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Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head

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A sophisticated boutique hotel located on the famed Gold Coast of Waikiki, the Lotus Honolulu, is a marriage of urban

sophistication with warm Hawaiian hospitality. Nestled between Kapiolani Park and a spectacular white sand beach,

this newly renovated hotel offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki with remarkable views of

majestic Diamond Head and the ocean.

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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Vending machine
Bicycles available
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Snorkelling
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
City view
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Park View
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Nestled near Waikiki, the Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head has been lauded for its serene location and stunning views, providing a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle. Guests commend the attentive service that embodies the aloha spirit and the clean, spacious rooms, although some have noted discrepancies in reservations. The hotel's amenities, including beach gear and complimentary wine, are popular among visitors, despite some dated features and the lack of a pool. While offering value, the hotel has received criticism for unexpected fees and room misrepresentations.
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Bruce H wrote a review Apr 8
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The Lotus is on the Gold Coast under Diamond Head by Waikiki, situated between the beach and Kapiolani Park. The rooms are large and comfortable and the staff is typical of Hawaiians, warm, and friendly… treating you like family. The view from the beach across Waikiki bay is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful in all of Hawai’i. The sunsets are often beyond your wildest dreams. This is a great place to come for a stay and I writing this from my room on the 11th floor right now. Aloha from Honolulu! Special call out to Cody at the Valet. You are the best !!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Howard wrote a review Nov 2023
Hanalei, Hawaii41 contributions53 helpful votes
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Whenever we are visiting family on Oahu from our home on Kauai, we stay at the Lotus. The location, the staff, the cleanliness, the convenience, and the on-site restaurant all add to our experience and enjoyment. The staff is always the best, very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean, quiet and the beds are always comfortable. We particularly have noticed how the front desk staff is always very friendly and happy. It seems they enjoy their work as much as we enjoy their hotel. We particularly enjoy the location. Just outside Waikiki, it's an easy walk to Waikiki shops and restaurants. Being across from Queen Kapiolani park is a great convenience. The park is very family friendly and always hosting some type of activity. We wake up, do our morning walk or jog around the park and always stop at the local coffee shop for a morning cup. The local Kaimana Beach is perfect for a morning swim, evident from all the local athletes in the morning. Normally, no large crowds found in Waikiki and a good mix between tourist and locals. We've stayed here several times for concerts at the Shell. It's the perfect spot for conveniently walking to the venue and not dealing with parking. The Lotus has a restaurant on the second floor that has an upscale feel although Ive sat at the bar with slippers and shorts on several occasions. The staff is always friendly, inviting and very knowledgeable regarding the menu. Lastly, the Lotus not only caters to the European and mainland visitor but also offers attractive Kamaaina pricing. No doubt we will return many times in the future.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Julie Arigo, General Manager at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head
Responded Dec 2, 2023
Thank you so much for the great review! It’s great to hear from Kamaaina that the Lotus meets expectations. We appreciate your mention of the convenience of our hotel’s location to the beautiful Kapiolani Park and Kaimana Beach, as well as walking distance to mainstream Waikiki. Happy to hear commendations of the maintenance of our property and that you enjoyed our newly-opened restaurant, Arden. Always grateful to hear that our staff is part of the positive memories of your stay at Lotus Honolulu! Enjoy this holiday season and we look forward to your return. Warmest regards, Julie Arigo-General Manager.
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AllieO wrote a review Mar 2024
Yemassee, South Carolina50 contributions32 helpful votes
While not directly on the beach, the Lotus Hotel at Diamond Head was convenient to Diamond Head, restaurants (walking distance) Waikiki Beach, & parks. Room was nice, staff was excellent, property was clean. No pool but complimentary bike rentals, coffee, evening wine, free laundry, views of Diamond Head, and quiet end of Waikiki made for an enjoyable stay for 3 nights.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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tomlW4481VM wrote a review Mar 2024
Normandy Park, Washington16 contributions18 helpful votes
Tucked away from the tourist frenzy by Kapiolani Park with views of Diamond Head, the beach or Waikiki, but within walking distance of shopping the Lotus has so many amenities: bikes, yoga classes, in room Nespresso machines and complementary happy hour wine, plus it’s a quiet beach with complementary beach towels, morning papers and beach chairs. There’s valet parking available for a fee as well as rental cars on site. Best of all is the staff, so attentive and welcoming, plus a fitness center and a restaurant rated one of the best in Honolulu. We have been coming here for over ten years and wouldn’t stay anywhere else.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Sam BRANT wrote a review Mar 2024
