Queen Kapiolani Hotel Review and Highlights

The Queen Kapiolani Hotel has an awesome spot on the East side of Waikiki, right near the fun Honolulu Zoo. It’s like a short 30-minute ride from the Honolulu Airport if there’s no traffic jam.

Where is the Queen Kapiolani Hotel on Oahu?

Right when I walked into the Queen Kapiolani Hotel, I was hit with this cool, vintage Hawaiian look in the lobby. Totally something you’d want to snap a pic of for Instagram!

First Impressions & Check-In

Walking into our room at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel was like stepping back in time, but with a modern twist. Think of an upscale vintage motel room from the ’60s, but with all the comforts of today.


One of the highlights for me was the pool, found on the 3rd floor, giving off that rooftop vibe. It had this fun, retro atmosphere with its astroturf surroundings.

hotel facilities

When it comes to eating, Queen Kapiolani Hotel ensures you don’t even have to leave the building! I highly suggest dining at THE DECK and try the divine Lilikoi ribs!


When looking at the cost, studio rooms usually fall in the $200-$300 range per night. For those who are a part of the military, have AAA, or are local (kamaaina), there are special rates available, which can make the stay more affordable. Given the amenities, views, and location, the pricing feels fair, ensuring visitors get good value for their money.


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