We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Excellent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel
Ranked #29 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

Quiet, peaceful, friendly staff, free wifi, great beach next door 5 minutes away from your room and only a short walk to the centre of the action - definitely returning! Can't imagine anyone having a bad experience here..

Room Tip: room with ocean views the best
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Sue T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

898 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    364
    358
    109
    51
    16
See reviews for
139
477
69
64
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (244)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

We enjoyed staying close to Waikiki without feeling like we were downtown. This location, next to the "locals' beach," Kapiolani Park, the zoo & aquarium, as well as great little cafes and restaurants on Monserrat Avenue. Plan your trip to coincide with some of the free festivals in the park, such as the Ukelele Festival every July. The hotel is comfortable for couples or families. With the kitchenette, it's possible to save on restaurant meals. Our room had a balcony with a great view of palm trees and the beach stretching all the way down to the Royal Hawaiian--great place to watch the sunset over Waikiki!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Kekerica
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
100 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

We booked here for our second trip to Hawaii as we read there was a lot of construction work in the main part of Waikiki.(international market flattened and new shopping centre being built)We were not disappointed it was lovely and quiet.The beach was much nicer too ,wider and not so hectic with good snorkling .
Our room was a little on the small side ,but clean and the bed very comfy .We had a small baloney with views of diamond head .The hotel however is undergoing a refurb which didn't effect us but we had one of the old rooms.You can see why it needs an over haul .The hotel was Built 50 years ago and our room was stuck in the 80s .none of the cupboard doors fitted in the holes ,the split system leaked and there was great lack of electrical sockets .We did have a peep in the new rooms and they were lovely .The staff are nice ,and very helpful.
The pay off for being in the a quiet part of town is the walk to the main part of Waikiki every day.The resturant at the hotel is lovely .great view & food but there is little else that end of town.The distance didn't bother us but for some reason the lights on the seafront path don't come on til well after dark ,and even if they are on ,there are parts of the path that have no lights ,hell parts of the path have no path .so sensible shoes and a torch is a good idea.
It is well documented that there is large numbers of homeless people on Waikiki beach ,so the night walk back to the hotel can be a little daunting ,but I only felt threatened once .so if you are a little infirm and are travelling alone I wouldn't recommend this hotel for that reason .

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
6 Thank lardybum6025
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

My wife and I stayed in the tower in mid--July for 5 nights. Half way through I saw an enormous cockroach on the bathroom counter, which I then killed. We got transferred to another room, at my request. The rooms (both) are very small. The hotel is undergoing a very needed renovation. Everything in the room is dated. But the A/C worked well, and the location on the beach is really nice. Restaurants are expensive, modern, and we liked the Japanese one. Car parking is by valet, moderately expensive (24/night), but the workers are very efficient. It is about 1/2 mile walk (nice) to restaurants and shops in downtown Wikiki. Hawaii is expensive, but I feel given the fauna and room size this is not a very good deal. A few years ago we stayed in Wikiki at Embassy Suites hotel - pricier but modern and a better deal in my view.

Room Tip: point west or north
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
6 Thank Hugh M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

Loved our stay here! Had a superior ocean view room and our view was amazing.
Rooms are well equipped and very clean. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Hau Tree restaurant is well worth a visit, bit pricey, but food is very good and don't think anything beats this location.
An evening meal, sat watching the sunset over the ocean is to die for!
After reading some of the reviews, was slightly apprehensive about the homeless in the park, but to be honest this really wasn't a problem, and felt safe at all times.
It's about 20 minute walk into Waikiki and all the hustle and bustle but so nice to leave all that behind and return to Kaimana.
This really was a holiday of a lifetime and would have loved to have stayed longer, and if lucky enough to return to Hawaii in the future, would definitely stay at the New Otani

Room Tip: We'll worth paying extra for ocean view room on high floor
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Amanda S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
43 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Very clean, very friendly, attentive staff. Towels and bamboo mats are provided for the beach free of charge. Parking is expensive, but we found free parking every night other than July 4. Adjacent to a public park great for morning walks, runs...I even did Yoga in the park one day. Great views of Waikiki...we loved the fireworks, too! Much more reasonably priced than the Waikiki hotels. The open air lobby has a beautiful breeze and a nice view. Our room was very small (Twin beds!) and very dated.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
Helpful?
Thank Pineapplepalm
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hawaii
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've stayed here several times now and absolutely love this place. Right on the ocean just outside the hustle bustle of Waikiki, yet a world apart in serenity and aloha spirit. Make sure you spring for the corner rooms - there is no better way to treat yourself. The rooms are not large, but well equipped. Friendliest service. Great lobby bar with live music and ocean views. Hau Tree restaurant is a must for eggs Benedict. Great Sushi restaurant. Can't wait to stay again.

Room Tip: Corner rooms with 17 in the number are off the charts great views. Others facing Waikiki are very go...
See more room tips
Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
Helpful?
2 Thank Gochek
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Honolulu hotels
Park Shore Waikiki
#22 of 84 in Honolulu
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,291 reviews
Waikiki
Hotel Renew
Hotel Renew
#14 of 84 in Honolulu
4.5 of 5 bubbles 2,219 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Queen Kapiolani Hotel
#57 of 84 in Honolulu
3.5 of 5 bubbles 1,414 reviews
Vive Hotel Waikiki
#10 of 84 in Honolulu
4.5 of 5 bubbles 2,097 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel

Property: The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel
Address: 2863 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4016
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#19 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#30 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#34 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 118
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Take advantage of its paradisiacal setting, The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel is a refreshing escape from the crowds of Waikiki. This boutique hotel sits right on one of Honolulu’s best white-sand beach, cradled next to the slopes of Diamond Head Crater, and located directly across from the 108 acre Kapiolani Park, perfect for those seeking a recreational or romantic. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz and Hotels.com so you can book your The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel
New Otani Kaimana Beach Honolulu
Kaimana Beach Hotel
New Otani Hawaii
The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing