This was our first trip to Honolulu and we couldn't have chosen a better hotel. We stayed at Hotel Renew from Aug 01, 2013 until Aug 07, 2013 and it was fantastic. From the location down to the staff, we loved everything. We were presented with a bottle of champagne on our first night and were quite surprised. The hotel is small and very charming and our room was clean, modern, comfortable and adequately sized. The decor and ambience of the hotel were modern and very nice. Breakfast consisted of fresh fruit salad (pineapples, melon, grapes, strawberries, etc) and pastry (croissants, muffins, etc) and very tasty pineapple juice. This got us started on the right foot each day. The hotel's location was perfect. There is no need to hire a car. The hotel is within an extremely short walking distance from the beach (2 mins), shops, restaurants, zoo and transportation to the mall. The stop for the pink line/trolley to the mall is just outside of the hotel. The fare is $2 per person ($4 per person round trip) and it is approximately a 15 min ride to the mall. The staff was extremely friendly, courteous and accommodating. On the night of my birthday, there was a platter of crackers and cheese in our room for me along with a birthday card. On the next night, the night of our anniversay, there was a bottle of champagne, with ice and glasses along with another card awaiting use in our room. We really appreciated the personalized touch. Our room was cleaned on a daily basis and the room attendant was also very polite and friendly. We would recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Honolulu and we will definitely be returning to Honolulu and also to this hotel.