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"The staff was very friendly and helpful. Good location near restaurants and shopping. Hotel itself was dated. Coffee bar in lobby was great for bre ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 31 Dec 2017

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Hawaii Convention Center

Close to the beach

Within a 15-minute walk of this Waikiki hotel, you'll find Hawaii Convention Center and Ala Moana Center. Also, Magic Island is within half a mile (1 km) and Royal Hawaiian Center is within 2 miles (3 km).

Outdoor pool, terrace

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Valet parking, a 24-hour business center, and a coffee shop are also offered.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 60 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include room service, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls.

Classic Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$149 per night

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Equus ratings based on 76 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Equus

Everyone (9) Business (1)
3 out of 5

Friendly staff

The staff was very friendly and helpful. Good location near restaurants and shopping. Hotel itself was dated. Coffee bar in lobby was great for breakfast.

Posted by , from Pennsylvania on Dec 31, 2017

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5 out of 5

Wonderful Hotel

Pros: Everthing!
Cons: Nothing!
Location: It near to everything, everything is walking distance, if you love walking and use it as form of exercise
We had such a wonderful time in the island, this is our first trip to Hawaii and for the first time I don't want to go home.

Posted by , from Beaverton,Oregon on Sep 8, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 3, 2017 by *

Mahalo for the kind review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at our property, as well as the location, and all the area has to offer. We are thrilled to hear you loved the island as well. It was a pleasure to host you, and we hope to see you again soon! With aloha from the Equus 'ohana, Rachel Balzan Guest Services

5 out of 5

Nice location very central to everything in town

Pros: Every thing was at the heart of everything the beach shopping center the bus system was really good the staff was pleasant very informative
Location: The beach is walking distance from the Hotel
Room was comfortable had a small refrigerator in my room with a coffee maker a very large selection for cable so many channels I was amazed

Posted by , from BayArea Alameda on Jul 3, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 14, 2017 by Rachel Balzan/Guest Services

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with positive feedback from your stay. As the last family owned and operated boutique hotel in Waikiki, your business means a lot to us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our team, guest rooms, and location. It was a pleasure to host you, and we hope to see you again soon! With aloha from the Equus 'Ohana, Rachel Balzan Guest Services

5 out of 5

Awesome Hotel in Oahu

Equus far exceeded our expectations. What great personnel and service. This hotel was one of our favorite places to stay in HI.

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016

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5 out of 5
Pros: Location and room layout.
Cons: Relocate cable box, not good for remote. Also, balcony door was hard to move.
Location: Favorite eating places: Red Lobster, Outback Steak House, Buffalo Wild Wings
Great hotel with exceptional Valet service. Also had a balcony to take advantage of, bathroom was isolated from the room itself.

Posted by , from San Diego on Aug 2, 2016

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1 out of 5

Horrible. Dont stay here unless your on a business

Pros: Location.
Cons: Everything.
Location: Mall.
No elevators from the ground floor. Impossible to get a baby stroller up the stairs. No courtesy microwave to warm up bottles or food. Said they had one downstairs, went down and its broken... Rooms are tiny. Super loud couldnt sleep since its right on Ala Moana blvd and windows dont even close correctly. No keys for safe in room. Floors felt wet? Never again.

Posted by , from sf on Oct 15, 2015

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3 out of 5

well-located

The hotel is pretty basic, but otherwise fine. It's well-located for the convention centre and the Chart House is very close.

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015

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4 out of 5

Good location at reasonable price.

Friendly, helpful staff. Efficient rooms. Only downside is a single elevator that doesn't go to the parking.

Posted by on Aug 8, 2015

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2 out of 5

Convenient to restaurants, mall and beach.

Pros: Location convenient to other activities, and had parking,
Cons: Better insulated doors & windows to minimize road noise?
Location: Ala Moana mall is a short walk, also the beach, Army museum, shops and restaurants.
Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Street noise was too loud for sleeping. We got no rest during our entire stay.

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015

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3 out of 5

Nice stay for a reasonable price.

We needed to stay 1 extra night on Waikiki because of our scheduled flight out a day later than our time share rental. This hotel provided a nice place to stay. I would recommend it for a night or 2. Rooms were small but the beds were comfortable with nice bedding. A little loud since the room and balcony are open to the main street.

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015

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Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. An outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at The Equus. Parking is available for a fee. This 3-star Honolulu hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 60 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Water dispenser

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Equus offers 60 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Honolulu hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to noon.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Tax ID - TA-055-058-2272-01

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 25.29 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 1.75 and USD 6.50 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 29.00 per night (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Equus Honolulu
  • Equus Hotel
  • Equus Hotel Honolulu
  • Equus Hotel Honolulu
  • Equus Hotel
  • Equus Honolulu
  • Hotel The Equus Honolulu
  • Honolulu The Equus Hotel
  • Hotel The Equus
  • The Equus Honolulu
  • The Equus an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
  • Equus

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.