Stayed here in January 2012. One of the first hotels (since 1920s) in Waikiki and Honolulu which saw celebrities and prominent figures of the 20th century. But fame faded. Beachfront chairs are all occupied by someone's towels from 6 am. But if you find "right word" for the servicing staff these chairs can be yours.. Tower rooms are clean but have poor interior. Receptionists seldom smile and seem tired of guests and routine. But in general the staff was very cooperative.