Aqua Oasis, A Joy Hotel

Honolulu, Oahu

The hotel

Hawaii’s fun side is ever-present at Aqua Oasis. Of course it has all your easy-going island essentials: a spot near Waikiki Beach, chilled sitting areas, the all-important pool and sun deck, and a deep-soaking tub and private ‘lanai’ balcony in every room. But it also brings effervescent extras, including a karaoke lounge, but also its spot steps away from luxury shopping and the International marketplace, and the unlimited movies and PS3 games on tap. Smartly furnished and crisply designed, it has just enough subtle Polynesian touches to remind you you’re in Hawaii, from floral prints to splashes of turquoise or orange, without losing its modern edge. And there’s also a taste of Hawaii in its complimentary breakfasts, which mix Continental favourites with fresh island fruits.

Amenities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access

Where is it

Set in the buzz of Lewers Street, the hotel is in the luxury shopping district, close to dining and nightlife, and is just a few blocks from famous Waikiki Beach and International Marketplace. Transfer time to Honolulu International airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

All with private lanai balcony, air-conditioning, shower and deep soaking tub, large flat screen TV with cable channels, iHome alarm clock with FM radio, WiFi*, telephone (free local and toll-free calls), fridge, coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, daily newspaper, iron and board. A microwave* is available on request. Hotel Rooms have a café-style table with 2 dining chairs, and 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Junior Suites include a lounge area and 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Junior Suite w/Kitchenette includes a full-sized refrigerator, coffee maker, 2-burner stove, microwave and a larger lanai with 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

One Bedroom Suite w/Kitchenette has a separate dining area with full-size kitchen and oversized lanai, it offers 1 king-size bed and 1 queen-size sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Lobby breakfast area (with complimentary Continental breakfast and free water all day). Swimming pool. Sun deck. Sauna. Karaoke Lounge. DVDNow (unlimited movies and PS3 games). Weekly Manager’s Receptions. Shuttle service (Waikiki to Ala Moana). Complimentary use of Custom Aqua beach towels and chairs. Laundry/dry-cleaning facilities*. Soda vending machines*. ATM. Complimentary WiFi. Self-parking $35 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

This hotel has resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - DVDNow (unlimited movies & PS3 games) - Complimentary Shuttle Service (Waikiki to Ala Moana) - Daily newspaper - In room coffee and tea - In room safe - Local and toll-free calls - Chilled water, coffee and tea in lobby - WiFi - Custom Aqua beach towels & chairs (free daily use) - Continental breakfast daily (7:00–9:00am) - Macy's shopping discount. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (391)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good hotel

May 21, 2019 Brian M Montrose, United Kingdom

The staff at the hotel starting with the person handling the valet parking and the receptionist, set the scene for out stay. All of the staff were very helpful. The room was very comfortable and very quiet and clean. Breakfast was very good. The hotel is in need of some refurbishment but it is still in fairly good condition. Most of the hotels in… Read more
The staff at the hotel starting with the person handling the valet parking and the receptionist, set the scene for out stay. All of the staff were very helpful. The room was very comfortable and very quiet and clean. Breakfast was very good. The hotel is in need of some refurbishment but it is still in fairly good condition. Most of the hotels in this area charge for valet parking. At the Oasis it is $40 per day. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Will meet your basic needs but may have some quirks and irks

