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The Equus Hotel

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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay at the Equus Hotel. The staff was very friendly, attentive and eager to accommodate your needs. Clean rooms, mini fride/freezer & comfortable beds. It is centrally located to the mall and lots of restaurants.

Thank Ramona S
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We recently spent the last night of our vacation at the Equus Hotel and were very pleasantly surprised by the experience. Rene at the front is such a doll, and took great care of us...they even upgraded our room! Location, value, service and cleanliness were all excellent. We'll return in the future!

1Thank LittleMissMayhem29
Vista, California
Reviewed 24 November 2016

My wife and I recently visited O'ahu for our anniversary. We were looking for a boutique hotel to stay at for our last two nights on the island. Overall, we enjoyed our stay but there were a few issues. The hotel is a little challenging to access by car, as the driveway is located right on busy Ala Moana and...

Thank Phil H
Honokaa, Hawaii
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

First impression: Construction plastic in the lobby. No way to call front desk from room without calling full number of hotel & you only find that out once in room & see no instructions on phone or any button labels-- zero, 1 or 9 don't work. Go to lobby for answers. Then we had to call to have TV fixed....

1Thank 808Folks
Norman, Oklahoma
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Gave us good advice on where to go. Texting helped because we needed extra glass, cup and coffees for our third person in the room. Someone brought them up. Stairs for people with hip, knee and foot surgeries was a real hassle. A/c was a puzzle: finally pulled the keycard out and in again...

Thank HelenDuchon
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I have dealing with Puka. He has been wonderful. I am moving back to Hawaii and he has helped me extend my stay as my apartment is not ready yet. He has been extremely helpful and understanding. He also was able to keep me in my same unit which was wonderful.

Thank Toby C
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Clean and tidy. The rooms are very comfortable and well equipped with hair dryer, iron,ironing board and safe. Free wifi. We found the lack of street lights up to the hotel a bit daunting at first but got used to it.

Thank Amanda N
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Makes you feel welcome, treat people with dignity and respect. Exceptional staff, goes the extra mile to make your stay comfortable. The manager Rene, represents Hawaii by here kindness, respect,charm. The place is small, but neat, clean and neat all activitied

2Thank joyful696
Reviewed 14 November 2016

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 11 November 2016 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

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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: $188 - $271 (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
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#23 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#24 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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“Their suites are very nicely appointed and worth a little extra.”
 of 5 bubbles MrWayne1, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“try to go higher up”
 of 5 bubbles TongueTwister, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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