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The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

5 stars
2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
248 reviews
Memorable Stay

We really enjoyed our stay at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki. The hotel is historic and... See full review

  • Vegaluck
  • Jun 9, 2014
Great Hawaiian Break

Superb hotel in a great location. The Royal Hawaiian is an oasis within a thriving hub….meters away... See full review

  • Slinkysmilinki
  • Mar 25, 2014
The Royal Hawaiian - A Luxury Collection Resort is filled with the history, romance and casual sophistication of Hawaiian culture, blended with the charm of Spanish-Moorish architecture. Opened in 1927, the perfectly pink luxury hotel is known as the Pink Palace of the Pacific. Premium tower rooms feature spacious work desks and private balconies with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. Rooms are also available with views of the hotel's tropical gardens. On-site dining options at The Royal Hawaiian share the traditional Hawaiian culture of hula, luaus, storytelling and songs.
Key facts
  • 528 guestrooms
  • 34 suites
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 2 pools
  • Fitness center
  • Internet access (fees may apply)
  • Event and meeting facilities
  • Business center
Neighborhood
The Royal Hawaiian sits majestically on a beautiful stretch of Waikiki Beach on the island of Oahu. The hotel's Azure Restaurant and Bar serves seafood and specialty local cuisine alongside the soft sand of Waikiki Beach. For unbeatable views of Diamond Head - known for its historic hiking trail, coastal views, and military history - you only have to look outside.
Hints and tips
The Royal Hawaiian offers currency exchange as well as laundry service, dry cleaning and floral services.

Guests can relax and rejuvenate within a sanctuary of tropical palms, flowering plants and winding stone pathways at Abhasa Spa, Waikiki's premier garden spa.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort Rooms

Garden View
Overlooking the resort's lush gardens and grand entryway, this exquisite guest room features a bold and indulgent design with plush Luxury Collection bedding as a centerpiece, a sitting area with armchairs, flat screen cable television with movie channels, an expansive work desk, high-speed Internet access, an iPod compatible alarm clock, and luxurious full bath amenities. One king or two double beds.
Royal Grove
Offering a private sanctuary and quiet escape, this exquisitely appointed guest room overlooks Helumoa the former playground of Hawaiian royalty, now the resort's tranquil Coconut Grove gardens. This guest room features plush Luxury Collection bedding, sitting area with armchairs, flat screen cable television with movie channels, a work desk, high-speed Internet access and full bath amenities. One king or two double beds.
Garden Junior Suite
Enchanting and evocative of timeless glamour, this junior suite in the resort's Historic Building offers an inviting expanse to relax. Beautiful views of the tranquil Coconut Grove and lush gardens are just outside your window. The junior suite features a bold and indulgent design with our plush Luxury Collection bedding as the centerpiece, a sitting area with armchairs, flat screen cable television with movie channels, a large work desk, high-speed Internet access, an iPod compatible alarm clock, and luxurious full bath amenities. One king or two double beds.
Royal Ocean Front
This alluring and palatial oceanfront room in the Historic Building offers stunning views of world-famous Waikiki Beach and the azure Pacific Ocean. Bold and indulgent design is accompanied by exquisitely appointed details - our signature Luxury Collection bedding, sitting area with armchairs, flat screen cable television with movie channels, a large work desk, high-speed Internet access, an iPod compatible alarm clock, and luxurious full bath amenities. One king or two double beds.
Tower Ocean Front
Timeless and dramatic views of Waikiki Beach and the azure Pacific Ocean enchant your senses from this Royal Beach Tower guest room's private balcony. This guest room features plush Luxury Collection bedding, an armchair, a work desk, high-speed Internet access, an iPod compatible alarm clock, flat screen cable television with movie channels, a mini bar and luxurious full bath amenities. Access to the exclusive Tower Club Lounge is also included with this guest room. One king or two double beds.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

21.279 -157.829
Area served
Honolulu Oahu Hawaii. Waikiki Beach
Nearby airports
Honolulu International Airport-HNL 15 Miles
Area description
Waikiki Beach, International Market-225ft, Pearl Harbor-10mi, Honolulu Zoo-0.3mi, Kapiolani Park-0.4mi, Ala Moana Shopping Center-2mi,Aloha Tower-4mi, Aloha Stadium-10mi, Hanama Bay-12mi, North Shore 35mi

