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The Equus Hotel

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#26 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location,was good and all the team at front desk was very nice. Muffins and coffee in the morning was very helpful! The man at the tour desk was very nice and gave us some tips. Relation quality/rate was very good

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Plano, Texas
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Just returned from our second stay at the Equus. Nothing much has changed from 2 years ago. Rooms are very nice, beds extremely comfortable, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We borrowed beach towels and chairs every day that we went to the beach. Weather was great. The location of this hotel is really good for us as...

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

Mahalo for taking the time to review your stay. We truly appreciate your feedback and will do everything we can to address the problems you mentioned. We do apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during your visit. Please contact us directly upon your return, and we will be sure to accommodate your needs. With Aloha, Mariah Dailey mariah@equushotel.com

Ponce Inlet, Florida
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Equus surprised me. We didn't care if we stayed on the beach and wanted to avoid the high cost of doing so. This was a very nice property with an intimate feel and the price was about a third of other properties. Our room was very nicely appointed - though a microwave would have been nice - with everything...

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Ramlinsburg, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Booking and check in was easy and seemless. Friendly staff. Valet Parking with USD 25 per night expensive taking into consideration that we are hotel guests. Room was clean and nicely furbished. A tipical city hotel in Waikiki. We used it as a homebase to venture outside the city to see Ohau which was great. We enjoyed our stay since...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Equus is a great little hotel located just outside of Waikiki but still near the beaches and places to eat. The rooms are very nice and wonderfully decorated. The theme of the hotel definitely focuses on equestrian which is really great. The rooms are big and a cool place to relax after time in the sun. The noise from the...

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Alice Springs, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We stay for two nights arriving early Easter Sunday. The staff were welcoming finding these tired travellers a room earlier than expected. The room was clean and the service quick when some items needed servicing. Isabelle was a friendly face who made us feel at home. Only reason we could not give 5 stars was the room was really noisy...

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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent 13 nights at The Equus. I hated to leave! Room was very clean! King bed, with pillow top was very comfortable! Great location! Close to beach, restaurants, shopping centers, and downtown Wakiki! Each room has a kuerig coffeemaker, and coffee and biscotti was provided each day! The entire staff was amazing! Isabella, Yoshi, Paku, Glenn, Mike, Ipolani &JunJun...

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California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for the Hapalua Half marathon and Equus, an Ascend Hotel, was the perfect location. This was the last family owned hotel on Oahu. We needed to get to the convention center to pick up our bibs for the run and the hotel was a nice, shady walking distance along the Ala Wai to the convention center....

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Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our first week on Hawai in Equus Hotel. First we wanted to stay for 3 nights but then stayed at least 7 nights! Perfectly situated a few minutes from the rumble of Waikiki, near the Busstation, near beaches, parks and harbours beside the Ala Wei Channel and 10 minutes to Ala Moana Shoppingmall this was our best decision...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great family boutique hotel. The staff Always charming and helpful. Renee, Ramon and Glenn deserve special mention and always make us feel at home. We are locals and we stay here at least once a month.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Equus is a charming boutique hotel located on Waikiki's "Upper West Side" where you will find an abundance of restaurants, easy access to one of the world's largest shopping malls, a quick stroll to the beach and gorgeous sunset views. The hotel guestrooms are warm and contemporary, keeping true to the hotel's equestrian theme with Ralph Lauren-inspired touches throughout. An intimate lobby and lanai offer a dipping pool, gazebo and a weekly cocktail reception.All guestrooms are appointed with cozy pillow-top beds, flat screen TVs, refrigerator with freezer, Keurig coffee maker with organic coffee, and complimentary full property WiFi. Portable printers can be delivered for those on business. Best of all, the friendly staff offers the kind of personal assistance delivered with Aloha that only a small, family-run hotel can offer. IMPORTANT NOTES: *Stairway Access Only *Valet Parking Only $25/night *Provide Arrival Time - for luggage assistance ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Equus Hotel

Address: 1696 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1460
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Price Range: RM597 - RM980 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Equus Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 67
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Also Known As:
The Equus Hotel And Marina Tower
Equus An Aqua Boutique Hotel
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#23 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#24 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
over a year ago
WendellBF Boston, Massachusetts Reviewed this property
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Dan may be talking about a general state tax...I don't know. But I don't believe the Equus charges a hotel-specific resort fee like, say, Turtle Bay does. Of course you should ask about any extra charges. Taxes can really run up.

over a year ago
yourswflnotary Murdock Reviewed this property
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Although you can buy at ABC, just a short walk would be to a Walgreens, which would be less, or a relatively short drive to Wal-Mart for groceries or beach items. The beach is not far, I don't know if they have beach towels, but I never asked for any either.

5 months ago
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Bruno035 Melbourne Reviewed this property
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No laundry. Snappers bar 100m away has a coin laundry. Rooms have microwaves. Good inexpensive cocktails at Snappers which makes the wait for the laundry enjoyable.

14 days ago
Plano, Texas
Konacontent Prescott Valley, Arizona Reviewed this property
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You can always call the front desk and ask if the service is still available. We did not have need for this service, but the staff are very helpful if asked.

2 months ago
YXUtraveller London, Canada Reviewed this property
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There are paid service shuttle buses that head that way. When I stayed at Equus I took a cab as it was easier to do leaving the airport. Cost is around $20 or so each way.

5 months ago

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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Double family plan, big enough ”
celiamarcos, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Request a higher floor.”
InletDebbie, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for higher floors”
Realestateroxy2013, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“King beds may be too large for the room. If you want more space go for smaller bed.”
jeffreyk376, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“A key card must be inserted in room to run air conditioning. ”
Hoosiergreat, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
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