- good value
The hotel is definitely showing its age. The room was well care for. The pool deck was a hazard. I slipped just by normal walking to the stairs. I saw a couple of kids slip and fall. I don’t bounce as well as I used too, so I am more careful
Our first time at the Ilikai
We liked it very much. We made use of the full size refrigerator, microwave, dishes, and silverware. A pleasant surprise was the availability of beach chairs that we could check out, and return as needed. We will stay there again when we go back to Honolulu.
Classic Waikiki high rise
Triciapedia (Washington DC, District of Columbia)
One of the first skyscrapers on Waikiki, the Ilikai is well recognized by any viewer of shows based In Hawaii. The location is convenient to downtown, Waikiki, and Ala Moana. You’ll have to walk a bit to get to the beach, more so than the neighboring Hilton property, but it’s not far and you’ll likely appreciate the cost savings on the room rate. There are two pools, plus a handful of helpful shops and restaurants right in the building. The suites are comfortable and spacious, with the Ocean View absolutely delivering. Of course there are some other buildings in the way, but that’s just Waikiki. I found the kitchen to be clean, modern and pretty well appointed, same with the bathroom. A dishwasher would have been nice, but it certainly wasn’t promised. Laundry is available on each floor. Some of the furnishings looked their age, but overall a pleasant experience.
Hotel is clean, rooms are clean, most staff are friendly to guests (but not all are friendly to locals), valet was WONDERFUL, the elevator wait time was horrible but it’s a popular hotel so expect the wait time. Love the full kitchen and the spacious rooms! We love staying here!
Great Location/Refreshed Decor
bruschettagirl (Portland, Oregon)
We stayed in an oceanview/sunset view room on the 25th floor, which was lovely. It had almost a full-sized kitchen with new appliances and the decor otherwise was refreshed (art work/carpet/bed and bed linens/bathroom/etc.). The sunsets from our lanai were lovely. With the ABC Market across the street, you can buy breakfast/lunch items for the refrigerator and enjoy these meals on your lanai. There is an interesting small pool on the 2nd floor level/terrace, that they are trying to have as "Adults Only", but sometimes that worked in theory, not practice. That pool had large plastic lounge chairs in it, for even more relaxation.