Diamon Head Beach Hotel Penthouse

Rates: $589 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: KF (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 75 reviews)
Legally permitted vacation rental - 2947 Kalakaua Ave #PH01

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When it comes to the perfect place to call home for your vacation in Hawaii, our 2 bedroom penthouse will hopefully be the one you long for year after year. With 240 views of the Ocean and the beautiful Diamond Head crater behind us, there really is no better spot.
Floor to ceiling full sliding doors in the living area ensure your gatherings enjoy truly the best views. Whether that be the surfers, the paddlers from the Outrigger club (next door) or the evening sailboat flotilla that coasts ahead of you as you sip a Mai Tai at sunset.

The penthouse itself has two bedrooms plus modern bathroom and well equipped kitchen. Please note you walk through one bedroom to get to the second.

Our suite is entirely yours for the duration of your stay with it's full length private lanai (that has ample seating for eight) included, should you wish to have friends over to share your luxurious vacation views.

The suite sits atop the Diamond Head Beach Hotel & Residences and is far from the madding crowd that bustles through Waikiki, yet still only a leisurely 15 min walk along the ocean front should you seek a wilder nightlife or to enjoy the many top notch restaurants Waikiki has to offer.

Our suite offers complimentary high-speed WiFi, HD TV and cable. We have a front desk person in the lobby to assist with the printing of boarding passes, local tips on food places and hikes for all energy levels.

The hotel communal gardens below us offer additional space to relax whilst gaining a tan listen to the ocean that meets our property. Maybe you'll take a snorkel along the reef to view the fascinating marine life, the choice is yours?

Owners State of Hawaii Tax TD# TA-142-592-8192-01 Registration Number: 310320290056, GE-210-144-0512-01, TA-210-144-0512-01

Diamon Head Beach Hotel Penthouse Reviews

Stephen L.
April 2024
Family made memories

Shui K.
February 2024
Indeed a true gem - great position away from the bustle of Waikiki central but still easy 20 minute walk away, with panoramic breathtaking views around you. Folding doors opened , extension table opened - perfect spot for breakfast. Lanai in the afternoon - for a kip , catch the sea breeze, spotting for whales - see them most days heading east. Great snorkelling below, with mask and flippers (including boogie boards x2 and a surfboard) provided. Saw turtles but missed the oppurtunity to swim with them. No beach access however. Slightly rocky. Safe ways ( and Leonard's Malasadas!) walking distance away - don't really need Waikiki. Comfy beds, city views from bedroom, heaps of cupboard space. Pillows could be better though... Kitchen well equipped. Cooling works well but didn't need it. We'll be back in a heartbeat! Thanks for your help, Mark (great to deal with)! Mahalo!

Vernon G.
December 2023
Two couples celebrating anniversaries using this Vrbo property as their base. After reviewing other options up & down Waikiki beach for rental, selected this site as the Best. And it was. Convenient, spacious, functional kitchen & with on-site parking. We couldn't have been happier. Thanks!

Stephen T.
December 2023
We really enjoyed our stay, such a fabulous place!!

Robert J.
December 2023
This is a beautiful condo in the perfect location. It is a quick walk down the beach to get to the excitment of Wiakiki, but far enough out that you can still drive easily to other parts of the island for exploration. If you like to run there is a great run, about 6 km, around Diamond Head. The condo is great, the lanai has a spectacular view out over the water where you can nearly always see surfer and the canoe from the club a couple of building down the beach. The only funny thing is that the entrance to the second bedroom if from the first rather than off the hallway. That said, I would still book this condo when back on Oahu. As a matter of fact I tried, but it was already rented for my dates.

Rob A.
October 2023
We’ve stayed at this property before and always love the location and views. However the condition of the rental is in need of repairs and upgrades. Too many things to list here.

Liz A.
July 2023
The location of the property was great. We enjoyed the lanai/deck the most and the gorgeous view.

Holly M.
June 2023
My family had to most amazing time here. I began every morning and ended every day out on the lanai. I’ve never seen such beautiful views. I highly recommend this location. The check in process was very easy and the hosts were easy to communicate with! We will definitely be back some day.

Curtis P.
May 2023
We enjoyed our stay tremendously. The property was exactly as described. Very clean and comfortable. When we weren’t out exploring the beautiful island, we were sitting on the balcony watching the surfers. It was splendid!!

Dave H.
May 2023
We enjoyed our stay. The location and views can't be beat. Within walking of restaurants, shopping and beaches. We even walked to the KCC farmers market on Saturday which was great! The unit could use a refresh of the bathroom but overall a very pleasant stay.

Rachele S.
March 2023
Great location right on the ocean! Full wall of doors that open to see and hear the ocean. Loved sitting on the big couch outside watching the waves and surfers.

Tracy G.
March 2023
Location and views are fantastic and don’t disappoint. The condo has some wear and tear that shows but okay. Cleanliness was okay but for me not great. You could see fingerprints on the cabinets in the kitchen and doors throughout which looked like they had been there a while. This bothered me the most. Dirt buildup on baseboards and tile. A little cleaning adjustment would go a long way. Overall our stay was still good and relaxing!

Grace Z.
March 2023
Pros: the views are breathtaking and the location is first rate. Cons: This apartment could use a total refresh. It’s old and everything needs to be replaced. The outdoor dining is a misnomer. The sliding doors need to be open to erect the table so it is not possible to have both outdoor dining and indoor air conditioning. The second bedroom is as wide as the bed. It is only accessible through the other bedroom.

wendy h.
December 2022
We’ve been staying at the DBH for 30+ years, back when it was a hotel, and loved coming back recently for a family reunion over thanksgiving. The condo was great- everything we needed during our stay, and the balcony view can’t be beat!

Debbie P.
December 2022
Really beautiful view..didn't want to leave.

Maria F P.
November 2022
Great Property! Best location with beautiful ocean views! Enjoyed swimming and surfing in front and walks around Kapiolani Park. Very comfortable and nicely furnished, a perfect vacation! Mahalo

Rick S.
November 2022
This property was a great fund. Best views ever.

Emma H.
October 2022
Walking distance to the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, but just adjacent enough that you have quiet mornings and only hear the ocean at night. Truly fantastic views, with a three-sided balcony, you're able to see the ocean, Diamond Head, and the Honolulu skyline. Went there to celebrate my engagement, and I feel like I've found a hidden gem. Will be recommending this place to all of my friends!

Lou S.
October 2022
The main positive for this unit are the views. Worth the price and everything that follows is petty and not a deal breaker. The unit has amazing views of the ocean and the mountains and it was in a wonderful location with easy access to everything. If you’re traveling and using this unit with other adults, I probably wouldn’t recommend. The second “bedroom” only has access by going through the master bedroom, so there will not be ANY privacy. If your traveling with small children you are probably use to not having privacy so the second room would be perfect. During our visit the heat and humidity apparently was higher than usual so the unit was hot and those poor little window units were not able to keep up and do the job; they ran the entire time. The second “bedroom” was the least comfortable in regards to temperature. The room never cooled down even with the air conditioning unit running non-stop. Keeping the curtains closed seemed to help a bit but you lose the beautiful view of the ocean. The air conditioning units when running are super loud so I felt like there was never any peace and quiet. You had a trade off, loud window units with some cool air flowing or turn them off and enjoy quiet but be hot. Opening the sliding doors adds to the experience and is awesome to hear the waves crashing but the unit heats up quickly. We loved the shower. Water shooting from all directions and plenty of room for shower activities. We really liked the full length window with the clear shower curtain. Every room has a view including the shower. We purchased a parking spot in the garage. The garage is small and has low clearance so make sure you vehicle will clear prior to purchasing. Also, if getting a spot in the garage you will need to have some amazing parking skills especially if it’s full when you pull in. Getting in your spot will be a challenge. Luckily we had stall 19 which was right in the front and I was able to back in from the street. Parking outside the unit came be a challenge so I do recommend a garage spot but if renting a car get a compact. The child in me really enjoyed using the trash Shute. I know it’s silly but I liked listening to the trash fall from the penthouse down to the dumpster. Overall I would rent this unit again but not with other adults. We like privacy as does the other adults with us. Final note: if I ever hit the Mega Millions I’d would totally offer to but the unit.

Scott W.
October 2022
The property was everything advertised. Fantastic view. We could see the Saturday fireworks (although they were a little far away). This is a super convenient location for everything we were doing on this trip. I would recommend this property and will likely rent it again.

Janine Alysa Flores A.
October 2022
We had a wonderful time! The condo was beautiful! I would definitely recommend this property to anyone!!! We used the kitchen quite a bit, and would have preferred to have some additional big pots, and also the pots didn’t have covers. But we made do with what was there! The laundry was located in the garage area, which made it a bit difficult, but it worked out just fine. Only $1.50 per wash and per dry. Mahalo!

Anne T.
September 2022
This fantastic penthouse condo on the 13th floor has a truly awesome huge view of the great big blue ocean and Diamond Head! Every room has an amazing view. There are gigantic sliding glass doors that open up completely so you get an unobstructed view and the refreshing breeze cools the place down. The lanai balcony looks out over the sea with surfers, sailboats, and jaw-dropping sunsets. The furnishings are very comfortable and attractive. The kitchen is well-stocked. Everything was spotlessly clean and well-maintained. The master bedroom is quite spacious and the bed is very comfortable. The 2nd bedroom is much smaller, the bed is a little too firm and cramped in, and you have to walk through the master to get in, so it’s really not ideal for adults. Also it gets stuffy and hot in the 2nd bedroom even with the AC on, so it would have been better to have a portable fan available. The property manager was very helpful and easy to communicate with. It’s definitely worth it to pay the fee for the underground garage assigned parking space. The building has a nice garden area with lounge chairs overlooking the sea. There’s a metal ladder going down from the sea wall that makes it easy to go swimming or snorkeling. Also lovely Sans Souci Beach is a very short walk down the street and the great Hau Tree beachfront restaurant is right there.

Heike A.
August 2022
We loved the view from the lanai and the table by the kitchen.

Susan L.
August 2022
Property as beautiful as the pictures. In July we never used the a/c once- the ocean breeze just blows through the condo. Fully equipped kitchen- with condiments (olive oil … spices..). Easy walk into (busy/crowded) Waikiki Beach - and an easy walk to Diamond Head. What can beat a full ocean view from the front and sides and the Diamond Head crater from behind?

Renee K.
July 2022
Everything was well done. The only two things we wanted to suggest is that the parking stall for the unit was beyond difficult and impossible to park unless you have a very very small car. The 2nd bedroom mattress need to be replaced very uncomfortable so my friend and i shared the first bedroom bed. That mattress was excellent. We think the a/c unit in the first bedroom may be broken? Not sure. Otherwise we had a fantastic time—gorgeous views, well stocked kitchen and other misc items were provided and clean. Aloha!

Erich S.
July 2022
Fantastic location, friendly staff and beautiful views

Victor G.
July 2022
Clean property. Safe neighborhood. Great views

Jessica G.
May 2022
Great location and the best lanai! Great stay! Mahalo!

Melody R.
April 2022
We had a wonderful stay. The location of the condo was close to everything, but far enough away so that you are not stuck in the crowded congestion of Waikiki. The unit itself was well cared for and had everything that a family needs, including beach gear (chairs, umbrella, boogie boards), all kitchen needs (drip coffee maker, pots and pans, small electrical appliances, basic condiments, food containers and storage wraps), as well as household items such as laundry detergent. We traveled with our young child and the adjoined bedroom with murphy bed was perfect; however, I can see how this set-up may not be ideal for two couples traveling together as you need to walk through the main bedroom to access the second bedroom. The management company is also incredibly responsive, which helped in our planning. We will definitely stay again.

Christie D.
April 2022
The penthouse suite delivered in all areas; perfect location, amazing views, well-stocked kitchen, clean and comfortable. We will definitely be back on our next trip to Oahu.

Leslie C.
April 2022
This is our second time and we will be back. The balcony alone is worth the price. I live out there on top of the world on the super comfy couch when here. Ocean surrounding you on two sides. Gorgeous sunsets. Diamond Head on one side, the Ko’olaus on the other. And everything you could possibly need inside. This is now our go-to place when on the island visiting family. Mahalo.

Pamela W.
February 2022
Amazing views, great location could have asked for anything better. Will be back again for sure

Catherine C.
January 2022

Maryann T.
December 2021
Enjoyed a wonderful week at this unit overlooking the Pacific. Every need is provided for - lots of beach gear, cooking gear, TVs in each room for chilling out. Snorkeling directly from the seawall reveals an impressive array of tropical fish and swimming/surfing possible right out front. Sunsets are unbelievable! The walls of this unit are basically all capable of opening so you feel as though you're in a boat! The breeze zooms through keeping it super cool and the views are nonstop from Diamond Head to the water. The layout of this building/unit is odd - the bedrooms are only accessible one thru the other, the view facing directly out to the water is only accessible via outdoors on the front lanai, and the penthouse is actually not the top floor (didn't matter to us but someone might be disappointed) - but for our group it was just perfect! Balconies make it not a good spot for kids, tho. Close enough to get to Waikiki and Honolulu but removed from the crowds. Loved it - thank you! We'll be back!

Andrea O.
December 2021
The view from this property is stunning. The condo itself is very clean and well appointed.

Judith R.
October 2021
If it were my place I was renting out I would declutter the kitchen cabinets contents and foodstuffs and the cupboard closets outside the bathroom. The couch and chair in the living area are lovely. We also enjoyed the couch on the lanai. I would replace the curtains throughout and repair the ceiling in the living room area…but I’m only the renter.

Jodee T.
October 2021
This property was perfect for us and is just as described. The only caution is that the floorplan is not perfect since access to the second bedroom is through the first. Well equipped kitchen and toys.

