Personally when I go to Hawaii, I never plan on spending much time in a hotel room. Holiday Surf is an older, no frills, clean, reasonably priced hotel. The Shower was large and had great water pressure! There is a full sized kitchen with stove, full sized refrig. microwave,all utensils you need, which is very handy. The TV came with a DVD player in it. This hotel is very centrally located. There is limited parking but there is a public lot across the street for overnight parking for a reasonable price. There is a car rental across the street, a market half-way down the block, and one block down on Kuhio there are public buses that can take you all around the island. The hotel is a block and a half from the International Market, three blocks from the beach and right on the canal. I was traveling with my beautiful daughters and felt very comfortable staying here. Alot of the old ALOHA!
This is a wonderful little place! It not your usual 5 star hotel but it does have all the things one might need when trying to budget your trip. They offer clean rooms with fully equipped kitchens (pots and pans, utensils and plates included). They even had a microwave, toaster oven and a rice cooker! The appliances and the furniture are a little old looking but all were functional. Location is fantastic, you are a block away from all the attractions in Waikiki. Staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. This place is great for people who would rather spend the money site seeing instead of a 5 star hotel.
Yes it is an older hotel. Rooms were clean. We stayed in a Mini Suite on the 6th floor. It had a full size fridge, Electric Stove/oven, pots, pans and cooking utensils. We were able to save money by making our breakfast and some lunches. We could heat up left overs. Iron and ironing board in the room. You had to ask to a hair dryer. This hotel was across the street from the canal so getting to and fro from the freeway by-passed the crowded beach-market areas. Yet it was walking distance from beach. We even walked to Diamond Head. It was quiet and safe.