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“This is the ONLY hotel to stay at in Hawaii” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head

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Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head
Ranked #3 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Omaha, NE
Level Contributor
77 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“This is the ONLY hotel to stay at in Hawaii”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

We've stayed here a few times and each time I'm so happy we did. This is the secret hotel of Hawaii. The rooms are huge, clean, and well kept. I know everyone says you don't need a big room since you're never in it - but it sure is nice to go back to a hotel that's lovely instead of a trashy hole.

The pluses:
1. Great access to the beach (takes 3 minutes; it's around the corner)
2. Staff is outstanding.
3. Free coffee/tea in the morning
4. Free wine in the evening (yummy)

Possible Negative:
1. It's a walk from the "hot spots" its really outside of the main street of crazy (but a short walk)
2. The "ocean" view is pretty blocked. You can see it but it's between a building and you.
3. No food on campus. (looks like a cafe is about to open soon).

Really - you should stay there. Its the place you will always want to go back to.

Room Tip: Get a floor on 5 or higher for the best ocean view. Even below that the view of Diamond Head is bre...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Rodney1988
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mpickett, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
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 the reason for your trip.
We hope to see you again very soon at our charming little hideaway on the Gold Coast.
Aloha,
Matt
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

We stayed at the aqua lotus for 2 weeks in November. From our arrival we were greated in great Hawaiian style with a big smile and Aloha from Wes. We had excellent service and the staff are very friendly (Carissa, Eric) We enjoyed the Beach and borrowed Boogie boards everyday. We have 2 children and they loved the hotel as well....especially the hot cocoa in the morning! We had a lovely room with great views of the ocean and Diamond head. The yoga classes/instructors were fantastic and such a nice way to start the day. I would fully recommend this hotel. We have stayed at many hotels in Waikiki and this by far has been the best. We hope to come back in January!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Leanne L
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mpickett, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
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 the reason for your trip.
We hope to see you again very soon at our charming little hideaway on the Gold Coast.
Aloha,
Matt
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Pretoria, South Africa
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225 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

This is a very nice hotel. It is obscenely over-priced but so are the rest of the hotels in Waikiki so you won't find better value elsewhere.

We were on honeymoon in Hawaii and were given a free upgrade to a corner room and were very pleased with a very clean and well equipped room and a nice balcony. Staff were cheerful and helpful and (crazy techno music in the elevator aside) we cannot fault the hotel.

It is about a 10min walk from the main drag of Waikiki which was nice for us as it gave a good chance to walk off heavy dinners and was a little quieter. There is also a very nice view of Diamond Head.

Recommended.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank NandyPengarah
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mpickett, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
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 the reason for your trip.
We hope to see you again very soon at our charming little hideaway on the Gold Coast.
Aloha,
Matt
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Paxico, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

If your looking for a quiet upscale hotel with beach access and walking distance of everything, this is THE place! Wonderful room with views of both Diamondhead and beach. Immaculate, beautiful room and accommodating staff. Very relaxing atmosphere with a very comfortable bed. I'd do it again (and planning doing it again)!

Room Tip: Corner room with 2 lanaiis was gorgeous!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank angievan1
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mpickett, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
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 the reason for your trip.
We hope to see you again very soon at our charming little hideaway on the Gold Coast.
Aloha,
Matt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

The aqua lotus hotel is always a great place to stay. From the staff, to the rooms, and also the great views. And it's also nice and quiet. I always reccomend this hotel to all my friends and family. I stay here a few times a year. I always have a great time.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Brian41165
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mpickett, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
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 the reason for your trip.
We hope to see you again very soon at our charming little hideaway on the Gold Coast.
Aloha,
Matt
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saskatchewan
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

I found this little hotel on TripAdvisor and after reading the reviews am so glad I booked it....it was a delightful little gem!!
It is a beautiful, well looked after boutique hotel. The staff are very friendly and very helpful....I would stay here again in a heart beat!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank summertone
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mpickett, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
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 the reason for your trip.
We hope to see you again very soon at our charming little hideaway on the Gold Coast.
Aloha,
Matt
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Chandler
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

My girl and I stayed here for four nights, and it was worth every penny! A nice little spot maybe 25 yards off the beach, the room was big and very comfortable and the staff was amazing. The restaurant was closed for remodeling while we were there so we couldn't try it out. Everything else was great, nice and quiet and relaxing!

Stay away from the restaurant next door (hau tree lanai), extremely overpriced for the poor quality food and watered down drinks.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Ted1231
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mpickett, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
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 the reason for your trip.
We hope to see you again very soon at our charming little hideaway on the Gold Coast.
Aloha,
Matt
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Property: Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head
Address: 2885 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4002 (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:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#5 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#7 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#11 Business Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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. 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 amenities including: WiFi Internet access throughout the hotel, Valet Parking, unlimited DVD movies and Playstation 3 games, in-room Coffee, in-room Safe, Coffee and Tea service in the lobby, daily Wine Service in lobby, Concierge Services, daily Newspaper, Bicycles and use of Beach Towels & Chairs, outdoor Yoga Classes, and Waikiki Shuttle Service. We also offer admission for (2) at the Honolulu Museum of Art. ... more   less 
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Aqua Lotus Honolulu Hotel Honolulu
Lotus At Diamond Head Honolulu
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