Waikiki Sunset, Oahu

The Waikiki Sunset condo resort is a family-friendly destination located just a block from the famous Waikiki Beach and within walking distance to a variety of attractions, including international restaurants, the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, shopping centers, luaus, and dinner cruises. The resort offers a range of amenities for guests to enjoy, such as a heated swimming pool, fitness center, BBQ area, lounge area with free Wi-Fi, and coin-operated laundry facilities on each floor. Additionally, there is a mini mart on the 5th floor for added convenience. With its prime location and numerous amenities, the Waikiki Sunset is an ideal choice for vacationers seeking a comfortable and enjoyable stay in Hawaii.

Waikiki Sunset Average Rates


As of May 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Waikiki Sunset is $205. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $399. 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.

Waikiki Sunset's Best Rentals

View All 45 Waikiki Sunset Rentals (with vacancy and search options)

What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 623 Guest Reviews


Reviewer Portrait

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.

Guests generally have positive experiences at the Waikiki Sunset condo resort on Oahu, appreciating its cleanliness, amenities, and proximity to Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. Many reviews highlight the amazing views from the units and the convenience of having a fully equipped kitchen, free parking, and other in-unit amenities like beach gear. The property's location is frequently praised for being close to the beach, restaurants, and shops, making it an ideal base for exploring Waikiki.

However, some guests mention issues with the building's age, including maintenance problems like old elevators and air conditioning issues. A few reviews note cleanliness concerns in specific units or suggest updates to furniture and decor. Despite these criticisms, the overall sentiment is positive, with guests enjoying their stays and appreciating the property's features and location.

Management responsiveness varies, with some guests reporting excellent communication and quick resolution of issues, while others experienced challenges with check-in or maintenance requests. The inclusion of amenities such as a pool, fitness center, and BBQ area adds value, though some guests were disappointed by restrictions or closures.

In summary, the Waikiki Sunset condo resort offers a great location with stunning views and convenient amenities, making it a popular choice for visitors to Oahu. While some aspects of the property could benefit from updates or improved maintenance, the positive experiences and value for money make it a recommended option for travelers. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 623 guest reviews.

Recent Waikiki Sunset Reviews


LIght in the bedroom was not working. Carpet was very dirty with lots of stains. top door lock system was not working with some broken parts on the door lock system. Looks unsafe and dirty so I could not stay and just left the property and sent to Vrvo with all the pictures taken to request full refund and booked different hotel
Jasmine
February 2024

Building is unassuming and a bit old (elevators are slow and one was out the whole time) but the unit was beautiful - the bed and couch were both very comfortable, everything was clean, and the view was pretty incredible. Lots of nice touches like plenty of bath and beach towels, beach chairs, and dishes if we wanted to cook or reheat food. The location cannot be beat. Highly recommend, would absolutely stay again.
Caroline K.
February 2024

This condo was a handy place to stay for a young family with a short walk to the beach. Had a good time and having a kitchen with young children made the trip much easier.
Julian P.
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: The Waikiki Sunset is a great for enjoying the Waikiki beaches, the zoo, and the many shops and restaurants in that area. The condo is clean, beds are comfortable, and the Captain Cook resort staff are helpful and responsive. The only negative that we encountered was the the fact that the elevators were slow because one or two were out of service .
Ellen R.
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: We had a great stay in our rental. The space was clean and spacious. Amazing views. Very comfortable space with various options of seating to hang out after a long day exploring. The property manager James was very helpful and always replied quickly when his assistance was needed. Would stay here again.
Karina N.
February 2024

The property is located near a good area of the beach! The parking and onsite amenities are great as well. Enjoyed coffee on the balcony every morning!
Linette C.
February 2024

The apartment is very nice, there was everything we need. The initial supplies were very important. Great location. the building is old (in renewal right now). Easy communication with Mr Wickard, our manager.
Débora G.
February 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: The photos undersell the view! Overall, the apartment is quite comfortable, clean, and equipped exactly as listed. Check-in was super easy. We had no problems during our stay. Parking in the garage is first-come, first-served, which can make coming and going a bit time consuming. The elevators can be similarly slow (although one was out our entire stay, it had been for more than a month). The only real complaints we had were almost no water flow out of the bathroom sink, and the tap water would taste a lot better with a water filter (bottled water is terrible for the environment!).
Arthur P.
February 2024

