Aloha Punawai

Aloha Punawai

305 Saratoga Rd Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1958
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3.5
#87 of 94 hotels in Honolulu
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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Finding an ideal hotel in Honolulu does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Aloha Punawai, a nice option for travellers like you.

Rooms at Aloha Punawai provide a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.

Close to some of Honolulu's most popular landmarks, such as Waikiki Beach Walk (0.1 mi) and Statue of Duke Kahanamoku (0.2 mi), Aloha Punawai is a great destination for tourists.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the wine bars, including The Cheesecake Factory, 12th Avenue Grill, and Vino, all of which are a short distance from Aloha Punawai.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular art museums such as Shangri La, Honolulu Museum of Art, and Hawaii State Art Museum.

Aloha Punawai puts the best of Honolulu at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Refrigerator

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305 Saratoga Rd Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1958
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Exploration6542 wrote a review Apr 2006
Vancouver, BC
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at this motel-styled hotel from April 20 to April 27th, 2006. It is located half a block from the beach, it's very clean, and the people who run the place are friendly and extremely helpful. When we first arrived, we were disappointed by the cement block walls (although they were painted), the very basic furniture, the lack of a view, and the size of the space. But the place came with a full kitchen, the cleaning service was great, and we were VERY well located, especially considering that we were only paying $95 per night. I should mention that we had our 3 year old and our 10 month old with us, so we weren't planning on splurging on our surroundings. If you want to treat yourself to the luxuries, this isn't the place for you. But if you want a place you can rely on as your launching pad to the sights and events of Waikiki without spending too much money on your accomodation, call this place. We checked out three other hotels while we were there (research for our next trip), and by the time we left, we were extremely grateful we wound up at the Aloha Punawai. Aloha! (Sorry, we didn't take photos of the space.)
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Date of stay: April 2006
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Lauren_Val wrote a review Sept 2007
New York City, New York
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Punawai as an alternative to a pricey hotel we were staying at in downtown Honolulu. The room was very clean, had a complete kitchen, a new bathroom and even parking! Great location, it's walking distance to the beach and all the shopping. Kathy the manager was also very nice. An extrordinary value at $100 per night.
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Date of stay: September 2007
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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3Bostons wrote a review Jan 2007
Kentucky
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked with this hotel based on the rave review in Frommer's. There are pros and cons associated with the Aloha Punawai. Yes, it was very affordably priced--but the best benefit was the location! It is within walking distance of nice shops-- and only 1/2 block away from the Outrigger, so you can go there for beach access and meals (plenty of dining options). The downside with this hotel--and to us, this was a very big downfall--is the lack of privacy. My husband and I felt like we were in high school, with our comings and goings being monitored by our parents. There appeared to be lots of vacant rooms, yet the innkeeper placed us right next door to her. We felt she was scrutinizing us each time we came and left. She left a huffy note for my husband in our room once when we went out. We were not comfortable at all. Finally, though we did save money by staying here, we were basically staying in a college dorm room. Window air conditioners; a bathroom window that would not shut (opened onto the courtyard where the innkeepers and their friends frequently sat at patio tables);1950-s style appliances; and the cement block walls and sterile tile floors were reminiscent of a hospital room. I could have probably overlooked the lack of personality in the room if I hadn't felt like I was the center of attention for some nosy innkeepers.
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Date of stay: November 2006
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Crowsnest wrote a review Apr 2009
Castlegar, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I can't walk far, so I didn't want to stay in a big hotel where you park a mile away; walk across a lobby and have to wait for an elevator. This hotel had parking practically outside our door. The charge was only about $10.00 per day. The room had a little kitchen and the whole place was spotless. There was a courtyard with tables and chairs. We were greeted by cheerful "Kathy", who showed us our room and then gave us a discount "due to the economy", but it may have been "due to construction noise" of the tower going up at the end of the block. How ever, the noise stopped at 5:00pm, unlike the noise of Honolulu. We couldn't hear much of that because the hotel is on the very edge of Waikiki and there is a park across the street, so there was less traffic than other spots would have. The beach was a long two blocks away, but it wouldn't be a problem for most people. There was an restaurant specializing in egg dishes a few doors down, and a couple of bistros near by, but you have to hunt for them. Around the corner were Chanel, Coach, Lois Vitton, etc. Across from those was a three story mall with a decent food court, open to the outdoors. At dinner time, we were entertained by a singing group and then out came the hula dancers. Surrounding the mall are big hotels with gardens and pools. There were beach chairs to borrow, but if we wanted a beach towel we would have had to wash and dry it, and there was a charge for the machines.
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Date of stay: April 2009
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Carl33 wrote a review Aug 2007
Carlsbad, CA
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Aloha Punawai for the first time in December of 05 and loved it. We felt very comfortable with the clean but basic accomodations and loved the young couple taking care of the place...they were very helpful with directions and recommendations, were warm, and interesting to talk to. We didn't see much of the owner on our first visit, but she seemed nice enough. The hotel is very clean and great for travelers like us who don't spend much time in the room, so we came back in July of 07 to find a different couple taking care of the property. They were around all the time and we often felt like they were babysitting our comings and goings...very uncomfortable. When we did finally see the owner, she did not remember us nor was she friendly. She barely cracked a smile. The outdoor area was renovated nicely, but the rooms still haven't been updated since 1975. We will not be back for a third visit and recommend you spend and extra ten bucks per night at a place you know you will feel welcome.
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Date of stay: July 2007
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AloharunnerSanDiego wrote a review Jul 2007
San Diego
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Aloha Punawai Hotel because the location is great. The beach is a two minute walk from the hotel and the post office is across the street. The rates are reasonable. I visited Oahu in December 2006 for the Honolulu Marathon and the Aloha Punawai Hotel cost me only $818.93 for seven nights including tax. The owner and staff are friendly and helpful. If you want luxury stay at the Halekulani or Sheraton Moana Surfrider. Aloha Punawai is just right for people who need a safe and clean place to stay in.
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Date of stay: December 2006
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aloha Punawai
Which popular attractions are close to Aloha Punawai?
Nearby attractions include Breakout Waikiki Escape Rooms (0.2 km), Waikiki Sunset Cruise with Live DJ (0.2 km), and US Army Museum of Hawaii (0.3 km).
Which room amenities are available at Aloha Punawai?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What are some restaurants close to Aloha Punawai?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tempura Kiki, Honolulu Cookie Company, and Poké Bar.
Are there any historical sites close to Aloha Punawai?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iolani Palace (4.0 km), Shangri La (4.6 km), and US Army Museum of Hawaii (0.3 km).
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