Relax on our furnished lanai & enjoy a Hawaiian Sunset with nice partial ocean, mtn & cty views from the top floor!
Conveniently located at Ala Moana Hotel, our fully renovated studio is in the preferred Waikiki Tower. Walk over the hotel ramp & find yourself at Hawaii's largest shopping center, with over 250 stores, restaurants & dining options galore! There is even a post office at the mall, and is the location of the BUS Hub for the entire island.
It is in the closest main hotel to the Convention Center and to a huge beach park, popular with visitors & locals alike! It is THE Hotel of choice for many events, such as the Honolulu Marathon, etc. Activities like swimming, snorkling, surfing, stand up & canoe paddling, jogging, tennis, picnic areas are a mere stroll away.
Back at the hotel, there is a state of the art fitness center, complete with steam & sauna rooms & pool, to enjoy during your stay. There is a popular nightclub open on weekends, fabulous Chinese restaurant, and even a breakfast buffet. There are 2 onsite laundry centers w/ coin op washer/dryers & on every floor, an ice maker & drink machine. Parking is available through the hotel (self or valet charges apply)
Our deluxe studio is comfortable, clean & sleeps up to 4 people on the 2 full size beds. Contemporary in design & accessorized with Island elegance in mind, it has a kitchenette with toaster oven/ microwave appliance, stainless undercounter fridge & coffeemaker. Many kitchenette accessories including service for 4- glasses, mugs, flatware, wine glasses, colander, ceramic baking dish, knives, cutting board, openers, wine pump saver, scissors, chip clips, salt/pepper shakers. Starter complimentary beverage station with assorted coffee, teas. We now even have a Brita Water Filter Pitcher for your use!
FREE hi speed AND now even Free WIFI INTERNET from the studio (previously $10 / day) & FREE use of the in room SAFE (previously $3/day). New Safe can now even hold most laptops!
NEW 37"cable TV with lots of newly added stations! A/C, DVD, VCR & CD players, clock radio, iron, board, hair dryer. 8 sets of towels (sign out pool towels if you need additional during your stay, or for a beach or hiking outing. Ample starter supplies of toilet paper, tissue, shampoo, conditioner, liquid soap, body wash & lotion provided. Also a roll of paper towels, dish scrubby & dish soap and starter supply of microwaveable paper plates & bowls for your convenience. We even have beach mats.
Your electronic room key gains elevator access to our studio 35th floor, studio entry & fitness center on the 3rd floor. We have a smoke alarm & carbon monoxide detector as well as automatic fire sprinkler in our studio. A plug in air purifier also doubles as an emergency flashlight.
Hawaii Transient Accommodations Tax and General Excise Tax (totaling 13.962%) and a departure cleaning fee are now all included in the total price when booking via ABnb.
Note: Ala Moana Hotel has a $40 check in fee, a $15/ daily resort fee + 4.712% tax per stay that is charged by the hotel to guest at check in as well as any incidentals such as optional parking, etc. These fees are charges of the hotel and are not included in the room rental, taxes, & cleaning fees collected for this unit via ABnb.
By renting direct from owner, you can save money and still stay at this nice hotel, popular with visitors and locals alike!
Free use of Pool, Fitness Center with Steam & Sauna Rooms on 3rd floor. Room Key needed for elevators, Fitness Center access. Sign out pool towels during pool attendant hours, and make sure to return them before check out so you are not charged for them by the hotel. ($20 per) Some guests like to sign out pool towels so they can get fresh towels daily and not worry about staining studio towels or have wet towels piling up.
Interaction with Guests
I like our guests just to relax and enjoy their stay in Hawaii, so if they have questions, they are welcome to call or email me! I leave various notes in the studio to explain anything that may be a bit confusing otherwise, as well as suggestion booklet I put together for ideas while here.
Great bus system right next door at the largest shopping center in Hawaii! This location is the HUB of the system, and is only $2.50 per ride. I have bus schedules in our studio for our guests to borrow. There are also trolley buses that you can buy daily or weekly passes. Taxis are another option if you don't want to rent a car & pay to park at the hotel ($20/self parking per day or $25/day for valet).
Other Things to Note
We want our guests to get their security deposit back in full! If you've left stains on towels or linens, simply spot clean with soap & cold water.
Calls placed from studio telephone will incur charges from the hotel per call for local and long distance calls. No charge for calls placed within hotel to housekeeping, front desk, other rooms in the hotel, etc. If you would like pay per view movies, it is also available (payable to the hotel). Since there is FREE Internet from the room ( now including WIFI!), for the computer saavy visitor, there are ways to make calls from your computer or view movies or tv programs, too!
While this studio is located in a hotel, daily housekeeping is not included in your stay, as it is a privately managed unit, not managed by the hotel.
This is a NON-SMOKING room and state law prohibits smoking even out on the step out balcony. The hotel will charge a $200 smoke removal fee if evidence of smoking found. No pets allowed.
You are welcome to sign out hotel pool towels if you plan to go to the beach or hiking, or need a few additional for your stay. Just return the hotel towels before you check out to avoid charges from the hotel for them. Some guests just use the hotel towels so they can have fresh, clean bath towels daily, and don't have to worry about staining the studio towels.
As there is a large flat screen TV mounted on top of the long glass topped desk in the studio, pls do not put containers with liquids on this table. If any spills occur that seep under the glass, the cost to hire someone to remove the TV and clean under the glass will be deducted from the security deposit. Please enjoy drinks and meals at one of the 2 round glass tables with seating. One is located within the studio, the other is out on the lanai (balcony).
