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White Sands Hotel

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 9 March 2014

We enjoyed our two weeks at this cosy hotel with exceptional caring staff. Uncrowded pool, lounge chairs under palm trees and the sound of the waterfall made it very special. Do we plan to stay there again -- you bet!

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Lorna, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experiences with us on Tripadvisor. We at Aqua White Sands greatly value your feedback. I am so glad to hear that you complimented on our caring staff. And you liked our pool area, waterfall. You also mentioned that you would come back again. When you plan your next...

Ottawa
Reviewed 7 March 2014

We stayed at the White Sands for 1 week in February 2014. This hotel is excellent value. The location is great - a 5 minute walk from a super swimming beach on Waikiki, minutes from shops, restaurants and public transit. And the staff is wonderful - friendly, helpful, well-informed. The hotel has a very cozy vibe, not "mass produced". The...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Sharoncina, Thank you for posting your review on Tripadvisor. We greatly value your feedback. I am so happy to hear that you complimented on our friendly, helpful staff. And you liked our comfortable bed and kitchenette. You enjoyed our excellent value and you mentioned that you would stay here again. We appreciate your time in sharing your comments, and...

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 6 March 2014

We spent almost one week in Honolulu in this hotel and there is nothing to complain about. Actually we mainly used to hotel just for night sleep as whole day we were out on trips. Anyway we stayed in clean room with basicaly equiped kitchen, noisy air-condition and bathroom. Beside this the hotel has a great location - walk distance...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 March 2014

well this property is quite a contradiction. it is only 3 floors in 3 buildings surrounding a plush landscape, "lava rock" waterfall and lovely pool. There is no elevator, no room service, no bar, no restaurant, no fitness center & the units themselves are old and faded. U have a kitchen with coffeepot, microwave, small refrig., stove top and pots/place...

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 26 February 2014

No elevators , bathroom , rooms small and very old ! you can hear the noise from the next room and the hall ! Well you get what you pay for ! :( The personnel is the only great about the place , very nice and ready to help you with anything!

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha JosieM140, Thank you for taking the time to write your experiences. I’d like to extend my sincerest apologies to you for your unpleasant experiences encountered at our hotel. I want to thank you for your comments. I am sorry to hear that we did not achieve your expectations. I am glad that you complimented on our staff and I...

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 14 February 2014

The staff here knows everybody with many repeat guests. The location is just a few blocks from the beach. The rooms are in need of a makeover but it is a good value for a few days in Hawaii. The staff is the difference.

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha RoundTheWorldStop, Mahalo for taking the time to write about your experiences with us on Tripadvisor. We at White Sands Hotel greatly value your feedback. I am glad to hear that you complimented on our staff who knew all repeat guests. And I am pleased to hear that you felt our property has a good location and you enjoyed our...

Delta, Canada
Reviewed 14 February 2014

The White Sands was exactly what we were hoping to find for our first trip to Hawaii: a clean quiet room with kitchen, lots of space, and our own deck overlooking the pool. We loved the greenery, the koi pond, and the privacy. The ambience was exactly our style: kindly and helpful staff, peace and tranquility (after a busy day...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha RoseLee63, Thank you very much for taking time to write a review of your recent stay with us. I am glad to hear that you liked your clean, spacious, quiet room with kitchen. And you loved our greenery, Koi pond. I appreciate you mentioned our helpful staff, I will acknowledge and recognize their efforts in providing good guest services....

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed 13 February 2014

I am a foreign language professor (female) who attended a conference in the area, and I wanted a cheap, but safe hotel. I was very pleased with White Sands. it was cozy, with a lot of families coming and going. I felt safe there, and the personnel at the desk were extremely nice to me and to everyone, especially Christie...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Cheryll J, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at the White Sands Hotel. We greatly value your compliments. I am glad to hear that you felt our hotel was “cozy”, the room was clean and you enjoyed your stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you compliment Jason and Christieann...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Stayed at this hotel during the last day of our week-long trip to Hawaii. The other hotels in Maui and Big Island were very good to decent, so our expectation was modest. However, we were shocked the moment we landed on the property. This is downright shady to say the least. Adding insult to injury was the $25 for parking...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha amlan Ch, I want to thank you for your feedback. I am truly sorry to hear that your recent visit to White Sands Hotel was unpleasant. It is always helpful to have this kind of feedback so that we can address our guests concerns as we strive to improve the quality encountered at our property and I hope that...

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 5 February 2014

I live in Hawaii and last night stayed this hotel for one night since my house was fumigated for termite control. I checked in about 3:30 pm and rested in my room. Just before I went to bed about 12:00 a.m the door was knocked seriously. I asked who was that and somebody said "security". I put on my clothes...

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Tursun212, Thank you for taking time to review our hotel. We appreciate all guest feedback as it helps us better the service we provide. I am very sorry to see that you had such a poor experience with us. I personally talked to the front desk and security officer, and reminded them of the importance of customer services to...

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast Available
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This quaint low-rise hotel is your home away from home located just 1 1/2 blocks to Waikiki Beach, less than a block to shopping, dining and the best Waikiki activities. The lovely central courtyard features a swimming pool with sundeck and barbeque grill. All rooms offer lanai/balconies open to city or pool views and most rooms include kitchenette facilities with stove-top, microwave and refrigerator. With our daily convenience fee for all stays White Sands Hotel allows guests to enjoy many hotel services and activities without having to incur miscellaneous charges. These amenities include DVDNow (Unlimited movies & PS3 games), Waikiki Shuttle (Complimentary Waikiki Shuttle Service), Daily Newspaper, In Room Coffee, In Room Safe, and Local & Toll-Free Calls. Come experience quintessential Hawaiian hospitality! ... more   less 

Additional Information about White Sands Hotel

Address: 431 Nohonani St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2622 (Formerly Celebrity Resorts Waikiki)
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range: RM515 - RM817 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — White Sands Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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#37 Business Hotel in Honolulu
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“3rd floor will have quieter rooms,”
Eskimo_99559, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room #108 Quiet and Private,whilst seeing all the activity poolside”
449philp, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from street”
349michellee, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Poolside may be a bit quieter and you might just get the wifi there”
sandmaitken, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“try to ask for pool view and lower levels (as no lift available)”
marianl821, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
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