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Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

3 stars
444 Kanekapolei Street, Honolulu (Oahu), HI 96815
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
302 reviews
Awesome place to stay!!

This hotel is close to almost everything, rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff treats you... See full review

  • 808Princess
  • Apr 3, 2014
Location Location etc

Great value , excelent location, nice vibe will return See full review

  • Peche86
  • Sep 30, 2013
Hip boutique hotel two blocks from Waikiki Beach

Find your nook in paradise at the hip, boutique Aqua Aloha Surf. A short two-block walk to the beach and styled to suit the casual sophisticate, this petite hotel incorporates small things that make a stay special. That means in-room high-speed Internet, complimentary newspaper, mini fridge and more. In the chic pool area you will find a café, barbecue grill and tiki-torch ambience.

Highlights
  • Free Internet access
  • Complimentary signature cocktail at manager's reception every Tuesday
Location

Take a break from the revelry of Kalakaua Avenue at the central-Waikiki Aqua Aloha Surf, located on a mellow stretch two blocks from the beach, shopping, dining and nightlife. Join Waikiki residents for a jog along the meandering Ala Wai Canal by the hotel with gorgeous mountain views.

Rooms

The hotel's 202 rooms feature tailored, ocean-inspired decor in cool aquamarine and soft beige hues. All feature 20-inch LCD TV, in-room high-speed Internet, microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker, daily paper, in-room safe, free local calls, air conditioning, exclusive Aqua robes and signature Aqua Hotels & Resorts bath amenities. Select rooms have private balcony with city or mountain views and sleeper sofa. The one-bedroom suite includes a partial ocean view and a wet bar.

Dining

Stay connected at the hotel's Internet hangout, Edward's Cafe. Walk a block from the hotel to find a variety of dining options and full-service supermarket. A great mid-priced choice is Hula Grill Waikiki, located on the beach.

Recreation
  • Swimming pool and sundeck
Attractions
  • Waikiki Beach (.3 mi/.4 km)
  • Royal Hawaiian Center (.4 mi/.6 km)
  • Waikiki Beach Walk (.5 mi/.7 km)
  • Honolulu Zoo (.5 mi/.9 km)
  • U.S. Army Museum (.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Waikiki Aquarium (.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Hawaii Convention Center (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Ala Moana Center (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Diamond Head Crater (1.8 mi/2.8 km)

 

 

Policies and fees
NOTE: Parking costs $22 per day.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki Rooms

Deluxe
Among our larger rooms, the Deluxe rooms offer numerous complimentary amenities and partial views of Waikiki and the Koolau Mountains, plus private lanais. Features the comforts of home with a queen-sized sleeper sofa, coffee table, and separate vanity area. Choose from 1 Double and 1 Single OR 1 King/Queen. Maximum of 4 guests per room. $25 charge for 3rd & 4th person apply. (360 sq.ft)
Superior
Take in the amazing views of Waikiki from the private lanais in these comfortable, relaxing Oahu boutique hotel rooms. A comfortable room with 1 King/Queen sized bed. Maximum of 3 guests. $25 charge for 3rd & 4th person apply. (340 sq. ft.)
Moderate
The essentials for a carefree vacation. 1 Queen or 2 Twin sized beds, and partial views of Waikiki and surrounding neighborhoods. 2 guests maximum. (220 sq. ft.)

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking

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Hotel Map

21.2791 -157.8236
Area served
Honolulu-Oahu, Waikiki, HI
Nearby airports
Honolulu International Airport-HNL
Area description
Within walking distance to shopping, dining, golf, snorkeling and more. Conveniently secluded just two blocks from world famous Waikiki Beach.

Nearby points of interest

  • International Market Place: 0.2 mi
  • Damien Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.6 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 0.6 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.7 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.7 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 0.8 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 0.9 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.1 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 1.7 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 2.3 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 2.3 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 2.4 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 2.8 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 2.8 mi
  • International Market Place: 0.2 mi
  • Damien Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.6 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 0.6 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.7 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.7 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 0.8 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 0.9 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.1 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 1.7 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 2.3 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 2.3 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 2.4 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 2.8 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 2.8 mi
  • Kamehameha Statue: 3 mi
  • Washington Place: 3 mi
  • Iolani Palace: 3 mi
  • Irvin Park: 3.3 mi
  • Star Of Honolulu: 3.3 mi
  • Aloha Tower Cruise Ship Terminal: 3.3 mi
  • Honolulu Botanical Gardens: 3.3 mi
  • Waialae Country Club: 3.3 mi
  • Aloha Tower: 3.3 mi
  • Mauna Ala: 3.5 mi
  • Hawaii Maritime Center: 3.6 mi
  • Honolulu Chinatown: 3.7 mi
  • Queen Emma Summer Palace: 4 mi
  • Pali Lookout: 4.1 mi
  • Bishop Museum: 4.8 mi
  • Koolau Golf Club: 6.9 mi
  • Hanauma Bay: 8.2 mi
  • Koko Head Park: 8.6 mi
  • Bellows Beach: 9.2 mi
  • Koko Crater Botanical Gardens: 9.2 mi
  • Aloha Stadium: 9.3 mi
  • Halona Blow Hole: 9.5 mi
  • USS Arizona Memorial: 9.5 mi
  • Sandy Beach: 9.7 mi
  • USS Bowfin Submarine Museum: 9.7 mi
  • Wawamalu Beach: 10 mi
  • USS Missouri: 10.1 mi
  • Kailua Beach: 10.3 mi
  • Lanikai Beach: 10.5 mi
  • Pacific Aviation Museum: 10.5 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (302)

Ratings and reviews for Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Overall score

3.6 / 5
302 out of 302
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.1
Value:
4

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Reviewer score

4
808Princess
Honolulu, HI
Apr 3, 2014

Awesome place to stay!!

This hotel is close to almost everything, rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff treats you like they do at big resorts! Would definitely recommend :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Reviewer score

2
Abaaz
Business
Nome, Alaska
Feb 7, 2014

Ok

It was a tiny room lol clean enough but not perfect

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dining at the market round the corner was the best value

Review of Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Reviewer score

1
oneirt
United States
Sep 30, 2013

noisy

Room was very small and never cooled much even with air conditioning on high. Very noisy location, even 12 stories up still heard every siren and loud exhaust. Not enough parking, very small parking places, and they charge you $20/day! Poor value for the $150 / night price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Reviewer score

4
Peche86
HNL
Sep 30, 2013

Location Location etc

Great value , excelent location, nice vibe will return

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Reviewer score

3
Rich Henkel
Kailua, Oahu
Aug 27, 2013

Great location for Waikiki

Small room, lots of other balconies right outside the window, but clean and prompt and everything worked. Great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Reviewer score

3
Roadster cruise
Santa Cruz
Aug 20, 2013

At least you can walk to the beach.

Pros; Great location, will loan you beach towels. Cons; 2nd and 3rd floors have no balconies, small beds and small room, outdated slat windows, $20 dollars a day for parking and no complimentary continental breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Reviewer score

1
latinjew
San Francisco, Ca
Aug 8, 2013

If Mediocre is what you want, its what you get!

My husband and I booked our two week (17 night) stay at this hotel. Upon arrival they placed us in a room the size of a walk in closet, with a "queen bed". They didn't have enough parking to accommodate us, and even if they did it was $25.00/ night. they actually sent us looking for street parking or to other hotels. we ended up parking at the Banyan, for 80/ wk. After one night in the first room, of which I ended up on the floor, i complained and asked for another room. They stubbornly moved us from the room into a slightly larger room on the 9th floor. They really should advertise or for worn guests that the street facing suits are loud, and pick up every sound of trash trucks and cars passing by. every morning at 6 am or earlier, we were woken up by noise of trash truck, and loading docks, since the hotel is right next to a foodland loading area. Oh and bed bugs. wonderful right? I called the travel agency to see if we could switch hotels without paying a fee and they were going to accommodate us except that its summer, and hotels didn't have vacancy for the dates we were there.We couldn't afford to change hotels last minute for the one that did have vacancy (800/ night). My husband being a type 1 diabetic who needs regular sleep to maintain stable blood sugars, couldn't take it anymore and so i had to PAY $10/night +tax to be moved to the far back corner with no view, what they call a deluxe suit because it has a sleeper sofa.I shouldn't have had to pay. Look i know its not a five star hotel, but its not a 2 star either. I've stayed at motel's better than this. This was my first trip ever to Hawai'i, and if it hadn't been our honeymoon, then it probably wouldn't have bothered me as much, but this was our honeymoon and our memories are tainted by the horrible experience in this hotel. They staff at the front desk is not very knowledgable, with the exception of the manager. Who i was told comes in after 11am. To add to the crazy, this hotel has private suits that they rent out to locals. Just odd to mis travelers with locals like that. They have restaurants on sight that seem to always be closed. On the upside: very close to the beach, and if you go around the corner on Kuhio, there is a place called Ruffage that has amazing organic and vegetarian optional food. The ABC store can be cheaper for some things than Foodland, and if you want henna tatoos there's a great little place inside the international market called rainbow something, i can't recall the complete name, that does amazing fast work. If you get a chance, take a walk along the channel if you have a car go to the North SHore and lastly, no matter what your heritage is or beliefs are, respect the land. that includes the tees, if you go for a hike, and the animals in the water, like the fish and turtles. Don't harm them because you are curious. Aloha!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dukes inside the Surf-rider hotel is amazing, and relatively cheap.

Review of Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Reviewer score

2
jgma
Belgrade, Mt 59714, USA
Jul 29, 2013

Weekend on Oahu

The bed was great. Parking very pricey. Bathroom needs work.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Reviewer score

4
Jedianne's mommy
Hawaii
Jul 7, 2013

Awesome get away

My experience at aqua was great although the check in time was a bit too late, but otherwise, everything else was good... Won't min staying there on the next get away!!! I failed to check out the poolside, but definitely will check it out next time, God willing!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Mikittys what use to e smorgys and other places around the area as well....

Review of Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Reviewer score

3
Summer Fungirl
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Jun 23, 2013

Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki- Zanzabar Extravaganza

It was interesting that the electricity was powered by inserting the card in the slot at the front of the room. I liked that the hotel wasn't too far from the clubs like zanzabar, where we partied that night. The front desk hotel staff was helpful and was nice to upgrade us to accommodate our extra bed request. We liked that they were able to give us up to 4 door key cards. For one night and splitting the price between friends, it was definitely a good deal. The room was pretty basic but we liked that there was a mini fridge, microwave and even silverware. It would've been nice if the room wasn't so small but it was still adequate for the night. The check-in and check-out times were pretty convenient too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Try parking by the Ala Wai for free and it isn't too far walking to the night clubs like Zanzabar so get ready for the party.

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