6.9
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Housekeeping10
Beach4
Shops3
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7.6
Very good
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Very good location - 690 meters to the beach
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Ala Moana Shopping Center1.51 km
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific3.34 km
Diamond Head State Monument3.64 km
Battleship Missouri Memorial12.68 km
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve13.86 km
Pearl Harbor13.93 km
USS Arizona Memorial14.44 km
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park14.57 km
Nearby landmarks
Niketown190 m
U.S. Army Museum250 m
Ainahau Triangle290 m
Ala Wai Park330 m
Ala Wai Golf Course360 m
Paradise Lounge500 m
Hawaii Convention Center530 m
DFS T Galleria530 m
Eaton Square Shopping Plaza600 m
Waikiki Beach Walk620 m
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3-star Serviced apartment

Ambassador Hotel Waikiki

2040 Kuhio Ave, Waikiki, Honolulu (HI), United States, 96815 - See map
Property highlightsRead all 1,925 reviews
Very good service
7.3 rating for service
Very good comfort
7.0 room quality and comfort
Good cleanliness
6.7 rating for cleanliness
Good facilities on premise
6.1 facilities on premise

I was there for a conference and it is just walking distance from the convention centre and also very near Waikiki beach.

Dylan | July 7, 2017

The room had what we needed: clean bed and a mini kitchen (fridge, microwave, and small stove with 2 pots).

Dorimar | April 29, 2019

Within the lobby, there are Local Experts who will tell you about tours and things to do in Honolulu.

Dylan | July 7, 2017

Was helped by Ariel the guest manager who went above and beyond his duties was much appreciated.

Kelvyn | March 20, 2020

The hotel is clean, which is the most important feature of ANY hotel in general.

Benjamin | July 24, 2018

The Ambassador Hotel was a great find with a very good price to quality ratio.

Fion | December 3, 2019

  • 690 meters to the beach

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Blackout curtains

  • Balcony/terrace

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Value for money7.0
Location rating7.6

Rooms available at Ambassador Hotel Waikiki

1 King Accessible City View
1 King Accessible City View
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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City View Room with Kitchen
City View Room with Kitchen
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds or 1 king bed
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One Bedroom City View Kitchen - Diamond Head Tower
One Bedroom City View Kitchen - Diamond Head Tower
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 3 single beds and 1 double ...
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One Bedroom Ocean View Kitchen - Diamond Head Tower
One Bedroom Ocean View Kitchen - Diamond Head Tower
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  • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 3 single beds and 1 double ...
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Partial Ocean View with Kitchen
Partial Ocean View with Kitchen
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 2 double beds or 1 king bed
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City View Suite
City View Suite
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  • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds and 1 double ...
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Partial Ocean View with Kitchen - Diamond Head Tower
Partial Ocean View with Kitchen - Diamond Head Tower
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 double beds or 1 king bed
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Ocean View One Bedroom Suite
Ocean View One Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 3 single beds and 1 double ...
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City View Hotel Room
City View Hotel Room
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds
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DOUBLE CITY VIEW SUITE
DOUBLE CITY VIEW SUITE
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Ambassador Hotel Waikiki?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Ambassador Hotel Waikiki?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ambassador Hotel Waikiki has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Car parking is available for a fee of USD 35 per day.

What is the smoking policy at Ambassador Hotel Waikiki?

Ambassador Hotel Waikiki does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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What people love about Ambassador Hotel Waikiki

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    "Wifi is very strong and stable at this hotel."

    Fion

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    December 3, 2019

  • 4.8
    Review score
    Location

    "The kitchen and location were very nice."

    Margie

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    January 13, 2018

  • 7.6
    Very good
    Spaciousness

    "Beds comfortable and room spacious."

    Sharon

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    February 16, 2019

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Overall rating:
6.9
Good
1,079 reviews
Cleanliness
6.7
Facilities
6.1
Location
7.6
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The location is excellent and the pool area very satisfactor...
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More about Ambassador Hotel Waikiki

More about Ambassador Hotel Waikiki

Ambassador Hotel Waikiki is a popular choice for travelers. Set away from the excitement of the city, this 3-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions, such as Ainahau Triangle, Ala Wai Park, and Ala Wai Golf Course.

The excellent service and superior facilities here make for an unforgettable stay. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers laundry service, a coffee shop, car park, 24-hour front desk, smoking area, and Wi-Fi Internet access in all guestrooms and throughout the hotel.

The 300 rooms spread over 19 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts, such as kitchenware, coffee/tea maker, in-house movies, an in-room safe, and Internet access, can be found in selected rooms. The hotel's outdoor pool is an ideal place to relax and unwind after a busy day. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Oahu, make Ambassador Hotel Waikiki your home away from home.

