Best parts of the hotel are the staff, especially Shane, one of the bell/valet guys, and the breakfast by the pool. They have a GREAT island breakfast buffet and the restaurant area by the pool is beautiful. Wish they had a hot tub. Staff was extremely helpful all around. Shane was always super cheery and had lots of tips on places to check out around Honolulu.
The hotel is clean but very dated even with the renovation. The bathrooms have been resurfaced and the resurfacing is cracking, and doesn't hide the age of the rooms. We were first in a Queen room and the shower head was super old and crusty and it literally hit at my shoulder level. I would have had to squat to wash my hair. Good news, they shower was leaking into the room below, so they moved us to another room that had a normal-height shower head, with a removable handle to boot. Both rooms overlooked alleys and apartment buildings. The hotel was overall just ok. I would have been pissed if we actually paid the asking price for the rooms instead of paying with miles. The good part was, it wasn't the kind of hoity toity hotel where you can't smoke on the balcony without worrying about other people reporting you. We hung out on the balcony and listened to music and had cocktails with no worries.
Location was great, out of the craziness of Waikiki and near Diamond Head. And best of all, walking distance to Rainbow Drive-In. YUM!!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Queen Kapiolani Honolulu
- Hotel Queen Kapiolani
- Queen Kapiolani Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu