Its neutral-toned, modern “chain hotel” decor may seem out of place in Hawaii, but this 75-room hotel is nevertheless a hidden gem. Tucked on a one-way street between Alii Drive and Kuakini Highway, the three-story building offers surprisingly quiet rooms, some with a glimpse of the ocean, including suites with a sofa sleeper. All have 42-inch flatpanel TVs, ample desk space, and gleaming bathrooms; the pool, hot tub, and fitness center are compact but also immaculate. The hot breakfast buffet may lack tropical touches, but it’s free. The only downside: The hotel has just 55 parking spaces ($10) in a shared lot. Luckily, the hospitable staff can advise you where to nab another spot.
- Jeanne Cooper