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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
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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

5
Anonymous
USA
Jun 22, 2007

Nice location good raate

Its the best value for money. Their customer sservice, breakfast, cleaniliness is better tha most 3 star hotels i stayed in. Its located conveniently 15 mins walk from Waikki beach.

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

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Choiceland, SK
Nov 1, 2008

Very friendly and helpful

Helpful by assisting our sister when she arrived after us. Friendly by supplying us with cold bottled water for each of us.

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

Very close to the beach and shopping.

Review of Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Ridgewood
May 23, 2008

great location for this money

two block away from a beach. nice view from a front side hotel. stuff are very helpfull. breakfast was good more than i was expected. parking price is not acceptable but you can park few block away for 50$/week. in the room we have queen size bed and extra sofa seat with coffe table, balcony , fridge, microwave, coffe maker. shower room was realy bed: small,with dark-dirty curtain...

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

1. dinner bar just block away around 11$/pp

Review of Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Chicago, IL
Dec 31, 2009

Does the job nicely

Fast free wifi in lobby, free breakfast daily (Hot pankcakes too), knowledgeable staff, free beach towels, and a great location.

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

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Indianapolis, IN
Apr 21, 2008

Great Value

The Aqua Aloha Surf Hotel was a great value for the money. The room was surprisingly spacious. The bathroom was a little small but it worked for what we needed. The staff was extremely helpful whenever we needed them, answering all of our questions and giving directions. The hotel was within walking distance to all we needed. It was located just a few blocks from the beach and many restaurants and shopping.

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

The beach was only about three blocks away. The Waikiki Shell was a bit further of a walk but still doable.

Review of Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Reviewer score

5
Traun
Anchorage, AK
Apr 21, 2008

The Aqua Aloha Surf's ...

The Aqua Aloha Surf's staff was incredible! I have travelled all over the US for many years and I haven't been around a friendlier staff. Check-in is a breeze with complimentary fruit and water. There was a nice spa area, a pool and a nice breakfast area for the free continental breakfast and what I like the most was a lobby ATM machine. They also had a Complimentary drink for guests on Thursdays for guests only. The room was the nicest I've stayed in with actual dishes, a microwave and a refridgerator. We were on the 16th floor and had a Lanai with a cement wall so it wouldn't be an issue if you have young, small children. There was a couchbed and a Kingsized bed so plenty of sleep space. There also was a tv in the bedroom and the livingroom so that was very nice. Someone could be asleep in the room with the door closed and you wouldn't be disturbing them. I had read a lot of reviews about people being concerned about the apartment across the street and we had no problems at all with them or anyone else. What I loved the most was everything that you needed was a 2-5 minute walk away. If you forgot anything the hotel staff could get it for you. I especially liked the laundry room in the basement. As long as we get the price we payed for AAS I would love to stay there everytime I go to Hawaii.

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

When leaving the hotel go right and make a right at the stoplight and pretty much all of the restaurants and nightlife you can handle.

Review of Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Stockton, Ca
Aug 27, 2010

Fantastic family getaway

Everything was the best!

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

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Business
USA
Mar 30, 2008

Great Value!

This hotel along with 2 other sister hotels were great values and within easy walking distance to numerous attractions, shopping, busline, restaurants yet away from the noise of the city traffic. The massage therapist were outstanding and great value for the romantic couple massages. Nice view of partial ocean, city, and the mountains all in one. Enjoyed the lanai - just to read or have coffee. Other hotels charge for their coffee, not Aloha Surf plus daily they replenish. Enjoyed the continental breakfast too - a value and savings! The pool is nice, but who needs a pool when you have that blue ocean water.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Hike Diamond Head - take water and allow 2 hours. WOW! The ocean is always fun for all ages - play or walk the beach. Romantic at night along Waikiki with the torches for just enough light to see but not be in total darkness.

Review of Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Reviewer score

5
DUST MAN
KENAI ALASKA
Jan 28, 2010

super

It WAS GREAT !!

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

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Dallas, Texas
Jun 23, 2009

Great Bargain!

Hotel room was small, but you dont really spend much time there so it's ok! Bed was very comfy, sheets were soft (not all scratchy and stiff). Pool was small, but Waikiki Beach is only 3 blocks away, who needs the pool? Coin laundry downstairs and room had microwave and minifridge. There is a small, out of the way grocery store in adjacent parking lot so you can buy lunch stuff there to keep food cost down. Parking overnight at hotel is $20/night, but staff showed us several other parking options to save $. Get back a little early and park on canal free overnight. Hotel is in walking distance to everything. WATCH FOR TOW AWAY ZONES! THIS ISLAND DOESN'T GIVE GRACE PERIODS! Our car was towed in 10min even though meter was paid. Was $145 to get it released, then $50 fine from HI. Even though, all in all, would def recommend this hotel/area, had a blast! Go early to Pearl Harbor Museum, we spend 7 hours there! At the time, the rest. on site was being redone, but the continental bkfst was good 7am to 830am. If you need presents for home, shop the Aloha Stadium open air market sat/sun! Dont buy on the strip till after you shop here! Got 5 good quality hanes tshirts with cute Hawaiian prints for $14 TOTAL!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

If your looking for vintage Aloha/Hawaiian button up shirts, then shop at the Goodwill Store on Beretainia. Seriously! They have rows of good quality shirts for 7.99 - 12.99 each. Stores on strip went up to $70/each. Also found board shorts for the beach at 3.99/each. Cheapest in the stores were 9.99 on clearance. We found original Tory Richards here, he has his own store off Waikiki beach. We got 5 Aloha style shirts and 3 girls board shorts for about $60!

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