Just stayed at the Hotel Renew again. My first visit was during Christmas 2009 when I connected with my husband who works overseas. This time my friend and I visited for Memorial Day weekend. I was a little worried about her opinion of the place as she was very concerned about not being close enough to the beach. I am happy to report she loved the décor of the hotel and found the staff helpful with any questions. Colby, the bartender recommended a place for dinner one night. My friend also had no complaints about the proximity of the beach. One day as we were walking to the beach my friend decided she needed an umbrella and was about to pay $10. I mentioned to her the hotel offered them for free. The next day we went to get our beach items and they asked if she needed an umbrella again (the completely remembered her).
As I mentioned before this was my second stay and I loved it even more. I am planning another short stop over hopefully by the end of this year. I love the location of the hotel and the uniqueness of the décor. The staff is extremely helpful and addresses any concerns you bring to their attention. This trip I even found a handwritten note from the staff thanking me for my return visit (nice touch). The happy hour is a great deal with cocktails starting at $5. Jackie makes lovely drinks and makes you feel completely welcome (she remembered me from my first visit too).
Lastly, I think it’s a bonus that the hotel offers beach towels, beach mats, umbrellas, and I understand boogie and surf boards. All these items for free. The internet is also free unlike many larger chain hotels. I just don’t think any hotel can beat the price or attentive service from the staff.
Mahalo to the staff (Frank, Robert, Dan, the lady who keeps the continental breakfast stalked, and anyone else I may have forgot).
- 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