Aloha Surf, Oahu

Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki, located off Kuhio Avenue, offers a unique art-deco surf ambiance in its open-air lobby. Situated in the heart of Waikiki, guests have easy access to shopping, dining, entertainment, and the famous Waikiki Beach. The resort provides various amenities, including a swimming pool, BBQ/sundeck area, snack machines, ice machines, ATM, coin-operated laundromat, and a 24/7 lobby. Additional facilities include a spa/massage center, tour desk, on-site restaurant and bar, fitness area, and manager drink specials every Tuesday. Parking is available for a fee, and public transportation is conveniently located nearby.

The Aloha Surf Hotel also features on-site coin-operated laundry facilities on every other floor, a tropical pool, and a fitness area. The hotel offers limited rental parking and is just three blocks away from Waikiki Beach. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a pool, and a fitness center during their stay.

Aloha Surf Average Rates

As of May 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Aloha Surf is $121. Note that prices vary depending on the specifc unit and season (holiday rates are usally much higher), and the averages don't include Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax or cleaning and booking fees. Visit the rentals page to see specific unit rates.

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 118 Guest Reviews

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The following executive summary is based on a comprehensive and impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units can vary considerably.

The Aloha Surf condo resort on Oahu receives generally positive reviews from guests, highlighting its great location close to Waikiki Beach, shopping, restaurants, and public transport. Many guests appreciated the cleanliness, comfort, and amenities provided in their units, including kitchen facilities, balconies with beautiful views, and the inclusion of beach towels and chairs. The resort's staff is often described as friendly and helpful, contributing to a pleasant stay.

However, there are some recurring criticisms. Some guests reported issues with uncomfortable beds, cleanliness in certain units, and maintenance problems like clogged showers and noisy air conditioners. The lack of free parking and the inconvenience of finding parking spots were also noted as drawbacks. A few reviews mentioned the resort's policy on not storing luggage and the rudeness of some reception staff towards VRBO guests.

Despite these issues, the overall sentiment is that the Aloha Surf condo resort offers good value for its location and amenities, making it a recommended choice for travelers looking for affordable accommodation in Waikiki. The positive aspects such as location, views, and cleanliness seem to outweigh the negatives for most guests. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 118 guest reviews.

Recent Aloha Surf Reviews

The room was excellent, with everything that you need for a comfortable stay. The only hiccup, is that since this is a privately owned unit in the hotel, parking can be problematic. You need to check daily at 4:00 pm if parking is available as a non-hotel guest for that night. This means that you either need to plan your day around being back at the property for 4:00 pm, where parking isn't even a guarantee, or you need to park off-site. We found the Hyatt Centric parking structure to be the easiest to get in to, at a cost of $45 a night, and only about a 5 minute walk from the property.
Scott S.
February 2024

This bright, spacious Studio was ideal for my solo 10 day getaway in Waikiki. The on line photos are very accurate & the space suited my short term needs. The disappointment was arriving at midnight & having a key code entry lock that did not work. After several phone calls & about 1 hour later I was let in. Unfortunately the code lock system was an on going problem for 2 days & then I had to be given a key. The Midway management team were very courteous & followed up as needed, but the the 2 day problem & stress with the lock is why I only give this accommodation a 4 rating.
Ade H.
January 2024

We enjoyed our stay at the Aloha Surf Hotel. Older but well maintained. A bit noisy at night in the city. In the middle of everything for tourists.
Norma C.
January 2024

All perfect
December 2023

My stay in the apartment was 4 1/2 months, I lived in the apartment during my studies. The apartment was very clean. The size of the apartment was perfect for me alone. The apartment is very well equipped, from dishes to towels, to vacuum cleaner, everything is available. The building itself offers a washing machine and dryer on each floor, these need coins. Parking spaces are also available. The location of the property is more than central, within a short walk to the beach, the bus stop can be reached within a minute. There are plenty of shopping facilities. I really enjoyed my stay here, I would be happy to stay again!
Melanie M.
December 2023