Douglas I.
September 2021
Just returned from our amazing stay at this condo. Amazing views, perfectly located, and very relaxing! Mark was an amazing host and was very helpful. I woud highly recommend this condo! We will definatlely stay here again.

Blythe L.
August 2021
This is a gorgeous, well-stocked penthouse condo with spectacular views! If you want to be away from the bustle of Waikiki but enjoy everything paradise has to offer this is your place. Very clean & comfortable, excellently managed - a true gem! I won’t stay anywhere else going forward. Thank you!!

Patricia A.
July 2021
The penthouse condo was just as described and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The view from the lanai was unbelievable. The condo was well stocked,, but the beach chairs and umbrella needed an upgrade. We would recommend without hesitation!

Geri J.
July 2021
This property is very special and I’ve stayed here several times. Views of Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach in distance, Kapiolani Park. Hangs right over a great view of the ocean and the grass lounge area is nice.

Leslie C.
July 2021
The apartment was tastefully appointed, fully equipped and totally amazing with entire walls of sliding glass doors opening to the Hawaiian air and fantastic views of Diamond Head, Waikiki coast and the ocean. Clean and extremely comfortable. We will be back!!

Hortensia E.
June 2021
The location was close to beaches, small restaurants and shopping. The rental was very clean, nice breeze and beautiful view.

Deira I.
June 2021
Beautiful views of the ocean right off the balcony and the well-appointed condo make this a property we want to return to as soon as we're able. Working with Mark G. was wonderful as he was responsive, professional and accommodating!

Maria F P.
June 2021
Beautiful location and fabulous ocean views!!! The place was clean and the kitchen well stocked . Great communication with the property manager. Loved our stay and would recommend to others. Aloha

Marshall R.
March 2021
Sitting on the balcony in the morning staring off into the ocean was my own personal Aloha from the island each day. It was as if a rainbow had manifested itself from the sky into the water to greet me with a lei of sunshine and soft, wave crashing calm. If I listened closely, I could hear a chorus of humuhumunukunukuapua'a whispering 'Welcome to Hawaii.' The 360 degree views never disappointed. From Kapiolani Park, to the skyline of Honolulu, Diamond Head, or the majestic Pacific Ocean. It's far enough away to not hear the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, but a 15 minute walk if you wanted to enjoy a night in the city. This view from the lanai is where postcards are made. I would highly recommend this place to anyone coming to Oahu for an above and beyond Aloha experience.

Matthew P.
March 2021
This was such a unique unit! So much opportunity for open air ocean breezes, and amazing views! We only booked for a couple nights, but wished we could stay longer. Will definitely consider booking again on a future trip. Also, the location was fantastic—right across from a park. It was a short drive to touristy stuff (Waikiki) if that’s what you’re looking for, but not in the middle of all the crowds and hustle and bustle. We generally prefer staying on the north shore with a more laid back vibe, but came south to meet up with some friends. We were pleasantly surprised with the unit and the location. The only downside was that the unit wasn’t ready until a good hour after check-in time, and we had reservations to be somewhere, which caused a little stress. Property Manager was communicative and apologetic. We would still stay here again for sure!

Amy H.
March 2021
The property was so amazing, since we visited in February, we didn’t need the AC and you can literally open up both sides of the condo and have ocean views throughout. Night time was also wonderful. Highly recommend!

Rebecca H.
January 2021
Enjoyed the location of this property at the base of Diamond Head. It is on the edge of Waikiki, but the area is quiet with a park across the street. Views were great and I spent much of my time at the condo on the lanai.

Tina L.
December 2020
We enjoyed out staycation at DHBH. It was just as advertised and no problems. We would stay again.

Lalita S.
March 2020
Beautiful condo on top of diamond head hotel on the gold coast. Spectacular ocean views with easy access to the water and overall a beautiful and well maintained condo. 2 things to keep in mind-there is no assigned parking so it will be up to you to find a place for your car. Also the 2nd bedroom comes off of the first bedroom so no separate entrance. No issue for us since we only had our young daughter but I would imagine it would be awkward in other circumstances.

Emma O.
February 2020
We loved sitting on the deck looking at the ocean each day. The property is right on the water and is nice and quiet. The walk into Waikiki is very manageable. The two bedrooms are connected with only one door in and out, which we didn’t realise. Check in was a little complicated as we had to stand outside and wait around 15 minutes for someone to meet us. But otherwise, the stay was wonderful.

Deana M.
February 2020
Beautiful views. Quiet and perfect!

Larie F.
December 2019
Loved our stay great location, beautiful view, well stocked kitchen and amenities We will be back!

Kimie N.
December 2019
The title to this review says it all. My only suggestion for the owner would be to provide written Instructions as to how to operate the tv. The living room tv operation is not intuitive.

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