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.
We are finishing a week here at Aston. It wasn’t exactly a “hotel” as we expected, but rather an apartment/condo situation shared with more permanent residents. After staying in 2 different rooms, there was a decent difference between them. *Just a guess*... but I’m assuming the higher you go in the tower, the more likely you will encounter nicer finishes and furnishings. We stayed on 14th and 30th floors.
Good Stuff: Staff and security are awesome. Very friendly. Housekeeping was consistently great. Views of Honolulu are also fun from the tower. Both rooms clean and comfortable.
Not as good: The location is over a bus line resulting in lots of transient traffic just outside. 4 out of 7 nights had long bouts of screaming easily heard 30 stories up. Not the hotels fault, just is-what-it-is in a city.
Parking: You will want a car because walking vacation locations are limited. It will cost $25 each night to park it, we were given a spot 7 levels up and against a wall. Minor annoyance to move the car before loading passengers, but driving up and down 7 levels gets old quickly each day.
Good spot as long as you understand what it is. Not sure I would bring kids if I had them.
Cheap run down hotel
(Maple Ridge, Canada)
This hotel is in a run down neighbourhood. Don’t go out at night. The rooms were worn out. Carpets were dirty and ragged. Beds were OK. The restaurant was a ‘sports ‘ bar type. The hotel book suggested McD’s for breakfast. Traffic noises were heard on the 19th floor.
Long Term Stay (Hotel)
I was sent over to Honolulu for two months by my company and needed long term accommodation. I spoke to the manager at Aston at the Executive Centre and was given a great long term stay deal in a room with a kitchen, laundry and beautiful views. I have very little complaints about this hotel. I felt safe and comfortable the entire visit and it was centrally located to stores and anything I would need. The front desk staff were always helpful when I had questions and were wonderful about bringing me up a working key when mine would demagnitize (nearly once a week likely because I didn't notice it touching my phone!)
The only con(?) I have is the fire alarm appears to be very sensitive and went off twice during my stay. I was 30+ floors up and both times the fire alarm went off, I had to walk down 30+ flights of stairs to find out it was a false alarm. However, nice to know that if there ever was a real fire you would be informed! I just wish there was a firefighter poll down to the bottom floor for top floor residences. 😂
Not bad for the price you’ll pay. Beautiful room! Awesome view from the 23rd floor! Nice amenities in the room. Only thing that was disappointing... they provide good coffee for the coffee maker in the room, but I had no coffee cups...?! I told the front desk upon checking out and they replied “I’m so sorry sir. You should have called, we would have run some up to you right away.” I have no reason not to believe that. Staff was very helpful with keeping my bags all day after checking out and not having a flight until later in the evening. All in all, highly recommended!
The only hotel in downtown
So it’s a bit different. Lobby is accessed via escalators to below street level.
Rooms have amazing views.
Rating of 4 stars reflects location, views and convenience. Otherwise it’s bed on a nice clean room.
Lovely front desk.
It’s not a resort.
It’s not the best hotel to bring a family for a vacation unless it’s centered around downtown and Chinatown