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Wonderful place, great view! Enjoyed our stay and this place was the perfect size for my husband and I! Having the kitchenette was perfect, as a grocery store was just a short three block walk. Ocean and shopping were a block and a half away. From the lanai you can see the waves and see the mountains. Home away from home! Will definitely stay again as Thomas is wonderful to work with and he offers well kept places to rest and enjoy the island. Thank you again for a wonderful stay.
Jan O
Donald, OR

Wonderful stay, second time around! This was our second stay at the Marine Surf and we loved it. Tom's studios are clean, modern, tastefully furnished and well equipped. They provide everything you need for a comfortable stay in Waikiki. We have stayed in the Palm twice now and would return anytime. After our stay in September last year we knew if we returned to O'ahu, we would sure love to stay there again. Luck was on our side when planning the second trip and Tom showed availability. I had done excessive research last year. As we were traveling with our small daughter we figured staying in a condo would be nicer, providing us more privacy, giving the chance to cook some meals and get a reasonable rate. Tom's studios are in the heart of Waikiki, the free parking is great (also free Wifi!) and we often simply left our rental car downstairs and walked along the beach or explored Waikiki. In the evenings we sat on the lanai and enjoyed the great view while the little one slept on the comfortable sofa sleeper. Yes, there is nightlife around and the Marine Surf building is located in a busy area of Waikiki - but there was no more music after 10 pm in the area and street noise also died down considerably. Last year we sometimes closed the lanai door and switched on the AC at night, this time in April we often had a refreshing cool night breeze and slept with the door open, weren't bothered by noise. The building itself has been updated, the lobby area is new, they keep everything clean and secure. We always felt safe. The pool is nice and never crowded, perfect for an afternoon swim before heading to the sunset on the beach. We met so many tenants and renters, all wonderful people. Also, there is a new restaurant and bar downstairs, another plus. Lots of restaurants, Starbucks etc. close by as well. An evening treat was to walk down the street to the beautiful Royal Hawaiian and watch their evening show, then continue on to see the sunset. We have been all over the island, hiked, swam, shopped, dined... but in the evenings we always felt like coming home. It's been the second time we worked with Tom and Kelly and they are simply wonderful. Believe me, I have been a travel agent before and had my share of industry people, landlords etc. to deal with. But Tom and Kelly both make every effort to make your stay a perfect one. Great! We miss "our" studio already and will definitely return in the future!
Dagmar and Stefan
Feiburg, Denmark

We were referred to this property by our friends after we started complaining to them about booking hotel around Honolulu. All hotels were very expensive and included daily resort fees and parking fee. This is a great property. Tom (owner) had made it very easily for us to book this condo unit. He is very accommodating and responsive to emails/call if you have any questions. There were no hidden fees in the pricing and free parking was included (we had a rental vehicle). vs.$25-$30 parking fee in other hotels. Upon entering the spacious unit; we had notice the nice renovations that was done. We were more than happy with the unit as they also accommodated: Beach blankets, beach chairs, snorkeling gear, utensils, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker. There were no issues with the condo during our week stay. We had a great stay and would definitely stay again and recommend.
Hung T
San Jose, CA

Very accommodating, great location: We were referred to the Marine Surf Condos by a friend. We found Tom and Kelly to be great to deal with in a most professional manner. They were very accommodating to our request and did all they could to make us comfortable. The location was fantastic walking distance to all attractions as well as coach pickups. We found the apartments very clean and well stocked with the necessary requirements. Other guests were quiet so even though we were in the heart of Honolulu we had a very quiet retreat every night. We would have no hesitation in recommending this establishment to other travelers, it affords you the luxury of a full size kitchen and a larger than normal hotel room. Beach towels and beach chairs and umbrellas were also provided. Cost was comparable to hotels in the area. We had a great time and would make a booking should we return to Honolulu.
Kerry and John M
Monterey, NSW

Fabulous Location, would stay here again! We stayed in this apartment for 18 nights and were very happy here. It was great to have a bit more room than in a hotel. The apartment is light and has everything you need. We had breakfast here each morning before heading out for the day. The apartment is centrally located, just where you want to be in Waikiki. Close to the beach and shops and the Food Pantry isn't far away for supplies. Staying here was perfect for the 2 of us. Tom was great to deal with and was contactable on email if needed. He also sent through some helpful tips during our stay on things happening around the area. We would certainly recommend staying in this apartment and would stay here again ourselves if back in Waikiki.
Leanne B
Murrumba Downs, Queensland

Lovely unit, great location!- My husband and I stayed in the Palms unit for our stay on Oahu during our honeymoon! The unit was up to date and clean. The condo building included parking, which was fantastic. The pool on the 4th floor roof was perfect, and never busy. Although the condo itself was great, the location was even better. Loved that we were in walking distance to all Waikiki had to offer! Thanks so much to Tom and his team!!
Jessica N
Barrie, Ontario CA

Thanks so much Tom and Kelly for getting our first trip to Oahu off to such a great start. We absolutely loved the condo, appreciating the value, roominess, cleanliness, FREE parking, and close proximity to many things we planned to do during our stay. Plus, popular restaurants, shopping venues, and the beach within one block made walking to our destinations so easy. Thanks, too, for your continuous communication before, during, and after our visit! The booking, check-in, and check-out procedures couldn't have been easier! We will happily recommend this property to friends, family who plan future visits to the Waikiki area.
Bill & Bette N
Thornton, CO

Great place to stay! We stayed at the beachcomber for a week. The condo was very clean and spacious, just a block away from the beach; close to everything Waikiki has to offer, has free wifi, and free parking stall. The place was secured. Tom was very accommodating to all of our request, he sent me an email regarding things to do, places to visit and dine, which was very helpful for us, since it was our first time in Waikiki. He called us a few times just to make sure that everything was ok. We will definitely stay here again, and will recommend the place. Mahalo to Tom and Kellly!
Ruby S
Calgary, Alberta CA

The apartment is great, comfortable bed and the sofa bed as well. In the kitchen there are all necessary utensils .... In the apartment are also available beach chairs, sun guard, floats, surfboards, and goggles for diving, among other things. The balcony is great too. The perfect Wi-Fi as well as my parking spot. On each floor there is a washer and dryer, which is very useful when you are on the beach. The location is perfect. The apartment is very close to the beach, several bars, restaurants, shopping malls, places that rent bike ..... well, I could not have found a better place to stay. I was well approved and gave me many tips, Thanks for the great stay.
Preston R
Haverhill, MA

Everything went as expected and we had a pleasant stay in this property. Tom and Kelly were very helpful and provided clear and detailed instructions on all aspects of the property before our arrival. The apartment was fully equipped with everything you could want. Great location central to everything in Waikiki. Good Wifi and TV and having a parking space was a huge plus. Would definitely stay there again and recommend to others.
Ken W
HomeAway BIN

Thank you so much, Tom and Kelly, for making our Best Friends' Getaway Week so awesome with your lovely accommodation! We really appreciated the proximity to everything, the security, the great amenities, and especially the fact that we could always call with any questions we had. Kelly was so helpful in making sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. We will definitely recommend this condo to anyone wanting a cozy home-away-from-home in Waikiki, and we hope to return again ourselves. This was exactly what we were looking for!
Suzanne D
West Allis, WI

A very special thank you to Tom and Kelly. We have stayed with them twice in different condos and both were wonderful. Beautiful furnishings and everything you need for all your cooking needs. Really friendly staff, from the front desk to the maintenance guys. I can't thank Tom enough for all his help. We had a last minute change in flights and he really went the extra mile to still accommodate us. Even responded to our change within minutes even though he was in Peru. That is service. From watching the ocean in the early morning to the fireworks on Friday nights, the views are wonderful from the lanai. Within easy walking distance of everything and a free parking spot if you are renting a car. We could go on for a few more pages about what we liked about our stay here, from Tom's helpful hints on what to do how to save a few dollars on tours, to the saltwater pool. We had a great holiday thanks to there efforts. Wonderful people and beautiful condo and would HIGHLY recommend any of his condos. Mahalo again for everything Tom. Hope to see you soon.
Rick & Wendy P
Lethbridge, Alberta CA

We had a fantastic stay in the Peacock apartment. Everything was as described, Tom's communication was excellent from our initial enquiry right through to check out. The location is perfect, just a short walk to the beach, close to shops and restaurants. The kitchenette was brilliant and certainly helped save some money. The included free car park was a godsend given how difficult parking can be in Waikiki. Overall, we would highly recommend staying in one of Tom's condos and we will be back next time we visit!
Charles E
Nudgee, Queensland, AU

We had the best time staying in The Ali’i for our week-long vacation! Everything in the condo was just as pictured. I especially loved the fact that there's a separate little vanity area with a huge mirror right off the bathroom, great to use when getting ready! It's in the perfect location if you are planning to do any tours. We had a tour planned for every day of our stay and had to meet the tour bus every morning (sometimes very early in the morning) and we were able to walk and quickly get there. The beach is super close and it's in the heart of the shopping centers of Waikiki. The whole experience was great, very smooth transaction since Tom and Kelly communicate and offer their help every step of the way.
Jenny M
Chicago IL

Great location! The Beachcomber was in a great location. Short walk to the beach, shopping and restaurants. As we were only on Oahu for 3 days, this studio served our purpose perfectly. We did rent a car for the 3 days and really appreciated the covered parking space that came with the unit. The amenities provided were great! As Oahu is not very big, we were able to explore the whole island. We would not hesitate to return here. Tom was very easy to work with and quick to respond.
Jeanie S
Pendleton, IN

Excellent, Fantastic, Awesome!! The property is nice clean , bright , roomy, location is very good , close to everything we want and needed, we would like to come back sometimes.
Quoc T
Guelph, Ontario CA

Great place to stay! This was our second time staying with one of Toms studios. This one was on the 17th floor of Marine Surf which was so well equiped and comftable for our weeks stay. We didn't have a car, but the parking is in a garage attached to the building. Grab a beach chair (provided) and hit the beach only two block walk! Grab a fold up chair (provided) to watch Friday night Fireworks. You can never go wrong staying in a studio with everything you need to cook, watch tv (cable) and free internet....plus, the laundry room was just right out the door and the machines did a great job cleaning our clothes. I can't stress enough just how we love when people like Tom open their doors up so that we can visit paradise without going broke!!!!! We will be back Tom!!!
Carlton Q
Epping, Victoria AU

Tasteful Studio in a Fantastic Location: This is a great location just a block from the beach in Waikiki. The building is very secure. You can't go up in the elevator without swiping a room key, and the building itself is locked in the evening. The rental studio does not face the street so it is quiet. Furnishings are modern, and the a/c worked great. While not large, the unit was very clean and comfortable for my college friend and myself. The sofa makes into a reasonably comfortable bed. The receptionist in the lobby was very friendly and held our bags for us for a couple of hours during the day until we could meet up with Tom's assistant to get keys. There is a lift from the street that can be used to move luggage and the disabled up to the reception level. The bus stop is right around the corner and across the street. Senior fare is just $1. (Show Medicare card to get the reduced fare.) Tom was very responsive, and minor issues were handled immediately. You can even take the bus to/from the airport if you don't have much luggage. There is also a shuttle service located in the airport just across from baggage claim. Tom's rental is across the street from a Ross Dress for Less store, handy for some reasonably-priced snacks and department store items. The grocery store is around the corner and two blocks down. Try the all-you-can-eat buffet lunch for less than $20 at Duke's, two blocks away. While we did not use the covered parking spot that was included with the rental, it is an invaluable asset if you have a car. I'd recommend this rental to friends and would rent from Tom again if I were visiting Honolulu.
Fairfield, CA

Quality customer service, close walk to Waikiki Beach! Tom and Kelly provided responsive customer service and were flexible for check-in time change request at the last minute. Very conveniently located less than 10 min walk to Waikiki Beach, valuable easily accessible covered parking near elevator, efficient A/C, consistently accessible wifi. Small bathroom which is expected for downtown Honolulu. Also stayed in Maui where the condo owner provided multiple beach towels, kayak, beach chairs and other items not present here, if you want to compare, and not having a dishwasher in downtown Honolulu is probably standard but first time staying here so didn't know; no measuring cups or devices for Tablespoon, 1/4 cup, 2 cups, etc. so tried to use blender or coffee mug and guessed poorly. A couple of times there were problems with the elevators-that's not the fault of the condo owners but the building management. A lower floor would have been preferred so could walk up/down rather than wait for elevator but the elevator wait for most of the time wasn't too long. Not too many rules for check out procedures. Would stay here again assuming competitively reasonably priced.
Dave F
Colorado Springs, CO

This was our second time staying with one of Toms studios. This one was on the 17th floor of Marine Surf which was so well equiped and comftable for our weeks stay. We didn't have a car, but the parking is in a garage attached to the building. Grab a beach chair (provided) and hit the beach only two block walk! Grab a fold up chair (provided) to watch Friday night Fireworks. You can never go wrong staying in a studio with everything you need to cook, watch tv (cable) and free internet....plus, the laundry room was just right out the door and the machines did a great job cleaning our clothes. I can't stress enough just how we love when people like Tom open their doors up so that we can visit paradise without going broke!!!!! We will be back Tom!!!
Jim and Judy E
Canton, MI

Fantastic studio apartment, best location!! What a great studio apartment!!! It was so clean and had everything you could possibly need and much bigger than the photos. Everything was of high quality down to the sheets and towels!!! The location was perfect, so close to everything and only a 2 min walk to the beach. Watching the Friday night fireworks from our balcony was a treat!! Tom was so helpful and Kelly and the staff at reception were very friendly and accommodating. I would definitely stay there again and highly recommend to others. This is a great alternative to a hotel, better value for money and a higher standard of accommodation that most hotels and so much more comfortable. Thanks Tom.
Sue H
Elderslie, NSW, AU


Best kept secret in Waikiki: My husband and I stayed at this property for 6 days and wished we could have stayed longer or taken it with us to the other islands that we visited. The location was perfect and the studio was clean and contained all the necessary comforts of home away from home. We were able to witness the night life in Waikiki from our balcony without having to be in it. We were able to walk everywhere and find our way home safely and without getting lost. There was public bus transport all around us and the free parking for our 2 day rental was a bonus as parking is almost impossible and expensive elsewhere. We hope to stay here again on our next visit to Waikiki and highly recommend it to all our friends and family both in Hawaii and overseas.
Nora & Patrick P
Edens Landing, AU

I really enjoyed staying at Tom's Studio, very clean, luxurious and central to all key places in a Hawaii. The view from the Studio is awesome. The service from Tom was amazing I arrived late and he still waited for me and took time to explain everything. If I come to Hawaii again I will definitely contact Tom first for accommodation.
Annet C
Metika Sydney

Right in the heart of Waikiki”; We recently returned from a 10 nights stay at the Palm studio. After having done a lot of research I came across Tom's units and was pleasantly surprised by all the great reviews. Working with Tom was wonderful. From the first email to the check in, everything went smooth and I had a good feeling from the get go. Upon arriving we found everything exactly as in the pictures. The studio is tastefully furnished, well equipped and absolutely clean. There is a welcome guide with great tips on the desk and Tom and Kelly are always willing to help, too. We had a great nights sleep despite staying in the heart of busy Waikiki. The free wifi was a plus and the parking definitely a treat especially since the rate was great to begin with. We loved sitting on the lanai in the evenings overlooking the skyline while our kid was already asleep. Even with 3 people in the condo it never felt crowded and we had enough room to store all our things. It was hard to leave, we enjoyed our stay so much and would definitely return to stay there anytime! Thank you Tom!
Dagmar and Stefan
Feiburg, Denmark

Just a quick note that we had a great time at the Beachcomber. Perfect location, price, and amenities! We especially loved being able to cook a few nights and loved the free wifi so we could binge-watch Netflix when we were too tired to go out. Thanks again!
Tara C
Oackton, VA

Tom and Kelly were very easy to do do business with! We booked 3 nights in the palm studio and couldn't be happier with the location and the studio itself. The studio was walkable to everything! Restaurants, entertainment, shopping, and beach! My husband even ended up booking a work meeting and needed to stay another night. They happened to have the next night available and worked with us for him to be able to spend another night there! Kelly was very prompt in her responses and made everything very easy for us! I think I kept calling her Kim too and she was very sweet to not correct me!! Haha! We would definitely stay here again!
Melissa Mercado
San Diego, CA

Great unit in a great location: Wonderful apartment in Waikiki with a fantastic view. Surrounded by shops and restaurants, less than 5 minutes walking to the beach. Very clean, fully equipped with everything your home should have! Very important: reserved parking space at the second floor of the building! Highly suggested!
Luca and Eugenia B
Rimini, Italy

Great Location!!! Right in Waikiki :We stayed in the Beachcomber #1406 at the Marina Surf on Seaside avenue from 25th Dec 2014 to 1st Jan 2015. The apartment looks exactly like the pictures provided and was clean with sufficient space in the apartment for the 2 of us. Kitchen was well stocked with condiments, cutlery and crockery. This apartment came with FREE parking and wifi, 5 stars for value!!! Since we arrived on Christmas day, we did a self check in which was really easy. Got the keys and into the parking garage in less than 10mins. We met up with Kelly over the next few days to finalize payment of the apartment which was another seamless process. Really liked that Tom provided us with lots of information on what to see and do in and around Honolulu area with tips on where to dine and shop.Special mention to a small sushi store called just down the road at 334 seaside avenue - their Spam Musubi there is amazing! We had it with their (red?) rice with bacon and egg and it was delicious!
Jaclyn F
Rockdale, Australia

I just spent a week staying in the Beachcomber unit, I previously have stayed in the Palm and 2 other units in the complex. Nothing much to add to previous reviews. Tom is excellent to deal with, the units are exactly as pictured, location is very convenient to everything in Waikiki. Very good water pressure as well as hot water in the shower. I tried the happy hour at the restaurant on the main floor of the building, it was very good. Most importantly, as a lady travelling alone, I always felt very safe, both in the building and on the street. Tom, looking forward to my November visit
Georgina V
B.C. Canada

Aloha. While this was our 5th trip to the island, this was our 1st time renting a condo. Tom and Kelly made the process worry free. From booking, getting the keys, check-in/out, everything was well explained and handled with ease. Tom also went above & beyond in pre-purchasing monthly bus passes for my Mother and I. The Ali'i condo was exactly as advertised and we sure enjoyed it. The views from the condo and the end of the hallway are spectacular. The kitchen was extremely well outfitted and we wanted for nothing. It was a very nice to be able to cook some of our meals. It made going out for a dinner a real treat.Finding beach chairs, towels, boogie board and snorkel equipment in the condo was a bonus. We sure made use of the beach chairs.Transportation from the Marine Surf was as easy as it gets. The bus stops right outside the door on Kuhio and made it easy to get around. Other transportation was easy to arrange with a phone call from the condo. It was easy to request pick-up at the ROSS Department store right across the street on Seaside. If you wish to rent a car, the condo's parking spot is a huge bonus. Parking in Waikiki can get extremely costly.Restaurants are abundant and within an easy walking distance. ABC stores are everywhere and Food Pantry Grocery is a few blocks away. We picked up most of our groceries at Walmart and Don Quiotes. Shopping is available in walking distance and Duke's Lane is one block away. The Ala Moana Shopping Centre and Walmart are an easy bus ride from the condo. If you wish to go further afield to flee markets or the Aloha Stadium, we called shuttle services. The cost was reasonable and well worth it. Getting around the island is fairly easy, but traffic congestion is high and don't expect to get anywhere in a hurry. Most islanders are very helpful, so don't hesitate to ask folks for help.The Wi-Fi along with the free long distance to Canada was a nice bonus. It made keeping in touch with family and keeping up with email easy. Was nice to not come home to a zillion emails. We used the wifi for searching things on the island, shuttle services and bus times. If you know the bus you need to catch and it's easy from THE BUS website, it will tell you when the next bus is coming to your stop. Our three weeks just flew by. Would definitely recommend this condo and will look at booking it again on our next visit to Waikiki. Mahalo Tom and Kelly
Debbie D
Winnipeg, Canada

Secure and affordable family accommodation. From the moment we arrived the service was excellent. Because we were staying for a week we were picked up from the airport and delivered to our hotel. The hour was late but we were meet at the door and had a brief and helpful orientation. Loved the central location. We are pretty independent travellers and had basically bus services at our door, ATM nearby as well as a supermarket just down the road. Facilities at the unit are good and allowed us to prepare family meals onsite. A small bathroom problem was quickly fixed and we appreciated the chocolate macadamias left for us. We loved our stay and would have no hesitation returning.
Ian, Nicky and Neesha
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

It was great to have you greet us upon arrival. After a long flight the last thing we would want is to try to fend for ourselves in getting squared away in the unit. The accommodations were very very nice, with a beautiful view of the city (and the fireworks from the Hilton). The area was right in the heart of Waikiki within walking distance to many restaurants, shopping, and the beach. If we have occasion to return to Waikiki we will be sure to check availability for your units. This was an exceptional experience for my wife and myself. The booking process was quick and easy through Trip Advisor.
Barney E
Myrtle Beach, SC

I would like take this opportunity to thank you for the service you provided. We got Honolulu a bit late--almost midnight, but when we got the hotel, you were waiting for us and walked us through the check in process. The location is wonderful, close to everywhere. The room is clean and cozy, anyway, we enjoyed our stay very much and will for sure come again. Thank you
Geoff C
Kelowna, British Columbia

My wife and I spent two weeks in Tom's Ali'i unit in March of 2015. Everything about the experience was excellent! All communication was spot on, and the unit is exactly as pictured, very nice! The location is perfect, close to absolutely everything, but more quiet than most places that close to the action of Waikiki. We already miss being there and look forward to returning as soon as we can, hopefully spending another great visit to Waikiki in the Ali'i unit.
Phil and Debra A
Palos Verdes Estates, CA

The place was great! We've stayed in a number of various Waikiki condos over the years and the Ali'i unit was terrific. The unit was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. Working with Tom was super easy; he and Kelly are totally professional. The location was perfect and the parking spot was a huge plus, as we rented a car and basically used Waikiki as a home base for many island adventures. We'd definitely stay there again! Cheers!
Kevin M
Santa Barbara, CA

We love the condo since it's close to shops, restaurants and of course the beach! Booking and check in/out was smooth. The thing I love the most is saving money on food because of the kitchenette! Will definitely recommend to friends and family! If given the chance to come back we'll definitely stay there again.
Emmeline C
Dunkirk, MD

We rented the Peacock Studio at Marine Surf for one week in January 2015. Planning and booking the stay was made easy by Tom’s prompt and informative emails. The apartment is well equipped for an extended stay and very conveniently located near the beach, restaurants, shops and transport. The balcony is great for drinks and meals although there is some traffic noise in this busy location. I would recommend this apartment for anyone looking for reasonably priced accommodation in a great location.
Greg & Rhonda

We had a great eight night stay last fall at Waikiki Place. I did a lot of research before booking with Tom, called him a few times with questions, and decided this would be the right place for us. The location was great and the free parking space was a huge money saver. It was so nice having a comfortable studio with a kitchen to come home to every night, and it was less expensive than most of the hotels we were considering. The studio was nicely decorated, spotless and the bed was very comfortable. There were plenty of towels, including beach towels, as well as a cooler, beach chairs, and an umbrella provided. I would not hesitate to recommend Waikiki Place to anyone.
Karen and Dennis N
St. Peters, MO

We really loved this condo. The booking and contact was very easy and good. The condo is not far from the sea, only a short walk to the beach. The condo was quiet and very nice furnished. I loved the bed close to the balcony. We stayed there with our son (7 years) and the space was ok for all of us. This condo was the best equipped during our stay on different islands. There have been a body board and sun chairs and umbrella. It was really great.
Martin O

We really enjoyed staying in your place. It has everything what we need to feel being like at home and the same time being away from home and very close to the beach and to the shopping. We were exploring island by car and it was very convenient to have parking down stairs in the same building. We are looking forward to rent your place again next time we go to Hawaii.
Vladimir and Jane Granik.
San Bruno, CA.

