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The Royal Hawaiian in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Dubbed the “Pink Palace of the Pacific” The Royal Hawaiian is a 1920’s Spanish-Moorish-style beauty occupying a prime stretch of famed Waikiki Beach on the same spot that once was home to Queen Kaahumanu’s summer palace. The excellent beachfront locale affords private beach access and makes for enviable Ocean views from this iconic Honolulu property. 528 bright rooms and suites blend historic Pacific Islander ambience and of-the-moment décor: dark wood furnishings, nostalgic woven ceiling fan blades and intricately textured gold-and-fuchsia hued floral wallpaper reigns opposite a soothing cream-color palette. 21st century creature comforts such as wide-screen LCD televisions, iPod compatible CD/radio alarm clocks, high-speed Internet access, refrigerators, and laptop-size in-room safes come standard while bathrooms feature high-end complimentary toiletries.

The action at the hotel centers on the two sparkling pools, which are surrounded by private cabanas made for lazy lounging. Do as Hawaiians do: Take a dip in the azure waters of the Pacific and try a hand at surfing, stand-up paddling or outrigger canoeing. Equipment is easily rentable from the hotel. For serenity-seekers, the auberge offers full-service award-winning Abhasa spa, which is tucked away in a fragrant garden setting with plein air cabanas. Treatments incorporate local ingredients like hibiscus, extra virgin coconut oil and Hawaiian honey, and services span the globe ranging from Thalassotherapy to Shiatsu Massages. The Royal Hawaiian connects guests to island history through weekly Hawaiian craft displays, and a guest activity program including ukulele lessons, lauhala weaving plus storytelling sessions recounting Hawaiian legends. The property’s culinary offerings also touch upon native heritage: Hawaiian regional cuisine specializing in fresh-caught seafood like Kona Lobster is served on-site at Azure Restaurant and a typical luau is celebrated in grand style each Monday night. Make sure to head to beachside Mai Tai Bar for nightly entertainment and beautiful views of Diamond Head at least once – legend has it that the eponymous drink was invented here. In the midst of bustling Waikiki, a retreat to the majestic Royal Hawaiian promises unrivaled luxe pampering and quietude.

Location of The Royal Hawaiian

The Royal Hawaiian
2259 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Nearest Airport: HNL

Amenities for The Royal Hawaiian

  • General Information
  • 528 Rooms and Suites
  • Connecting/Adjoining Rooms
  • Handicap Accessible Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Dining
  • Poolside Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • 2 Restaurants
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Bar
  • Beach Wait Service
  • Pool Wait Service
  • Oceanfront Dining
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Concierge
  • Spa on Property
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Laundry Service
  • Gift Shop
  • Private Beach
  • Flower Shop
  • WiFi
  • Currency Exchange Service
  • Complimentary Self-Parking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Boutiques
  • Pool & Beach Cabanas
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Valet Parking
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Limousine Service
  • Outdoor Whirlpools
  • 2 Outdoor Heated Pools
  • 24-Hour Fitness Center
  • Wedding Planning Services
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Mini Refrigerators
  • Work Desks
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Activities
  • Cultural Classes
  • Hiking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Canoeing
  • Surfing
  • Paddleboarding
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center
  • Catering Services
  • Family
  • Children's Programs
  • Cribs
  • Kids Pool
  • Highchairs
  • Waterslide
  • Children's Amenities
  • Playground
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Zoo
  • Restaurants
  • Golf
  • Convention Center
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • City
  • Family
  • Holiday
  • Hotels
  • Kids' Club
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for The Royal Hawaiian

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 20 hours ago

The Royal Hawaiian is a wonderful hotel to stay at: it's has a beautiful beachfront property, wonderful staff, and historic Hawaiian decor and value. Our room was spectacular. It had a beautiful koa wood door. The ceilings were very high. There was Hawaiian decor. The bathroom was totally modern. I could go on and on ... the hotel room was so wonderful. Staff were friendly and respectful. We were right in the heart of Waikiki. What a wonderful play to stay!

Judy L - Vancouver, Canada

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the ultimate in all the travel destinations for us! We travel a good bit. My husband’s father was at Pearl Harbor December 7 but spent many R&R days here prior. We upgraded to the tower with their perks and were so happy we did. Next time we might go for the historic part, though. What a nice, relaxing visit!


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

The royal Hawaiian is Iconic. I have been staying here for almost three decades. I prefer a room looking over the old courtyard that fronts the beach. But all the rooms are very nice. Have breakfast included in your rate at the Surf Lanai. And of course, have a Mai Tai at night at the bar. The pink palace is the best.

Reasonable50 - Greenwich, Connecticut

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

Being originally from Hawaii, when we started plans for my husband’s 50th birthday and 1st trip to Hawaii, this was my first choice. Being greeted with leis is lovely and authentic. The front desk was attentive and gave us free mai tai vouchers when our room wasn’t ready - even though we were a little early. We stayed in one of the historic garden rooms - very nice! Classy and well appointed. We were missing bathrobes, which they delivered in about 5min after calling. Elevators are surprisingly speedy for a hotel this age. There’s lots of comfortable outdoor space, so didn’t miss having a patio or balcony on our room. Azure was a fantastic way to start our trip and the Mai Tai bar has good drinks, but service is slow. The pool is nice and comfortable, again cocktail service is slow. Reserving a chaise and umbrella on the beach is a good deal since it’s yours all day. Just a really great stay and would pick this property again.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

We always splurge when we are at The Royal Hawaiian - we book a Jr. Suite in the Historic Garden wing and have dinner at Azure. It's expensive but we regret not a moment. It's a wonderful experience. The staff is exceptional, the building has an aura of history that cannot be replicated - everything is first rate.

ChuckDallas - Dallas, Texas

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