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Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

Hotel, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

With so many choices there is no need to look any further! Our modern & elegant Specialty Suite is your ZERO-RISK decision. This is a family-owned suite and we go to great lengths to ensure that you arrive to a clean, safe, quiet, and beautiful environment for your stay in Hawaii! And best of all, we are close to everything including beaches, shopping, and entertainment.

The difference is LUXURY AT A GREAT VALUE:

We have fantastic reviews for very good reason! This is a Junior Specialty Suite on the 33rd floor of the Ala Moana Hotel Condominium, not a standard studio that we offer at a fraction of the normal room rate.

(Typical rack rate for our Junior Specialty Suite ranges from $389 - $665 per night!)

We are UNIQUE: There are only three Junior Specialty Suites in the entire hotel condominium that include a kitchenette with stove, microwave, sink, dishwasher, and refrigerator. Also, we are twice the size of a standard studio with two lanais and a sitting area overlooking Honolulu.

We offer COMFORT AND CLEANLINESS: Our #1 priority is our guest’s safety and comfort. You will love our welcoming and spacious living area, modern & Hawaiian décor, our luxurious king size bed and additional fold-out sofa bed, which is ideal for those who need that extra space. Great for families, business trips, or those looking for that perfect unit for your stay in Hawaii.

We have high STANDARDS: The suite features a large and luxurious king size bed plus a sofa bed (ideal for four), free WIFI high speed internet, flat screen TV, stock of toiletries, linens, bedding & kitchenware. We also have newly upgraded carpet, furniture, and large lobby Starbucks! Amenities include a swimming pool, state-of the art fitness center, sauna, and steam room. We also have ample private garage parking.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: We are close to everything! We are connected to the Ala Moana Shopping Center, we are across from the Honolulu Convention Center, the beach, and Waikiki!

WE ARE LOCAL OWNER.....Contact us anytime during your stay! The Ala Moana is located in the gateway of Waikiki and is central to Honolulu, Aloha Tower, and connected to the Ala Moana epicenter!


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More Details

Christopher Ablan
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
8 February, 2017

About Christopher Ablan

I am a local owner, born and raised in Hawaii. As my guests of the suite, you can be re-assured that your comfort and safety comes first. My family takes great pride in the cleanliness and beauty of our suite and I am confident that you will not find a unit like ours at this price-point and rate. Being local, I can also give my guests insight on where to eat, swim, hike, or to simply relax with the kids or your spouse. Please take a look at our wonderful reviews and please send me an email or phone inquiry. You will impressed with the personal attention that we provide to each potential guest. - Mahalo, Chris

Christopher Ablan purchased this hotel in 2007

Why Christopher Ablan chose Honolulu

The Space

Very special! This is a Junior Specialty Suite, not a standard room, on the exclusive 33rd floor. This includes a kitchenette with stove, microwave, sink, dishwasher and a refrigerator (ideal for small meals). We offer two lanais with a sitting area overlooking the city of Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean. Very spacious living area, which is ideal for small families or if you are on a business trip. The Ala Moana is central to everything! Waikiki, beaches, fine dining, restaurants, entertainment and more. In fact, we are connecting to the Ala Moana Shopping Center, America’s largest premier outdoor mall!

Additional information:

-King size bed plus a new and comfortable sofa bed (ideal for four)

-Free WIFI internet

-Flat screen television

-Ample toiletries, linens, bedding, & kitchenware!!!

-New and huge lobby Starbucks

-New furniture and carpeting upgrade

Please continue to read our full description and reviews. You will see why our suite is your zero risk decision!

Note: The Ala Moana requires a $50 check in fee and a $25 per day resort fee. We’ve decided to pay half of these fees for you!

No hidden fees and full transparent quote. We are honest and local owners, and our family is delighted to offer you this fantastic rate. There is no better choice than ours 

Guest access

You will simply check-in the 24/7 front desk, receive your card key under your registered name, and enjoy the private suite!

Interaction with Guests

We are local owners, so we are simply a phone call away. This is a very important distinction since many owners of Honolulu properties aren’t even local or don’t live on the island. We are local and we live here. Inquire today and let us show you our famous aloha spirit.

Note: Prior to your arrival, you will receive our 'Aloha Welcome Letter' full of all the information you need for your stay, plus a locals "To do To visit" list. Or just call me and I can give you great recommendations for food, beaches, and more!

What makes this hotel unique

Enjoy all of the hotel amenities including the swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and our state-of-the-art fitness center.

As we run our suite as a vacation rental, we provide ample towels, toiletries, and consumables. We do not provide housekeeping during your stay.

Mandatory hotel fees do apply ($50 check in, plus $25 per day -- paid to the Ala Moana hotel upon check-in). UPDATE: We will pay HALF of these mandatory fees for you!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.724138 based on 29 reviews

Great room, location & owner! Room is exactly as pictured

  • 5 of 5

Our 10-day stay was great! Location is awesome & being right next to Ala Moana Shopping Center made shopping a breeze :) there's a grocery store on the opposite side of the center, so no car needed. Chris responded quickly to all messages & questions. This room was perfect for my family and we will definitely be booking in the future! Thanks Chris!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review! We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back. Yes, our unit is conveniently located central to the Ala Moana shopping center, grocery stores, and a quick hop to Waikiki. Our unit is also perfect for small families as you mentioned. I would like to also thank you for highlighting my responsiveness during your stay and particularly appreciate our discussions and feedback. I would like future guests to know that as we are local owners you can contact me anytime during your stay (for things big or small) or for tips on where to eat, hike, or what beaches are best. Our warmest mahalo! Chris
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Awesome Ala Moana suite

