- good location
Solid pick at a reasonable price
onbalance (Northern California)
For its location and price, the Ewa Hotel is a solid choice in the Waikiki area. Sure, the physical condition of the rooms and hallways are not the newest or cleanest. But we got a room for three people that included three single beds, a TV, a two-burner stove, fridge, and microwave at a reasonable rate. Breakfast is not included, but the in-room wi-fi is stable and relatively fast. If you need a parking space (extra charge), be sure to check-in as early as you can, because there's a limited number of spaces available. The biggest annoyances were the added fees that are not included in the advertised room rate. That practice is so common among hotels now that it's confusing and almost impossible to compare total price, which is, unfortunately, exactly what hotels want to do.
Scary Elevator Condition
Don't be deceived by the pictures posted online!!! Definitely on the contrary and were taken probably 30 years ago. It needs a complete renovation. Because of the scary condition of their one and only elevator, we used the stairs all the time. The only thing nice about this place is its location.
Z2025TEmichaelt (Honolulu, Hawaii)
This place is horrible. Filthy. You just feel dirty staying here. Male front desk agent at night was very rude. No deadbolt on door. Toilet made noise all night. NO CLOSET OR HANGERS EVEN!!! No outside guests after 10pm. Very limited parking. Will never stay here again and suggest you don’t either.
Good hotel. No issues.
Dated hotel, needs some updating. A little less expensive than other hotels in the area. Coffee provided was Excellent. No frills but all we did was sleep there anyway so it was fine. Walking distance to a beach. Long but walkable distance to the shopping. Elevator was clunky but worked. Covered parking area a bit small but was nice to have. Did not like paying the $30 extra a day for parking. And was not expecting an additional $130 cleaning fee, but we had booked through a different site, not Ewa directly.
Between Hostels and High End
The Ewa Hotel reminds me of a cross between some places I've lived. I've lived in cinder-block military barracks, and I've lived in an old building in San Francisco. Like the SF apartment, it's close to natural beauty. One of the reasons I chose the Ewa between the lower-cost hotels is that instead of window air-conditioning units; noise right over the bed, the Ewa has quieter units, and they work well. The other reason is proximity to Waikiki Wall / Queen's Beach. The cleaning staff is excellent and pro-active about removing wet towels to keep humidity down. One disappointment - the roof deck is not handicap accessible - the elevator stops the floor below. During our stay, the other guests were friendly and the staff was excellent. Advice from another review - get a balcony unit! Even though the balcony is small, we were very glad to have it.