Arrived late one night. Greeted by name at the front desk (cool!). Room was on the small side but this isn't a complaint. It was perfect for my daughter and I. Nice view of the ocean and a small lanai.
Staff very friendly and helpful. Easy to get
in and out of the hotel. Out the back door it's very short walk to the beach. Out the front it's a short walk to Kalakaua and all the shops and restaurants. Lots of trolleys and transit nearby. Ala Moana Shopping Centre is a nice 30 minute walk (20-25 if you step it up a bit).
The boutique nature of the hotel was perfect. I have no interest in the crowded lobbies, shops, lineups.
Air conditioning kept temperature in room acceptable but never got the room to anything other than mild. Compared to the daily 90 degrees plus the humidity it was welcomed.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short drive from hotel
If you have a car and you want to go to Hanauma Bay to snorkel with the sea life make sure you go really early as the parking lot fills fast.
Loved the location. The Nobu restaurant downstairs. I would like to stay again. Parking is only $20 a day which is quite low compared to the other hotels. The hotel is great location and no resort fees!!!