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Classy Ocean front & view 1-BR Ilikai Hotel on 14th Floor

Bedrooms 1
Space 620 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Contemporary Condo W/ 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Full Kitchen and Balcony


Aloha and thank you, for considering our remodeled condo (Unit 1436 on the 14th floor.) in the heart of Waikiki. The main pic you see is taken directly from our lanai (balcony). We’ve stayed at many other wonderful rental vacation homes and want to make sure your Hawaii experience is just as wonderful or more!

Our modern 1-BR condo is about 620 sq ft in size (including balcony/lanai which is about 120 sq ft) and can accommodate up to 4 adults. We have a comfortable Simmons king size pillow-top bed with 500 count Egyptian cotton sheets in the bedroom and a double-size sofa bed in the living room. A portable twin size mattress is also available. (Baby crib and stroller are complimentary and available upon request.) The bedroom is separated from the living room by a solid wall and a curtain on each side of the wall (for ease of access to the bathroom and balcony). For some privacy, the sofa bed is situated directly behind the wall. Pillows, blanket and fresh linen provided for sofa bed and portable mattress.

The kitchen is modern and fully equipped with a granite counter, full size refrigerator w/ ice maker, glass top stove, microwave, indoor grill, rice cooker, crock pot, toaster, coffee maker, blender, pots & pans, dishes, glasses, utensils and more. (Don’t worry, you’ll find everything you’ll need in there.)

The bathroom has a glass-door shower w/ built-in stainless support rails and a chair for mothers with infants and those that need assistance. Hair dryer, body wash, shampoo, conditioner and 100% Egyptian towels are provided.

The lanai (balcony) has a glass dining table w/ 4 chairs to view the ocean and fireworks while dining. There are also 2 beach chairs, a sturdy beach umbrella, a cooler and a boogie board stored on the lanai for guests use. Four beach towels are also provided.

The condo also includes all the smaller finer things that will make your stay a complete comfort like a 42” LCD flat screen TV in the living room, cable TV, DVD/blue-ray player, free WIFI hi-speed internet (room & lobby), extra towels, pillows, linen, blanket, and of course, air conditioning. Laundry facility is just down the hallway. And one of the best features is that our unit is located on the cool side of the hotel AND has a direct view of the ocean and Friday night fireworks from the beach!

There is parking on the streets and valet parking. Street parking is directly behind the building. On one side next to the lagoon is free parking from 4:30am to 10:30pm. On the other side is a large lot with price ranging from $1/hr to $6 for 10hrs. Valet parking is about $30/day and includes unlimited in & out privileges.

This is a 4 star room w/ much more to offer than nearby hotels like the Hilton (pricey) or Ilikai Marina (far from beach) with rooms 1/2 our size.



When you watch the classic Hawaii Five-O TV show, there’s a shot of Jack Lord on a balcony of a hotel. Yup, you guess right. It’s the Ilikai! And instantly, the Ilikai became a landmark in the heart of Waikiki. This lady has been around since the 60’s but has been kept up very well with a recent renovated lobby, earthly toned hallways, and a clean line swimming pool with towel service. Definitely a 4.5 star rated hotel. There are also various shops on the ground floor, a romantic Italian restaurant on the top floor, and across the lobby is the internationally renowned Iron Chef Morimoto’s Japanese fusion restaurant.



• Swimming pool w/ towel service (Ground Floor)

• Health spa (Ground Floor)

• “Bowls” local surf spot (3 minutes walk)

• YMCA (7 minutes walk)

• Ala Wai Public Golf Course (10 minutes taxi)

• Ala Moana Beach Park w/ running trail, jungle gym, tennis courts, and beach volleyball (5 minutes walk)


• Ala Moana Shopping Center (10 minutes walk)

• Ward Outdoor Shopping Center (5 minutes taxi)

• Waikiki beach walk (5 minutes walk)

• Hilton Hawaiian Village (next door)

• ABC convenient stores (everywhere)

Restaurants – All flavors, all price, all around, inside and outside of hotel (walking distance)

Business activities

• Hawaii Convention Center (10 minutes walk)

• Downtown (10 minutes taxi)

• Car rental – Alamo (across the street)

• Medical clinic – (5 minutes walk)

Activities and Excursions

• Beaches (Hilton Village & Ala Moana Beach Park)

• Atlantis submarine (3 minutes walk)

• Deep sea fishing excursions (5 minute taxi)

• Honolulu zoo & aquarium (5~10 minute taxi)

• Sailing (1 minute walk)

• Jet ski & parasailing (5 minutes walk)

• Snorkeling & Spear Fishing (Hilton Village & Ala Moana Beach Park)

• Stand up paddling (Hilton Village)

• Luau (Hilton Village)

