General Policies & Fine Print
Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Resort Fee – Mandatory hotel-imposed fees are charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.
Hotel Mandatory hotel imposed resort fee inclusions:
• Playstation 3 console in each unit
• Unlimited access to DVD movies and Playstation games
• In-room internet access
• In-room coffee and tea provided daily
• Daily newspaper
• Local & Toll Free Calls
• Daily in-room safe
The above list may not be comprehensive. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating1040 reviews
We are here at the moment in the middle of a 12 night stay. Our daughter us just beginning her study at University of Hawaii so have made this our holiday. Fantastically located in Waikiki, we are on 32nd floor with great views of the ocean and the mountains. The staff have been extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean, functional and the beds comfy. Great pool area on the 6th floor with loads of loungers. It was a long journey from the UK but glad we are staying here as it is so close to everything. Beach is literally 2 minutes away. Definitely recommend.
No room, no contact, no concern
We were booked into this accommodation for 10 days by a very reputable travel company only to discover upon our arrival that there wasn’t any condominiums available! We weren’t given any explanation for this other than the front desk person telling us that they had “lost” some inventory. Asking why they didn’t contact me the reply was that they didn’t have our details. Why wouldn’t they have contacted the travel company to inform them of the conundrum? Very unsettling and disappointing to find out that you have to scramble to find accommodation elsewhere even though you have paid for it months in advance! After several phone calls to our travel consultant in Australia to inform her of our situation, we were eventually directed to a property for our stay some 3 hours later. No real concern was shown by the Manager but we were thankful that we had a great consultant back home that came to our aid.
Great Location and Nice Condo
I recently stayed at the Banyan in May 2019, we had a 1 bedroom condo with an ocean view on the 7th floor, the room was clean and comfortable with all the amenities including a washer dryer on each floor. Cant wait to get back in November 2019. Its close to everything Waikiki has to offer.
Beware -- Confirmed Reservation with Deposit doesn't guarantee you a room!
We showed up at 9PM after a long day of travel with a small child, with a reservation that had been in place for months and a deposit paid, and were told there was no room for us! Due to an 'overbooking' our reservation had been switched, without any notice or consultation, to another hotel on the far other side of Waikiki. We had been in touch with the hotel as recently as five days before our arrival, and there had been no mention any problems. The staff people had no information about the alternate hotel or what kind of room we had. With no time to research alternatives, we had to schlep our stuff back outside and wait for another cab. The Banyan said they would pay for the cab (how generous!), but they underpaid the route, leaving us with an ugly situation with the driver on the other end. Now we're spending our vacation in a hotel we had no input in selecting, on the end of Waikiki we didn't want. (We had chosen the Banyan in part for its location near the zoo and its tennis court.) We've stayed at Aston properties literally a dozen or more times. Never again.
Our room was old, outdated and uncomfortable! Nothing like the photos show. The only things they have going for them is location, price and the pool deck. We arrived at 2:56 and were told we had to wait until 3 to check in because our room wasn't ready, it took more than 4 minutes for the actual check in but whatever. Upon check out they tried to charge me for a roll away bed and when I said we didn't use one they made me wait for someone to physically check my room like I was lying! No ice machine but there is a bucket, the rental kiosk wouldn't let return my movies so here's hoping they don't charge me for those later because I had to return them at the desk and so far they proved to be pretty incompetent!