Imperial Hawaii Vacation Club
Imperial Hawaii Vacation Club
The Imperial Hawaii Vacation Club has experienced a major make-over, but the hospitality and location haven't changed. This resort offers all the conveniences of a full service hotel including daily and limited maid service, 24-hour reception, telephone voice mail, DVD rental, bell service, and valet parking.
With five choices of timeshare suites to choose from, The Imperial has accommodations for everyone. The resort's Ohia studio suites sleep two with a double Murphy bed and queen sleeper sofa. Studios are equipped with a mini- kitchen with coffee maker, microwave, toaster, and mini-refrigerator. The Banyan and Palm one-bedroom suites sleep four and offer a queen and double Murphy bed in the bedroom, a queen sleeper sofa in the living area, a full kitchen in the Palm suites and a mini-kitchen in the Banyan suites. Koa deluxe one-bedroom, two-bath suites offer a queen bed in the bedroom, a queen sleeper sofa in the living area, and a full kitchen. Hala two-bedroom, two bath suites feature a queen bed in the master bedroom, a double or single bed in the second bedroom, a queen sleeper sofa in the living area, and a full kitchen.
The Imperial Hawaii Vacation Club boasts on-site specialty shops and boutiques, a 24-hour coffee shop and restaurant, and a grocery store, as well as a full service tour desk to help arrange your special vacation needs. Head to the 27th level sundeck at the resort to enjoy the pool, spa, and panoramic views of Waikiki, Honolulu, and the Pacific Ocean. Down on the third floor you will find the resort fitness center, and massage and sauna room.
We stay at the Imperial when in Waikiki for the last 14 years. The location and Staff are 5 stars. The building is not as fancy as the newer hotels but the Imperial is a fantastic value for the size of the rooms and the amenities. We stay at the Imperial at least twice a year and love it!
We have owned at the Imperial since 1985 it is the best location bar none of any timeshare in Honolulu. Closest to the great beach less than a block and in the middle of all the action Honolulu has to offer and all in walking distance. Close to the Bus line in which you can go anywhere in Hawaii. The people are Great the units are very clean although they could use some up dating. We don't go to Hawaii to sit in the time share. It is the weather and all there is to see, do and eat. It is wonderful, enjoy, and so is the Imperial.
I absolutely loved the Imperial! I stayed there in August in a Koa Suite. We had plenty of room for 6 of us! The view was amazing & LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!! Very friendly staff!! Cant wait to stay there again!
We just got back from our first trip to Honolulu. The Imperial was recommended by friends and we were not disappointed. The rooms were comfortable, clean, and the hotel had all the amenities. The pool was enjoyed by our children daily. It is in the perfect location and we will be encouraging friends and family to stay here. It's not the fanciest hotel but they are really working to keep it clean and many of the suites are undergoing upgrades/renos. Great value!
Just back from 8 days at the Imperial Hawaii in a Koa unit (1 bedroom, queen sofa, 2 baths, full kitchen). What a perfect place to spend our 30th wedding anniversary. The neighborhood has been transformed into the fabulous Waikiki Beach Walk with more shops and restaurants than the budget can imagine. Toured the Wyndham while we were there. Definitely has enjoyed a major remodel and has the glitz you would expect. BUT, farther from the beach, no 27th floor roof-top swimming pool, and no 26th floor Owners Lounge with unobstructed sunset and ocean views like the Imperial Hawaii.
Had a great time at the Imperial, stayed there for 2 weeks in Feb. and thoroughly enjoyed our time. Staff was terrific and everything is so close to the Imperial . You don't need to rent a car unless you want to travel around the island on your own. Ocean is just a short walk away. Restuarants surround you and lots to pick from. Only down side of things is the rooms of course are smaller and need updating. Some of the walls are needing attention. But ,,, unless you want to live in there night and day and not go outside then of course you would want it different. But ,,, all in all not bad.
will come back again.
The Imperial is really SAD! We had to stay here Due to our other time share (Wikki Wyndem) not being ready in a couple of days. The pool area was old and not well kept. The rooms are very old, dark and small. The Imperial is right in the middle of all the action on Lewers St. and this is the only reason they are still there. I dont think that my Family and I will stay their again.
I exchanged into a studio and stayed Apr 23, 2008. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The Beachwalk area is awesome, brand new and the Imperial sits right in the middle of it all. There is a Denny's restaurant and ABC store at street level and lots of shops and restaurants within a few blocks. The beach is about a block away. The studio was clean and well equipped with Microwave, Toaster oven, mini fridge, and coffee maker. A queen size Murphy Bed folded down from the wall in the living room. There was also a sofa, and small dinette. A small balcony gave me a nice view of the surrounding area. The room should be comfortable for one or two adults. The only negative might be the noisy central A/C unit at night (located right over the bed) It really didn't bother me because I always travel with ear plugs. The furnishings are a bit dated, but in very good condition. There is no Wi-Fi access in the rooms, but you can pick up a strong signal ln the 2nd floor lounge area or the owners lounge on the top floor. There's always dial-up from the room as well, and local calls were free. There is a laundry on the 2nd floor with reasonable prices. A nice pool and hot tub grace the rooftop level, with a beautiful view. Parking is Valet-Only at $20/day for owners or exchangers but you really don't need a car. The Staff were super, everyone was really nice. I had such a fantastic vacation here that I hope to return next year. This is a wonderful place for a relaxing getaway.
We stayed in the Koa unit May 13 - 17. We have rented from owner's three times in the past 13 years. Unfortunatly the inside of the building has remained the same (dated and small) while the outside has been nicely renovated. The staff remains very courteous and helpful. We were on the 19th floor and had a nice view of the ocean. The units are in desperate need of updating. With our children getting bigger, we found ourselfs in cramped conditions. Rumour on the street is that the Imperial does not own the land that their building sits on and that their lease will expire. I would recommend the Imperial to families with small children, however if you can afford to upgrade a little then you should stay at Wyndham (next door).
Rented a week from 12/31/08-1/8/08. The resort is very clean. The help is absolutely wonderful. Problem: room size is very small and outdated.
However, we are looking into getting a time share here because of the location as well as they will eventually update the resort. It is very close to the waikiki trolley, public bus stop, all the shopping you can handle (or should I say your pocketbook can handle) and so close to beach!
You can not go wrong unless you plan on staying inside your unit. Then I would suggest you go elsewhere.
Just came back (Dec 1-8, 2007) and we liked it very much for basically same reasons mentioned above/below. May want to purchase unit.
We stayed at the Imperial Hawaii the week of May 5, 2007. What a wonderful location--within walking distance to shopping, the full length of Waikiki Beach, great restaurants, the tour-bus station as well as public buses. Having the ABC store right below was a real boon because we never had to go elsewhere to do grocery shopping (we eat/assemble only breakfasts and lunches in the unit). The Imperial is just a few hundred feet from the new Beachwalk street of shops and restaurants, a pleasant place to stroll (complete with tiki torches at night) with some nice alternative restaurants, including a NY-style deli that is as good for breakfast as any other meal. Ready access to hotels like the Outrigger, just a short block away, meant access to some reasonably priced (as HI goes) buffet and a la carte meals.
Though we'd exchanged for an efficiency apartment, we opted to upgrade to the one-bedroom/2-bath Palm room (unit 1603). This particular room and the rooms forward of it from floors 15-up had a nice and unexpected ocean view because the blocking building is only three stories at that point. The unit was small (we could barely walk around the queen-sized bed) but adequate. (The Imperial was reminiscent of an all-suite hotel turned condo.) Though the kitchen appliances and cabinetry could use some updating, the unit was freshly painted and carpeted.
We never lacked for supplies or linens and the staff was responsive and helpful (brought a new coffeemaker at 5:00 a.m. to replace ours). The travel desk had any tour we could want and staff was efficient and competent--and, in one case, super helpful--in making reservations. The upper-deck pool was too windy for our use, but we never had time to use it anyway.
As a veteran condo owner/exchanger, I give this resort a 4 (not a 5) rating only because of its age and smaller sized rooms. Would definitely go back.
My parents have owned a unit in this building for 20 years. While nice, it is very old. The entire block is currently undergoing a MAJOR transformation into a deluxe destination center, however, so it is a cheap place to stay in a soon-to-be upscale location.
I dont know what you could find wrong with place. Location! Location! Location..!!
We stayed in a studio at the Imperial the first week of Feb 2005 and we had a great time. It is a block from the beach and within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and bus routes.
Now for the real deal...I have read some of the other reviews, and I am a bit surprised. I do not go to Hawaii to spend time in my room, cook meals, nor to drive a car to places that I don't know where they are located.
The room is small but comfortable. We spent our time on the beach and enjoying the sites of Hawaii. We were only in our room long enough to clean up and sleep. As far as the kitchen, as long as a coffee pot is provided, who needs anything else. There is a Denny's and an ABC Store (Hawaii's 7-Eleven) on the bottom floor.
Transportation in Hawaii is one of the best in the US. Buy a 4-day bus ticket for $20 for unlimited transportation. Buy a bus book at the ABC for $4, pick up a bus schedule from the bus, and make plans to use the bus all around the island. The bus stop is one block from the hotel. There is a tour office located in the lobby that can make all of your trip plans for you. The pick up point for most of these trips are right behind the Imperial.
The pool is on the roof and is not very big, but there is an ocean all around you. The owners lounge is on the 26th floor with excellent views. It has a big screen TV, pool table and two computers for you to use. We used it to book a car for our last day there. It was about half price on the internet. Since most flights leave around midnight, spend the $2 on the bus, go to the airport, pick up the car early in the morning, drive the island and be back to the airport in time for your flight. It's a great way to save on taxi back to the airport, your luggage will stay with you, and you have something to do until your late night flight.
Overall, we had a great time. The Imperial was exactly what we needed. They had our trash taken away daily, the place was very clean and the staff was more than friendly. It is located in the heart of Waikiki, one block from the beach and close to everything. If a vacation on a dime is what you are looking for, Hawaii is not the place. But if you are looking for a nice place to stay while in Ohau, the Imperial is a great place. Also, there are NO private beaches in Hawaii.
We rented a KOA one-bedroom unit from an owner, and stayed there the week before Christmas in 2004. The KOA unit is the largest of the three or four one-bedroom floor plans, which makes me wonder about the size of the other units.
The KOA is small, and a bit awkward to use because of its layout. The bedroom is small, and has a queen-size bed. The 3/4 bathroom in the bedroom is also pretty small, and is tricky to get into; you have to shut the door to the bedroom in order to get into the bathroom. The other bathroom is a standard hotel bathroom with a shower in the tub, and looks immense compared to the 3/4 bath.
The couch pulls out into a double-bed, and my sons complained about its lack of comfort. My husband switched with one of the boys for a night, and agreed that it was uncomfortable. .
The kitchen was not a full kitchen, but was workable for breakfast and for popcorn. I don't think I would have been eager to cook a meal there, because there was only a mini- fridge, and there wasn't much storage.
The location is hard to beat. It's only a block and a half walk around some other hotels to the beach. You can rent two chaises and an umbrella for the day for $25, or just bring your towels and plunk yourself down. Beach towels are provided by the hotel.
It's about the same distance to the main shopping streets in Waikiki. Waikiki caters to Japanese tourists and the well-to-do of any nationality. Stores include Bally, Boucheron (Swiss jewelry store), Coach (although since building an outlet store, there aren't any deals to be found in Waikiki), and lots more far more upscale stores. These stores are interspersed with t-shirts stores, so it's quite a mix.
Someone earlier in these posts said the Imperial does not have mid-weekly maid service. Perhaps they've changed, because our unit was cleaned, and sheets were changed on the fourth day. Also, you can exchange towels yourself as often as needed.
We rented a car, and were glad we did, even though parking added an additional $15 a day cost, plus tips to the valet guys. There really is no on-street parking available, so don't even think about not parking at the Imperial.
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
Overall, the pluses are the location, the price of the rental, the good sound-proofing between the bedroom and the living/dining area (important when you have kids who are watching their own shows while you read in the bedroom). The negatives are the size of the unit, the maneuverability, and the kitchen.
Perhaps this is typical of Honolulu/Waikiki timeshares, but I will check out another timeshare on our next visit.
We needed to find 2 rooms quick. The folks at the Imperial worked hard and endlessly until they managed to get what we needed and in such a short time. If it weren't for the hospitality of the folks at this resort, my family's first visit from Japan to Hawaii would have been much more expensive and much less "home-like". They loved Hawaii and they really enjoyed the stay at the Imperial. We would all stay there again. In fact, I wouldn't mind becoming an owner there.
