September 25, 2003
Upon check in, I asked for a unit on the top floor (fourth) and we were given unit #409. They had cookies and juice in the check in area, but we didn’t care for any. The basic studio units have a murphy bed, small partial kitchen area with 2-burner stovetop, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, enough dinnerware for 4. But it sleeps 2. Our unit had a breakfast bar with 2 stools in lieu of dinner table. I saw some units on the last day that had a dinner table instead of the breakfast bar. So if this is important to you, ask for a unit with table. The bathroom had a shower only no bath. The unit was clean, but the upholstery shows some wear. Traffic noise was not a problem, the air conditioner fan was a bit noisey so this hushed the street noise.
There was a $3 per unit per day fee for service charges, which included free use of beach mats, boogie boards, coolers, folding beach chairs, local calls, etc.
There is a hospitality room available (free of charge) to shower on the day of departure since check out time is at 10am and many flights leave later in the evening. They store your baggage in a locked room suite 217, give you a baggage claim ticket, and bring them to the reception at the time of your airport departure. I found this very convenient. This allowed us extra time at the beach.
From journal Honolulu