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The Equus Hotel

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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Booked for a recent convention and had an excellent stay. When there was a problem with our TV, the front desk sent up a maintenance man promptly, who took care of the issue immediately and courteously. Only issue was that I wasn't able to check in early (although I saw several other people receive keys while I was waiting). However,... More 

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

kscwhoop, Big Mahalos for your review and for choosing to stay with us at The Equus. We appreciate your detailed comments, and assitance in making us better at what we do. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time here, and the location and rooms were to your liking. It is an easy distance to either Ala Moana... More 

Muncie, Indiana
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Good room, friendly service. We were in the only suite and it was roomy and quiet. Good location- just across the road is the beach. The bus is pretty affordable and will take you anywhere in Waikiki. The hotel has a texting service for guests to request help or suggestions while you're out. Possible downsides: No bar, small pool is... More 

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

AprilKrowel, Mahalo for choosing to stay with us, and we appreciate the time you took to review your visit. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our Polo Suite and were able to avail of our new texting service. We hope that this was able to provide you with improved service at any hour of the... More 

california
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Things that were good: Service was friendly. The room was of a decent size. The room was nice. It was clean, bed was nice, air conditioning worked, etc. No problems. The pricing was good. Things that could be issues: Road noise. I was on the 8th floor and it was NOISY even with the sliding door closed. I'm a light... More 

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

b c, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with valuable feedback. We appreciate your comments and are happy you enjoyed your time with us and our rooms were suitable for your comfort. We apologize for the inconvenience that the elevator may have caused you, as you mentioned we do only have one elevator for 10 floors. It... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Arrived at Hotel to find 19 steps to reception and had to carry all our luggage by our selves. The staff were very unhelpful and didn't explain anything about our room. Had an issue with the air conditioner which needed the room card inserted before it worked but this hadn't been explained to us. The room was very hot when... More 

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

steino15, Mahalo for taking the time to provide us with your detailed concerns. We appreciate such an opportunity to utilize our guests feedback and continue to improve our services. We are also quite disappointed to hear of your review, and the struggles you had during your visits. To address our staircase, this is certainly something that can be troubling, and... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
1 review
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We were surprised at how many amenities this hotel managed to fit in a quaint space. It's clear that the staff takes pride in their craft. They were genuine and never missed an opportunity to assist us. The atmosphere was warm and surprisingly personal for a small hotel in Waikiki. The theme of Equestrian and old Hawaii cowboy was thread... More 

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

Elizabeth L, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Equus, we are pleased to have exceeded your expectations. As a family-run independent boutique hotel in Waikiki, we strive to provide as many amenities and services as possible to our lovely guests. Making all added services complimentary so that there are no hidden fees. It is our duty to provide... More 

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Reviewed 11 August 2013

I had called to make reservations, and puka and rene were wonderful helpers. They provided us with the true Hawaiian hospitality. So I'm booking my next reservation when I come to Hawaii with Equus. My advice to all, is to book the Equus.

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

Kaylamalta, Mahalo for your kind comments, and taking the time to share your experience with fellow travelers. Even the reservation process is an important part of your experience, and we are pleased that Rene and Puka could assist you so thoroughly. We hope to see you at The Equus soon! Mahalo, Mariah Dailey mariah@equushotel.com More 

Papamoa, New Zealand
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

This was our sixth stopover at this hotel .20 th July & 5th Aug '13 . The hotel is well situated, clean & tidy and the staff are always obliging and helpful .It is good value accomodation and we would not stay elsewhere when passing through Honolulu . We will return.

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

jrski, Big Mahalos for taking the time to review your many visits through Waikiki, and our property, The Equus Hotel. We are pleased to be a part of your regular travel through Hawaii, and happy to be able to provide value, comfort and service during your stay. Please continue to visit us and we sincerely appreciate your loyalty. We look... More 

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Reviewed 8 August 2013

We recently stayed 11 days at the Equus for our honeymoon and absolutely loved it. We had had the standard king room which was the perfect size for my wife and I, the bed was amazing (I wish I could have taken it home with me!) service staff were outstanding. Having worked in the hospitality industry for 20 years, I... More 

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

Littlejohnny75, First of all, Congratulations! And thank you for choosing to stay with us for such an important celebration. We are pleased that our team could provide you with comfort and value during your visit. It is a priveledge for us to be a part of your special moment and lasting memories, and we are grateful to have helped in... More 

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Reviewed 8 August 2013

My daughter and I were met at the door by the owner and made to feel very welcome and cared for. Nothing was left undone. After a very long day of traveling the feeling experienced when my head hit the pillow on the high end mattress can't be put into words Thank you

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

Jaydawg36, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, and comment on your stay. We are pleased to have assisted in creating lasting memories for both you and your daughter during your visit to Waikiki, and hope that you enjoyed your time on the island. It is wonderful to have provided some small comforts to refresh... More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 August 2013

We only had one day in Hawaii since it was an airport overlay trip. The hotel was in the perfect location to allow us to enjoy the beach and do some small scale shopping! Had a wonderful trip while staying within budget!

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equusmgmt, General Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this review

Bella0717, Many Mahalos for taking the time to review your overnight visit with us! We are happy to hear you were able to avail of our location near Ala Moana Shopping Center- and make the most of your short time in Waikiki. We hope that you will plan on visiting us on your next trip to Hawaii, and make it... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Equus is a charming boutique 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. The hotel guestrooms are warm and contemporary, keeping true to the hotel's equestrian theme with Ralph Lauren-inspired touches throughout. An intimate lobby and lanai offer a dipping pool, gazebo and a weekly cocktail reception.All guestrooms are appointed with cozy pillow-top beds, flat screen TVs, refrigerator with freezer, Keurig coffee maker with organic coffee, and complimentary full property WiFi. Portable printers can be delivered for those on business. Best of all, the friendly staff offers the kind of personal assistance delivered with Aloha that only a small, family-run hotel can offer. IMPORTANT NOTES: *Stairway Access Only *Valet Parking Only $25/night *Provide Arrival Time - for luggage assistance ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Equus Hotel

Address: 1696 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1460
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Price Range: €136 - €232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Equus Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 67
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Also Known As:
The Equus Hotel And Marina Tower
Equus An Aqua Boutique Hotel
The Equus Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#23 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#24 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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“Personal preference, I suppose.”
 of 5 bubbles AJRobertson52, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“VERY noisy & NOT ADA compliant, so beware, decor nice, great people but not elite as hotel title suggests”
 of 5 bubbles yourswflnotary, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“higher the better and get a room in the "x10's" (e.g. 710+) as such rooms will have less street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles scottfN8713II, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“As far away from the road as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles amp-qld, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“upper floor so you can see the marina”
 of 5 bubbles laura012472, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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