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The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nice to bring my family to this luxurious hotel in my 27th year anniversary with my daughter. Really nice experienced.

Wonderful historic hotel in the best location on Waikiki. Great view of Diamond Head, close to shopping, and super staff.

My husband and two children just stayed at the Royal Hawaiian and we loved the experience. The only complaint I have is that when you book online and need two beds, the hotels will not honor it unless it is a slow time and they have surplus rooms. We arrived and had a single king bed for a family of four. Not ideal, but they rolled in two twin mattresses. This took up the entire room, but we made the best of it and loved the island. The food is expensive and the only thing I loved was the fruit. So, good luck with that.

Totally amazing!! From check-in to beach and pool service. All perfect.

It's an above average hotel at a great location. Staffs are friendly and rooms are clean and beds are comfortable.

Great hotel and super friendly and helpful staff ... best location ... no issues whatsoever

We rented a suite for our wedding. Needless to say, the staff were fantastic, the room gorgeous, and everything else just as neat as you could imagine. The one surprise - if you will - of our stay was the lack of noise insulation. As it is an older hotel/room, I can't really hold it against the hotel, but as it was a suite, the fact that we could hear a crying child next door was slightly surprising. Nothing deal-breaking, but an area for improvement nonetheless!

This vacation was planned for my wife and I. She passed before the time came. Refund policy would not refund the money for the resort. wonderful place and great for couples and family, just a little bit expensive

This is a very nice Resort. All staff are friendly and service is excellent. The only down fall is the cost of the activities, food and things you buy at the stores in and around it. I would have a drink and a small entree at the Mai Tai Bar which would cost $40.00 plus(fish and potatoe chips, chicken wings and veggies with dip) are some of the examples along with one drink. Breakfast buffet $48.00 with tip and drink. It was only me so I just accepted it and learn not to take advantage of it. Can't imagine how a family or a couple would consistently pay those amounts for a week. However it is a choice not a requirement. I stayed in the only tower that has the rooms all facing the ocean. We had the privilege of having cont. breakfast every morning and salad style buffet every evening. This also included all the beer, wine and juice you wanted. This is a very nice and clean Resort. I only one problem with my AC, but it was taken care of immediately and politely. I would highly recommend the Royal Hawaiian to anyone who wants to come to this Island in Hawaii.

I stayed at the Royal Hawaiian for 5 days while attending a conference. It's a really beautiful hotel, and excellently placed for shopping and eating around Waikiki. It's walking distance to the convention center and Diamond Head. I would definitely stay here again. One minor thing that I really loved was that they include toothbrushes and toothpaste among the room amenities. I haven't seen that at other hotels.

My daughters and I spent a wonderful week at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel during Spring Break. The staff was fabulous and helped with everything we ever needed. Fellow visitors from many countries and parts of the USA were gracious and a pleasant part of our experience as well. The location of this hotel is amazing; views of Diamond Head and the beautiful ocean from our room in the Mailani Tower were breathtaking! The lobby and grounds of the The Royal Hawaiian are also simply stunning. I loved the History Tour, too! Beachfront umbrellas each day, delicious food, and spa treatments from extremely talented staff made our vacation the best we could ever ask for!

It is very nice and clean Hotel. Very friendly and helpful personals.

Had an amazing time in Hawaii. Have been there several times, but this Hotel was just amazing. From the beginning when we were greeted with Leis to the helpful valet staff. Check-in was easy and our room was ready. Our luggage was waiting in our room, since we decided to enjoy a mai tai at the bar. The hotel staff was top notch, they were friendly, helpful and made sure we were take care of. We had breakfast at Surf Lanai Restaurant. The pink pancakes were absolutely delicious.

Old but very elegant. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

This hotel is great. It is a beautiful historical building completely brought up to modern comfort. The beds are so good you will need your alarm to avoid over sleeping. The staff are exceptional and the location is on the best stretch of Waikiki directly on the water. We had dinner at their restaurant Azure. We had the tasting menu with wine pairings and it was exceptional. Not a tourist trap, awesome. Stay there and eat there you won't go wrong!

I chose this hotel because of its quite setting and old-time character. Unfortunately, my room (#230) smelled like damp, the single window could be only partially opened for fresh air (chained to the window frame), the bathroom was very tiny with an even smaller window. No way to dry out garments, I used the hairdryer. No coffee in the room. I was not informed that there was coffee on the main floor, but set in a corner very difficult to see, I found it accidentally while taking a look around. Service at the Mai Tai bar was poor: the pineapple I ordered was served without a saucer, just over ONE napkin underneath.

Royal Hawaiian is a beautiful historic hotel, the staff is top notch, the food is excellent. This was our first trip to Waikiki and we are glad we picked the Royal. We will definitely stay here again.

