The vast majority of the rooms have private lanais, some with terrific views of the ocean or Diamond Head. The Marriott wants you to sleep soundly, and provides plush beds with thick, pillowtop mattresses, plus 300-thread-count sheets and down comforters. Room amenities include mini-fridges, coffee/tea makers and flat-panel TVs with premium cable and plug-in panels for your technology. Free Wi-Fi, unlimited local calls, limited long-distance/international calls, cultural and fitness classes, discounted surf lessons and much more are all included in the daily resort fee. Maybe you've seen something like this in a magazine spread: two freshwater heated swimming pools with lounge chairs, umbrellas, cabanas and a poolside bar. The hotel also has a hot tub, 24-hour fitness center, spa and massage area, ground-floor shopping mall and Hawaiian activity classes and concerts. For dining options you have an Italian restaurant, a steakhouse, Asian-Pacific seafood, a beach grill and a coffee shop. Parking is available for a fee. The hotel is on the eastern edge of Waikiki, across Kalakaua Avenue from the ocean and about two miles northwest of Diamond Head. If you're driving from Honolulu International Airport, the hotel is nine miles southeast. This placid hotel across from the Pacific gives our guests plush beds, views, gardens and not one, but two refreshing swimming pools.