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2426 Kuhio Ave Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3310
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Vive Hotel Waikiki offers exceptional value to those savvy travelers! Located literally just steps away from shops, restaurants, and the world famous Waikiki Beach, Vive is strategically located in a prime location.

What you will experience here is a sophisticated lifestyle where guests are treated with personalized service unlike large resorts.

We offer various amenities including: continental breakfast, high speed WIFI, beach gear items, newspaper, local calling and more! Book your stay with us today for the best value! Book Direct and we will waive the amenity/resort fee!

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Free breakfast
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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judithgreeson wrote a review Yesterday
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This was my second stay at Vive. I love it! It is so close to the beach and restaurants and many sites. The staff is very friendlya nd helpful. I felt very safe there and it is also close to where my daughter lives. I will definitely stay there again next visit. Keep up the good work
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Aloha judithgreeson, We appreciate you taking the time to provide such a glowing review of your most recent visit to Vive. We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. Thank you for the kind words regarding our staff! We truly appreciate your patronage and look forward to hosting you again soon. Mahalo, Vive Management Team
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Tony L wrote a review Apr 2022
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Vive Hotel Waikiki exceeded my expectations. I solely based my booking on price and after reading a few reviews online. We booked an entire week and were a bit nervous that it wouldn’t be all that great. We were wrong! We were pleasantly surprised with how nice the hotel was. Starting with the complementary cold pineapple juice given to us at arrival. The check in process with quick and easy. They even asked us if we were celebrating a special occasion. We happen to be celebrating a late honeymoon and to our surprise we found a nice gift hanging from our room door the following day! I thought that was a nice touch on behalf of the hotel and staff. The hotel was really clean and nicely furnished. We booked a queen bed room which was perfect for 2 people. I really liked the retractable clothes hanger in the shower for you to hang wet clothes. I thought it was a clever idea. The bed was nice and comfortable. The lobby serves breakfast which was something that we were looking for in a hotel to save money on at least one meal a day. There are also a variety of board games and books in the lobby in case you have a rainy day. Another great amenity this hotel offers are beach chairs, beach umbrellas, body boards, beach towels and more for FREE if you book directly through their website. That’s a big saving compared to renting all that stuff each day and since the hotel is only a 3 minute walk to the beach it’s perfect! Now on to the staff! The staff is what really makes this place great! They are so friendly and made us feel right at home. From the front desk staff, Anderson, Bryson and another young man whose name I don’t remember to the valet staff, Arnel, Richard and Franklin, you guys were awesome! I can’t say enough good things about this hotel and the staff! Thank you you guys. We truly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay there again and will recommend this boutique hotel to all of our friends who plan to visit Waikiki. Keep up the great work!
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Responded 3 May 2022
Aloha Tony L, Congratulations on your honeymoon and very honored to have had you with us for your special celebration! We will be sure to pass on your kind praises to the team, particularly those that you mentioned. Our team here is truly the icing on the cake and we are thrilled to see the positive interactions you encountered. All in all, its with great pleasure to see you enjoyed your trip to Oahu! Until we meet again, take care. -Vive Management
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ledangduo wrote a review 25 Jan
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Awesome hotel in a great location. Within walking distance to the beach, shopping and restaurants. Wish we could’ve stayed longer. Would definitely recommend this hotel. The only downside I would have to say is that it’s a bit noisy being on the main street. We slept fine though.
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Aloha ledangduo, We appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience. We are happy to learn that you liked our hotel's location. We apologize for any annoyance the street noise may have caused. We will take your feedback into consideration and work towards improving the guest experience. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. Mahalo, Vive Management Team
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701donna wrote a review 25 Jan
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Great hotel, staff were very helpful and friendly. Continental breakfast was very good and we loved that we could make tea and coffee at any time of the day. Also having a filtered water dispenser to fill our water bottles was very handy and saved us money. This is my 9th say in Waikiki and I found this hotel to be the best I have stayed in all round. Great location and so central to everything. We will definately be back.
