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Hotel Renew
Ranked #17 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Utah
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fav hotel for a great price”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed at Hotel Renew for 5 nights over Thanksgiving weekend. It was our second visit to the hotel and we really didn't notice much change since it has changed ownership other than the lobby check in desk was more modern. We were warmly welcomed on check in and the management sent up a bottle of wine for us which was a nice touch as it was Thanksgiving. This hotel is perfectly located and very quiet. We love this hotel.
We like to find hotels with few children so as to have a more relaxing vacation and the Renew did not disappoint. We had a room high up, facing the ocean. The hallways get a little warm but the room itself was very easy to control temperature. The housekeeping staff kept our room spotlessly clean. Love the crisp fresh sheets every day and the attention to detail. Thank you housekeeping.
I find the staff very accommodating and friendly. I love being able to go to the front desk and get towels or beach chairs. They are always available to answer questions or provide directions or help. They printed out our boarding passes for the continuation of our trip to Maui.
The breakfast buffet had a bowl of fresh fruit that was replenished when needed. It was like a continental breakfast with fruit. There were carafes of both decaf & regular coffee. Rozanne Perry was assisting with the breakfast and she was so sweet and kind to us, always friendly and personable. What a special employee! She even brought a recipe for us one morning because we told her my husband had a favorite Hawaiian dessert he liked. We will definitely stay here again when in Honolulu.
My only complaint would be the coffee in the rooms and the kind the hotel uses for breakfast. It really is awful. Surely with all that Kona coffee close by they could find a better blend. Please, please, please! See you next year on our way to Maui again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2014

We chose the hotel based on past reviews and were not disappointed. We arrived after midnight and were offered wet towels and juice, which were most appreciated following a long flight. Our room was on the top floor facing the city, clean, quiet and with nice amenities.
The location was far from the main shopping areas although within walking distance but close, just a short block, to the beach. When we booked, the hotel was not part of the Aston group so were not counting on access to a pool that was a good walk from the hotel even though it was just across the street or the activity fee.
Breakfast was the fruit, muffins and coffee as advertised but we were surprised the offerings, which did not change much over our four days, were not fresher.
The staff were all most helpful providing directions for the city bus, arranging shuttles or recommending restaurants both on and off the beach where the locals ate and prices were reasonable.
We certainly recommend tis hotel unless you want to stay in one of the monster hotels with all their restaurants and activities.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

My third visit here in 20 months but I'd be very hesitant to recommend after this stay .It has been taken over by the Aston group of Hotels and what used to be complimentary eg beach towels ,chairs , wifi ,light breakfast now involves a resort fee of $25 plus tax per night ! There is a coffee pod machine in your room and 2 complimentary pods are provided during your stay ! Doesn't matter if you stay one night or more only 2 !!Extra available at a charge .Oh ,use of a pool in another hotel is down the street and around the corner My room 501 was beside a double lift and opposite the ice making machine which is used 24/ 7 so not ideal for sleep . Staff are very friendly and helpful but this hotel now longer has the boutique feeling .

Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a week.
We had small room but we only slept there!
Service was perfect.
Room was clean. Cleaning lady was so sweet and nice.
Our room was quiet, even it's close to beach and busy street.
There is garbage truck come by in the morning but we are up and ready to go eat breakfast And play!
Continental break fast is ok.
It's gets tired of it after a couple days.
Juice, coffee, tea, pastries and fruits.
$15 per day per person for amenity fee kinda pissed me off but everything in Hawaii is expensive so just let it go...
You can borrow beach mat and towel, very handy.
People are so nice too. I will stray again, and recommend to others.
O, Our fridge was not cold...
Location was fantastic!
Close to bus stop, stores, beaches.


1週間ほど滞在しました。
小さい部屋ですが、モダンで綺麗なホテルです。
気に入らない事は一つだけですが頭に入れておいてください。一人一日$15のアメニティー代を請求されます。それは朝ごはん代、DVDレンタル、アストン経由のプールとジムが使える、金庫利用の代金だそうです。

着いたら冷たいタオルとパイナップルジュースで迎えてくれます。質問は大体のことを教えてくれます。
フロントでビーチマットとタオルを無料でかしてくれます。
フロントドアにいつも冷たいお水があって便利です。

ビーチから歩いて1、2分。ABCストアーは目の前。バス乗り場はすぐそこ。動物園の隣です。

ゴミを集めるトラックの音が大きい音で朝聞こえますが、眠りがすごく浅くない限りだいじょうぶです。
クーラーの音がうるさいという人もいますが、私は全然だいじょうぶでした。

今度また滞在してもいいなと思うホテルです。


Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Granted it was a fair while ago now that we stayed at this hotel, but I really should review is as it was so good! We stayed here after much searching for a hotel that got good reviews, was a good price and in a good location. This has all 3.
It was an easy stagger back from the bars and beach, the staff were all young and friendly, and went out of their way to help you. We were able to 'rent' beach seats and towels for free each day, and the valet parking was quick easy and friendly.

The room was small-ish I guess, but more than adequate for our needs, we didn't spend much time in there, its Hawaii after all. The bed was comfy, the decor is modern and contemporary, the bathroom clean and shiny. I didn't get my white gloves out to check for dust on the top of doors or under the bed, but then that's probably because I'm not bothered about tiny imperfections that bother other reviewers of hotels (no idea if anyone has done this here either, its not important!)

We happened to be there for my birthday, we didn't mention it to the hotel or anything, my wife brought some cards for me to open from friends and family, and I left them on the desk. when we got back at night, there was a chopped fruit selection waiting in our room, and a note wishing me a happy birthday. That's the type of small touch that goes a long way to make people smile. Couldn't fault it. Yes there was a resort fee, but I'm getting used to that everywhere nowadays, and did cover parking so cant complain.

Oh, and if you want to go eat /drink somewhere nice, to go Lulu's on the corner of Kapahulu and Kalakaua Ave, its only a couple of hundred yards towards the beach,and well worth it

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2013

We stayed here for a week earlier this month, the location is great, a short stroll to the beach, the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was nice and clean (the air con did have a little bit of a musky smell to it) and we had a partial ocean view. The free breakfast was really only fruit, croissants and muffins (no cereal or toast) but overall we were very happy with the hotel and our stay and would stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Service was great. Early check-in and room request were granted. Very close to Waikiki beach walk and the Shell, which is why we chose this hotel. As noted in other reviews, there was a minor funky odor to the room. They offer a room fragrance for free, but that stuff tends to give my wife headaches so we passed. Good news, the smell wasn't noticeable after 10 minutes in the room.

Overall, we would probably try another hotel if we are in the area again, but this hotel is a good option if you can find a good rate. I would recommend this hotel if you are looking for a property near he Waikiki Shell.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Renew
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
#18 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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