AQUA LOTUS HONOLULU

2885 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815 United States (USA)
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3.5 Star Resort Hotel in Honolulu County
21.26291-157.82051
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4.5/ 5

Based on 670 guest reviews

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  • Free comp. breakfast
  • The Avg. Group Saves 24.2%!
  • Hotel has 51 rooms
  • 12 floors in property
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
  • Check out time: 12:00noon
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 8.4/10

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Local Attractions

Honolulu Zoo, Diamond Head, Kapiolani Park, Waikiki Aquarium, Waikiki Shell (outdoor concert arena), Waikiki Beach

Summary of Verified Reviews

Summary of 339 verified reviews

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87
Excellent

Excellent romantic hotel. Close to the beach with easily accessible parking. Great view. Clean. Bar is awesome.

“Bed really comfortable” “Spotless and such a comfy bed”

Excellent Overall Ranking Top 8% in city
Excellent Romantic Hotel Top 2% in city
Excellent Boutique Hotel Top 3% in city
Cleanest In City

Good to know

  • Very quiet

    “Private beach” “Location of the hotel is quiet”

  • Great view

    “Fabulous view of the sea” “Gorgeous view to the mountains”

  • Friendly service

    “Welcoming staff” “Staffs were nice and helpful”

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Noisy elevator”

Review highlights

Cleanliness

100/100
34 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Spotless and such a comfy bed” “Clean and good size rooms” “Bathroom was very clean”

Bar

93/100
43 reviews

Excellent bar with great prices. Good wines.

“Valet parking and bottles of water were complimentary” “Free bottled water” “Decent Italian coffee”

Service

91/100
163 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

“Staff is fantastic” “Knowledgable desk staff” “Excellent service and location”

Comfort

88/100
89 reviews

Very comfortable, spacious, and quiet rooms with wonderful beds.

“Hotel rooms are spacious” “Spotless and such a comfy bed” “Excellent beds”

Location

88/100
114 reviews

Great location. Central location, near good restaurants and bars, and the beach. Great accessibility by car with affordable parking. Great sightseeing, excursions and relatively good shopping nearby.

“Close to a private beach” “Plenty of street parking” “Easy walking distance to shopping”

Room

87/100
154 reviews

Tidy rooms with excellent TVs and marvelous views. Great beds, spacious rooms, and nice furniture. Okay balcony and decently kept up rooms.

“Superb shower/bath” “Hotel rooms are spacious” “Awesome coffee machine”

WiFi

80/100
5 reviews

Good internet service.

“Wifi available” “Free wifi”

Value

79/100
62 reviews

Best value for money. Affordable beverage prices. Expensive breakfast.

“Free yoga classes” “Free bicycles” “Valet parking and bottles of water were complimentary”

Wellness

56/100
15 reviews

Fitness area is bad but wellness area/options are acceptable.

“Free yoga classes” “Does not have fitness room” “No pool or exercise facility”

Amenities

55/100
61 reviews

Uninspiring entrance area with decent amenities and outdated facilities. Great hotel grounds and outdoor sports facilities.

“Scenery cannot be beat” “Bicycles that were available” “Free bikes”

Breakfast

52/100
29 reviews

Breakfast is decent but expensive.

“No free morning Breakfast” “Amazing cooked breakfast” “Complimentary breakfast”

Food

49/100
52 reviews

Food is not good.

“Meal is over-priced” “No lunch or dinner” “No restaurant”

Pool

15/100
20 reviews

Bad pool.

“Does not have pool” “No pool” “No pool or exercise facility”

Ranked top 17% by couples, with a score of 87

Good to know

  • Great view

    “Fabulous view of the sea” “Gorgeous view to the mountains”

  • Comfortable beds

    “Bed really comfortable” “Soft mattress”

  • Clean

    “Spotless and such a comfy bed” “Clean and good size rooms”

  • Spacious rooms

    “Hotel rooms are spacious” “Bright spacious rooms”

Review highlights

Cleanliness

100/100
6 reviews

Clean.

“Spotless and such a comfy bed” “Clean and good size rooms” “Bathroom was very clean”

Bar

94/100
6 reviews

Bar is awesome.

“Valet parking and bottles of water were complimentary” “Free bottled water” “Decent Italian coffee”

Comfort

90/100
18 reviews

Very comfortable, spacious, and quiet rooms with wonderful beds.

“Hotel rooms are spacious” “Spotless and such a comfy bed” “Excellent beds”

Room

88/100
42 reviews

Picturesque views and cozy beds in large rooms, but bathrooms are poor.

