Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Honolulu, Oahu

Virgin rating

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

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).

Room categories excluding a resort fee will pay a resort fee of $45 plus tax, per room per night, payable locally (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: Welcome Hawaiian juice upon arrival, 2 QK bottled waters (souvenir gifts), highspeed wireless internet access (guestrooms and public areas), 24 hour fitness center, in room digital safe, in room refrigerator, QK Hawaii postcards, sunscreen, ice/water stations, use of business center, unlimited local and toll-free telephone calls, daily surf demonstrations at Hans Hedemann Surf School. 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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May 27, 2024 Olivia C

My husband and I stayed here during our military move on to the island. As we arrived at the hotel with two cars full of heavy luggage, the friendly staff unloaded our cars quickly. They brought all of our luggage to our room in minutes. Our room was clean and the perfect size for us and our dog. We were happy with the attentiveness of the staff… Read more
My husband and I stayed here during our military move on to the island. As we arrived at the hotel with two cars full of heavy luggage, the friendly staff unloaded our cars quickly. They brought all of our luggage to our room in minutes. Our room was clean and the perfect size for us and our dog. We were happy with the attentiveness of the staff and our stay in general. Definitely recommend! Read less
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May 26, 2024 Kristina B

My husband and I reserved a room block at Queen Kapiolani for a few nights after our wedding. Our friends and family all loved it and had amazing experiences. We loved the views of the ocean and Diamond Head from our rooms. We also loved the restaurant and pool deck. All of the staff was so kind and helpful. We also had a great experience with our… Read more
My husband and I reserved a room block at Queen Kapiolani for a few nights after our wedding. Our friends and family all loved it and had amazing experiences. We loved the views of the ocean and Diamond Head from our rooms. We also loved the restaurant and pool deck. All of the staff was so kind and helpful. We also had a great experience with our room block process, and the staff was communicative the whole time. Thank you for everything!!!! Read less
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May 25, 2024 mlgb1 Long Beach

Spent three nights Mid May. My room was not ready at 2pm, so I did a bag drop and partial check-in (ID, etc.) I was promised a text or call when it was ready, but did not get one. When I returned a little before 4pm I was able to finish checking in. Instead of a briefing on hotel amenities, I was told to scan the QR code in the room. Not sure… Read more
Spent three nights Mid May. My room was not ready at 2pm, so I did a bag drop and partial check-in (ID, etc.) I was promised a text or call when it was ready, but did not get one. When I returned a little before 4pm I was able to finish checking in. Instead of a briefing on hotel amenities, I was told to scan the QR code in the room. Not sure if I was supposed to get a lei, the following day I asked if there was supposed to be a welcome drink and was told to help myself to a canned drink in the cooler neaby. There was a Gate1 Tour checking in at about that time but I didn't get especially friendly vibes at reception, only from the bell staff. I was happy with the Junior Suite Diamond head on the 15th floor. Great view over Kapiolani Park. with ocean and diamond head in the distance. The lanai seating for two and a breakfast table. Kitchenette area with microwave, refrigerator with small freezer compartment, dishes, cutlery and drinkware, original-style Nespresso machine, electric kettle and small table with two chairs. (Tip bring your own Nespresso pods). Bathroom has a tub with shower curtain and fixed shower head. Toiletries in multi-use dispensers. You get a small packet of reef-safe sunscreen. Bed comfortable, linens good quality. A/C and wifi worked well. I forgot to remove the do not disturb sign from my door, but luckily as I was leaving the first morning saw the housekeeping staff in the hall. I asked for extra coffee pods, so that she did not need to service the room on the third day. I was pleased with the housekeeping service. There are two elevators which were both working, I enjoyed seeing the pets in the lobby and common spaces. You need a card key to get above the public floors (3). I didn't partake of any of the resort features, e.g. the classes, chair loaners, pool deck, restaurant happy hours or entertainment. I noticed quite a lot of traffic and noise when the elevators passed the 3rd floor, and the lobby was usually busy. Tip: I was there during a ( relatively) slow time of year, I was able to find free overnight parking (after 6pm) on Kalakaua Avenue near the Zoo. Parking south of Waikiki also made it easier to 'get away' for excursions to the Windward Coast heading east in the morning and west in the late afternoon. There is a nice Foodland Farms Market in the Aina Haina center about 5 miles east of the hotel. Read less
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May 20, 2024 Good D

The staff is amazing. The place is clean . Every staff member greets you w a smile. We stayed here to celebrate my Birthday day it was the best ever. They all made me feel special on my DAY!!!!!! My room is always clean and stocked. Not to mention beach is across the street. Decks the restaurant on property has great food and drinks is. Will… Read more
The staff is amazing. The place is clean . Every staff member greets you w a smile. We stayed here to celebrate my Birthday day it was the best ever. They all made me feel special on my DAY!!!!!! My room is always clean and stocked. Not to mention beach is across the street. Decks the restaurant on property has great food and drinks is. Will definitely come back. Joel and Christina C Read less
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May 18, 2024 TheUnk47 Minneapolis, Minnesota

I have stayed here before in the Penthouse. This time I was on the we 4th floor. I received the same treatment on each occasion! Edmond was outstanding, friendly, helpful and always had a smile on his face!