Shoreline Hotel Waikiki
What We Love
- Amenities like free coffee and tea, WiFi, beach towels and newspapers trump other economic options
- 135 bright, tastefully decorated rooms
- Upstart hotel company means eager-to-please staff
What To Know
- The hotel was renovated in May 2013; the restaurant is still closed for some renovations
- Despite what the name suggests, Shoreline is not oceanfront (the beach is three blocks away)
- No spa or gym; a daypass to the nearby 24-Hour Fitness will cost you $10
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
While most of Waikiki’s buildings are stuck in 1960s chock-a-block clunkiness, the Shoreline Waikiki is a ’70s-era building that has retained much of its retro charm. The motif continues inside, too, incorporating Midcentury Modern furnishings with surf lodge-like details in a muted palette of orange and blue.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms are small but make good use of their retro-meets-modern furniture. Wooden platform beds with built-in drawers and simple sconce lamps are offset by bolder wall art and Midcentury Modern furnishings. Rooms come with coffeemakers and air conditioning (with vents decorated with Hawaiian phrase magnets).
While the rooftop pool is quite convenient, Waikiki Beach — which tends to be a daylong draw — is a mere three blocks away. (Be sure to snag a free beach towel for the day.) The Heavenly an Island Lifestyle restaurant serves up fresh local cuisine such as Big Island ginger ahi poke.
In the Area
The Shoreline sits between the Waikiki Shopping Plaza, T Galleria by DFS (the makeup and watch floors are open to non-international travelers) and the Royal Hawaiian Center (Doraku Sushi, Wolfgang Steakhouse and Maui Tacos are winners). A few blocks away is Luxury Row, lined with the likes of Gucci, Chanel and Tiffany’s. For more local finds (and authentic souvenirs), check out the Honolua Surf Company, on nearby Kalakaua Avenue.
How to Get There
Me and my mom both liked this hotel very much. The rooms were compact, bed was good and everything worked so well. As the week went on there were little complimentary treats and drinks at the hotel lobby which was a nice suprise! Staff was super friendly and helpful. 100% would recommend, not for families with kids though, but for everybody else!
Shops, restaurants and the beach were all so close to the hotel! The hotel pool was located on top of the hotel and it was so nice!
We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights.
The location was perfect.
The staff was absolutely amazing and so helpful. We got a complimentary bottle of wine which was really nice.
We booked the birthday package through the hotel website and it was really good value for money!
The only thing I would say is that if you are looking for a luxurious room, this hotel is not for you. The view from the balcony wasn’t that nice so we had to keep the curtains closed. It didn’t bother us as we didn’t spend that much time in the room.
Apart from that, it was absolutely perfect and would recommend to anyone!
I highly enjoyed my stay at the Shoreline. The staff are amazing and it’s so close to the shops and beach of Waikiki. The roof top pool is peaceful and the rooms are spacious and very clean. The colourful foyer is funky that makes you feel welcome.