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Vive Hotel Waikiki

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#14 of 92 hotels in Honolulu
Location
4.8
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4.6
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4.8
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Vive Hotel Waikiki offers exceptional value to those savvy travelers! Located literally just steps away from shops, restaurants, and the world famous Waikiki Beach, Vive is strategically located in a prime location.

What you will experience here is a sophisticated lifestyle where guests are treated with personalized service unlike large resorts.

We offer various amenities including: deluxe daily continental breakfast, high speed WIFI, various beach gear items, filtered water station, 24 hr coffe/tea, local calling and more! Book your stay with us today for the best value! Book Direct and we will waive the amenity/resort fee!

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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ca D wrote a review Apr 11
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We stayed at Vive for 2 nights before our NCL Hawaiian Cruise. The staff was GREAT. The continental breakfast was DELICIOUS. The location was CONVENIENT to everything. The room was clean. We booked directly through the hotel and had no resort/hidden fees. Exceptional value with great amenities. Had a wonderful time.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 5 days ago
Aloha 439cad, We're beyond thrilled to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Vive. Your positive words about our staff, breakfast, location, and clean rooms are very much appreciated. We strive to provide our guests with exceptional value, and we're happy you noticed that. Your satisfaction is our highest reward. We're looking forward to welcoming you back at Vive soon. With warm regards, Vive Hotel Waikiki,
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Lizzy S wrote a review Jan 2024
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My wife an I decided to visit Oahu for our bleated honeymoon (married in 2020 during covid so no travel then) and after some research we came across the VIVE Waikiki hotel and we are glad we did. Our first introduction to the hotel was through the valet service. We decided to rent a car to give us the freedom to explore the island on our own time. We dealt with several team members at the valet service during our stay, and from the first encounter to the last was always a pleasant experience. We were always warmly greeted, made sure we had what we needed for the day and had the car ready to go in no time. Without having to worry about parking downtown, this was a great option for us. Down the elevator, we entered the beautiful lobby and had an easy-as-can-be check-in. We were even greeted with fresh pineapple juice and a lei greeting (add-on service option). As I said, check in was super easy and we were off to our room in no time, and they even gave us some documents and tips for places to visit in the are and events like live music and fireworks around the area. Our hotel room was perfect for what we needed including A/C, tv, fridge, desk space, safe, quick wifi, shampoo/conditioner, hair dryer and a bathroom with a hanger for wet clothes after a day at the beach. The turn down service when requested was always ready when we got back to the hotel and they even left us some treats on check in as well as one to celebrate our honeymoon. A wonderful welcoming touch to the experience. One of the highlights of the stay was the complimentary breakfast each morning. They always consisted of a selection of delicious pastries/breads and fresh fruit like pineapple, melon, strawberries, mango and oranges. They also had eggs (omelette or hard boiled) and a protein (bacon or sausage). I can't forget to mention the star of breakfast, the fresh ice cold pineapple juice. We tried to get as much of this as we could as it was so good. The hotel also offered anything you might need for a day out on the beach. They have a room dedicated to beach towels, chairs, umbrellas and even a bin that had a pair of goggles and snorkels (saved us a rental when we visited Hanauma Bay. They also have water refill stations near breakfast, the lobby and one on the valet service floor. Overall, we are both so happy that we chose to stat at VIVE. It had everything we needed for our trip and was so close to amenities like corner stores and too many restaurants to count. Make sure to sign up for their membership to get some great deals. You won't be dissapointed stay here. Thank you VIVE.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Feb 1, 2024
Aloha Lisette, Thank you for sharing your experience with us at the Vive Hotel Waikiki! We're delighted to hear that you and your wife chose our boutique hotel on your special occasion. It's wonderful to know that you found our valet attendants, to be friendly and helpful. We believe that personal connections can truly enhance a guest's stay, and we're thrilled that this interaction set a positive tone for your visit. We're glad that your check-in process was smooth and that our staff members were friendly and welcoming. We take pride in creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for our guests, and we're pleased to hear that our lobby and breakfast area met your expectations with their well-decorated, clean, and fresh ambiance. We're delighted that your room amenities met your needs. We understand that space in Waikiki can sometimes be limited, but we strive to make our rooms functional and comfortable for our guests. We're also glad that you found our beach amenities, such as body boards, chairs, towels, and umbrellas, convenient for your trips to the nearby beach. It's fantastic that you enjoyed our included breakfast with its continental-style offerings. We aim to provide a satisfying dining experience to start your day off right. Thank you once again for choosing the Vive Hotel as your home base in Waikiki. We appreciate your review and recommendation. If there's anything else we can do to assist you or if you plan on returning to the area, please don't hesitate to reach out. We'd love to welcome you back for another enjoyable stay. Mahalo, Vive Hotel Waikiki
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Yosemiti wrote a review Apr 10
West Sussex, United Kingdom91 contributions42 helpful votes
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For those hailing from England, this hotel resonates with the familiarity of a Travelodge or Premier Inn. It boasts a superb location and exceptionally friendly staff. However, there are areas for improvement. The breakfast selection, particularly the hot plate offerings, fell short, with limited choices. Also the dining area requires enhanced cleanliness, as the majority of fabric appeared dirty. Some rooms are in need of renovation. Nonetheless, despite these concerns, the overall stay was very good, and the pricing seems justified.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded 1 week ago
Aloha Yosemitii, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We are glad to hear that our location and staff met your expectations and contributed to a pleasant experience. Your concerns regarding the breakfast selection and the cleanliness of the dining area have been duly noted. We appreciate your honest feedback as it helps us identify the areas where we can improve the guest experience. Rest assured, we will take immediate steps to rectify these issues. Furthermore, we recognize the importance of continuous renovation of our facilities and assure you that this is part of our ongoing commitment to upgrade and enhance our hotel offerings. Once again, thank you for your valuable comments and we look forward to welcoming you again, offering you an even better stay. Best Regards, Vive Hotel Waikiki
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NRAR wrote a review Apr 7
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Great location 2 blocks from beach. Breakfast is plentiful (included in your room rate) and tasty. Hotel provides free beach chairs, towels, umbrellas to use during your visit. Lots of careful, thoughtful touches. For example, there are beach toys for kids that you can borrow and the towel drops are by front door and valet car drop so that dirt is minimized in the hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Breakfast is included, family friendly Room was a little loud due to the window AC unit not...
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Responded 1 week ago
Aloha Nragr, Thank you for sharing your positive experience at our hotel. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our location close to the beach, the breakfast we offer, and the complimentary beach amenities. We strive to go the extra mile with our services, such as providing beach toys for kids and practical towel drops, so it's rewarding to hear that these thoughtful touches enhanced your stay. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards, Vive Hotel Waikiki
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Sasha138 wrote a review Apr 4
London, United Kingdom281 contributions201 helpful votes
Excellent hotel with the most helpful friendliest staff ever. They are knowledgeable about just about everything. You can get to everywhere on the island from this place. I know because I did it. The number 20 bus stops right outside and will get you to and from the airport fo just $3 each way. Fresh breakfast served daily, excellent choice of fresh fruit. Coffee, teas and iced flavoured water 24/7. Plus, they have water fountains to fill up before you head off on your travels. Want to stay on the beach all day, here they provide all that you need from towels to body boards and even sun tan creams and lotions in case you have forgotten yours. Book directly with them and all the amenity (resort) fees are waived. If you have never been whacked with these before, you will soon come to realise what a bonus this is. It's no wonder that everyone I met here come year after year after year. They all enjoy the vibe and the Vive and it hard not to see why. It's a boutique hotel but who needs a pool when the ocean is a just a few moments away from this ideally located hotel. Great for anyone visiting solo or with family. Thank you to Cory and everyone else whose names I forgot. You're all great and fabulous. You make the vibe at the Vive what it is. I have been recommending this place to everyone and now everyone is looking to book with yourselves and you deserve it. All you need now is the obligatory hotel tote and the resort t-shirts that reads, We caught the vibe at the Vive and Revive at the Vive. See you all soon!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha Sasha138, Thank you for your overwhelmingly positive feedback about your stay at our hotel! We are absolutely thrilled to hear about your fantastic experience with our staff, services, and amenities. We truly appreciate your kind words about Cory and the rest of the team. We all genuinely strive to create a welcoming and wonderful experience for our guests, and it's a joy to hear we hit the mark for you. Again, we are deeply grateful for your recommendations and look forward to your next visit. Best Regards, Vive Hotel Waikiki
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CG wrote a review Apr 2
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I haven't been their yet but made me to leave good review as my guy Roger who helped me out with reservation did amazing job, never been this much impressed. I already have great feeling about this hotel. Can't wait to stay there. Thanks a lot!!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha 686cgj, I am delighted to hear about your positive experience with our front desk agent, Roger. We take pride in our customer service and it's wonderful to hear that we are meeting our high standards. We eagerly look forward to hosting you and hope your stay will be just as enjoyable, if not more so. Thank you for your kind words! Best regards, Vive Hotel Waikiki
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Ronald A wrote a review Apr 1
