A good choice for families, this large hotel is directly across the street from a protected stretch of Kuhio Beach and near Kapiolani Park. All regular rooms are furnished in dark tropical woods with lava-red floral-print fabrics; 85% of them have full or partial ocean views, and most have private lanai. Tiki's Grill & Bar—with its popular coconut shrimp and fun island-inspired cocktails—completes the tropical-island experience. Breakfast, evening music, and gatherings
take place on the third-floor pool deck. In the early mornings, there's an international food court where guests can choose complimentary breakfast munchies to pack in a take-out cooler bag and head to the beach across the street to catch some early-morning wave action. Kids love the in-room movies and games and free hula lessons twice weekly.