The Equus

Charming and one-of-a-kind, The Equus is Waikīkī’s last family-owned and operated boutique hotel offering true Hawaiian hospitality at an unbeatable price. Reminiscent of Hawaii’s paniolo history, the hotel and its rooms are designed with an equestrian flair and furnished with antique east-Asian decor. While a rare, quiet getaway in Waikīkī, guests will discover there’s plenty to do nearby, whether it’s shopping and dining at Ala Moana, one of the nation’s largest shopping malls, spending the day in the sun at Magic Island Beach Park, or sailing at the nearby Ala Wai marina. We also encourage our guests to make the beautiful drive to our sister property, Hawai’i Polo Club up on the North Shore, to watch the seasonal polo matches, take polo lessons, or enjoy a spectacular horseback trail ride. Comfortable, timeless, and personable, The Equus is truly a hidden gem in the heart of Honolulu.
KAMA'AINA

KAMA'AINA

Locals receive a special rate of 15% off our best rate online when they book direct! Must present a Hawai’i resident ID at check-in to qualify.

Daylight Savings

Daylight Savings

Clocks may be changing, but our savings won’t stop! For a limited time, spring forward with 10% off our best flexible rates.

Advanced Purchase

Advanced Purchase

Score 20% off your next stay when you book ahead! Must book 30 days in advance to qualify.

OUR ROOMS

CLASSIC KING

CLASSIC KING

Find comfort in our Classic King room. This room features a 4-post bed with pillow-top covers and a handmade Italian duvet comforter. View the happenings of Waikiki from your very own furnished outdoor lanai.
CLASSIC TWO DOUBLE BEDS

CLASSIC TWO DOUBLE BEDS

Recommended for families on the go, our Classic Doubles room features 2 double 4-post beds and hosts up to a family of four. You’ll find all the same modern luxuries here as our Classic King room (minus the lanai).
DELUXE KING

DELUXE KING

Upgrade to the Deluxe King room for a higher floor and partial view of the Pacific. Decorated with imported antique furniture from East Asia, this room still offers modern appliances such as stainless steel mid-sized refrigerator and Keurig coffee maker.

Deluxe Two Double Beds

Deluxe Two Double Beds

Our Deluxe Doubles room offers all the same luxuries (minus the lanai) as our Deluxe King room, but for a bigger family of 4.
EXECUTIVE KING

EXECUTIVE KING

Need more space? Spread out in our Executive King room, available on our highest floor and complete with views of grand Waikiki and partial views of the Pacific.
BAMBOO QUEEN

BAMBOO QUEEN

Relive old Hawaii in our Bamboo Queen room. Designed around an eye-catching canopy bed, this room is carefully composed of wooden bamboo furniture and tropical floral prints, all while having the modern conveniences you need.

CLASSIC KING

CLASSIC KING

Find comfort in our Classic King room. This room features a 4-post bed with pillow-top covers and a handmade Italian duvet comforter. View the happenings of Waikiki from your very own furnished outdoor lanai.
CLASSIC TWO DOUBLE BEDS

CLASSIC TWO DOUBLE BEDS

Recommended for families on the go, our Classic Doubles room features 2 double 4-post beds and hosts up to a family of four. You’ll find all the same modern luxuries here as our Classic King room (minus the lanai).
DELUXE KING

DELUXE KING

Upgrade to the Deluxe King room for a higher floor and partial view of the Pacific. Decorated with imported antique furniture from East Asia, this room still offers modern appliances such as stainless steel mid-sized refrigerator and Keurig coffee maker.

Deluxe Two Double Beds

Deluxe Two Double Beds

Our Deluxe Doubles room offers all the same luxuries (minus the lanai) as our Deluxe King room, but for a bigger family of 4.
EXECUTIVE KING

EXECUTIVE KING

Need more space? Spread out in our Executive King room, available on our highest floor and complete with views of grand Waikiki and partial views of the Pacific.
BAMBOO QUEEN

BAMBOO QUEEN

Relive old Hawaii in our Bamboo Queen room. Designed around an eye-catching canopy bed, this room is carefully composed of wooden bamboo furniture and tropical floral prints, all while having the modern conveniences you need.

Services & Amenities

Welcome Aloha Drink (1 per guest per stay, max 2 per room) redeemable at on-site Paniolo Bar

Complimentary high-speed WiFi

24-hour guest services desk

Outdoor pool and cabana

Complimentary pool/beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas

On-site Paniolo Bar & Café

Weekly evening entertainment

2 complimentary tickets to Hawai’i Polo Club (available during season only)

In-room mid-sized refrigerator

Keurig coffee maker with complimentary organic

Coffee and tea

Earth Tempo biodegradable eco-friendly bath amenities

Flat-screen LCD HDTV

Plush pillow-top beds with handmade Italian Mascioni duvet comforters

The Equus is proud to be a part of TripAdvisor’s Green Leader’s Program, Ocean Friendly Restaurants Hawai’i, Hawaii Green Business certified, and a partner of Kind Traveler. Guests can keep their peace of mind, knowing their stay is a sustainable one.
Read more about our green initiatives here >>

HISTORY OF THE
HAWAIIAN PANIOLO

When dreaming up an image of Hawaii, most people think of hula dancers on pearly white beaches or surfers on aqua waves. But a rider on horseback is just as Hawaiian as either of those scenes. Cattle have been in the Hawaiian islands since the late 1700s, when an English explorer brought them to King Kamehameha I as a present. When the cattle populations grew out of control, the king hired cattle herders from Spanish California to train Hawaiians in their craft. And so the culture of the Hawaiian paniolo was born!

If you want to see a modern-day paniolo, head on up to the North Shore, home of the Hawai‘i Polo Club. Every guest checking in during the summer season receives two complimentary admission tickets to the polo matches held there.

We’ve partnered with V2 Safe Solutions to guide you through the Hawaii Safe Travels Program!