"No Frills - but Clean, safe, and Friendly"
I was looking for a clean, comfortable, and convenient place to stay in Waikiki without having to pay resort fees. First impression as we pulled up in our shuttle - no long drive way for easy pick up/drop off, but it has a modern looking exterior and lobby. We were greeted immediately by at the front desk, one checking us in while the other offered […] moist towels and a glass of cold fresh pineapple juice. Two quick elevators are available - and we get to our floor. The hallways have a large opening behind the elevator so they don't air-condition the space - we get to our room and its not the smallest room I've stayed in, but spacious is not a word I would use to describe it -- but that's fine because it has a strong window unit AC and the room looks clean and has new looking finishes. The hotel provides complimentary continental breakfast and they have a large spread from different fruits to a wide selection of pastries. We brought a reusable water bottle and like many other guests used this opportunity to fill up. The hotel also offers complimentary beach gear - so towels, chairs, mats, and boogie boards were provided. The Concierge was very nice, informative, and provided great insight on when we should spend a little extra and where to find savings. Overall a great stay - it was a good and clean place with friendly staff to sleep and store our stuff, it was great for encouraging us to go out and explore since there are not pools or frills with this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Not the best price/quality ratio.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Vive Hotel Waikiki Aloha Lasse, Thank you for taking the time to post your comment. My apologies that the hotel did not quite live up to expectation. We appreciate the opportunity you gave us for your travels to Oahu and hopes we may have the chance again to serve you. Thank you again, take care. Kind regards, -Vive Management
"Great place to stay."
My only complaint was the room was the size of a small master bedroom (that still wasn't too big of a deal), besides that the room was nice and the staff was outstanding.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Unfortunately, I had to leave for home due to an emergency 2 days early. The hotel staff was very helpful and accommodating for which I am grateful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
the room was small, but you don't go to Hawaii to stay in the room. It's a couple blocks from the beach and just a block from La Cucharacha which is a great place for dinner. The staff and concierge are excellent and make up for any shortcoming in the room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was very small, but looked newly renovated and tidy. However, there was a slight ant problem coming from the bathroom. Overall, our stay was good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Generally very pleased"
l found everything to be very good with the only 2 exceptions being 1) the air conditioner (window mounted) was very noisy and did not realize that there was no balcony which l missed very muchGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Hotel. Great Location. Great Staff."
Nice quiet setting. Not a lot of heavy traffic of tourists running over each other as seen in many area hotels. Wi-Fi free and fast. No hidden up-charges or resort fees. Free breakfast. Great staff there to handle one on one needs quickly. Will be back here again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Food / Location / Service"
Great little boutique hotel right off waikiki beach. Excellent location, staff was very eager to please. No pool, but you're a literally 2 blocks from the beach & there's lots of great food nearby. Heard the normal rooms were small, but a suite was perfect for the week for a couple.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very good hotel."
While I have not stayed at other hotels on Hawaii and do not have any comparison to make, it seemed worth the rate charged. Staff was always responsive and pleasant.Genuine Expedia guest review
"It's convenient to everything"
it's a new hotel.Though the room is small，it's enough for couple. The brakfast, wifi are free, you need to pay for them at most of hotels in waikiki. The staffs are very helpful, you can ask them to book shutte,borrow beach chairs and towels. The bus stop is 100 feet away, you almost can go anywhere by them.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Location is all about it"
Room is small and breakfast is minimal. But location is super.Genuine Expedia guest review
Loved the Vive Hotel!! Everyone was so nice and helpful. Valet was awesome and always asked what we had done that day. KC, concierge, was so helpful and cared we had a good time. Room was so comfortable. Breakfast was not extravagant but delicious. We were greeted by a friendly hotel front desk staff who knew we were on our honeymoon and had pineapple […] juice waiting for us. Complimentary chairs, towels, and mats were helpful for those who couldn't pack them. If we ever come back to Hawaii, we are staying here again!! Loved it and wish we were there right now!! Thanks for a great stay! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Loved the vibe at the Vive!"
Had a wonderful five night stay. Loved the location, contemporary ambience, and scenic view from the 21st floor. Easy access to sightseeing activities, beach strolling, and just relaxing. Special shout out to KC of the concierge desk who was very friendly and super helpful with tour arrangements and helping us get our bearings in the initial part.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very small room, older hotel that has been given a modern appearance...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very good value for the price. Free complimentary continental breakfast has amazing fresh fruit. Rooms aren't sound proof and you may hear voices next door if they are loud talkersGenuine Expedia guest review
"clean, no bugs"
generally clean and no signs of bugs. Loved the complimentary continental breakfast!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel. Great lobby. Great staff."
