This condo has a great location within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and the beach. The building is quite dated, but the condo is relatively updated. There are a few quirks to it. The main bed isn’t great and slopes to the middle. There also isn’t a dishwasher. More towels would be nice since there isn’t a washer and dryer in the unit. We did enjoy the view of the ocean from the balcony! And free parking is a plus!
Great location. Close to everything, walking distance. Very spacious room. Very clean and well maintained unit. Washer/dryer down the hall, very easy access. Great value for the price. Kids loved it. Would stay here again. Very fast and excellent communication as well.
We saw this unit online, and booked it for two reasons: the fantastic ocean view from the lanai (as seen in the photos) and the building’s location 1 block from the beach. The view and the location were great, and everything else about the rental suited our needs perfectly during our stay.
Our booking and check-in process went smoothly, thanks to excellent communications with the unit manager, Dana. The on-site managers (Banyan Tower 1–4th and 5th floors) were similarly helpful with all our requests.
The kitchen had all the tools and appliances we needed for our two-month stay, and there were plenty of towels too.
The building’s hot tubs and sauna were a nice treat—we used them almost every day. Each floor had a clothes washer/dryer at the end of the hallway. You could download the app or use coins--we were able to exchange dollars for quarters at the office on the 4th floor.
The only negative feedback: the public areas in the building could have been kept cleaner (this might be a temporary post-pandemic staffing issue only).
Overall a fantastic stay! We’ll be back!
Excellent unit. Well equipped. Nice view of both the ocean and the mountains. Practical layout. Will definitely put this place near the top of my options list when returning to Waikiki.
If I have to find one downside I would say the queen bed mattress is starting to sink a bit in the middle. Still managed to sleep well, but others may see it as a bigger issue than us. May be worth considering a new mattress so picky reviewers have absolutely zero reasons to give anything under 5 stars.
Property was close to beach and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. I didn’t realize how busy Waikiki would be so we spent much of our time driving up to the North Shore and other places on the island which was fine because I don’t mind driving. Building and parking was easy to navigate. Would stay again if I ever find myself back on Oahu.
It was exactly what I expected and has everything you need during your stay. Great view of ocean and mountains.
The apartment was perfect for our needs. Compact, yet spacious. The two-way bathroom provided privacy and ready access. The view from the balcony was fabulous. An easy one block walk to the beach. Thoroughly recommend this place and would definitely stay there again.
Thank you. We had a wonderful time staying at this apartment. Easy check in. Great facilities. Beautiful view from the balcony. Car space that comes with the apartment, so no additional cost.
Our stay in this property was great! There are a few things that need fixing which I will communicate to the owner privately, but other than that, the location was fabulous to the beach and heart of the shopping and dining district. The views from the balcony are spectacular! It was a perfect spot for us to stay and explore Honolulu and Oahu!
Location was great! View from Lania was nice. The unit was clean but was showing wear the beach towels could use to be replaced and some beach chairs would have been great. The building itself was old and in need of an update.
Definitely a great spot. Clean, beautiful view. Walking distance to shops, restaurants, beach. Everything you need is available. Pots, pans, utensils, trash bags, plenty of towels etc. I added to the collection of buckets and sand instruments for the children. Parking in structure was a bit frustrating. Experienced long waits just to get inside structure. I’m not sure if there was some type of construction going on above our room but that was a bit of a nuisance. Fridge periodically makes some loud noises which may startle whomever is sitting/sleeping on the couch/bed. Overall, my girls and I had a very good experience.
My family LOVED the condo. Great quiet part of town, tons of stores around (Honolulu cookie company, ABC stores, etc.) Restaurants were easy walks, as was the beach. The balcony views included the ocean, city and mountains. The condo had everything you need, but if you need something else, the onsite mini-mart had supplies in reasonable sizes for your stay. The bigger bed needs a new mattress, but that is our only complaint. Laundry room across from Condo and you can use an app for laundry. Floor 28 renovations are completed and elevators were very fast. I would definitely stay here if we get back to Oahu again.
Condo was clean, in a good location and perfect for a short stay. Not really suitable for longer than3-4 days.
