This is a private resident and not part of the hotel. I'm renting out a studio in Waikiki. It's a studio with a full-size bed, 42-inch TV, small bar type dinning table, microwave, and a refrigerator. The laundry room is located on the 5th floor of the building (wash/dry $1.50 each). A full-size air mattress is available if you would like to use it for additional guest. This studio does not have a kitchen but I do provide dishes and plates and everything needed to feed 4 people. I added a NuWave oven (Electric Range) and a rice cooker, and a coffee maker.
The windows do open so you can take in the breeze, people-watch as people jog and canoe past, or listen to the sounds of a city waking up in the morning. You can also keep them closed to enjoy the silence that comes from living more than 400 feet above the busy tourism at sea level.
Walking time to nearby attractions:
0 minutes / In the lobby: breakfast restaurant, pizza pub ($1 drafts between 5pm and 6pm), sushi restaurant, convenience store, car and moped rentals, arcade, 24-hour vending machines
1 Minute: ABC (convenience) store, pharmacy, café, Ala Wai canal
3 Minutes: Another ABC store, café, lots of restaurants, bars, and lounges, Fort Derussy Park
5 Minutes: Free street parking, grocery store, Starbucks, fashionable clothing stores
10 minutes: Convention Center, Waikiki nightlife,
15 Minutes: Ala Moana Center, Hilton and Sheraton beachfront, Ala Moana Beach Park, bigger grocery store
Public Transit Options:
The bus stop on the same block has buses that go west, all the way to the airport terminal, as well as east toward Hanauma Bay.
Car rental agencies are on ground floor.
In-building parking is $20 (cash only) per 24 hours or $4 per hour.
Street parking is metered $4 per hour (free after 5:30pm and on weekends).
Very limited, but free and unmetered, street parking is within a 5 minute walk.
Pool and Jacuzzi on the 5th floor.
There are vending machines on the 5th floor for: laundry soap, drinks and snacks.
Please clean up after yourself in this studio. Do not leave your dirty dishes from last nights dinner on the table or in the sink (wash them).
This is a private resident so do not leave keys at the front desk when checking out. Also these are not disposable hotel keys so please "DO NOT THROW AWAY". Each key cost $20 to replace so upon check out just leave them inside the room on the table.
Thomas was very accommodating. His bnb was very clean. Amazing view of the city. Tempur pedic mattress. Highly recommended for two people. He also has an air mattress for extra.
It was very nice place. We had a great time. Thomas was helpful and there was everything we need.
Sehr gute Lokation am Rand von Waikiki. Aus unserer Sicht (kinderloses Ehepaar) aber nicht für Familien geeignet. 100 Meter von der NIU Street befinden sich in der Nachbarschaft ein 7Eleven, ein sehr guter japanischer Curry- und ein Chinesischer Imbiss mit Frühstücksangebot. Thomas ist ein guter Gastgeber. Wir hatten einen großartigen Ausblick und das Zimmer war sehr sauber. Allerdings etwas abgenutzt. Das Bett ist besonders bequem. Es waren mehr als genug Handtücher zum Duschen und einen Badeausflug vorhanden. Parken ist direkt im Gebäude bei Park-a-Lot möglich. Mit 20 Dollar für 24 Stunden aber sehr teuer (in Honolulu normal). Wir raten hier gleich für den gesamten Aufenthalt ein Ticket zu kaufen. Ein Auto wird man nicht benötigen sofern man in der Stadt bleibt. Verlässt man diese, verschafft einem ein Auto aber mehr flexibiliät.
Thomas’ studio is great! Around 15 min walk from the Waikiki, clean, perfect for the 2 of us and with very comfortable bed. The view is spectacular and putting a table and chairs right next to the window was a great concept! Thomas was very helpful and friendly – let us check in earlier and let us stay beyond check out hours when he had no guest arriving after us. All in all, choosing Thomas apartment was a perfect hit for our one night stay in Honolulu!
Overall we enjoyed our stay here for 6 nights. However, given some of the cons below, and that some of the hotels closer to Waikiki were offering prices on par with Thomas, we will likely stay elsewhere next time.
Pros: Thomas was prompt in responding to emails and calls and met us a little early to check in around 3 pm. One of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in. Beautiful views both in the morning and at night. Convenient location to bus stops and definitely walkable to the Waikiki area. We even found free overnight street parking on Ala Moana the day we rented a car, but we lucked out so be prepared to pay $20/day for the garage.
Cons: The tile floor isn't the warmest feeling (a rug or something would be nice), the shower curtain had a funny smell, and the water temp fluctuated quite a bit such that it would be cool one minute and then scalding hot the next. Also, we planned to leave the room around quarter to 12 noon (check out time is 12 pm) but Thomas unexpectedly used his key to enter our room around 11:15. I guess the next guest had arrived and he wanted to see if we had left yet - which is fine, but a knock would've been appreciated!
The apartment was as described and pictured. The view at night was breathtaking! Thomas responded to emails promptly and was helpful. The neighbourhood was within walking distance to the main area in Waikiki. When leaving, we checked out at 12:00pm. Our flight was leaving late at night. Thomas kindly agreed to store our luggage for us so that we could enjoy our last day without the burden of carrying our bags around. We really appreciated that.
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I first joined the U S Coast Guard in 1975 and after 20 years of search & rescue, and maritime law enforcement on the high seas, I retired in 1995. Following my retirement I attended Hawaii Pacific University for 3 years majoring in the field of Marine Biology. I then moved to Japan in 1999 and started teaching English for a private Japanese company. During my stay in Japan I got married to a Japanese lady and had a son (Kenneth). I applied for a position to work as a child care provider at Yokota U. S. Air Force Base in Japan, which I enjoyed very much for 4 years. As strangely as it sounds I was only married for 18 months and then divorce, I became a single parent living in Japan taking care of my 10 month old son. Not having any contact with my ex-wife, when my son turned 3 years old we moved to Hawaii in 2006. Now at the age of 60, I am a male single parent with a 11 year old son, enjoying every moment with him. Kenneth and I enjoy living in Waikiki and going to the beach, weekend BBQ's, and doing other fun activities.