Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel

Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel

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#29 of 94 hotels in Honolulu
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel’s whimsical architecture, playful ambiance, and value make it a much sought-after gem in Waikiki. Guest rooms featuring two double beds and brightly designed interiors with modern tropical accents are sure to make guests smile. Centrally located on Kalakaua Avenue and directly across from world-famous Waikiki Beach, the property is within walking distance to some of the best shopping, dining, and activities in Waikiki. Guests receive shell lei greeting upon arrival, free admission to Bishop Museum (one adult and children under 17), and The Honolulu Museum of Art (one adult and children under 18).
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Restaurant
Beach
Snorkelling
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Car park
Paid wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Tennis court offsite
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese, Korean
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Location

2464 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3262
Getting there
Great for walkers
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4.0 of 5 bubbles1,558 reviews
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The Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel is celebrated for its prime beachfront location that guests love for its accessibility to Waikiki's famed sands and nearby attractions. Reviewers frequently praise the staff's friendly and helpful demeanor, and the hotel's cleanliness is often highlighted as a standout feature. While the rooms and bathrooms are noted to be on the smaller side, many visitors are won over by the stunning ocean views and the hotel's overall value. However, some guests mention additional fees and the limited size of amenities as drawbacks.
Location
Beachfront
Atmosphere
Inviting
Rooms
Cramped
Value
Affordable
Cleanliness
Meticulous
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Satisfactory

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Hankmacartney wrote a review Aug 2023
Sydney, Australia
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have returned to the Waikiki Circle hotel three times now. Our
July 2023 booked ocean front room on the 12th Floor had a spectacular view, with the beach and shops so conveniently located. Our room was cleaned daily, and the staff were always very accommodating. We had a magnificent holiday and totally recommend the Aston Waikiki circle hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Fred B wrote a review Apr 2021
Saratoga Springs, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This review is based on my recent multi-week stay at the Waikiki Circle Hotel. First, you can be sure of COVID safety at the hotel. They meticulously sanitize each room after it is vacated and keep it empty for at least a full day. Second, the balcony and its door are enhanced such that it seems the room is fully open to the beautiful view yet at the same time sliding shutters can be closed for privacy. Third, the staff (Chip, John, Kevin,...) are even more helpful than usual in finding alternate activities for venues closed due to virus restrictions.

As always, the Pacific Ocean is just across the street, available for swimming, surfing, catamaran, out-rigger canoe and other activities ( hotel towels supplied ). Restaurants, museums, the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and International Market Place are all within easy walking distance.

Having stayed there more than 40 times, I look forward to my next visit to home away from home. The Waikiki Circle Hotel has my strongest possible recommendation as a fantastic place to stay in Waikiki.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: The best views are at the highest floors with ocean view.
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Response from Kevin Wong, Guest Services / Front Office at Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel
Responded 27 May 2021
Aloha Fred B, We are especially thrilled to read your comments about the great service you received from our associates and the comforts of our rooms with convenient in-room amenities that enhanced your time. We appreciate you sharing your wonderful experience and the positive comments about our newly renovated lanais on the top floors. Thank you for being a many time repeat guest at Aston Waikiki Circle, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another outstanding experience in a few months.
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jennenparham wrote a review Jul 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is literally right across the street from the water. It's so easy to be able to go back to your room to grab something you forgot. You can rent boards at the pop-up tents across the street. And there's a snack shack nearby. Literally on the same block is the statue of Duke. I don't think you can get any closer to the beach than this hotel. The Rams got cleaned each day which was great because they her bath mat gets soaked with water and sand. So it was nice to have something fresh to come home to after the beach each day. The staff was so nice. I felt really welcome here. My 13-year-old son and I stayed for six nights. Each hotel has a service fee added on and I can't remember exactly how much it was but it was at least $30. And then parking is $28 per night. So plan for that. Also, you need to reserve a parking spot ahead of time, otherwise you will not have one.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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sophia4230 wrote a review May 2021
New York City, New York
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This property has so much potential - it's in a prime location on Waikiki beach and compared to its neighbors, they offer the best price. But unfortunately, in the time of pandemic (esp the time we visited), we did not feel that our room was cleaned thoroughly. It was a dingy looking room. I wiped everything down myself with sanitizing wipes which I brought. I immediately made a complaint through the front desk and through Expedia and the answer I received was quite a nonchalant one. I requested for 2 extra sheets just so I could place it on top of the bed bec it really felt unsanitary. The next morning I requested to be moved to another room which they did. This room on the 10th floor was definitely better but that NEXT LEVEL clean they speak of - you just don't feel it. Maybe it's the tired looking interiors & carpeting but there is work to do to make this hotel a lot better than what it is now. Last thing, no one ever mentioned renovations happening and one morning, this is all we heard. DRILLING. We literally had to get out of our room to avoid getting a headache from the noise. I have the video documenting the noise level but I can't upload it here. Hotels need to be more transparent about renovations bec this impacts a guest's stay 100%. Regarding the resort fee that all Waikiki hotels charge, theirs may be one of the lowest but it covers nothing like other hotels. Their fee covered wifi, safe & a newspaper - all of which come standard at most hotels (resort or not!).
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Date of stay: May 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: opt for an ocean view bec its the only good thing here
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Response from Kevin Wong, Guest Services / Front Office at Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel
Responded 27 May 2021
Aloha sophia4230, Mahalo for taking time to feedback about your stay with us. Having said that, our goal to provide not only top tier customer service, but also clean and comfortable rooms that are not only to our standards, but to yours as well. I have shared your comments with our housekeeping department to ensure we live up to our Next Level promise. Thank you again for your feedback.
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GTKE21 wrote a review Jul 2023
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at this hotel many times and you get what you pay for. It’s not lavish, it’s not 5 star and it’s not expensive. What you do get is a fantastic outlook, best position ever, it’s clean, safe with very friendly helpful staff.
You are centrally positioned opposite the beach, the rooms are not large but who stays in their room when in Hawaii.

