Comfort, convenience and free parking!!
Spacious condo, comfortabe bed, great kitchen, close to beach, shops and restaurantsl for a low price and no cleaning fee! For less than the price of a room in a local hotel, you get free parking and WiFi and a kitchen so you don't have to eat out for every meal - that gets expensive. The advantage of free parking in Waikiki cannot be overstated. There is almost no on-street parking, and it is all metered. We stayed in Thomas Edwards' condo on the 12th floor of Tower 1, close to the elevator which takes you conveniently to the lobby or to the parking garage - it is never a long walk to the car. It is a very short walk to Waikiki beach or to an assortment of restaurants and shops. We were only in Waikiki for three days, so I didn't do much cooking, but I looked through the drawers and cabinets and was very impressed with how well-equipped the kitchen was for just about anything you might want to cook - there is an excellent assortment of pots, pans, utensils and cooking implements. The best collection of kitchen utensils I've ever seen in any rental condo. I can't speak for Thomas's other two 1-br condos at the Waikiki Banyan, but #1206 had a great kitchen! The queen-size bed was very comfortable and there were plenty of extra pillows in the closet to choose from, plus extra sheets and lots of towels. The living room was spacious with nice furniture. The walls must be very well insulated because we never heard the elevators next to us, or any noise from neighbors. The view from our unit was mostly of other tall buildings nearby, but from the lanai you could look down the street to the ocean where we could watch surfers and canoe races, or look north to see the hills above Honolulu. At night we liked to turn off the air conditioner and open the bedroom window to enjoy the balmy island air. We were very pleased with the condo, and would not hesitate to stay in one of Thomas Edwards' condos again!
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