This was our first stay at the Queen Kapiolani. Our room was OK, not great, but clean and comfortable. Staff are friendly and helpful. Location is great - at the eastern end of Waikiki - five minutes from the beach and the restaurants and across from the zoo.
You have the choice of City View or Diamond Head view. Hint: the view of Diamond Head is spectacular but note that the sun rises over Diamond Head. If you're like me and want to read your paper on the balcony early in the morning, you're in full sun all day, whereas on the City View side, although not as great, you're comfortably shaded. If you're driving it's a bit of a hassle. They only offer valet parking at the hotel and it's very expensive.More