(800) 801-9366 or (808) 923-1877
445 Nohonani St, Waikiki
This pink building feels like condos because all the rooms have full kitchens, but it’s run like a hotel, so we’re calling it a hotel. The decor is pink (surprise!) and green, mostly clean, but very dated. With all the older hotels in the area getting upgraded, we feel the Ilima may be left behind at this point. But it has some endearing qualities, including the warm staff who sing Hawaiian songs to guests in the lobby at 11:30 a.m. every Friday. They also offer shell lei making classes, which are very popular.
We have given this a Solid Gold Value in past editions, but its lack of updating prices it currently about what it’s worth. Studios (530 sq. ft.) are $178–$268, 1/1s (650 sq. ft.) are $230–$280, 2/1s (770 sq. ft.) are $300–$350. 3/2 penthouse with washer/dryer (1,450 sq. ft.) is $560–$600. Lots of discounts available.