Family group of 9 (2 kids, 2 teens, 4 adults, 1 senior) just returned from Waikiki, staying at the Ohana East. Great hotel. The rooms were adequate, clean, and fairly well maintained. The bathroom was a little small for a family of 5 in one room, but what can you expect. We had 3 rooms total. Nice pool with sun and shade most of the day. Only 5 minutes from the beach. The neighborhood is fairly active, so even in the evening, we had no qualms about walking to the beach or nearby ABC stores. There is a police station about 1.5 blocks away as well. Close to the International Marketplace, and another alley/street a block or so to the west which has even better deals. Visit the Outrigger Adventures desk in the lobby for great deals on tours/excusions. We went to Pearl Harbor and snorkeling in Hanauma Bay on excusions booked through Outrigger Adventures. Pretty good deals.
Downsides: have to have a key to use the elevators, which isn't a problem, but don't forget your key. Also, the three elevators can be a little slow during peak times, but no real problems there. They also have stair access to each floor.
Hope this is helpful. Enjoy!
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