Waikiki Banyan, Honolulu HI Homes & Real Estate
Located in the Southeastern portion of Waikiki, this 1977 condotel hosts an impressive 876 1-bedroom units over 2 37-story towers. Not only is this condotel complex located within walking distance of many Waikiki staple activities and spots, but it offers some incredible on-site amenities that keep guests busy and entertained while relaxing at their vacation home.
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Waikiki Banyan provides a great opportunity for visitors to engage in downtown Waikiki nightlife and culture, with surrounding restaurants like Rarea Marriott Lounge, Arancino di Marea, Sensei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, O'ahu Mexican Grill, and Cheeseburger in Paradise just down the street from the building. Likewise, across the street on the corner of Kuhio Avenue and 'Ohua Avenue is an ABC Store, which provides fun tourist gifts and trinkets as well as vacation staples like sunscreen, water and snacks, and other daily necessities.
One of the most notable aspects of Waikiki Banyan's location is its proximity to Waikiki Beach, which is less than a 5-minute walk away from the residence. Arguably the most popular and well-known beach in Hawai'i, Waikiki Beach is an immensely popular spot for surfing, swimming, sunbathing, spending time with friends and family, eating, and more. There are shaded cabanas for those who need a break from the intense Hawaiian sun, and there are vendors stationed around the street selling various snacks and drinks. Not to mention, the entirety of Kalakaua Avenue along Waikiki Beach is stationed with restaurants, cafés, and stores, which means visitors can easily take a break from the beach and grab something to eat or drink.
Kalakaua Avenue is also known for its wide array of shopping spots, as it is the main shopping strip in Waikiki. Kalakaua Avenue hosts a variety of designer stores, fast-fashion stores, and more, making it one of the most consistently crowded areas in Waikiki.
For those who are not interested in the extremely crowded daily nature of this street and general area, other outdoor activities are found as close as just down Kuhio Avenue. These include the Honolulu Zoo, Kapi'olani Regional Park, and the Diamond Head Crater Hike, which are a 3-, 4-, and 12-minute drive away from Waikiki Banyan respectively (or just a 7-minute walk to the Honolulu Zoo and a 10-minute walk to Kapi'olani Regional Park).
In addition to incredible neighborhood amenities, Waikiki Banyan offers guests great on-site amenities, which include:
- Heated swimming pool
- Tennis court
- Putting green
- BBQ grills
- Convenience store
- Baggage storage
- 24-hour front desk
- Laundry services
- Recreation deck
- Sun deck
- 24-hour security
- Banyan Breeze café on the first floor
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Waikiki Banyan offers 5 residence configurations for guests, which are as follows:
- 1-Bedroom Standard
- 1-Bedroom Superior
- 1-Bedroom Deluxe Mountain View
- 1-Bedroom Partial Ocean View
- 1-Bedroom Deluxe Ocean View
All of the units measure 535 square feet and feature fully-equipped kitchens, private lanais, and separate living areas. As indicated by the names of the units, the residences receive varying views of the mountains, the surrounding cityscape, the Pacific Ocean, and even Diamond Head.
Other features within the residences include:
- Air conditioning
- Blackout curtains
- In-room safe
- Iron and ironing board
- Alarm clock radio
- Blu-ray/DVD player and PlayStation 3 console
- Flatscreen TV
Photos: Aqua-Aston Hotels