Waikiki Banyan, Oahu

The Waikiki Banyan is a well-maintained, family-friendly resort located just one block from the world-famous Waikiki Beach and within walking distance to various attractions such as the Honolulu Zoo, Kapiolani Park, Waikiki Aquarium, shopping centers, and numerous restaurants. The resort features a large recreation deck on the 6th floor, offering a heated pool, two hot tubs, tennis and basketball courts, a children's playground, BBQ grills, a snack bar, and a sauna. Additional amenities include a beautiful lobby with a waterfall and koi pond, a mini-mart, a coffee house, laundry facilities on every floor, and free covered parking. The resort also offers convenient access to public transportation with a bus stop located right out front.

Waikiki Banyan Average Rates


As of May 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Waikiki Banyan is $212. 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 600 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.

Guest reviews of the Waikiki Banyan condo resort on Oahu reflect a generally positive experience, with many guests appreciating its great location, proximity to the beach, shopping, and restaurants, as well as the convenience of free parking. The units are described as clean, comfortable, and well-equipped, offering spectacular views of Diamond Head, the ocean, or the city. Some guests highlighted the added value of having a full kitchen, beach chairs, and other amenities that enhanced their stay.

However, there were some criticisms and areas for improvement noted. Some guests mentioned issues with outdated or worn furniture, uncomfortable beds, and a need for better maintenance or cleaning in certain areas. A few guests experienced problems with the check-in process, elevator wait times, and noise from construction or the surrounding area. The pool area received mixed reviews, with some guests disappointed by closures for maintenance.

Overall, guests recommend the Waikiki Banyan for its excellent location, views, and the convenience it offers, making it a good choice for families, couples, and travelers looking for a comfortable stay near Waikiki Beach. Management responsiveness to concerns and the inclusion of parking are frequently cited as significant advantages. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 600 guest reviews.

Recent Waikiki Banyan Reviews


Good location and large enough for 4 people.Great kitchen so we would eat in sometimes. Close to beach.
Dianne
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: Bathroom window was held closed with chopsticks?Couch hide-a-bed in the living room very uncomfortable to the point that you almost could not use it.Safe did not work.Had trouble with the TV but issue was resolved with a phone call. Area rug was dirty.Otherwise, we liked the room. Kitchen and bedroom were spotless. Liked having the dining-room table, the bathtub grab bars. Security door was good. Even though we were beside the laundry room, we never heard a sound, and it was very convenient.
Debra S.
February 2024

Before we arrived Kevin was very responsive to any questions. Once we arrived Jeannie was just as responsive on our couple of questions. The location was ideal for us - easy walk to everything including beach, buses, town. The condo had everything we needed and was very quiet. We didn’t need the A/C as we had a beautiful breeze with the windows open.

February 2024

Its beautifully remodeled and bed was super comfortable.
Carolyn
February 2024

Great property with easy access to the Rec Deck. Taylor was extremely responsive and easy to deal with. Unit was not crowded but had everything we needed.
Melanie R.
February 2024

Great location with beautiful view. Staff was easy to work with. Parking included was an added plus. Condo clean, comfy with everything we needed plus many extras. The bed was the best.
Bev B.
February 2024

Perfect place to stay for our family of 5. Loved having a kitchen and laundry, plus lots of beach equipment (chairs, beach mat, beach toys), and the pool right outside the apartment was a huge bonus. Easy to park, and close to the beach and great restaurants. Would definitely stay here again!
erika j.
February 2024

the toilet was broken and the handle didn't work right. It was hard to keep cool and its the winter.
Jason H.
February 2024

I stayed here with my daughter. Check in was so easy. I appreciated be able to go straight to the room. Location was great to get to the beach and all the shops and around the island. We loved all the windows to see the city and the ocean.
Brittney H.
February 2024

Loved our place!
Carlynn M.
February 2024

We couldn't ask for more. Easy access to beautiful Waikiki Beaches. A secure parking garage. Endless Restaurant Choices. As soon we walked in, this Family of Three felt right at home.
James C.
February 2024

This was an excellent find for our week in Honolulu. Located a very short walk from the beach, this high rise condo was convenient to EVERYTHING. Basics provided by the owner (bring your own beach towels if you use a lot) and FREE parking.
Phyllis G.
February 2024

Everything was great! It was a nice place to call home for the time we were there. Communication was outstanding. Looking forward to coming back.
Sharisa C.
February 2024

We enjoyed most things here. Cons: The elevators were having plenty of issues. Upon arrival they were shut down for 1/2 hr, all of them. Then regularly we eould need to wsit 5-10 minutes to get one to travel. The complex is for sure aging. The owners do some updating and some of the perks are greatly appreciated. The sliding door to bedroom allows a lot of sound and light through. The curtains need to fit better and be more room darkening. With 2 beds, one blocks the bsthroom door, preventing proper open/close. Pros: Good decorating, plentiful kitchen and utensils, nice starter set of toiletries, nice sponge and dish soap. Location is pretty good. Parking garage is very good with awesome attendants. Nice little pocket convenience store inside building. Good communication from Capt Cook and from site manager. Overall, great experience andwe would stay again.
Brian D.
February 2024

