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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Time in Waikiki

May 20, 2019 Fearless01684523957 Tustin, California

My husband and I stayed here for the first part of our honeymoon, and we had a wonderful time. It’s within walking distance to everything you need. The concierge was also great in helping us plan any daily experiences, including a shuttle to Pearl Habor and recommending a great Luau. We will definitely stay here again in the future.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Extraordinary hotel

May 19, 2019 joheydon South Carolina

What a wonderful gem of a hotel. We had a corner front room with views of Diamond Head, surfers and the zoo below. Every morning on waking, we checked that the elephants were still there. The staff, front desk, everyone was beyond helpful. We had arrived from an exhausting long-haul flight but once we got to the front desk, all the tension left us… Read more
What a wonderful gem of a hotel. We had a corner front room with views of Diamond Head, surfers and the zoo below. Every morning on waking, we checked that the elephants were still there. The staff, front desk, everyone was beyond helpful. We had arrived from an exhausting long-haul flight but once we got to the front desk, all the tension left us -- we knew we were in good hands. Try the little coffee shop in the lobby for excellent coffee! The concierge found my husband and I a custom tour for Oahu with an excellent tour guide for our limited time on Oahu. Not only would I come to this hotel again, I would not go anywhere else in Honolulu. Not after this visit... Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent place to stay

May 18, 2019 Relax13206812924 Cerritos, California

So glad we chose to stay here. The people - from bell desk to front desk to the Valets and housekeeping, are all so friendly and attentive. Especially Miss Rebecca on the 10th floor. She greeted us in the hallway on our first day and expertly took care of our room during our stay. The amenities are just right. A nice place for coffee/breakfast; a… Read more
So glad we chose to stay here. The people - from bell desk to front desk to the Valets and housekeeping, are all so friendly and attentive. Especially Miss Rebecca on the 10th floor. She greeted us in the hallway on our first day and expertly took care of our room during our stay. The amenities are just right. A nice place for coffee/breakfast; a juice bar for whenever; a good-sized pool/deck area with a view for meals and beverages. The Fitness Center is also nice, and there are computers for guest use. Just right, because there is so much out there to see. The room - Nice and clean. Outlets with built-in USB ports for charging devices. Seating area with a laptop desk. A closet area with hanging space and compartments to unpack and stow our clothes. Also, a mini-ref, bathroom with shower/bathtub combo, and a small lanai seating area. Overall, it had everything we needed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely hotel, a diamond in diamond head, niche and quirky and great to stay

May 18, 2019 Spello123 Colchester, United Kingdom

We were pleased with our stay, and all senses, food, pool, staff, beds, view, access, location and it’s ambiance. Really good Len was great as well. Can’t fault it and would come again such a pleasant stay
Image of the Tripadvisor rating It grows on you

May 17, 2019 swishytail Jacobs Well, Australia

When we arrived at this place we almost walked out (but couldn't get a refund). It was so busy, literally dozens of people standing about waiting for access to rooms or queuing.The room we were given was pretty average and not worth the price at all. After negotiating with the Front Desk I paid for an upgrade at a discount. The hotel is fresh… Read more
When we arrived at this place we almost walked out (but couldn't get a refund). It was so busy, literally dozens of people standing about waiting for access to rooms or queuing.The room we were given was pretty average and not worth the price at all. After negotiating with the Front Desk I paid for an upgrade at a discount. The hotel is fresh and clean but not particularly good. There is a 'resort fee' of $35 per night and many of the services provided for the fee are rubbish (local attractions discounts, taxi service!!!, concierge!!). However, we stayed five nights here and the place grew on us, the gym was exceptional with top notch kit and overall the staff were pretty good. The Deck restaurant is very expensive. We went for breakfast and it was $9 for an orange juice!!. Read less