If you want to live large, yet save a little in Waikiki, then look no further than the Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel. It is centrally located, right across the street from Waikiki Beach, and close to a number of shopping, dining, and activity destinations. With its amazing ocean views, unbeatable prices, and whimsical architecture (designed to resemble a Chinese lantern), the Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel is bound to put a smile on your face.
Stayed at this hotel for a couple of nights in early May. The booking had been made through my travel agent so i had no preconceived ideas or general info apart that is next to the beach and has great views. Both of these points are very true.
I had arranged transfers from the airport and they will drop you at the kerb in front of the hotel so you will need to haul your luggage up the inclined driveway to the front of the hotel.
Once at the top you will see a window opening on the left that is where you check in. John was very helpful in pointing out that my booking was for a standard room but for an extra $30 per night i could have a beach view room. I paid the the extra and was very happy with the 10th floor view. The room was on the small side but was air conditioned and had an ensuite. There was also a coffee maker, TV and DVD player that were included under your daily service charge. All hotels in Hawaii charge a daily service charge in addition to your room charge. The room was clean and tidy. The road between the hotel and the beach has a lot of one way traffic. You can get the occasional late night motorcycle, drag car or police siren going past. The cafe at the front of the hotel is called Eggs and More. It is very popular and hotel guests get a discount.
I would stay here again. It is well located next to Waikiki beach and has great views.
Prime location budget style hotel.
I stayed at the hotel from 20th to 30th July 2018. The hotel was in a prime location in Waikiki but more of a tower of rooms rather than a hotel really! The reception is a hut in the lobby area (between Eggs and Things and the lift to the bedrooms). The staff here do the job but are not particularly friendly or welcoming. Having said that, one member of staff did sort out a car parking place for me at the hotel, after the first day we had to leave our hire car four blocks away in another hotel, but other than him, they were all fairly surly! Our room (I stayed with one of my daughters) was comfortable (we each had a small double bed), with a good shower in the non-bath room! The housekeeping staff kept our room in good order, with clean towels daily and beds made (although not changed during our stay, as far as I was aware). There is a resort charge of $26 a day, which covered our use of Wifi, a coffee machine in the room, a paper, use of a room safe, use of DVDs (which we used extensively) etc. However, given this is the rate for most hotels, it seemed excessive for the services we actually received at this budget hotel (and added $260 to our final bill!). There were some minor issues, for example, the refrigerator in our room was extremely smelly. We did try and keep a few things in this but they ended up smelling too - so we couldn't store the products in this, we would have liked too i.e. we would have liked to have had some breakfast items (my daughter is vegan, so found it really difficult to cater for her needs, with few restaurants having vegan options) but the state of the fridge made this impossible. If we had had a baby with us and needed to store their food/milk, this fridge would have needed to have been changed - it was awful! The is also construction work going on next door i.e. it appears either another budget style hotel is being built OR apartments, and this commences at 6am in the morning. Not good if you want a lie in!
(Yeovil, United Kingdom)
Stayed here in November last year, price was really reasonable compared to other hotels in the area. The location of this hotel is amazing, right on Waikiki beach, literally come out of the hotel lift, cross the road and you're right there in the perfect spot!
Rooms were cleaned daily, had a coffee machine, small safe, tv had a ps3 with it and reception gave us a card which we could use to rent movies from a machine for free, great choices too, had all the latest releases so this was a pleasant surprise.
Views from the rooms at the front of the hotel are incredible so would recommend spending a little extra for these rooms.
Had a very enjoyable stay in Hawaii, this is a great base for anyone looking to stay in the Waikiki area on a budget.
This is the place I will stay in Waikiki. The location cannot be beat. The beach is at your door with many restaurants and everything else you need. The front desk staff are great. They are professional, take their jobs seriously and do it all with a smile. It is a small boutique hotel with rooms to match. The bathrooms are modest and rooms on the smaller side but perfect for your visit. You won’t find better value, a better location on cleaner spot. The balcony with the beach view was a nice treat for my morning coffee.
Great location and views
We were in Waikiki for 1 night on way home after visiting other islands. Stayed in top floor ocean front room which had an awesome view - for our family of 4 this was perfect for one night as I already knew in advance the room would be tiny and we would have to share two small double beds. If you can accept the small room - it is worth it for the great location and views