Hilton Hawaiian

Occupying 5 high-rise towers on a 22-acre property along Waikiki Beach, this lively hotel is a 13-minute walk from the Hawaii Convention Center and 3 miles from downtown Honolulu.

Upscale rooms offer custom-designed beds and Wi-Fi, plus minifridges, 37-inch flat-screen TVs and balconies; some provide panoramic ocean views. Suites add pull-out sofas.

There are 20 restaurants and lounges, including an oceanfront steakhouse, plus a saltwater lagoon, 5 pools and a spa. There's also a fitness room, a business center and meeting space, along with a kids' activity program, snorkeling and hula dancing lessons. A daily resort fee applies.