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, though they do have WiFi around the pool area.
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 restaurant on site by the pool. 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 a fee or street parking.
Rooms are 360 sq. ft. Suites are 480 sq. ft. and aren’t worth the upgrade unless you need space for more people, as they can accommodate up to five people. We were told everyone pays listed rates on their website which have barely changed in our many, many, many visits, so this time they get a Solid Gold Value.