Luana Waikiki, Honolulu HI Homes & Real Estate
Built in 1971, Luana Waikiki is a 17-floor condotel hosting 230 studio, 1-, and 2-bedroom units in Western Waikiki. This condotel sits next to two of the largest parks in the main area of Waikiki, Ainahau Triangle and Fort DeRussy Beach Park, and also located along Kalakaua Avenue, the main shopping and dining strip in Waikiki.
Originally strictly a hotel, Luana Waikiki made the conversion to a condotel in the 2000s, which included an interior remodeling led by Wayne Parker Interior Design.
Luana Waikiki is also one of the few buildings on O'ahu that allows legal short-term vacation rentals.
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As previously mentioned, Luana Waikiki sits adjacent to the largest parks in the main Waikiki area- Ainahau Triangle and Fort DeRussy Beach Park. These parks feature sprawling, flat green lawns that are popular for picnicking, exercising outdoors, playing with pets, and spending time with friends and family. Plus, these parks are lined with trees that provide cool shade if the Hawaiian sun becomes too intense for you or your pets. There are also paved walking paths that lead throughout the parks, making this a peaceful spot partially separated from the "concrete jungle" of Waikiki.
Just a bit further South and you will hit the beach portion of Fort DeRussy Beach Park, which features a long and wide (compared to other beaches in the area) beach with gorgeous white sands, crystal clear blue water, and views of Diamond Head in the distance.
Luana Waikiki, conveniently, is also located along Kalakaua Avenue, which is the largest and most popular shopping street in Waikiki. This street stretches across the entirety of the main portion of the city, with various designer-brand, fast-fashion, and local shops lining the streets (as well as many restaurants and cafés). As a result, Luana Waikiki residents have quick access to this amazing shopping strip on foot, leading to endless opportunities for nightlife and activities. In fact, taking Kalakaua Avenue all the way down to the Southeast portion of Waikiki will bring guests to one of the most well-known and popular beaches in Hawai'i- Waikiki Beach. This incredibly popular landmark is constantly packed with people who love to spend time sunbathing, surfing, swimming, bodyboarding, and more, with food stands and nearby restaurants ready for any nearby people who need a food or drink pick-me-up.
Being located in the Western portion of Waikiki also means that Luana Waikiki guests have easier access to the Ala Moana Center, which is just a 6-minute drive from the condotel. This shopping mall, which is the largest open-air shopping center in the world, hosts hundreds of more designer-brand, fast-fashion, and local stores as well as many incredible restaurants within its cafeteria. For those who want more outdoor activities, Ala Moana Beach Park is located directly across Ala Moana Boulevard from the Ala Moana Center, and it hosts a large grassy park area, a beach, plenty of public parking, an L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, tennis courts, and a beach volleyball court.
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Luana Waikiki also offers guests a variety of on-site amenities, including:
- Heated swimming pool
- Fitness center
- Business center
- 24-hour front desk
- Security guard
- Sun deck
- On-site restaurant
- Laundry services (extra cost)
- Picnic area
- Mid-stay cleaning services
- Baggage storage
Photos: Aqua-Aston Hotels
Luana Waikiki offers 7 types of residences to guests, which include:
- City View
- Partial Ocean View
- Studio Kitchenette
- Studio Kitchenette Partial Ocean View
- 1-Bedroom City View Suite with Full Kitchen
- 1-Bedroom Ocean View Suite with Full Kitchen
- 2-Bedroom and 2-Bath City View Suite
The studio residences at Luana Waikiki feature 340 square feet of interior space, while the 1-bedroom units feature 657-746 square feet and the 2-bedroom units feature a spacious 1126 square feet. Though the kitchen features vary between the residences, all of the units feature a private balcony with varying views of the surrounding cityscape and Ko'olau Mountains in the distance, Fort DeRussy Beach Park, and the Pacific Ocean.
Photos: Aqua-Aston Hotels