We stayed at Hotel Renew for 2 nights whilst in Honolulu in June 2013. To close out our holiday after visiting other islands we were looking for a cheaper option than the Outrigger Waikiki we stayed at 2 weeks prior (great hotel). We chose this hotel based on location and most importantly price.
The hotel is a smaller hotel, no pool, no big bars or restaurants, no tourist desks, shops etc. Rather it's just a small reception, small bar that doubles as a breakfast room and perhaps 8-10 levels of rooms. It's about 125m (450ft) from the beach in a decent part of the strip. It is however a good walk to the key shopping areas and the glitzier part of town.
The Good: Clean rooms of a fair size. Decent bathrooms, modern décor - all feels new and fresh. Staff are great. Close to beach. Free wifi. A lot to like.
The Bad: Noisy. Very noisy. We stayed on the 4th floor and were woken a number of times by people talking in the hallways, people talking on the street and in surrounding car parks. Truck beepers and bins being emptied in the early morning was another treat. The worst of all was the air-conditioning. It's all or nothing with it roaring like a 747 engine all night. You can't adjust the fan speed either. Combine this with it blowing on the unlucky person to be sleeping on that side of the bed. We ended up just turning it off and dealing with a sticky night.
I hate whining about things that seem trivial, but this really did impact sleep quality and the overall experience. So much so that I would say don't stay here unless you are on a high floor and are a really deep sleeper.
It's a quality hotel with great staff and clean rooms.. but the noise ruined it.