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Elegant Ocean front / ocean view 1-BR Ilikai Hotel/Condo 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 4.5 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Phi Nguyen

Phi is president of an IT consulting firm and Shinomi is a medical doctor. We'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. Both of us are multi-lingual, and though not 100% fluent, will try our best for our international guests. Currently, we reside on the same island of Oahu and look forward to make your experience a pleasurable one.

Phi Nguyen purchased this condo in 2011

Why Phi Nguyen chose Oahu

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(82 traveler reviews)

Elegant Ocean front / ocean view 1-BR Ilikai Hotel/Condo on 14th Floor
average rating of 4.8292685 based on 84 reviews

Fantastic views! Great spot! Lovely clean room.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. The apartment was nice and clean, the view over the lagoon and fireworks on the Friday night were amazing. Easy to walk to Ala Moana shopping centre, the trolley bus stopped right put the front as well to make it easy to get around. Would highly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Western MA

Great location and view

  • 5 of 5

This is a clean building with a direct view of

the water, the Hilton fireworks, lots of food places- and not too far a walk from the main shopping area. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantatsic location & views from this condo!

  • 4 of 5

This was our first time visiting Hawaii and this 14th floor Ilikai condo met our needs very well. It was centrally located and had phenomenal lagoon/ocean views from the lanai where we were even treated to fireworks & luau shows on a few different evenings. The condo is well equipped w/a fully applianced kitchen for eating meals in as desired. While there was typically a very nice breeze, the A/C was great when it got a bit too warm for us. The king size bed was very comfortable and there was plenty of storage space for the two of us. The only negative is the cleanliness of the condo. It could really use a good/thorough cleaning & dusting, especially the bathroom shower. That being said, we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a reasonably priced place to stay in Oahu. Phi was great to work with and very cordial with all communication I had with him.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not impressed

  • 1 of 5

We stayed here back in Oct.2016. We stayed for 6 nights I believe.

Couple things, the view was great! The area you are located in is perfect for being centrally located. We did valet since it was easier than finding parking. It was less than 30 a day but the great thing was you could come and go as you please, which was wonderful!

Now, we personally didn't have the greatest impression of the condo itself. It was dirty, the bathroom was very outdated and the grout and such in the shower was very old and looked gross. I'm sure they cleaned it with disinfectant, but it still looked gross, very rust like.

There were several dirty dishes that had been put away that weren't cleaned prior too.

The air conditioning in the unit made me horribly sick and my son. We were not able to use it for majority of our trip. My husband happen to drop something near it and looked closely at the ac unit itself and it was HORRIBLE! it looked like it had never been cleaned. There was a quarter stuck in it, wrappers and Lots of dust and grim.

And finally, which was started the whole trip on the wrong foot. The owner and I spoke prior to the arrival date about the pack n play they offered. I greatly accepted the accommodations since we were bringing our 12 month old. However after a long flight and day of traveling we got to the unit and the pack and play was not there. I contacted the owner and he said I never confirmed the pack n play. But would have it there in a few hours. Once I showed him my email of the confirmation I had given him that I would need the pack n play. He said it would still be a couple hours to get the pack n play. Now, if anyone has a baby who has had no nap, a full day of traveling and no where to sleep you'll understand that a couple of hours feels like days. It was a very big inconvenience not to have the crib there. Had we known it wasn't there, we could have easily had picked one up when we got to town. I appreciate the fact that we didn't have to buy one at all but that's not the point. We had agreed on something and it wasn't followed through with.

That said to say we were not impress by this unit.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, this is the first 1-star review (or any under 4-stars) we've had in the 6 years we've been renting out our condo. We're not sure what compelled the guest to write 5 MONTHS AFTER the stay, but it would be more helpful if the feedback was closer to the rental period so we can ensure the same issue does not arise with future guests. Our cleaners do their best to keep the place as clean as (if not more) any other 4 star hotels in Hawaii. However, we do understand that some guests will always have a higher standard (but then don't want to pay for the additional services). We also try our best to accommodate within reason if the guests have any special medical conditions. None were mentioned beforehand. Also, none of all previous guests in the last 6 years have ever complained about getting sick from the A/C. The crib was complimentary and we tried to have that in place as early as we could in spite of the communications mix up. This was still the fastest and least expensive option for the guest. The other option would be to purchase a crib and install it, which would take hours and cost over $100. Or for the guest to lug a large portable crib to and from the airports. Best - Phi
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Pittsburgh, Pa USA

Perfect for the 3 days adjusting to travel from New Zealand

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location in Waikiki. Clean, comfortable with so many amenities and eveything you need is within walking distance ... and Phi and Shinomi were exceptional in making us feel at home and cared for even with airline schedule issues that effected our arrival and departure. We would certainly stay in the future and would highly recommend it !!! 5 stars !! A+++++

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location with everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

The Ilikai one bedroom condo was perfect for our stay in Honolulu. The lanai was great for casual dining with a wonderful view. We even got to see the Luau performers at the Hilton across the street. The lobby restaurant was great for breakfast. There are tons of restaurants near the condo and the metro bus can take you all over Waikiki for $2.50. The condo is well stocked with every thing that we needed for our stay, including a large umbrella for that one day it rained. There are two swimming pools and the walk on the beach is an easy stroll with a ramp from the hotel providing access.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Waikiki Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017-2018 Winter
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

End of Stay Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
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.
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