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Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Hotel, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

With so many choices there is no need to look any further! Our modern & elegant Specialty Suite is your ZERO-RISK decision. This is a family-owned suite and we go to great lengths to ensure that you arrive to a clean, safe, quiet, and beautiful environment for your stay in Hawaii! And best of all, we are close to everything including beaches, shopping, and entertainment.

The difference is LUXURY AT A GREAT VALUE:

We have fantastic reviews for very good reason! This is a Junior Specialty Suite on the 33rd floor of the Ala Moana Hotel Condominium, not a standard studio that we offer at a fraction of the normal room rate.

(Typical rack rate for our Junior Specialty Suite ranges from $389 - $665 per night!)

We are UNIQUE: There are only three Junior Specialty Suites in the entire hotel condominium that include a kitchenette with stove, microwave, sink, dishwasher, and refrigerator. Also, we are twice the size of a standard studio with two lanais and a sitting area overlooking Honolulu.

We offer COMFORT AND CLEANLINESS: Our #1 priority is our guest’s safety and comfort. You will love our welcoming and spacious living area, modern & Hawaiian décor, our luxurious king size bed and additional fold-out sofa bed, which is ideal for those who need that extra space. Great for families, business trips, or those looking for that perfect unit for your stay in Hawaii.

We have high STANDARDS: The suite features a large and luxurious king size bed plus a sofa bed (ideal for four), free WIFI high speed internet, flat screen TV, stock of toiletries, linens, bedding & kitchenware. We also have newly upgraded carpet, furniture, and large lobby Starbucks! Amenities include a swimming pool, state-of the art fitness center, sauna, and steam room. We also have ample private garage parking.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: We are close to everything! We are connected to the Ala Moana Shopping Center, we are across from the Honolulu Convention Center, the beach, and Waikiki!

WE ARE LOCAL OWNER.....Contact us anytime during your stay! The Ala Moana is located in the gateway of Waikiki and is central to Honolulu, Aloha Tower, and connected to the Ala Moana epicenter!


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More Details

Christopher Ablan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Christopher Ablan

I am a local owner, born and raised in Hawaii. As my guests of the suite, you can be re-assured that your comfort and safety comes first. My family takes great pride in the cleanliness and beauty of our suite and I am confident that you will not find a unit like ours at this price-point and rate. Being local, I can also give my guests insight on where to eat, swim, hike, or to simply relax with the kids or your spouse. Please take a look at our wonderful reviews and please send me an email or phone inquiry. You will impressed with the personal attention that we provide to each potential guest. - Mahalo, Chris

Christopher Ablan purchased this hotel in 2007

Why Christopher Ablan chose Honolulu

The Space

Very special! This is a Junior Specialty Suite, not a standard room, on the exclusive 33rd floor. This includes a kitchenette with stove, microwave, sink, dishwasher and a refrigerator (ideal for small meals). We offer two lanais with a sitting area overlooking the city of Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean. Very spacious living area, which is ideal for small families or if you are on a business trip. The Ala Moana is central to everything! Waikiki, beaches, fine dining, restaurants, entertainment and more. In fact, we are connecting to the Ala Moana Shopping Center, America’s largest premier outdoor mall!

Additional information:

-King size bed plus a new and comfortable sofa bed (ideal for four)

-Free WIFI internet

-Flat screen television

-Ample toiletries, linens, bedding, & kitchenware!!!

-New and huge lobby Starbucks

-New furniture and carpeting upgrade

Please continue to read our full description and reviews. You will see why our suite is your zero risk decision!

Note: The Ala Moana requires a $50 check in fee and a $25 per day resort fee. We’ve decided to pay half of these fees for you!

No hidden fees and full transparent quote. We are honest and local owners, and our family is delighted to offer you this fantastic rate. There is no better choice than ours 

Guest access

You will simply check-in the 24/7 front desk, receive your card key under your registered name, and enjoy the private suite!

Interaction with Guests

We are local owners, so we are simply a phone call away. This is a very important distinction since many owners of Honolulu properties aren’t even local or don’t live on the island. We are local and we live here. Inquire today and let us show you our famous aloha spirit.

Note: Prior to your arrival, you will receive our 'Aloha Welcome Letter' full of all the information you need for your stay, plus a locals "To do To visit" list. Or just call me and I can give you great recommendations for food, beaches, and more!

What makes this hotel unique

Enjoy all of the hotel amenities including the swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and our state-of-the-art fitness center.

As we run our suite as a vacation rental, we provide ample towels, toiletries, and consumables. We do not provide housekeeping during your stay.

