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I’ve stayed at this property before; I will again. It’s centrally located, everything you’ll need is on the property or within walking distance. I love it’s quaintness and the lack of crowds. It’s peaceful and rejuvenating.

Proximity to the ocean is awesome. We spent 4 hours at the historic Mai Tai Bar, eating, drinkkng, and watching the sunset.

Like the historic pink palace and the old Hawaiian feel. Didn’t like the tiny pool and the fact you have to pay to have lounges (since there are only a few free ones). And they aren’t even comfortable!!

The hotel is right in the middle of everything. The staff was awesome.

Nice stay! Wonderful place to stay!! Loved the classes too!!

Beautiful hotel on the beach Carved wooden doors Upgraded to a spacious suite Helpful and friendly staff Slight moldy smell in the room

Beautiful hotel with a lot of history. Excellent service from staff. The beach is public, but they have 2 private pools. Restaurants are very good, but pricey, every meal seemed to cost $100 for 2 of us. Nice, upscale shops.

The staff is excellent and consistent. They really are top notch. Much more of the caliber of a 4 seasons than your typical Marriott property. By far the best location on Waikiki and the only Waikiki property with legitimate grounds and gardens ... it provides a welcome bit of peace and solitude. It's fun being sandwiched between the Rodeo Drive of Hawaii and the shimmering aqua waters and golden sand of Waikiki beach. The rooms are simple but the views (both of the gardens in the historic wing and of the Pacific from the modern tower) can't be beat. They are also 100% modern and always exceptionally clean. I wish the pool was bigger with more lounge chairs, but that's my only real request.

The hotel itself is beautiful. You enter the historic property surrounded by lush topiary and are greeted with an authentic lei. The rooms are clean and comfortable. There is a gorgeous courtyard in the center of the hotel. The pool is a little small but they have a relationship with a nearby hotel that has a much nicer, larger pool and water slide. That said, it is difficult to find available lounge chairs at either location, as most of them must be rented. The restaurant leave something to be desired as well, as the food/drink is overpriced and mediocre.

The location was fantastic. Just nestled away in a quiet surrounding, but still in the heart of all the action and fun.

Hot tub closing at 6? Asinine for any hotel, much less a high rated resort!

Check in staff was horrible. Valet staff always amazing.

Long walk to rooms no snack foods or a starbucks very small pool

great location, exquisite facility, friendly stuff

Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu HI

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed (Historic)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Historic Ocean Suite, Suite, King, Ocean view, Historic Wing

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Double Beds (Historic)

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King or 2 Double, Oceanfront

1 King Bed | 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 5

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Waikiki Beach and Royal Hawaiian Center
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Waikiki, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki is next to popular attractions like Waikiki Beach and Royal Hawaiian Center. This 528-room, 5-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 4 restaurants. It's connected to a shopping center in central Honolulu, and also a short walk from Waikiki Beach Walk and International Market Place.


Dining

Relish the Hawaiian cuisine when dining at Surf Lanai, one of 4 onsite restaurants, or enjoy the ocean views at Azure Restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

All 528 air-conditioned rooms feature iPads, iPod docks, and refrigerators. 37-inch flat-screen TVs come with pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in down comforters and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Coffee makers, free local calls, and free bottled water are also available.


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 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with securing valuables, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a 24-hour fitness center, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas.

Guest reviews for The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki

Everyone (24) Couples (8) Family (11)
5
Everyone

I’ve stayed at this property before; I will again. It’s centrally located, everything you’ll need is on the property or within walking distance. I love it’s quaintness and the lack of crowds. It’s peaceful and rejuvenating.

By , from Los Angeles on Feb 28, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 29, 2020

Aloha Guest, thank you very much for your support of The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki. We are delighted that you are a regular guest and appreciate you taking the time to share your perspective with other travelers. We are euphoric to know you had a revitalizing stay and especially enjoyed our optimal location. We appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Mahalo, Ayaka H., The Royal Hawaiian, Guest Experience Team

5
Friends

Proximity to the ocean is awesome. We spent 4 hours at the historic Mai Tai Bar, eating, drinkkng, and watching the sunset.

By on Feb 25, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 26, 2020

Aloha Guest, thank you for choosing The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki. We are pleased that our optimal location worked well for your visit and that you enjoyed our oceanfront Mai Tai Bar which is an ideal setting for taking in the Waikiki scene while sipping on your favorite cocktail and snacking on delicious appetizers. We appreciate your kind remarks and look forward to accommodating you again whenever you return to Honolulu. Mahalo, Ayaka H., The Royal Hawaiian, Guest Experience Team

3
Friends

Like the historic pink palace and the old Hawaiian feel. Didn’t like the tiny pool and the fact you have to pay to have lounges (since there are only a few free ones). And they aren’t even comfortable!!

By , from Santa Monica on Feb 4, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 5, 2020

Aloha Becca, thank you for taking the time to detail your time with us. We are glad you enjoyed your overall stay. We appreciate your specific feedback regarding the pool size and lounge, and we regret not meeting all of your expectations. Thank you once more for taking the time to tell us about your stay, and we hope to welcome you again soon. Mahalo, Ayaka H., The Royal Hawaiian, Guest Experience Team

5
Everyone

By on Jan 26, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 26, 2020

Aloha Valued Guest, On behalf of all of us at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki, thank you for the generous rating. With our exquisite accommodations in our landmark Historic Wing, magnificent Mailani Tower, and world-class dining, we want every guest to experience the allure of Hawaii's inimitable spirit and rich culture. It is a joy to know all that we offer made for a memorable stay! Thank you for choosing us, and we look forward to accommodating you again soon. Mahalo, Ayaka H. The Royal Hawaiian, Guest Experience Team

5
Family

The hotel is right in the middle of everything. The staff was awesome.

By on Dec 17, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Dec 15, 2019

5
Everyone

Nice stay! Wonderful place to stay!! Loved the classes too!!

By on Nov 27, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Nov 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 20, 2019

Thank you for your 5/5 review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us.

5
Family

Beautiful hotel on the beach Carved wooden doors Upgraded to a spacious suite Helpful and friendly staff Slight moldy smell in the room

By on Oct 19, 2019

4
Partner Couples

Beautiful hotel with a lot of history. Excellent service from staff. The beach is public, but they have 2 private pools. Restaurants are very good, but pricey, every meal seemed to cost $100 for 2 of us. Nice, upscale shops.

By on Sep 6, 2019

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki

2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
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