- good location
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
danatsuchitori (Honolulu, Hawaii)
This may not be a high-end resort like the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach, but their staff, especially hotel manager, Maryknoll, made sure my requests were followed through. Upon my arrival, I had no complications whatsoever like I had at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach. My room with a king bed was ready on a high floor at the end off the hall, just as I requested with hotel manager, Maryknoll, day before my arrival. Upon my checkout at 12noon, hotel manager, Maryknoll, sincerely apologized for no late checkouts, because of a group arrival, and extended her arm with her business card and said if you need anything else, please don’t hesitate to call me. Overall, this hotel may not be a high-end resort like Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach, but their staff and manager just know how accommodate their guests needs without complications.
Suited our purpose
Nomadgirl1946 (Batehaven, Australia)
Staying here beginning and end of May to break the trip between Australia and the US and Canada and return to Australia we found the motel handy to the shops and Waikiki Beach and surrounds. First stay found us in a clean and comfortable room with lanai. Staff friendly. However, lift was broken for 1 day which meant carrying our bags up 4 flights of stairs. Return visit we were placed in a very small room adjacent to lift - part of an adjoining suite I assume as there was a locked door in room and we could hear the voices and TV of next room. Felt very uncomfortable with little walking space and one partner had to get out of bed by climbing to the end of bed as it was against the wall. Tap on bathroom basin faulty and we worried we might be held accountable if it completely failed. Not acceptable. We requested another room and the staff obliged. Our biggest problem was the $15.00 per day service fee which includes US Today (overseas visitors have no topical interest in this paper), water in the foyer (why would you bother sitting in a small foyer to drink water), replenish coffee in room daily (this is normally a part of motel service and the coffee sachets only allow for 2 cups a day), shuttle to Ala Moana shops which one would only use once in a short stay of 3 days and local phone calls which most US motels provide as a part of room costing. This fee also allows for Internet access and in room safe which most motels provide free of charge anyway and additional inclusions (whatever that means). One has to pay this fee but in my opinion it is a form of "made up greed" for more money. An old motel but clean and tidy overall.
Needs a Face Lift ASAP
Location is great, but don't think your getting the best of the best. Front desk desperately needs a new desk, roof, furniture, clean windows, etc. As for the room, I didnt even want to stay here after witnessing nothing but stains, nasty vents, shower was moldy, and room smelt of mold. Stove looked outdated MAJORLY, and the room just smelt out. From what I was told from an employee, they weren't able to get an update on the resorts, cause their sister resort needed to get done BEFORE this one. In my opinion, this resort should have been the TOP one on my list to get replenished and fixed! BEWARE!!
has a stovetop oven
Mold was growing on the inside of the bathroom door. This makes me wonder if the have cleaned their Air Conditioning system ever. The room had an unpleasant odor. They make you pay an additional fee to use their WiFi and facilities when you check in.
Short walk to the beach
John W (Saskatoon)
We enjoyed staying at the Ewa Hotel because of their rates and the distance to Waikiki Beach. We arrived before our room was ready, and had no problems leaving our bags there till our room was ready. The hotel is 2 blocks from the beach, which made it close enough to easily walk there, but far enough to avoid some of the noise. The hotel also offers a sun deck on the 8th floor, which is a great place to enjoy a cool drink and take in the rays.