"What a breath of fresh air!"
As soon as we made our way into the foyer, we were happily greeted by the porters who were so helpful. They took our luggage and held it until we checked in.The hotel has had an extensive renovation and it doesn't go unnoticed. The ground level along with reception has a complete coffee shop with professional baristas that serve lovely coffee along with snacks and refreshments. It also has an ice cream station/shop. Next to the ice cream shop there is an art gallery and then beside that there is a surf shop/school that offer surf hire/lessons and clothing. This hotel is situated at the end of the Waikiki main strip which is fabulous. Across the road you see Diamond head which is breath taking. The Honolulu Zoo is directly across the road from the hotel which is literally a 2 minute walk. You also have the Aquarian here and Kapiolani Park/gardens which is stunning.The beach is here too and it was not over crowded which was comfortable.The hotel on level 3 has a restaurant with seating and beside that is the pool. We had lunch and dinner at THE DECK and food was excellent and well-priced for hotel establishments.Another plus was just behind the hotel (4 min walk) was a bus stop for the Waikiki Trolley so it was ideal to catch. Wi-Fi was patchy at times but when working was great.
Our room was lovely, spacious and new. We were in one of the renovated rooms which were nice.
The room did have a fridge but no kettle nor iron/board. Staff - all were lovely.
"Waking up to a gorgeous view of Diamond Head was breathtaking."
I left a cheap Airbnb in the middle of a stay I had booked for five nights in order to stay at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel for two. It was the best decision I made for myself on this trip. I paid for the junior suite with a king-sized bed and a view of Diamond Head. Upon check-in, I was greeted with smiles at the front desk. The staff here had been so kind and accommodating the entire stay. Once I got my keycard, I made my way up to the 19th floor and once I walked into my room, my jaw dropped. The view had me in awe. The bathroom was spacious and clean, the shower was roomy, and the rainfall shower head left me feeling so clean and refreshed. The staff at Deck were so nice and welcoming. I didn't use the pool, but their poolside lounge chairs were very comfortable to lay on. Despite being further away from the heart of Waikiki, I was so much happier when I began my stay here. I slept great those remaining two nights. I hope to come back.
"Great hotel in a great location"
Hotel is in a great spot, with excellent views and within a short walk to the beach. Recommend staying here over other hotels on the strip, as it is much less chaotic and is really well priced. Will definitely stay here again.
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