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Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head
Ranked #5 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“They made our anniversary perfect!”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

After a long flight from New York all we wanted was some rest and relaxation. This hotel has a great view of Diamond Head and it literally 1 minute away from the beach. We told the gentleman at the front desk that it was our anniversary and not only did they upgrade our room to the top floor facing the beach, they sent up a bottle of white wine and got us dinner resevations at Hau Tree Lanai at the neighboring hotel. Amazing hotel, room, view and service and I will for sure stay here again!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Joshua G, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
Aloha Michael W,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Lotus Honolulu. With the many choices in Waikiki, we are delighted that you chose us. Anniversaries are important milestones that should be celebrated with family and friends. We look forward to seeing you again, friend!

Mahalo,

Joshua M. Gray
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

I am a local resident who lives in a neighborhood about 10 minutes away from this hotel. Since my first stay here it has become my favorite place to get away without going too far.
I found that lower rooms with Diamond Head view are ideal for me, you get mountain, park and even a little ocean view. Rooms are good size!
Service was excellent from reservationist, front desk and breakfast bar waiter.
Good for walking and close to a great local beach and it's on the bus line.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Joshua G, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Aloha susieHonolulu,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Lotus Honolulu. To have one of our neighbors come and stay with us and truly enjoy themselves is very exciting to us. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the staff and we look forward to your next stay-cation.

Mahalo,

Joshua M. Gray
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

Just spent 10 wonderful days at the Lotus with my daughter and sister. What a fabulous hotel. From making the booking, checking in, various requests throughout our stay and checking out - all so easy and nothing was too much trouble for the wonderful staff. The hotel is perfectly located across from a lovely park (free yoga several mornings a week) and about a 10 minute walk from downtown Waikiki. On arrival we received a complimentary bottle of wine plus a welcome gift. We booked a (corner) premium room with ocean view - highly recommended and very spacious with nice furnishings and great view of Diamond Head and Sans Souci Beach. The complimentary afternoon wine was also a nice touch. We would definitely stay at the Lotus again and highly recommend this great boutique hotel.

Room Tip: A premium room on one of the higher floors is worth the slightly extra cost. Gorgeous view with 2 b...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Joshua G, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Aloha Eva036,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Lotus Honolulu. Our goal is to make every guest feel as if they were at home while staying here. I am glad that you took advantage of some of our complimentary services and we thank you for your recommendation. We look forward to your return.

Mahalo,

Joshua M. Gray
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Spring, Texas
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Service was first rate, the room was very nice. Stayed in premium ocean view, great view view of Diamond Head from the lanai; also view of the ocean. Conveniently located across from a park at the quiet side of Waikiki yet within walking distance. Short walk to the beach at Waikiki and short drive to Diamond Head and Hanauma Bay. Also enjoyed the nice touch of afternoon wine. The entire staff were very personable and accommodating and greeted us by name each time. Will recommend to family and friends and definitely stay again on our next trip to Oahu.

Room Tip: Stay in upper level ocean view premium room.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Joshua G, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Aloha Steve C,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Lotus Honolulu. As you discovered when you arrived, our staff and location are two of our biggest assets. I am pleased to hear that you took the opportunity to enjoy our afternoon wine service and I encourage you to take part in some of our other complimentary services on your next visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Mahalo,

Joshua M. Gray
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Montrose, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Lotus in November... We wanted to be close to the attractions but farther away from the noise and hustle of the main strip of Waikiki. Lotus was in a perfect spot with a perfect view out our window of Diamond Head! The staff was very nice and helpful, and the rooms nice and very clean! The valet attendants were the best, getting our car ready every morning, offering us bottles of water for our drive, or even running up to my room with a map and a personal charted path to a destination I was heading to. Just a great experience overall! I miss it already!

Stayed November 2013
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Joshua G, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Aloha Chad C,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Lotus Honolulu. While we seldom reach perfection in our own eyes, if we do our best and pay attention to the little details, we can make someone's experience "perfect" for them. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the staff!

Mahalo,

Joshua M. Gray
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Lotus Honolulu is a wonderful hotel with outstanding albeit understated service.

The team are well skilled to deal with the diverse questions of travellers & tourists alike. The rooms (diamond head, beach view) are amazing, great size, very comfortable bed, inclusions very homely & unforgettable views.

I loved the boutique style if the hotel & that it was away (albeit only 10/15mins) walk from the hustle / bustle & people watching of Waikiki. There are a range of very good restaurants very close by. For me it was a haven & one that I will certainly enjoy again. The little complimentary add-ons ie complimentary coffee in the morning & wine in the afternoon are a surprising & appreciated value add to the holiday experience.

Thank-you & keep up the great work.
Cheers
Gayle

Room Tip: Above floor 8 & the corner rooms are sensational
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Joshua G, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Aloha Gayle S,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Lotus Honolulu. Our staff and location are two of our greatest assets. I'm happy to hear that you took advantage of some of our complimentary amenities and being called a "haven" is definitely a welcomed compliment. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Mahalo,

Joshua M. Gray
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Kennebunk, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This hotel is everything you want in a boutique hotel... friendly, personal, modern, clean, and easy to get to/from your room without a 20 minute walk. It's a bit down the beach from the big resorts, restaurants, etc... which is a very nice walk when you're not in a hurry, but a bit far if you're lugging bags, etc. (check out the bus system before you go... I didn't "discover" this until the day I left).

Rooms are spacious and clean... and view from my lanai was great. A very pleasant place to sit and relax.

But it's the staff that won me over... they were genuine and friendly from the beginning. When my wallet was lost/stolen near the big resorts of Waikiki beach, the Lotus staff were kind and sympathetic at a time when I needed it.

I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

Room Tip: Spring for a high floor lanai. Mine did not directly face the ocean, but I could easily have a good...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Joshua G, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Aloha MereG666,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Lotus Honolulu. The attention and service that you receive here is as if you were in our own home. I am so glad that we were able to be there for you in your time of need. We look forward to seeing you again!

Mahalo,

Joshua M. Gray
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Property: Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head
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 (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. 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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