Two blocks from Kuhio Beach, this 37-story high-rise, located on the Diamond Head end of Waikiki, is great for travelers who want to be near the action, but not right in it. You enter through a lobby of rich wood detailing, contemporary fabrics, and magnificent tropical floral displays whose colors match the hibiscus reds of the carpeting. The Lobby Bar mixes up tropical cocktails and an Island-style pupu menu and has Wi-Fi and a wide-screen plasma TV for sports fans and news junkies, while its restaurant MAC 24-7 Waikiki offers its version of modern comfort food 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Try the MAC ginger ale made fresh at the bar. If marriage is on your mind, note the wedding gazebo anchoring the hotel gardens. Book on an upper floor for an ocean view from your lanai.
2500 Kuhio Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, United States