We enjoyed all from booking to our departure six days later. Full size range, fridge etc and all the little things made it economical to prepare breakfast or supper--we did eat out, too. Roberts Hawaii was a great link and we used them for two tours--also a good firm to book tours with. We really appreciated Tom's efforts to accommodate our needs, which included locating a medical supply company to rent a wheel chair--good work Tom (Kelly was really helpful, too). Security is good in the building and access to all things Hawaiian are near, a short walk to the beach and shopping. Our Palm Studio showed nice partial scenes of the sea and the occasional rainbow! The Marine Surf building is quiet and central to all Waikiki has to offer. Highly recommend a Six Star rating. Muchisimas Gracias
Barbarita y Lalo
Delt, BC, Canada

Our stay at the ‘Beachcomber’ suite was perfect. Booking at Waikiki Place was very easy and Tom responded to our inquiries very promptly and he is a very pleasant host! The room was exactly as it was depicted in the photos and exactly what we wanted during our stay in Waikiki. The convenience of covered parking for our rental car was a HUGE plus and accessibility to the beach was even better than I had anticipated. We were very comfortable and will definitely come back when we visit again. Mahalo!
Jzabela & Rolando

Just a quick note about our stay at Waikiki Place. The owner was most helpful with information regarding taxi service to and from airport, as well as sites to see during our stay. Minor problems that were encountered were quickly and efficiently looked after. The beach is only a 5 minute walk from the apartment. As well there are loads of shops and restaurants within walking distance. For those interested in saving a few dollars by cooking your own meals, a grocery store is close by and a farmer's market is in Kings Village 3 days a week. Both a short walk from the apartment. Bus and trolley service are easily accessible half a block away. All in all our vacation and accommodation was excellent.
Sandra H
Winnipeg, CA

Our stay at the Peacock unit was great. Check-in was smooth and the unit was clean and comfortable. The location was convenient, great shopping and restaurants within walking distance. Having the parking stall included in the rate was a huge plus as we like to get off of the Waikiki strip to do some hiking and boat rides. I would definitely book again next time I come back to beautiful Hawaii.
Charlette T
Richmond Hill, CA

We spent one week in Honolulu in a studio on the 16th floor with a nice view over the city ( June 2014). The studio was really perfect with all you need in the living room, the kitchen , a complete bathroom ( a good bath after a walking day was really enjoyable) with lots of towels...even beach towels: we appreciated that because it's big and heavy in a suitcase. We had a cooler as well to bring with us around the island. We rented a car so we appreciated to have a free parking place in the building. I forgot to say a nice balcony with chairs and a table and free Wi-Fi ( very important now for everybody travels with an ipad or a tablet) a TV in the living room etc. The studio itself was perfect ..the booking very easy and fast. No disagreement or bad surprise. The price, really correct for what you have in Waikiki. The staff at the reception was very friendly and helpful and Tom the owner as well. He gave some "tips" where to go or what to do. Last time I was in Honolulu was in 1998...so things changed!!! It was a really pleasant and perfect place to stay. We would greatly recommend it. Kindest regards
Mitsuko M
Noumea, NC

Me and my family were so excited to be able to find such a great place. Booking was super smooth and easy and the location was great. The condo was only a block or two away from the beach and still in the center of all the excitement of Waikiki Beach. Restaurants and stores were easily accessible to us. The condo itself was really nice and comfortable with updated appliances and a cute balcony with a great view. The amenities of the condo were great such as the parking, beach towels, and etc. Your service was great and whenever we had a small issue we could reach you anytime. I would recommend this place to other people who are looking for a nice place at an affordable rate. We had such a great time and would love to stay again. Mahalo and Aloha!
Grace C.
Chicago, Illinois

We are home and settling in but missing Hawaii very much. We came to Hawaii for our honeymoon and it was my husband's first time there. We absolutely loved it, and staying at the Marine Surf was exactly what we were looking for. It truly was our home away from home. The suite was the perfect size and fully furnished. It was just a short walk from Waikiki beach and the main strip and had a great view of the ocean from the lanai. We were able to save money by making meals in the condo and enjoying the beautiful view while eating on the lanai. The Marine Surf is the perfect place to stay and was a very affordable price. Booking was extremely easy and we very much appreciated you calling us and giving us a better rate. The free parking that is offered for Waikiki Place was wonderful as we had rented a car for the entire week. When we come back to Hawaii we will definitely be staying here again and I will most definitely be recommending this to my friends and family.
Sarita Kumar
Surrey, BC Canada

We loved our sweet accommodations--very clean with a well-appointed kitchen, comfy bed, and nice linens and towels. The location was great with shopping all around and a short walk to the beach. It was nice to have a secure parking spot too. Thanks! We'll be back.
Kurt and Teresa W
Our stay was in the Bahama unit for a few weeks in March 2013 and from easy navigation of the website, online booking, payment, check in and stay everything was superb. The unit was exactly as pictured/described with all we needed to cook and relax in the unit as well as beach items to take along and the included parking was a added value in Waikiki ! The price was on point and the unit was thoughtfully decorated. We would most certainly stay again!
Houston, TX

Our stay in Waikiki Place in the Peacock Studio was great! Accommodations were ideal & exactly as posted on the website. Tom & Kelly were very easy to communicate with. Very smooth booking with Tom & Kelly was there to great us & show us about. The condo is centrally located in the heart of Waikiki. The beach, great shopping & suburb restaurants all within walking distance. Parking was a bonus for our rent a car. I would definitely recommend Waikiki Place to family & friends & wouldn't stay anywhere else should I ever get a chance to return. Thank you Tom & Kelly for making our stay hassle free !!
Dennis & Nancy
Thunder Bay, Ontario

Aloha Tom, We loved the Peacock Condo! But I have no doubt any one of Toms condos would be excellent. We had the pleasure to meet Tom who is an accommodating and joyful person to be around. Waikiki Place is located near everything. It's clean and spacious and adorable. When asked by many friends if we would stay there again, we both said absolutely! Thanks Tom for making our Hawaii experience even better!
Kathy and Paula
Peoria Illinois

It was our second trip to Honolulu, and we have searched so many places to make our stay comfortable and nice. And I have no doubt that we made a perfect choice. The room was fully renovated, and I love the taste. Also, the location was amazing. Easy access to the center of Honolulu, and free parking was very helpful as everything was pretty much as the walking-distance from the condo. Moreover, the point that Tom was very accessible and easy to communicate with from our reservation process and to the last date of our stay made us to feel that we are cared. So we thank very much for the stay!!!
Veronica Y
Coquitlam, BC, Canada

The room was fantastic! I was 100% pleased with this rental, beginning with ease of booking and a smooth arrival. The room is comfortable, with all amenities, and is in a great location for walking in Waikiki and driving off to other locales. The parking spot was a big plus for me. I look forward to staying here next time I'm in town! Thanks again, it was great!
Kyle U
Mountain View, CA

“Luxury In Paradise”; Travelled to Waikiki on a relatively short notice trip and was able to catch the amazing unit. One of the great perks of this unit is the free parking. While it is true you do not need a car, we were planning to drive around the island to visit various sites and friends and it was a huge relief to not have to find a parking spot. The unit is in the middle of some incredible shopping and very near the Waikiki beaches. The unit was exactly as pictured and my kids were blown away by how nice it was. I had the opportunity to meet the owner, by chance, and we corresponded by e-mail a few times. Every time with a quick and helpful response on ideas for some of what we were trying to do. We will definitely stay here again.
Chris S
Arnold, Maryland

Your studio is in the best location in Waikiki. We were able to walk, catch a cheap bus all over town and find our way back home again. We were able to witness the night life in Waikiki from our balcony and that was a great way to be a part of the night life in Waikiki without actually being in it. Thank you again and we definitely would love to stay at your property again. We recommend it highly to our friends and family both in Hawaii and overseas.
Nora & Patrick P
Edens Landing, AUJust to let you know, my family and I had a wonderful visit in Hawaii and we enjoyed a lot the accommodation at your condo. The location is more than perfect! The kitchen, the bedding (inc. the sofa-bed), the cute balcony with the nice view of the Royal Hawaiian,...all contributed to a lovely stay! Also a big thanks for your prompt n attentive assistance along the way from taxi pick up to supermarket location n sightseeing tips! Hope we can return soon and book your place again! Aloha,
Carmen K
Maastricht, Netherlands

I'm glad I came across your condo when I was digging around online. Booking it was simple and stress-free and I really liked how professional and pleasant the whole transaction was, from beginning to end. When my boyfriend and I arrived at your building the check in and payment process was smooth and simple. Upon entering the condo we were pleasantly surprised at how resort-like it felt inside. We loved the clean modern decor and amenities. The location is prime and the parking was key. We made good use of the boogie boards, beach chairs, and other goodies you supplied with the room. As a WestJet airline employee, I travel a lot and always look for a place that is of good value that makes me feel comfy. Sure, people say that the room doesn't have to be the best part of the trip (because you're out and about the whole time anyways) but doesn't it feel good to come "home" to a clean classy suite at the end of your day? I would totally stay here again.
Olivia Canlas
Westjet Airlines

Pino & I wanted to let others know of your great condo. It is in a well managed, secure building in the centre of everything. The location to the bus is really convenient. Although only one washer/dryer per floor, in 6 weeks we never had any problem doing our laundry. You were very quick to handle a few minor issues, and we really appreciated that. Although, not having a BBQ on site was not a problem for us, it would have been a bonus, as many other buildings do. We appreciated the beach chairs, beach towels etc. For those wanting a quiet location, we found this to be a very active, noisy corner of Waikiki. On the other hand, 5 minute walk to the best part of Waikiki beach. Mahalo
Pino & Judy C.
Thunderbay, Ontario

I just recently spent a week in the Palm studio. It was everything I expected. The location was excellent a short walk to everything in Waikiki -- the beach, restaurants, transportation, and shopping. You can greatly reduce the cost of your vacation by eating some breakfasts and lunches in your condo and taking advantage of the many happy hours available close by. Even though my already late arrival was further delayed due to snowstorms on the mainland Kelly was there to greet me at midnight and show me the highlights of the studio. I ran into Tom in the lobby the next day. The photos on the website are very accurate, the condo is clean, nicely devorated and very comfortable. I would not hesitate to stay here again, in fact have already booked for this fall and next year.
Georgina V
Victoria, BC

Tom and Kelly were easy to work with from the beginning of booking to checking in, during our stay, and checking out. The place was clean, modern, and was equipped with everything needed. If I had a question or concern, Kelly was quick to respond and tended to my need in a very timely manner. The price was unbeatable and was way more than expected. Will be returning to work with Tom and Kelly again. Won't be staying in a hotel in Waikiki ever again.
Erin K
Diamond Bar, CA

We had a very pleasant stay at the Ali'i studio. Ease from booking, good communication, and check-in. The accommodation as described was comfortable and well stocked, assigned parking space is a plus. Best of all is the location .I definitely would stay again when I have another opportunity to visit Waikiki.
Christine Turner
Seattle WA

I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had in Hawaii. Your staff greeted us and gave us a mini tour of the building so we would know where everything was at also recommended some great places to visit, shop and to eat at! We loved the beautiful accommodations Waikiki Place provided us. Our room was very clean, nicely decorated and equipped with everything needed to make our stay comfortable. This will definitely be our place to stay next time we are in Hawaii! For anyone needing to book travel accommodation's Waikiki Place is highly recommended, with a great staff, beautiful rooms, and a great value
Gracie Gonzalez
Katy, Texas

Our stay at Waikiki Place was everything we had hoped it would be. The apartment was exactly as it appeared on the website and it is located right in the heart of Waikiki...and especially appreciated the inclusive parking space for our rental car ...we would and will most certainly recommend Waikiki place to our friends and family!
Thomas & Faythe
Vancouver Island Canada

