"Great location with clean, modern rooms"
Very friendly staff and great service, great location at the quieter Diamond Head end of Waikiki across from park, complimentary bicycles, beach towels/chairs and yoga in the park, clean and spacious rooms -- We would definitely stay here again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Boutique Stay"
Aqua Lotus is a nice Boutique style hotel... small with friendly, personalized service. The bed was comfortable, and our stay was very nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful boutique hotel"
Beautiful cleanly furnished rooms..nice quiet setting...no pool but right by beach....nice views of diamond head and beach.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice quite location"
Great location.All the staff were really great and helpful. If your plan is to have a nice quiet place to relax after a long day at the beack or just going around town, this hotel is the perfect place. I requested a cab to take us to the airport and we got a limo instead.Awesome.Genuine Expedia guest review
Extremely clean, large room with really comfy bed. Staff was exceptionally pleasant and helpful. Couldn't ask for a better place to stay in or near chaotic Waikiki.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is located at 10 min walking distance from Waikiki beach. Very quite area, with the Diamond Head crater and partial ocean view at floors 10 and up. Large park opposite to the hotel. Parking on the main road is $0.50/hours with maximum stay of 4 hours between 10 AM and 6 AM. Other times free. There is another car park on the other side of the […] park which is free. Close to Zoo and aquarium (5-10 min walk) The beach is shared with 2 other hotels. Access to it through the rear car park and by the main entrance of the Kaimana Hotel. Beautiful and quite beach, fine sand, shallow water for a few feet for children, lifeguard on site. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Enjoyed my week long stay."
A very nice hotel located on the east side of the park next to Waikiki - so if you like a little less hustle and bustle - and yet still be only a ten minute walk to the hustle and bustle - then this is the place for you. Staff was very friendly and helpful. View of Diamond Head - which is about a quarter mile away - was nice to wake up to each morning. […] Also loved the birds - as most mornings I was met on my deck by at least one or two white doves. Will likely return sometime soon. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I stay in hotels 5-10 days per month usually trying to book a 4 star accommodation. I travel to Honolulu twice a year for business. I've stayed along the strip and while you have many amenities it is so crowded and impersonal you get lost in the crowd and become a sheep. The Lotus was a refreshing break from the bustle of Honolulu. The rooms were well […] appointed and have a terrific view of the crater with some ocean view. We all love a great ocean view but it was nice having the mountain background as well. What makes this hotel so great is the staff, which starts from management. The hotel manager (Dean) was a refreshing change from many managers I meet. The small beach is a hidden gem. Not a big tourist attraction beach so don't go there if you want major people watching. There is a great 1/4 mile swim to the buoy with lots of active (local) swim teams. The free bike use is terrific to ride up and over the hill to check out other areas a bit further out. Don't stay here if you don't like to walk a bit. I wouldn't recommend the hotel for people that have difficulty getting around or are of the demanding sort. Kids would be okay if you get them out for other activities but it’s not a “resort” with a big pool, which kids love. This is a great chill hotel with everything you need (no pool but the beach makes up for it). The restaurant is very good with a good feel to it and great food. My wife and I had such a great time I'm staying here again on my next trip. Thanks Lotus! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
They helped with everything I needed and more great placeGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice & quiet"
The hotel location is quiet but we felt safe even we walk back to the hotel at late night.Genuine Expedia guest review
Really can't ask for a better hotel to stay during our quick trip to Honolulu. Fantastic service and amenities. Great location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel located at the end of Waikiki area. Taxi is about $10-$15 to the central Waikiki, walking is about 20-30 minutes. Hotel rooms are big, modern, and clean.. Love the hard wood floor and the balcony. Hotel staffs are nice and friendly.. We stay 4 nights this trip and will definitely recommend for you to stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel rooms are spacious and beautiful. The staff went out of their way to be helpful. The location is between a big park and the beach. Perfect!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We had an amazing time at Aqua Lotus! The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The staff (especially the valet) were extremely helpful and friendly. It was so great to be able to borrow beach chairs, towels, boogie boards and even bikes. It was a very short walk from the noisiness of Waikiki, with views of Diamond Head and/or beach. Diamond Head crater […] hike was 8min drive. highly recommend this hotel and hope to come back again. Thank you Aqua Lotus Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A romantic getaway"
I am a soldier preparing to leave my family for two years. Though I live on the island of Oahu, I decided to get a room for my wife and I for a weekend getaway in Waikiki. That's when I came across the Aqua Lotus. I am a local, so being around a mass of tourists is just not what my wife and I enjoy; if you are the same, this hotel is for you. It's location […] places you within walking distance of the hotspots in Waikiki without slapping you in the middle of the chaos. The staff was very accommodating and upgraded our room when I told them this was the only weekend I could get away with my wife before I deployed...we had a great ocean view on the 11th floor. The room was spectacular, with hardwood floors, a chase lounge, all marble bathroom, and a large lanai for sitting and watching the sunrise, drinking some champagne, and getting fresh air. Overall, this hotel is a must for a romantic getaway or even just a visit to the island. I have stayed at other, bigger hotels in Waikiki before, was never as pleased as I am with the Aqua Lotus. I assure you I will never stay anywhere else when I decide to go to Waikiki again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hidden gem of a Hotel"
Remodeled rooms tastefully appointed. Very clean and comfortable, especially the beds. Very quiet surroundings, tranquil and beautiful. The fact that we were not on the noisy and crowded main part of Waikiki but within walking distance of the beach ( less than 100 yards) was great. Yes you will need a car to go shopping or to restaurants on the strip […] unless you don't mind a walk of 20 to 30 minutes. The hotel does provide a minimal selection of breakfast items a la carte, but it is much better to find a nice full service restaurant for your meals.. Availability of free wifi, bicycles, beach towels, and beach chairs was a welcome change from other hotels which " nickel and dime " you to death. All staff members were very helpful and very courteous. Afternoon bottles of wine placed in the lobby for tasting were delicious and free!! We will definitely be returning to this gem of a hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
""First time visit""
The breakfast cold buffet choices were very good and nicely served with complimentary coffee and newspaper. The lanai and view of Diamond head and the Park were lovely. The evening offering of wine was very much appreciated. The breakfast staff of one was the most helpful in giving tips about what to do, where to go and how to get there. The rest of […] the staff at the hotel was a little dull on such things. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great for a couple!"
We prefer a small hotel without too much glam! This was perfect - lovely quiet accommodations in a great location. Very pleasant interior and well sized rooms with great views and plenty of storage.Genuine Expedia guest review
"a pleasing hotel in its natural setting"
Hotel is an aesthetically perfect place, inside and out. Any of our special requests were met efficiently and most of all, graciously - in Aloha spirit.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Best Birthday Ever!"
I went to Hawaii for my 30th birthday in October 2012 with my boyfriend and was very pleased with my stay at the Aqua Lotus. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Not to mention a dynamic view of Diamond Head and the beach within a 3 minute walk. They also offered complimentary towels, chairs and boogie boards. The aquarium and zoo and parks […] were within a minutes reach. To say the least, Hawaii is breath-taking, the weather was perfect and staying at the Aqua Lotus allowed us to stay on the Waikiki strip (tranquil 10 min. walk from the main strip area) without all the hassle and noise. The Aqua Lotus allowed a chance for us to experience the life and culture of Waikiki while still having the romance and relaxation my boyfriend and I really needed. Also, there is a bus that does run on the end of the strip regularly if you don't want to walk. Aqua Lotus does not have a restaurant at this moment, but the hotel right next to it does and you are welcomed and they have the BEST beef nachos I've ever tasted. Not to mention the ambiance was great and the drinks were too. And there was a convenience store that stayed open pretty late too. Overall the Aqua Lotus was comfortable (especially the bed and the rooms looked great), convenient, did not have construction going on and affordable. I can't wait to go back to Hawaii and I will definitely stay at the Aqua again as well as look for their chain of hotels during future travel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Away from the crowds, lovely postage stamp beach"
Nice place. Would definitely stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice hotel"
The hotel itself was very nice. My room was clean and comfortable, the staff was friendly and helpful. The view from my room (I had a corner room on the 11th floor) was pretty good, too. The problems were the location and the lack of a restaraunt. I understand that they're renovating the restaraunt, but I never saw any workers doing anything there. The […] location is quiet, which is nice, and it is adjacent to a small beach just a quick walk away, but, if you want to go to Waikiki or Honolulu, it's a pretty decent walk. About 30 minutes each way. The park beside it was nice as well, but there were usually some homeless there that may or may not bother you. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Best hotel ever!"
