5 on January 16, 2015
We stayed two nights in the Cooke Room, which was very cosy, had a nice view and sufficient space. Just the washbasin taps might be replaced during the next renovation by a bit larger ones. Staff and Owners were very nice and helpful. Reading the other comments about the location and the need for a car: if you have enough time, the stroll to Waikiki is just 40min, the walk to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is 60min and the passed neighbourhoods are a nice view.
3.6 on January 07, 2015
We had a great stay at Manoa Valley Inn. Our room was spacious and the bed was comfortable, plus a good view of the city. The Inn itself is in sharp contrast to the towering hotels in downtown Waikiki, as it is full of charm and feels like it has a history. Breakfast on the lanai is great, among a lush garden that makes you feel like you are in the country not the city. There is even an outdoor pool tucked down the garden. Our hosts were very polite and pleasant. The only small drawback is that if you don't have a car you will need to use taxis to get into town, but the owners give you information about good taxi companies locally which was a big help. The Inn was also a location for the programme LOST which was a complete bonus for me as I am a big fan!
5 on January 03, 2015
Manoa Valley Inn was the perfect place for us to stay after a few days in Waikiki. It is quiet and peaceful, but still walking/cab distance from lots of places. The room was quirky with eclectic decorations. It has so much character, and I understand each room is very different. I would highly recommend.
4.4 on December 30, 2014
Absolutely wonderful! Like an old New England Manse, except with jungle. Staff was perfect. Highly recommend this, particularly who want a change from the bustle of Waikiki.
2.8 on December 24, 2014
this is a comfortable B&B located near the University of Hawaii campus; our room was comfortable, but dated; the breakfasts were varied and good; the service was very good; the bathroom fixtures should be replaced with more modern units; some of the electrical outlets should be replaced to accept 3-prong plugs; parking was somewhat tedious in a small lot
4.8 on December 08, 2014
Beautiful old Victorian, adjacent to Univ. of Hawaii, H1 freeway, and close to Waikiki. Excellent breakfast, and friendly and helpful staff, especially Molly. Showing its age, but that is part of the charm. Parking is tight, so if you are renting a car, a small one is recommended. If we return to Honolulu, we would stay here again.
3.2 on December 02, 2014
Friendly and welcoming staff. Cooke room does NOT have a ceiling fan as described Get down early for breakfast
3.4 on September 14, 2014
Great old mansion for a B & B! Delicious breakfast and free parking. Friendly. I'm not sure how many stars to give but everything met or exceeded our expectations.
3.2 on August 29, 2014
Rooms were neat, but maid service wasn't available every day. Breakfast food was delicious, but you had to ask for food which was a bit uncomfortable. No vending machines, or snack bar, or anything to get anything to eat or drink once you got home for the evening.
4.6 on August 26, 2014
Everyone associated with the Inn was friendly and helpful, and I felt the spirit of Aloha, They took very good care of me. Beautiful breakfast. Very cool Inn. Mahalo!
3.4 on August 07, 2014
Would have been nice for the owners to introduce themselves to us. This was our first time staying at bed and breakfast. Everyone was friendly, but unsure who was who. Food was awesome. Room was clean and comfortable. Parking is tight. Gardens were lovely, but pool looked unkept. Location was great. Would recommend to others.
4.8 on June 30, 2014
My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Manoa Valley Inn very much. The house is a registered historical landmark and so is older as you would expect. The staff was friendly and helpful although we never really figured out who all the different folks were. The room was clean and fresh. Breakfast was delightful with different fresh fruits as well as cooked to order eggs and pancakes. The strawberry/coconut topping on the pancakes was wonderful. The location was a great base for all of our travels around the island. Highly reccommend
3.2 on April 26, 2014
Old Victorian home nice people good breakfast
1.2 on April 16, 2014
Dirty dirty. Exposed wires on floor. Filthy pool. Suffocating room terrible location.
