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
Unforgettable moment for our family, but it’s a secret I can’t share with you guys! We had a fantastic new year party here, from the 17th floor first line we could watched the firework! The rooms are brilliant! Food was delicious 😋!
Fully recommend it!
This year we ordered Thanksgiving to Go from the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Great meal! Smoked turkey with all the sides including dessert. Though a little more price wise. The turkey is larger smoked and what the meal includes is outstanding additions for a complete meal. Beautifully packaged and easy pick up.
I think I’ll be ordering turkey again from the Royal
I stayed here in the spring of this year, and I am still thinking of this gorgeous historical hotel! The tile work, details in the artwork displayed, the way you are greeted by the staff, you feel like royalty immediately upon arriving at this beautiful luxury resort. I stayed for over a week I had the opportunity to enjoy their new restaurant for dinner and brunch and let me say that it was de-li-cousss with an unbelievable view of the ocean.
Later for happy hour I would take advantage of the Mia Tia bar, I love the bartenders I should really call them mixoligists because what they do is a craft.
I am an interior designer and their was a paint and wine night that i had to take advatage of :) Dont forget to book your outdoor massages I did I had a scented treatment and I smelled of coconut and passion fruit...
I mean who doesn't want this type of vacation and this is without leaving your hotel. Really unbelievable I will be back for sure.
Planned my wife’s 30th birthday trip. Flew 18 hours to check in to a hotel where the valet staff said there was no valet and the check in lady just handing us a letter saying there was a strike going on. Just wanting to shower and rest, it only hit us when realised no restaurant, no valet (had to park and fetch the car myself and it’s not exactly in the hotel), no room service, Mai tai bar was shut, and yes like everyone else who complained 7 am wake up call my people screaming. This is not paradise. Left over sheets were at the lift during our entire stay. The breakfast was depressing to say the least, least staff could recommend breakfast options nearby.
To be fair the rooms are comfortable but dated. Bathroom needs a refresh. Water is limited to two bottles a day which you would not expect at a five star hotel.
Only when I complained they decided to waive daily resort fees. Shame on you Marriott for letting this strike go on, not informing the guests who come for a five star experience (that was far from it). Very sad as my Wife and I both visited this hotel as kids and were excited to stay here as this was our first trip back to Hawaii. The experience has left me not even wanting to stay here or recommend this hotel to friends and family. We ended our stay early and moved nearby to Halekulani which definitely provided a five star service.
We didn’t actually end up staying at the RH-we had a bereavement and had to leave the island the day we were due to check in-called up to let them know, not hoping for any concession as the res was non refundable but to my surprise the rep refunded the pre paid total and was very sympathetic. It was an unexpected but a welcome and kind gesture and will make the Royal Hawaiian our choice for accommodation when we go back in the Spring. Thank you!