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The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Ranked #19 of 82 hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As SPG Platinum member, we got upgraded to Tower.Ocean View room. We have stayed in all SPG properties in Honolulu including Sheraton Princess, Sheraton Waikiki, Westin Moana Surfrider. By far this is the best property because of the outstanding service. In terms of location, they all (except Princess) are beachfront resorts, right in the middle of Waikiki. Perfect location! If... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've stayed here a few times - since they remodeled there are too many people for the pool - normally at other hotels I get free upgrades not here - even though I was paying for two rooms, I had to pay an extra 1200.00 for an ocean view - totally not worth it! Service is NOT what it used... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here several times through the years and just love the old school vibe of it all. Staff are wonderful from the concierge, bellman, pool attendant, room service waiters et al. Rooms are smaller than the newer hotels but the architecture of the hotel is stunning. Grounds are divine with huge Plumeria trees. Love swimming out front of the hotel,... More

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We selected this hotel for our 47th wedding anniversary. Have stayed in other Honolulu beach-front hotels, but this is by far the best. It is elegant and the staff is the best in the islands, which is high praise since Hawaii friendliness carries over to its staff everywhere. We stayed in the original hotel, and the room was beautiful. The... More

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RHCoordinator, Online Marketing Coordinator at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear Brokerbelle, We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful vacation with us here at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Thank you for taking the time to share your kind remarks regarding our resort. It is always wonderful to hear about our guests appreciation for our historic charm, as our team takes great pride in serving... More

Pago Pago, American Samoa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is amazing. You have the Pacific Ocean in your backyard, and many eateries and shops within walking distance. The rooms were lovely, but a tad to small for the price. However, the location and beautiful view made up for it. If you prefer to be in the thick of the tourist action in Waikiki--this is the place for... More

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RHCoordinator, Online Marketing Coordinator at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear SaMoan G, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments regarding your recent stay with us at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. We appreciate your honest feedback regarding the room accommodations and we are happy to that our ideal location on Waikiki Beach helped to elevate your experience. We hope to have the... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We traveled as a couple with 3 young children. We have twin 5 years old and a 3 yr old boy and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Royal Hawaiian. Service is what stood out the most. Around every corner was a smile attached to a person willing to help. From the valet guys to the ladies at the... More

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RHCoordinator, Online Marketing Coordinator at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear mikevideo, We are delighted to learn that you and your family enjoyed a lovely vacation with us here at The Royal Hawaiian, and we greatly appreciate your kind remarks regarding our friendly ambassadors. It is wonderful to hear that you took advantage of the Helumoa Pool at our sister property as we know it can be difficult to keep... More

Vancouver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm currently staying at the Royal Hawaiin for my honeymoon. We had a good first impression when we arrived but it had been all down hill from there. The service is below par. As an example our room is not made up until after 2pm. We come back from the beach after lunch and there are no fresh towels. We... More

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's no accident The Royal Hawaiian stands out amongst a plethora of hotels in Waikiki. It's pink color and unique design aren't what sets it apart; it's the service, atmosphere, location and professionalism of the staff! Having stayed at a different hotel in Waikiki 2 years ago, I'm confident The Royal Hawaiian rivals the best on the beach. I look... More

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RHCoordinator, Online Marketing Coordinator at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear Joshuaas, We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful vacation with us here at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. We appreciate your kind remarks regarding our design and decor as well as our ambassadors. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Warmest aloha, More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family attended the royal hawaiin luau on our recent stay - it was extraordinary! There were several courses which were all absolutely amazing - the food was truly incredible and the performances fantastic! The staff were attentative and the performers including. A truly amazing show I would go ten times over if I could, pricey but well worth it... More

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RHCoordinator, Online Marketing Coordinator at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear haansy, Thank you for taking the time to share your kind remarks regarding our Aha'aina Royal Luau. We are thrilled to see that you and your family enjoyed the show. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Warmest aloha, More

California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very disappointed by the staff being somewhat unfriendly and disinterested is saying even hello in the hallways as they passed by. They seem dejected. The rooms are a little dated but large. The restaurants were closed during my visit, due to a Noro Virus outbreak just before I arrived. I was never told about the problem and only... More

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RHCoordinator, Online Marketing & PR Coordinator at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear RichCalif, Thank you for taking the time to share your review of our resort. We appreciate your feedback and concerns regarding your experience with us and we apologize that we failed to provide the excellent vacation you expect and deserve. We understand your concerns regarding guest communication during the health related situation and we apologize that the our communication... More

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Address: 2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort 5*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu #7 Spa Hotel in Honolulu #9 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu #10 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu #10 Business Hotel in Honolulu #12 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu #17 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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The Royal Hawaiian, a Waikiki Beach Hotel, has Abhasa Spa, renowned restaurants, and a pool with a waterslide and cabanas. We have gorgeous indoor and outdoor event space for weddings and meetings. ... more   less 
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