About This Listing
Top notch views
Beautiful 8th floor unit in the Waikiki Grand Hotel. The place has it's own private lanai with ocean, diamond head, and zoo views. Just about 70 yards away from Waikiki Beach
Bose iphone/ipod dock for music and charging
kitchenette with 2 burner cook top, mini fridge, complete set of accessories for preparing and eating meals in
Keurig coffee maker w/ k cups provided
Flat screen TV
Lanai with table & chairs
1 full size trundle bed with twin size bed below
Many restaurants and coffee shops nearby.
The amazing views and friendliness of this building make this place very special.
**HAWAII HOTEL & ACCOMMODATION TAXES OF 13.962% ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRICING****
Public balcony on the 10th floor which boasts some of the most beautiful views of Waikiki.
Laundry room on bottom floor.
Public piano in lobby.
Interaction with Guests
I'm not present on property but live nearby. I generally just communicate with them through Airbnb website.
You right across street from small pier, ocean, and zoo. Kapiolani Park and aquarium are a few minutes walk (under 5) minutes.
Parking info. Bldg parking $17 a day, call Waikiki Grand Hotel reserve a spot. You can park for free around Kapiolani park which is about a 5 minute walk- Paki street side of park and Monsarrat St. Kapiolani Park has free metered parking from 6pm-10am and Sundays. Across the street parking at the zoo cost $1 an hour, this can be cheap since you only pay for what you need.
If you choose not to rent a car, there are multiple bus routes just steps away. I recommend only renting car on days you plan to go North Shore. Everything else is walking distance or easily accessible by bus which is one of the best systems in US.
No Smoking permitted on premise.
At the beginning we were a bit disillusioned - the pictures (on which base we made the reservation) looked more "boutique" style which the real impression not kept. Also the "Hotel" Building itself gives a kind of outdated feeling.
Beside that - the location is perfect. Great view from the balcony and very close to all the attractions in Waikiki. Francisco was always very fast in responding on question and very supportive (when we asked for new towels he replaced them within hours).
Perfect stay!! Great location, great communication with the host. Everything was exactly as described. Will definitely be back.
I found that most of the good things other reviewers have said--for instance, great location, beautiful views, great hot water, and so forth--are true. On the other hand, at least to me, the picture of the condo looked quite upscale, whereas the condo itself is quite modest. However my experience was totally marred by the noise from the apartment next door. The first night awful (to me) music blared loudly until after 2am. I complained to Francisco. He said that I should have complained to the front desk which would have mean getting dressed in the middle of the night, etc., etc. I told him that it was his job to straighten things out. The place is kind of half condo and half hotel. He agreed, but the second and third nights the loud music replaced by a very loud TV, again until very late. I complained again and was told once more that I should have complained to the front desk. The endless loud TV took place the second and third nights. The third night I banged on the wall. The noise subsided temporarily and then started up again. A few loud smacks on the wall by the other party were added. By now the whole situation seemed unsafe for me. I was so glad to get out of there the next morning. I never talked with Francisco. Just abrupt exchanges of text messages. All my other airbnb experiences included either a face-to-face visit or a good phone dialogue. Never again.
Wondering experience! Amazing views, great hosts. It was the perfect location for us and Francisco was extremely accommodating.
Studio was exactly as described. Close to the beach, restaurants and shopping in Waikiki, good parking possibilities and a very nice view from the balcony.
We especially liked the coffee machine and having our morning coffee on the lanai. There are also beach amenities provided.
Check-in is flexible by door code.
Although I never met Francisco, the lanai was clean, organized, and in an awesome location. There were plenty of amenities to make us feel comfortable, and I especially appreciated the coffee maker/coffee. The small kitchenette was useful, and the AC / fans worked very well. We used the building laundry machines, and they worked well. All in all, it was a wonderful experience. I would definitely recommend staying at Francisco's place... oh yeah, and the view is INCREDIBLE.
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About the Host, Francisco
Francisco and Leah. Franco and I have lived and worked in Hawaii for the past several years. We just recently had our first child and love parenting. We are very involved in the paddling community and love our Hawaii lifestyle. We have been Airbnb hosts for the past 2 years, renting out one of our condo rooms. We recently bought and remodeled a great studio in the Waikiki Grand which we are now listing on Airbnb. We love meeting new people and truly enjoy hosting!
Great sweet treats in building next door.
Gets you out of the sun and it's really close.
All good restaurants where locals go to that live near Waikiki. Its one street over. Great places to have Taco Tuesday.
Good food great taco Tuesday.
Great Hawaiian food.