A short walk to the beach, a view of the ocean from the balcony, a functional kitchen, and access to the 26th floor owners lounge for Friday fireworks made this a great place to stay. The owner made the process easy. Looking forward to staying again.
My husband and I stayed here while on our honeymoon and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The views were wonderful and the location was just perfect! We were close to the downtown shopping complex/wonderful restaurant options. Karl was super communicative as well! Can’t wait to come back. :)
We're repeat visitors to this penthouse and our stay was amazing as always. Cindy is a incredible hostess and the location is convenient to the beach, stores, restaurants, etc. Thank you Cindy - we'll be back again!
Excellent!! Highly recommend staying here!!
This rental was a gem. It was reasonably priced in a great location. Penthouse suite with great views of the ocean. The bed was comfortable and suite was nicely decorated. The manager Cindy was very receptive and friendly. She offered early checkin and late check out for free. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone.
Beautiful views, convenient location, a nice apartment layout, comfortable furnishings, friendly interactions with staff, and valet parking included! This place has everything you need for a nice trip to Oahu.
Very good area to see the fireworks on Friday night, easy access to beach area and walking distance to restaurants & shopping area. I would definitely stay here again!
Felt like home - comfortable bed, large selection of pillows, everything in perfect working order, nothing worn or needing upgrade. Great A/C if needed.
The view of the ocean is amazing and just as advertised! The room was clean and inviting and we had a great stay. We liked that it was so close to the beach and shopping. Thanks for sharing and letting us enjoy this wonderful place!
We could not have asked for a more perfect condo while in Honolulu! The condo was spacious, super clean, and had all the amenities we needed, including 2 (yes, TWO) bathrooms!!
Every morning we enjoyed our breakfast while watching surfers, hang gliders, peaceful rolling waves, boats, and even occasional rainbows from our 21st floor wide dining room window and balcony.
The resort itself was perfectly located at the end of a popular one-way street with restaurants and shops all within walking distance. ALL the staff were very happy, helpful (esp. Arnold - AJ), and willing to accommodate all our requests.
I would DEFINITELY STAY HERE AGAIN & recommend it to my friends & family!!
This condo was perfect for us--so close to anywhere we wanted to go in Waikiki. It was nice having a kitchen--although we didn't cook, we liked the full-size fridge for drinks, snacks, and leftovers. This unit is on the corner, ocean side, 21st floor, so many windows! We loved the view and felt bad for people on lower floors who didn't have ocean view because there's another shorter hotel between Imperial and the water. The ABC store, right outside the lobby, has everything you need--prepared meals, snacks, drinks, alcohol, coffee, clothing, souvenirs, etc. We were in there at least once a day! The free valet parking with this unit is fantastic. Did not have to worry about where to park our rental car, and the valets are friendly and efficient. You also get access to the owners' lounge and the penthouse bar, perfect places for watching the Friday night fireworks. The drinks at the penthouse bar were really good, and the cheapest we had anywhere! We were sad to leave and would definitely stay here again!
This was a beautiful property, and in a great part of town. There was a lot of shopping and restaurants in the vicinity as well. If I ever visited Oahu again, I would stay here.
We really loved this place. The view was amazing and the rooms were cozy an nicely appointed. We will definitely be returning!
First let me say, Cindy was the best host we have ever had in a VRBO rental. Very kind and she was always responsive to our questions. Second, the penthouse was perfect for my husband and I. We had coffee and cooked breakfast every morning. The kitchen is fully equipped. No need to rent a car. You can walk to grocery stores, restaurants, shopping and beach. Penthouse had everything you need for a day at the beach. Chairs, umbrella and boogie boards.The owners lounge and having your own door to the pool was a nice perk. I would definitely recommend this VRBO penthouse to our friends and family. My husband and I will be coming back.
Awesome rental. Location, amenities, staff support, and everything else about our stay was perfect. Highly recommend Karl’s condo. Use of the 26th floor owners suite with coffee and beck was great.