It had everything we needed. The free parking was key to us staying there. My only problem was the mattress on queen bed it was soft and dipped into the middle. The place clean and the office had beach chairs we used. The view was both of the ocean and the mountains which was beautiful.
short walk to all activities
Everything went smoothly, the view of the ocean from the lanai was better than I expected. Nice and spacious.
Our family stayed in Waikiki for a portion of our trip to Kauai. This unit gave us plenty of space and beautiful views. We would highly recommend it.
The location was fantastic but had nothing on that amazing view, ocean view AND a city view. Would definitely stay here again.
Good location and value. New refrigerator had noisy spells and bathroom lights broken. Well stocked with towels, etc.
We enjoyed our stay, perfect location. Easy to get around with or without car. It was a plus that the parking was included. Could have used a blanket for twin bed and pullout. Would definitely stay here again. Thank you
You wake up with a view of Waikiki beach. Everything is within walking distance from the Condo. There is plenty of room to spread out for our family of 3. The unit is very clean and had everything we needed. It was quiet at night. We would definitely stay here again.
Nice little condo. When we arrived we discovered the sheets had not been changed on the sleeper sofa. I called and the host ran up sheets immediately to correct the situation. There were plenty of clean towels and other items that made the stay pleasant. AC worked great.
Great place, spacious, clean, great view. Close to the beach and beachfront strip. Parking was a plus. I would definitely stay here again.
Overall, this was an excellent property for our trip. It was clean, well-maintained, well-stocked, in a great location, and parking was easy. The only complaint that we had was that the queen size mattress was very soft and seems in need of replacement.
This property was clean and well stocked with kitchen items and plenty of towels. The only thing I wish the property had was a broom and dust pan to keep the sand swept up. I would recommend this property.
The Banyan delivers on location, amenities and convenience. Not far from the beach and even closer to affordable coffee and take out. Being on the 'quiet' end of Waikiki beach is a plus.
Will do later
Loved staying here and will book it again when I next visit Waikiki. Beautiful view and we saw a whale spouting and splashing from our balcony one morning! So great to walk one block to the beach where we could swim and do water aerobics in the ocean with Diamond Head watching over us.
The only glitch was that VRBO sent us check-in information that was for a different condo, so when we tried to check in we couldn't. I am so grateful that the owner, Dana responded immediately to my message to her through the VRBO site and gave me correct instructions. Other than that brief issue, it was a wonderful stay!
We were overall happy campers despite my list of cons being more detailed. We knew we were not going into a luxury and felt we got more than we paid for.
The pros- location, great view, very responsive and friendly owner, the price, has all the basics one needs for a comfortable vacation.
The cons- some equipment needs updating- the tea kettle didn’t work, the hair dryer made I’ll sounds as if about to explode, the sofa bed was sinking on one end and frame felt on another (my kid still slept sweetly on it). The house cleaner could have wiped the floor under the beds- they were easy to move- my kid crawled under and it was gross.
Loved this place! Gorgeous view of ocean/city/mountains! The apartment worked really well for us, and the location was terrific. Helpful owner too! Would definitely stay here again.
Love the floors and spaciuos
Everything was smooth from check in to check out. The location is perfect for beach, dining and exploring. The condo is clean, comfortable and well stocked with items you need in the kitchen. I would definitely choose this condo again. Dana, Thanks for your excellent communication during the whole process.
This condo was very comfortable and clean, as well as very convenient and just about everything we wanted to see was within walking distance. The night view from the balcony with city lights was as beautiful as the ocean view (not full). Dana was very quick to respond to any inquiries I sent and super accommodating. I really appreciate her understanding and niceness. I have nothing to complain and recommend this condo to anyone especially if you have a car. But if I may add for future guests, parking is very narrow (typical of city parking) and sometimes hard to find a spot at night. Bed covering was new and different from the picture, but we loved light blue pattern even better. Thank you for everything, Dana!
Great views from balcony. Walking distance to beach and shopping district. Covered parking a plus, but be aware that the garage is tight. Unit was great for a couple and I would recommend.
