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Aloha Tower Marketplace: Tours & Tickets

Open today: 08:00 - 22:00
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Offering stores and restaurants overlooking the harbor.
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 22:00
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Honolulu Harbor, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-4815
Downtown Honolulu
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Reviewed 30 August 2019

This waterfront redevelopment project opened back in the mid-90s - converting underutilized port facilities into a shopping and entertainment destination. However, just a few short years later in 2002 through mismanagement and isolation from the more popular tourist areas of the city, it went bankrupt....More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 30 June 2019

In World War II, the Aloha Tower was one of the landmarks of the island that visitors to the island first saw. Nowadays it has been eclipsed by numerous high rise hotels and has fallen into a state of disrepair. The market at the base...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 516adamt
Reviewed 25 June 2019

The marketplace is really not worth a visit, BUT THE ALOHA TOWER IS. Take the vintage elevator to the observation deck at the top of Aloha Tower, and enjoy one of the best views of the Honolulu area. This historic landmark is a highlight few...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 22 June 2019

This used to be a shopping center, but now many of the storefront shops have been replaced by offices and classrooms for a school, plus just other offices. So it's a dull place.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 15 June 2019

This was a really nice treat. Lots of parking, and an easy walk to the water. Very clean, and well lit.

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank Reigo
Reviewed 2 June 2019

The marketplace is well past its prime and as others have noted, there aren't really any stores anymore. (I think the university has taken over a lot of the real estate.) The tower itself is worth a visit if you're in the immediate area -...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank Robyn G
Reviewed 19 May 2019

Like the Hawaiian Statue of Liberty, the Aloha Tower welcomed immigrants for decades. During WWII, it was painted camouflage. Today, it has an observation deck on the 10th floor, is surrounded by the Aloha Tower Marketplace (part of Hawai‘i Pacific University,) and welcomes cruise ship...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank tcampbell210
Reviewed 15 May 2019 via mobile

We got a good view if the tower fron our cruise ship but an even better view of our ship from the top of the tower. It was about a 20min walk from pier 2 to the tower. An old elevator takes you up. A...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank maritimeramman
Reviewed 8 April 2019 via mobile

I stopped in on a Sunday after services at the Cathedral. Parking was easy to find and secure. Curiously there seems to be little or no shopping. I went up the Aloha Tower and enjoyed the view but that’s about it for activities. Some restaurants...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Surfpinky
Reviewed 24 March 2019

We headed towards the Aloha Tower, which was closed so we did not get a view, and so visited this marketplace. I imagine when cruise ships used to arrive this place would be busy. There are some nice statues of 'hula girls' here and there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank 184DonP
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16 July 2019|
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Response from midwaytoheaven | Reviewed this property |
There is no cost for the elevator to the top. It was free.
Gemma T
17 March 2019|
Response from 654kevink | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about luggage storage at Aloha Tower, but if you arrive on a cruise ship there is luggage storage available inside the cruise terminal before you exit. In 2017 it was $5 or $10/bag to store them until 4pm.
Lee B
19 August 2016|
Response from MXKing | Reviewed this property |
There's a lot right there and street parking.