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Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head
Ranked #5 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

I booked this sight unseen through Orbitz. After a long flight from Australia was greeted warmly and upgraded to a premium ocean view room as the room booked was not yet ready. Corner room faced the ocean and Diamondhead. Location is perfect, half a block to the beach and away from the chaos of Waikikii. Staff couldn't have been friendlier, providing beach chairs, beach towels and free bikes. I will only stay here again when visiting Honolulu!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

Quieter than the craziness of Waikiki, but only a short walk away. The room is not the newest but VERY clean. Housekeeping and Valet staff are excellent. The restaurant is under renovation, but staff had suggestions for others nearby, and there is a bar fridge in the room. We'd definitely stay here again. SUPER comfortable bed. We had a corner room with nice view of Diamond Head and partial ocean view. Really nice beach next to hotel- good snorkeling there too.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights in January. I loved the house music in the elevator, the ease of access to a part of the beach less people go to, free use of bikes and beach chairs, free wine in the afternoon, the lanai's overlooking diamond head. It is not right on the beach or have any unobstructed views of the beach (not from the 5th floor anyway) but it was a decent price and as an old W hotel the accomodations were very nice. There is no restaurant/bar inside but there was one nearby at the New Otani Hotel. Another highlight was Kapiolani park which was right across the street, if you like to run/walk/work out it is perfect. The zoo is also very nearby. The only part I didn't like so much was the distance we had to walk to everything else (i.e. Duke's, International Marketplace) which was about 15-20 minutes. I would also recommend going on a sunset catamaran a lot of them are all you can drink but in january the water was kind of rough so take some dramamine!! Overall very nice hotel for the money but a little far away.

Room Tip: I think all the rooms point towards diamond head but I would recommend trying to get the 5th floor o...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

Unfortunately our Premium Diamond Head View room is on the 4th floor with views half blocked by a she oak tree. But the room itself is very spacious and bright with windows on two sides being a corner room. Two very comfortable beds and the bathroom is well laid out with a great shower. Perhaps because I always want two beds rather than one king bed I ended up on a lower floor with a lesser view. The staff are so helpful and pleasant. No breakfast available but we brought our own bowls for cereal and the fridge in the room will hold what you need. Fresh coffee and tea are available in the lobby in the morning so we could satisfy our breakfast needs. In the afternoon there is complimentary wine served in the lobby and you can take a glass to your room to enjoy on the balcony. The hotel is situated well away from the hubbub of central Waikiki and for myself I would much rather look out at Diamond Head and a park (limited views of the ocean from the balcony) than pay a premium in town for ocean views or look out onto all the highrise buildings. The walk to central Waikiki and the shopping district is good exercise. The hotel also provides complimentary bicycles and the internet is FREE.

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Reviewed February 23, 2012

I've just visited the hotel Lotus.
On a first glance I was disappointed that it is a bit of a walk to Waikiki center (ca 15 min walk) but the hotel amenities (beach equipment, bicyles, free wifi, free coffee and wine happy hour) and friendliness of hotel staff have convinced me. At the end I was pleased to stay a bit away from the Waikiki tourist noise.
Hotel very tidy, room nice and spacious, view on Diamond head (and partially ocean view). I would defenitely book this hotel next time.

1 point less because the location is a bit further, no the direct ocean view, price and no breakfast possibilities but you can go to near Lulu's or Starbucks by bicycle.

Thank you Lotus Hotel for a pleasant stay in Honolulu.

Room Tip: Room # 925 has a almost direct ocean view with 2 balconies.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Convinience of Waikiki Beach without the crowds +++
- complimentary wine in the evenings between 4-6pm
- complimentary Bicycles
- complimentary beach chairs.

This semi boutique hotel offers beach and diamond head views in the same room.
with a pleasant 6 minute walk to the strip along the shore and only a 15 minute walk to the foot of diamond head.

Definitely a great value.

I've been told im a bit of a germaphob so it was quite clean as well
The staff could not be more helpful and were dead on with directions and recomendations for great food to eat. Not one place recomended I would rate under excellent.
The concierge - Jacob (think) and Dante were just great.

The location could not be more perfect for those not wanting to be in the crowds vying for beach real estate. The free beach chairs are a plus as we had friends staying on the strip where they paid $15 pp per day for a lounge along with hunting for a spot to lay out.

Arranging an in room massage is a must.

If i ever make it back to HNL - I will stay here again

Room Tip: Above floor 5 as another Trip Adviser writer recomended prior to my visit.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 17, 2012

Stayed there for several nights (Feb 8-16, 2012); spacious, very comfortable room; a nice lanai with a small table and two chairs (and room for more), with a view of Diamond Head and the ocean; beautiful bathroom; AWESOME service (from the desk help and valet to the housekeeping staff). Right next to Sans Souci beach. A little bit of a walk to the action of Waikiki (maybe around 15 minute walk from the Lotus to the first hotels of the main strip, but you can walk alongside the ocean and beaches, so you don't really notice it). Charming, wonderful, looking forward to staying there again. Great value.

Room Tip: We were on the 9th floor... all the rooms appear to have about the same view.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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Address: 2885 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Formerly The Lotus at Diamond Head)
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#5 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#7 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#11 Business Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range: $232 - $505 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head 3.5*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A sophisticated enclave located on the famed Gold Coast of Waikiki, the Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head is a fusion of Asian inspired decor and warm Hawaiian hospitality. Rent beach cruiser bikes and explore Waikiki. Enjoy daily happy hour specials and delicious island cuisine at Wisp Restaurant & Lounge located on-site. 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 of $25 per-room, per-day, guests will enjoy amenities including: Free valet parking (normally $20 per day), Coffee & tea service, served daily in the lobby from 6am to 10am, Wi-Fi internet throughout the hotel, Hawaiian bottled water available daily (in your room and car), Illy coffee system and coffee pods in guest rooms, In-room safe, Daily local newspaper, Local and toll-free calls, Wine served daily in the lobby from 4pm to 5:30pm, Beach chairs, towels, mats and other beach accessories (based on availability). See a guest service agent for assistance., Use of bicycles available for a ride around the park., Take a picnic excursion or more! (Tandem bicycle also available)., See our bell/valet agent for assistance., Waikiki shuttle available daily: Let your feet rest up while taking in all Waikiki has to offer aboard our exclusive Waikiki Shuttle service between participating Aqua properties to Ala Moana Center. See a guest services agent for assistance, visit mywaikikishuttle or download the RideSystem app on your smart phone for shuttle tracking., DVDNow Kiosk: Feel like staying in? Use your DVDNow card to enjoy complimentary movie or game rentals. Kiosk available on the 2nd floor., CastNow: Stream videos and live digital feeds to your TV from your smart phone, tablet or laptop. Instructions are located in your room., Yoga! Enjoy complimentary morning yoga sessions in the park offered daily at 7:30 am. Meet in the lobby to take advantage of this great opportunity to start your morning off with the many health benefits of yoga. Yoga mats are provided., Admission for two (2) to the Honolulu Museum of Arts (Use LOTUS room card for proof of stay.), Fruit Infused Water Station in the Lobby., Zumba & Tai Chi. ... more   less 
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