Hotels in Honolulu offer majestic accommodations in a locale nicknamed “Crossroads of the Pacific” and “The Big Pineapple”. Known for its beaches, its hiking trails, its water activities, its entertainment, its shopping centers, its historic landmarks and its fine dining, Honolulu is positioned 2,575 miles southwest of Los Angeles, and 3,857 miles southeast of Tokyo. As such, a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu takes a little under 5 hours, while a flight from Tokyo to Honolulu lasts a little over 8 hours. When visiting hotels in Honolulu, it might be helpful to bring a waterproof phone case as well as bug spray, especially if you’re thinking about exploring any of the outstanding rain forest trails. Before we get you to hotels in Honolulu, let’s take a look at some background information on the area to help you along the way.
The capital of the Hawaiian Islands ever since Kamehameha III moved the permanent capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom from Maui Island’s Lahaina in 1845, Honolulu is evidenced to have been inhabited since the 11th century. Great Britain’s Captain William Brown became the first foreigner to sail into what would become Honolulu Harbor circa 1794. Thereafter, Honolulu became an important waypoint for merchants sailing between North America and Asia. In 1898, Honolulu was annexed by the United States. Having endured a large fire in 1900, as well as the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Honolulu remained the capital and main port of the Hawaiian Islands. Following World War II, Honolulu’s economy grew exponentially from tourism, and remains thriving to this day.
Honolulu has a population of around 350,000 people. Located on the island of Oʻahu, Honolulu is the remotest city of its size in the world. Meaning “sheltered harbor” or “calm port” in Hawaiian, Honolulu is one of the most livable cities in the world. Additionally, it is one of the safest cities, ranking second-safest in the United States. Honolulu’s climate is considered tropical semi-arid, with dry summers ranging between 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit, and low temperatures between 65-75 degrees. Major points of interest include Downtown, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, Waikīkī Beach, First Hawaiian Center, Bishop Museum, Honolulu Zoo, Waikīkī Aquarium, University of Hawaii’i, Hawaiʻi Theatre, Neal Blaisdell Center, Waikīkī Shell, Diamond Head Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art, USS Arizona Memorial and Aloha Stadium. Popular foods include barbecue, seafood, Poi, which is a vitimin-rich, pasty-purple staple food, Poke, which is a type of diced raw fish, Kalua Pig, Spam Musubi and Haupia, or a traditional, coconut, milk-based dessert. Hawaiian ice is a popular frozen dessert, made from shavings from an ice block and flavored with guava, coconut, passion fruit, pineapple, mango, kiwi, lychee or li hing mui, and often served with vanilla ice cream. Now that we have some background information on the city, it’s time for hotels in Honolulu that are sure to inspire wanderlust.
Trump International Hotel Waikiki
223 Saratoga Road
Fort DeRussy Beach
Trump International Hotel Waikiki features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool facility with dining service, free WiFi, bright, elegant rooms, 55-inch flat-screen TVs, kitchens, Italian marble baths, bathrobes, slippers, washing machines, tumble dryers, 43-inch flat-screen TVs in the bedrooms, a gourmet restaurant, a lounge, a 24-hour fitness center and a library. Nearby you may find Kamitoku Ramen, Punchbowl Coffee, Poke Bar (Hawaiian restaurant), Ukulele Store (musical instrument store), LIK Fine Art Waikiki (art gallery), Mahina (boutique), Yard House (New American restaurant), Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Big Wave Dave Surf & Coffee (surf school), Roy’s Waikiki (Hawaiian restaurant), Beachwalk Cafe, Steak Shack, Holokai Catamaran (boat tour agency), House Without a Key (Hawaiian restaurant), Orchids (Mediterranean restaurant), La Mer (French restaurant), Lewers Lounge (cocktail bar), TY GURNEY SURF SCHOOL, Ocean Suite Waikiki (wedding venue), Tropical StyleHouse (hair salon), ABC Store (convenience store), Blue Ginger (clothing store), Honolulu Cookie Company, Café Glacé Hawaii (ice cream shop), Waikiki Beach Walk (shopping mall), Breakout Waikiki – Escape Rooms, Taormina Sicilian Cuisine, Hermès, Tiffany & Co., Quiksilver and more.
This location is 700 feet from Fort DeRussy Beach, 0.1 miles from Royal Hawaiian Theater Legends in Concert Waikiki, 0.2 miles from Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Fort DeRussy, Hale Koa Luau and Royal Hawaiian Center, 0.3 miles from US Army Museum of Hawaii, 0.4 miles from International Marketplace, Waikiki Beach and Atlantis Submarine, 0.5 miles Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting & Hula Ceremony, 0.7 miles from Saint Augustine by-the-Sea, 1.3 miles from Kaimana Beach, 2.1 miles from Diamond Head -Leahi, 6.7 miles from Nuuanu Valley Rain Forest and 6.8 miles from Honolulu Airport.
Approximate cost per night (premium three-bedroom ocean front): $1,815
Cost per person (eight people): $227
2199 Kalia Road
Royal Hawaiian Center
Halkulani provides 3 restaurants, a live jazz lounge, a day spa, free WiFi, fresh fruit bowls and signature chocolates upon arrival, plush bathrobes, marble vanities, deep soaking tubs, separate glassed-in showers, flat-screen TVs, massage services, a business center and a heated swimming pool with tile mosaics and Waikiki Beach views. Lewers Lounge (cocktail bar), La Mer (French restaurant), Cattleya Wine Bar, Orchids (Mediterranean restaurant), House Without a Key (Hawaiian restaurant), Gone Surfing Hawaii (tour operator), Maita’i Catamaran (boat tour agency), SpaHalekulani, The Makana Chapel (wedding venue) and more are within range.
Royal Hawaiian Center is 0.2 miles, Waikiki Beach, International Marketplace, Fort DeRussy and Hale Koa Luau are 0.3 miles, Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting & Hula Ceremony and US Army Museum of Hawaii are 0.4 miles, Neal S. Blaisdell Center is 1.9 miles, Honolulu Museum of Art is 2.1 miles, Koko Head Crater Trail Hike is 8.3 miles and Honolulu Airport is 6.9 miles from this spot.
Aston Waikiki Beach Tower
2470 Kalakaua Avenue
Kuhio Beach Hula Show
Aston Waikiki Beach Tower offers fully-equipped kitchens, an outdoor pool with a separate children’s’ pool and modern recreation deck, daily maid service, coffee machines, washing machines, tumble dryers, balconies, safety deposit boxes, air conditioning, hairdryers and a fitness center. You’ll find Kūhiō Beach Hula Mound (tourist attraction), Morimoto Asia (Asian restaurant), Kai Coffee (cafe), Island Club and Spa Waikiki, Kolohe Ocean Gems (jewelry store), Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Statue (tourist attraction), Furusato Sushi, San Lorenzo Bikinis (swimwear store), Local Motion (surf shop), Honolulu Cookie Company, Veranda at the Beachhouse (seafood restaurant), Beachhouse at the Moana (steak house), Duke’s Waikiki (seafood restaurant), Azure (seafood restaurant), Mai Tai Bar (bar) and more in the area.
From here Saint Augustine by-the-Sea is 0.1 miles, Kuhio Beach Hula Show and Waikiki Beach are 0.2 miles, Waikīkī Shell and International Marketplace are 0.3 miles, Royal Hawaiian Center and Ala Wai golf course are 0.4 miles, Royal Hawaiian Theater Legends in Concert Waikiki is 0.5 miles, Waikiki Aquarium is 0.6 miles, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center is 0.7 miles, Honolulu Museum of Art is 2.5 miles, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is 10 miles and Honolulu Airport is 7.4 miles.
Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom premium oceanfront): $829
Cost per person (six people): $138
100 Holomoana Street
US Army Museum of Hawaii
Offering delicious on-site dining options, modern amenities, a full-service spa, free shuttles to Waikiki Beach and other nearby attractions, an on-site activities desk and a fitness center, Prince Waikiki is situated close to 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar (Pacific Rim restaurant), Honolulu Coffee, Katsumidori (sushi restaurant), HI Private Tours (sightseeing agency), Harbor Pub & Pizza, The Study (bar), Tropics Ale House Waikiki, Tropical Tribe (snack bar), Custom Island Tours, Ala Wai Harbor, Hawaiian Parasail, Sail Oahu (boat tour agency), Hawaii Yacht Club and more.
Ala Moana Beach is 2,050 feet, Ala Wai Small boat harbor is 0.2 miles, US Army Museum of Hawaii, Ala Moana Center, Atlantis Submarine and Magic Island are 0.4 miles, Hale Koa Luau and Fort DeRussy are 0.5 miles, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center is 0.7 miles, Royal Hawaiian Theater Legends in Concert Waikiki is 0.8 miles, Royal Hawaiian Center is 0.9 miles, Waikiki Beach and Neal S. Blaisdell Center are 1.1 miles, Honolulu Museum of Art is 1.3 miles, Kapiolani Park is 2.1 miles, Koko Head Crater Trail Hike is 8.9 miles, Makapuu Lighthouse Trail is 12.3 miles and Honolulu Airport is 6.1 miles from this hotel.
Approximate cost per night (ocean front suite): $1,037
Cost per person (three people): $345
2299 Kuhio Avenue
International Marketplace Honolulu
Providing smart TVs, free WiFi, a swimming pool, a restaurant, an activity desk, nightly entertainment and complimentary poolside Hawaiian ice, The Laylow is near Paia Fish Market (seafood restaurant), Dukes Lane Market & Eatery (food court), Basalt (fine dining restaurant), Herringbone Waikiki (seafood restaurant), Flip Flop Shops (shoe store), GNC, Kona Coffee Purveyors (coffe shop), Surf N Turf Tacos (Hawaiian restaurant), Coffee Shop 831 (coffee shop), Maguro Brothers (Japanese restaurant), Waikiki Diving Center, Marukame Udon (restaurant), MATCHA Stand MAIKO (cafe), Honolulu Tavern (bar) and more.
From this location International Marketplace Honolulu is 0.1 miles, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki Beach and Royal Hawaiian Theater Legends in Concert Waikiki are 0.2 miles, Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting & Hula Ceremony and Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center are 0.3 miles, Ala Wai Golf Course and Saint Augustine by-the-Sea are 0.4 miles, Hale Koa Luau and Fort DeRussy are 0.6 miles, Nuuanu Valley Rain Forest is 6.6 miles, Koko Head Crater Trail Hike is 8 miles, Makapuu Lighthouse Trail is 11.5 miles and Molokai Airport is 47.8.
Approximate cost per night (corner suite): $550
Cost per person (five people): $110
Real Select Vacations at The Ritz-Carlton Residences
383 Kalaimoku St
Honolulu Hale Koa Luau
With a restaurant, a bar, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a 24-hour front desk, room service, free WiFi, private parking, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, coffee machines, bidets, hairdryers, desks, seating areas, a hot tub, a kids’ club and a business center, Real Select Vacations at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach is near La Vie (Modern French restaurant), The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Waikiki Beach, Oahu Circle Island Snorkel Tour, Kelley O’Neil’s (Irish pub), Gyu-Kaku (Yakiniku restaurant), In Between (karaoke bar), 88 Tees – Kalakaua (t-shirt store), Avanti Shirts, Swarovski (jewelry store), Oakley (sunglasses store), Electric Paradise Tattoo, Lilly & Emma (clothing store), Skin Deep Tattoo and Piercing Waikiki, Bottega Veneta (boutique), Gucci (boutique), CHANEL (clothing store), Saint Laurent Waikiki Luxury Row (clothing store), Genius Lounge Sake Bar & Restaurant and more.
