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The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

#20 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
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2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rocklin, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What an impressive Hotel. The property is absolutely beautiful and the service impeccable. We had no issues during the stay and would go back in a heartbeat. Pool is small but the beach is right there

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RHCoordinator, Guest Experience Team at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear Greg S, Thank you for staying at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. It is wonderful that you loved our historic resort, as we take great pride in preserving The Royal's authentic and original beauty. We are pleased that our associates' service deliver was exceptional. Thank you for being our guests and we look forward to having the... More 

Miami, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently stayed at the Royal Hawaiian. We debated about paying a little more to stay there. After having an incredible experience we are convinced it was more than worth the extra cost. You are staying in a historic architectural masterpiece in the center of everything. The choice is simple - do you want to stay in a nice cookie... More 

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RHCoordinator, Guest Experience Team at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear CDSMIA, Thank you for staying at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. We are delighted to learn that you had an exceptional time with us and that everything exceeded your expectations. Thank you for being our guests. It was truly an honor to have you. We look forward to having another opportunity to welcome you back in the... More 

Lutz, FLorida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the minute we checked in we were treated with top notch service. Everyone was nice, professional & accommodating, such a great stay. Beautiful, clean, you just cant beat it. We will be back. It was a bit pricier than other places but it is a Luxury Collection. Well worth the extra. It is walking distance to anything your heart... More 

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RHCoordinator, Guest Experience Team at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear hhaskins, Thank you for sharing your experience at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. We are delighted to learn that you had an exceptional time with us. It is wonderful that you felt our historic resort has been well preserved to its original state. Thank you for being our guest and and hope to have the pleasure of... More 

Hillsborough, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
20 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of those classic historic hotels that is a must stay! The Pink Palace is not only a landmark because of its looks and prime beach location but also for its long and storied history. We spent the first couple of days on Oahu at this hotel and our family had a fantastic stay. The staff was very... More 

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RHCoordinator, Guest Experience Team at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear Christopher D, Thank you for sharing your experience at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. We are delighted to learn that you had an exceptional time with us and that our location was perfect for your travel plans. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our associates, as they take great pride in ensuring that our guests have... More 

San Ramon, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice hotel. Oasis of quietness in super busy Waikiki. Excellent service all around in an understated elegant way. This was my second stay there, and I would absolutely stay there again. Good location, too. Excellent high-end shopping, but at the same time only a 60 min walk from the base of Diamondhead. Directly on the beach.

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RHCoordinator, Guest Experience Team at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear MarcoPoloOFCA, Thank you for sharing your experience at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. It is always a joy to welcome back returned guests. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed our garden oasis, hidden from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. We are pleased that our associates were able to assist you throughout your stay to... More 

Rapid City
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Old Hawaii, surrounded by huge hotels, with charm and few gimmicks, except Waikiki Beach! It is expensive but the pain isn't so great, if you've saved for this trip to see old Hawaii with modern conveniences. Just do not go during Christmas and in February. Rooms in the Pink Lady section are delightfully out of touch but so comfortable, big... More 

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RHCoordinator, Guest Experience Team at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear Carolynn B, Thank you for staying at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. We are pleased to learn that you had a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed the spectacular view from our charmingly pink rooms. It is wonderful to learn that you had the opportunity to dine with us. Thank you for being our guest and we... More 

Santa Rosa CA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The queen of Waikiki still stands hidden by the towering high rise hotels that surround and nearly engulf it. The hotel has been there since before WWII and still retains the majesty of old. I was here 25 years ago and the charm still remains. The staff is simply outstanding! They seen to go out of their way make make... More 

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RHCoordinator, Guest Experience Team at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear RxDrive, Thank you for staying at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. It is always a joy to welcome back returned guests. We are pleased to learn that after 25 years, you can still feel the historic charm and warmth of our Pink Palace. It is wonderful to learn that our associates were helpful throughout your stay. Thank... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stayed on Waikiki 7 times previously, including 5 times at the Westin Moana Surfrider, we thought we would try 'The Pink Palace'. The price was similar to the Moana but some of the rooms there in the historic wing, you could hardly swing a cat! We checked in early at 11am but our allocated Historic garden room wasn't ready.... More 

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RHCoordinator, Guest Experience Team at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear MrPurves, Thank you for staying at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. We are delighted to learn that your check-in experience went smoothly and that you were welcomed into a lovely room in our historic wing. It is nice to learn that you overall had a wonderful stay with us. Thank you for being our guest and we... More 

Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s hard for me to put into words how amazing our stay at the Royal Hawaiian was, as it was shaped by our subjective experiences… by the sea, by the sand…by the entire rose-colored environment. I had planned this trip for six months as a gift to my daughter for her 13th birthday. She had never visited Hawaii and I... More 

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RHCoordinator, Guest Experience Team at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear 63kar777, Thank you for staying at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. We are delighted to learn that you and your daughter had an exceptional stay with us. We are honored by your kind comments regarding Hal, Cori, and all our associates. It was truly an honor to have you stay in our charming Pink Palace and we... More 

sydney
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It saddens my to write this review as we check out from this beautiful property. As every review says you cannot fault the position and warmth (in its history and structure) that the Royal Hawaiian exudes. This is our third stay here and I have been coming here for many years with my parents prior to my own family. This... More 

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RHCoordinator, Guest Experience Team at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear cario40, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us. As a loyal returning guest we understand your disappointment and sincerely apologize. We will share your kind comments with Alan, Walter and Mahali, but will also follow up on the concerns you mentioned. Thank you for your valued feedback and time. We will be in touch with you shortly.... More 

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