Owner will need full name(s) of guest(s) (up to 4) staying to notify hotel, address, misc other info and owner usually requests up to 3 emergency contact name(s) with phone #(s) (if USA) or e-mail(s) (if international). This will be for additional owner forms to complete booking that are required w/guest signature to be returned via either e-mail or fax.
If you would like early check in or late check out, pls inquire w/ owner as to availability & other details.
*** Pls facilitate getting info for forms and signing them within 72 hours of booking w/ ABnb. Once the completed reservation forms taken cared of, owner will notify the hotel & get a confirmation #. With the confirmation #, you will be able to directly verify with the hotel that you have a reservation in our unit under your name & dates!
Our studio is a privately managed unit located in a hotel. At check in, the hotel will charge your credit card for their $40 check in fee, $15/ daily resort fee & 4.712% tax and any incidentals such as optional parking, etc. These are charges by the hotel and not included in the room rental, 13.962% Hawaii Transient Accommodation & General Excise taxes, & departure cleaning fees now collected via ABnb.
"Similar" partial ocean view studio in the preferred Waikiki Tower booked through the Ala Moana hotel instead of direct from owner & Abnb can sometimes cost up to $260-$306 per night based on 2 people inclusive of taxes & fees depending on season. Booking through the hotel would also charge additional fees for each guest over 2 in similar unit.
Only registered guests will be allowed, and hotel has right to evict anyone not registered, or for illegal activities or excessive noise.
Water that splashes out of the sink may make its way onto floor or basket of paper supplies below. Pls put a washcloth at left of sink and make sure basket is far enough under counter’s edge to prevent this from happening.
If you have children staying with you, do not let them be out on the balcony / lanai unattended.
To help conserve energy, pls turn off lights when leaving bathroom and room. However, to help keep humidity levels down, keep AC on low even when leaving room and keep lanai door closed. Keeping the lanai door closed will also keep the birds and bugs out of our studio ( :
Pls take out any trash before you leave, and do not leave food trash in room overnight. Simply place bags out in the hall & call housekeeping to pick up.
We have a bin in the bathroom for recyclable containers. It applies to beer bottles, water & beverage containers marked HI-5 on them. Unfortunately it does not apply to wine or champagne bottles.
Our Brita Water filter pitcher is under the bathroom sink for your convenience! Simply check off on the paper log how many pitcherfuls you use during your stay so we know when to replace the filter.
Enjoy your stay in our studio, your visit to Hawaii, and return home safe, with hopefully only fond memories of your Hawaiian vacation!
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The studio was in a great, convenient location! The room was clean and everything needed was in the room. Babs was very responsive to any questions we had in a timely manner. Will definitely stay here again.
Babs was very welcoming and added some extra touches to make our stay more pleasant. She was a delight to deal with by email and kept us informed of any requirements in a prompt and efficient manner. The studio apartment, while small was well appointed and the extra toiletries that Babs provided were very appreciated. It is located in an excellent position with easy access to the Ala Moana Shopping Centre, Waikiki and public transport which is easy to navigate. I have no hesitation in recommending this apartment to future travellers and will be returning again hopefully in 2017.
Babs is a great host! Although we did not meet her, she is very responsive to emails and inquiries on Airbnb. She provided a ton of information and very helpful tips both via email and in the studio itself. The studio was great--it is very clean and well-stocked and has nice views from the lanai, and it is in a great location. It was a little bit cramped for my family of four, but we aren't the lightest packers either. Unfortunately when we stayed there was some construction happening outside, so there was a bit more noise than we had expected. Additionally, the music from the nightclub downstairs (which runs Friday and Saturday nights) was quite loud and could be heard even with the lanai's sliding door closed.
If you need it to be absolutely silent and plan on bringing a lot of luggage with you, I would recommend looking elsewhere. However, if you are okay with a bit of noise and tend to pack light, I would definitely recommend this studio.
Had a wonderful time at this studio in Ala Moana! Babs set us up efficiently and comfortably; she is ready to answer any questions and very quick to respond. I stayed here for a conference, but loved that the location was so close to the beach so I could jump out and have a quick swim in between talks.
Good experience overall. Once the booking was done, it was pretty much like being at the Ala Moana hotel. Babs was quite responsive. Room was clean, though it would have been a bit small for four (I was alone, so no issue there). Location is convenient -- next to a shopping center and close to the convention center (a bit further from the beach than other hotels). The view is OK since it's on the 35th floor, but you do *not* see the water unless leaning on the ramp of the balcony.
The host answered my questions by e-mails very promptly. There were plenty of bathroom supplies and bathroom towels prepared by the host. This location is right beside the mall and very close to the beach, Walmart and Japanese grocery shops. We enjoyed the partial ocean views in the mornings, and the regular walk to the beach.
The place is just like a hotel room, with the convenience to check-in, hotel facilities to use and the shopping mall next door. Babs is very thoughtful and adds a lot of personal touches in the room and makes our stay there more pleasant and enjoyable. She is quick to response to our communication and the room and extra charges are exactly like in the listing. We are satisfied of our stay. Thank you Babs!
Owner of this Penthouse studio with my hubby since 2005, with many satisfied guests from around the world! They appreciate the attention to detail, cleanliness of our vacation rental & surprised that we even have a "pocket pantry" in the studio closet in the event they've forgotten to pack a toothbrush, razor, etc - It even has available snack items for purchase in case you get the munchies in the middle of the night!
Shop-a-holics tell us they appreciate the travel scale we have in the unit so they can weigh their luggage before they go to the airport!
Others also like extra amenities such as the ionic air purifier that also serves as an emergency light that can be taken off the wall as a flashlight if necessary.
We live about 15 min from the hotel, and taking care of our unit is our priority to help make your stay worry free!
Really enjoy life here in Hawaii... the ocean, the mountains, the plants & flowers & the people!!!