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VIVE Hotel Waikiki | boutique stay on a budget

Hawaii is a dream destination for many and most save up years in order to take a two-week holiday there. I tried out a couple different hotels in Honolulu and found the perfect hotel for those looking for where to stay in Honolulu on a budget. Rooms usually go for around 300 per night on Waikiki.

where to stay in honolulu on a budget VIVE hotelview from my room at VIVE

where to stay in honolulu on a budget VIVE hotellobby

where to stay in honolulu on a budget VIVE hotel

where to stay in honolulu on a budget VIVE hotel

ticks all the boxes for me:

  • Under $200 USD per night if you book ahead
  • 5 minute walk to center of Waikiki beach
  • Parking if you rent a car
  • Complimentary breakfast & WiFi
  • Contemporary boutique style and brand new
  • Ocean views for some rooms

The rooms at VIVE hotel

I stayed at the VIVE for two nights in an ocean facing room called Lifestyle Junior Suite which kind of made all the different. Our room was the second to top floor. The room had an insanely comfortable bed, robes and spa quality toiletries, and a living room with a big ass TV that you can hook a HDMI cord up to your computer and stream movies.

where to stay in honolulu on a budget VIVE hotel

where to stay in honolulu on a budget VIVE hotel

where to stay in honolulu on a budget VIVE hotel

where to stay in honolulu on a budget VIVE hotelAs I said, it’s a short walk to the beach. After your complimentary breakfast, you can borrow towels, beach chairs and beach mats for free from the from desk. The only things missing from this hotel is a pool, but Waikiki is all about the beach anyways.

guide to honolulu

guide to honolulu

where to stay in honolulu on a budget VIVE hotel

where to stay in honolulu on a budget VIVE hotel

where to stay in honolulu on a budget VIVE hotelWhen I read reviews on TripAdvisor before going, some people complained about the A/C being noisy, so I feel I should mention it. I didn’t notice it AT ALL. It is a window A/C so you can hear a quiet hum, but it’s nothing to fret over.

where to stay in honolulu on a budget VIVE hotel

VIVE Hotel and booking

  • VIVE Hotel Waikiki, 2426 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu
  • +1 808 687 2000
  • There are no resort fees, and I am trying to remember but i think parking was $15 per night.

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I was a guest of VIVE Hotel but opinions are always my own.

 

2017-07-07T18:03:35+00:00

About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Werkenntwen, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Werkenntwen has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.

One Comment

  1. Melanie June 12, 2015 at 8:23 am - Reply

    This place looks great!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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