The view was amazing to wake up to every day! The location was the most convenient and perfect in relation to all the local spots. Our hosts even accommodated us with early check in which was the biggest plus! I can’t say enough positive things! Even though the place was a little dated, everything was functional and worked perfectly for us. Great first VRBO experience in Hawaii!
I read all the reviews on this property and I would say they are pretty spot on. The communication with Kiersten (Josh) was friendly, prompt and so helpful. The condo is dated and not fancy, but it is clean and welcoming. The bed is extremely comfortable and my adult son slept on the futon and said it was great. The kitchen is well equipped (we didn’t use anything but the fridge) and there were added touches like a few laundry pods, a deck of cards and a few beach chairs and a cooler. I can’t express enough how good the view is. This is our first trip to Waikiki and it left a huge impression, there was so much to watch from the balcony and it easily holds 4-5 chairs. We are in a fancier hotel downtown Waikiki for the rest of our trip with “ocean views” and it does not even come close to the views from this condo. If your goal is to be on water, with show-stopping views this is the place for you and as long as you know it’s not a 5* resort your stay will be amazing!
My family and I just returned home from spending 10 days on Oahu in this condo on the 15th floor of the Ilikai hotel. First thing that grabbed our attention was the view. Amazing!
The condo itself was clean and well appointed. The kitchen itself is not new but everything worked, and together with the condo as a whole, had a definite retro vibe that harkens back to the original “Hawaii Five-0,” where the hotel was prominently featured. It’s charming. The location is also ideal. The heart of Waikiki is a half a mile in one direction and the Ala Moana Mall is less than a half a mile in the other direction. Beach access is a short walk behind the hotel, and the two pools were convenient when we didn’t feel like getting sand between our toes and in our bathing suits. The condo was a perfect place for us to have Portuguese sausage and eggs for breakfast, was a good location for us to leave from to explore the island, and get a good shower and a good night’s sleep before the next day’s adventure.
Host was always helpful and had great communication. Easy check in and check out. We had a great time.
We recently had the pleasure of staying at this VRBO. The unit is exactly as described, convenient location, easy walk to beach, stores & restaurants. Although we had many of our evening meals on the lanai enjoying the sunset view. Property manager responded to inquiries immediately. We will stay here again!
We booked this property based on the view and it did not disappoint! The beds were comfortable and the space clean. Communication with the property owners was easy and fast… thank you for creating a home away from home with a decent price!! Would definitely stay here again!
This adorable condo was perfect for our needs while in Waikiki! Beautiful views from the balcony and a nice location. We were walking distance to beaches, shopping, and restaurants. The place was very clean and the bed was super comfy! Slept like a baby! It was the perfect size for my husband and I! I would definitely stay here again! Communication with Keirsten was great as well!
This place was amazing, my wife and I just went in June and loved it! Chris was super helpful and very responsive the whole time we were there.
The condo was as described. We enjoyed staying there. We weren’t wowed by the place, but we weren’t expecting to be.
Overall the listing is very accurately described. Nice view of marina and ocean from the balcony. Pool was good and bar restaurant in hotel was good with lots of choices within walking distance. parking is expensive and the other options of marina lot and public parking make it better but its a pain sometime finding a spot for the $1 overnight parking - not anyone's fault - just the dynamics of the area
Exactly as advertised, central, great view, very quiet.
We had a wonderful time. Perfect view. Easy check in. Everything we needed was there or close by.
This condo was exactly as expected, they didn’t hide anything. The view to the harbor was gorgeous and we really enjoyed our stay.
The room wasn't as clean as we hoped, the shower was pretty dirty as well as the floors other than that it was okay.
Everything was great. Communication with owners was easy and they answered questions quickly. Bed was super comfortable and view is sunsets was amazing.
Was a grest stay, owner communicated quickly with any questions we had. Place was clean with all amenities listed!
As I write this review I’m on the Lanai again! We love the mornings having coffee and watching the marina boats and all the harbor activities!
We have 30 surfers to look at too! Very cool and peaceful! We will come back someday!
Great location. Great view. Great host.
