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1696 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1460
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#14 of 92 hotels in Honolulu
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Bronze level

The Equus is a charming boutique hotel located on Waikiki's "Upper West Side" where you will find an abundance of restaurants, easy access to one of the world's largest shopping malls, a quick stroll to the beach and gorgeous sunset views. The hotel guestrooms are warm and contemporary, keeping true to the hotel's equestrian theme with Ralph Lauren-inspired touches throughout. An intimate lobby and lanai offer a dipping pool, and an open-air coffee shop and bar.

The Paniolo Bar & Cafe is open daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Get an early start with hand-crafted artisan coffee and pastries served from morning till noon. Come back for happy hour with creative cocktails and drinks at night. Enjoy live music every Friday starting at 6:00 pm.

All guestrooms are appointed with cozy pillow-top beds, flat screen TVs, refrigerator with freezer, Keurig coffee maker with organic coffee, and complimentary full property WiFi. The friendly staff offers the kind of personal assistance delivered with Aloha.


*Check-In: 3:00pm | Check Out : 12:00pm

*Stairway Access Only

*Valet Parking

*Provide Arrival Time - for luggage assistance

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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mistie D wrote a review 8 Apr
1 contribution
I love this hotel. It is gorgeous, clean, the staff is amazing and friendly. Lots of locals that are full of info and a welcoming spirit. I won’t stay anywhere else when I come. The bar is fun and has some good options for food. You can walk to the beach. It’s locally owned. Love it here.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Brown Eyed Flower Child wrote a review 1 Apr
Mahwah, New Jersey168 contributions33 helpful votes
The Equus is the perfect boutique hotel to stay in during a trip to Oahu. It is conveniently located to all of the great restaurants in downtown Waikiki, steps away from the beach and a close drive to all of Oahu's attractions. The rooms were comfortable and the bar area was charming and fun. The food was absolutely delicious and the drinks and service were great as well! There is also a dipping pool to cool off! The hotel also offers great deals and discounts off of Hawai'i Polo Club! My friend and I had a wonderful time at this hotel!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Gina M wrote a review Mar 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania2 contributions
The hotel is amazing with super nice and accommodating staff. They are excited to give recommendations and supply anything you need. The location is close to some local food, beaches and shopping! 10/10 recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Response from Kris White, Owner at The Equus
Responded 2 weeks ago
Mahalo for sharing this great feedback. We're glad you had a blast and we look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Aloha
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Chelsee J wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution
Chad is absolutely superb! He is so helpful and kind! He is the perfect person to meet when you first arrive on the island! We had such an incredible stay and not to mention he makes a mean Chad Tai (aka a Mai Tai but his are the real deal)! Blake is also amazing! He is so helpful and they both took really great care of us! The Ala Moana Beach is literally a ten minute walk from the hotel! If you are looking for friendly faces, great rooms, tasty drinks this is the place to stay in Honolulu! 🏝🏝🏝
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Kris White, Owner at The Equus
Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha and mahalo for staying with us here at The Equus. We appreciate you taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. We're thrilled to read about how much you enjoyed interacting with Chad and Blake. I'm sure this will make them smile! It was a pleasure having you and we look forward to your next visit. Thanks again!
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Dakota C wrote a review Mar 2021
Oahu, Hawaii6 contributions2 helpful votes
We were greeted by a very nice man who was multi tasking working the front desk and bar. His name is Blake, very friendly attitude, very patient, and was very informative. When we checked in to our room, our cable wasn't working, and Blake was very responsive and helped us, even offering us a different room just in case they couldn't fix it. Another employee who is very helpful and humourous, is Uncle Dwayne, he helped us multiple times, finding parking for our giant SUV, and was very pleasant talking to, This Hotel is a very convenient hotel located in a wonderful area near Ala Moana and the ocean, the aesthetics were very pleasing, especially since it's very country themed, which I love. 100 percent recommend this hotel for its amazing price. Also a special shout out to Aunty Renee, for the pleasant checking out and farewells!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Kris White, Owner at The Equus
Responded 2 weeks ago
Mahalo for taking the time to share your experience and mention our friendly team members by name. We are very fortunate to have them and we're so glad you feel the same. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon. Aloha
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US$147 - US$243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Equus
Which popular attractions are close to The Equus?
Nearby attractions include Honolulu Cookie Company (0.5 km), Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon (0.4 km), and The Study (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Equus?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Equus?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Equus?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Equus?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Equus?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tropical Tribe, Lappert's Ice Cream, and The Signature Prime Steak & Seafood.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Equus?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Equus?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shangri La (5.6 km), Iolani Palace (3.0 km), and Queen Emma Summer Palace (5.5 km).
Does The Equus have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.