2280 Kuhio Ave, Waikiki
This building started life as a hotel, then became a college dorm, then apartments and reopened as a hotel once again in mid-2015. Like many buildings in Waikiki with multiple lives, this one has some benefits and some detriments. One benefit is that all rooms above the basic hotel category have full kitchens. One detriment is that, in some ways, it still feels like a college dorm to us. The renovations are not on par as other properties in the area and don’t feel as modern to us. It feels more utilitarian. All rooms have a very small shower stall (except studios, which have a tub/shower combo). Only two rooms do not have lanais (we’re not sure why).
There is a nice little pool off the lobby. They have a manager’s pupu reception every Tuesday. Overall, not a place to get too excited about, but a good central location in Waikiki if you get a good discount. Hotel rooms (229 sq. ft) are $220, Hotel rooms w/kitchen (291 sq. ft) are $290, studios (400 sq. ft.) are $350, junior suites (488 sq. ft.) are $430, 1/1s (585 sq. ft.) are $490.