First of all, Dana is an amazing owner! Previous renters had broken one of the beds within the unit and Dana was able to replace and install a new bed within the 24 hours between that rental and when we showed up. She literally saved the day for us! Amazing host! The unit is exactly as described and works well for families and couples. Waikiki Beach is a very short walk away. The pool deck is nice with plenty of chairs/tables. The unit had everything we needed and then some. If you are looking for a view, the sight from the balcony is true Hawaii -- we even saw a double rainbow the first morning after our arrival. Great welcome to Oahu. Parking is also super-easy with attached entrance to the condo building. Definitely a great find!
If you want a roomy, comfortable space where you can walk everywhere, you're all set here. The room was large and clean and surprisingly quiet, surprising because when we saw the building's hallways, which looked like they had been neglected since 1980, smelled all the smoke, and heard the shouting, we were nervous. But the outside is in stark contrast to the apartment's interior, which is great as is. The views are pretty good too. The check-in process had some snafus. The elevators can take a while. But ultimately this was a very good deal for it's proximity to Waikiki, downtown, and, very important, the free parking.
We enjoyed our stay! The condo is a short walk to the beach and restaurants. The condo complex is older but kept clean. The view from our unit was excellent. Dana responded and fixed an issue we had with the number of beds upon check-in. The unit was very clean and comfortable. Best part of Waikiki Banyan- the price. Worst thing- the neighborhood is not ideal.
Our individual condo was very nice. Lots of space to spread, seemed liked the bathroom had been recently updated. Nice tiled shower, downside was in the listing pictures it showed a bathtub and there is not a bathtub. Need to update listing pictures.
Views from bedroom and balcony are amazing. Close walking proximity to the beach, restaurants, and shopping. Safe, clean neighborhood.
Actual condo building needs work. I think they are doing some renovations but we never saw anyone working. They hallway carpets are dirty and all the baseboards have been pulled off and not replaced. No restaurant on property.
The condo was as described, immaculate, well appointed and close to lots of activity and restaurants! Couldn’t have been easier! First time to Honolulu but hopefully not the last. The owner and management were great, in fact finding a spot for us to store luggage after checkout time due to a late evening flight! Would rent again, thank you!
Place was very clean, very spacious. Bed was very comfortable. Sofa couch not so comfortable but not terrible where we cant sleep on it. Parking was amazing, so glad parking was included because parking lot was full and public parking was no longer allowed after 7pm. Place was 10 mins walk to International Market, about 6-8 mins walk to the beach.
We were overall very satisfied with our stay . The house is smaller than it looks on pictures but had everything we needed ! We are a family of 4 with 2 kids < 5 . This was very kid friendly - beach toys , high chair , pack n play , stroller everything was taken care of .
We work in the travel industry and travel a lot . I can say this was amongst the most kid friendly places we have srayed at . We would definitely rent again when we visit waikiki area.
Only areas of improvement would be - replacing vaccuum cleaner and adding a dishwasher.
Better than expected!!
Amazing view, great location.
We staid for a week and definitely we would return.
This condo is the perfect place for our family of 5(2 adults, 17yr, 10yr and 14yr old). I love how the bedroom opens into the living room. It got all of us to chat every night instead of closed doors. The condo floors and shower were update which made a huge difference. The place was absolutely beautiful. I think previous visitors leave stuff in the pantry and closets to pass to future guests. It was actually wonderful to see spam in the pantry! I saved a lot of money cooking breakfast! We left inner tubes last year for the next guests, but it looks like someone took it. The condo is in the middle of everything! That's why we love it! We took bus which is right across the street from the condo. Beach is about a block away(very short walk).
The only reason I gave this condo a 4 star was because it was a little hard getting a hold of someone this time when we had questions. Dana was on vacation, but when we ran into some issues we had nobody to contact. Our bathroom water wasn't working for more than half of the day. So it was pretty much a wasted day for us since we couldn't get ready for the day. The oven was taking forever to heat up but it finally kicked on after 30mins. I called housekeeping to see if they could help us, but it went straight to voicemail and they never called back. We can't talk to the front desk because it's only for hotel guests. I feel the owner should have another person down for her guests to contact if she goes on vacation and has limited access to her email.
