It’s almost a different world here, with Kapiolani Park providing a buffer from the frenzy of Waikiki. The hotel’s best feature is its location right on Kaimana Beach, where the crowds are thinner and the water cleaner. The rooms can be a bit tight, but the pricier ones face the ocean straight on, with no obstructions, and have lanai where you can lose yourself to the aquamarine blues stretching all the way to the horizon. In 2017, the hotel finally finished a three-year update to the décor, putting the “new” back into the New Otani. Start your day with breakfast at the Hau Tree Lānai restaurant, under the canopy of the age-old tree.
New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel
2863 Kalakaua Ave., (ocean side of the street just before Diamond Head and just past the Waikiki Aquarium, across from Kapiolani Park), Waikiki
Our Rating Neighborhood Diamond Head Waikiki Transportation Bus: 2 or 14 Phone 800/356-8264, 808/923-1555 Prices $175–$350 double; from $176 studio; from $255 1-bedroom; from $400 suite. Extra person $50. Children 12 and under stay free in parent’s room using existing bedding. Valet parking $23 Amenities 2 restaurants; beachfront bar; babysitting; concierge; room service; free Wi-Fi Units 124 URL http://www.booking.com/hotel/us/the-new-otani-kaimana-beach.html?aid=1254987&label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Web site New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel Other Check website for special packages