The Aqua Pacific Monarch is a 34-story, condo-style hotel near the heart of Waikiki. Set on a busy avenue, it's not the best spot for a quiet stay, although the higher floors are insulated from most of the city noise. Rooms have a fairly generic look, with wall-to-wall carpeting, contemporary wood furniture, and tropical prints throughout. Some offer spectacular views of Waikiki from private balconies, and the panoramic vistas from the rooftop pool are even better. The property is two blocks from the beach and close to lots of shopping and dinning. For more stylish accommodations in the same reasonable price range, check next door at the VIVE Hotel Waikiki or at the Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, which also has a rooftop pool.