Manoa Valley Inn

2001 Vancouver Drive , Honolulu, HI 96822 USA (Show map)

About

The Manoa Valley Inn was built in 1912 and provides a luxurious and quiet getaway for visitors and local residents alike. The Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The prestigious Country Inn is conveniently located within minutes of Waikiki and the downtown Honolulu business district, yet it is surrounded by the beauty, luxury, and serenity of Manoa Valley. Relax in the quiet of the peaceful and spacious veranda and soak up a bit of Hawaiian nostalgia from years gone by. Stay with us, it's a very special surprise.

Reviews

Overall
4.1

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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.2
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.0
  • Onsite Dining4.2

a quiet place surrounded by gardens, green, and birds

4.6 on June 15, 2016

this historic home is old and lovely, full of ambiance of days gone by. I love the peace and quiet, the green and raucous blooming of tropical plants, and also the salt pool for cooling off and swimming. Just plain charming.


TOUGH CALL FOR ALL BUT A NICHE B&B GUEST

2.6 on June 07, 2016

The inn appears to be on a stable track of restoration and upgrade by the current owners. Manoa Valley Inn is most appropriate for the niche B&B guest or old house lover, with the exception of those who are looking for a romantic hideaway. A few realities: There is no one waiting at the front door or in the main hall for your arrival. There is no bellman or staff to help with luggage. All of the rooms are on either the second or the third floor requiring a steep ascent up a lengthy staircase. The inn's backyard is a verdant garden space of lovely tranquility. The skyline of hotels may not be visible from the lanai, but the plantings and green space make for a tranquil haven. The small swimming pool is a nice added amenity. Breakfast was a mixed bag, heavy on vegetables and starches. The fruit was very good, but not in abundant supply. The offer of egg OR pancake struck me as decidedly less than opulent. Egg OR pancake? REALLY, at these rates. This could have been the result of a linguistic variation in the accent of our Japanese-American host staff member. Either way, the requested over-easy egg came out fried hard. The breakfast background music was calming and Zen-like but also a bit melancholy and heavy-handedly new-age-ish. The two rooms we had were clean and met our basic expectations. The bedding is in need of an upgrade. The plumbing worked. Our check-in and arrival instructions had been basic as well, leaving it to us to figure out that the rooms DID in fact have a form of air conditioning. The wall remotes in each bedroom controlled a wall-mounted cooler that restored comfort in short order. But you shouldn't have to figure out the controls yourself. Word was that once some of the big ticket infrastructure issues were addressed, the rooms would be upgraded next. Sorry we couldn't have seen the post-improvement MVI interiors. It's heartening to think that the gorgeous Manoa Valley Inn will again shine as it once did.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the review and insight. We have just completed a major air conditioning project and all the rooms now have their own self regulating Fujitsu units. We also have a photovoltaic system and utilize the abundance of solar energy for energy. We are blessed with an English and Japanese speaking staff. If at times communication becomes tangled, our apologies. I hope you are all able to think of this as a genuine Hawaiian experience! Our food is spectacular for breakfast and is sourced locally as much as possible. For a great stay in Hawaii we believe Manoa Valley Inn Is a wonderful gem. We are a tremendous value with free parking, a great breakfast and friendly staff. Yes with seven rooms we do not have a doorman and valet. The staff will always help with all your needs. Aloha and happy travels to Hawaii. I hope to see all of you back with us! Mahalo nui loa, Mark


Cosy retreat

4.0 on April 26, 2016

This is our second time staying at Manoa Valley Inn.We stayed for our Wedding Anniversary in February and returned to celebrate my husbands birthday.What we enjoy the most id the peaceful setting, ,cozy sheets and the wonderful breakfast!


good place to stay

3.4 on April 21, 2016

we have enjoyed this place for our stay on Oahu.


very comfortable and familiar

4.2 on April 05, 2016

This B&B, the ornate classical house near the University of Hawaii, is now managed by the Japanese family, so it's very comfortable for us Japanese clients. The room is classical and large, although the bathroom is rather plain. The breakfast service is very good and order-made (but they have little milk). The location is a little far from the city-center, while there are so many connections of bus: it would be perfect to offer some bus tickets to the center.


Lovely B&B in a nice neighborhood in Honolulu

5 on March 21, 2016

I lived in Honolulu as a child and hadn't been back in over 30 years, so I wanted to avoid the tourist highrises of Waikiki. My wife and I were not disappointed, Manoa Valley in was lovely. In comparison to hotel prices in the area, it is a great value, and to be able to hear the birds first thing in the morning and feel like you really are LIVING there instead of just visiting is a treat. The staff are friendly, helpful and not at all intrusive. The garden is wild and lush and I wouldn't want it any other way. I almost want to keep this place a secret, as we will be staying here again the next time we visit Honolulu.


Beautiful home and neighborhood

4.8 on March 01, 2016

Manoa Valley is a very nice place to stay. Walking the neighborhood for restaurants and bus service was very comfortable. The home was beautiful.


Very cute!

