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Get an overview of this hotelHotel across from Kapiolani Beach Park

Near Diamond Beach

On the Diamond Head end of Waikiki, the Castle Waikiki Grand Hotel is a half-block from the ocean, 4.5 miles from downtown Honolulu, and across the street from Kapiolani Park and the Honolulu Zoo.

Rooftop deck with view

A 10th-floor sundeck provides scenic views of Diamond Head, Kapiolani Park, and Waikiki Beach. An outdoor pool is on site, and guests are steps away from ocean swimming, restaurants, entertainment and shops.

High-speed Internet

All 50 individually owned, smoke-free, vacation-rental studios at the ten-story Waikiki Grand Hotel are equipped with microwaves, coffeemakers, and refrigerators. Some units include kitchenettes.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The 180-unit structure was built in 1963, and two elevators lead to a modern, L-shaped rooftop sundeck with views of Diamond Head, Kapiolani Park, and Waikiki Beach. An outdoor pool is also located on site.

Luggage carts are available to guests. Coin-operated laundry facilities and a television are in the basement. The front desk staff assist with copying, faxing, and activities.

The Castle Waikiki Grand Hotel complex is adjacent to a fast-food restaurant, and an alternative bar on the second floor has an ATM machine. The hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel, a high-speed Internet computer (surcharge), and self-parking is available for a fee. The shops, restaurants, and entertainment of Waikiki are steps away.

  • ATM/banking 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Business center 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Nightclub 
  • Number of floors - 10 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 50 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Year Built 1963 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Microwave  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Separate dining area  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Microwave 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Separate dining area 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Television 
  • Weekly housekeeping provided 

Where to Eat

Teddy's Bigger Burgers - Fast food. Open daily from 10 AM to 9 PM.

Hula's Bar and Lei Stand - Beach bar by day and popular hot spot at night. Caters to gay men. Located on second floor of the hotel with views of Queen's Surf Beach. Restaurant is open Thursday - Monday evenings, serving pub fare.

Nearby Things to Do

A spacious tenth-floor sundeck with lounge chairs wraps around the building and offers splendid views of the ocean, Diamond Head, and Waikiki. A gay bar on the second floor is open from late afternoon until early morning and offers complimentary wireless and fee-based high-speed Internet access.

Secluded from Waikiki traffic, the hotel is across from Kapiolani park, which has tennis courts, jogging paths, the Honolulu Zoo, and the Waikiki Aquarium. A half-block away, a stretch of Waikiki Beach has a breakwater, which creates calm swimming conditions. Waikiki Beach offers all other sand and surf activities. A 24-hour fitness center is three blocks away.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 20 per night.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 17 per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 20 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

This property caters to gay and/or lesbian guests.

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