Studio Condo

Ilikai Marina, Condo 1785 — Waikiki

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Owner/Manager: Miaobin Gao

Phone: 866-334-3389

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Tax ID: TA-161-182-9248-01


A $250 security deposit is required with this reservation and we may process a credit card authorization in that amount prior to your arrival.  A charge may result for damage to the condo or contents, missing contents, excessive cleaning required after checkout or for exceeding the maximum number of overnight guests. 

The Ilikai Marina is a nonsmoking property. Use of smoking materials will result in full loss of security deposit.

No pets of any kind are allowed. 

Check-in time is 3 PM and checkout time is 11 AM.  Please be certain to plan your arrival and departures days accordingly.

The reservation deposit is nonrefundable; however if cancellation is made more than 60 days prior to the check-in date, the full reservation deposit may be applied to a new set of reservation dates in the same condo beginning anytime up to one year from the original check-in date (subject to availability).

Cancellation made within 30 days of the check-in date results in loss of all payments.

Had a great stay. Good location in that groceries and restaurants are within walking distance. Condo was clean and well kept.

Karl from WI
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455 sq. ft. | Studio Condo | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

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  • Spacious Studio Condo with Kitchen
  • Fully equipped Gourmet Kitchen
  • Beautiful Hardwood Upholstered Furniture
  • Very Comfortable Full King Size Bed
  • 2 extra twin fold-up floor mattresses w/ custom bedding
  • Will comfortably sleep 2 adults and 2 children

Features & Amenities


  • Oceanfront Resort — City View


  • Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen - Full
  • Laundry - Onsite
  • Parking - Covered
  • Parking - $ Fee — $17 per day
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Elevator (2)
  • Paper Towels, Tissues, TP
  • Linens Provided


  • Surfing - Nearby
  • Restaurant - 1 Min Walk
  • Beach - 5 Min Walk
  • Snorkeling - 5 Min Walk


  • Free Local Calls
  • Telephone
  • Internet - Wireless [Free]
  • Answering Machine


  • King Bed — Fold-up floor mattresses for children


  • Lanai/Balcony


  • Cooking Utensils Provided
  • Refrigerator - Full Size
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker


  • TV - No HDTV
  • Beach Towels


  • Family-Friendly
  • Honeymoon Spot
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed


Room Descriptions


  • Expansive City Views
  • Cityview Lanai with Sliding Door


  • Expansive City Views
  • City View Lanai with Sliding Door

Dining Area

  • Beautiful Dining Set - Seats 4 Persons
  • Beautiful ceiling light above the dining table


  • Tile Floor
  • Granite Countertops
  • Refrigerator & Freezer
  • Full Size Range, Microwave, Disposal
  • Stainless Cookware
  • Extensive Kitchen Utensils, Bakeware, Serveware
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dish drainer and Tray

Studio Sleeping Area

  • King Size California King Bed
  • Dresser with 2 End Tables & Lamps
  • Comfortable Side Chair
  • Large TV
  • City Views


  • Corian Countertops & Lavatory
  • Soaking Tub & Adjustable Shower with Tiled Walls
  • Hair Blow Dryer

Linen & Utility Closet

  • Beach Towels
  • Full Bath Towel Sets for 4 persons
  • Iron & Ironing Board


  • 17th Floor


455 square feet



Very good location

Reviewed by Helen

Date 01/17/2016

This was a very good unit for Honolulu, great price, great location, nice kitchen but the unit does need some minor repairs. Updated flooring and fresh paint would make this unit a standout because there are nice updates already in the kitchen and bathroom.The furniture was comfortable and well-equipped including beach chairs and beach umbrella. It is a short walk to the beach and to shopping so the location really is outstanding.We are used to the Big Island where units tend to be much larger and quieter than in the city so we are a bit biased. Again, for a Honolulu property this really was a quite good unit.

Nice location

Reviewed by Judy

Date 01/04/2016

One of the reasons we chose to stay in this condo was the location and price. And close to Ala Moana shopping center. About 5-10 to Waikiki beach. Condo was nice, but could use a deep cleaning everywhere, a few minor fixes, and replacing some light bulbs that were out. Nice beach chairs and umbrella to use.

