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Now open: This new adults-only hotel in Waikiki is cute, affordable, and close to all the action

Lots of interesting new things hotels have sprung up in Honolulu — and now a new lifestyle hotel in the heart of one of the city’s most vibrant areas is open for business.

Here’s a first look at it Romer Waikiki House.

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The only adults-only hotel in the area, this Romer House outpost is a love letter to Waikiki with its modern touches and midcentury design.


Across 179 rooms, guests will feel like they’re stepping into their own Hawaiian apartment-inspired space, with plenty of textures, wood accents, local photos on the walls, and in-room amenities like coffee beans. coffee, kettle and small fridge. .

In some rooms, you can even have a private porch to step outside and breathe in the salty sea air.


The rooms aren’t the only place you can find great works of art; Throughout the hotel is an entire collection of local art dedicated to the beauty of Hawaii and its islands, people and culture. Look out for works by surf photographer Arto Saari, murals by Matías Solario and Cory Kamehanaokala, and more throughout the hotel.


For fun, head to The Backyard pool and bar to lounge on a sun lounger, swim in the heated pool, or enjoy Japanese-Hawaiian food and cocktails (think: katsu sandwiches or bento boxes with canned sake). Come for the food but stay for the wellness classes on the pool deck.

You can also enjoy food and drinks at Izakaya 855-Aloha from chef Shotaro “Sho” Kamio. A venue designed to stay open late, Romer’s izakaya will also incorporate Japanese and Hawaiian flavors and cooking techniques, and feature shareable dishes such as Tokyo hot chicken, takoyaki, tempura and an extensive selection of Japanese whiskey and sake.

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And then there’s House Bar & Cafe, an all-day eatery that serves – you guessed it – Japanese-Hawaiian breakfasts and lunches, including options perfect for takeout. At night, the space transforms into a laid-back bar scene where you can enjoy midnight snacks and lagers as you sleep.

Every stay at Romer House Waikiki includes a dedicated “Aloha Line” phone number that guests can text or call to help navigate nearby activities or receive exclusive perks at local businesses. nearby businesses (hint: your key card might get you a discount!). To get out and about, the hotel offers free bike rentals and there’s even an on-site shop with handmade items in case you can’t find the right souvenir while exploring around.

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Best of all, Romer House Waikiki has so many ways to help support the local community and the beautiful island through contributions to the Genki Ala Wai Project and the Hawaiian Heritage Reforestation Initiative.

Although Romer House Waikiki is not part of a loyalty program, it does offer a variety of cash back rates. During the summer, rates can be as low as $163 per night, which is a very attractive price for one of the world’s most famous neighborhoods. And if you book before June 30, the hotel is offering a special package to celebrate the grand opening that includes 20% off nightly room rates, a limited edition gift bag with two custom towels adjustment, a $100 food and beverage credit and a welcome drink upon arrival.

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