Coconut Waikiki Hotel
What We Love
- Free continental breakfast
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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.
How to Get There
In heart of Waikiki area. Walkable to the nearby beach. Tons of walkable things like breakfast, drug store, gift store, park, beach, bus lines, and shopping mall.
The room itself wasn’t great but wasn’t terrible. I wouldn’t stay for more than one night. It looks to be an very old hotel that needs major upgrades. The AC units are old school (hanging out the window) and make LOUD noises making it tough to sleep. The room was muggy most of the time. Our room was located RIGHT where they are doing some repairs outside the window, NO GOOD!!! So the next morning it was very very very unlike able to stay in the room and chill, too noisy. Thankfully we only needed to stay a night. The room had nice size bed, comfy enough for 4 ppl (2 small children). Has a couch u can pull out as well but they don’t give you extra bedding to even use it so it’s pointless. Bathroom didn’t have enough towels. Did like how our room had to separate bathrooms. Room had mini refrigerator and sink with dishes.
They say the ice machines are on levels 2, 4, & 6 but I never found them. They do have courtesy bfast but we didn’t try it. No free airport shuttle service. Can leave bags after checkout if u need more time.
Overall, served it’s purpose for us just to sleep for a night until the rest of our family arrived. Price still too high in my opinion. I won’t stay here again.
Great hotel if your on a budget. It has free breakfast. It’s a short walk to Waikiki beach and they have beach towels you can use. I rented a car to see more of Oahu and paid for valet parking which was great cause I didn’t have to find parking. The hotel is a good location also when leaving Waikiki to explore the island. It was quick to get on H1 and getting back to the hotel since it was on the outskirts of busy section of Waikiki. It was great coming back after a day of exploring then walking around Waikiki in the evening. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful with any questions or suggestions of where to go. I will definitely stay again.
These photos shows the lack of maintenance, care and quality of these rooms.
*The CITY VIEW is overlooking a car park on which there is another block looking directly into your hotel room. Not to forget, that block also had ‘painters’ working from 8am - 5pm so quite noisy during that time. No point sleeping in!
*Air con in located right next to the bed blowing directly on to my kids - which made them sick. No ceiling fans either, so we sweltered during the nights.
*Putrid run off from the AC units that drop directly on to each and every balcony - which then drips into to pool! Disgusting!
*Carpet “bandaids” around the skirting.
* ONE PLASTIC FORK?
*Broken fridge that barely kept anything cold.
*The bathroom isn’t big enough to swing a cat in! The shower pressure is non existent.
*The safe isn’t bolted to the floor so you could literally pick it up and walk out your room.
*The continental breakfast is pretty poor. The area in which they serve it is squishy and all guests literally fight to get food. And 6:30am till 8:00 am is not long enough. You are on holidays, you shouldn’t have to rush!
*My husband rang reception for a plate so that we were able to share a pizza. He was told that they were only able to give out plates during breakfast time! Really? He reluctantly gave us one in the end but wasn’t pleased about helping hotel guests.
*The internet password would change daily, with no prompts by reception so you had to ring the front desk and ask for it. Minimal complaint but again, the front desk would huff * about it.
*BUT most IMPORTANTLY there was no warning of construction work taking place on their website. Well, not in BOLD HEADLINES.. nor in their confirmation email, but in small fine print which is almost non existent!
I would rather stay at Faulty Towers and have Basil & Cybil as our hosts then spend money on this hotel! (Aussie & British joke)