Spartan accommodations, but it has the necessities. Very close (an easy walk) to Waikiki beach, shopping, and many places to eat. Rental management was very responsive to text inquiries when we had an issue with the parking pass. It technically sleeps 4, but would be more comfortable with only two. Would stay here again with just two of us, but would look for a larger place for a family.
Brenda E.
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: This condo was in the perfect location close to all of the shops and beaches. We could walk almost anywhere and it was amazing to have parking included, we were always able to find a spot. The views from the balcony couldn’t get any better and it was amazing to wake up to. The pool area was also nice although only got sun until about 12:00 pm. The property manager was very accommodating and replaced a coffee maker promptly when we asked for it. It’s hard to find a condo like this in Waikiki and would definitely stay here again.
Alycia A.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was 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: We really enjoyed this unit, the view was spectacular, both during the day and at night. Love the fact that there is parking. We have stayed at the Waikiki Sunset before and would definitely recommend and stay again. I do prefer the units on the higher floors mainly for the chance of a view.

February 2024

Great place
Kathy R.
February 2024

Clean and convenient.
John
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: The condo worked well for my wife while I was working. Close to beach and restaurants.
Chuck
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The condo was as advertised and was better than anticipated. The balcony allowed a partial view of the acean as well as diamond point. The only negative we experienced was that out of four elevators, only two were used most of the time. This resulted in waits as long 20 twenty minutes, and was somewhat disappointing.
Richard S.
January 2024

We traveled to Hawaii in January to be with family for a special week. This unit did not disappoint! It was exactly as advertised. Everything was perfect and Courtney was more than helpful to us. We were walking distance from virtually everything. It was a great week and we didn’t want to leave. I’m not sure when our next visit to Hawaii will be but I do know that this unit will be at the top of the list.
Glynn G.
January 2024

This condo has a medium size fridge with a freezer and a small stove top. There is a balcony with a view of the pool on the ground floor. The location is very good: close to the shops on Kalakaua Avenue and Waikiki Beach, to ABC stores and restaurants. There is a bus station just steps from the condo, which is inside the Waikiki Grand Hotel. When you tell the shuttle driver the name Red Ginger, he is confused, but if you say Waikiki Grand Hotel, he knows.
mai anh
January 2024

Aloha, The unit, 812, was exactly as described online. It had a lovely view of the mountains to the left and you could see a piece of the ocean. The kitchen was fully equipped, beach chairs and towels are provided, and the customer service was excellent. The proximity of the building is only a short walk, 10 minutes, until your toes are in the sand. If I had to complain about anything, I would say to be patient during mid mornings and late afternoons waiting for the elevator, but I understand that this is not a reflection about the unit or the property management company. I would stay here again! Aloha!
KigMan01
January 2024

All was good it was a little bit of a hassle dealing with construction but they worked hard to only affect small parts of our day. Would definitely stay again loved the location to the beach and all things Waikiki.
Brandon W.
January 2024

The location was awesome. 3 easy blocks to walk to kuhio beach. Safe neighborhood, yummy food trucks nearby, food mart in hotel. Nothing fancy but just what we needed and great for the price in Waikiki.
Tawnia B.
January 2024

Stayed here for work. The room was comfortable and roomy. The check in process was a little difficult. One of the ladies at the parking booth was not very nice. Other than that, it was all good.
layne s.
January 2024

The property was in a great location, just minutes from the beach, restaurant and shopping scene. Well maintained condo with all the necessities. Very communicative owner/manager.
James M.
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: We stayed in Unit 1910 for two weeks. The time was enjoyable. The view is spectacular. We are already booked for September. I enjoy working with the Alii Beach Rentals Agency.
Richard F.
January 2024

We stayed here with one of our adult sons. The check-in instructions worked great. The building is a little older, and some of the hallways were a little dingy, but once you step into the condo, it was beautiful. The air conditioning was on, the lighting was adjusted just right with a beautiful view of the mountains just before sunset, and some nice music playing. There was a nice tray of Hawaiian snacks and coffee with a nice welcome note from our host, Courtney. The condo was bright and clean with a well-stocked kitchen – lots of dishes, pots, pans, storage containers, cleaning supplies, and even good quality toilet paper. There was some olive oil and salt and pepper for cooking - a few more condiments would have been nice, but I understand why it’s not stocked with more. We’ve stayed at places which didn’t even have the oil salt and pepper. The free parking was nice, and although the parking was busy at times, we were always able to find an available parking space. The only complaint I have isn’t the hosts’ fault, but the elevators are kind of busy. We found that it’s sometimes better to take the down elevator to the lobby, which was generally less crowded, and then stay in the elevator to go back up. There was one issue with some emergency work where the water was shut off to the building during our stay, but Courtney told us of the issue in as far advance as she was able to and even gave us a nice credit for the trouble. Great host!
Brian J.
January 2024

