Spread out and get really comfortable in your own studio or one-bedroom suite at Aqua Pacific Monarch. You’re only a short walk away from the sandy shores of Waikiki beach, shopping and dining at the International Market Place, and all of Waikiki’s hottest spots. After a day full of adventure, come back home to your room to cook a nice meal in either our studio kitchenettes or full kitchen suites, or treat yourself to culinary delights at the on-site restaurant, Jinroku. You will find all you need, right here.
We brought a group down from Canada to run the Honolulu Marathon, and as we had kids coming on the trip we chose Aqua Pacific Monarch for the kitchenette. Us, as well as our guests were very disappointed when we arrived and entered the room. Although the staff are VERY friendly and helpful, the hotel is VERY dated, the rooms are small, the kitchen is very small, and the air conditioning is EXCEPTIONALLY loud and only cools beside the bed. The curtains have holes in them, and although I know it’s Honolulu, it is VERY loud due to the slatted window the air conditioner is in. I could hear everything outside and got no sleep the entire week.
Keep in mind the photos on the website are mainly of the ONE Bedroom Suites, the studios DO NOT have a patio, just a small strip you can stand on, the partial ocean views (see photo) are beyond a bunch of buildings that you can barely see, and it is not as bright and new as the photos look. They are very misleading which is unfortunate.
This hotel needs some TLC, if you are looking for like a 2 star hotel this is the place for you, but if definitely did not feel like a resort or a holiday to us, desire having to pay resort fees everyday (not sure for what?)
Love staying here
Return visit. Glad we came back. Exceptionally friendly staff all around. The room was very clean. The kitchen dishes, small appliances, coffeemaker, toaster, rice cooker, microwave, kitchen utensils were spotless. The bed/ pillows were to die for perfect, super comfy. We like this hotel as it is one block from Waikiki beach between Kuhio and Kalakaua streets (the two main roads) and is so central to everything. Once you get to the top floor of the hotel you will find the spacious amenities room. Living room sofas with TV, sm. kitchen, sink, fridge & 8 sets of tables with 4 chairs each. The spectacular roof top pool requires you to walk up another flight of stairs. There is no elevator to get to the rooftop pool. Our room on the 32nd floor had a 1 foot balcony only, (but had large sliding glass doors that opened up all the way providing a wonderful tropical breeze) so if a balcony with furniture is important to you verify that in your reservation. When you check out, if you have a late flight, the hotel will hold your bags. They will graciously give you a key allowing access to use the amenities room, shower room and pool (ask for pool towels if you need them). This is not a high end fancy hotel, but the exceptional customer service will give you that experience.
Earl- friendly shuttle driver
Weve stayed here each time we visited Waikiki. Great location, walking distance to everything.
Reception staff have always been friendly. Housekeeping this year needs improvement as they often knock at 8.30am to do our rooms. When we asked why this early, they complained they have too much rooms to do!
The biggest bonus was the free shuttle to Ala Moana, and the friendly shuttle driver, Earl, who gave us tips on where to shop, times etc. The hotel didn’t have a concierge and reception staff did not know much about what’s going on the island for tourist tips. Earl was a treasure!
Our 1st room had a big locked pantry which made it difficult to get around the room but reception quickly moved us elsewhere. It seems that some people own the condominiums and get them rented out but leave their things there. The hotel should do something about this.
The biggest downside was the noise from the union rally from another hotel, which is no fault of Aqua Pacific Monarch. But these selfish people was making so much ruckus day and night that it ruined everyone’s relaxing holiday.
Close to the beach and the grocery store. They have arranged my transportation to the airport for us. The hotel staff is amazing. I would recommend this place to anyone. I have stayed there twice and will go backp
“Loved location but wouldn't stay again”
The windows don't seal - glass louvres - it is a very noisy area especially from 5.30am so we had very little sleep. The first room we were offered reeked of smoke. The rooms have a very old air conditioning unit that is too noisy to leave on at night and not very effective.