The Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites is a classic oceanfront hotel situated on the Ala Wai Yacht Marina at the edge of Waikiki and just a short stroll to Ala Moana Shopping Center and 2 blocks to the Hawaii Convention Center. Internationally recognized as the famous opening shot of Hawaii Five-O with Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett standing on the penthouse balcony overlooking Waikiki Beach, the hotel is truly a Waikiki landmark. Each guest room and suite features extra spacious accommodations with a large lanai offering fabulous views. The hotel walkway from the lobby leads to the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and beach.
With our amenity fee for all stays, Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites allows guests to enjoy many hotel services and activities without having to incur miscellaneous charges. You'll also enjoy two heated swimming pools, fitness room, coffee shop, restaurants, Shell lei greeting upon arrival, free admission to Bishop Museum (one adult and children under 17) and The Honolulu Museum of Art (one adult and children under 18), and more.
Hotel needs upgrades and they could do better cleaning before turning over the room. Some staff could be a little nicer. I understand they deal with rude tourist on a daily but dont bring that attitude to the next guest you need to help.
Have been to HI almost every year and this was our first stay here. I was a little apprehensive before getting there, but was very pleased with all facets of our stay. They even give the newspaper every morning, and give coupons for free waters and Dave's ice cream down in the lobby. Didn't have a chance but really wanted to try Pesca's (the restaurant at the top). Will definitely try on our next stay at the Ilikai!
Room was spacious, but not very clean. The courtyard was good. Coffee shop closes very early, 3 pm, i guess. The staff at check in was very rude, didn’t even offer us a welcome drink. Absolutely very costly for the quality of stay
We stayed for a week and had a very pleasant stay. The kitchen made for convenient breakfast and lunches. Hotel staff was pleasant and helpful. Although the hotel is an older high rise, it has been kept up to date. And while not directly on the beach, it is adjacent to a hotel complex that is on the beach and only a couple of minutes walk past the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor.
Wife and I never been to Hawaii, so we decided to go for our 9th anniversary. We stayed at this hotel/resort for seven days. The outside and coming into the hotel was gorgeous and clean. Great location. Transportation was convenient with stores and the mall within walking distant. The staff was very nice. I gave this resort a three because the hotel, rooms need to be updated. The furniture was old. The couch was dirty. The carpet needs to be replaced. The baseboards need to be cleaned or painted. There were no outlets on the old end tables. Do not stay on the second floor. We had cigarette butts and trash falling from the top floors on to our porch.
Location is good. Short walk to the beach. No room cleaning. Stay was good. Hard to get into the restaurant. Need more wait staff. Lots of open tables. Limited view of beach. Promised a tub.. but didn't get it. That is important for my wife's back.
Nice and clean remodeled rooms and love the kitchen. The rooms were spacious, everything clean and I was pleasantly surprised. It is also such a convenient location and we had a nice view of the pool and ocean.
Stay here! Amazing staff; beautiful views & a full kitchen! Walk out to the beach. Sit out on your balcony/lanai and listen to the ocean & embrace the beauty of the islands. Don't forget to tip your valets;) Mahalo♡
We love to stay at the Ilikai over time it has become our favourite in Waikiki. Love the location and if you can select a room with a view these are awesome. Like the rooms best overlooking the lagoon that get the morning sun on the lanai. Get great coffee in lobby area too.
Carpets needed be shampooed a long time ago. Sperm and urine from previous guests on pullout bed linen. If housekeeping put in more effort it would be good. Front desk lady was really nice. The man was a little sassy. Restaurant was amazing. The parking people was fast. If only the cleanliness was better, my rating would have been better.