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Hotel Renew by Aston

129 Paoakalani Avenue, Honolulu, HI, USA


  • Rooms : 17.5
  • Service : 18.5
  • Public Spaces : 17.0

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Hiring the precocious San Francisco–based designer Jiun Ho to create the interiors for Honolulu’s Hotel Renew was a fittingly audacious choice for this upstart boutique. Any hotel that thumbs its nose so flagrantly at island-resort convention is bound to stick out among the palatial mega-hotels of Honolulu’s tourist-besotted Waikiki; the fact that Hotel Renew manages to be different without sacrificing mainstream comforts owes quite a lot to its tasteful and energetic Asian-inflected design.

With just 72 guest rooms, Renew falls somewhere between hip Euro intimacy and the sprawling creature comforts of its more typical neighbors. The lobby is all clean lines and right angles, but check out the oh-so-primal tables that appear to be hewn from massive chunks of lava. Right away you’re reminded that for all of Renew’s elegant, impeccably crafted modernism, this is still volcano country, the world’s most famous beach is right outside, and you’re probably not here for the wine. Natural rocks are subtly integrated into the guest rooms, alongside some stylish modern furniture (Ho is also an acclaimed furniture designer) and surprisingly striking earth hues. The Shoji screens are an especially welcome touch. Views are a toss-up between the ocean and the Ko’olau mountains. Everybody wins.

“Complimentary” is something of an in-house motto at Renew — free stuff at every turn can’t hurt when you’re competing with the resort-hotel establishment — with our favorite being the free beach gear: towels, umbrellas, even chairs. As for the beach itself, Renew is located on the Diamond Head side, so you’re only steps away from both the water and a plethora of dining options, fine and otherwise. This counts for a lot, since the hotel lounge only offers breakfast — complimentary, of course.

  • Hotel Renew by Aston
  • 129 Paoakalani Avenue
  • Honolulu, HI, USA

Hotel amenities and services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Luggage storage
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

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