Surprised by the extra $25 per day parking but also surprised by the excellent extras such as free breakfest and free beach supplies (towels, chairs, mats) which we used each day.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was a couple of blocks from the beach. The staff were friendly, the room was always clean and the interiors were minimal yet modern.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel close to the beach"
This hotel is walking distance to all Waikiki destinations. The bus stop right outside. A gentle five minute stroll to the beach. The staff were helpful and friendly. A good continental breakfast with fresh fruit included in the price.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel, awesome staff!"
We stayed at the hotel for 7 nights, staff was always friendly and helpful from the front desk to valet. Even the random times we were in the elevator with staff, they always acknowledged our presence and said hello. Within the first 2 days of the stay we received a totally unexpected, but awesome room upgrade due a repair that needed to be done to […] the room we were originally staying in. We didn't notice the issue and it was the housekeeper who reported it. This tells you the staff cares about the guest and the hotels overall image. The hotel overall is sleek and modern, nice decor all around. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Our stay was a pleasant one to remember. The hotel is strategically located where you are just a stone throw away to Waikiki beach and a block away to the famous strip of restaurants and shopping stores. Staff were very helpful and courteous. I would definetely recommend this hotel to future travelers.Genuine Expedia guest review
Staff are friendly. The room is very small and noisy from the air conditioner. Breakfast is fresh.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location close to the beach and everything"
Nice hotel staff and you can get the beach gear from the hotelGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice cozy place conveniently located"
Overall I am very happy with the stay. The staff was extremely helpful. Room was a bit small but very clean. The only complaint I have is the noisy window-mounted AC.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to Waikiki Beach"
Great breakfast. Friendly staff. Free use of boogie boards, beach mats and beach chairs. No resort fees. On a quieter street than the main drag along Waikiki Beach. Would definitely stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel close to everything. ."
Pros: Nice location close by everything including the beach. Very clean. No extra. Free Internet, complimentary water, tea and coffee in the lobby 24/7. Complimentary continental breakfast daily however; very plain an simple could be better. Nice gesture put a card and godiva chocolate in my room on my birthday. Consierge staff very nice and friendly […] Karsin I guess his name was. Cons: Front office staff not very nice especially Michael who forced me to call my bank overseas for a bill explanation which was simple. They didn't give clear information on check in. AC too noisy. Rooms very small but spent most of the time out so didn't bother me. The bed wasn't too comfortable but ok. I was in a cosmopolitan ocean view room but couldn't see much I expected a balcony. The windows too high n small. Overall nice hotel would go back but wouldn't deal with Michael (front office staff). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice location, close to beach."
The only reason I did not rate this hotel higher is that there is no closet space. We cannot praise the staff high enough, they went all out. Housekeeping staff are the only ones who need a nudge. We had a minor problem but the manager more than made up for it. Very convenient location. We stayed for a week.Genuine Expedia guest review
Hotels inthis case are the same as real estate, it's all about location. Wakiki beach location , two blocks from the beach, WITHOUT The beach side pricing. Hilton and Hyatt are both within a block of this hotel. Cool boutique , artsy type hotel. Rooms are small and clean, but who comes to Hawaii to spend any time in your room anyway. Contintinental […] breakfast each morning, great fresh fruit, but personally need some protein . Great experience, still weird seeing beautiful girls in bikinis walking down a busy street with a surfboard on their head. Great time. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Stay in Waikiki"
It's no Omni San Francisco, but this is an excellent hotel in the Waikiki area (I'm only giving it a 4 because it's not the best I've ever stayed at). It's not in the middle of the high-end stores area of Waikiki, but that is just a short walk away. The beach is also a straight shot right out of the front door of the hotel and this place gives you beach […] gear to use. Housekeeping and maintenance is outstanding and very responsive; they would come within minutes. The valet is mandatory if you're parking but also very quick; twenty five dollars a day with unlimited in/out. Fridge and safe in room; microwave downstairs. Rooms are quiet but AC is a low roar. I would stay here again if on a budget (and I usually am) as it's a great home base to explore Oahu. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This is a nice basic hotel that is two blocks from Waikiki Beach. When visiting Hawaii, we weren't planning on spending a lot of time in the room. It's a good thing, because the rooms were on the smaller side. If you plan on spending most of your vacation at the hotel, this is not the place for you. However, they were clean and the beds were comfortable. […] Staff was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the free Wi-fi and breakfasts, but wish the food had more selection. Valet parking was also wonderful, but we were lucky enough to have rented a smaller car. The ceilings in the parking garage were low and had we rented a bigger vehicle, it would not have fit. They also hand out a newsletter telling about all the local and fun events coming up on the island, which was very helpful. Overall, a good place to lay your head for the night. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Clean, friendly boutique hotel near Waikiki"
Stayed for 5 nights at the Vive Hotel Waikiki and very pleased with the experience. We paid a bit more for an ocean view Junior Suite (with king bed). The room was beautiful and relaxing - extremely comfortable bed, huge walk-in shower, large TV, 2 air conditioners. Staff were very friendly and helpful with suggestions. They present you with cold washcloths […] and pineapple juice on arrival which was very refreshing. The hotel is just a few blocks away from Waikiki beach and TONS of shops which was very convenient. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The selection of breakfast pastries was wonderful plus plenty of fresh fruits. It's an excellent experience staying in this hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel in prime beach location at reasonable rate"
Clean room. Mini fridge and high speed WiFi furnished in room. Microwave and convection ovens available for community use in lobby. Breakfast buffet selection and seating extremely limited but fresh fruit provided was great. No fitness room. East walking distance to beach and shopping. Wide screen high def. with wide array of channels provided. Reasonably […] quiet. Front desk cooperative and often helpful. Concierge desk sl. passive aggressive & condescending so I did not use much. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good location. great hotel."
The hotel is located conveniently close to Waikiki. The hotel has a very cool vibe and the breakfast is nice. I wish they provided yogurt or eggs with the breakfast. Our room was alittle bit noisy in the mornings with noise coming from the street. The a/c was alittle bit noisy too. I think the hotel deserves the high ratings it has been receiving.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very small room"
Very clean room. The staffs are all friendly. But the room is very small not good for couple.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent location. Trendy hotel. Unfortunately, my room had many insects looming on multiple occasionsGenuine Expedia guest review
Only wish the room could be a bit larger, otherwise wonderful experienceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Value for money!"
Will definitely come back again! Close to everything!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent staff, very small room...."
Great location, staff, breakfast, and allowing beach chairs, mats, towels, etc..Genuine Expedia guest review
Great location, close to the beach and the bus stop just right next to the hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
We were very pleased with the Vive Hotel. The staff were very friendly and attentive. Free breakfast was a bonus with lots of fresh fruit and breads. There is also a large lounge area where they serve breakfast. Valet parking is right on site and we found it to be quick and efficient. The location is a short walk to the beach and the hotel provides […] beach chairs, mats, towels and boogie boards. The rooms are small as stated on their website, but they are set up well with storage areas for your belongings. The rooms were very clean with the exception of what appeared to be dust or dirt on the floors along the baseboards, but on closer look I found that it was probably residue from carpet glue instead. We were unexpectantly upgraded to an ocean view room which was appreciated. - Thanks Vive! We would certainly stay again if we return. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect no frills hotel"
This was a business trip so extremely teeny tiny room with no pool or jacuzzi was fine. 2 blocks to Waikiki beach so I was there every day. great neighborhood. for business be away no drawers and no closet. 2 hangers for a towel hook is all you will have. oh under the bed small drawer. staff amazing. location perfect. great for quick business tripGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Housekeeping did a lousy job on cleaning our room. And left a soiled blanket on top if our clothesGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Central to Oahu and 1 block to beach and shopping"
Friendly staff, easy access to transportation, small rooms but comfortable bed, lots of places to eat and shop after time on the beachGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great modern hotel with wonderful staff"
Really enjoyed our stay. The rooms were a bit small, but very comfortable. The staff is amazing and I really enjoyed the fresh fruit served during the complimentary breakfasts. The location was the primary reason we chose this hotel, but other things, like the free towel service, were wonderful bonuses.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Love the location and views I had."
the air conditioner could be a bit more quiet. The daily continental breakfast was. Awesome.Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel completely met my expectations and then some. The entire staff was very courteous and professional. I only gave it 3 stars on condition of hotel because we had continuous problems with the door access keys and a few issues inside bathroom. The included breakfast was fresh and tasty everyday, free wifi was nice and the free beach gear was […] a pleasant surprise. There is also a bus stop nearly in front of hotel so getting everywhere was a cinch,by the way, my iphone told me what bus number to take. We stayed 7 nights and I plan to stay another 7 in the future. Bravo Vive! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great service close to the beach"
We really enjoyed our stay at the Vive Hotel due to the friendly and helpful staff. Our room was small but very clean, and included a mini fridge. Great location, just a short walk to the beach.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My husband and I loved Vive! I was there for a business tradeshow and we extended our stay for our anniversary and this hotel was just great! Great location (two blocks from beautiful Waikiki Beach and shopping mall), I felt very safe walking around so it was a good neighborhood, the service was amazing (they gave great dinner recommendations, valet […] was prompt and reasonably priced since you pay the same at any other hotel in the area to park your car yourself), rooms were small but very clean, the bed was super comfy, and we even had robes included in the room! I have nothing negative to say about this great hotel, I definitely plan on staying there again my next trip into Honolulu! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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