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Queen Kapiolani Hotel
Ranked #58 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Lafayette, California
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9 reviews
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“Mr”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

Great location - across from beach but not in the busy heart of Waikiki. Across from the zoo and Kapiolani Park.
Very nice staff throughout.
Good value. Good breakfast buffet. Very nice pool terrace. Convenient vehicle portal in back.
Even the basic rooms have a little lanai for outdoor lounging and fresh air.
First time stayed there - would again.
downsides: shows some age in spots; lobby escalators not working to mezzanine/pool levels; no restaurant in house.

Room Tip: If you can get an upgraded suite with view and balcony - worth it. Some of the best rooms in Waikiki...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Ron K, General Manager at Queen Kapiolani Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Aloha! Thank you for sharing your recent stay and we truly appreciate your comments. It was wonderful to hear that you felt that we are in a great location, across from world famous Waikiki Beach, with beautiful Kapiolani Park and iconic Diamond Head in the background.

That you found good value, good breakfast buffet and very nice pool terrace with amazing views. It was truly heart warming to hear that you found very nice staff throughout.

In regards to the restaurant, we are scheduled to serve lunch and dinner by mid-November,
and as you mentioned, the breakfast buffet was very good.

If I may be of assistance during your next visit, please do not hesitate to ask.

Mahalo,
Ron
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

We've stayed here a number of times—great place if you want an affordable, clean hotel with a great location near Kapiolani Park, beach, Aquarium, Zoo, Diamond Head. Elevators, internet access, TVs greatly improved in past few years. Front-desk staff efficient (thanks, Jocelyn), bellmen helpful (thanks, Shane). Good value.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Ron K, General Manager at Queen Kapiolani Hotel, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Aloha! Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel. Thank you for continuing to stay with us for returnees are very important. Your statement of us being a great place, affordable, clean with a great location near Kapiolani Park, Honolulu Zoo, world famous Waikiki Beach and iconic Diamond Head in the background, is much appreciated.

We are particularly proud of our Staff, so your mention of Front Desk Staff being efficient and Bellman being very helpful, is music to our ears.

If I may be of assistance, during your next visit, please do not hesitate to give me a call.

Mahalo,
Ron
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Hebron, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

Clean rooms, Friendly staff, and a Great location. The staff was wonderful here. Our flight arrived around 10am and the staff in the lobby were great! They helped us with our bags and called for us to be picked up to go to Pearl Harbor with big smiles on their faces! The girls behind the desk also helped us in picking a place to eat for the night. A great place to spend a few days!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Ron K, General Manager at Queen Kapiolani Hotel, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Aloha! Thank you for sharing your recent stay with us for we certainly appreciate your comments. It was wonderful to hear that you experienced clean rooms, friendly staff and a great location.

We are particularly proud of our staff, so to hear that you felt the staff was great, assisting you with big smiles on their faces. That they helped in picking a place to eat for the night.

If I may be of assistance during your next visit to our beautiful island, please do not hesitate to give me a call.

Mahalo,
Ron
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Bremerton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

We have stayed at the Queen more than 20 times. The current owner has continually made improvements. The staff is like our family, and make us feel so welcome. The only negative item is the convenience store in the lobby; The man and woman who are there do not make us feel welcome and this has happened every year. We are not the only guests that have experienced this. The Queen has met all our expectations . Mahalo for the great experience.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ron K, General Manager at Queen Kapiolani Hotel, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Aloha! Thank you for sharing your recent stay with us and we truly appreciate your comments. It was wonderful for you to recognize that the current owner have continually made improvements. that the staff is like family and make you feel so welcome.

In regards to the convenience store in the Lobby, which is a concession, we will definitely let them know that they need to welcome our guest, for we are dependant on Tourism to keep our State healthy.

Again, thank you, and it was heart warming to hear that Queen Kapiolani Hotel met all of your expectations.

Ron
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

2nd trip and it was even better than the first.