You may find Waikiki Beach 2,150 feet, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center is 0.1 miles, Royal Hawaiian Theater Legends in Concert Waikiki is 0.2 miles, Honolulu Hale Koa Luau, Royal Hawaiian Center and Fort DeRussy are 0.3 miles, US Army Museum of Hawaii and International Marketplace are 0.4 miles, Waikiki Beach and Atlantis Submarine are 0.5 miles, Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting & Hula Ceremony is 0.6 miles, Saint Augustine by-the-Sea is 0.8 miles, Honolulu Museum of Art is 1.9 miles, Diamond Head -Leahi is 2.1 miles, Nuuanu Valley Rain Forest is 6.4 miles and Honolulu Airport is 6.8 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom penthouse): $11,438
Cost per person (six people): $1,907
The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club
412 Lewers Street
The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club has an outdoor pool, vintage inspired bungalows and suites, optional in-room coffee and cocktail service, hand-crafted furniture, custom-tile bathroom floors, eclectic artwork, wireless speakers, alarm systems, private balconies, flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, coffee machines, hair dryers, an on-site boutique, a 24-hour reception and a restaurant. Close are Mahina & Sun’s (restaurant), Marukame Udon Waikiki (Udon noodle restaurant), Maguro Brothers Hawaii (Hawaiian restaurant), Waikiki Diving Center (dive shop), Luwana Hawaii (clothing store), Honolulu Tavern (bar), Izakaya Pau Hana Base (Izakaya restaurant), ZIGU (Japanese restaurant), Sweet Home Cafe Waikiki, Basalt (fine dining restaurant), Dukes Lane Market & Eatery (food court), Turquoise (store), Honolulu Henna (tattoo shop), Ice Monster Hawaii (dessert shop), Starbucks Reserve, Heavenly Island Lifestyle (restaurant), Cuckoo Coconuts (bar), To The Sea (women’s clothing store), Sam’s Kitchen (seafood restaurant), Honolulu Cookie Company, Rivals Sports Lounge (bar) and more.
From this hotel Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Royal Hawaiian Theater Legends in Concert Waikiki and Royal Hawaiian Center are 0.2 miles, Waikiki Beach, Hale Koa Luau and Fort DeRussy are 0.4 miles, Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting & Hula Ceremony and US Army Museum of Hawaii are 0.5 miles, Ala Wai golf course is 0.6 miles, Diamond Head -Leahi and Honolulu Museum of Art are 2 miles, Nuuanu Valley Rain Forest is 6.4 miles, Koko Head Crater Trail Hike is 8.1 miles, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is 9.6 miles, Makapuu Lighthouse Trail is 11.6 miles and Honolulu Airport is 6.9 miles.
Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom suite): $715
Cost per person (eight people): $90
The Ritz-Carlton Residences
383 Kalaimoku Street
With stylishly-appointed studios, residential accommodations and penthouses, unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean, an elevated infinity pool above Waikiki with private cabanas, a spa, a restaurant and a gourmet market, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach Hotel is close to Real Select Vacations at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach and Fort DeRussy.
Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom suite): $3,000
Cost per person (eight people): $375
Lotus Honolulu Hotel
2885 Kalakaua Avenue
Providing walking paths to Sans Souci Beach, amazing Diamond Head views, daily tea, coffee and wine, cable TVs, iPod docking stations, balconies, patios, refrigerators and coffee machines, Lotus Honolulu Hotel is situated close to Hawaii Yoga Institute, Hau Tree Lanai (Pacific Rim restaurant), Michel’s at the Colony Surf (French restaurant), Outrigger Canoe Club, Sans Souci Beach, Kapiʻolani Regional Park Tennis Courts, Barefoot Beach Cafe @ Queen’s Surf Beach, Kapiʻolani Park Bandstand (live music venue), Diamond Head Tennis Center, Louise Dillingham Memorial Fountain (historical landmark) and more.
Kaimana Beach is 0.1 miles, Waikiki Aquarium and Kapiolani Park are 0.2 miles, Waikīkī Shell is 0.6 miles, Saint Augustine by-the-Sea is 0.8 miles, Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting & Hula Ceremony is 0.9 miles, Diamond Head -Leahi and Waikiki Beach are 1 mile, International Marketplace is 1.1 miles, Ala Wai golf course is 1.2 miles, University of Hawaii at Manoa is 2.5 miles, Koko Head Crater Trail Hike is 7.5 miles, Makapuu Lighthouse Trail is 11.4 miles and Honolulu Airport is 8 miles from this hotel.
