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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
148 reviews
great hotel

The Royal Hawaii hotel was great. Friendly and helpful staff. See full review

  • GreatVacation
  • Sep 2, 2014
Amazing hotel!!

The Royal Hawaiian exceeded our expectations!! The hotel was gorgeous, staff went above and beyond,... See full review

  • BCGH
  • Sep 2, 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.

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

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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

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 (148)

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

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
148 out of 148
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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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
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

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
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
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
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
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Review of The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
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.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
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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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Oakland, CA
Apr 11, 2011

Luxury without pretentiousness.

Renovation is stunning. Staff is the most helpful and attentive. Best family trip we have ever taken!

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

Fabulous shopping and dining are right outside the front door of your hotel PLUS outside the back door is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Best location in Wakiki.

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Review of The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hawaii Heather
Orange County, CA
Apr 10, 2011

Fantastic hotel with friendly staff

We loved all of the beach amenities at our finger tips: rental surf boards and paddle boards, boogie boards, outdoor cocktails, music, etc. Also, the Royal Hawaiian was big enough to accommodate all of our needs, but small enough to make us feel special. We will definitely be back as soon as we can.

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

For breakfast check out the "acai fruit bowl" at the Island Vintage Coffee house on the second floor of the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center just a quick walk away.

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Review of The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Coquitlam, B.C.
Apr 7, 2011

Fabulous Vacation

Fantastic Hotel, From the time we arrived till the time we left was amazing. Our room was in the ocean tower, amazing view, clean spacious rooms.Pool was warm, never had to fight for a chair at the beach, they were more than helpful to find you a great chair and umbrella. The staff were fantastic. We have stayed in several hotels in Hawaii but none of them compared to this. We would find it very hard to stay at any other hotel after staying here. Wonderful Vacation at the Royal Hawaiian.

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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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Apr 3, 2011

"Pink Palace Doesn't Disappoint"

The ambiance at The Royal Hawaiian is unmatched. The many sitting areas throughout the hotel, as well as our room, were beautifully decorated in historic Hawaiian charm...no flowered bedspreads here! Understated elegance. The one pool on the property is more geared for adults, but RH guests have access to the family pool at the neighboring Sheraton, so everyone is happy. The roped-off beachfront area is great, with complimentary lounge chairs and umbrellas. Neighboring hotels either have little or no beachfront, or guest have to rent the chairs and umbrellas. Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center is a few feet away, with The Cheesecake Factory and some nice shops. California Pizza Kitchen is across the street. Great location; great hotel.

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

The RH has a suite for guests checking out later in the day, after the 12 noon check out. We spent our last day at the beach, checked our bags with the Bell Desk and came back to the suite, complete with a shower, bathroom, tv, sitting area, desk and telephone available for all guests. At any given time, there was only 1 other family in there. This suite made those last few hours in paradise much more convenient.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Oahu Mom
Long Beach, CA
Mar 30, 2011

Family Vacation at The Royal Hawaiian

We loved staying here because it is close to everything and when you have a 5 year old that is important. So much is provided by the hotel that you don't need to pack much just your favorite toiletries, clothes, and sunscreen. The hotel provides very comfortable beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels so you don't have to lug around any of this stuff. Nobody ever mentions how strong the wind blows, but the Royal Hawaiian is situated in a way so you are protected from the wind unlike at its sister hotel the Sheraton. My daughter loved the family pool the Royal Hawaiian and the Sheraton share but it would get so windy on the Sheratons property that she preferred the Royal Hawaiian's swimming pool. My husband and I thought the food at the hotel was excellent and we were content to eat all of our meals at the Surf Lani. I only wish the Mai Tai Bar had more of a selection of items to eat. Children under 12 years old eat breakfast and lunch for free with a paying adult so that was a nice surprise to us. We will definitely stay here again because it's a beautiful property and convenient to everything.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

The outrigger ride is fun, safe, and easy for the whole family. It's right on the beach.

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