- Large rooms, many of which gets lots of sun
- Five-minute walk to waterfront, 10-minute walk to beach
- Mini supermarket, a restaurant, spa, and a pool on the premises
- Buses and free trolleys stop nearby for access to all beaches, including Waikiki
- Free Wi-Fi in lobby and free wired access in rooms
- 24-hour fitness center
- Relatively removed from Waikiki Beach activities and shops
- Mix of rooms and privately rented condos means little oversight regarding construction and noise
- Private rooms may be variably equipped in terms of amenities
- Pool, shared with permanent building residents, gets very crowded
- Lower floors may be loud
- Parking somewhat expensive
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Oyster Hotel Review
A combination of private rentals and hotel rooms interspersed in a 60s-era building near the waterfront
Built in the 1960s, this 30-story building was the erstwhile and iconic shoot location of "Hawaii Five-0"; it is now a mixed-use property overseen by a company called Aqua Hotels. The airy, spacious lobby retains the dated aesthetic with wicker furniture and marble floors, though not in an unpleasant way. Because there are larger private rental suites with full kitchens, the building is popular with tourists and groups, particularly those seeking extended stays. Guests have commented that the permanent residents occupy the pool chairs indefinitely on a daily basis and that it is difficult to enjoy this aspect of the hotel.
15 minutes away from Waikiki strip on foot, steps to the beach and lagoon nearby
The hotel is barely a few steps from the bay and a calm, medium-sized lagoon, which is idea for children. It is about a 20-minute drive from the Honolulu International Airport (also accessible via public transportation). While those wanting the shopping of Waikiki will have to walk about 20 minutes, Ala Moana shopping center, the largest mall in Hawaii, is a 10-minute walk. The Modern Honolulu Hotel, a trendier hotel with a popular nightlife scene, is nearby, which guests have commented contributes to noise at night on the lower floors.
Large rooms and suites with slightly inconsistent amenities
The rooms and suites at Ilikai are a mix of dated and renovated; renovated rooms are sleek and modern, with retro-chic patterns. Unrenovated rooms are outfitted in pastel shades and feature older carpeting. Guests seem satisfied with bed quality and cleanliness, though they have commented that the private rentals (as opposed to the rooms managed by the hotel) are not universally equipped with a standard set of amenities, including variety of cookware and size of fridges. Bathrooms can be tiny. All rooms have flatscreen LCD TVs and wired, high-speed internet included in the price.
Rooms and Rates
24-hour fitness center, valet parking, crowded pool, on-site restaurant
The pool, which is frequented by the permanent residents of the complex, gets crowded easily. There is a 24-hour fitness center, and a sports bar and restaurant in the hotel complex with a good happy hour; the food gets mixed reviews. The Duke Lagoon is steps away from the building and a good place for children to swim.
Rental Car Service Desk Onsite
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