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We stayed at the Royal Hawaiian May 15-18 after spending the previous week on Maui. What a difference between Maui and Oahu! The Royal Hawaiian is a beautiful building and has a great location. However, for the price paid, I would expect a little more as far as upkeep. We stayed in the historical building on the second floor with a courtyard view. We didn't mind not having an ocean view (it was offered as upgrade to us), as we don't spend a lot of time in the room anyway. The room is decorated beautifully and the door to the room itself is a work of art. The room for improvement is with housekeeping. Our shower had some mold on the walls, ok maybe it was missed during cleaning. The second day after cleaning, they took our washcloths without replacements (we had left them in the shower to reuse), and then ones given to us were not clean. Additionally the towels had holes in several places. Just small things that don't speak to the hotel being a 'luxury collection' resort. Also, the pool is extremely small, but we had no trouble getting chairs. I did like that the resort is set back from the road, so you really felt secluded and didn't notice the noise from the busy street.
We got a great AAA breakfast package deal through SPG's own website (I usually compare AAA's website to a hotel's own AAA rates, which can sometimes be different), and I'm glad we did. Pink pancakes (among other entree options), in addition to freshly squeezed orange and guava juice, as well as a buffet, all included in that package. Just as importantly, eating with a view of the beautiful diamond head made me wonder if I was looking at a green screen. This is a perfect spot for a standalone stay or a pre-cruise relaxation.The property has a main building (the former palace) and a tower. I highly recommend getting a historic room in the original building because it has more traditional decoration. The garden is gorgeous, and the whole hotel has a great open air feeling. For whatever reason, the beach right in front of Royal is calmer than anywhere else we swam in Waikiki, which is great for those who aren't strong swimmers. The onsite pool and jacuzzi are small but sufficient. You are allowed as a Royal guest to go to the next door Sheraton (you can even charge meals at their excellent beach side restaurant--recommend the fish tacos) to use their large pools. Technically only Sheraton guests are allowed to use the infinity pool, but no one seemed to mind (must be the weather and geography that makes people so relaxed).
The hotel was beautiful, staff were extremely friendly, concierge service out of this world! Attended the Luau, which was wonderful, and enjoyed a couple of the different restaurants in the Hotel. Hope we get back again!
We booked a Tower room in the 'new' building without having prior been to this property and were disappointed. As a middle aged couple celebrating our Anniversary we GREATLY prefered the elegance, quiet and history of the guest rooms in the original Hotel building. (We didn't miss the balcony as the elegance of the furnishings made up for the lack of balconies in the original building.) Staff on entire property were outstanding. We will certainly visit the Royal Hawaiian again (it's the BEST location on Waikiki!!) and now know the original building is preferable for our taste. On site restaurants are terrific as are the grounds. The Royal Hawaiian is the Grande Dame on Waikiki.
Beautiful building, fabulous interior and great sized room. Best hotel I have ever stayed in and regret it was for such a short time. Amazing service, staff so friendly and the grounds were beautiful complete with private beach.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 528 rooms in two 6 & 17-storey building
- Snack bar
- Fitness centre (fee)
- Spa facilities (fee)
- Golf nearby (fee)
- Gift/Specialty shops
- Beauty salon
- Tour desk
- Valet laundry (fee)
- Room service
- Business centre (fee)
- Internet access (fee)
- Valet parking (fee)
- Supervised kids activities (fee)
- Fitness centre, spa & kids activities located at the Sheraton Waikiki
- 2 double or 1 king bed (Total occ: 3)
- TV with pay-per-view
- Alarm clock
- Hair dryer
- In-room safe (fee)
- Coffee/tea maker (fee)
- Wireless Internet (fee)
- Balcony (n/a in Garden View rooms)
Kids Eat Free - Kids eat free (12 yrs & under) when dining with a paying adult. Meals are breakfast, lunch & dinner at the Surf Room restaurant. Menu restrictions apply. Max 2 kids per table, 1 per paying adult.
Honeymoon Special - Honeymoon couples receive a free room upgrade based on availability on check-in & a bottle of domestic champagne. Valid year-round.
Resort Location Map
Royal HawaiianHonolulu,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
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