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.
I debated for so long and read review after review on almost every hotel in Waikiki for over a year , yes I'm a compulsive planner . It drives my kids crazy . They say just once they'd like to go to a gas station I haven't yelped or studied on TripAdvisor . And they are not exaggerating . My debate was this : did I want to stay in one of the nice resorts with a nice pool and settle for a city view room because I didn't want to pay the big price for the ocean view or did I want to stay at this Aston Waikiki circle and give up having a pool and a fancy resort to have an ocean front view . I chose the circle , and although I have a couple complaints , I am happy with my decision . To be able to wake up and walk on to your balcony and watch surfers under the rainbows , that's why you stay here . Now , one of my complaints is a big one that you should know if you are booking this hotel for the ocean front view . CONSTRUCTION ! NOISY ALL DAY , CRANE LIFTING BRICKS , JACK HAMMERING ALL DAY ! we stayed in an ocean front room on the 13 th floor which was directly across from the construction . At first I was upset and tried moving rooms but they didn't have anything else . I was a little upset that there was no warning by the hotel letting us know this would be going on . The construction is not on this hotel and not their fault but there should have been a warning or a discount . If you can get one of the ocean front rooms that is straight facing the ocean or facing towards diamond head that would be much better . It's not directly across from the construction so I imagine a little less noise . You want a room that ends in 4 or 5 if in an ocean front room . Ours was 1306. Although the construction was an annoyance it did not ruin our time and I would choose this hotel again . It is that worth it to have that view and the proximity to the ocean and to many food places . There is an abc store to your left and to your right . These stores are literally on every corner . They have everything from toiletries to souvenirs . We are at eggs and things downstairs twice . Don't let the long line scare you away , you get a menu while in line , order when you get to front of line so when seated your food is on it's way in a few minutes and worth it . You get 10% off if staying at the circle . We walked to dukes steakhouse and Cheesecake Factory a couple of times , about 5-7 minute walk. We even walked to ala Mona center one night to eat at bubba gump shrimp . It took us about 25 minutes to walk it and we took the pink trolley back . There is no fancy lobby . When the elevator door opens you are looking st the beach which we thought was a cool feeling . The front desk gives you beach towels and there are floaties , chairs and boogie boards for your use . You just grab what you want but get it early because they get taken up . The room was small . It was just me and my daughter so it was fine. The shower would be another minor complaint . It's small which I could deal with but to not get the water to go all over the floor took some skill. The shower head faces you as your trying to turn it on and you have to open the curtain to turn it on so ..... make sure you put a towel on the floor when starting it . The beds were not the best but not the worst . The pillows were flatter than I prefer but you get 3 per bed .
Don't rent a car the whole time you are there , why pay over $20 a night to park when there is a hertz rental car next door at the Hyatt open from I believe 8 a.m and doesn't close until 9 p.m. We rented from there twice for one day rentals it takes three minutes to walk over there .
If I ever go back to Waikiki I will stay here again hoping for no construction . I suggest calling the hotel and asking for a room facing away from construction .
Stop off on way back from hectic sightseeing in new York
Got an upgrade to Ocean Front view but only on second floor. We paid extra but would have been nicer to be higher. Gave a credit card for final payment but said to reception we would be back to pay balance in cash. instead of processing credit card. The reception staff seemed to be ok with this. When we went back to pay we were informed he had processed credit card and it couldn't be changed. His reason, there are just so many tourists he forgot. Also now I am home they have taken a further $20 after check out with no explanation. I have emailed them but no reply as yet.
Great place to stay in Honolulu
(Burleigh Waters, QLD)
We had a 8th floor ocean view apartment, it was perfect for us. It’s centrally located to everything. Eggs and Things restaurant below. No pool but we swim at the beach anyway so that didn’t worry us. It was very clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Couldn’t ask for more!
Yes walk out of the lift and see Waikiki in all its all it’s glory. The motels decor and facilities may be a bit dated but perhaps that is the character of this motel. All rooms have a balcony (only small) view of the beach and ocean with only a short stroll to all that Waikiki offers.
Prime location in Waikiki!
So happy we booked the Aston Waikiki Circle. The hotel is older but clean and well kept (and it’s in the shape of a circle so if you have young kids they will certainly love that fact!). The location is the selling feature as it is right across the street in the midst of Waikiki beachfront, many shops and restaurants nearby. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful - we took a $30 upgrade to an “ocean view” which gave us a partial view (don’t be confused with “ocean front”) but we were even able to take a look inside the three rooms available to pick our favourite view. The beds were firm but comfortable and the room was roomy. The bathroom was quite small and could have used a few more hooks or a shower clothesline to hang up our wet beach stuff everyday but otherwise we were very happy with our stay.