The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

5 stars
2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
143 reviews
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
Great Vacation

The Royal Hawaiian is a little pricey, but it was WONDERFUL!! Convenient to shopping and eating... See full review

  • Zilpha
  • Mar 3, 2014

Travelers have long flocked to the Hawaiian Islands in search of paradise. At the center of it all, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort set on Oahu's Waikiki Beach is the favored destination for those drawn by the sun, beaches, and the enduring spirit of Aloha.

Opening her doors in 1927 and sporting magnificent Spanish-Moorish architecture with an exterior of brilliant coral pink, The Royal Hawaiian, launched a new standard of vacationing in paradise. Today, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki continues to redefine authentic Hawaiian luxury experiences and captures the imaginations of a new generation of pleasure seekers.

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

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (143)

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

Overall score

4.4 / 5
143 out of 143
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

4
Anonymous
Business
Maui, HI
Apr 30, 2011

Very Nice

The room was very nice and clean. The staff was very polite and welcoming. I would recommend for any length of stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Reviewer score

1
royally ripped off
san francisco
Apr 27, 2011

"royal treatment"

I liked it at first and thought that I would enjoy my stay despite the tremendous cost in comparison to other hotels. It had a nice feel to it, and the beach is always good. But when I checked out, I realized that I was charged what they call "resort fee" - $20 per day per every room. I didn't use their free Internet or free phone calls, but they charged me anyway. It left such a bad tast in my mouth...like I was royally ripped off for nothing. I will never come back to that hotel, and I advised all my friends who love Hawaii to stay somewhere else.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
1
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Stay in cheaper hotels. All you really need is a roof over your head, and the beach nearby. There is no need to be treated royally...it lately comes with a spoon full of disappointment.

Review of The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Seattle, WA
Apr 27, 2011

Excellent Family Gateway

The room was very spacious. The Staff was incredibly helpful.

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
Anonymous
Orange County, CA
Apr 26, 2011

Not the high rise you expect at Waikiki

Took my wife for a birthday surprise. Told her as we were about to leave for the airport the destination was Hawaii. Travelled first class, Stayed first class. Expected the "Mega resort" experiance. Found the service very personal. This hotel is surrounded by "mega resorts". It is tucked between, behind two other Starwood facilities. Locating the entrance on arrival was next to impossible. Starting with the cop who Directed us to The Royal Hawaiian CENTER parking after asking for the hotel valet. Once we located the entrance and valet the magic began. If you rent a car and try to drive here contact the hotel staff before arriving at Waikiki for directions. This was our third trip to Hawaii and was by far the best experiance yet. If you are debating the cost of a full service resort or attempting to strike it out on your own. The additional cost was worth every penny. our previous trips were done the hard way. Never again

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

Utilize the resorts facilities and activities to the fullest. We went on the outrigger canoe ride and enjoyed the pools (Yes Plural)and entertainment. Being part of a Starwood Resort allowsed for shared amenities.

Review of The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Mexico
Apr 25, 2011

Beautiful hotel, the best

We love the hotel,it has a local flavor, the rooms were very confortable and nice, very nice beach, with beautiful gardens and is in the middle of Waikiki, very easy to walk to the best shops. We play golf at okalima very nice course, but Turtle bay was a poor maintenance course.

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
kenpachi
los angeles
Apr 21, 2011

royal hawaiian

This is an great hotel but you better valet park...self parking is complicated..it is definitly a 5 start, the luau is a+ from there you can go easily to hikes like diamond head, and dine on a boat like Nabatek with such a convinient it is just perfect. you are only a few minutes from airport...

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

if you are using a vehicle definitely valet park it only cost 15 dollars a day and you can go in and out all day and night

Review of The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Reviewer score

4
Stab
SanDiego Ca.
Apr 21, 2011

Great place to be Like no other

Sit and relax on beach swim surf spend lot,s money with wife. The beach was great nice soft sand not much rock or corral very nice .

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

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Sedalia, MO
Apr 15, 2011

The Royal Hawaiian Resort

The Royal Hawaiian Resort is a must if visiting Honolulu. No other hotel compares to this authentic Hawaiian luxury resort. The service is outstanding as well as the decor. Hotel is located right on Waikiki beach. Unbelievable breakfasts served every morning on the beach, this was included in our room charge as well as valet parking. Less than one block behind the motel you can find endless shopping and great restaurants. This was by far the best experience we have had.

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

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
bullhead city az
Apr 13, 2011

Great anniversary memories

It was a great romantic experience. All I expected and more. All hotel staff were pleasant and helpful.

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

great dining, not cheap but top quality.

Review of The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Reviewer score

5
Zitola
Irvine, CA
Apr 12, 2011

Hawaii at its best

Had garden view upgraded to ocean front, and thus the nicest stay we've ever had in Hawaii. A beautiful classic hotel, excellent service, watching the waves each day, and the Mai Tai bar at night. Paradise on earth. Hated to leave. One new thing since last stay is the family pool shared with the Sheraton, makes this fun for families.

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

Chai's Island Bistro has the best in Hawaiian music with great!!! food. A wonderful dinner and and music for the price of a concert ticket of the same artists on the mainland. A top pick if you like Hawaiian music at its best.

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