I've always loved the south end of Waikiki and the QKH is now my favorite place to stay in the area.
ROOMS AND VIEW:
I highly recommend any of the suites, I know that all of the one-bedroom suites are on the top floor (19) and I believe the junior suites are as well. My city view one-bedroom suite (1901) had a partial ocean view from its huge wrap-around balcony (I believe all suites have this). And once the sun went down, I think the view on the city side was nicer anyhow.
Suite was equipped with refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, toaster, plates, glasses and utensils. Nice flatscreen TVs in both rooms. There was one full bathroom and one half-bath with a large vanity.
For ocean view rooms (like 1910 and I think 1914), you don't have a completely unobstructed view of the ocean (not "ocean front") as there are a few buildings in the way to the north. From October through March you'll have a full or partial view of the sunset from the oceanview rooms. Sunset views are most unobstructed in late December. From April through September it will be hidden by the buildings to the north. You'll generally have a better ocean view from about floor 15 up, as that gets you over one of the adjacent buildings closer to the water. In any event, all rooms on the south side of the hotel seem to have a clear unobstructed view of Diamond Head and Kapiolani Park, beautiful.
I recommend the garage about a block away at the Waikiki Banyan - 15 usd/day with unlimited in/out. There's also a 80 usd/week rate.
Great, staff was very accommodating, also helped out with a lost credit card issue.
All in all a superb experience!
- 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
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