Great location. Koa unit very comfortable for two couples. Beach very close, ABC and Denney's in building. Bathrooms and kitchen showing age.
Stayed March 18-28, 2004. Hawaii was great, Imperial was not. Probably the poorest of the 9 years we have been timesharing in Oahu. Rented Hala Suite off redweek. Very disappointed.
Hala suite advertises room for 6. Two bedroom, two bath suite with full kitchen and two lanas. Queen bed in master, double bed in second bedroom plus sofa bed in living room.
Room 508 you do not want. Over looks airconditioning unit of building next door. Queen bed in master yes. Small hotel bathroom. Way too small for a weeks stay. Very little storage. Second bedroom was TWIN bed, against wall with no room to walk around bed. Had to get on bed from end and scoot to the top. Sofa bed in living room so uncomfortable you didn't even want to sit on it. No way could this sleep 6 unless you brought along an air bed. NO lanas, not two but zero. Full kitchen is not a full kitchen. We brought over all our meat for the week as food is high in Hawaii. Full kitchen consists of a mini fridge without the freezer door compartment so there went all the meat. Full kitchen consisted of two cabinets. One above sink held silverware on first shelf, dishes on second, and pots and pans on top shelf. Second cabinet under sink. Again this is hotel not condo/timeshare set up for your bucks.
All other timeshares we have stayed in changed sheets at least once during the week. Imperial does not. You exchange your towels yourself. All other timeshares have had a second tv in the master. This does not. TV is suspended over dining table so one person cannot have their chair at the table to eat or needs to be really short. Other timeshares have had a stackable washer dryer in the unit, this does not. You need to go to a laundrymat.
Pool is on roof, 26th floor. Small pool not heated if you are bringing children. Jacuzzi hot tub is small, 6 person. It was hot which was nice. Bubblers not working, perhaps next year they said. Children all used hot tub as their swimming/wading pool. Bummer if you are middle age and thinking of getting into it during the day.
A plus is it is airconditioned. It is quiet for sleeping. Good 6 blocks to the beach even though they say it is 100 yards from hotel. It is but that is private.
Nice location being only one block to the beach. Great view from the 26 floor owners lounge. Units are on the small side but that is usually the case in high-rise urban units. The staff is helpful and the units are well maintained.
We have owned a Koa here since 1984, and love it, and Waikiki--so much neat stuff to do, and places to eat. We love being able to walk across the street to the beach. We also own at Kauai, which we bought thinking the kids would like the quieter spot, but they much prefer the Imperial Hawaii--they are 11 and 14. They like the proximity to the shopping centers, the beach and the food! Everyone we have ever loaned our time to has ended up buying--I think we've "sold" at least six units.
Hi. We own at the Imperial. We love its location. We also love its location!
I have owned a studio unit at Imperial since 1985 and go every year. I thoroughly enjoy the unit and the location. It is close to anything you might want to do. Don't even need a car as the bus system is terrific.
We own and have stayed at other expensive resorts in Hawaii, but keep coming back to the Imperial because of the friendly people and great location. It just keeps getting better.
We stay at the Imperial every year and do the Great Aloha Run on President's Day in February. We stay in a Palm unit - 1 bedroom plus a murphy bed in the living room, 2 baths. It is fun to arrive each year and be greeted by familiar and smiling faces - the staff is super! Location is excellent - the beach is a short walk, Hale Koa and other military facilities (Ft DeRussy museum/park, parking, restaurants, exchange) are also close by.
the imperial is filled with aloha...most of the employees have been there for years and really make you feel welcome ! the accommodations are sufficient...and is located close to everything. one building from the sand and just a couple of blocks from the international marketplace.
- Grocery Store
- Handicap Accessible Units
- Health Club
- Internet Access
- Kid Friendly
- Laundry Room
- Live Entertainment
- Maid Service
- Outdoor Pool
- Shopping Area
- Spa Services
- Video Rentals
- Whirlpool/Hot Tub
- Bar (0 miles)
- Boating (0.2 miles)
- Car Rental (0 miles)
- Drug Store (0 miles)
- Golf (3 miles)
- Horseback Riding (30 miles)
- Medical Facilities (1.5 miles)
- Movie Theater (0.2 miles)
- Scuba Diving (0.1 miles)
- Tennis (1 mile)
- Water Skiing
- Wind Surfing
205 Lewers St.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
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