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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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Toronto
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Nice....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We visited April 10 for 3 nights -- First visit to Honolulu and we were impressed with the Hotel -- our room had a King Bed and had a very clean and contemporary design. The location is excellent - 1 block to the beach, in the quieter section of the main street and all the tour buses drop by the front of the hotel...Waikiki Beach is only a block away and was awesome as you can walk to the Beach Park and just about everywhere. ABC Variety Stores is next door - good for stocking up on beer, clothes, food etc. A Starbucks is around the corner. The Complimentary coffee/continental breakfast was nice, and staff were very helpful - make sure you ask for a complimentary beach chairs, towels and free WiFi. All the shopping is right there, lots of restaurants -- its not the Hyatt, but for the value for money, well worth it!

Room Tip: The Zen Like King Bed was very comfortable....Europeans would like it because the rooms are not huge...
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  • Stayed April 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I recently spent a week at this hotel on vacation and enjoyed it thoroughly. Of course, the location is outstanding, close to the beach, off the main strip, closer to Diamondhead and nice parks, at the quieter end of Waikiki. Waikiki is not tranquil, however, so anyone sensitive to urban noise should maybe not stay in Waikiki. The energetic and positive staff clearly work hard to make this a comfortable hotel. The housekeeping staff did a great job of cleaning my room promptly every morning so I didn't have to return to a messy room in the afternoon. Do know in advance that the "breakfast" is a continental breakfast with a small assortment of croissants and sweet rolls, along with juice, tea or coffee. It is a smaller, more personal hotel than most in Waikiki. I requested an upper floor room by email in advance of my trip and was given one on the 9th floor, which was great. If you don't need a full-on luxury hotel at steep prices but don't want a hostel either, this hotel is a good mid-range option.

Room Tip: Email the hotel in advance of your trip and request an upper room. They are quieter and have better...
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  • Stayed April 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amherstburg, Ontario
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Were greated by extemely pleasant and friendly staff. Very quick with the check-in and took the time to ensure our room was to our liking. The room was quite large and the bathroom very modern and clean. Breakfast was small but delicious and plentiful. The hotel is close to Waikiki Beach, the Zoo, bus-stops to the Ala Moana Mall as well as trolley stops. The hotel is close to all types of restaurants, coffee shops and stores. We would definately recommend this hotel to our friends and will stay there the next time we are on Oahu.

  • Stayed April 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I'm fortunate enough to spend a fairly good deal of time traveling for business and staying in hotels over much of the world - huge five stars in Asia, little 3 room B&Bs in the UK, small boutiques in Germany and I've come to a couple conclusions - what we Americans seem to create in our hotels is not an appealing space for real people to comfortably live while away from home but rather soulless lodging factories more suited for drones. The Hotel Renew is NOT that. This hotel is different - its a small-mid-size hotel that feels cool and modern but still an inviting place to come back to after a day of doing what you do. In one of the world's more touristy locations, that's really refreshing.

The hotel's layout and design don't follow the standard cookie cutter formulaic approach that the American chains take. The rooms, the lobby, the lounge/bfast room all have a modern and unique feel and the staff are friendly and helpful and pleasantly devoid of the parroty platitudes you get from the lodging factories. My room was kept in great shape by Tina and the valets did a great job handling my parking needs.

There is a decent little continental breakfast in the lounge included in the price to get the day started. In the evening, it becomes a cool little bar that's decently stocked and with great value cocktails. Behind the bar was Kasi, one of the best tenders around - great drinks, attentive, friendly, and cool conversation. Kasi is one of the touches that makes Renew unique and a cool place to stay.

To be clear, this is not a beach resort so if you're looking to have all of your entertainment, food, shopping, etc provided by the same people that provide your room, this may not be your place. But you dont need that on Oaho. Stay at Renew and with the extra few hundred per night saved over a resort, take a helicopter tour, rent a car and drive up to the north shore, watch or do some surfing, get some hot'n'spicy shrimp from Giovanni's truck and a shave ice from Matsumotos or Aokis, climb Diamond head, hike some incredible trails...then come back and hit Waikiki beach and Renew will provide you with some of the basic beach goodies like chairs, matts, and such and they are located a really short walk to the beach.

The beds are comfortable, the pillows perfect, toiletries nice, lighting cool, TV good. And the wifi is complimentary and fast. The only shortcoming worth mentioning (maybe) is the view from the city side rooms which is less than appealing. This is nowhere near a deal breaker for me but I know some people who weight a view very heavily - you'd probably want to pay the extra for a room on the beach side if that sounds like you.

All that said, what it boils down to is that I will stay at Renew again the next time I'm on Oahu.

Room Tip: If you need a view - pay a few xtra $$ and go for the ocean-view rooms.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We had a wonderful experience at this hotel. It has been completely renovated with a contempory look. Its location is perfect, right across from Waikiki Beach, shopping, great dining places and in walking distance of Diamond Head. The staff and owner I might add are awesome! Paul gave us a treasure hunt tour of the island which we took in a black convertible. Grace helped me book all of my tours and Kasi was the best bartender ever. Sharing with us some music experiences. "Dan" the owner even bought us a round. Where does that happen? We enjoyed our time at happy hour where we could meet other guests and share where we were all from across the world and get to know one another in a more quiet setting. There was a coffee machine and always fresh cold lemon water. Much appreciated. Felt spoiled having the door always opened for me. I would highly recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: Recommend overlooking the Beach
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  • Stayed April 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nelson Bay, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

The best aspect of this motel was the position - at the end of the Waikiki Strip, The porters and cleaning staff were very pleasant but the reception staff bored, disinterested and quite frankly should not be in the industry . We were there 5 days so met most of them and not one that was even good. The motel itself is very dark and so are the rooms but it was at least very quiet.

Room Tip: If you ask for a view room ask for a higher floor
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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plouie, Manager at Hotel Renew by Aston, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Aloha Cathleen59,
Thank you for choosing Hotel Renew during your recent travels to Oahu.

I am thrilled to read that you did find our hotel location to be beneficial and some of the staff to be pleasant. I’m baffled to see that the front desk staff was not accommodating and helpful to your needs. Of all the positive reviews about our customer service, a quality in which we thrive on, I am disappointed to read pleasant and helpful interactions did not come your way.

I would like to extend my most sincere apology for the aforementioned event. Nonetheless, I do hope your time here on Oahu was filled with great and enjoyable memories.

Warmest Mahalo,
D. Sakakibara
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I stayed here for 5 nights and found the location fine - 1 block to the beach which I did not have a problem with. I found the staff lovely and very helpful. There was a free breakfast and coffee, and there was always ice water available which was so refreshing after a day at the beach. The room was nice, and there was air conditioning which was good. Bed and pillows were very comfortable!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#11 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#14 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#14 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Renew by Aston 3*
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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