The Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber now called the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber is a pretty good deal for the money. Ideally located in central Waikiki half a block from the beach everything from shopping to restaurants are a short walk away.
It's nothing fancy but it's far from being a hole. It was given a facelift through a fairly recent remodel so the lobby and rooms are nicely appointed.
The pool is small but if you're more interested in sunbathing and having a place to splash in and cool off then it won't bother you.
The pool deck is pretty neat and has a nice view down to all of the action below so it's great for people watching in Waikiki.
The restaurant on site is Jimmy Buffet's which is just ok in my opinion but the breakfast buffet is pretty good. They have all the basics of a continental breakfast plus hot items.
Coco Cove is a large convenience store with lots of hot food items so if all that is desired is a quick bite then going there would be more economical.
Wifi is free and there are coin operated laundry facilities in the hotel. Also on property is a concierge and a nightly show called The Magic of Polynesia which is pretty good. In the lobby is a little snack shop good for drinks, chips and miscellaneous sundries.
Parking is valet only and costs $30 so consider this if renting a car. In my opinion you don't need a car on Oahu and if you do decide to get one to go exploring on your own then 1-2 days is plenty.
Cheesecake Factory and The Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center are all neighbors and a trolley stop is across the street too. All of the buses run by on Kuhio Ave behind the hotel.
Overall I think it's a good value for the dollar considering it's location, remodeled facilities and price. Hawaii is already an expensive vacation but staying here will help to not break the bank and keep money in reserves for activities, meals out and souvenirs.
If you don't mind a small pool deck and the beach is your preferred place to hang then you'll like this hotel.
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