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.
It was my first visit to Hawaii and definitely not my last all because of this gem. The hotel's in the heart district of Waikiki with rooms that are directly facing towards the ocean within affordable price range compared to the other hotels in the area. I stayed in an oceanfront room on the upper floor and the view was absolutely gorgeous especially to watch how the sun rises & sets daily. The staff was a top-notch, reflects on their manager Mr. Kevin Wong. I love John & Jane and the housekeepers, they were very hospitable! I work in the hospitality industry and I can say it was truly an excellent 5* service. Do not forget to swing by at Eggs n' Things which was on-site to have a delicious breakfast! Couldn't wait to go baaack!!! :)
A little gem at Waikiki
This was my 4th stay at this hotel and I really don’t want to stay anywhere else when I visit Waikiki, I just love it! The location is superb and the rooms are bright and clean. Yes they are a little on the small side but who cares when you have the amazing views from the ocean front rooms! The staff on the front desk are always super friendly and nothing is too much ch trouble. Big shoutout to ‘the goddess’ who changed our room to a better location and a higher floor , that was much appreciated. And also to John who remembered me from my last visit 2 and a half years ago. Such lovely people and nothing was too much trouble. Can’t wait to come back and stay here again!
Love this hotel. Great location. Nice ocean view. Cute decorations. Boutique style. Clean with friendly helpful staff. Do not expect frills and thrills. It is not a high end fancy hotel. Rooms are small with only showers. Parking is limited. Enjoy it for what it is. Don’t hate it for what it isn’t
Location is key
The location of this hotel is perfect, across from beach and on the main street. Rooms are very clean and serviced daily. The staff are very friendly and if booking any tours, Tina down stairs is amazing. Also you can get free DVD rentals for those quiet nights in. This hotel is perfect if you are after a simple place to stay, with no extras which means cheaper resort fee.
Basic hotel in the heart of waikiki
This place has been around for quite some time and is now part of the Aston chain. The hotel has an unusual design. It is basically a cylinder with the rooms situated on the outside part like wedges of pie. All the rooms have a lanai or balcony but unless you really want the full on ocean view, not partial view, (which costs more), just go with the city view.
Bathrooms are clean and functional. AC unit is built into the wall. I think mine needs to have the filter cleaned or something. I was waking up in the middle of the night with a sore throat. Tried higher temp setting, still the same thing. When I turned it off completely at night, I felt much better.
Rooms have a safe and a TV.. you can rent movies from the front desk for free. Actually, it’s not free. It’s part of the so called resort fee or amenities fee which almost all hotels charge in Waikiki. It’s 25 dollars a day and a total ripoff, but it’s a mandatory fee. To call this a resort fee is a joke. No swimming pool but Waikiki beach is right across the street.
WiFi is included in rate. There is a highly popular breakfast place attached to the hotel which provides a 10 percent discount for hotel guests. However, lines are very long to get in there.
The hotel also offers parking underneath the building for a fee. However, parking is limited. I think they have 22 spots so if you plan to rent a car and use their parking, I would call ahead and see if you can reserve in advance. Several times while I was there, it was listed as full at the lobby.
Staff is friendly and helpful and I think it’s generally good value for money but keep in mind it is an aging property.