We will always come back and what we save of accomodation we spend on ourselves so it’s a win win.
If you want a large room with all the trimmings don’t stay here but if you are after a budget hotel with all that Waikiki has to offer then stay this is the place for you. To get your room cleaned daily it does cost an extra $20 / day on top but they do a good job.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Eggs & Things restaurant is under the hotel and you need to book if you want a table
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Mike F wrote a review Apr 2021
Peekskill, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is an older and small hotel in the greatest possible location. It is directly across the street from the wall enclosed swimming area at Waikiki beach. The location is what makes this hotel an unbelieveable value. It is at least 30% cheaper (at least in non-covid times) than any other hotel on the beach. That said, this hotel is older and very small. But if you know this going in, it is FANTASTIC. First, the rooms are tiny. The two double beds barely fit. But when yo get to the balcony (lanai) you realize it was all worth it. I paid for the top delux level, which is one of the three rooms directly facing the front of the hotel (it is a round building). My room looked directly athteh beach. I was on teh 13th floor, with a view to love. Every morning I woke to the birds in the incredible banyan tree across the street and surfers catching waves before their days start. Like all hotels in resort locations, they charge a resort fee so they do not have to share all their rate with hotel and travel sites. As long as you know this going in and factor it into the rate, you should be fine as it is still the best deal on the beach. Just be aware of it as it is clear as can be on their site and on hotels . com. You do not get any perks for the resort fee other than use of beach towels and dvd movie rentals for free. The location is right near everything. The breakfast joint in front, Eggs and things, is AMAZING and you get 10% off for being a hotel guest. People line up 30 minutes before it opens, so if you want to get in, be there at least 20 minutes early or you will not get in, its a small place. The staff was great to us, very friendly and helpful with recommendations. OVerall a trully great experience. Its small, a little bit old, but a great place with teh best value.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: 1305 was the best room
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Response from Kevin Wong, Guest Services / Front Office at Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel
Responded 7 Apr 2021
Aloha Mike F, Mahalo for your awesome review. Creating a lasting impression is one of our core values, and it looks as if we hit our mark. We really appreciate your kind comments. It's import for our guests to leave feeling like they had an awesome experience, and we appreciate you highlighting that in your review. Please come back and see us the next time your travels bring you back our way, it will be our pleasure to be your host. Thank you again.
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TACCooke wrote a review Oct 2022
Gold Coast, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent many hours scouring the internet trying to find a property that I felt would fit the bill for our final week of travel after 10 weeks away from home. Settled on this property because of its location and price. The check-in was efficient and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. Our room had a reasonable ocean view, we had 2 double beds, a small area which contained a wardrobe, mini fridge, coffee machine and safe. The bathroom was small but very clean and the shower pressure was excellent, hot water not an issue. Our room was serviced daily, even a morning paper was provided. If you required any extra supplies you just had to ask. Supermarket right next door, beach opposite, towels provided to take to the beach, plenty of restaurants and shops nearby including the Cheesecake Factory which never disappoints. Room decor is as you see on the internet pictures. Whilst we would consider the hotel and rooms dated, the property is very clean, you can't beat the location and the price was acceptable. Beds were comfortable. No complaints at all. A perfect location for the final week of our holiday and would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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fs540 wrote a review Apr 2023
Kelowna, Canada
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is Waikiki’s best kept secret. It offers everything we needed for a great, memorable vacation. We booked a delux ocean front room and were blessed with the top floor (14th floor)! It had two double beds, a mini fridge, shower and safe. We had the best view we have ever had! We’ve been to Oahu several times and stayed at a few other waterfront hotels… and this was our favourite accommodation choice so far. It may not have a gym, room service, or microwaves in the suites but it made up for it by having the most amazing views and absolute best location in Waikiki. Not to mention that all the staff was incredible. The elevators were quick and there was unlimited fresh filtered water in the private lobby (and free DVD rentals with new releases). We stayed here 9 nights and enjoyed absolutely every second. There is a convenience store and McDonald’s very close and open late for late night snacks. I would absolutely stay here again and get any oceanfront room ending in “04” as all these rooms would have the most amazing views. Very pleased and highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Ask for a room ending in “04” - absolute best views. Plan ahead and research any events planned....
