Royal Hawaiian

Honolulu, Oahu

The hotel

Even though you’re in the heart of Waikiki Beach, the Royal Hawaiian feels far from crowded - rather it’s a heavenly respite from the bustling world around you. Known as the ‘Pink Palace of the Pacific’ and Spanish-Moorish in design, it’s may be pink but fluffy it isn’t with world-class amenities galore to tempt you. The rooms also are well-equipped and boast stunning views, of the surrounding gardens or the beachfront itself. A favourite pastime at the Royal is simply sunning yourself on the beach, a cocktail from the Mai Tai Bar to hand and a good book. There is a swimming pool to laze by and you also have access to the Helumoa Playground, a shared pool area overlooking the beach, with two freshwater swimming pools, a 70 ft water slide and kids' interactive fountain area. No visit is complete without a trip to the Abhasa Spa, ranked as one of the best in America and nestled amongst tropical plants and trees. There are several body wraps to choose from, cocoons and facials, all guaranteed to banish any lingering cares. Dining is a treat too, in the privacy of your beachfront cabana perhaps or feasting on fresh seafood at the jewel-toned Azure Restaurant. For island cuisine, the Surf Lana is ideal. Additionally you can enjoy an epicurean journey through time every Monday evening at the Aha’Aina – fascinating as well as taste-bud tantalising!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On Waikiki beachfront with panoramic views of Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach and the sparkling Pacific Ocean.

Hotel information

529 rooms and suites on 17 floors. All with air-conditioning, balcony, satellite TV with pay-per-view films, telephone, WiFi*, mini-fridge, coffee-making facilities, iHome alarm clock radio for iPod, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Historic Rooms offer a tropical garden view with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Historic Garden Rooms offer views of the coconut grove or gardens with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Historic Ocean Rooms offer views of Waikiki beach with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Historic Ocean Deluxe Rooms feature 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Historic Garden Junior Suites offer views over the coconut grove or gardens and a separate bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Historic Garden Suites offer a separate living and dining area with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Historic Ocean Suites with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Mailani Tower Premier Ocean Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Mailani Tower Ocean Front Rooms offer a private balcony with panoramic ocean views with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Mailani Tower Ocean Suite offers a private balcony and 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

 

Azure Restaurant (open for dinner, seafood cuisine), Surf Lanai Restaurant (open for breakfast and lunch and Sunday brunch, Hawaiian cuisine) and Mai Tai Bar. Swimming pool, hot tub and private cabana* rentals. Access to the shared Helumoa Playground, with 2 freshwater swimming pools, water slide, 2 whirlpools and kids' interactive fountain area. Abhasa Spa Waikiki*. Traditional Hawaiian entertainment including Lei making, ukulele classes, hula classes and historic tour. Water sports* on the beach (operated by external company). Kids' programme. 24-hour room service*. 24-hour front desk. WiFi*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Self-parking*. Valet parking $40 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee from $35–$50 plus tax, per room per night, payable locally (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Internet access in guest room - Self-parking for one car - Unlimited local and 1-800 telephone calls - Children 5 and under eat for free from children's menu at designated dining outlets with paying adult - Fitness Classes, 15 minute Surfing Instruction - sand demonstration, historical and cultural activities - One day rental of GoPro Camera (1 per room per stay) - Two 500ml bottled waters replenished daily - Sea Life Park, buy one, get one free entrance - Complimentary Press Reader Access - access to 5000 newspapers and magazines in multi-language - Complimentary bag of Signature Baked goods from The Royal Hawaiian bakery, one per room per stay - 10% off retail gift box items at The Royal Hawaiian Bakery and Abhasa Spa charges. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

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Nov 15, 2019 LanaB Lloydminster, Canada

