Queen Kapiʻolani Hotel: A Timeless Treasure on the Edge of Waikīkī

For nearly 60 years, Queen Kapiʻolani Hotel has welcomed visitors and kamaʻāina (locals) with its unique island charm, unparalleled views and superior location at the edge of Waikīkī. This one-of-a-kind property is nestled amidst the natural beauty of lush Kapiʻolani Park, majestic Diamond Head and the azure waters of Waikīkī Beach. A blend of retro and modern Hawaiʻi, the hotel combines a classic local ambiance with the conveniences and amenities appreciated by savvy travelers in search of authentic experiences.

Walk across the street to the Honolulu Zoo and the Waikiki Aquarium, and take a delightful stroll along famed Kalākaua Avenue to indulge in world-class shopping and dining. Enjoy an unforgettable luau in Waikīkī or take a sunset boat cruise off the beautiful coast of Honolulu. It’s all within reach of your charming room at Queen Kapiʻolani Hotel.

Located on the fun-filled island of Oʻahu, Queen Kapiʻolani Hotel is the perfect springboard to a magical and immersive island vacation. On Oʻahu, visitors will find sightseeing and adventures around every turn. In addition to Waikīkī Beach and Diamond Head, world-famous attractions include Iolani Palace, Pearl Harbor, the North Shore, Kualoa Ranch, Sea Life Park, Hanauma Bay and many more. Drive around the island to discover lively urban neighborhoods as well as country communities living a relaxed, island lifestyle. From its prime location on the perimeter of Waikīkī, it’s a breeze to slip away for a day of exploration.

Queen Kapiʻolani Hotel was built in the mid-1960s – during the Golden Age of Waikīkī. The property, which boasts 315 retro-chic rooms and suites, was reimagined and renovated when it underwent a $35 million renovation in 2018. The four-star hotel features a scenic pool and sundeck, two restaurants, a state-of-the-art fitness center, vintage and contemporary art, and cultural activities. You’ll also find friendly, helpful staff and an abundance of the Aloha Spirit.

Discover an array of room accommodations at Queen Kapiʻolani Hotel, offering everything from cozy standard studio rooms to one-bedroom suites with views of Waikīkī Beach to premiere suites with private balconies and direct views of Diamond Head. You can select the room or suite that meets your needs.

Queen Kapiʻolani Hotel offers welcoming spaces, sun-soaked experiences and a classic tropical ambiance. You’ll feel the Aloha when you step into the property’s cheerful, open-air lobby. Guests can bask on the third-floor lanai featuring an inviting pool & sundeck while enjoying breathtaking views of iconic Diamond Head.

Onsite dining options include the popular Deck. Pool Bar & Grill, offering an American-Pacific menu filled with local inspiration and ingredients, handcrafted cocktails, locally brewed beers and a vast selection of wines. This contemporary hot spot is located on the hotel’s third-floor lanai. You can rise and shine in paradise with a cup of your favorite coffee or tea from Knots Coffee Roasters. Located on the lobby level, this delightful coffee stop also offers wine, local brews and small plate offerings, a perfect takeout option for your daily adventures.

Guests can wander through the hotel to discover even more treasures. In the lobby, you can book a lesson or pick up some surf gear at Hans Hedemann Surf Shop, find original surf culture art pieces at the Greenroom Gallery, and taste the best flavors of Hawai’i at Aloha Whip. Stroll through the property to admire vintage Hawaiian artwork and contemporary local pieces around every corner and engage in
on-site activities to create memories of a lifetime.

In fact, local culture, art and experiences are at the core of Queen Kapiʻolani Hotel. Guests are in for a big treat with a collection of exquisite vintage Hawaiian paintings, period pieces, and modern installations found on the property. Marvel at the stunning Queen Kapiʻolani Royal Gallery, displaying original portraits of Hawaiian royalty and the Queen herself. Take a visual journey through time with classic posters, photographs and memorabilia. You’ll also enjoy the work of contemporary local artists who capture the essence of island life today.

The hotel also offers a delightful mix of on-site events and activities to delight guests of all ages. You can participate in lei-making workshops, hula lessons, daily surf demonstrations from the in-house Hans Hedemann surf school, scenic yoga classes, invigorating running tours, live music, culinary experiences, Pau Hana (Happy Hour) and more.

Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel’s Leahi Room & Lanai has long been a premiere special events venue in Waikīkī’. Whether large or intimate, groups can gather to celebrate a special occasion with unobstructed views of Diamond Head serving as a stunning backdrop. With its open-air ballroom, outdoor lanai, and superb catering options, this distinctive space allows you to experience an unforgettable wedding, anniversary, birthday or meeting in Hawai‘i.

Surrounded by natural beauty and exuding its extraordinary charm, Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel continues to be an enduring treasure in Waikīkī. The hotel invites travelers from around the globe to discover why it is a top choice hotel in the islands. Your dream vacation in Hawai‘i begins when you select the timeless Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel.