The Equus Hotel - Honolulu

1696 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, United States, 96815  show map
 3 stars
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The Equus Hotel - Honolulu

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

USD 25 per day

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Cafe

Picnic area/ Tables

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Reflex massage

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 Hotel is a 3-star property situated about 2.0 km from Kewalo Basin, Puu Ualakaa State Park and Saint Augustine by. The comfortable hotel was built in 1964 and refurbished in 2009.

The city center is 30 minute walking distance from the hotel. An opera, a museum and a tower lie a short distance away.

The hotel's ideal location a short stroll from shopping centers and boutiques is favorable for shopping lovers.

A local bus stop is 100 meters away. Honolulu International airport can be reached within 10 minutes' drive.

Rooms

The Equus Hotel offers individual rooms with classic décor featuring individual climate control, a minibar, wireless internet, an in-room safe and TV with satellite channels. Some rooms have the ocean view. Bathrooms are appointed with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Serving a wide range of dishes, Morimoto Waikiki and Chart House can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

Services

The hotel offers bicycle and car rentals to all guests.

Relax

On-site facilities for children include a playroom and a pool. A gym and a jogging track are among the on-site facilities.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Bowling
  • Golf course
  • Jogging track
  • Fitness center
  • Fishing
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Children's pool
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Aqua park
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Fluffy down duvets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  4 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

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, United States, 96815

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City Center
  • Honolulu
    1.8 mi
Airports
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Chart House
    300 ft
  • Morimoto Waikiki (cuisine: Japanese)
    600 ft
Beaches
  • Duke Kahanamoku Beach
    1900 ft
  • Ala Moana Beach Park
    2500 ft
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

The Equus photos Exterior Hotel information
Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed
Size: 325 sq. feet
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Equus Hotel - Honolulu Honolulu location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    1696 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, United States, 96815

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Honolulu
      1.8 mi
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      700 ft
    Restaurants
    • Chart House
      300 ft
    • Morimoto Waikiki (cuisine: Japanese)
      600 ft
    Beaches
    • Duke Kahanamoku Beach
      1900 ft
    • Ala Moana Beach Park
      2500 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of floors:
      10
    • Number of rooms:
      67

    The Equus Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    Places of interest

    • Magic Island - 2300 ft

    Convention centers

    Shopping areas

    Amusement

    • Ultrazone - 700 ft
    • Waikiki Gun Club - 1700 ft
    • Jungle Fun - 3300 ft
    • Waikiki Theatres - 3300 ft

    Museums

    Parks

    • Koko Head District Park - 2700 ft
    • Honolulu Parks and Recreation - 2700 ft
    • Ala Wai Community Park - 2700 ft
    • MC Cully District Park - 3700 ft

    Universities, Institutes

    • All Hawaiian School of Massage - 2700 ft

    Business areas

    Marina

    Oceanfront Areas

    Local attractions

    • Ward Entertainment Center - 5100 ft
      Auahi and Kamakee Streets, Honolulu
    • Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii - 1.1 mi
      2454 South Beretania Street, Honolulu
    • Honolulu Museum of Art - 1.3 mi
      900 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu
    • Magic Island - 1.1 mi
      1201 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu
    • King's Guard Museum - 1.1 mi
      King's Village Shopping Center, Honolulu

    Near the hotel

    • Duke Kahanamoku Beach - 1900 ft
      Oahu, HI
    • Fort DeRussy Beach Park - 3300 ft
      Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
    • Teddy Bear World Hawaii - 3800 ft
      2155 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu
    • Kawehewehe - 4000 ft
      Honolulu, Oahu, HI
    • Ala Moana Beach Park - 2500 ft
      1201 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu
    • US Army Museum of Hawaii - 3500 ft
      2131 Kalia Road, Honolulu
    • Waikiki Beach - 4600 ft
      Kalakaua Blvd, Honolulu

    Restaurants nearby

    • Chart House - 300 ft

      Address: 1765 Ala Moana Blvd
      Phone: 808-941-6669

      65% likes this, based on 249 reviews
      Price Range: USD 31 - USD 50

    • Outback Steakhouse - 300 ft

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

      75% likes this, based on 179 reviews
      Price Range: USD 0 - USD 40

    • Hakone - 400 ft

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

      71% likes this, based on 47 reviews
      Cuisine: Japanese
      Price Range: USD 41 - USD 60

    • Morimoto Waikiki - 600 ft

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

      72% likes this, based on 523 reviews
      Cuisine: Japanese
      Price Range: USD 31 - USD 50

    • Prince Court Restaurant - 400 ft

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

      64% likes this, based on 65 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
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    The Equus Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Equus

    Average guest rating

    6.8out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 395 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    10.0
    Rooms
    2.0
    Service
    4.0
    Value
    10.0
    Dining
    4.0

    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

    hotel The Equus Hotel - Honolulu Honolulu location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    1696 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, United States, 96815

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Honolulu
      1.8 mi
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      700 ft
    Restaurants
    • Chart House
      300 ft
    • Morimoto Waikiki (cuisine: Japanese)
      600 ft
    Beaches
    • Duke Kahanamoku Beach
      1900 ft
    • Ala Moana Beach Park
      2500 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of floors:
      10
    • Number of rooms:
      67