The 41-story Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel is the only hotel in downtown Honolulu that has floor-to-ceiling windows where you can take in spectacular views of the city, harbor, mountains and ocean. Located within walking distance of the State Capitol, government offices, the city’s financial district, Hawaii Pacific University, Aloha Tower, and Chinatown, it's convenient and easily accessible. Each of the hotel’s spacious suites offer separate sleeping areas.
Terrible stay with staff that don’t care and can’t even apologise
Paid for a corner suite with a king bed, get in the room, has two singles. When we raised it with the staff we were told not there fault, they don’t know what are in the rooms.... got moved to a room which was half the size with half the features and no compensation... told we would be called if a room matching our reservation came up (we were staying 4 nights) guess what no calls... I would of let it go if the staff could of admitted the fault and apologized, instead all I got was it’s not their fault and they don’t know what’s in the room... clearly not true! Would not recommend booking here... no guarantees you will get what you paid for! At least our friends on the same booking did... half right!
Downtown Honolulu's Best
Chinatowns night scene is really happening now and this puts you within easy walking distance. Yes, you have to pass by the "street life" of Fort Street Mall but, hey, that's life in the city.
Aston has a good product here, especially if you want to be convienent to any business, government, or the most interesting restaurants in Hawaii.
Hint: there's a good supply of VR in this building as well.
Great downtown location
I have had several opportunities to stay long term at the ASTON and each visit and experience has been great.
The staff will greet you each morning if you are engaging with them. They will go out of their way to address any questions or concerns you have about your room, your stay, local destinations and directions to anywhere you want to go. They will even make arrangements for a cab which will pick you up right out front but understand if you want to take Uber or Lyft instead.
Now for those who have made comments about the neighborhood...lets say that the neighborhood at night is no different then any large city you have visited and yes there are homeless but they have never approached me during any of my stays like in some big cities (SF, CHI, ATL, NY) I have been to and I feel totally safe.
Now for the rooms, yes they may not meet some peoples expectation and the hotel is working on improvements and upgrades. The rooms are clean, large with Flat screen TV in bedroom and sitting room not to mention having all of the amenities a person needs who wants to cook for themselves during their stay. And if you are missing anything the staff will promptly make sure you have what you need or replace what is missing.
If your room does not come with a washer dryer the hotel has a laundry room onsite with plenty of washer dryers.
Not all rooms look out to the water so make sure when you book mention the type of view you would like and how high up you want. The staff will make every effort to accommodate your requests.
For those who are noise sensitive, yes you might hear an occasional siren but where can you go in a downtown setting that you cant. Even in Waikiki you have lots of noise.
All I can say is don't be discouraged by the reviews, check it out for yourself. Google Earth the area and see for yourself.
I often walk late at night and see many local runners taking advantage of the less congested nights to get in a run. Did I mention there is a 24 hour Fitness just down the block.
Did I mention there are three Starbucks within walking distance. And for those with a fast food on your mind a McDonalds and 7-Eleven plus many local eateries like L&L Hawaiian Barbecue for a taste of the island.
Oh and don't get me started on the fresh doughnuts just across the street. They open early and the selections is fantastic.
No one thought to mentioned that there is a Walmart, Walgreens and Longs drugs within the block radius for those items you left behind. Lets not forget Ross for clothes and just a short walk is a Safeway grocery store. Sam's and Costco are also a short walk or Uber if you don't like to walk.
In my opinion the Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel is great destination to stay if you have business in the downtown area.
After Cruise Stay
We stayed here a few nights after a cruise. I too have mixed thoughts about this hotel. The service was fantastic, the location was alright for downtown. You can catch a bus to almost anywhere in Honolulu within a block, and the bus service is very good in town. The room we had was large with a separate bedroom and kitchen. The view was okay from the sitting area and better from the bedroom. The room just really needed a coat of paint. It was clean, the bedding was spotless, but just a little dingy with an unrepaired leak spot on the ceiling. Oh! It did have great HVAC, a good thing in Honolulu. I’d consider staying here again.
Decent hotel but whoa, watch the neighborhood.
This is a condo hotel downtown with all that this means. An older high rise with some rooms with very nice views (I was on 29th floor, could see entire port, ocean, mountains). Couch and bed were comfy. Rooms were a nice size, bathroom smallish but jacuzzi tub.
So normally this would rate a good to excellent rating. But the serious downside is the neighborhood. After dark every doorway is filled by homeless along with junkies and hookers. You do NOT feel safe and garage is creepy.
If you double-lock the door, have some take-out and watch tv you’ll be fine, but you won’t feel comfortable going out at night, and anyone walking after 8 or 8:30 is braver than I am.
I can’t blame the hotel for the sketchy neighborhood, but I don’t understand why reviews don’t mention this with more seriousness. I would not send a woman here alone, or a family with young children. And wandering around after dark is not a great idea ...