(Monterey County, California)
Oct 11, 2021
Wonderful location across from the beach. Rooms are small, have comfortable beds and are clean with everything you need including beautiful views when you book an oceanfront room. Can't wait to go back and stay here again.
Oct 05, 2021
We made the upgrade to an oceanview and the gorgeous view from our room was the highlight of our trip. We only require a hotel to sleep in and to have a view at that low price was unbelievable. We’re still smiling over the funky architecture of the circular building and the compactness is part of its charm. Solid concrete, didn’t hear anybody in the surrounding rooms, only in the hallway through the door. Loved it, hope to go back.
Aston Circle Hotel - Waikiki Oahu Hawaii - Sixth stay here and would stay here again
Sep 23, 2021
I've stayed at the Aston Circle Hotel about 5 or 6 times and it does have it drawbacks. No pool, limited parking, no onsite restaurant or gym. But it does have access to Waikiki beach in about 2-3 minutes from room to beach, the Hilton can take you 10-15 minutes to get to the beach. You don't really need a car as it is walkable to all of Waikiki. There are several restaurants literally outside their front door and many more within 1-2 blocks, very walkable. During this stay with my 78 year old father we walked every day for fun, for meals and for the motivation it brought it and we walked on average 6-8 miles every day with little effort, so who needs a gym. Yes I would stay here again. ......and did I mention the views from the Deluxe Ocean Front Room balcony.
You need to check out my video review of the hotel on my Youtube channel #shawnonthego as well as the time lapse sunset video shot from the balcony of the Aston Circle Hotel.
The hotel has been remodeled over the last year and is still ongoing so you may hear a little construction noise during weekdays but they don't work on weekends. One of the benefits of the facelift is the large sliding doors that open up the entire wall facing the ocean, see one of my pictures which shows this. All of the pictures were taken from our balcony of the hotel or directly in front of the hotel, on the beach, or in the water in front of the hotel.
Sep 08, 2021
Staycation gone great! Fantastic view! Due to COVID my wife and I ordered takeout for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Having our meals and drinks with the beautiful view made it more spectacular. We did go walking in Waikiki and also did some shopping at the mall. We had lunch at Paia Fish Market Waikiki. I love to eat fish. My wife and I ate the Ono and had calamari. The food is fantastic. That was the best Ono and calamari we ate. Our staycation was very memorable.
No frills - great value
Sep 01, 2021
This hotel offers a unique experience on Waikiki in that it has a terrific oceanfront location, with gorgeous ocean views (if like us you choose an ocean front deluxe room). The rooms are nice, the beds are comfortable, everything was clean and tidy during our stay. Also, the staff was very friendly and helpful.
The flip side is that the hotel has zero amenities. No fitness center, no breakfast, no room service, no pool, not so much as a treadmill. Also, the rooms are quite small. The bathroom in particular is tiny. This was fine for the two of us, but 4 people would probably be very uncomfortable.
So if what you are looking for is a zero-frills, good-location, cozy hotel room right on the beach, at a reasonable price then this is the place for you! If you need a pool, playground, spa, etc. or need a large room, then I would not recommend this hotel.
Note: I'm knocking the service grade because of lack of amenities, not because the staff was bad. They were great.