• Dinner cruises (10 minutes taxi)

Keywords: hawaii, oahu, honolulu, waikiki, ilikai, hilton, modern, luxury, luxurious, new, condo, apartment, 1 bedroom, one bedroom, beachfront, shopping, restaurant, swimming pool, free internet, free wifi, gym, fitness center, balcony, lanai, laundromat, kitchen, king bed, queen bed, sofa bed, refrigerator, stove, microwave, coffee maker, beach, surfing, park, ala moana shopping center, ala moana beach, kalakaua, ala moana boulevard

More Details

Phi Nguyen
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Phi Nguyen

Phi is president of an IT consulting firm. I've lived in the US, Asia and Europe and have enjoyed all the places and friends we've met along the way. Hopefully, we can return the favor to all our future guests. I am multi-lingual, and though not 100% fluent, will try our best for our international guests. Our residence is also on the island of Oahu and look forward to make your experience a pleasurable one.

Phi Nguyen purchased this condo in 2011

Why Phi Nguyen chose Waikiki

To have a place for our friends and families to visit us. We want all our guests to get the best Waikiki experience, so what better than a beach front location with all the essential amenities and at a great price. It doesn't get much better than the famous Ilikai Hotel.

What makes this condo unique

Luxury, Beach/Ocean front/view at a great price! AND we're located on the cool side of the building facing the Hilton beachfront.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, so much. Your unit is amazing and you have thought just about everything a person needs to enjoy their stay.
Nov 2012
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Waikiki Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 14
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 620 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower includes hand rails.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed is in the living room.
  • One king size bed with 100% 500 thread count cotton sheets. One full size sofa bed and one twin size portable mattress with sheets, pillows and blankets. A baby crib is complimentary & available upon request in advance.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Classy Ocean front & view 1-BR Ilikai Hotel on 14th Floor
average rating of 4.8210526 based on 97 reviews
Victoria, B. C.

Condo unit

  • 3 of 5

Hawaii is a wonderful place and we loved being there. The condo was well equipped with everything you would need. But we had an issue with the bathroom. The condition of the shower track/door is terrible. The build up of grime and is not good. I would be embarrassed to recommend this unit to my family or friends based on just the shower. The rest of the condo is lovely..though housekeeping could be improved. Ironed pillow cases instead of wrinkled ones would of been a nice welcome and the ceiling vent in the kitchen is filthy. This unit is listed as “classy” say that, improvements have to be made to live up to that standard. We would love to come back to this unit, but only if improvements are made. One nice addition would be a chair in the living room. We had other unit owners over for drinks and there is no place to sit as on the lanai there is a constant water drip from up above so no one can sit in that area without getting wet and bringing the lanai chairs inside would scratch the wood floors so I didn’t want to do that. Sorry for so much negative Phi...we do love the unit with the exception of what I have written.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are a bit surprised by this review as the guest is a repeat guest from previous years. Nothing has changed other than making a big upgrade to a new split AC, ceiling fan, and leather sofa. The guest stayed for almost 3 weeks and we were not notified of any of their mentioned issues. Otherwise, we would take care of it quickly as we are only 10 minutes away. We encourage all VRBO guests to reach out to the respective VRBO owners to give feedbacks so that we can improve on our services.
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Clean and Comfortable with Great View!

  • 5 of 5

Phi was responsive with our questions and we had a nice time. Access was easy and unit was walking distance to beach and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

great unit- really amazing location- walking distance to everything. Nice to have extras like cooler/beach chairs/lots of towels. nice building we would stay here again- everything was as promised.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot - Friday fireworks prime view

  • 5 of 5

The kitchen is nicely updated in this unit.

We had a very comfortable stay. The location was perfect for us.

We appreciated the easy checkout where they will handle what we leave behind.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location and views plus plus plus

  • 4 of 5

The unit has everything you may need - it has beautiful views - very quiet and a great location. The owners are very accomodating. We would highly recommend this property and look forward to returning

Tom and Terri

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Ariel, PA

Nice place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for three nights to get the jet lag out and to visit Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head before we headed to Kauai and Maui. While from the outside of the building looking in, the outside could use a facelift in some ways but once inside, everything was beautiful! It has been all updated and beautiful inside along with the grounds and restaurants. Keep in mind, this is a historical building where Hawaii Five O was filmed. Our condo was perfect for our needs in every way with a nice view of the water! Phi's condo was well equipped, comfortable bed, and great views! We were in walking distance to many shops and restaurants and even walked back from Diamond Head one day. Thank you Phi for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
End of Stay Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%

End of Stay Cleaning Fee = $100
Refundable damage deposit = $300
Hawaii State Taxes = 13.962%
100% refund if cancelled 30+ days prior to check-in date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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