EQUUS HOTEL

1696 Ala Moana Blvd., Waikiki, HI 96815 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-230-4134
3.0 Star Convention Center Hotel in Honolulu County
21.28636-157.83932
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4.0/ 5

Based on 1330 guest reviews

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  • Our hotel comes with an outdoor pool
  • Avg. Group Discount of 11.5%!
  • Hotel has 61 rooms
  • Hotel has 10 floors
  • Hotel has 7 suites
  • Check out time: 12 Noon
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy
  • Group friendly rating of 10.0/10

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Check Rates1 King Bed Room with City View
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Check Rates1 King Bed Superior Room
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Check Rates1 King Bed Top Floor Superior Room Larger Unit Pillow Top Mattress
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Check Rates1 King Bed Upper Floor Deluxe Room Balcony Pillow Top Mattress
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Check Rates1 King City View Pillow Top Mattress Hair Dryer Flat Panel TV Iron and Ironing Board
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Check Rates1 King Suite 1 Bedroom Suite Top Floor Living Room 2 Flat Screen Plasma Tvs
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Check Rates1 King Top Floor Superior Room Larger Unit Pillow Top Mattress
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Check Rates1 King Upper Floor Deluxe Room Balcony Pillow Top Mattress Flat Panel TV
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Check Rates1 Queen Bed City View Balcony Theme Room Four Posuiter Bed
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Check Rates2 Double Beds City View Flat Panel TV Pillow Top Mattress Free High Speed Wireless
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Check Rates2 Double Beds Deluxe Room
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Check Rates2 Double Beds Room with City View Free WiFi
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Check Rates2 Double Beds Upper Floor Deluxe Room Pillow Top Mattress
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Check Rates2 Double Beds Upper Floor Deluxe Room Pillow Top Mattress Flatscreen Plasma TV
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Check RatesDeluxe Room 1 King Bed
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Check RatesPolo City View
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Local Attractions

Ala Moana Shopping Ctr, Hawaii Convention Center, Ala Wai Boat Harbor beach, zoo, aquarium, entertainment

Verified Reviews of Equus Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Very Affordable and Good Location"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
We stayed at The Equus for a juniors volleyball tournament in June 15th 21st. The staff was very friendly, definitely showed the "Aloha Spirit" and in a great location to the beach and convention center. Rene was great on all communication leading up to our arrival date and when we arrived early, they were able to get us in our rooms as soon as possible. We look forward to working with them in the future!
(Meeting planner, booked 22 rooms), from US flag
02-Jul-2016 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Jun 16 to Tue Jun 21 2016 at a $139.00 group rate (26% discount).
"Nice Room; Horrible Pool; Valet Scratched Our Bumper."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
We checked into The Equus Jan. 6, 2016 and left on the 9th to spend the weekend at the north shore in Laie. We planned to come back to The Equus Jan. 13 21 but decided to go to a different Honolulu hotel instead. Here is why: I like to swim for exercise and I made it very clear to Mariah, the hotel manager, online and in phone conversations that a pool was important to me. When I went down to the "pool," it was not only tiny but FREEZING cold! No sun could reach it. Plus, it looked scary and unhealthy. It was a "token" pool, so The Equus could say they had a pool. There was't even room to walk around it! I was definitely misled! I asked if I could use their other property's pool and the desk gal said, "No." I'd have gone to the beach but I felt uneasy swimming in the ocean without my husband and he had to work every day. Another tragedy for the Equus: we were required to hand over our keys to valets. After we got to the north shore, we realized our front right bumper had terrrible green scratches across it! We didn't put it there! So much for "professional" valet parking! The highlights of this property: the friendly young man who works at the front desk at night and the attractive but small room.
(Group member, booked 1 room), from US flag
14-Jan-2016 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Jan 06 to Fri Jan 15 2016 at a $129.00 group rate.
Response from Management on 19-Jan-2016:
Aloha Roxanne,Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback.We're sad to hear your stay with us was not an enjoyable one regarding our pool. With high rise buildings surrounding us, the pool area doesn't get much sun light. The pool area at The Marina Tower is reserved for residents and guests' of the Marina Tower. The AOAO has strict rules and does not allow non-guests in their pool area.
"Excellent Stay"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Good service, a friendly staff, and very clean rooms.
(Group coordinator, booked 16 rooms), from US flag
28-Sep-2015 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Sep 25 to Sun Sep 27 2015 at a $130.00 group rate (6% discount).
"A True Hawaiian Gem in a Sea of Big Corporate Hotels!"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
I had the great pleasure of staying at the Equus Hotel for the past several weeks. Even before my stay, the hotel's staff began making me feel at home when the manager, Renee, asked how they could make my stay more pleasant! The entire staff was friendly and accommodating. For example, one raining evening, Yoshi, the front desk clerk, lent me his umbrella. Jill, another front desk clerk, always provided helpful information and a warm smile. Again, being away far from home, by myself, little gestures makes for a far better hotel experience. The valet parking staff was equally friendly, Eric always provided prompt attention. Now for the rooms, my room was very comfortable and had great drawer space. The furnishings were very rustic and authentic feeling! The bed was comfortable. The shower was a little on the small side, but did the job. I would definitely recommend this hotel bar none. I will stay here whenever I return to Waikiki!
(Long term stay guest, booked 1 room), from US flag
07-Sep-2015 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Jul 19 to Fri Sep 04 2015 at a $160.00 group rate.
Response from Management on 13-Oct-2015:
Aloha Len,Mahalo nui loa for taking the time to share your experience with us! We're happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back!
"Decent Enough"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
The rooms were nice, but only one of two elevators worked. When the 2nd was finally working, it was very slow.
(Meeting planner, booked 35 rooms), from US flag
11-Aug-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jul 25 to Sat Aug 09 2014 at a $169.00 group rate (20% discount).

