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Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head

3 stars
2885 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
65 reviews
Lotus Honolulu

My husband and I stayed at the Lotus Honolulu and had an amazing stay. The location was amazing it... See full review

  • Honeymoon 2012
  • Jun 23, 2014
Great hotel

The hotel staff was super friendly and the room was very comfortable and nice! Just a few steps... See full review

  • Tosha and Doug
  • Mar 18, 2014
A Waikiki boutique gem 100 feet from the beach

Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head offers stylish and hip boutique accommodations without the hefty price tag. The Zen lobby leads to 51 rooms, each decorated with luxurious upscale simplicity. The hotel sits 100 feet from the pristine beach and is one of only three hotels located in Waikiki's prestigious Gold Coast, at the foot of Diamond Head Crater. Set on an exclusive lot, The Lotus Honolulu is surrounded by mature trees, parkland, ocean and Honolulu's wealthiest residences. 

Highlights
  • Located in peaceful Gold Coast within walking distance to Waikiki's shopping and nightlife 
  • A hip, zen retreat
  • 100 feet to the beach
  • Complimentary local and toll-free telephone calls
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Complimentary daily wine service at the lobby
  • Complimentary outdoor yoga classes 4x/week
  • Complimentary use of beach cruisers
Location

The Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head is a sanctuary in the Gold Coast at the foot of Diamond Head, a 10-minute walk from central Waikiki. Find a mellow stretch of beach 100 feet from the hotel. The enormous Kapiolani Park, a favorite destination for jogging, bird watching and festivals is located behind the hotel.

Rooms

The boutique Lotus features 51 spacious rooms, including a grand penthouse. Asian-inspired decor blends warm island hues and rich woods, featuring plush beds and feather pillows. Each room has a private balcony and offers iPod dock, high-speed Internet, climate control, CD and DVD player, cordless phones with voicemail and 42-inch flat-screen TV.

Dining

Two of Honolulu's favorite restaurants are located near the hotel. Hau Tree Lanai sits right on the sand and landmark restaurant, Michel's, serves New French cuisine.

Attractions
  • Waikiki Beach
  • Kapiolani Park
  • Waikiki Aquarium
  • Honolulu Zoo
  • Diamond Head Crater
  • Royal Hawaiian Center
Policies and fees
  • Pets are welcome (fees apply).

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

21.263 -157.8205
Area served
Diamond Head, Kapiolani Park, Waikiki Beach, Waikiki, Honolulu
Nearby airports
Honolulu-HNL
Area description
The Lotus is a sanctuary in the Gold Coast at the foot of Diamond Head, a 10-minute walk from central Waikiki. Find a mellow stretch of beach 100 feet from the hotel, or borrow one of the hotel's beach cruiser bicycles to explore Waikiki and surrounding neighborhoods at leisure. The enormous Kapiolani Park, a favorite destination for jogging, picnicking, and outdoor festivals, is located behind Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, which offers complimentary yoga classes in the park.

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Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head Rooms

Ocean View Room
Upper floors. One king bed or two double beds with premium bedding. Furnished lanai with views of the Ocean and Diamond Head. 380 square feet. Balinese decor. Free WiFi/high speed internet access. Cable/satellite TV with pay movies, video games, DVD/CD player. Multi-line phone with voice mail. Mini-fridge. Coffee/tea maker (on request). Hair dryer. In-room safe.
Diamond Head View
One king bed or two double beds with premium bedding. Furnished lanai with diamond head view. 455 square feet. Balinese decor. Free WiFi/high speed internet access. Cable/satellite TV with pay movies, video games, DVD/CD player. Multi-line phone with voice mail. Minibar. Coffee/tea maker. Hair dryer. In-room safe. Nonsmoking.
Diamond Head View Premium
One king bed or two double beds with premium bedding. Corner room with two furnished lanais and diamond head view. 455 square feet. Balinese decor. Free WiFi/high speed internet access. Cable/satellite TV with pay movies, video games, DVD/CD player. Multi-line phone with voice mail. Minibar. Coffee/tea maker. Hair dryer. In-room safe. Nonsmoking.
Penthouse Diamond Head View
Penthouse Diamond Head View: The ultimate. Take in the spectacular views of Diamond Head Crater and the Pacific Ocean by wandering around your private wraparound lanai. Full kitchen, warm and inviting living area, in-room library. Two bedrooms; the master bedroom (king bed) and the guest room (two double beds). 350 Thread count linens, 3, 27-inch color TV's, Web TV access with wireless keyboard, Free WiFi/high speed internet access. (2,540 square feet)
Ocean View Premium
Upper floors. One king bed or two double beds with premium bedding. Furnished lanai with views of the Ocean and Diamond Head. 455 square feet. Balinese decor. Free WiFi/high speed internet access. Cable/satellite TV with pay movies, video games, DVD/CD player. Multi-line phone with voice mail. Mini-fridge. Coffee/tea maker (on request). Hair dryer. In-room safe.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Kapiolani Park: 0.2 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 0.4 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 0.5 mi
  • Damien Museum: 0.8 mi
  • International Market Place: 1.1 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 1.4 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 1.7 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 1.8 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 2.2 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 2.5 mi
  • Waialae Country Club: 3.2 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 3.3 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 3.5 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 3.6 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 0.2 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 0.4 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 0.5 mi
  • Damien Museum: 0.8 mi
  • International Market Place: 1.1 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 1.4 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 1.7 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 1.8 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 2.2 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 2.5 mi
  • Waialae Country Club: 3.2 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 3.3 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 3.5 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 3.6 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 3.7 mi
  • Kamehameha Statue: 3.9 mi
  • Iolani Palace: 3.9 mi
  • Washington Place: 3.9 mi
  • Irvin Park: 4.2 mi
  • Star Of Honolulu: 4.2 mi
  • Aloha Tower Cruise Ship Terminal: 4.2 mi
  • Aloha Tower: 4.2 mi
  • Honolulu Botanical Gardens: 4.3 mi
  • Hawaii Maritime Center: 4.5 mi
  • Mauna Ala: 4.6 mi
  • Honolulu Chinatown: 4.7 mi
  • Queen Emma Summer Palace: 5.2 mi
  • Pali Lookout: 5.2 mi
  • Bishop Museum: 5.8 mi
  • Koolau Golf Club: 7.9 mi
  • Hanauma Bay: 8 mi
  • Koko Head Park: 8.5 mi
  • Koko Crater Botanical Gardens: 9.1 mi
  • Halona Blow Hole: 9.4 mi
  • Sandy Beach: 9.6 mi
  • Bellows Beach: 9.7 mi
  • Wawamalu Beach: 9.9 mi
  • Aloha Stadium: 10.2 mi
  • USS Arizona Memorial: 10.4 mi
  • USS Bowfin Submarine Museum: 10.6 mi
  • Sea Life Park Hawai: 10.7 mi
  • Makapuu Beach: 10.8 mi
  • USS Missouri: 11 mi
  • Kailua Beach: 11.1 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1300
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (65)

Ratings and reviews for Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
65 out of 65
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Honeymoon 2012
Ohio
Jun 23, 2014

Lotus Honolulu

My husband and I stayed at the Lotus Honolulu and had an amazing stay. The location was amazing it was away from the tourist so it was nice and quite. The staff was always nice and very helpful. We had a beautiful view of both Diamond Head and the beach. If we ever came back to Hawaii we would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
philgm
Sussex
Jun 5, 2014

quiet location but a bit pricey

We enjoyed the Lotus but it is in a quieter area south of Waikiki and therefore the choice of restaurants is limited, not helped by the hotel's in-house restaurant being closed. Room was comfortable and reasonably spacious with a good view od Diamond Head and partial sea view.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

beach-side restaurant in hotel next door

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5
5.01.0
Tosha and Doug
Charlotte NC
Mar 18, 2014

Great hotel

The hotel staff was super friendly and the room was very comfortable and nice! Just a few steps from the beach! They offer free wine and the housekeeping staff visited twice a day to ensure you didn't need anything from towels to ice. They offer free beach chairs and bikes to ride up and down the strip. Great choice away from the busy Waikiki

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Cheif's Luau was very entertaining and the food was great! They also pick you up!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
littlepurplelady
Brighton, MI
Feb 9, 2014

Simply the Best -

Our stay was perfect! A quiet gem off the beaten path. Fabulous dining. Within easy walking distance to shopping, dining and spa. Very private and quiet. Steps to private beach. The staff is professional and knowledgeable. We will definitely stay at the Lotus again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dine at Michals - just next door! Fabulous!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TheCrowg
Portland, OR
Jan 27, 2014

Loved it!

Beautiful room, beautiful views, super friendly staff. It's hard to beat the Lotus.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
P. buckley
Newport beach, ca
Oct 29, 2013

Fantastic Property for both Kama'aina and Visitors alike!