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Responded 2 days ago
Aloha! Firstly allow us to thank you for such a kind review of our hotel! We are absolutely thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, it means so much to us when guests such as yourself show appreciation for what we offer and especially our staff! Thank you also for returning to stay with us once again! we especially value or repeat regular guests. We hope your stay was enjoyable this time around and we certainly look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Honolulu! Mahalo, Vive Staff and Management
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skhess2017 wrote a review 24 Jan
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This was our first visit to Hawaii for my husband and I and we were looking for a hotel in the middle of all the action and close to the beach. Vive Hotel did not disappoint! We took a cab from the airport and were instantly welcomed and told where to go when our cab pulled into the parking ramp. The employees (ranging from housekeeping to the front desk) were all super friendly and helpful during our entire 5 day stay. Since we didn't have a rental car we had a lot of questions about getting around. We ended up using the bus several times based on the recommendation and assistance from the front desk staff. It picks up right in front of the hotel and is super easy to use. We loved the proximity of Vive to Waikiki Beach...it was just a short walk (a block or so?) from the hotel and we could see the beach from our balcony. Vive provides free use of beach chairs, beach towels/mats, beach umbrellas, etc. which we took advantage of multiple times. Everything has a strap, making the short trip to the beach a breeze. Another huge benefit to staying here...free breakfast every day! They have a wide assortment of fresh fruit, delicious pineapple juice every day, and your basic continental breakfast fare (oatmeal, toast, croissants, bacon, HB eggs). They never had any sort of scrambled eggs/pancakes/waffles, etc, while we were there but we were happy to get a free breakfast none-the-less. We loved the daily room service...it seems many hotels no longer offer this since the onset of covid, We also loved the proximity of Vive to many restaurants and shopping. For example, the International Marketplace is just a couple of blocks away. We were able to walk to most of the things we wanted to do during our stay. Our room was pretty basic for the price, but we booked this hotel knowing we were paying for location. There isn't a pool at this hotel and no exercise room (I believe you can buy a daily pass for a nearby workout facility...$25/day?) so if that is important to you then this is not your place. We were very happy with our stay here and would definitely highly recommend!
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Responded 2 days ago
Aloha! Thank you so much for your well thought and detailed review of your stay with us! We hope that your experience has been everything you envisioned it to be during your stay. Mahalo, Vive Staff and Management
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krod4321 wrote a review 22 Jan
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Hotel it was nice. Decent view of the ocean and good quality room. The continental breakfast was great. Talking to the people I went on the trip with it was made clear that I lucked into the best hotel/Airbnb in the area for this price point. The beach is super close. Only complaint is that the elevators are quite slow.
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Responded 4 days ago
Aloha Krod4321, Thank you for taking the time to write a kind review of our hotel! We really appreciate you staying with us and are thrilled to hear the you had an enjoyable experience! We hope to be your next go-to hotel whenever you visit Oahu. Mahalo, Vive Staff and Management
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bondjamesbond222 wrote a review 22 Jan
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Great location only two blocks away from the beach. They had everything you could need to suntan on the beach, which included umbrellas, towels, beach mats, and chairs! There were also boogie boards to have some fun in the water. We used the valet service and all the attendants were great, especially Arnel. Also the front desk service desk was great, even after we checked out, they held our bags in a safe spot and let us still hang out in the lobby while we waited for the shuttle to pick us up. There is no pool or gym, but you get a $20 pass to a local gym. That didn’t really matter to us because we wanted to spend time on the beach and our exercise was walking everywhere. It’s very conveniently located to all the shops too! There is a breakfast every day, which is mainly fruit, bread, oatmeal, and rotating proteins (hard boiled eggs, ham, sausage, bacon, and scrambled egg patty). The egg patty and bacon/sausage were rare. If you don’t like that the list isn't extensive, then I would recommend getting breakfast somewhere else. There are also two microwaves and a toaster oven where breakfast is served. This is nice if you have left overs you want to reheat. Additionally, coffee and water are available 24 hrs. Very great for the value.
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Responded 4 days ago
Aloha! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed and thoughtful review of your stay! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the location just two blocks away from the beach and that you found our valet service and front desk service to be great. We appreciate your kind words about Arnel and all of our attendants. We are also glad that you found our conveniently located hotel to be a great value. Thank you again for choosing our hotel and we hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future. Mahalo, Vive Staff and Management
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dinhrachel wrote a review 22 Jan
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Great experience hotel is close to everything. Everybody is so nice and welcoming. We would definitely come back and stay here as it was very affordable and convenient. Walking distance to the beach. Have beach gear to borrow and breakfast included
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Responded 4 days ago
Aloha dinhrachel, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind and thoughtful review of your stay with us. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience and that our location near the beaches, malls, and food was perfect for you. We are so glad that you found our staff to be welcoming and friendly. We are glad that you found the hotel to be affordable and convenient and that you enjoyed the beach gear and breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Mahalo, Vive Staff and Management
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dkmadams wrote a review 20 Jan
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The location is great! The service was great! The valet people was very helpful and very quick service. The breakfast was good, but the arrangements for seating a little strange. Only few tables and 2 bigger tables. If the tables were taken, you had to seat at the couch with coffee tables. Little awkward. The a/c is a window unit. Mine was very noisy and I had to turn it off at night, some nights were a little warm. This is a problem that they said they are working on. Hopefully next time will be fixed. I will be back!