Booking was simple. Tom and Kelly were both very easy to work with, making our renting experience very smooth. The condo is exactly the way it's pictured online. Location is only a few minutes waking distance from the beach! Overall wonderful experience with Waikiki place. Would definitely come again.
Jenny Y
Seattle, WA

This was just perfect in so many ways. Tom was great to work with from the beginning of my planning to the date of departure. Location is just great. Easy and short walk to restaurants, shops and Waikiki Beach. We stood in the Peacock condo which was on the 10th floor and cornered to Seaside and Kuhio. Condo was equipped with everything you need for your stay. A big plus was the free parking. Easy to get in and out of the parking structure. I would definitely stay there again and recommend to friends and family. Mahalo Tom!!!
Adriana R
Alhambra, CA

Waikiki Place is located in an ideal location, one block from the famous Waikiki beach. The building presents very well with friendly and helpful concierge staff located in the beautiful lobby. The apartment is a very short walking distance to great shopping malls, grocery stores and numerous restaurants. The recreational path which stretches along Waikiki Beach is a short walk away for an early morning jog! The apartment is modern and has all the amenities that your kitchen would have back home. Bathroom is very clean and functional. Lots of cupboard and drawer space to unpack your belongings. The balcony (Lanai) is a great place to soak in the morning sun with a cup of coffee or to have an afternoon drink and dinner on the beautiful pub style patio set. The beach chairs, mats, towels and cooler really come in handy for an outing to the beach. There are various bus stops right around the corner. The parking spot is a bonus if you rent a car. Free wifi and long distance phone calls in North America is great to call home! Tom takes great pride in his rental at Waikiki Place and it shows in ALL respects! We will definitely be back and will enjoy staying here again!
Debbie and Alan
Montreal, Canada

Bahama studio is a nice unit while clean and comfortable. It is very close to a well appointed grocery/convenience store "Food Panty", and easily within walking distance of excellent dining choices of all price ranges. We wanted to avoid a car rental so the location was perfect for us. We enjoyed walking to the beach, restaurants and shopping. Around the corner on Kuhio ave, most of the island bus routes stop and we took advantage of them to travel extensively around Honolulu and Oahu. Everything was easily coordinated to meet our arrival time, for the key and payment arrangements. There is a great view from the balcony, but while surrounded by other units - outside was quiet enough to have the windows and slider open for light and fresh air. At first the a/c seemed noisy but we quickly figured out and got used to that. Having free WiFi was great for checking email and coordinating bus schedules and excursions. The full sized refrigerator came in handy too. We will definitely come when planning our next visit to Hawaii and have recommended it to our friends and acquaintances.
Gerde and Johann M
Blanden, Blegium

We had a wonderful stay in the Peacock suite at the Marine Surf building. The suite is large and wonderfully updated and decorated. We spent many mornings and evenings out on the balcony enjoying the view and the sunshine. The suite is quiet and well-equipped, with everything you need for going to the beach and cooking your meals. We have stayed in Waikiki before and it was nice to be at the Marine Surf just off Kalakaua Ave because it can get quite busy and loud if you stay right on it. At the same time, you are a short walk to all the restaurants and shops and you have a parking spot included, which was great for us. Overall, we were very happy with our stay and would definitely return to the Peacock suite. Thanks so much for everything; hopefully we'll be back again!
Marissa & Rob P
Sherwood Park, CA

We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay in Waikiki. The location is ideal and the room was so clean. If we were able to make it out to Hawaii again this year we wouldn't think twice about staying in one of your condos. It was very affordable and you made it easy to book. We talked about our next trip out before we left and agreed we would stay in Waikiki Place again. Thank you again for everything!
Erika & Ben R
Phillipsburg, NJ

Our stay in Waikiki was perfect due to the wonderful condo (Peacock Studio) that we had. The location was perfect, centered to all activities. Accommodation, everything a visitor needs during his stay. I would recommend this condo to our friends if they ever want to visit Waikiki. Again Mahalo for a wonderful condo!
Francine & Bernard I
Saint Jean sur Richelieu, Quebec


We had a great time in Waikiki. We have seen so many things and beaches. We had a wonderful vacation, and we did appreciate it a lot that there were chairs and a cooler and a umbrella and beach towels. Thank you for that. The condo is on the right place in the middle of all the nice shops, that was very nice to do in the evening. Thank you for everything. Mahalo
Vink Family
Maasdijk, Holland

What a fantastic position. Everything within walking distance - who needs a car?. Tom's willingness to solve even the smallest problem makes for a stress free holiday. The public bus is right out the front if you need to get anywhere on the island. The apartment has all the necessary equipment and is clean and fresh. If you get a chance the Japanese seafood buffet is great value as well as great food.
Graeme and Sue D
Cheltenham, Australia

Absolutely perfect! MUCH nicer than having to pay that much or more for a boring hotel room with just a bed and bath. Everything is "as pictured"; clean, nicely decorated, well-stocked, comfy, close to everything. I will definitely be a repeat visitor! Thank you Tom and Kelly for making everything easy and providing me with a great place to enjoy my Hawaiian experience!
Leslie K
Redding, CA

My accommodations and the wonderful experience my Granddaughter and myself had at at the Marine Surf Waikiki Place was awesome. All the amenities advertised were true and accurate right from check in to check out. The location could not have been better,Grocery store, Bus stops, Shopping, Restaurants, Beaches, all were in a very short walking distance. We spent 10 days there in our temporary home and the security of the building was outstanding which was a concern of mine as I was alone in Honolulu with a teen age girl. I am hoping I can convince my husband to go with me on a return visit and of course we will definitely be staying there at Waikiki Place, I love everything about it. Thank You Tom and staff,
North Reading, MA

I'm usually a demanding and skeptical men but when I arrived there, I was simply conquered!! The condo is clean without any bad things, a spectacular view on the 17th floor and especially a great located in Waikiki. We was there for 4 days in September and it was for sure our best stay of all our trip!! We met Tom, he is a really sympathetic and helpful guy. In resume, all was perfect and we keep just good souvenirs about this moment :-) In resume, this is the best place to be in Waikiki!!!
Sébastien and Brigitte
QC, Canada

Tom, We just wanted to take a minute and let you know what a Great time we had staying in the Peacock Condo. Location, Location, Location is what your place is all about. Since we were staying in 2 other areas of Oahu we basically parked the car and walked the 4 days in Waikiki. It was a thrill to look down the street from the balcony and see the historic Royal Hawaiian. I think we had a Mai tai in every hotel on the beach ! We will be telling friends & family about your place and hope to see you on our next trip to Oahu, Mahalo
Gary & Dwayne, the Tiki Boys
Flagstaff, AZ

One of our best holidays, if not the best. Thanks to Tom's recommendations and excellent communication, our holiday went to plan. We prebooked Hawaii21 shuttle return service, and Kelly met us at the Marine Surf about 10 minutes after we arrived. We stayed in the Bahama Studio, and found it to be perfect for our needs. The bed was very comfortable, great storage and kitchen facilities. Loved the furniture. After getting around by bus the first couple of days, we were on foot as everything was within walking distance. We found this accommodation by chance on the internet, and highly recommend it, so much so that we are about to rebook for 2014. Thanks Tom!
Mark and Shirley S
Auckland, NZ


We are having one of the best vacations we have ever had. We love the condo. It has EVERYTHING you could want. We use the beach chairs a lot. The beach towels, mat, snorkel, goggles and boogie board are all great. NOBODY else provides those things. The place is wonderfully equipped and tastefully done. I have been in a lot of condos but yours beats them all. You have put a lot of care into this place and it shows. I am contacting you as soon as I have the dates of my next trip. Your recommendations for food are on our to-do list. They were interesting because I had never been to them. Gotta try 'em. The copy of "Oahu Revealed" in the condo was a great source of fun ideas. Maria and I did some ridge hikes already. You have done more than provide a place to sleep. You have provided ideas and suggestions and the equipment to experience all the good stuff here on Oahu. Like I said, I have lived in a lot of condos in Honolulu but your place is in a class by itself. And you can quote me on that.
Richard and Maria Tbr /> Malmo, Sweden

My mom and I really enjoyed the Marine Surf Condo. We stayed in the Palm Room which has a great balcony. We were happily surprised by the beach towels, chairs and little cooler tote. The location was super, so close to Waikiki beach and reasonable restaurants. Starbucks across the street. The place was clean and Tom was very prompt with emails. We would definitely go back!
Carol and Barb
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Had a great time. Great location. Great condo. Pictures absolutely true to accommodations.br /> Sure we will be back. Everything we needed was there. Everything within walking distance.
Only time we needed the car was when I had to have a picture of King Kamehameha. (Hawaii Five-0 fan). Thanks for a great time
Diane D
Parkton, MD

What can I say your condo was perfect for us, the location was the best part, a block and a half to the beach, bus stop in front of the unit and very walkable to attractions and dining. We bought the 1 month bus pass and it worked great given your location. My favorite store became Don Quojote, just a short bus ride away. When I tell my friends how much cheaper it was to rent a condo rather then stay at a hotel they were amazed. We brewed some great Hawaiian coffee every day and worked on our tans, we had a very relaxing time. Everything we needed was at the condo, including being able to do laundry. I am already telling my relatives and friends about your condo's.
ob Kingsbury
Ballston Spa, NY


Great place to stay!!" We stayed here from May 11 to 18, 2013. Everything went great from the time we got off the plane. We made the call to our drive which Tom prearranged for us. We were told where we would be picked up after we got our luggage and the driver was waiting when we came out of the airport We arrived at the building in no time at all. We only waited a few minutes and Kelly showed up to take us up to show us the Palm suite. The pictures are very accurate and what you see is what you get. Everything was tastefully decorated. The suite was very clean and the kitchen was well stocked. We ate our breakfasts and lunches in so we only had to eat our main meal out which saved us money. The balcony was great and we loved it. My husband was even able to get a picture of a rainbow from the balcony. We were in the middle of everything. Shopping, restaurants and beach were within walking distance. We walked everywhere and did not bother to rent a car. We did do a tour of the island one day that was great since we got to see more than just the city. We used the pool several times as well. It is clean and very well maintained. It was also great having the laundry facilities right on the floor. Very handy. We would highly recommend this place!! If we ever get back here we would definitely stay here again. Thanks Tom for making our 30th anniversary trip a very memorable experience!!

Rosanne and Craig K

Moncton, NB


Just wanted to send you a great big THANK YOU for all you have done. Everything went well from our airport pick up to our departure. Thanks again! we had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed our stay :-)

Susie and Leighton

Melton, AU


I just wanted to let you know that my girlfriends and I had the BEST time on our trip, and a lot of that was due to our great condo!! It didn't feel too crowded even though there were 4 of us, and we were in a great location. We were close to the beach, the bars, the eats, and a car rental place! You gave us such a good rate and as recent college graduates, that made a big difference on our budget. I will definitely keep you in mind when I decide to visit again.

Alexis N

Long Beach, CA


I want to thank you for what was probably the best holiday I have had in a very long time. My stay at Waikiki Place was fantastic and the studio had everything I needed to make me feel completely at home in one of the best places in the world, Hawaii.

The location was perfect, so close to everything I needed and more.

The communication I had with you was great, you answered all of my questions and inquiries and nothing was too hard, yourself and Kelly really know how to make people feel totally at home. As you know I loved it so much I have already booked for next year and I have already decided Waikiki Place is for me, I would not stay anywhere else while in Hawaii. Tom, thank you again and I look forward to my return in 2014.

Chelsea B

Ossicer, AU


My wife and I spent our 25th anniversary in Waikiki at the Palm Studios condo at Marine Surf. We really enjoyed staying here because it was clean, quiet, affordable, and in a great location. We loved the convenience of being in walking distance of the beach, restaurants, and shopping. It was nice having a kitchen with dishes, fridge, stove, and microwave. Garage parking was an added plus. I would definitely stay here again.

