Imperial of Waikiki Unit


Rates: $260 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: Q (sleeps 2)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 124 reviews)
Enjoy waking up to paradise right outside your window. Step out on your private lanai and breathe in the sweet tropical air as you watch the graceful surfers ride the gentle breaking waves.

Take advantage of your home-away-from-home and prepare a meal from your fully-equipped kitchen, sit back and enjoy the incredible view as you plan your day in paradise.

Your island home includes one bedroom with a queen size bed, private bath, a living room equipped with a sofa, table and chairs, TV, and kitchen. An additional bathroom features an ocean view. Although the view is great from the sofa, the lanai, which includes two chairs and a table, offers fantastic sunsets.

Located at The Imperial of Waikiki in the new Waikiki Beachwalk shopping and entertainment district just a short 100 yards from the sand, your stay includes use of the unique rooftop pool and jacuzzi. A restaurant and a convenience store are located just downstairs and the Waikiki Beachwalk district right out the door. As a guest, valet parking is available for free.

Registration Number: GE-083-255-2960-01, TA-083-255-2960-01

Imperial of Waikiki Unit Reviews



David A.
February 2024
We stayed here for four nights in February and really, really enjoyed it. The views are amazing, the unit was spotless, and the location is perfect — steps to the beach, shopping, and restaurants. We highly recommend this property and would be delighted to stay here again when we’re back on Oahu!


Marcella A.
February 2024
It would be nice to have an email or phone number to communicate with the owner in an emergency. we were told that our flight might be canceled because of weather and I wanted to ask if that did happen, would it be possible to stay on rather than trying to find and move to another place. It was not a problem b/c are 9 am flight is leaving on time.


Kelly K.
February 2024
From the time we arrived things were perfect. The staff was so friendly. Having the parking was a godsend. The property mangers were easy to work with and very responsive to any questions. Property is centrally located to all sorts of activities and restaurants. I would highly recommend this property and would stay again in a heart beat. Love Love Love


Eva W.
January 2024
What an amazing, adorable, pristine unit! Having worked in the travel industry, travelled extensively, and being admittedly picky about accommodation, I can tell you this unit is EXCELLENT. Do not let the age of the building fool you; the owners have lovingly maintained this unit and I’m willing to bet it is one of the best in the building. Small and spacious at the same time. The bathrooms were exceptionally clean right down to the floor boards (I told you I was picky!). The kitchen was spotless, well equipped and more than functional. The view stretched out to the airport and my Airplane-Nerd husband sat on the balcony for hours watching takeoffs and landings. Highly, highly, highly recommend this unit.


Annie Y.
January 2024
We loved the unit and the building. Highly recommend this place. Perfect for two people.


Nancy H.
December 2023
Perfect everything!!!


Phyllis B.
December 2023
The condo was pristine. The location with the beach,shops and restaurants were at your fingertips. You don’t need a car unless you want to tour the island Definitely coming back.


Stacey L.
December 2023
We were very impressed with this place. The unit was very clean and comfortable. It is equipped with everything one needs for a pleasant stay. The location was ideal for beach or pool time. Shopping of all sorts is around every corner. Restaurant choices were abundant and an added treat was having dicsounts because of an agreement with the resort. It’s the perfect Hawaiian location!!



November 2023
Karl’s place was more than we could have asked for. We spent 5 nights here. It was very clean and comfortable. Had all that we needed and more for amenities. 2 bathrooms was a plus in the mornings. Nice ocean view and you can see sunsets and the Friday fireworks from your own balcony. Owners lounge was a nice plus, as well as the valet parking. Imperial staff was friendly and helpful. Karl was great to deal with, especially when we wanted to add an extra day after our booking was made. We definitely know where we are staying next time. Thanks for having us.


Ricky L.
October 2023
We just got home from a week’s stay at Karl’s condo in Waikiki. The condo was beautiful, clean and relaxing and we loved having two bathrooms. The views from the 21st floor balcony were beautiful. Everyone at the Imperial Waikiki were so welcoming and it was so nice to have a parking valet to park the rental car. We really enjoyed our stay! Thanks Karl! Ricky and Cheryl


Sharon V.
October 2023
Great location, beautiful views, roomy condo! Simply perfect.


Sandra P.
September 2023
The location and view is amazing. The staff and valet service could not have been nicer. Convenience store next door that has everything imaginable. Best vacation location! Mahalo for allowing us to enjoy your property.


