HPU | OTD Travel and Lodging

Travel and Lodging

During your time in the OTD program at HPU, lab immersions program will be conducted on-site . Students who do not live near campus may need lodging accommodations during these sessions. Students are required to facilitate their own lodging arrangements. We strongly encourage you to connect with others in your cohort so you can share accommodations. The HPU OTD program plans to provide virtual space where students can connect prior to the start of their cohort. We’ve compiled some resources for short-term and long-term housing to get you started!

Campus Address:  500 Ala Moana Blvd, Bldg. 6, Honolulu, HI 96813 

HPU Resources and Transportation Information

HPU Resources for traveling to campus

Transportation & Parking information

HPU Shuttle Schedule
HPU operates a free shuttle for students during the Fall and Spring terms. The Shuttle operates from Aloha Tower Market Place to/from Waikiki Vista and Hawai'i Loa Campus.  

Waikiki Vista 
2241 Kapiolani Blvd. Honolulu, HI 96826 

Hawai`i Loa Campus
45-045 Kamehameha Highway Kaneohe, HI 96744-5297

Parking is available on-site

Hotel Accommodations

HPU Hotel Partnership

HPU has a partnership with ParkShore Hotel on Waikiki (4.3 miles). HPU students will be offered a $125 per night rate (not including taxes). 

Use this link to explore their options. Follow the instructions below. 

  • Click "Book Now," enter the requested information, and click "Book Now" 
  • Click "Special Codes and Rates" and enter Promo Code: HPU1 
  • Click "Apply" 
  • Select your room type as HPU Rates


Additional Hotels Within 2.5 Miles

Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel (0.7 miles) 

Pagoda Hotel (2.0 miles) 

Ala Moana Honolulu by Mantra (2.1 miles) 

The Equus (2.1 miles) 

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Waikiki (2.2 miles)


Non-traditional Lodging

Short-term rentals (STRs) have been regulated in Honolulu since 1989. STRs are also known as vacation rentals and are lodgings that provide guest accommodation for less than 30 days. To learn more please visit the City and County of Honolulu Information about Short-Term Rentals. Legal short-term rentals have either a Nonconforming Use Certificate (NUC), or are located in the resort area. Review the Approved Short-Term Rentals. 




Long-term Lodging (On And Off Campus)

On-campus Housing 

HPU has a limited number of university housing spaces available for graduate students. Graduate students are housed at Waikiki Vista, a facility located at 2241 Kapiolani Boulevard, only open to graduate students. 

The property overlooks Ala Wai Community Park and is within walking distance to both Waikiki AND Ala Moana Shopping Center, and is ONLY 3 MILES FROM OUR DOWNTOWN CAMPUS (and a free shuttle from Waikiki Vista to our downtown campus is provided). 

Highlights of Waikiki Vista Amenities Include 

  • HPU Shuttle from Waikiki Vista to Aloha Tower Marketplace (our downtown campus) 
  • Close proximity to public transportation, Ala Moana Shopping Center, and Waikiki 
  • Student programs and activities run by HPU Residential Life staff 
  • Air Conditioning 
  • Private bathrooms in each unit 
  • Multi-purpose rooms for activities and studying 
  • Laundry machines on site 
  • Bicycle rack 
  • Meal plan opt-in option (Pier Nine 8 meals per week plan) 

For more information and to see what the rooms look like, please go to www.hpu.edu/housing. 

You may access the Waikiki Vista housing application via your Housing Portal. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Housing and Residence Life staff at housing@hpu.edu

Off-campus Housing

Students will need to find their own apartments and off-campus housing either before they arrive in Hawai'i, or after they arrive and have had a chance to become familiar with the local environment. The island of O'ahu offers many different living arrangements--from the fast-paced city lifestyle of Honolulu to the quiet beach town of Kailua. HPU has compiled some resources and tips to get you started.  

Off-Campus Residents

HPU's Online E-Ads Service (for Enrolled Students)

Attention HPU Students: HPU provides eAds as a courtesy to aid you in off-campus housing searches. HPU community members use the service to advertise rooms, apartments, or houses for rent. You will need an HPU email address to create an account and access eAds. 

  1. Go to https://www.hpu.edu/eads 
  2. Agree to the Terms of Service by clicking on the "I accept" button
  3. Press the "Login" button and click on "Register" to create an account (use your hpu.edu or my.hpu.edu email address) 
  4. After entering the required information, you will get an email asking you to confirm your email address. After that confirmation, you can log in to eAds. 

Questions? Contact housing@hpu.edu

DISCLAIMER: Please keep in mind that the University cannot take responsibility for any leasing agreements entered into by and between students or between students and any third parties. The University assumes no responsibility for any such contracts/leases and encourages students to use written agreements for any leased space. The Office of Housing and Residence Life is not responsible or liable for the consequences of any off-campus student housing arrangement. In addition, Hawai'i‘i Pacific University does not endorse or sponsor any of the agencies, services, advertisements, properties or landlords included in this website and is not promoting any of these vendors. The information is provided only as an aid in your housing quest.