Island Colony, Oahu

Island Colony is a centrally located condo resort in Waikiki, Hawaii, offering a variety of amenities for vacationers. The resort features a large recreation deck on the sixth floor, which includes a pool, hot tub, sauna, BBQ area, picnic tables, fitness room, and coin-operated laundry facilities. The building also provides 24-hour security, car/scooter/bicycle rentals, and an open-air lobby with an ATM.

Guests can enjoy easy access to nearby shopping centers, such as Waikiki Shopping Plaza, BeachWalk, and the International Marketplace. The resort is also within walking distance of popular restaurants, stores, and attractions like the Waikiki Aquarium, Kapiolani Park, and Fort Derussy Army Museum. Public transportation, including bus stops and Biki rental bike stands, are conveniently located near the resort for exploring Waikiki and the surrounding areas. Parking is available at an additional cost, and guests must check availability and pay the condo directly for parking services.

Island Colony Average Rates


As of May 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Island Colony is $144. 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 435 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 Island Colony condo resort on Oahu receives generally positive reviews from guests, highlighting its great location close to Waikiki's attractions, breathtaking views from the balconies, and the convenience of having a variety of amenities on-site. Guests appreciate the property's proximity to the beach, shops, and restaurants, as well as the availability of a pool, hot tub, sauna, and mini supermarket within the complex. The accommodations are described as clean, comfortable, and well-equipped for both short and extended stays, with some units offering stunning views of Diamond Head, the ocean, or the city. While some guests mention minor issues such as maintenance needs or the presence of pests, the overall sentiment is that the Island Colony provides a good value stay in Honolulu. The responsiveness of property managers and the security of the building are also noted positively. However, there are comments about the need for updates in some units, and a few guests experienced challenges with parking, noise, and the check-in process. Despite these drawbacks, many reviewers express satisfaction with their stay and would recommend the property to others seeking a convenient and enjoyable vacation in Waikiki. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 435 guest reviews.

Recent Island Colony Reviews


It was a basic room with the bare necessities in a good location.
Tracy T.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was adequately 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: The property is as pictured. The location is excellent. The building is old and it shows somewhat. This unit is clean but it is tired. The bathroom in particular needs an overhaul. The balcony, view, pool, hot tub and bbq area is what makes this a good place to stay as it's central to everything. The only real downside is that owners may smoke in their units and it can be invasive, particularly considering the choice of smoke. Would be nice if it was a non-smoking building. I will stay there again!
Willie D.
February 2024

The property and room are both dated but clean and a few things have been slightly updated. The very small bathroom isn’t very user friendly. Sink tap barely let water through. Had to use the kitchenette sink. We only stayed 2 nights so it was fine for the duration. Location is great. Walking distance to shopping and restaurants.
Pam B.
February 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 was very satisfied with our was very clean & enjoyed our stay there. It was a studio apartment but was very adequate for our stay. Had a balcony as well which we enjoyed. was a short walk to the beach & stores.
Beverly S.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. 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 am a returned traveler to Alii Beach Rentals and this property. The location is convenient, the room well-equipped with a beautiful view. However, due to the building's age, street noise is audible even with windows closed. The view and location are excellent for the price, and check-in instructions were clear, making the process smooth. There was a day-long water outage in another room, raising concerns about notification if it were to affect my room. WiFi details were provided, but only the password was included without the network name, which could be improved for guests' convenience.Overall great!
A guest from Cupertino, CA
February 2024

Accurately described with comfortable mattress. We slept well. The shower was somewhat temperamental - turn both taps down to stop it cycling between scolding hot and stone cold. Well equipped kitchen.
Amiria
February 2024

Property was nice. Not fancy by any means, but comfortable. Had everything we could possible have needed. Easy to book and check out. We suggest you use the bus system it was great once we learned the system and only six dollars there and back to where ever you might go.
Pamela C.
February 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 was clean,and beautiful. Many towels cutlery, furniture and wide TV,Activity goods parasols,etc. And good view. Overall, It was great. ButI want a kettle.
A guest from Chuou-ku Kumamoto city, Kumamoto
February 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: Was a good place
Ryan O.
February 2024

Central location to all the shops, beach. I like the fact you can walk no need for a car. Building have 24 hours security. However the room needs updated furniture, dressers drawers, and more towel racks.
Shirley B.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: ビーチからは少し離れてますが42階だけあって眺めは最高でした。CK INも普通のホテルと変わらずロビーで予約の事を伝えればすんなりCK INできました。部屋は普通のワンルームタイプでそんなに広くはありません、2人までなら全然問題なしです。エアコンをつけると室内とバルコニー共に少しうるさいです。バルコニーは広くテーブルと椅子が2つ有りのんびりできました、ダイヤモンドヘッドも一望でき、遠くにはカハラの海まで見えます。部屋はダブルサイズのベッドとソファーベッドが一つ有り、ソファーベッド用のシーツや枕、毛布も準備されてました
MASANORI M.
January 2024

Very easy and relaxing
Cheryl G.
January 2024

Enjoyed the view place and amenities!
Edgardo S.
January 2024

Let me sum it up from the title. Great people, great condo, did not have a dishwasher, but who cares on vacation. The kitchen faucet was leaking. It was replaced immediately. Only issue for families with small children. The hot water in the building fluctuates from cold to searing hot. Our family was able to adjust when this happened. You might wish to keep on eye on younger kids when they are bathing.
D J.
January 2024

It is super close to the beach maybe two blocks or so and super convenient location. Just know it is a one way street in and out so it’s a bit harder to get into. Other issue is there are two different elevators and you can’t get to the room elevator unless you have your yellow key. It just takes a minute to get the hang of. Other than that the room was clean and for the two of us I think we did bring extra shampoo and conditioner and stuff like that and we did end up using it. The pool is super nice too and there is a convenience store on that level as well!
Kaycee M.
January 2024

Great Location ! Condo is perfect for 2 people We spent most our time on the balcony for breakfast and dinner Shower water pressure very good Very quite
Gary P.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very unhelpful. 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 do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: I had a terrible day on Dec 31, 2023, because I could not enter the room at the time of check in 15:00 due to misinformation of the passcode by Lei Hawaii Realty Inc. I tried making a phonecall to the number given by Lei Hawaii Realty Inc., but nobody answered. I made everyone in my family so disappointed. It was a terrible day of 2023.
A guest from Setagayaku, Tokyo
January 2024

It was a great stay. It was better than the pictures suggested. Would stay again!
Dennis F.
January 2024

Awesome apartment! Great location to everything in Waikiki and the bus to go anywhere we needed to. So much choice for meals close by and very clean. More towels would have been better and more rubbish bags. There were a few crumbs on the floor when we arrived but overall, the apartment was fabulous. A broken lamp upon arrival was noticed and we quickly informed the agent with photos. I would stay here again in a heart beat! Loved it - thank you!
Michelle S.
January 2024

My wife, daughter, and I stayed here for a few days. My 20 year old daughter said the fouton couch was comfortable enough to sleep on. The bed was comfortable. The room was cozy. Breakfast is available for a decent price downstairs. The view from the lanai was amazing. We paid the $40/night parking but I believe there may be options near to pay less. I would recommend taking a car service to/from the airport and nearby attractions or walking around instead of a rental for the entire stay because parking everywhere is ridiculous. If you are wanting to visit more around the island you can always rent a car for a day.
Harold N.
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 comfy clean condo. Great location with a view. Would stay here again in a heartbeat! Little noisy from the balcony but manageable.
Jennifer R.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was somewhat unhelpful. 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: 部屋自体のクオリティは満足ですがチェックインじのシークレットNOの変更の連絡はどうも間違っていたようでめーるをチェックしましたが前日に同じナンバーでのチェックイン連絡が来ていました。到着時に手こずりました。あとはTVの扱い方がわからず、あまり見れませんでした。
HIROYOSHI M.
January 2024

No towels for pool a real oversight
Ralph V.
January 2024

There were issues with the door with the host was able to accommodate me in a different area while the problem was able to get fixed
Stephen C.
January 2024

Good room
Jukgapun T.
January 2024

Mahalo!
Brii A.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very unhelpful. The vacation rental was very dirty. I was 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: いつもはヒルトンのタイムシェアを利用していますが、今回は年末年始で部屋の空きが全くなかったので、久しぶりに普通のホテル泊をしました。色々と探した中で、普通のホテル宿泊よりお得なお値段だったのでこちらを選ばせていただきました。が、お金をケチらなければ良かったなといささか後悔しました...。というのも、立地は悪くなく、ホテルとしても良い中級ホテルだと思いますが、こちらの部屋は個人所有のバケーションレンタルの部屋でしたので、毎日のベッドメイキングはもちろん、部屋の掃除やゴミ捨て、消耗品の補充などは皆
Kentaro M.
January 2024

This VRBO was a great option for my wife and I. It has all the things we were wanting. Great view (mountain, city, & beach), nice bathroom, and walking distance to many things. We had a couple minor issues but the host was very responsive and willing to help. Would highly recommend!
Todd C.
January 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: Enjoyed my stay and would like to visit again. The check-in system was very organized and went quickly and smoothly. Unit was "as advertised" with just a little bathroom wear and tear. Kitchen condition was good, but in need of just a few basic utensils (spatula). Called property management regarding some broken stovetop dials and a very slow water leak from the fridge. A little delay in getting the repairs done (extra day), but the person who came to the unit was great. Some of the furniture showing signs of age, but I would definitely stay again. This was a working vacation and the wifi was excellent. (Marketing tip - make a computer monitor available in the unit - although the tv worked great as a 2nd monitor.) The view of Diamond Head was wonderful. I am very glad that I picked this unit. I miss it already!
A guest from Seattle, WA
January 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 do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This unit has a good view and the building is superb for amenities and location. Everything was there or a short walk away. Great rainbows.
Kim R.
January 2024

We were there for a week. Lots of rain which is very unusual however the location was close to everything we needed and close to the beach when the sun stuck its head out. The unit was clean however a little dated. Nice view from the room with a small view of the ocean. We enjoyed our stay
Russell W.
January 2024

Nice location.
Deirdre F.
January 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 had a great time!
Fernando B.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very unhelpful. The vacation rental was clean. I was very happy with the location. I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The wifi was broken and useless. So as the TV. I applied for a repair but there was no response.
Hirokuni I.
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: Everything was very good, organized, clean, on time,the view was good. we were happy.
Marcos A.
January 2024

Great stay! Dont let your parking pass expire, 35$ non refundable fee (penalty) even if you load up more time. So because i made the mistake of not putting all my days on the initial parking voucher I had to pay a penelty 35$ and add the extra day 40$ so 75$ to park that one day because i did the math wrong and paid for 7 days and not 8 initially. Asked the parking company for the 35$ penelty fee back they said no asked my host for my hotel stay ( which it isnt there responsibility) as a courtesy to give me a 35$ credit as a good will gesture they were not willing so it was frustrating. But accomadations are as described and all else was great .
peter
December 2023

Wifi didn’t work. I ordered to fix it but no response.
Hirokuni
December 2023

We would stay here again. This was the perfect couples getaway. The views are beautiful from both the living room as well as the balcony. There is a full kitchen. The condo was clean with some nice personal touches. The building itself is great with both amenities, pool, hot tub, small store and the building employees are helpful and nice. The location was perfect - you're a short walk to the beach, amazing restaurants, bus or rentals. We had such a lovely getaway! Thanks so much!
Joyann B.
December 2023

Only issue, and reason for not giving 5 star, was the check in process. The door code I was given didn't work correctly, had to frantically email and call numbers for over an hour till I got ahold of the property manager. She got me a different code that worked, and no further problems. Overall a great little place and good stay.
Ty W.
December 2023

Wonderful! Thank you!

December 2023

Good location well manage
mariusz j.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. 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: 毎年アイランドコロニーを利用していますが、備品も充実していて快適でした。炊飯器も新しくザルやワイングラスなどもあり使いやすかったです。出来ればラナイに丸テーブルがあったら食事が出来るので快適になると思います。また来年も滞在したいと思います。
TERUO K.
December 2023

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 view was perhaps the best possible with the balcony setting giving the southern view of Diamond Head and Waikiki shops/beach, and the Living room giving the western view of Waikiki shops/beach and both allowing direct viewing of the ocean. We spent every morning and evening on the balcony enjoying the sunrise, and sunset with the living room windows that open fully allowing fresh area throughout the unit.
Jeffrey G.
December 2023

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: Good place beautiful views!
Xiaoqi Y.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. 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: 3 days in Honolulu for surfing (my daughter) and hiking. Much apreciated.
Luigi C.
December 2023

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: 5 mins walk to international mall, sushi, udon, coffee stores, 10 mins walk to beach, surfing, with the super view in the room, sun rises and sun set, wonderful vacation!
Ling Z.
December 2023

Great
Andrew Y.
December 2023

Great place and really good location. Close to food, coffee and shopping. We used the parking here for the majority of our stay which worked great for us (USD$40 for 24hours, come and go as you like). It was also super close to pick up locations for tours when we didn’t have a car. The room is exactly what we required. The kitchen was clean and had all the comforts of home including a coffee machine. The furnishings were comfortable and modern. This room has a deck on the 35th floor providing astonishing views of the city. The hotel building has a beautiful pool and convenient laundromat and store. We would definitely stay here again and hope to do so one day.
Bernadine J.
December 2023

Rating Details: The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: condo has all things needed for stay. Everything works. The Balcony (lanai) was fantastic, with great view of canal, city and peek at ocean. cupboards were adequately stocked. The bathroom had plenty of spare towels stored in one of dresser drawers. The internet and tv worked great. lots of places to shop and eat within few blocks walk. We did not use the ac but preferred the windows open and fans running (provided). Only thing that might be bothersome is this building has residents living in it. Some tend to smoke (marijuana) on balcony's and tends to drift into the room. If you are offended by the smell, it might not be the place for you.
Jason C.
December 2023

This is a great spot. The price can't be beat. The restaurant downstairs is very tasty and convenient. I enjoyed the balcony and the hot tub. The room was pretty nice, but did have some areas that needed a little TLC. Our main concern was that the air conditioner was very loud and did not keep up well. We were often too hot. There was no thermostat so you have to leave it on to sleep but if it runs all night you might get cold and the noise may make it difficult to relax. The hosts were very responsive and checked the AC for us, but that is just how it is.
Richenda H.
December 2023


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