We had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay. The apartment is well set up with all of the appliances, cookware (although we either dined out or are pre prepared meals) flatware and dishes. The view is extraordinary with beautiful sunsets watched from the balcony.
An observation for folks who might be preparing meals more extensively, you will be required to supply everything including salt and pepper. The apartment is not supplied with meal prep basics. There is a first class grocery store in the Alamoana shopping complex located about one mile from the Illikai where this apartment is located.
Bottom line. Great communication from hostess. Lovely and very comfortable. Stunning view. Good location. I could live there easily.
Lovely condo conveniently located at the start of Waikiki Beach. Everything was exactly as advertised. Checkin was quick and easy. Everyone at the ilikai was friendly and welcoming. The host was quick to respond to questions and reached out to us to make sure we settled in nicely. We highly recommend this place. Oh, did I mention the best place to watch the sunset is from lanai.
Condo with excellent views from the terrace in the low key, friendly Ilikai Hotel and Suites. Unit was a bit disappointing due to the worn and dated tile in kitchen, bath and shower stall. There was Inadequate lighting in living space and water from air-conditioner needed to be emptied regularly. As a frequent renter, I rely on reviews that lead to clear expectations. Communication with hosts was excellent. If you overlook the tiredness of the unit, the views are stunning.
Located near everything you could possibly need for a relaxing vacation. Restaurants, groceries, ice cream, retail stores, beach, pools... all within a stone's throw distance. The condo is perfectly positioned for the best view after a restful slumber in the comfy bed. Dinners on the lanai offer the most beautiful sunsets. The room was everything it was advertised to be. The owners were quick to respond to any correspondence that we sent. We look forward to the next time we visit Waikiki! Thank you so much, Keirsten and Chris
We had a fantastic stay in Waikiki. The location of the property was wonderful. We were a short walk from the beach, some iconic hotels, and sights. The property owners were super friendly and had great suggestions on food and supplies. We loved our stay here!
and found the location and hotel very favorable. The beach is only a 5 minute walk and the view from the room was great. Would recommend
Garth and Barb
This lovely and comfortable apartment lives up to the description on VRBO. The view is amazing, the bed is comfortable, the accommodations are well appointed, the location is excellent. We even saw a rainbow the morning of our check-out. We have no reservations about recommending this wonderful apartment.
This is just what we needed, a perfect little getaway in a fantastic location. Thank you I feel refreshed.
What a beautiful condo in a wonderful location! Communication and check in with Chris & Keirsten was a breeze. They provided many helpful suggestions and alternatives regarding parking, activities, shopping, and food.
The condo is definitely on the older side, but it honestly makes it feel like visiting with family in Hawaii--which I loved. I had a hard time finding the ilikai parking, but was able to easily park in the marina lot that was a much cheaper/convenient suggestion from Chris & Keirsten.
The condo has a very welcoming/homey-feel, and was equipped with pretty much everything you need (minus hand soap but no big deal since there's a market downstairs). I ended up cooking in the kitchen and they really do have it pretty stocked up! The only thing I couldn't find unfortunately was the cutting board. They have salt and pepper, but I can see oil being helpful for future guests.
The balcony views were absolutely amazing!! I was lucky enough to experience gorgeous sunsets, multiple rainbows, and live music from downstairs. Very calming watching surfers in the morning and the boats sail in and out of the marina. Overall, would definitely recommend. Thanks again for the wonderful stay!
We enjoyed our stay and would stay there again.
View from the balcony is great.
Foodland Farms is a short walk and has a large variety of high quality fresh food.
Its a small thing but it would help to have a safe in the room.
This is a fantastic retro style condo with amazing views from the Lanai. The host is awesome. Don't hesitate to book this location if you're in Oahu.
The location was outstanding. Lots of shops and restaurants all within walking distance. Beach access was a quick walk down the ramp and the 2 pools were excellent. We enjoyed sitting out on the lanai having our morning coffee while taking in the awesome view of the ocean. The condo was clean and well stocked with necessary items. We were pleased to learn that the original Hawaii 5-0 series was filmed at this location.
Effortless stay. Lovely apartment and great communication from host
GREAT PLACE, LOCATION AND VIEW!
