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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
344 reviews
Great family adventure

everything was great about our stay here. what I liked the most was the location which was right at... See full review

  • harry balsinya
  • May 2, 2014
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
One of many Aqua Hotels across Hawaii, the Queen Kapiolani Hotel is named for the beloved wife of King David Kalakaua. The spirit of regal patronage lives on in the historic portraits and candle chandeliers which line the lobby, while the generous 'aloha' welcome is rolled out with lomi lomi (hot stone) massages at Honua Spa. The serene 3rd floor pool deck has a bar staff ready to hand guests cocktails fit for royalty. Eat waffles to your heart's content at the morning buffet on Kulana Terrace, while the tides of Waikiki Bay ebb and flow, and the forested summit of Diamond Head Crater looms in the near distance.
Key facts
  • 314 guestrooms
  • Third-floor pool
  • Kulana Terrace Restaurant and Pool Bar
  • Exclusive golf discounts to local golf clubs
  • Honua Therapeutic Spa
  • Valet parking available
  • Coffee shop and deli in lobby
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
Neighborhood
Located directly between Kuhio Beach and Kapiolani Park, guests are never far from days of canoe rides, surf lessons and languid catamaran trips. Some of Oahu's best nightly events take place around the Waikiki area, with hula dances and torch processions down on the sands. There's also plenty of native marine life waiting at Waikiki Aquarium, as well as the motley crew of animals, from skunks to orangutans to zebus, at Honolulu Zoo in the park - less than half a mile away.
Hints and tips
If you're an animal lover, book a room on the Kapahulu side of the hotel - facing the zoo, you can be literally be awakened by the call of the wild.

Before leaving Waikiki, order dessert at Roy's, a local restaurant known for its Hawaiian specialties. The fresh-to-order upside-down pineapple cake is a signature treat.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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 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
City View Room
City view room with one king, two double beds or two 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: 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
Daily: - Breakfast 6am to 10am - Food/Bar Service 11am to 8pm

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 (344)

Ratings and reviews for Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
344 out of 344
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
5.01.0
oltio
Business
Tokyo, Japan
Oct 10, 2014

Nice location

The hotel is very close to the Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki beach. Very nice place to enjoy the Waikiki resort for short staying. The swimming pool of the Hotel is acceptable, but not so attractive. Its rooms is not bad. There was no good place in my room to hang my swimming cloths up to dry them - you may need your own rope or something to hang your cloths. City side view is not recommended. In conclusion, this hotel is reasonable and nice for short staying.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Teddy's Bigger Burger is the closest hamburger restaurant and it's very nice.

Review of Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
harry balsinya
Business
san antonio
May 2, 2014

Great family adventure

everything was great about our stay here. what I liked the most was the location which was right at the end of Waikiki. you could either park at the hotel or across the street at the zoo. over all great place to stay.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

parking across the street was $1 an hr

Review of Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
3bingos
Business
Calgary. Ab
May 1, 2014

Excellent Value

The redone foyer and elevators with key pass security were a cut above most 3 star properties. The staff were helpful and accommodating . The 3 rd floor bar and restaurant could use promotion from a business point of view but as a guest it was delightfully peaceful . I went to Waikiki in search of a venue for a 3 day function next year and ended up choosing the Queen Kapiolani .. Great views of Diamond Head from the terrace.

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

Business

Review of Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mark 2000
Business
San Francisco
Apr 29, 2014

Good hotel in a pinch

This is a good place. The breakfast buffet is good. The room is your average hotel fare, but its clean and comfortable. The pool is kind of small and cold. But the location can't be beat. It's a block away from the beach.

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

Business

Review of Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
tomigirl
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Cvgg
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
honolulu fun
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Kapiolani Park just next door

Review of Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SF diver
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aqua Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
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
5.01.0
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

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