Honolulu's newest renovated hotel may be nearly a mile from Waikiki Beach, but it draws its inspiration from the beach culture of the 1960s.
The message painted at the bottom of the pool at the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club says it all: "Wish you were here." Formerly known as Hokele Suites, the hotel will reopen April 7 after a major renovation.
The site at 412 Lewers St. is a healthy walk from the resorts studding the beach. Aside from the location, the hotel hopes its design elements will set it apart from other lodgings.
Fixtures in the 112 rooms will recall the legendary surf culture of Oahu's North Shore. Reed ceilings, batten walls and custom-tiled bathrooms round out the feel of the place.
The hotel's introductory Sneak Peek offer is good April 7 to May 26. Rooms start at $169 a night for a 285-square-foot bungalow, and the property adds a $25 nightly resort fee.
Info: The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, (808) 564-7608.