Family: Kids 17 & under Stay Free.
Park Shore Waikiki is an oceanfront hotel located on world-famous Waikiki Beach, right between picturesque Diamond Head and the urban excitement of Waikiki. The Honolulu Zoo, Kapiolani Park, Waikiki Shell, and Waikiki Aquarium are also within walking distance from the hotel. Wake up each morning to breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
Park Shore Waikiki is comprised of 226 guestrooms (each with private lanais) in two cream-colored towers that rise above the beautiful surroundings. Spacious accommodations offer spectacular ocean and/or Diamond Head views. The newly renovated rooms blend sleek island style with modern amenities. The hotel offers two restaurants, retail shops, and a Starbucks Coffee. There is also an ocean-view pool with sundeck, perfect for watching Hawaii's beautiful sunsets. In addition, WiFi is available throughout the entire complex.
General Policies & Fine Print
Resort Fee - A mandatory hotel-imposed fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.
Mandatory hotel-imposed resort fee inclusions:
o Exclusive access to the HI FIT program (7 days a week, instructor led fitness activities on Waikiki Beach)
o Complimentary high-speed internet
o GoPro® – one free day rental usage, based on availability
o Deluxe Kona Coffee in guest rooms
o Sunscreen and after sun care located poolside
o Unlimited local and long-distance calls
o Use of beach chairs, based on availability
o Use of beach candy: unique ocean floaties
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 2180 reviews
A great place to relax
I spent a week at the Park Shore Hotel. I have traveled to Hawaii at least once a year for 15 years but this was my first stay at this hotel. I agree with other reviewers that the location is great, not just because it is near so many restaurants and close to the beach. It is the last property before a park and zoo so there are no buildings on one side to disrupt the view or cast a blanket of shade on the pool (in contrast, for example, to the Outrigger Reef). Also, it is across from arguably the best part of the beach. Due to erosion some of the high-end hotels (e.g., Sheraton) in the center of Waikiki have virtually no beach. Despite the wonderful location, this hotel may not appeal to people who are used to a five star resort where everything is shinny and modern and exclusive. In addition, it may not meet the expectations of kids who are used to big pools with slides and water falls (good luck finding one of those in Waikiki, the only pool that comes close is at the Hilton Hawaiian Village). This hotel is more of a place for a family or couple on a budget, or someone traveling alone who wants some down time in a safe location. The rooms are small but adequate. The AC works well. The shower works well. There is a fridge and a drip coffee maker (just one small pack of coffee, sugar and powered whitener daily but there is a Starbucks and another coffee shop right outside the hotel). The bed is comfortable but lacks the poofy duvets that you would find in a higher-end hotel. More than half the rooms have beautiful ocean views. Those on the park/zoo side have great views (my pic was taken from the 8th floor, farthest room from the beach and closest to the elevator—I paid for a “standard” room). Rooms on the other side of the building are near the Aston Waikiki and some look like they catch a much narrower angle of the ocean. (The Aston was another property I considered so I checked it out. Will make comparisons below). The pool at the Park Shore is usually quiet and the pool area is well maintained. There is no restaurant to draw a crowd (Lulu’s is on the street level) and the hotel does not monitor bringing in food or drinks. Consequently, people bring their own food/drinks and no one seems to take advantage of that by leaving a mess or getting drunk. There are vending machines, sun screen dispensers, and a microwave to use in a small room accessible from the pool deck. An ABC store is downstairs accessible through the hotel lobby with lots of cold drinks, salads, snacks. From the pool you can see the ocean. This is rare in Waikiki. Also, though the pool looks relatively small, it is not particularly small by Waikiki standards. Those who prefer the beach can borrow small folding chairs to carry across the street. The beach is beautiful and the surf is safe. The chairs are not very comfortable, however, and I don’t think anyone over 200 pounds could fit in them. (I strongly encourage the hotel to purchase better beach chairs. The ones from the Queen Hotel two properties behind the Park Shore look better, but I’m glad I’d didn’t stay at the Queen because the location isn’t nearly as nice as you have to go by some sketchy side streets to get there). Now to compare the Park Shore with the Aston next door. Both hotels are very open air, so no AC in the lobby or halls (not unusual in Hawaii). The Aston has a restaurant and also a take-out counter by the pool, but the Aston’s pool is much busier and there is very little view of the ocean pool-side. The public can walk right in to the Aston (as I did) to access the restaurant (Tikis) and enjoy the view. The amount of people around the Aston pool and the ease of buying food/drinks probably appeals to some more than the quiet of the Park Shore, assuming they can find a lounge chair at the Aston. No need to save chairs at the Park Shore. The Aston looks like it offers slightly more rooms with views, but with buildings on both sides their pool is shaded longer and at least some rooms’ views toward Diamond Head are obstructed by the Park Shore. Note the sidewalk outside the Aston and Park Shore is under construction, but there is minimal noise from that. Most of the noise in the area is traffic and easily ignored at night with the patio door shut and the AC going. I will definitely return to the Park Shore. It is relaxing and convenient and an excellent price for the location.
Fantasic all round hotel
- Awesome location over looking Diamond Head and Queen’s Beach and Waikiki - Brilliant; accommodating; extremely helpful professional staff (any issues talk to James and Po as these two were fantastic) - Rooms are large; clean; well equipped and the balcony is a brilliant place to chill over breakfast or watch the sunset - Access to fresh beach towels; pool floats; GoPro cameras all included in the cost - Close enough to the action but far enough from the noise to be perfectly peaceful You would never regret booking a stay in this hotel!
Convenient hotel close to Alamoana and Waikiki
Lower cost hotel with good size rooms with balcony looking inland or over main street. Accommodation reasonable but recommend going out for all meals. Clean rooms well serviced. Friendly staff with conscierge service available
Midrange hotel with topend location
This place is great! If you get it for $170 or less, you will find great value - perfect location across from the best stretch of Waikiki Beach, across from park and zoo, nice pool w killer view. Rooms are modest, but who cares? You’re paying for what counts w this place.
This hotel is in a great location, across from the beach and near a small park but still quite central. We booked a poolside room, but I wouldn't book one of these again. We had patio doors that opened out onto the pool area, but we didn't like this area. It was concrete slab floors and very basic. Needs upgrading or something. Nothing nice about it at all. No bar area or anything. The pool was small and seemed ok but we didn't end up using it. Book one of the higher up rooms, they all had a nice balcony. But the room itself was nice and clean and a good size. The hotel staff were great and we had a hire car which they parked for us every day. We ordered our car in the morning and it was brought to us in about 5 min's. Very efficient. All in all, a good hotel for the money but the major plus is the location.