We are regular visitors to Waikiki and normally stay at the Moana Surfrider or Royal Hawaiian in the tower with an ocean view. We're currently looking at dates for August and the room that normally costs us around between $400-$500/night with tax is currently at somewhere around the $600+ night with tax which is just too expensive. We are currently looking at the Outrigger Waikiki (next to the Moana) as an alternative as it's quite a bit cheaper (around $450 night inc tax).
Wondering is anybody has stayed at both that can provide a comparison between the two and whether or not the Moana is really worth the extra $200/night?
I'll keep an eye out on the Moana rate in the mean time but would like to lock something in for piece of mind (even if I cancel later on)
Many thanks, Ben