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Very Good 1218 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Low-key atmosphere away from the crowds
  • Zen-like suites with step-out lanais (balconies), some with ocean views
  • Quick walk to a swimmable beach, opposite Kapiolani Park
  • Personal fitness and wellness concierge for advice on activities
  • Afternoon wine reception
  • Unlimited use of the hotel's beach cruisers

What To Know

  • The hotel is steps from a beach shared with Outrigger Canoe Club; the main Waikiki Beach strip is a 10-minute walk away
  • There’s no swimming pool or restaurant on-site
  • The hotel is about a 30-minute taxi ride from the airport


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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The Review

Located in Honolulu (Waikiki), Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head is minutes from Waikiki Aquarium and Kapiolani Park. This hotel is close to Diamond Head and University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Make yourself at home in one of the 51 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Rooms have private balconies. 42-inch flat-screen televisions with video-game consoles and cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as bicycles to rent, or other amenities including concierge services and wedding services.

Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head
2885 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States


4.5 Very Good 1218 Reviews
Welcome to Hawaii!
Reviewed 7 days ago

Our first visit to Hawaii was magical and it started at the Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head. From our arrival to our departure, our stay was lovely. The entire staff was warm and welcoming and extremely helpful with directions and suggestions that enhanced our stay. The hotel lobby is clean and quiet. The rooms are meticulous and spacious and have exquisite ocean and mountain views. The hotel location is perfect for hikes, beach visits, or heading into town. We truly enjoyed our stay and hope to be back. Thank you!

Quiet Oasis off Waikiki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my third trip to Oahu in two and a half years. On this vacation, I traveled with my brother and mother. By far this was the best property I stayed in.

The hotel was warm and welcoming. Complimentary wine, attentive staff, included valet parking, and they fulfilled every request promptly.

The rooms have a private patio with a view of Diamond Head & the ocean. The hotel is a short walk to bustling Waikiki, and there are several good dining options and a convenience store close by.


Beautiful Boutique Hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for just a few days after visiting the North Shore and were delighted with the staff and amenities. We were a short walk to Waikiki and Diamond Head Park and a just a few steps to the beach, park & aquarium (although we did not visit there). We were able to use bikes, snorkel equipment and beach chairs during our visit. The view from our room was breathtaking. We would return again.

A Waikiki gem!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Lotus so much that we visited this year again after staying last year as well. The location 5-10 min walk away from the madness of Waikiki is perfection, and makes you feel like you’re in “real Hawaii.” The rooms are spacious, modern, and impeccably clean. And the amenities they provide you with cannot be beat - beach towels, mats, chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, etc. Amazing. But the best part of Lotus is the service. Every staff member knows you after just 1 day and they all go above and beyond to make you feel at home and help even when you don’t know you need it!
Sarah in particular at the front desk is FABULOUS! We asked her for a special favor for my parents who were arriving the next day and she spent a significant amount of work to make it happen. I’m confident this wouldn’t happen at a chain hotel on the main strip. Thank you Sarah, and thank you Lotus!

OK! Not much aloha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall, the hotel decor and room itself was simple and pretty nice. I wasn’t blown away or super impressed. The room I booked was advertised as an ocean view but it was more like a partial ocean view. I also found the front reception women on 6/26 & 6/27 super unfriendly, cold and minimally helpful. The walk to the beach wasn’t much of a path as it just leads to a slippery reef. Overall, a mellow place, with a small uncrowded beach area away from the craziness of Waikiki locates next to a park. I probably wouldn’t stay again.