The hotel has a great central location in Waikiki. The crosswalk to the beach in front of Duke’s is right in front of the hotel and then it’s a left and a right just after the Cheesecake Factory.
They offer free and secured surfboard storage on the ground level. The bellmen were really helpful whenever getting or storing the boards. Big plus for Waikiki.
The Aroma Cafe next to the pool had very nice breakfast sandwiches and pastries. Smoothie was excellent as well. Went to the Maui Brewing Company twice for lunch then later in the trip for Happy Hour. The bartender even made a Ramos Gin Fizz which wasn’t on the menu but was cheerful to make. Fries are a great appetizer with drinks and the staff is friendly.
The hotel is next to the International Market with many stores and high end restaurants. Across the street is the Royal Hawaiian center with an excellent food court on the 2nd level.
The hotel has a trolley that will also take you around on a set schedule. Definitely worth looking at.