I am traveling with my family (hubby and 2 yr old) and our best friends (2 adults & 2 yr old) to Honolulu in June 2013. Need help as to which hotel is best for kids. Would love to stay at Hilton Hawaiian Village but its out of our price range. We normally travel to asia and are finding that many of the hotels in waikiki are old and very outdated. The partner of my friend is very fussy and I am trying to eliminate the 'this is crap' upon check in. I am tossing up between beachcomber and ilikai. Beachcomber for its nice rooms (i think) and location . We would take a Partical ocean view as ive heard reports about the lower floor noise, and would also like a view of the ocean.
However, Ilikai keeps popping up - it does look great value for money and is right next door to Hawaiian Village with that fantastic lagoon out the front for the kids - and possibly could use the hilton's facilities as well? (does anyone know if this is possible?)
All suggestions recommendations or other options would be very greatly appreciated. Ideally we want something that is easy to get to and from the shops, beach and restaurants near by.
many thanks in advance.