- good location
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I booked this hotel last minute, 5 days prior to stay via Hotels.com, then tried to cancel 4 days prior because of an emergency. They were "happy to cancel" but no refunds were allowed. On hotels.com, I could cancel but Ewa hotel would charge a penalty that was the same amount as my stay. I think that's a great business model, to then make the room available to "other guests who may need a place" so they can sell the room again. But I am not ever going to stay here for the unsympathetic and inflexible approach they have to making money.
Wandererz808 (Honolulu, Hawaii)
I checked in here as me and a friend were going out for a night of drinks and did the responsible thing and got a room to avoid a DUI. So we checked in and out the door in 5 minutes. This morning when we woke up I found BLOOD ON THE WALL and a chair has a dent on it!! Like someone had a party before I checked in. I better not be charged for this as I reported this things. I was told housekeeping will be up.. No housekeeping ever came. I felt disgusted looking at blood on the wall and no one coming I showered in case there are more blood in the area. With having the feeling that this isn’t important to them I checked out and reported to the gentleman in the front. His excuse was “maybe they were waiting for you to check out” so to tell me you rather wait for someone to have contact with blood that can contain viruses that can survive 1 week outside of the body. Didn’t have the feeling they cared enough with my complaint as I wasn’t yelling and remain calm and respectful. Side note. Hotel runs out of parking quickly so be aware and get parking early. Room was nice and good. Except the main complaint above. Hotel is a bit hidden but value was great. Great place for the price but customer service isn’t their strong ability.
Awesome budget hotel
Mitchhawaii (Kealakekua, Hawaii)
This is one of the better budget hotels. It is also an older property but the amenities, especially for Kamaaina's makes It a great deal. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly, and you bet I'll be staying here again, versus Pagoda or Ambassador Hotel. I stayed her for 6 nights for work, so needed parking. The day I checked in, parking was sold out, so they recommended the zoo which is close by. My room had a comfortable bed, and room was clean. Shower was clean, and water hot. AC cool, no problems at all. My only complaint is one elevator, but it is an older hotel. Kamaaina use their website for specials because it is an Aston Hotel property. The person I interacted with the most is Justin at the front desk, who was very friendly and helpful. I read all of the reviews on another review site, and it's like people pay cheap and expect high class. In this hotels case, you get way more then you pay for.
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.