Honolulu Ocean View Retreat was like a clipping taken straight from the Home & Garden magazine.
Like the place we stayed at on the Big Island (link), I found our Oahu accommodation through Airbnb. I turned my eyes to Airbnb because I found the rooms and facilities in most big shot hotels in Waikiki dated and unflattering. The common theme with these big old hotels seemed to be: dark patterned carpet, yellowish vanity set and an ancient TV set that is as thick as the mini fridge. Ugh.