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|"Perfect location, Amazing amenities, Super comfortable beds!"||(in 45 reviews)|
|"Staff and service great."||(in 15 reviews)|
|"Old world charm and elegance."||(in 11 reviews)|
|"Poor service by reception staff too."||(in 10 reviews)|
|"Small pool and noisy shared pool"||(in 19 reviews)|
|"It took 3 encounters to get a refund of those 2 days resort fees."||(in 4 reviews)|
|beach from this hotel||in 151 reviews|
|old hotel||in 109 reviews|
|great location||in 103 reviews|
|waikiki beach||in 100 reviews|
|staff was great||in 97 reviews|
|pool area||in 74 reviews|
|poor service||in 52 reviews|
|resort fee||in 35 reviews|
|comfortable bed||in 31 reviews|
|old world charm||in 24 reviews|
|beautiful grounds||in 20 reviews|
|mai tai||in 14 reviews|
|sheraton||in 11 reviews|
|chair or umbrella||in 8 reviews|
|happy hour||in 4 reviews|
|public areas||in 4 reviews|
|lovely rooms||in 3 reviews|
|staff very helpful||in 1 review|
Location and service
So many kids and not enough chairs and umbrellas by pool
Enjoyed the stay
Elegant surroundings, friendly staff, excellent location. We are glad we booked with the breakfast plan because the buffet with “Royal” options was awesome.
I’m a Starwood member and was told at checkin that I’d receive a 10% discount on restaurants, spa etc at the Royal as well as the affiliate hotels. The gentleman said it would be deducted from the final bill; however, at checkout no discounts were applied. I questioned this and was told I needed to present my card at the time of each service and the deduction was not automatic. The bad info I received at checkin cost me at least $60.
The staff was wonderful and the Mai Tai bar was a great place to sit and watch the sun go down. Rooms were very comfortable
This place is expensive, it really helps to be in the mindset that you aren't bargain hunting when you stay here. If you are here in peak season and want to take advantage of beach chair or umbrella rentals you may want to book them before you are onsite.
My girlfriend and I agree that The Royal Hawaiian is our go-to hotel for our stay-cations. We LOVE it there. It's hard to even consider other local hotels. The staff, the facilities, the service, and the way that the hotel feels secluded even though we're in the middle of Waikiki... there's so much to love about this place. This is our second year in a row staying here, and we'll definitely be back. Mahalo to everyone there for continuing to impress us.
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on the beach
They charge for a beach chair 45.00 daily. very crowded at pool and pool is very small.
Have dreamed of staying at the Royal Hawaiian for many years. The vacation more-than lived up to expectations. The adjacent mall and food court provided entertainment, shopping and reasonable meal choices.
Mid-week was peaceful and serene. By the weekend the place was filling up with lots of tourists. Can't believe how many people were in Waikiki in general.
A bit disappointing
The hotel itself is quite beautiful. Though there is a very small pool, the pool deck is very comfortable and private. There is a fabulous view of Diamond Head on the beach. It's also not a mega hotel, so the number of people wasn't too overwhelming. The delicious muffins were a very nice touch, as well as the staff attention on the pool deck. Great location.
Our room seemed small. There were too many reasons we had to call for help, including repairs to the room and keys not working. All resolved, but annoying. I don't think a hotel of this caliber should be having these kind of problems. The price tag is very steep and I wasn't convinced it was worth it.
Really good rooms and service.
The gym was not good!
Great historic hotel!
Location is tops, literally the best part of Waikiki Beach fronts the hotel. Amazing history, second only to the Moana Surfrider. Very romantic, but not much stuff to do for kids.
AC in historic wing could be better. Pool is very small. Not sure why families bring kids here, they'd be much happier at one of the bigger resorts (including the Sheraton right next door).
Though we were in the heart of Waikiki, it did not feel like we were anywhere near the hustle and bustle that is the Waikiki of today. It truly felt like a getaway. Service was stellar, the staff was friendly and attentive, the setting and atmosphere can't be beat. You've spoiled us; we can never stay in another Waikiki hotel. TRH is the one for us.
Minor gripes about cleanliness. Found a charm and a bobby pin left by previous room occupants, and toilet had a few hairs and spots also from previous occupants.
Luxurious, perfect location
Historic, iconic hotel, still the best
The beach the ambiance
The Royal Hawaiian was a stunning stay to end a perfect holiday in the Hawaiian Islands.
Bar closes early at 11:15, not at 12 as they will tell you.
It was absolutely beautiful, the bed was the most comfortable I have ever slept in!
nothing! it was wonderful
Good service, the only hotel with beach service and for free.Excelente location . Perfect bed .
Bathroom need reconstruction .
We stayed in a partly ocean-view room and loved the location of this hotel. The Waikiki Beach is right in front and they provide beach chairs and towels at no additional cost. The room is cleaned up two times a day, and that's perfect with the guests who frequently jump in and out of the ocean all day long shedding sand. The food at the beachside restaurant is also great. Also there are many great restaurants within walking distance. My husband and I had a great time.
The position of the hotel,the view from the room and the cleaning staff had a wonderful attitude to the guests and there duties. The reception staff were also excelent.
The refurbishment has torn out the soul of the Hotel. The new menue leaves a lot to be desired. The staff at the concierge desk were not of the standard we had become to expect from our previous stays at this hotel.
Location, prestige, appearance, history.
Confusion about non-smoking room during check-in. Although non-smoking preference indicated during booking, we were directed to a smoking room at first, then a non-smoking for one night on a lower floor and moved the next day to another floor (inconvenient unpacking and packing).
The location is amazing, the are staff fantastic. It's a piece of history you shouldn't miss if you want to visit Wakiki. It was the perfect honeymoon!
Excellent service. Wonderful atmosphere.
The pink stucco facade of the The Royal Hawaiian has been a symbol of luxury Hawaiian vacation for the last century. From the Moorish architecture to the nickname “Pink Palace of the Pacific,” the Royal Hawaiian is the epitome of traditional elegant Hawaii.
Recently renovated, guest rooms in the Historic Building bring modern luxuries to traditional Hawaiian decor white rooms in the Mailani Tower are outfitted in a clean modern, spa-inspired decor. From the moment guests arrive, they are greeted with luxury amenities from a fresh flower lei and multilingual staff.
The lush services continue. Guests are welcome to lounge beside the salt water pool in private cabanas. The pool opens into a private beach. A nurse and physician are on call in case any visitors happen upon an emergency, especially handy for those traveling with children. Child featured amenities include free eating at the Surf Lanai restaurant, high chairs throughout the facility, and Poppins Daycare. Parents can pass the childless interval at the Abhasa Waikiki Spa or shopping at the resort’s many boutiques.
The Mai Tai Bar offers casual dining on the ocean while the Azure Bar welcomes the romantic to dine among candlelight on the beach. Surf Lanai serves casual meals for the entire family. Kids and grown-up enjoy an afternoon treat from the Royal Hawaiian Bakery. Aha’Aina Luau is a dinner show that wows and amazes guests.
The plentiful amenities, historic prestige, and wide array of activities make the Royal Hawaiian one of the most coveted resorts on the island.
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Value for money
Policies vary by room type and provider.
Weekly activities at this luxurious resort include yoga classes and Yogaquatics, as well as Introductions to Surfing to improve your watersport skills. Hula beginners’ classes, Flower Lei making, Lauhala weaving, and Haku Bracelet making belong to the many arts and crafts classes where you get a peek into Hawaiian culture and handmade craft-making. One-time events and a seasonally changing program also entertain guests during their stay, with paint nights featuring local artists, fashion shows, and wine tastings.
Aimed at children from as young as 3 months up to 12 years old, the Poppins Daycare provides an age-appropriate educational program for full-day and half-day sessions, as well as hourly services. Activities include learning about Hawaiian culture, crafting, arts, and storytelling. Excursions around the hotel property take place regularly, too, and with the highly trained staff always supervising, you can rest assured that your child gets the best care possible.
Featuring traditional Hawaiian massages like the Lomi Lomi, the hotel spa has also designed a variation with their Asbhasa Harmony massage that fuses Hawaiian massage techniques with Japanese shiatsu. The Lomi massage can also be enjoyed as part of their many packages - couples can benefit from the Anniversary Couple Treatment that includes this massage and tropical facial, as well as a spa gift, for example.
Guest rooms are presented in two categories which differentiate only in style. The Historic Wing features rooms with dark wood, French-style inspired beds, and a vintage vibe throughout, perfect for fans of a nostalgic, country-inspired design. For a sleek and modern interior, the Mailani Tower rooms are your choice. With no-frills furniture, clear-lined beds, and simple white walls with modern artwork, they provide guests with a clean-cut, calming interior.
Boasting large indoor and outdoor event spaces, the hotel invites to host small to large-scale events, work retreats, or meetings. The Monarch Room is every inch what the name suggests with lavish interior and luxury spread over 7,800 sq ft. With the Monarch terrace just through the doors, an additional space of 1,000 sq ft with ocean views is added. Equipped with a flat screen, wet bar, and high-speed internet, the resort’s boardroom is the ideal space for business meetings hosting up to 10 people.
The resort features its own private parking place where guests can leave their cars in a secure and supervised place. To provide a maximum of luxury and convenience, the hotel offers valet parking services for approximately $40 (plus tax) per night and vehicle. If you have an electric car, you can benefit from the electric car chargers located in the parking lot. (Prices checked 05/07/19).
The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki is located at 2259 Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki, 4.6 km from the centre of Honolulu. U.S. Army Museum is the closest landmark to The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki.
Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki.
No, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki does not offer free Wi-Fi.
No, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki does not offer free parking.
No, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki does not offer free airport shuttle service.
The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki is 11.2 km from Honolulu. The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki is 25.2 km from Kapolei Kalaeloa.
No, pets are not allowed at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki.
Yes, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki has a pool on-site.