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
Stayed at the Royal Hawaiian in Feb. We stayed in the Mailani Tower (high floor) - the room was average; nothing ultra luxury about it; which was disappointing considering the price tag that came with this hotel. Room needs some updating for sure - the balcony was nice; but nothing fancy.
Some of the amenities were closed when we were there due to the weather; however, the Royal Hawaiian still charged their “amenities fee”, which was really disappointing. Additionally, the ‘complimentary breakfast and happy hour’ was fairly weak. They ran out of food early in the evenings and that was disappointing, especially for what we paid.
As far as the location, it was very good and that was a bonus. The valet staff was super good at the hotel and the ONLY staff members that asked “how our stay was” when we left. The lady handling the check out basically moved me out of the line quickly and never asked our thoughts.
We will try other resorts before coming back to the Royal Hawaiian.
This birthday vacay takeover was one for the books! From the moment we hit the airport leaving Atlanta to arriving in beautiful HAWAI'I! The airport is NOT Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson but its nice and clean like the rest of HAWAI'I! I am so in love with this place that I plan to visit again and again. Okay on to the beautiful historically gorgeous hotel with amazing views and beautiful comfortable & spacious rooms. Our views nothing but amazing! We purchased a set of the matching robes as a token of our opulence stay here. The vibe, the staff and concierge was courteous, gracious and pleasant. It is lovely. The Mai Tai bar drinks were great! We sailed, dined, enjoyed the ocean, sunset, sunrise! The fact that our hotel was SMACK in the middle of all the action and located right there at LUXURY ROW was fabulous!
A must for trip to Honolulu, a mai tai overlooking the beach ‘wonderful’
Superb example of colonial life in town. The service is excellent despite being a very popular place to be seen. The warm breeze floating through the hotel certainly confirms you’re in the tropics.
Our family went to the pool and took an 8 a.m water aerobics class called 'yogaquatics' last Wednesday. Our instructor Reyna was friendly and broke down each excercizes for us. It was very informational and a fun way to work out and start the day! A 'must do' while visiting the Royal.
Fabulous staycation island hop at this iconic hotel. I love the decor and the gorgeous rooms. Extremely classy and sophisticated feel. Breakfast outside on the beach was delicious! Fabulous service🌴🌺