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Hotel Renew by Aston
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   129 Paoakalani Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)   |  
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Ranked #17 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
Stratford, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We stayed here for Dec 31, 2012 for a week. It is a great location. Room was very nice and bed was superb. One short block to the beach and close to lots of restaurants and shopping. Very friendly staff. Basic continental breakfast (coffee, juice and pastries) was very nice. If you want more there is an ABC store across the road with yogurt and hard boiled eggs, salads, cereal etc that you can keep in your frig. Our city view room was very quiet. I would stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights in Jan. The hotel itself is much more modern then the other hotels in the area. There were some problems though. The shower head in my room was very loose and dropped water all over the place. My room was a "city view" on the second floor, looking right into an alley. The noise from trucks emptying the trash started at 7am and went for a few hours. On checkout, the valet had brought my car up but when I walked outside with my 2 bags, he just handed me my keys and continued to text; no help with loading or even carrying them down the stairs.

Overall for the price, I suppose it was better than most but little things could improve here and there. And don't book a city view room unless you are on a high floor.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I loved this hotel! The staff were very friendly and most helpful. The room was very comfortable and it had a good view to boot. I liked the location - almost right on the beach. I was welcomed with a juice and they treated me very well when I asked stupid questions! I also liked the welcome newsletter which gave details on the local buses and attractions.

Room Tip: I emailed before I arrived and asked for a room on one of the top floors and that is exactly what I...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

As many have noted here before, Hotel Renew does many things very well. The greeting and speed of check-in were great. The valets were great for the most part but sometimes I had to wait to find one when I wanted my car brought around. The breakfast consisted of coffee, juice, croissants and muffins which did not vary at all during our 5 night stay.

The rooms were not well soundproofed with noises coming from the hallway, the ding of the elevator and the early morning garbage collection right next to the hotel.

On the plus side, the staff was very friendly and helpful and the beach chairs, towels and mats very useful. The location was on the far eastern end of Waikiki which meant it was a walk to most of the shopping and restaurants. But it was a 2 minute walk to the beach.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Clean, modern rooms with really big tvs!. Only a block from the beach on the Eastern end of Waikiki. Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Valet parking was quick and easy to use.

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Everyone at this hotel was very helpful and accommodating. Wonderful attention to detail: helped me book reservations for my anniversary, suggested activities in the area, warm welcome with a glass of pineapple juice. Beach towels and accessories for free.

Not able to help much in the area of late check-out. Breakfast was also minimal...

But overall, staff and hotel were exceptional!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

OUR STAY:
My girl friend and I stayed at Hotel Renew from Jan. 8-12, 2013. We arrived around 6PM and were welcomed by Daniel and Adam (aka. Fancy Pants). We were given 2 glasses of cold and refreshing Pineapple juice, as well as a couple of cold towels... which we didn't really need as it was drizzling and chilly outside. We were given room 203 and immediately, Daniel asked if we needed to find some places to eat at. He pulled out a map and started circling where we should go based on what we said we liked. Not only that, but we were treated to a couple of drinks at the renew Lounge- which we utilized on our very last day. We had the Hawaii Gold beer... yum! Adam was waiting for us in the room, while already placing our suitcases on the luggage self. What service! Furthermore, he showed us the really great lighting features in the room, how to use the A/C unit andset up the wifi. He was so helpful and an absolute delight! We explored the room which was very clean and the large TV was such a treat. On our last day, we weren't leaving for the airport until PM. They were able to hold our luggage all day and when we were ready to go, Adam brought our heavy baggage out to the shuttle. That is certainly service at it's finest.

LOCATION:
Hotel Renew is literally a few steps from Waikiki beach. They provide towels, beach chairs, boogie boards, etc... for free! The beach and Kalakaua Ave. are mere steps away. You can walk to the International Marketplace, all of the shopping and restaurants as well. No car required. Furthermore, you're about a $12 cab ride to Diamond Head. In front of the neighboring hotel, you can catch the Waikiki Trolley. We only took the 'Pink' shopping line. It's $2 a ride, but it takes you right to the Nordstrom door of Ala Moana mall.

BEDS:
They were clean and very comfortable. The duvet covers were divine, especially if you keep the A/C on overnight.

BATHROOM:
Very clean and up to date. For a place near a beach, we didn't see anything wrong with it.

VIEW:
Unfortunately, our 2nd floor room faced the hostels and a very loud street. Our first night was really interesting. At about 6am, we could hear trucks unloading most likely for the ABC store next door. We also heard someone screaming pretty early in the am one day, but that's expected with the hostels across the way. We did get used to it and though we would have preferred a more quiet room, it didn't affect our stay.

VALUE:
For what we paid, this was more than worth it. The price was great and we really have nothing to complain about.

STAFF:
One word... WOW! We discussed that this is probably the best team we have ever encountered in all of our travels. Every one was so kind and sweet. They always made sure to smile, say "hello", help answer our questions and even opened the door for us every single time we were arriving or leaving. Anything we needed and asked for, they were able to deliver- no problem. Colby at the lounge was great and really took the time to get to know us. The same with Adam who we had the privilege of seeing almost every day. Thanks Fancy Pants!
Nonetheless, we cannot thank all of you enough for making us comfortable and beyond content our entire stay!

SUMMARY:
This is a fantastic hotel in Honolulu. This was my second time, and in comparison to where I previously stayed, this wins hands down. We highly recommend that you consider Hotel Renew. It is in a perfect location, has great (high tech) rooms, very clean and above all, a first class family of staff who will take very good care of you. We are all for boutique hotels and this one certainly does not disappoint.

We will definitely go back and stay here again!

Room Tip: 1) Ask for a room on a higher floor 2) Make sure your room is facing Paoakalani Ave. or Kalakaua Av...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: 129 Paoakalani Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#15 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#15 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Renew by Aston 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 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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Also Known As:
Renew Hotel Honolulu
Ocean Tower Hotel
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