2.8 on April 05, 2014
We have stayed a numerous B&B's and have always enjoyed talking with the owners and they're gone out of their way to help with dining, activities etc. many have had an afternoon social with wine and/or appetizers. We found this lacking at Manoa Valley Inn. It felt more as though we were just renting a room.
4.2 on March 22, 2014
The staff was very friendly and helpful making arrangements for us.
4.6 on March 04, 2014
Nice, personal hotel with excellens breakfast. A bit noisy with the road outside. A perfect stay if you want to explore oahu by car and want to stay on a special looking. Bed&breakfast. Something new to taste every morning
5 on February 21, 2014
Let me start by saying that I stayed during Valentine's weekend and I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I've never stayed at a bed and breakfast before and when I saw that this was close to where I wanted to be, I decided to take a leap of faith .Initially they didn't have any availability for the days that I needed but the website said to call for availability. After calling they were able to accommodate my stay with two different rooms. I am glad they did !! My first night was in the Dole Junior Suite. It had an amazing view with two beds all the room that I needed and a bathroom like no other. I love it !!My first morning I was able to meet all the staff and everyone was always smiling and so pleasant. Breakfast was good especially the homemade pancakes. EXACTLY HOMEMADE PANCAKES !! I would say that was a great start to enjoy paradise. My rest of my stay was in the Cooke room. This room had the perfect breeze throughout the night that always reassured the island feel. My complete stay of four days was remarkable due to the personality the house has from it's history and the welcoming staff that always made me feel like family.I never felt out of place. And when my day was over I always felt like I was really coming home, not just to a room.
4.0 on February 09, 2014
I would stay here again and plan to tell all my friends. Pleasant stay.
4.8 on February 05, 2014
We initially selected the Manoa Valley Inn because of its convenient location and proximity to the University of Hawaii. What we found was a jewel, a true oasis in a busy city. We felt like special houseguests from the start and appreciated the convenience of being able to park on site and truly enjoyed the delicious breakfasts that were served by the friendly on the veranda of a wonderfulky historic home surrounded by lush foliage.
5 on January 27, 2014
We stayed at the Manoa Valley Inn for four nights in January 2014 - it was an absolute delight to stay there. We made our booking based on the incredibly convenient location of the property, which is less than a block from the university. However during our stay we were blown away by the hospitality of our hosts, the beautiful house and garden, the delicious breakfast and the super-cute house dogs and cat! We stayed in the Cooke room on the first floor - this room has a stunning view looking across the garden, out to Waikiki, and far over the Pacific Ocean. Other reviewers have mentioned the Manoa Valley Inn pets. The three dogs and the cat were just such sweeties! The oldest dog is 18 and a gorgeous little thing. We loved having the pets about and enjoyed their company and playing with them. However, the hosts were excellent about making sure that the animals were unobtrusive and respectful of all guests, particularly those who weren't animal people. Most of all, our hosts were lovely. Upon our arrival we were welcomed by Monica, who was just so, so helpful throughout our stay! On our first night she recommended a restaurant to eat at and made the booking for us (a nearby Japanese restaurant - absolutely amazing sashimi!), and she helped us locate any other facilities we required. Overall, all the hosts and folks who work at Manoa Valley Inn are incredibly welcoming and a pleasure to chat with. We will definitely be staying at Manoa Valley Inn on all our future trips to Oahu. It's a real gem of a place!
3.6 on January 23, 2014
We had a very nice stay. The room was clean and the staff was friendly. Nice breakfast as well. Sort of like staying at a friend's house in one of the off the beaten paths of Honolulu. Make a trip to the shopping center in Manoa for some great local food.
3.8 on January 04, 2014
The Inn is situated in a neighborhood across the street from the University of Hawaii's Manoa campus. It offers a relaxed atmosphere (as Waikiki hotels do not) and it sits high enough to receive moderating breezes that act as natural air conditioning. Point yourself down hill and visit the beach any time you want or just sit in the tropical environment of the lanai and enjoy yourself.
5 on December 26, 2013
This is the first time we stayed here and will definitely be returning next time we come to Honolulu. It is conveniently located, reasonably priced and more importantly the owners were delightful. Breakfast was delicious and we were amazed at the privacy and quietness while located in a neighborhood. The antiques created an amazing ambiance. All in all we were very pleased and highly recommend Manoa Valley Inn.
4.0 on November 30, 2013
This classic house converted to a B&B is located a block from the University of Hawaii on a quiet side street. Our room (Cook) was large and had a beautiful view of the lights of Waikiki. The B&B has a lush garden and a small grotto-like swimming pool in a forest of tropical plants. The location was relatively quiet for Honolulu and had free parking unlike large hotels in tourist areas. It made driving around Oahu (do rent a car despite the traffic) easier because you can avoid the congestion of Waikiki and go to the islands best beaches. The breakfast was good - great fresh fruit - and local island breakfast fare. The place is not for everyone if looking for luxury, air-conditioning and 24 hour service. If you want a more personal island experience and do not mind a home-like atmosphere it is a great place to stay.
4.6 on November 25, 2013
Everyone was very nice and helpful. My daughter and I had a great time. The view from our room was amazing. At night you could see the lights from Waikiki. It was really pretty.
4.6 on October 22, 2013
Our rooms looked bigger in the pictures, and the bathrooms were a little weird. But the people who live and run this B&B are wonderful, the outdoor area is spectacular, and breakfast was great! Will definitely recommend to others, and if I'm lucky, be back myself!
5 on August 25, 2013
Excellent location, close to the UH Manoa. Comfortably and exquisitely furnished. Magnificent garden and retreat pool. Delicious breakfast. Hostesses very efficient, smiling and always ready for a chat...totally Aloha way!
4.0 on August 18, 2013
This is a great place to avoid the crowds and to enjoy a more local experience. I will definitely consider this b and b for my next trip to Oahu.
5 on July 19, 2013
We keep coming back, and just had another wonderful stay at Manoa Valley Inn. Mark and Jenna really outdo themselves making everyone feel at home. Breakfast is even better than last year, local fruit, bacon or sausage, fresh coffee, and eggs or pancakes to order! The garden is being beautifully maintained, a true sanctuary. Quiet and relaxing.
4.2 on June 15, 2013
A great b/b right outside Honolulu! This property has gorgeous antiques, spacious rooms, and an unforgettable pool. Breakfast is delicious and the innkeepers are more than willing to help by giving their own personal recommendations for sights and restaurants, etc. A great and quiet neighborhood. If you like to visit historic b/b's, then this is the place for you!
4.4 on May 21, 2013
We stayed at the Manoa Valley Inn in April 2013. The property is located around a 40 minute walk from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki but that was ideal for us as we were looking for something other than a tourist trap. Manoa Valley Inn is near the main university campus which is well served by local bus routes, taxis are good too (although none of our drivers knew the Inn by name which shows what a good secret it is!). Our room was spacious and clean with nice antique pieces of furniture and a Victorian style bathroom. Breakfast was served on the lanai each day and was delicious featuring fruit, cereal, breads and other goodies. You're also offered eggs, omelettes etc. The gardens are beautiful overlooking Waikiki in the distance and Diamond Head. It also includes a small secluded pool perfect for a dip after a hot day exploring the island. They're not keen on you using the air con but our room was dual aspect and with a fan going and the windows open we got a good breeze going. We would definitely stay here again.
3.4 on May 05, 2013
Nice and peaceful place to stay just near the center of Honolulu and the main H1 Hwy. You need to know that this is an old Victorian house so if you are looking for modern and new bathroom then choose a hotel in Waikiki, but if you prefer something more authentic far from the discos and the noise of the town by night this is the place to go. The people of this B&B are very nice and helpful. Breakfast is very good with natural fresh fruits. We liked it very much and if we go back to Honolulu we will certainly choose it again.
