The Ilikai is a landmark hotel that was built in 1964. It's location is great because it is at the beginning of Waikiki beach so it is more quiet, yet a 10 minute walk from the heart of Waikiki. It is 10 minute walk the other direction to the Ala Moana mall that has everything you need including, restaurants, shops and Foodland grocery store. Walmart is one block from there. Salt water pool and tennis court on premises. Sorrento's Italian restaurant at the top has great food and a breathtaking view.
Enjoy Hawaii on a budget: Full kitchen and grocery store within a ten-minute walk, save money by not eating out every meal.
No need to rent a car: Take the shuttle from the airport and once there you can use 'The Bus', which stops right in front of our condo and the Ala Moana Shopping Center, and goes to Sea Life Park, North Shore, Waimanalo Beach, Hanama Bay, Pearl Harbor, Polynesian Cultural Center, Diamond Head or the Zoo and much more.
Awesome restaurant at the top floor of the condo with a great happy hour and Italian food and The Chart House right next door with the best fish and Caesar salad on the island. (always coupons available in coupon books)
Walmart is a 15 minute walk away and is open 24 hours a day.
Have Small Children?: The Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon is right next door. It is shallow and has no waves which makes it perfect for young ones to play in with a watchful eye. . Use the raft or tube from the condo and float the day away in the sun at the lagoon or at the beach. Waikiki beach is super shallow pretty far out. The larger waves are are even farther out, so it is an amazing beach for children and for floating on the rafts and tubes. There is a salt water pool at the condo which is great for the whole family. Don't forget Sea Life Park (dolphins, rays, penguins, sea lions, sea turtles and much more) They also have adventure packages like swimming with the dolphins or sea lions. We did the dolphin adventure and it was a dream come true.