“Superb shower/bath” “Hotel rooms are spacious” “Awesome coffee machine”

Location

88/100
26 reviews

Excellent location close to the beach.

“Close to a private beach” “Plenty of street parking” “Easy walking distance to shopping”

Service

87/100
39 reviews

Friendly service.

“Staff is fantastic” “Knowledgable desk staff” “Excellent service and location”

Value

82/100
13 reviews

Best value for money.

“Free yoga classes” “Free bicycles” “Valet parking and bottles of water were complimentary”

Amenities

59/100
13 reviews

Beautiful grounds but poor buildings, with so-so amenities.

“Scenery cannot be beat” “Bicycles that were available” “Limited on site facilities”

Food

53/100
11 reviews

Food is all right.

“Fabulous dining” “Meal is over-priced” “Great food”

Breakfast

49/100
5 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“No free morning Breakfast” “Breakfast was just dry” “No breakfast”

Ranked top 34% by families, with a score of 86

Good to know

  • Very quiet

    “Private beach” “Location of the hotel is quiet”

  • Rather comfortable

    “Hotel rooms are spacious” “Spotless and such a comfy bed”

  • Fantastic service

    “Staff is fantastic” “Knowledgable desk staff”

  • Great location

    “Close to a private beach” “Plenty of street parking”

Review highlights

Service

90/100
16 reviews

Friendly service.

“Staff is fantastic” “Knowledgable desk staff” “Excellent service and location”

Location

87/100
9 reviews

Great location.

“Close to a private beach” “Plenty of street parking” “Easy walking distance to shopping”

Room

85/100
12 reviews

Great room.

“Superb shower/bath” “Hotel rooms are spacious” “Awesome coffee machine”

Comfort

85/100
11 reviews

Comfortable, quiet rooms.

“Hotel rooms are spacious” “Spotless and such a comfy bed” “Excellent beds”

Beach

84/100
6 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Close to a private beach” “Nice beach areas” “Very close to beach and restaurants”

Value

82/100
3 reviews

Best value for money.

“Free yoga classes” “Free bicycles” “Valet parking and bottles of water were complimentary”

Amenities

56/100
4 reviews

Ordinary amenities.

“Bicycles available” “Free bikes” “Plenty of lawn available”

Good to know

  • Very quiet

    “Private beach” “Location of the hotel is quiet”

  • Great view

    “Fabulous view of the sea” “Gorgeous view to the mountains”

Review highlights

Service

92/100
9 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Staff is fantastic” “Knowledgable desk staff” “Excellent service and location”

Location

89/100
9 reviews

Great location.

“Close to a private beach” “Plenty of street parking” “Easy walking distance to shopping”

Comfort

88/100
10 reviews

Comfortable, quiet rooms.

“Hotel rooms are spacious” “Spotless and such a comfy bed” “Excellent beds”

Room

87/100
9 reviews

Lovely rooms with pleasant views.

“Superb shower/bath” “Hotel rooms are spacious” “Awesome coffee machine”

Amenities

56/100
4 reviews

Ordinary amenities.

“Scenery cannot be beat” “Bicycles available” “Free bikes”

Good to know

  • Very quiet

    “Private beach” “Location of the hotel is quiet”

  • Great view

    “Fabulous view of the sea” “Gorgeous view to the mountains”

  • Beach nearby

    “Private beach nearby” “10 minutes walk to waikiki beach”

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Noisy elevator”

Review highlights

Cleanliness

100/100
27 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Spotless and such a comfy bed” “Clean and good size rooms” “Bathroom was very clean”

Location

93/100
84 reviews

Great location. Great location near the beach. nice restaurants, bars and excursions. Great accessibility by car with affordable parking. Shopping is ok.

“Close to a private beach” “Plenty of street parking” “Easy walking distance to shopping”

Bar

92/100
32 reviews

Excellent bar with great prices. Good wines.

“Valet parking and bottles of water were complimentary” “Free bottled water” “Decent Italian coffee”

Service

91/100
119 reviews

Service is professional and friendly.

“Staff is fantastic” “Knowledgable desk staff” “Excellent service and location”

Room

88/100
111 reviews

Great TVs and furnishing in big, clean rooms. Rooms are okay, but the beds and views are magnificent.

“Superb shower/bath” “Hotel rooms are spacious” “Awesome coffee machine”

Comfort

87/100
58 reviews

Very comfortable, spacious, and quiet rooms with wonderful beds.

