We arrived Oct 15th and waited until 3 pm to ck in, however room wasn't ready until 4:15. Since we had been up since 2 am that was a bad start. We stayed in Rm 678 Lagoon tower-Ocean Front (Volcano Value Deal-$85/nt) which seemed like an excellent value. The room was adequate with a nice lanai and awesome view. Maid did great job. The surf was quite loud so although we like fresh air at night, we had to close the slider. The bathroom fan ran 24/7 so that was also noisy.
Was disappointed there was not a book in the room to explain services. Took laptop but never used it as didn't want to pay what I consider an astronomical fee for wifi. If I had really needed it I would have gone to McDonalds which seems silly in this electronic age. We were fortunate to find a parking place each day so didn't need to pay the $10 parking fee.
Used the pool twice and saw others enjoying the lagoon for swimming and snorkeling but we drove to other snorkeling spots. Watched part of the luau from the pool area. Didn't eat or drink anything at the hotel. There are many restaurants on Alii Drive as well as ABC store and Farmer's Market where we purchased 7 papayas for $2 and ate them for breakfast. The refrigerator in the room held our water and soda which we purchased at Costco on the way from the airport. Took a small soft sided bag to store some drinks when we were away from the hotel.
Overall we enjoyed out stay but there was something strange about the bed. Movement on one side would carry to the other side so woke me up in the middle of the night.
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