On the Diamond Head end of Waikiki, the hotel boasts one of the best locations in Waikiki. It is located across the street from the Honolulu Zoo and Kapiolani Beach Park, 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.