I previewed the Courtyard property last January while staying at the Marriott Waikiki property. Its not as nice as the Marriott Waikiki but if you are just staying for a night or two and want to save money its a good deal. The location is fine, its about two or three block from the beach. The rooms are smaller then the Marriott Waikiki. I think this hotel was renovated from a older hotel into a Courtyard. I will be staying one night here this coming January then head onto another island (Kauai). The Courtyard is two blocks from shopping, it really is fine for a layover for a few nights to do your shopping etc before heading onto the other isalnds. I would stay at the Marriott Waikiki if you are planing on a stay longer then a few days.