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Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

Horrible old hotel. Lobby is nice but that's about it. Rooms have thin Windows and single pane old Windows. Can hear cars and people talking all night long. When asked about it at the front desk they basically said that's too bad... You're in Waikiki. What does that mean? Roof was peeling and had the old popcorn roofs. Old carpet...

3Thank jimbomania
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 March 2015

We stayed here earlier this month for 5 nights before departing on our cruise, and returned for 2 nights before coming home. We had booked a City View room via our travel agent. Post cruise, we were upgraded to a Junior Suite which was appreciated. Yes the hotel is older and could do with updating but it suited our needs...

3Thank jessiev25
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 21 March 2015

..... I can find an affordable rate. Actually booked online through the hotel's website based on a sale email I received from Aqua Hotels.. so got 25% off the regular list price for a Diamond head view room. Called and asked for a high floor on the corner and had 18th floor (sub penthouse) with an unobstructed view of the...

2Thank SoloCdn
Lansing, MI
Reviewed 19 March 2015

We stayed here for two nights on a recent trip to Honolulu. I would agree with the other reviews that the hotel provides basic accommodations. We found the room to be comfortable, clean, but a bit dated and worn. We were on the ninth floor and had a balcony with a view of Diamond Head. The view is what took...

2Thank BeaconTraveler
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 10 March 2015 via mobile

If you are looking to travel to Honolulu and budget is a concern this may be a consideration for you. While the hotel is not perfect, it does meet the needs of someone that is not looking to spend countless hours in their room but as a base to get a good night sleep to recharge for your beach time...

5Thank LoneTrvlr
Reviewed 8 March 2015

Queen Kapiolani was perfect for us. The hotel is dated but very comfortable and the reception staff was excellent. I think a lot would depend on which room you were given. We were on the 12th floor in a corner unit, overlooking Diamond Head and the Ocean. The outlook was magnificent. Bed was comfortable, good bathroom and a little balcony...

1Thank elisaa7777
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 6 nights beginning of January. We paid about $100 per night for the basic room and received a free upgrade (woo hoo very lucky) the room was clean, beds comfortable. We had a balcony that over looked the zoo. Staff were very friendly. Happy hour every afternoon where we had a few cocktails....

1Thank KatLouBak
Reviewed 3 March 2015

The Queen Kapiolani is located at the far end of Waikiki with views of the ocean, Diamond Head, and next to the Zoo. It is an older hotel that still has some charm, with some updating, but still showing it's age. The staff was exceptional, and even though the room was somewhat dated it was clean and comfortable. Flat screen...

2Thank JAYDenver
Airdrie, Canada
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Rooms are very small and old. We found that with 4 people in one room it was pretty tight quarters. They only had 2 towels in the room and we had to request more. 50 dollars a day for valet parking, plus tipping is quite an extra cost so only have a car there if your really need it. Lots...

1Thank Theresa M
Toulouse, France
Reviewed 2 March 2015

Close to the beach but quiet, with nice, clean and big rooms. We had a room with view on Diamond Head which is fine. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and the breakfast buffet on the terrace is a must! Please don't change!

2Thank jon520

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Kulana Restaurant
Kulana Restaurant
Cuisines: American
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Named after the beloved wife of Hawaii's last reigning King, the historical Queen Kapiolani Hotel is conveniently located one block to Waikiki beach and near the Honolulu Zoo, Kapiolani Park, Waikiki Shell and Waikiki Aquarium. Most upgraded rooms feature views of Diamond Head and/or the ocean and the following FREE amenities: WiFi Internet access throughout the hotel, daily local newspaper, mini-refrigerator and coffeemaker. Additional hotel amenities include meeting and banquet facilities, pool with sun deck and restaurant with panoramic views of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Address: 150 Kapahulu Avenue, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4097
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range: $199 - $364 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Queen Kapiolani Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 315
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Also Known As:
Queen Kapiolani Honolulu
Hotel Queen Kapiolani
Queen Kapiolani Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu
Hotel Style:
#27 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
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“We were close to the pool area and it was a bit noisy in the morning.”
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“top floor has excelelnt view”
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“Diamond Head view-Junior Suite”
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“I'm glad I didn't pay for a beach/mountain view room - my city view room view was lovely (16th floor)!”
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“obviously, you need a room with a view of the beach.”
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