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Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is located close to the Waikiki-beach, which is still in walkable distance. Very friendly staff and reasonable resort fee that includes valet parking.

We loved the park like setting of the hotel. It was quiet, yet an easy walk to shops and restaurants. We enjoyed the morning yoga and appreciated the beach towels. I wish we had more time to use the bikes. We also thought the breakfast at the on-site restaurant was wonderful. Every staff member was very welcoming and helpful. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend to friends and family.

The hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating any questions we had they were happy to answer. The we arrived they upgraded us to a ocean view room. They had plenty of beach towels for us to use which was nice. Overall great stay and will stay there again.

I like that you had a robe and slippers in your closet and a they give you a big bottle of water everyday and valet was free and you never had to wait very long for them to bring your car .I love this hotel I should have stayed there my whole trip I went to the Hilton for half of my stay and I regret it,I think that the lotus was a better stay than the Hilton at Hawaii village

Have stayed for years here the most wonderful hotel I have ever stayed in. They make you feel like family and go above and beyond to accommodate whatever you need. I wouldn't stay anywhere else and recommend the aqua lotus every time. It's a jewel in paradise.

If you want a pool and room service and social buzz, stay on the busy end of the strip. But this quiet boutique hotel at the base if Diamond Head has lovely rooms, beautiful views of the park, included valet parking (!), an on-site restaurant, and is next door to a beach frequented by locals and a famed outdoor restaurant (the Hau Tree Lanai). We've stayed here three times and definitely will again.

awesome staff (friendly, great service), wonderful view, comfortable, close to aquarium and zoo.

Although our stay was short we found the facility to be excellent, hotel and room was very clean and pleasant.

Veru nice boutique hotel in a quiet area by the park.

Excellent hotel and staff. Quiet Diamond Head location. Lovely rooms and comfy bed! No restaurant, though.

We arrived expecting a refreshed version of an old favorite. What was there was a lackluster stripped down version of what used to be the W Diamond Head. No longer the warm greeting and fresh juice and cocktails. No longer the soft colored lighting in the elevator. Just plain and the rooms were simplified. We missed the music in the common areas. The restaurant lost its chef - though the view was still lovely from the main room of the restaurant. We will need to find a new happy home or visit the New Otani Kaimana again.

Staff is absolutely fantastic here. If you want to stay by waikiki without the noise and craziness this location is perfect. It is a short walk to waikiki (about 10-20 min), but it is located across from a beautiful park. The only two things that could have made the stay better would be if they had a gym and better internet. The speed wasn't bad, but the coverage in my room was not the best.

Perfect staff, perfect views, perfect everything! Hotel was right on the beach, but a nice walk to the shops. Breakfast wasn't impressive, but that was the least of my worries. I'd stay here again in a heart beat!

Close to beach, wonderful views and great helpful staff! Thank you for each and every time I have stayed with you!

Very nice room. I would stay on a higher floor to get a better view as trees were in the way. Great service. A little further from downtown but fabulous parks and beach

Very clean and comfortable small hotel. The staff was awesome and very helpful. The location near Diamond Head and Kapiolani Park is quiet and convenient.

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

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.

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!

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.

2885 Kalakaua Ave Honolulu HI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Waikiki Aquarium
  • Free valet parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center

Waikiki Aquarium is within a 5-minute walk of Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head while other popular sites like Honolulu Zoo are within a mile (2 km). This 51-room, 3.5-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free valet parking. It's also close to Diamond Head and University of Hawaii at Manoa.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head's 51 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, iPod docks, and minibars. Guests can expect 42-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include espresso makers, video-game consoles, and safes.


Property features

Guest of Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head enjoy features like a meeting room, a business center, and coffee in a common area. Free valet parking is included with your stay. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a porter/bellhop, and wedding services.

Room options

Ocean View

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Ocean View Premium

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Diamond Head View Premium

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head

Everyone (10) Couples (38) Business (3) Family (10) Other (7) Friends (1)
4

friendly staff, close to waikiki

Everyone

The hotel is located close to the Waikiki-beach, which is still in walkable distance. Very friendly staff and reasonable resort fee that includes valet parking.

By on Dec 4, 2017

5

perfect spot - best of both worlds

Everyone

We loved the park like setting of the hotel. It was quiet, yet an easy walk to shops and restaurants. We enjoyed the morning yoga and appreciated the beach towels. I wish we had more time to use the bikes. We also thought the breakfast at the on-site restaurant was wonderful. Every staff member was very welcoming and helpful. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend to friends and family.

By , from Vermonter on Nov 15, 2017

5

vacation

Everyone

The hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating any questions we had they were happy to answer. The we arrived they upgraded us to a ocean view room. They had plenty of beach towels for us to use which was nice. Overall great stay and will stay there again.

By , from houston on Oct 24, 2017

5

it was a couple of min walk

Everyone

I like that you had a robe and slippers in your closet and a they give you a big bottle of water everyday and valet was free and you never had to wait very long for them to bring your car .I love this hotel I should have stayed there my whole trip I went to the Hilton for half of my stay and I regret it,I think that the lotus was a better stay than the Hilton at Hawaii village

By on Apr 30, 2017

5

first class

Everyone

Have stayed for years here the most wonderful hotel I have ever stayed in. They make you feel like family and go above and beyond to accommodate whatever you need. I wouldn't stay anywhere else and recommend the aqua lotus every time. It's a jewel in paradise.

By on Apr 25, 2017

5

relaxation at the quiet end of waikiki

Everyone
Room 1123

If you want a pool and room service and social buzz, stay on the busy end of the strip. But this quiet boutique hotel at the base if Diamond Head has lovely rooms, beautiful views of the park, included valet parking (!), an on-site restaurant, and is next door to a beach frequented by locals and a famed outdoor restaurant (the Hau Tree Lanai). We've stayed here three times and definitely will again.

By , from N on Feb 4, 2017

5

very nice

Everyone

awesome staff (friendly, great service), wonderful view, comfortable, close to aquarium and zoo.

By on Jan 14, 2017

5

very nice hotel with a great view from the room.

Everyone

Although our stay was short we found the facility to be excellent, hotel and room was very clean and pleasant.

By , from Dallas Tx on Dec 15, 2016

5

very nice hotel, we've stayed in many times.

Everyone

Veru nice boutique hotel in a quiet area by the park.

By on Sep 14, 2016

5

what a find! quiet, too!

Everyone

Excellent hotel and staff. Quiet Diamond Head location. Lovely rooms and comfy bed! No restaurant, though.

By on May 4, 2016