The minute we walked in we were greated & welcomed. Wes was the desk host & he was soo curtious & friendly. He smiled the whole time he was checking us in. We had a corner room on the 8th floor & when we opened the door we fell in love with the view & the room. We didn't want to stay at a traditional city type hotel, this room was perfect and had the […] Hawaiian decor & atmosphere we were hoping to find. The room was very spacious & clean. I was there with my niece & sister in law so needless to say the space in the bathroom was very important & once again we were very satisfied. Because we chose to stay off the Waikiki tourist path, which can get noisy if your not on the top floors, we were able to open the patio sliding glass doors & peacefully fall asleep to the sound of the ocean, not traffic, & a warm breeze! It's about a 15 min stroll to Waikiki which was a great way for us to work up a breakfast appetite or walk off a dinner. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Dont let the elevator scare you!"
Very peaceful location, out of the noise of Waikiki but still very close walk to east end of Waikiki. The hotel was a W and was converted tot he Aqua Lotus. The hotel is older and the elevators are old, slow and make a terrible clunk but the rooms are very pleasant and clean. That is much more important to me and the cost remains reasonable for what […] you get- great views, large room, and serene location. FYI, Parking is an additional $20 and is valet only but internet is free. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"All Around GREAT Hotel!!"
The area of the Aqua Lotus is exactly what we wanted. It is located away from the busy side of Waikiki. It is easy to get to and from the hotel. The entire staff was extremely courteous. Although all the staff is great, Allen who is the valet and bell hop was extremely welcoming. He always greeted us by our name, asked us if we needed anything and just […] made sure he was taking care of us. The views are breathtaking as well! With the cleanliness of the hotel, magnificent employees and an A+ location, we rate this hotel Five Stars. Thank you to Allen and the entire staff at the Aqua Lotus. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I spent a wonderful 10 day vacation at the hotel. The location was great - far enough away from Waikiki to avoid the noise and congestion, yet close enough to walk to restaurants and shops. The view of Diamond Head and the ocean from my room was amazing. And, the hotel's staff is simply outstanding.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great place! Very friendly staff- and very helpful. Definite repeat...Genuine Expedia guest review
Chill spot away from the "Miami Beach" area of Waikiki. Very mellow, no pool, small beach so not ideal for kiddies. People were lovely and rooms were bright. clean and well appointed. Could have used a little coffee maker.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect location, calm"
Calm and perfect location! Away from hectic Wakiki but still close enough to joint in the madness. Relax atmosphere, close beaches and a nice picturesque park with Diamond head as a back drop right across the street.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great place and great hotel staff. Everyone is helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great for Independent Travellers"
This hotel is perfect for people who are pretty much self-sufficient and do not want to stay at a resort. We are usually gone all day exploring the island and do not take advantage of pools, spas, restaurants, bars, gyms, etc. The hotel is small and exquisite. Is has an inviting and stylish lounge where guests can enjoy complimentary coffee in the morning […] and wine in the afternoon. Our room was beautiful with breathtaking views of Diamond Head on one side and the ocean on the other. We found Aqua Lotus Honolulu's location extremely convenient as it is close to the beach, right across from a magnificent park, and within a short walking distance to vibrant Waikiki. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"All in all very nice"
All in all very pleased although the room was advertised as an "ocean view" it was what I would classify as a partial ocean view. Not sure any of the rooms at this hotel actual have a full ocean view as their is another hotel between it and the beach. The view however did include both a view of the beach and of Diamond Head which was nice. The one main […] issue, I don't know if it was the Hotel or Expedia but as I was with my wife and two kids we had booked a double room but they ended up putting us in a single king. They did bring in a couple inflatable beds for the kids though. Hotel was recently remodeled and very nice. Staff was also very friendly. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel to stay in Oahu"
The hotel is well kept with friendly staff. It is close to the beach where you can swim and snorkel. Love the hotel's valet service even thought they charge you for it as we go in and out quite often.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A decent stay at Waikiki"
We booked a Premium room but was assigned to a regular one. we got reimbursed later, but it's a mistake that we needed to point out, they didn't let us know.Genuine Expedia guest review