The listing was accurate, but the experience was so much better. The view was incredible. The sunsets more amazing than we can describe. We even watched the waxing crescent moon set!! We loved waking up to the ocean view. We loved the lanai!! Thank you for sharing your piece of Heaven with us!!
Robert & Mary J.
perfect spot to enjoy this area, walk to beach, sunset views, and 30th floor restaurant with amazing vistas. would recommend
The location was perfect for us - and the host was extremely responsive anytime I had a question. The view from the lanai was amazing as well. Both beds were comfy -We loved it!
This location was awesome! The view is great and it’s walking distance to pretty much everything in Waikiki.
Everything we needed was available when we arrived and communication was great prior to our arrival. The AC worked great for cooling down after spending the day outdoors. We would definitely stay here again.
The property was clean and the bed was incredibly comfortable! There is a beautiful view of the harbor and ocean. Would definitely stay here again. Mahalo!
Clean and fantastic view! Chris and his sister were excellent communicators and even allowed an early check in. Highly recommend this condo!
This VRBO was everything we wanted for our first trip to Hawaii! Communication from Chris started early which was greatly appreciated, and he was responsive throughout. We spent a lot of time on the balcony watching the ocean, the surfers and the boats. We had a gorgeous view! The suite was very clean. The king sized bed was comfortable. There were plenty of towels for both of us. The cute retro- kitchen had appropriate pots, pans and appliances. And we were a 5 minute walk to the beach, 5-30 minute walk to fantastic restaurants and shopping. We did not rent a car, and only needed an ride share to site see. Thank you for your hospitality Chris!
The location was amazing. Waking up looking out at the ocean everyday was great. Located near the beach, pool, restaurants and shopping. The host was great and so was the staff at the hotel.
We enjoyed staying in the apartment. The view was amazing and exactly as listed. Very clean and a great location!
Amazing views from this classic Ilikai property! Communication with the owner was prompt & courteous. Highly recommend!
Great location, ez to get in to.
Pretty clean and spacious, bed comfy-.Had a great time.. Mahalo
We had a very good experience. This is a great condo with great location.
This condo is great! We saw rainbows in the morning and beautiful sunsets from the lanai. The location is very walkable. The hosts were great and very responsive. Would definitely stay here again. Aloha!
I stayed in the condo for about 5 days and completely loved it! It was equipped with everything you needed in the kitchen, which is great because there is a grocery store about 5 minutes away. They had an clothing iron which I really appreciated. The bed was very comfortable as well as the couch! The balcony was very clean and provided an amazing view! The property was very very clean which I was impressed with. They were also very accommodating and communicative with me during my stay which I appreciated. Highly recommend!
We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay at Chris’ place at the Ilikai! The BIEW is just RIDICULOUSLY GORGEOUS, & if you surf, you can see a handful of breaks right out the huge window from the bed!
The kitchen was adorable & perfect for our needs, the BED was delightful— both soft & firm & as a Spoonie with serious spinal history, the bed ALWAYS makes a HUGE impact on my trips.
Having breakfast every morning at the table in the lanai, hearing the surf, seeing the vast spread of gorgeousness, it was glorious! Walking along the beach you see people paying oodles for a seat with not half so stunning a view, & with Foodland over at the Ala Moana shopping center (all the gorgeous preprepped food you could dream of & the best pineapple of our LIVES), gourmet with a view was how we did.
You’re right near everything but you can still hear the ocean!
SUCH AN AMAZING TRIP!
Thanks Chris & Kiersten! It was PERFECT!
The property was as described with a wonderful view of the marina. The bed is very comfortable and the AC was helpful when the sun was setting and for sleeping. The check-in and check-out process were very easy to navigate. We had a very nice time exploring Oahu. We found that Waikiki was too crowded and the north coast beaches are quite beautiful and quiet, like Waimanalo. We did think the property was a bit dated and could us some updating, especially the kitchen.
The location was convenient for shopping and going to the beach. The unit was clean and had awesome views from the balcony.
This place was paradise! Clean, very comfortable and with an incredible view!The listing was spot on. I definitely would book this place again!
