About this listing
Gorgeous luxury studio in a perfect location in Waikiki. Only 1 Block from the beach with a Partial Ocean view. Newly refreshed studio 1 Queen bed & pull out sofa sleeps 4 Pool, Spa,restaurant & lots of amenities! Optional parking available $15
Now #10 on Tripavisor The Luana Waikiki is a contemporary boutique hotel located in Waikiki, Oahu, and is within walking distance to anything and everything your heart desires in timeless Waikiki. Sophisticated and modern, yet with classic Hawaiian undertones and décor, Luana Waikiki offers exceptional accommodations for those seeking a stylish and comfortable vacation. Enjoy the wonderful amenities of the property such as the pool and sundeck, on-site day spa & nail salon, fitness center, valet parking and more. Luana Waikiki has the amenities of a hotel yet all the comforts of home.
NEW****PARKING NOW AVAILABLE ONLY $15 PER DAY ASK ABOUT DETAILS
This unit is truly a Luxury condo room and is spacious and well appointed. The studio has been recently (May 2014) refreshed with new bedding (guaranteed to be 100% bed bug free) new paint, towels, and in room amenities .
The unit is 356 square feet & has a kitchenette, queen bed, marble floors, built in custom cabinets and a comfortable pullout sofa bed with a firm mattress reflecting a Hawaiian contemporary theme. Tropically styled, this is the perfect retreat after a day in the sun or an evening on the town.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and within the room was as an added extra convenience, as well as the on-property restaurant, outdoor BBQ grills, laundry facilities and business center.
Luana Waikiki is the perfect place for a relaxing and adventurous vacation in Waikiki.
Luana Waikiki is a hotel condo, based and built around the Hawaii hotel concept back in the 1970’s.
The property boasts all the amenities of a hotel yet has all the comforts of home. Luana Waikiki is a 4 star property for a 2 star price, which is hard to find in Hawaii, let alone in Waikiki. This hotel is also unique because the room offers a partial ocean view and overlooks the lush Fort DeRuessy Park of Waikiki, and is located one block from the beach. Everything in Waikiki is within walking distance of this property, making it an extremely convenient location.
We are pleased to offer guests the complete variety of amenities and access at Luana Waikiki. This includes:
- Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel and room
- Outdoor pool & sundeck
- Outdoor BBQ grills
- Villa De Coco day spa & nail salon (Open Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm)
- Protea Café
- ATM (in lobby)
- Business center
- Hospitality room *
- All public spaces
- Luggage storage
- Bell service
- Activities desk
- Valet parking ($35/day)
- Coin operated laundry facilities
- Local & long distance phone calls
- 3:00pm check-in, 12:00 noon check-out
Interaction with Guests
Since this is a private unit, guests will have no interaction with the owners. However, since the owners are extremely passionate about Hawaii and servicing their guests, they will be available for any and all travel needs and services should the guests request them. Guests are welcome to call the owner at any time with any issues or concerns they may have during their stay. Since the owners are part of a full service travel agency, they can assist guests with anything related to Hawaii, including activities, restaurant reservations and other hotel accommodations on other islands.
Interaction between owner and guest can be as nonexistent or as frequent as the guest would like. The owners are local to Oahu and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to what to see and do in Waikiki. They are very accessible and easy to communicate with, and are eager to make their guests’ vacation on Oahu as fun and pleasant as possible.
Luana Waikiki is located in Waikiki on Oahu, right next to Fort DeRuessy Park. With ample parking nearby and the convenience of being within walking distance to everything, it really is a prime location for a vacation in Waikiki. One block from the beach and nestled in the heart of the city, Luana Waikiki is also next to the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
What the owners love most about the neighborhood is that it’s in the quieter section of Waikiki yet still in the heart of it all. Conveniently located for those traveling to Oahu for business, this hotel allows guests to get in and out of Waikiki very easily. Luana Waikiki is near boutique shopping, grocery stores, restaurants, cafes, activity booths, beaches, museums and more on Kalakaua Avenue, the main thoroughfare of Waikiki.
Waikiki is premiere when it comes to public transportation. With a variety of ride options, guests can have their pick of how they’d like to get around and explore the city. Travel by foot, bus, trolley, taxi or shuttle service, all easily accessible and convenient.