“Hotel rooms are spacious” “Spotless and such a comfy bed” “Excellent beds”

Value

77/100
47 reviews

Best value for money. Affordable beverage prices. Expensive breakfast.

“Free yoga classes” “Free bicycles” “Valet parking and bottles of water were complimentary”

Vibe

64/100
36 reviews

OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Relatively modern hotel. Stylish Hotel. Unpleasant entrance area.

“Enjoyable experience” “Noisy elevator” “Rooms are well appointed and comfortable”

Amenities

58/100
44 reviews

Buildings are not very nice, with an unpleasant entrance, but the amenities are okay. Great hotel grounds and outdoor sports facilities.

“Bicycles available” “Free bikes” “Plenty of lawn available”

Breakfast

58/100
25 reviews

Breakfast is decent but expensive.

“No free morning Breakfast” “Amazing cooked breakfast” “Light breakfast”

Wellness

53/100
14 reviews

Fitness area is bad but wellness area/options are acceptable.

“Free yoga classes” “Yoga great” “No pool or exercise facility”

Food

51/100
42 reviews

Food is all right.

“Meal is over-priced” “No lunch or dinner” “Outstanding restaurant”

Pool

17/100
18 reviews

Bad pool.

“Does not have pool” “No pool” “No pool or exercise facility”

Ranked top 28% by couples, with a score of 87

Good to know

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Noisy elevator”

  • Comfortable beds

    “Bed really comfortable” “Soft mattress”

  • Friendly service

    “Welcoming staff” “Staffs were nice and helpful”

  • Clean

    “Spotless and such a comfy bed” “Clean and good size rooms”

Review highlights

Cleanliness

100/100
5 reviews

Clean.

“Spotless and such a comfy bed” “Clean and good size rooms” “Bathroom was very clean”

Bar

94/100
5 reviews

Bar is awesome.

“Valet parking and bottles of water were complimentary” “Free bottled water” “Decent Italian coffee”

Location

91/100
17 reviews

Excellent location close to the beach.

“Close to a private beach” “Plenty of street parking” “Easy walking distance to shopping”

Comfort

90/100
10 reviews

Comfortable rooms and beds.

“Hotel rooms are spacious” “Spotless and such a comfy bed” “Excellent beds”

Room

88/100
30 reviews

Great rooms, with comfortable beds and lovely views.

“Superb shower/bath” “Hotel rooms are spacious” “Awesome coffee machine”

Service

88/100
30 reviews

Friendly service.

“Staff is fantastic” “Knowledgable desk staff” “Excellent service and location”

Beach

87/100
5 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Close to a private beach” “Nice beach areas” “Very close to beach and restaurants”

Value

82/100
8 reviews

Best value for money.

“Free yoga classes” “Free bicycles” “Valet parking and bottles of water were complimentary”

Amenities

59/100
11 reviews

Beautiful grounds but poor buildings, with so-so amenities.

“Scenery cannot be beat” “Free bikes” “Noisy elevator”

Food

54/100
9 reviews

Food is all right.

“Meal is over-priced” “Restaurant closed” “No lunch or dinner”

Breakfast

50/100
4 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“No free morning Breakfast” “Breakfast was just dry” “No breakfast”

Ranked top 50% by families, with a score of 86

Good to know

  • Rather comfortable

    “Hotel rooms are spacious” “Spotless and such a comfy bed”

  • Great location

    “Close to a private beach” “Plenty of street parking”

  • Fantastic service

    “Staff is fantastic” “Knowledgable desk staff”

  • Great room

    “Superb shower/bath” “Hotel rooms are spacious”

Review highlights

Service

88/100
10 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Staff is fantastic” “Knowledgable desk staff” “Excellent service and location”

Room

87/100
8 reviews

Great room.

“Superb shower/bath” “Hotel rooms are spacious” “Awesome coffee machine”

Location

87/100
8 reviews

Great location.

“Close to a private beach” “Plenty of street parking” “Easy walking distance to shopping”

Comfort

86/100
7 reviews

Rather comfortable.

“Hotel rooms are spacious” “Spotless and such a comfy bed” “Excellent beds”

Good to know

  • Old facilities

  • Very quiet

    “Private beach” “Location of the hotel is quiet”

  • Friendly service

    “Welcoming staff” “Staffs were nice and helpful”

  • Hotel is outdated

Review highlights

Cleanliness

100/100
6 reviews

Clean rooms.

“Spotless and such a comfy bed” “Clean and good size rooms” “Bathroom was very clean”

Bar

94/100
8 reviews

Bar is awesome.