From the grand entrance, to its historic/regal reputation, and friendly staff, your stay at Chris’ place will not disappoint. The flat is spacious, clean, quaint, and convenient to a plethora of nearby restaurants, shops, beach(es), services, etc. This stay/experience will be etched in me and my fiancé’s memory forever. We appreciate your service and anticipate to return in the future. Mahalo!
Everything was absolutely wonderful. The property manager was very attentive and accommodating. The views from the condo was amazing sunrise and sunset. Checking in was a breeze. No wait just went straight up to the room. Overall the perfect vacation getaway spot.
My husband and I loved this condo. We always stay somewhere on the marina because we like to watch the boats and this place was our favorite so far. It was very, very clean. Very nicely decorated and easy to find. The host was very communicative when we had questions about the A/C unit. Overall, great place to stay!
We had a great stay at Chris's Unit. It really was a perfect place for everything, VIEWS, beach access, restaurants and entertainment. We did have a rental car and used the Ilikai Valet Parking, it was $28 per day, well worth it. Communication and coordination with Chris was excellent. We'd definitely stay here again.
If you’re looking for a good view of the ocean, this is a great place to stay. It’s also within a short walk from whatever you want to do in Waikiki.
Our first visit to Hawaii! Great location, wonderful view, comfortable bed, new TV, new AC, everything worked. We had a terrific time. Thanks for your hospitality, Chris!
This condo was perfect for what we were looking to do! Located centrally that you could walk most places, although we did rent mopeds. The view from the lanai is the best part! Weather wasn’t the greatest for us but we still very much enjoyed our stay. Chris was quick to respond to any messages and the condo was just as posted! We loved it :)
Wonderful place to stay! Comfortable bed and linens. Large TV. We enjoyed breakfast every morning on the lanai, overlooking the boats and surfers. Perfect place for relaxing with Hawaiian drinks while watching the sunsetting in the evenings.
Great location, great view of sunset
This apartment was the perfect place to stay while we were in Hawaii. We loved the spectacular sunset views each night, and the Ilikai is in a great location within walking distance to restaurants, bars, stores, and of course the beach
We enjoyed the convenient location and that we were able to walk to the beautiful beach, restaurants and shops!
We really enjoyed our stay in this perfectly located condo. You are close enough and just far away enough from the hubbub. The condo was clean and has everything you would need for a great vacation. You’ll love having your meals on the lanai each day. We sure did! Thank you!
WOWWW that view just never gets old!
Check in was extremely easy, the moment we walked in we dropped our bags in the doorway and didn't even shut the door because we couldn't get out on the lanai fast enough, the view is just incredible!
The room was perfect for just my husband and I, we had everything we needed there. Only thing I would say that needs improvement is newer, fluffy pillows. We had 3 pillows provided (6 total) and all were pretty flat and we slept with all 3 stacked to be comfortable but that's just our preference. Bed was comfortable. The marina directly behind the hotel that you can see from the balcony is free 24 hour parking which is extremely convenient and a money saver. Just be sure to move your car every 24 hours and be back early to ensure you have a parking space. There is an ice cream shop and store in the lobby that is very convenient. Also located next door to the Hilton's lagoon and multiple beaches in walking distance. We also got a surprise Luau the hotel next door hosted that we could view the entire thing from our balcony on Saturday, and Sunday the hotel has a free band playing below the tree with dancing we enjoyed watching as well. The host also suggested the Wiliwilinui Ridge hike that was our absolute favorite (difficult to do, but those views are 100% worth it) and would not have done it without their suggestion, so thank you!
I'm already missing the view! :(
The view looking out over the harbor and ocean was breathtaking! It was convenient to everything I needed and wanted. Really enjoyed the market and ice cream shop on property. The Sunday night band and dancing was unexpected bonus! The room was clean, bed almost too comfortable to get out of every morning. I would definitely love to stay there again.😁
Great stay! The place was excellent and with a great view!! Could of been much better!
This was our favorite place to stay. It was the best of both worlds. The room was nice and comfortable, views were gorgeous, the food at Cinnamon's delicious, nice walk to do anything you wanted. Every tour we did picked us up in front of the Illikai.
