of TripAdvisor Travelers recommend this hotel
My friend and I decided to go shopping in Honolulu as there is no shopping in Molokai. We were referred to this hotel by a friend. Great location and away from the hustle bustle of Waikiki. Rooms are very comfortable and clean.Really enjoyed availability of having free wine at happy hour. Staff are friendly and helpful. Would stay here again.
"Great Location but not Luxury"
Lotus hotel is nice enough, but certainly not luxury. Rooms are spacious, bath is spacious enough. Closet is also fairly large. Small refrigerator & free water for your convenience, as well as bicycle, beach chairs, parking, etc for your use ( mandatory resort fee, whether you use these items or not). Complimentary coffee in morning and inexpensive wine for happy hour. Beach is 100 paces away. Location is across from a park and off the beaten path a bit, but an uber ride from the shops, restaurants, etc. New Year's week the price was double, but most other times fairly reasonable. Staff is helpful and congenial. But if it is a resort you're seeking, it's not.I would stay there again.
"Excellent if it is what you are looking for"
This hotel is great if it is what you are looking for. It is quiet, close to but not on the beach, has lovely rooms (spacious, nicely furnished, with comfortable beds and a good size shower rooms). The views of Diamond Head are good, but I would have been disappointed if I had particularly wanted a sea view since at best these are between other tower blocks. As far as I could tell, whatever floor you were on, you would be looking over a parking lot, although the higher the room, the less obvious this is. The hotel staff were without exception very pleasant. We requested a microwave oven at check-in, and the staff were already putting it in the room as we arrived. This was very handy, since many island activities start early and would require you to be out and about before breakfast is served. For example, sunrise at Diamond Head is popular; Pearl Harbor visitor center opens at 7 am, and you need to get there early if you like history but only have one day to spare. However, the Lotus Honolulu is not a resort hotel, the eating facilities are limited (and the restaurant was closed several nights of our stay for private functions), and there are not many other non-room-based facilities, which is fine if that is not important to you. We did have a rental car, and found the valet parking a minor nuisance (no fault of the staff, it just means having to remember to take everything from the car that will be required in the room). We were not tempted into eating places within walking distance. In summary, this is a really nice hotel if your main requirement is a good quiet room convenient for getting out and about, but if you are really into resort living, or lounging on a beach that's just outside your room, or very keen on nightlife or entertainment, or love to be waited on hand and foot, you will end up being disappointed. You have to work out some of these things by reading between the lines on the hotel's web-site, or studying TripAdvisor quite carefully, which in my opinion is a shame because it means someone who has not done their research might have unrealistic expectations. Having written that, we would very happily stay at the Lotus Honolulu again because it suited us very well.
We have visited Honolulu many times and usually stay at ‘big name hotels’ on the Waikiki strip. No longer! The Lotus is on the quiet end near Diamond Head. Very attentive staff that does a great job at the small things: daily paper, in room espresso, daily yoga on the beach, evening wine on the lobby. The rooms are good sized with large functional baths and a balcony.
"Our stay at the Lotus"
We had a great time there ! Staff was great ! We like the location and the convience of being close to everything. The complimentary coffee in the morning and the complimentary wine in the afternoon was an added plus. The room was clean and functioned perfectly for us.We enjoyed having the morning paper at our door each morning. Having the restaurant on the second floor was great ! Food and service was good there too !
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM