The Equus, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member - Honolulu

1696 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 96815  show map
 3 stars
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The Equus, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member - Honolulu

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

USD 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Cafe

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Private plunge pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness center

Verified Reviews:

  • Near ala moana - Spacious room clean - Decent sized swimming pool and spa
  • Rooms are a bit old - Very comfortable beds - Could be noisy - Breakfast was a joke
  • Poor service - Walking distance from the beach - Ac in the rooms - Small balcony for each floor
  • Clean and comfortable rooms - Poor mattress and linen - Free internet - Friendly staff
  • Great view - Studio-style with kitchenette - Parking $18 per day - Terrifying elevator

Overview

The Equus, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member is located in a leisure area of Honolulu in 15 minutes walking distance from Royal Hawaiian Center. The hotel was opened in 1964, renovated in 2009 and is housed in a 10-storey building.

This property is conveniently based near the sandy beach. The city center lies within 3 km from the venue.

The hotel is surrounded by a stadium, a zoo and restaurants.

Guests can reach The Equus, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member by car from Honolulu International airport in 15 minutes.

Rooms

There are individual rooms with a mini bar, climate control, wireless internet, a private safe and TV with satellite channels provided for travelers staying in Honolulu. Rooms come with the ocean view. Bathrooms are appointed with a shower, a hairdryer and toiletries.

Eat & Drink

A buffet breakfast is offered at the garden. Guests can enjoy meals of Japanese and American cuisine at Morimoto Waikiki situated within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

Business travelers can use computers, a business center and a meeting room available on site.

Relax

The hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, a pool area and a picnic area as well as a wellness center and a Jacuzzi. The on-site activities include snorkeling, hiking and tennis.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at USD 25 per day.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   10.  Number of rooms:   67.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Barber shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Exterior corridors
  • Carte blanche
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Water sports
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Children's pool
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • City view
  • Mountain view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Private plunge pool
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Down duvets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 4 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1696 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 96815

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City Center
  • Honolulu
    2.9 km
Airports
  • Honolulu International (HNL)
    9.4 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Red Lobster Restaurant (cuisine: American)
    70 m
  • Morimoto Waikiki (cuisine: Japanese)
    160 m
Beaches
  • Duke Kahanamoku Beach
    550 m
  • Ala Moana Beach Park
    760 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    10
  • Number of rooms:
    67

Rooms and availability

Theme Queen Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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Theme Quadruple Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

Double room

The Equus, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member photos Room
Guest Room
City view
  • Room size:

    30 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Smoking
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

This room features free WiFi, a refrigerator, an in-room safety deposit box, a flat screen TV with cable channels, a coffee machine, and a bathroom with a hairdryer.

The Equus, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member photos Room
Top-floor Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This room features free WiFi, a refrigerator, an in-room safety deposit box, a flat screen TV with cable channels, a coffee machine, and a bathroom with a hairdryer.

The Equus, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member photos Exterior Hotel information
King Room
City view
  • Room size:

    30 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, City View

Top floor King Room
  • Room size:

    30 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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One-Bedroom King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Top floor
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Wake up service
Standard Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

Standard Room ROH. ROOM ONLY. Standard rate

Superior King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Superior|Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking ( Top Floor)

Deluxe Top floor Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Wake up service
Room Description:

2 Double Beds/NonSmoking/Upper Floor/Deluxe Room/Pillow Top Mattress/Flat panel TV

Deluxe Run Of House Room Assigned On Arrival
Mountain view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
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Room Description:

Deluxe Room ROH. ROOM ONLY. Dynamic product

Deluxe Top floor King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Double room

Executive Room
Mountain view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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The Equus, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Snorkel Hawaii200 m
  • Hawaii Imax Theater900 m
  • Magic of Polynesia900 m
  • Atlantis Submarines1.0 km
  • Great Life Tours1.0 km

Popular areas

  • Fort DeRussy200 m
  • Magic Island700 m

Places of interest

  • Magic Island700 m

Convention centers

  • Hawaii Convention Center500 m
  • Honolulu Convention Center500 m

Shopping areas

  • Ala Moana Center700 m
  • Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center1.0 km

Amusement

  • Ultrazone200 m
  • Waikiki Gun Club500 m
  • Jungle Fun1.0 km
  • Waikiki Theatres1.0 km

Museums

  • US Army Museum of Hawaii600 m
  • Consortium For Pacific Arts1.0 km

Parks

  • Honolulu Parks and Recreation800 m
  • Koko Head District Park800 m
  • Ala Wai Community Park800 m
  • Ala Moana Beach Park1.0 km
  • MC Cully District Park1.1 km