Todd S

Rawlings, Wyoming

Tom & Kelly were very accommodating for us. We arrived in Oahu on Thanksgiving Day and spent the night at the mall on black Friday with no place to stay. Our time started the day after and when I talked to Tom in the morning Kelly was able to get us checked in before noon. The condo was very clean and had all that we need. The location was perfect in Waikiki close to everything, we will definitly be back to stay at one of their condos. P.S. We got engaged on the last night. Thanks Tom & Kelly
Mark and Ann
Newcastle, WA

We had a great time staying at Waikiki Place. It only took $100 deposit to book and the rest of payment was due at the time of check in. There's a beautiful view of the city and Waikiki beach was walking distance. The condo, itself, felt more like a studio and not so much like a hotel, which made it feel a bit more homey with the kitchen.
Reena A
San Jose, CA

I last stayed in the Palm in November 2012. I've also stayed in the Bahama. The location can't be beat and the parking is essential for me. Booking is very efficient and Tom has always been very good about working out dates and cost if my needs don't exactly match availability. Both the Palm and Bahama are spacious and the furniture and kitchens are very nice. Parking in the building is really convenient and easy to access. There are a washer and dryer on each floor and the laundry area is clean. The central location in Waikiki is really great and close to everything. I travel alone, so I appreciate that most days there is a desk person in the lobby and that the lobby is locked in the evenings. I look forward to my next stay at Waikiki Place. Aloha!
Vicki N
Woodbury MN

We stayed in the Peacock Condo for three weeks this winter (Jan. 26th. to Feb.15th. 2013) This condo is nicely upgraded, spotlessly clean and very well stocked. Tom was a great host and a pleasure to meet. He took care of the booking and arrival details promptly and checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. This condo in the Marine Surf is close to The Bus stop, restaurants, the beach and everything that Waikiki has to offer! We will definitely plan on staying here again! Mahalo Nui Loa Tom!"
David & Deb K.
Maple City, MI

Our stay was in the Bahama unit for a few weeks in March 2013 and from easy navigation of the website, online booking, payment, check in and stay everything was superb. The unit was exactly as pictured/described with all we needed to cook and relax in the unit as well as beach items to take along and the included parking was a added value in Waikiki! The price was on point and the unit was thoughtfully decorated. We would most certainly stay again!
Brandi G
Houston, TX

The cute condo came exactly as advertised. Very easy to register and confirm our reservation, Tom was wonderful and flexible with dates and pricing. We were conveniently located to beach, food, shopping and relaxation. Only used taxi to Pearl Harbor and bus to Diamond Head. We certainly recommend Tom’s services.
Marsha and Andy G
Hanover, INWe have very pleasant memories of our stay at Waikiki Place in March, 2012. A friend of ours had walked by the place in 2011 and suggested that we check it out. We did get in contact with Tom and were very impressed with the prompt and thorough responses to our questions and so we decided to stay there. The location is great as well as the accommodations. We also appreciated the dependable transportation arrangements back and forth to the airport. We look forward to a return visit to Oahu and a stay at Waikiki Place.
Verlan & Karen
Iowa, US

Now that we've found "Waikiki Place" I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Waikiki. We just completed 10 delicious, delightful days in The Peacock. This studio condo unit in Waikiki Marine Surf is the home-away-from-home that we've always hoped to find. The kitchen is fully functional. With the grocery store just down the street and Farmers' Markets scattered around the island, foodies will have a blast being able to use all the island ingredients for money-saving and exotic home cooked romantic dinners on the lanai. The cleanliness and security of the complex, and the garage as well as the unit are exceptional. For what I'd expect to pay for a hotel room, we got it all- [ kitchen, lovely bathroom with massaging shower head, couch, lanai, internet access, pool, washer/dryer on each floor, parking, sound system and TV( which we never got around to using), and the most comfortable king-size bed I've ever slept in!
In noisy Waikiki, this unit is quiet beyond expectations. There is even a thoughtfully provided sound machine with multiple settings to cover what little noise there is from the night-life on Kuhio Avenue. This unit has a fold-out couch and is listed as accommodating 4. It would be tight quarters for 4 adults but still more spacious than a hotel with two beds. If money is no object and you're expecting room service or restaurant dining for every meal, an ocean front room, and valet parking you might want to book elsewhere - otherwise this unit is definitely "the place". Hope you love it as much as we did. If you're arriving by shuttle or limo this is a fine-tuned operation. If you're bringing a car, I’d advise you to get micro-choreography before you leave home regarding check-in, garage access and where to pick up the fob that is essential for getting your vehicle into a parking space and accessing the elevators.
Ellen and Mike Z
Massachusetts, US

We spent five days in Honolulu at Waikiki Place. Booking and check-in were smooth, the place was clean and fully-equipped. The location was great, central yet far enough removed from the craziness. Lovely balcony with great views. An absolute bargain, we will definitely stay here next time we visit Honolulu. I would gladly recommend it to my friends.
John F
Melbourne, Australia

My wife and daughter spent ten days at the 17 th floor Palm suite and was totally pleased with our stay. Although suited more for a couple I wouldn’t have changed it for any hotel standard room. Location is great and everything is as others wrote before we got their. Rent a car as parking is free. Phone calls to U.S. and Canada free. Would, if we ever go back to Waikiki would only stay here. Don’t worry about money transfers like we all do because it’s all good. Thanks Tom.
Doug @ Marieta
B.C., Canada

Tom, on behalf of myself and my wife we want to thank you and your whole staff on one of the most enjoyable stays away from home that I have experienced. You provided a very comfortable place for our 8th year anniversary and I would recommend any one that I can think will be coming to Hawaii your info will be on the top of places to sta. Again thank you so very, very much!!
Gary & Donna S
Levittown, PA

We stayed at the Palm studio, which has many pro’s. The condo is large enough for 2 adults and 2 kids (probably perfect for a party of two), it is well equipped and parking in the basement on the private spot helps to save time and money. Waikiki is a central and busy place and the Marine Surf is pretty much in the middle. The beach is a 5 minute walk away; and the kids liked the pool on the 4th floor after return from the afternoon activity (if this was not beach again). You can see the fireworks in the Hilton from the lanai. Tom cares about his guests: he gave us a call the day after arrival to ask whether everything was ok and was later very quick to fix a tiny breakdown. If you are looking for a place that provides excellent value for money, you have found it (I believe I have done the work). While on Hawaii, do not miss to get to Pearl Harbor and the North Shore (less than an hour’s drive away). We saw at least 10 Hawaiian Sea Turtles in one morning there and snorkeling was very good a few more miles up the road (leave early as the sea is generally calmer in the morning and parking will be limited by late morning). If you like your long hair in the face, also get to the windward side. And to make the most out of your trip to Hawaii, acquaint with at least 2 Hawaiian phrases before, leave your phone turned off after reporting safe arrival to the poor guys you left behind on the mainland and follow the temptation to deviate from your well thought-out plan for the stay.
Michael S
Niddatal, Germany

Thanks for the wonderful stay. We really enjoyed our time there. The condo was really beautiful. And super location to. Was central to everything. Prefect place and we look forward to visiting again.
Annette and Carl V
Everleigh, Wiltshire GB

We're almost hesitant to give an excellent review of our stay for fear that everyone will hear of our "secret" place to stay! Your accommodations were beyond perfect in Paradise! So what was so perfect? Location, free parking spot, Wi-Fi internet access, secure & safe, clean, comfortable, full kitchen, laundry facilities on the same floor, quiet and we can go on and on! This was our 3rd visit to Oahu and your rental is tops on our list (and hopefully you won't be booked solid) when we return again. Mahalo.
Henry and Pat
Whitestone, NY

We recently had the opportunity to stay at Tom's Waikikiplace. In all honesty, I can say that it was a most delightful experience. The accommodations were great (and I have stayed at a number of places in Waikiki for business purposes) and the personableness of Tom and his support staff was just super. We got locked out of our unit one afternoon and Tom personally came down to be of assistance at no charge to us though he had every right to assess a fee. I know that in the future, I will again make Tom's place the #1 spot for when I return to Honolulu. The entire experience was top notch. My sincere appreciation to all who made our trip most memorable.
Ed W
Portland, Oregon

We are all settled back home with winter on the way. We have snow already but hopefully not to stay yet. We had a great holiday. We would like to say thank you for the rental of your condo. Everything was great, the condo was decorated very nice. Plenty of room for the four of us. The free parking and internet were great as well. Great location close to all the wonderful shopping and dining. We could not have found a more affordable condo that had everything we needed and more. Thank both you and Kelly for making this such an easy experience. You were both great to deal with. I would recommend your place to anyone who wants a great place to stay without paying a huge price. Thanks again for everything. Mahalo!
Chantelle & Craig
Regina , Saskatchewan

Our stay was fantastic. We really fell in love with Hawaii. And it has a lot to do with Waikikiplace. It's ideally located in the heart of Waikiki close to about everything. The condo was really clean and well furnished. It is the same as it is advertised and even better! I liked the fact that you let us know that you were available if we needed any information but let us be very independent. We're already looking forward to our stay next year! It is definitely the place to be in Waikiki!  I don't know what i could suggest you to improve your service as everything is already perfect!
Lionel C
Fort De France, Martinique

Just a quick note to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Waikiki Place. We found the unit to be very clean and well equipped, very secure and well located to all the Waikiki action. We would be happy to be repeat guests.
Bill and Kath
Winnipeg, Canada

Kiley and I loved our stay within your condo. The location is ideal -- just a two-block walk to the beach yet surrounded by all of the energy and vitality that Honolulu has to offer. The room had a nice decor and and provided everything we needed. The fully outfitted kitchenette, high-speed Internet, cable TV and laundry room just down the hall made our stay comfortable, and the ability to prepare a few meals on our own provided some extra fun money in our travel budget. When we arrived we even found that the room provided beach mats, chairs and a small cooler for our use at the beach We were so pleased with our experience that we've already booked our stay for next year. Thank you! - Kiley and Brian
Brian & Kiley
Minneapolis, MN

We stayed at Waikiki place in early November 2011. We were travelling as a family of 3. Waikiki Place was a great place for us to call home. The kitchen allowed us to self cater each meal. The close distance to the beach meant we could go down swimming several times. Actually, the location was perfect for us with easy walking distance to everything! Thank you. We all really enjoyed Waikiki Place and have recommended it to friends and would stay there again any day!
Brisbane, AU

Yes we had a great time in Waikiki! The location of the apartment is perfect and it is close to everything that you want to do. To be able to have a rental car with a parking lot included was also perfect; you could use the car whenever you wanted without paying any tip as you do on hotels. The apartment was cozy and it had everything you need on your vacation. And be sure to eat Giovanni’s garlic shrimps when you go on a tour around the island, they are great!! We will surely recommend it to anyone who wants to visit Oahu and we will hopefully be back sometime. Mahalo!
Anette & Peter
Kumla, Sweden

My two granddaughters, who had just graduated from high school, and I stayed at your condo in Waikiki! It was perfect! Everything was clean, comfortable, and convenient. I loved the parking. I definitely want to stay another time when I visit Oahu. Mahalo!
Diane, Kelsey, and Jessica
Clackamas, OR

My family and I had such a great time staying at Waikiki Place. The location is outstanding and the amenities were exactly what we expected during our extended stay. We truly have some great memories and are looking forward to our next Waikiki vacation.
Michael S
San Francisco, CA

Thank you so much for the use of your condo before and after our cruise. We especially appreciated all of your efforts in arranging for our transportation from the airport and to and from our cruise ship. We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent in Waikiki. Hawaii certainly is a beautiful state! We will keep you in mind should we be fortunate enough to make a return trip to the islands. Mahalo!
John and Terry Ann B.
Uniontown, OH

FABULOUS!! Tom and Kelly, you were great, accommodative and welcoming in arranging for our stays in the Peacock and Bahama studios. It's all about LOCATION,LOCATION,LOCATION. A 5 minute walk to the beaches, in the heart of Waikiki for shopping, restaurants, food stores and excellent local bus transportation; couldn't ask for any better! The studio's amenities were all as indicated on the website and particularly clean, safe, well equipped with all appliances, free internet, free phone to States and Canada and free parking. It was really home away from home at a reasonable price! Mahalo Tom and rest assured that, based on our pleasant and positive experience, we will highly recommend your studios to family and friends.
Diane and Bob B
Ontario Canada

We had the most amazing time at Waikiki Place. We stayed in the Bahama room which was beautifully decorated. It was just enough room for me, my husband and our 11 month old son. Thank you for providing the pack and play for our son to sleep in, that was a huge help. The building is centrally located and walking distance to EVERYTHING. I couldn't of picked a better place to stay in. Some of our family were staying close by and their units didn't even compare to what we had. I was surprised with how much storage there was and how much space it had. The kitchen was such a help. We could cook up lunch or breakfast before heading out. We went out to dinner most every night so saving money on the other meals was a huge plus. Tom made it really easy to book and feel confident with our stay. Any question I had wether silly or not was answered by email within a day. It was so easy to check into our room and there was not one thing we could ask for. It was all provided, even a cooler! Thank you so much for a lovely stay. It was such a nice place to call home for two weeks!
Love the Hicklings
Queensland Australia.