From the moment we arrived to the final minutes of our stay, the ENITRE staff was providing world class service we all requests and levels of hospitality! Truly one of the TOP 5 hotels on the Island! Check it out!!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The world famous Kaimana beach! Quiet! Clean! Total relaxation!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
boboPA
Business
Palo Alto CA
Jun 22, 2013

quiet, comfortable room

I had a lovely stay at the Aqua Lotus and would come back on my next visit to the area. The staff were pleasant, professional, helpful, and seemed genuinely helpful. The room was clean and efficient. The only downside is that the view of the beach is blocked by another hotel and, especially at lower levels, you have a view of the parking lot. I had read the reviews before and got a view of the crater, which was great. The restaurant was close, but it's a short walk to dining options on Waikiki Beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

If you are a runner, this place is unbeatable - it's a short walk from a great run around the Diamond Head Crater or up the Crater (4 and 7.7 miles) or a 14 mile loop along the beach.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
dendres
Sunnyvale, CA
Apr 8, 2013

calmer end of wikiki

Gorgeous, spotless room. We left the glass doors open and closed the shutter doors each night so the birds would wake us up in the morning. Great views, some ocean, mostly park and diamond head. Thanks to Courtney for the great yoga class on saturday!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

40 min walk to Safeway to stock up. Next time, I'd take the bicycles they provide.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
allkindsoffood
New York, NY
Mar 15, 2013

favorite place to stay in oahu

The staff immediately make you feel welcome at this hotel. Perhaps because it is a smaller hotel, the staff are much more personable than at larger hotels. There is access to a private beach area which is quite small, but you can easily walk to the rest of the beaches around Waikiki. The location is great because it's walkable to Waikiki area stores and restaurants but set away from the noise and tackiness. The view of Diamond Head every morning is beautiful. Rooms are beautifully decorated and very clean. My only complaint is that there is no restaurant on site, which would be nice after a busy day when you are tired are just want to grab a bite at the hotel before bed. Overall, a great place to stay in Oahu.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Get to the Saturday morning farmers market at Kapiolani Community College (KCC) early especially if you need to find parking. It opens at 7:30am. Some people claim it's too crowded but that's part of the fun and experience. There's a great variety of food options, locally made treats, and local produce. Vendors are friendly and give out plenty of samples. We walked away full and with plenty of treats in tow!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
wisewoman
Jersey Shore
Sep 24, 2012

Hidden Gem at Diamond Head

This 51 room hotel between Queen Kapiolani Park and the beach is a wonderful oasis if you want to get away from the insane crowds, noise and high end retail hubbub of Waikiki. When we booked we were worried that the pictures would not match the actual hotel. We needn't have worried! The staff could not have been more caring, professional and personable. Our room on an upper floor had a great view of downtown from the exterior corridor, and Diamond Head from the balcony. Every morning we were treated to ring neck parakeets and fairy terns flitting from tree to tree. Complimentary coffee every morning and wine in the afternoon in the lobby. You should know that this hotel doesn't have a pool, and the restaurant is being renovated and should be ready by 2013. Neither of these facts was a problem for us. Aqua provides free beach chairs and towels and the beach is a stone's throw away. The properties on either side have restaurants-pricey but great food. Better to walk or bike a short distance-Lu lu's and Cheeseburger in Paradise make a nice breakfast, and Diamond Head Market and Grill at the corner of Monsarrat and Campbell is a place for local "ono grinds" (that means good food, bro). Our king bed was very comfortable, the room was simple and elegant-muted turquoise fabrics and a dark floor with a neutral patterned area rug, very restive. And cleaned spotlessly every day. There's laundry on site-if you like to travel with carry on only, that's a plus :) We left knowing we would be back and the sooner the better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

IMO, rent a car and plan your own activities rather than book tours. The car cost us $400 plus gas for the week. We rented snorkel equipment at Snorkel Bob's on Kapahulu Ave for $35 per person for the whole week and took ourselves to all the snorkel spots instead of paying someone else to take us. Most of them cost you nothing, except if you want to snorkel Hanauma bay, you'll pay to park your car and an entry fee-total $16 at the time of our visit. The only advantage I can see to going on a tour is that some places are hard to find parking unless you go early. So get in gear early in the AM and save yourself some dough. Renting a car also allowed us to sample local foods at places like Rainbow Drive In, Leonard's Bakery, Helena's Hawiian Foods, Side Street Inn, all Honolulu, Giovanni's Shrimp truck in Hailewa, Kahuku Grill, Kahuku, Huki lau Cafe in Laie. I spent $75 for 2 people for breakfast one morning at the Sans Souci hotel next to Aqua because we were just dragging and couldn't decide where to go. I spent only $15 at Diamond Head Market and Grill. There's something to be said for going to chain restaurants-you'll get consistent food anywhere in the world, however I didn't fly 10 hours non-stop to eat at Cheesecake Factory. AND-I can't stress this enough-sun screen. We avoided burning all week and let our guard down on the last morning, watching the Aloha Festival parade. Apply before you leave your room, carry and reapply throughout the day!

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