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Hale Koa Hotel
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

Our last visit was in 2001 and we were delighted to find the facilities in excellent condition, from the parking area, to the lobby, the restaurants, our room, the pools, and the beach area. We were lucky to be there duing the hotel's anniversay celebration, so it was nice to enjoy the festivities while we were there.

We had a great, clean room on a higher floor that provided excellent beach views. We didn't have any problems with the A/C, fridge, or noise.

The breakfast buffet was excellent and we enjoyed filling up each morning before heading out to enjoy the day. I was very nervous about the long lines I had read about from other reviews but the longest we waitied was 5-7 minutes. We were able to walk in on every other day when we arrived an hour after they opened.

The location is amazing and the beach didn't disappoint! We rented chairs, an umbrella, and a kayak for a small fee at the beach. It was worth every penny. You can walk on the beach to other places for shopping and eating. If you are near the pools, the grill cafe across from the luau area is excellent for a burger, pizza, chicken and other choices if you need to grab a quick bite.

The elevator at the end of one of the restaurants, nearest the pools and beach, was out-of-order almost each day of our trip, which was inconvenient since our room was in that same tower, and near the elevator. Being that this was the only negative experience during our trip, we wouldn't hesitate to stay there again!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

Loved the hotel location right on one of the most beautiful stretches of Waikiki Beach, and entirely surrounded by a lovely park & fantastic Barefoot Bar on the beach. My fiance is retired Air Force, and its an amazing value for the cost (tax free too). The only downside was if you're looking for Room Service or Concierge, it pretty much doesn't exist. You have a small fridge in your room, and there is a BX for sodas & many other sundry items downstairs. Also because everyone has to check into the on-site restaurants with Military ID there's a substantial line and wait to get in no matter what time you try. Other than minimal frill service, it is totally worth it in terms of room, view and prime location.

Room Tip: Also you'll want to request a room higher than floor 10 if you want a really good view.
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

We stayed at the Hale Koa for our 35th wedding anniversary. The room was great with a view of the ocean. The hotel is on Waikiki beach and is convenient to everything a tourist might want. The Hale Koa has several restaurants on the property that are reasonably priced. Each room has a referigerator but no microwave (there is a microwave on each floor in the laundry room). We enjoyed the adult pool (18 years old and above only) and the hot tub. Internet connectivity was expensive at $9.95 per day but we were on vacation and didn't really care about wifi. They do have a kiosk where you can sign-in to your flight and print boarding passes for free. All in all...this was a wonderful stay and we are looking forward to visiting again soon.

Room Tip: all rooms were excellent...we are particularly fond of the ocean view
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Hale Koa has convinced us that we need to return to Hawaii as soon as possible. We had a wonderful time. The resort has everything and is within walking distance to many shops and restaurants. It was clean and everyone was very friendly.

As others have mentioned there is no microwave and the fridge isn’t the best. No WiFi either – but still a great place.

We had breakfast at the restaurant on sight. It was good. Eggs a little overcooked but all in all good. I had the macadamia nut pancakes, delicious.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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4  Thank seauonboard
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Have stayed at the Hale Koa for the last 3 years!! Great place to stay! No complaints really!! Wish they had free WiFi in each room & a microwave in each room would be nice!! But still a great place to stay!

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Additional Information about Hale Koa Hotel

Address: 2055 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1998
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 46 Speciality Lodging in Honolulu
Price Range: €62 - €159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 814
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hale Koa Hotel offers an impeccable blend of service and travel value for the active and retired military traveler searching for the perfect Hawaiian vacation. Located in the heart of Waikiki, it offers great prices and unmatched value found in any major travel destination. The Hale Koa offers leisure dining, great Polynesian entertainment, and relaxation in a tropical garden, ocean-front oasis. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
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