$164 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 30, 2015 Check-out: Aug 31, 2015

Castle Waikiki Grand Hotel

2 stars
View map of 134 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.8
out of 5
37 reviews
Trip

It was great. I will be back there for sure. Good location, good room, very close to the beach. See full review

  • Lillion
  • May 23, 2015
Leavingtovegas

Was really nice staff is great friendly bar up stairs walking distant to everything beach Starbucks... See full review

  • Haleiwaside
  • Mar 9, 2014

A secret gem, the Waikiki Grand has one of the best locations in Waikiki. Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Beach, Kapiolani Park, plus shopping and dining along Kalakaua Avenue can be found a block from the hotel. Stellar views from east-facing rooms include the landmark Diamond Head. The hotel is known for being gay-friendly and home to Honolulu's oldest and most venerable gay bar.

General
  • Waikiki Beach
  • Honolulu Zoo
  • Kapiolani Park
  • Waikiki Aquarium
  • Royal Hawaiian Center
  • Diamond Head Crater
  • U.S. Army Museum
  • Hawaii Convention Center
  • Ala Moana Center
Location

The Waikiki Grand has one of the best locations in Waikiki across from the Honolulu Zoo, a half-block from the beach, and shopping and dining along Kalakaua Avenue. The Waikiki Aquarium is a five-minute walk and a block away, Kapiolani Park bustles with festivals and weekend events.

Dining

Located on the ground floor of the hotel, Teddy's Bigger Burgers is one of Honolulu's favorite burger-and-shake hangouts. The 50s-style diner makes creative, custom-order burgers and features a variety of shakes and malts. On the second floor, Hula's Bar & Lei Stand is an institution in the gay world with a festive, welcoming atmosphere.

Rooms

As a condo hotel, the Waikiki Grand's rooms are individually owned, meaning décor and amenities vary. Most rooms offer free Internet access, air conditioning, cable TV, free local calls, a mini-refrigerator and microwave, plus a balcony. Select rooms have kitchenettes and additional sofa beds. East-facing rooms offer sweeping ocean views and look out across Kapiolani Park, the zoo and Diamond Head.

Highlights
  • East-facing rooms on high floors have panoramic ocean, park and Diamond Head views
  • Rooftop lounge deck for sunning features million-dollar views
  • Reasonably-priced massage and spa treatments at Honua Therapeutic Massage
Nearby attractions

Budget hotel delivers beachfront experience

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Castle Waikiki Grand Hotel Rooms

City View Hotel Room
One queen bed. Varying island decor. Basic cable TV, air-conditioning. Shower or shower tub. 271 square feet. Free local calls and free internet access.
City View Studio Kitchenette
One queen bed or one king bed, with or without sofa bed. 363 square feet. Varying island decor. Basic cable TV, air-conditioning, Microwave, coffee maker, compact refrigerator, shower or shower tub. Free local calls and free internet access.
Ocean View Hotel Room
One queen bed or one King bed with beach, park and Ocean view. Varying island decor. Basic cable TV, air-conditioning. Shower or shower tub. 296 square feet. Free local calls and free internet access.
Ocean View Studio Kitchenette
One queen bed or one king bed, with or without sofa bed. Varying island decor. Beach, Park, and Ocean view. 372 square feet. Basic cable TV, air-conditioning, Microwave, coffee maker, compact refrigerator, shower or shower tub. Free local calls and free internet access.
Sundeck Studio Kitchenette
One queen bed or one king bed, with sofa bed. Varying island décor, tile flooring. Upper floor with access to large sun-tanning deck. 429-478 square feet. Panoramic Beach, Park, and Ocean view. Basic cable TV, air-conditioning, Microwave, coffee maker, compact refrigerator, shower or shower tub. Free local calls and free internet access.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Internet
High-speed internet

