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Great hotel great staff04/23/2010
We stayed in this hotel for seven days on our honeymoon and would definitely stay in the new otani again #40in fact we plan to on our return visit to ...
We stayed in this hotel for seven days on our honeymoon and would definitely stay in the New Otani again #40in fact we plan to on our return visit to celebrate our five year anniversary#41. The rooms are a little small -- the ones you see in the photos are of the deluxe ocean view rooms -- but theyre clean and its Hawaii so hopefully you wont be spending much time in your room. You should be spending time on the beach and the fact that this hotel has its own private beach was a huge plus for us. We could still walk to Waikiki beach #40a nice 10 minute stroll#41 and downtown Waikiki restaurants but having a beach in our own backyard was nice. You wont find many other hotels in Hawaii with this kind of beach front property for a good price like the New Otani. The staff at the New Otani was also very helpful giving us directions and maps to just about anywhere we wanted to go on the island #40which was pretty much everywhere#41. Speaking of going everywhere the valet parking provided for only 10 or 15 a day is a very nice service. We didnt eat at the open air beach front hotel restaurant because it was a little pricey but if youre looking for a nice dinner for two only a few feet from a sandy beach its one of the only places on the island youll find that kind of atmosphere. All in all this is a great hotel at a great price. Just make sure you get an ocean view room if you can -- or an ocean view deluxe if you can afford it -- because the view of the water and Waikiki is well worth the extra cost!
My husband and i have just spent 9 nights at this hotel. the food was fantastic the staff are very friendly and remember you, and what you like to drink ...
My husband and I have just spent 9 nights at this hotel. The food was fantastic the staff are very friendly and remember you, and what you like to drink or eat. We had a kitchenette which really was only a sink, coffee pot, hot kettle and toaster and microwave, but it did the job, we could relax first thing in the morning. There is a shop right there to buy the basics from. Room 306 is the best, 208 is noisy as it is above the coffee shop below. Great view of the park from our room and al little of the beach. Lovely beach not too crowded. The restuarant is right on the beach! Wonderful sunsets. Some rooms are small, but they are clean. Higlhly recommend this hotel.
Rooms pictured online are not what you get09/18/2008
I was so disappointed in the accomodations that i would have booked another room at another hotel. upon walking in the room we were met with formica countertops, old tube ...
I was so disappointed in the accomodations that I would have booked another room at another hotel. Upon walking in the room we were met with formica countertops, old tube TV, very small bathroom with louvered sliding pocket doors. I complained to the front desk that this is not what was pictured online and he told me that I had booked a moderate room. He asked if I had a picture or anything from what I saw online. The valet attendant was asked to show us 2 other rooms and was very helpful. He told us that they had been renovating the rooms and which ones were newly furnished and had flat screen TV's. We went back and ended up getting put moved to a renovated room. The location is great! Away from Wakiki, but a great stroll through the park. San Souci beach is secluded and a very nice mix of people due to the W Hotel next door. Beware that the Wonder Bar is located in the W Hotel next door and is a popular venue for young people on Saturday nights. Parking is great as well. We did not use valet parking but parked in the metered parking across the street. Parking is free after 6pm . Definately check out the South Shore Grill up the street on Monserrat. Great fish tacos and sandwiches!
Fantastic hotel for peaceful vacation06/15/2008
This hotel is highly recommended for honeymooners or family looking for a quiet relaxing hawaii vacation. the new otani is the first hotel located on quiet side of kapiolani park ( ...
This hotel is highly recommended for honeymooners or family looking for a quiet relaxing Hawaii vacation. The New Otani is the first hotel located on quiet side of Kapiolani Park (west side). It is an older hotel that has been remodeled, hotel is in good shape considering it takes abuse from salt air all year long. The staff keeps the rooms clean, beds are clean and comfy and air conditioning works great. We rented ?park view room? desk offered two options: Larger room approx 350sqft had sink and microwave and farther away from beach in a hotel addition (better for families), Smaller room was approx 200sqft, only had mini fridge but the view of the beach was fantastic (better for couples). We are used to smaller euro hotel rooms so we chose the smaller room with fantastic view. Because there are very few hotels around, the beach is not crowded and very clean, the evenings are quiet and the mornings are very peaceful. Hotel restaurant is Japanese and quite expensive. But every place to eat in Waikiki is expensive. The only real negative is you have to walk half mile to get to busy area of Waikiki and nearest ABC store. This hotel will work best for people who rent a car, (bring your own GPS, or rent one). Hotel parking is $/day or if you get lucky you can park for free at the park (read signs carefully). You can drive yourself to places like Pearl Harbor, Hanauma bay, Dole pineapple farm, and Polynesian center and save a lot of tour bus / taxi money.
Excellent hotel, great location on beach05/28/2008
Two separate stays at this hotel over a week period. it is on the beach but outside of the high traffic area. very quiet with excellent service and great food. ...
Two separate stays at this hotel over a week period. It is on the beach but outside of the high traffic area. Very quiet with excellent service and great food. Parking costs $18 per day but is worth it as spots on the street are hard to come by anywhere near the beach. Many weddng parties were seen but we did not see the facilities. Very easy access from airport. Absoultely no compliants. Best value for the money that I saw.