5 of 5 Stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 *****
I just finished my third trip to Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, staying at Hotel Renew. I read the reviews on this hotel, and my husband and I decided to give it a try. This hotel was awesome the first time we stayed for our honeymoon, greeting us with freshly squeezed pineapple juice and ice cold towels, and friendly smiles. Waiting for us in our room was a bottle of champagne with chocolate covered strawberries, with a hand written personal note thanking us for our business. The rooms are very modern, comfortable, and the view in almost all the rooms is ocean. There isn’t tons of people everywhere because it’s a small boutique hotel, and everyone staying there seems to be open and friendly, just like the staff.
You can rent for free bogie/surf boards, beach mats/chairs, towels, all for FREE! It’s a miracle! Not to mention you’re steps away from Waikiki Beach.
The second time my husband and I stayed there, it was the same experience, just fabulous!
The third time was the same experience, with appetizers sent to our room with a handwritten note, thanking us for our business again. This past time we stayed there we decided to go to happy hour. It has simple but delicious appetizers, and fabulous affordable drinks. Beers are $4 and cocktails are $6, which are fantastic prices for the area. Let me just say that the bartender, Jacqueline, made the BEST margarita I’ve ever had! This is coming from someone who makes handmade margaritas (I refuse to buy the mixes). It tasted super fresh and it wasn’t weak, it had lots of tequila in it!
Hotel Renew is a fantastic experience overall. They treat you like a celebrity, and have the ultimate customer service. You don’t feel like just another tourist visiting Waikiki, but you feel valued and taken care of. I’ll never stay anywhere else! My husband and I even stay here then travel all over Oahu because we want the Hotel Renew experience every time. Best hotel in Waikiki, hands down.
Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
Trip Advisor Guest M Raney Ventura, California