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Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel

3 stars
150 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
340 reviews
Great location

I enjoyed my time and stay at this hotel. The price was fair considering the location. Waikiki is a... See full review

  • dapperdon
  • Jan 23, 2014
great personal getaways

I had a wonderful time there. I felt safe and welcome See full review

  • annekhan
  • Sep 25, 2013
Updated island-style hotel next to the beach and zoo

Queen Kapiolani is a value-priced hotel under new ownership. Enjoy killer views from east-facing rooms and a location ideal for exploration. Find the Honolulu Zoo across the street and the best stretch of sand on Waikiki Beach. The hotel features the atmospheric paintings of Hawaiian royalty that have graced the lobby and celebrated the hotel's namesake since the early days. Free Wi-Fi internet access in all guest rooms and the lobby are on offer.

Highlights
  • Views of zoo animals from private balconies
  • Experience eastern Waikiki's natural beauty, including bird watching in Kapiolani Park
  • Waikiki's best stretch of beach is less than a 2-minute stroll from the hotel
Location

The hotel boasts one of the best locations in Waikiki, across from the Honolulu Zoo and half a block from the beach, shopping and dining along Kalakaua Avenue. The Waikiki Aquarium is a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Find festivals and exciting weekend events at Kapiolani Park, located one block from the hotel.

Rooms

Choose from 19 floors of standard or deluxe rooms that offer free Wi-Fi access. Book an east-facing room on a higher floor for Diamond Head, park and ocean views. Most rooms have balconies and all rooms feature air conditioning, free daily newspaper, safe and refrigerator.

Dining

The modest-priced Kulana Terrace restaurant at Queen Kapiolani Hotel serves continental and buffet breakfast. The hotel also provides happy hour, daily pupus and barbecue dinner buffet. Located next to the hotel, Teddy's Bigger Burgers is one of Honolulu's favorite burger-and-shake hangouts. The 50s-style diner serves custom-order creative burgers and a variety of shakes and malts.

Attractions
  • Honolulu Zoo (.04 mi/.1 km)
  • Waikiki Aquarium (.4 mi/.7 km)
  • Waikiki Beach (.5 mi/.7 km)
  • Royal Hawaiian Center (.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Kapiolani Beach Park (.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • U.S. Army Museum (.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Diamond Head Crater (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Hawaii Convention Center (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Ala Moana Center (2 mi/3.2 km)

 

 

Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel Rooms

Diamond Head View
Diamond Head view room with one king or two double beds. Rooms include air conditioning, refrigerator, telephone with voicemail, complimentary in-room safe, shower/tub, color cable television, FREE WiFi internet access, coffee maker,iron/ironing board, hairdryer. Maximum guests 4 per room
Ocean View Room
Ocean view room with one king bed. Rooms include air conditioning, refrigerator, telephone with voicemail, complimentary in-room safe, shower/tub, color cable television, FREE WiFi internet access, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, hairdryer.Maximum guests: 4 per room
City View Room
City view room with one king, two double beds or two single beds. Rooms include air conditioning, refrigerator, in-room movies, telephone with voicemail, complimentary in-room safe, shower/tub, color cable television, FREE WiFi internet access, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, hairdryer. Maximum guests: 4 per room
Standard Room
Guest room with one double bed or 2 single beds. Rooms include air conditioning, refrigerator, telephone with voicemail, complimentary in-room safe, shower/tub, color cable television, FREE WiFi internet access, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, hairdryer. Maximum guests: 2 per room.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Gift shop
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

21.272 -157.8212
Area served
Honolulu, HI
Nearby airports
Honolulu Airport-HNL
Area description
Diamond Head end of Waikiki.