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Most talked about facilities

Beach
25 mentions
Housekeeping
25 mentions
Internet
16 mentions
Swimming Pool
11 mentions

What they offer

9.6
Exceptional

"Beach towels are available upon request to house-keeping."

Fion

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December 3, 2019

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

American
Asian

What's nearby

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Reviews of Ambassador Hotel Waikiki from real guests

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Agoda Reviews (1079)Booking.com Reviews (846)
Cleanliness6.7
Facilities6.1
Location7.6
Room comfort and quality7.0
Service7.3
Value for money7.0
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8.0
Excellent
Serge from Canada
Couple
City View Hotel Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Very good”

I asked in my preference a queen bed and it was 3 singles bed they changes it for 2 double bed and told me that is your reservation site the problem because it was mentionned for my preference " if it is available " usually if Ichoose for queen or king bed this is what I have it is not a preference choice. How come it is a preference and not guarantee when we reserve with your website?

Reviewed July 25, 2019
6.4
Good
Christopher from United States
Solo traveler
City View Hotel Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Awful manager arrived early for check in and could not sit in their lobby or any where within the ho”

Awful I was told by security I could not sit in lobby anywhere surrounding the hotel was told to leave and that I could sit at the bus stop my airline sends a lot of passengers there they were not hospitable would not go back there and I hope a lot of people read this

Reviewed July 16, 2019
6.0
jana from Australia
Family with young children
City View Room with Kitchen
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

In the years come hotel with prices which are not in order for the equipment”

A hotel with a good location . Very old rooms , mold growth , very loud , street noise and an air conditioning system that is so loud that one thinks an airplane lands in the room . Still too expensive for the price.

Reviewed May 06, 2019
6.4
Good
Dorimar from United States
Family with young children
City View Hotel Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Could be better but not too bad. ”

The room had what we needed: clean bed and a mini kitchen (fridge, microwave, and small stove with 2 pots). Room had small balcony facing the street. Shower was small and sink was starting to clog. Kid friendly! Pool is basic, and outdoor showers were not working properly. The entire hotel could use a basic remodel and some areas can be freshly painted.

Reviewed April 29, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Shaylee from Australia
Couple
City View Hotel Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

Amazing !!”

We were a bit hesitate on booking here because of reviews that We have read but We bit the bullet and gave them a go.. I am so glad we did!! The staff are amazing , the room we were in was beautiful and the pool was delightful !! I think we were in the diamond head tower as our building looked newer than the other one .. the location was amazing as well only a short walk to Waikiki beach and TheBus stops are so close!! We loved it.. thank you again Ambassador Hotel Waikiki 💜💙

Reviewed November 28, 2018
4.4
Anthony from Australia
Solo traveler
City View Room with Kitchen
Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

Acceptable”

Would not recommend this to my friends. Photos on line very deceiving from what you actually get. Very run down appears no money spent on maintenance. Air Conditioning unit was rusting out on balcony. Not value for money. More like a 2 star hotel.

Reviewed March 11, 2019
8.4
Excellent
Nitin from China
Family with young children
City View Hotel Room
Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

Nice Hotel! Close to Waikiki Beach. Great value”

Everything was as per the description on Agoda website; however, I only realized there is an additional resort fee of 20$ per person per stay to be paid. Overall, still a great value! Gropon offers a better deal than Agoda though....

Reviewed December 24, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Christopher from Japan
Business traveler
City View Hotel Room
Stayed 4 nights in April 2016

Great price and great location”

All around great for what you pay for. Facilities and rooms are old and dated, but that's to be expected for the price you pay especially in Waikiki. The elevators are really janky and feel like they'll break down at any moment, which was my only gripe.

Reviewed April 12, 2016
6.8
Good
Marian from New Zealand
Solo traveler
City View Room with Kitchen
Stayed 7 nights in October 2018

Very old hotel”

The hotel is very tired and in need to a real makeover. The rooms are nothing like the pictures. The staff were helpful and friendly and the pool area was really nice. There is no bar or restaurant but a good coffee shop next door. I had a room with a kitchenette but everything was old and I didn’t feel like using the facilities. Having said that I had a great holiday and the accommodation didn’t spoil it.

Reviewed October 25, 2018
7.6
Very good
Fred from Australia
Solo traveler
City View Hotel Room
Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

Location--Location--Location”

The location is great....a 20 minute walk to Waikiki Beach...a 30 minute walk to Walmart. Handy for number 19 or 20 bus from airport (make sure you have a map as bus stops in Saratoga Street near Ambassador Hotel. Many...many upmarket shops lining the street as you walk from hotel to beach. Something I did not like was a US$20.00 (plus tax) COMPULSORY charge for "resort facilities". This is extra on top of what you pay Agoda...if you refuse to pay they refuse to give you a room. It is easy for sight-seeing on the local busses. You just need to do your home work before you go. SHOPS IN HONOLULU ARE EXPENSIVE BY AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS.

Reviewed March 20, 2019
8.0
Excellent
Jinyao from China
Family with young children
Partial Ocean View with Kitchen
Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

great place for kids”

my son loves the water facility and we all love the breakfast buffet. The only problem is that the room is bit old and quite humid feeling.

Reviewed June 19, 2019
8.4
Excellent
Glynne
Couple
City View Hotel Room
Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

Excellent”

Staff were extremely helpful. Great Location.

Reviewed May 09, 2019
8.0
Excellent
yuri from Japan
Group
City View Hotel Room
Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

Love it ”

Location is good Staffs was good

Reviewed December 03, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Jennifer from Philippines
Couple
City View Room (GTD)
Stayed 5 nights in September 2018

Excellent”

great location...the staff were good/friendly , except for cathy( frontdesk)-- she cant seem to explain to her guests what we were asking her or she just doesnt care and listen.. i felt belittled with her comment... she kept making faces...hopefully she will change her attitude to their guests..or is it just us?!! :(

Reviewed September 09, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
melba from New Zealand
Couple
City View Room with Kitchen
Stayed 13 nights in April 2018

not posh but very comfortable”

good value for money Fantastic staff Housekeeping , maintenance, reception staff wonderful sorted any problems this apartment complex is not new but very comfortable yes there are paint chips but the apartment had everything there stove fridge air con tv toaster jug safe etc and was serviced every day beds comfortable apartment clean and tidy we had a room with 2 queen beds and city view no 706 door had been swollen due to tropical rainstorms and had been planed so it opened without sticking but had not been repainted The washing machines and dryers worked well and the free ice machine and water coolers were really appreciated loved our stay but if you want posh try the trump tower or the hilton The Ambassador was a very homely place with fantastic staff

Reviewed April 19, 2018
7.2
Very good
Joseph from Guam
Solo traveler
City View Room with Kitchen
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Great staff, room is okay, value for the money you pay!”

My only concern was that the room wasn't as clean as I'd like it to be. Hair on the bed was my only bother. Aside from that, the location is great, especially if you want a taste of Waikiki. If you just need a better than decent place to sleep in for your stay, this is definitely one of them.

Reviewed April 08, 2018
6.0
gayle from Australia
Family with young children
City View Room with Kitchen
Stayed 9 nights in February 2018

very noisy house cleaning didn't do a real good job ”

we had 3 rooms it was very noisy lots of hidding cost make sure you read it all before you book booked a room for the day before we arrived at we had 2 young kids and arrived at 8.30 when we got there they booked us a differant room so after 2 hours we had to check out and move to our rooms dont get sucked into this not worth it

Reviewed February 25, 2018
4.8
Margie from United States
Family with teens
Partial Ocean View with Kitchen
Stayed 8 nights in December 2017

Could have been wonderful”

The kitchen and location were very nice. The parking fee was reasonable. The room was clean but it took 3 hours to get it set up for a family of 4 with the right number of towels, cutlery, cups and plates, pillows, the stove burners working, a coffee pot, etc. Never had success with the Apple TV and was told to buy my daughter a non-feather pillow as they couldn't supply one. This was after 2 nights of allergic reactions and a hugely swollen eyelid. The x-box in the game room was a nice idea but again took over 45 minutes to get working. Add on top of all that an emergency evacuation at 10:30pm due to ????? and no power from 5pm - 10:00pm the night we were packing to leave. I'd suggest to plan in advance and rent an apartment on AirBnB or VRBO if you need the kitchen like we did.

Reviewed January 13, 2018
5.2
Estela from Philippines
Family with teens
City View Room with Kitchen
Stayed 6 nights in December 2017

Old”

It looks different from the pictures. It looks old and no where near 4 stars. This would at best be a 3 star hotel. The hotel is old, so is the building facilities and the rooms (especially the bathroom) The elevator in the main building is old and slow. Maybe because there are only 2 elevators working instead of 3 ( there’s an elevator that’s seems to be permanently broken) I don’t usually criticize hotels if they aren’t that nice but this hotel is quite expensive for what it gives you. The holiday inn express across the street looks dreamy compared to this hotel. But of course, to be fair it does have a convenience store and a coffee bean below it, other than that it’s quite far from the beach and the shops. Also, there’s no parking for guests. I think you have to pay $25 per day (not sure). My advice, skip this hotel and pick something nearer the beach and the shops.

Reviewed December 31, 2017
6.8
Good
Sriploy from Thailand
Family with young children
One Bedroom City View Kitchen - Diamond Head Tower
Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

Good”

Hotel look very old . In the room not clean enough have many cockroaches in kitchen and living room. But you can have a big room with have four beds for family stay together . It is not far from Alamona Mall where you can walk around 20 minuets.

Reviewed December 16, 2017
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