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“Clean, modern, well placed hotel on waikiki” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Renew
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   129 Paoakalani Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)   |  
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Ranked #17 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Romeo, Michigan
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15 hotel reviews
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“Clean, modern, well placed hotel on waikiki”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Stayed for 2 nights during our honeymoon. Very chic modern hotel that's a block from waikiki beach. Great views from most rooms and close to nighttime. Quiet and comfortable rooms. Very affordable place to spend a few nights .

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Believe the hype on this hotel. Trip Advisor has always been my go-to site for choosing hotels and the positive reviews on Hotel Renew are spot on! I just got back from a week stay at this hotel on Monday. It is one short block away from the picturesque Waikiki beach and the vacation was out of this world. Waikiki is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to and the staff at Hotel Renew made it an unforgettable trip for my Grandma and I. From the moment that you arrive at the doorstep of the hotel there was a concierge waiting to bring in our luggage; inside we were greeted by Grace with ice cold pineapple juice and a warm towel to freshen up. It was a wonderful welcome! Throughout the week Adam, Daniel and Mike in particular were fantastic and very responsive in providing advice on things to do during our visit. We were always warmly welcomed back upon our returns from our excursions so it had a very friendly atmosphere in an industry where you don't see that everyday. The staff would proactively take care of things that we would need like porter service for our luggage upon departure and getting transfer service organized for us to the airport. Further there was a room that you could book for an hour if you had a later flight so that you could freshen up before your departure. It was a nice added touch given that checkout time was at noon.

When coming back to O'ahu I would stay here again with no hesitation. Very clean, nice decor and out of this world service.

The only 2 suggestions that I would have would be about: the continental breakfast and the bedding. A bit more variety in the breakfast menu would be warmly appreciated by your guests especially when staying for more than a couple days. The duvets on the beds were a bit too warm for the climate as well, so the AC needed to be on to have a comfortable sleep. Quite minor things but Hotel Renew requested candid feedback.

Many happy returns and appreciation for a wonderful holiday; we'll be back! :)

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

My husband and I went to Oahu for our first anniversary. Hotel Renew is a lovely boutique hotel in a great location in Waikiki, just one block from the beach. We had an oceanview room that was very nice. The rooms and bathrooms are clean and modern.

We really enjoyed the complimentary breakfast at the hotel. It comes with cereal, pastries, yogurt, pineapple, etc.

We rented a car, so to park at the hotel was $25/day. It's pretty steep, but from what I understand it's that way at all of the hotels in Waikiki. Adam and the rest of the staff were so nice that we couldn't be too annoyed about paying that. The staff was very accommodating with questions we had about the area too.

There's no pool, which could be a con to some. We were so close to the beach though that we didn't mind.

Overall, I'd definitely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

If you're looking for a small boutique hotel only 1 block from the beach, look no further! Staff was very very friendly and remembers who you are. Room was adequate size and the bed very comfortable. Breakfast was just ok - small muffins, fruit and cereal. We only ate here a few mornings but having the option was nice. Close to shopping, restaurants, bus stop, and the beach. They provide beach towels, which was nice not having to pack them in our suitcases. Valet for the car is $25/day, but every hotel charges this much. If you really don't want to pay this fee, there is meter parking near the zoo. Would definitely stay here again!!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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13 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

This isn't a bad hotel, it just needs some attention. It is quaint, charming, clean, quiet and a typical boutique property. The lobby was nice and appointed comfortably. Upon c/I, they offered cold water and lemongrass scented towels, This was a very nice touch. The staff was pleasant and professional. They offered continental bkft which we opted out of for bkft at Lulu's which two staff members recommended.

The rooms are small but appointed nicely. We did however have an issue with our (motel style ) A/C leaking on to the carpet. This caused a very moldy and damp smell about the room. Since we were there only for one night, I didn't complain but did call the front desk to make them aware of the problem I thought maybe this was isolated but learned that this wasn't the case as our friend arrived and had the same issues in her room.

Lastly, we all found the beds to be uncomfortable and not to our liking. Had we not encountered the the issues listed above, we would still only rate the hotel average.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Breda, the Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

This hotel is just steps away from famous Waikiki beach and we certainly loved going into the hussle and bussle of the Waikiki shops, restaurants and bars and still have a quiet hotel to return to. Staff was very friendly and helpful, so no objections here. The room is a bit smaller but comfortably and effeciently decorated. Cleaning lady was also very friendly, but certain spots and stains were never cleaned during our week long stay (even things that could be easily solved by just using a vacuum cleaner or a mop). The breakfast area in the lobby was really nice with a choice of different types of fresh fruit, muffins, cereals, slices of bread and coffee/tea/juice. The hotel had a newsletter with everything that was happening that week and even organized a cocktail evening during the film festival.
So I would defenitely recommend this hotel for its value for money and great staff.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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plouie, Front Office Manager at Hotel Renew, responded to this review, November 7, 2011
Dear Saskia_8,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding your recent stay here at Hotel Renew. Your willingness to share your experience goes a long way toward helping us improve upon our property and the services we offer. With that said, it's truly a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed our premier Waikiki location. Being just steps away from a world-famous beach certainly has its perks, and I'm thrilled that you were able to take advantage of that. But of course it is our service that we really pride ourselves on here at Renew. Please know that your kind words regarding the friendly and helpful staff will be passed along to each and every member of our team.

In regards to your concern above, I'd like to offer my personal and most sincere apology. Please know that cleanliness and comfort is of the utmost importance to us here at the hotel. Rest assured that we will be sure to review our housekeeping procedures to ensure that all guests rooms are serviced properly and to the highest standards.

Once again, we greatly appreciate your thoughts and we hope to serve you in the future.

Warmest Aloha,
D. Sakakibara
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Anchorage, Alaska
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

Hotel staff were friendly and provided great service. My husband and I stayed at Hotel Renew four nights. We liked the modern look of the hotel. The room was quiet and the bed was comfortable. The hotel is two blocks to the beach. The hotel provided beach chairs and mats. A continental breakfast was included in the room rate.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 129 Paoakalani Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#17 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#20 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Renew 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the center of it all, yet a world away from ordinary, Hotel Renew is an oasis of calm for savvy travelers seeking a more intimate Waikiki experience. This designer boutique hotel is a one-of-a-kind property offering sophisticated serenity throughout its 72 freshly designed rooms. Situated at the center of Waikiki's vibrant shopping and dining area, the hotel is a retreat that promotes wellness and rejuvenation with natural elements reflecting the beauty of Hawaii. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Renew Hotel Honolulu
Ocean Tower Hotel
Hotel Renew Hawaii/Honolulu

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