Hotel Renew Boutique hotel on Waikiki eastern edge

91 top rated
  • Hotel Renew

  • 129 Paoakalani Avenue Honolulu, HI 96815 (808) 687-7700
reviewed by
Ann Vine Editorial Review Author
  • Who's Going:

    Business Travellers, Budget Weekenders, Boutique Lovers

  • Reason to Stay:

    Chi Interiors, Free Breakfast, Beach-close Location

  • Hotel Type:

    Boutique Hotel

  • Preferred Room:
    Premier Ocean View
  • Special Features:
    Hip Hotel, Beach-Close, Beach Concierge
  • Amenities:
    Business Center, Lounge, Breakfast Buffet
  • Formerly known as the Ocean Tower Hotel, this Waikiki boutique hotel is one of the quieter hotel high-rises you'll find near Waikiki Beach. On the eastern end of the popular beach, guests of the hotel enjoy the perks of being walking distance from Kapiolani State Park as well as the buzz of nightlife and nearby shopping centers nearby. The hotel masters Eastern minimalism from lobby to room, as visitors pass though the first floor entrance and its glass-surrounded reception counter no larger than 2-people wide attended by a perky staff of island residents. At the center of it all is a trickling Zen water-feature with fresh-cut orchids that drowns out the elevator traffic, but sadly this is the closest thing you'll have to an on-site pool that is somewhat missed after a weekend stay at Renew.� The lobby is home to a small lounge area that doubles as late evening wine bar and morning breakfast scene with complimentary continental breakfast.�

  • The Room:

    In a town where room often feel more like Vegas than a chic urban beach resort, Hotel Renew gets its accommodations right with Asian-theme interiors defined by sliding silk shades framing head-on views of the Pacific or city-scene of surrounding Waikiki. Rich cherry wood is incorporated in heavy use of paneling with built-in window banquettes and headboard suspended in modern pendant lights. Some use offer a standard 42-inch LCD TV or even prettier wall-mounted projection above a stylish business desk and white leather Aeron chair. Bathrooms are lined in soothing natural stone tiles on floor and wall with counter-mounted white porcelain sinks and plush white towels to create your own room-based spa without having to hit up the one nearby at the Halekulani.

Related Reviews

  • 93

    Turtle Bay Resort

    White House designer leaves Hawaii signature

    North Shore Resort with beachfront cottages by Michael Smith

    Editorial: Ryan Styler

    read the review
  • 93

    Waikiki Parc Hotel

    Halekulani owners do modern boutique hotel

    Luxury boutique property with rooftop pool and Nobu

    Editorial: Michael Martin

    read the review
  • 94

    Kahala Hotel and Resort

    Posh Kahala hotel lacks designer aesthetic in Oahu

    Eateries and beachfront location trump lackluster decor

    Editorial: Ann Vine

    read the review