The place is good for us 4 and clean. closes to every things. We hiked to see sun rise in the morning, and enjoyed the walk for the sun set. Hope to come back soon. Thamks for let us stay.
KIM NGUYEN N.
January 2024

Pretty nice place. Close to beach. AC unit in room is really loud.
Jacenda F.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: I highly recommend this condo. Beautiful, clean and amazing views of the mountains. Like having a home away from home. The location is right in Waikiki and everything is in walking distance. I have already recommended this property to friends and family!
Brenda C.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great location! Look forward to returning one day!
Lori C.
January 2024

Wonderful location for a 28 year old, 64 year old and 46 year old...we loved it. The condo was beautifully clean and perfect in ever way. Another unit opened their door to the hallway while having a cooking issue and the fire alarm went off for the whole building. One we got to the lobby we saw the staff in action doing a great job of communication and organization. Great host! We'd go back 100%.
Andrea C.
January 2024

Everything was perfect! We would stay here again.
Sandy H.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: 32nd floor with amazing views. The rental was clean and had all the needed amenities, including a kettle for tea. AC worked well and the king-sized bed was comfortably firm. 5/5 would recommend/return.
Matthew H.
January 2024

This VRBO is absolutely amazing, the location is minutes from the beach and it is stocked with everything you need! Courtney is an excellent host and the communication is top notch. She goes above and beyond to make sure evertything is perfect! 5+ stars!
Amy B.
January 2024

This condo was AMAZING!! Views did not disappoint! Communication with Byron was easy and he was on it! I would definitely stay hear again hands down! Side note bed was so comfortable!!!!
Dera M.
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 do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Perfect! Close to the beach, a huge park, and lots of restaurants!
Christine A.
January 2024

Good size, good location, but hotel itself weak on maintenance (also the unit we had). One of four elevators not functioning for entire two weeks. For the unit itself, it took 3 days and the intervention of VRBO to get the TV working, but the fix was very well done and the Ali representative was very good. The fridge door handle, which had previously been glued as a repair, became unglued, but was still useable. The pots and pans were very good quality. I would rent again, for sure. Plenty of towels. Exercise room.
Francesca L.
January 2024

Nice stay in luminous apartment in gray location at Waikiki. We had all what we needed to enjoy the time in the island. Views are fantastic.
Marta D.
January 2024

First of all, the location and view - Diamond Head, unblocked, in all it's glory, was wonderful. Only one short block to the beach, and convenient to shops and restaurants can't be beat. Being at one end of Waikiki also meant we weren't surrounded by crowd and traffic noise. Everything we needed was provided and all communications were prompt, easy, and clear. Parking was included and we appreciated that. If we were to try to find fault, it would be that one, then two of the four elevators were under maintenance during part of our visit, resulting in somewhat of a wait during the morning "rush hour," a minor inconvenience.
Tony R.
January 2024

Bright, luminous apartment with a good view! Everything you need to feel at home
Elaine W.
January 2024

Some of the outlets didn’t work. Specifically the bathroom outlet didn’t work. The desk outlet was so loose it didn’t charge anything. It’s in a hotel so you expect it to kinda operate like one but it doesn’t. You take care of the resort. Also was charged a Vrbo fee using Expedia.
Sana
January 2024

We were visiting friends and family for the holidays and this newly renovated condo was absolutely perfect. A gorgeous clear view of Diamond Head and ocean to the left, with some buildings to the front as pictured, but none were close at all. The balcony turned out to be a great place to watch the New Year’s fireworks. The building still has some construction projects, but we did not have any noise issues at all. Just a small detour to enter the garage and one of the four elevators out of service. The building’s hallway carpet hasn’t been replaced yet, so I was a bit wary as we approached the unit for the first time, but we opened the door to reveal a spectacular view and ultra clean apartment! The laundry room is only a few doors away (one on every floor), and the parking (yes it really is free!) is a huge plus in Waikiki. Even though there isn’t assigned parking, we never had a problem finding a spot. Just FYI the garage does have a height limit- SUVs fit ok, but large vans are too tall. The kitchen is spacious and the open plan gave us plenty of room to eat in, hang out, and enjoy the breeze and the view. We would definitely stay here again! The only things I would add are a salad bowl and maybe a larger pot, but I’m sure most visitors don’t cook on vacation as much as we do. One regret is forgetting to tip the cleaning staff as they do a perfect job!
Cynthia B.
January 2024

