The Equus

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Ala Moana Center

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The Equus

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City view
Classic Room, 2 Double Beds, City View
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Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View | Room amenity

Overview of The Equus


Very good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Parking available
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
1696 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI, 96815

What's around

  • Popular LocationAla Moana Center7 min walk
  • Popular LocationWaikiki Beach Walk17 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal Hawaiian Center20 min walk
  • AirportHonolulu, HI (HNL-Daniel K. Inouye Intl.)19 min drive
Main amenities
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Self parking
  • Pool bar
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 24-hour business center
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

Classic Room, 2 Double Beds, City View

  • 36 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Classic Room, 1 King Bed, City View

  • 30 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View

  • 37 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, City View

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, City View

  • City view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, City View

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Executive Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Waikiki
  • Ala Moana Center - 7 min walk
  • Waikiki Beach Walk - 17 min walk
  • Royal Hawaiian Center - 20 min walk
  • International Market Place - 23 min walk
  • Waikiki Beach - 27 min walk
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa - 35 min walk
  • Honolulu Zoo - 36 min walk
  • Hawaii Convention Center - 1 min drive
  • Ala Moana Beach Park - 2 min drive
  • Iolani Palace - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Daniel K. Inouye Intl. Airport (HNL) - 19 min drive
  • Kapolei, HI (JRF-Kalaeloa) - 33 min drive


  • Rokkaku - 13 min walk
  • Tropical Tribe - 3 min walk
  • Waikiki Brewing Company - 9 min walk
  • Zigu - 4 min drive
  • Ruscello - 17 min walk

About this property

The Equus

The Equus puts you just a 5-minute drive from Ala Moana Center and Waikiki Beach Walk. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at The Paniolo Bar & Cafe, which serves breakfast. Other highlights include a poolside bar, a bar/lounge, and a terrace.




Sustainability practices

Water dispenser
Eco-friendly toiletries
Bicycle rentals
LED lighting
This information is provided by our partners.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 68 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (17 years old and younger) stay free, per registered adult, when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Covered onsite self parking (USD 35.39 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Offsite parking within 656 ft (USD 20 per day)
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–noon
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Evening entertainment
  • Beach nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rentals/tours nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Elevator

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge


  • Weekly housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • LED light bulbs

Special features


The Paniolo Bar & Cafe - Overlooking the pool, this coffee shop serves breakfast, brunch, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: USD 5.24 per accommodation, per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 25.95 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Additional inclusions
    • Beach loungers
    • Beach towels
    • Business center/computer access
    • Concierge service
    • Housekeeping
    • In-room coffee
    • In-room safe
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • Pool access

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 2–10 per person
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 4 percent


  • Covered self parking costs USD 35.39 per day with in/out privileges
  • Parking is available nearby and costs USD 20 per day (656 ft away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

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.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Long-term renters welcome.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Paniolo Equus Hotel Honolulu
Paniolo Equus Hotel
Paniolo Equus Honolulu
Paniolo Equus
The Equus Hotel
The Equus Honolulu
Paniolo at The Equus
The Equus Hotel Honolulu

Frequently asked questions

Does The Equus offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Equus does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Equus?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Equus?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Equus?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Equus?
Yes. Self parking costs USD 35.39 per day. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Equus?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at The Equus and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours, snorkeling, and body boarding. Additional recreation nearby includes segway rentals. The Equus also has an outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near The Equus?
Yes, The Paniolo Bar & Cafe offers pool views.
What's the area around The Equus like?
The Equus is in Waikiki, a short 7-minute walk from Ala Moana Center and 17 minutes' walk from Waikiki Beach Walk.



Very good




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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Ric, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

I understand that your are down staff, it would be nice to have the room cleaned and fresh towels. But the front desk staff was all very nice and conversational. It is a great value, we just basically slept there and showered and were gone all day. It was convenient to walk 10 minutes to the convention center.
Eric, 6-night business trip
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6/10 Good

"Room Check"
My experience was so-so. A very small shower. The room looked a bit tired, the carpet was old and stained. The cleanliness seemed fine on the surface until I accidentally dropped the TV remote under the bed. Had to fish it out with a hanger and it was nasty under the bed with items left behind by prior guests... dirty men's underwear and empty water bottles. That was a big turn off. The housekeeping would knock on the door every morning. One time I was changing and the housekeeper just walked in which was my bad for not latching the door. The next day, with the door latched, she knocked on the door, I didn't answer and she keeping knocking and finally she left. The following day, the same thing, but this time I opened the door, and she simply said, "Room Check". On my day of check-out, housekeeping knocked on my door 3 separate times. I requested a late check-out (1:00 pm) but I finally had enough and checked-out out at 12:30. It was too stressful. I won't stay there again because there are so many other hotel options, why bother.
7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mindy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

LAWRENCE, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Karen, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Decent budget hotel
Perfectly good hotel, definitely a budget option for someone who wants to stay in Waikiki. Very good proximity to an ABC store, 7-eleven, bus stops, tour pickup spots, the beach, and Ala Moana Center. I got fresh towels and a made bed everyday. If you're the type of person who just uses a hotel as a crash pad, this is great. Paradoxically, the biggest negative is the fact it's on Ala Moana Boulevard. It is extremely loud up until about 10-11:00 p.m., and then every hour or so a big truck or loud motorcycle will drive by. Traffic picks up again around 5-6:00 a.m. A light sleeper should probably bring ear plugs or something. Also the bathroom fixtures are due for an upgrade. My sink and shower handle were all a little wobbly. Plus the shower head leaked when it was on. My room had a refrigerator but no microwave. Not a big deal for me, but somebody who likes to take leftovers will be at a loss. In conclusion, I would probably stay here again. It definitely meets my needs but some people would probably be very unhappy.
Michaeline, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Derek, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice little boutique hotel great staff ,Lincoln was great checking me in .the little bar lanai very good Matt was excellent.clean rooms .i stayed there on my way to Australia and back .i just wish i could stay longer .Thanks again Lincoln
Julian, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Favorite hotel in Honolulu
Loved the staff! Very cozy, rooms are adorable and clean… great value.. 100% would return before any other hotel in this city
Nick, 1-night trip
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