We would have never stayed in Waikiki unless we got our three nights free, but this hotel is very nice. My husband travels a lot for work so the points add up quickly. The staff were very friendly and helpful, nice newly remodeled, clean rooms and they gave us an ocean view upgrade. Can't beat it!
I hate chain restaurants and stores so this area kind of stinks for me, but I have to say that Margaritaville has decent happy hour specials and the hugest plate of nachos I've ever seen! Get out of the city, rent a car, and explore the island!