Just 7 minutes’ walk from Waikiki Beach, Vive Hotel Waikiki is a boutique hotel that offers free Wi-Fi and modern guest rooms with mountain, city or ocean views.

A flat-screen cable TV and small refrigerator are featured in each room at VIVE Hotel Waikiki. The en suite bathroom includes a walk-in shower, plush bathrobes and a hairdryer. There is no in-room coffee/tea making facility, however, cold drinks and coffee and tea are available 24 hours in the downstairs lobby/lounge/breakfast area with take-away cups should your desire your caffeine fix.

You definitely don’t need a pool when you are this close to the beach. VIVE Hotel Waikiki was stylish and modern and very comfortable for my needs as a solo traveller, but I could see why it could feel slightly small for two – but in this location why would you want to spend all that time indoors anyway.

Courteous staff and very helpful team and I liked having beach gear available, such as towels, mats, chairs and boogie boards – making it simple and easy to enjoy the beach just a short walk away.

I  really like the Courtesy Room, if you have a night flight to catch and need a place to shower and change after spending your final hours enjoying the waters of  Waikiki, this option was very welcome and most appreciated. It needs to be booked in advance at the front desk and is available in one hour slots – best of all, its FREE to guests!

The only let down was the continental breakfast, which was minimal and repetitive. After a few days it gets boring, but having coffee and drinks available certainly is welcome.

All in all, I would certainly return here. It wasn’t huge like nearby chain hotels offering a more unique experience. There are no ‘resort fee’s that most other hotels in Honolulu charge on top of your stay, making the VIVE Hotel Waikiki very good value.  I really enjoyed staying at the VIVE Hotel Waikiki and hope to return again.

Vive Hotel Waikiki