4.6 on May 03, 2013
We stayed 4 nights at the Manoa Valley Inn in the Baldwin Room on the second floor (Cooke & Moore have views of the Waikiki skyline) in late April and absolutely loved it. It is a quaint, quiet and secluded inn that is a great escape from the Honolulu/Waikiki crowds. For the price and location, you cannot find a better deal on Oahu. My husband was concerned that there was no a/c but even though we had a window unit, we did not need it. We slept with the windows open and had a great night's sleep each night. The breakfast included hot and cold breakfast foods and drinks. The owners/staff are all friendly and totally respected our privacy but yet made us feel so welcome. We moved to a hotel on Waikiki Beach our last 2 nights and immediately longed for the peace and serenity of Manoa Valley Inn.
4.2 on April 23, 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at Manoa Valley Inn. The house is a great old colonial style building, with many period details. The garden in the back is beautiful - with a nice view of Honolulu. The caretakers are very friendly and attentive. The breakfast spread is varied, healthy, and delicious! A great place to stay if you want to get away from the Waikiki madness. Thank you!
4.0 on April 15, 2013
Manoa Valley Inn is a great place to stay! My husband and I enjoyed our first visit to Hawaii at the B&B and will definitely return in the future. Close to Waikiki without all the hustle and bustle. Love the salt water pool as well. The yard is beautiful might I add. It was really a great first time experience!
5 on March 14, 2013
My wife and I as well as children (sometimes) have vacationed in Honolulu about thirty times over twenty years. We have sampled many hotels and another B&B. For a long time, we wanted to stay in Manoa Valley for its lush growth and lay back lifestyle as compared to Waikiki and other places. We were very happy to find MVI. We stayed in the Master suit. The historical mansion was well kept with excellent attention to detail. Within its confines it was easy to travel back in time and reminisce about the old Hawaii, its people, its joys and hardships. Especially, when reading a book by Jack London or Mark Twain. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. The plants and flowers are so lush and expressive they almost talk to you. We didn't get to use all the place had to offer- like the swimming pool or the outdoor bed by the pool draped from mosquitos by a net canopy. I took about thirty pictures of the place, its flowers and trees, the artwork inside and outside, the view toward the Honolulu skyscrapers. The breakfasts were superb. Lots of fruit, breads and brakfast fries. We frequently skipped lunch after having a good helping of brakfast. The staff was always curteous and helpful. A very nice neighborhood. An easy drive to major or minor shopping centers as well as Waikiki, Kuhio, San Souci and a la moana beaches. Paradise Park is near, up the moutain. Next time, we hope to stay for a couple of weeks. Honolulu has so much and MVI is a great place to unwind.!
Aloha, Thank you all for staying with us! Spring is busting out with an amazing growth of new plants, vegetables and flowers, adorning our home and yours away from home. Our garden is producing vegetables and organic eggs come in from our youngest son’s farm in Waimanalo on the other side of the island. Fifteen months as an innkeeper and we thank all our guests for staying with us, smiling at the occasional quirk but sharing the aloha spirit. We are blessed to have guests from around the world who blend together over breakfast on the patio or allow honeymooners their privacy! We look forward to a beautiful spring and summer. Wherever I turn, even after 35 years here, I still find joy, surprises and happiness in the beauty of Hawaii, its oceans, greenery and people. Mahalo and Thanks. Mark Glen Ps Turning 60 in a few weeks and maybe seeing life a little different for the beginning of the next 40 years or so....expecting to live fully and enjoy Hawaii.
5 on March 10, 2013
This 1919 victorian mansion is comfortable and beautifully decorated. The floral gardens surround the house. The breakfast is plentiful with hawaiian foods. T he staff
4.0 on March 02, 2013
Though the dogs were a bit quirky, the host was welcoming and made great restaurant recommendations. The views of Honolulu and Diamond Head from the back lanai were lovely. The breakfast food was plentiful and well prepared. We enjoyed being in the University area and within walking distance of excellent restaurants. The bedroom was large and the bed comfortable. We would certainly return.
4.4 on February 28, 2013
Manoa Valley Inn is a wonderful historic home. From the inviting front porch to the back lanai where a delicious hot breakfast is served, (complete with fresh island fruits) to the quaint rooms which catch the soft Manoa breezes, everything about this inn is warm and welcoming. The bed was very comfy and the towels big, soft, and fluffy. Everything was clean and tidy. Would definitely stay here again.
4.8 on February 27, 2013
We had a great visit to Honolulu and the B&B added greatly to our stay. The owners were very helpful and the meals were fantastic. The grounds are very well taken care of and the view of downtown is nice. I really like how they have taken care of the building and expect it will be a destination for a very long time.
5 on October 02, 2012
The Manoa Valley Inn is a great place to stay on Oahu. The owners Jenna and Mark really go out of their way to make you feel at home. They have spent much money upgrading the place and it shows. It's comfortable, beautiful and inviting. Jenna and Mark are wonderful people and go out of their way to make one's stay a very memorable one. If you're looking for a special place to stay on Oahu, this is it!!!
5 on October 02, 2012
Host Mark Glen and his wife are doing a fabulous job of restoring the grand Manoa Valley Inn, a legendary landmark of old Honolulu. Mark’s dining recommendations were spot on, from the Tsenuke to Buzz's to Bigger Burgers. The beautiful Guild Suite that we called home for four days epitomized Victorian grandeur and was perfectly comfortable and welcoming. Buffet breakfasts on the lanai, enfolded in tropical greenery while enjoying distant views of city skyscrapers, was a tranquil way to start each day. Having spent many, many vacations in Waikiki hotels, the Manoa Valley Inn is the only place we’ll stay during future visits.
5 on September 29, 2012
We relly enjoyed the clean and beautifully decorated room in this historical house in Manoa. From the 1st floor breakfast tables you can enjoy the beautiful garden and the view of Diamond Head. The host family is such a nice people that made us feel so comfortable throughout our stay. We feel lucky to be able to find this special place in beautiful Mania Manoa area. We wish we can come back here soon.
5 on August 11, 2012
This place is full of aloha. We have been coming to the Manoa Valley Inn for years, and we look forward to and cherish our time there. It's a real retreat from urban life, even though it's close to everything. The garden/pool is a sanctuary--you are surrounded by greenery and flowers and there's even a day bed to relax in. Breakfast is reliably great -- plenty of fresh organic fruit, bread, cheese, cereal, eggs, and there's nearly always a special hot dish like a curry or rice. The eggs are from a local kid in Waimanolo and are fantastic. I love the coffee. Our room was spacious, clean, and full of light, and appointed with a fun and eclectic decor. Great shower and bath, fluffy towels. The other thing we love about this place is it attracts interesting guests; we've had many interesting conversations on the lanai in the morning. We look forward to our next stay.
1.2 on May 18, 2012
We are from the outer islands and come to Oahu often on business. We booked two nights in March of 2012 in hopes of finding that home away from home. NOT! We were extremely disappointed. No one greated us. When we did finally find someone and were assigned a room, it was damp, moldy, dirty. Toiletries were 2/3's empty Costco size items and bar soap (Irish Spring) was previously used. Dogs were filthy and one wore diapers. Morning coffee sat on burner for hours and continental breakfast was cheap bread next to a dirty toaster, tuna salad (?), yogurt, etc, all which had sat out for at least two hours. We never were welcomed or acknowledged by inn keeper and forfeited or 2nd night to stay at the Prince in Waikiki. It is a shame, the location was great and the building is increadable. However, the business should be reported to health department and business shut down.
Aloha and Greetings from Manoa Valley Inn, our 100 year old Victorian home that has been operating as a licensed bed and breakfast since 1980. Our apologizes to our guests who had a stay they were unhappy with. As owners we live on the property and except for an hour or two a day someone is here, available and responsive to customer needs. We have a simple policy if you are not happy. We will assist you to find a hotel room and refund you. We admit that this has happened for a limited few guests but most everyone has been happy. Quite a few guests have really enjoyed the ambiance and extended their stays and even returned to the Inn. We are sorry when people leave without sharing their discomfort and letting us know what they need. We strive to please and accommodate our guests. Please let us know what you find problematic and we will assist you with great aloha spirit. Mahalo