White Sands Hotel

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of White Sands Hotel

White Sands Hotel

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near International Market Place

8.4/10 Very good

173 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
431 Nohonani Street, Honolulu, HI, 96815
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach towels
  • Self parking
  • Spa tub
  • Pool bar
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Microwave
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Waikiki
  • International Market Place - 3 min walk
  • Waikiki Beach - 6 min walk
  • Waikiki Beach Walk - 7 min walk
  • Royal Hawaiian Center - 8 min walk
  • Ala Moana Center - 31 min walk
  • Honolulu Zoo - 5 min drive
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa - 9 min drive
  • Diamond Head - 17 min drive
  • Honolulu Harbor - 14 min drive
  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Daniel K. Inouye Intl. Airport (HNL) - 22 min drive
  • Kapolei, HI (JRF-Kalaeloa) - 42 min drive

About this property

White Sands Hotel

3.5-star hotel revitalized in 2021 and located near Waikiki Beach
A short walk from Waikiki Beach Walk, White Sands Hotel provides a poolside bar, a terrace, and a garden. For some rest and relaxation, visit the hot tub. The onsite restaurant, Heyday, features happy hour. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a bar.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Self parking (surcharge), coffee/tea in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Smoke-free premises, ATM/banking services, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say great things about the central location
Room features
All guestrooms at White Sands Hotel feature perks such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guest reviews highly rate the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • 40-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Lanais, mini fridges, and microwaves



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 regional cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
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
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 94 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

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


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (USD 35 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Pool toys

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Beach nearby
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1957
  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa tub


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Pool hoist on site


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Lanai

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Heyday - This restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.
Heyday Pool Bar - Onsite bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 200.00 per stay

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 29.49 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Pool access
    • Beach loungers
    • Fitness/yoga classes
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • Newspaper
    • Phone calls (may be limited)
    • In-room safe
    • Concierge service
    • Additional inclusions

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for USD 30 per stay
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 35.00 per night


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 35 per pet, per night


  • Self parking costs USD 35 per night with in/out privileges

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

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; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

State tax ID - TA-017-073-5616-01

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does White Sands Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, White Sands Hotel 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.
How much does it cost to stay at White Sands Hotel?
As of 25 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at White Sands Hotel on 23 October 2022 start from S$256, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at White Sands Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, 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 White Sands Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at White Sands Hotel?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of USD 35 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at White Sands Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs USD 35 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at White Sands Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at White Sands Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities like boat tours, fishing, and kayaking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation onsite includes yoga. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. White Sands Hotel also has a picnic area and a garden, as well as access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near White Sands Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Heyday. Nearby restaurants include Heavenly Island Lifestyle (3-min walk), Coco Cove (3-min walk), and Noi Thai Cuisine (4-min walk).
Does White Sands Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a lanai.
What's the area around White Sands Hotel like?
White Sands Hotel is in Waikiki, a short 6-minute walk from Waikiki Beach and 7 minutes' walk from Waikiki Beach Walk. The local area is popular for its beaches and our guests say it is very central.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Good location and fun place but not flashy
We thought this place was a gem(but not at first). The place is old, not glitzy. The bed was comfortable and the room functional but a bit old and tired. The entrance to the property is in no way grand but the reception is quirky and friendly and has its own coffee machine. It is easy walking to brilliant restaurants and tour buses, beach etc. but it is the atmosphere of the the pool, the pool bar and the gentle live music and the staff that makes this place feel like a little tropical oasis. Despite the liveliness and fun of the evenings this never was too loud or too late so we slept well too.
C J, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jason, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Samantha, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic experience
Kerry, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hidden gem
I really liked this place. The place was such a little hidden gem everything was so clean and nice i definitely will be coming back
Julio, 5-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place, not only would I stay again - I am!
I stayed here for six nights and enjoyed it so much on my way back through Hawaii on my way home I decided not to book somewhere else but to return here. While not ‘right on the beach’ it’s only a very short walk away and I enjoyed being slightly away. Very close to a lot of amenities, and their service was amazing. They let me check in an hour earlier as the room was available and I hadn’t slept in about 24 hours. Only issue was someone did walk into my room while I was sleeping. I thought it might have been housekeeping as I could here them calling out housekeeping in the hall but they said the person I described doesn’t fit anyone in housekeeping. Either way, they reset the room key for the door and removed a day of the amenities fee for the scare (though on checkout I did have to ask for this removed as it wasn’t noted on my record). My only other suggestion is a clearer reservation process for tables around the pool. Maybe the reserved signs could have times attached. Often people reserved the tables but didn’t come for hours. And some more pool loungers would be nice. Some people would put a towel on there and go away to their rooms for an hour or two and expect they’d still be ‘reserved’ when they got back. I did upset someone moving the towel after the lounge had been vacant for 2 hours. I thought they’d abandoned the spot but they grumbled for ages afterwards and tried to shame me.
James, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Montia, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Older but Updated Hotel with Charm
One of the last walk in, "old Hawaii" open air front desk with a ground floor tropical pool. Beautiful round poolside bar and comfortable lounging areas. Nice poolside food too. Ask for pool view room to avoid street noise and not so great views. The rooms are decent but definitely not 5 star. Nice mini fridge and lots of counter space. Bathroom counter size is nice too. Mattress and pillow ok but not great. Loved having beach chairs, umbrella, and beach towels available for check out. Most hotels don't.
Lauren, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Justin, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Dreamy Throwback Hotel
My partner and I stayed at The White Sands as our home base while in the area for a wedding. It was centrally located in Waikiki, and so cute! The staff is kind and friendly, the decor is kitschy and throwback in the most perfect way, and every room includes private outdoor space! The hotel is still a little “in process” as they work to complete a cocktail bar in front and a few finishing touches throughout, but it’s fabulous as-is! Some of our friends who stayed at The White Sands for a few days before moving to one of the more expensive resorts- shared that they wished they had stayed at The White Sands for the duration of their trip as the resort they moved to was MUCH more expensive and not much better than what The White Sands had to offer. My only regret of the stay was not sprinkling for a room that had a pool view. The standard room balcony views are varied and generally not as pleasant as the pool view. When I return to Waikiki, I will return to The White Sands! It was so dreamy!
Views from the pool deck
Katherine, 7-night trip with friends
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