This hotel is right in the thick of Waikiki hustle and bustle. You basically need to do their valet for $20 a day (with in and out privleges) or you will be feeding a meter all day. We were confused with the proper way to turn in our car, but once we figured it all out we were happy to see that the hotel is trendy, but intimate and very nice. The staff is friendly and they greet you with lemon grass scented wet towels and chilled pineapple juice. We went up to the room and were happy to see that it was nicely decorated with a large tv (full cable and even some HD options) and a great bathroom with lovely products and plenty of towels. It was our honeymoon so they had a bottle of (actually nice) champagne set out for us. All the rooms have fruit in them as well. The lighting is great and you can control every aspect of it. You have a choice of bright, night and just right. Just right setting is a very romatic, soft lighting. There is a mini fridge and the bed is amazing. Super comfortable with a fluffy duvet and nice feather pillows as well and standard pillows for those who like them a bit bigger and firmer. You can control the air conditioning and there are shades that provide a nice, near blackout effect. The bad thing is that you are offset in an alley and the ocean view is not front and center. You have a large hotel in your way that is super loud and has live music well into the night and (unbelievably) early in the morning. The hotel is very into recycling ( hence the name) so they provide a separate trashcan in the room and the place was made to be green. The water saving shower heads are a nice touch. The complimentary continental breakfast is a cut above. The lobby is so small, that it is awkward to maneuver around the small space they have allotted for this. Also seating leaves something to be desired. However, they have gone a step beyond the normal apples and oranges, boxed cereals and packaged muffins. They have fresh berries and pineapple for you along with various types of melon. They have granola, high fiber cereal and yogurt. The pastries are dainty and tasty and are not pre packaged. They have a nice tea chest out and decent coffee, as well as orange juice and hard boiled eggs. We did this every morning we were there. We happened to be in Honolulu with high winds, which apparantly set off the fire alarm. It was a pretty frightening, and bad way to start the morning. We all evacuated down the stairs and stood outside in the wind while they tried to turn off the loud and jarring alarm.Overall, our stay here was nice. Any issues I had, weren't really the fault of the hotel. We got the best room in the house for about $209 a night with a AAA discount.
- 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
- Hotel Renew By Aston Hawaii/Honolulu