4.0 out of 5

"Overall vacation was great spending time with my youngest daughter was the greatest. Hotel does need some improvement. Bathroom needs some upgrade in ... " More

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Hotel Description

Castle Waikiki Shore puts you in the center of Honolulu, 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from Honolulu Zoo and 2.2 km (1.4 mi) from Waikiki Aquarium. Highlights at this beachfront property include in-room washers/dryers, free WiFi, and free Internet.

Lanais, dining areas, and sitting areas are featured in all 71 individually decorated condos. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. Cable TV, DVD players, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

Spend the day at the beach where you'll find sun loungers. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands. There's also the convenience of self parking.

With a stay at this 3-star Waikiki property, you'll be 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from Ala Moana Center and 3.7 km (2.3 mi) from University of Hawaii at Manoa.

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Deluxe Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Deluxe Studio, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Park View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Studio, Garden View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Castle Waikiki Shore ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Great Vacation

Pros: Hotel was ok, I like that we had a nice kitchen, nice location to everything we did trolley was right there, shops, grocery store was several blocks.
Cons: Grocery store
Location: Went to the beach, went shopping, several restaurants nearby.
Overall vacation was great spending time with my youngest daughter was the greatest. Hotel does need some improvement. Bathroom needs some upgrade in the shower stall. No shower floor mat, no handicap bars. Floors were very dirty. Wear flip flops or slipper. They need to mop this floors. So based on our location it was little noisy at night. Great fireworks show at the other property. No swimming pool here, and you are not allowed to go to Outrigger to use there pool. Overall Hawaii is very beautiful staff is friendly, Concierge Steve Y was great he help us a lot with booking a Luau, sightseeing. He was very helpful he deserve a pat in the back for what he does.

Posted by , from New Mexico, USA on Jul 21, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 25, 2017 by Kamakani

Aloha - Thank you for taking the time to review the Castle Waikiki Shore. We appreciate your comments and have passed you comments on to our Maintenance and Housekeeping departments. Knowing our shortfalls is the only way we can improve. Thank you again for choosing Castle Resorts & Hotels. We hope you will come visit us again!! Mahalo

4 out of 5

Great place to live, but not a romantic getaway.

I would definitely live here or stay for a long while, but as far as romantic getaway, I would stay further down the strip. BEACH The beach out front was rockier than other parts of the beach, and had rental peddlers dominating the best spots. It was also close to the pier where the boats came in, so there would occassionally be floods of tourists invading the beach. LOCATION The walk from the hotel to the International Marketplace is a bit of a trek, but it is close to Wailana Restraurant and Cocktail Lounge which is a great place for breakfast (try thier coconut pancakes) and late night karaoke. We slept with the lanai door open, so there was a lot of street noise that woke us up every morning (imagine garbage trucks and beach combing tractors). ACCOMODATION I didn't know from reading the online reviews of this place that it's a condominium with owners renting out their flats. It would be great for a long vacation where you need things like a kitchen and a washer and dryer, but we were looking for a romantic getaway and this was a little too practical for our taste. STAFF The staff was super friendly, and we really loved the front desk guy

Posted by on Oct 28, 2009

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5 out of 5

Waikiki trip

Condo was perfect. Location was great, the rooms were super nice and our view was amazing. It was in the perfect spot for most anything. Front desk man couldn't have been any more helpful. Our view was just brethtaking. Beach out front wasn't the best for swimming, very rocky, but just take a short stroll down a bit and it gets much better. Would and will definitely stay here again!

Posted by on Sep 9, 2009

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4 out of 5

Good Time

The room had full kitchen and washer/dryer. The point of getting a condo is to be on your own and when we needed service it was friendly and helpful! The room was clean and well maintained. Waikiki area is very crowded and congested and there is not much that can be done about that. It seems like they are working in different areas of the hotel to update it, but none of the construction that they were doing was disruptive. Overall, excellent experience and will probably stay there again the next time I am in Hawaii.

Posted by on Apr 13, 2009

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5 out of 5

Wonderful

The 1 brm unit was newly renovated. These units are all owned by different owners, so it really depends on which unit you get. Ours was beautiful with a wonderful full view of the ocean from the sixth floor. The kitchen was fully equipped, the bedroom had a king bed and leather pull out sofa. We never heard any construction noise from the unit. The washer/dryer was great. We would stay there again in the near future and have recommended it to all our friends.

