We booked this hotel through Expedia, and our room turned out to be room 1621 - perhaps the tiniest hotel room you could imagine. I would hit my head on the mounted tv as I struggled to find a spot for my one piece of luggage. My husband thought it had been a maid's room that they'd opened up to the public. The double bed took up the lion's share of the floor, and the bathroom could only accommodate one person at a time. We spent one night squeezed together like the Bob Marley song goes... 'we'll share the shelter, of my single bed" ... which might have been better if we were teenagers. My husband jokingly mentioned it to the front desk, and we immediately got an upgrade to a larger corner room on the 6th floor. ( my husband went out and bought her a mocha latte from Starbucks ) We could breathe! and nice views of the glittering Waikiki high rise condos. I slept well.
Our only other complaint was the S L O W and consequently, overcrowded elevators. It was a running joke to see the newcomers try pushing the non-working 'close door' button, as our ambling box made so many frequent floor stops. There were three elevators, but it seemed that only one was working on a particular day.
The parking below the hotel is run by a separate company and was $15 for each 24 hours. The best feature of the Queen Kapiolani, in my opinion, is the location across from the zoo. I like being on the far end of Waikiki. I would stay there again if I could be sure to have that corner room on the 6th floor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Named after the beloved wife of Hawaii’s last reigning King, Queen Kapiolani Hotel is conveniently located one block to the beach and near the Honolulu Zoo, Kapiolani Park, Waikiki Shell and Waikiki Aquarium. Most upgraded rooms feature views of Diamond Head and/or the ocean and the following FREE amenities: WiFi Internet access throughout the hotel, daily local newspaper, mini-refrigerator and coffeemaker. Additional hotel amenities include meeting and banquet facilities, pool with sun deck and restaurant with panoramic views of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Queen Kapiolani Honolulu
- Hotel Queen Kapiolani
- Queen Kapiolani Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu