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 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 ...
terrible, not even close to as advertised
I got the best room here in advance, partly because I saw how the rooms vary. This suite was clean. That's the only good thing about the whole thing. Be prepared to pay for parking just to check in. The lobby area is nice. The parking garage is creepy. The elevators opened onto a hallway better suited to a 1980 horror film, narrow, totally unappealing, big padlocks on the doors, a lawyers office. And it smelled. It hit you in the face as soon as you stepped into the hall. Super creepy. The view was terrible, barely ocean. Cheap furnishings, uncomfortable furniture. The good reviews for this place sound like they were on an entirely different property. I would never stay here again. It is managed by Aston and while the staff are nice enough, they're just a managing agent and really don't care.
Good location when working downtown in need of updating
(Princeton Junction, NJ)
Executive Center is the only downtown Honolulu location. It is a condominium hotel. If you have baggage can be a challenge as the main lobby is accessable by an escalator or you have to find the single elevator that is not obviously marked and use an intercom for access. The staff is accommodating, friendly and helpful. the location is great if your business is downtown, you are needing a nights accommodation before or after taking a cruise. The rooms are dated and in need of a refresher. Wall paper peeling, carpets frayed, cabinets dated. the linens were good and the soaps and amenitities. The unit had a small frigdge and an old dated electric cook top. TVs are new with cable and internet provided as part of the package. Parking is available for an additonal charge and like many downtown places spaces are tight but at least they are available when you have a car. Being downtown you get all the noise of the city even on the 25th floor. It was great for our use since we had to work at the court house within easy walking distance.
Great location and comfy accommodations
I love coming to this business hotel because of the easy access to the area in downtown honolulu. i never get the same type of room twice. The room i had was a large corner room with two double beds with a separate living area. The bedroom had lots of space and nice mountain views of diamond head. My plane came in late so unluckily all the eating places i wanted to eat at were closed. It was a quiet and comfortable evening though.