Other Things to Note
Please keep in mind there is no front desk service at this property. Luana Waikiki is owner managed, which means guests are in direct contact with the owner for any questions, issues, requests, etc. pertaining to the room. However, guests will pick up their room key from the front desk and can make reservations for the day spa directly.
Valet parking is optional for guests and is $35 per day. If they do not wish to valet park, there is metered parking and garages nearby. Guests can ask about other parking options as well through the owner.
NEW****PARKING NOW AVAILABLE ONLY $15PER DAY ASK ABOUT DETAILS
Daily maid service is not provided, however if guests would like to request this they may do so through the owner.
The owners would like guests to please understand that their condo at Luana Waikiki is their personal home/property, and they would appreciate guests being as neat and clean as possible during their stay. Owners would like guests to be respectful of other guests and neighbors and behave properly by abiding by all Luana Waikiki property rules.
The listing was spot on. Great communication with host, very accommodating, last minute we changed the checking time and they were fine with it. The are is very beautiful, everything in walking distance.
It was our first airbnb experience and we could not have had a better one! Although we arrived at midnight, Bruce had left our keycards at the front desk for us. The space was so nice, updated, and clean. We left around 7 am, but we definitely got a good night rest. The only thing I could say is I couldn't find the password to the wifi in the manual or elsewhere and I didn't want to bother Bruce so late. Other than that our short stay was great. Thank you so much for accommodating us last minute!
Although we did not get to meet Bruce, the instructions were very clear on check-in procedures with the front desk of the hotel/building. No problem in getting settled in.
Luana Waikiki is at a great location. If you're up for it, you can walk anywhere you would want to go! We enjoyed walking around the city visiting different bars and restaurants. The unit is very clean and is perfectly represented by the photos online. An overall great experience!
We really enjoyed our time in Bruce's apartment for our 3 days. The apartment was very comfortable and suited our needs perfectly. The room was large as was the bathroom . The air conditioner worked efficiently cooling the room very quickly. Access to the hotel amenities was appreciated. We particularly liked the balcony just to have a quiet time in the evening. Bruce was quick to respond to our emails before and during our time in Honolulu. The location was great for our needs, just a few minutes from the beach and also the shopping and restaurant areas. We would recommend this apartment for anyone wanting clean and comfortable accommodation in Waikiki.
We had a fantastic time. Our host left everything in place and in great condition. The balcony has a view across the park and the ocean, and you are only a short walk from the beach (though a bit longer to the nicest part of Waikiki). The staff in the hotel building are friendly. The amenities are great--particularly the pool, which makes this an ideal spot for a small family with children. Our daughter loved it. There is an air conditioner in case you are hot, and pleasant breezes in the shade outside.
What a great stay. Bruce met us in a timely fashion and took the time to show us all the amenities and facilities in the Luana. The room was clean and tidy, quiet, and perfectly located for anyone wanting to explore Waikiki and Honolulu. Would definitely recommend, especially given the great value for money compared to other Waikiki options.
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About the Host, Bruce
I'm from Miami Beach Florida, but have lived in Hawaii for the last 25 years where I received a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Hawaii Pacific University. I came to Hawaii in 1991 as a journalist for KGU radio.
In 1995 I left radio (I was actually fired) to start MCS Internet solutions which provided programming and connectivity solutions to businesses. That company spun off a local ISP called Pacific Internet Connections. In 1997 after acquiring the domain (website hidden) I merged all three companies and founded (website hidden), INC which went on to design, develop and market numerous websites in Hawaii.
In 2000 I partnered with Yaling Yu (my wife) and entered into an agreement to turn (website hidden)'s focus completely on to the inbound Hawaii Tourism market by transitioning the site into a Online Travel & Tour Company for Hawaii only. In the last twelve years, under my direction, the company has grown from a small two person agency to a multimillion dollar company with 15 full time Agents.
Since 2006 I have been producing The Hawaii Vacation Connection podcast which is devoted to Hawaii Travel and Tourism. The podcast receives over 25,000 downloads a month. The podcast led to an appearance on the Travel Channel which is still airing. I am very active in Social media with over 13,000 followers on Twitter. I also developed a Iphone application and produce video reviews of local Hotels and events around the island on my Youtube channel MRBRUCE 1 which has almost 2 million views.