Approximate cost per night (panoramic ocean view penthouse): $1,228
Cost per person (six people): $205
Espacio The Jewel of Waikiki
2452 Kalakaua Avenue
Ala Wai Golf Course
Espacio The Jewel of Waikiki has a rooftop infinity pool with panoramic Pacific Ocean views, a full-service spa, an exclusive fine dining restaurant, elegant suites, Italian marble, accents from Morocco, private entrances, modern kitchens with Thermador and Miele appliances, hot tubs on private balconies, Smart TVs, iPads that can control room temperature, lighting and room service, a continental or à la carte breakfast, daily complementary use of luxury vehicles, round-trip airport transfers and convenient in-suite registration. This hotel in near Aston Waikiki Beach Tower as well as Ala Wai Golf Course.
Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom luxury suite): $2,874
Cost per person (six people): $479
Approximate cost per night (penthouse suite): $6,225
Cost per person (six people): $1,038
Jenny’s Cottage Waikiki
2440 Kuhio Ave
Diamond Head Trail
Jenny’s Cottage Waikiki provides a year-round outdoor pool, a terrace, private parking, air conditioning, ocean views, kitchenettes and free WiFi.
Saint Augustine by-the-Sea and International Marketplace are 0.2 miles, Waikiki Beach, Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting & Hula Ceremony and Ala Wai Golf Course are 0.3 miles, Waikīkī Shell and Royal Hawaiian Center are 0.4 miles, Hale Koa Luau is 0.8 miles, Diamond Head Trail is 1.5 miles, Honolulu Museum of Art is 2.5 miles, Nuuanu Valley Rain Forest is 6.7 miles, Makapuu Lighthouse Trail is 11.4 miles and Honolulu Airport is 7.4 miles from this accommodation.
Approximate cost per night (deluxe double): $257
Cost per person (four people): $64
So there they are, hotels in Honolulu that will help make for an unforgettable experience. We hope you have found this information valuable and most of all, that you enjoy your time in Hawaii!
23 Replies to “Hotels in Honolulu”
I have bookmarked your site. I really appreciate the detailed write-ups about some of the most luxurious places to stay in Honolulu, Hawaii. The pictures look beautiful. The Saint Augustine is one of the least expensive and better accommodations so it is little wonder that it is in high demand. I see you have given a wide range for people to consider. Are you always adding additional vacation destinations to your website?
Thank you Lee! Feel free to stop back anytime as information is always being updated and added.
Hello there,thanks for putting out this awesome article as I know it would be of great help to the pubic as it has been of help to me.i have been to Hawaii a few time on vacation but I had some hotel issues but I would be going back to there later this year and I think I would go with Real Select Vacations at The Ritz-Carlton Residences or the Aston Waikiki Beach Tower because I did my study and I discovered that they are one of the best there in Hawaii
Feji ben thank you for saying!
Hello there. Thank youfor sharing this helpful information regarding hotels in Honolulu Hawaii. Although these hotels are so expensive, I am simply blown away by what they have to offer and the quality of their services. They’re really beautiful, well equipped and have so much we can enjoy especially when traveling in groups. I am a blogger, so I love anywhere free WiFi is offered and some of these hotels have free WiFi. Really nice.
Thank you MrBiizy!
If there is one place I would like to visit then Hawaii comes on top of this list. From TV and films the place looks wonderful and idyllic that you want to take the next plane out there, but before you go that you need to know what accomodation is available. This is where your article comes into play, as you have highlighted the best hotels to stay in when I visit this state. So many choices and you have make them all sound to be too good to be true. I will keep your website in mind when I book a holiday to this place.
I think I need to pack my Hawaiian shirts very soon
Antonio packing Hawaiian shirts has a nice ring to it. Thanks for the comments!
These hotels all look amazing and are probably some of the nicest hotels that I have everseen. The Waikiki Beach Tower makes me want to go to Waikiki. Which of these hotels is your favorite and which is your favorite feature of all these hotels that you have mentioned? How much would you pay?