We stayed at Queen Kapiolani for 14 nights in peak season. Despite being a busy time of the year, all facilities were maintained and easy to access, our room was always clean and staff always made themselves available when required. Swimming pool was always clean and never crowded, also a fantastic view.
There was fun nightly entertainment at the bar and eating area next to pool, it felt like a private show with singers and acrobats comedians and musicians all in one hotel.
Perfect location if you want to be slightly away from the street crowds but still close to everything you need may need. Cross the road and you're at Honolulu Zoo, walk another 5-6 mins and you will find the Waikiki Aquarium, another 30-40 mins and you will reach the entrance to Diamond Head Crater (25-40mins if you wanna make it to the top).
Over all the property was neat, clean a tidy, everything worked, pricing was more than reasonable. The staff made us feel welcome and like family after 2 week. They helped with any general enquires about the island, and if they didn’t know something they found out for us instead of just saying “I don’t know sir”
Special thanks to front desk manager, Rob McPeek , Jocelyn, Brent and most importantly King Dustin who made sure we knew all the best places to eat and was always there to greet us after a night out, we always tried to make it back to the hotel before 11pm so we could say hi and have a laugh.
Thanks Rob, you and your staff were the highlight of our trip. See you all again in the near future.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ron K, General Manager at Queen Kapiolani Hotel, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Aloha! Thank you for sharing your recent stay and your opening comment is heart warming, feeling at home away from home.

It was wonderful to hear that all of the facilities you accessed were maintained and clean. That you found that the staff made themselves available when required and that they were the highlight of the trip. Swimming pool was always clean with a fantastic view.

Like many of our other guest, we agree that we have a perfect location, slightly away from the street crowds, but right across the street from Honolulu Zoo, beautiful Kapiolani Park and iconic Diamond Head in the background...what a view.

If I may be of assistance during your next visit, please do not hesitate to give me a call.

Mahalo,
Ron
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

We had a minor problem with ocean view room - but manager quickly improvised-

In general the room had a great view --- ocean- and Diamond Head- and the zoo.
All employees were friendly and attentive
Would I stay here again? Absolutely
Again, this is the perfect location for shops, restaurants park and the beach -
Hawaiian public transportation is the best - and the cost is only 2.50

  • Stayed October 2013
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Ron K, Manager at Queen Kapiolani Hotel, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Aloha!! Thank you so much for sharing your recent stay with us. It was wonderful to hear that you had a great view from your room - ocean view and Diamond Head with the zoo right across the street.

One thing we are very proud about is our employees who you found friendly and attentive. Bottom line is when asked would you stay here again? Absolutely!

Again, thank you and if I may be of assistance during your next visit, please do not hesitate to give me a call.

Mahalo,
Ron
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carmarthen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

we stayed at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel for 9 nights we did not book a sea view but from our balcony had a view of diamond head our room was large flat screen tv coffee maker air con the location was spot on one block from waikii beach honolulu zoo is across the road we would stay at this hotel if we come back to hawaii

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ron K, General Manager at Queen Kapiolani Hotel, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Aloha! Thank you for sharing your recent stay with us and we truly appreciate your comments. Like you and many of our guest, we feel that it is truly a great location. Just minutes away from world famous Wakiki Beach and the numerous shops and restaurants.
Right across the street from Honolulu Zoo and beautiful Kapiolani Park with iconic Diamond
Head in the background.

It was wonderful to hear that enjoyed the amenities of the room, such as the large 42" flat screen TV, coffee maker and A/C. That you would stay with us when you come back to Hawaii.

If I may be of assistance in booking your next stay, please do not hesitate to give me a call.

Mahalo,
Ron
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Property: Queen Kapiolani Hotel
Address: 150 Kapahulu Avenue, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4097
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Queen Kapiolani Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 315
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Named after the beloved wife of Hawaii's last reigning King, the historical Queen Kapiolani Hotel is conveniently located one block to Waikiki 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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