Internationally-recognized in the opening sequence of the original Hawaii Five-O television series, the Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites is truly renowned as a Waikiki landmark. The iconic oceanfront hotel is situated on the Ala Wai Yacht Marina at the edge of Waikiki and just a short stroll to Ala Moana Center and two blocks to the Hawaii Convention Center. A modern paradise blended with nostalgic Hawaiian-style hospitality, guests enjoy two hotel swimming pools, a fitness center, spa and full service salon, retail shops, coffee shop, weekly entertainment, and cocktails and dining at popular restaurant "Cinnamon's at The Ilikai." All accommodations feature full kitchens and a private lanai.
Regret Booking Ilikai Resort with Waikiki Beach Rentals
We were booked to stay at Ilikai Hotel and luxury suites in early May but then coronavirus hit. Suddenly international travel was stopped and we could no longer travel from Australia to Hawaii. We were able to get refunds for our cruise, tours, and flights but sadly Ilikai Resort has repeatedly refused to refund our substantial full payment for 2 rooms, only offering a credit for future use, even though experts are saying that international travel won’t be likely until 2024. Of course my credits will have expired by then.
Lesson learned - never pay up front for accommodation. You got me this time Ilikai, but you won’t get me again.
(Vancouver Island, Canada)
Stayed here in February, absolutely loved it! Our rooms were great, restaurants had good food, lots of shops to choose from and very close to all the benefits of Waikiki. The courtyards and gardens are gorgeous.
Be careful with booking though, there are multiple management styles in the property. Some are regular hotel (what we did), there are private condos, apart-hotel and travel club levels. I can say the hotel side is wonderful!
Privately owned condo #1528
Let me start by saying I have previously stayed at the Ilikai Hotel and loved it, this time we had decided to use Waikiki Beach Rentals to rent one of their privately owned condo. I should have trusted my gut and not rented it. The room was dirty and not well taken care of at first glace it looks like a renovated condo. The beds are NOT comfortable and squeak. The bathroom was dirty and had tooth paste spit on the door. The sheets and pillow cases had stains. Since you have to clean your own dishes the dishes in the cupboard were dirty and spotty. The couch had stains on it. The walls where the beds are have scrapes and gouges on them. The tracks for both the closet and the sliding glass doors are so dirty they are hard to open. Oh and if you post a negative review on the WBR site they will no post it. But while at the Ilikai do try the frozen yogurt place and Cinnamons.
It is pretty good hotel with clean ,quiet and facilitated. I recommend you should go with your family or friends it would be great!I met excellent staff there.Overall is perfect! I will definitely stay this hotel again in the future.Thanks everyone there.
Do not use Waikiki Beach Rentals if staying here!!!
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
Upon arrival, we noticed there were many many issues with condo 1318 but most importantly at that very moment, there were no sheets for the sofa bed. After countless calls, going to the front desk and even security, we still had no sheets to sleep on the sofa bed by the end of the night!!! I’m extremely disappointed with these sleeping arrangements among many other issues with unit 1318.
Another issue is the cleanliness of the unit. The dishes are filthy, the toilets were dirty and the counter tops were as if they had no been wiped down in days. There are stains on the walls, the sofas were very dirty with grease on them that was obviously from a person’s head, some of the electrical sockets are broken, the floors are filthy and I even had to clean urine off of the wall in the bathroom an wipe down the fridge with bleach purchased from a local store! The bathrooms were unacceptably cleaned with soap scum on the glass and urine and what seems to be poop stains around the toilets.
Even so, we went to the local supermarket to purchase cleaning items to make our stay more comfortable and ONLY requested sheets for the sofa bed so that we could at least rest after a 16 hour travel day! However, the filth in the condo and not having sheets to prepare the sofa bed for sleep is unacceptable and by far the most ridiculous thing I’ve experienced while traveling with my family.
We have traveled all over the world and to come to Hawaii to a place with what we had hoped would meet our expectations, is disturbing to say the lease. This had the potential to RUIN our vacation with our first day wasted with cleaning a condo that should have been cleaned. There were many attempts to make contact with Waikiki Beach Rentals via the numbers given and we were told we would have the sheets on the same day. After not receiving the sheets we called AGAIN with no answer. My family and I have traveled too far to have to sleep in these types of conditions that have costed us the price of a luxury accommodation. We choose this condo because of the amenities, location, misleading photos, and a few positive reviews.
I understand that if renting from the hotel directly things may not handled this way. We rented through Waikiki Beach Rentals. Please avoid Waikiki Beach Rentals!!!!