Ilikai, Oahu

The Ilikai Condo Resort in Hawaii is an iconic oceanfront property, famous for its appearances in the original and new "Hawaii Five-0" and "Magnum P.I" TV series. The resort offers a variety of amenities, including two heated outdoor pools, a convenience store, coffee shop, ice cream shop, and dine-in restaurants. Guests can enjoy Friday night fireworks, live entertainment, and a Tiki Torch lighting ceremony at sunset. The Ilikai is conveniently located within walking distance to the upscale Ala Moana Shopping Mall, Waikiki Beach attractions, and numerous restaurants. Public transportation is easily accessible, with rental car agencies available in the lobby and nearby. Parking options include valet parking and public paid parking. Laundry facilities are available on each floor, and the resort is surrounded by various shops and restaurants, including the Hilton Hawaiian Village and Ala Moana Beach Park.

Ilikai Average Rates


As of July 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Ilikai is $252. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $585. 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.

Based on the reviews, guests generally had positive experiences at the Ilikai condo resort on Oahu. Many praised the great location, close to the beach, shops, and restaurants, and appreciated the stunning views from their units. The booking process and communication with hosts were highlighted as smooth and efficient. Guests enjoyed the amenities offered by the resort, including pools, restaurants, and shops within the building. The inclusion of parking and beach equipment in some units was also appreciated.

However, there were some recurring issues mentioned across reviews. Some guests noted that certain units could benefit from updates or deeper cleaning, mentioning outdated appliances, worn furniture, and cleanliness concerns in specific areas. The noise from nearby streets or the building itself was a minor inconvenience for some. Additionally, a few guests mentioned challenges with air conditioning units being loud or ineffective.

Overall, the Ilikai condo resort seems to offer a convenient and enjoyable stay for visitors to Oahu, with its prime location and views being major highlights. While most guests had a positive experience, attention to maintenance and updates in some units could enhance future stays. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 1000 guest reviews.

Recent Ilikai Reviews


The picture is exactly what you are getting. Clean and great location as you overlook the harbor. Wonderful access to ala moana park beach rather than waikiki. Absolutely recommend and would stay here again.
Marie R.
April 2024

Large and spacious room, plenty of amenities, amazing location and view. Some of the things in the interior were showing their age, but that is to be expected from an older building and did not take away from the stay at all. Would definitely both recommend and return!
Julia
April 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: Stayed here for 8 nightso. It was my first visit to Hawaii and my expectations were well met. It was super clean, well maintained (10 out of 10)had a few extras such as Saran Wrap and coffee filters and plenty of linen if needed. Would highly recommend it to anyone.
Denis K.
April 2024

We would definitely stay here again. The condo is spacious and comfortable.

April 2024

Great view and location!
Troy E.
April 2024

Nicely furnished and fully equipped condo on the 16th floor with excellent view of the lagoon and ocean. Ilikai Hotel’s location is very convenient and nice. The hosts Carola and Robert are great. We love this place. Highly recommend.
Deepak D.
April 2024

If you want a hotel with bells and whistles and Waikiki craziness this isnt the place. Very relaxed atmosphere, elevators never crowded and small wait if any. Laundry easy to use, hilton village right next door for all the hustle and bustle (and stressful energy) room was slightly dated but comfortable we were able to prepare food and had plenty of towels. View was amazing and perfect to see friday fireworks. Beach chairs were great for iur daily excusions to coastlines. We rented a car and oarking was easy and cheap. Much quieter than fancy hotels on the strip where the pools were always crowded and swarms of people. If you value privacy and calmness this is your place. Cinnamons is closed but looking forward to a food place to replace it. There is a coffee shop and icecream shop on site. Plenty of seating and pool is warm with showers to wash sand off. Easy walk to everything, and easy in and out with a car. Was not stressful at all. We are very pleased with our stay and will return to ilikai when we return to waikiki. (Still no cutting board ;) We used the pyrex baking dish) slight downside is all cooking utensils are plastic and flimsy but thats really insignificant.
Kristin S.
April 2024

Overall it was a great experience, the apartment has everything we needed during our stay and the location is very convenient if you don’t have a car.
Herika P.
April 2024

Excellent holiday. Did not want to leave Christy’s place. She was so helpful with any request and arranged that we could have a late stay. We were able to enjoy our last full day in the Hawaiian paradise. Hope we can return. Terryl
Terryl F.
April 2024

we loved it, it was clean and perfectly located
Michelle H.
April 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. 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 stayed there from March 1st to March 28th. When we arrived the Project Manager; Paul; met us and opened the condo up. He showed us around the condo.Later I tried to use the vacuum but it didn't work. I called Paul and that same day he delivered a new vacuum. Excellent service.The condo was well equipped and everything worked.The washer and dryer were a very nice addition.The floor we were on was very clean.The pool, hot tub and pool area were kept very clean.
Garry W.
April 2024

I have stayed in the Ilikai many times in different condos with the same view and around the same floor. The stay was great and fun to be back again. My suggestions are...paint the bathroom, the traffic areas have peeling paint, fix the shower head so it doesn't squeal until you get it in the right spot, flip the mattress or take off all the different mattress pads, it was soft and saggy, label the remotes, be able to use the ceiling fan and/or ac without having to unplug one or the other, yes there are beach chairs in the unit, although I bought one because I was told there weren't any. There is also a boogie board and I believe an umbrella too. Providing more and larger garbage bags would have been helpful. The safe was easy and useful, the kitchen full of necessities, the Welcome book was very helpful, the TV was easy to navigate, there were plenty of towels and linen.
Lima F.
April 2024

This is an extremely well kept condo unit in the older but well maintained ilikai hotel. The condo was well stocked with basic items like toilet paper, paper towel, saran wrap etc. Two types of coffee makers (kurig and normal drip) and everything you need to cook your own meals. The condos view is amazing and there is lots to see. The location of this hotel is in a more quiet area of wiakiki so that is also very nice. Definitely a 5* condo experience. Special thanks to the gracious host who communicated well.
Kyle
April 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: Exactly as listed, location is perfect, and parking is a great bonus when having a car. Our 2nd time staying at this same condo and would stay again.
misty m.
April 2024

Darko is a fantastic host, and this condo was perfect for us! The condo was clean and well maintained. The bed was very comfortable, which is especially important to us when staying for a week. The view is perfect, overlooking the ocean, and the location provided a downright immersive experience for the fireworks display. Everything we needed in Waikiki is walkable from here, the only need for a car is to explore the rest of amazing Oahu. We will definitely be back!
Dominic L.
April 2024

My wife and I Celebrated spring break with our daughter.. Great weather, restaurants, and accommodations. Leaving with a suntan, smile, and a few extra pounds.

March 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: Absolutely love staying at the ilikai & always have a great experience staying with Alii Beach Rentals! Will be staying again
Allison L.
March 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 View, Great Location. The rental has everything you need in the Kitchen. They also includ beach chairs (4) Unbrella, Shoping cart, beach basket carry all. Plenty of towels. Lanai is large with view of the ocean. Will stay again on next trip back to Waikiki.
Rodrigo R.
March 2024

The condo was perfect, beds were comfortable, location was great.
Jeanette R.
March 2024

The condo is in a great location - easy walking to beach and many bars/restaurants. The views are beautiful. It is at the very end of the hallway so quiet and away from the elevators. The two king beds are comfortable but the fold up twin and sofa sleeper are less comfortable. The condo comes with bath towels, beach towels and soap. The kitchen is minimally supplied with a few pans but not set up for full cooking. Perfect if just reheating leftovers. Not all of the blinds were working so the living room area (for the sofa sleeper and folding twin bed) was very bright in the morning. I would recommend this place.
Nicole C.
March 2024

Beautiful view and everything you need for an amazing Hawaiian experience!
Tiffonie D.
March 2024

Great location, within minutes to the beach. Great spacious room for the 6 of us. Enjoyed the full kitchen.
Miranda S.
March 2024

This property is perfectly located to all you need. Fred the own was amazing with communication. Would highly recommend!
Elizabeth M.
March 2024

