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Honolulu
Reviewed 11 October 2013

I loved the Tender Loving Care that I received from all Staff members, including check-in with the lovely Hawaiian gal; Christieann, maintenenance men who helped with internet hookup and various special requests I had, and afternoon/ night crew who were also very very friendly. The hotel had a warmth to it that I can only describe as 'Old Hawaiian Style'....

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

Aloha Wayne N, Thank you for choosing Aqua White Sands for your “home sweet home” in Hawaii. You complemented our team members, Christieann, maintenance staff who were very helpful and friendly, I will pass this message to them. They will love to hear that you would stay with us again if your travel led you to the area. I am...

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Our first time in Hawaii and were very scepticle about the hotels in the area, however, we were pleasantly surprised. The front desk staff, Jason & Christieann, were very friendly and helpful in making suggestions to activities and eateries in the area and how to get to them. Rooms were clean, roomy and comfortable. Sure, the furnishings are older, but,...

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

Aloha sram3371, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience on your vacation. I appreciate you mentioned Aqua White Sands hotel is perfect location for price. And you enjoyed our clean rooms, pool area, courtyard landscaping etc. I am glad to hear that you complemented on our staff, especially Christieann, Jason and the housekeeping staff who were...

Gresham, Oregon, United States
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Back again for another year! Had another wonderful experience at the White Sands! Thank you to the staff for always being friendly and making my home away from home feel cozy and wonderful! Using the bbq to cook my Costco meat was really amazing, and cost me way less than going out to eat. I love to go for long...

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

Aloha Gary H, Thank you very much for taking time to write a review of your recent stay with us. It is great to hear you always choose Aqua White Sands Hotel for your hospitality needs. And you enjoyed your stay with us. I appreciate you mentioned our staff were always friendly and made you feel "home sweet home", I...

Kaufman Tex
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Stayed at this hotel 5 years ago when it was the Celebrity Resorts timeshares. Not much has changed. The put my wife and I in a room with two twin beds. We could have waited until another room was available but we were so tired we didn't care. The bedspread and pillows were fair, the bedspread had cigarette burn holes...

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

Aloha firefighter57, Thank you for taking your valuable time to post the review of your recent stay with us on tripadvisor. I am happy to hear that you felt our hotel has good location, good rates, great staff and you also enjoyed courtyard and pool area. Situation about the bed and shower was brought to our housekeeping supervisor's attention and...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 October 2013

This is our second time at this property this year. Christianne and Christina greet each and every guest like you are coming home and they have known you for years-even on your 1st time. This is not a fancy hotel by any means. There is no restaurant, fitness center or pool bar, but close to plenty, out both the front...

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

Aloha SFLollyPopCouple, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on tripadvisor. It is always helpful to have your feedback and we will use it to improve our service as we always strive to improve the quality of your stay at Aqua White Sands Hotel. I am glad you complimented on Christieann and Cristina ’s exceptional customer services,...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 October 2013

I visit my son often in Honolulu and am always on the look-out for inexpensive stays. White Sands Hotel was great for my budget with clean rooms and super-friendly staff. Christieann's smile greeted me every morning! There is a small well-kept pool and common area with a "waterfall". I realize 'no-frills' isn't for everyone, and finding a good budget hotel...

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

Aloha Nancy Q, 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 your great stay with us. I appreciated you complimented on our super-friendly staff, Christieann who always greeted you with a great smile. I...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 September 2013

The hotel is outdated, the rooms are painted in white but look tired, the bed and the pillows are fair, bedspread has cigarette burn holes in, not so pleasant! However, friendly staff and great location! One block away from the beach and high end shopping!

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

Aloha Younglab8808, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experiences with us on Tripadvisor. We truly value your feedback. It is helpful to have your feedback so that we continue to strive to improve the quality of your stay at our property. I am very glad to hear that you felt Aqua White Sands had “great location”....

Hilo, Hawaii
Reviewed 25 September 2013

The staff are friendly and courteous. The prices are excellant. The place is clean and great for long vacations with do it yourself laundry facilities. It is centrally located and in the heart of Waikiki.

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

Aloha Pua Brown, Thank you for taking your valuable time to post the review of your recent stay with us on tripadvisor. I am happy to hear that you felt “our prices are excellent and the best bargain in Waikiki". You also complimented on our staff who were courteous and friendly, I will acknowledge their efforts in providing excellent services...

Central Point, Oregon
Reviewed 24 September 2013

We headed to Hawaii on our Honeymoon, and arrived as tired as could be to wait 45 min for a shuttle from the airport to the hotel. My dad had surprised us with the trip, and we were booked to stay at the White Sands Hotel. Which online, this hotel looks ok, but in person I was disgusted and wanted...

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

Aloha Alibo0605, 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 observations. I am sorry to hear that we did not achieve your expectations. I am happy to hear you stayed at Courtyard by Marriott....

Reviewed 22 September 2013

This is a great little hotel for the money,right in the middle of everything,shops,bars etc.. The beach is just a short 1 block walk over.. The rooms were a little dated,but very clean,( maid service everyday).. A nice little pool,right in a sun trap.. Staff very helpful,with lots of good advice for the area. Would recommend this hotel again...

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

Aloha Patongrocks, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at the Aqua White Sands Hotel. We at White Sands greatly value your comments. I am pleased to hear that you liked our little hotel with clean rooms, great location to everything. And, I am glad you complimented our team members who were helpful, with...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Microwave
  • 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: $154 - $251 (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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“Room #108 Quiet and Private,whilst seeing all the activity poolside”
449philp, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from street”
349michellee, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Poolside may be a bit quieter and you might just get the wifi there”
sandmaitken, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“try to ask for pool view and lower levels (as no lift available)”
marianl821, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you can handle stairs, get the second floor on the corner.”
OceanBoulevard, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
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