Waikiki Beach Hotel
Toward the quieter eastern end of Waikiki this family-friendly hotel packs 800-plus rooms into a high-rise across the street from the beach. A recent remodel decked it out in colorful commercial-Hawaiian style: neon-green surfboards in the lobby, canopy beds with bright tropical-flower prints, and oversize tiki torches. Go for a room with a private lanai, and check out the ‘50s-style Tiki’s Grill & Bar with its hand-carved wood masks, giant faux volcano, and amazing second-story view of Waikiki Beach.
Room to Book: Rooms on the east side of the 20th floor have unsurpassed views of the sunrise over Diamond Head, and are a little quieter than west-side rooms.