The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

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2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Located in Honolulu, this beachfront resort is close to International Market Place and Waikiki Beach. Other attractions include Diamond Head.

This Honolulu property has a private beach.

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Dining options at The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include 2 outdoor swimming pools. Also located on site are a spa tub and a fitness facility. The property's full service health spa has massage/treatment rooms and beauty services. This 5.0 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms. This Honolulu property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Wedding services and tour/ticket assistance are available. Additional property amenities include valet parking, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff. This is a smoke free property.

There are 528 guestrooms at The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort. Beds come with premium bedding. Bathrooms feature handheld showerheads. They also offer makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. In addition to CD players, guestrooms offer phones with voice mail. LCD televisions have pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, electronic check out, welcome amenities, and electronic/magnetic keys. Guests may request a turndown service, hypo allergenic bedding, and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.

Notifications and Fees:

The following facilities will be closed from 1 March 2010 until further notice:

  • Bar/Lounge
  • The following mandatory hotel imposed fees are charged and collected by the hotel either at check in or check out.

    • Resort fee: US$ 20.94 per room, per night
    Hotel resort fee inclusions:
    • Internet access
    • Phone calls
    • In room bottled water
    • Self parking
    • Additional inclusions
    The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change.

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

    • Valet parking: US$ 15 per day

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


    Swimming Pool
    Spa Services
    Fitness Center
    Free WiFi
    Internet Access
    Laundry Services
    Meeting Rooms
    Airport Transfer
    Cribs Available
    Air conditioning
    Connecting Rooms

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    Oceanside, California

    Mai tai bar in the Royal Hawaiian hotel in gorgeous and magical Waikiki serves up the most fabulous Mai-Tai on the planet! Terrific place to check out da' surf and the latest in ladies bikini fashion wear too! Aloha!

    Recommended for:Business TravelersFoodiesLuxury TravelersOutdoor Enthusiasts
    San Diego, California

    Fantastic hotel with history, style and perfect location. Great beach area with amazing grades and easy access to the shops and restaurants. Really friendly and helpful staff.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersLuxury TravelersHistory Buffs
    Marina del Rey, California, USA

    Great location and probably one of my favorite buildings in Honolulu. If you go to the bar by the beach, make sure to order the Pink Palace! Perfect drink for that hot weather!

    Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsLuxury TravelersAdventure Travelers
    New Delhi, India

    had a walk around the property which is quite nice if not a bit dated. prefer other options on the island

    Local from Honolulu, Hawaii

    The famous pink hotel and the second oldest Hotel in Hawaii. They also have excellent Mai Tais. Elvis stayed here.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
    Austin, Texas

    Also known as the Pink Palace, the centrally located hotel in the heart of Honolulu's shopping district is a wonderful place to stay. The property borders the beach on one side, and has plenty of restaurants and nightlife options within walking distance. The staff is very friendly, and the rooms/suites are well appointed.

    Recommended for:Business TravelersFamily TravelersLuxury TravelersNightlife Lovers
    San Francisco, California, USA

    The grand dame is a pink lady! At the Royal Hawaii there is no shortage of pink…pink towels in the room, pink napkins at the restaurants, pink beach chairs at the beach…The location is very central and this is a great choice to get a more traditional Hawaiian hospitality experience.

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversHistory BuffsLuxury Travelers
    San Francisco, California, USA

    As far as hotels go, it doesn't really get much finer than the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. If you want to experience the feel of Hawaiian royalty in the early 20th century, simply look upon the beautiful architecture in the lobby. "Magical" is perhaps the best word to describe it.

    The hotel also features my favorite beach area in Waikiki. It's not as crowded, and the sand and water seem cleaner than the more populated areas of the waterfront.

    Recommended for:History BuffsLuxury Travelers
    Local from Honolulu

    Royalty is how you'll feel and be treated at The Royal Hawaiian. Also known as "The Pink Palace of the Pacific", it's one of the first resort hostelry in America, as described by Honolulu Star Bulletin when it first opened. It's been a playground for Hawaiian Royalty, international royalty, Hollywood celebs, heads of state, movie scenes, and many thousands of travelers that flock to Waikiki wanting to experience living in luxury. The open-air halls are grand and spacious, the restaurants and bars are beautifully designed with stunning views of Diamond Head and Waikiki, and the grounds are well manicured with a lot of island flowers and plants. It's rich with history as well, stunning hotel inside and out.

    Recommended for:Luxury TravelersHistory Buffs
    San Luis Obispo

    If I could afford limitless luxury in Waikiki, this is where I'd book myself into - if the Halekulani resort was already full, of course. The Royal Hawaiian, which is nicknamed the 'Pink Palace' for reasons that will be obvious once you arrive, is one of Waikiki's oldest historic hotels. A recent head-to-toe renovation has really gussied up the place. Stop by the concierge desk to ask for a self-guided tour brochure of the extensive gardens. The mai tais at the beachfront bar are outstanding, as is the live music and solo Hawaiian hula dancers almost nightly at the oceanfront bar.