Condo is in a tower right in the heart of Waikiki. Walk to many nice restaurants and shopping. Very clean and up to date. I would definitely stay there again.
We loved the location of this property. There is so much to do within in walking distance, but the property is still quiet and restful. The resort provides a lot of activities for guests and everyone was very pleasant. The valet parking was also a huge plus! All of the information we needed was provided to us beforehand and so helpful! Being able to wake up each morning to the beach views was amazing. We would definitely love to stay here again!
Fabulous property, well stocked, super comfortable, great location.
Great experience with Cindy leading up to my stay, all needed details were provided well in advance, check-in once I arrived was very easy. The property is quiet, a 2-min walk to the beach and very close to restaurants & shops. Fantastic location, great unit!
We would love to come back and stay again!
Great location, this apartment was clean, accommodating, spacious and quiet. We would stay here again.
Hotel charges an additional $10 per night for self service amenities and use of facilities, which is very reasonable. $100 weekly rate for valet parking is also incredibly cheap in Waikiki.
We absolutely loved Karls condo. It made us feel at home and super comfy. Everything was very clean, and the bed was a dream to sleep on. We should of booked longer. The sunsets were an absolute dream from the 21st floor, balcony was awesome during the new years fireworks. We had the perfect view of the show. The two bathrooms are great and the kitchen was perfect for our breakfast and storing foods for the next day. You will love it here, stay for fridays to watch the firework shows. thanks a mil Karl!
The location and view were spectacular. The staff was friendly and we could participate in the building activities if we desired. The owner was very responsive. Would stay again.
This rental is accurately portrayed in the VRBO website and it was a very good home base for activities in and around Honolulu. Check-in and check-out were smooth with no problem. Condo had beautiful views of the ocean. I enjoyed sitting on balcony watching ships and surfers.
It was just right for 2 people, we had everything we needed close by & the parking was included. It would have been nice to have beach chairs to use because the beach is only 100 yards or so away. We were told we could rent them from the front desk which we did, but they we’re pretty beat up. We found the property to be be overall very satisfactory and we really had a fantastic visit. I would most definately stay there again. Mahalo!
We are 2 retired ladies, longtime friends. The location, the property, and its facilities, were wonderful; we had walking access to great shopping, lots of restaurants, and Waikiki Beach. The pool, adjacent to our balcony and never crowded, proved an unexpected delight: where can you take a swim, in view of the Pacific Ocean, 27 stories above the beach - in what amounts to a private pool!? The staff were extremely courteous and helpful. This unit offers the best of all vacation worlds: a full-sized, well-equipped kitchen and full residential capabilities, combined with helpful hotel services (bellmen, concierge). The view of the Pacific from the balcony, complete with surfers, outrigger canoes, and other passing ocean traffic, is spectacular. We also enjoyed watching a flock of wild parrots, who arrived every morning and appeared to be trying to nest on the building across the way.
We had 2 unfortunate issues, which have likely been fixed since: 1, the sliding door to the balcony did not lock (we reported this as soon as we realized it and were told that the hotel was already aware). However, since the unit is on the 27th floor and the balcony door to the adjacent pool is locked from the pool side, we felt any risk was minimal.
2, there are 3 "people" elevators in the hotel, only 1 of which goes to the 27th floor. That elevator was broken when we arrived and remained so for the duration of our stay (I met the repairman on the day we left as he worked on it, the repair delay having been caused by supply chain issues in obtaining parts). We both have some difficulty walking, so the flight of stairs from the 26th to the 27th floor was difficult and painful for us at times, especially after a day of unaccustomed vacation activity. Happily, when we spoke with the onsite hotel manager, Michele, she understood our situation and informed the hotel staff that we were to be escorted to 27 in the freight elevator if we asked. We tried not to abuse this kindness, and it was extremely helpful the times we did request it. The broken elevator was no one's fault and couldn't have been foreseen, but it did cause us to limit our comings and goings, or at least consider them very carefully beforehand!