Thank you Tom! Your suite didn’t only meet our expectations, but it has exceeded them by far. We had wonderful time in your clean, central location, safe and family friendly suite. We have already recommended your suite and will keep doing it to friends and family. You gave honest answers to our questions and provided excellent customer service. There were no hidden fees, no tricks and no bad surprises. Just the way advertized
Port Coquitlam, BC

The experience of working with Tom was amazing, from the beginning at booking to the end at departure. The condo is just the right size, furnished with everything you need, it is clean, updated furniture, and talk about location it couldn't be better, walking distance to everything Waikiki has to offer! I recommend this home away from home to everyone! Thanks again Tom !!
Steve and Penny
Ferndale, CA

This was a GREAT location to do all the downwind things....eat, shop, catch a bus, get picked up for excursions, and best of all SWIM! We booked a week and Tom the owner of the studio provided transportation one way airport to Marine Surf...which is about 25-35.00 per person saved. Although we did not cook,..everything from stove/ oven to plates, silverware, pots pans for you to cook up a meal.....fridge and microwave. Wifi for free and I think all phone calls from the studio free as well. Oh and, one free parking spot ! That is rare for downtown! Tom makes it possible for you to stay on Oahu home away from home! Being on the end unit we caught a ton of breezes while propping the door open a bit and opening the Lanai .....oh my goodness.....the cross breezes were WONDERFUL! You can turn the air off, stay out for the day, come back, open the door and Lani, and......wha~la it is comfortable! Get a 4 day bus pass for $25.00 at an ABC store and get on get off as many times you want for 4 days in a row....and catch the bus right around the corner. A new Ross Dress for Less is just 40 steps from door to door. We highly recommend Tom's studio for your next vacation! We will stay here again someday! Thanks Tom for opening your doors to us to enjoy the aloha spirit of Hawaii.
Jim and Judy E
Canton, Michigan

We had such a wonderful time at WaikikiPlace. Everything was perfect. Location was great, price was right, and we will stay there again!
Len L
Cincinnati Ohio

We spent a fabulous week and a half at Waikiki Place in May 2012. The building is safe and secure and in the perfect location to access everything in Waikiki. The beach is a short walk, the International Market Place is just a few blocks away, and a neighborhood grocery store (Food Pantry) is conveniently located close-by. There are countless dining and shopping options... and a Starbucks right across the street! The condo unit was clean and equipped with everything we needed. We enjoyed fixing our own meals and eating out on the lanai. The bed was so comfy, too! ... and PARKING is included! We can't wait to return this Fall! Mahalo to Tom and his awesome staff!
Crystal and Steve
Long Beach CA

We had the most wonderful stay at Waikiki Place "Marine Surf". Way more comfort and amenities than what we had expected to find. The room was more like a home and the amenities not only included the basic cook ware but, also beach chairs, towels, & toys to play in the water with! Tom was a great help in planning our stay with him and made everything as easy as could be. We simply contacted him upon our arrival and he had Kelly meet us right out in front of the condo. She greeted, welcomed, & guided us to the room. She made us feel very welcome and made sure we were comfortable with what we saw before she wished us well and said Aloha & Mahalo. Checking out was even easier! On our way to the airport Tom called us to be sure that we had enjoyed our stay and welcomed us to come back for another stay! Mahalo Tom!
Lori W
Stockton, CA

We enjoyed the accommodations, location, and our stay. We would certainly recommend to family and friends. Mahalo
Russ and Eleanor S
Calgary, Alberta CA

Barbara and I had a wonderful time. The location and the apartment was just perfect. The free available technology and parking spot was an unexpected bonus. We were particularly impressed with the thoughtful details of cleaning supplies, rice cooker, utensils, beach chairs, etc. The interior decorative touches were very soothing and serene, a perfect retreat from the hubbub of Waikiki while being in the midst of Waikiki. We're really looking forward to our next visit with you in 2013. Mahalo
Ming & Barbara L


Just a brief comment about our stay last October at your condo. We wanted a place that was close to the beach, nicely furnished, close to the entertainment, affordable but at the same time was very secure where we felt we could enjoy our vacation. It was all of this and we would recommend it to anyone. Thanks Tom!
Dorothy & Donald
Macomb, MI


My husband and I stayed at the Peacock studio for a week in June 2011 for our 1st year anniversary.  This place is definitely a "home away from home" in every way possible.  The cost, location, amenities and more importantly the customer service was excellent.  The only regret that we have was not having the opportunity to meet Tom in person and express our sincere gratitude for our wonderful stay. Looking forward to returning at the Marine Surf real soon and recommending your place to our family and friends who are planning on vacationing in Oahu. Thank you so much!!! We greatly appreciate it!!!
Joe & Maria
Philadelphia, PA


We stayed in this beautiful apartment for 2 weeks in Nov. 2011. It is the perfect alternative to staying in a busy hotel. The condo is in warm, clean and comfortable, and the location could not be better. Just a short walk to the beach.  A real gem for the price and location.
Pete & Beth
Perham, MN


Tom was very helpful taking care of all our needs and made the booking process really easy.  We had a great time at Waikiki Place in August 2011. The condo was beautifully redecorated, with all the comforts of home at a very reasonable price. It was just a short walk to the ocean, to restaurants and to shopping.   We will recommend it to all our friends and will definitely stay again.
Bev and Bill L
Munds Park, AZ


So our trip to Hawaii was a last minute decision and one we do not regret one bit! I was able to find Waikiki Place easily online and felt confident that we would have a safe and clean place to stay while we were in Hawaii and I was right! It was easy to book, Tom answered all my emails right away and was patient with all my questions. When we got to the building, my two little kids were so tired from the trip and it was so nice to relax in Peacock room, which has a homey feel and was very comfortable for my family of 4. We were pleasantly surprised how easy it was to enjoy the main shopping strip and to head to the beach. Great location. Thanks again Tom for a great experience.
Pam W
Delta, BC Canada


As the website says, Waikiki Place is the place to be! My boyfriend and I stayed in the Palm studio in July of 2010. My cousin was getting married on Oahu and we were looking for a great place to stay. Being a college graduate student and my boyfriend having just graduated with his degree, we were looking for a decent place in Waikiki on a budget. Well, the Palm studio outdid my "decent" place idea I had in my mind when first looking for a place. This studio was phenomenal. My boyfriend and I didn't have many expectations for a place to stay. All we truly wanted was a clean home for a week with a parking spot that we didn't have to pay an arm and a leg for everyday. The Palm studio met our expectations plus more. The view was great! Sitting out on the lanai every morning was so fun and relaxing. Having a kitchen was even more of a treat so we didn't have to eat out every meal. The complex was extremely quiet, but all residents that we did encounter were very friendly and asked us how our stay in HI was going. The walk to the beach was the best part! It seemed less than 5 minutes. There was also TONS of shopping, restaurants and nightlife around. Tom was extremely accommodating. His prompt responses to e-mail and friendly personality solidified our decision to make a reservation. I wouldn't even second guess staying here again, however, who knows if it will be available with how great it is. I even posted a picture on Facebook of the view we had and received comments on where it was located, how much, etc. Obviously, I would recommend Waikiki Place in a heartbeat and can't wait to go back....maybe as a graduation gift to myself.
Breanna K
Phoenix, AZ


I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in your renovated Palm studio in March 2011. The unit was exactly as advertised, quiet, immaculately clean, and 1 short block to Kalakaua Ave. and the beach. Thanks for your hospitality and for providing the parking space. That really came in handy for my stay! I will be sure to book with you again the next time I visit Oahu.
Dominic L
Ridgefield, CT


Great experience. Very nice location, 5 min. walk from the beach, clean apartment. Huge thank you to the great people hosting this place. Everything - from the moment of reservation to check out and personal requests were done with punctuality, patience and respect.
Katerina P
Maple Ridge, BC


Great stay, Great location !! Free parking at a great rate.. Great working with Tom and Kelly. Will stay again !!!
Arnold C
New Jersey


My wife and myself enjoyed ourselves very much when we stayed at your condo at Waikiki Place at the Marine Surf. Your condo is first class along with your great and good services. We like the location, the free parking, internet and long distance phone. We are looking forward to be back at your place when we come to Waikiki again soon. Thank you for everything
Ricky & Karen J
Calgary, AB


My family loved staying at Waikiki Place, as a family of 3 we loved the convenience and location of this studio. We enjoyed breakfast on the lanai each morning, then latte from Starbucks-right out front! We were within 1 minute walk to the Kalakaua Drive with all the amazing shops, many ABC stores for groceries, high end shopping, restaurants and the zoo. A family membership at  the zoo was only 34 dollars a year!, and we used it everyday to start our amazing day in Honolulu. Also the condo is  5 minute walk to the beach, with beach towels, chairs and boogie boards all ready for your use. We travelled a long way from Nova Scotia and had a couple of delays, and Tom kept in touch with us by text and email. When we arrived we rented a vehicle and called Tom, and he was still waiting for us late into the night. He met us at the condo, and showed us our free parking spot and to the room and amenities. The room itself was very clean and modern, with high end finishes. My son being 12 really enjoyed the free internet and docking station for his ipod. Very pleasantly surprised! We had nothing but an amazing time and Tom was amazing to deal with. The condo’s security was also a great benefit and we felt very safe. We cannot wait to return!!!
Nova Scotia, Canada


We've stayed in 2 of your condos and enjoyed our stay both times. The location is convenient for The Bus, shopping, restaurants and the beach. The rooms are clean and tastefully decorated. We hope to return in 2012. Mahalo for providing a wonderful Waikiki experience
Melissa & Stan M
San Jose, CA


Perfect location, stunning apartment and everything you need for a great holiday, nice people too. I would recommend to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Hawaii. I hope to come again soon (caught the best waves of my life during my stay) Thanks again!
Darren T
Bristol, Great Britain


Stumbled across Tom's Waikiki Place surfing the Internet. Thought it was too good to be true but for once the previous reviews were spot on!   The location was perfect as we could easily walk to the beach and enjoy the sand and sun.  At night it was an easy walk to Waikiki's great restaurants - Roy's and Il Lupino come to mind.   There was a parking spot included with our stay.  The rates were super reasonable considering  the condo was clean and stocked with just about everything you could need, the fridge and stove were smallish but we didn't come to Hawaii to do any grand dinners in our condo. We will definitely try to stay here again on our next trip.   
B & C
Hauser, ID


I wanted to let you know how happy we were in your Waikiki Place condo when we came to Oahu for my daughter's wedding in July.  Check-in was a breeze, and the room was more than we could have hoped for.  In addition to the kitchen having everything we needed, there was lots of storage for our clothing and belongings.  You thought of virtually everything!  It was very clean and quiet.  We loved the location, close to the beach, shopping and the grocery store.  And free parking!  We couldn't have asked for more.  We definitely will contact you the next time we come, and will continue to give your name to all our friends who  travel to Waikiki!  Thanks again so much for helping make our trip special!
Karen  G
Kirkland, WA