Don't let this stop you from renting this condo. Dana is usually quick to answer everything! It just happens she was on vacation the same time we stayed in her condo.
The views are beautiful and we can't wait to stay again next year!
The apartment was great! It had everything we needed, was very clean, comfortable, and had a great view. It is close to everything, including the beach, restaurants, and shopping. The kitchen was well stocked with all the cooking pans and utensils we needed. I would definitely recommend this to my friends and would stay here again. The only thing that could have been better is the mattress on the sofabed-- it is a little too thin so it was not very comfortable. Definitely bring quarters and detergent for the $2 washer and $2 dryer, as it was difficult get them at the property.
We stayed in the condo for 7 nights as part of our honeymoon and it was great! We had been staying in hotel rooms as we traveled around so to arrive at the condo and have a whole unit with a well stocked kitchen was amazing. We didn't cook much but if you wanted to everything is there for you. It's a great location a short 5 min walk to the beach and Main Shopping strip and if you book any day tours the pick up and drop off location is a 2min walk. The unit was clean with a simple design and decor, the bed was surprisingly comfortable and more then enough towels etc were provided. The keyless entry was awesome, so nice not having to worry about a key or swip pass to get in!
Dana was great answering any questions and her suggestion for using A8 taxis as a shuttle was perfect!
We would stay here again for sure.
The place is a walk away from the beach.beds are comfty.kitchen has everything even a small cooler to take to the beach.we had a wonderful time for 4 nights.the only thing probably was the shower,a longer shower curtain would help to prevent the water from flooding the whole bathroom.This place is highly recommended.
Very clean and comfortable condo with everything we needed to have a great time. The location is close to everything and the views from the condo are amazing. Great place and owner, recommend this condo 100%. Very happy with stay.
Gerd & Heidrun T.
My husband and I have been to various condos in Waikiki Banyan. But this one was the best so far. We were the first to enjoy the brand new bathroom and the clean floor all over the condo with new tiles. The view from the 28th floor onto the ocean was breathtaking, especially the sun setting. We have never seen so "much" ocean in the other condos. Th beds with good linen were comfortable and there were enough towels. We missed some information about the various TV channels. The sitting room was very spacious, especially for family with children. We would have preferred a real small table instead of the leather covered larger box. If we return next year we'll definitely try to book this condo again. Thank you Dana!
Overall our stay was very good. The properties location is outstanding. Two blocks from the beach a nice walk to all types of shopping. It also has the bus stopping I block in either direction of the property which provides very cheap transportation to any part of the island. The hotel also has barbecues for your use. Sometimes they are extensively used so a wait is required sometimes. Dana provides excellent timely service. We were not sent a final bill so I emailed Dana and she responded in a very timely manner and had the problem cleared up. She also sent a package to follow when we got in which was very helpful especially the backup code for entry when the first one did not work. The room was neat and clean with a good view. The only point that would of helped our stay is that of a telephone. We had a large group staying on the island and communication back and forth would have been available. Fortunately we all had access to Facetime and could converse in this manner. If one did not have the ability to do this it would of created some problems. We emailed Dana and she said she would fix the problem if we needed a phone. The WiFi was excellent and very easy to hook on to. Overall a great stay and we recommend the property and Dana to anyone
I will rate this place 6 stars. We stayed here for 4 nights and loved it. Great ....great ....location, ocean and city view, love the Catholic Church on same block . It's a sufficiency condo. I also love the laundry room just next door ! I will recommend to all my families and friends.
The condo was great plenty of room for my family and I. The condo was just like the picture advertised it was great. Dana was great she answered every question I had with no delay. My family had a great time and we are already thinking about staying again in the same place next time we go.
The pull out couch was a little hard to sleep on but we through a couple of blankets on it and was good to go. The staff at Koko resort were great very helpful and nice.
