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The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

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Tracy, California
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Would not call it luxury. Great location, very small outdated rooms , small pool although you can use the neighbouring Sheraton pool which is a little better but very crowded. Food average at best. Nice comfy beds

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Gainesville, Georgia
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This was our 3rd stay at the Royal Hawaiian. It is iconic and really classy in an old-world style. When you pull off the Main Street and pass the Sheraton you come to this quiet tucked-away pink hotel that reminds you of a Humphrey Bogart movie. Maybe that is why so many people take wedding photos here (multiple brides every...

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RHGuestService, Guest Experience Team at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Aloha Beckyt T, Thank you for sharing your experience with us at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. We are very pleased to hear that you had an overall great stay with us, and we truly appreciate your 5/5 rating on TripAdvisor. We did notice a few guestroom issues that you noted, including the musty smell and size of...

Stockton, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice location as it is centrally located on the Waikiki strip. Nice shopping and dining are within walking distance. The beach is sandy and smooth. The service and cleanliness are outstanding. However, the rooms are a little small.

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent three nights at the Pink Palace (Royal Hawaiian) in the historic wing, overlooking Waikiki Beach with views of Diamond Head in early April 2017. The room doors are just so beautiful! The property is gorgeous, the staff are super, super friendly and helpful! Take a stroll around the property and be sure to visit the lower level and...

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StarwoodWaikiki2, Guest Experience Team at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Aloha Karen G, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. We are thrilled that you had a memorable experience while staying in our Historic room earlier this month, and that you found our staff very kind and helpful. We will be sure to share your thoughtful feedback with our team. We thank you...

Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

If your staying in Honolulu and want a peaceful setting in an otherwise busy area then this is the place. Positives: -Historic hotel -Prime location -Great staff and excellent service throughout except for pool/beach side -Large beach area (book lounge chairs as soon as you arrive) -Breakfast Buffett in the morning was good value at 38.00 each -Room was adequate...

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StarwoodWaikiki2, Guest Experience Team at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Aloha westvaner, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the location, and found our staff to be kind and helpful. I'm pleased that our concierge team provided you with great recommendations for places throughout the island as well. We thank you for your 5/5 star...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughter Kate and I go to The Royal Hawaiian EVERY year for Easter weekend and always have the most wonderful time. The Royal Hawaiian is historic, timeless, classic oceanfront elegance at it's best. We stay in the tower and enjoy the complimentary breakfast buffet & happy hour and are always impressed by the friendly staff and oceanfront, poolside service!...

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StarwoodWaikiki2, Guest Experience Team at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Aloha jackhanney, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. We are thrilled that you, your daughter Kate, and fiancé Amy had a wonderful Easter weekend at our property. It's always such a joy for us to hear that our staff provided such friendly service. We truly hope to have the opportunity to welcome...

Vancouver,
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our third stay at the Royal Hawaiian and we just had the best time. The beach staff were fantastic. The club level Mailani lounge evening staff were so wonderful....really outstanding service.

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StarwoodWaikiki2, Guest Experience Team at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Aloha tgirlvancouver, Thank you for sharing your experience at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. It's always such a joy to welcome back our return guests. Mahalo for choosing to stay with us again! I'm so delighted to hear that our Waikiki Beach Services beach boys, along with our team at Mailani Lounge, offered great service during your stay....

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Waikiki is unavoidably touristy. Stay at the Royal Hawaiian, however, and you'll forget you're in retreating with the masses. This handsome estate is more reminiscent of "Old Hawaii" with its open architecture that lets in the sea breezes, gorgeous tropical gardens and stately lobby. While the rooms in the original part of the hotel are darker than some will appreciate,...

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London
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed one night on our way back from Lanai to catch an early morning flight the next day and the hotel we usually stay in was fully booked. As SPG Platinum member I was upgraded to an Ocean view room in the Tower which was much appreciated. The decor was terrible, prob nothing done since the 70th/80th, terrible small balconies...

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Aloha STEPDI, Thank you for sharing your experience with us at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. We regret to hear that the Mailani Tower guestroom that you stayed in was disappointing, and we apologize that the décor, noise from the AC, and the size of the balcony did not meet your expectations. If you choose to stay with...

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

This is a good hotel in a touristy kind of way . It's the sort of place you just want to visit once for the experience. Is it buzzy ? Yes . Is it touristy ? Absolutely . It's a Honolulu's institution so what do you expect ? It's the Pink Palace . It's like asking whether Disneyland is touristy...

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Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1927, the iconic Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, ushered in a new era of luxurious resort travel to Hawaii. Situated in the heart of Waikiki, the hotel offers cultural activities, gold standard signature concierge service, valet parking, doctors-on-call, florist, currency exchange service, Japanese concierge, laundry and dry cleaning, dining service and world-class restaurants and bars, wireless internet access in rooms and all public areas, multi-lingual staff, 24-hour room service, business center, and beach and pool services. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

Address: 2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range: ₹ 25,138 - ₹ 44,963 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 528
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Also Known As:
The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Hotel Honolulu
Royal Hawaiian Honolulu
The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort Honolulu, Hawaii
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#7 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#9 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#10 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#16 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#18 Business Hotel in Honolulu
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“Malani Tower, preferably Premium level Higher Floor!”
jackhanney, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you can afford it, ask for an ocean view in the tower.”
937ethang, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get the Ocean View”
bobbR8818EF, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book a room with a view, but bypass the Mailani Tower.”
LauraSmigi, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Oceanview is the way to go to wake up and look at the beach.”
shashaSydney, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
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