Ilikai Marina, Oahu

The Ilikai Marina Condo Resort in Hawaii is situated at the beginning of Waikiki, offering easy access to Ala Moana Shopping Center, several beaches, and numerous restaurants within walking distance. The resort features two swimming pools, a coffee shop, and an ice cream parlor. On-site dining options include Chart House, Red Lobster, and Harbor Pub. Although there is no pool on-site, the resort is just a short stroll from Duke Kahanamoku Beach and Lagoon, which is consistently rated as one of the top 10 beaches in America. The Ilikai Marina also provides coin-operated laundry facilities on the 8th floor and paid public parking for $28/day. With its convenient location and variety of amenities, the Ilikai Marina Condo Resort is an ideal choice for vacationers looking for a comfortable and accessible stay in Hawaii.

Ilikai Marina Average Rates


As of May 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Ilikai Marina is $205. 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 1000 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 Ilikai Marina condo resort on Oahu receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests. The overall sentiment is that the resort is clean, cozy, and perfectly positioned near the beach, offering beautiful views of the ocean. Guests appreciate the well-kept and well-stocked units, highlighting the convenience of having beach chairs, snorkeling gear, and other beach essentials readily available. The renovated apartments within the older building seem to be a common theme, with guests noting the modern amenities provided despite the building's age. The location is praised for its proximity to beaches, shopping, and restaurants, making it a great spot for both relaxation and exploration.

However, there are some mentions of minor issues such as the occasional noise from the street or the building's parking system, and some guests noted the need for renovations in certain units or common areas. Despite these minor drawbacks, the stunning views, particularly of the sunset and the Friday night fireworks, are frequently mentioned as highlights of their stay.

The property managers are commended for their responsiveness and helpfulness, contributing to a positive experience for the guests. While some guests suggest minor improvements, such as updating furnishings or providing clearer instructions for appliances and parking, the overall feedback is that the Ilikai Marina condo resort is a highly recommended place to stay for a memorable experience in Oahu. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 1000 guest reviews.

Recent Ilikai Marina Reviews


We liked the convenience of the location. We did not appreciate the horribly uncomfortable bed or the fact that the condo is located directly above a bar which has loud bands playing every single night. A good night sleep is important to me. The horribly noisy bathroom fan really needs to be addressed also. Aside from those things it is a very nice condo. I will not rent this unit again or recommend it to others due to the noise from the bar and the horrible mattress.
Sean
February 2024

Great property and awesome view. Very relaxing
Brian S.
February 2024

We are really enjoyed that place. It was clean, central location with amazing view of the marina and sunsets.
Marina N.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The location was perfect. But the bed was horribly uncomfortable and obviously very cheap. If you are going to rent out a place you should at least have a decent mattress. And if there is a bar directly under the unit this should be disclosed to the renters. The bar had loud nightly bands which made sleeping very difficult.
Sean P.
February 2024

We were greeted by 3 roaches in the cupboard and on the kitchen floor upon arrival & everyday after. Obviously, this set a crappy first impression & sour mood at the start of our trip since we actually use the kitchens in the places we stay at. Now, every pan, dish, utensil & counters needs to be washed PRIOR to using them. She knew about the roaches as evidenced by roach traps under the kitchen sink & roach spray in closets. Thereafter, we saw roaches everyday in and around the kitchen. The roach problem was due to a leak under the kitchen sink which ended up all over the kitchen floor. She had a pan already placed under the leak which meant that this was also known. The leak was handled immediately but the handyman was disgusting, leaving dirty tools & gloves all over the counters. DISGUSTING! The kitchen is described as a gourmet kitchen. It's not. The freezer that is part of the fridge is broken so now there's a freezer in the utility closet. The whole apt shows signs of wear. As for ethical business practice & behavior, this owner falls WAY short. Months ago, she agreed on a specific amount to refund due to a cancelled trip when COVID hit. The refund was to be issued upon check in on this trip. We actually had to pay for this reservation even though we had already paid. Yes, the owner made us DOUBLE PAY. That was the first strike. Then when we were issued the refund, it was less than the stated amount. In effect, the owner's word was and is worthless.
dawn m.
February 2024

The location and size of this condo was perfect for us. We enjoyed a 2 week stay. Our hope was to relax, enjoy beach time, read, and eat good food. This rental was perfect for that. The location is close to some of our old favorites and we found new favorites to add to our list. We could have stayed longer! Thanks for a great space!
Yvonne L.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was adequately helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Good value with great location and adequate size for two people, but basic amenities were lacking (no salt/pepper, condiments, barely enough soap/shampoo for more than a day or two - grocery store is 5 minute walk, though). Super easy walk to lagoon and beach and good location in Waikiki for everything else. Biggest issues were a 10:30am checkout time that they will not extend, and maids even arrived early (10am) and let themselves in as we were completing a last activity off site. Additionally, internet went out for the last 24 hours so there was no internet or TV.
A guest from SEVERANCE, CO
February 2024

Great location.Needs updating but clean.
Patricia F.
February 2024

Great property. Would stay again!
Mya Lee B.
February 2024

Good views, enjoyed it
Taylor G.
February 2024

Great location, great view, comfortable, fast internet, convenient location with easy access.

