Great value, location and views to boot!
This second floor walk-up offers pleasant cross-breezes through the louvered windows in the dining area and shower and the rear porch sliding screen door. We enjoyed both mountain and ocean views from the two deck chairs on the porch and found the roll-up shade on the west side of the deck provided welcome respite from the hot afternoon sun. (Note there is no elevator nor air conditioning.) We found the ceiling fan and natural ventilation adequate. Two additional fans were on hand in the closet, but we did not need them. However, the room is humid, so the four bath towels and pair of beach towels dried best between uses if hung up outside of the bathroom. The small refrigerator, drip coffee pot, and microwave oven allowed us to make breakfast throughout our stay. We appreciated the complimentary coffee filters, tissues, paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags, salt and pepper, dish soap and sponge, and hair dryer, as well as the Foodland grocery store discount card conveniently attached to the room key. We found the bed and sheets exceptionally comfortable. Light sleepers will want a white noise generator or ear plugs to block the sounds of neighbors and rain. One neighbor frequently returned home late at night on a bike with loud, squeaky brakes, and new arrivals could be heard dragging rolling suitcases down the sidewalk a few times during the week, but otherwise the neighbors were really very quiet while we were in the room at night and in the early morning. We were out during the day. The backpack beach chairs, beach towels, and snorkeling gear were very handy, as was the wifi access. The room has a dining table and four chairs, but no upholstered chairs. We used the bed for lounging. There is a TV mounted on the wall opposite the bed, but we didn't use it. Princeville is close to the North Shore and Na Pali Coast, but one can make a day trip of visiting Waimea Canyon from there with ease. While most Na Pali Coast boat tours depart from the more distant commercial port of Port Allen now, we managed to find one that launched from the North Shore through the concierge at the Westin. Despite the rain that day, the boat tour was the highlight of a week-long trip filled with biking, hiking, kayaking, and beach lounging. On the return trip to the boat launch, we found ourselves in the middle of a pod of more than 100 spinner dolphins. We had a great stay, and I would not hesitate to return. Honk's Cove is a good value.
Newly remodeled, clean and comfortable, affordable studio.