Our three days at this property started off well with flawless check in process and great communication from the property manager. The view of the Friday night fireworks has to be better than any other location in Waikiki. It was amazing. Also amazing were the views of the ocean and beach from the condo with windows and balconies all around. And you cannot beat this location in Waikiki. The condo itself was clean, comfortable and a pleasure to stay in. I easily give this a perfect rating.
Lora B.
March 2024

Excellent location for a quick stay in Waikiki
Adrian B.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was somewhat unhelpful. The vacation rental was clean. I was more than 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: 円安でしたが大切な家族との特別な滞在でした。ペントハウスという事で大変期待もしていましたが広さと使い易さは別とし、マスターベッドルームの照明、ゲストルームドレッサーの照明は電球切れではなく壊れたまま、自動洗浄では無いにも拘らず夜中の間も勝手にトイレの水が流れる始末。クレーマーにはなりたくありませんが、期待し過ぎなのかこの程度の事は我慢すべきなのか。中間業者にも来て頂きましたが解決には至らず。なんとも複雑な思いが残った滞在でした。
SHIBATA T.
March 2024

This condo was amazing. The view was incredible perfect location. I hope to be back
Annette D.
March 2024

The property was cleaned and well kept. Communication with host was great. In the property explanation it advertised two queen beds. There was only one. Everything else was great
Christy S.
March 2024

This 23rd floor corner room gives great views of the ocean from the the living space and the two balconies. The unit is supplied with beach chairs and other beach items. The beach chairs were great to have and use. Honolulu is a busy, densely populated area so just be aware of that. We were pleased with our stay here!
Mary G.
March 2024

Our stay was great. The condo was clean and everything was as listed. We enjoyed the location by the beach, the pools, the restaurant and coffee bar on the property. However, it would have been nice to have a few more house products included to help us on our stay. Without house keeping, I would have expected some things available for us to use to keep the condo clean while we stayed there. Any guests are not going to want to spend money on full sized items they would have to leave behind. So my suggestion would be to provide your guest with a single use laundry soup pod or 2. And at least 2 for the dishwasher. Some cleaning or sanatizing spray or wipes would also be nice for guests to use througout their stay. As well as making sure there are extra garbage bags. The extra bedroom could use some extra blankets too. I realize this was not necessary but also would have been very helpful. In addition, it was odd to have a lot of notice of entey forms and things on the door while we stayed. Most people wouldnt want someone coming in during their booked vacation time. This was definitely not a deal breaker but something that was confusing to deal with. Otherwise, Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Jamie P.
March 2024

It was an old but nice place. Check in and out was easy and the location was good.
Angela R.
March 2024

We spent a week here and it was great! Parking was really nice. Views from the restaraunt up top were really nice. Host was always quick to respond. Would definitley stay here again.
Hunter R.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. 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: The penthouse is nice, but there's not enough outlet to charge our phones in both bedrooms. We have to charge our phones and electronics in the kitchen and living room.Although, we appreciate the immediate response from JB every time we report an issues during our stay.
MaCristina G.
March 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: Perfect location. Perfect room. Just as pictured. No complaints!! Will stay here again and recommend it to anyone!
Mary Ann G.
March 2024

The room was clean and the view from the balcony was perfect. There was the basics in the kitchen but you have to get the necessary items to do or make anything. There was no coffee or tea. So i had to go to the gift shop to get stuff. I just wished there was more information on the hotel and the services there. The room worked for what we needed.
Elizabeth B.
March 2024

Awesome place with great views of the ocean and fireworks.
Robert W.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. 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: Very easy process. Had a few glitches at check in with the codes and parking. The property manager was super easy to work with and super friendly.
Christy S.
March 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 clean and enough space for what I needed. I'm from the islands originally so the location was perfect for what I needed to do. The kitchen was good enough for light cooking but I'm sure you could do more, just while home I want to eat things I can't make. It's definitely a pla e I'd stay again!
Brandon S.
March 2024

It was a great location, right at the beginning of Waikiki Beach. A little away from the hustle, and bustle, which we appreciated. Everything was clean. The view was great. The AC worked wonderfully. There was even a nice cozy recliner in the living area. Wi-Fi worked great. The smart TV was a nice feature. there was no cable as far as I could tell, but we just watched through the apps. A few things that could use improvement a table on the lanai would’ve been very nice so that meals could’ve been enjoyed out there. The beach towels provided were nothing more than a bath towel so you might want to bring your own. There was a beach umbrella available which was nice.Providing beach chairs would’ve been a nice touch. There were no instructions for departure, so we just washed all our dishes, left towels on the floor and our bags of trash since we didn’t know what to do with them. All in all great stay, and would consider staying there if we return to Waikiki.
Kira S.
March 2024

Great little condo, within walking distance to everything. Will be back.
Robert W.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. 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: My husband and I stayed at the apartment for 6 weeks in February and March 2023. Overall we were very happy with the unit. We were missing a kettle, as I am a tea drinker, and tea towels for drying dishes (although there is a dishwasher in the kitchen). When I texted the property manager about these missing items, I was so pleased to get an immediate response that this would be corrected, and a brand new kettle in a box and tea towels were delivered to our room by the afternoon!My only suggestions would be to have some sort of shelf or holder in the shower for shampoos etc so they don’t have to sit on the shower floor and also to change the bed skirt as it was torn in a few places. The location and view is perfect. The Wifi is excellent and the TV has a crazy amount of channels. It is in a quieter part of Waikiki and very close to the mall and beach. The free fireworks every Friday is a few steps away and there was often entertainment in the patio area of the Ilikai. All in all we were very pleased and had a wonderful stay there.
Denis L.
March 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: Room is exactly as shown, very clean and has everything needed for two people. Great location to watch Friday night free fireworks show from balcony and even free luau view from balcony of the rooftop next door. Ala Moana shopping Center is within walking distance of the Ilikai which is a huge shopping mall with 350 stores and restaurants.
Sherry W.
March 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: Love, love this unit! Lots of storage to put everything away neatly! Love the couch! Very comfortable, bed comfortable too! Love having the table and chairs outside for breakfast and lunch! Views and Sunsets are Beautiful!! Just wish it was available for next Jan/Feb!!
Nancy G.
March 2024

Location location location. This property is right in the thick of Waikiki. Easy walking distance to everything you need, especially the beach boardwalk. The property has some dated furniture and some of the outdoor lanai furniture is broken and very uncomfortable. The cookware is really bare bones and not in great shape. Master shower had lots of mildew. But again the property is in a fantastic location so easy to look past a few minor annoyances. Thanks to the property owners for a great stay!
Carrie C.
March 2024

This is a great location next to the "point" at Waikiki. Clean and exceeded my expectations all around.
Troy T.
March 2024

What a wonderful stay! Just as advertised, the location was perfect and the view was spectacular. From the beautiful sunsets to the Friday night fireworks, we could not have been happier. Well-stocked, clean and spacious. Easy walk to either the beach or one of the pools. We are already talking about our next visit! Mahalo nui loa, The Stegmann-Enos Family
Lance E.
March 2024

Great location, walkable distance to western part of Waikiki or an easy Uber ride. The best part about it was the free parking on-site. However, the parking is most conducive to a small vehicle, as the turns getting up to the parking spot are a little tight. The downside was that the bed was not very comfortable, and the noise level was more than we expected. The elevator noise adjacent to the room and the street noise from traffic on Ala Moana Blvd were not as conducive to sleeping as we had hoped. The room was nice and large.
Joel D.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very 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 overall property is older and our room was showing it's age, but it was adequate for our purposes. The location was great and the price very reasonable.
Patricia J.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was somewhat unhappy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We stayed here for 3 nights in March 2024. Our 12 & 15 year old kids shared the twin bedroom unit with adjoining bathroom. Shower handle was broken but our property manager, Jean, had it fixed same day we notified him. Condo was spacious & very clean. Had everything we needed. Beds were extremely firm though. Make sure you bring water shoes if you want to swim in the beach as it's very rocky. Can easily walk to Waikiki if up to it.
Scott D.
March 2024

Had a wonderful stay with our daughter at this property. Unit was well stocked with all the amenities…fully stocked kitchen, new patio furniture, beach chairs and umbrella, and more! Owner was quick to answer all questions and great to deal with. Would love to come back next year!
Alison H.
March 2024


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