(800) 422-0450 or (808) 518-2006
2233 Helumoa Rd, Waikiki
Note: The former Waikiki Parc reopened as Halepuna Waikiki. We will back to have a look after the dust settles.
This hotel tends to have a modern design theme, but rooms seem to try to blend old and new furnishings with mixed results. There are no grounds, but the place is clean and comfortable, and rooms are well-appointed.
Lanais not directly facing the ocean are standing-room only, but the eighth-floor rooms have giant lanais. Their “Parc rooms” don’t face a park—they face the parking garage. Bump up to a “mountain view,” if you care at all. And deluxe ocean view means they’re up high enough to peek over the Halekulani. The fitness room overlooks the pool, so if you use it, you’ll be an inspiration to every lazy couch potato lounging around in the water. They also offer free fitness classes in the morning by the pool, including tai chi, yoga and Latin dance (we need coffee before we attempt that last one). They have Friday evening wine mixers and pupus in the lobby.
Because the Parc is a sister property to the Halekulani, you’ll have signing privileges at their restaurants and spa (but you can’t use their pool). Your room key will get you free access to the Bishop Museum and Honolulu Museum of Art. Local and toll-free calls are a buck. Rooms (325 sq. ft.) are $228–$438. That’s overpriced, but packages that include amenities such as free breakfasts add value to your stay.