Vive Hotel Waikiki

One-, Three-, or Five-Night Stay with Daily Breakfast at VIVE Hotel in Waikiki in Hawaii

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Hotel at a Glance: VIVE Hotel in Waikiki

Opened in July 2013, VIVE Hotel in Waikiki is one of the newest hotels to spring up near Waikiki Beach. The 1.5-mile stretch of sand offers ideal swimming waters with shallow areas and seawalls, all cupped by the green hills of the Koolau Range mountains. Just steps from the beach, you’ll find pulsing nightclubs, award-winning seafood restaurants, and family-friendly attractions. Guests staying at this boutique hotel are in position to explore Oahu’s sun and sand and its bustling urban center.

  • Get active: The front desk can organize tours ranging from surfing on the famous North Shore to snorkeling in volcanic craters to visiting Pearl Harbor.
  • A room with a view: Cosmopolitan guest rooms offer views of the Koolau mountains or the Pacific Ocean.
  • Shop till you drop: Three blocks south of the hotel, Kalakaua Avenue, also known as the Waikiki Strip, is lined with upscale boutiques and eateries stocked with macadamia nuts and kona coffee.
  • Attraction within walking distance: The Honolulu Zoo is home to more than 1,000 species, including Indian elephants, spider monkeys, and a Sumatran tiger. VIVE Hotel is located three short block from Kalakawa Boulevard and three short blocks to Waikiki's beaches.
  • Tee off: The area is home to top-rated golf courses, including Ko Olina Golf Club.
  • Onsite dining: Complimentary continental breakfast in the lobby offering fresh baked goods, coffee, and juice

Honolulu’s Waikiki: White-Sand Beaches, World-Class Surfing, and Luxury Entertainment

In 1911, local Waikiki kid Duke Kahanamoku beat the world record for the 100-meter freestyle swim by 4.6 seconds at an amateur swim meet—a feat so unimaginable athletic officials refused to recognize it. But when he won an Olympic gold medal the following year, Duke became an international sensation despite them. Photogenic and frequently in the press, he was rarely seen without his solid-koa-wood board, popularizing the local pastime of surfing. This publicity helped turn Waikiki from a private playground for Hawaii’s ruling class into a travel hot spot as people came from all over to take surfing lessons with a celebrity athlete. Today, you can see Duke’s likeness—complete with a board—immortalized in a bronze statue on Waikiki’s Kuhio Beach.

With the influx of visitors came a number of hotels and businesses, so Waikiki now has the look and feel of an urban resort area. When not sprawled on the white-sand beaches, most travelers explore the sunny avenues lined with everything from upscale boutiques and nightclubs to craft booths and street performers. Steps away, the Waikiki Aquarium is stationed alongside a living reef. Within the marine museum, more than 3,500 creatures of the tropical Pacific Ocean glide throughout glassed-in galleries.

It’s worth making the trek to Diamond Head State Monument, a 300,000-year-old saucer formed by a single explosive eruption and arguably Hawaii’s most recognizable landmark. Hikers can walk down a 0.8-mile trail where molten lava once smoldered to ascend to the crater’s 560-foot-tall lip.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for two in a Cosmopolitan room

  • Option 1: $139 for one night (up to a $239 value)
  • Option 2: $417 for three nights (up to a $717 value)
  • Option 3: $695 for five nights (up to a $1,195 value)

Included in all options:

  • Daily breakfast

Policies and Fees

Book by: 9/13/13
Travel by: 9/30/13

  • Cancellation policy and fees: three-day cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Taxes: 13.962% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Rooms with mountain or ocean views
  • Walking distance to the beach
  • Tour desk
  • Complimentary breakfast and tea service
  • Complimentary use of beach gear
  • Complimentary WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 9/13/13 or promotional value expires. Must complete travel by 9/30/13
  • Limit 5 per person
  • Limit 5 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 3-day cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 13.962% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Cosmopolitan Room

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3 p.m.
  • Checkout: noon
  • Parking: valet parking is available for $25 per day.
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: smoking is not allowed inside the property.
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request at booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 11 miles from Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
  • By transit: TheBus, bus #20, Kuhio Avenue and Kaiulani Avenue stop
  • By cab: about $45 from HNL
  • By shuttle: $20 round trip or $12 one way from HNL via Hawaii Super Transit

Customer Reviews

76 Ratings

completely revamped hotel with modern amenities and close to the beach.
Gary B. · October 2, 2013
I loved the staff very helpful and made great restaurant and activities recommendations.
Gary B. · October 2, 2013
Great light breakfast with fresh fruit, breads and pastries.. Rooms are extremely small.
Cinnamon N. · January 2, 2015
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