The Royal Hawaiian is an oasis in the middle of Waikiki. Surrounded by lush vegetation and right on the beach, you can't help but feel relaxed.

memorable and enjoyable. can't wait for the next trip

The hotel is lovely and has easy beach access. The food was fantastic but the staff is really what made a difference. John was our waiter for dinner one evening and couldn't have made it a better experience. Donna server us breakfast 2x and was fantastic. There was another lovely waiter that served breakfast whose name escapes me. I also need to mention the valets. They were warm and always prompt with the car.

2259 Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu HI

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Waikiki, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium. This 528-room, 5-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. On the beach, it's also near University of Hawaii at Manoa and Diamond Head.


Dining

This resort is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

The 528 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including iPads, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 37-inch flat-screen TVs with pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and phones are also standard.


Property features

A local mainstay since 1927, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki offers a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. Valet parking is USD 40.00 per night if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 32 per person roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a 24-hour fitness center, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Traditional Suite, Garden View (Historic Wing)

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Traditional Room, Garden View (Historic Wing)

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite, Garden View (Historic Garden)

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 3

Traditional Room, Ocean View (Historic Wing)

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for The Royal Hawaiian

Everyone (14) Couples (87) Business (3) Family (60) Other (9) Friends (4)
5

my dream come true. nothing to say. perfect.

Families

Nice to bring my family to this luxurious hotel in my 27th year anniversary with my daughter. Really nice experienced.

By , from philippines on Jan 4, 2018

5

classic waikiki

Everyone

Wonderful historic hotel in the best location on Waikiki. Great view of Diamond Head, close to shopping, and super staff.

By , from Richmond, VA on Oct 12, 2017

4

garden paradise grounds, oceanfront location.

Families

My husband and two children just stayed at the Royal Hawaiian and we loved the experience. The only complaint I have is that when you book online and need two beds, the hotels will not honor it unless it is a slow time and they have surplus rooms. We arrived and had a single king bed for a family of four. Not ideal, but they rolled in two twin mattresses. This took up the entire room, but we made the best of it and loved the island. The food is expensive and the only thing I loved was the fruit. So, good luck with that.

By , from Orange County, California on Aug 23, 2017

5

amazing hotel....waikiki gem

Everyone

Totally amazing!! From check-in to beach and pool service. All perfect.

By on Aug 21, 2017

4

historic and charming little hotel by the beach

Families

It's an above average hotel at a great location. Staffs are friendly and rooms are clean and beds are comfortable.

By , from California on Jul 8, 2017

5

friendly staff

Couples

Great hotel and super friendly and helpful staff ... best location ... no issues whatsoever

By , from MA on Jun 28, 2017

4

fantastic stay & service

Couples

We rented a suite for our wedding. Needless to say, the staff were fantastic, the room gorgeous, and everything else just as neat as you could imagine. The one surprise - if you will - of our stay was the lack of noise insulation. As it is an older hotel/room, I can't really hold it against the hotel, but as it was a suite, the fact that we could hear a crying child next door was slightly surprising. Nothing deal-breaking, but an area for improvement nonetheless!

By , from Tokyo, Japan on May 10, 2017

5

must go vacation, could not get my refund back.

Everyone

This vacation was planned for my wife and I. She passed before the time came. Refund policy would not refund the money for the resort. wonderful place and great for couples and family, just a little bit expensive

By on May 9, 2017

5

pre-planned vacation

Everyone

This is a very nice Resort. All staff are friendly and service is excellent. The only down fall is the cost of the activities, food and things you buy at the stores in and around it. I would have a drink and a small entree at the Mai Tai Bar which would cost $40.00 plus(fish and potatoe chips, chicken wings and veggies with dip) are some of the examples along with one drink. Breakfast buffet $48.00 with tip and drink. It was only me so I just accepted it and learn not to take advantage of it. Can't imagine how a family or a couple would consistently pay those amounts for a week. However it is a choice not a requirement. I stayed in the only tower that has the rooms all facing the ocean. We had the privilege of having cont. breakfast every morning and salad style buffet every evening. This also included all the beer, wine and juice you wanted. This is a very nice and clean Resort. I only one problem with my AC, but it was taken care of immediately and politely. I would highly recommend the Royal Hawaiian to anyone who wants to come to this Island in Hawaii.

By , from Millersville, MD on May 9, 2017

5

fantastic experience

Everyone

I stayed at the Royal Hawaiian for 5 days while attending a conference. It's a really beautiful hotel, and excellently placed for shopping and eating around Waikiki. It's walking distance to the convention center and Diamond Head. I would definitely stay here again. One minor thing that I really loved was that they include toothbrushes and toothpaste among the room amenities. I haven't seen that at other hotels.

By on Apr 27, 2017