Michael K.
September 2023
Clean and comfortable


Rhonda G.
September 2023
Had a fantastic time close to beach and walking around Waikiki shops, Karl and Penny hosts where we stayed and everything was great, clean and tidy would recommend staying there. Once a booked we had confirmation back from Karl and any questions he was quick to answere, thank you again Karl & Penny we loved staying in your apartment, Regards Rhonda &Colin from Melbourne Australia


Karen M.
August 2023
My husband and I stayed here while on our honeymoon and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The views were wonderful and the location was just perfect! We were close to the downtown shopping complex/wonderful restaurant options. Karl was super communicative as well! Can’t wait to come back. :)


Jeff D.
August 2023
Excellent!! Highly recommend staying here!!


Nick P.
July 2023
Beautiful views, convenient location, a nice apartment layout, comfortable furnishings, friendly interactions with staff, and valet parking included! This place has everything you need for a nice trip to Oahu.


Tanya F.
July 2023
Very good area to see the fireworks on Friday night, easy access to beach area and walking distance to restaurants & shopping area. I would definitely stay here again!


Corey B.
July 2023
The view of the ocean is amazing and just as advertised! The room was clean and inviting and we had a great stay. We liked that it was so close to the beach and shopping. Thanks for sharing and letting us enjoy this wonderful place!


Karen S.
July 2023
We could not have asked for a more perfect condo while in Honolulu! The condo was spacious, super clean, and had all the amenities we needed, including 2 (yes, TWO) bathrooms!! Every morning we enjoyed our breakfast while watching surfers, hang gliders, peaceful rolling waves, boats, and even occasional rainbows from our 21st floor wide dining room window and balcony. The resort itself was perfectly located at the end of a popular one-way street with restaurants and shops all within walking distance. ALL the staff were very happy, helpful (esp. Arnold - AJ), and willing to accommodate all our requests. I would DEFINITELY STAY HERE AGAIN & recommend it to my friends & family!! MAHALO, Karl!! The Shaws


Jill R.
June 2023
This condo was perfect for us--so close to anywhere we wanted to go in Waikiki. It was nice having a kitchen--although we didn't cook, we liked the full-size fridge for drinks, snacks, and leftovers. This unit is on the corner, ocean side, 21st floor, so many windows! We loved the view and felt bad for people on lower floors who didn't have ocean view because there's another shorter hotel between Imperial and the water. The ABC store, right outside the lobby, has everything you need--prepared meals, snacks, drinks, alcohol, coffee, clothing, souvenirs, etc. We were in there at least once a day! The free valet parking with this unit is fantastic. Did not have to worry about where to park our rental car, and the valets are friendly and efficient. You also get access to the owners' lounge and the penthouse bar, perfect places for watching the Friday night fireworks. The drinks at the penthouse bar were really good, and the cheapest we had anywhere! We were sad to leave and would definitely stay here again!


Agustin R.
June 2023
This was a beautiful property, and in a great part of town. There was a lot of shopping and restaurants in the vicinity as well. If I ever visited Oahu again, I would stay here.


Mark C.
June 2023
We really loved this place. The view was amazing and the rooms were cozy an nicely appointed. We will definitely be returning!


sue P.
May 2023
Awesome rental. Location, amenities, staff support, and everything else about our stay was perfect. Highly recommend Karl’s condo. Use of the 26th floor owners suite with coffee and beck was great.


Bruce F.
May 2023
Condo is in a tower right in the heart of Waikiki. Walk to many nice restaurants and shopping. Very clean and up to date. I would definitely stay there again.


Kimberly B.
May 2023
We loved the location of this property. There is so much to do within in walking distance, but the property is still quiet and restful. The resort provides a lot of activities for guests and everyone was very pleasant. The valet parking was also a huge plus! All of the information we needed was provided to us beforehand and so helpful! Being able to wake up each morning to the beach views was amazing. We would definitely love to stay here again!


Randy G.
January 2023
We absolutely loved Karls condo. It made us feel at home and super comfy. Everything was very clean, and the bed was a dream to sleep on. We should of booked longer. The sunsets were an absolute dream from the 21st floor, balcony was awesome during the new years fireworks. We had the perfect view of the show. The two bathrooms are great and the kitchen was perfect for our breakfast and storing foods for the next day. You will love it here, stay for fridays to watch the firework shows. thanks a mil Karl!


Natalie R.
December 2022
The location and view were spectacular. The staff was friendly and we could participate in the building activities if we desired. The owner was very responsive. Would stay again.


Jimmy C.
December 2022
This rental is accurately portrayed in the VRBO website and it was a very good home base for activities in and around Honolulu. Check-in and check-out were smooth with no problem. Condo had beautiful views of the ocean. I enjoyed sitting on balcony watching ships and surfers.


Debra L.
November 2022
It was just right for 2 people, we had everything we needed close by & the parking was included. It would have been nice to have beach chairs to use because the beach is only 100 yards or so away. We were told we could rent them from the front desk which we did, but they we’re pretty beat up. We found the property to be be overall very satisfactory and we really had a fantastic visit. I would most definately stay there again. Mahalo!


Pete W.
November 2022
The condo is the best overall value I have seen in Honolulu. The view and amenities are fantastic. The pictures on the listing don't do it justice. No resort fee and valet parking included are a huge plus. Valet people were so friendly and helpful. Located by any restaurant or shop you could need. We would love to come back.


Kathleen B.
November 2022
This was my first time renting through VRBO. It was easy and the condo we rented was outstanding. We immediately felt at home and the view was amazing. The condo was well equipped and had everything we needed. There were three elevators on the property and they were quick and efficient. Check in was easy and the staff was very accommodating.


Joyce C.
October 2022
This condo was perfect for two people. The location in Waikiki was so convenient and it was easy to walk everywhere. The condo was clean and the view was amazing! We saw some beautiful sunsets. The staff at the resort were very friendly and helpful. I would love to stay here again!


Amy S.
September 2022
The unit was beautiful, comfortable, and clean. The AC was great, and it was nice having 2 bathrooms - both were very clean and nice. The location was perfect, and we walked all over Waikiki. The free parking was also perfect - the valets were always speedy and friendly. Karl has great communication and provided very thorough and clear directions for getting there and checking in. We would stay here again!


Teresa E.
September 2022
Great location! Easy to get to beach restaurants, shopping. Condo was very comfortable, nicely appointed and the a/c was great!


sarah l.
September 2022
This is steps away from the beach with a spectacular view! Very convenient location too.


Steve W.
September 2022
Perfect location


Jacquelyn D.
August 2022
Just love this property. It has everything you need and a great location… AND the view!! Will be back!thank you!!


Dianna W.
August 2022
This Condo is in the best part of Waikiki - walking distance to everything - and rich across the road from the beach. My only complaint is the Sofas/couch in the living area are very old and very uncomfortable and should be replaced - the bed could also need an update - other than that it was great.


Michael L.
August 2022
We enjoyed our work trip by staying at a location near the beach.


Guido R.
August 2022
nice condo very good location (everything in walking distance) valet parking included coming back for sure


Jim J.
August 2022
Wonderful location over looking (a block away) the Pacific Ocean.


Erich O.
July 2022
We stayed three nights. Perfect location in downtown. The view from the balcony is breathtaking. Plenty of restaurants, shops and cafes all in walking distance. Owner was spot on with guidance, and the front desk staff is awesome. Highly recommend for couples.


Amy B.
June 2022
The location was close to everything, the view from the room was amazing. Everything was clean and as described. We would 100% stay here again!


Christina E.
June 2022
We loved our stay here. Excellent location in Waikiki. Couldn't hear the loud nightlife but a short easy walk to the popular coffee shops in the morning. The bed and sheets were very comfortable. We definitely would book this place again and recommend it to our friends.


Barbara R.
June 2022
Great location. Property a little dated but clean and worked just fine for us. Unit nicely decorated and nice views. Lots of restaurants within walking distance.


Christina T.
June 2022
If you are all about being in the center of the Waikiki, this is your spot. Valet makes it really easy to deal with the rental car and there are at least 15 restaurants right downstairs. All of the staff at the Imperial are friendly and having a pool, hot tubs, sauna and access to the owner's VIP lounge is great. The view is lovely and fireworks are a special treat! I would definitely recommend this place for visitors to Oahu.


Randall M.
May 2022
Fantastic location, furnished with a definite Hawaiian feel, clean, quiet and easy stay in the heart of Waikiki with a short walk to beach. Host was easy to communicate with, though on-site staff did not allow early check in. Great stay!


Caitlin S.
May 2022
Short but sweet stay, beautiful balcony.


Kevin C.
May 2022
Thus place was gorgeous! We have ZERO complaints! We were here for our 35th Wedding Anniversary. The listing honestly doesn't do this place justice. Gorgeous ocean view from the unit. It was spacious and perfect for us. Loved having two bathrooms, so we could both get ready in the morning at the same time! The Waikiki Beach Walk shopping district below is super nice, way better and more upscale than we imagined. Also loved the rooftop bar where we enjoyed the sunset! We can't speak highly enough of this property, and hope to return some day!


Mark N.
May 2022
The Imperial Hawaiian Resort is a solid basic facility. Staff are friendly and helpful and environment is low key. The condo that we rented is a corner unit and the views are very good..the 21st floor puts you above the neighboring Halekulani Hotel and provides a clear view of Two of my favorite South Shore surf breaks, Pops and Threes…you can also look West and check out Ala Moana Bowls and breaks outside Ala Moana Park. Very convenient access to many restaurants and shopping and fun strolls at night.


Margaret P.
April 2022
Besides the location, the full ocean view, and the amenities of the Imperial, there are a couple of things that set this unit apart from other nearby rentals. Windows are coated to shield the sun's heat and glare so you can enjoy the panoramic view all day long. Two thermostats for controlling the A/C. The small kitchen is well equipped, including a dishwasher, and there are basic condiments on hand. Loved having two half-bathrooms with showers in each. The unit is at the end of the hall so you have privacy. Great communication with owner. We look forward to staying here again. Mahalo!


donna s.
April 2022
I would highly recommend if wanted a very central location


Martin R.
March 2022
Location was perfect for Waikiki and the valet parking can't be beat. The condo was very nice and clean and having an ABC store right below was very convenient. Would definitely return and recommend.


Kent E.
February 2022
We enjoyed our stay very much and soaked up the ocean view and sunsets as much as possible. The location is ideal for being in the center of Waikiki, with easy access to the beach and all the shopping. The property is dated, but so is much of Waikiki, and the building staff was very friendly and helpful. Would come back in a heartbeat to stay next time in Honolulu


Mang D.
January 2022
The location is amazing, in the middle of Waikiki, not too far from the beach (5 minutes walk).


Monica M.
January 2022
From sunrise to sunset we had beautiful views right from the living room. I’m so glad we chose this condo over staying at a nearby hotel. We were able to cook our own meals, dine out when we wanted. We enjoyed the rooftop pool and the rooftop bar located across from it (open mon/thurs/fri) where we could view the most spectacular sunsets. Check in/out was extremely smooth and Karl was so quick to respond and accommodate any of our requests. I highly recommend staying here!


Dave G.
December 2021
We really enjoyed our stay here. Very good location and the unit is super clean plus there's free valet parking. Also the staff is very friendly. We will stay here again next year!!


David C.
November 2021
This condo unit 2105 has a fantastic view of the ocean! It is within walking distance to wonderful restaurants, shopping but most of all absolutely beautiful Waikiki beach. Karl (the owner) makes sure everything is covered within the VRBO (except tips) which eliminates any hidden costs! This was an absolute wonderful experience and would consider this property again!


Elijah C.
November 2021
This condo was very clean and organized. It was a great place to stay while I was on vacation. I would definitely recommend to friends and family!


Rosanne L.
October 2021
Attractive space and well equipped kitchen area. Perfect for singles or couples with friendly hotel service and amenities. Quiet; only a short walk west to Waikiki beachfront action, ie. party hotels, restos with live music and shopping. Groceries, snacks at ABC right store next door. Ensuite in addition to primary bathroom. Owner response quick and helpful. Masks required in shared public spaces.


Darin G.
October 2021
The room was great and the view was amazing. This property is conveniently located right in the middle of everything… Love it and would definitely recommend this property. Aloha!


Diane A.
October 2021
This is a dream property with an amazing host! I definitely would book again.


Thomas L.
September 2021
Everything was great.


Stephanie C.
September 2021
Clean, well equipped, comfortable bedding, accurate pictures. High floor, well exposed, beautiful and relaxing water views. Great services from the Imperial Hawaii Resort: welcoming team, easy check-in and check-out, efficient and friendly valet parking. Thank you Karl for providing such an excellent experience!


Den R.
August 2021
The unit is at a quiet corner of the resort with the beautiful view of ocean. Pictures of unit are accurate. Host responded timely at all times during and prior our stay; was open to questions and helpful. We hope to return soon! Thank you again!


Nathan F.
August 2021
Right when you walk into the room, you are greeted with the most amazing view of the ocean. You can see the ocean from nearly every room. The rental was very clean and well maintained. You can definitely see the pride in ownership. My wife and I loved that there were two bathrooms. The hotel staff was amazing, the amenities were great, valet parking was awesome and the location was just perfect. We would definitely stay here again.


Jessica L.
July 2021
This unit is at the end of the hallway with great ocean views! Pics don’t do it justice. Bed was comfortable, shower was hot with good pressure. It is very quiet and comfortable. It is right in the heart of the shopping district, beautiful streets and gold restaurants within walking distance. Having valet included made everything so easy. If we come back to Hawaii we would stay here again.


Nikola M.
June 2021
Great location with an amazing view. Also, plenty of space for two and all the necessary items are provided along with a kitchen.


Darcie L.
June 2021
I worked from the apartment and visited with my son in the evenings. Worked well for that. The place was not exactly what I was expecting but it worked out nicely.


Pat M.
June 2016
The staff in the building could not have been nicer and professional- from the valet staff (great group of guys) to front desk and housekeeping. Karl and Penny have a beautiful place with a great view. The unit is much bigger than described and the decorating touches of Hawaiiana add a wonderful local touch. The location is ideal to explore everything in Waikiki from the beach to shopping to nightlife. We had friends staying at the Marriott Ko Olina who dropped by while we were there and the first thing they said when entering the unit was, "Wow, we should have stayed here!" Thanks to Karl and Penny for a great place in Waikiki. We will be back!


Greta A.
November 2015
I have stayed at the Imperial many times with friends who own timeshares there. This unit shows pride of ownership, very nicely decorated Hawaiiana style, nice flooring, well appointed kitchen with NICE pots and pans (not the leftovers all beat up and such you find sometimes), other nice extras tucked away in the kitchen cabinets that were great for us as we like to cook and pack our lunch for the beach each day. This unit is way nicer than the standard units in the building. And when you want to be out and about, the location is excellent for being close to GREAT restaurants, and shopping...all along your block. The walk to the beach is short, and the staff at the Imperial is always friendly, welcoming, and helpful. Easy to get from here to anywhere on the island, tours, buses, etc. all within steps from you here. Or just spend the day at the beach, we like snorkeling and people watching. Rent umbrella and chair set ups from the Hale Koa stand very close to the beach walk, they will also rent you kayaks, toys, snorkel gear, and provide lessons for surfing and such. A good day at the beach is easy in this area.


Kelly A.
August 2015
We stayed at this condo for 9 nights. Fabulous condo with kitchenette, lanai (ocean view!!!) 2 bathrooms. We were very pleased with the condo and the condo building. We also used the fitness centre many times. Within a short walking distance to the beach. We would definitely return.


Dennis M.
July 2015
Nice, clean condo in a great location. Very close to everything in Waikiki. Great view of the ocean and Friday fireworks. Free parking was a bonus.


Karmela K.
April 2015
My family owns a timeshare in this building and when I heard this was ocean front on a high floor I had to book. We were not disappointed other than we wished we could have stayed longer. The place was clean and very tastefully decorated yet simple and had everything we needed.


Patricia B.
October 2014
A great place to stay for a short or long period as it is so central to everything. Great location and accommodations especially for a couple


linda l.
July 2014
My husband and I stayed at Karl and Penny's very comfortable condo. It is everything they say it is. We had a beautiful view and we were only 1 block from the beach. Everything you need is within steps of the condo as it is in the heart of it all. We spent time when we first arrived in Oahu trying to find a grocery store. The awesome part was, there is an ABC store with all kinds of groceries and a deli right in the building! We even bought rafts and walked over to the beach to play in the water. We had a wonderful time. Thank you again Karl and Penny for the use of your lovely condo !!!!


Scott G.
June 2014
Karl's place was cheaper than staying at a hotel, the location was great, and I was shocked how great it was when I showed up. I decor was cute, the balcony and living room had a great view, the kitchen was stocked, and i completely forgot their were two bathrooms. Everything was clean. We could have stayed here for months and it would have felt like home, rather than a dingy hotel. The 21st floor is great because it gives you better views and is away from the street noise. This unit has the perfect view for coffee in the morning or adult beverages at sunset. Thanks again Karl!


Kari T.
April 2014
This VRBO was perfectly suited to what we were looking for. Lots of shopping, lots of restaurants, lots of sights. Best part is that it is in-between the traditional Waikiki and the less crowded bigger beach. Both within 100 feet. Definitely will stay there again.



November 2013
My wife and I had booked 10 nights in Karl & Penny's beautiful condo in Waikiki. What a great place! Much more than we had expected. Everything Karl has indicated in the ad is true and better. Location was perfect for walking anywhere around town, food, shopping, beach all at your door step. The neighborhood is fantastic, felt very safe, lots of fun evening walks is the store and watching all the people. My wife loved getting up every morning to watch the surfers. Having a kitchen and room to move was such a bonus over any regular hotel. The hotel staff was super friendly and helpful to great places and things to do. I would come back to this spot in a heart beat! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful place!

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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