I am just hoping to get a few ideas from people about a couple of things. We will be returning to Hawaii for our second visit later this year. So far the plan is to spend 4 nights on Maui (28 Oct - 1 Nov) and 9 nights in Waikiki (1 Nov - 10 Nov). I am having trouble choosing a hotel. Last time my partner and I were there (2011) we stayed at the Waikiki Parc Hotel. We were very happy with the location and would love to stay there again but just can't get it for the same price. Sooooo we are considering either Ohana East, Miramar or Hyatt My Place. I would rather not spend much more than $1800 (aud) on the accomodation (more $$$s for shopping). I am not convinced on the location of the Hyatt My Place I seem to remember that end of Waikiki being a little more seedy at night. This time we will also be travelling with our little boy who will be 21 months when we head over as well as another couple. We will probably hire a car for either the entire time of most of the time so accomodation will need to have parking. Can anyone help me out with ideas / opinions etc....or offer any other suggestions within the same price range.
Also another question last time we drove up to the north shore but besides driving along the main road and stopping at most of the beaches we didn't really stop to look at much (we did hike Waimea Falls and went to the north shore soap factory). Is there anything we may have missed that is a must see. We didn't eat at a shrimp truck (which is a must do this time) as my partner is obsessed with Quizznos(long story but we don't have them here anymore and every time we went up there we had to eat at the one there)! Actually is there a Quiznos in Waikiki? I checked there website but couldn't see one but somewhere on trip advisor there was a review for one somewhere in Waikiki if there is that would solve his Quizzno fix for a short time.
Getting very excited and thinking of more and more to ask about...... Shame you guys can't do anything to fix our rapidly decreasing dollar!