With a stay at Waikiki Gateway Hotel in Honolulu (Waikiki), you'll be minutes from Fort DeRussy and close to University of Hawaii at Manoa. This hotel is close to Diamond Head and Aloha Tower.
Make yourself at home in one of the 181 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private lanais. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Additional features include gift shops/newsstands and tour/ticket assistance.
Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk.
Noisy hallways, can hear people slamming their doors and talking. Walls aren't insulated/sound proof??
Staff friendliness and efficiency, cleanliness,location as both beach and shopsnearby
Traffic noise, rock hard beds
Relatively clean my wife like it.
The advertisement was two doubles/queens (I'm not sure which) or King size bed. When I got to the hotel, of course they only had the room with two queens for my wife and I. This seems to be common trend for Waikiki because I had the exact same experience at another hotel.
The whole time was terrible, I wouldn't recommend this to my worst enemy.
Location and Price
Bathroom could have been a little nicer/updated
Everything was as expected!
The water pressure is the only good thing
The pictures did not match the room. There was mold on the ceiling and the curtains of the shower as well a rust on the tub and drainage. Spoke to the assistant manager and all I got was the room that you were in was not the one on the picture. No good customer service and people there don't know how to service you.
The hotel was literally 2 blocks from the beach, so the location was great. It had a balcony with chairs that looked out over a nice park like looking area.
The hotel itself was hard to find. There are no signs showing the name of the hotel, an address, nothing. After literally passing it about 5 times, I accidentally saw the name of the hotel around the back on a small sandwich board. You have to enter from the back if you have a car and pay $25 to park. So the hotel itself is decent looking both inside and out, and it is in a great location, literally like 2 blocks from the beach. However, the hotel is ancient, and they do little to no upkeep. The elevator was rickety. The room itself wasn't bad. Big bed, but thankfully there were 5 pillows because they were totally flat. There was a fridge, that almost kept water semi-chilled if you kept it in the freezer part. There was a tiny air conditioner, on the floor that almost kept the room manageable. There was a great balcony, however, you couldn't leave the door open to get the good breeze because there was no screen. The bathroom was minuscule, and clearly had seen better days. The paint was coming off of the ceiling and everything needed an update. Oh and the best part, if you are going there to have a romantic evening, that is good, because there is only one tiny lamp in the room with a really dim bulb for mood lighting. However if you are trying to read a map or make plans for the next day, you better doing during daylight because that one pitiful lamp wasn't enough to read anything. Overall, the place was clean, there were no bugs, for the most part you couldn't hear other people, and once you found the hotel, the location was great. So if you just need a place to crash while you are staying on the island doing other things, it is worth staying. If you are going there for the great things the hotel has to offer, you might want to try elsewhere.
The location is great. No ocean views but that was not why I was here. Good city views. Bathroom is dated. The hallways are stinky. Probably from many many years of smoking. carpets dated. Nice big screen TV very comfortable beds very functional overall.
After I booked my room and got my confirmation from hotels.com through kayak.com, I was surprised when I checked in and was charged a $10 resort fee they call it. This includes the use of a safe coffee maker ironing board and Wi-Fi. All of this is usually free and most hotels now everybody is charging for it.
Was 3x disturbed by phone call due to mistake by reception. No iron available. Got a roach running in my towel.
I took this hotel almost as a last minute decision for my business trip. The staff are excellent, very cordial, helpful, gave me a detailed idea about dining, moving, taking transport and even provided changes. However, beware the hotel charges around $11 every night, (for internet which is below par, a newspaper focusing on Hawaiian news only and a coffee machine with Hawaiian coffee that I never tried) whether you want those amenities or not and irrespective of the type of room you stay or site you book through (priceline, hotwire, expedia, anything). The hotel has a tiny family friendly pool on the 4th floor. The location is terrific, most buses stops there, and everybody knows the hotel by name, the beach is just 10 minutes walk, and the whole shopping area starts after the hotel and beyond. Caution: PLEASE DON'T GET FOOLED BY THE PICTURES OF THE ROOMS YOU SEE, those are only on the top floors, other rooms are much smaller and with less amenities. If anybody has the time please say that to hotwire and Expedia, thanks.
Close to beach that's about it.
Everything! !! Small bathroom. Air conditioner was poor quality. One lobby bathroom. Was doing construction in the morning
Lobby decor and staff and location
The bathroom was crumbly and old
Location was nice. And easy to get too. also the guys working the parking garage were awesome.
The room was trash. Beds were old and as hard as rocks. Carpets looked like they may have died. Bathroom had the feeling of black mold growing. I wasted gd money on what looked like a great deal. The A/c also needed repair work and a cleaning. I shouldn't have paid more than fifty dollars a night for that place.
It smelled gross in my room. It smelled like a McDonalds dumpster with some kind of cleaning solution poured over everything. The lighting, colors of sheets and blankets, and painting color scheme is depressing and institutional looking. The TV was from 1984 and was very very limited in channels.