I would stay in this unit again!
Craig C.
January 2024

The property was exactly as described and the city view of the island was amazing. Courtney, the host, was amazing. I had a mishap that could have ruined my trip but she was patient and understanding. For that I am appreciative. The property was very clean and newly renovated and she payed attention to the smallest details that made the trip just that much more enjoyable. The free parking was a plus since we were there seven days. I would definitely recommend and definitely stay again. 10/10
Adrienne C.
January 2024

We loved our time here! It was great to be able to walk to so many locations; the beach, restaurants, shopping. Having a place to park was a bonus! The apartment was clean, organized, had everything we needed for our stay including beach towels/chairs/umbrellas. Great view of Diamond Head and the ocean.
Kristin D.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The unit is so spacious and met all of our needs ... from being located next to the laundry, to having an off street parking spot baked into the rental price. Cooking was easy for us, and the beds were extra comfortable. The view was amazing, and we became very comfortabl walking the short walk to the beach and the main strip. This unit is in the heart of everything, and yet it is quiet. Highly recommend this for someone that wants to be close to everything, but still feel as if they have their own private paradise. Last but not least, the pictures do not give this place justice - it is extremely clean.
Rita N.
January 2024

Beautiful View and Great Location! The Condo was exactly as pictured on the website. It was stocked with everything that you need, it also had a beach cart with 2 umbrellas, 2 beach chairs, 2 boogie boards and beach towels. Courtney was an amazing host, always very responsive with questions and concerns we had before and after our arrival.
Melanie K.
January 2024

We had a wonderful stay and the photos are very accurate. Had to deduct a star for the elevators. It got to the point that we didn't want to go back to the room to deal with the crowded elevators and the long waits. One of the elevators was broken but it didn't look as if it was being worked on at all (but this was during the Christmas holidays). It was extremely unpleasant for my family of four. Also, the building's rugs are stained and damaged so when walking off the elevator, it looks old and tattered. The room itself is great. The kitchen is well equipped and of excellent quality. There was cooking oil, spices, dish washing liquid and even a rice cooker. We ate out mostly, but was nice to be able to eat in a bit too. The communication with the host was excellent - we really appreciated that. Check in was so fast and smooth - so nice after a long flight. Parking was great too. The only comment I had about the apartment is that the curtains are stained in multiple places and need replacing in my opinion. I couldn't help but notice it when we arrived. We really appreciated a closet with beach mats, beach chairs and even a snorkel. We ended up leaving a boogie board we bought while there so felt good to contribute to the collection :) Very nicely equipped gym, but we only got to it once. Overall, I'd highly recommend this apartment, but just bring your patience to deal with the elevators. Or maybe when you go, the fourth elevator will be fixed!
Hilary F.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Our property was very nice. Close to the beach, shops, coffee! The pool was a nice break from the beach when needed. Property managers were very responsive. Great experience!
Theresa C.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was more than happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: As described, but "dated". Unit was clean and functional. A dishwasher would have been nice. Elevators were very slow and overcrowded. One was was out of service during our entire stay with a second one not functioning on the last few days. Having to wait occasionally for over 10 minutes was very frustrating
Joel M.
January 2024

There was a misunderstanding at the beginning on my end, but aside that it was wonderful and would highly recommend it if visiting Oahu! Walking distance to the beach and many shops!
valeria c.
January 2024

I've tried writing this review 3 times and each time have given up because of how hard it's been to relive the stress, anxiety, and trauma staying in this condo caused. I'm going to keep it very simple: this condo is dirty, run-down, and not maintained with guests' comfort in mind. I am out of pocket several hundred dollars because I had to book a last-minute hotel the first night of the rental. The condo was filthy and the host could not be reached by her local representative. Despite the fact I had no other option than to stay at a hotel because the condo was not check-in ready, the owner refused to reimburse me. The owner threatened me with the police when I did not agree to arbitrary and last-minute "rules" and I was also threatened with legal action. I'm still at a loss to understand on what grounds since I was compliant with all posted rules and regulations - and was simply trying to enjoy a month in Honolulu. It's hard to put into words how stressful and uncomfortable the whole situation was. Issues flagged by other reviewers were still an issue as of December 2023. This is in keeping with how I was made to feel like an imposition rather than a paying guest, someone shady rather than someone trying to relax in Hawaii. Do yourself a favor and DO NOT BOOK HERE.
Maris M.
January 2024


Or feel free to contact us if you need help finding a place to stay. We are Hawaii's vacation rental experts.

More Oahu Vacation Rentals


Condo Guide

Browse an alphabetical list of Oahu's condo resorts, with a map of their locations.
Oahu Condos

Rental Search

Use the rental search page to find the best rentals for your preferences.
Rental Search

Highly Rated

Browse the island's highest rated rentals. They're popular so book early.
Oahu Vacation Rentals