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26 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Ala Moana Hotel Rental Photos and Description

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

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!


Keywords: Hotel, hawaii, honolulu, oahu, waikiki, suite, penthouse, ala maona, beach, pool, fitness, gym, shopping, central, location, restaurants, entertainment, amenities, balcony, lanai, view, sunset, ocean view

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Christopher Ablan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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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


based on 26 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.6923075 based on 26 reviews

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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  • 5 of 5

Great value! Spacious, clean and functional.

Always a good sign when airline crews chose the same location...

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review!
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  • 5 of 5

This was my 4th stay at the Ala Moana Hotel. This unit is amazing in comparison to the room we had previously rented.

There is a kitchen foyer as you walk in with a large robe, there are all amenities for your use in the kitchen including big mugs for hot drinks, nice large wine glasses, an ice bucket (ice machine on the floor below) crockery, cutlery, saucepans etc. The stove is a 2 burner flat top and heats up really fast. As a tea drinker I boiled water in the small stainless steel saucepan and it literally boiled within minutes on the stove. My daughter was happy to find that there was a starbucks in the hotel lobby for her cold brew coffee. There is also a small fridge - big enough to hold your needs (Walmart and Walgreens are only a short walk from the hotel for food/drink supplies).

In the main area of the unit there is a comfy lounge, 2 chairs and coffee table, this area has a balcony with 2 chairs and table. In the middle is the dining area with table and 2 chairs and ottoman, then there is the spacious bedroom area which has a balcony with a table and 2 chairs. The king size bed was very comfortable and there was a surplus of king pillows that were also immaculately clean and comfortable. There were bedside tables and lamps and a long seat at the bottom of the bed. This area also had a big robe for storage. WIth the 2 robes there was plenty of space to hang clothes and put suitcases out of the way. The bathroom is also very large, the toilet area slightly separate, huge washbasin with plenty of space for our creams, cosmetic products and a full bath with shower.

Everything in this unit is beautifully presented with a real sense of space.

From the bedroom balcony you can see the oceon at the downtown end of Ala Moana Beach park and sitting out there at sunset is lovely as is looking at all the city lights of an evening.

Convenience wise this unit is 5 mins into Ala Moana mall, a short walk to the Ward centre (Nordstom Rack, TJ Max etc as well as the Movie theatres) and a 30 min walk into Waikiki - or you can catch the bus or trolley.

As well as all the tourist orientated restaurants there are a number of cheaper eating places in the area if you want to grab take out and go back and enjoy this lovely unit, I can recommend Masala for nepalese/indian food opposite Walmart, Japanese Udon in the Ala Moana centre near Longs and California Wok for plentiful portions of chinese food.

I will definitely try to book this unit on my next trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind response! I will definitely let my family know how much you enjoyed the suite and your vacation. I look forward to having you back soon. Mahalo
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Had a great time!

  • 4 of 5

First of all, Chris was very supportive! quick and kind response always. Thank you very much.

The suite was great. Nice, clean and cozy for 3 adults. And Awesome location!! plenty of towels and bedclothings. beds including sofa bed were very good too. enough kitchen facilities to cook almost everyday though kitchen knife and cutting board could be better ones ;)

only downside was there were not enough toilet papers. 3 rolls were not enough for 3 adults to stay for 8 nights. we needed to buy extra. also there was no Klenex which we also had to buy.

overall our stay was very satisfactory! would love to stay there again for the next visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words and review! As we are very honest owners and care for the comfort and safety of our guests, your review is greatly appreciated. Regarding the knife and cutting board, this has been an on-going debate within our family. We try to limit the number of sharp kitchen knives for safety reasons (we also have children stay in the unit). However, we will definitely bring this up as a discussion point again within our family. Regarding the consumables (toilet paper and Kleenex), we normally stock ample supply, and, if the guests runs out of anything, there is a cabinet with more supply. I will apprise future guests to email me if more supplies are needed and where to find them. Once again, thank you and I do look forward to your future stay. Mahalo!
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Clean room, friendly host, lots of sheets and towels to use :)

  • 4 of 5

Chris is an amazing host as he made sure prior to our arrival that our room was clean/well stocked with sheets and towels. The room is spacious and the king sized bed was perfect for my husband and me.


the kitchenette! Definitely saved us some money as we could make bfast for ourselves (oatmeal) or reheat leftovers for lunch.

Location: Walking distance to the mall was great as we could take advantage of the wonderful shops nearby! (Island Vintage coffee for their Acai bowls!), Ala Moana beach park is 15min walk away!

Extra blankets-sometimes it would be so cool at night, the warm fuzzy blankets that Chris left us were very much appreciated!

Ability to use the pool and fitness room were great because we definitely ate our fills on a daily basis!


paid parking-obviously something that Chris can't control but $20/day can definitely add up!

Odd plumbing issue with the shower-we should have called but it wasn't the worst...we would turn the tap to get hot water and it would change in pressure if we turned too far. We still got our hot showers but it took a bit of tinkering!

Overall, we had a great stay! A definite perk was that since the curtains were so thick, our 7m old infant was able to nap well in the room! I would definitely recommend this place to friends!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, Convenient Suite

  • 4 of 5

I have stayed in this unit a couple of times. It is very spacious and clean with a living room with sofa bed and king bed at other end of the large room. Two lanais with partial ocean views. Very quiet.

Do be aware, however, that if you like to watch TV, the TV is on the wall between the bedroom and the living room and DOES NOT swivel. So, it is impossible to watch it from either room, except to use a dining room chair or move one of the living room chairs. Uncomfortable if you want to relax and veg. We didn't want to do it, but we had to move the couch over so we could actually see the picture. :-(. Not a biggie, but I don't think the owner would want to have people moving the furniture around. I highly advise the owner to invest in a swivel bracket for the TV. A very small investment to make guests happy.

A great addition is a small kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and small stove. Dishes, glasses, utensils are also provided. However, I think it should have regular drinking glasses and not just wine glasses. Overall the kitchen itself is great but needs a bit more cooking supplies..pots etc.

Good size bathroom with tons of extra towels. The shower handle is tricky. It took us awhile to get the hang of it, but one we figured it out it was super easy. :-) Right for hot water, left for cold and OFF in the middle.

In-room safe.

The owner is prompt in responding to questions.

Needs more closet hangers!! There are only about 4-5. We needed many more and had to double up our clothing...or triple up them.

The best thing is its proximity to Ala Moana shopping mall. It is right next door and one can walk over a short bridge to Macy's and the rest of the mall without needing alternative transportation or dealing with crossing any streets. There are tons of good places to eat right on the other side of Macy's. So walking to California Pizza Kitchen, Bubba Gumps, a great Chinese restaurant, and a couple more is super easy!!

Starbucks is in the lobby of the Ala Moana Hotel which is one of the things I like best about the property. On the downside, it is $20 per day for self parking and there is a $15 a day resort fee added to your rate...along with a $40 check in fee. All of that info is clearly spelled out in the HomeAway listing, though.

I would recommend this unit to friends. All in all it is a good value for the space/kitchen etc.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!


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Ala Moana Hotel Rental Rates

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Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
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Ala Moana Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
  • floor 33
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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