Had a lovely time at this hotel (September 11, for 7 nights). It is a small hotel, well decorated, and the welcome/reception staff are all very friendly. There are no line-ups that you will need to worry about (unlike almost all of the big hotels along the strip).
This hotel has no pool area, but this suited us well as we walked to the beach (30 seconds' walk) and went swimming. Why would you fly to Honolulu for a hotel pool? Rent a car, drive to the North Shore, and go to an amazing remote beach that you can only find in Hawaii (as we did). I do not think there is any room service, either, but it is not like you are located in a remote area.
Generally, I think this hotel is best for independent-minded tourists who want excellent value and want to get the most out of Hawaii. The hotel is on the far end of the Honolulu strip, but if you any of the restaurants/hotels/shops along the strip, everything is within walking distance in any event. Also it is beside one of the numerous "ABC Stores" which seem to sell everything that you will need if you forget anything / need a late night snack.
I would also note that breakfast is included (which we appreciate), especially if you want to "get up and go". There seemed to be limited seating in the breakfast area (which is really an extension of the lobby), however we never had any problem with seating (unlike some others who have noted this) - and we were there at various times throughout our 7 days.
So my general advice as someone who stays in a wide variety of hotels is that this hotel is probably the best value in Honolulu; I don't think there is any reason to stay at any of the other big hotels in Honolulu over this hotel. If you want a Hawaii-style resort, go to one of the more remote areas where you can experience this (or to another island - see my other hotel reviews!).
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- At the center of it all, yet a world away from ordinary, Hotel Renew by Aston 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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