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Yoobi at the front desk went above and beyond to accommodate our every wish! We are there celebrating my brother’s passing and they were very comforting and wonderful!!! They understood our needs and family dynamic and supported us like we were OHANA!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit. We especially appreciate your comment on our team’s services, and specifically mentioning the services rendered by Yoobi. We are so sorry to hear of your brother’s passing and glad we could provide a pleasant and comfortable stay for you during a difficult time. If you plan to visit our beautiful island of Oahu again, our Ohana looks forward to welcoming your Ohana back. Warmest regards, Julie Arigo General Manager
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Tour671910 wrote a review Mar 2024
Harrisonburg, Virginia5 contributions5 helpful votes
A small, boutique hotel that had many personal touches. Upon arrival a hot lavender towel and passion flower tea. The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms clean and comfortable. The location perfect -away from crowds but close to the beach. we will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Thank you for sharing your positive experience while staying at the Lotus Honolulu! We are happy you appreciated our welcome arrival amenity, your guestroom, the convenient location of our hotel and the staff’s hospitality. So happy you will consider returning! We look forward to your next visit! Regards, Julie Arigo General Manager
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Paul W wrote a review Mar 2024
Linwood, New Jersey4 contributions2 helpful votes
After island hopping, we needed a place to relax before our flight home. We chose to say a few days at the Lotus because of its location away from the city and its past reviews for service. The Lotus did not disappoint. Service was great. Our room was extremely clean, well-appointed and although not on the beach, had a nice view of the beach and Diamond Head. Service at the front desk and the valet parking was wonderful too. The Lotus was within walking distance of downtown, but we rented a car to explore the island nonetheless. All-in-all, we would highly recommend the Lotus and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
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Thank you so much for the wonderful review of your stay with us! We appreciate hearing that your guestroom, our hotel’s location and our staff all met your expectations. We do hope you will return and allow us the opportunity to welcome you back! Warm regards, Julie Arigo General Manager
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NewYorkNYTraveler wrote a review Mar 2024
New York, NY405 contributions187 helpful votes
We booked high floor ocean view, which is fabulous. The view of Diamond Head is more impressive than the ocean view, but frankly I could sit on the lanai and stare at Diamond Head for hours. The staff members are helpful, kind and charming. The room is spacious and very clean. We haven’t tried the restaurant yet but will soon. The restaurant at the hotel next door is very good. The main part of Waikiki seems to be a combination of high end 5th & Madison Ave stores & high rise hotels. We walked there one afternoon—no reason to go back.The area where The Lotus is located is much more appealing (understatement).
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Date of stay: March 2024
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We are also happy you chose Lotus Honolulu! Good to know you appreciated our hotel’s location, the beautiful views from your guestroom (Diamond Head is also my preferred view), and most especially the services of our staff. Please consider us again on your return visit to our beautiful island. Warmest regards, Julie Arigo General Manager
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Terri F wrote a review Mar 2024
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Lotus surpassed my expectations! Very kind and friendly staff, loved the weekday wine hour, gym, beach towels and chairs. Room was amazing with lanai, king bed, lovely bathroom and view. I worked part of the time and had good internet. So loved the close by Barefoot Beach Cafe - literally everything was delicious and reasonably priced - also loved the restaurants on Monserrat. Quick walk to Waikiki when you want the hustle and bustle. Beach steps away was great. There are Hui cars and free bikes though I didn’t use them. I will definitely be back!!!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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So grateful for your positive comments on your visit with us! Happy the location worked out well for you and you enjoyed the amenities we have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warm regards, Julie Arigo General Manager
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Lisa wrote a review Mar 2024
Edmonds, Washington3 contributions
Excellent location, room was spacious and had beautiful views. Staff were amazingly kind and helpful with tips for places to eat and visit. Easy walk into town but far enough out to have some quiet. Watching the moon rise from behind Diamond Head was beautiful.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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We appreciate your feedback! So glad your visit with us went well and that the location of our hotel was convenient for your stay. Always good to hear when our staff meets our guest expectations. We hope you will return again soon! Warmest regards, Julie Arigo-General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head
Which popular attractions are close to Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head?
Nearby attractions include Hawaii Surfing Academy (0.7 km), Kapiolani Park (0.5 km), and Kaimana Beach (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid public parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head?
Conveniently located restaurants include Deck., South Shore Grill, and Barefoot Beach Cafe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iolani Palace (6.3 km), Shangri La (2.7 km), and US Army Museum of Hawaii (2.2 km).
Does Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.