This condo was is a lovely location, close to beach, restaurant and the zoo. The condo was very clean and how photos shown. Great views
Ashley M.
February 2024

Stayed in Waikiki to see a show at the Blue Note. Couldn't have been more convenient, and a spectacular view toward Diamond Head. Everything was delivered as advertised. Would have liked to stay longer and explore the area, but that will have to wait for another time.
Scott R.
February 2024

This place is great. Fully equipped with everything you need. The owner is amazing to work with and always answers quickly if you have any questions. I would definitely stay here again.
Cheryl T.
February 2024

Great location with great views. This place is really nice. It's also a short walk to the beach and close to many restaurants. Would definitely stay here again.
Monica V.
February 2024

Great place, the place only had one mug and the gauge on the air conditioner unit did not fully work. I contacted the manager and was told to use the remote for the ac and that mugs would be provided that day. Once we found the remote for the ac, it worked well. Someone brought us mugs within hours. Very responsive. Place was clean and bathroom was newer.
Patricia H.
February 2024

Nice place! Great views from the rooftop! Beautiful sunsets!
Steven E.
February 2024

The condo was easy to find. It is well appointed with features such as air conditioning, a coffee maker, a hot water pot, and the kitchen is well stocked. There is a walk-in shower and a nice privacy door between the toilet and bathroom sink, and a wonderful view of the ocean, which is only 2 blocks from the beach. We were in a very convenient area for restaurants and shops. We would highly recommend staying here.
Anna S.
February 2024

Pros: Updates were GREAT. View was nice. Location-great; walkable distance to everything. Ubers were GREAT and cheap. AC great. Easy to connect to WIFI. Communication with management was easy. Cons: Construction on neighbor-unit? from 8-5 was distracting, but we weren’t in the unit that much, so not a big deal. WIFI slow in the morning.

February 2024

Great location, walkable to beach and restaurants. Nice unit, parking included. Views of the mountains and part of Diamondhead.
Dianne B.
February 2024

We enjoyed our stay at your condo. It was very clean and comfortable. We will definitely keep in for for future visits.
Chuck A.
February 2024

Location was great, easy to come and go, close walk to the beach and the area we wanted to be near to. Zoo, shops, restaurants, and coffee all right there. Mini mart in the building came in handy too. Great for 2 adults and a 3 year old. We would stay here again!
Karen J.
February 2024

Nicely renovated, comfortable & spacious 1 bedroom in a great location. Close to Restraunt’s , shopping, beach
kathleen b.
January 2024

We stayed at this penthouse for a week. It was great. Breathtaking views, great location, free parking and no one above to keep you up at night :) Beaches, stores, restaurants and zoo were walking distance away. Dealing with the host was always a pleasure. We would definitely return in the future.
Artur P.
January 2024

Great condo and parking too. Comfortable, nice view, safe and 5 minutes from beach.
Robert T.
January 2024

Our stay at this condo unit was wonderful. The unit itself is very clean and had every needed amenity. We especially liked the self-filling Brita pitcher in the fridge and the parking! Prior to our stay we received instructions and recommendations on what to bring which was helpful. When we got to the unit, the owners had also provided a binder of places they recommend to eat and hike. All of the ones we tried were excellent!! The location is also a close walk to the beach! Thank you to the hosts for out temporary home away from home.
Kunjal P.
January 2024

We have vacationed in Waikiki more than 20 times in the past 30 yrs so we are quite experienced with the overall area. The Banyon has always been a property that we have had interest in primarily because the pool/recreation area is in the sun most of the day and it's overall location in Waikiki is very central to the beach, shopping and restaurants. The pool is heated and has a great kids pool area with a 3' depth for them to play in. Additionally, the children's play area with ladders and slides is well used and deserved so. Generally, the property is older and shows it's age of more than 30yrs however, having said that, it remains well maintained. Note! There is a major remodel proposed for the entire pool deck/recreation/tanning area so know that once that work is underway it could potentially negatively impact your vacation. The suite we stayed in was of average state of repair. It could have been cleaner than it was. Everything worked but the age of the suite was evident. It was overall an enjoyable stay. One of the biggest pluses is that for the most part on site vehicle parking is included in the suite rental costs. Comparitively, daily Waikiki parking fees start at $35.00 so parking that is included is of significant value. I absolutely recommend the Banyon and as long as the suite's cleanliness is improved, I would also recommend the suite we stayed in. Enjoy
David D.
January 2024

We loved the condo. It was very bright and spacious with a very up to date kitchen. The bed was extremely comfortable. Excellent location very near the beach and also to the shops and restaurants. We would definitely stay here again.
barb p.
January 2024

Overall great experience. Only blocks from Waikiki beach, access to many shops and restaurants. Parking can be a challenging at times in the garage.
Janet A.
January 2024

convenient location, nicely remodeled condo. Free parking was a bonus! Highly recommend for a couple
Toni O.
January 2024

