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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The only reason for the 4th star is the location and staff. The hotel is located 10 minutes from the beach, opposite Tiffany's/Coach/Burberry and right downstairs is an amazing ramen restaurant. It is walking distance to all the necessary amenities. Its quite hidden, walked past several times and had to double back. Also safe at night as you need a...

2Thank Clare F
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Hey, if you want a Hilton or even a Holiday Inn this may not be for you but if you want Waikiki on a hometown beach budget its a winner! Tucked in behind the big towers on the beach the reach the sky in altitude and price is Polynesian Plaza. An older place but comfy like your favorite couch is...

1Thank Photoshopace
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Positives: Location! It is on the main strip, next to Hard Rock Cafe and lots of food options. Walking distance to Waikiki Beach and The Cheesecake Factory. Room size is decent. Negatives: In major need of a renovation! Very outdated and the lifts smell. Wifi connection is poor. Overall, would stay here again.

1Thank Steph K
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Most may not like a tired appearance, but the place was clean, provided cooking facilities, WiFi, a very comfortable queen bed. Would be one of the cheapest hotels amongst a lot of 5 stars hotels at a fraction of cost

2Thank Neil C
Nashua, New Hampshire
Reviewed 3 March 2016

The entrance to the hotel is low key and between two retail stores on busy the Kalakaua Avenue. You could easily pass by its entrance on the street and miss it. Their Waikiki location is very good for shopping and access to TheBus. If you know what you want to visit on Oahu, I strongly recommend using the economical and...

1Thank LiveFreeOrTravel
Reviewed 1 March 2016

The staff were really friendly and very accommodating. If you are looking for somewhere to stay for the value of your money (esp. if you are on a budget) then its PolyPlaza. Its got FREE wifi, a kitchenette (fridge, microwave and cofee-maker and eating utensils, plates and cups). The housemaids will provide Hawaiian coffee everyday and housekeeping. The bathroom is...

1Thank Mary R
Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We spent 2 weeks in this hotel due to the cost of the the normal hotels we stay at were double the normal cost. The location of this hotel is GREAT, it has a nice good size flat screen TV with cable/Sat TV, and both beds were actually pretty comfortable - at this poit there is nothing else that I...

1Thank fordpipefitter
Fairbanks, Alaska
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I hesitate to share negative experience on the internet, but for the sake of others who could make the same mistake as us I feel obligated to. This hotel is a total sham. We do not live in Waikiki and like most travelers must make reservations at hotels based upon hotel websites and reviews. Their website inaccurately advertised clean updated...

5Thank AlaskanWanderlust89
Dripping Springs, Texas
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We stayed here for about a week in October 2015. We checked in with no problems and were given a key that would allow us to use the elevator and access the stairs. The elevator is a little bit sketchy but we never really used it (only for when we arrived with all the luggage and for when we left)....

Thank Maria R
Buckley, Washington
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Very old and not-updated hotel. Location is good....close to many High End shops and restaurants, but a very noisy location. Traffic and loud pedestrians all night long. The door didn't close completely even with the locks engaged. The bed was clean as were the linens. Towels were changed daily and were clean, but not luxurious in any way. The rooms,...

Thank Nyla P

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Location, location, location! Polynesian Plaza is situated on Kalakaua Avenue and Beach Walk, the focal point of Waikiki, just one block to world-famous beaches. Comfortable studios feature private lanai balconies and fully equipped kitchenettes with a 2-burner stovetop (most), microwave, and refrigerator. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Polynesian Plaza

Address: 2131 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2346
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range: $193 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Polynesian Plaza 2.5*
Number of rooms: 47
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Also Known As:
Polynesian Plaza Honolulu
Polynesian Plaza Hawaii/Honolulu
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#12 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
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“Check progress of renovations .. get a renovated room away from Kalakawa Avenue frontage.”
Bangkok_Steven, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't, just don't”
sandrapZ5227EU, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Can't recommend anything in this hotel”
dickb648, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Check renovation completion.”
RobMarOct, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose a poolside room as its quieter and may have better wifi signal”
Thistletwat, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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