Queen Kapiolani 

Chic hotel with plenty of Hawaiian influences

Soak up the incredible views from this independently-owned-and-run hotel.

Life is about enjoying the cool and quirky style and the uninterrupted views of Diamond Head at this landmark Waikiki hotel. It’s all white-washed walls, fresh pastel colours and décor that depicts the island’s renowned surf scene in fun and funky artworks; you’ll know exactly where you are here. Every has been thoughtfully remodelled including the pool deck which may just have the best views of any pool in the area.

Why we love Queen Kapiolani

  • With views of Diamond Head, you may be tempted to take a hike to its summit

  • Take to the waves with a surfing lesson

  • It's worth upgrading to a room with a balcony to take in the views of Waikiki Beach.

  • Check out the murals by local artists that reflect Hawaii life

4 stars
17¼ hours to Honolulu
At the southern end of Waikiki, next to the Kapi’olani Regional Park
Approx. 20 minutes from Honolulu airport


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There’s a bar and grill just a few steps away from the pool's edge so it’s not too far to move from your sun lounger to grab a cocktail and some all-American dishes which have been infused with some Hawaiian flavours. Knots Coffee Roasters is the hotel’s other drinking and dining venue and it has a menu of light dishes, coffees, teas and speciality drinks as well as a selection of signature cocktails.

Here you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner either in the airy and light dining indoor space or the charming terrace. Flatbreads, sandwiches and catch-of-the-day dishes are served at lunch and there's a focus on surf and turf-style cuisine at dinner.

Knots Coffee Roasters Serving coffees, teas - both iced and hot - wine, beer and cocktails alongside grab-and-go light dishes.

Breakfast options at Deck are extensive with dishes including fruit bowls, steak and eggs, pancakes and pastries so you'll be suitable fuelled up for a day of exploration.

As well as a fitness centre, guests can join regular yoga classes.

If you are feeling fit you can hike up Diamond Head along the Le'Ahi Summit Trail or join the Thursday evening running club. At the hotel, you can join a lei making workshop and make time to browse the local artwork no display throughout the hotel.

Learn to surf or perfect your balance with a stand-up paddleboard lesson on Waikiki Beach.

Queen Kapiolani has a number of green initiatives to reduce its energy use, conserve water and to minimise the impact on the environment eco-friendly cleaning products are used.

It is standard practice for resorts/hotels within the USA to charge a mandatory resort fee which is payable locally.

This fee can be anywhere between 5USD to 40 USD per room per night and is not included in the cost of your Kuoni holiday.

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