Other than its beautiful beaches, Waikiki is known for its hotels. From affordable single rooms to multi-room penthouses costing thousands of dollars a night, there are a variety of places for someone to stay. Waikiki’s hotels are the main pickup point for tours ranging from Pearl Harbor Tours to Oahu Circle Island Tours. The hotels in Waikiki have a long history. The Moana Surfrider is the first hotel in Waikiki, which was built in 1901. Since then, hotels have sprung up all around Waikiki. From timeshares to the latest boutique hotels. The most famous hotels in Waikiki are the high-end hotels, the Royal Hawaiian and the Halekulani; the Hilton Hawaiian Village is known for its weekly fireworks display, and of course, the oldest hotel in Waikiki, the Moana Surfrider. With all these hotels and shopping areas, it is easy to forget that Waikiki also houses an Army base. The Hale Koa Hotel is owned by the Department of Defense, and you need to have either a military ID or DoD ID just to be able to eat at the restaurants. While many of the hotels have been around for decades, it is a mistake to think that they are old and dingy. The hotels are all regularly renovated. At the very edge of Waikiki is a special building. This is the Hawaii Convention Center. The Hawaii convention center is a venue for shows and conventions that come to Hawaii. In addition, weddings are hosted there. The convention center has also been featured in movies.