Castle Waikiki Shore Beachfront Condominiums

3.0 star rating

Standard accommodation with basic facilities and limited services.

    What to expect (based on 797 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-3.5

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Stayed 27Oct19-04Nov19 CastleResorts Rental

    Reviewed by msflana32() on Nov 15, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			1
			 out of 5

    Be forewarned that this older condo building is having unit remodels performed throughout the year. The first indication that your dream vacation will turn into a nightmare is at 9:00 a.m. on Monday thru Friday when demolition work begins in the unit next door. There will be cement drilling, rotary saw whining and sledgehammer pounding emanating from the common wall throughout the day. The noise level is so loud at times that you will find it hard to even think. When you confront Castle Resorts front desk or even Waikiki Shore AOAO office they will act as if they weren't aware that it was scheduled but tell you that the house rules allow it till 4:30 p.m. Mon thru Fri. Why should they be concerned anyway, their dream vacation isn't being ruined. The question now is, why wouldn't Castle Resorts or the Waikiki Shore AOAO want to inform future guests that their vacation experience might be tarnished by loud construction noise Mon thru Fri.? Or offer compensation to affected renters to ameliorate the situation. Well, the answer to me is obvious, to maximize profit. As we all know, renters are a necessary evil in this business. Even though they are usually noisy, inconsiderate and destructive, we need them to pay for mortgage or business expenses. I know there is no recourse for the renter because they are never informed of the schedule construction planned during their stay and the house rules allow the noise. Sounds like a "Win / Win" for the owners and Castle Resorts & Hotels.

    Don’t Stay Here

    Reviewed by MsTinajo(Tinajo, Spain) on Nov 15, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			1
			 out of 5

    We booked this as part of a works tour, so far we have stayed in 8 hotels/condos, all delux rooms with views. The view is spectacular and that’s where this positives end. The “delux room” has rush on the cooker, the fridge is older than me, the shower runs Luke warm if you’re lucky. One bedside table, no headboard, lumpy cheap pillows, stained curtains, cheap sheets, mismatched floor tiles, strange smell in room and then you get the hidden fees on arrival. We stayed two nights and got charged $195 for a cleaning fee! I’m sticking with Hilton and Marriott from now on, would never stay in a condo ever again. Don’t be misled by the pictures on their site, extremely misleading.

    Great Condo and location!!

    Reviewed by Rick S(Jonesburg, Missouri) on Oct 28, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We just got home from this great condo yesterday. We stayed in 904 studio and it was clean, great view, and had everything we needed. King bed was great and the balcony was best part for setting, eating, and viewing. If and when we come back to Hawaii we will stay here again. We had a great 43rd. anniverary!!

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-1

    Service

    Service-1

    Perfect Location

    Reviewed by Mahalo123(Chicago, Illinois) on Oct 27, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We rented a VRBO room and the 2 bedroom was perfect. It had a full kitchen but we never used it due to the easy location within walking distance to tons of restaurants and shops. This was an amazing panoramic view. We were able to walk everywhere without a rental car. If you want to stay in the busy Waikiki beach this is perfect.

    Individual ratings:

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    Location, Location, Location

    Reviewed by LAX-HKG(Los Angeles) on Oct 24, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    My mom and I were staying at a studio here (1005?) during our visit to Oahu. Yes, the amenities are very limited (no pool, no BBQ grills, limited hotel service, tight parking spots) However, the view is AMAZING from our unit. We had an unobstructed view of the beach and the Friday night fireworks. We could hear the crashing waves at night. We ended up cooking many breakfasts/dinners at our unit and enjoyed our meals in the balcony. A similar meal with the same view probably would cost hundreds of dollars per person. The unit itself is a bit dated, but clean. The bathroom has no A/C and ventilation is through a window. The lanai furniture was a bit worn down. There is no dishwasher in our unit. It did not diminish our enjoyment of the resort because of its excellent location. When we were there the stretch of the Waikiki that the hotel is located at was pretty quiet. The beach though was a bit rocky, so wear water shoes if you want to venture far into the waters. The property is scheduled to undergo renovation in the near future. I hope they won't raise the price too high after the work is completed. The value of this condo resort is great if you don't need all the bells and whistles of a hotel/resort. I definitely have no problem recommending or going back for another stay. Also, the front desk staff, especially Ryan, is super friendly and helpful.

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5