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The New York Times - Travel | January 23, 2020

36 Hours in Honolulu

Many hotels tack on an “amenity fee” ostensibly to cover the little extras. In a quieter zone between the Ala Wai Canal and busy Waikiki, the midcentury design Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club (412 Lewers Street, doubles were recently from about $300; penthouse suite about $600) charges $29 a day to each room for access to treats like hotel-branded bicycles, free morning coffee in the lobby and use of a beach tote and towels. Dog-friendly, it also has a central swimming pool, a “reef-safe” sunscreen dispenser, live music and short courses in crafts like lei-stringing or reed-weaving.

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