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The Equus Hotel

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alright, lot to say about this hotel. First and foremost, would I stay here again. Yes, but it would not be my first choice. Because it is an "Asend Collection" it gives you the impression of something really impressive, it is not. Average yes, much higher priced average. Although I didn't research it, maybe not so much considering it is...

1Thank yourswflnotary
Woodstock, Maryland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we pulled up to the hotel, it was one amazing staff person after the other. They have the sweetest valet I've ever met in my life. Renee at the front desk was the essence of hospitality. The room was clean and quiet, with a large refrigerator, a few blocks from the water. The price was fantastic. Plus...

1Thank mumuv5
Oscoda, Michigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They messed up our reservations. We did not get the balcony room which we paid extra for. I will take this issue up with my AAA travel agent. Desk staff did not seem to be familiar with immediate area and was of little help with directions, recommendations, etc. At least they had free mai tai's on Friday night.

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

My family and I had the most fabulous stay at the EQUUS Hotel from Oct 27 to Nov 2,2016. Pooka and all of the front desk staff were very friendly and provided my family and I with excellent Customer Service. Our rooms were serviced and cleaned daily. I highly recommend this fine hotel hands down. I have been in Customer...

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Halifax Region, Canada
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Very welcoming from the second I came to the front desk. Rene made me feel like a king because I support choice hotels and she gave me extra special treatment ( very easy to join and quickly adds up to free room night). The room was an amazing upgrade and very comfortable. Really felt valued by all staff the entire...

Thank sisu1972
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We came in on a Friday afternoon and were greeted by the bellman (forgot his name) who helped us with our bags. Rene at the front desk gave us a warm greeting with plenty of aloha spirit and we were quickly offered fresh pineapple juice and a mai tai at 5 pm. Our stay was comfortably Hawaiian with an airy...

Thank Scott F
Norwalk, Wisconsin
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful welcoming staff from front desk to concierge to housekeeping. Very Sweet Rooms!! Everything clean and in order. Quiet. Comfy beds. Lovely bathroom. Plenty of amenities. Close to everything. Beach and buses less than a block away. LOVE the horse theme. Affordable. Highly recommend.

1Thank jmtjera
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at the Equus Hotel. Can't beat the location surrounded by much more expensive hotels charging well over twice the cost of the Equus. Yes you need to carry your luggage up from the street level- but this should be no surprise as it is clearly stated in their web page. From where you check in-there is...

Thank Sue D
Noosa, Australia
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The first bad thing about this hotel was the stairs up from the road level to reception. It's a double flight with no lift - not good with luggage. Next was the overwhelming traffic noise in the room. Ironically, the AC was the quietest we'd encountered in the USA so we couldn't use that to neutralise the traffic noise. We...

1Thank amp-qld
Kaunakakai, Hawaii
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Once you get to your room, it's great! The room is clean and very roomy, they have a larger then small ice box and they have a miniature Keurig coffeemaker with lots of options which was awesome!! However, before you can get to your room you have to lug your luggage up a 2 flights of stairs just to get...


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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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, gazebo and a weekly cocktail reception.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. Portable printers can be delivered for those on business. Best of all, the friendly staff offers the kind of personal assistance delivered with Aloha that only a small, family-run hotel can offer. IMPORTANT NOTES: *Stairway Access Only *Valet Parking Only $25/night *Provide Arrival Time - for luggage assistance ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Equus Hotel

Address: 1696 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1460
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Price Range: $193 - $322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Equus Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 67
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Also Known As:
The Equus Hotel And Marina Tower
Equus An Aqua Boutique Hotel
The Equus Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#23 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#24 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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“Personal preference, I suppose.”
 of 5 bubbles AJRobertson52, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“VERY noisy & NOT ADA compliant, so beware, decor nice, great people but not elite as hotel title suggests”
 of 5 bubbles yourswflnotary, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“higher the better and get a room in the "x10's" (e.g. 710+) as such rooms will have less street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles scottfN8713II, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“As far away from the road as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles amp-qld, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“upper floor so you can see the marina”
 of 5 bubbles laura012472, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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