Nearby points of interest

  • International Market Place: 0.2 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.3 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.5 mi
  • Damien Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.6 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 0.9 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 1 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 1.1 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.3 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 1.4 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 2.1 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 2.3 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 2.5 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 2.6 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 2.7 mi
  • International Market Place: 0.2 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.3 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.5 mi
  • Damien Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.6 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 0.9 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 1 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 1.1 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.3 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 1.4 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 2.1 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 2.3 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 2.5 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 2.6 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 2.7 mi
  • Kamehameha Statue: 2.7 mi
  • Iolani Palace: 2.7 mi
  • Washington Place: 2.7 mi
  • Irvin Park: 3 mi
  • Star Of Honolulu: 3 mi
  • Aloha Tower Cruise Ship Terminal: 3 mi
  • Aloha Tower: 3.1 mi
  • Honolulu Botanical Gardens: 3.1 mi
  • Hawaii Maritime Center: 3.3 mi
  • Mauna Ala: 3.4 mi
  • Honolulu Chinatown: 3.5 mi
  • Waialae Country Club: 3.7 mi
  • Queen Emma Summer Palace: 4 mi
  • Pali Lookout: 4 mi
  • Bishop Museum: 4.6 mi
  • Koolau Golf Club: 7 mi
  • Hanauma Bay: 8.6 mi
  • Koko Head Park: 9 mi
  • Aloha Stadium: 9.1 mi
  • USS Arizona Memorial: 9.3 mi
  • USS Bowfin Submarine Museum: 9.4 mi
  • Bellows Beach: 9.4 mi
  • Koko Crater Botanical Gardens: 9.5 mi
  • Halona Blow Hole: 9.8 mi
  • USS Missouri: 9.9 mi
  • Sandy Beach: 10 mi
  • Pacific Aviation Museum: 10.2 mi
  • Wawamalu Beach: 10.3 mi
  • Pearl Harbor: 10.4 mi
  • Kailua Beach: 10.5 mi

Dining

Private Dining
Those seeking a more intimate way to enjoy the beach or the evening will be able to partake of the laidback ambiance of The Royal Cabanas. The ocean front and poolside cabanas are available for rental during the day and transform into a candlelit enclave at night. Enjoy exclusive menus day and night of cocktails, menus from Azure and poolside light fare.
Azure
Illuminated by candlelight, mother-of-pearl mosaics, and accented by views of the pacific Azure offers island inspired and prepared seafood with the freshest vegetables in partnership with our local farmers. Indigenous fish from ahi to onaga, Azure's menus highlight locally caught fish selected each morning at the Hawai'i Fish Auction on Pier 38. Skilled wait staff and sommeliers are on hand to pair the delicate seafood flavors with the best wines from around the world.
Mai Tai Bar
No visit to The Royal Hawaiian would be complete without a tropical drink at the world-famous Mai Tai Bar, a sumptuous space with panoramic views of Diamond Head. This classic locale remains the renowned spot where the Shirley Temple drink is said to have been invented, and the Mai Tai was first introduced to Hawaii. Take in breathtaking sunsets enhanced by some of the islands' most talented musicians.. This timeless treasure evokes vivid memories where dozens of Hollywood stars, jetsetters, and diplomats alike have been dazzled by the ambiance.
Surf Lanai
Guests begin their days with breakfast or lunch in an ocean front space that provides a variety of epicurean delights al fresco. The Surf lanai extends a menu that blends local ingredients with unique offerings that highlight contemporary Hawaiian cuisine.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (248)

Ratings and reviews for The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
248 out of 248
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.9

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SkiCO
Boston, MA, USA
Dec 25, 2012

Xmas in Waikiki

Amazing location right on the beach, next to high end stores and shops and 4 star restaurants everywhere. Service was fantastic, just loved the beautiful old world feel to the hotel. A perfect spot for a romantic getaway, honeymoon or even families Mele Kalikimaka & Mahalo!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Ask the hotel to arrange a snorkel tour of Hanauma Bay! Simply amazing, sea turtles everywhere!

Review of The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
librarian123
Indianapolis
Feb 21, 2012

all we expected

Beautiful hotel in the middle of caos, just step into the hidden garden and you instantly escape the human gridlock and caos of Waikiki. The beach is beautiful and the water is crystal clear. Plenty of fun shopping and beach walking. We loved our stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

take a short walk to best coffee at Island Coffee, also the best iced coffee ever, also- to avoid rather expensive breakfasts at the hotel enjoy eggs and bacon (lots of it) at the food court right next to the hotel.

