We stayed there last December and it was ok. The location is hard to beat - most everything of note within walking distance. Hotel is a little tired and the rooms are quite small. But the price differential makes it attractive. The staff was very helpful and always upbeat. There is a small pool located between the two towers. We have a two night, three day trip planned to Honolulu next week and will be staying there again. My wife recently made gold so we're anxious to see what amenities they will include this time. Be sure to walk 10-15 minutes towards the beach and have lunch at the Surf Room at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel - it's an experience in itself - very classy and tremendous views of beach and Diamond Head. We never miss eating there when in Honolulu. Roy's is also excellent for lunch or dinner. Hope you enjoy your trip.