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1696 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1460
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 16/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#19 of 93 in Honolulu
Travellers' Choice
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The Equus is a charming boutique hotel located on Waikiki's "Upper West Side" where you will find an abundance of restaurants, easy access to one of the world's largest shopping malls, a quick stroll to the beach and gorgeous sunset views. The hotel guestrooms are warm and contemporary, keeping true to the hotel's equestrian theme with Ralph Lauren-inspired touches throughout. An intimate lobby and lanai offer a dipping pool, and an open-air coffee shop and bar.

The Paniolo Bar & Cafe is open daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Get an early start with hand-crafted artisan coffee and pastries served from morning till noon. Come back for happy hour with creative cocktails and drinks at night. Enjoy live music every Friday starting at 6:00 pm.

All guestrooms are appointed with cozy pillow-top beds, flat screen TVs, refrigerator with freezer, Keurig coffee maker with organic coffee, and complimentary full property WiFi. The friendly staff offers the kind of personal assistance delivered with Aloha.


*Check-In: 3:00pm | Check Out : 12:00pm

*Stairway Access Only

*Valet Parking

*Provide Arrival Time - for luggage assistance

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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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James F wrote a review Yesterday
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Sandy was very welcoming when bartender at the cafe and made me laugh and feel right at home at the Equus. Would definitely stay here again. There’s a variety of cocktails and drinks, with good cafe food.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Sunshine589495 wrote a review 19 May
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Lincoln and Sandy were so personable. The 2 of them made us feel welcome. We enjoyed the location of the hotel. The staff will help you with local places to eat and how to find different locations on the island.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Todd-Visit50 wrote a review 18 May
New York City, New York49 contributions30 helpful votes
Liked - Water pressure in the shower was excellent. Location was good. Beds and pillow were comfortable. was nice to have a Balcony (no view), but it's loud next to the highway liked having a cozy cafe downstairs in the lobby wifi was adequate friendly staff Disliked ·  felt like a very old hotel. room is falling apart, carpets. It badly needs a renovation. very expensive for the quality of physical space, although likely a value for the area. $30 per day for parking and not even a guaranteed space in the actual lot (there's an overflow access to a large parking garage, but that's not convenient. if I was going to use that, I might as well have paid for a better alternative. One night they found us a space 3 floors up where I had to maneuver my car behind a pole loud on low floors being near the highway
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Date of stay: May 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: low floors can be loud; not sure about high floors
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Sado R wrote a review 16 May
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We came to Hawaii for our nephew's graduation. Were staying at the Equus for the last few days of our trip. This place is smaller and more intimate than some of the other hotels in this area, but they charge a hidden service fee and parking fee when you get here which was a curve ball. Got breakfast downstairs at the Paniolo Lanai Bar and Cafe and ordered a latte and Julia drew a sloth on it!!! Made my day!! She's the best!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Odyssey259340 wrote a review Apr 2022
Mashpee, Massachusetts1 contribution
It was the perfect hotel for us. Small, quaint and friendly. Nogiant lobby, or kids screaming at the pool. Just a bunch of amazing locals running a small hotel. The other travelers there were people concerned with their adventures and not interested in a high dollar sterile environment. We'll go back.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Kris White, Guest Services / Front Office at The Equus
Responded 3 weeks ago
You are too kind! We're so glad you had an amazing experience and truly appreciate your words of support. We would love to welcome you back next time your travels bring you to Waikiki. Aloha
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USD 163 - USD 273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Equus
Which popular attractions are close to The Equus?
Nearby attractions include Honolulu Cookie Company (0.5 km), Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon (0.4 km), and Waikiki Starlight Luau (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Equus?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Equus?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Equus?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Equus?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Equus?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tropical Tribe, Lappert's Ice Cream, and goofy cafe & dine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Equus?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Equus?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Experience Nutridge (3.8 km), Iolani Palace (3.0 km), and Shangri La (5.6 km).
Does The Equus have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.