Visited Waikiki Beach on our honeymoon and we stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village for 7 nights. We were lucky enough to get an upgrade to the Ali'i Tower, with a private poool and terrace.
The Hawaiian Village has most amenities, as you'd expect from a high-end hotel - restaurants, bars and even a shopping arcade, catering for all budgets, from souvenir shops all the way through to a Louis Vuitton boutique...
Several restaurants on the complex are aimed at the Japanese market, but there are also deli's, pizzerias, grills and a couple of Starbucks for goodness measure (they all tend to be quite expensive)
Staff are very friendly and the hotel is located right on Waikiki Beach, by a lagoon. Our room was generous in size, with a large bathroom, plus a lounge area and a balcony overlooking the resort.
The hotel is a 10 minute walk to the huge outdoor shopping centre in Honolulu and a similar distance to the main shopping street, where there are lots of restaurants and bars if you want to explore "off campus" (recommended)
The beach is beautiful and sandy and the view from the Ali'i terrace of the sunset (and the famous fireworks) really is spectacular.
My only gripe would be the "resort tax" which is hefty at $31 per night and added almost $250 to an already expensive room rate!More