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Hotel Renew
Ranked #19 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Very close to the beach, at a reasonable price, very clean rooms and well lit bathrooms. Coffee and continental breakfast from 7-9.30. Parking is $25 (you can get $15 parking just down the block).Can get a little bit noisy in the mornings with the garbage trucks. I got a room with a city view,small sized room with small bed, just enough for 2 average sized adults but good quality toiletries. They provide you with beach chairs,towels,mats etc if required.
They also left me with a note for my b'day,very thoughtful and nice gesture indeed.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

My boyfriend and I had a king size bed city view room that served its purpose. We were located on the 5th floor. The room is very dimly lit but cute. The theme is black and white. The bed and pillows were very comfy- no complaints we slept like babies! The bathroom is small but contains everything you will need: tub, sink and toilet.
Although there is no pool on site- the beach is steps away and all of the shopping you can do is right in the area. Hotel Renew is at the end of the strip which is great because there was less chaos.
Our main concern was the homelessness issue- it sort of kills the idea of paradise (but this is not the hotel's fault) it is widespread on that end of Waikiki Beach area.

Hotel Renew is a smaller boutique hotel that hides in the middle of all these other mega hotels. It's sort of a hidden gem. It is easily accessible by taxi or bus. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The continental breakfast was cool- pastries, coffee, tea and juice. Very simple but very convenient.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank HarlemKM
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Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

Hotel Renew has a great location - just off Waikiki beach to enjoy it but without the noise! Rooms facing the ocean have a beautiful view of the topaz hued Pacific ocean. Stayed at Hotel Renew with my wife and 2 kids. Staff were super friendly and helpful and would be a credit to any 5 star hotel! Room was very comfy with nice TV, good wireless internet (free) and lighting. Beds were very nice. Continental breakfast was nice - if you like pastries! I would stay here again as it felt like our oasis of calm in bustling Waikiki.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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6  Thank richyroogy
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

hotel renew is not like all the big hotels in Waikiki,
and that was a plus for us.
it's well designed rooms,
some of them with a view on the beach,
a helpful staff,
and a central location in waikiki to go to the beach or walk to diamond head crater...

it has no real breakfast to speak of, and no pool, but that allows it to stay on a human scale, unlike all the neighboring mega-resort hotel chains on Waikiki...

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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6  Thank LeTwan
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Good location both for the beach, and for shopping and restaurants.
We were not so lucky with the room 302, which had no view, no balcony and was quiet dark.
However the room was ok spacious and modern.
The staff at the hotel was the best I have ever met. Very helpful and friendly.
They gave us an early check in, and helped with tour booking, taxis and so on.
The breakfast was ok. Some of the pastries had meat and egg fillings, so it was not all sweet.
The place has no luxury feel, like some of the grand places in the area, but you feel very welcome there

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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5  Thank Ahlohaa
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

we (2 adults in the mid 30ies) stayed here for 4 nights in april 2013. Location is one block from the beach at the southern end of waikiki. we really liked this location as you could easily walk to all the action in waikiki but find a little quite time on the southerly beaches as well. hotel itself was clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. room is big enough but nothing spectacular. the complimentary breakfast is in the lobby next to the small bar. seating is a little limited there. do not expect too much from the breakfast as it is just coffee, tea and some pastries. but it is decent enough to grab a bite before heading outside to the action.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank drillforfun
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights and for a "boutique" hotel, I'd have to say, just keep searching for a different one to stay in Honolulu.

Between the $25/day parking charge, mediocre breakfast (pastries are better at Safeway!), cramped room they put us in and NOISE from the garbage truck at 6am, you shouldn't pay $200 a night!

Having arrived late at night (around 10pm), I specifically booked a room with two double beds. We asked if there was a king bed available and they were going to charge us for the "upgrade". When we got to our room, there was ONE double bed and the room was TINY.

A nice lobby and modern touches doesn't warrant the price tag. The front desk people were nice and valet was fast with getting our cars but we won't be staying here next time.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
4  Thank JaniceCsf
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Address: 129 Paoakalani Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3708
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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 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#14 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range: $182 - $310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Renew 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the center of it all, yet a world away from ordinary, Hotel Renew 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 Hawaii/Honolulu

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