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Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   2885 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Formerly The Lotus at Diamond Head)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I was in Honolulu for work and stayed at the Aqua Lotus for 6 days. I was pleasantly surprised with the clean, modern, and comfortable room. A balcony with a view of diamond head and ocean was amazing. The downside to this hotel is that they currently don't have a restaurant, however are in the process of renovating their space... More

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mpickett, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Aqua Lotus Honolulu. Your sentiments reflect what most guests comment on the most and what we consider the details that separate us from most hotels. Whether it be the excellent location, friendly and efficient staff or the number of value added amenities that are provided, this property will not let you down regardless... More

Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Bad location. Stay away. I paid for a premium diamond head view and got a view of a tree, roof and parking lot. The pics of the view on the website are misleading. The beach access and beach behind it is small don't even go to it. They don't have decaf coffee so bring your own if you go.

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Loma Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

This hotel is the best we’ve ever been to. Not just because of the quiet, clean, and comfortable rooms, but because of their first-class hospitality and generosity. After learning that we got scammed out of our condo and spent the night in the car, they allowed us to check-in at 8 am and even provided a complimentary night on them.... More

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mpickett, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Aqua Lotus Honolulu. Your sentiments reflect what most guests comment on the most and what we consider the details that separate us from most hotels. Whether it be the excellent location, friendly and efficient staff or the number of value added amenities that are provided, this property will not let you down regardless... More

koloa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

loved the location.drive right in and easy check in and in the room in minutes. everyone was so pleasant.loved the wine in the afternoon car was right there and valet pulled it right up,no waiting will be back

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mpickett, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Aqua Lotus Honolulu. Your sentiments reflect what most guests comment on the most and what we consider the details that separate us from most hotels. Whether it be the excellent location, friendly and efficient staff or the number of value added amenities that are provided, this property will not let you down regardless... More

Lafayette, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We are very pleased with this hotel. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. They have free coffee in the morning and complimentary wine from 4-6. The staff is extremely friendly. They also offer free bikes and beach towels. It is in a very active area yet the rooms are very quiet. They do not have a pool or fitness... More

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mpickett, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Aqua Lotus Honolulu. Your sentiments reflect what most guests comment on the most and what we consider the details that separate us from most hotels. Whether it be the excellent location, friendly and efficient staff or the number of value added amenities that are provided, this property will not let you down regardless... More

Palm Harbor, Florida
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121 reviews 121 reviews
30 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I stayed in two hotels in Waikiki. This was definitely my least favorite of the two. The Lobby and the room were quite nice, the staff polite, and the area is far more quiet than other parts of Waikiki. There is also a stellar view of Diamond Head. If these are all the requirements you have, then this is your... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

This was by far our most relaxing vacation!! Just far enough away from the hustle of all the stores, but close enough for a nice walk in!!! The amenities are first class (pillow, bed, and shower head) are all things I wanted to take with me!! The staff is so friendly and always helpful. Beach Chairs, beach towells, bicycles, umbrella,... More

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mpickett, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Aqua Lotus Honolulu. Your sentiments reflect what most guests comment on the most and what we consider the details that separate us from most hotels. Whether it be the excellent location, friendly and efficient staff or the number of value added amenities that are provided, this property will not let you down regardless... More

washington state
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We stayed in an "ocean view" corner room on the 10th floor. The ocean view is just a peekaboo view through the buildings that are actually on the beach. This was not a surprise, we got that before booking. The view of Diamond Head was stellar. We loved that the windows opened on 2 adjacent walls allowing the lovely breeze... More

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Fountain Valley, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Afte a long day of flying to Honolulu, we were both looking to relax in our room. However, when we arrived, our reservations were not in the hotel's system. Matthew Pickett, General Manager, took the time to investigate and deternined they had forgotten to book our room and they were totally booked. He spent the time to accommodate us at... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I've stayed at the Lotus 2x (2011 and 2012) and love that it is in the quiet/peaceful "end" of Waikiki across of Kapiolani Park/Diamond Head, which in my opinion the best place to stay in Waikiki. The rooms are lovely, spacious and comfortable with a mini fridge discreetly tucked away below the t.v. in a cabinet. Bathrooms are also spacious.... More

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mpickett, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Aqua Lotus Honolulu. Your sentiments reflect what most guests comment on the most and what we consider the details that separate us from most hotels. Whether it be the excellent location, friendly and efficient staff or the number of value added amenities that are provided, this property will not let you down regardless... More

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Address: 2885 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Formerly The Lotus at Diamond Head)
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Aqua Lotus Honolulu Hotel Honolulu
Lotus At Diamond Head Honolulu
Lotus At Diamond Head Hotel
Lotus Honolulu At Diamond Head Hawaii

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A sophisticated enclave located on the famed Gold Coast of Waikiki, the Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, formerly W Honolulu, is a fusion of Asian inspired decor and warm Hawaiian hospitality. Nestled between Kapiolani Park and a spectacular white sand beach shared with Outrigger Canoe Club, this hotel offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki with remarkable views of majestic Diamond Head and the Pacific ocean. With our boutique fee guests will enjoy WiFi Internet access, in room safe, complimentary coffee and tea service in the lobby, daily wine service in lobby, valet and concierge services, banquet/meeting facilities, beach butler service, complimentary bicycles and complimentary use of beach towels & chairs for Waikiki, which is just steps to Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head. ... more   less 
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