Hi Jon and glad you like The Waikiki Beach Tower, a fine choice, as are them all 🙂
I have always wanted to travel to Hawaii. My parents went when I was a kid and loved it. These rental properties are amazing. To be honest price aside, I would stay in any of them.
My absolute favourite would have to be Aston Waikiki Beach Tower. It is absolutely stunning. I love that it seems to be close to many great spots to eat and shop. The price is even fairly reasonable. That deck is unreal. Looks like paradise to me.
Great job on really giving some amazing rental options for anyone travelling to Hawaii.
coralie thank you for your candor. Aston Waikiki Beach Tower is stunning indeed.
Wow😍 this review is exceptional! It actually started clearly the features of the various hotels making it super attractive. As a tourist, it will put an unending smile on my face if I’m opportuned to visit Hawaii and explore the amazing features of ASTON WAIKIKI BEACH TOWER. Thanks for the review!
Evagreene thank you! Aston Waikiki Beach Tower is a popular choice and for good reason 🙂
OH, my goodness, Hawaii has always been my destination fantasy and I am working on my trip to Hawaii as we speak, I am saving up because I must cross Hawaii off my list of palaces to visit.
Reading your article makes me wish I could be there now, and the pictures, wow! I like the Anston Waikiki Beach Tower, I can see myself sitting looking over the ocean with a cocktail in my hand, beautiful. I like that the Anston has fully functional kitchens because as much as I enjoy eating out while on holiday, there are occasions where I just want to take a break and make my own food.
And also being able to do my laundry is a plus because we all know when you stay at a hotel where they have to do your laundry the bill can grow very quickly and maybe even cost your souvenir money so I like that I am able to do my own laundry.
You have shared very useful and interesting facts about Honolulu, I didn’t know that there are over 350k people living in the city. It’s also so cool to know that Honolulu is one of the safest places on earth. That makes me want to go there for a holiday like now.
Thank you for this, I was very happy to find ideas for my future holiday in Hawaii, and Honolulu has definitely gone in my notebook and Anston Beach Tower is the first place to consider for sure.
Rose Hawaii is a great bucket list choice for sure. Glad you appreciate the hotels in Honolulu and background information as well 🙂
Thanks for sharing your information on the best hotels in Honolulu. The scenic beauty of all these hotels, as shown in pictures in the article, is a boon to the eyes. One must stay at least once in his lifetime at these hotels even when the cost is so high. I always pray for this privilege.
Gaurav hotels in Honolulu have scenic beauty as far as the eye can see. Glad to see that the pictures were of help and thanks for the comments!
I have been planning to visit Hawaii for a long time but didn’t get the time to do so, I will be visiting it soon enough and these hotels look really great and affordable.
The ones I like is the Ritz Carlton and there exist a branch of their hotels from where I am from,
I really can’t wait to visit Hawaii.
Michael hopefully you get to visit Hawaii very soon. The Ritz-Carlton Residences is a fine choice
Many thanks to you for sharing such an excellent article with us .This article is very important for many people who travel to Honolulu Hawaii.I then wandered into Honolulu Hawaii several times for my workplace.And the hotels there are very nice.I was at a hotel there called Aston Waikiki Beach Tower, and the hotel was beautiful.And the thing I like most about this hotel is the kids’ flowers and modern entertainment.There is a very well-equipped cooking system for cooking. When you prove to your family you can cook and eat yourself.After reading your article, I found out about all the hotels in Honolulu Hawa and when I call next I will visit another hotel and share new exprience with you.
You’re welcome shariful and thanks for the comments!
Honolulu??? I’ve never been there but, I have seen Honolulu on the house show and it looks beautiful there. Especially, the water.
I enjoyed going over the possible hotel stays in Hawaii but, I noticed that there were not too many that were budget friendly. They did mention on House Hunters that Hawaii is sort of expensive.
I would have to enjoy one of these hotels when all my children have left the home. My favorite is Honolulu Hale Koa Luau located at 383 Kalaimoku St. Do you know if any of these hotels have group rates?