February 2024

We enjoyed seeing the Friday night fireworks being shot off from the beach at the nearby Hilton Hawaiian Village. We did a whale watching tour which left from the marina that we overlooked and it appeared that several other boat tours also left from there. We used the Waikiki Trolley to get around which worked pretty well once we figured out the schedule. The bed was super plush. We would stay here again.
Kathleen G.
February 2024

Clean as advertised. Only item that could have been better was the air conditioner was underpowered for the space.
Sheila F.
January 2024

To start, parking is quite pricey which honestly plays a big factor on the actual pricing of this unit if your staying more than a week. I think it was around 20-30 dollars a day! No directions on how to get to the unit once you arrive which left us guessing. The unit itself was nice but would be pretty nice if they updated it. Heavily scuffed walls thru out the apartment, stained carpet, very cheap furniture and the biggest thing for us was the sliding glass door to the balcony which doesn’t seal properly so when the wind and weather picks up it literally is a loud whistle/howling sound. Didn’t sleep for two of the nights because it sounded like you were on a cruise ship in the middle of a storm. Very loud party goers on the boats at night in the harbor as well. Unfortunately the neibor was smoking so that and the unsealed door led to our unit smelling of smoke at times. The host did send someone to fix the door but unfortunately never fixed it. It’s in a cool location, views were great but not very peaceful if your looking for quite. I think if we didn’t pay a hunk on the parking it would be a decent deal. Elevator was fast, Ton of parking available stores are local, beach is across the street. May or may not stay here again if we were to visit this area.
Christian H.
January 2024

Second time at this excellent location with beautiful park, beaches and shopping within walking distance Close to Waikiki but nice distance away to avoid all the vacation traffic Great choice, nice kitchen to have some meals at home while viewing the ocean
robert y.
January 2024

We loved our stay at the Ilikai Marina condos! The location was perfect, above the Chart House and with easy access to both the Waikiki hotels/restaurants and the marina for our dive excursions. The unit was cute, clean and, and had all the amenities we needed for our stay. The hosts were responsive and helpful. Would definitely stay again.
Laurie S.
January 2024

The view is amazing! So much to see and do within walking distance. Very comfortable bed!
Allison M.
January 2024

The view is amazing!!! 10/10 The rest is trash. Use a different room. THE ROOM FLOOR - so dirty (only on the tile part) we are from Canada and we never understood why Americans keep their shoes on in the house. I understand now. Disgusting tiles. There’s also a fake wood floor that’s nice and clean. KITCHEN Appliances were clean and new. The wall beside the stove is galvanized metal and dirty. It touches the stove. Doesn’t come clean. Has a breaker for electrical stuff. The range is filthy. Turn on the vent fan and dust gets all over the place (in your food). There’s no safe for you to use. But there’s about 5 large locked storage cabinets for the property managers or owner to use. BEDS They didn’t have sheets for the sofa bed. The king bed is good. BATHROOM / WASHROOM The floor is so dirty and gross again with the tiles. Eww Overall property is painted and repaired and renovated really poorly. SIGNS There’s rules they don’t show you in the listing page. DO NOT DO THIS …. They have WARNING signs even for the toilet. The fridge. The AC basically everything you would use daily. The AC is so loud. The Toilet cry’s loudly when you flush it. THE LAYOUT you’re right beside the elevator. The bathers elevator. The laundry room. It’s noisy. The power went out for 3 days (unplanned and planned by the building) there were power fluctuations for 2 other days. I WILL NOT STAY AT THIS SUITE, BUILDING AGAIN. TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE STAY FOR A FAMILY.
Mitchell S.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The photos are accurate--this is a beautiful, sparkling clean property with awesome views of the ocean, lagoon and marina. Wonderful view of the Friday fireworks too. Communication with Property Manager James was great and check-in was seamless. We were curious to try the Toto Washlet and now we have to splurge and get one for home. The location is close to bus/tram stops and and the attached parking garage is very convenient if you rent a car. It's easy to drive to downtown Honolulu and explore other Oahu destinations from this location too.
Linda S.
January 2024

