This is the “kitchen area,” and it is the primary reason why our room was so noisy. See that door in the back? That actually leads into the next room, because these two rooms were once one unit. The hotel closed off the door and made the unit into two rooms, but they added absolutely no soundproofing—it’s just a thin wooden door between us and them, and you can probably see the gap at the bottom. As a result, we could hear everything that the Japanese guests in the next room said as if they were sitting right next to us. This wasn’t too bad during the day, but when they decided to get up early in the morning and have a jamboree, it did make it very difficult to sleep.
Despite this, we had a fairly pleasant stay. I don’t think Honolulu is really our cup of tea, and in retrospect we both agreed we probably would have enjoyed ourselves more had we spent the extra day in Maui—but, then again, we had never been to Honolulu before, so there’s that.
And that was that. Shortly after I took this photo, we brought our bags down to the lobby to wait for the shuttle back to the airport. It was a brief stay, but it was a lot of fun.