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4.0 out of 5

"Receptionist was amazing, hotel was excellent, couldn’t have been better for our first visit " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 27 Mar 2020

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Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Hawaii Convention Center

Close to the beach

Within a 15-minute walk of this Waikiki hotel, you'll find Hawaii Convention Center and Ala Moana Center. Magic Island and Ala Moana Beach Park are also within half a mile (1 km).


This hotel features a coffee shop, concierge services, and valet parking. WiFi in public areas is free. A 24-hour business center, a terrace, and luggage storage are also on offer.

Free Internet, comfy beds

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 8 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as LCD TVs with cable channels. Free local calls, hair dryers, and safes are also available.

Classic Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Refrigerator

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$136* Per night/room 3 Jun. - 4 Jun.

City Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Refrigerator

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Paniolo at The Equus ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Paniolo at The Equus

Everyone (8) Couples (3) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Receptionist was amazing, hotel was excellent, couldn’t have been better for our first visit

Posted by , from Pa on 27 Mar. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Apr. 2020 by gs

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay! We look forward to having you stay again and thank you for staying at The Equus Hotel! Mahalo

5 out of 5
Wonderful! A sweet and simple hotel on the outskirts of Waikiki town. It has the charm and aloha of old Hawai’i and we will be staying here every time we visit O’ahu. We arrived a couple hours before the 3pm check in time and Aunty Rene greeted us graciously and offered to keep our bags while we waited for our room to be ready. It was such a joy to relax and talk story with her. We mentioned we were heading to a wedding that afternoon and she helped us get into our room a little sooner. She also let us know the hotel offers a complimentary drink at their bar which is a sweet touch and a perfect send off to our event. The room has a nice western aesthetic you don’t see in the ritzier hotels and it had a refreshing, homey feel to it. Everything was very clean and comfortable. Every staff member we encountered was genuinely kind and welcoming and we can’t thank you all enough for such a great stay. The Paniolo at the Equus is where you want to lay your head in Waikiki. Me ke aloha pumehana.

Posted by on 11 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Feb. 2020 by GS

Aloha and Mahalo! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that our staff was friendly and helpful! We look forward to seeing you again! Mahalo nui loa, Guest Service Desk

5 out of 5
Helpfulness I had trouble getting into my first booking so they help let me reserve a room at the last moment

Posted by on 15 Dec. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Dec. 2019 by Haunani

Aloha~ We're happy everything worked out for you! Mahalo nui, Rene

4 out of 5
No elevator from parking to lobby. But staff are excellent.

Posted by on 27 Oct. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Sep. 2019 by Kris

Mahalo for staying with us here at the Paniolo. We look forward to seeing you again!

2 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Aug. 2019 by Kris

Thank you for staying with us. Although it seems we came up a bit short this time, I do hope you'll consider us in the future. We are always looking for ways to improve and would love nothing more than to welcome you back. Aloha

3 out of 5
Bathroom was dirty and daily maid service was not very good. Specifically there was consistent failure to clean the bathroom and the towel resupply was not adequate. In room coffee station was not stocked but a call to the office solved that. Resort fees basically amount to wifi and free towels because they don't really have anything else to offer. Street noise is a significant problem during the night. This is an average basic hotel near the action and worth a look if you get it at a significant discount.

Posted by on 25 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 25 Oct. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Oct. 2018 by kika


4 out of 5
Good hotel, the only thing that I didn’t like about the room was the shower. It was very, very small, about 2.5’x3’ and the shower head can not be adjusted or moved. It was difficult trying to maneuver myself to get rinsed off in a small space. Other than that, the hotel was good.

Posted by on 17 Oct. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Oct. 2018 by kika

Mahalo for your feedback! Your feedback is very important us. Sincerely,

4 out of 5
Great older hotel just one block from the piers and two from Waikiki Beach. No restaurant at the hotel but a great little bar manned by Matt and superb breakfast prepared by Jen. It is noy the Waikiki Hilton but it is half the price!!

Posted by , from Auburn,AL on 28 Jul. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Aug. 2018 by kika

Mahalo for your feedback! We truly appreciate your business. I will be sure to share with Matt and Jen this review.

Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services are also featured at Paniolo at The Equus. For a fee, parking is available. This 3.5-star Honolulu hotel is smoke free.

  • 8 guestrooms or units
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site
  • Water dispenser

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool1
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Paniolo at The Equus offers 8 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and hair dryers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to noon.

Da HI Brew - Onsite coffee shop.

The Paniolo Bar - Onsite bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Hotel Policies


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

Special check-in instructions:

Anyone traveling to Hawaii, including travel between islands, on or before Tuesday, June 30, is required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 25 per night.


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

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted


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

  • Resort fee: USD 25.29 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions

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.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 1.75 and USD 6.50 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 29.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 25 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Paniolo Equus Hotel Honolulu
  • Paniolo Equus Hotel
  • Paniolo Equus Honolulu
  • Paniolo Equus
  • Paniolo at The Equus Hotel
  • Paniolo at The Equus Honolulu
  • Paniolo at The Equus Hotel Honolulu

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.