My husband, 1yr old son and I just stayed at this amazing property! It was absolutely beautiful, clean and the perfect location with many wonderful shops and restaurants only a short walk away. The unit was quiet and peaceful and having a parkade was a great perk for our rental vehicle. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to stay in Honolulu!
Kirsten N.
January 2024

Toward the Zoo, good access to beach, fun restaurants and shops, not overly crowded. Loved the neighborhood. Unit had great view to the water/nice lanai. Well appointed and spacious. Definitely recommend. About a half-mile to big hotels, International Market. Very walkable.
Thomas W.
January 2024

Location and partial view of the ocean. All the amenities as listed. Enjoy the time in here :) thanks
Euna G.
January 2024

This was my first time using VRBO. With that being said I’m trying not to compare to a hotel. The downfalls of it not being a hotel is not having extra linens, towels and having to clean up after ourselves prior to leaving, such as taking out the trash. The positives are, more affordable, kitchen and dishes provided with a more laidback feel. The deceitful part was the listing stated two beds and TWO couches/futons. There was only ONE couch/futon. With a family of four, two teenagers and a large husband we needed that extra bed. My daughter and I shared the pull out couch which was rough. They also didn’t provide extra blankets for the couch so we had to purchase one. The cleaning lady also barge into the room without knocking one hour before checkout!!! The host was quick to communicate which is a positive.
nichol w.
January 2024

Everything as advertised. Lots of tv stations.
warren j.
January 2024

The place looks just like advertised. Great view from lanai. Would definitely stay here again.
Gerhard W B.
January 2024

I stayed for a week with my family of 4. The beds were comfortable. We liked having a kitchen to make meals if we wanted. The condo is as pictured and the view is amazing. We appreciated the beach chairs and cooler that was available for us to use. Very short walk to the beach and restaurants. I would stay there again.
Kelly D.
January 2024

We enjoyed our short stay at this unit. The corner gave us several additional windows on the south side adding to the views of the ocean. The unit was clean and had all the kitchen and beach equipment we needed Thanks for a great time.
Herb R.
January 2024

I was not happy with this property,the bedroom carpet was filthy.couldn’t sit on balcony always big puddle of water there and nothing to mop it up with,no mop to mop floors with,no ironing board.All in all the unit is very run down and needs an update.The bed was comfortable but it was so high I had a hard time getting into it.Also there was dead bugs in dresser drawers and washed all the dishes and cutlery before I used them.
June T.
January 2024

We loved everything about it.
Zeena T.
January 2024

A clean, comfortable and convenient place to stay. We would certainly stay here again.
Rita S.
January 2024

The condo was exactly as described and very clean upon arrival. Only a 3 minute walk at most to Waikiki beach. It had all the necessities needed to cook and worked well for our family of 4. The mattresses on the 2 queen beds are quite firm, not our favourite but they were ok. The kids didn’t complain about the pull out bed but you can’t expect too much with a mattress on those. It was great having a washer and dryer in the condo, especially with washing beach towels every other day. There was no sand bags for the corn hole game they have on the patio. We were hoping there was going to be some boogie boards as previous rentals had in the past, there was 1 small one sized for a young kid, so we purchased 2 and left them at the condo, hopefully they remain there for future guests to use. We would definitely stay here again.
Dan F.
January 2024

Great location Clean Long elevator wait times as it was a busy place. Thanks for a great stay!
Kurt Z.
January 2024

Great Property. Had everything we needed!!
Elaine N.
January 2024

Basically very happy with the location and views and spacious condo. But one or two of the four elevators were usually out of service, resulting in long waits and crowded elevators. Service people regularly drag huge carts into the elevators, too. There should be a designated service elevator. Furnishings are aging. Couch end kept falling off, beach chairs were rusty, refrigerator stained, etc. hardly any dishes when we arrived (two mugs and a third that was cracked, no bowls or glasses, five mismatched plates) but management was quick to have more delivered. They also had a cleaning service make an extra visit since it had some issues. Two of four bulbs in bathroom were out. No bulb at all in one lamp. Shower was great, plenty of hot water. Lots of pots and pans. Rooms are quiet. Safe neighborhood. Pool and hot tub and sauna very nice. Beach and restaurants and buses close by. Good mattresses.
Cynthia B.
January 2024

So pleased with this place! There are sliding doors to separate the beds from the living room. Perfect space for family of four! We set up as home base and traveled mostly but walking distance to so many restaurants. Kitchen is a plus for reheating leftovers and making breakfast. We are leaving behind a toddler booster seat and there is also two boogey boards, an umbrella, and 3 uncomfortable but functional beach chairs. Would 10/10 recommend and stay here again! Only negative has to do with building. The elevators can take awhile on busy days and one was out of service and then another was acting up for a day or two. The pool is strict with their rules of no jumping or even plopping off the side of the edge. Regardless my kids had fun swimming a night or two. The host has been accommodating and responsive. Can’t say enough good things about our magical time on Oahu!
Kriston B.
January 2024

we loved the location. just a couple things. -darkening blinds - better bathroom door-privacy -softer mattress - better storage - we are a family of 3 thank you! your place is cute
Patricia u.
January 2024


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