Being our first trip to Honolulu, we were quite worried about finding the right place, after some research on TripAdvisor (no kidding) we booked the Coconut Waikiki. We got a lovely mountain view room and it was ideal. Small, functional and just right considering we would be spending more time outside than in. The TV & Radio kept us company when we were inside, and there were other goodies like a microwave and a little fridge- which turned out to be a blessing because we did end up bringing back a lot of food and eating it later. :) A little pantry with some dishes allowed us to bring in some takeaway and enjoy a relaxed evening inside the room as well. I was quite surprised that each room had a window Aircon. It took some getting used to (in terms of controls) but by the 2nd night I was the airconMaster! Incase one wishes to enjoy the amazing Hawaii Breeze, one can just keep the balcony windows open and you realize that you don't need an aircon.
The staff there were simply AWESOME! Courteous and very helpful!
My only grouse would be the relatively expensive parking, but the ease of the valet and the peace of mind that the car is safe compensated for that price.
Coconut waikiki is located a short walk from most of the restaurants around waikiki- and a walk from the Waikiki beach. While in a car the GPS does take you on a slightly longer route, once you get a hang of the layout, you will just ignore the GPS.
We found the coconut waikiki to be an ideal place to make a holiday in hawaii very memorable.