I come at least once a year to O'ahu for business and I travel all around the island. I was really hesitant about staying in town because of how terrible Honolulu traffic can be -- I was wrong. This is location actually put me in the middle of town so I could access Honolulu appointments easily and allowed me to drive against the traffic when coming back to town from other areas. GREAT SURPRISE! Freeway entrances are also only blocks away.
This studio is spacious, clean, and easy to settle into. It's modern and comfortable. Having air conditioning is a blessing in this beautiful, but potentially intense humidity -I have a knack for always visiting the HOTTEST weeks! Having the kitchen and a full-size refrigerator allowed me to start some mornings slow, brew a cup of coffee, and have breakfast here. And even with the studio being on a main street, it's fairly quiet. Yes, you can hear cars whizzing by, but nothing annoying or "scary" about the sounds. I was also comforted (as a woman traveling alone) by how many people were walking dogs in the evening or taking a night jog. I loved seeing the community out and about in a way that was "homey".
The owners have been great! During my stay they happened to install a coin-op washer & dryer. The very next day one of them came by to drop off a few laundry detergent pouches in case I needed them. I still needed quarters, but I greatly appreciated the detergent as even that is pretty pricey here in Hawai'i compared to California prices.
I have been recommending this location to friends and colleagues. It's a gem!