The Equus an Aqua Boutique Hotel
The Equus, an Aqua Boutique Hotel, is a 2.5-star property located near the gateway of Waikiki and is Aqua Hotels & Resorts newest boutique hotel. Formerly the Hawaii Polo Inn, The Equus has been beautifully renovated and offers all the fantastic amenities that all Aqua properties are known for. Over a century ago, this property used to be part of a private refuge for Paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys) coming into town. Now the property has a great location near the gateway of Waikiki, close to shopping, the beach, dining and entertainment.
The lobby of The Equus is on the second floor, requiring you to carry your suitcases up one level, but once you get there, you'll find warm, helpful and welcoming staff in a beautifully decorated hotel. The property's narrow, heated splash pool is located amidst tropical greenery, creating a serene atmosphere to relax in after a long day of exploring the island.
Other property amenities include daily complimentary continental breakfast, coffee and tea service in the lobby, 24-hour front desk and guest services agent, daily newspapers, complimentary WiFi in all guests rooms and lobby, barbeque grilling area, laundry facilities, fax and copy services, luggage storage, wake-up services, internet kiosk in the lobby (fee), covered parking (fee) and complimentary tickets to Polo Matches during the season.
The Equus is a member of the Green Hotels Association, an organization encouraging environmentally friendly practices including water and energy conservation and the reduction of solid wastes. If you would like to do your part, let a staff member know and they will reduce the number of times they change your sheets and towels, thus saving energy and water on washing and allowing you to do your part to preserve our planet.
The 68 guestrooms at The Equus feature a mostly equestrian theme with dark wood furniture and framed photographs of Polo events. Room types include the Polo Double (326 sq. feet) with two double beds; the Polo King (264 sq. feet) with a king bed and a private lanai; and the Bamboo Queen, located exclusively on the 7th and 8th floors with tropical décor, bamboo furnishings and a queen bed.
Room amenities include complimentary WiFi access, coffee/tea maker with starter kit, cable TV, blackout drapes, alarm/clock radio, mini-refrigerator, hair dryer, iron/board upon request, signature Aqua Hotels & Resorts bath amenities, complimentary Essential Travel Item Service, direct dial telephone with voicemail, local and toll-free calls and more.