Universities, Institutes

  • All Hawaiian School of Massage800 m

Theaters

  • Hale Koa Luau700 m
  • Royal Hawaiian Theater Legends in Concert Waikiki1.2 km

Marina

  • Ala Wai Small boat harbor400 m
  • Ala Wai Small boat harbor400 m

Oceanfront Areas

  • Oahu1.1 km

Local attractions

  • Ward Entertainment Center1.5 km
    Auahi and Kamakee Streets, Honolulu
  • Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii1.8 km
    2454 South Beretania Street, Honolulu
  • Honolulu Museum of Art2.2 km
    900 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu
  • Magic Island1.8 km
    1201 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu
  • King's Guard Museum1.8 km
    King's Village Shopping Center, Honolulu

Near the hotel

  • Duke Kahanamoku Beach550 m
    Oahu, HI
  • Fort DeRussy Beach Park990 m
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
  • Teddy Bear World Hawaii1.1 km
    2155 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu
  • Kawehewehe1.2 km
    Honolulu, Oahu, HI
  • Ala Moana Beach Park760 m
    1201 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu
  • US Army Museum of Hawaii1.0 km
    2131 Kalia Road, Honolulu
  • Waikiki Beach1.4 km
    Kalakaua Blvd, Honolulu

Restaurants nearby

  • Red Lobster Restaurant70 m

    Address: 1765 Ala Moana Blvd
    Phone: 808-955-5656

    65% likes this, based on 249 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Outback Steakhouse70 m

    Address: 1765 Ala Moana Blvd
    Phone: (808) 951-6274

    72% likes this, based on 171 reviews
    Price Range: NZD 0 - NZD 54

  • Hakone120 m

    Address: 100 Holomoana St.
    Phone: 808-956-1111

    65% likes this, based on 52 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: NZD 58 - NZD 84

  • Morimoto Waikiki160 m

    Address: The Modern Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard.
    Phone: 808-943-5900

    80% likes this, based on 504 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: NZD 45 - NZD 71

  • Prince Court Restaurant130 m

    Address: 100 Holomoana St
    Phone: 808-944-4494

    71% likes this, based on 61 reviews
    Cuisine: Hawaiian

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    10
  • Number of rooms:
    67
Cities nearby
  • Laie hotels - 39 km
  • Waianae hotels - 38 km
  • Kapolei hotels - 21 km
  • Kaneohe hotels - 13 km
  • Oahu hotels - 21 km
  • Kahuku hotels - 46 km
  • Pupukea hotels - 44 km
  • Kaunakakai hotels - 90 km
  • Lanai City hotels - 111 km
  • Molokai hotels - 88 km

The Equus, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Equus, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Average guest rating

6.8out of 10
Very good
Based on 365 reviews

Rating by category:

Rooms
2.0
Service
4.0
Value
10.0
Dining
4.0
Location
10.0

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    3.8

    Location to the city and restuarants was useful

    The 'continental' breakfast provided was a joke - coffee and cakes only. Only one small lift was servicing 39 floors with 4 units per floor - the 2nd lift being out of action. The one working lift broke down for about one hour late afternoon one day(I did warn them about only having one working lift but little care factor from staff). No DVD/CD recorder in the room as advertised on your site("We don't have those").

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    It is good location for Waikiki Beach, Park and shopping Center.The room is comfortable. Staffs are friendly.

    The car park fee seems excessive for $18.99 per night. Perhaps its location no need for personal or rental car. Free shopping bus stop is closed by.

  • Group of friends
    8.2

    Convenient location, homely, affordable and clean. Staff are very helpful and friendly. thank you.

    The entrance to the hotel can be improved where guests do not carry their heavy luggage up the steps to the reception area. Guests are different and not all are strong or physically able to carry their luggage up the steps. May be an easier way of bringing their luggage up would be nice. Breakfast - not all guests drink coffee. I for one, only drink tea and this was not available. May be include tea to accommodate non-coffee drinkers. i saw cigarette butt in the pool and wonder whether a notice to guests to not throw litter down or even ban smoking from balconies.

  • Single
    6.6

    The bed comfortable. If the guest is sensitive to noise coming from the streets and nueighboring rooms, this place is not for you. Room modest and clean. Location is good. I arrived early in the am, check in time was at 3 but the guy from the reception was kind enough to check me in on the 1st available room.

