If you're looking for a spot RIGHT on the beach - Royal Hawaiian is for you. Historic Hotel - recently updated but still loaded with character. This is a first rate experience for those who don't want a crowded, rowdy hotel.
The staff is fantastic - friendly, helpful and always with a smile. The views from the tower room are post card perfect - Diamond Head in the distance and Waikiki Bay spread out below your balcony. The crashing waves lull you to sleep.