VIVE Hotel Waikiki Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu

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Pros

  • Pretty, eclectic lobby with stylish décor and board games
  • Less than a five-minute walk from Waikiki Beach
  • Beach towels, chairs, and boogie boards can be borrowed from reception
  • Modern, sleek rooms with flat-screen TVs; some with ocean views
  • Free breakfast with fruits, pastries, and coffee served in lobby
  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Standard rooms are on the small side
  • No coffee machines in room
  • Fee for valet parking
  • No fitness center or pool on-site

Bottom Line

The 125-room VIVE Hotel Waikiki is a mid-range chain located a five-minute walk from Waikiki Beach. Guests rave about the friendly staff at this modern hotel with its large, open lobby -- home to a daily breakfast buffet with fruit, pastries, and coffee. Modern and minimal rooms (some with ocean views) start on the seventh floor; they have flat-screen TVs and updated bathrooms. There’s no pool or fitness center here. Guests may want to compare it to the Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, which is similarly priced and has a small rooftop pool.

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 Scene

Tall hotel with gorgeous lobby and exposed parking garage

The VIVE is a tall property with rooms starting on the seventh floor. The Living Room lobby is pretty with clusters of leather and fabric chairs and couches. Fashionable rugs, accent pillows, and unique vases and lamps have all been curated into the space with a striking effect. The lobby has a wall of books for guests that want to grab one and sit down to read. The next five floors are taken up by the hotel's exposed parking garage. The atmosphere throughout is relaxed and refined.

 Location

Five-minute walk from Waikiki Beach on Kuhio Avenue

The hotel is located on Kuhio Avenue near several other hotels. The beach is a five-minute walk away from the hotel. Some rooms have ocean views, but this is not an oceanfront property and there are other hotels and buildings in between that partially block the view. The hotel is just outside the heart of Waikiki on the side of Diamond Head. There are several nearby restaurants and a Royal Mini Mart. The Honolulu Zoo is less than a 10-minute walk, and Honolulu Airport is a 20-minute drive.

 Rooms

Small, bright standard rooms with flat-screen TVs

Rooms start on the seventh floor at the VIVE Hotel. Standard rooms are small and bright with minimal décor. All rooms have flat-screen TVs with cable channels, clock radios with MP3 connectors, and mini-fridges. Bathrooms have shower/tub combos and bathrobes are provided. The Penthouse Suite has a big kitchen, ten seat dining table, and living room space decorated with funky lamps and colorful pillows. There are no coffee machines in the rooms.

 Features

Board games and free breakfast in lobby

VIVE serves a free breakfast of fruits, pastries, and coffee in their pretty lobby. They also have board games to play including checkers and backgammon. There’s a wall full of books guests can read. At the front desk, guests can borrow beach towels, chairs, and boogie boards for a day at the beach. Valet parking is available for a fee. There is no fitness center or pool on-site.

 Bottom Line

The 125-room VIVE Hotel Waikiki is a mid-range chain located a five-minute walk from Waikiki Beach. Guests rave about the friendly staff at this modern hotel with its large, open lobby -- home to a daily breakfast buffet with fruit, pastries, and coffee. Modern and minimal rooms (some with ocean views) start on the seventh floor; they have flat-screen TVs and updated bathrooms. There’s no pool or fitness center here. Guests may want to compare it to the Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, which is similarly priced and has a small rooftop pool.

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Hotel Information

Location: Waikiki, Honolulu
Address: 2426 Kuhio Avenue, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815, United States
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