We wanted to be near the Banzai Pipeline where the big surf competitions are held since the waves break close to the beach, so its perfect for spectators. This was all we cared about, and saving some money. We booked a park & fly out of N.Y. with Stay123.com, and asked them for advice on a place to stay that wasn't a tourist trap, and this is the place they recommended.
We found spacious, comfortable rooms with all amenities to make you feel at home. Genuinely friendly, warm and kindly staff. Cozy furnished suites with wifi, tv, kitchen, separate living area - and some of those suites have a lanai with gorgeous views of the bay. Am I raving? If you come here, and feel the peaceful, fragrant (orchids?) breezes, you'll see that whatever I've said is an understatement. After having stayed at all the wrong places over the years (you know; crowded, tacky, loud) I can tell you, this little gem is the way you imagine Hawaii to be.
That we saved money was a cherry on top.