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Very Good 2856 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Free continental breakfast and WiFi
  • The “Living Room,” a breezy central hub for breakfast, lounging and socializing
  • Every room has views of either spectacular Koolau Mountain or the Pacific Ocean
  • Hotel lends chairs, towels and boogie boards for the beach

What To Know

  • There’s no pool or restaurant, but the beach is an easy five-minute walk and continental breakfast is served daily
  • The standard Cosmopolitan room is snug at 220 square feet; upgrade to a spacious Lifestyle Junior Suite for more wiggle room

Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Design-forward budget boutique stay within strolling distance of Waikiki’s famed beaches

The Lowdown

This funky 121-room Oahu boutique hotel offers a youthful, laid-back take on Hawaiian style, with vibrant colors and riotous textures galore in streamlined, light-filled spaces designed for mingling. The guestrooms are stylishly decorated but snug (visitors requiring more space should upgrade to a Junior Suite, or the swanky 22nd-floor penthouse). Sink into a curvaceous Midcentury Modern–inspired chair in the “Living Room,” where guests congregate for pastries and fresh fruit in the mornings, then hang out between excursions in the afternoon, indulging in the other kind of surfing.

In the Area

Sign up for a surf lesson with Uncle Bryan’s Sunset Suratt Surf Academy on Oahu’s awe-inspiring North Shore; the outfitter also provides standup-paddleboard lessons, as does the popular Waikiki Beach Services. Refuel at laid-back Uncle Bo’s, a restaurant/bar on Kapahulu Avenue where the dynamite shrimp with chili garlic aioli is bound to bring a tear to your eye. Fancy something a bit fancier? Head to Nobu Waikiki, the island outpost of the star chef’s ever-expanding empire, where you can sample the legendary black miso cod in an opulent David Rockwell–designed space.

How to Get There

Vive Hotel Waikiki
2426 Kuhio Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2856 Reviews
Excellent Boutique Hotel 2 blocks from Waikiki Beach!
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are adverse to large and sterile chain hotels and are looking for a fantastic boutique hotel in Waikiki, then Vive Hotel is your answer! Fantastic staff and everything you could need for your stay,

Best choice
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent value for money. Convenient to bus, town and beach.
Had 2 bedroom family room, was lovely. Had 2 bathrooms as well.
Left my adapter in wall plug so phoned hotel. They immediately sent some one to the room to look for it. Phoned me back and kept until we could collect it. Thank you. Great service.

Vive - Non
Reviewed 4 days ago

Tiny room. In-window air con noisy and ineffective. Bed OK but pillows too soft. Tiniest bathroom i have ever seen. Sadly booked there another night on return from Hilo. Wish I had seen before booking

Good stays
Reviewed 5 days ago

We love to rent resort equipments such as bodyboards, beach towels, etc.
Friendly service. Good amenities. Clean room.
Room is not so spacious, but enough.
Wind from air-conditioner directly hit us on bed. The wind was little strong for Japanese and my wife didn't like it, so she wore a mask.

Great Location, too noisy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great location for beach, restaurants and shopping. The room was a little small and the air conditioning really noisy (we complained for that and they sent a technician the day after to replace the device, very good!), but we could still hear the air conditioning noise of the next room. Breakfast was just fine, can be improved. Staff very kind and always available, great assistance from the concierge girls.