Caught by rainny days, hotwater in lobby helped a lot!
Holly H.
December 2023

What a lovely spot just blocks away from the beach!
December 2023

Great service and very helpful!! Would definitely recommend to someone traveling there!!
Cloe M.
December 2023

The views from the balcony were great. You could see the ocean, Ala Wai canal and the mountains. It is centrally located in Waikiki within easy walking distance to everything.
December 2023

Simple room. Great communication with owner in preparation for the trip. Good location in Waikiki.
Michelle P.
December 2023

The apartment was centrally located, clean and easily accessible. Communication with the landlord was extremely friendly, quick and helpful. We (two friends) spent a few days exploring Honolulu and the apartment was perfect for that!
Florian K.
December 2023

Wonderful location and beautiful views! Parking is limited and not guaranteed due to space. We ended up having to park at the mall.
Laura B.
December 2023

First off, add $40 a night for parking, that’s a fun surprise! Also we wanted to do laundry because they have a laundromat there, but we were told by the person at the front desk that we need to contact the property manager to get a key. We did, and they never got back with us. Add the creepy mirror that could be a two way mirror at the head of the bed. Made it a horrible stay.
Christi K.
December 2023

Very Hawaiian 🌺 feeling in lobby with seating and good pool area. BBQ spot needs a light to permit cooking past 6 pm. A toaster and broom/ dust pan would complete amenities in our room. The deck door needs fixing as locking mechanism is questionable? Hotel location is perfect to access the heart of Waikiki
Blair G.
December 2023

It was a fun place and a pretty good location at a good price. There were a few areas that I think could be improved. The garbage can lid wouldn't open properly. The bathroom door doesn't quite slide properly, so if you close it too much it gets stuck and you can't reopen it. This was a big pain. The outside sliding glass door doesn't lock. The shower got clogged while we were there, and we had to manually unclog it. It seems like that's happened to several other guests. The soap/shampoo seems to all be in bottles that say they're expired. When we asked for more soap when we ran out, it's required to pay which is kind of annoying. We ended up just buying our own soap and shampoo since the provided ones weren't very good anyways. The windows don't really close all the way, so you can hear everything outside all night, and there are constantly sirens going. The window type seems to be common in Hawaii, so not sure if there's anything to be done. The clock ticking is pretty loud in the middle of the night if there are no other sounds. The TV didn't really have any input cables, it would have been nice to have an HDMI cable or something to plug devices into. We arrived a couple hours early to see if we could check in. The previous tenants were somehow still there. We went to eat and when we came back, it seemed like they had done a rush job on the cleaning. The shower in particular was kind of gross. This was probably the least appealing part of the stay. On the plus side, if anyone wants to go snorkeling, we left snorkel gear in the beach chair :)
Marcus T.
December 2023

This studio is in Waikiki and is walking distance to everything in the neighborhood. Eating, shopping, and the beach. Parking was $40 per day
Shawn T.
December 2023

I stayed here with my family of 2 teenage boys. We cooked bfast the entire stay (5 days). The kitchen is too small to cook. There is no table to eat. But we made it work. We used the chairs in the balcony. The location was great. It's walking distance to the beach and restaurants. We parked 4 blocks away at Waikiki Banyan ($30/day). Mark was easy to communicate with. He replies right away. I wanted to give this place 5 stars but the customer service at the reception was so bad. As a courtesy, we wanted to check in with the reception and just tell them we're staying at the place. But they were soooo rude, esp Vinh. He would smirk and roll his eyes on us. He made sure that we were not his priority. We inquired about parking and he said that his priority is the owner not the renter. All he needed to say was there was no available parking. He did not have to be rude. Overall, our stay was great. Just ignore the people at the reception area. DO NOT APPROACH them at any time because they will not help.
Chris D.
December 2023

