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Hotel Description

At Pearl Hotel Waikiki you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Waikiki Beach and Royal Hawaiian Center. Highlights at this Art Deco hotel include in-room free WiFi and LCD TVs.

You can enjoy cable TV, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers, featured in all 132 rooms. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and microwaves. Free local calls, safes, and hair dryers are also available.

At the hotel's own lounge bar, you can stop for a drink. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. Each morning local cuisine breakfast is served between 7 AM and noon. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 3-star Waikiki hotel include Waikiki Beach Walk and International Market Place.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$177* Per night/room 2 Jan. - 3 Jan.

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen (with Balcony)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen (with Balcony)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Premium Room, Balcony

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, Multiple Beds, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Pearl Hotel Waikiki ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Pearl Hotel Waikiki

Everyone (11) Couples (3)
3 out of 5

Posted by on 20 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Oct. 2019 by Keyneth

Aloha valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to rate your stay with us. Most importantly, thank you for staying at the Pearl Hotel Waikiki. We hope you had a great time in Hawaii. Once again, a big Mahalo Nui Loa. A Hui Ho!

3 out of 5
Really didn't like being slugged with their amenities charge for things such as a coin-operated snack machine, or coin-operated laundry. Why charge someone $25 a day for something that they then have to pay to use?

Posted by on 8 Jun. 2019

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3 out of 5
Great location, great price, but is very old and dated. Stayed on level 3 and the road traffic was very loud and woke us up a lot.

Posted by on 7 Apr. 2019

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2 out of 5

Location/convenience is the only saving grace

Pros: Location and wifi speed
Cons: See above
Location: Just off the busy Kuhio Avenue close to International Market Place and five minute walk to the main Waikiki drag and beachfront
The review relates to room 310. Positives: wifi speed and the location just off Kuhio and close to the new(ish) International Marketplace are the only aspects worthy of favourable mention. Everything else was sub-standard. The bathroom: black hair from other guests was in the tub and on the floor the day I arrived and it was still there when I left a week later; a cockroach came scurrying out of a power point; the toilet was not cleaned on the first day; the sink plug didn't work ie the up/down mechanism was broken. The lights - none of the lights had a knob to turn them on or off; it wasn't until I asked the front desk to send up someone to fix the TV (when the remote wouldn't work) that the maintenance guy went and got some of the knobs to replace. The ironing board: the cover was disgustingly dirty covered in stains. The bed: the bed itself was not uncomfortable but the sheets and pillow cases were not changed once in five days. Reception: Most of the front desk staff were surly and unwelcoming; when I arrived early on day one I accepted that check in was not until 3pm but there was no offer of calling me when the room was ready which would have been appreciated given I had just flown 11 hours to get to Honolulu. Noise: I guess they can't do much about the location but it was extremely noisy; I should have tweaked that that was the case when there were ear plugs on the night stand but then the glass door to the balcony didn't close easily or properly either

Posted by , from Sydney, Australia on 24 Apr. 2017

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4 out of 5

Great location, good sized clean rooms

Pros: It was clean and very well located
Cons: Very busy, perhaps more staff on reception
Location: Everything was within easy walking distance
I upgraded to the junior suite for a small extra charge and found it very spacious with all necessary facilities. The location was great, just a walk from the Marketplace S/c to the main street of Waikiki and the beach.

Posted by , from Coolangatta Qld Australia on 17 Dec. 2016

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3 out of 5

Hotel is in a great location.

Pros: Staff, location.
Cons: Fumigate the rooms.
Location: Shopping, beach, bars, tours.
This hotel is in a great location in the middle of Waikiki about 5 minutes walk to the beach, and with shopping virtually on its doorstep. It is about 2 mins walk to the Food Pantry (a small supermarket) which is very handy. The room we stayed in was a good size with a fridge and microwave. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, and were the highlight of this hotel. The biggest downside is that over the course of my week-long stay I found at least one or two small black cockroaches in the room every day. Being the tropics you might expect to find the occasional cockroach but not 10-15 over the course of a stay. By the way if you have never been to Hawaii before, food is very expensive.

