"Great hotel, Spectacular Views"
What can I say, it's a great property with the most attentive, friendly, efficient and helpful staff you can ever want in a tropical paradise. Just off San Soucci Beach, with private access to the Outrigger Club Beach this hotel boasts some of the best views of both the Honolulu skyline and Diamondhead Crater. The modern, clean rooms have balconies […] and the corner rooms have two - just in case you want a change of scenery. The only point I would quibble about is the amount of convenient food options nearby. Several pricey restaurants within walking distance but to get any selection or local favorites... it's a drive, and the in house restaurant has unfortunately closed. However, the quiet neighborhood which boarders a beautiful park is quiet and restful. But if you want a killer view of all that Honolulu has to offer while being served by the nicest staff ever to work at a hotel...anywhere... I suggest you get to the Lotus. It's a gem. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Amazing staff great hotel"
All I can say is stop going to the major chain hotels and give folks like this a chance. This was a fantastic hotel, the staff was friendly the room was beautiful and the location was amazing. Stay away from the major chain hotels and come here. If I ever come back to Oahu I will be staying here for sure! Thanks guys!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Need to fix an old elevator.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Best experience with hotel staff , love the wine bar and decor of the roomGenuine Expedia guest review
No more coffee service in lobby. Very annoying. In room coffee machine very poor. Refrig in room did not work so my milk was warm. A surprise boutique fee of 25 per day when i checked in. Wine in lobby starts too early. Gone downhill since last year. People who work at the hotel are greatGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect for a family visit to O'ahu"
The Lotus was perfect for our family of four. It is quiet, located across from a large park. It is a 3 minute walk around the corner to a nice, calm beach that is good for kids, but it might take you 4 because you will be laden down with the chairs, towels, and boogie boards the hotel provides as part of their concierge service! The service is excellent, […] friendly, personal, and accommodating. We were upgraded at no additional cost, and our room had a view of both the ocean and Diamond Head. For those who like to hike, Diamond Head is less then 2 miles from the hotel. It is a 30 minute drive to Pearl Harbor, which is standard for all of Waikiki. You can walk to the touristy shopping of Waikiki, but a better choice is to drive 5-10 minutes to the local eats and shops on Diamond Head Rd and Kapahulu Ave. The hotel has free yoga classes 3 times a week, a happy hour wine selection every night, and a nice continental breakfast selection for a nominal fee. Coffee, cocoa and tea are free in the morning. I would definitely stay here again. We loved it! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"best way to stay OUT of Waikik"
loved it from time I checked in, really liked the people that worked there and they include enough in the "resort fee " one time charge to make me not complain about paying it. it is a little more than some small boutique hotels but well worth itGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Amazing amenites and fantastic service!"
A few highlights: We called down to ask about snorkeling rentals and they had gear for us to use for free! The hotel also has some bikes (with locks) to use for free when available, but if you're willing to walk ~15 mins you can get to the main Waikiki area but are far enough away from the noise and hubbub to appreciate some great relaxation. FREE YOGA […] 4 days/week was an excellent start to the day. The room was gorgeous with a great bed, and wonderful view of Diamondhead off our balcony (which requires an upcharge). Service was amazing!! Can't say enough good things about this place, we'll be back!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We booked an ocean room premium & it was fantastic! It was a corner room so had 2 balconies, one overlooking Diamondhead & the other the ocean, PERFECT. We witnessed the eclipse over Diamonhead, what an experience. The hotel is not ocean front but we had a nice ocean view & the beach is a short walk. The hotel provides beach chairs, towels, bikes & […] ALL the staff is amazingly friendly. Take advantage of the happy hour in the lobby w/complimentary wine. Nice way to relax & mingle w/other guests. I highly recommend attending the Chief's Luau, helicopter tour & Pearl Harbor. Great trip & we would stay @ Hotel Lotus again (we did not go but the hotel is within walking distance of the aquarium & zoo). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Caution advised on booking expectations"
Love the hotel. It squirmy with low ceilings in the lobby and mid century vibe. We have been staying there since it was a W hotel back in the day and saw it change ownership over the years. The last TWO times we booked an Ocean view room and when we requested the corner (actually viewing the ocean between other buildings) we were forced to pay an up […] charge of $20 bucks. I booked FOUR rooms, two Ocean and two Mauka. You would think a single room out of the group being on the corner would not be an issue over $20. I've been booking at the Modern which is much better service and amenities for about the same cost. Its unfortunate because I loved supporting what felt like old school Hawaii. My business partner still insists we stay here when he is along. $20 bucks is no big deal I would have gladly paid that when I booked however being fleeced at the beginning of a trip, business or pleasure, is really POOR service. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel, friendly staff"
We enjoyed a one hour late check-out time so we could attend church. The staff also watched our bags for 8 hours because our plane didn't leave until midnight. That allowed us to tour on the last day without dragging our bags along.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Off the beaten track"
A quiet oasis close to Diamond Head and with an outstanding restaurant. The staff made my wife and I feel very welcome and relaxed.Genuine Expedia guest review
"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
We had a pleasant stay at this hotel. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable, and the staff are very friendly and very willing to help which was great.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel, partial ocean view, 2 DOUBLE beds"
Very friendly, helpful front staff. Ocean view partially blocked by buildings closer to ocean. Requested 2 beds instead of one king, since 3 of us. I assumed that they would be 2 queens, instead they were 2 doubles. So, if you are tall, beware. Pleasant one night stay but wouldn't stay there with more than 2 people in one room.Genuine Expedia 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
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