  • 5 of 5

We loved this suite in the Ala Moana Hotel. Everything was just as Chris mentioned in the description but it was even more beautiful when we actually saw it in person. Neither of the sliding doors to the two lanais locked but being on the 33rd floor there's not a lot to worry about and it was a spectacular city view especially after a rain as there was always a rainbow or two. It was nice to have a refrigerator for our fruit and snacks. We used the laundry facilities too which was a nice convenience. The location was a big reason for selecting this Ala Moana suite and it was perfect to walk to the Ala Moana center, cross the street to the Ala Moana beach and walk to the 24 Hour Fitness. There is an onsite fitness center but we preferred a larger facility. We will miss our Guava cream cheese danish and coffee from the onsite Starbucks which is another huge bonus! Thanks Chris for your quick responses and attention. Hope to stay again soon. Mahalo:)

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chris' property is great!

  • 5 of 5

Condo is very nice, and everything is there that you need. There are lots of expenses - resort fee, key fee, parking - that the Ala Moana applies, so be aware of those.

Beautiful sweeping views of Ala Moana, Kewalo basin, downtown, Punchbowl areas. Across the street from the park and marina. Very quiet floor. Nice location close to everything but outside of waki waki. Chris provides lots of towels/linens and amenities, and is quick to respond to email.

Walking distance to SideStreet Inn. Check out the new Shirokiya Japan Village Walk at the Ewa end of Ala Moana while you are there. Great fun.

I will definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable stay on the 33rd floor

  • 5 of 5

Two of us spent 5 nights in the suite and we had a great time. It was thoughtfully furnished and set up for a very comfortable stay. Everything was spotless, there were lots of pillows, washcloths and towels and we found the bed was excellent. It was a bit strange not to have drinking glasses provided, as mentioned in other reviews, but we managed ok. The kitchen could also use a pair of scissors, tongs and a small knife to help when preparing meals. Communication with Chris was very good, he was very responsive and accommodating. We had no problems at all, internet worked well and overall we would be very happy to stay here again. Thanks Chris for helping to make our stay so wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind and thoughtful response! I will definitely look into stocking the kitchenette with the items you suggested and our family is so delighted that you had a pleasant stay! We truly do our best to ensure the cleanliness, safety, and comfort for our guests! Mahalo!
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  • 5 of 5

Great value! Spacious, clean and functional.

Always a good sign when airline crews chose the same location...

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review!
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  • 5 of 5

This was my 4th stay at the Ala Moana Hotel. This unit is amazing in comparison to the room we had previously rented.

There is a kitchen foyer as you walk in with a large robe, there are all amenities for your use in the kitchen including big mugs for hot drinks, nice large wine glasses, an ice bucket (ice machine on the floor below) crockery, cutlery, saucepans etc. The stove is a 2 burner flat top and heats up really fast. As a tea drinker I boiled water in the small stainless steel saucepan and it literally boiled within minutes on the stove. My daughter was happy to find that there was a starbucks in the hotel lobby for her cold brew coffee. There is also a small fridge - big enough to hold your needs (Walmart and Walgreens are only a short walk from the hotel for food/drink supplies).

In the main area of the unit there is a comfy lounge, 2 chairs and coffee table, this area has a balcony with 2 chairs and table. In the middle is the dining area with table and 2 chairs and ottoman, then there is the spacious bedroom area which has a balcony with a table and 2 chairs. The king size bed was very comfortable and there was a surplus of king pillows that were also immaculately clean and comfortable. There were bedside tables and lamps and a long seat at the bottom of the bed. This area also had a big robe for storage. WIth the 2 robes there was plenty of space to hang clothes and put suitcases out of the way. The bathroom is also very large, the toilet area slightly separate, huge washbasin with plenty of space for our creams, cosmetic products and a full bath with shower.

Everything in this unit is beautifully presented with a real sense of space.

From the bedroom balcony you can see the oceon at the downtown end of Ala Moana Beach park and sitting out there at sunset is lovely as is looking at all the city lights of an evening.

Convenience wise this unit is 5 mins into Ala Moana mall, a short walk to the Ward centre (Nordstom Rack, TJ Max etc as well as the Movie theatres) and a 30 min walk into Waikiki - or you can catch the bus or trolley.

As well as all the tourist orientated restaurants there are a number of cheaper eating places in the area if you want to grab take out and go back and enjoy this lovely unit, I can recommend Masala for nepalese/indian food opposite Walmart, Japanese Udon in the Ala Moana centre near Longs and California Wok for plentiful portions of chinese food.

I will definitely try to book this unit on my next trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind response! I will definitely let my family know how much you enjoyed the suite and your vacation. I look forward to having you back soon. Mahalo
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Ala Moana Beach Park/Waikiki Beach
Car: not necessary

Our suite is the most PERFECT location in all of Honolulu:

The suite – is located on top of the 33rd floor (the penthouse floor) of the newly renovated Ala Moana Hotel Condominium

The beach – across the street from the Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island Beach Park

The location – our building is connected to the Ala Moana Shopping center, Hawaii’s premier shopping and epicenter (food, shopping, entertainment)

Waikiki –walk within minutes to Oahu’s most popular stretch of beach/attraction

Other Activities: Connected To The Ala Moana Center And Across From Beach!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday hotel in Ala Moana, Hawaii

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Exit/Cleaning fee A$130
Tax Rate 4.5%


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday hotel rental in Ala Moana, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • hotel
  • floor 33
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • mini-fridge
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing