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Hotel walking distance in Waikiki, Oahu
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You'll never want to leave

You'll never want to leave

The Ilikai Hotel is an exceptional value property with outstanding marina and oceanfront views. Quiet and very nice section of town.

The Ilikai Hotel is an exceptional value property with outstanding marina and oceanfront views. Quiet and very nice section of town.

Dining

Dining

Restaurant Name: Canoes at the Ilikai Restaurant
Food Type: Local Cuisine
Price Range: $$
Open: Daily 6:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 11pm

Imagine the touch of sand at your feet, the gentle pounding of the surf and the smell of the salt in the air. Our ancestors used the ocean for travel, recreation and a never-ending resource for food. The Canoe was an integral part of the life in Polynesia enabling the proliferation of culture, religion and art throughout the Pacific. In the same spirit we hope to share the bounty and diversity of the Pacific through our food, service and atmosphere.

Whether guests desire a table indoors or outdoors, Canoes provides views of the Ala Wai Yacht Marina and breathtaking sunsets. Canoes at the Ilikai specializes in regional Hawaiian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh local produce and seafood.

Located lobby level at the Ilikai Waikiki Hotel.
Restaurant Name: Paddles Bar
Food Type: Drinks/Appetizers
Price Range: $$
Open: Daily 6pm - 8pm

Lounge poolside with a variety of tropical drinks and appetizers while you enjoy our live Hawaiian music, four nights a week from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Restaurant Name: Sarento's Top of the
Food Type: Italian
Price Range: $$$
Open: Daily 5:30pm - 9pm

Sky-high dining in Hawaii's most elegant Italian restaurant. Delicious Italian regional cuisine, plus panaramic views of Waikiki, Honolulu, Diamond Head, and the Pacific Ocean. A stone pizza oven, colorful murals, and tile accents lend an authentic Mediterranean flavor.
Restaurant Name: Tanka of Tokyo
Food Type: Japanese
Price Range: $$$
Open: Daily 11:30am - 2pm, 5:30pm - 9pm

As superb meal and exciting show in one as you watch master teppanyaki chefs prepare steak, chicken, lobster, Pacific salmon, and island fish on table-top grills. Voted one of "The 10 Best Japanese Restaurants in the United States" (Five Star Diamond Award) and winner of the prestigious Hale Aina Award in 1995 as Honolulu's best Japanese restaurant.

Restaurant Name: Canoes at the Ilikai Restaurant
Food Type: Local Cuisine
Price Range: $$
Open: Daily 6:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 11pm

Imagine the touch of sand at your feet, the gentle pounding of the surf and the smell of the salt in the air. Our ancestors used the ocean for travel, recreation and a never-ending resource for food. The Canoe was an integral part of the life in Polynesia enabling the proliferation of culture, religion and art throughout the Pacific. In the same spirit we hope to share the bounty and diversity of the Pacific through our food, service and atmosphere.

Whether guests desire a table indoors or outdoors, Canoes provides views of the Ala Wai Yacht Marina and breathtaking sunsets. Canoes at the Ilikai specializes in regional Hawaiian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh local produce and seafood.

Located lobby level at the Ilikai Waikiki Hotel.
Restaurant Name: Paddles Bar
Food Type: Drinks/Appetizers
Price Range: $$
Open: Daily 6pm - 8pm

Lounge poolside with a variety of tropical drinks and appetizers while you enjoy our live Hawaiian music, four nights a week from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Restaurant Name: Sarento's Top of the
Food Type: Italian
Price Range: $$$
Open: Daily 5:30pm - 9pm

Sky-high dining in Hawaii's most elegant Italian restaurant. Delicious Italian regional cuisine, plus panaramic views of Waikiki, Honolulu, Diamond Head, and the Pacific Ocean. A stone pizza oven, colorful murals, and tile accents lend an authentic Mediterranean flavor.
Restaurant Name: Tanka of Tokyo
Food Type: Japanese
Price Range: $$$
Open: Daily 11:30am - 2pm, 5:30pm - 9pm

As superb meal and exciting show in one as you watch master teppanyaki chefs prepare steak, chicken, lobster, Pacific salmon, and island fish on table-top grills. Voted one of "The 10 Best Japanese Restaurants in the United States" (Five Star Diamond Award) and winner of the prestigious Hale Aina Award in 1995 as Honolulu's best Japanese restaurant.

Fitness

Fitness

Fitness Center
Open: 24 Hours

Keep in shape at the Ilikai's fitness center featuring state-of-the-art equipment, stationary bikes, treadmills, stair steppers and elliptical trainers. Therapeutic massages can be arranged by appointment.

Fitness center use is complimentary to registered hotel guests and is available 24 hours with room key access.

Fitness Center
Open: 24 Hours

Keep in shape at the Ilikai's fitness center featuring state-of-the-art equipment, stationary bikes, treadmills, stair steppers and elliptical trainers. Therapeutic massages can be arranged by appointment.

Fitness center use is complimentary to registered hotel guests and is available 24 hours with room key access.

Things to do on Oahu

Oahu Dinner and Sunset Cruises
Pearl Harbor - Battleship Missouri
Luaus on Oahu
Northshore Shark Adventures
Oahu Kayaking Trips
Dolphin Excursions on Oahu
Shows and Entertainment in Waikiki
Oahu Helicopters and Air Tours
Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park

Beaches near Ilikai

Ala Moana Beach Park
1.8 miles away (5 minute drive)
Waikiki Beach
You Are Here
Kailua Beach
15.2 miles away (27 minute drive)
Lanikai Beach
16.5 miles away (32 minute drive)
Waimea Beach Park
37.4 miles away (56 minute drive)
Pupukea Beach Park
38.5 miles away (58 minute drive)
Ehukai Beach Park
39.5 miles away (60 minute drive)
Pounders Beach
34 miles away (1.0 hour drive)
Malaekahana Bay State Recreation Area
36.3 miles away (1.1 hour drive)
Kee Beach State Park

Hotels, Resorts, and Condos near Ilikai

Resort areas near Ilikai

Waikiki
You Are Here
Airport / Ala Moana
1.6 miles away (4 minute drive)
Kahala
4.7 miles away (11 minute drive)
Ko Olina
26.5 miles away (35 minute drive)
Turtle Bay
44.8 miles away (1.2 hour drive)
Kailua
Lanikai
North Shore
Turtle Bay

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What People Are Saying:

Reasonably priced and NICE

I was surprised the hotel was reasonably priced and is nice... the lobby is nice but not extremely fancy, but the rooms have recently been renovated and the decor is new and very nice. The air conditioning worked well. The bathroom was renovated, but the bathtub/showers are older- but very large and clean. We didn't use the pool, but it looked good. I'm really picky about hotel rooms' cleanliness - and I was pleased with this hotel. The hotel is next to a marina and is on the water, but not the beach. You can easily walk to the beach - about 1/8 mile. I used to live in Hawaii and I recommend you dont just stay in Honolulu, but venture out to other parts of Oahu (and other islands if you can) to get the best vacation. Visit the North Shore (Waimea Beach/Sunset Beach), Kaneohe, Kailua... visit other beaches besides Waikiki (most locals don't even go to Waikiki Beach!!) and do some hiking! It's some of the best hiking in the U.S.
Ted, Canoga Oark, CA

A place to be comfortable among a staff of friends and fine folks

I have been fortunate enough to visit Hawaii, and in particular Oahu, many times and almost without exception I have stayed at the ILIKAI. This venerable site has undergone many managements and rehabs with always-fine results. An ocean view condo in the main tower is ideal for the scenery, entertainment, (nightly torch ritual, frequent musicians and people watching) and overall comfort. To me, the key to an Ilikai room is its people. The front desk is staffed with knowledgeable, friendly, and just plain helpful, good folks. One person at the front desk is Judy, who has labored long and hard to the benefit of her customers. In my case she has become a true family friend. She is a true ambassador for the hotel. There is no better feeling when arriving in a far away city then to have a smiling face welcome you with sincerity and enthusiasm. Judy's sister Doris, another friend - in reservations -is equally anxious to ensure youre comfortable stay. Because of our many stays at the ILIKAI even the General Manager extends a hand in welcome. All are a very fine feeling. The hotel's facilities are all grand. The Diamond Head side pool is a most relaxing locale for tanning, swimming, reading or sleeping with a gentle breeze wafting the pleasant aroma of sun tan oils. I could go on with many superlatives that would all apply to other parts of the ILIKAI's premises but it would take a larger format than this. There are several on-sight restaurants of varying $$ but each special in its own way. A medical office is on the first floor with a doctor in attendance most hours - a bit of insurance that hopefully you won't require, but peace of mind to know it's there. The hotel rooms are clean, spacious, fresh and well maintained. With these few words you may realize I am an ILIKAI enthusiast and I have no reservation about recommending the Ilikai to anyone traveling to Hawaii. The property may have a few years on it but many monies have been spent in keeping the ILIKAI current and desirable. Have a nice stay and tell them "Bill sent me".
Bill Henshaw, Midlothian, VA

great hotel

we really enjoyed the Ilikai hotel.It is centrally located to everything, very friendly staff and very helpful. great accomedations. the elevators are slow but over all a great place to stay.We'll be back.
curtis muckey, galva, iowa