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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely wonderful stay

Apr 6, 2020 KurtH_77 Michigan

My wife and I stayed there in mid-February 2020 for 4 nights. We can't recommend it highly enough. We splurged for their Premier Ocean View room and it was worth every penny and more. The view from this room was the best we've ever had at any hotel we've stayed at in our 37 years of marriage. First, the location is excellent if you don't want… Read more
My wife and I stayed there in mid-February 2020 for 4 nights. We can't recommend it highly enough. We splurged for their Premier Ocean View room and it was worth every penny and more. The view from this room was the best we've ever had at any hotel we've stayed at in our 37 years of marriage. First, the location is excellent if you don't want to be stuck in the middle of all the high rises in the middle of Waikiki while looking at the side of a building from your window/balcony. Our room looked out at unobstructed views of Diamond Head to the east and the Pacific Ocean and the beach to the south. Plus, the Kapiolani Park is right below and spreads out to the east. So, you can go over there and walk around and see whatever events are going on. While we were there there was a local artisan fair going on. And a few minutes walk away there is a wonderful little cafe/restaurant right on the beach where you can go for breakfast or lunch called the Barefoot Beach Cafe. Don't miss that! You can order your food and eat it in the open air right next to the ocean. The rooms are very nice and clean, but not the most modern you will find. But, the location is the main thing here. The staff was great. Always friendly and welcoming. The restaurant there is fine, but you have so many options nearby that you don't have to eat there. Overall, you can't beat the value given the incredible views. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Don't pay extra for the ocean view

Apr 3, 2020 SaraF2Colorado Avon, Colorado

Overall a really nice hotel. Location is great - not on the beach but close enough. With the exception of one unhelpful front desk clerk, all service staff was attentive and friendly. Paying extra for the ocean view room gets you that view if you walk out on your balcony and lean over the railing so don't trust the pictures published online and… Read more
Overall a really nice hotel. Location is great - not on the beach but close enough. With the exception of one unhelpful front desk clerk, all service staff was attentive and friendly. Paying extra for the ocean view room gets you that view if you walk out on your balcony and lean over the railing so don't trust the pictures published online and save yourself the $32/night. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pleasant Stay!

Mar 28, 2020 joelsE6146FM Colorado Springs, Colorado

Hotel and rooms are clean, staff are friendly, location is great. Had an ocean view room, so had a great sight of Diamond Head every day. Pool area was clean and comfortable, small and kind of retro pool.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful staff

Mar 26, 2020 michaelgralapp Hilo, Hawaii

Every one of the staff, front desk, housekeepers, valet, coffee shop treat each guest with special Aloha fitting the name of the hotel. It was a stressful time because of the Coronavirus but that did not stop the staff from giving their best.
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Mar 25, 2020 kimssc81

We stayed at the Queen for a couple of nights, returning there after maybe 15 years or so. The place was totally remodeled and upgraded, and I was very pleased with the transformation. We were there for a memorial service as my brother in law passed away, so the fun aspect was rather non existent, but the room we had had a wonderful and relaxing… Read more
We stayed at the Queen for a couple of nights, returning there after maybe 15 years or so. The place was totally remodeled and upgraded, and I was very pleased with the transformation. We were there for a memorial service as my brother in law passed away, so the fun aspect was rather non existent, but the room we had had a wonderful and relaxing vibe. The only negative was the price of parking at $45 per night. Personnel were all friendly and welcoming and pleasant even amidst the Covid 19 scare Read less