Anytime we stay in Waikiki we always stay at Waikiki Place because it has everything we need while on vacation at such a reasonable price.  Great location, comfortable, clean room, and plenty of privacy.  We loved the beach decor in the condo and all the appliances and dishes made us feel right at home.  I loved to sit outside on the balcony every morning with a cup of coffee with a view of the ocean.  We recommend any of our friends to book their reservations for a condo at Waikiki Place - it's great for couples or families.
Heather C
Enid, OK


We stayed for one week in the Bahama Suite in Waikiki Place. It was absolutely amazing. This is the best deal out there. The listing description was very accurate and Tom, the owner, was very helpful in assisting us along the way. He provided excellent customer service. The location is spectacular, just one block of the main strip in Waikiki. As we rented a car to tour the island, having a free parking spot was also very helpful. The property was extremely clean and included a kitchen, which allowed us to make breakfast before heading out for the day. I would definitely recommend this property to my friends and family.
Omar M
Victoria, BC


My wife and I had planned on returning to Hawaii for 25 years since our honeymoon there. After a lot of internet searching we decided to make reservations in the Palm at Waikiki Place, our decision was rewarded as it truly is the "place to be in Waikiki". From our first contact with Tom, the entire experience was smooth and enjoyable. The arranged transportation from the airport was welcome and delivered us to the Marine Surf and our vacation retreat. Everything was as stated, the unit clean and well presented and abound with amenities. We appreciated the full kitchen, internet and phone use and the free parking. The location is very central indeed and close to everything, you really don't need a vehicle unless you’re planning on exploring the island. Tom was always available and willing to assist in any way to make your vacation memorable, it is why we immediately rebooked the Palm for our next upcoming vacation.  Thanks Tom for providing great service, communication and a wonderful vacation home away from home.
Dawn & Karl R
Burlington, Ontario Canada


My short-but-sweet stay in Waikiki in December was very convenient and hassle free. From initial contact about booking the unit right until check-out, everyone I dealt with was very helpful and courteous. The location of the unit was amazing, just a few block from the beach and just steps from the nightlife. The unit was clean and had everything we needed during our stay in Waikiki. The best part of the booking process was that I wasn't obligated to hand over full payment of the unit prior to arrival. The deposit amount required was reasonable and I felt safe processing the payment online through the secure website. Check-in instructions provided were clear and thorough. The balance of the payment was paid upon arrival quickly through an iPhone application, which I thought was very convenient and high-tech. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking to stay in Waikiki and looking for good value for money.
Megan G
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Staying in Waikiki does not need to be expensive and Tom's Waikiki Place
is the answer to an affordable stay without sacrificing superior accommodations and convenience.  I absolutely had a wonderful experience and was surprised by the furnishings; they were literally just like any 4 star hotel! I had a wonderful view of the mountain tops and city, beach towels were available and everything was clean clean clean!  Tom was extremely easy to get ahold of for bookings and other accommodation-related needs.  Tom's Waikiki's place is conveniently located within 1 minute walk to the infamous Kalakaua Drive where it is lined with all the stores, restaurants, and the beach!!  So if Starbucks across the street is not enough for you, other nice cafes nearby with their excellent coffee and pastries will surely not disappoint!  There is also fantastic selection of restaurants within walking distance as well, and going to landmark places via tourist/public transportation was very convenient.  My only regret was not staying there longer (and take advantage for a better deal)!  Regardless, thank you Tom for the amazing accommodations!

Victor W

Fredericton, NB Canada


“Just a quick note to say I really enjoyed my stay at your studio. Though it is a studio, there was plenty of room with more storage than I have seen in much larger places. You have decorated it very tastefully. The building is neat, clean and secure, I felt very safe being there on my own. The ease of getting around from this central location was just awesome.
On all my previous trips to
Oahu, I have always stayed in a unit with a water view, but honestly did not miss it at all! And to top it all was the wonderful follow through and pride that you take in personally managing your property and putting the comfort of guests as your primary goal. Awesome value for what you charge.....”

Bela S

Fremont, CA


“I stayed in the "Bahama" for a week, and absolutely loved it! From the start, I was pleasantly surprised. Tom was easy to get a hold of and the whole transaction was a breeze. The room itself was neat and clean with modern updates, the decor was much nicer than any hotel room you'll find in Waikiki, and the building is in a great location. With a laundry room on every floor and it's own conveniently located parking spot, I highly recommend this place. And for the price, you simply can't go wrong!”

Erika M

Veals, Maine


“Staying here was most enjoyable, the most comfortable bed on any vacation I’ve taken. I used the bus and found it a convenient location. Plan to stay here on my next trip. Many thanks!” Joyce A

Aiken, SC


“Perfect accommodations!!   Much Mahalo”

Annie Z

Ann Arbor, MI


"I really am hesitant to make a comment on our stay because if I tell it like it was--- it might not be available when we make a return visit !  We couldn't ask for a nicer place or a better location. Every thing in Waikiki was within walking distance we are looking forward to another visit."
Pete & Mary Lou A.
Freeport, NY


“We spent a wonderful week in "Marine Surf" - very close to everything! Especially "Starbucks" - right across the street. Internet, long distance phone, and very convenient parking was the surprising addition to the whole package - ocean, sun and sand! The condo itself was clean and stylish. Little kitchen was exactly the size we wanted. A real home-away-from-home! My girls and me enjoyed these all so much! We look forward to stay there again for the same great price and all additions! Family of three from Alaska.”

Olga M.

Wasilla, AK


“We had a wonderful stay in the “Bahama Studio”. Although the reason we selected this unit originally was because of the furnishings and the price, we were very pleasantly surprised when we checked in that it was even better than what was shown on the website! It was bright and extremely clean, we loved being able to relax on the sofa and to be able to cook and eat at “home”. Tom’s customer service was great. Right from the original request he was very timely in getting back to us. The check-in was very smooth and he was very informative and helpful to get us settled in. We took advantage of his free airport pickup and didn’t feel the need to rental car at all. The unit was very centrally located and we could walk to almost everywhere we wanted. When we wanted to go to Chinatown and to Hanama Bay we just caught the bus that was right across the street. There were lots of great restaurants close...we cooked breakfast and lunch in the unit, but ate out somewhere different every night. We would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to visit Honolulu. It was inexpensive, nicely furnished (the bed was VERY comfortable) and centrally located.”

Robert L.

Los Angeles, CA


"I really enjoyed my stay. The room was equipped with everything I needed and very comfortable. Ti was convenient and fun with Waikiki beach just a few steps away.  

Thanks for the stay. I'll be sure to use you again and definitely recommend you to friends and family ;) "

Mary O.

New York, NY


“Everything that we needed at our finger tips and Tom's associates very helpful in everyway....quick response on a minor TV cable flap and tele. problem...but everyone bent over and quick to remedy the slight problems.  Very clean and attractive and modern conveniences.  this condo is within an easy walking block of all the activity and nearby beach areas.  Our three night stay was worth it and will return if staying longer.  Also...free parking a major plus to staying in this condo.”

Lynn T

Orchids Resort, Boracay Is, Philippines

“We love the place! If you like to have a quality, affordable place to stay in Waikiki then we would recommend this place! Location is good, room is clean, plus most of the things you need is there... including parking! We will definitely come back!”

Marivic,Thelma and Micheal

Buena Park CA


"I want to thank you so much for a wonderful place to stay... I loved it !!  It was such a great location and the place was in great condition. My daughter is 5 and her dad lives in Ewa Beach. She will not travel unaccompanied for a few years, so I foresee many more trips to Hawaii in my future and would love to stay at your place again (if you have a room available.) Thanks again and thanks to Kelly and Ryan for all their help."

Shannon R

Lynnwood WA


"Fantastic Deal! You may have heard it said, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t.” Such was my reaction when I came across information regarding Tom Merrick’s CondoHotel Rentals on the Internet. I decided it was worth taking a chance. I’m glad I did. The unit I rented, #1106 (The Bahama Studio), was everything advertised –clean, comfortable, secure—and more. It even had bamboo mats with which to lie on the beach, a small cooler to carry your picnic to the beach, and even a boogie-board to dump you over and over again onto that same beach. It offered a nice balcony view of the downtown Waikiki area with the beautiful sky and a bit of ocean in the distance; which the wife and I enjoyed every morning before we left to explore Oahu and every evening when we returned from our adventures tired and happy. Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club were in easy driving distance. The kitchenette allowed us to have breakfast on the cheap, and to prepare picnic lunches for our daily outings. I recommend Tom’s condos ."

Leonard W

Dallas, TX


"We couldn’t have asked for a better place! The location was within walking distance to Waikiki Beach, restaurants, shops and evening entertainment. The condo was well furnished, clean, well-maintained and comfortable. The condo has very nice amenities, including high speed internet, cable t.v., laundry room, pool and everything you need for the beach. With limited parking in the area, we found it extremely convenient to have a dedicated parking spot. Tom was easy to work with and extremely helpful. The entire experience from reservations, to accommodations, to check out gets an enthusiastic two thumbs up! "

Phong + Marrianne

Seattle, WA


"Tom-Comfortable Studio, beautifully appointed, great location! We will definitely recommend your units at Marine Surf to any of our friends heading to Waikiki! Mahalo for your hospitality."

Kant & Carolyn M

Milwaukee, WI


I've had many experiences with vacation rentals and this by far was the smoothest and easiest rental process. Tom was very helpful and quick to respond and the unit was prepared before we even landed. The condo description was 100% accurate and I think the free parking space was a godsend on most days. And if that wasn't enough, the location was prime. We were within walking distance of everything in Waikiki. Beautiful. Thank you again Tom for a wonderful, relaxing and enjoyable vacation. We plan on returning (immediately) to Waikiki Place."
Grace L.
Los Angeles, CA


I loved staying at Waikiki Place !  The location was perfect, within walking distance to all the wonderful Waikiki sites.  I loved that it had on site parking, so I could easily park my rental that helped to get me to the rest of the island. The decor was very tropical, which made me feel I was in Hawaii even when in the room.

Kimberly E.

Columbia, MD


Tom, we had an awesome time in Hawaii. Your place was fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. We definitely will recommend the place to others. Thanks for everything!
Jan B

Des Moines, IA


My husband and I stayed in the Bahama room the first three weeks of October 2009.  We had a wonderful stay.  We were drawn to this unit by the very reasonable pricing and the free long distance and internet. Needless to say we were pleasantly surprised to find  the condo exactly as illustrated on the website - very tastefully decorated and roomy enough for us with lots of drawer space.  The kitchenette was fully functional, the bathroom was spacious, and the bed was the most comfortable I have ever slept in.  The building itself was very well kept and we felt very secure staying there. The location was wonderful.  Centrally located, close to everything - across the street from the bus stops, 1 block from Waikiki Shopping Plaza and a short 10 minute walk to the beach. We highly recommend this unit and would definitely stay there again.

Alice & Robert P.

Calgary Canada


I spent my ten days in Waikiki with perfect accommodations. Waikiki Place had the perfect suite for me.  Because it was centrally located in Waikiki I was able to walk anywhere in the Waikiki  area within minutes.  Parking was available, also, so that I could rent a car to reach the outer parts of the island.  The suite, itself, was furnished with everything I needed. It had a complete kitchen, television and DVD player, and internet connection---perfect for my "home away from home"

Judi H.

