This was a nice stay in a clean, well-appointed condotel. Too bad it was summer vacation for a lot of overseas tourists and families so the pool and spa were always crowded. That said, the Banyan is very family friendly and family oriented. The property management for this condo lets you borrow beach towels and chairs which I used on frequent trips to Waikiki beach.
The views from the top floor are spectacular but remember that you can only see the ocean during the day so next time we will same some bucks and get a place with a mountain view. There are great city lights views at night to go with the ocean view during the day.
The Banyan is a short walk from the best part of Waikiki beach and a great place to center your visit. It is a few blocks away from the hectic shopping scene to the west and you have easy access to the zoo and budget friendly restaurants on Kuhio, as well as bus and trolley transportation. Most units include free parking, which encouraged us...