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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2013

This is a nice hotel in the right location and with excellent staff! Spacious room and all you need is at hand. Only 10 min to beach and 2 min to supermarkets and shopping. Would recommend this to anyone coming to Waikiki to stay.

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

Aloha Globalklane, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience on your vacation. You mentioned White Sands Hotel is a nice hotel with excellent staff. You enjoyed our spacious room. I appreciate you would recommend our hotel to anyone who comes to Waikiki. Your comments are very important to us and will be used to improve our...

Pleasant Grove, Utah
Reviewed 24 December 2013

We make sure to stay at White Sands every time we come to Honolulu. It is clean, conveniently located, reasonably priced and most especially we love the staff. Christie Ann, Cristina and Rogie are excellent in friendliness, service and professionalism. We also loved having the kitchenette which is always well equipped. The only down side is the internet is really...

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

Aloha TheKcid, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience on your vacation. I appreciate you mentioned White Sands is a reasonably priced, clean hotel and conveniently located . And you enjoyed our kitchenette which is well-equipped. And Thank you always choosing White Sands for your hospitality needs. I am glad to hear that you complimented on...

Burnaby, BC
Reviewed 6 December 2013

It's not like your regular hotel on the mainland. The open-air lobby is chill and the building are more like low-rise apartment buildings surrounding the pool. They had to get a guy to come install a cable modem just so I had the internet. But it had a full kitchen, the bed was comfy, and it's centrally located. If you're...

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

Aloha Big Tim 78, Thank you for posting your 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’s convenient, centralized location, comfortable bed and full kitchen.....

San Francisco
Reviewed 5 December 2013

This Thanksgiving time visit was even better than in years past. The waterfall covers the city noises, and koi swim around two fountains. Often at night, after a busy day, I would sit by the waterfall and just enjoy the water, the fish, and the tropical greenery. Yes, my room is always clean and comfortable, but the folks who work...

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

Aloha E-SFO Ellen, Thank you for always choosing the White Sands for your hospitality needs. It was a pleasure having you as our valued guests. We are glad to see you take the time to write about your experiences with us on your vacation to Hawaii. I am very happy to see that you complimented on our clean and comfortable...

Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Reviewed 18 November 2013

74.00 a night is not a bad price for one night. The room was also clean and the decor was just like a 5 star hotel. Also having a microwave and a fridgerator was convenient. I'd stay there again BUT next time I'm bringing some ear plugs! I didn't get a good night's sleep because some thugs across the street...

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

Aloha tanyujie, Thank you for posting your review on Tripadvisor. We greatly value your feedback. I am so happy to hear that you liked our clean room, décor, fridge, and microwave. And I am glad you mentioned that you would stay with us again. I do apologize about the street noise that it made you not getting a good night...

London, United Kingdom
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...

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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...

Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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...

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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...

Brooklyn, New York
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(...

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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...

Vancouver, Canada
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...

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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....

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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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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....

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast Available
  • 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: €128 - €185 (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?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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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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