Close to the ewa (west) end of Waikiki, this older hotel comprises a pair of buildings, one with standard rooms, the other with one-bedroom suites that have kitchenettes. Although almost all rooms and suites here have lanai, the views are more city and concrete than foliage and ocean. The hotel also offers 48 sets of connecting rooms available for larger groups. Guests who return here year after year are those who fancy the property's proximity to restaurants and
shopping, and its easygoing "come as you are" vibe. During major sporting events on Oahu, don't be surprised if you share the elevator with a triathlete and his bicycle or a marathoner just back from her run. An International House of Pancakes is located in the lobby and there are stops for the city bus and trolley lines right outside the front door.