Hawaiian King, Oahu

The Hawaiian King Hotel is a charming condo resort located in the heart of Waikiki, just one block from Waikiki Beach and close to various attractions such as the Honolulu Zoo, Aquarium, Diamond Head Crater, Kapiolani Park, and the International Marketplace Shopping Center. The resort offers a unique and refreshing swimming pool surrounded by a lush landscaped garden with lit tiki torches, giving it an authentic island feel. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi at the pool area, a large laundry room with coin-operated washers and dryers, and a BBQ area with covered tables and chairs. The hotel also provides beach equipment for free use, and there is a paid parking garage one block away. With efficient and friendly front desk staff, secure electronic entry, and a 50s style tiki decor, the Hawaiian King Hotel ensures a comfortable and memorable stay for vacationers.

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 81 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 Hawaiian King condo resort on Oahu receives generally positive reviews for its prime location in Waikiki, close to beaches, shops, and restaurants. Guests appreciate the convenience, the amenities provided in the units (such as fully equipped kitchens, beach gear, and comfortable bedding), and the helpfulness of the owners and managers. However, there are consistent concerns about parking difficulties and the condition of the building, which many describe as old or dated. Some guests also mention issues with cleanliness, noise, and low water pressure. Despite these drawbacks, many reviewers find the resort to be a good value for its location and amenities, with several expressing a desire to return for future stays. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 81 guest reviews.

Recent Hawaiian King Reviews

Cute Remodel. Great location. Just as pictures. Old building.
Nancy D.
January 2024

Loved this private room, overlooking the ground floor pool. Perfect spot for my wife and I!
Aaron Z.
December 2023

My partner and I stayed at this property for 1 week. The contactless check in went smoothly but upon entering the unit, we realized that it was not clean. There were ants in the kitchen due to crumbs left behind, the refrigerator smelled like fish and the toilet was dirty. There was no hot water in the bathroom sink and very little hot water in the shower. There was also a leak underneath the bathroom sink and a bowl strategically placed under the sink to catch the dripping water which tells me this host was aware of the leak prior to our stay. Although we received a great price for this rental compared to other accommodations in the area, we would have much rather paid more money for a more comfortable stay. The location was great and walkable but we will not be staying here again.
Julian T.
December 2023

Perfect place for what I needed
Stacy H.
December 2023

This property had all the essentials (wifi, laundry, kitchen/cooking supplies, and a balcony with a view of the island mountains) and was very close to the beach and all of the activities in Waikiki. The shower pressure as mentioned was very low which meant a little more planning in getting ready due to longer showers but it was terrible. Would recommend for someone looking for a simple stay option in Waikiki.

October 2023

Great location, spacy place, awesome communication with the owner, earlier and late check out without problems! Recommend for young people due to the location in the center. Cons - parking (we did two blocks away at Ross, 12$ voucher then comes to $33 per 24hrs). Apartment comes with all - very well equipped kitchen, beach towels, beach chairs, sharp knives! 👍 ..... Could be a little cleaner (sorry). The water pressure is really bad but it is an old building and not the owners fault. It worked fine for us! Overall great!
JAna R.
August 2023

The place is nice inside but the building is very dated. The only truly bad thing is the water pressure. It is awful and if you have long hair you will need to fill a jug with water to rinse your hair. It’s an old building in Waikiki. If you are going to Waikiki on budget, which is not a good idea, this is a good place. I knew what I was getting into so I wasn’t shocked. There were also a lot fruit flies even though I didn’t have food. I was by myself on business so it was ok. If I had taken a girlfriend, I would have had a problem on my hands.
rick g.
August 2023

Couldn’t ask for a great location. Right in the center of wakiki and everything you need with in walking distance. Unit was amazing, home away from home.
Mario M.
July 2023

We stayed for 2 weeks while visiting family and needed something close by and affordable. This place worked for us as it met both criteria. And it has A/C that actually cools the whole place! Nothing super nice or overly clean…it did the job. A few things to note though: the water pressure is terrible (due to the age of the building), a few things were broken or needed fixed (nothing major), and the unit is right over the downstairs bar, so we had many nights of listening to loud drunken rants and yelling, even over our sound machine. That being said, the location is convenient to many things and the price was right.
Kerry B.
July 2023

