Rooms at this family-friendly hotel are spacious and immaculate and come with a small lanai and wet bar. The tiny pool is kind of wedged between the hotel and a fence—better to grab the free beach-towel rental and head to the ocean sands. Its sister hotel, Shoreline Hotel Waikiki (; 808/931-2444), is a few blocks away, with similar amenities and a midcentury modern vibe. Check out Heavenly, inside the Shoreline, with its surfer-chic decor and delicious brunch fare, including the French toast and loco moco.

450 Lewers St. (at Ala Wai Blvd.), Honolulu. . [tel] . 81 units. . Bus: 19 or 20. Amenities: