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“Very nice hotel in Honolulu, close to Waikiki”

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Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head
Ranked #7 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Geneva, Switzerland
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16 reviews
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“Very nice hotel in Honolulu, close to Waikiki”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We spent two nights at Lotus - Diamond Head, in an ocean view premium room which was beyond our expectations : it was modern and spacious, clean and well equipped (and included amenities such as an expresso coffee machine which turned to be very useful when we had to wake up at 5:30 a.m. on the day we departed).
Even if the room was quite expensive ($ 706 for two nights), it was good value for money (beach in front of the hotel, 10 minutes walk to Waikiki, 25 minutes drive to the airport).
As frequent travelers, we strongly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Just left hotel today after a 5 night stay. Lovely people and great service but the room we had on the 9th floor was looking a little tired. It didn't help that I don't think it had been cleaned properly because I found a toenail on the entrance floor as soon as we arrived and there was dust gathering in the corner. I put this to one side/bad luck but after staying at the Hilton Hawaiian Beach Resort last year, I suppose another hotel is going to be hard to measure up to in terms of the bedding and sleep quality (the rooms weren't sound proof from delivery trucks arriving downstairs each morning and the room didn't have blackout blinds. I had to ask for an extra blanket as there weren't any in the cupboard and I froze the first 2 nights as my husband likes the aircon on).

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Our daughters just checked-in to have fun at the Lotus Hotel in Diamond Head, great valet service, check-in personnel were exceptionally friendly, great room with view(s) and our daughters are now enjoying the boutique amenities! Thank you Trip Advisor... Thank you Lotus Personnel!!!!! - Happy Parents

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

The Lotus was the perfect place for our vacation! We were steps away from the beach and our room was absolutely perfect. We had views of the ocean and Diamond Head. The service was excellent and everyone was extremely friendly and helpful with excursions. We made use of the bikes, yoga lessons and snorkeling gear free of charge. The valet parking was excellent and was included in their nominal Boutique fee...which was much less than many of the Resort fees which typically do not include parking. The employees would have cold water for our car trips and if we happened to make it back in time for the 4-6 Happy Hour...there was complimentary wine. It was a peaceful location...a few minutes walk from the heart of Waikiki. We were so happy we were not staying in the midst of the Waikiki madness...I am sure that would have meant not being well rested for all of our activities. With their expert planning we visited all we had hoped to and had literally the best vacation of our lives. Some nights we walked to the center of Waikiki to shop or have a drink but we were always SO thankful to return to our gem...the Lotus. If we are lucky enough to return, we will without a doubt stay at the Lotus. It is a 5 star hotel without the extreme pricetag! Other hotels should take a few pointers from them. Everyone of the staff members were people oriented. Everyone seemed to truly love their job!!!! THANK YOU LOTUS!!!

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Machida, Japan
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

I stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks while working on the island. The staff at this hotel are really nice and try to accommodate you whenever possible. The hotel provides complimentary water daily which is extremely nice with the heat and price of water. The rooms are on the nicer side for the price of the hotel. The hotel shows on the web site continental breakfast. You get free coffee but have to pay for anything else and it’s not cheap. Almost $4 for a beagle with cream cheese. Currently the hotel restaurant is closed for renovations. I’m not sure what they are planning to do and it didn’t seem like they were renovating anything as no work was being done. However on Friday and Saturday nights they have closed special events going until 2am. Originally I was placed on the 3rd floor right above the restaurant and it was extremely loud, basically impossible to sleep. So I had them move me to a room on the 4th floor. It was still really loud but I could at least sleep. The special events were a major nuisance since I was there for work and it sounded like a dance club. This hotel is a little far from all of the restaurants in the area with a mile walk to the closest place to eat. So plan on taking a taxi everywhere in the area as parking is difficult in the Waikiki area. If you are only planning on staying for a couple days for vacation than this hotel is really nice, but if you are planning on staying for longer or for work I would look at somewhere else.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

LH is a great Hotel away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, just minutes away. Its close to the park, beach, Aquarium and the Shell. The room was just great, we had a view of Diamond Head which was so beautiful in the morning as well as the evening. The staff was just amazing, from the time you drive up they greet you with a smile and ask if they are able to assist in any way. Checking in was just great as well, they had my room ready, it take but all of 5 minutes to check in. The lobby was very inviting! They had beach chairs, boogie boards, beach towels, snorkeling gear and WATER available. Also in the afternoon 4-6 you were able to enjoy the lobby with a glass of white or red wine or just take it up to the room. My 9 year old son enjoyed the video games too. We will be going back to the LH just for a stay vacation!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Thank you to all the staff at the hotel, front desk, valet, house keeping. Everyone is so friendly, caring and helpful. When we first saw the location, we were a bit concerned that the beach wasn't directly accessible but honestly it was so close and convenient to get to it that we were so happy we didn't choose a hotel on Waikiki. We had a relaxing, quiet, peaceful stay and walked to and from the crowded parts. We stayed in 1025, excellent views of Diamond Head and some of the ocean. The room was very comfortable and clean.
We will definitely return!

  • Stayed July 2014
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Property: Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head
Address: 2885 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Formerly The Lotus at Diamond Head)
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#5 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#7 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#11 Business Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head 3.5*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A sophisticated enclave located on the famed Gold Coast of Waikiki, the Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head is a fusion of Asian inspired decor and warm Hawaiian hospitality. Rent beach cruiser bikes and explore Waikiki. Enjoy daily happy hour specials and delicious island cuisine at Wisp Restaurant & Lounge located on-site. Nestled between Kapiolani Park and a spectacular white sand beach shared with Outrigger Canoe Club, this hotel offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki with remarkable views of majestic Diamond Head and the Pacific ocean. With our boutique fee of $25 per-room, per-day, guests will enjoy amenities including: Free valet parking (normally $20 per day), Coffee & tea service, served daily on the 2nd floor from 7am to 10am. (In the loby from 6:00 am to 7:00am), Wi-Fi internet throughout the hotel, Hawaiian bottled water available daily (in your room and car), Illy coffee system and coffee pods in guest rooms, In-room safe, Daily local newspaper, Local and toll-free calls, Wine served daily in the lobby from 4pm to 5:30pm, Beach chairs, towels, mats and other beach accessories (based on availability). See a guest service agent for assistance., Use of bicycles available for a ride around the park., Take a picnic excursion or more! (Tandem bicycle also available)., See our bell/valet agent for assistance., Waikiki shuttle available daily: Let your feet rest up while taking in all Waikiki has to offer aboard our exclusive Waikiki Shuttle service between participating Aqua properties to Ala Moana Center. See a guest services agent for assistance, visit mywaikikishuttle or download the RideSystem app on your smart phone for shuttle tracking., DVDNow Kiosk: Feel like staying in? Use your DVDNow card to enjoy complimentary movie or game rentals. Kiosk available on the 2nd floor., CastNow: Stream videos and live digital feeds to your TV from your smart phone, tablet or laptop. Instructions are located in your room., Yoga! Enjoy complimentary morning yoga sessions in the park offered daily at 7:30 am. Meet in the lobby to take advantage of this great opportunity to start your morning off with the many health benefits of yoga. Yoga mats are provided., Admission for two (2) to the Honolulu Museum of Arts (Use LOTUS room card for proof of stay.), Fruit Infused Water Station in the Lobby., Zumba & Tai Chi. ... more   less 
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Lotus At Diamond Head Honolulu
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