Updated unit. Pictures were accurate. Very clean. Nice doulble vanity bathroom. Host was very responsive leading up to and including check-in. Would stay here again!
Chris P.
January 2024

Excellent central location with lovely Marina views, breeze, shade and cool in the warm morning, nice sunset. Easy walk into both Waikiki and Ala Moana Park and shopping center. Mahalo
Avram W.
January 2024

Good spot if you’re there to party. Bad spot if you have kids and want to get a good night’s rest. Beds not very comfortable, very loud party boats and parties going till the early morning hours. If we were young and without kids it would have been ideal.
Ari C.
January 2024

Great location. Can watch Friday night fireworks. Parking by the marina for $1/hour.
Kin Yee W.
January 2024

Good quiet place to stay within walking distance of everything Waikiki has to offer.
Scott D.
January 2024

Condo was very clean and comfortable with a fantastic view. It was fun being able to watch the Friday fireworks right from the balcony.
Brenda L.
January 2024

The condo was clean. The bed should be a king. The bathroom is outdated but functional. The view was great. The parking is ridiculous. No In and Outs. $28 after 4 hours. If you wake up, go drive anywhere, you are starting a new 4/24 hour cycle. I think I paid $70 one day for parking. The beach (cove) by the Royal Hawaiian (left of boat harbor facing ocean) is brutal. I grew up in Hawaii. You need reef shoes to walk out in Ocean…but you can always walk or drive to better beaches…the island is surrounded by them. The Chart House on the 1st floor is a good restaurant and the lounge area on top of Ilikai Hotel next door are nice. Walking distance to Hilton Hawaiian, Waikiki, Ala Moana Shopping Center… I would stay there again. Great for watching sunset.
Erik S.
January 2024

Bath tub 15 minutes to drain after shower so you’re standing in water over your ankles lots of mould in bathroom the bathroom was very dirty wires in bedroom laying on floor going to tv. Hole in living room wall kitchen sink plugged twice the cable box is in a closet with a lovered door that was filthy the only way to change channels is to open the door and put the remote 4 feet away you can’t use the remote sitting on the couch that’s ridiculous. I will not return to this place. A friend stayed a few weeks before me has the same thoughts. Ohhh and it’s very noisy from the neighbours and the street 👎👎👎👎👎Five Thumbs down
Alexander J.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: I'm not one who usually leaves reviews but I had such an amazing time on vacation I felt I had to share my experience. First, the ease of checking into the rental unit #1184 was just the beginning of my wonderful trip. The property manager was so accommodating & explained everything it couldn't have gone any smoother. Let me say from the minute you walk through the door, you are instantly relaxed. The view of the blue ocean, boats in the harbor, white sands of the beach transform your mood into pure happiness. The unit is gorgeous! It has a full kitchen for the days you don't feel like going out to eat, huge bathroom, beach chairs, everything you can think of. It is centrally located in Waikiki and within walking distance of great restaurants, bars, shopping and of course beaches. The Chart House is right downstairs and one of my favorite restaurant/bar to visit. I will definitely be back and staying here the next time I'm in Hawaii. Mahalo for making my holidays so merry! A hui hou.
Mia C.
January 2024

The property is in a prime location for downtown. Place was a dirty, furniture was scratched, and broken. Multiple light bulbs were out. Bed was descent but not the most comfortable. You could hear everything that was going on outside from sirens to fireworks to people yelling constantly throughout the night (hard to sleep). AC worked great and the new appliances were stunning although the new microwave did not work but the place had two microwaves. I would have rated this place a bit higher, but the property manager or possibly the owner had given out our access code to realtors showing the apartment and this caused a privacy/security issue. My spouse and I were watching tv eating lunch when we heard the door unlock. Thank god we used the dead bolt to prevent anyone with access from entering the premises but it alarmed us and scared us pretty good. I reported this to the property manager and VRBO and they didn’t seem to take it as serious as we did and nothing came from it. Hope this review helps someone out in the future from booking this place.
Tim M.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: I have an issue with the TV in the unit. There are instructions with pictures of how to use the TV, however the unit has a totally different remote device than shown on it so the instruction sheet is therefore totally useless (also instructing to input "HDM2" to be able to use the remote, however there is only HDM1 input with "no signal"). I sent a few pictures of the issues to the management, so that it is documented. It would be helpful to update the instructions with the devices that are actually available in the unit.
Peter P.
January 2024

We enjoyed our stay. We had an excellent owner who was very nice and helpful.
Amie G.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very unhelpful. The vacation rental was somewhat dirty. I was very happy with the location. I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This unit it not in any shape renovated. The furnitures, bedding and kitchen ware are outdated. Not enough towels considering it is near the ocean hence we’ll be needing these to use back at the unit. Your thermostat pad goes in and out- doesn’t work properly. Check in instructions is not clear even through multiple communications by email (several emails) and . the app. There’s no home stay here, it’s just a Skelton of a place. The price is fair but that’s where they get you, the fees, on top of another fees on top of other ridiculous charges and the $300 deposit which takes almost a month for refund. Such a big disappointment for a great location. I will not stay here at this unit with this property again! I’m glad to take my money else where it’s worth it. This property owner needs to put some home feel and make your guest feel like they’re on vacation and not a motel.
Penh H.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We loved staying here, and definitely plan to return. The views do not disappoint, and the bed was very comfortable. I wish we had been there for the Friday night fireworks!
Anita B.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Even though this is not our first trip to Honolulu, it's our first time staying at Ilikai Marina and the 10 day stay here was indeed most pleasant and memorable. The location is strategically close to both Waikiki as well as Ala Moana Mall (and within walking distance to Don Quijote where my husband love to shop). From the apartment lanai, one has the most glorious view of the sea, the dock and the sunset(which is one of the reason I chose it). We love the layout of the apartment with the self sufficient kitchen where we were able to cook scrumptious meals for our daughter and son in law staying in Honolulu. We would definitely opt to stay with them again for our future trips.
Sie Ling L.
January 2024

Stayed at the property - condo for a few nights. I love the surrounding property, walking distance to just about everything within reach, and this location is a tad away from the main Waikiki, which is great! However, let me tell you all of disappointments. The communication sent from the property with check in instructions is poor, even through email and in their app. It supposed to be newly renovated as it’s in the description. Well not sure what has been renovated. Furniture is outdated, window covers is from the 80s, bed felt like it’s used from college dorm, not enough towels, the thermostat pad goes in and out- doesn’t work properly, and I could go on and on. The price per night seems fair but man read the fine print cause fees, service fees, other ridiculous charges. You might as well stay else where for the amount you’re paying. To say it takes just a second for them to debit and charge for the deposit however it took almost a month for my deposit to be refunded. I have never experienced this type of home stay and will be gladly take my money else where. Will NEVER stay at this property unit again!
Penh Ilene
January 2024

excellent unit enjoyed are stay
robert N.
January 2024

Had trouble finding unit We weren’t told it was in a separate building The Ilikai Marina Over all stay worked very well Thx Rick
Rick B.
January 2024

Had a very nice stay.The bed is awesome Grate view
David Sara F.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: It was great. Great view Great location Great property manager access to alot right outside of a beach walking distance to alot
Anthony P.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was more than happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Very nice place. Within walking distance to beach and downtown area.
Victor I.
January 2024

Properties on VRBO can be like playing roulette and this time we hit the jackpot!!!! Beautiful home shows how the owner cares about their property. Location is great!!! FYI: the condo is 2 floors above the Chart House restaurant and the street. The noise level peaks when restaurant is busy and when people are going to the beach. Very minor. Will be back!!!
Orlando P.
January 2024

Clean, quiet, and fast communication with management. No extra towels.
Eddie O.
January 2024

This condo was so cute and cozy, the city/Mountain View was lovely. The kitchen was equipped with all the kitchen tools and utensils you’d need, I did wish there was at least salt and pepper to use though.
Nikki S.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great viewThe property is exactly as advertised. Self checkin went seamlessly and the management company responded quickly to my questions. The condo was clean, the kitchen was fully equipped and the bed comfortable. The view of the Marina and the Hilton Lagoon is amazing. We could walk to the beach, shopping and restaurants. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.
Pam D.
January 2024

This is a great location and property for a couple. So many places you can walk to and the ocean and a lagoon very close. The property was very clean and bedroom was separated from living room that made it more convenient for someone sleeping on the pull out sofa.
Teresa C.
January 2024

This is the Ilikai Marina dont mistake it for the regular Ilikai. Place was clean. New carpet. Its an older building but most are around here. Would consider staying again.
Merle A.
January 2024

I enjoy my stay and the condo is located in a great location
Nai S.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Excellent facility in a fantastic location
Robert M.
January 2024

We really enjoyed our stay with a beautiful view and great location. 2 min from the beach and 10 min from the mall. A good price and the apartment meet our standards. Would recommend!
Diana L.
January 2024

We thoroughly enjoyed staying in your condo! Except for the warped blinds, everything was perfect. The view was wonderful because we are boat lovers and loved watching the activity around the marina. We enjoyed the convenience of 2 great restaurants and an ABC store right down the street.
Norman C.
January 2024


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