Posted by , from New Zealand on 25 Nov. 2016

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3 out of 5
Pros: Not a lot to like except closeness to shops etc. The hotel reception was clean and the storage room acceptable for bags etc. on arrival
Cons: Almost everything. Staff very unhelpful and without compassion.
Location: Very to get about from hotel as long as you could find it yourself. No help from staff or facilities in the room

Posted by , from Waihi Beach, NZ on 9 Nov. 2016

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1 out of 5

Very central , great access to everything.

First time we have stayed where they Provide you with ear plugs because the noise of the air conditioner . 12 nites in a pokie little room no balcony So not much sleep acheived Arrived on 6am 9 hr flight access to room 3pm 12 nite stay we saw plenty of rooms Vacated very early and were prepared by 9am ready to be occupied????????? Not Happy with the whole experience.

Posted by , from Australia on 20 Sep. 2016

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3 out of 5

Staff were excellent needs to update the carpet

Pros: The staff and closeness to the beach but far away from the real busy areas
Cons: Carpet in the rooms and some paint
Location: All good
Overall well placed big rooms well main tended but just a bit dated needs a refresh very pleasant ambiance. The staff were really terrific and friendly and patient when they were some times tested by grumpy travelers. They are the strength and were top class.

Posted by , from australia on 12 Sep. 2016

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4 out of 5

Location and Amenity

Pros: Clean, pleasant staff.
Cons: More staff at busy times at front of house. Maintenance items need highlighting by all levels of staff and addressed immediately. Attention to detail
Location: Hotel is in an OK position and with a little walking most tourist spots are accessible. Not enough room allowed in the improvements needed category.
Hotel is not on the beach but still close enough to walk. Located near many eateries and some adult clubs with plenty of tourist shopping nearby. During our stay there was construction at the end of the street so it was noisy for most of our stay as they worked 7 days/week. Hotel was clean but some basics were overlooked such as fitting normal sized sheets on a queen sized bed. Small maintenance items that are more annoying than anything were in our 3 bedroom unit and the finish of maintenance work was at a low standard. Our bath tap dripped for the 10 days we were there. Dripping when we arrived and when we left. Not much communication between cleaning staff and maintenance staff. Overall it was clean and pleasant to stay at and would stay again on our next visit (subject to a good deal). the check-in process was slow and the front desk seemed to be always short of staff at busy times.

Posted by , from Australia on 30 Jun. 2016

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Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Tour/ticket assistance, gift shops/newsstands, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Pearl Hotel Waikiki. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Honolulu hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 132 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • Towels for the beach
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Pearl Hotel Waikiki offers 132 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Honolulu hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy local cuisine breakfast daily from 7 AM to noon.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 35 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. The tax ID number is W88125771-01. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and JCB International. Cash is not accepted.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up; guests must have received their complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • State tax ID - W88125771-01
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Guests must provide health documentation
  • Guests must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Minimum age for proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirement: 12
  • COVID-19 vaccine must have been received a minimum number of days before check-in: 14


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 34.49 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Beach towels
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for local cuisine breakfast: USD 12 for adults and USD 12 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 35 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 35 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Aqua Pearl
  • Aqua Pearl Hotel
  • Aqua Pearl Hotel Waikiki
  • Aqua Pearl Waikiki
  • Aqua Waikiki Pearl
  • Pearl Aqua
  • Pearl Waikiki
  • Waikiki Aqua
  • Waikiki Pearl
  • Waikiki Pearl Aqua
  • Aqua Waikiki Pearl Hawaii/Honolulu
  • Aqua Waikiki Pearl Honolulu
  • Aqua Waikiki Pearl Hotel Honolulu
  • Aqua Waikiki Pearl Hotel
  • Pearl Hotel Waikiki Hotel
  • Pearl Hotel Waikiki Honolulu
  • Pearl Hotel Waikiki Hotel Honolulu
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.