Have returned to this unit many times..

Reviewed by JANIS

Date 11/19/2015

Love this unit for its location, price and amenities...

This time though, I feel it is becoming a bit tired and could do with a deep clean and some upgrades...Mold/mildew on shower curtain/dirt in corners/stains on pillows..Standard wear and tear.. wouldn't take much too sort it out.

Overall still a great unit for the price!

Great hospitality! Will do again.

Reviewed by Anthony

Date 11/15/2015

My wife and I chose to stay in a condo so it would cut down the costs as we could easily cook our own meals rather than dine out every night. We arrived a day earlier than we booked (silly time-zones!) but it was easily fixed with Alison who greeted us with great hospitality.

This was our first time in Hawaii and the condo was perfectly situated near public transport as well as restaurants and shops.

We will definitely be here again for our next trip to Hawaii!

Convenient and good value but it's not the Hilton

Reviewed by Tara

Date 10/15/2015

I'm a local resident who decided to stay a few nights in Waikiki for business and pleasure. This unit was a convenient and cheaper alternative than staying at a hotel but its definitely not the Hilton next door. My family enjoyed our staycation but I think it is fair to give a honest review.

The Pros...Some good things was that it was easy to park (Marina parking available, too) and price to park in the Ilikai Marina is comparable to the rates in Waikiki ($20/day). There is no checkin or checkout and key was easily accessible via the lock box at the unit with a few spares for use inside. There were a lot of extras already there like hair blow dryer, laundry basket, hangers, extra fold out mattresses and linen, lawn chairs, beach mats and beach towels so we didn't have to bring any more luggage. The A/C was great to have in the humid heat. The refrigerator is perfectly clean and spacious for your food and drinks. The location is so awesome, in walking distance to Ala Moana Shopping Center, the beach, lagoon (the firework shows every Friday at 7:45pm), awesome dining in the building like Chart House restaurant, Red Lobster and Harbor Pub (which has the best Pizza in town, I'm told).

The Cons...The junk part was there was a notice of a water shut down in the building the next day When we checked in. A little unexpected, I would have appreciated a heads up prior to checking but at least we had some warning so we could plan ahead. The water pressure in the shower is okay but the temperature varies throughout the shower, which was frustrating when bathing my 6-year old who cried when the water got too hot then suddenly cold. The lights in the kitchen, front hallway, and closet area were not working. Since we stayed for a couple nights and we did not spend much time in the room anyway, we didn't think it was worth the call to fix and come to think of it, I forgot to mention it to the realtor after leaving... My apologies if you stayed after us and had any issues. Also, the sliding door is so hard to open (needs some WD-40) but it doesn't really matter since you can't put anything out there because the lanai is super small and only one person can stand out there at a time anyway.

Overall, I would give this place a 3.5 stars. We would choose to stay there again despite the issues we experienced at the unit based on the price and location and the ease of access (no waiting in line to check in or check out). If you're planning on sightseeing and shopping all day, the negatives are minor and can be tolerated, just don't expect anything fancy... Let me repeat, it is not the Hilton. Thanks for a good time and I hope you all have a good stay, too! :)


Reviewed by Jonathan A

Date 08/01/2015

Room 1785 over looks the the mountainous back drop and beginning to down town Waikiki. The room suited 2 adults and 1 child comfortably. I was unaware of the restrictions of hanging my swimming trunks to dry on the balcony till we were warned by security. There were plenty of left over condiments from the previous patron. Cookware... majority of the sized pans and pots is for a single person, but we managed to make use of what we had.The restroom was the only part that bothered me. As mentioned in the beginning...previous patron left some product and shampoo which was also convenient when needed. There was only 2 rolls of paper tissue, so we went to purchase some to last the 10 days and the shower was just not acceptable. The pressure wasn't enough and there would be extreme temperature changes form Luke warm to hot, so be careful when bathing babies and youth. You might be able to get a good shower if you wait till 10pm. We left the AC on whenever we left for our daily activities and after returning back the room smelled dewey, so we would open the sliding door to the balcony to let in some fresh air. My overall experience with this condo will be a 7 and not a 5 because they also had snorkel gear available for use.

