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Ilikai Lite

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Comfortable studios in an iconic Waikiki high-rise

Located within renowned Ilikai Hotel is Ilikai Lite, a range of affordable accommodations in traditional decor that still include the services and amenities provided by Ilikai Hotel. The iconic oceanfront Ilikai Hotel is situated on the Ala Wai Yacht Marina at the edge of Waikiki, just two blocks to the Hawaii Convention Center, and a short stroll to Ala Moana Center and Beach Park. A modern paradise blended with nostalgic Hawaiian-style hospitality, guests enjoy two hotel swimming pools, coffee shop & cafe, fitness center, and local favorite Dave’s Hawaiian Ice Cream. All accommodations feature full kitchens and a private balcony.

  • classic
  • good value
  • family-friendly
  • long stays

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Why our guests love us
  • Excellent service. The staff remembers your name when you return.
  • Located on the western side of Waikiki, the hotel is near downtown Honolulu, which makes it ideal for those who not only want to be close to the beach, but also the city center.
  • Those who remember the original “Hawaii 5-0” will recognize the hotel from the famous opening scene with Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett standing on the penthouse balcony overlooking Waikiki Beach.
  • Business travelers who want to get in a little beach time
  • Families who appreciate the oversized accommodations
  • Guests who want to save money by dining in-room
  • Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon
  • Waikiki Beach
  • Hawaii Convention Center
  • Ala Moana Center
  • Honolulu Zoo and Aquarium
  • Diamond Head
  • Neal S. Blaisdell Center
  • Ward Village
  • Kakaako
  • Surfing for all levels
  • The hotel was designed by architect John Graham Jr. who designed Seattle’s Space Needle.
  • The Ilikai was the brainchild of Hawaii developer Chinn Ho, a self-made millionaire, and two California businessmen.
  • The original building features three wings radiating from a central point in a "Y" shape.
  • There are two pools, one on the lobby level and another on the second floor. The second floor pool features lounge chairs inside the water, so you can sit comfortably.
  • Ala Moana Center, the world's largest open-air mall, is located just an easy stroll from the hotel.
  • The Ilikai is one of the closest walkable hotels to the Hawaii Convention Center. It is a gem for patrons of events and conferences at the venue.
  • Catch the Friday night hula and entertainment show and Sunday night entertainment while enjoying some unique locally produced and flavored ice cream treats from Dave’s Hawaiian Ice Cream.
  • Nearby are Magic Island and Ala Moana Beach Park where you'll find calm lapping waters and easy walking paths along sandy beachfronts.
  • Ilikai Lite is TLA approved.
Hotel courtyard

What People Are Saying

Room with couch, TV, lamp, and balcony with ocean view.


Enjoy spacious studios with full kitchens and private balconies.

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Couple relaxing in pool loungers.


Our hotel features two outdoor pools, on-site dining, a fitness center and more.

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Ilikai Lite

1777 Ala Moana Boulevard  Honolulu, HI  96815
Toll Free Reservations: 855-945-4072
Property Direct: 808-944-6333
Fax: 808-947-0892


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