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In the 1950s and ’60s, thanks to statehood and the jet age, Waikiki’s low-rise skyline gave way to larger and taller hotels. A lot of the more modest hotels are long gone . . . except for the Breakers. The two-story building, built in 1954, has managed to hold on to its family feel and prime real estate (just a few minutes’ walk to the beach and the center of Waikiki). It’s like a Hawaii-style motel, built around a pool, with charming touches such as double-pitched roofs, shoji doors to the lanai, and tropical landscaping. All of the rooms come with a kitchenette, though the appliances look like they’re from the ’70s. Sure, the decor is dated and worn, but it’s clean.