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New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is an older but well maintained hotel right on the beach. There is no pool but you can swim right there in the ocean. It is about half a mile from the main part of Waikiki so plan to bring good walking shoes. It's a easy walk though. Most tours will pick you up at the hotel. Staff are friendly and helpful. We had the mountain view side of Diamond Head. Each room has a balcony. The room we had was fairly small but we didn't spend a lot of time there except to sleep, so it was OK. You will like this hotel if you want to be away from the main crowd. It is also across the street from a big park and there are a lot of birds for the bird watchers. Other reviews I read before we left suggested parking across the street for free but it is now metered and we opted for the convenience of valet parking although it was a little spendy. Both restaurants were excellent although not cheap.

Really loved this hotel & staff, kind friendly & cheerful valets/front desk folk, extremely comfortable beds, clean room, efficient a/c, great view from lanai of Waikiki & Diamond Head, conveniently located, lovely beach, awesome service, both hotel restaurants have unbeatable views & atmosphere on the water

Great location, quiet and beautiful view. Staff is very efficient and friendly plus helpful. Love this place.

Friendly staff, amazing food, and all the beach access you want!

Nice hotel right on the beach and by. Quiet park. Very relaxing. You can book tours in the lobby. Enjoyed the around the island tour and the USS Arizona and downtown Honolulu tours.

This hotel is near diamondhead on the 'gold coast'so it's away from the bustle of Waikiki yet an easy walk to its edge at the zoo. I really love this place. Downsides - hotel desk personal could be more friendly and helpful and less stuffy and stand offish. I don't think there's a pool or weight/exercise room. Real nice accommodations, though, very comfy bed and rooms. Lots of rooms with views.

Liked the location and staff. Hotel could use some updating. Our meal experiences were good and enjoyed the dining area.

Charming older venue that has been updated nicely. The location is away from all the noise and crowds of central Waikiki and Honolulu. Hotel is ocean front and beach is nicely shaded and cool until late in the afternoon. Within walking distance to Diamond Head - 2 easy miles to the .8 steep, crowded but well worth the climb of Diamond Head Trail. Only ate breakfast which was excellent - great Eggs Benedict and plenty of food. I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in Honolulu.

It has one of the nicest beaches to swim. The hotel is in a quiet area, 15 minutes walk from town.

Wonderful caring staff who always greets you! Has the perfect view of Waikiki beach!

They try to rip you off for every single thing. As a guest at the hotel, you have to pay 30 dollars per day for parking. We opted to park in the street right next to the hotel for free. During check out, we learned that they charged us 10 dollars per day for a "resort fee" for anemnities that should be included just for staying at the hotel, such as towels and wifi. This cost an extra 70 dollars. My wife ordered an expensive bloody Mary from the bar, and it tasted terrible. They used well vodka, and it was watered down. For an expensive drink. Comelette rip off, would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

Service was extraordinary. Great food, amazing snorkeling. Walking distance to countless stores and restaurants.

Friendly staff, enjoyed the openness of the hotel lobby with gentle breezes, live guitar music, nice open setting for restaurant & bar, and, dining alfresco. Valet service is a daily fee, which I was not expecting. No swimming pool, or, gym, but, you are on the beach. Right next door to Diamond Head, and, affords outstanding views of the volcano.

Location is great and awesome food ,very comfortable! !

Built into a mini-skyscraper, this is one of the most unique hotels I have seen. Each floor has a central square area turned into a Hawaiian garden with a water fountain. The rooms are very tiny and probably perfect for a honeymoon setting. The ocean view is to die for and there are several restaurants built into it including an authentic Japanese restaurant. It is farther away from the Waikiki area and barely qualifies as a Waikiki hotel, but it is nice to stay in a hotel situated away from the hundreds of other hotels that are clumped together.

We upgraded to the room with water view. 15 minute walk to the action. Very nice and quiet location. Great value for the $$$.

Great location, right on the beach. Pros: I enjoyed the shower on the beach to wash off all the salt water. Free parking across the st. For the entire night. And My room had a balcony. Cons: no swimming pool or spa in the hotel.

Tourists expecting the full Waikiki experience might prefer a hotel closer to the heart of things, but for a returning local, or anyone with a deeper knowledge of the island, the New Otani is ideally situated. Kaimana beach is right there, as is Kapiolani Park, and it's easy to slip off to Kaimuki or Kahala without dealing with any traffic. The hotel staff is extremely courteous and attentive, and the Diamond Head or Ocean views are great. The price is also very competitive, especially if you get a renovated room.

Great hotel small enough but big enough nice beach and close to all but not in the busy Honolulu strip

Another great stay at the new otani. Really the best family beach near Waikiki.

2863 Kalakaua Ave Honolulu HI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Waikiki Aquarium
  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Waikiki Aquarium is within a 5-minute walk of New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel while other popular sites like Honolulu Zoo are within a mile (2 km). This 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 122 rooms and conveniences like a full-service spa, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. On the beach, it's also near Diamond Head and University of Hawaii at Manoa.


Dining

Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: Hau Tree Lanai specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Miyako offers relaxing ocean views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

All of New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel's 122 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including washers/dryers, lanais, and refrigerators. 46-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, laptop-compatible safes, and phones.


Property features

Guests of New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel enjoy features like a full-service spa, a rooftop terrace, and a meeting room. Valet parking is offered for USD 30.00 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and free newspapers.

Room options

Superior Room, Ocean View (Ocean Waikiki)

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room (Diamond Head View)

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, Ocean View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Bedroom (Diamond Head Wing)

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel

Everyone (13) Couples (42) Business (5) Family (7) Other (9) Friends (7)
4

nice hotel on the beach, away from the main crowd

Everyone

This is an older but well maintained hotel right on the beach. There is no pool but you can swim right there in the ocean. It is about half a mile from the main part of Waikiki so plan to bring good walking shoes. It's a easy walk though. Most tours will pick you up at the hotel. Staff are friendly and helpful. We had the mountain view side of Diamond Head. Each room has a balcony. The room we had was fairly small but we didn't spend a lot of time there except to sleep, so it was OK. You will like this hotel if you want to be away from the main crowd. It is also across the street from a big park and there are a lot of birds for the bird watchers. Other reviews I read before we left suggested parking across the street for free but it is now metered and we opted for the convenience of valet parking although it was a little spendy. Both restaurants were excellent although not cheap.

By , from Raymond, WA on Jun 4, 2017

5

aloha sought & found

Everyone

Really loved this hotel & staff, kind friendly & cheerful valets/front desk folk, extremely comfortable beds, clean room, efficient a/c, great view from lanai of Waikiki & Diamond Head, conveniently located, lovely beach, awesome service, both hotel restaurants have unbeatable views & atmosphere on the water

By , from Dayton, MD on May 31, 2017

5

would come here again

Everyone

Great location, quiet and beautiful view. Staff is very efficient and friendly plus helpful. Love this place.

By , from Vallejo,Ca on May 8, 2017

5

awesome place to stay!

Everyone

Friendly staff, amazing food, and all the beach access you want!

By , from Dallas, Texas on Apr 16, 2017

5
Everyone

Nice hotel right on the beach and by. Quiet park. Very relaxing. You can book tours in the lobby. Enjoyed the around the island tour and the USS Arizona and downtown Honolulu tours.

By on Mar 13, 2017

5

very nice hotel away from the fray

Everyone

This hotel is near diamondhead on the 'gold coast'so it's away from the bustle of Waikiki yet an easy walk to its edge at the zoo. I really love this place. Downsides - hotel desk personal could be more friendly and helpful and less stuffy and stand offish. I don't think there's a pool or weight/exercise room. Real nice accommodations, though, very comfy bed and rooms. Lots of rooms with views.

By , from Oakland, CA on Mar 5, 2017

4

location

Everyone

Liked the location and staff. Hotel could use some updating. Our meal experiences were good and enjoyed the dining area.

By on Feb 27, 2017

5

best place to stay in waikiki beach

Everyone

Charming older venue that has been updated nicely. The location is away from all the noise and crowds of central Waikiki and Honolulu. Hotel is ocean front and beach is nicely shaded and cool until late in the afternoon. Within walking distance to Diamond Head - 2 easy miles to the .8 steep, crowded but well worth the climb of Diamond Head Trail. Only ate breakfast which was excellent - great Eggs Benedict and plenty of food. I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in Honolulu.

By on Oct 14, 2016

3
Everyone

It has one of the nicest beaches to swim. The hotel is in a quiet area, 15 minutes walk from town.

By , from Switzerland on Sep 19, 2016

5

perfect hotel on the beach

Everyone

Wonderful caring staff who always greets you! Has the perfect view of Waikiki beach!

By on Aug 25, 2016