The Waikiki Banyan Condos in Honolulu, HI
Located at 201 Ohua Avenue in Waikiki, The Waikiki Banyan is a two-tower "condotel" housing 876 1-bedroom units over 37 floors. This condotel is situated in the Eastern portion of Waikiki, which places it much closer to the Honolulu Zoo and Diamond Head than other condotels in the area. However, the Waikiki Banyan still has quick access to Waikiki Beach, Kalakaua Avenue shopping, and all of the other restaurants and activities spread about the Waikiki neighborhood.
The Waikiki Banyan is also one of the few Waikiki condos that allows owners to operate legal Honolulu vacation rentals.
The Waikiki Banyan is located in the Eastern section of Waikiki and just down 'Ohua Street from Kuhio Beach and Kalakaua Avenue, the latter of which grants Waikiki Banyan guests access to all of Waikiki's main amenities. These include the famous Waikiki Beach, countless shopping spots like the International Market Place, the Royal Hawaiian Center, the Waikiki Beach Walk shopping mall, and even more single stores stationed all along the street. Not to mention, endless restaurants, cafés, and concession stands sit around the Waikiki area as well, making exploring the area of Kalakaua Avenue an all-day activity.
However, in the opposite direction, guests of the Waikiki Banyan will also have access to the Honolulu Zoo, which houses hundreds of animals across various exhibits including a keiki zoo and a petting zoo. This family-friendly spot is perfect for a day outdoors, as there are also restaurants, concession stands, and gift shops to make your experience even more enjoyable. Further South is Kapi'olani Regional Park, which is another great outdoor area for enjoying the beautiful Hawaiian weather while relaxing underneath a tree.
Plus, hiking enthusiasts can drive less than 15 minutes to the Diamond Head Crater Hike, which will provide breathtaking views of the O'ahu coastline, the Pacific Ocean, Waikiki and Ala Moana, the Ko'olau Mountains, and the surrounding neighborhoods at its peak.
On top of the already incredible amenities offered around the Waikiki area, The Waikiki Banyan also offers guests a variety of on-site amenities, including:
- An ATM (extra cost)
- Baggage storage
- BBQ grills (extra cost)
- A children's playground
- An on-site convenience store
- The daily newspaper in the lobby
- A 24-hour front desk
- 2 jacuzzis
- Self-service laundry stations (extra cost)
- A recreation deck
- An on-site restaurant
- A sauna
- 24-hour security
- A sundeck
- A heated swimming pool
- A tennis court
- A putting green
For a $25/night amenity fee, guests also have access to:
- Blu-ray/DVD movies and PlayStation3 game rentals
- In-room coffee and tea packets
- An in-room safe
- A shell lei greeting upon arrival
- WiFi throughout the property
- Bishop Museum admission for 1 adult and children under 17
- Honolulu Museum of Art admission for 1 adult and children under 18
The Waikiki Banyan only offers 1-bedroom residences, all of which measure between 500 and 600 square feet with an additional 60-70 square foot private lanai. Each residence also comes with a full kitchen, window air conditioning, a parking spot, and varying views of the Pacific Ocean, the Ko'olau Mountain Range, Diamond Head, and the surrounding Waikiki cityscape.