Thank you Dana once again it was great
This was my family's first time going to Hawaii and first time booking a condo. I was really nervous at first because I paid this a year in advance. The owner, Dana kept in touch with me the whole year!! She gave me tips from restaurants, activities, shuttle service (A8 shuttle)and so much more!! I work at a corporate housing company so I pay attention to every detail from checking in, how clean the condo is, furniture, what's provided during your stay and the process checking out. As a Service Coordinator, I give this place a 10 star rating!! Everything was PERFECT!! What you see in the pictures is exactly what you get. The balcony had a beautiful view of the beach. The beach was only a short block away and its surrounded by tons of yummy restaurants! If you're on a budget, I recommend going to eat at the small hole in the wall places. The places we went to which was a 3 min walk and in the same area is Cafe Coconut(shaved ice, sandwiches(crab is the best!) and boba drinks! Me's BBQ which has meat, 2 scoops of rice and 4 sides $8.99/each. Musubi cafe which is a great beach food all under $3/each!!
It was also nice to have these items provided in the condo: beach chairs, plenty of boogie boards, sunblock, shampoo, beach pails for the kids, kitchenware and linens.
The only thing that I would have to say if you plan on washing clothes, please bring quarters!!! It's very hard to find a store that will give you change. It's not the owners fault, this is only a tip :)
Thank you so much, Dana!! Our first trip to Hawaii was unforgettable!! We will definitely be booking with you again for next year!!!
My boyfriend and I stayed here last September and it was perfect for us! Great location you can walk to everything in Waikiki and one block to the beach. We also enjoyed having the free parking for our rental car to explore the island. The condo came fully stocked with everything you needed! It was great to have beach chairs to use. The building itself was a bit dated but the condo was nice on the inside. We kept the bedroom open because the ac unit would be blocked if you closed the door. The lanai has great views of the ocean and mountains. It was close to the highways for easy access to explore Oahu. If we ever come back to Waikiki I would choose this condo again.
Really enjoyed our stay! Dana was great to work with and quick to respond to messages. Unit is a short walk to the beach and it was wonderful that beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, etc were all provided! Recommend staying here while visiting Oahu!
Great Condo. Perfectly located in the heart of Waikiki. A block away from the beach and walking distance to all the shopping. Bonus of a carpark within the hotel (although we did not require it) but extremely handy if one did rent a car as parking in Waikiki is expensive. Condo was clean, very well maintained and fully furnished.
We recently stayed in Dana's Condo and found it to be just like the photos. Great views of the beach and mountains, great location - walk to Waikiki main beach in about 5 mins. Easy walk to loads of restaurants and the main shopping streets in Waikiki. Bus stop right out the door to Diamond Head, Ala Moana and Hanauma Bay. Parking is included which was soooo good. Amenities are really great - all you need for cooking if you are self catering and laundry at the end of the corridor. Included Wifi was also a bonus. We were a party of four adults who stayed 11 nights. The pull out sofa bed was huge and although a bit springy, my daughter found it comfortable enough. I would certainly recommend staying here and hope to do so again in the not too distant future. Thanks Dana!
We didn't spend much time in the condo because we were out and about so much but while we were there we enjoyed it. The views were AMAZING. Both city/mountain views and ocean views. I was pleasantly surprised to see very nice beach chairs and boogie boards there for us to use. The condo was clean. it was in a great area, close to beach, shops and restaurants. Dana was so easy to work with, always quick to answer email. The building was very secure and I felt safe but, it would've been nice to have some sort of deadbolt lock on the door. I hope we get to visit again.
I booked looking at previous reviews. It is exactly what it is. Excellent location and very well maintened. Beautifully cleaned and organized. Congratulations to give and excellent time in town.
I was pleasantly surprised at this beautiful condo right in the heart of Waikiki. It was very clean and updated, fully equipped with beach chairs and all kitchen amenities. Good view of both the ocean and the mountains. Great location. The owner was great to work with and I would definitely use her properties again.
Dana is awesome and so is this condo. This was our second time here, because we loved it so much the first time. The view from the balcony and bedroom is amazing. It's close to everything and the parking pass is very convenient. Highly recommend this condo!
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