I use trip advisor for all of my hotel bookings and decided on Hotel Renew based on the positive reviews. I was not let down and was extremely happy with this Hotel. It is in an excellent location that is close to The Zoo and is a less frantic than the heart of Waikiki. It is only a 10-15 minute walk to the Royal Hawaiian Hotel as an example. The Hotel is clean and the staff are friendly. Hotel Renew is a half block to the beach and is closer to the beach than a lot of hotels nearby. The hotel serves a basic breakfast of coffee, tea, pineapple juice and pastries which is perfect to get you started. The hotel is almost next door to an ABC Store where you can buy all your basics. Next to this hotel are the bigger hotels Aston Waikiki and Waikiki Beach Marriott. There are some good restaurants with entertainment and a nice vibe such as Tiki's bar and grill at the Aston Waikiki and Lulu's Waikiki which is in the same block. The food at the Wolfgang puck express below the the Aston was not good and I would avoid it if you can. All in all Hotel Renew was perfect as it was close to everything, the staff were friendly and they would provide you with beach towels and mats for your day on the Beach. I would definitely return to the Hotel Renew.