Check in process was very easy. Host communicated very quickly with any concerns I had. I liked that there was an alarm system. The bed and couch beds were extremely comfortable. Overall enjoyed my stay and would absolutely love to come back another time!
Alicia D.
June 2023

The place was exactly like the pictures. I wish it were a little cleaner as I found hair in the shower and the building it’s in is quite old and needs renovations. The place also smelt like cigarettes and I don’t believe it was the property itself but, coming in from the outside. As far as location goes you are in downtown Waikiki so, great access to the beach and places to shop. Also VRBO doesn’t do a great job stating that there is no parking for that particular building so, prepare to pay for overnight in a parking garage nearby.
Alexis H.
June 2023

Condo is literally in the center of Waikiki and so close to all the restaurants and bars it has to offer. The photos and description are exactly as noted in the listing and the bed was very comfortable. The full kitchen and dining table were also a nice feature of the unit.
Chris I.
June 2023

Great central location. Clean and spacious. Would stay here again.
Melissa H.
June 2023

Steve was a great host
Julie V.
June 2023

My parter and I stayed a week at the Hawaiian King in May 2023. The building is classic, old-school Hawaii. The courtyard and pool area is a nice place to enjoy morning coffee. The unit is updated and clean. The included amenities were great! Keurig for coffee and plenty of beach towels, mats, boogie boards and chairs for the beach. If you like the hustle and bustle of Waikiki but want your own little getaway, this is your spot. We will definitely be back!
Dawn J.
May 2023

Very nice
Jose F.
May 2023

the ac smelled like cigarettes and the fridge like fish
Zahra B.
April 2023

Cozy Srudio ! Right in the heart of the city. Just perfect for my daughter and me during our five days day! Attentive Host and wonderful facility with great amenities provided! We loved our time and would definitely use this place again!
Lynnette B.
April 2023

Excellent place to stay if you’re looking for something accessible( City center,everything is within 1 mile radius with an exemption-tour and what not)
William F. C.
April 2023

Great access to beach and shopping

March 2023

The actual unit is nice. The description is exactly what the property is. The building is classic 1958 Hawaii. It's surrounded by high end hotels and resorts with high end shopping and dining. This building is not high end though. It's classic and dated, like me. Which, I thought was perfect for our vacation accommodations. Besides, it's Hawaii. You should only need a place to sleep.
William A.
February 2023

This place is even better than the online listing makes it out to be! The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could want - rice cooker, food processor, mixing bowls, everything you might use it’s there. There is a beach umbrella and boogie boards in the closet. Beach towels! Extra linens. Right next to everything! This is one of the best rentals I’ve done.
Kristine A.
January 2023

Although this property is in an amazing location, there is no way it can comfortably sleep four people without some maneuvering. We are a family of four and my husband and I had to take turns sleeping in the only bed available with our kids to get some kind of rest. The futon couch is not meant to be slept on nightly. I think this location would be best for two adults only. The entrance is also the entrance to a bar, so you will be passing through a cloud of cigarette smoke when you come in at the end of the day. Parking required effort, nightly, but we did find some. Overall, it served it’s purpose for this trip, but we will not be staying here again.
Stephanie Flores
January 2023

Great location, easy communication, everything you could need. Highly recommended
Jonathan C.
November 2022

Just a short stay. Not much to say.
Alan M.
October 2022

The condo was very clean and well appointed. Kitchen was well stocked with everything you could want. The outside of the complex is a bit old, but once inside the condo was perfect. Will stay again on my next trip.
Charles T.
October 2022

very good wifi, nice swimming pool, but the sofa bed is only for one person, and the inflating mattress does not work for more than a few hours. a bit noisy too but this is Waikiki :-)
Guy L.
September 2022

Very nice
Vasiliy N.
May 2022

Good location, fine apt, cute lanai. But if you plan to do any remote working here, forget about it. Very slow WiFi, and not a true one bedroom(no sound separation between “bedroom” and “living room”). Also the sink in the bathroom doesn’t drain well at all