Excellent Location

Reviewed by sc0ttie98

Date 12/01/2014

Pros:Entry to the condo was easy through the lock box following the directions given to us ahead of time. We loved the location. It was handy to the Beach, Ala Moana Shopping Centre and Walmart. ABC store across the road when you need something in a hurry but very pricey. The condo itself suited us very well.

Cons: Although the kitchen is not "gourmet" as described online it was certainly adequate for our needs. A tea kettle would have been nice to have as we are tea drinkers and a small step stool in the kitchen to reach the dishes above as the cupboards are quite high.We would suggest lifting the carpet completely and replacing with tile or some other flooring that doesn't show stains. A plug for the bathtub as none was provided.

These comments are not meant to be critical only suggestions to make a nice place even more comfortable. We had a wonderful vacation and would definitely return. Thank you.

Carpet and sofa definitely need to be cleaned or replaced.

Reviewed by NFLmy

Date 06/08/2014

There was a french fry on the floor by the bed. Obviously carpet had not been swept. The sofa had several stains. The bathroom linens were stained and reminded us of cleaning rags. I would recommend replacing the linens.

Christmas Vacation in Honolulu

Reviewed by sunseekers

Date 12/31/2013

Condo was adequate. Great view of the city, close to ala Moana Mall and we were able to walk everywhere, which saved us car rental. Buses were very handy if we had wanted them.Complaints: 1. Lanai door was broken and therefore no fresh air and not able to access our lanai. Very disappointed about this. 2. Phone battery was almost dead and we inadvertently forgot our cell phone. Almost impossible to talk to our children on Christmas day, or make a tour reservation, because the battery kept dying on us. Otherwise it was fine for two of us and we would return if the lanai door was repaired.

Aloha Ilikai

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 05/16/2013

My husband and I stayed in this condo 5 days. We were looking for an inexpensive place to stay but in a prime location. We got that when we booked this condo. We got a great deal and the location was located on the marina and in close proximity to ala Mona Mall. McDonalds and aBC store is across the way. The location is great. The room was ok. The bed matress is a little on the hard side and the bedding appeared over used. The towels appeared clean, but had an odd color and scent to it. I would suggest bringing or purchasing your own towels. The bathroom is clean. I couldn't find more toilet tissue in the condo. The condo had a kitchen and a standard size refrigerator/freezer. We didn't use the kitchen at all except keeping our left overs in the ref. The carpet felt a little dirty and musty. Bring slippers to wear around the condo. The condo was facing the mountains so it was nice to see the sun peak through. The check in and check out process was easy. When we first arrived the security guard escorted us to the room and made sure we knew how to use the lock box. That was nice of her. Tip: If your renting a car and don't want to pay the ridiculous parking garage fees, you can park your car along the marina and pay less using the parking meter. It saved us a lot. Overall, we got what we paid for and it was fine for us given that we did not hang out too much in the room.

28 days swimming & studying

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 05/04/2013

I chose the Ilikai Marina location because I could swim at the Hilton beach, walk to the grocery store or farmer's market(Ala Moana Center) or Walmart (behind ala Moana Center) on a daily basis for groceries and supplies.The room worked out perfectly for my purpose - daily studying at the table, cooking and sleeping. I was alone so studio perfect size (for one or two people). Condo nice and private - solid walls. Street noise loud on week-ends - I kept lanai door closed and a/c on at night.Cooking supplies adequate - no complaintssuggestions/problems: front door squeaks and lanai door sticksfitted bed sheet loose - maybe a thicker mattress pad?Housekeeper pleasant and accomadating - no complaints


Reviewed by Penny

Date 03/29/2013

We had a wonderful time at the Ilikai Marina and would do it again. The place was clean and the people there were friendly. Next time we come we would love to rent the space again. Thank you again.

Ps Would have liked to have looked over the Marina itself. Other than that it was a great vacation.

Had a great time.

