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.
The location of the apartment is great! You stay close to all the attractions and restaurants in Waikiki and you have direct view on Diamond head. We enjoyed the Lanai watching the surfers at the beach down the street. The place was very clean and Francisco responded always very fast and ensured that we have everything we need. Checking in and checking out was very easy. Thanks for letting us stay at your place! We higly recommend this apartment,
I recently used Francisco's apartment for my holiday and would definitely recommend and use it again if i come back to Hawaii. It was modern and had all of the essentials which you wouldn't have access to in a hotel. The view from the balcony was spectacular! Thank you so much for letting us stay!
We stayed on Oahu for two nights and the apartment was perfectly located to discover Waikiki beach and take some surfing lessons. Furthermore it has lots of beach equipment available which is awesome - you can go boogy boarding right across the street! The apartment itself is clean, comfortable and has everything you need. The amazing views from the Lanai are just stunning as you see the beach, the ocean, the diamond head and the zoo. Check-in and check-out was quick and easy as everything was perfectly prepared. We would recommend this place for anybody visiting Waikiki beach.
Great experience. Excellent location with very good access to beach, bus stops and shops. Staff on the desk were very helpful. Beautiful balcony. Everything that you could need in the room. WiFi unfortunately slow and kept logging me out every 10 minutes when in the room, WiFi much better in the lobby.
We stayed at Francisco's condo studio during our vacation in Hawaii. For the first time visitors - the location was great - close to the beach and easily accessible to all major tourist attractions. However, the apartment is a very small studio (even compared to NYC standards!) and rather outdated (felt as if we were back in the 70s) aside from the apartment floor. Communication with Francisco felt very impersonal as if it were another transaction for him. There's really no security downstairs as the hotel desk attendant simply doesn't check identification but it never felt unsafe.
The bed is a full size bed and very uncomfortable. Took a little while to figure where the light switches were. The wi-fi wasn't working and there was no iron (basic amenity you would expect from a vacation place).
There's also a local chain restaurant joint (burgers over rice) downstairs, a gay bar on the second floor (not too loud) and a roof terrace. The place was surprisingly quite.
The great thing about the place is that it has a balcony with the Diamond Head & ocean views.
While all hotels in Honolulu add additional tax (close to 30-40%), if i were to do it again, I'd opt for a hotel room.
This is after all your vacation a vacation, so it's best to invest a bit to enjoy yourself.
On a scale from 1 to 10, I'd give it a 6.
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.
This host has 230 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
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.Kapahulu Ave Honolulu HI 96815
Gets you out of the sun and its really close.Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu HI 96815-4027
All good restaurants where locals go to that live near Waikiki. Its one street over. Great places to have Taco Tuesday.Monsarrat Ave Honolulu HI 96815
Good food great taco Tuesday.Honolulu HI 96815
Great Hawaiian food.Kapahulu Ave Honolulu Hawaii 96816