Nearby points of interest

  • Damien Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 0.2 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 0.3 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 0.4 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.9 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 1.1 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 1.2 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.6 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 2 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 2.1 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 2.8 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 2.9 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 3.2 mi
  • Waialae Country Club: 3.2 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 3.2 mi
  • Damien Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 0.2 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 0.3 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 0.4 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.9 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 1.1 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 1.2 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.6 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 2 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 2.1 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 2.8 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 2.9 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 3.2 mi
  • Waialae Country Club: 3.2 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 3.2 mi
  • Kamehameha Statue: 3.4 mi
  • Iolani Palace: 3.4 mi
  • Washington Place: 3.4 mi
  • Irvin Park: 3.7 mi
  • Star Of Honolulu: 3.7 mi
  • Aloha Tower Cruise Ship Terminal: 3.7 mi
  • Aloha Tower: 3.7 mi
  • Honolulu Botanical Gardens: 3.8 mi
  • Hawaii Maritime Center: 4 mi
  • Mauna Ala: 4 mi
  • Honolulu Chinatown: 4.1 mi
  • Queen Emma Summer Palace: 4.6 mi
  • Pali Lookout: 4.6 mi
  • Bishop Museum: 5.3 mi
  • Koolau Golf Club: 7.3 mi
  • Hanauma Bay: 8.1 mi
  • Koko Head Park: 8.5 mi
  • Koko Crater Botanical Gardens: 9.1 mi
  • Bellows Beach: 9.4 mi
  • Halona Blow Hole: 9.4 mi
  • Sandy Beach: 9.6 mi
  • Aloha Stadium: 9.7 mi
  • Wawamalu Beach: 9.9 mi
  • USS Arizona Memorial: 9.9 mi
  • USS Bowfin Submarine Museum: 10.1 mi
  • USS Missouri: 10.5 mi
  • Sea Life Park Hawai: 10.6 mi
  • Kailua Beach: 10.6 mi
  • Makapuu Beach: 10.7 mi
  • Lanikai Beach: 10.8 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
N/A

Dining

Hula's
Gay friendly lounge.
Teddy's
Casual burger restaurant

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Castle Waikiki Grand Hotel

Overall score

2.8 / 5
5.01.0
37 out of 37
Amenities:
2.8
Cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.2
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.4

51% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Castle Waikiki Grand Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ZwiggyPDX
Friends
PORTLAND
Jul 14, 2015

Great experience in Waikiki

Would stay again! Great location. Thanks! Loved my stay at this hotel. The top floor is the best by far!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Castle Waikiki Grand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lillion
Family
Beaverton
May 23, 2015

Trip

It was great. I will be back there for sure. Good location, good room, very close to the beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Castle Waikiki Grand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Haleiwaside
Couples
Haleiwa
Mar 9, 2014

Leavingtovegas

Was really nice staff is great friendly bar up stairs walking distant to everything beach Starbucks restaurants ill stay there again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Nightlife tip: In Hotel

Gay friendly Bar Teddy's burger right in hotel

Review of Castle Waikiki Grand Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Aloha disaster
Family
San Francisco, Bay Area
Aug 25, 2013

Filthy Dirty!

Had to wait for room to be ready and when we got it it was filthy! I mean motel by the hour filthy! Counters in kitchen we disgusting! Bathroom floor and toilet disgusting! Even though I booked for 3 guest we had 2 towels, 2 hand towels and 1 was cloth for 5 days! Light bulb burned out in bathroom and had to ask for it to be replaced twice. For 5 days only saw housekeeper once, had to ask for fresh towels - 2 given, mismatched and worn out beach towels once, the rest of our stay we washed our own towels. You should not advertise this as a Hotel....far from it! If you don't mind cleaning your own room upon arrival, washing your own linens - if you can get any and having to get your own toilet paper because the maid is MIA. Oh, did I mention the filthy grout, dirty carpet, furniture that looks like it was picked up from the side of the road? Bugs included, got flea bites all over! Do yourself a favor, spend a little more and at least feel comfortable knowing your not staying in someone else filth. I have traveled to 3rd world countries and had nicer, cleaner rooms for a lot cheaper. They need to really raise their standards....or at least check them! Shame on you for even giving this place a decent review! Check out your hotels! Never booking with you again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Castle Waikiki Grand Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
April Family Fun Trip
Family
Littleton Colorado
Jun 9, 2013

Mother with teenagers loving Waikiki

I took my teenagers to Oahu and our stay at the hotel was great. The location was perfect and I really love staying on the east end of Waikiki. The room was very clean and homie enough for my kids and myself. The front dest staff was terrific in providing more blankets and towels during our stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Castle Waikiki Grand Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AlegreGuy
Thousand Oaks, Ca
Apr 9, 2013

Great Stay in Waikiki

Had a wonderful time here. Would stay here again. Can't wait to come back. Very gay friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Nightlife tip: In Hotel

Hula's

Review of Castle Waikiki Grand Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Marycla
Couples
Minneapolis, mn
Mar 7, 2013

Terrific Staff.....hotel from Third World

First room we were assigned had filthy carpet. Floorboards had fallen off and were placed in dresser drawer. Desk clerk (Brent....who was outstanding) was able to move us to a different room. Second room had tiled floors, which were moderately clean. However, there were no towel bars in the bathroom. This is a problem as one is expected to use the towels several days. We realize all units in the Castle hotel pool at this property are individually-owned. But, Castle should enforce some standards on the property owners. This is a property that Castle should be ashamed to have there name associated with.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lulu's, steps from the hotel, had good breakfast and lunch. Very good staff and large menu.

Review of Castle Waikiki Grand Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Nadine Audet
Couples
La Verne, California
May 9, 2012

Would rather have stayed home

Room was ready at exactly 3pm, and not a second before. Turned out our room was still dirty. After settling into our "new" room, we were disgusted. Looks nothing like the mediocre pictures we settled for. Staff was unfriendly. The room looked like a big lots ad for dorm room furniture. Our floor wasn't leveled, or wasn't stable. The pool was dirty and green from the view of our room. Our unstable a/c unit was on the corner of the window, so you were able to stick your hands out, and lovely blood sucking mosquitos were able to enter your room. There was foil and extra glass underneath the a/c unit for who knows what reason. The sliding bathroom door lifted up, not giving much privacy. There was a good sized beam in the middle of the room, thankfully though, not blocking the tv lol. The bugs behind the floor level window smushed up against the wall was the icing on the cake. The ONLY good thing about this hotel was the convenience of location being so close to the beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Couples

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Its cheaper to rent a convertable for the day and tour the island yourself, rather then pay the $80+ per person. Much nicer than being stuck behind the crowded 40+ people, and going at your own leisure.

Review of Castle Waikiki Grand Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lyons
Couples
Weirton, WV, USA
Oct 2, 2011

Perfect location on waikiki

This hotel is at the perfect location, you can walk right down to the beach. If you like the zoo.... It's literally right across the street. We stayed in room 911, the a. Didn't cool the room off very well. I got kitchenette- there was only a microwave and refrigerator. The room didn't look anything like the pictures. But it was a very nice hotel. Hotel pool was dirty, didn't use it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Paradise cove luau was amazing!! Must do!!

Review of Castle Waikiki Grand Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tcaban
Couples
Seattle, WA
May 16, 2011

great stay for a good price

This hotel was great! The location is awesome its a block back from Waikiki beach and across the street from the Honolulu Zoo. The room was great, it had a mini kitchen with all the equipment you need to cook, including two mini fridges, microwave/toaster oven, pots/pans, plates, cups, etc. The hotel was beautiful with very nice staff. The only thing that i would consider a down fall is that they don't offer room service every day, so if you need something you would have to go down to the main desk and request items. That is a very minor issue though we were their 7 days and only had to go down once. Overall I was very happy with the stay and will definitely be staying there the next time we visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

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