The Equus

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Outdoor pool, free cabanas
Outdoor pool, free cabanas
Outdoor pool, free cabanas

Overview of The Equus

The Equus

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Fort DeRussy Beach Park

7.8/10 Good

857 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
1696 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI, 96815
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
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea maker
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
  • Temperature checks

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Waikiki
  • Ala Moana Center - 13 min walk
  • Waikiki Beach Walk - 18 min walk
  • Royal Hawaiian Center - 20 min walk
  • Waikiki Beach - 23 min walk
  • International Market Place - 23 min walk
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa - 34 min walk
  • Honolulu Zoo - 35 min walk
  • Honolulu Harbor - 45 min walk
  • Hawaii Convention Center - 1 min drive
  • Ala Moana Beach Park - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Daniel K. Inouye Intl. Airport (HNL) - 19 min drive
  • Kapolei, HI (JRF-Kalaeloa) - 40 min drive

About this property

The Equus

The Equus puts you just a 5-minute drive from Ala Moana Center and Royal Hawaiian Center. 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. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and beach location.



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

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 47 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


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Covered onsite self parking (USD 29 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Offsite parking within 0.1 mi (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

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


  • ATM/banking
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Elevator


  • English

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

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

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:
  • Resort fee: USD 25.95 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Pool access
    • Beach loungers
    • Beach towels
    • Business center/computer access
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • In-room safe
    • In-room safe and safe insurance
    • In-room coffee
    • Concierge service
    • Housekeeping
    • Additional inclusions

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 2 and USD 10 per person (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 4 percent


  • Covered self parking costs USD 29 per night with in/out privileges
  • Parking is available offsite and costs USD 20 per day (0.1 mi 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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; masks are required in public areas.

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

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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Francis, 4-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

DANIELA, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Brittany, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Elisberto, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

You get what you pay for
The staff were extra friendly, the room was fine, good water pressure, nice thick towels, the AC was cold, bed was soft, pillows were soft too. They didn’t clean everyday. We had a leaky faucet for a few days but they eventually fixed it. The location is great, walking distance to everywhere. Parking is expensive, street is noisy at night. Some guests looked sketchy & are noisy.
6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Joseph, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Hilda, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great Stay
Nice hotel, hospitality was excellent. 20-30 min walk to Waikiki beaches
OSCAR, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Timothy, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Never Again; Once is enough
Photos are deceptive. Access to front of hotel is dangerous. There is no area to pull up (like most hotels) if you have a car. You also have to walk up stairs to get to "front desk". Parking was problematic. I selected reserve but found out when I arrived there were no spaces left and I had to park across the street. There is only ONE elevator for guests and housekeeping staff. The hotel is owned by a polo club and clearly it is meant for men to stay there. Bathroom light does not accommodate women who need to put on makeup. How accommodating is this hotel for women? Well they did leave one makeup remover wipe.
5-night family trip
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