The mid-range, 496-room Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort completed a $21-million overhaul to create this modern, tropical-inspired hotel. The rooms are generically decorated with beach accents, but are clean, spacious, and have balconies. Although it's not a waterfront property, it's a two-minute walk down to the gorgeous beach and is in the heart of a busy shopping and dining area. The hotel is outfitted with basic features like a pool and fitness center -- plus a Jimmy Buffet on-site restaurant. For guests that don't want to overpay for beachfront real estate (that would be the Outrigger Waikiki across the street), the Beachcomber is a solid choice.