April 2021

Enjoyed are stay. Unit was comfortable & quiet. The lightning in the bathroom needs to be improved.
Lisa E.
March 2020

The good news is that the location is great and there were no bugs that I saw anywhere (whew!). It is not as nice as the photos appear (dirtier and more run down, as others have noted), and the futon is only usable by a single child, and not comfortable even for him. My 10 and 12 year old boys fit on the futon together only if neither moved--it was too narrow! It's not even 5 feet long--my 12 year old could not lie down straight--he had to go diagonal. One kid ended up on the very hard and cold linoleum floor for the week--cranky the whole time. The 10-year old slept on one side of the futon since the crack was so uncomfortable, but it was so flimsy that it flipped over and he was on the floor (his brother got a good laugh, anyway!). They have an air mattress in the place, but no one could blow it up (they said someone had left it--I can see why!). Sad--there is plenty of floor space. If the owners spent $100 bucks and got an air mattress w/ pump, this would be usable for 4. They did provide sheets for it. I understand that you get what you pay for, but there were a few things that could have made the experience much better. 1. They didn't meet us at the place ontime, even though we sent flight info and talked to him when our flight landed. My boys and I sat in the lobby and listened to the drunks curse while we waited to get in. Not sure why they wouldn't leave the key in the lock box. Not a fun start or good impression. 2. The sheets were old and gross. I like to camp and am not afraid of dirt, but when we pulled off the comforter, the grey sheets looked like someone had sweated all over them and left the stain. I think they were washed--just old and gross. 3.Only 2 pillows were provided for the 4 of us, and even after I asked, they just supplied two clean pillow cases for us to put on top of the decorator pillows on the master bed. Again, kind of gross. Those decorator pillows have had many greasy heads. We paid $$ for our week's stay--they couldn't get a couple of new $5 pillows? 4. The toilet really rocks. Really? Just go tighten the darn thing down already! I was afraid to walk in there for fear of leaks. The rest was kind of in keeping with the age and condition of the place. The dive bar out front attracted many foul-mouthed, drunken men and it looked like some homeless folks hung out near by (along with druggies?). You do get what you pay for, but this was under the professional meter. With a little more attention, it would be fine.
Susie C.
February 2019

The property was a great location and a decent price! It’s not as clean as it appears in the photos, wasn’t thoroughly cleaned by their housekeeping. Floors were swept/vacuumed but your socks told the truth about how clean it truly was, etc...But the staff on site were very helpful and prompt in responding to our text messages to fix other issues that came up! Especially considering that it was a holiday weekend. For the great location and price, it was overall a good low cost stay. Be prepared to spend about $20/day for parking though and the futon is not a comfortable bed for an adult (felt framework poking through cushions), but okay for small kids to sleep on I think. :)
Angelina A.
December 2018

From the Dive Bar in the front, the "Front Desk" lock box rack, light bulbs out, broken slats in the vertical blinds where security floodlights kept us from sleeping. A toilet that rocks when you sit on it. Partiers up till 3am. Totally dark back floor level apt. True ghetto appeal. For 2 nights? At almost $400 with fees? Manager met us at the entrance. Said we could cancel but no refund. I am truly disgusted! As a Hawaiian resident, I see the need to get vacation rentals under control. Never again. This management company should have their license revoked. There should be a place on this site to post actual pictures of this dump
Judith C.
October 2018

The property was clean and well stocked with items to make for a comfortable stay. The owner and staff arrived right away to meet us when we landed in HI and were polite and friendly.
Samantha G.
September 2018

For the cost per night, can't complain about location, right in Waikiki, close to everything. The beach, Diamond Head, Ala Moana and other sights are in walking distance. The Trolley and the Bus stops are just around the corner. The area is a little shady at night with the bar at the front entrance and the noise that comes from it. All in all, if just looking for a place to sleep and convenience, it is affordable. I would not recommend if on your honeymoon.
Victoria F.
September 2017

Ir was very clean, the manager was very nice, the Pool was clean, the nights were quiets, it was close to the beach, it had all we needed, is highly recomended place to stay 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍 great!!!
Abel E.
August 2017

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