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 02/24/2013

The condo was very nice and within walking distance of many attractions.


Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 01/14/2013

Location is awesome,needs a little bit more cleaning in the kitchen, kabinets are way too high to reach. Needs bigger TV monitor.

Very pleased

Reviewed by Janis

Date 11/30/2012

Great value for this place. It had just about everything we needed for our stay. We loved the location - about a 10 minute walk to downtown Waikiki.

Great Central Location

Reviewed by Jamie

Date 11/02/2012

This is the perfect location to stay at. Just a 5-10 minute walk to ala Moana Beach/Mall 10-15 minute walk to Waikiki. Nearby is also the lagoon where you can watch fireworks up close alongside the water on Friday nights. If you don't mind minimal, but clean accomodations this is the place to stay at. The TV is fairly small, but it's Hawaii! You should be out and about enjoying the sun and not cooped up in your room! The property manager is also very good at responding to questions so a+ for customer service.

Loved it! We would definitely stay again!

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 10/30/2012

This unit was clean and had everything we needed for a comfortable, quiet, stay. Location was great especially if you are choosing to catch the bus around the island. It was close to the beach and great restaurants. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting the island.

We had a great time. Great location.

Reviewed by Doris

Date 10/30/2012

Was a little disappointed in the Towels. Especially the beach towels very thin and slight holes from wear and tear.Bath wasn't clean but when I told alice she was amasing. She came over and checked it out.

Hawaii Trip

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 10/22/2012

The location was perfect for me as I was on the island doing business, easy to park and get in an out of.Great location walking distance to everything.

Great Location and Best Rate for Your Money

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 09/10/2012

We enjoyed our 3 night stay at the Studio Condo. It's the best location near Waikiki (approx 15 min walk and away from the busy traffic and noise) and near the ala Moana Shopping Center. Great restaurants and eateries are also nearby. Most of all the beach area for swimming as it is minutes to the Hilton Hawaiian lagoon and the strand of Waikiki beaches. No car was needed as we limited our activities to the Waikiki and downtown areas. Public transportation was easier than deal with parking fees which is not cheap. The nearby Ilikai Hotel is also a pickup point for activities outside Waikiki such as Snorkeling in Hanauma bay, Polynesian Cultural Center, Luaus, and others.

The Condo is clean and great lodging for 2 people for sleeping purposes only. The kitchen is perfect for small breakfast meals.View of the mountain in the small lanai is great. For the price, it's a great deal... we were able save money and spend it on other luxuries such as the ambasador package at the Poly Cultural Center tour and luau (a whopping $150/person).

A small loveseat would have been great instead of sitting on the bed or the poly plastic dining chairs to watch a little bit of TV.

The lockbox was a challenge to open for the keys.. we sweat (:-) for 20 mins between me and my wife to open and close back. We were ready to call for help but it was after 10 pm so we decided not to.

Communication with Chuck was great up to a few days before and after our stay. Thank you for all the info and ensuring we had a nice time. We'll consider staying again and refer our friends.

Aloha and till next time... Hawaii Lovers

Very nice vacation experience!

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 07/04/2012

Condo in very good location, close (walking distance) to many things, cafe's, shops & beach. Condo clean, bed comfortable. The only negative was that the carpet in the hallway had been taken up for renovation and the floor was sticky from the elevator to the condo unit!! However, that said, it was such a great value that we would not hesitate to consider it again should we return. Also, Chuck was wonderful to work with, very helpful...Thank you Chuck!

great if your not into a ocean view

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 05/30/2012

I found this condo quite sufficient for 2 as long as you did not mind having an ocean view. It was very centrally located in Waikiki and had everything we needed for our stay!


Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 04/15/2012

Quiet and above the streets noise. Very nice set up and many updates in unit. Nice neighbors. I will stay here again. Just perfect for a little hide away, peace and quiet with the life of the city just an elevator ride away. Grocery store and many eateries along with great shopping in the Hilton village all walking distance as is the historic illikai hotel. Walking distance to ala wai yacht harbor and sandy beaches. Beautiful view of the mountains. My little sanctuary. Thank you for sharing your lovely place. Or aloha, gale c

Good experience. We would stay here again

Reviewed by Laura

Date 04/07/2012

If you are looking for a no frills basic accommodation in a great location then this is the perfect place to rent.