Customer Reviews of Equus Hotel

4.0 out of 5. Based on 1330 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

The Equus is a spectacular new boutique hotel featuring Ralph Lauren-inspired rooms located 1 block to the beach and near the Hilton Hawaiian Village. This intimate hotel is 1 block to Ala Moana Shopping Center and 2 blocks to the Hawaii Convention Center and offers the following complimentary amenities: in-room high-speed Internet and Wifi, daily local newspaper, local & toll free calls, 28” LCD TV's, mini-refrigerator, coffeemaker and safe.

Green Sustainability

WE are a Green Leader on Trip Advisor, and also participate in the Green Hotels Association. We have a unique Energy Saving system called Green Star for in-room A/C control. We also have biodegradable packaging and earth friendly amenities. We utilize low flow "Rain" Shower heads, toilets and faucets. We have an adept recycling program and full property CFL's installed.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00PM
Check Out:12 Noon
Year of Last Renovation:2007
Floors:10
Rooms:61
Corridors:All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:68
Handicap Rooms:
Suites:7
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:1 View Spaces
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.3 Mi
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
30 days prior to arrival
Nightly Parking:$20
Typical Group Deposit:25%
Total Taxes:12.97%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax:13.96%
Parking Fee:20.00 Per Night
Gym Fee:10.00 Per Day
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Rooms Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Elevator
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Internet - wireless
  • Jacuzzi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

20 minutes to Honolulu International Airport. $9 - $12 Shuttle Bus, $35 - $45 taxi service

Local Shuttle Info: speedishuttle.com, or call us to reserve

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.
Previously known as:
The Equus An Aqua Boutique Hotel

Seasonality and Projections at Equus Hotel

Rate fluctuations of Equus Hotel

The chart above shows fluctuations of prices for both group/meeting quotes and the best individual traveler prices our rate checker could find at the time the group bid was entered. The most competitive group or meeting displayed is 27.7% in the month of March 2014 and the highest average individual rate is $227 in the month of July 2014. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Equus Hotel in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Equus Hotel

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Equus Hotel.

Feel free to use the Equus Hotel meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Waikiki event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
The Hawaii Polo Club 1320 x 1320 x 0 1742400200/200------------/----500--
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The Hawaii Polo Club

The Hawaii Polo Club is our off-site venue only a 45 min drive from The Equus in Waikiki. Located beachside on the beautiful North Shore, our 40 acre polo field can act as a venue for Weddings, Meeting Space or Special Events. Catering can be provided on-site from our select vendors, however, you may also choose your own provider if requested. The facilities allow for groups up to 500 standing, and 200 seated. Horses are also available for rental for any event.
Room Type:
Off-Site Venue
Total Size:
1742400 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
1320 x 1320 x 0 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
5
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
Yes
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • WIFI Internet
  • Microphone
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$3000.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$5000.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$5000.00 USD
Per person pricing is available for meeting space or daytime events with limited persons. Pricing shown is relevant for large parties such as Weddings/Events.
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