If you want to be in central Waikiki and don't want to pay beachfront lodging prices, consider the Ohana Waikiki East. Next to the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani on the corner of Kaiulani and Kuhio avenues, it's a mere two blocks from the beach and within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. Its location and reasonable rates tend to attract plenty of group travelers. Don't expect any fancy lobbies or outdoor gardens here, but there is a laundrette, coffee bar, and pool. Certain rooms on lower floors have no lanai, and all rooms have showers only. Suites have kitchenettes.
150 Kaiulani Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, USA