As Maui residents people ask us, "Where do you stay when you're in Honolulu?" The answer is Marina Tower. That's odd you might think. It's back from the ocean, sits down a lane, and has no real amenities . There are reasons and here they are.
First, we aren't interested in a destination resort. As restaurant critics we're in the city to work. Since it's business price is a big criteria. At $109 to $119 a night for a panoramic ocean view room you can't do much better in Honolulu.
Then, what about the panoramic view ocean view room? They're on top of the building and look out over the Pacific. During day time you can see Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head. At night the lights are absolutely magical.
This is a condo hotel. The lower floor rooms aren't anything to write home about. But on top the owners know what they have and use it themselves. The difference shows. Expect a nice kitchenette, small bath, large bed, and wall-to-wall windows.More