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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
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.
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.
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!