Green Hotel Honolulu

Equus Hotel is proud to be Waikiki’s first Green Hotel. As an environment friendly hotel, educating our guests about their opportunity to participate in keeping Hawaii beautiful for future generations to enjoy, is an important part of our mission. We make every effort to improve our footprint on Mother Nature and preserve the beauty of Hawaii, while still providing the comforts of a boutique hotel. Please enjoy your time with us, and Malama the ‘Aina! (care for the earth)

Initiatives we participate in include:

All appliances are GreenStar rated

Room amenities are non-toxic and biodegradable

Low-flush toilets and low-flow shower heads and sink faucet

Partially used bath amenities are donated to local non-profit for homeless

Rigorous recycling program

Towel and Linen Re-use program (every 3 days unless requested)

All lighting CFL with plans to convert to LED

Green transportation program for employees (subsidies for bus passes)

No irrigation system or sprinklers—landscaping is hand-watered

No chemicals used on landscaping

Old uniforms and linens are retired to the Salvation Army

Furniture is donated to Re-Use Hawai‘i

On-site furniture refurbishing/refinishing

Other initiatives to comply with the State Department of Health Green Hotel checklist

Paniolo bar partners with sustainable distilleries offering local or sustainable liquor selections

Your Vacation Legacy Doesn’t End with Your Flight Home

The Equus Hotel is proud to be the FIRST hotel in Hawai’i to join Green Hotels Association, International. A portion of your daily RESORT FEE supports the reforestation of native and endemic trees in Hawaii.

This special effort to restore Hawaii’s rarest trees helps strengthen valuable ecosystems and provides a vital habitat for endangered wildlife.

The Equus

1696 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96815


As family-owned and operated hotel in Waikiki’s “Upper West Side” for many years, The Equus has become a staple in the local community. We’ve seen the ups, as well as the downs, and have always persevered thanks to the support of our loyal guests. Whether you’re local or visit from afar, we think of you as family.

Holding true to our roots, we remain open and eager to serve those that have given so much to us over the years. We are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for both our team and guests, and are proceeding with guidelines and recommendations from health authorities.

Da HI Brew Cafe, located on property, is open (6:30 am to 2:00 pm) for guests and community members alike. The Paniolo Bar is open 2:30pm to 10:00pm. In-house guests may pick up and take out food items from the bar, as well as order cocktails to their room.

With an amazing location near world-class shopping and dining, we are exploring ways to act as a pick-up point for local restaurants offering take-out services to customers in our neighborhood.

We’ll see you soon.