When we tried to check in to the Aqua Lotus, there was a problem on their end supplying us with a room with double beds as we requested. SO, they apologized and moved us over to the Modern (their flagship hotel) on Waikiki Beach next to the Hilton, which was an amazing hotel right on the beach. Outstanding service from both the Aqua Lotus and the Modern, […] which also had the most comfortable beds and sleeping arrangements of the three hotels we stayed in on our three-island vacation trip. Has a wonderful European/Brazilian Beach Vibe (only way to describe this gem). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good Bang For Your Buck $$$"
A great hotel overall, not exactly a 5 more of a 4.5 which wasn't provided as an option for scoring, but this hotel is definitely better than a 4. The hotel was very clean and the room was very quiet. The decor of our room was soothing and pleasing to the eye. The bed was extremely comfortable, of all the hotels we stayed in during our vacation this […] bed was the best. The location is perfect, your within walking distance of the best that Waikiki has to offer, but your far enough away to escape back to a quiet retreat. My only negative comment would be the mandatory valet parking, it was not needed nor should it have been required. The parking space provided for our car was literally within 50 feet of the hotel entrance. The valet's themselves were very professional, knowledgable, & courteous, but I didn't feel I needed to have someone park my car in a space 10 feet away from where I got out. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Best kept secret in Hawaii!"
Best kept secret in Hawaii. Beautiful views of Kapilioni Park, Diamond Head Crater and the Ocean. We had a corner room on the 10th floor (1021). When we first arrived we were distressed to find out they only had a room with a King sized bed to accomodate 4 guests, but after the delivery of 2 huge roll-away beds we were quite comfortable. The valet parking […] is well worth it for $20/day. The staff was very helpful, especially Wes who was an absolute delight. This hotel is perfect for anyone who prefers a quiet, scenic stay. The walk to the Waikiki strip was .8 miles and took about 10 minutes and was lovely as you could walk along the beach or through the park. We had complimentary wine every evening and coffee and tea in the morning. Chairs and towels were for free whenever you wanted to take a very short walk to the beach. Compared to the hassle and cost of the very fancy hotels on the strip this best kept secret even had its own private beach which you shared with only a couple of other hotels. Thank you Aqua Lotus! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent hotel for relaxing"
Very clean. Well orginized, staff friendly. Goog beach, shower on the beach. Bicycle, beach chairs, beach towelss - all free. Complementary coffee in the morning and wine in the afternoon. Only 15 min walk to Waikiki and restaurants. There is a convenient store next door. We are coming again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel to stay away from the Waikiki's noises"
The services are superb, they made my room twice a day. The staffs are very friendly and helpful. The only thing we (a party of 4) are not happy about is that we reserve a room with 2 double beds, but we come we see only 1 bed. we complaint and they gave us a roll in bed, but that only fit for 1 person. That is the reason I gave them a 4 instead of […] a 5. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful little hotel in great location"
Beautiful little hotel with friendly staff in an incredible location. We stayed there nearly a week. This was our third stay over the last few years. Although the hotel has changed ownership many of the staff are the same. The hotel is adjacent to Kapiolani Park at the foot of Diamond Head. It is at the quiet end of Waikiki. There is free overnight […] parking along the park accross Kalakaua Avenue from the hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Near enough to the center of Waikiki, but far enough away to not be bothered by loud noises, police sirens, and the traditional noise of Waikiki tourists! The brilliance of this hotel is not just the location, but the staff! The people who work at the Aqua Lotus are top-shelf individuals and sincerely made my extended stay at the hotel an absolute idealistic […] experience. I can easily and comfortably recommend this hotel for anyone staying on O'ahu (Waikiki area) for whatever reason (business or pleasure). The beach nearest to the hotel is quaint, quiet, and ideal for relaxation. They even have bikes that you can borrow to ride into the heart of Waikiki. I look forward to my next stay at this hotel and have my fingers crossed that the same people will be working there! Aloha lui moa! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Perfect location. Balcony view-beautiful Diamond Head to the left and a beautiful view of the ocean to the right. Walking distance to the shops in Walkiki. Surrounded by parks and nature. Staff was very gracious. Will return. 5*Genuine Expedia guest review
"Felt like home"
We felt at home from the very first second we stepped into the lobby until leaving 13 nights later! Quite place to stay and be close to Waikiki.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Away from the crowds"
Beautiful location, clean, spacious room, friendly staff. Will stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Sad to leave - cant wait to return!"
