The Equus

The Equus Hotel, 1696 Ala Moana Blvd.
1696 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96815 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
3.5 Star Property
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Based on 152 guest reviews

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  • With an outdoor pool!
  • 68 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Hotel has 10 floors
  • Check in: 3:00PM
  • Check out: 12:00 PM
  • Hotel has a green policy
  • Group score of 6.0/10

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Room Types

Check Rates1 Queen Bed
Check Rates1 Queen Bed City View
Check RatesClassic 2 Double Beds
Check RatesClassic Includes 2 Double Beds 131 150 Width Plus Balcony Desk Cable TV Hairdryer Tea and Coffee Mak
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Check RatesClassic Room Only
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Check RatesDeluxe King Bed
Check RatesDeluxe Room 1 King Bed City View
Check RatesDeluxe Room 2 Double Beds City View
Check RatesExecutive King
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Check RatesExecutive Suite 1 Bedroom Kitchenette
Check RatesTropical Inspired Room Featuring Views Of Waikiki and Surrounding Neighborhoods

Local Attractions

Waikiki and Ala Moana Beach, Ala Moana Shopping Ctr, (largest in the state), Ala Wai Boat Harbor, Honolulu Zoo, Honolulu Aquarium, Live Entertainment

Verified Reviews of The Equus

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Our experience was very good because of the employees."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
The hotel desperately needs a deep clean. The employees, however, were extraordinary. From housekeeping, to Café workers and especially front desk workers made us feel welcome and met our every need. Lincoln, Collette and Linda represented the best of Honolulu. They are the type of people I would hire if I owned a business. Thank you for hiring such personable, knowledgeable and helpful people. We enjoyed all employees.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
24-Jul-2023 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Jul 12 to Sat Jul 22 2023 at a $171.79 average nightly rate.
"Chic equestrian themed hotel in Waikiki."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
We were visiting Honolulu for a wedding and stayed at the Equus hotel for a week. This was a great hotel very conveniently located in Waikiki on Ala Moana Blvd. and we could easily walk across the bridge to the enormous shopping center/mall with Macy's, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales and restaurants. The rooms are clean and have pretty Colonial/Island style furnishings. Our balcony was spacious and had good seating. The cleaning and room service were great with fresh towels/linens and coffee pods delivered daily. There is a great bar called the Paniolo with an excellent bartender (Yulia) whose drinks were exceptionally good; I would say the bar was one of the highlights of the trip. We were also recommended by one of the bartenders to go check out the fireworks that take place every Friday night. Yulia also gave us great advice for where to catch the sunset on Waikiki which as it happens turns out to be the Marina where boats are docked. Overall, I would give this hotel a 7 8/10 but a gold star for the bar.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
13-Jun-2023 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Jun 07 to Mon Jun 12 2023 at a $195.99 average nightly rate.
3.0 out of 5. Based on 152 guest reviews

Property Description

The Equus is a charming boutique Honolulu hotel located on Waikiki's “Upper West Side” where you will find an abundance of restaurants, easy access to one of the world's largest shopping malls, a quick stroll to the beach and gorgeous sunset views.This Honolulu Hotel is Waikiki's only “North Shore connection,” as the ownership company also manages a magnificent 100-acre stretch of completely unspoiled beachfront property along O'ahu's North Shore. This is the home of the Hawai'i Polo Club where polo matches, polo lessons and spectacular trail rides become available to hotel guests. We encourage you to make the beautiful drive to the hotel's sister property on the North Shore for a day of riding, picnicking, swimming or beachcombing.The hotel's ownership by a family that is rooted in the elegant and exciting sport of polo makes it a one-of-a kind hotel where every guest checking in during polo season receives two complimentary admission tickets to the polo matches where “the sport of kings” will offer an unforgettable experience.The hotel guest rooms are warm and contemporary, keeping true to the hotel's equestrian theme with Ralph Lauren-inspired touches throughout. An intimate lobby and lanai offer a dipping pool, picnic tables and a weekly wine reception.All guest rooms are appointed with cozy pillow-top beds, flat screen TVs, mini fridges and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Portable printers can be delivered for those on business.Best of all, the friendly staff offers the kind of personal assistance delivered with Aloha that only a small, family-run hotel can offer.

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: 12:00 PM
Year of Last Renovation: 2018
Floors: 10
Rooms: 68
Corridors: All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 68
Handicap Rooms:
Rooms with 1 Bed: 43
Rooms with 2 Beds: 24
Suites: 1
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: As Needed
Meeting Rooms: 1
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.5 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Pool Info:
Outdoor pool in tropical setting
Ownership: Susan A Weander
Policies / Expenses
30 days prior to arrival
Nightly Parking: $29
Typical Group Deposit: one night
Total Taxes: 17.96%
Total Misc Fees: $22.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 14.96%
Parking Fee: 29.00 Per Night
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Rooms Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day

Amenities / Features

  • 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
  • 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

Breakfast Information

Paniolo Cafe and Bar - featuring freshly brewed coffee and tea, specialty coffee drinks, cold beverages, pastries, fresh fruit, healthy snacks, sandwiches. Hand Crafted Cocktails, Wine and Beer

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Parking Info

Valet parking 29.00/night

Internet / WiFI

Wi-Fi in public areas and guest rooms

Previously known as:
Equus Hotel, The Equus An Aqua Boutique Hotel, The Equus An Ascend Hotel Collection Member

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FAQs about The Equus

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 12:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does The Equus have?

There are 68 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

Is there any meeting space at The Equus?

Yes, they have 1 meeting room that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at The Equus?

Paniolo Cafe and Bar - featuring freshly brewed coffee and tea, specialty coffee drinks, cold beverages, pastries, fresh fruit, healthy snacks, sandwiches. Hand Crafted Cocktails, Wine and Beer

What parking is available at The Equus?

Valet parking 29.00/night

How much does internet cost?

Wi-Fi in public areas and guest rooms

Can I get a AAA rate at The Equus?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer AAA hotel discounts at this time.

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at The Equus?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer senior hotel discounts at this time.

Is there a pool at The Equus?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Outdoor pool in tropical setting.


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