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 within great proximity to a variety of shops, restaurants, cafés, bars, and experiences. Most notably, Waikiki Beach is just an 8-minute walk down the road, which is an incredibly popular tourist-heavy beach where you will find lots of swimming, lounging in the fine sands, plus water sports like surfboarding, paddleboarding, kayaking, and more.
A few blocks away is the International Market Place, which is an open-air shopping center on Kalakaua Avenue featuring many small boutiques, large chain stores, designer shops, restaurants and cafés, and more. This is a great place to walk around and admire the beautiful architecture while window shopping and enjoying the Hawaiian climate. Much more shopping is located all along Kalakaua Avenue, with many more stores and restaurants lining the entire strip.
Down Kuhio Avenue in the opposite direction is the Honolulu Zoo, which houses over 900 animals over 42 acres of lush green land. This zoo features multiple animal enclosures, a keiki zoo, a playground, and a petting zoo, making this a great all-day activity for families with children. The Honolulu Zoo is just a 5-minute drive or a 7-minute walk from the Waikiki Banyan, as well.
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.