San Pedro, California


Booking couldn’t have been easier with helpful hints a fast replies to emails. Check in can always be a problem especially when your flight arrives at 07.00 but all in all we had a fantastic time.  We have no reservations (pardon the pun) of recommending Waikiki Place – we have come to Hawaii for the past five years and this is the most convenient and cost effective place we have stayed with great parking (always a bonus) in Waikiki.  Highly recommended for the budget conscious. We will be back

Mark & Debbie M

Jakarta, Indonesia


We planned our journey months in advance and these are our experiences:
1. Planning and booking - great communication with Tom, recommendation of transportation from airport to apartment worked out smooth.
2. Tom introduced us to the apartment quick and easy, just what we wanted after travelling for 30 hours from Sweden.
3. Apartment - everything what we needed was there and it was correct described. As our mobile phone turned out to be not functioning in US, we were very pleased to see that internet was just a cable away. We managed to solve our communication that way instead.
4. Our summary is: You probably can't get any more for the money and so close to everything in Waikiki or Honolulu. If we ever will return to Hawaii we know where to stay.
Kenneth and Antje
Kristianstad, Sweden


Mahalo Tom for the wonderful accommodations for our stay in Waikiki. The condo was awesome, clean, and had everything that we needed. The location is convenient to everything, and the free parking helped us out a lot. Mahalo again! I will be calling you again for our next stay in Waikiki.
Christina F.

San Diego, CA


We had a lovely time at Waikiki Place last December. The apartment was newly redecorated, comfortable and reasonably priced. It was just a short walk to the ocean, to restaurants and to shopping. Parking was in the same building so it was easy to get in and out to drive if we wanted to explore other areas. And, you were a wonderful host… checking in with us to see if you could provide anything we needed.  Thank you again for the experience. We would return in a heartbeat.

Susan Robyn

Prescott, AZ


When we booked a condo at Waikiki Place, we didn't know exactly what to expect because we were used to staying a commercial hotels. Once we arrived, we were in for a pleasant surprise. The accommodations were well beyond adequate; the modern look and spacious layout was perfect! The property was clean and newly renovated. There may have been no maid service, but we loved the privacy the condo provided. Plus there were cleaning products included in the condo so we could utilize those, in addition to a fully stocked kitchen. They even included beach towels/mats and there was also a small selection of books you could take to the beach with you for some quiet time. And I was excited they included Starbucks coffee for the coffeemaker! All of these small touches helped us to feel right at home. The three of us had plenty of space to relax for our 14 day holiday stay. The balcony had a wonderful view of the city and the ocean (being on the 17th floor was key) and we were within walking distance of everything in Waikiki. I sat out and sipped my coffee every morning on the balcony admiring the breathtaking view. Our day trips around the island were worry free since a parking spot was included in the building. Bottom line--a similar setup for two weeks at a hotel like the Outrigger would cost around $3700. That probably wouldn't include a kitchen and you would have to pay for a parking space. I dare anyone to try and beat Tom's deal at Waikiki Place! I would absolutely recommend this condo to friends and family. We plan on going back there soon!

Heather C.

Enid, OK


Thank you for the receipt and yes we are having an excellent time. Also I will refer all my friends and family to Waikiki Place, because it is definitely the place to be on Waikiki. I just wanted to express to you that we felt so comfortable and amazed with the condo. The decor is great, it has a great view of the city, great location, walking distance to everything, not to mention the price is unbeatable for what I’m getting, truly a Bang for My Buck!!!!!! This is awesome. I will definitely forward this on to friends/family!!!

Shawn G.

Gardena, CA


Waikiki Place was very nice. It was close to the beach and entertainment life as well. We enjoyed the stay and will definitely consider staying there again if we ever plan to visit in the future.

Nicole and Issac F.
Mooresville, NC


We stayed in the Peacock suite and were impressed - the room was neat, clean and well maintained and had everything you would need for the beach.  The building is in a great location - everything was within walking distance.  Our experiences in dealing with Tom was second to one - a top notch experience.  We are looking forward to our next visit.  

Kevin & Elsie S

Vancouver, B.C


My wife and I loved our stay in Waikiki!  For the price, you will not find a better unit in Hawaii!  Everything was very smooth from check in to check out and I felt more like I was staying with a relative than with a rental agency.  The condo had all the amenities we needed during our trip and I will not allow anyone I know going to Waikiki to stay anywhere else.  Thanks again Tom and Kelly!

Chad D

Huntsville, AL


I stayed at Marine Surf and really enjoyed the location. I was right in the middle of Waikiki, walking distance to everything, two blocks to the beach. The view was great, had all the amenities you need for a picnic, beach, and staying at home for a meal. I took full advantage of all this. Tom was very helpful before and after my trip. The room was nicely furnished just as the pics portray. The patio was my private escape for morning tea, in the evening watching the sun set. Loved it and would stay there again and have recommended it to my friends and family.

Kat L

Juno, Alaska


Thank you Tom for your beautiful well appointed unit.  We found everything we needed from the little things like, the beach mats and the cooler, (that was a blessing as we were out exploring every day) through to the convenience of the fully outfitted kitchen.  The free covered parking was also a blessing. We had a wonderful holiday.  We all enjoyed the hospitality and beauty of Oahu and are looking forward to future trips. Maybe the end of this year!

Bruce B

Queensland, Australia


We stayed for 12 days in March, 2011 and found it to be a great place to stay. It was extremely clean, central, secure and very reasonably priced. The unit was also well stocked with dishes, cutlery, TV, comfy bed etc. The swimming pool and area was very clean and the laundry on each floor was so convenient. For the price, I don't think you can beat it! Thanks Tom!

Corinne R

Vernon, BC, Canada


This condo was fabulous. Besides it having been totally updated and with all amenities you could ask for in Hawaii--like-- they had beach mats, beach towels and chairs. They also had tons of storage space for your stuff, it was well appointed the bed was very comfortable. We are used to a king bed but had no problem sleeping on this queen. The location is superb--2-3 minute walk to the beach, close to everything in Waikiki, though we don't usually do much in Waikiki as we go to HI every year and we have local friends there to visit and do stuff but this location is as I said super. The price was outstanding and you have really good security. Parking is included which is quite a premium in this area. All in all for a couple this is the best place I have rented in Waikiki in ten years!

Valerie L

Cottonwood, Arizona


Our stay here was great. Booking was easy, and checking in was great; we even got a shuttle from the airport right to the condo! The apartment has a great view, and was clean with lots of dishes. We loved the beach towels, beach mats and lunch bag included in the closet. The location was awesome right near the beach. We would definitely stay here next time we come to Waikiki!
Jared & Shannon

Vancouver, BC


I am hesitant in writing in Tom’s guess book, as I too, may not be able to book in on my future visits. I’ve been a regular visitor to the Islands for the past 30+years and have stayed in many places over that period.  Tom’s studios are very well equipped and are some of the best in Waikiki. The attention to detail is excellent and the ease in which the bookings and check-ins are done is nice for a change.  This year will be my 3rd visit to the “Palms” and I can’t wait.
Melbourne, Australia


I had a great guest experience for 2 weeks in December, 2010 in your Palm Studio at the Marine Surf. Thank you for having everything perfect for my visit.  Booking was easy and your representative met me when I arrived with no problem. The room was very attractive, very clean, and very quiet as far as any noise from neighbors or the street below. The view from the room  was great both day and night, both looking at the city and the water.  I absolutely have no suggestions as how to make your place better. Don't change anything. Marine Surf is pleasant,  as were all the other guests with whom I crossed paths. I look forward to staying in one of your units again in the future.     

Dale J.  

Dallas, Texas


I kind of hate to let other people know what a great secret your accommodation is!!  We had a wonderful time and the condo you provided us was exceptionally clean, well priced (and included the free parking which was SUCH a bonus), and comfortable.  We had a wonderful time and will most definitely be back! Thanks so much Tom - everything was perfect!

Corinne R

Vernon, British Columbia, Canada


We had an incredible stay at Waikiki Place. We had a little trouble with booking but Tom was VERY accommodating and even met us to check in at midnight due to our delayed flight. We stayed with out 2 children and had plenty of room. We especially appreciated being able to cook our own meals if we chose to in order to save money on our vacation. We would recommend  Waikiki Place and we will definitely stay there again. Mahalo nui loa
Brent & Leah A

Bremerton, WA


Our stay at your Bahama Condo was very good the accommodations were excellent and we certainly would not hesitate to contact you again to rent one of your condos if we visit Honolulu again. Unfortunately during our stay we encountered a lot of rain and were unable to enjoy all of the different attractions and scenery of the island but we were again very pleased with your condo and its central location. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to visit again and will certainly be in touch with you at that time 

Ken and Gail B

Port Colborne, CA


Our stay at Waikiki Place was just what we needed. From the easy check in to the regrettable check out (we always hate to leave) your condo provided all we needed for our stay in Honolulu. Its great location allowed us to walk to most of the places we wanted to go and for the times we needed to drive, the onsite, reserved parking space removed all worry about getting back by a certain time to insure a parking place on our return. We fully intend to call you again for our next trip to Oahu, hopefully this fall.

Tony & Kristi M

Rocklin, CA


Thank you for our wonderful month long vacation in the PEACOCK room. The lovely amenities that you provide are outstanding. The location of your unit was helpful to my wife and I, due to our limited ability to get around. Being on the corner of Seaside and Kuhio allowed us to walk out of the building and with a short walk to the corner we were able to catch the bus easily. We are looking forward to returning for another month long vacation next year.                       

Joe & Maria

Anchorage, AK

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in downtown Waikiki at the Waikiki place. The room was very clean and very comfortable and right in the hearth of Waikiki. Tom Merrick made every thing happen just as he said it would. The staff was extremely accommodating. Our next visit to Hawaii, and it will not be soon enough, will be at Waikiki Place. Go and enjoy you will not be sorry.  

Paul and Donna T

Man West, Virginia


This place is excellent. we stayed for a total of 5 days and the studio is not only more spacious than your average hotel room but is also fully stocked for your everyday convenience. The agent/owner tom is wonderful. He furnished the place beautifully and was thoughtful enough to place beach necessities like a cooler and a beach chair for our use. Not only is the everyday/weekly rate the most competitive in Waikiki but they also offer free parking which is hard to find in a city that usually charges $25 for parking alone per day. The studio is also centrally located at the heart of Waikiki, everything, and i mean everything, is within walking distance or a short drive away. If your not feeling up to the hustle and bustle of the city, most of the freeways that will take you to remote places in the island is easily accessible from the studio as well. I will definitely book this place again for my next trip to Hawaii.

Fabian and Carmela

Torrance, CA


We stayed last summer in the "Peacock" for more than a month.  What a place, beautiful decor! The apartment was beautiful and very comfortable.  The kitchen had everything and it was easy to cook all the meals for my family. The laundry room was always clean and they have it in every floor. The location it's perfect, just a few blocks from the beach.  I would recommend this place to every body, I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

Bea K

Irvine, CA


 would love to thank you for allowing my family to stay in your two of your beautiful units. Our vacation was outstanding and your units were absolutely fabulous. What a perfect location!! Just two short blocks for the beach and within walking distance to several attractions in Waikiki.  We look forward to returning to Waikiki in 2012 and hope that your units will be available for my family and parents to stay at once again.

Lee and Vickie S.

Anchorage, AK


My husband and I stayed in this condo for 3 nights while visiting Honolulu. The location is great for tourists. There are plenty of restaurants and shopping malls nearby. Don't need to rent a car if you plan to stay in the Waikiki area only. The parking space in the parking garage is a little small so rent a compact car if needed. The condo itself is very nice and clean. I like the fact that they provide free long distance calls to the US/Canada and a nice stereo system which you don't get from most of the hotels. Overall, we are very satisfied with this condo. We highly recommend this property to anyone who plans to visit Honolulu.

Joyce K

Houston, TX


I stayed at the Marine Surf Waikiki April 30 - May 8, 2009. I found the room to be a pleasant surprise. Before reserving the room, I closely examined the pictures on the website and was pleased to find the room actually looked even better than the pictures depicted. The interior of the room appeared to become completely renovated with new, comfortable bed, furniture, carpet and tasteful wall appointments. The room came with everything including towels, china, pots & pans, stereo system with IPOD cradle, free broadband internet, free long distance calls and free parking. The location is excellent, as the building is right in the middle of Waikiki and only about a block from the beach. All the common areas in the building were clean; the building was quiet and the staff polite and helpful. I'll definitely consider staying there again on my next visit.

Sam M