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250 Beach Walk, Waikiki
An old-time, two-story low-rise from the mid-’50s that has lots of character. It’s pretty inexpensive and has a fairly tranquil, slow-paced feel. Very little has changed over the years, including the staff. This is more like a stay in old-time Hawai‘i.
It’s in one of the denser sections of Waikiki. The rooms are comfortably-sized and have kitchenettes. The decor is clean, but fixtures are old, probably original, but updated pool furnishings are nice to see. Units facing the pool are best. No elevators. Free coffee at the front desk most of the day. There’s a Japanese teahouse on the premises, and tea services take place a few days a week. Parking is free but limited—six stalls, first-come, first-served each day, or you can park across the street in Fort DeRussy parking lot for about $36 or street parking. Local calls are $0.50 and large room safes are $2 per day.
Rooms based on two people (360 sq. ft.) are $160–$180. Suites (480 sq. ft.) are $205–$300 and aren’t worth the upgrade unless you need space for more people, as they can accommodate up to five. We were told everyone pays rack rates here.