Lisa Metko S.
excellent location in the downtown...plenty of restaurants & beaches within walking distance...cheap parking onsite...staff excellent...only dislike was the raised kitchen area...had to remember to step down when going to living area or out the door...
The condo is the best overall value I have seen in Honolulu. The view and amenities are fantastic. The pictures on the listing don't do it justice. No resort fee and valet parking included are a huge plus. Valet people were so friendly and helpful. Located by any restaurant or shop you could need. We would love to come back.
This was my first time renting through VRBO. It was easy and the condo we rented was outstanding. We immediately felt at home and the view was amazing. The condo was well equipped and had everything we needed. There were three elevators on the property and they were quick and efficient. Check in was easy and the staff was very accommodating.
The perfect location for restaurants, shopping and the beach. Within walking distance to everything we wanted do. No car needed as many transportation options are available.
Modern clean one bedroom condo in a great location. Nice to have the property manager available if needed. We never needed her though! All was well.
This condo was perfect for two people. The location in Waikiki was so convenient and it was easy to walk everywhere. The condo was clean and the view was amazing! We saw some beautiful sunsets. The staff at the resort were very friendly and helpful. I would love to stay here again!
The unit was beautiful, comfortable, and clean. The AC was great, and it was nice having 2 bathrooms - both were very clean and nice. The location was perfect, and we walked all over Waikiki. The free parking was also perfect - the valets were always speedy and friendly. Karl has great communication and provided very thorough and clear directions for getting there and checking in. We would stay here again!
Great space, loved having direct access to pool and owners lounge. All amenities you could want. Comfortable bed, sofa bed and furniture. Large lanai, great views Thanks for making our stay relaxed and enjoyable.
Clean, open, and what an amazing view. Definitely would stay again
Great location! Easy to get to beach restaurants, shopping. Condo was very comfortable, nicely appointed and the a/c was great!
This is steps away from the beach with a spectacular view! Very convenient location too.
Location was perfect. The space was great. Awesome ocean views. Property manager was great, responsive and organized. I would rent it again 100%
I would book again!
Just love this property. It has everything you need and a great location… AND the view!! Will be back!thank you!!
This Condo is in the best part of Waikiki - walking distance to everything - and rich across the road from the beach. My only complaint is the Sofas/couch in the living area are very old and very uncomfortable and should be replaced - the bed could also need an update - other than that it was great.
We enjoyed our work trip by staying at a location near the beach.
We enjoyed our stay although in mid summer Waikiki was crazy especially when trying to find a place to eat at night!
very good location (everything in walking distance)
valet parking included
coming back for sure
Everything was as promised and the view of the ocean doesn’t disappoint.
Wonderful location over looking (a block away) the Pacific Ocean.
We stayed three nights. Perfect location in downtown. The view from the balcony is breathtaking. Plenty of restaurants, shops and cafes all in walking distance. Owner was spot on with guidance, and the front desk staff is awesome. Highly recommend for couples.
The property was perfect.
The location was close to everything, the view from the room was amazing. Everything was clean and as described. We would 100% stay here again!
We loved our stay here. Excellent location in Waikiki. Couldn't hear the loud nightlife but a short easy walk to the popular coffee shops in the morning. The bed and sheets were very comfortable. We definitely would book this place again and recommend it to our friends.
Great location. Property a little dated but clean and worked just fine for us. Unit nicely decorated and nice views. Lots of restaurants within walking distance.
If you are all about being in the center of the Waikiki, this is your spot. Valet makes it really easy to deal with the rental car and there are at least 15 restaurants right downstairs. All of the staff at the Imperial are friendly and having a pool, hot tubs, sauna and access to the owner's VIP lounge is great.
The view is lovely and fireworks are a special treat!
I would definitely recommend this place for visitors to Oahu.
We absolutely love staying at the Imperial penthouse which is why we returned. Compact, clean, and perfect for 2 people. Walk to at least 100 restaurants within a couple of blocks. Love the huge balcony and ocean view where we would have our evening happy hour! Kitchen is well-stocked with equipment and the pool area is right next door to get ice. Lots of closet and bathroom space. Even though the valet parking is $100/wk. it is worth it because parking in that area is a difficult and it is nice to just pull up and hand your car over. Cindy is very receptive and easy to work with. We will definitely be back!
Fantastic location, furnished with a definite Hawaiian feel, clean, quiet and easy stay in the heart of Waikiki with a short walk to beach. Host was easy to communicate with, though on-site staff did not allow early check in. Great stay!
good view from balcony, beach 5 minute depending on elevator speed. great staff, very helpful.
We loved our stay here. The location was perfect for us. Everything you need is within walking distance.
Short but sweet stay, beautiful balcony.
Thus place was gorgeous! We have ZERO complaints! We were here for our 35th Wedding Anniversary. The listing honestly doesn't do this place justice. Gorgeous ocean view from the unit. It was spacious and perfect for us. Loved having two bathrooms, so we could both get ready in the morning at the same time! The Waikiki Beach Walk shopping district below is super nice, way better and more upscale than we imagined. Also loved the rooftop bar where we enjoyed the sunset! We can't speak highly enough of this property, and hope to return some day!
The Imperial Hawaiian Resort is a solid basic facility. Staff are friendly and helpful and environment is low key. The condo that we rented is a corner unit and the views are very good..the 21st floor puts you above the neighboring Halekulani Hotel and provides a clear view of Two of my favorite South Shore surf breaks, Pops and Threes…you can also look West and check out Ala Moana Bowls and breaks outside Ala Moana Park. Very convenient access to many restaurants and shopping and fun strolls at night.
Besides the location, the full ocean view, and the amenities of the Imperial, there are a couple of things that set this unit apart from other nearby rentals. Windows are coated to shield the sun's heat and glare so you can enjoy the panoramic view all day long. Two thermostats for controlling the A/C. The small kitchen is well equipped, including a dishwasher, and there are basic condiments on hand. Loved having two half-bathrooms with showers in each. The unit is at the end of the hall so you have privacy. Great communication with owner. We look forward to staying here again. Mahalo!
I would highly recommend if wanted a very central location
Location was perfect for Waikiki and the valet parking can't be beat. The condo was very nice and clean and having an ABC store right below was very convenient. Would definitely return and recommend.
This is a wonderful unit. Private. Nicely appointed. Good location. In the heart of shopping, proximity to the beach and great restaurants. Valet parking was prompt. Hotel amenities were sufficient.
We enjoyed our stay very much and soaked up the ocean view and sunsets as much as possible. The location is ideal for being in the center of Waikiki, with easy access to the beach and all the shopping. The property is dated, but so is much of Waikiki, and the building staff was very friendly and helpful. Would come back in a heartbeat to stay next time in Honolulu
The location is amazing, in the middle of Waikiki, not too far from the beach (5 minutes walk).
From sunrise to sunset we had beautiful views right from the living room. I’m so glad we chose this condo over staying at a nearby hotel. We were able to cook our own meals, dine out when we wanted. We enjoyed the rooftop pool and the rooftop bar located across from it (open mon/thurs/fri) where we could view the most spectacular sunsets. Check in/out was extremely smooth and Karl was so quick to respond and accommodate any of our requests. I highly recommend staying here!
We really enjoyed our stay here. Very good location and the unit is super clean plus there's free valet parking. Also the staff is very friendly. We will stay here again next year!!
This condo unit 2105 has a fantastic view of the ocean! It is within walking distance to wonderful restaurants, shopping but most of all absolutely beautiful Waikiki beach. Karl (the owner) makes sure everything is covered within the VRBO (except tips) which eliminates any hidden costs!
This was an absolute wonderful experience and would consider this property again!
This condo was very clean and organized. It was a great place to stay while I was on vacation. I would definitely recommend to friends and family!
