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The Equus Hotel

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 16 November 2013

This hotel is in the perfect location - a block from the water and walking distance from Ala Moana and tons of restaurants, etc. Very nice rooms, clean, parking is easy and an excellent value. But the best part is the friendly staff. They really make you feel like part of the ohana, which makes the trip so much more...

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

nikiicity, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are pleased to have been your host in Waikiki, and will look forward to continuing to do so. It is a pleasure to serve you and provide location, comfort and aloha each time you stay. A hui hou -until next time! Mahalo, Mariah Dailey mariah@equushotel.com

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Reviewed 16 November 2013

This boutique hotel has exquisite decor and style, extremely comfortable beds, and has one of the best locations for shopping and browsing Waikiki. It's on the up-and-coming end of Waikiki which is just another benefit to stay at! But even more than the comfort and location, the staff is amazing! They're all helpful, friendly and professional, but treat you like...

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

Jacqueline O, Many mahalos for your kind review. We appreciate the detail to which you share your experience with us, and we will be sure to pass along your kind remarks to our team. We do hope to continue hosting you each time you visit Waikiki. Mahalo, Mariah Dailey mariah@equushotel.com

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 November 2013

This cozy and quaint boutique hotel, goes above and beyond to make you feel right at home during your stay. The staff is very friendly and helpful and overall I would highly recommend staying here. Can't beat the price for the amenities and the location.

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

SallyV941, Big Mahalos for your kind review of The Equus and our team! We are pleased to have offered a great combination of location, comfort and convenience. We strive to host our guests with aloha, and be there home away from home. We look forward to another visit in the future! Mahalo! Mariah Dailey mariah@equushotel.com

New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 November 2013

This hotel styles itself as a boutique hotel with a bamboo-polynesian theme, plus horses. It felt a tad strange to me, but that was minor. The location is excellent, one block away from the water, a few blocks over to the main Waikiki beach. Figure a ten minute walk. Parking was a worry but the clerk said they don't sell...

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

ral338, Many thanks for taking the time to review The Equus in such fine detail. We appreciate your efforts to provide us with such useful feedback, and will be sure to utilize this to improve our services. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the location, and found great value in our property. However, we would like to apologize...

Captain Cook, Hawaii
Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

My husband & I stayed here for three days & we enjoyed the comforts of our room, Beautiful decor, (pillow top beds), great location for shopping at Ala Moana which is a walking distance away, & nearby restaurants for dining. What we appreciated the MOST was the friendly & very helpful staff who treated us like family with the "Aloha...

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

ImDaddyslilgurl, Many Mahalos for your kind review of The Equus and our 'ohana. We are pleased that we were able to fill you visit with Aloha and make you feel at home in Waikiki. We appreciate your choosing to stay with us, and hope to host you again in the future. Aloha, Mariah Dailey mariah@equushotel.com

Kailua Kona
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Aloha To Our Friendly Customer Service Agents "HAUNANI" "PUKA" "KEO" "JUSTIN" "JACKIE" Yes, we call Your STAFFS CSA'S Because that's what THEY ARE!!! We go there so often that we know Them by Their NAMES!!! They always Treat Us Like OHANA when we go OAHU!! You should be so Proud to Have WORKERS Like THEM!!! My Husband & I always...

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

Ed & Momi, It is always a pleasure welcoming you and your 'ohana back to The Equus. We appreciate your continued loyalty and support, and always look forward to your visits. We hope that you have another trip planned soon! Mahalo, Mariah Dailey mariah@equushotel.com

Kailua, Hawaii
Reviewed 7 November 2013

The hotel is located right in the heart of downtown Honolulu! Everything you would need within walking distance or just a short cab ride. Nicely styled clean rooms and a pool!Very nice stay! Very affordable and highly recommended. The beds are super comfy too!

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

lauravoll, Big mahalos for your review. It was a pleasure to host you, and we are grateful for your kind remarks. We look forward to your return! With Aloha, Mariah Dailey mariah@equushotel.com

Scottsdale AZ
Reviewed 7 November 2013

The room was nice sized, although the bath was a little small, only one person at a time. Well furnished with good AC. One block to the Ala Moana shopping mall and a short walk to the beaches. The desk staff was helpful. Price was affordable for Hawaii. There were half a flight of steps to the check-in...a little hard...

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

flyawayAZ, Mahalo for your review. We appreciate your detailed feedback and will be sure to improve upon our services with your helpful insights. It was a pleasure to host you and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the location. We look forward to inviting you back on your next visit to Waikiki. Mahalo! Mariah Dailey mariah@equushotel.com

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 November 2013

My partner and I stayed here for 5 nights in October 2013. We arrived far too early to check in but the staff sorted out a room for us anyway and we're lovely about it. When our TV and air con wouldn't work we were promptly moved into the working room right next door. The rooms themselves were exactly what...

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

Kimc111, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Equus. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and that we were able to accommodate your requests and needs during your visit. We hope to offer excellent service to each unique guests needs, and your feedback is greatly appreciated. We will do our best...

Florida
Reviewed 4 November 2013

We moved here after four nights in central Waikiki and prefer this location near the Waikiki Marina. It's more upscale and is distant from the noise and chaos of Kuhio Street. You can walk to downtown Waikiki Beach in 15 minutes, or ride The Bus. Check-in is 3:00 pm. When we arrived shortly after noon Friday, our room was not...

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

ML T, Many warm mahalos for the excellent review with such care and detail provided. This truly exudes kindness and respect for what we do, and what we have to offer; and it is appreciated by our entire Equus Team. You go above and beyond to serve us with detailed comments and feedback to assist us in improving our services...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
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: $185 - $292 (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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“Avoid rooms that are facing streets. They are so noisy.”
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“As always, the higher, the better.”
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“rooms with a lanai are the best option”
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“Higher floors have somewhat less road noise but then you have to wait for the elevator (there's only one and it's slow).”
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