When in Hawaii, the indoors isn't much of a priority, but if it's yours, the lanai and view here are not to be beat! A big priority for me, location, was fantastic- so much walkability (!!) to beach, shops, food, happy hours, and more! And I loved having a door code so I could leave for the beach without worrying about a key or having to have anything on me. Only possible mark down: ac unit was at bottom of unit, and tucked into an odd little square of the room, so cold air flow (any air flow) wasn't great. But any old little fan could fix that (I didn't bother to ask since I acclimated pretty quickly). Over all, wonderful space, easy and simple everything!
Denny M.
December 2023

Our stay here was very pleasant and comfortable. The host was fantastic and worked with me on the day of my arrival, even though I hadn't completed paperwork information. He didn't turn me away but graciously worked with me even when it was at his inconvenience. He was polite and accommodating. The room itself is perfect for two with a cable TV, microwave and small fridge. I don't think there was any roku device which would've made my stay more pleasant but wasn't necessary. There was a water filter(which was great) and plenty of towls, a vacuum and a broom. Not a ton of toiletries but enough if you're modest about it. There's no kitchen area so you'll have to get yourself cups(or reuse bottles), paper plates and plastic ware for eating. The bathroom is quaint and works fine. The view is great. You can just see the ocean to your right with a nice view of a golf course to the left. There are plenty of stores available for most of your immediate needs within 2 mins of walking. The nightlife gets a bit loud, especially the cars or early morning garbage trucks. I definitely recommend bringing ear plugs, saved my life. Lol I forgot to mention that there is indeed an air conditioner and it worked great for us. All in all, the room was a great and reliable choice. Would book here again. Thanks for having us!
Holli M.
December 2023

The room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. The location is centralized and very close to everything. Had a pleasant stay overall!
October 2023

Great location - easy walk to downtown Waikiki & beaches and near public transport. Only minus: fold-out couch bed is not comfortable at all. Main bed was great. Well-suited for two people, but not three or four.
Sandii P.
October 2023

September 2023

Very comfortable
Vanessa M.
September 2023

The beds were the deplorable conditions. The queen size bed had a huge dip on one side. The twin size bed had lost its frame and was declining towards the floor. Carpet was extremely dirty. The sliding door raddled constantly with the slightest wind. The restroom was very dirty upon arrival.
September 2023

It was fun, clean & comfortable lodging. The hotel people were polite & helpful. The instructions for the door & locks very easy to follow. We hope to return. Two suggestions, replace the old ironing board & fix the shower that runs hot & cold waterl on while showering!!
September 2023

It was an amazing experience for being my first time in the island
Ernesto N.
August 2023

The room has everything. Clean, good amenity, and views at the center location of Waikiki. The owner is responsive to any issues or concerns that you have. Great stay.
Naomi Y.
August 2023

Overall location of the property was great, only issue was the noise on the street due to the garbage disposal trucks coming very early in the morning.
Christina K.
August 2023

Our flight was at 5pm so we left Waikiki at 2:30pm. We wanted to leave our luggage at the lobby, but they refused to do so due to liability reasons, which was very disappointing.
August 2023

Just the right size. Nice location near everything you’d want to visit in town. Parking was tricky.
Justin H.
July 2023

Nice digs. Simple and cute. Everything you need and a great location!!
Lindsey F.
July 2023

The space was perfect for what we needed. Great location, wonderful balcony, beautiful views. Loved utilizing the kitchen, definitely useful for an extended stay! Highly recommend :)
Christina L.
July 2023

We wish we had a broom and dust pan in the room. Everything else in the room was great. The loved the property, it was lovely, clean and pretty quiet. All staff was very hospitable, friendly and helpful. We would stay here again. Very nice!
Patricia P.
July 2023

July 2023

Middle of waikiki we enjoyed stay hotel
Aya S.
July 2023

We were gone all day and only needed a place to crash at night. High enough to help keep the street noise down. I would add a small broom. Everything else was good.
Paul S.
July 2023

This property is very close to the beach and has lots of shopping within walking distance. We had a problem with the bathroom lights, not realising that there was a dimmer on the switch. We contacted the host and they were at the property within a couple of hours.
June 2023