Attractive space and well equipped kitchen area. Perfect for singles or couples with friendly hotel service and amenities. Quiet; only a short walk west to Waikiki beachfront action, ie. party hotels, restos with live music and shopping. Groceries, snacks at ABC right store next door. Ensuite in addition to primary bathroom. Owner response quick and helpful. Masks required in shared public spaces.
The room was great and the view was amazing. This property is conveniently located right in the middle of everything… Love it and would definitely recommend this property. Aloha!
This is a dream property with an amazing host! I definitely would book again.
Would love to come back
Everything was great.
We had a great time. The condo was well stocked, maintained, had all of what we needed plus a wonderful view of the ocean.
We Loved our vacay! We were well taken care of by the Imperial! Helpful Friendly and even gave us boogie boards for use while were were there! Room is small but we didnt go to hang out in the room! It was myself, hubby, and Mom. We gave her the bedroom as it was really too small for 2. We slept on the murphy bed so it worked fine for us.
Clean, well equipped, comfortable bedding, accurate pictures.
High floor, well exposed, beautiful and relaxing water views.
Great services from the Imperial Hawaii Resort: welcoming team, easy check-in and check-out, efficient and friendly valet parking.
Thank you Karl for providing such an excellent experience!
Great visit good location. Host Cindy was awesome.
The unit is at a quiet corner of the resort with the beautiful view of ocean. Pictures of unit are accurate. Host responded timely at all times during and prior our stay; was open to questions and helpful. We hope to return soon! Thank you again!
Right when you walk into the room, you are greeted with the most amazing view of the ocean. You can see the ocean from nearly every room. The rental was very clean and well maintained. You can definitely see the pride in ownership. My wife and I loved that there were two bathrooms. The hotel staff was amazing, the amenities were great, valet parking was awesome and the location was just perfect. We would definitely stay here again.
This unit is at the end of the hallway with great ocean views! Pics don’t do it justice. Bed was comfortable, shower was hot with good pressure. It is very quiet and comfortable. It is right in the heart of the shopping district, beautiful streets and gold restaurants within walking distance. Having valet included made everything so easy. If we come back to Hawaii we would stay here again.
Great location near shopping and beach.
This condo, Condo Manager, property staff, and Owners are all EXCEPTIONAL!
From booking to arriving, Ms. Cindy provided us with good information from Covid restrictions, to physical address, and things offered within the building.
Once in the condo, it was decorated so nicely and there was all the extras you could think of, such as utensils, clorox wipes, to soap. I really loved having clorox wipes provided. As well, the condo had items you may need to go to the beach with. That was very convenient.
Then as we put our drinks in the refrigerator, we found that the owners had left us a bottle of wine. That was so sweet and thoughtful. Ooh and yummy.
Everytime either when we were going or coming, we were graciously greeted by the front desk staff and any staff who was around cleaning or working valet. One lady, Mrs. Michelle always was around when I had questions and she was always accommodating.
We never took part in the pool, because we loved sitting on the balcony and watching the people at the beach or the clouds as they rolled along the mountains.
We really enjoyed ourselves when we were inside. My daughter has already asked if Waikiki could be her senior trip in 4 years and if we could get the same condo. I told her hopefully the Owners will still be renting their beautiful condo then.
Thank you for creating such a wonderful oasis and allowing my family access to it.
The Batiste Family
Property was ideally located so we didn’t need a car. Staff were friendly and we enjoyed using the lounge - it has beautiful views and the pool table is fun. Unit was as described and shown in the photos and there was a partial ocean view from the balcony.
Wonderful stay in a wonderful condo. Great location. Close to beach and shops and restaurants. Lots of amenities in unit. Private rooftop pool entrance. Details were lovely.
My daughter and I stayed for 6 days. Perfect location if you want close to all the action. Ten minute walk to beach though. Condo was just like pictures and very clean! Comfy bed. Had everything we needed.
Great location with an amazing view. Also, plenty of space for two and all the necessary items are provided along with a kitchen.
I worked from the apartment and visited with my son in the evenings. Worked well for that. The place was not exactly what I was expecting but it worked out nicely.
Cindy’s place was wonderful! The views were gorgeous, the AC worked well and it felt spacious to work remotely for a week. Dishes were not very clean when we got there, but everything else was great!
Great from the get go!
Steve was wonderful thru the booking process and because we wanted an extension, he made that happen. When we arrived we asked for early checkin and we were lucky to come back in the hour and the place was ready. Plenty of room, great views, very happy and yes will be back. Bonus to this stay was we got to go to the Members lounge on 26th floor, great for drinks, fireworks or just to chill.
Thank you Mahalo
Location, location, location! Best spot to be close to beach and shops. We were happy with our Palm unit which was a one bedroom with 2 full baths. The living room had the lanai with a murphy bed AND a sofabed. Perfect for our teen and tween. The kitchen had a stove that we didn't use and a fridge. The entire unit is small, but it suited us just fine. The 26th floor has an owners lounge which we used almost everyday. I used the area to make breakfast. The Imperial Waikiki is right above a big ABC store!and one block from Royal Hawaiian center. WI staff were wonderful. We truly enjoyed our trip.
The staff in the building could not have been nicer and professional- from the valet staff (great group of guys) to front desk and housekeeping. Karl and Penny have a beautiful place with a great view. The unit is much bigger than described and the decorating touches of Hawaiiana add a wonderful local touch. The location is ideal to explore everything in Waikiki from the beach to shopping to nightlife. We had friends staying at the Marriott Ko Olina who dropped by while we were there and the first thing they said when entering the unit was, "Wow, we should have stayed here!" Thanks to Karl and Penny for a great place in Waikiki. We will be back!
I have stayed at the Imperial many times with friends who own timeshares there. This unit shows pride of ownership, very nicely decorated Hawaiiana style, nice flooring, well appointed kitchen with NICE pots and pans (not the leftovers all beat up and such you find sometimes), other nice extras tucked away in the kitchen cabinets that were great for us as we like to cook and pack our lunch for the beach each day. This unit is way nicer than the standard units in the building.
And when you want to be out and about, the location is excellent for being close to GREAT restaurants, and shopping...all along your block. The walk to the beach is short, and the staff at the Imperial is always friendly, welcoming, and helpful. Easy to get from here to anywhere on the island, tours, buses, etc. all within steps from you here. Or just spend the day at the beach, we like snorkeling and people watching. Rent umbrella and chair set ups from the Hale Koa stand very close to the beach walk, they will also rent you kayaks, toys, snorkel gear, and provide lessons for surfing and such. A good day at the beach is easy in this area.
We stayed at this condo for 9 nights. Fabulous condo with kitchenette, lanai (ocean view!!!) 2 bathrooms. We were very pleased with the condo and the condo building. We also used the fitness centre many times. Within a short walking distance to the beach. We would definitely return.
Nice, clean condo in a great location. Very close to everything in Waikiki. Great view of the ocean and Friday fireworks. Free parking was a bonus.
My family owns a timeshare in this building and when I heard this was ocean front on a high floor I had to book. We were not disappointed other than we wished we could have stayed longer. The place was clean and very tastefully decorated yet simple and had everything we needed.
A great place to stay for a short or long period as it is so central to everything. Great location and accommodations especially for a couple
My husband and I stayed at Karl and Penny's very comfortable condo. It is everything they say it is. We had a beautiful view and we were only 1 block from the beach. Everything you need is within steps of the condo as it is in the heart of it all. We spent time when we first arrived in Oahu trying to find a grocery store. The awesome part was, there is an ABC store with all kinds of groceries and a deli right in the building! We even bought rafts and walked over to the beach to play in the water. We had a wonderful time. Thank you again Karl and Penny for the use of your lovely condo !!!!