A Golden Location at the Rainbow's End of Waikiki Beach
The Waikiki Grand Hotel boasts one of the best locations in Waikiki, located just steps away from the broadest and sandiest beach in the area, fronting Kapahulu Pier. One side of the pier is open to the ocean where you can watch the surfers and boogie boarders. Expansive grassy lawns are nearby so you can relax and picnic. The other side of the pier is protected by a rock wall, which shelters the beach from incoming waves, providing a calmer cove for swimming.
The Waikiki Grand Hotel offers exquisite views of Waikiki Beach, Kapiolani Park, and Diamond Head which can be viewed from your open air lanai. Start the day off with a cup of coffee from the nearby Starbucks and enjoy it on the 10th floor sundeck while taking in the incredible panoramic view of the ocean and Diamond Head. Each room is individually decorated and may offer a different view, but all rooms include FREE internet access, a compact refrigerator and a microwave.
**Waikiki Grand Hotel is LGBT-friendly and TAG approved, offering an affordable price and a great location. Hawaii is a celebration of color and friendliness, and the place you stay should be, too.
On your way to the beach, stop at one of the equipment rental shops to pick up snorkeling gear and explore the sparkling waters in Waikiki. Like more action? Stop in at the world famous Hans Hedemann surf school located next door, or pick up a boogie board and some fins to catch a wave at the best boogie boarding area in Waikiki, just a block from the hotel. Need a break from the beach? No problem! Walk across the street to the Honolulu Zoo, take a 5 minute stroll down the beach to the Waikiki Aquarium, or hike up Diamond Head crater to enjoy breathtaking views of Honolulu, Waikiki and Hawaii Kai.
After a long day in the sun, grab a bite to eat at the award winning Teddy’s Bigger Burgers located on the 1st floor. On the second floor, there's always a party going on at the colorful and gay-friendly Hula's Bar and Lei Stand, a beach bar by day and a popular hot spot at night. Grab some food from one of the nearby ABC stores and enjoy a sunset picnic in Kapiolani Park while listening to the concerts being performed at the Waikiki Shell.