Nearby points of interest

  • Honolulu Zoo: 0.2 mi
  • Damien Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 0.3 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 0.4 mi
  • International Market Place: 0.6 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 1 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 1.1 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 1.2 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.6 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 2 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 2.1 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 2.8 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 2.9 mi
  • Waialae Country Club: 3.2 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 3.2 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 0.2 mi
  • Damien Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 0.3 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 0.4 mi
  • International Market Place: 0.6 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 1 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 1.1 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 1.2 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.6 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 2 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 2.1 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 2.8 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 2.9 mi
  • Waialae Country Club: 3.2 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 3.2 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 3.3 mi
  • Kamehameha Statue: 3.4 mi
  • Iolani Palace: 3.4 mi
  • Washington Place: 3.4 mi
  • Irvin Park: 3.7 mi
  • Star Of Honolulu: 3.7 mi
  • Aloha Tower Cruise Ship Terminal: 3.7 mi
  • Aloha Tower: 3.8 mi
  • Honolulu Botanical Gardens: 3.8 mi
  • Hawaii Maritime Center: 4 mi
  • Mauna Ala: 4 mi
  • Honolulu Chinatown: 4.2 mi
  • Queen Emma Summer Palace: 4.6 mi
  • Pali Lookout: 4.6 mi
  • Bishop Museum: 5.3 mi
  • Koolau Golf Club: 7.3 mi
  • Hanauma Bay: 8.1 mi
  • Koko Head Park: 8.5 mi
  • Koko Crater Botanical Gardens: 9 mi
  • Bellows Beach: 9.3 mi
  • Halona Blow Hole: 9.3 mi
  • Sandy Beach: 9.6 mi
  • Aloha Stadium: 9.7 mi
  • Wawamalu Beach: 9.8 mi
  • USS Arizona Memorial: 10 mi
  • USS Bowfin Submarine Museum: 10.1 mi
  • USS Missouri: 10.6 mi
  • Sea Life Park Hawai: 10.6 mi
  • Kailua Beach: 10.6 mi
  • Makapuu Beach: 10.7 mi

Dining

Kulana Terrace
-Happy Hour M-F 3:30-5:30pm -Daily Pupus 3:30pm-9pm -Dinner BBQ Buffet 5p-9p.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (340)

Ratings and reviews for Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Overall score

3.3 / 5
340 out of 340
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.7

74% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Reviewer score

4
tomigirl
maui
Apr 9, 2014

family weekend

We had a great time. The door to the lanai should have had child safety locks on them . We were on the 10 Th floor with a 17 month old. It was a bit scary. Location was great. everything with in walking distance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Reviewer score

2
Cvgg
Hawaii
Apr 7, 2014

One night

Price was right. Rooms need a facelift. A/C needs an update

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Reviewer score

3
honolulu fun
San Francisco
Mar 2, 2014

too expensive for what you get; good location

hotel has some nice rooms with great views, but the feel of the place is like a dorm that hasn't been renovated years. most staff friendly, but some not helpful with my request to change rooms because I was at first given a view (which I paid extra for) of the tar of a adjoining roof. After paying $2,200 for an extended stay, I would expect better customer service. Didn't appreciate getting nickled and dimed to store bags, either. Really?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Kapiolani Park just next door

Review of Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Reviewer score

3
SF diver
San Francisco, CA
Feb 19, 2014

Good hotel in a great location

I don't have much bad to say about the Queen Kapiolani. The room had a slightly musty air-conditioning smell, and the sink and tub were old and touched up with paint in spots -- they should just replace them. My room had an amazing, uninstructed view of Diamond head and a partial ocean view. The bed was very comfortable. The location by the zoo was great because away from the most crowded parts of Waikiki. I would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Reviewer score

4
tedman1
Business
saint louis mo.
Jan 31, 2014

Nice clean quiet hotel

Overall, This hotel was very good. I didn't give them 5 stars because the parking fees were outrageous. Other than that everything else was top notch.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Reviewer score

5
dapperdon
Business
San Diego
Jan 23, 2014

Great location

I enjoyed my time and stay at this hotel. The price was fair considering the location. Waikiki is a great place to visit anytime of the year.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Waikiki Lulu's

Review of Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Reviewer score

2
Brian world traveller
Auckland, NZ
Jan 21, 2014

Kind of disappointing

The hotel itself is well located only a few blocks from Waikiki Beach however, the hotel itself is dated. The room I was assigned was on a low floor and the balcony overlooked the alley, the valet parking lane and another building which was loaded with old mattresses. Due to the high season, no new rooms (on a higher floor) were available. Ended up cancelling reservation and moved to different hotel. Staff was very accommodating in this process.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Reviewer score

4
had to get out of cold
Waikiki Beach
Jan 17, 2014

Girls' trip!

The room was somewhat dated and I wish it had a microwave, but you pretty get what you pay for. For the price we paid, we really can't complain much. The location was excellent, about 2 blocks from a beach and a park, a little away from the busiest part of Waikiki but still a plenty of restaurants and shops around, and a lot of city bus stops nearby. Wi Fi in the room worked nicely.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lu Lu restaurant and a restaurant/bar at Aston Hotel have an open-air, second floor restaurant with a great view of the beach.

Review of Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Reviewer score

4
torrey
san francisco
Jan 7, 2014

holiday getaway

Great location.Bartender Dot was great ..friendly and very informative!Just wish there was a gym and a scale.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Reviewer score

4
away from cali
san francisco
Jan 7, 2014

great location, okay place

stayed for nye, so of course place was already overpriced. still, room (was a double that they wanted to convert to a 'queen' by pushing the two twin beds together and adding new linen) was clean and they gave free champagne -- classy enough!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
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