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Vive. The service was excellent as well as the amenities. It is conveniently located near restaurants and shopping. The rooms are totally up to date and clean. The lobby is very well furnished. We enjoyed very good complimentary breakfasts and great tasting coffee. The people at the reception desk, Roger, Princess and Cory were very friendly and professional. The valets, Richard and Arnell were such pleasant and accommodating people. We were always received with smiles and warm greetings.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Aloha Ronald A, Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Vive and appreciated our amenities, service, and convenient location. Your compliments about the cleanliness and modernity of our rooms, our well-furnished lobby, and our delightful breakfast and coffee are greatly appreciated. It's always a pleasure to provide our guests with a wonderful experience. Let me also take this opportunity to acknowledge Roger, Princess, Cory, Richard, and Arnell. They represent the best of what Vive aims to offer - friendly, professional service that makes our guests feel warmly welcomed. We look forward to being your hotel of choice the next time you are in town. Best Regards, Vive Hotel Waikiki
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evana1027 wrote a review Mar 2024
San Diego, California1 contribution
This was my second time staying at VIVE! First time was back in 2022 with family and this time was just my boyfriend and I. The staff is very welcoming and tends to all your needs. Shoutout to Kuya Arnel and Richard in valet. We met Arnel our last stay and he remembered us this time around! The location of the hotel is walking distance to Waikiki beach, great restaurants and food trucks, and luxury shopping. They provide breakfast every morning and beach gear for your stay! Anything you need, this hotel provides. I will definitely be coming back again next time!
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Aloha Evana1027, We are delighted to receive your positive feedback regarding your second stay at VIVE. We're especially pleased to hear that you appreciated our welcoming staff, particularly Arnel and Richard, and we're glad they left a good impression on you. Your recognition of our location, amenities and services such as our breakfast and beach gear is highly appreciated. Our ultimate goal is to provide our guests with the best service and experiences and it's rewarding to see that we met your expectations. Thank you for choosing to stay with us again and we assure you that during your next visit we will strive to make your experience even more enjoyable. Sincerely, Vive Hotel Waikiki
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Jraney wrote a review Mar 2024
Wichita, Kansas4 contributions
The entire staff made our stay great! Breakfast was good and plentiful! Rooms are a bit small but comfortable and clean! Beach, eats and shopping in short walking distance! Chairs and towels provided!
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Aloha Jraney, Subject: Thank You for Your Positive Feedback Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay, our staff, breakfast, and all our facilities. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we're pleased to hear that we met your expectations. We acknowledge the rooms may be a bit compact, but we're glad that you found them comfortable and clean. We appreciate your positive remarks about our convenient location and beach amenities. Looking forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Best Regards, Vive Hotel Waikiki
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Larry F wrote a review Mar 2024
San Diego, California32 contributions6 helpful votes
Our stay was very good. The only thing I felt was not represented correctly was the "Family Suite" which had no doors between the two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. A "Cosmopolitan" framily Suite must mean it's open doorway sno no privacy between the two rooms, and no living area. However, the Breakfast room had plenty of sofas and lounging area and it was available all the time which was a plus we did not expect. The amenities for going to the beach included in the room prices was also good, and offset the high prices for the room were not out of line for being right at Waikiki Beach straight down form Duke's Statue. Overall, a very good experience! The breafast fresh fruit was especiall good!
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Aloha Larry F, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your stay at our hotel. We are delighted to hear that you had a pleasant experience overall. We appreciate your comments about our Breakfast area and beach amenities, and we are especially glad to know that you enjoyed our fresh fruit. However, we apologize if the layout of our “Family Suite” was not up to your expectations. We appreciate your feedback as it helps us improve our services, and we certainly look forward to your return in the future. Best Regards.
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$212 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesHawaiiOahuHonoluluWaikiki
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119
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vive Hotel Waikiki
Which popular attractions are close to Vive Hotel Waikiki?
Nearby attractions include Waikiki Beach (0.2 miles), The Magical Mystery Show at Hilton Waikiki Beach (0.1 miles), and International Market Place (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Vive Hotel Waikiki?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Vive Hotel Waikiki?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Vive Hotel Waikiki?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Vive Hotel Waikiki?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vive Hotel Waikiki?
Conveniently located restaurants include STRIPSTEAK Waikiki, Maguro Spot, and Paia Fish Market.
Are any cleaning services offered at Vive Hotel Waikiki?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vive Hotel Waikiki?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Vive Hotel Waikiki?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Iolani Palace (3.1 miles), Shangri La (2.3 miles), and US Army Museum of Hawaii (0.7 miles).
Does Vive Hotel Waikiki have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Vive Hotel Waikiki accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.