The Pagoda hotel has been a local favorite for folks seeking a cheap place to stay in the middle of Honolulu. Unfortunately, you get what you pay for (and maybe not even that).
Part of the problem is due to the age of the hotel – everything in the moderately sized rooms seems, well, very "experienced."
The other part of the problem? There are many other competitively priced hotels in the area, many of which offer promotional resident and visitor rates that aren’t that much more than a night at the Pagoda.
Probably the highlight of staying at the Pagoda is the restaurant and koi pond. Otherwise, shop around and splurge a little. It’s worth it.