"We were upgraded to a suite on the 44th floor of this hotel, i.e. Penthouse. It was obviously updated in places, others not so much. The carpet was ce ... " More

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Hotel Description

At Aqua Skyline at Island Colony you'll be 1.4 km (0.9 mi) from Honolulu Zoo and 2 km (1.3 mi) from Waikiki Aquarium. Highlights at this property include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchenettes and furnished lanais.

All 740 condos feature LCD TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy coffee/tea makers, free newspapers, and free local calls. Kitchenettes come with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops, making in-room dining convenient. Safes, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This smoke-free property offers a fitness center, a business center, and a rooftop terrace. Additionally, you'll find a free manager's reception, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of a free area shuttle.

You'll be 2.4 km (1.5 mi) from Ala Moana Center and 3.6 km (2.3 mi) from University of Hawaii at Manoa with a stay at this 3-star Waikiki property.

Studio, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$99 per night

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Panoramic Studio, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Panoramic Studio, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Aqua Skyline at Island Colony ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.2 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0
2 out of 5

Do not stay here..you don't get your money's worth

Location: Waikiki beach is a 10min stroll and you're walking through a huge shopping area with restaurants so it doesn't seem like a long walk.
Checking in and out took forever for some reason. The halls reek heavily of cigarette smoke and it gave me a headache almost immediately. The room wasn't as bad, but it just smells like an old place. The beds are hard; it's a 2 star hotel in my opinion and I wouldn't stay there if you want a good nights sleep. You can rent movies&video games, which was a nice amenity, but you have to go off site to catch the transportation. It's a close walk to the beach however (10mins). So there's pros and cons, but I wouldn't recommend this place at all.

Posted by on Oct 9, 2016

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4 out of 5

Close to Waikiki.

Pros: Location and the lanai.
Cons: Carpet in our room was in need of being replaced.
Location: Easy walking distance to Waikiki but you will definitely want a rental car to explore the island. Parking rates are "average" I imagine.
We were upgraded to a suite on the 44th floor of this hotel, i.e. Penthouse. It was obviously updated in places, others not so much. The carpet was certainly dingy, you will want slippers or shoes on. The kitchen was nice but was I not in a hotel? No dishwasher detergent, paper towels etc. The bedroom area was nice, bath nice, lanai spectacular! That being said we were situated on the east side with sunrise views, and views of Waikiki and Diamond Head ... not sure we would have had the same reaction on a different side or lower floor. Easy access though to Waikiki, walking distance. It's beautiful. Parking fees are a bit hefty in addition to hotel charges. Additionally our air conditioning worked great in the bedroom but the rest of the room remained a bit uncomfortable.

Posted by , from Cincinnati, Ohio on Sep 28, 2016

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4 out of 5

Great place to stay

Friend and I (we both now live in Seattle but were born/raised on the Islands) decided to rent a hotel at the last-minute for the 4th of July weekend. This condo/hotel was a great place as our base while we went to the beach & watched fireworks at Ala Moana Shopping Center. Pleasantly surprised with the room and its décor -- very boutique-ish. The only drawback was that our room was right outside the trash chute. While none of the smell got into our room, it was a bit challenging to leave and get back in. We were only there for 2 days plus we spent most of our time outside of the hotel so no biggie for us but might not be for others.

Posted by , from Honolulu, HI, United States on Dec 9, 2013

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1 out of 5

This was a horrendous hotel.

Pros: none!
Cons: bed bugs, filthy, parking cost $25 per day
This hotel was awful. The first room we went to had 1 double bed and a cot - we paid for 2 double beds. Then we were moved to a room with 2 double beds. My friend and I both got bitten up all over by bed bugs. When we lifted the mattress they were very visible. Why hadn't the staff seen these when they were supposed to clean the room? The bathroom was never cleaned. When we complained about the bed bugs and showed them our bites and an actual bug they moved us once again. They said the room was an upgrade but there were knobs missing from the cabinets, the shower curtain was the wrong size meaning we had to soak up the water with the towels. After having saved a year for this trip it was extremely disappointing.

Posted by , from Jenkintown, PA, USA on Sep 6, 2012

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5 out of 5

Excellent Customer Service. Especially the Front Desk at all hours of the day!

