Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Honolulu, Oahu

The hotel

Named after the beloved wife of Hawaii’s last king, Queen Kapiolani is something of a Waikiki landmark, paying homage to Hawaii’s majestic heritage and unique culture with a modern twist. Overlooking the sandiest stretch of Waikiki Beach, guests can enjoy stunning views of Diamond Head from the balconies of their newly renovated rooms, each and every one of them furnished in breezy Island style. As a change from the beach, laze beside the pool instead, dipping in every now and again to cool off. Although there are restaurants all around you, the hotel’s own Kulana is highly recommended, not just for buffet favourites but for its sweeping panoramic views! Pre-dinner, chill awhile at the Deck Pool, sipping on your favourite cocktail – a Mai Tai perhaps?

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Smoking
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located within minutes to Waikiki Beach with direct views of Diamond Head. Honolulu Zoo and Kapiolani Park nearby.

Hotel information

315 renovated rooms. All with air-conditioning, cable TV with premium channels, telephone, WiFi*, fridge, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Double City View Room with 1 double bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Diamond Head View Room with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Oceanview Room with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Deck Bar and Grill, Knots Coffee Roasters. Swimming pool. WiFi*. 24-hour fitness centre. Yoga classes*. 24-hour front desk. Laundry/dry cleaning self service*. Shops. Valet parking $30 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee from $35–$50 plus tax, per room per night, payable locally (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Beach Towels - Beach Chairs (daily use and based upon availability) - High-Speed WiFi Internet Access - Local & Toll-Free Calls - In-Room Coffee Service. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Nov 13, 2019 TracyMartin5107 London, Canada

This is an older hotel but has been updated. It is clean, comfortable and in a great location providing views of Diamond Head, City and The Waterfront. 1 Block away from the beach. The room was a nice size and provided a great nights sleep. We ate at the restaurant and it was delightful! There was an area that was off to the side of the… Read more
This is an older hotel but has been updated. It is clean, comfortable and in a great location providing views of Diamond Head, City and The Waterfront. 1 Block away from the beach. The room was a nice size and provided a great nights sleep. We ate at the restaurant and it was delightful! There was an area that was off to the side of the restaurant that was available for private functions-today it was a Wedding, which had a perfect backdrop of Diamond Head as well as the view of the sunset over the water. The hotel has a fitness center, small pool, business center, coffee bar, ice cream area, an art shop, as well as athletic clothing store. The Lobby has a wonderful open airy feeling. There is luggage storage should you require it. Read less
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Nov 12, 2019 Stylstnz Auckland Central, New Zealand

I have learnt not to expect too much from hotels in Waikiki - they are generally not great value compared to other holiday destnations but the Queen Kapiolnai was ok value wise - clean and newly refreshed. Great location away from the crowds and close to the beach. I upgraded my booking to a junior suite but don't think it was worth it… Read more
I have learnt not to expect too much from hotels in Waikiki - they are generally not great value compared to other holiday destnations but the Queen Kapiolnai was ok value wise - clean and newly refreshed. Great location away from the crowds and close to the beach. I upgraded my booking to a junior suite but don't think it was worth it particularly as we were given a room on the 7th floor which was noisy as its directly over the restaruant deck. However if you like watching another guests wedding go for it. Read less
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Nov 12, 2019 Fraser151 Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nice hotel, good clean facilities, however be aware of resort tax (a lot of USA hotels have this) we had additional costs of almost $130 dollars at the end of our 4 day stay (that we knew nothing about but which seem to be fairly common) these fees were for use of pool, towels & wifi. One strange thing was our room had nowhere to hang clothes only… Read more
Nice hotel, good clean facilities, however be aware of resort tax (a lot of USA hotels have this) we had additional costs of almost $130 dollars at the end of our 4 day stay (that we knew nothing about but which seem to be fairly common) these fees were for use of pool, towels & wifi. One strange thing was our room had nowhere to hang clothes only a couple of shelves. Restaurant a bit pricey but again this typical of Hawaii Read less
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Nov 11, 2019 Ben C

Location was good, valet attendants and coffee shop employees were great too. Front hotel reception was not very friendly throughout our entire stay, almost seemed annoyed when we needed help. Two specific examples. First, our fire alarm went off in our room at 5am one morning, front desk was not very helpful and just told me “we will call… Read more
Location was good, valet attendants and coffee shop employees were great too. Front hotel reception was not very friendly throughout our entire stay, almost seemed annoyed when we needed help. Two specific examples. First, our fire alarm went off in our room at 5am one morning, front desk was not very helpful and just told me “we will call maintenance, go back to your room and wait”. Second, we asked if we could possibly change rooms because we could hear a noise outside in the street all night. Front desk said they “would look into it and call us back” they never called back. Parking was $45/day required valet, the resort fee was $35/day. I would give just one star, but the location is actually really good and close to Waikiki. Would likely not stay here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very comfortable and clean stay

Nov 10, 2019 liblemons

The Queen Kapiolani Hotel has very comfortable and clean rooms, a lovely cocktail bar, and a good coffee bar for grabbing caffeine on your way out for the day. The valet service was quick and professional - we enjoyed our stay.