- good location
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Stay was okay
SarahS_07 (Rockhampton, Australia)
First of all, location of hotel is good, friendly staff and hotel room was comfortable. However, wifi was absoloutly abysmal. Was told to connect to the hotel wifi with strongest signal...this did not work at all in the room. It would constantly drop in out of service or it would connect and then disconnect after about 1 minute. Air con wasnt working for first couple of days, didnt worry about it as there was a nice breeze. Notified reception when it was needed as it was muggy. It worked for one day and went to use the next day and didnt work again. Didnt bother asking to get fixed again as the breeze came back for the last couple of days.
Comfortable enough for a short visit
SFcatamount (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Our family of three was in Oahu for a couple nights before hopping over to another island and the Ewa was exactly what we needed: a reasonably priced, comfortable hotel in a good location for a short stay. Pros: Price (relative to other places in Waikiki), location (short walk to the beach and pretty easy access by car to other nearby sights). Comfortable beds. In-room fridge was handy. Lots of eating options nearby for all budgets. Our room was on the seventh floor and we enjoyed a quiet, undisturbed stay. No lanai but could catch a glimpse of the ocean from the window which was unexpected. Front desk staff helpful and friendly. Cons: Yes, it's an older property but seems well maintained. The one elevator is old and slow, but better than nothing ... just be prepared to wait. Parking is nearly non-existent and expensive (par for the course in Waikiki). Of those that do exist, the spaces are very tight and hard to get into. We felt lucky to find the Ewa and I must say I've spent more for lesser places in previous trips to Waikiki.
Good-bad-good: Good: Location is great! Right in Waikiki and Diamondhead in sight. Numerous shops and restaurants very close. Bad: When we first got there, they put us in a tiny and umbelievably noisy room. It was like sleeping IN the elevator and RIGHT NEXT to our neighbors' TV. Would have ruined our stay on Oahu. However,... Good: ...once we talked to the front desk they immediately gave us a beautiful and quieter room and we had a wonderful time!
Careful hidden charges
drkreitzer (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
Awesome location lovely staff but hidden charges the anemities cost you 17.00 a day extra on your bill. Not sure why everything can’t just b straight forward That charge was for newspaper which I never saw and shuttle service which I never used and internet we are in the middle of a medical emergency and really don’t need the surprises added to an already expensive scary time
Just the right location
The Ewa Hotel was just what I wanted. It's a budget conscious hotel near the beach, waikiki strip, the local bus and an awesome food truck (Mami's Empanadas). It is a good hotel (decor is of the 80's) with friendly staff. It's maybe not as fancy as those on the strip, however it is clean, friendly and recommended for its price point. The rooms have enough space for you to spread out, bathroom is good and beds are comfy and on site laundry at an affordable price. We opted for a kitchenette to save $$ on meals and opted to do breakfast ourselves most days using the facilities and getting supplies from ABC Store or Food Pantry. Good location at the Honolulu Zoo end of the strip.