the Ilikai Hotel was the perfect stay for the week before the Christmas holiday. The location is super, alittle out of the way of the mass of Waikiki hotels. There's a beautiful walkway along the beach that leads in front of the other hotels. The deck of the Ilikai overlooks a marina and is just plain gorgeous and so restful. As it is so easy to get around the island it was a bonus to have a bus stop right in front of the hotel. My stay was just plain perfect.