We checked in here yesterday greeted by lovely Racheal. Our room was upgraded to our suite reward request in the Historic building with a Gardenview and it is lovely. The room is spacious and clean and very quiet. The staff here are friendly and go overboard to help us out. We love the location and especially the pool area which is an oasis away… Read more
We checked in here yesterday greeted by lovely Racheal. Our room was upgraded to our suite reward request in the Historic building with a Gardenview and it is lovely. The room is spacious and clean and very quiet. The staff here are friendly and go overboard to help us out. We love the location and especially the pool area which is an oasis away from all the hustle and bustle. We had no trouble getting umbrella chairs by the pool. The club lounge is A super friendly atmosphere with light fare and beer wine and champagne. It’s on the second floor so you have open air feeling and we really enjoyed it there. We took our elite gift of breakfast choice at the Surf Lani. It’s a lovely setting there and relaxed atmosphere. Thanks to TripAdvisor help we are happy we chose this over the Sheraton as there is still construction and it seems a lot busier there. We like the smaller resort here at the Royal Hawaiian. Hats off to great staff and overall feeling Read less
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Nov 15, 2019 Sandytoebeaches Palm Desert, California

We really like this hotel. Such a gracious and inviting place to stay. Our room was large enough to be comfortable in. Clean and updated throughout. We decided to have a few bites early evening at the beach lounge. The food was terrible there. I sent back the "crisp Thai calamari" as it was not crisp and half were onion rings. The Cobb salad came… Read more
We really like this hotel. Such a gracious and inviting place to stay. Our room was large enough to be comfortable in. Clean and updated throughout. We decided to have a few bites early evening at the beach lounge. The food was terrible there. I sent back the "crisp Thai calamari" as it was not crisp and half were onion rings. The Cobb salad came after about a half hour. It was on a plate with soggy wet salad and no chicken which I ordered with it. I sent it back also. Such terrible food, one seemed to care. We left after our first drink and never came back during our whole stay at the hotel. Read less
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Nov 12, 2019 gcgirlau Toowoomba, Australia

one of a kind place to stay in Waikiki. Its right on the beach and easy access to shops and buses. Beautiful old building with spacious rooms. The staff are amazing. Concierge desk to help with any questions you may have about tours etc. There's a bakery on the premises if you're peckish and dont want to walk to shops. Make sure to head downstairs… Read more
one of a kind place to stay in Waikiki. Its right on the beach and easy access to shops and buses. Beautiful old building with spacious rooms. The staff are amazing. Concierge desk to help with any questions you may have about tours etc. There's a bakery on the premises if you're peckish and dont want to walk to shops. Make sure to head downstairs and look at the mini museum where there are plenty of old photos and collectables from past eras. Read less
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Nov 5, 2019 702rayd Sydney, Australia

This was a perfect choice for our 40th wedding anniversary and we were treated like guest not numbers. The rooms are old but in perfect condition and super comfortable. Sit on the balcony drinking and talking looking into the garden - relaxation at its best. The concierge “Jas” was wonderful and made us feel special. Booked our tours and luau… Read more
This was a perfect choice for our 40th wedding anniversary and we were treated like guest not numbers. The rooms are old but in perfect condition and super comfortable. Sit on the balcony drinking and talking looking into the garden - relaxation at its best. The concierge “Jas” was wonderful and made us feel special. Booked our tours and luau getting us the best position. Location is perfect for shopping and restaurants as well as tours and trolley pickups. Close to Cheese Cake Factory a must to visit. We stayed in the Historic rooms and loved it. Read less
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Nov 2, 2019 Sharetski

Our entire experience was luxurious. We were impressed by how so many of the employees remembered our names and called us Mr. and Mrs. (name) when they'd see us. We remember Fonda Wong starting us out with a warm welcome and a bottle of bubbly. And then there was Chester (forgot his last name), and he was fabulous as well. We'll go back as soon as… Read more
Our entire experience was luxurious. We were impressed by how so many of the employees remembered our names and called us Mr. and Mrs. (name) when they'd see us. We remember Fonda Wong starting us out with a warm welcome and a bottle of bubbly. And then there was Chester (forgot his last name), and he was fabulous as well. We'll go back as soon as we can! Read less