Choosing a Hawaii hotel can be daunting. Here are five reasons why this newly reimagined Waikiki property will be the perfect home base for your getaway to paradise. This legendary hotel allows even the most jaded traveler to experience Waikiki in a fresh new way! 

Since its spectacular $35 million transformation in fall 2018, the Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel at the edge of Waikiki has become a dream destination for locals and overseas travelers.  With updated rooms and common spaces, new food and beverage concepts, and various onsite programing, here are just five reasons why you should book Hawaii’s happiest hotel. 

Reason #1: Renovated and Modernized!
After its $35 million renovation, this creative but classic hotel immerses guests into a fun, Hawaiian lifestyle, complemented by the amenities and comforts of aloha. The guestrooms feature coastal color palettes, contemporary amenities, large new windows, and private lanais. The property also introduces reimagined common spaces—including its open-air lobby, third-floor swimming pool and dining lanai, state-of-the art fitness center, and meeting and event spaces— for guests and locals to relax and experience the best of both retro and modern Hawaii. 

Reason #2: Location!
Uniquely located where Diamond Head meets Waikiki, guest rooms and suites offer stunning views of Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach.  The hotel is in the heart of Waikiki with restaurants and shopping centers within walking distance. Steps from the white sands and blue waters of Waikiki Beach, the all-new Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel captures Oahu’s adventurous spirit.

Reason #3: Activities and Events!
With fun activities for the whole family to enjoy, Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel offers a range of options that will help guests explore “QK Life.”  Haku lei making workshops, surf /SUP lessons, a DIY wellness workshop, Hot Hula Fitness, and Yoga classes are just some of the offerings the hotel has to fully immerse guests in the local Hawaiian lifestyle.  Paint & Sip sessions have also been added to the roster of programing at the hotel.  Experienced and enthusiastic artists instruct you with step-by-step instructions to create your own one-of-a-kind painting as you sip your favorite beverage.  Paint & Sip provides you with the most beautiful view of Diamond Head as you sit poolside, sip on rosé, and spend time with friends.

Reason #4: Dining!
Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel offers a few great dining options.  Start your morning off at Knots Coffee Bar, which offers casual quick bites and drinks throughout the day.  Enjoy a cup of 100% Kona Coffee while planning your adventure for the day.  Customized lunch baskets are also available for the option of picnicking at the beach.  Later in the day, enjoy modern American cuisine at DECK Bar & Grill, located on the third floor of the hotel.  With a vast menu selection, craft cocktails, a stunning panoramic view of Diamond Head, and daily live music, DECK provides a relaxed atmosphere.  

Reason #5: Fun for All Visitors!
Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel is a great fit for all types of guests! Whether you are a fitness guru on a getaway to the beach or a honeymooning couple, the hotel offers amenities and activities to fit your needs and desires. Events such as a bachelorette party, a company meeting, or a family gathering can be made especially memorable thanks to Queen Kapi‘olani, Hawaii’s happiest hotel.  

For reservations and information, visit, email or phone #1-800-533-6970.

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