Mandatory hotel fees do apply ($50 check in, plus $25 per day -- paid to the Ala Moana hotel upon check-in). UPDATE: We will pay HALF of these mandatory fees for you!


Ala Moana Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
  • floor 33
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.7419353 based on 31 reviews

Great room, location & owner! Room is exactly as pictured

  • 5 of 5

Our 10-day stay was great! Location is awesome & being right next to Ala Moana Shopping Center made shopping a breeze :) there's a grocery store on the opposite side of the center, so no car needed. Chris responded quickly to all messages & questions. This room was perfect for my family and we will definitely be booking in the future! Thanks Chris!!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review! We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back. Yes, our unit is conveniently located central to the Ala Moana shopping center, grocery stores, and a quick hop to Waikiki. Our unit is also perfect for small families as you mentioned. I would like to also thank you for highlighting my responsiveness during your stay and particularly appreciate our discussions and feedback. I would like future guests to know that as we are local owners you can contact me anytime during your stay (for things big or small) or for tips on where to eat, hike, or what beaches are best. Our warmest mahalo! Chris
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Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada

Great location, great facilities

  • 5 of 5

The condo was a great space for my mother and I's getaway. It's far enough away from crazy Wakiki beach and close enough to Ala Moana beach and shopping center. The kitchenette was lovely for making meals to enjoy in the hotel room. There's a great grocery store not far in the Ala Moana shopping center. This place has everything you need to relax.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay here and amenities are as described. Good size suite for two in a very convenient location. Location is very quiet. Good shopping and great choices of restaurants within easy walking distance.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Ala Moana suite

  • 5 of 5

We loved this suite in the Ala Moana Hotel. Everything was just as Chris mentioned in the description but it was even more beautiful when we actually saw it in person. Neither of the sliding doors to the two lanais locked but being on the 33rd floor there's not a lot to worry about and it was a spectacular city view especially after a rain as there was always a rainbow or two. It was nice to have a refrigerator for our fruit and snacks. We used the laundry facilities too which was a nice convenience. The location was a big reason for selecting this Ala Moana suite and it was perfect to walk to the Ala Moana center, cross the street to the Ala Moana beach and walk to the 24 Hour Fitness. There is an onsite fitness center but we preferred a larger facility. We will miss our Guava cream cheese danish and coffee from the onsite Starbucks which is another huge bonus! Thanks Chris for your quick responses and attention. Hope to stay again soon. Mahalo:)

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chris' property is great!

  • 5 of 5

Condo is very nice, and everything is there that you need. There are lots of expenses - resort fee, key fee, parking - that the Ala Moana applies, so be aware of those.

Beautiful sweeping views of Ala Moana, Kewalo basin, downtown, Punchbowl areas. Across the street from the park and marina. Very quiet floor. Nice location close to everything but outside of waki waki. Chris provides lots of towels/linens and amenities, and is quick to respond to email.

Walking distance to SideStreet Inn. Check out the new Shirokiya Japan Village Walk at the Ewa end of Ala Moana while you are there. Great fun.

I will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable stay on the 33rd floor

  • 5 of 5

Two of us spent 5 nights in the suite and we had a great time. It was thoughtfully furnished and set up for a very comfortable stay. Everything was spotless, there were lots of pillows, washcloths and towels and we found the bed was excellent. It was a bit strange not to have drinking glasses provided, as mentioned in other reviews, but we managed ok. The kitchen could also use a pair of scissors, tongs and a small knife to help when preparing meals. Communication with Chris was very good, he was very responsive and accommodating. We had no problems at all, internet worked well and overall we would be very happy to stay here again. Thanks Chris for helping to make our stay so wonderful!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind and thoughtful response! I will definitely look into stocking the kitchenette with the items you suggested and our family is so delighted that you had a pleasant stay! We truly do our best to ensure the cleanliness, safety, and comfort for our guests! Mahalo!
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Ala Moana Beach Park/Waikiki Beach
Car: not necessary

Our suite is the most PERFECT location in all of Honolulu:

The suite – is located on top of the 33rd floor (the penthouse floor) of the newly renovated Ala Moana Hotel Condominium

The beach – across the street from the Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island Beach Park

The location – our building is connected to the Ala Moana Shopping center, Hawaii’s premier shopping and epicenter (food, shopping, entertainment)

Waikiki –walk within minutes to Oahu’s most popular stretch of beach/attraction

Other Activities: Connected To The Ala Moana Center And Across From Beach!


Rates & Availability

Ala Moana Hotel Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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May Special
May 14 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Exit/Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 4.5%


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