The Ilikai was in the perfect spot for us. It wasn't right smack in the middle of the crowds on Kalakaua, but close enough to get there by foot if we wanted to go there. The sunset and Ala Wai harbor views from the unit were absolutely amazing! Perfect for our sunset photos and "Mai Tais on the Lanai"!
We totally enjoyed staying there. It had everything and anything we could have needed- beach chairs and towels, a hair dryer, dishwashing detergent, and even a Playmate cooler! The owners thought of everything to make our stay a wonderfully convenient one!
Beverly was an absolutely joy to work with on the arrangements. She made things really easy for us and even provided helpful information on the area, including parking, which proved to be invaluable!
When we travel to Hawaii, with all of it's beautiful and lush vegetation, we always expect to see some little critters here and there. But, not in unit 1508 at the Ilikai! Not one anywhere! The unit was clean, clean, clean! And that's a testament to how well it's maintained by the Powers family!
The next time we go, we'll definitely try to book again in your "Perfection in Paradise"!
Mahalo Nui Loa!
We were awed by how good of a place we had booked and how grand the view was from our room. The unit had everything we needed inthe kitchen and in the bathroom. Just hoped the white towels were lint free as they were full of lint. Other than that we really enjoyed our stay and really liked how it was nearby to everything, such as restaurants and beaches!
This condo was comfortable and convenient. All tourist buses stop outside the Illikai as well as the Pink, Red and Purple Trolley lines. Everything we needed was in the condo and the bed was super comfortable. The wifi worked well and the cafe in the complex served great meals. Getting in touch with our hosts was easy. If ever we return to Hawaii, we will stay here again. Thank you so much.
Allan and Bernadette Miller, Australia
Thoroughly enjoyed every moment while in Hawaii. This is a great condo. Plenty of space for four people and loved the little surprises like DVD's to watch and books to read. The view from the lanai was amazing whether it was morning or night. Woke up Tuesday to find Hawaii Five-O set up in the parking lot for filming. Actually got a pictures of several of the stars (my daughter had a long range lens on her camera). As for the owners, Beverly is the greatest. When I had issues trying to make the online payment she came up with solutions to help us. If I had any complaints it would be not enough toilet paper for the week - we called the manager office but ended up buying some before it was replenished. Also, the internet worked great on everyone's devices except my laptop. We never could figure that one out. Other than two small glitches we had a wonderful time and highly recommend the condo to any of our friends planning a trip to Hawaii.
The furnishings and decor were tropical, the Condo was very clean. Opening the sliding door, I felt the ocean breeze, you look out at an amazing ocean view. Every morning I sat out on the lani watching all the water activity. I will definitely stay in this Condo again. If you have any questions before or during your trip the owners will get back to you right away. I really appreciated the prompt response. Great place to enjoy your vacation. The location is perfect.
Apartment was spacious, clean and well-equipped, with a perfect view and a short walk to the beach. Loved that we had access to the amenities of the Ilikai Hotel (laundry, pool, restaurants etc.) Also liked the charming retro 60's kitchen in the apartment.
We loved having everything you need in the kitchen. There were plenty of towels. The ac worked great and it was remote controlled. My mom can't swim, so she loved the noodle and the board. The view from the lanai was amazing any time of the day. Communicating with Beverly was so easy. She responded quickly whenever I had questions. The trip was for me and my mom so the kind sized bed was awesome! I loved everything about this condo!
We enjoyed staying at the condo. It could use some updating but was functional and the lanai overlooking the marina is stunning.
We are so happy that we chose Ilikai 1508 for our stay in Waikiki. Everything we needed was here for us. The unit was clean upon arrival. The view could not be beat. Beverly was quick to respond to any questions I had leading up to our trip.
Cinnamon's in the lobby was a fantastic restaurant, we enjoyed three meals there.
We loved the condo. The location was perfect. It was a short walk to the Ala Moana Shopping Center, as well as a short walk to the center of Waikiki. There is a nice path right along the beach that takes you all the way down Waikiki Beach. We could walk to other hotels, restaurants, bars, etc. The view from the Lanai is amazing. It was nice having a small kitchen. Didn't try the stove or oven, but loved having the fridge. We spent a lot of time on the lanai unless it got too hot or rained. The bed was VERY comfortable! Would definitely stay again.