May 20, 2019 Nicole N San Francisco, California

I stayed here twice on the same trip: one in a jr suite (a surprise upgrade) and second in a regular king bed room. The rooms were both pretty clean and generally basic. The jr suite actually had more issues than the regular room such as: the thicker curtains do not close all the way to the edge, and one of the edges is closest to the head of the… Read more
I stayed here twice on the same trip: one in a jr suite (a surprise upgrade) and second in a regular king bed room. The rooms were both pretty clean and generally basic. The jr suite actually had more issues than the regular room such as: the thicker curtains do not close all the way to the edge, and one of the edges is closest to the head of the bed. I am not sure why this is, but it's irksome if you want privacy or want to sleep in longer when jet-lagged. However, the regular room had normal functioning curtains. Additionally in the suite, there was fluctuation in the water pressure of the shower. It was short lived but surprising (and again, the regular room was fine). Also while not a big deal to me, there was confusing channel navigation and unreliability when using the TV (I did not try the TV in the regular room). The AC in both rooms was right above the head of the bed, and even at the lowest setting and at the highest angle, it still felt too strong at times (and this is coming from a person who loves AC.) Bed linens were a slightly scratchy and a little too thin for when the AC is too strong. AC control was a little confusing for what some of the settings meant and some instruction for what those meant (like does the water drop symbol mean? Does it mean it's humidifier? or a dehumidifier? Is it different from the "cool" setting?) would have been nice. Finally there was a lot of street noise in the Jr. suite. I'm not sure why but if there's a rowdy crowd outside or from the karaoke bar, you will hear it, even from the 7th floor. Check-in was OK but having emailed Aqua corporate about the parking rates, I was quoted $35/day but the check-in form said $39/day. It was fine since on the first stay, I wasn't using a rental car, and reception said that they would make a note of it for my second stay. However, they did not and I was disappointed to bring it up again upon checking-in for the second stay. After much conversation and showing proof of the email, they did honor the quoted price and that was much appreciated even if only to save a few bucks. It should also be noted that due to Hawaii policy, you can be taxed on parking so those few dollars saved will pretty much cover the tax. Additionally when checking in, you will have to pay a $25 amenities fee (plus tax) per day for amenities (with the exception of Wifi) that you probably won't use (like getting the newspaper?). I wish this was just included in the reservation price so it doesn't feel like you're getting nickel and dimed. Despite all the quirks and irks, the location was pretty good and it felt safe regardless of locals telling me that Waikiki is kind of sketchy at night. The breakfast didn't appeal to me but it is in close walking distance to a popular udon place whose shortest line is in the morning. By far my favorite things about staying in this hotel were the generous welcome basket of goodies (chocolates, cookies, water, chips!), the washlet toilet and the rice cooker (nice touch even though i didn't cook anything) in the jr. suite, the closable curtains in the regular room, and the coin laundry (super handy when you get unexpectedly muddy while hiking). I'm not sure I'd stay here again but if I did, I'd consider the requesting a quiet regular room over the junior suite. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very convenient

May 17, 2019 Mary M Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

This hotel was half a block to the main shopping strip. The room was spacious and had all conveniences except a kettle. My sister and I had king single beds and they were very comfortable. The staff were very friendly and couldn’t be more helpful.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good location, but....

May 15, 2019 christinaisakson Indianapolis, Indiana

not nearly as great as other Aqua properties we've stayed with previously. The room appeared to have some cosmetic updates but the carpet was filthy. The bathroom with the strange step in garden tub/shower was in desperate need of some updating. There was a good sized gap around the hotel room door which made for increased noise and light… Read more
not nearly as great as other Aqua properties we've stayed with previously. The room appeared to have some cosmetic updates but the carpet was filthy. The bathroom with the strange step in garden tub/shower was in desperate need of some updating. There was a good sized gap around the hotel room door which made for increased noise and light (especially because we were right by the elevator). The front desk staff seemed annoyed by any questions or inquires and when we approached the front desk person we never once heard "how can I help you?" or "what can I help you with?". Getting anything more than a "hi" was like pulling teeth. The "pool" is roughly the size of a hot tub and I don't think I saw anyone in it the entire time we were there. The hanging egg chairs were nice as were the gardens all around the lobby. We had two of the most amazingly helpful valets and enjoyed the coffee and fruit in the morning. Overall, I probably wouldn't stay there again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great value hotel in a great location

May 14, 2019 Sandra O

We really enjoyed our stay here although we only had one night on arrival. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed with the Aloha spirit. We had an early international flight arrival and got to the hotel before 7am. The staff were so lovely, a room was available and we were able to check in immediately which was a real bonus for us as we… Read more
We really enjoyed our stay here although we only had one night on arrival. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed with the Aloha spirit. We had an early international flight arrival and got to the hotel before 7am. The staff were so lovely, a room was available and we were able to check in immediately which was a real bonus for us as we were very tired. We were also offered breakfast, again another bonus which we were not expecting. The room was quite large compared to other hotels in Waikiki and had a fridge, a coffee maker and microwave. It was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. There was a good size balcony and a large bathroom. It was a very quiet room and we had a great sleep. The breakfast was very nice and included juices, cereals, fresh fruit, toast, bagels and donuts, all in ample supply with freshly brewed Kona coffee. The iced water always available in the lobby was also a nice touch as very refreshing when coming back in on a hot day. We have stayed in Waikiki many times and found this hotel great value compared with any other hotel we have stayed in here. We would definitely highly recommend this hotel and are happy that we are returning to stay here again on our last night of our vacation before flying home. Read less