Lotus at Diamond Head Hotel
Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
The Lotus at Diamond Head is a 51 room, boutique
hotel on the quiet and peaceful Diamond Head
end of Waikiki. It is directly across the street from
108 acre Queen Kapiolani Park only a short walk
from San Souci Beach and Queen Kapiolani Beach Park.
The Lotus at Diamond Head is most well-known for its
spectacular views of Diamond Head Crater, its in-house
Diamond Head Grill Restaurant, and the jazz nights,
disco parties, and other events hosted by that
that restaurant on a regular basis.
Kathleen Walling Fry
Facts About the Lotus at Diamond Head
-Number of Units: 51
-Number of Buildings: 1
-Number of Floors: 12
-Number of Elevators: 2
-Restaurants: 1 (Diamond Head Grill and Bar)
-Swimming Pool: No
Diamond Head Grill Restaurant and Bar
The fine dining restaurant on the 2nd floor of the Lotus
at Diamond Head Restaurant is called the Diamond Head Grill
because it has huge picture windows with beautiful
views of Kapiolani Park and Diamond Head Crater. The
restaurant has a bar, and it serves dinner, but it may
or may not served breakfast lunch and brunch (this has
changed from time to time, so call to confirm). Ask
also if the restaurant and bar currently have a dress
code in the evening or at other times.
Rooms at the Lotus at Diamond Head
All of the rooms in the Lotus at Diamond Head
Hotel are 455 square feet in size except the
two bedroom penthouse apartment, which is
2540 square feet. The "Diamond Head View"
rooms are on the lower floors of the hotel and
the "Ocean View" rooms are on the hotel's higher floors.
Some of the ocean view rooms only have a glimpse
of the ocean, but the hotel's Diamond Head Crater views
can be fabulous, especially from the rooms on the
hotel's upper floors. Note that the rooms on the 3rd
floor are level with the roof of the parking structure.
Location of the Lotus at Diamond Head Hotel
The hotel is located on the quiet and peaceful
Diamond Head end of Waikiki, across the street
from the 108 acre Queen Kapiolani Park.
It sits directly on Kalakaua Avenue, behind
the oceanfront Colony Surf residential condominium
building. The hotel is does not have an oceanfront
location, but several sandy beaches are only a short
Meeting Rooms at the Hotel
The Lotus at Diamond Head has one meeting and banquet
room that can accommodate 80 people for dinner and
120 for a stand-up cocktail reception.
Two bedroom penthouse with wrap-around balcony
can also be used for meetings or private parties.
The separately operated Diamond Head Grill Restaurant
can also be rented for meetings. It can accommodatate
up to 300 people.
Things You Need to Know
The Lotus at Diamond Head Hotel is not a beachfront
hotel, and it does not have a swimming pool, but
it is only a short walk away from a sandy swimming
beach. The Lotus is not the best
choice if an ocean view room is important to you,
because it is separated from the ocean by other buildings.
Some of its ocean view rooms only offer a glimpse of the
sea. Many of its rooms, however, do have have fabulous views
of Diamond Head Crater and Kapiolani Park. There are few
restaurants in this area, and the handful that do exist
are expensive, and often only open for dinner. It
takes most people about 15 or 20 minutes to walk from the
Lotus at Diamond Head Hotel to the center of Waikiki,
where there are plenty of restaurants, shops, and
entertainment choices, in all price categories. The
walk between the hotel and Waikiki is a lovely stroll
through beautiful Kapiolani Beach Park during the day,
but at night the park can be dark and isolated. If you
are alone, you may feel safer taking a taxi at night.
On some nights, the hotel's Diamond Head Grill Restaurant
has live jazz nights or DJ hosted disco parties.
If those activities do not appeal to you, ask the
hotel's management if the bar's music and party noise can be
heard in its hotel rooms.
Lotus at Diamond Head Hotel
Operated as: Castle Lotus at Diamond Head Hotel
2885 Kalakaua Avenue
Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
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