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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

The executive housekeeper Jackie and front desk Ms. Rene made a minor request their priority. They went above and beyond to provide for our comfort. Aloha is alive in Waikiki wonderful staff so kind and considerate

Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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Chris W, Director of Guest Services at The Equus, an Ascend Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Aloha jaeda2018,

I am so happy to read your review! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to rate us on your experience while here. Your 5 star review is much appreciated! What makes me so happy is the fact that Miss Rene and Jackie made your experience better by focusing on your minor request. I know it does not seem like much, but we truly believe that it's the little things that we can do to help our guests experience exceptional service making their stay memorable and enjoyable. Other hotels can offer alternative, tangible amenities for their guests due to their budget. We are very aware that we are just a small boutique hotel surrounded by big name hotels, but we are keen on the fact that it's the bond formed between guests and hotel employees which makes all the difference. I'm sure glad you noticed and we are very humbled by your comments. Thank you! Please consider us your go to hotel next time you're in Waikiki. We would absolutely love to see you again :)

Mahalo,

-Christopher Weeks
Director of Guest Services

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

quaint hotel in a very good central spot, the last private owned hotel on the strip and the owners and staff will bend over backwards to help , rooms are clean and service is good, what else could you want ?? oh yeah it has a great bar and happy hour

Room Tip: closer to the ground so you can use the stairs
  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Peter M
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Chris W, Director of Guest Services at The Equus, an Ascend Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

Aloha Peter M,

I love your point of view! Thank you so much for the awesome comments regarding our staff. We really do want all of our guests to have the best time while here at the Equus. We all legitimately enjoy hearing our guests thoughts on their experience and we just hope that our local knowledge and hospitality adds value to your time here on Oahu. We would love to have you stay with us again if you're ever back in Waikiki.

Warm regards,

Christopher Weeks
Director of Guest Services

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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

The price for Honolulu cannot be beat but beware...this hotel is extremely fated and small. Rooms are reasonable size but furnishings are super old. please note road noise is very loud at this hotel regardless of floor so that bothers you, find another place. it is by Hilton Waikiki Village.

Stayed: July 2018, travelled on business
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Chris W, Director of Guest Services at The Equus, an Ascend Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

Aloha Zotmeister,

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review regarding your stay. I am sorry that our hotel was not able to live up to your expectations. I hope that you were still able to enjoy your time here on Oahu despite the shortcomings you experienced. Have a great day, and we hope that you'll give us another opportunity the next time you are here in Waikiki.

Aloha,

Christopher Weeks
Director of Guest Services

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Stopped in Waikiki after a beautiful vacation in Maui and was pleasantly surprised with my selection of the Equus Hotel. This little gem tucked away, up a staircase, offers a wonderful breakfast and coffee bar in the morning, generously sized guest room with a very quiet and effective A/C, a refrigerator with small separate freezer, and Keurig coffee maker. The bathroom is slightly on the small side but otherwise I would highly recommend this hotel. However the best thing about the hotel are the wonderful staff which truly make it feel like a "home away from home". Oh, the Welcome Cocktail was a special surprise.

Stayed: July 2018
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Chris W, Director of Guest Services at The Equus, an Ascend Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

Aloha Linda B,

Thank you so much for your wonderful 5 Star review. We all truly appreciate the time you took out of your day to let us know about your experience at the Equus Hotel and are absolutely delighted to see that you had a fabulous time! Thank you so much for referring to us as a little gem tucked away. We love to see the surprise on our guests face when they walk in and see our lobby, our coffee bar and rooms. When the guests come back to talk to us from checking in, it's always so nice to hear how delighted and happy they are that they chose our Hotel. I sure am happy you found us. If you ever need accommodations while in Waikiki, please think of The Equus as your second home :)

Warm regards,

Christopher Weeks
Director of Guest Services

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We flew into Honolulu to get on the cruise ship the next day. We stayed at this hotel on that day, the day we got off the ship and about three days later before we left the island. The staff is very friendly. Be sure to ask for a room on the top floor or that has been updated. There is a small bar at the hotel and they serve a few items for breakfast but it is not free. It is an easy walk to the beach.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Chris W, Director of Guest Services at The Equus, an Ascend Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Aloha Marilyn M,

Thank you so much for your 5 star review! I am thrilled to see that you enjoyed your time while here at the Equus. I also hope that you enjoyed your cruise!! From all of us, thank you so much for your comments. Regarding our upgraded rooms, we do about 2 rooms per month as we are a small operation and need to strategically block these rooms based on our occupancy. We're getting there though. Pretty soon all rooms will be updated. I hope that you will consider staying with us again in the future the next time you are here in Waikiki.

Have a great day,

Chris Weeks
Director of Guest Services

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