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"OK, but no wi-fi in rooms, only in lobby. Surrounding neighborhood is slightly seedy. Close to bus stops and guests can use shuttle to Ala Moana. " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 26 Aug 2016

Hotel Description

Hotel near Royal Hawaiian Center in Honolulu

City center stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Waikiki hotel, you'll find Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach. International Market Place and Waikiki Beach Walk are also within half a mile (1 km).

Outdoor pool, terrace

An outdoor pool, self parking, and free newspapers are featured at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. A terrace, a garden, and luggage storage are also on offer.

Free WiFi, lanais

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 94 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Lanais, safes, and showers are also available.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$104* Per night/room Jan 12 - Jan 13

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Pool View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 Double Bed, Pool View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Pool View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

White Sands Hotel ratings based on 31 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for White Sands Hotel

Everyone (14) Couples (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 4, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 4, 2019 by Elvie

Aloha Anonymous, Thanks for staying with us, we appreciate your feedback! Mahalo, Elvie

2 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 29, 2019

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Oct 30, 2019 by Elvie

Aloha Anonymous, Thank you for the review. If you have the time, please contact us and let us know what we improve on. Mahalo, Elvie

4 out of 5
Clean, comfortable, friendly, good location .

Posted by on Jun 11, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 1, 2019 by White Sands Hotel

Aloha anonymous, Thank you for the concise review. We hope to see you again soon! Mahalo, David

3 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 18, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 7, 2018 by White Sands Hotel

Aloha, Thank you for your review. We hope you had a good time and please do come back and visit us again when the renovation is complete! Mahalo

2 out of 5

Good location, poor upkeep

Room size was good, but very dingy, dirty and outdated. The staff was great, very courteous. Location was amazing. Within walking distance of the best parts of Wakiki.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on May 16, 2017

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3 out of 5

OK Good location

Pros: Convenient location , generally quiet
Cons: Rooms are some what out dated. The wi-fi is only in the lobby.
OK, but no wi-fi in rooms, only in lobby. Surrounding neighborhood is slightly seedy. Close to bus stops and guests can use shuttle to Ala Moana.

Posted by , from Hawaii on Aug 26, 2016

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1 out of 5

Nothing good about this experience

There is about 12 tiny parking spots in front of the hotel in which you have TO PAY TO PARK! If you can't find a spot there ($20 btw) you have to park at the hotel at cross the street for $30. Another glorious feature that was not revealed until we arrived was a mysterious $10 charge which we were told was for the pool and ameninities?! Seriously?! The room was lackluster at best and there were questionable individuals hanging around outside. My advice; don't even stay in Honolulu. Go to another part of the island or another island altogether

Posted by , from Honolulu, HI on Jan 30, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great hotel on a budget.

If you are going to Waikiki on a budget this is the hotel for you. Christieann at the desk was terrific. Room was comfortable and clean. Pool was small but nice. 3 blocks to center of Waikiki beach. 2 blocks to the bus stop. Convenience store 50 feet away. Had a bonus free DVD rental which was nice. I had a late flight out and they were very accommodating to letting me leave my bags at the desk and letting us play at the pool well past check out time without change. Great value hotel.

Posted by on Oct 18, 2015

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1 out of 5

Unprofessionals

We book the room with 1 queen size bed and a twin. When arrived, we got a room with 2 twin size bed. One of us is a disable vet, with this saying we was put on the 3rd floor walk up when there was plenty 1st floor rooms. They put our luggage in the wrong room. The key card didn't work so again walking up and down 3 floors. Hair in the shower. Very loud maids by the door. Room not cleaned completely. The jacuzzi was very dirty and smelled very alful, didn't even work. All the people who works in this hotel, it's very obvious these people are very unhappy, unprofessional, and no energy! Very unhelpful, not Aloha at all, beyond grouchy! How these people treated a disable who is a female Vet using a handicap tag by the state but still was charged $70.00 plus parking in the hotel handicap stall. Unbelievable!

Posted by , from Honolulu on Aug 22, 2015

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1 out of 5

Run-down and reeking of mildew

Pros: The pool area was nice if you didin't want to wlak to the beach.
Cons: Need a lot of maintenance and upgrading. Shoddy wall-mounted air conditioners.
Luckily I just wanted a bed overnight between flights, and the bed was okay. The rest of the place needs a lot of work.

Posted by , from Santa Fe on Aug 14, 2015

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Property Features

White Sands Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool, a terrace, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. Parking is available for a fee. This Honolulu hotel is smoke free.

  • 94 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 1965
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Honolulu, HI (HNL-Daniel K. Inouye Intl.) (15.3 km / 9.5 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

White Sands Hotel offers 94 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to lanais. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers. This Honolulu hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 40-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private lanai
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Boat tours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 10:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

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

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are 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. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No elevators
  • Tax ID - TA-017-073-5616-01

Fees

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

  • Deposit: USD 200.00 per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • Additional inclusions
  • WiFi access (may be limited)

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Self parking fee: USD 30.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 30.00 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Hotel White Sands
  • White Sands Honolulu
  • White Sands Hotel
  • White Sands Hotel Honolulu
  • White Sands Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu
  • White Sands Hotel Hotel
  • White Sands Hotel Honolulu
  • White Sands Hotel Hotel Honolulu
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