Pro:Great location- close to shops, beach, bus stops and restaurants. The place was clean and in a safe neighbourhood. We felt safe coming back to the condo late at night. Good value for the price. Chuck was very detailed with how to check into the condo and it was smooth for the most part (I will explain in the cons section). If you don't have a smartphone or a laptop or tablet such as in our case you can go to ING direct cafe (about 5 to 10 min walk)where they have an internet cafe where you can use the computers for a very good price.

Cons: We had difficulty getting into our condo initially because of the deadbolt lock on top was sticking making us think that the wrong key was left in the key box. Once we figured out how to jiggle the key in the deadbolt it was fine. We were informed from the description for the condo that there would be a blender for us to use. There was no blender in sight. It was not a big deal, but you might want to update your description of the condo so future guests will know what appliances are available. There was a musty/moldy smell when we first entered the apartment near the kitchen area but then afterwards it was fine. The television was a little small but we were not in the condo much so it was fine for us. If you have a disability having to take the steps to get to the elevator might be an issue. However there is a little sidewalk by the parking garage beside the condo where you can walk and pull your luggage so you don't have to lift your luggage up the steps. The condo is not wheelchair accessible (that we could see)and even if you park in their parkade you still need to walk up or down a flight (or two)of stairs to get to the elevator.

Overall my friend and I enjoyed our stay at the Ilikai Marina and have no problems staying here again or recommending this place to anyone else.

Very enjoyable stay

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 02/25/2012

We had a good five week stay in this unit. It is ideally located for shopping, beaches etc. The unit is large enough to accommodate two adults and 1-2 small children. The kitchen has some good upgrades, a well functioning stove and fridge. It could benefit from a small table for food preps for longer staying guests who may be cooking more frequently. There are laundry facilities on the 8th floor which was a great asset. The Ilikai Marina is generally quiet at night. In terms of safety there were staff visible throughout the day and security staff in the evening. We would stay in this unit again and have recommended it to others. Dennis


Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 02/24/2012

It's very nice room with a king size bed.I felt very comfortable staying there.Had some beach towels too.I like to stay there again

Excellent location!

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 01/17/2012

Condo is well situated with ala Moana Beach and Waikiki Beach, as well as the ala Moana Shopping Center, within walking distance. The place was quiet. I did not hear any neighbors, and there are laundry facilities on the 8th floor. The condo itself was clean and comfortable. I would definitely consider returning in the future.

Honest opinion

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 11/18/2011

Overall our stay was pleasant. The booking process and instructions were clear and straight forward. The greatest advantage of this condo is its location. It's very close to everything: beaches, shopping, public transit. The buses are very good only that they were severely disrupted during apec.

The interior of the condo need to be updated. The carpet in the hall way is very old and dirty. I was surprised why carpet is even used in Hawaiian climate. The towels in the unit are very old, thin and even dark coloured. They should be replaced long time ago. The bed sheets are clean but perhaps the inserts are old and we smelled some odours. We liked open the sliding door of the balcony to get some Hawaiian fresh sea breeze, but it is a bit windy on the 17th floor and the wind shakes the door and makes noise.

Ilikai Marina 1785 is a good value

Reviewed by Stuffetti

Date 10/26/2011

My recent stay at the Ilikai Marina studio condo 1785 was a good one. The condo is adequately stocked with a coffee maker, pots and pans, dishes, silverware, vacuum, and an iron. Ac works good. Free wireless internet and cable TV. Tv is small, but a flatscreen with good picture. The bed is a king and medium hard. The unit was clean. Lanai is small, view is of the city. Location is good for ala Moana shopping and the park. Bus stops are close. Rental car from alamo is nearby if you want a car for a day trip. Plenty of places to eat and five minutes to the lagoon or beach. Check-in and check-out effortless. My only gripe would be the cleaning fee, which for me was $200 over a 13 day stay. This was for one cleaning at mid-stay and one at check-out. I think one cleaning at the end of the stay would have been adequate and saved me $100. To be fair, I think cleaning charges are excessive for all condo rentals in Honolulu. I will certainly consider staying in 1785 again in the future, and would recommend the condo to those looking for a value accomodation for one or two people, or a couple with one child.