    Recommended for:Business TravelersFamily TravelersLuxury Travelers
    Local from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

    You can't miss seeing this pretty pink hotel located in the heart of Waikiki. The beautifully landscaped grounds and authentic Hawaiian decor is just part of this luxury hotel. This is the home of the popular Mai Tai Bar and Ilima award winning restaurant Azure. The breathtaking views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head make picture perfect postcards as well. If you're in the neighborhood, take a stroll down there, but let me warn you. .. you may not want to leave! :)

    Recommended for:Luxury Travelers
    Middlefield, Connecticut

    Our first visit to Oahu and we had heard so much about its old world charm.It was so true we arrived and were greeted with an orchid lei for me and a beautiful black nut one for my husband.Everyone was so nice,then showed to room which had lovely high post bed with pineapples carved in to it.Also we received there signature banana bread!, then we checked out the grounds so sirene beautiful flowers and gardens to enjoy ,private pool area and spectacular view of Diamond head.we stayed for5 days and we will never forget it.

    Local from Honolulu, Hawaii

    Best place for Mai Tais at Sunset, dramatic Diamond Head view, great service, the beautiful and graceful pink lady in the background, lots of great people watching on the beach. It's hard to have just one!

    Local from Honolulu, Hawaii

    As beautiful as it is history-rich, the Royal Hawaiian was the second hotel built on Waikiki beach. Love the romance of the grounds, the classic feel and perfect location steps away from shopping and the lively energy of Kalakaua Avenue,

    Recommended for:History Buffs

    Great hotel thats part of the historic areas of Waikiki. It shows up in old movies every so often. There is a great open floor plan in the lobby and you can just hang out downstairs taking in the breeze without the burn.

    They offer complimentary lawn chairs outside so that you can lounge and people watch all day long.

    Pro Tip: The banana bread that they provide is to die for.

    Local from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

    Drinking at the Mai Tai bar and relaxing by the beach. This hotel is a classic beauty.

    Florence, South Carolina, USA

    I have stayed at the Royal Hawaiian twice in the last three years, once in the historic building and once in the 1969 tower. Both have their advantages and both have been renovated in the last few years.

    The historic building has larger rooms and taller ceilings, but most of them have no balcony and no ocean view. The coconut grove view and the front driveway view are nice, but it's not like looking at the pacific ocean and Waikiki Beach. The view and the balconies are the primary reason why the 1969 tower is an attractive option. The rooms are a little smaller, but who cares! We very much enjoyed our room on the 8th floor overlooking that gorgeous stretch of beach and aqua blue water! Even the view from the corridor leading to the elevator, of the buildings in Waikiki is interesting.

    We love the assortment of shops available on the ground floor of the historic building. Tori Richard, Cartier, and Hula-la Swimwear are just a few. Azure is an excellent and creative seafood restaurant on the ocean side, and the Mai Tai Bar is perfection for the signature drink and people watching.

    One of the best things about the RH is its location on Waikiki Beach. Gray's Beach, the stretch of sand in front of the hotel is one of the nicest stretches on the whole beach, and it's delightful to walk out in the clear water until you're neck deep.

    I really can't say enough great things about the Royal Hawaiian. It's history alone is such an intriguing aspect of both the location and the hotel itself. I appreciate it so much that it almost feels like home.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
    Portola Hills, California, USA

    absolutely gorgeous hotel. the mai tai bar used to be the bomb! since the remodel, not da kine.

    Local from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

    This is the most prettiest hotel on the island of O'ahu I thought. Not to mention the color itself is already pretty. (in Pink) The entrance alone will take your breath away. With displays of fresh locally and exotic flowers all around the hotel.

    Having an afternoon tea here was memorable for me. It's like, I am back in England allover again.

    Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

    This is my favorite hotel in the world. The private beach area on Wakiki is a huge draw and benefit. I love having an afternoon drink by the beach. Its great to watch the sunrise and set at the restaurant. The hotel remain calm despite all the chaos outside.


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    Internet Access
    • Free WiFi
    • Computer station
    • iPad
    Dining & Drinks
    • Bar/lounge
    • Poolside bar
    • Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Fitness & Recreation
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Concierge services
    • Shopping on site
    • Beach towels
    • Beach sun loungers
    • Beach umbrellas
    • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
    • Garden
    • Pool sun loungers
    • Children's pool
    • Pool umbrellas
    • Waterslide
    • Free pool cabanas
    • Spa tub
    • Spa services on site
    • Full-service spa
    • Spa treatment room(s)
    • 24-hour fitness facilities
    • Airport transportation (surcharge)
    • Valet parking (surcharge)
    • In-room accessibility
    • Accessible bathroom
    • Roll-in shower
    Traveling with Children
    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Pets not allowed
    Services & Conveniences
    • Hair salon
    • Luggage storage
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Elevator/lift
    • Safe-deposit box at front desk
    • Multilingual staff
    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • Designated smoking areas
    • One meeting room
    • Wedding services
    • Conference space
    • Porter/bellhop
    • Gift shops or newsstand
    • ATM/banking
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer
    • Designer toiletries
    • Premium bedding
    • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
    • Rollaway/extra beds (free)
    In-Room Dining
    • Room service (24 hours)
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Refrigerator
    • Free bottled water
    Media & Technology
    • Phone
    • Flat-panel TV
    • Premium TV channels
    • Pay movies
    • Daily housekeeping
    Other Room Amenities
    • Air conditioning
    • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
    • Bathrobes
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Desk
    • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
    Property Info
    • Total number of rooms - 528
    • Year Built 1927
    • Express check-out
    • Express check-in
    The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

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