Cons: street nosie of people shut in the street
The room on 24th floor very spacious and excellent flow of the trade winds!! View of the Sun rise on 6th floor, mountains to the right and ocean to the left. View I miss living in Texas. The personnel at the Front Desk made me and my friend feel welcomed no, matter what time of day we entered or left the premises. We felt safe leaving our belongs and valuables in the room. Balcony excellent viewing both day and night. The Security Guard surperb making their presence known on the floors, as well and did not just sit at the downstairs station. Only concern was parking, to costly. Contract should be made to reduce hotel patriants use of parking. Also, if they are going to advertise one price plan it should be consistant and not changed from attendant to attendant.

Posted by , from Houston, Texas on Sep 6, 2012

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3 out of 5

They are in the middle of a remodel in parts of the hotel.

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: No free Internet, Noisy, Poor breakfast
I'm hoping the remodel includes freshening up the rooms. Our room was clean but run down. Carpet on the floor was more comfortable than the hard bed. No free internet. It was great having a little convenience store on the 6th floor!

Posted by , from Mesa, Arizona on Apr 7, 2012

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4 out of 5

This hotel was welcoming, but quite dated.

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
We were on the33rd. Beautiful view of diamond head and pieces of the ocean. Nice big balcony, where could see whales out in the ocean.

Posted by , from Saskatoon, Sask. Canada on Feb 11, 2012

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3 out of 5

convenient store inside with reasonable prices, pool is nice jacuzzi wasn't working

Cons: No free Internet
I had a nice stay and would go back to this hotel convenient store inside with reasonable prices, pool is nice jacuzzi wasn't working

Posted by , from makaha on Oct 12, 2011

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4 out of 5

Would Stay Again

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
This hotel was exactly what I was looking for. I was travelling alone, and didn't plan to spend much time in the room. The pool was closed for renovation, and they had mentioned that there would be construction noise during the day, which was OK with me since I was out and about. At night the neighborhood was quiet, and from the 26th floor I could see most of Waikiki lit up below. Situated along the canal, I felt more like a resident and less like a tourist. I could easily walk anywhere in Waikiki, and the bus stopped two blocks away if I wanted to catch a ride out to Pearl Harbor or Honolulu. My room was simple but afforded everything I needed including a refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot. I loved having my morning coffee or evening glass of wine on the balcony.

Posted by , from Seattle on Feb 8, 2011

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4 out of 5

Good location, and gret value

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: No free Internet
For the hotel price and location, it was a good value and accesibility.

Posted by , from san francisco on Feb 4, 2011

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About the Aqua Skyline at Island Colony

Location 445 Seaside Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815

Property Features

Aqua Skyline at Island Colony offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There's a coffee shop/café on site. A free manager's reception is offered. There's an onsite business center. A rooftop terrace, barbecue grills, and a garden are also featured at Aqua Skyline at Island Colony. For a fee, parking is available. This 3-star Honolulu condo is smoke free.

  • 740 guestrooms or units
  • 44 levels
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Kitchenette
  • Free area shuttle
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Honolulu, HI (HNL-Daniel K. Inouye Intl.) (15.1 km / 9.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Aqua Skyline at Island Colony offers 740 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Rooms open to furnished lanais. Accommodations at this 3-star condo have kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. 40-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private lanai (furnished)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • 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

The condo hosts a free manager's reception on select days.

Jaggers Cafe - Onsite café.

Nearby Activities

Across the street and on the other side of the Ala Wai Canal, a public 18-hole golf course offers views of Diamond Head. Three blocks away, guests can visit famous Waikiki Beach for surfing lessons, catamaran cruises, swimming, and outrigger canoe rides. Joggers can head to the path along Ala Wai Canal or the three-mile track at Kapiolani Park, one mile from the hotel.

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

  • Golfing 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 starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 25 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:

  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Shuttle service
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Lending library access
  • 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.

  • Self parking fee: USD 30 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 25 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Aqua Colony
  • Aqua Island Colony
  • Aqua Skyline Island Colony
  • Aqua Skyline Island Colony Condo
  • Aqua Skyline Island Colony Condo Honolulu
  • Aqua Skyline Island Colony Honolulu
  • Colony Island
  • Island Colony
  • Skyline Island
  • Skyline Island Colony
  • Aqua Island Colony Hotel Honolulu
  • Aqua Skyline At Island Colony Hawaii/Honolulu
  • Hotel Island Colony
  • Island Colony Hotel

You should know

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.