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The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel
Ranked #32 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

We were upgraded to a partial ocean view unit that was actually a corner unit. The blue ocean and wonderful sea breeze lulled me to sleep. The sound of the waves throughout the night was soothing and very relaxing. We joined friends for Sunday brunch at the Hau Tree Lanai restaurant and I enjoyed my Crab Benedict with lots of coffee. This stay-cation was much needed. Mahalo to the helpful staff and very courteous valet employees. We will return!

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

There is no pool, but you are right on the best swimming beach in Waikiki. However, the hotel itself feels tired and dated. Louvered door to the bathroom was rather embarrassing when sharing a room with a friend. Overall, not worth the money

Room Tip: If you get a room on the side, instead of ocean front, you get a better view of Waikiki, The Royal H...
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

We stayed here for four nights in the run-up to Christmas. It has a great location right on the quiet Sans Souci beach, and a history of having had Robert Louis Stephenson to stay. It is on the site of an old family house, although all that seems to remain is the great verandah. The staff are nice, and the hotel is genuinely pleasant, while being something more than a dreadful modern concrete block. it is also conveniently located - a short, easy bus ride from town.
The rooms were small but workable.
The big problem, at least for a non American, is the air conditioning, Hawaii has a pleasant winter climate, trade winds, nice night time breezes, no need for fans however if you open the window you are assailed by the sound of a hundred whirring machines, it sounds as though you are at the end of a runway with a plane preparing to take off. So that leaves you with little choice but to swelter inside your own room with windows shut or to put on the dreaded machine in your own room. No wonder the US's carbon foot-print is appalling.

Room Tip: Go Ocean view if you can afford it, although you will still be bugged by fans
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

This is my favorite hotel to stay at while on Oahu, which I visit at least once a year. The beach in front of the hotel is beautiful, but away from all of the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, which is about a 15 minute walk away (a very beautiful stroll along the ocean!).

Our room had a spectacular view of beach and the Waikiki coastline. It was so peaceful and relaxing to wake up to the sounds of the palm trees outside our window and we love, love, LOVED being able to just head downstairs and straight onto the beach!!

Note: Definitely try out their restaurant on the ground floor, which features a delicious brunch on a terrace right on the beach!!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Mikela K
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

If you don't mind walking to the "main drag" this is the spot. Since the hotel is away from the main area, the beach seems private. This hotel offers a waterfront hotel, with a inland price. You can literally exit th hotel and step on the beach (and go swimming). We had a dimond head view and were on like the 13th floor. We loved our room, very nice & clean. Bed was comfy and the room had a flat screen TV which was nice when we wanted to get away from the beach. The quarters seemed very private.

The hotel offers delicious food. The Restaurant is on the water and we ate there three times, because it was, honestly, better than the other restaurants we tried. Another benefit is that it is easy to get in your car and drive because it's on the outskirts of town, giving easy on and off freeway access. We loved this hotel and can't wait until we can afford a trip to Hawaii so we can visit again.

Room Tip: We had a diamond view room, and we really liked it. The room was perfect for me and my husband.
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

I love this charming boutique hotel overlooking the park at the quiet end of Waikiki. My first stay here was in 1975. It's a tad expensive compared to 1975, but you can usually get upgraded when you arrive for a reasonable price. Our room was 817, on the corner with a panoramic view of the ocean, the park, and the distant tall buildings (especially gorgeous at night!) Be sure to ask for a renovated room. Rooms are small, but just what we wanted as a couple. The food in the Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant is superb, and we have been there many times--one of our favorites on Oahu. For us, this hotel is the best, and we will return.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

And a world away in ambiance. No bachelor parties here. The bar closes around 10 and the Hau Tree Lanai is where longtime Honolulu residents mark special occasions. The rooms are clean if a bit dated, the service is great, and there's a sweet locals beach, with a lovely reef for snorkeling and turtle-seeking. Out front, there's all of Kapiolani Park, and great running opps. You can valet park in the lot, park at the meters for free between 6PM and 10AM, or around the far periphery of the park free for extended periods. And you can walk to The Aquarium, the zoo, and Waikiki. No swimming pool, but the beach is kid-friendly.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel

Address: 2863 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4016
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#19 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#24 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#34 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range: $233 - $427 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 118
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Take advantage of its paradisiacal setting, The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel is a refreshing escape from the crowds of Waikiki. This boutique hotel sits right on one of Honolulu’s best white-sand beach, cradled next to the slopes of Diamond Head Crater, and located directly across from the 108 acre Kapiolani Park, perfect for those seeking a recreational or romantic. ... more   less 
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