Review of The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Arielise
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Feb 10, 2012

Hidden Paradise in Honolulu!

This resort is a paradise nestled between luxury gardens and a beautiful beach. The staff service and amenities are exceptional!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dining at Roys is a must! Fresh seafood. Friendly and professional service:-)

Review of The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
tonyxq89
Seattle, WA, USA
Jan 19, 2012

perfect vacation for my wife and me

The staff was excellent, they cleaned the room and put clean towels and bottled water in the room every time we left the room. The RH has its own beach chained off with beach boys to set up your umbrella and towels very convenient, when you see the public beach in front of you packed with people carrying chairs and umbrellas for blocks. The food was excellent especially breakfast. I saved the best for last the staff was wonderful, so sweet and nice it was like visiting your favorite aunt. This was our fourth trip to Hawaii.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

The RH food is excellent, but it is pricey, for a change directly across from the RH shopping center are fun bars and restaurants on the second floor, just look up.

Review of The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
aroko56
94401
Jan 18, 2012

Great Hotel!

I loved staying at this hotel. very clean, friendly staff and good location. free WIFI with the service charge

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
GouldenLady
Tennessee, USA
Dec 15, 2011

Expensive, but good for locale

I've not stayed at the Hilton Kuhio or Hilton Hawaiian Village, but I would say these locales would be of equal quality, especially in the way of service. What The Royal Hawaiian has that the other two don't is a very good "on the beach" location with walking access to the International Marketplace and the main drag. The Royal Hawaii also provides privacy in a busy, busy area, but also comes with a hefty price tag. So, would you pay $1000+/7 days more for that? Additionally, the business center costs extra per use, outside the standard resort fee, and isn't user friendly. Restaurants onsite are extremely overpriced for everything. I'm a fan of The Ritz-Carlton for luxury and unsurpassed customer service; The Royal Hawaiian does not compare, a solid 4 star at best. If you have a choice, book The Ritz on Maui for less, about the same as Hilton Hawaiian Village on Oahu.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Book a tour on the Red Line Trolley for $22pp. You can get on and off all day at different drop-off/pick-up locations and take in the city with shopping and history. Also, for saving, you can book the backstreet Hilton Kuhio and take short walks just about anywhere. I

Review of The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
LL 92037
La Jolla
Dec 9, 2011

Royal Hawaiian

Great location, you can walk to shops. walking on the beach in the morning's great. Great staff! Drive to east side, you will enjoy the trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Perfectionist
Temecula, CA, USA
Nov 30, 2011

Wonderful place to stay

This is a hotel that is keeping the standard very high. Every employee works hard to make everything as comfortable for the guest as possible. I never saw one employee that wasn't smiling. Only problem I had was when there was a parade and we were not notified that it would take place. We could'nt get back to our room for several hours. Hotel gave us a generous discount to make up for the inconveinience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

The hotel has a $20 per day fee which includes parking in a nearby garage. You pay this even if you don't have a car or use the valet parking which is an additioinal $15 per day. Unless you are going to the other side of island. Everything you need is within walking distance, or use a cab..

Review of The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Maui Mom
Phoenix, AZ
Oct 27, 2011

Love, Love, Love this Hotel!!!

Beautiful... perfect beach...walking distance to shopping and restaurants (avoid renting a car... the traffic is awful). We stayed in the old part of the hotel with the garden view. The room was nicely decorated and the beds were awesome. If you want to splurge on your stay in Oahu, this place is worth it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Two Buddies
Tustin, CA
Oct 26, 2011

A Visit to the Royal Hawaiian

This is truly a luxury hotel! Staff and rooms were excellent and HAPPY to help! Our concierge suggested a great magic show and several wonderful restaurants. We made a ritual of watching the sunset at the bar located right on the beach - heavenly! I loved the new decor and the swimming pool area, and the beach is the best on Waikiki! Aloha and mahalo!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

We ate at several restaurants that were near the hotel. For two women, we shared dinners and also bar appetizer plates and this really cut our expenses. No one minded! Try the outside bar at the Moana for great music in the evenings!

Review of The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
catmando
Reno, NV, USA
Oct 14, 2011

Anniversary

It was a very nice hotel. Everyone was courteous and friendly. The hotel was clean and comfortable. The hotel is also very beautiful and has a lot of character. It is in a perfect location. Once you get back there in the foliage you can not even tell you are in downtown Honolulu.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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