Wonderful stay!

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 09/02/2011

We really enjoyed our stay at the condo 1785. We especially liked how easy the business process is. No hassel at all. Everthing was made easy. The condo had everything we needed. However, I wish there was a bigger TV though:P Location wise, it was perfect, less than 5min walk to the beach, 1~*minute(s) walk to the restaurants(there were a couple just down stairs), the aBC store is just across from the street which has pretty much everything you will need.The condo is quiet, clean. I would definitly stay here again. Thank you Chuck for your accomodation.

Very Disappointed

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 08/06/2011

We were very disappointed with this condo rental for the following reasons:

1. Upon our arrival the condo had not been cleaned since the last tenant - food, trash, and dishes were scattered about the kitchen and dining table. The bedspread cover was dirty and stained. When we called the onsite contact, Alice, she came immediately to clean and said she was never notified that we were coming. Alice promptly cleaned the condo and replaced the bedspread cover with a new one. However, when we returned we noticed that the toilet had not been properly cleaned and there were splatter marks on the toilet seat.

2. The bathroom has new fixtures and *looks* good in the photos, but has a strong moldy smell. We were not sure where it was coming from, but the shower curtain liner was covered in mold/mildew.

3. The toaster is a fire hazard. Its sides get extremely hot after toasting one piece of toast. We found this out the hard way when I touched the side of it and got a second degree burn on my finger.

4. The bed skirt is ripped on a couple of places and is taped together with duct tape.

When we contacted the owner/manager, Chuck Buser, to express our concerns about the cleanliness about the condo, we were never able to reach him.

Yes, this condo is very inexpensive per night and is in a good location for beach access, but we found the problems to be too overwhelming and we will never stay here again. We will also hesitate to recommend the entire property because of the problems with this unit.

Manager Response

The condo had not been cleaned because you chose to ignore our instructions and checked in very early. When we have guests arriving and departing on the same day, the cleaners need to have uninterrupted access to the condo in order to fully prepare it for the next guest. Had you followed our very simple instructions, or at least requested an early check-in in advance, this would have been a much better experience for all of us. Your local contact is there to help, and had you given us the opportunity to correct any of our shortcomings during your visit, we would have been happy to do so.

Good Economical Lodging

Reviewed by Patricia & Matt

Date 06/28/2011

We were quite pleased with the accomodations during our 8 day stay in Unit 1785 at the Ilikai Marina apts. in Waikiki. It's a solid 3.5 star rating, though this system does not allow half stars. Everything promised was provided, and the full kitchen saved us a lot of dough. We will probably stay here again, but choose a 1 bedroom over the studio next time.

Very good location and facility

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 04/21/2011

Nice location, few minutes walk to Waikiki beach. The owner actually provided more stuff than showed on website - Beach umbrella, beach chair, safety float and so on. Overall, very good experience staying there.

Manager Response

Dear T. Liu,

Thanks for your positive & encouraging review. We will continue our best effort to keep our condo clean & comfortable for valuable customers like you.

Jerry. Owner, Ilikai Marina 1785

No hassle - everything went well because of great preparation

Reviewed by Luv Kailua

Date 04/15/2011

Really enjoyed staying at the condo. I especially liked how easy your business process are. Everthing was easy to get done. I didn't have to worry about anything. The condo had everything I needed. The one wish I had was for a larger TV monitor. It was a bit too small to watch TV comfortably. Evertything was great, especially the service from Chuck.

Pleasant Stay at Unit #1785

Reviewed by Visitors from Vancouver, B.C.

Date 02/19/2011

Overall, we were very satisfied with our stay at this condo. It was safe, modernized and well-equipped. In respect of cleanliness, I would recommend washing of the windows, drapes and carpets. (I presume the bedspreads/pillow covers are laundered after each stay). If you are noise sensitive, take your ear plugs or if you have trouble sleeping you might look for a quieter location, away from the ongoing background noise of traffic (buses, trolley cars, taxis and motorcycles). At nighttime, the outside noise level did not subside until between 2:00 a.m. - 5:30 a.m. Otherwise, the location was ideal, very close walking distance to a wonderful swimming beach area adjoining the Hilton Hawaiian Village complex (great ice-cream and coffee at Lampert's), lovely Duke's lagoon with the fireworks displays on Friday evenings 8:45 p.m., shady Fort De Russey Park, Magic Island, and good swimming at ala Moana Beach Park, nearby restaurants such as Charters, the downstairs pub with excellent pizza, and the Red Lobster and a handy aBC store at the corner on ala Moana Blvd. Thee to four blocks away is great shopping at ala Moana Shopping Centre, while at Ross's, Wall Mart and the Don Quixote store you can get more affordable grocery items, clothing & household items, souvenirs, chocolates, Kona coffee etc. There is good bus service to where ever you want to go in Waikiki, Honolulu or other parts of the island and you can conveniently rent a car from avis across the street at the Discovery Tower, or Thrifty's Car Rental (on Kalakaua just east of ala Moana Blvd.). We especially loved our day trips to Diamond Head Park and Hanauma Bay. Our trip around the eastern side, north shore and through central Oaha was interesting seeing different landscapes, the surfers riding the big waves, pineapple plantations, corn fields and other rural areas. We loved our first visit to Oahu and would stay at this condo again - great value and convenient! Aloha and Mahalo.

Manager Response

Thanks for staying in my condo, and we are very glad that you had a great and pleasant vacation. Your review/comments are very encouraging to us, and we will try our best effort to keep this condo clean and neat, and hope to have more chances to serve your again in the future. Best wishes to you and your family.

Jerry Gao, Owner, Ilikai Marina, Condo 1785

Home away from home.

Reviewed by traveljunkie

Date 01/17/2011

The unit/building was very nice, clean, and secure. All amenities are within very close walking distance. Not an oceanview but you spend all day looking at that so it was nice to have a city/mountain view when in the unit. Make sure you arrange to have quarters for laundry as there is no coin machine and it's difficult to get change. Highly recommend others to stay.

December 2010

Reviewed by Karl

Date 12/18/2010

Had a great stay. Good location in that groceries and restaurants are within walking distance.

Condo was clean and well kept.

Manager Response


Thank you for your review. Your positive feedback really encourages us to continue to maintain the condo in a great condition to serve the guests.

Thanks again for staying in our condo, and wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New year.

Jerry Gao. Owner, Ilikai Marina 1785

Entirely adequate, but could use some attention.

Reviewed by Wayne Zimmerman

Date 04/14/2010

First of all, the booking and instructions for accessing the condo were excellent. The location is great and the condo was clean. The issues we had are small and relate to the unit needing a bit of money spent on it to make it excellent. The TV had been replaced with a flat screen, but it is only about a 20" widescreen, pretty small. One towel bar in the bathroom was missing and the shower curtain was falling apart. The kitchen has been reno'd, but it was a cheapo job with the cabinets being installed so high the you need to get on a stool to reach the second shelf, let alone the third one. The ceramic tiles on the kitchen floor are chipped and the carpet in the rest of the unit (along with the drapes and the hokey old silk flowers) all need to be scrapped. Also, the rollers on the sliding door to the balcony and its lock are worn out making the door very difficult to open and impossible to secure. It also bangs and whistles when the wind is strong. The unit includes towels and a face cloth, but they are so old and thin that we bought some new ones. Don't get me wrong, we enjoyed our stay and would stay here again, but it take a fairly small amount of attention and expenditure on this condo to make it the one that we would seek out for our next stay.

Manager Response

Dear Wayne:

Thanks for the review, and suggestions.

I am buying new bath towels, face cloths, fixing the towel bar, shower curtain, balcony door lock.

Hope it will give you a better experience for your next stay. Thanks for staying in my condo.

Jerry, Owner, Ilikai Marina, Condo 1785

For the Price - Better than a Hotel

Reviewed by GJ

Date 11/05/2009

Room was clean.Bed Sheets were of good quality, Pillow was fair quality. Bath Towels and face towels ok. Bed a huge King, slightly firm and we slept well all except the first night. Drapes black out room quite well.The condo had plenty of items some condos do not have such as: Coffee Filters, Sugar, Paper towels, toilet paper, salt etc. It could be that the previous guest left some of the items. Great little kitchen to make coffee every morning. Huge Frig. Great to have a dining table in the room. TV had many channels.The view of the City/Mountains is very panaromic.Location to Resturants and ABC store is only 1 or 2 blocks away. The room is quiet, except for the first night when one of the neighbors was in late and loud with shutting their lanai door which really shakes up the wall. We got the room when there was a special rate, so all in all much better, bigger room than a Hotel in the same price range.

Great place....well priced

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 10/20/2009

We found Condo 1785 excellent.

The booking process via Aloha Condo's website was quick and easy and the email communication via Chuck was excellent every step of the way, from telling us when payments are being taken and providing the joining instructions, to answering any ad-hoc questions as soon as they were sent.

The condo itself was very clean and well kept with everything you need.The main room is large and the condo has a full kitchen, cooker / fridge etc with a clean bathroom.The entire building was fairly modern and well kept.

Its a 5 minute walk to the closest beach (next to the Hilton) and a 15 minute walk to Waikiki beach and all the amenities, shops and restaurants found there.Closer to the condo are a number of restaurants and bars, the Ala Moana shopping centre is a 5 minute walk, and an ABC store is over the road.

The only critisism we had is there wasn't a grocery store or supermarket near to the condo (we didnt really look too hard) and there is some street noise from the balcony even when the doors were closed but this really was not a problem.

Stopping here is a fraction of the cost of the hotels close by and you have the option of cooking meals rather then eating out. Its only 5-15 minutes away from everything you need which for us made it exceptional value for money without offering dirty, cheap and nasty accommodation.

I would reccommend this condo to everyone!

Great Time, Location, and Value

Reviewed by xzabion

Date 09/08/2009

We stayed a week and the condo was exactly as described. Clean and has a mini balcony. We will be back in the future!

Excellent location-great for two people

Reviewed by Marina

Date 05/20/2009

This property has an excellent location for beach and shopping, clean and convinient. Perfect for two people. Kitchen is well equipped. My only suggestion would be to have 2 lounge chairs in the unit to take it to the beach. I am coming back next year and renting this place again for sure.


Wonderful place to stay

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 04/23/2009

Great location, close to beach, grocery store, shopping center. clean building, can enjoy all the outdoor activity at the next door hotel. Great and pleasure experience.

Luxurious, Clean & Comfortable

Reviewed by Margaret

Date 04/06/2009

This unit was immaculate, extremely comfortable and had every ammenity I could need. Plus, it is has a great location. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Very Convenient to Everything Waikiki

Reviewed by geary1938

Date 04/02/2009

The location was excellent, the staff was helpful, restaurants were close by and the price was right for the time of year that we were in Honolulu.

Good Value

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 04/02/2009

We enjoyed our stay. It is conveniently located close to the beach and there is plenty of restaurants in the immediate area.

A nice place to stay and reasonable.


Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 04/02/2009

We enjoyed a wonderful week at the room ! ! !We ware very glad to introduce this beautiful room here though it was a sudden reservation.Thank you sincerely. The sea was near, and the location was very good.

Convenient, comfortable, clean

Reviewed by CP from Washington

Date 04/01/2009

We reallly enjoyed your clean condo in the Yacht Harbor area. From obtaining groceries, eating out, catching the bus or strolling the beach and docks your location can't be beat. Thanks for sharing!

The building is clean and quiet and the residents are friendly. Sorry to see that the Ilikai Hotel is stalled in the renovation process. We had been there 30 years ago! However, the lagoon area is completely updated and the beautiful sunsets are still there.



Honolulu Rentals - Room Layout - Ilikai Marina, Unit 1785

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