Hotel Overview

Queen Kapiolani Hotel is proud to be at the forefront of affordable comfort while still keeping our prices reasonable. We offer exceptional amenities for all of our rooms, as well as event space and catering. Our 19 story building honors Queen Kapiolani, our hotel’s namesake. Just as she continued to strive for excellence in everything, so do we.

During your stay, you’ll be 300 steps from Waikiki Beach and the Pacific Ocean with breathtaking journeys to be found anywhere. Enjoy the morning hiking to the top of Diamond Head Crater for a fantastic view of Waikiki along the coastline to the Honolulu Airport. Relax as you take in the pleasure of our Hawaiian sunset with a stroll along Waikiki Beach. Honolulu is home to year-round celebrations and festivals. Ask our staff to make recommendations based on your planned vacation dates – we’re always happy to share a local’s perspective.

Our on-site restaurant, the Kulana Terrace Restaurant, offers traditional Local-Style cuisine. You’ll enjoy open-air dining and spectacular views of Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach from our expansive terrace.


Honolulu International Airport (HNL) : 10 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1969
Floors: 19
Total rooms: 315


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory A minimum parking fee of $25 per room, per day, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice.
Advisory A mandatory hotel-imposed fee minimum of $35 (plus tax) per room, per day will be charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out. This fee is not included in your package price and is subject to change. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees that they may be responsible for but is not a guarantee of the final amount due. For a detailed description of what is included in the mandatory fee, please see hotel policies.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy: This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Hospitality Fee - A mandatory hotel-imposed fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.

Hospitality Fee Inclusions:
* Welcome Sample Pineapple Juice or Dole Whip at Aloha Whip (located in lobby)
* Weekly Live Local Music Entertainment (at Deck Restaurant or Knots Café)
* Daily surf demonstrations at Hans Hedemann Surf School (located in lobby)
* Discounts to on site activities (cocktail making, yoga, haku lei, coffee tasting, hot hula fitness)
* Discounts to local cultural/attractions on O’ahu
* High Speed WIFI Internet (Guest Rooms & Public Areas)
* Two QK Water Bottles (for use during stay and to take home as gifts)
* Flo Water Ice and Water Stations
* 24 Hour Access Fitness Center
* 24 Hour Access Business Center (including printing services from laptop or smart device to the business center printer)
* Yoga on the Go Sets (Carrying Bag, Mat, Jump Rope, Foam Roller, multi pound Fitness Cables)
* Raw Elements Sunscreen (Sample in room, pool area)
* QK Post Cards
* In-Room Digital Safe
* In-Room Refrigerator
* 10% discount at Dollar Rental Car
* Unlimited Local & 1-800 Telephone Calls
*Beach chair and Beach Towel upon request

The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 813 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Waikiki weekend-o-fun

    Very nice hotel. Centrally located with a view of Diamond Head. Honolulu Zoo is across the street so you can hear monkeys while you eat your breakfast. Staff was so friendly and fun! It was a nice touch to receive a flower lei when we checked in. Would definitely stay again!

    Feb 26, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great location

    This hotel is in a great location with a very short stroll to the beach and main shopping strip. It is across the road from the Honolulu Zoo and a five minute walk to the aquarium. The pool on level 3 is a rocking place to be with live music daily. Now for the bad things. The pool is small and un-inviting and is catered for the younger crowd. Lucky the beach is close by. We didn’t even have a kettle in the room so we had to pay exorbitant prices for coffee each morning. We were supposed to get a room with a kitchenette but that wasn’t to be. The hotel and the travel company are not taking the blame on that one even though it clearly states this in our itinerary. The staff were very uncommitted to helping with our situation. They seemed completely disinterested in all their guests and lacked people skills.

    Feb 25, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great location, Friendly staff.

    We had a wonderful stay at the Queen Kap. The staff was able to fix our own mistake of booking a room without 2 beds immediately upon checking in. The rooftop pool has super comfy loungers and an outdoor fire for the evening. The bar/restaurant staff were very friendly. Hiram, the manager, was accommodating and always friendly. The hotel is only 2 minutes walk to the beach and several good restaurants, etc. The concierge at the hotel was easy to work with and informative about the island attractions. The only negative, and it really wasn't a huge deal for us, was that the room for my husband and I was a tad small. But again, not a huge issue as we were rarely there. It was clean and cool. The artwork in this hotel is so fun! Love the portraits on the wall in the pool area and the old-school surfer artwork in the lobby. It's a great place to stay!

    Feb 25, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Hotel, Waikiki Beach

    Great location within walking distance of Waikiki beaches, restaurants and shopping. Comfortable rooms with good views of Waikiki. Highly recommend this hotel and will definitely return on future trips.

    Feb 25, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice view and friendly staff

    I had a good stay at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel. The staff was friendly and the rooms were clean. My view was excellent. The price seemed to be about average for the area at the time, but the parking fee was very high. Nothing extra special about this hotel, but it was nice. I'd probably look for a different place to stay if I go back, but I'm not disappointed about staying here this time.

    Feb 23, 2020

Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319