Ilikai Hotel & Suites - An Aqua Boutique

Ilikai Hotel & Suites - an Aqua Boutique
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Phone (866) 536-7973
Address 1777 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96815
A Waikiki icon that just turned 50 years old.

• Building: High Rise • Building: Hotel • Building: Lanai / Balcony • Property: Business Center • Property: Dining On Site
• Property: Fitness Room • Property: Laundry On Site • Property: Stores On Site • Room: 100% Non Smoking Rooms • Room: Coffee Maker
• Room: Hair Dryer • Room: Iron & Board • Room: Kitchens Available • Room: Microwave • Room: Safe
• Recreation: Beach • Recreation: Hot Tub • Recreation: Pool • Internet: Free In Room • Parking: Paid Valet
• Programs: Discount: Kama'aina • Programs: Discount: Military • Programs: Discount: Senior

The Ilikai Hotel in Waikiki isn't actually located on the beach. It's right on the water at Ala Wai Boat Harbor (which isn't water you can swim in) but is actually just across the street from Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and then just a short walk over to the beginning of the real beach which is Kahanamoku Beach @ Waikiki. Not a bad location, just not right on the beach.

The Ilikai is one of Waikiki's most iconic landmarks and it just turned fifty years old. It was a big deal back in 1964 when it opened and was even in the opening credits of the original Hawaii Five-O television series (and it's even there for a quick second in the new Hawaii Five-O opening).

In 2009 the hotel was in foreclosure but was purchased by its new owner and is now managed by run by Aqua Hotels & Resorts.

Interesting factoid: Richard Bell has been performing the torch lighting ceremony nightly for the past 50 years. That's the kind of little details that set a place like this apart from the crowd.

It's also a great spot to enjoy the Friday night fireworks show that launches from the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. Since you are at the northwest end of Waikiki you'll also be within walking distance to Ala Moana Center.

The 212 rooms here come in a variety of configurations from a standard hotel room, to small condominium style units, all the way up to two bedroom suites.

Onsite dining options include the Ilikai Bar & Grill and Sarento's at the Top of the Ilikai.