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Responded 1 week ago
Aloha Dkmadams, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that you found our location and service to be great and that our valet staff was helpful and quick. We're glad that you found the breakfast to be good, but we understand that the seating arrangements were a little strange and that it was a bit awkward to seat on the couch with coffee tables when the tables were taken. We apologize for the noise of the window air conditioning unit. We take all feedback seriously and we're working on finding solutions to improve the soundproofing of our air conditioning units for the comfort of our guests. We understand that some nights were a little warm, and we hope that the updates will fix this problem. We're glad to hear that you will be back, and we hope that you will give us the opportunity to provide you with a better experience in the future. We appreciate your kind words and recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Mahalo, Vive Staff and Management
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Luna878626 wrote a review 19 Jan
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Had a 3 night stay at this boutique hotel. Booked it because it was so highly rated on Google, only to find that the rooms looked nothing like the photos. The bed is accurately nice and comfortable, however the carpet, the chairs, the furniture was a bit lived in and had stains that did not welcome us. We called to address this right away and the front desk was very accommodating. In addition, we had booked a junior suite for 4 people. The sofa bed is not much of a bed, it is more like a floor mat, which in some cases is not proper bed. I had booked it for my coworkers and they were horrified. The hotel tried their very best to accommodate us right away, trying to add blankets and bedding to make it more comfortable. We ended up getting a great rate for another room so we didn’t have to sleep on the floor. Their valet clerks are so nice. John and Roger were really helpful and accommodating during our stay. Hence why we are giving it a 5-Star. Breakfast is complimentary. There isn’t a full hot breakfast, rather a bunch of light eats that will keep you full. The fruit is very very fresh and delicious. I recommend any one interested in booking this hotel, book directly through their website and sign up for VIVE rewards program, so you can get free valet parking and no resort fees! It looks like this hotel is still under renovation, I hope they update their room carpets and clean their chairs. Other than that the best was very comfortable, the location is amazing, close to everything, and service was A++++. Free breakfast is a plus!
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Responded 1 week ago
Aloha Luna, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the condition of the room upon arrival, and that it did not match the photos on our website. We apologize for the stains on the carpet, furniture, and the sofa bed. We understand that this did not provide the welcoming experience you were expecting. We're glad to hear that our front desk staff was responsive and accommodating when you brought this to their attention and that our valet clerks, John and Roger, were helpful and kind during your stay. We appreciate your feedback regarding the breakfast, and we will make sure to share it with our team. We're glad that you found the fruit to be fresh and delicious. We're glad that you were able to find a solution for your stay, and that you were able to enjoy the location, service, and the comfort of your bed. We're glad that you found the location to be amazing, close to everything, and that you were able to take advantage of our VIVE rewards program, which allowed you to get free valet parking and no resort fees. We understand that the hotel is still under renovation and we hope that the updates made will address the issues you encountered during your stay. We're glad that you would recommend booking directly through our website and signing up for our rewards program. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to provide you with a better experience in the future. Mahalo, Vive Staff and Management
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vive Hotel Waikiki
Which popular attractions are close to Vive Hotel Waikiki?
Nearby attractions include Waikiki Beach (0.3 km), The Magical Mystery Show at Hilton Waikiki Beach (0.2 km), and Saint Augustine by-the-Sea (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Vive Hotel Waikiki?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Vive Hotel Waikiki?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Vive Hotel Waikiki?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Vive Hotel Waikiki?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vive Hotel Waikiki?
Conveniently located restaurants include STRIPSTEAK Waikiki, Maguro Spot, and Paia Fish Market.
Are any cleaning services offered at Vive Hotel Waikiki?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Vive Hotel Waikiki?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iolani Palace (4.9 km), Shangri La (3.7 km), and Queen Emma Summer Palace (6.7 km).
Does Vive Hotel Waikiki have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Vive Hotel Waikiki accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.