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

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great price, great location, friendly staff

Apr 1, 2020 Hedo-goer East coast

We stayed 3 nights at the Aqua Oasis hotel in Waikiki. The location was great and the price was way less than nearby hotels. There is an amenity fee, which is described quite well at the start of this listing. All hotels in Waikiki (in Hawaii?) charge an amenity fee, so this is not a gotcha. We were in room 911 (easy to remember). It had a king… Read more
We stayed 3 nights at the Aqua Oasis hotel in Waikiki. The location was great and the price was way less than nearby hotels. There is an amenity fee, which is described quite well at the start of this listing. All hotels in Waikiki (in Hawaii?) charge an amenity fee, so this is not a gotcha. We were in room 911 (easy to remember). It had a king bed, TV, A/C, table and 2 chairs, desk and chair, electronic safe, coffee maker, and a small fridge with a freezer compartment. There was a balcony with a table and 2 chairs. The bathroom had a big tub and shower. We arrived by car, early, and asked if they could hold our bags until check-in, so we could go sightseeing without worrying about luggage in the car. Sure, no problem. The man at the curb also suggested alternate parking, when I didn't want to valet park the car. He showed me the metered parking lot behind the hotel, but cautioned that it was not fenced in, and could be full. We used this lot, which cost (max) $25 for 24 hours, or $15 from 5 PM to 6 AM. Since we were gone during the day, we used the latter fee. Since street (metered) parking was free for 2 hours with a handicap permit (which we had), the effort to move the car at 6 AM was worth it. The breakfast would run out of things and could be very crowded, especially during rush hour, so plan ahead. We did enjoy the daily newspaper, and our friends (who are smokers, and arrived the day after us) really enjoyed the fish pond smoking area. I even tried the small hotel pool one day. There is a restaurant (can't remember the name) which is directly accessible from the lobby area. The staff was always friendly, and we enjoyed our stay. We would stay here again. Read less
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Mar 29, 2020 335Bob Tweed Heads, Australia

Maria is the lady at reception, who made us feel very welcome for our 2 night stay, before we cruised the Ovation back to Sydney via Tahiti and New Zealand. The hotel is situated in a convenient position close to shops, restaurants and beach. The apartments are kept clean and there is a pool and wi-fi is complementary. Breakfast was included for… Read more
Maria is the lady at reception, who made us feel very welcome for our 2 night stay, before we cruised the Ovation back to Sydney via Tahiti and New Zealand. The hotel is situated in a convenient position close to shops, restaurants and beach. The apartments are kept clean and there is a pool and wi-fi is complementary. Breakfast was included for us, and we felt at home staying here. Read less
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Mar 25, 2020 Raia777

Thank you Olivia for your Aloha. Just ask to extend stay 1 more night as room was very nice & since they were consolidating room inventory she ask if I don't mind moving for an upgrade. Took 10 minutes & upgrade was wonderful. Mahalo Olivia 🤗🤙 will stay again
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Mar 22, 2020 dvlachos Melbourne, Australia

Great service at a wonderful property - the staff are amazing and very helpful. Great location close to everything you need with restaurants, shops and beach at your doorstep. Would recommend this property to all my friends & family.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hidden Fees, Bad AC Placement

Mar 21, 2020 Mns9184 Casalnuovo di Napoli, Italy

An additional $28 is added when checking in, then when laying in bed the AC constantly leaks water on your head. I decided since I was only there one night, since they already told me I could not switch rooms because I was in a handicap room so I stayed. I then hung off the bed to avoid the water dripping on my face.