The big plus is that this hotel is connected to the Ala Moana Shopping center. Everything you need is at this shopping center. Also, the hotel has undergone a make-over. The rooms are very nice and beautiful. The lobby and lounge areas are tastefully done. I have decided to spend just a little extra to stay here instead of a budget hotel. The difference is well worth the extra $15/$20 per night. Free internet service is a big plus. No waiting for elevators is another plus. The beach is a walk away. For value and service, I highly recommend this hotel!