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“2nd Family Vacation”
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Vive Hotel Waikiki
Ranked #13 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Long Beach, California
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“2nd Family Vacation”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

This hotel is wonderful!. The rooms were very clean, comfortable beds and most respectful and courteous staff. Continental breakfast was okay. Beach is two blocks away, shops two blocks over. Our first trip to Hawaii was nice but the hotel was terrible it was called the Castle back then, the name has changed since then.The Vive is a wonderful hotel and we stay here agai.

Room Tip: No swimming pool, but thats good becasue the beach is two blocks down the street. Staff is top notch...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

The Vive is a solid choice for those who don't need many amenities but want a great location. you are just 2 mins (walking) to the beach. Rooms come with free wifi, the lobby is NEVER crowded and has a very lounge-y feel. Overall, I enjoyed my stay there.

Pros:
The hotel made check in very easy.
They have Valet (I think it's roughly $18/day).
They serve a light breakfast of pastries.
Also, they have tons of stuff to borrow for the beach including Boogie Boards and Towels. Boogie Boards are fantastic!


Cons:
Rooms are on the smaller side. But who stays in their room when their on vacay?
The breakfast is light and consists mainly of pastries so if you want something substantial you should probably just snack there.
We had a room on the 15th floor. With the window open, you could hear people early in the AM but you'd simply need to close the window to keep the quiet.


I'd suggest staying here although one thing to keep in mind is that we stayed on a Groupon which really made it worth while.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

I absolutely loved staying at this hotel. Comfortable and tastefully decorated rooms, very clean and well maintained. When I arrived, they upgraded me to a suite because of my disability. Very friendly front desk staff (including Samantha and Tai), Concierge and Housekeeping who were so kind and helpful. Great location, literally a few minutes from the beach, buses, local shops and restaurants. I would definitely stay here again and will absolutely recommend Vive Hotel Waikiki to family and friends. Thanks to all the staff.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Daniel S, Owner at Vive Hotel Waikiki, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Aloha Moriamb,
Thank you for choosing Vive Hotel for your travels to our beautiful tropical island.
It is a pleasure to hear your interaction with our staff was a positive one. Our staff is truly the cream of the crop of our property and I hope they were able to share the Aloha spirit with you.
On behalf of staff and management, thank you again and we hope to serve you again in the future.

Kind regards,
D. Sakakibara
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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We stayed at the VIVE for two nights prior to departing for our Hawaii cruise. I came across this hotel via hotwire.com and got an amazing rate for our room. We were very impressed with the hotel and it's location. As mentioned in other reviews; the rooms are a bit "cozy" or small, but they were well appointed, clean, and suited our needs just fine. We had a view of Waikiki Beach from our room and it was just a convenient 2 block walk to the beach, and very close to restaurants and shopping. I was also pleasantly surprised with how quiet the room was. I did not hear noise from other rooms or from the busy street below us. The customer service of the hotel was excellent. The staff were always willing to give recommendations, directions, etc. They even had beach equipment to sign out and use free of charge. They also stored our bags for us on check out day until we were ready to leave Waikiki and board our cruise. The city bus stops right next to the hotel; which was great because we did not have a rental car for our time. We took the bus to Hanauma Bay to go snorkeling and Diamond Head to hike the crater.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Yokohama, Japan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 June 2014

I just came back from Hawaii and i would highly recommend this hotel.
Location was good,room was clean and the best part was that front desk staff were very nice people.Especially,Ricoh and Robb were very helpful.(Thank you!!)

For some people,you might feel that rooms are little bit small,but i didn't mind at all.

I would definitely stay there when i visit Oafu again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Queens, NY
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

This place was great!!! We enjoyed our stay here, it was close to the beach and central Waikiki. It was very clean, the staff was friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast was good, free WiFi and provided us with beach towels, chairs, mats, etc... We would definitely return here!!! Thank-you!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Piacenza
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

I recently had a 8 nights stay here (May 28 – June 5) and loved it. Excellent location, within easy walking distance of the Beach and to the rest of Waikiki.
Also the bus stops next to the hotel & is a cheap way to travel around if you don't have a rental car
I had a room on the 16th floor, which was clean, modern, and had everything that I could have wanted, including free Wi Fi. I didn't have a view of the beach, but it’s my choice how to spend money.
Endless breakfast (large variety of good fresh fruits !) is included and it’s not a trifle

If you are looking for a nice hotel then I would suggest this hotel. Friendly staff, very good location, excellent value for money.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Vive Hotel Waikiki
Address: 2426 Kuhio Avenue, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3310
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Vive Hotel Waikiki 3*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vive Hotel Waikiki offers exceptional value with no hidden amenity or resort fees! Located just steps away from shops, restaurants, and the world famous Waikiki Beach, Vive is strategically located in a prime location. Various complimentary amenities include: continental breakfast, WIFI, beach gear items, newspaper, local calling and more! Book your stay with us today for the best value! ... more   less 
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