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
- 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
Easy to access all of Waikiki on foot from the Coconut Hotel. Our room was very tired badly in need of a refreshing. Told we were being upgraded to a mountain view room, had a mountain view but lanai was not accessible, traffic noise very loud most nights. Would have preferred a renovated city view room. Breakfast was on lar with any similar hotel, staff were friendly.
Very clean! The free breakfast was perfect before you head out of the door every morning! Free popcorn and coffee/tea was a very nice touch when returning at the end of your day!! We enjoyed the big games out back! Played giant checkers! The valet was very convenient especially when you have kids and a lot of stuff, you don’t have to worry about finding or squeezing into a parking stall. Overall I’m definitely staying here again!
I had a very good experience staying at the Coconut Waikiki. It is located next to a scenic canal and is only a few minutes walk to the main shopping street, Kalakaua Avenue. It is also a fairly short walk to the beach. The hotel provides some small but very much appreciated bonuses. They have free towel and beach chair rentals. There is also coffee and tea available 24 hours, as well as four choices of fruit infused water during the day. I took advantage of the buffet breakfast several times and enjoyed the selection, especially the fresh waffles. I also liked the popcorn that they offered in the afternoons. They have a comfortable lobby area that you can relax in and play games. There are also activities that you can sign up for such as yoga, hula dancing and ukulele. My friend and I took a ukulele lesson and thoroughly enjoyed it.The hotel room was small but clean. It had a microwave, a mini fridge and a lock safe which were useful.I would recommend this hotel to people.
Staff were all very friendly.
walkable distance to all major attractions.
The hotel is a bit outdated but you get what you pay for.
Breakfast was better than what I was expecting but it can get old after a day or two. Not much selection, egg was the only protein.
The meh: $25 per day resort fee. This isn’t much of a resort. I guess this goes into the breakfast and maybe popcorn/water selection in the afternoon. They have random activities at the hotel but we didn’t partake as they were during the day.
This hotel is located in a great spot. It is only steps to restaurants, malls and the main beach in Waikiki. You can't ask for a better location that isn't in a crowded location.
The breakfast every morning is sufficient to getting your day started right (wish there was bacon/ sausage) but eggs, toast and waffles were a great start to my days. If you wish an alternative, McDonald's and Ihop are right around the corner.
The staff are extremely friendly and eager to assist you with requests. Upon your arrival they will write your name on the board to welcome you to the building (awesome touch). They even do birthday shout-outs. Whoever does the boards is very creative. (Thank you Issac for the birthday greeting for my partner). They offer different lessons every day that you can sign up for at the front desk - Ukulele, Lei, etc....
All the amenities that the hotel offers aren't really listed anywhere, so ask the desk first for : umbrellas, beach chairs, towels, etc....
When we arrived they were under construction which we weren't advised during booking but the staff did accommodate us and moved us to another room the next day so that we could see the sun rise with our morning coffee.
The regular rooms are smaller than your average rooms at other hotels. But perfect for rest and relaxation. The suite rooms are larger and roomy. All the rooms, bathrooms were super clean.
When i visit Waikiki again, this will be the hotel that I will stay at. Worth the money and the location is fabulous.