We had an amazing stay!!! Loved the beautiful view we enjoyed it every day!!! Location is awesome...super easy to walk downtown. Everything was clean and beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your condo.
Great little condo. All of the little extras, like coolers, beach chairs, boogie boards, were a real rreat. We used them all. We traveled with our toddler, so the pool, and close proximity to the lagoon, were perfect for swimming. We enjoyed live music Friday night at the courtyard of the property, and then watched the fireworks from the same spot. Saturday night we were treated to more fun, live music, in the courtyard.
We didn't have a car, but transit picked us up right in from of the property. It made it really easy to get around. The room was little, but exactly what we needed. We would stay here again, and will recommend this suite to friends and family!!
Beautiful condo with beautiful view.
Well equipped kitchen and nicely furnished.
Had all necessary beach equipment.
Lanai was spacious and allowed me to have a small evening dinner party.
Would certainly rent again, as I indicated in the guest book.
Only negative comment was the lanai was very hot in the afternoon, which can't be helped as it faces the afternoon sun.
Solved that problem by going to the beach or the pool in the afternoons.
The large atrium lanai in the center of the Ilikai property was a great spot to avoid the sun and passing showers.
Nice location close to the beach and public transportation. The view is the best part of the condo. Thanks to the owners for being so kind and helpful before we left for our trip.
The property was in a perfect location and had beautiful views off the lanai. The condo was well stocked with everything we needed to enjoy a day on the beach or our own breakfast on the lanai. The bed was comfy, and room was a perfect size for 2 people. The owner, Beverly, was very helpful as we planned our first trip to Hawaii. Her restaurant recommendations were spot on! We used the bus system. The stops were right outside the complex. It was easy to walk to Waikiki Beach area, shopping, restaurants and bars. The pool at the complex was also one of our favorites. It's not a large resort type, but was very relaxing and not overly crowded. Highly recommend a stay here!
Great condo, very clean and convenient. Perfect location for everything we needed to do. Beverly was very responsive and the whole process was very easy. Would definitely stay here again in the future.
This was our first time to Hawaii and the Illakai is conveniently located with easy access to downtown Waikiki, shopping in Honolulu, or Waikiki Beach.
The condo is the perfect size for a family of 3 (my wife and I and our 11-year old) and the view from the condo over the harbor and ocean is incredible. We even had fireworks out in the ocean right outside the condo.
The event planner at the lllaki (Kat) helped us get a trip to Pearl Harbor set up and also chose a great luau for us to attend. She walked us through the various areas on the island we should visit and assisted us in getting a car rented for two days to drive around, snorkel, hit the food trucks, and see an entirely different side of Hawaiian culture.
In all, it was a perfect vacation and we'd love to come back!
Kent and Pam S.
This condo was perfect for our needs and had a beautiful view from the very large balcony. The pictures are accurate and say it all! We enjoyed the pool and the very relaxing lobby and courtyard as well. The location is excellent for getting about by walking. We even took The Bus to Chinatown to do a great walking tour at the Heritage Center. In the evenings there was the lovely sound of Hawaiian music (live) from the courtyard below. The bed was great! firm and large! The kitchen and bathroom were adequate. We had only one major issue. I must complement Beverly on her prompt response and willingness to go the extra mile to alleviate the situation. The Ilikai is supposed to be non-smoking but the owner in the unit next door was continually smoking on his balcony, which started our vacation out in tears. The Ilikai staff said they couldn't do anything so we called Beverly and she took charge. Thank goodness! So we only had 1 night and 2 days in smoke. It appeared this may have been an on-going situation with that owner, based on the Ilikai staff responses to us. Thank you Beverly for handling the situation!
We stayed for 4 nights on our way back home to Australia from Vancouver. It was relaxing, comfortable and in a convenient location. We really enjoyed spending time on the balcony overlooking the marina. Beverley was very good when answering our emails and questions, we never had to wait long to get a reply and gave us lots of helpful information about Waikiki and how to get around without a car
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