We stayed at the Queen Kapiolani because it was such a fantastic deal, had a great location and seemed to be a pretty decent hotel. Overall, we were please with the Queen Kapiolani. It was clean, the staff was generally friendly and the rate was
reasonable. It was literally right around the corner from the beach. Why pay a lot more money to be across from the beach when you can save a lot of money just by being around the corner?? The view from our room was beautiful...we elected for a Diamond Head view. While this wasn't necessarily the best hotel I've ever stayed in, it served its purpose for our honeymoon in Hawaii.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short drive from hotel
Eat at Roy's for a nice dinner. Everything there is fabulous!
If your looking just for a cheap hotel on Waikiki it's ok but if luxurious is what you want go some where else.
My room was very small and out dated. Not even room for a chair at the desk you just sat on the bed.
10th floor partial ocean view and great view of diamond head. clean room but a little small. Very close to restaurants and shopping on Waikiki. Parking is not good unless you want to pay $20 a day to park in the hotel parking garage. Overall a
pleasant stay though.
Location is the only plus for this hotel. Parking is $15 a day in a tiny garage, car barely fit. Room was lacking. The windows are old jalousie windows that don't seal. The wall unit a/c was moldy. Asked for another room and was told they were
completely booked. The Diamondhead view was very good. Close to everything.
We were so close to the beach we could see it out the window! The staff was friendly as well. The room was a little small, but worth it because of the location and price. There is a Starbucks and a bar in a 2 minute walking distance. Zoo across
the street. It was at an amazing Honeymoon!
I checked the website before I booked the package to see what the hotel was like.
There certainly was no mention or pictures of the rooms that we got.
The rooms were so small that you could sit on the end of the twin bed and rest your feet on the
window sill. We were not able to walk around the room because our 2 medium sized suite cases blocked only open spaces in the room we basically had to crawl over the bed.
The entry doors to room and to the adjacent room allowed us to hear every word of our neighbor having a normal conversation as well as the ice machine fan across the hall.
I couldn’t look out of our windows because it was so close to the balcony of another room that I startled a poor woman standing on her balcony. By close I mean I could see her pupils dilate when she noticed I was standing at my window. No balcony for me of course.
During our stay they couldn’t keep all of the three elevators working.
I typically don’t take the time to write reviews but I felt I needed to this time.