About Keola Lai
- Address: 600 Queen St, Honolulu, HI 96814.
- Built in 2008, 356 Units on 42 Floors, 1 - 3BR, Pets: OK (verify)
- Amenities include Fitness Center, BBQ Area, Heated Pool, Whirlpool Spa, 24 Hour Security, Shops on street level
- The building sponsors pictures with Santa every Christmas for residents as well as big Halloween activities!
You might call the Keola Lai condo an early entry in the Kakaako condo boom
. It sits right on the edge of the district, just before it crosses over into Downtown. For the downtown office worker this is a perfect location. Walk not just to work, but to Eat the Street, to shopping and dining at Ward, to Blaisdell Center and, in time, to the vast array of options in the new Kakaako, too! Now, what about the condos themselves?
The vast majority of the condos in Keola Lai are 2BRs that have a range of 934 to 1045 sq ft within them. As you can tell, there's a few floor plans just in that set alone. The remaining are 1BR, with 673 sq ft and 3BRs that each have about 1402 sq ft of space.
The layout of each level varies somewhat, primarily in whether the end units are taken up by a 3BR that spans the whole or is divided into 2 1BRs. All the condos have high ceilings, 8 and ½ feet tall to be exact, which give a roomy, airy feel to the space.
The higher floor Keola Lai condos on the makai side get the ocean views, but the outlook is excellent no matter where you are as you aren't hemmed in like the buildings in Waikiki. You're also right beside some of the best city lights in the evenings as well, which add a comforting glow to the nights.
The extras are all extremely nice and well maintained like the glassed-in fitness center, a wonderfully heated pool and a recreation deck that has an awesome lookout itself across Honolulu on all sides. There's also a lot of guest parking, something that can be an ongoing annoyance for those who like to have friends and family over often.
The Keola Lai condo building does a good job of going beyond the usual amenities to make living here enjoyable and encourage a community feel. In addition to the already mentioned Holiday activities, they occasionally show movies in the cool evenings outside on the deck, popcorn included. Due to the high standards of the staff and the upscale features here, some have actually compared it to being in a hotel.
The one drawback is that you'll be living right next to a large construction site as this area is transformed. That will add some noise and a lot of activity to your immediate surroundings for some time. However, it will all pay off when you're sitting in the hottest neighborhood in Honolulu. In the meantime, there are the many pluses to the Keola Lai that outweigh the minuses. Today's irritation is just the path to tomorrow's joys as Kakaako takes shape. Parking
Location: 1st - 5th floor.
Entry: 1st floor from Emily and South St and 3rd floor from Queen St (up the ramp). You may also be interested in.... Moana Pacific
, Pacifica Honolulu
, Symphony Honolulu
, The Collection Honolulu
and Keauhou Place
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