A block away from the bustle of Waikiki, the Coconut is a great alternative to beach resorts
Free coffee and tea, WiFi, beach towels and newspapers
The BBQs on the ground-floor pool deck are key for impromptu grill sessions
What To Know
Guestrooms start at 195 square feet
Be sure to tap the knowledgeable concierge for intel on Waikiki’s happenings
There’s no restaurant on-site, but there are plenty of options nearby
Parking on site
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Style steal with retro decor, a small outdoor pool and mountain or canal views just off Waikiki’s main drag
On a corner of a quiet, canal-view side street, this ode to Midcentury Modern design carries through from the outside in. The Coconut was acquired in 2012 by Joie de Vivre hotels, who spruced up the space but kept retro details intact. The lobby’s slingback lounge chairs and lime-green color scheme hark back to days of Don Ho and the original Hawaii Five-0. In the guestrooms, lines and patterns create a look similar to that of the common spaces, with repeating squares in the carpet and “tiny bubbles” in the headboard.
Bed and Bath
The color scheme of lime-green and azure is well balanced with deep red lamps and other accents, such as lively colored piping on cushions and pillows. The flat-screen TVs are new, as is the high-speed WiFi. In fact, everything in the rooms — other than the ceilings, the sliding door (to a small but lovely lanai), the Lather amenities and the bathroom floor — feels new.
On the ground floor you'll find a small but clean pool (with grills for guests’ use), a small workout facility and lobby computers for those traveling without. There's no on-site restaurant, but coffee and tea, newspapers and WiFi (throughout) are all included — a nice touch often overlooked at the big name resorts.
In the Area
A short walk across the canal takes you to Ala Wai Golf Course, and just beyond, the multiple “local” dining opportunities on Kapahulu Avenue (Side Street Inn and Irifune are favorites). You can stroll just as easily to the Saturday morning farmers market at KCC or the plated lunch at Diamond Head Market as you could to the bustle (and beach, shops and dining) in Waikiki.
Coconut Waikiki Hotel
450 Lewers Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
How to Get There
The preferred airport for Best Western Plus Coconut Waikiki Hotel is Honolulu, HI (HNL-Honolulu Intl.) - 11.1 km / 6.9 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.