Hotel Renew

Boutique hotel on Waikiki eastern edge

129 Paoakalani Avenue Honolulu HI 96815 808 687-7700

Who's Going

Business Travellers, Budget Weekenders, Boutique Lovers

Reason to Stay

Chi Interiors, Free Breakfast, Beach-close Location

Hotel Type

Boutique Hotel

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.

Preferred Room

Premier Ocean View

Special Features

Hip Hotel, Beach-Close, Beach Concierge


Business Center, Lounge, Breakfast Buffet

Reviewed by:

Ann Vine
Editorial Review Author


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