We spent 6 nights at the circle in Dec 08. The price was incredible for the location!. Granted it is a low frills establishment when you compare it to the chains that surround the same area. But considering how little time you should be spending in your hotel when you're visiting Hawaii, do you really need all of those frills? The room was kept clean, we were always rolling in fresh towels. They supply beach towels, rafts, body boards and beach toys as well. You can walk to just about anywhere you'd want to go on Waikiki, including prime beach spots just across the street.