3.8 on February 28, 2016

I visited this inn with my family. My daughter wished to stay for it's traditional atmospheres. We can enjoy old day Hawaiian old house. It was a great memories for us.


Visit the past!

3.4 on February 19, 2016

We chose this Bed & Breakfast to celebrate our 32nd Anniversary because it looked romantic and unique. Our room was the "Cooke"and it was lovely. The shower was large and had plenty of hot water. The 4 poster bed had a chandelier light above it that was charming.The flowered sheets were soft and cozy.Our breakfast on the patio was generous.It was so delicious with coffee,two types of juice,eggs,Portuguese sausage,potatoes, pancakes,& assorted breads.Rice & sauteed vegetables were offered also. The staff were friendly and polite.We enjoyed our stay very much and will return again!


Musty, dusty, smelly….that describes Manoa Valley Inn.

1.0 on February 01, 2016

Our group reserved two rooms, both were smelly, musty and dusty. Our rooms were on the third floor, no elevator, and parts of the staircase did not have handrails. Bathroom facilities were primitive. Pillows smelled musty; bedding and towels had never seen hot water or bleach. Signage for the Inn was difficult to see..we located it by process of elimination. No staff could be found when we decided to check out after one night so we had to carry our own baggage down the two flights of stairs.Certainly did not meet the expectations set by the B&B listing. If we could have found staff when we left, we would have requested a refund. Don't waste your time or money! Disgusting!!!

Innkeeper Response
Aloha and welcome to future guests, I’m so sorry to hear of the experience reported below. After long flights occasionally guests arrive and find out they have not booked a Waikiki hotel with an elevator, staff at the front desk and a standardized hotel room. Our guests are greeted by a staff member or by one of the five family members living on the property. Our housekeepers keep the rooms very clean and on an occasion when something is not correct or extra towels or something is needed we are always there to help. It is a shame that these guests left without saying anything… We are here with the spirit of Aloha. Please do understand that we are a hundred plus year old historical Victorian. Our family and staff look forward to seeing you in Manoa!


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Rooms & Rates

Cooke

The Cooke room is on the second floor, has a high ceiling fan, a 4 post full size bed, and a private bathroom. Antique lamps, an old fashioned couch and rocking chair complements this most popular room. The view is of Waikiki city lights.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $165 - $215

Dillingham

The Dillingham, occupying the southwest corner on the third floor is a spacious and unique room with two beds - a four posted full size bed in the main room and a low double bed in an oriental themed alcove. It has a spacious private bathroom with a tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $185 - $235

Davies

The Davies room is on the third floor with a tree outside the window giving you a feeling of being in a tree house. The room has a Queen size bed, ceiling fan, private bathroom and view of Waikiki city lights.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $215

Dole Junior Suite

The Dole Junior Suite, located on the third floor, is decorated with antiques. There is an adjoining sitting room with a rose iron bed which can be used as a second bedroom for those of you who prefer to sleep in separate beds. There is a bathroom hidden inside an attic with a bathrub and no shower. The tub is tucked away in a corner with a slanted ceiling overhead. You can soak in the tub but not stand up! A most unique bath for the young, flesible and romatic.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $225

Guild Master Suite

The two room Guild Master Suite is located on the second floor. The suite opens into an elaborate sitting room which adjoins a beautiful bedroom with an antique King size bed from Belgium. Reminiscent of the late 1800's, the room has a spacious bathroom with a full bath and shower room with original tiles.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $195 - $245

Moore

The Moore, tucked away on the second floor, has a full size antique bed that anchors this quaint and restful room. It, of course, has its own private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $155 - $205

Baldwin

The Baldwin is an over-sized northwest corner room with a private bathroom that comfortably sits on the second floor with a very tasteful antique motif. There is an extra large European King size bed. The floral wall coverings are accentuated by pinkish lavender window covers.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $165 - $215

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Location

Location Type

Residential neighborhood right by the University of Hawaii., Island, Tropical

Airport

Honolulu, Oahu, HI (HNL) 9 miles

Directions to property:

From the airport, take H-1 East. Drive about 15 minutes and exit on University Ave. (24-B). Drive up University, turn left on Vancouver Dr. We are the third house on the left on the corner of Vancouver and Hunnewell.

Area Attractions

Beach, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, University

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities , Heated salt water pool., Refrigerator in the common area for guest use.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Hairdryer, Parking, Pool, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00PM
  • Check Out:: 10:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights minimum stay.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night deposit at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: Confirmed reservations require a one night deposit for each room reserved. The balance will be charged to your credit card two weeks prior to your arrival date. There is a two week no cancellation policy. Should you cancel or shorten your stay less than two weeks from your scheduled arrival date you may be charged for the full balance. There are always exceptions to the rule so contact us if you have a problem! We always try our best to accommodate people wishing to stay with us. Check-in must be by 8:00PM. Please contact us for later check-ins.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Mark Glen

Languages spoken

English, Japanese

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 7:30 - 9:00
  • Serving Location: Lanai

Special meal options

, Vegetarian / Vegan on request.