki. The beach, The Duke statue, Hyatt Resort and Spa, Royal Hawaiin, restaurants and shops are only a short walk away. The pool was great. 7 feet deep so I could dive in. The staff, ChristieAnn and Jason, and others were fantastic. The room was large with the kitchenett. No smoking...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Mcwannabee, Thank you very much for taking time to write a review of your recent stay with us. It is great to hear you liked our hotel and you would recommend us to the midrange travelers. I am glad to hear that you complimented on our staff, Jason and Christieann who provided exceptional services to our valued guests. I...

Reviewed 2 February 2014

My parents and I stayed 6 nights at this quaint and charming hotel in a very desirable location. From the car/bike rentals, to the local grocer/farm markets, to Waikiki Beach and shopping, everything is within 5-15mins walking distance and further attractions were accessible by bus/ trolley stops around the corner from the hotel about 1 1/2 blks away. To our...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Mae J, Thank you for your feedback on your vacation. We at White Sands Hotel greatly value your positive comments. I am glad to hear that you compliment on our friendly and knowledgeable staff, Christieann and Blake and I will recognize and acknowledge their efforts in providing great services to our valued guests. You also mentioned you would definitely...

Reviewed 2 February 2014

What a nice friendly hotel with staff that was helpful when we needed anything. Room wasn't modern but it did have a bed, sofa sleeper, kitchenette with a small fridge, sink, dishes and coffee pot. It met our needs. Close to everything yet quiet. Does need a new bed. Liked sitting on the lani in the morning to drink a...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Nvlovwgoddess, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience with us on Tripadvisor. It was a pleasure having you as our guests. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our room that had kitchette with fridge, dishes, sink, coffee maker. And you mentioned that we were closed to everything. I am pleased to...

Oakdale, Minnesota
Reviewed 31 January 2014

We were very pleasantly surprised to find this older hotel right in the middle of Waikiki. It sits among tall condos, a charming oasis with real character, beautiful pool area with waterfall, and the greatest and most accommodating staff, especially ChristieAnn at the front desk. The staff was very helpful, informative, and the people were so diligent in keeping the...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha 499larryg, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experiences with us on Tripadvisor. We greatly value your feedback. It is always helpful to have this kind of feedback so that we continue to strive to improve the quality of your stay at our property. I am glad to hear that you were pleased to find us...

Brandon, Canada
Reviewed 31 January 2014

While I agree with other reviews about the staff being friendly, this hotel is in desperate need of upgrades. The second we walked into our room, we were hit with a smell I cant quite describe . . . it was not good. The concept of the room was good - kitchenette, bed, loveseat, bathroom - but very outdated. Not...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Btmoore, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experiences. The situation about your room was brought to the housekeeping manager’s attention, and corrective measures have been taken. I am pleased to hear that you mentioned our location was excellent and our staff was friendly. You are right, we need upgrades of the property. As you see,...

Paris, France
Reviewed 27 January 2014

In january 2014, I stayed 16 nignts in this hotel with my family including my little baby. From the beginning to the end, all the team was so helpful, dedicated and efficient! The rooms i Got were perfect for my family; Both the high quality of the rooms and the quality of the staff made my travel and my stay...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Mag & Family, Thank you for posting your positive comments on Tripadvisor. We at White Sands Hotel greatly value your comments. By the way, how’s your adorable baby doing? It is nice to hear that you complimented on our staff (Christina, Christieann) who made your stay and travel wonderful. I will acknowledge and recognize their efforts in providing you...

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 24 January 2014

the white sand hotel it was a blessing i will go back every time im there love you guys great in walking distance of everything. you have to see it to believe it. the staff was great very helpful and took care of me.

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Robert290, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at White Sands Hotel. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed our helpful staffs who took care of you during your stay. You also mentioned that you loved our location which is walking distance to everything. We appreciate your positive feedback. Thank...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 21 January 2014

The front desk staff is amazing which is the best thing about this hotel. The entire hotel needs a rehab. The room smelled like cat urine, the carpet turned my socks black within an hour. Wifi is only available if you sit at the pool area. There is a coffee maker in the room however they only provide coffee the...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Wil L, Thank you for taking the time to write your experiences. I’d like to extend my sincerest apologies to you for your unpleasant experiences encountered at our hotel. I want to thank you for your list of observations. I am sorry to hear that we did not achieve your expectations. Situation about the room was brought to our...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 21 January 2014

We enjoed the hotel very mych. Rooms are clean and kitchen equipment enough for cooking at home. A nice balcony with a view over the aquarium with goldfishes. A perfect choice if you don't like un-personal hotels with 40 floors. One disadvantage is that the Internet access only is available in the reception are if yu don't pay extra.

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Bo Z, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at the White Sands Hotel. We at White Sands Hotel greatly value your compliments. I am glad to hear that you liked our pool view room and enjoyed our clean, kitchenette and hotel very much. Regarding the internet, we are in the process of...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2014

We stayed here in mid December 2013 and really loved the hotel. White Sands is an old fashioned style hotel - low rise and with surrounding a pool. It is refreshingly different to the glut of high rises ion Waikiki. The rooms are basic but with lots of room. Staff lovely!. They don't have many car parks but we had...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Mrs. Mainlander, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at the White Sands Hotel. I am glad that you like our old fashion style property and you really loved our hotel . I appreciate you complimented on our lovely staff and I will recognize and acknowledge their efforts in providing good services to...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast Available
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This quaint low-rise hotel is your home away from home located just 1 1/2 blocks to Waikiki Beach, less than a block to shopping, dining and the best Waikiki activities. The lovely central courtyard features a swimming pool with sundeck and barbeque grill. All rooms offer lanai/balconies open to city or pool views and most rooms include kitchenette facilities with stove-top, microwave and refrigerator. With our daily convenience fee for all stays White Sands Hotel allows guests to enjoy many hotel services and activities without having to incur miscellaneous charges. These amenities include DVDNow (Unlimited movies & PS3 games), Waikiki Shuttle (Complimentary Waikiki Shuttle Service), Daily Newspaper, In Room Coffee, In Room Safe, and Local & Toll-Free Calls. Come experience quintessential Hawaiian hospitality! ... more   less 

Additional Information about White Sands Hotel

Address: 431 Nohonani St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2622 (Formerly Celebrity Resorts Waikiki)
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range: $180 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — White Sands Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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White Sands Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu
Hotel Style:
#37 Business Hotel in Honolulu
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“If you can handle stairs, get the second floor on the corner.”
 of 5 bubbles OceanBoulevard, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pool view room is best”
 of 5 bubbles pally1070, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you are a light Sleeper or Noise Sensitive DO NOT get room 236 or near entrance to building.”
 of 5 bubbles 527AnneB527, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the courtyard and pool is probably best.”
  • Kitchennette, making Spam Omelette
  • the courtyard of the hotel
  • view from floor three room, top floor
  • looking up from balcony
  • Birds on your Lanai (balcony)
 of 5 bubbles Scourge-of-God, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Pay the extra for a pool view and ask to be on the 3rd floor!”
  • a view from room 312
  • Spotted Dove shared a cup of morning Joe with me.
 of 5 bubbles LadyWanderLust, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
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