Posted by on Feb 2, 2009

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5 out of 5

Wonderful

The 1 brm unit was newly renovated. These units are all owned by different owners, so it really depends on which unit you get. Ours was beautiful with a wonderful full view of the ocean from the sixth floor. The kitchen was fully equipped, the bedroom had a king bed and leather pull out sofa. We never heard any construction noise from the unit. The washer/dryer was great. We would stay there again in the near future and have recommended it to all our friends.

Posted by on Feb 2, 2009

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2 out of 5

Not as Expected

One word, underrated. Booked the ocean front, expected central air for the price tag, got 3 window units, if you ran all 3 at the same time, it blew a fuse, so we could only use 2. I spoke to the Maint. Staff sent to fix the breaker and he said that this is always an issue with the unit. Talked to the front desk staff and manager who offered us a discount of about 20%, we were kind of stuck since I already laid out a deposit and booked the reservation back in Feb, for an Oct stay. I had to wait in line to complain since I was not the only one who had a issue with the accommodations. We never could open the blinds to see the beach because the room would heat up like a oven, and it would take several hours to cool it down again. The bedroom on the balcony was neat, but it did not have air conditioning, so you were left to open the windows, which was comfortable, until they cleaned the beach at 4 A.M. every morning. Waking up to Rumble Rumble, Beep Beep for about 30 minutes, every morning, was perfect for my relaxing quite Hawaiian vacation. Needless to say these units are old, and due some refurbishing. As in other reviews construction will be going on behind the unit so expect traffic getting to and from the building. Not to mention the pole you have squeeze into in order to park. Don't expect the SUV you rent to fit into these parking spaces, our minivan barely made it. The maid's came daily, but did not speak any English.

Posted by on Oct 10, 2008

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5 out of 5

Anniversary in Hawaii

Our condo was great. Loved that it was right on the beach. We were booked for deluxe ocean view and that's what we got. It was a beautiful view. Liked the fact that the mirror on the lanai wall provided the same view. Appreciated the security and the washer/dryer. On previous trip we stayed at the Outrigger Reef but prefer the condo and would stay again. It was close to great dining and shopping. We booked our activities with the condo concierge and were satisfied with the results. Our room was clean and the staff and at the front desk friendly and helpful. In all, it was a great stay.

Posted by on Sep 29, 2008

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5 out of 5

Honeymoon in Hawaii!

We loved it! Not a lot of activities at this condo but we spent most of our time at other resorts. Outrigger which was next door was under construction and probably will be for the next 6 months. Donald Trumps building was sprouting nicely! Which is right behind Castle and Outrigger. Can't wait to go back to Hawaii next year. Our room was always clean and maid service was prompt each day. Safe in room was secured by 1 key! View was beautiful. So much to do in Hawaii.

Posted by on Jul 2, 2008

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1 out of 5

Good location

Booked a 2 night trip here while staying on Maui. Room description was "Deluxe Ocean View" When we arrived in the room, it was on the street end of the building, and balcony overlooked Ft DeRussy Park with an excellen view of the tanks and equipment in front of the museum. If you stood on the edge of the balcony you could see a sliver of blue that probably was the ocean. Management would not budge when we told them the room was not as advertised so we wound up checking out of the place and going next door to the Outrigger Reef on the Beach at our own expense. If you stay here, be aware that this might happen to you

Posted by on Mar 13, 2008

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About the Castle Waikiki Shore

Location 2161 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815

Property Features

Castle Waikiki Shore offers its guests multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and shopping on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Honolulu condo.

  • 71 guestrooms or units
  • 15 levels
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Gift shop
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Separate dining area
  • Washer/dryer
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Honolulu, HI (HNL-Daniel K. Inouye Intl.) (14.1 km / 8.8 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Castle Waikiki Shore offers 71 air-conditioned accommodations with washers/dryers and DVD players. Rooms open to lanais. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate dining areas. Televisions come with cable channels. Full-sized refrigerators/freezers, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Washer and dryer
  • Private lanai
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Nearby Activities

Many recreational activities are available in the area surrounding the hotel. Surfboards, boogie boards, kayaks, ocean rafts, snorkel sets, and umbrella-and-beach-chair sets can be rented on Waikiki Beach. Outrigger canoes and catamarans offer rides from the beach.The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Accessibility

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

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD $25 per night.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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.

Fees

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

  • Destination fee: USD $25 per accommodation, per stay
  • Cleaning fee: USD 175 per accommodation, per stay (varies per unit size)

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)
  • 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.

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