“Valet parking and bottles of water were complimentary” “Free bottled water” “Decent Italian coffee”

Service

93/100
24 reviews

Friendly service.

“Staff is fantastic” “Knowledgable desk staff” “Excellent service and location”

Comfort

90/100
16 reviews

Big, comfortable, and quiet rooms.

“Hotel rooms are spacious” “Spotless and such a comfy bed” “Excellent beds”

Location

86/100
15 reviews

Great location.

“Close to a private beach” “Plenty of street parking” “Easy walking distance to shopping”

Room

85/100
25 reviews

Spacious and tidy rooms.

“Superb shower/bath” “Hotel rooms are spacious” “Awesome coffee machine”

Value

81/100
10 reviews

Best value for money.

“Free yoga classes” “Free bicycles” “Valet parking and bottles of water were complimentary”

Beach

80/100
7 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Close to a private beach” “Nice beach areas” “Very close to beach and restaurants”

Vibe

61/100
8 reviews

Decent vibe. Hotel is outdated.

“Enjoyable experience” “Noisy elevator” “Rooms are well appointed and comfortable”

Amenities

51/100
11 reviews

Amenities and facilities adequate but in need of updating.

“Scenery cannot be beat” “Bicycles that were available” “Limited on site facilities”

Food

48/100
7 reviews

Food is not good.

“Meal is over-priced” “No lunch or dinner” “No restaurant”

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Customer Reviews of Aqua Lotus Honolulu

4.5 out of 5.Based on 670 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

The Lotus at Diamond Head 51 room boutique hotel is a fusion of Asian decor and warm hospitality. Each and every guest room offers remarkable views of majestic Diamond Head while glances of the ocean can be enjoyed in it's premium rooms. Guest rooms are equipped with feather duvet beds and pillows, hairdryer, high speed internet, in-room movies, iPod docking station, clock, iron/ironing board, luggage rack, make-up/shaving mirror, mini refrigerator, personalized climate control spacious private balcony, shower/tub,cordless speaker phone with voicemail,desk and DVD player. Hotel amenities include; valet parking, dry cleaning service,nightly turndown service, conceirge, meeting/banquet room & business room. Audio/visual technicians available on request. Steps to Waikiki Beach, Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium and Diamond Head. Across from Kapiolani Park and easy access to from University of Hawaii, major freeways to Downtown Honolulu and military bases.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00pm
Check Out:12:00noon
Year of Last Renovation:2011
Floors:12
Rooms:51
Corridors:All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:51
Handicap Rooms:
Suites:1
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:1 View Spaces
Meeting Space:1900 sq. feet
Dist. to Food/Bars:0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym:1.0 Mi
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
72 hour cancellation for individual non group related reservations
Nightly Parking:25
Typical Group Deposit:25%
Total Taxes:13.96%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 4.17%
Occupancy Tax: 9.25%
Country Tax: 0.55%
Food and Beverage Tax: 4.17%
Resort/Hotel Fee:25.00 Per Night (includes parking)
Porterage Fee: 8.90 Per Person
Additional Person Fee:30.00 Per Person
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Power Surcharge Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost:15.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Dogs only. Not to exceed 20lbs


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Dinner available
  • DVD Player
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Free local calls
  • Grocery service
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO
  • Terrace
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • TV room
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Honolulu International Airport 10 miles from hotel. Taxi $40 one way

Local Shuttle Info: Complimentary shuttle between Lotus and Ala Moana Shopping Center with stops through out Waikiki.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Continental style a la carte breakfast offerings on second floor restaurant space. Complimentary daily coffee service available.

Previously known as:
Lotus Honolulu, The Lotus at Diamond Head, W Honolulu Diamond Head

Seasonality and Projections at Aqua Lotus Honolulu

Rate fluctuations of Aqua Lotus Honolulu

The chart above shows fluctuations of prices for both group/meeting rates and the best individual traveler prices we could find at the time the group/meeting bid was placed. The most competitive group/meeting rate displayed is 61.7% in the month of December 2014 and the highest average individual rate is $417 in the month of August 2016. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Aqua Lotus Honolulu in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Aqua Lotus Honolulu

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Aqua Lotus Honolulu.

Feel free to use the Aqua Lotus Honolulu meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Honolulu event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Diamond Head Ballroom60 x 40 x 152400100/1206010058695815/12150120100
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Diamond Head Ballroom

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
2400 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
60 x 40 x 15 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
12
Columns:
0
Windows:
8
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System

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