"After a long trip from the mainland, we were given a warm welcome by the staff. We stayed there 3 times in April 2017. The hotel is located on a side ... " More

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Hotel Description

Aqua Oasis puts you in the center of Honolulu, 1.5 km (1 mi) from Honolulu Zoo and 2 km (1.2 mi) from Waikiki Aquarium. Highlights at this hotel include free continental breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, and a bar/lounge.

All 93 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, furnished balconies, and iPod docks. You'll find nice touches like soaking tubs and free toiletries to enhance your stay. Sitting areas, refrigerators, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

This smoke-free hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Additionally, you'll find coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

You'll be 2.2 km (1.4 mi) from Ala Moana Center and 3.7 km (2.3 mi) from University of Hawaii at Manoa with a stay at this 3-star Waikiki hotel.

Standard Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$120 per night

Junior Suite, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Junior Suite

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Aqua Oasis ratings based on 24 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Retro 50's hotel with very friendly staff !

Pros: The staff's friendliness and their efforts to make our stay comfortable.
Cons: The pool is rather small, however, the property size appears to limit having a large pool.
Location: Great location on a side street, close to Waikiki shopping, restaurants and beach all walking distance from the hotel.
After a long trip from the mainland, we were given a warm welcome by the staff. We stayed there 3 times in April 2017. The hotel is located on a side street away from the busy traffic of Waikiki. Even though the hotel is an older retro 50's style, it was clean, and most importantly, the staff made many efforts to make our stay comfortable. They gave us a very good impression compared to many 4-star hotels stays in the past. The Koi pond and waterfall area is very relaxing.

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 14, 2017 by yasu

Aloha, It was a pleasure and and honor to host you folks and having you here as one of us!! Thank you very much for staying with us. See you folks next time! Mahalo,

5 out of 5

Aqua Oasis stay

This was a very pleasant experience. The hotel on Lewers St. is near all the action. The staff was great especially the valets. The room was comfy, great bed, pillows, showers. Cont. Bkfst acceptable but nothing special. They had this cute little garden off the lobby where you can smoke your cigar, complete with waterfall and koi pond. We will stay here again as overall it was great value for money spent.

Posted by on Apr 24, 2016

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5 out of 5

I have been telling everyone about Aqua Joy

Room was clean. Staff very helpful, asked for a taxi, valet got me a limo for the same price. Didn't partake in the free breakfast went next door to Freds. But sat in outside courtyard for the yummy coffee. I will always stay here when I visit grandkids. Best place to stay for shopping and dining. Come with room in suitcase.

Posted by , from Milwaukee, WI on Jul 19, 2013

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4 out of 5

Family trip

Booked two rooms here and was very pleased, got the full kitchen 1bedroom and was stocked with kitchenware with a set of four. Ac will freeze you out at night had the penthouse full wrap around balcony, 5 blocks from beach and 1-1/2 mile from zoo walked there but cabed it home. Front desk extremely helpfull with booking all excursions 4 total helped book a day rental car for us. Quiet well kept neighborhood convient, main shopping stores Prada, coach, Louie,Gucci  mall across the street. Great fine dinning or fast food all around, wonderful boutique s to shop at in every direction. Continental breakfast daily, pastries juices coffee, toast fruits. Rooms clean staff freindly

Posted by , from Chicago on Jun 25, 2013

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3 out of 5

Decent hotel for location/price

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, close to beach
Cons: Noisy, too firm beds
We stayed a week, it all the basic necessities. It was clean for being an older building. There was some peeling paint here & there but other than that it was good. Staff was helpful and answered any questions. Parking is at a premium so the $20/day for valet wasn't actually all that bad. You get in/out privilege which you don't get in a parking garage.

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012

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3 out of 5

Good value for the price

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, close to shopping, close to beachwalk
Cons: Noisy
For the price and location, I would recommend this place. The room was clean but small, the lanai overlooked the street so the view wasn't great. We had a mini-frig but wish we had a microwave too. The worst part was the placement of the air condition unit which was above the bed over your head. Cold air would blow at you while you were sleeping and if you turned it off, the room would get hot and it smelled musty and moldy. The carpeting felt a bit damp-either from the air conditioning, the humidity outside or ??? The staff was pleasant and helpful though especially the parking guys. Pool was really tiny so we didn't use it. Free continental breakfast was not bad especially the fresh fruit.

Posted by , from Whittier, CA, USA on Oct 19, 2012

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2 out of 5

was too high for the value of the hotel.

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
Cons: No free Internet, Poor breakfast, no wifi to use
Hotel is the size of a motel. if you like to spend a lot of time in your room while on vacation then this is not for you. if you only need a place to msleep and put your belongings but are mainly on the go then its for you. they charge a $10 a day fee for the use of items whether you use them or not.thumbs down on this hotel. breakfast consists of toast and muffins.

Posted by , from Lancaster, TX, USA on Jun 22, 2012

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4 out of 5

A comfortable low key place to stay. Not fancy or new but we like it.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
We have stayed here 3 times now. Last visit was 5-17-12 for 9 nights. The hotel is older and not fancy. But the people are very welcoming. The location works for us. It is a reasonable walk to the beach. Driving access to the rest of the island is easy from this location. There is a bus stop nearby also. The continental breakfast is simple. The coffee is good. You are eating in the open air lobby so know that you have to guard your food from the local sparrows who are capable of moving an entire piece of bread off your plate. We stayed in a standard room with king bed this time. The suites with a full kitchen worked well when we had our sons with us. Internet is a wire connection in your room, cost covered in 10 dollar a day fee which also covers paper and room safe ( and free movie & game rentals - not that we wanted them).

Posted by , from Illinois, USA on May 31, 2012

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1 out of 5

Not worth it.

Cons: Noisy, Poor breakfast
Had I known the hotel was situated over two very popular bars that blast loud music and have noisy patrons who yell and carry on into the wee hours of the morning we would have stayed elsewhere. We are on the 9th floor facing the street and we have to turn the fan on full blast and huddle under the covers freezing to avoid the noise. Ruined my otherwise peaceful honeymoon, will not come back when we return to Hawaii.

Posted by , from San Diego, CA, USA on May 20, 2012

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4 out of 5

Good price

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants
Cons: Noisy
Have stayed at the Waikiki Joy prior. Overall it is a good price, but not luxury. Shower curtain had some mold and maid forgot to bring more shampoo. But overall cant be beat. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Posted by , from Idaho, USA on Apr 14, 2012

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Property Features

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available. Public spaces have free WiFi. An outdoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at Aqua Oasis. Parking is available for a fee. This 3-star Honolulu hotel is smoke free.

  • 93 guestrooms or units
  • 11 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Honolulu, HI (HNL-Daniel K. Inouye Intl.) (15.2 km / 9.4 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Aqua Oasis offers 93 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Honolulu hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Sitting area
  • Deep soaking tub
  • IPod dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a sauna. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 5 children 2 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 30 per night.


  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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.


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

  • Resort fee: USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Pool access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Shuttle service
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Housekeeping
  • 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.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 30 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 30 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30 per night

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

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Up to 5 children 2 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.