We always enjoy staying with you at the Waikiki Sunset. Staff makes us feel welcome and always friendly. The 2 bedroom was affordable and clean and when we requested service, it was fast. We will stay again.
The always quirky Sunset
(North Wales, Pennsylvania)
We have been spending our Hawaiian vacations at the Sunset for many years. There are many great things about the building, including great views of the ocean and Diamond Head, great location to beach, restaurants and shopping, and always friendly staff. That said, there are always weird and quirky things occurring. Elevators were covered with board on this trip, which my Grandson referred to as "the cardboard elevators", maid service was almost non-existent (due to pandemic) and pool use was by reservation only.
Outstanding service at Aston Waikiki Sunset - Penny
We could not thank Penny enough for treating us like her own family! She listened, solved our small issues, and made us feel so special during our stay. She is a type of person who would “under promise and over deliver’, with her quality customer service. We felt valued as Aston guests because of Penny. She cared so much and her compassion made our stay so memorable! Also, Ka’ahele is another very kind front desk we came across. We thank you!
I took my 3 girls and mom for a trip to Hawaii after the loss of my father. Aston is the only hotel my husband could find that has 2 bedrooms with kitchen and it is in a great and safe location. He could not join us due to work. It is a short distance to Waikiki beach, restaurants, diamond head, attractions, etc. Parking is convenience and reasonable price. We stayed at Aston brand hotels whenever we visited Hawaii and happy to get to know Penny during this trip, she is truly an asset to Aston!
Antiquated hotel, over priced. I had a two bedroom suite, the rooms are very small you barely had room to get around the bed. Never staying here again. The furniture was very old and scratched up. I stayed 5 nights and my room was never cleaned during my stay.
SPEND YOUR HOTEL
(Kansas City, Missouri)
SPEND YOUR VACATION STAY DOLLARS ELSEWHERE. While I completely understand COVID issues and how that has changed the hospitality industry (I am a small business owner in the service industry), when it came to this part of our much anticipated vacation, we were disappointed and honestly quite fed up with the Aston Waikiki Sunset at every point along the way.
Some of the issues we encountered:
* The rooms are just “meh”. ESPECIALLY for paying over $3k to stay here for a week, I expect an overly clean room, plenty of blankets and towels, cookware, usable balcony space, solid interior doors (not ones that have slats in them and can be peered through), working windows, hot water, open and accessible amenities as advertised, and the list goes on.
Additionally, these items were also ridiculous and or need attention:
* griping at people to pull up a mask while their security staff weren’t wearing one at all.
* telling guests they must reserve an OUTDOOR POOL time, but failing to answer the phone when guests attempt to call to make said reservation. (And also sending your pool Bouncer to boot people out when there was NO ONE ELSE THERE, if the “time had expired”.)
* allowing only 5 people at the pool, and only for an hours time, to then require 30 minutes after to sanitize. How bad are your chemicals that they aren’t working in the first place? Also, do you not think that we are all swimming together in the ocean, right next to each other? ALSO.. having us sign our life away in a waiver to swim in your pool would negate your liability should someone “contaminate” your pool.
* the trash, dirt and grime in and around your building needs to be addressed. I understand you can’t do anything about the homeless community hanging out, but if you don’t take care of the outside issues, how can you not expect them to
Use it as a garbage can also?
* The “market” in the hotel is basically an offering of a smelly replica of a third-world open air market. Had almost nothing, crazy over priced (as expected), and I’ve honestly had better experiences in actual third world countries with markets.
*your parking pass system is in dire need of streamlining. You should simply add a daily charge for parking to the room for the duration of a guest’s stay rather than having someone attempt to navigate through a broken stall with different directions from whomever is working that shift on how to insert one ticket, but grab another, but pay for the last hours you were there, but you need a new ticket when you come back, but also it’s prorated when you come
Back so you’ll need an additional ticket. What the heck.
All in all, if I could do it again, a thousand times over I would stay somewhere else. I’ve been to Oahu before, but this was by far the most disappointing.
From January 16 through August 11, 2023, Aston Waikiki Sunset will undergo an electrical project. Laundry facilities will be affected and some noise is expected. Guests will be notified in advance of any temporary power outages throughout the project.
From March 13 through August 4, 2023, Aston Waikiki Sunset will undergo a plumbing project. Visible construction work around the side and entry way of the property and some noise is expected. No work will be done within guest rooms. Guests will be notified during their stay if their unit will be affected by water shutdowns.
For all projects, work hours will be restricted to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. We apologize for the inconvenience and will make every effort to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as possible.