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    The actual hotel was okay. The staff were very friendly. Overall, for the price, and for the location, I think it's not a bad place to sleep.

    Parking cost was too expensive!! Hotel did not look anything like the online pictures.

  • Single
    7.8

    Great staff. Very friendly, helpful and informative about where to eat, buses to take etc. Highly reccommend

  • Group of friends
    8.2

    Good Bed, coran Wellington located but so so breakfast. vert limites

  • Older travelers
    3.2

    Probably just its proximity.

    The shower was filthy and I contracted a dose of tinea. It was also very noisy when showering due to broken nozzel. One lift was out of commission and so was the spa pool. Larry is a good employee. The breakfast facilities are a joke and I did not enjoy having to lug 3 x suitcases up a flight of stairs to register.On registering we were given a room with 2 x single beds when we had clearly ordered a queen room on line. I have noticed that throughout the places we stayed in the States your correlation between price and star ratings are out of kilter to the rest of the world. A 3 star hotel such as yours is not worth the $100 per room you ask, plus taxes, plus tips. In NZ you will get a true 4 star room for nzd$125 all inclusive.

  • Couple
    7.4

    It was awesome that they had a tennis court. It's in a nice part of Waikiki away from all the touristy shops by the marina. The bed was super comfortable. One of the best hotel beds ever.

    The staff were all fantastic except for one girl who kept trying to charge me a dollar for coffee packets, which seemed pretty cheeky when nobody else did. Not cool.

  • Couple
    8.2

    All staff including the porters were fantastic. Very friendly, ready to offer advice on where to eat and advice for the other Islands. One of the nicest group of hotel staff we have encountered in 3 months of travelling across Europe and North America.

    Breakfast is included, but little on offer (dry pastries, toast, fruit, coffee, tea juice). Although the fruits were nice, we would have preferred no breakfast and a cheaper rate.

  • Couple
    8.2

    We loved the location near the Ala Moana Center (great food court) where all the buses depart. Opposite the center is a beach park which the locals prefer. It's perfect if you don't want to be in the middle of Waikiki.The breakfast at Equus was good with fresh fruit and Hawaiian coffee. Our balcony was great. The manager Renee is lovely!!!

    Our room was a bit noisy at night, since it faced (as all rooms) a busy street. In the morning there was often a rush at breakfast, since the lobby is small with limited seating and everybody wanted to be first at the fruit trays.

  • Group of friends
    8.4

    Clean room, very comfortable rooms, good location.

    Only one slow elevator that did not go to ground floor. Need to walk up 1 narrow flight of stairs to lobby to check in and elevator. Parking is in the adjoining building.

  • Single
    6.6

    I really liked the location,nice and quiet. Nice view, close to stores and restaurants.

    In the bathroom, sink countertop behind toilet is very uncomfortable, unable to sit upright. Shower water valves was quite hard to turn. TV remote not working for turning on and off. Door lock was hard to operate, had to try multiple times to open door.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    I stayed @ the Equus Hotel, and with the most kept Cleanliness Room and Comfortable Bed, I mean after all, when you have thing's to do place's to go and people to meed and comeing home / Hotel is what I call it and when you come Home to a well kept Clean Room and with a Relaxing & Comfortable Bed Is All Worth The Stay..Overall Great Hotel..

    The Dedicated Staff and Magnt.that stand ready to welcome you with a friendly smile and helpful effort's for your pleasant stay with Equus Hotel and so with No Complaints..I've Enjoyed my Stayed and Appreciate the hard Dedicated Team who made it all worth the stay...Special Thank's to Ms.Rene Kahumoku & her Wonderful Staff Team :) Keep Up The Good Work...Mahalo :)

  • Older travelers
    4.6

    The location is good for shoppers and others that enjoy living in the crowd.

    The room cleaness as far beyond standards. Worst of all the amounts of ants and other insects and the bathroom was simply disgusting. For a 39 store buildnng two elevators is not enough to provide resonable access to get out or in. Also no balconys and I felt trapped in my room viewing the city and a fragment of the ocean.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1696 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 96815

Get directions
City Center
  • Honolulu
    2.9 km
Airports
  • Honolulu International (HNL)
    9.4 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Red Lobster Restaurant (cuisine: American)
    70 m
  • Morimoto Waikiki (cuisine: Japanese)
    160 m
Beaches
  • Duke Kahanamoku Beach
    550 m
  • Ala Moana Beach Park
    760 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    10
  • Number of rooms:
    67