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Royal Hawaiian

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Overview
This legendary hotel has been a symbol of Hawaiian elegance for over a century. The "Pink Palace of the Pacific" is recognized around the world as a superior romantic getaway and a historic Hawaiian landmark.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Tracy P :
Bucket List Hotel

Glad we got to come and stay here, however just remember this is a old hotel - upkeep is great. Rooms are small and dark. Staff is excellent and everyone so happy to help with anything ! This is third trip and third hotel - It is still nice and easy to walk to a lot of things - restaurants- and of course beach !!!Love the wood carved doors

  • Jordan W : Manchester, United Kingdom
Absolute Luxury

This hotel is absolutely stunning and was a perfect honeymoon spot for us.The building is beautiful and walking through the halls you feel like a world away from the bustle of Waikiki.Our room was very spacious and luxurious and we even got a bottle of champagne sent up!The hotel is right on the beach, with an area of private beach as well. Sunloungers are available to hire for $40 per day, but due to the proximity, we just sat by the pool then wandered onto the beach when we wanted to.The pool is quite small, but it was never too busy, probably as guests have the use of the Sheraton's pool next door. We were always able to find sun loungers by the pool, however one thing that struck us was the space taken up by the cabanas. I think they are $175 a day, which is ridiculously expensive in my opinion, but then again it is a luxurious 5 star hotel. That said, we only saw one couple use them our entire stay and thought the space they take up could be put to better use. All the staff were very friendly and couldn't help us enough, and a minor issue we had with phone charges was resolved straight away. We would love to go back and would stay there again in a heartbeat. It really helped make it the trip of a lifetime!

  • StephenandTania : Perth, Australia
Peaceful Oasis in the middle of chaos

We absolutely loved our stay at the Royal Hawaiian where we had 5 nights in the Milani tower. Like others have said, this hotel which is located right in the centre of Waikiki has a sense of peaceful calm that others do not. This is mainly due to the fact it doesn't have a street front entrance like most hotels and has wonderful quiet gardens that separate it from the main strip. We chose the Tower for the views and the newer rooms and we weren't disappointed. The view from our balcony was spectacular and the room very modern with all the amenities you could want.We enjoyed the Royal's exclusive pool as a place to lounge however the water was a little warm for us, so we would either swim at the beach or we went over to the Sheraton's pools. The Milani tower also has continental breakfast and afternoon salad bar and drinks included which we visited every day, it was a nice way to start an evening with a few drinks in the lounge before heading out. The Mai Tai bar served good drinks (a little pricey) but when you are right on the beach like that what can you expect. We also hired the beach chairs out the front ($20 after 2pm, $40 all day) which was nice to be able to relax under the umbrella. Another great feature was the portable wifi that was included in the resort fee, why arent more hotels offering this! As overseas travellers we do not have mobile data so to be able to use our phones while we were outside the hotel was awesome!Only thing I would note is if you are a light sleeper request a room away from the lift as for some reason it "dings" every time the doors open, even at 2am.Overall I would definitely recommend this hotel as it seemed a lot less crowded than others on the beach (sheraton/outrigger etc) and the Milani tower was nice and modern yet you could still enjoy the old school vibe of the original hotel.

  • rick478 : Los Angeles, California
Awful room, chaotic area.

Just got back from a visit to Oahu, which included a two day stay at the Royal Hawaiian. We had booked a room in the Tower, at a price approaching $600 per night. The room was dreadful - the hotel should have been ashamed to even offer it to us at the price they were charging. It had a bed, a chair, and nothing else. The walls were drab and barren. The bathroom was small and hadn't been updated (the "shower" was a bathtub with a curtain to pull across it). The entire Tower looked run down and in desperate need of updating. We complained and the staff was very accommodating - moved us to a room in the historic hotel which, while hardly anything to brag about, was at least nicer than the absurdly overpriced and underwhelming room we had been given. Also, while it was not the hotel's fault, the area in which the Royal Hawaiian sits is overrun with tourists, and is as commercialized as it gets. The lobby and common areas in the historic hotel are beautiful - but that is literally all I can say positive about the physical facilities. I have seen nicer pool areas at Holiday Inns, While the staff were very nice, this is one hotel that doesn't deserve the stellar reputation it has. One week after leaving there, my wife and I are still upset about the horrendous room we were given (which we were told by the front desk was no different than all the other rooms in the Tower), and the general run down condition of all except the lobby area. I am not one to write negative reviews about travel conditions, but this experience warrants it. The Royal Hawaiian may work for others - for us, it will definitely go down as one of the biggest travel ripoffs we have ever been subjected to.

  • 202bryanv :
The royal hawaiian hotel great stay

all i can say is the royal hawaiian hotel is great stay every thing from the front desk to the bell boy to the room service to the house keeping every one was really nice and friendly they also got jet ski service and all the great activity you want to do also they have a really nice beach front right on the beach really really nice not a lot of hotel has a beach front beach like the royal hawaiian also they have a great mai tai bar with great mai tai drink also Derrick the bartender was really nice and a great guy to talk to about hawaii and drinks over all the royal hawaii give u 5 star service and the room are room and nice they give u free water and wifi during the stay check them out the royal hawaiian hotel u will have a great time and great stay thanks guy will come back again to the royal hawaiian next time i am in hawaii

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
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Jacuzzi¬†
  • Fitness centre (fee)
  • Spa facilities (fee)
  • Golf nearby (fee)
  • Gift/Specialty shops
  • Beauty salon
  • Tour desk
  • Concierge
  • 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
Garden View or Royal Ocean rooms include:
  • 2 double or 1 king bed (Total occ: 3)
  • A/C
  • TV with pay-per-view
  • Alarm clock
  • Shower/tub
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/board
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Mini-fridge
  • Coffee/tea maker (fee)
  • Wireless Internet (fee)
  • Balcony (n/a in Garden View rooms)
Kids Stay Free - Kids stay free (17 yrs & under) when sharing room with adults utilizing existing bedding.

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.
Stay at 1, Dine at all - Guests staying at any one of the four Starwood Hotels in Waikiki can enjoy dining, shows, oceanfront entertainment options, fitness centre, and spa, and simply sign the charges back to their room. Please note pool privileges are not included in this program. Guests may only enjoy the pool at the hotel where they are registered.
 
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

Honeymoon Special - Honeymoon couples receive a free room upgrade based on availability on check-in & a bottle of domestic champagne. Valid year-round.

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  • Royal Hawaiian
    Honolulu,United States

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The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort
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.

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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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