Picking a hotel is an agonizing choice. So many variables and tradeoffs that inevitably I end up choosing one and just hoping for the best. Having researched Hotels in Oahu extensively (and visited 4 times before) I had a fair idea what i was getting into. My choices were between The Modern, Hotel Renew and The Lotus. In the end, being away from the […] grind of Waikiki was important for me. First impressions: the Lotus is fantastic. Colorful lobby without being tacky, away from all the noise, and a small amount of rooms. We chose a Diamond Head premium room. Some will say the second lanai is a waste of money - and that might be true. But you get one less room on the side, more space( and some of the middle rooms are blue, which IMHO are nowhere near as nice). For my money - these rooms are the best. As always higher is better. Oh and the beds - the beds! supremely comfortable. The staff: Great! Very friendly, and helpful. A small staff ( i only encountered 4 staff in the front desk) means a very personal service. Best service i have had in Oahu by a long stretch The amenities: Few, but for us - useful. If you need a hotel bar/restaurant - look elsewhere. For us - free yoga, beach towels/chairs and bikes where perfect. As well as complimentary coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. Great touches. The bottom line: We really felt like San Souci was 'our' beach. The staff are wonderful. The location is perfect. The room was fantastic. We cant wait to return! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Aqua Lotus Hotel, a winner"
This is a rather small hotel with very comfortable rooms and an excellent staff. The only thing missing was a restaurant which they are opening in the near future. I would definitely reccomend it to people wanting that atmosphere.Genuine Expedia guest review
We loved the Aqua Lotus Hotel. The room was very spacious, comfortable and clean. The staff was absolutely wonderful. They were so friendly and very helpful. Love the balconies, would have preferred a room on a higher floor. Ours was right above the parking garage, which was kind of boring. But the view of Diamond Head was awesome. The complimentary […] services were great but it would have been a plus if they had a dining room and at least served a continental breakfast. All in all we were very pleased and would recommend this place to anyone. We would stay here again if we get the chance to visit again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, fantastic staff, beautiful room!"
Great Staff, Great location walking distance from Waikiki but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the strip. Free bikes to ride, free coffee in am and free wine in the pm, free beach towels and beach chairs. Great staff, so friendly and nice. Shout out to Travis, Bill and Sautte?. Stay here for sure its a great place. Beautiful view of Diamond […] head!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Comfortable, Clean and Beautiful view!"
The front desk service to valet were extremely helpful and friendly. Free wine in the evenings, free bike rental, soft beds, awesome pillows, great view of Diamond Head AND ocean for a great value. DEFINITELY would stay here again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The Aqua Lotus Hotel is a short distance from Waikiki, close enough to walk to shops and restaurants yet far enough to be away from the big crowds. Easy to get in and out of by car as Waikiki traffic can be completely avoided. Large, gorgeous rooms, all with balconies facing Diamond Head, some even with partial ocean view. Friendly staff. Plenty of […] towels and toiletries provided. Complimentary high-speed internet & wi-fi. Daily wine reception in the lobby. There is a $20 fee per day for "valet" parking but the valets are kind of lazy and most of the time you park the car yourself and give them the key (fine with me, I prefer not letting anyone else drive my car but technically they are not providing the service you pay for). At the time of this writing, the hotel no longer has a restaurant. AVOID breakfast at the Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant (New Otani hotel) next door, it is nasty and way overpriced. Walk to Waikiki for plenty of options, the fresh air and exercise are good for you. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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