For those of you interested in staying in Waikiki (and enjoying some vacation time while here in Hawai‘i), the Queen Kapiolani Hotel offers convenient, economical lodging with great views and a great location. The hotel is located near majestic Diamond Head, and famous Waikiki Beach, Kapiolani Park, the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, shopping, dining, and great entertainment are all within walking distance.

The UH Manoa campus is 3 miles from Waikiki and can be easily reached by car or The Bus (Route #4) from Waikiki. See the Getting There section for more details

Attached is a handy reservation form provided by the hotel with our specially negotiated rates. We recommend getting either a Superior ($63/night) or Ocean View ($72/night) Room. (The Moderate rooms at $58/night are smaller in size). If you wish to arrange for a rental car with your hotel room, it will be an additional $30/day. If you wish to stay at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel, please print out, fill in, and FAX your reservation form to them by the listed deadline.


Those of you who want a more luxurious, reasonably-priced beachside experience might want to stay at the full-service New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, which is right next to Kapiolani Park and the Waikiki Aquarium. It's on the quiet end of Waikiki and has its own beachfront area and wonderful restaurants. Special University of Hawaii rates start at
$117/day (standard/non-view room; two twin beds or one queen-size bed). No charge for children 12 years and under when occupying a room with a full-paying adult and utilizing existing bed(s).

The UH Manoa campus is 3 miles from Waikiki and can be easily reached by car or The Bus (Route #4) from Waikiki. See the Getting There section for more details

If you would like to stay at the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel and get the special UH rate, please send an email to nflrc@hawaii.edu including your name, contact information, expected date of arrival and departure. We will take care of the initial arrangements and then give you follow-up instructions.



Rooms in East-West Center Residence Halls, conveniently located on the east side of upper campus at UH Manoa, are in high demand during the summer and available on a first come-first served basis. If rooms are full, you might ask if you can be put on the waiting list for one.

HALE MANOA/HALE KUAHINE: Single dorm rooms (1 single bed) with shared bathrooms are $26 per night. Double dorm rooms (2 single beds) with shared bathrooms are $35 per night. Linen and bedding are provided; however, guests must either bring towels or purchase a towel packet (bath towel, wash cloth, and small bar of soap for $4) at the Front Desk. Bathrooms are shared. Kitchen facilities are limited and used heavily by the regular long-term residents. There are a number of nearby cafeterias and restaurants where guests can go for meals.

LINCOLN HALL: studios (without kitchens) with private bathrooms and cable TV are available for $49 per night.

Air conditioning is NOT available in any of the East-West Center residence halls.

If you are interested in staying in an East-West Center residence hall, you will need to make your reservations directly through the East-West Center Housing Office.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When making reservations, be sure that you inform the East-West Center housing office that you are a "Distance Education symposium participant." You will need to give your credit card (Mastercard or Visa) to hold your reservation. Available rooms are limited, so please make your reservations early.

East-West Center Housing Office
1711 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848-1711
Reservations +1 (808) 944-7805
FAX +1 (808) 944-7790
E-mail: housing@eastwestcenter.org or housing@ewc.hawaii.edu