Aston at the Waikiki Banyan is a long-time favorite among Kamaaina and return visitors alike, emanating a traditional Hawaii atmosphere that so many love. Located one block away from the excitement of Kalakaua Avenue, it’s close to shopping and restaurants but slightly removed to the peaceful side of Waikiki. Aston at the Waikiki Banyan offers on-site conveniences that include an activities desk, coffee shop, and a large recreation deck that features barbecue grills, a basketball and tennis court, a kid's playground area, a swimming pool, and two jet spas. Add to the excitement, views of the Waikiki cityscape and you’ve got hours of fun in the Hawaiian sun.
The only advantage this hotel has is the location. The rooms and building are very outdated. The beds were very uncomfortable and old. The elevators consistently had issues. The interior hallways were in very poor shape. The door lock would stick. It wasn't worth the money saved. Skip it if you can.
Affordable condo close to Waikiki beach
(Maple Valley, United States)
This condo was only a 3-5 minute walk from the beach and 1/2 the cost of beachfront hotels. Was easily walkable to International Marketplace and restaurants too. All staff encountered were friendly. The building and the rooms are old and outdated but that is not a big deal to me. Everything worked and was clean. The lanai was small but worked for two people (would not have worked well for more than that). There was a small view of the ocean and the mountains. The walls are thin but there weren't many people on my floor due to Covid so wasn't a big deal. Traffic noise got louder as the week went on too. Occupancy definitely picked up by the time we left (close to Spring Break). Parking garage was fine. Lowest prices of any hotel around too! Most of the recreation deck was closed (I think for remodeling or repairs?) The grills are "pay to use" and you aren't supposed to bring down glass but everything in your unit is glass so not sure how that was supposed to work. Don't know if there are grill tools there or not. The pool was a decent size and the water felt good, not too cold. The hot tub was a little small but there are two so it worked out ok. Each tub fit 4 adults well with distancing but could hold 8 in normal times. No pool towels are provided so you have to take bath towels. Complementary movies and PlayStation games are available but we did not use either. The bed was comfortable but wobbled whenever anyone rolled over. AC unit is in the living area so if you close the bedroom door it got stuffy in there. Bathroom was small but again, with only two of us, was doable. Have to go through the bedroom to get to the bathroom. We have stayed at Aston properties before and have not been disappointed. I will take an older couch and carpet and a short walk to the beach to save on expenses. Everything worked, was clean and staff was friendly. I felt safe in the area walking by myself. That is what matters to me.
It was a nice relaxing hotel!!! However the elevators took to long and there service wasn’t the greatest had to go down stairs to get my own shampoo and stuff and the security at the pool was very rude.
Misleading! Heavy construction until April 30, 2021
My stay is from March 29 - April 4, 2021. Hence, I have just arrived, still here, and contemplating on going to another hotel. First, they do not tell you that their property is under construction until end of April, 2021. First day I arrived, there was no water for a few hours... not good when you just really wanna shower after a long plane ride. Next morning at 8am I was awaken by construction work, LOUD drilling on the walls that lasted for hours!!! Their room floors are soo dirty. Their hallways are filled with construction dust and dirt. For $200 per night, I can definitely find a better place. The one thing that upsets me most is, they don’t disclose that this property is under construction. Very misleading!
Great place for price!
(Big Lake, Alaska)
Overall this place looks good however the pictures are misleading as to what the room actually looks like just do not have high expectations if you book here! The rooms were dated and not as pictured! Parking reasonably priced! Nice staff!