Hotel Renew By Aston

Hotel Renew by Aston
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Phone (808) 687-7700
Address 129 Paoakalani Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
A small boutique hotel with limited amenities. It's all about service and pampering here.

• Building: High Rise • Building: Hotel • Property: Pets Allowed • Room: Hair Dryer • Room: Iron & Board
• Room: Safe • Internet: Free In Room • Parking: Paid Valet

The Hotel Renew is a small boutique hotel, or as Aston says "Oahu's only true designer boutique hotel" for whatever that's worth. They only 72 rooms with various configurations of a king size bed, single double bed, or dual double bed and based on pictures we've seen the rooms look quite small but updated in a modern design.

The lobby area here is also very tiny, as is a lounge area that's just off the lobby and about the size of a large walk in closet.

So what's to love here? As with most of these smaller boutique hotels, it's all about the service, the luxury, and the pampering that should give you an experience that you won't find in the zillion room mega complexes.

It's also in a very good location in Waikiki and while not right on the beach it's very close and just across the street (and down a block) from Kuhio Beach Park @ Waikiki and thus a short walk to many shops and restaurants. That's a good thing because this hotel doesn't have any onsite restaurants, nor does it have a pool area.

Aston is clearly aware of what they lack so they do provide some perks through their Club Renew program. Those perks include cocktail gatherings, daily continental breakfast, beach gear, and access to two resort pools and full-service fitness centers. Of course, "access" is the keyword as clearly the pool and fitness center are offsite. Club Renew will cost you a $25 fee each day.

They also list a $15 per day resort fee that gives you most of your room amenities like free wifi in your room and they'll even let you bring a dog here (up to 20 pounds maximum). Only locals will care about the dog feature because anyone else who flew here has to put their animal in quarantine for a while. Still, if you have dog allergies or just don't like the idea that you might be sleeping in a room where there were animals then maybe this isn't your hotel. It's unclear if the $25 per day Club Renew fee is on top of the $15 per day resort fee though.

The parking situation is classic Waikiki and you'll pay $25 per night for the valet service.