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Paniolo at the Equus

1696 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1460
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 22/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#18 of 91 hotels in Honolulu
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The Paniolo is a charming boutique Honolulu 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. This Honolulu Hotel is Waikiki’s only “North Shore connection,” as the ownership company also manages a magnificent 100-acre stretch of completely unspoiled beachfront property along O‘ahu’s North Shore. This is the home of the Hawai‘i Polo Club where polo matches, polo lessons and spectacular trail rides become available to hotel guests. We encourage our guests to make the beautiful drive to the hotel’s sister property on the North Shore for a day of riding, picnicking, swimming or beachcombing.

The Paniolo Bar & Cafe is open daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Get an early start with hand-crafted artisan coffee and pastries served from morning till noon. Come back for happy hour with creative cocktails and drinks at night. Enjoy live music every Friday starting at 6:00 pm.

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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino
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John k wrote a review Yesterday
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The location was just perfect as it was between Ala Moana mall and Waikiki beach so everything was with in walking distance. It also came with free parking if you stay longer than a few days. The front counter guy (also bartender) was really nice and very helpful when I was confused with parking and would always greet me whenever I came back to the hotel. Definitely try it if you are a solo traveler or with a partner. Had a great time there!
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Date of stay: February 2021
Kimber wrote a review 2 Mar
Barcelona, Spain4 contributions
I can’t emphasize enough how much I loved my stay here at the Paniolo. While the free parking for extended stays and comfy bed ratings drew me in, the charm of a ‘small town’ hotel vibe pulled me in. Huge thanks to Blake and Chad who really go out of their ways to make your stay a great one! I read a lot of reviews before I booked this place and, for once, I 100% agree with everyone that this place is amazing! The location is also so perfect, I felt very central to everything I wanted to do and of course Blake always has some Fire recommendations for things to do on all activity levels. The bar downstairs is really just icing on the cake, great to have a little spot to grab a pre- or post dinner drink. Also, I thought for sure that my room would be noisy, I guess because it’s in the city and so close to so many buildings. But to be honest, it was pretty quite! I rarely sleep as well as I did during my stay here. I will absolutely be staying here the next time I’m in Oahu, and you would be silly to not book this place!!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
sharla77008 wrote a review 1 Mar
Houston, Texas8 contributions2 helpful votes
This boutique hotel had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. It is centrally located so we were able to walk many places without having to use our rental car. We made the mistake of upgrading our rental car (at no extra charge) to a Chevy Tahoe because our original preference was not ready. Smaller vehicles are easier to maneuver in Honolulu. However, through Airbnb, our parking was complimentary (most places charge about $30 for parking). Kolette was wonderful and gave us many local tips on places to see and eat. While this is an older hotel, it was clean and comfortable and well priced for hotel in downtown Honolulu.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Alyssa S wrote a review Feb 2021
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Everything was great! Only downfall was the VERY limited parking. We booked with you because of the parking but there were two nights we had to search for parking elsewhere which was a bummer. Other than that, price and amenities were exactly what we needed. Bed was super comfy. Had a small fridge, coffee machine and a balcony. AC was blasting when we got in (actually a little too cold for me and couldn't figure out how to keep it off). Chad and Dana working at the bar/cafe were hospitable and welcoming. Always making sure we had everything we needed.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: free parking! (but very limited)
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F Hicks wrote a review Feb 2021
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This was a wonderful find at a great price! Very nice room with a balcony and all the amenities you look for in a great room! The staff are super nice and check-in was a breeze. Don’t miss out on this great find!!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$142 - US$221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesHawaiiOahuHonoluluWaikiki
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Frequently Asked Questions about Paniolo at the Equus
Which popular attractions are close to Paniolo at the Equus?
Nearby attractions include Honolulu Cookie Company (0.5 km), Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon (0.4 km), and The Study (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Paniolo at the Equus?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Paniolo at the Equus?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Paniolo at the Equus?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Paniolo at the Equus?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Paniolo at the Equus?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tropical Tribe, Lappert's Ice Cream, and The Signature Prime Steak & Seafood.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Paniolo at the Equus?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Paniolo at the Equus?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Paniolo at the Equus?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shangri La (5.6 km), Iolani Palace (3.0 km), and Queen Emma Summer Palace (5.5 km).
Does Paniolo at the Equus have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.