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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Aloha , we stayed at this little gem from the 22nd to the 30th.The hotel is close to all the happening spots in Honolulu for a fraction of the price. The staff are very helpful and always go an extar mile from Atte Rosalind who made sure our "house " was cleaned every day,Blake at reception,Sister Christianne and the rest... More 

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1 Thank sofia s
islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha sofia s, Mahalo for posting your comments on your recent experience on Tripadvisor, we truly appreciate your time in sharing your comments which will help us to improve our customer services. I am so happy to hear that you complimented Blake, Christieann and Rosalinda who made you feel like home. I will recognize and acknowledge their efforts in providing... More 

Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

I had a great experience at this hotel! If you are a high maintenance this place is not for you. There are no elevators in the hotel, If you are staying on the 2nd and 3rd floor you have to carry your luggage up the stairs yourself. We didnt mind. This hotel is quite old but the price and location... More 

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3 Thank Francine O
islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Francine O, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experiences. We at White Sands Hotel greatly value your feedback. Your comments are very important to us and will be used to improve our service. The situation about the Wi-Fi, you are right, you can access in the lobby and pool area. We can also install a... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2013

I have to say this hotel had mixed reviews, so I was a bit apprehensive. However my experience was wonderful. I loved my room #202, as soon as I opened my balcony , they waterfalls were right in front of me, and the sound was so relaxing. I had a nice little kitchen, which was supplied with all the utensils(... More 

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1 Thank Ellina5
islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Ellina5, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at the White Sands Hotel. I am glad that you enjoyed the room #202, the waterfall, and our perfect location, and you had an excellent stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you complimented on our friendly and helpful team members, I will... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2013

We stayed here on the first lag of our honeymoon and the room we got was pretty disappointing; the walls were dirty, the furniture old and weathered and the florescent lighting was horrible. A fresh coat of paint, next bedding and better lighting and I'd have given this place 1 more point. The pool area was nice, however we had... More 

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha TravelbugHugs, Thank you for taking the time to write your experiences. I’d like to extend my sincerest apologies to you for your unpleasant experiences encountered at our hotel. I want to thank you for your observations. I am sorry to hear that we did not achieve your expectations. Situation about the shuttle bus, it was out of our control.... More 

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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43 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2013

I booked this for the decent price and location, and that is what I got. It is clean, but old. The staff is very friendly. The room itself is very outdated. The bed covers look like they are from the 60's, and one has a burn mark.

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Thank Stephanie Y
islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Stephanie Y, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience on your vacation. Your comments are very important to us and will be used to improve our service. I appreciate you mentioned our staff was friendly. I will pass this message to them. I am happy to hear that you liked our decent price and location.... More 

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36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2013

Its one of the cheaper near to waikiki beach. We have rented moderate room so we could save some money so our room was without pool view and above the laundry, maybe think about paying more for different view. Generally hotel looks and probably is very old. On one hand you see age dirt in the carpet, walls etc. it... More 

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha HarveyDent79, Thank you for posting your feedback on Tripadvisor. We at White Sands Hotel greatly value your comments. It is nice to hear that you complimented on our staff who is very warm and helpful. I will recognize and acknowledge their efforts in providing great services to our valued guests. Situation about the carpet and AC was brought to... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

We have stayed at White Sands a number of times and have never been disappointed. The willingness of the staff to "go the extra mile" makes White Sands a great place to stay. The location is excellent - the hotel is a short walk to the best food market in Waikiki and is in close proximity to a number of... More 

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islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Haydybaby, Thank you for posting your feedback on Tripadvisor. We at White Sands Hotel greatly value your comments. WOW! You have stayed with us a number of times, thank you for always choosing us for your hospitality needs. It is nice to hear of our staff to “go the extra miles” makes our valued guests a nice place to... More 

Pszczyna, Poland
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2013

I've been staying in this hotel for 5 nights, and the price was pretty good. The room was clean and big, it has the kitchenette (fridge, microvave, oven, but the most important - they had ice in the freezer!), I think the place was very safe, but you need to pay 2$/day for using the safe inside your room. The... More 

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2 Thank es_sanders
islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha es_Sanders, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experiences with us on your vacation to Hawaii. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and you would recommend our hotel I am pleased to hear that you complimented on our helpful and friendly staff, and I will pass this message to... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2013

We had amazing time here, this place exceeded all our expectations. I would highly recommend the first room on the ground floor on the left hand side from the pool - very neat, refreshing shower, coffee maker with complimentary brand coffee, well functioning aircon for those hot Honolulu nights, there were even extra extension cord by the fridge, which was... More 

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1 Thank dale d
islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Dale d, Thank you for posting your positive comments. It is always helpful to have this kind of feedback so that we can address our guests concerns as we strive to improve the quality of your stay at our property. I am glad to hear that you complimented on our hotel location and you would highly recommend the pool... More 

Riverdale, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2013

The staff at White Sands makes you feel like family. Christieann even asks about family that didn't return! The hotel is centrally located, right off Kuhio, and close enough to walk many places. There is parking for those with cars, and only a block walk to The Bus stop for those without. Kudos to the entire staff. Mahalo and aloha!... More 

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1 Thank Karen K
islandcolonyaqua, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Karen K, Thank you for choosing Aqua White Sands for your “home sweet home” in Hawaii. I am pleased to hear that we made you felt like family. You complimented on Christieann’s great service, I will acknowledge her efforts in providing customer services to our valued guests. You also mentioned you liked our central location, walking distance to bus... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This quaint low-rise hotel is your home away from home located just 1 1/2 blocks to Waikiki Beach, less than a block to shopping, dining and the best Waikiki activities. The lovely central courtyard features a swimming pool with sundeck and barbeque grill. All rooms offer lanai/balconies open to city or pool views and most rooms include kitchenette facilities with stove-top, microwave and refrigerator. With our daily convenience fee for all stays White Sands Hotel allows guests to enjoy many hotel services and activities without having to incur miscellaneous charges. These amenities include DVDNow (Unlimited movies & PS3 games), Waikiki Shuttle (Complimentary Waikiki Shuttle Service), Daily Newspaper, In Room Coffee, In Room Safe, and Local & Toll-Free Calls. Come experience quintessential Hawaiian hospitality! ... more   less 

Additional Information about White Sands Hotel

Address: 431 Nohonani St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2622 (Formerly Celebrity Resorts Waikiki)
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range: €110 - €284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — White Sands Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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White Sands Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu
Hotel Style:
#37 Business Hotel in Honolulu
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“If you can handle stairs, get the second floor on the corner.”
 of 5 bubbles OceanBoulevard, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pool view room is best”
 of 5 bubbles pally1070, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you are a light Sleeper or Noise Sensitive DO NOT get room 236 or near entrance to building.”
 of 5 bubbles 527AnneB527, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the courtyard and pool is probably best.”
  • Kitchennette, making Spam Omelette
  • the courtyard of the hotel
  • view from floor three room, top floor
  • looking up from balcony
  • Birds on your Lanai (balcony)
 of 5 bubbles Scourge-of-God, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Pay the extra for a pool view and ask to be on the 3rd floor!”
  • a view from room 312
  • Spotted Dove shared a cup of morning Joe with me.
 of 5 bubbles LadyWanderLust, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
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