This hotel sits across the street from its upscale sister property, the Moana Surfrider. You can sleep at the Princess Kaiulani, taking advantage of the lower rates of a nonbeachfront hotel, oversee the bustle of Waikiki from your private lanai, and dine at any of the more-pricey oceanfront Starwood hotels, charging everything back to your room at the Princess Kaiulani. Rooms are in two towers—some peer at the ocean over the Moana's low-rise historic wing. It's a two-minute stroll to the beach. The hotel's pool is street-side, facing Kalakaua Avenue, and the luau, "Creation: A Polynesian Journey," plays in the Ainahau Showroom. The hotel also offers cultural classes such as lei making and ukulele playing. As of April 2013, this property became entirely smoke-free.