What travellers are saying
- My wife and I were invited on 2/22/20 to listen to jazz music in the Lili’u Room. The atmosphere was all about the music as patrons there were all hyped up and excitedly looking forward to a magical evening. Wine was served (per your ticket) and the managing of getting everyone inside to their seats before showtime was handled well. The room was well acclimated with the AC at a comfortable temperature, the seats were comfortable with little fold out tables to place your drinks on, and the overall employees (some volunteers) that worked that evening was very pleasant. What shocked me was the price of parking. It was a little high at $12 per vehicle. Otherwise, it was a great venue and a perfect place to hold the event. 🎶Written 23 February 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This lounge for JCB members to provide many services, such as attraction guide, lost and found reports in Japanese and English. Mainly Japanese members using this loungeWritten 7 October 2016This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We visited and did the “passport” day ticket. It is recommended on all the sites to allow 6-8hr for the day … unless you are extremely patriotic, walk very slowly or want to read every sign, you really don’t need this long!
We were there about 2-2.5hr and felt that was more than enough.
Be mindful you need to take shuttles between the sites, so depending how busy it is, allocate time for that!
Also be mindful that the day involves a lot of walking! Wear comfortable shoes.
The ship was most impressive and we enjoyed that the most - spending most of our time there rather than the other sites.
A good and interesting experience.Written 21 November 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- In the historic area of Honolulu filled with gorgeous government buildings, one standout is the Hawaii State Library. The large verdant lawn and huge old shade trees, make this building welcoming. It's beautiful to look at from far away. With the promise of quiet reading areas, I had been eager to find a time to simply sit and use my local library.
The library is kept clean, organized, and brightly lit. There are indoor and outdoor seating areas, all shielded from the sun and rain. Maps abound to help point out exactly what you're looking for. I love the old metal stacks and historic interior of the building.
Unfortunately this place has some serious drawbacks caused not by the library itself, but by the social situation that's a common fixture of city - homelessness. I finally had that opportunity to visit the building for a few hours due to flexible hours around the holidays. I headed for the restrooms first thing and realized what issues they have. It was worse than a gas station restroom with angry signs everywhere about not shaving, showering, or changing in the restrooms. That didn't stop people from doing so inside. I pity the employees and custodians of the building; this is more of a daily homeless shelter than a place for public use.
I found a nice table in the courtyard and sat for a while. There was a constant and consistent parade of homeless men with large suitcases going in and out to use the restrooms. It's truly unbelievable how bad it is here. Electrical outlets were all claimed, disgusting behavior was everywhere. Maybe tighter rules about 'no luggage or large bags' would stop some of this abuse? I'm sure there are people asking these questions.
The library offers many other services including internet, passport, and lending items. Hours narrow and do not cater to people who work 9-5. I wish I had more time to spend here, but honestly don't know if I would until things improve. If you're a tourist visiting, it's worth your time to walk around the building.Written 6 January 2020
- Tucked away at the end of the Ali Wai canal, this wonderful little library is a slice of the past. The architecture is classic mid-century. A perfect spot to stop in and relax if you're walking in the area. Lots of local events are advertised on the bulletin boards, too.Written 10 March 2021
- Very small shack. There are restrooms and a food truck selling food and water as well as pineapples. After a hike in the hot sun, more shade or air conditioning would be helpful.Written 18 July 2021
- We enjoy our visits to Chinatown because there are Asian food ingredients we like, a good selection of fresh fish and meats and excellent fresh fruit and vegetables. Sadly in spite of numerous clean up efforts and some new food outlets a few blocks away the homeless problem appears to have got worse. Our bus driver was abused on the way there by a homeless person - he handled it with extreme tolerance. We walked from the centre of Honolulu and there were homeless sleeping/passed out along the way which is quite disconcerting. We now understand why our hotel security guard warned us about visiting.Written 19 July 2022
- My first trip to Hawaii and I forgot to order leis. I found leisifhawaii while on my flight. They completed my order, created my personalized greeting sign and met me in baggage claim when my flight arrived . My friends husband is a Veteran and stated when he got off the ✈️ he had not had a lei greeting since 1976. Such a surprise for them .Written 17 November 2023
- Totally baffling Mask policy
If you want a real head scratcher visit this lounge. You can walk in without a mask, you can get your own drinks without a mask, you can communicate with the entire staff without a mask (all under 6’) BUT if you request food at the food counter (which is not self serve) you have to wear a mask that was NOT required if you stand there and talk to the service staff. Once they push your food to you, over a 3 foot distance, you can take your mask off.Written 20 August 2022
- I've been a Premier Card (Hawaiian) member for many years paying $299/year. Getting into the Lounge was very pleasant with courteous staff. Now, they don't have customer service at all. I've been flying first class but the last trip I had from HNL to CA, I went to the first class line but was then told, only for "International First Class" passengers. After 30 mins of waiting with some like 20 people waiting, I had to give up. It seems only first class international passengers could only get it as they prioritize them. There is no way that I was able to get in until first class passengers don't stand in line. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE -- not only the membership is $299 and even flying first class domestic is not a priority at all.Written 17 November 2023
Frequently Asked Questions about Honolulu
- These places are best for traveller resources in Honolulu:
- Hawaii Convention Center
- Hawaii State Library
- Pearl Harbor Historic Sites Visitor Center
- Chinatown and Downtown Honolulu's Visitor and Information Center
- Admirals Club / Sakura Club