My daughter and I each had some business to attend to in Waikīkī/Mānoa. This one-room studio was suited our needs well. Tidy, nicely-appointed, and convenient, with a well-equipped though tiny kitchen and strong water pressure in the shower, steps from the beach and "hotel strip" (although we had only one free afternoon to enjoy it). Free wi-fi and cable TV were handy. Note: always have your key fob with you - you need it to go up in the elevator.
There's a laundromat and smart car rental downstairs, and a not-very-nice convenience market next door (currently only open until 11 pm, not 24 hrs. Great chili dogs!). There's an ABC store on the corner as well. Views, through all the high-rises, of the ocean and mountains - and occasional rainbows - from each lanai.
- Note that you are required (no one checks and residents think it's a joke) to sign in - just once - with the night security person (not available during the day). (As of 10/7/21,) be prepared to show both ID and proof of CoVID vaccination or test for everyone in your party, all at the same time.
- Although one entrance faces Kūhiō St, the other faces a rather sketchy Prince Edward St.
- This location is in the heart of Waikiki, which means it's a noisy and always-lit city environment, even late at night. There's an air conditioning unit that would allow you to close out some of the sound, but we preferred the tradewind breezes and just ignored the noise. The unit itself is quiet - we never heard any neighbors, next door, upstairs or down.
-The location's parking is a joke: there are 2 underground garages, one on each side of the location, @ ~15 very narrow slots that are difficult to maneuver in and out of, cost $25/day, and are usually totally full. We ended up parking a block and a half away at the Waikīkī Banyan, where there's public parking - easily accessed and readily available, with a 24-hr attendant - for just $2 more a day.
All in all, I would return to this unit if it's available, as I have recurring business in the area. Thanks, Brenda!