The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki
What We Love
- Fun couple-friendly options, like dining under the stars in a private beachfront cabana
- The mix of history and of-the-moment decor
- An award-winning spa, featuring both local and global treatments, in a lush garden setting
- The glamorous Royal Beach Tower pool
What To Know
- There’s a nightly resort fee of around $37
- Pets are not allowed
- The hotel is a big hit with weddings and business groups, so expect to encounter groups
- There are extra fees for beach umbrellas and lounges or poolside cabanas on the private beach
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Thanks to its primo Waikiki beachfront position, you can expect to encounter brag-worthy views from the 528 rooms and suites, whether in the the Royal Beach Tower or the iconic Historic Building. Known as “The Pink Palace of the Pacific,” this 1920s landmark feels fresh as a daisy thanks to guest rooms furnished with custom dark wood, snowy white bedding, and splashes of bold color in accents like the fuchsia pink headboards. The Abhasa Spa is a true sanctuary, with al fresco cabanas set among tropical gardens: indulge in treatments utilizing delicious ingredients like extra virgin coconut oil, passion fruit, hibiscus, and Hawaiian honey. The Azure restaurant, meanwhile, features locally-caught seafood in a chic, airy Moroccan-inspired setting.
In the Area
If you can tear yourself away from your poolside cabana at the hotel, with its peerless Pacific views, take a surf lesson with the “Beach Boys” at Waikiki Beach Services, who also offer outrigger canoe rides, catamaran cruises, and stand-up paddle boarding. If history is a passion, spend a day at Pearl Harbor, where you’ll visit historic sites, war memorials, and museums–including a tour of the USS Arizona Memorial. Back at the resort, experience a traditional luau at Aha ‘Aina, held on the Ocean Lawn every Monday.
How to Get There
This hotel is a classic and this is why we picked it. However, it’s getting old - and the check in was SLOOOOWWWW. At 7am we had strikers in the beach banging drums, so we ended up getting $1200 off a 4 night stay. Was worth it for that.
Was very glad to have a corner room with excellent beach view. My stay again for the location.
We were very excited to be spending our 7 night Hawaiian vacation at TRH. My husband had a business trip planned, so I researched hotels and this was our number one choice. We checked in on a Saturday and immediately were greeted by protesters who were all prior staff on strike because of wages. We took one of the handouts they were giving out and entered the hotel. We were notified on arrival of all the services that would not be in-service due to the strike. Services that would not be available included: valet, room service, restaurant access, and bar services. This was a disappointment considering we flew all day on Saturday and were wanting to relax fully by using all resort amenities. Not only were the amenities limited, house keeping was limited to collecting trash and making the beds only. We decided to make the best of it, however Monday morning we were awoken by bullhorns and drums from the staff on strike. We went down to breakfast and they were within 10 feet of us. We ate a terrible breakfast on paper plates with plastic utensils and decided afterwards we needed to cancel our umbrella services due to the amount of noise the strikers were making. They are first offered us 100 dollars off. After we insisted we just wanted to cancel the reservation because there was no way we could enjoy the beach they canceled the reservation completely. Once we got to the room however the strike was pretty much surrounding the pool area and we could hear them in our hotel room. I called the front desk at which time they told me they offered me 100 dollars off and that headphones would be provided so that we could enjoy the pool area. I did not fly 12 hours to a dream vacation spot only to have to wear headphones by the pool. After I was told the manager could only offer us 100 dollars off she changed it to 200 dollars, then 300. I finally got her to give us a night’s stay considering we were paying for a lot of amenities that were not available as well as being awoken by noise that continued the rest of the day. She said if we didn’t like the noise we could wear headphones or call the police since they were on a public beach. After discussing with my husband we just considered to leave and go somewhere else. We canceled the rest of our reservation. Huge disappoint!! Check about the status of the strike before checking in!!!
We stayed in October 2017 and our stay is still a memory of bliss!
We had a Mailani tower premier oceanfront room and it was well worth it!
We purchased a new bed when we got home as the bed was SO comfortable in our room! We could lay in and see the beach!
We dined in the Mailani lounge for breakfast which was delicious with fruits, pastries, cereal or toast, lots of hot drinks and juice, in the evening light refreshments and drinks, I had wine and it was nice! Handy to relax in the lounge for a couple of drinks before dinner out.
Everything about this hotel is devine, the location is perfect! Concierge are attentive as are desk staff, delicious cocktails at the bar! We had a storm one night while at the bar, all of the furniture blew around...staff were amazing, we all managed to get inside safely, good experience as we went and had room service snacks (pic attached)
We did lots of shopping, helicopter flight and busy days out, could not have had a better more comfortable place to return to each day....did I mention the robes!!! To die for. Best robe ever worn in my life.
Get the upgrade, we stayed for 10 nights I reccomend a min of that.
We had a wonderful 2 nights stay at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Love the “old” building. Nice few to the garden site. Rooms comfortable and clean. Quiet area. Nice, friendly staff. Plus: beach area is close by and clean. The only minus point is that the swimming pool is very small. For children good, but not good to swim and relax.
This pink icon in Waikiki has a fabulous ballroom for weddings, events, etc. I've been to several indoor/outdoor events on the lanai/ballroom, and the food was great. Service is top notch in the catering department, the bar outside is fabulous, and the location is smack in the middle of Waikiki.
I've actually never stayed here overnight but I would love to!