Excellent property! The balcony provided such an amazing view of the island and the beach, and a nice area to hang out and relax especially at sunset and sunrise. Very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. Huge plus for the kind size bed that was so comfy! The area was nice and safe and near basically anything you need. Only a 5 min walk to the Beach and there was plenty of restaurants and shopping to do all within walking distance as well. Would definitely book again if every coming back to Oahu and would definitely recommend for anyone coming to visit as well!!
June 2023

The room slept and fit the three of us very comfortably. The location is walking distance to anything you may need, which is really nice. The attendees were very attentive to all of our needs. The amenities are nice! They provided chairs for our beach visit along with beach towels, free dvds for our viewing enjoyment, cold water for our water bottles, and a bottle opener for our Pinot! I gave the cleanliness of the room a 4. There were some elements of the room that, to us, looked untouched that should have been but nothing so bad I would recommend not being there. The refrigerator is a compact one but suited our needs as we bought groceries to prevent us from having to eat out for every meal. We rented a car and the parking garage was nice, clean and easily accessible. The laundry room was nice to have as well…we used it 2 or 3 times. I’d go back to this place in a heartbeat
Benjamin S.
May 2023

The beautiful views and convenient location. I enjoyed every aspect of the condo and the management. Charmaine was great no complaints from me. I enjoyed it so much I moved into one of the available condos. They have made the definition of hospitality stand on pedestal. 5 stars 🌟. I am very happy with my first visit to the island and now I have began my new work life.
Ronnie J.
May 2023

Nicely appointed suite with a very comfortable bed. Quick walk to the beach and close to some much shopping and food. Very enjoyable! Midway was very attentive and helpful.
April 2023

Very nice and very quiet. Clean and comfortable.

April 2023

Clean property, excellent on site manager however building is showing its age. Refurbishing of apartments would make the stay more comfortabe.
Drew M.
April 2023

Not much of an ocean view but was very clean
Michael W.
April 2023

The location was really excellent! Close to town, beach and diamonds Head
Jasmin P.
March 2023

Convenient location to the Waikiki beach, the hotel lets condo guests to use the parking - it was great. Highly recommend
Oleksandr R.
March 2023

This condo was a great place to stay. It was exactly as described and there was the bonus of the use of beach towels and chairs which was handy. The only thing I would have liked was a broom so I could sweep the floor daily. Cleaning is around if you need but it’s nice not to have to ask. A hot plate also would have been nice to have but that was not in description so we new that. Everything was great and well equipped for our stay.
Marion G.
March 2023

This property was everything I expected based on the photos and description -great location. Close to beaches and local restaurants - property was clean - bed was comfortable with lots of extra pillows and an extra sheet - small kitchen available with a small fridge, utensils, coffee machine, blender, glasses, plates, bowls but no oven. We found the kitchen useful as we bought fresh pineapple and other fruit then cut them in the kitchen. - good instruction in the property to explain what to do with garbage and what to do if extra towels are needed or how to wash them. - one negative is that the air conditioner is loud. The first night my wife found it difficult to sleep due to the noise of the AC. After the first night she got used to it and was able to sleep, but it is loud. - there is a water filter downstairs so you are able to fill water bottles Overall I would recommend this property.
Jeremy B.
March 2023

We enjoyed the central location of the unit! We were able to walk to restaurants, shopping, and the beach! Communication with the host was quick and easy. Enjoyed our stay.
Deborah H.
March 2023

Our stay was wonderful, location is great, close to everything ,the view is spectacular. Check in was super easy and the hotel staff very nice if you have questions!! Just on or 2 things that should be done the windows were really dirty hard to see the beautiful view so I washed a few of them specially the patio door , that’s my reason for 4 stars on cleanliness, and they should supply a broom and dust pan. We had rain, went to the beach so gather some sands on our sandals by the end of the trip the floor was sandy and our bed got sands too!! I would stay here again if I would comeback it’s affordable and the room had everything we needed
Suzie F.
March 2023

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