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Leah C wrote a review Mar 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location is everything. This hotel is directly across from Waikiki Beach and on the main shopping/restaurant street. You can literally walk to 50 stores and 50 restaurants within a four block radius. The room is small, but very clean and super friendly staff. We stayed with two adults, two teens. You only eat and sleep here so who cares about the size! Cleaning staff are so friendly and quick, front desk staff are very helpful. There really isn’t a lobby, but for late check out they hold your luggage and offer you use of the bathrooms. We did not rent a car, you can walk or Uber to anywhere. Beach towel service is a breeze, no issues getting fresh beach towels every day. For a reasonable priced, no frills hotel, this is the place. You simply cannot beat the Aston Circle. We would 100% stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Fred B wrote a review Feb 2020
Saratoga Springs, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my fortieth stay at the Waikiki Circle Hotel. The property is directly across the street from the ocean. You can experience the surf directly breaking on the sandy beach or relax in a part of the beach protected from the surf. The hotel is a colorful facility with friendly and helpful staff. Rooms can have an ocean front view or a city view depending on where in the circular structure you are located. The hotel is within easy walking distance of restaurants of all types of cuisines and attractions such as the zoo and aquarium. Definitely a walking friendly environment. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Be sure you are clear on what type of ocean view you would like, full front or none at all.
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Response from Kevin W, Manager at Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel
Responded 6 Mar 2020
Aloha Fred B, Mahalo for being a loyal guest at the Aston Waikiki Circle. Thank you for all the nice things you had to say about the hotel. See you again next year.
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Answer from Vicky R
London, Canada37 contributions15 helpful votes
No. Book that yourself online ahead of time. Admission is free! Then take an Uber.
Artur D asked a question Aug 2022
Krakow, Poland93 contributions26 helpful votes
After what time the deposit is returned?
itstash asked a question Aug 2022
Greater Melbourne, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
does this hotel store luggage for early arrivals and later departures?
Answer from DavidNorwalkloco
Norwalk, California1 contribution
Yes they can. The front desk area is small but, they’re very friendly, and eager to help! Enjoy your holiday Mate!
Wanderer796345 asked a question Oct 2021
Kissimmee, Florida5 contributions
Is there public transportation to the hotel from the airport?
Answer from Fred B
Saratoga Springs, New York87 contributions118 helpful votes
Yes, the hotel has large beach towels for you to take to the beach. If you have small children there are also toys you can take to play in the sand. In addition, there is a rack of beach chairs, air mats, flotation noodles, boogie boards and other beach paraphernalia left by previous guests. This is catch as catch can.
Navigator26936491797 wrote a tip Jun 2024
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is no pool at this hotel but it is directly across the road from the swimming beach."
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Andrea N wrote a tip Feb 2024
New York City, New York3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Find another place."
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Alyssa wrote a tip Nov 2023
14 contributions4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t go. Spend more on somewhere quiet and nice."
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Scott O wrote a tip Nov 2023
23 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very limited parking, so if you plan on renting a car, I recommend contacting the hotel to arrange for parking in advance. Book oceanfront!"
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Moviestar63 wrote a tip Oct 2023
Hayward, California15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Restaurant down stairs serves only breakfast n lunch, so put your name on the waiting list on the touch pad outside by the stairs. "
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PRICE RANGE
HK$1,788 - HK$2,678 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiOahuHonoluluWaikiki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
104
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ASTON WAIKIKI CIRCLE HOTEL - Updated 2024

Frequently Asked Questions about Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Magical Mystery Show at Hilton Waikiki Beach (0.2 km), St. Augustine by the Sea (0.2 km), and Kuhio Beach (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, internet access, and facilities for disabled guests.
Which room amenities are available at Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include StripSteak by Michael Mina, Maguro Spot, and Deck..
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Japanese, and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iolani Palace (5.0 km), Shangri La (3.6 km), and US Army Museum of Hawaii (1.1 km).
Does Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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