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“Good service, good location, minor funky odor”
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Hotel Renew
Ranked #17 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good service, good location, minor funky odor”
Reviewed 24 December 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, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

Good location… only a block from the beach and the start of the main street of shops. Rooms have modern décor and are clean. There was also a PS3 console in our room. Only minor faults were the air conditioning unit was noisy, and the pool/gym is across the street in another hotel. There’s a free continental breakfast but the selection is quite limited (no cereal or toast).

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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wagga wagga Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2013

First impression was excellent, greeted by very friendly staff and given a cold towel and drink. Room ready exactly 3pm. Then we went to our room, it was nice, nothing special. Room very clean but air conditioner very noisy, to the point we didn't sleep well. Bed very comfortable with good pillows. Bathroom well appointed. Close to beach, beach towel and chair provided which was really good. $15 per day for Amenities fee was ridiculous. Pool and gym not just over the road, it was down the street, around the corner and up to floor 3 of another hotel, we didn't bother.

Breakfast was more than adequate, we enjoyed it each morning.

Kris at reception and Keiki at breakfast very pleasant and helpful. We would not stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 14 December 2013 via mobile

This hotel was everything we could have hoped for on our honeymoon. It was very close to everything you needed on waikiki Beach but enough away from the crowds to feel relaxed. Clean rooms, nice modern furnishings, great front desk staff who were really helpful.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2013

This is a very well appointed hotel a few steps away from Waikiki beach. It is very centrally located within walking distance to many good restaurants and a great outdoor market.
Valet parking is available (although you can walk to just about anything) and they have a very nice breakfast in the morning.
The room wasn't huge but was very clean, updated and had all the amenities.
The staff was helpful and very friendly as well.
I would recommend for business and vacation travelers alike.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Casula, Australia
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

Our first stay here after many visits to Honolulu and we were very pleasantly surprised. Our room was clean and comfortable, and the decor pleasing as it was styled on a contemporary Japanese theme. The staff are exceedingly helpful, the complimentary continental breakfast in the foyer is good, and you can enjoy 'Happy Hour Drinks' at the bar at competitive prices but in a quiet setting. Kasey and Char who each work behind the bar both make good cocktails. The hotel is conveniently located and within easy walking distance of shuttle and bus stops. We will stay here again.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brokind
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

This is a very good hotel while not being on the beach it is still very close to beautiful Waikiki beach. The staff takes good care of you when you arrive (we had just spent 30 hours in transit) with cold fruit juice and and wet towels. Very clean overall. The staff was also very helpful in answering all the questions we had.
There is only one thing - The $15/day amenities fee they try to charge you on arrival. We observed this and did not have to pay it since we had booked long before it was introduced. The fee includes use of the pool in the nearby Aston which we found unnecessary because the real beach is so close.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Renew

Property: Hotel Renew
Address: 129 Paoakalani Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3708
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Region: 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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Also Known As:
Renew Hotel Honolulu
Ocean Tower Hotel
Hotel Renew Hawaii/Honolulu

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