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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was fortunate to be a guest at the Royal Hawaiian on my first trip to Hawaii. The Royal Hawaiian reminds me of the Del Coronado and the Brown Palace, historic hotels with beautiful woodwork, crystal and floral carpets. Wooden rocking chairs face a park-like square one one exit from he lobbey while another leads to the Mai Tai Bar... More

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Dear LindaW2009, We are so delighted to learn that you enjoyed an exceptional vacation with us here at The Royal Hawaiian. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your many kind remarks regarding our resort. It is always wonderful to when we hear that our guests share our appreciation for the resorts historic charm and ambiance. We... More

West Hartford, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So my family stayed at the Royal Hawaiian in late June for three days and the place is gorgeous! Rooms were spacious and clean and the grounds are amazing. You can't beat the location - right on Waikiki beach and then it backs up Kalakua ave with all the shops and restaurants. The pool is nice but small and the... More

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Dear Larry J, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay with us at The Royal Hawaiian. We regret to learn that your trip did not meet your expectations and we apologize for our shortfalls in service delivery. Our team is trained to provide exceptional service and we are disappointed that this was not... More

Mililani, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family used to spend Christmas week at the Pink Lady on Waikiki Beach when my celloson was little and performed with the Honolulu Boy Choir. It had been years since I'd been back. This week, I had two conferences on successive days in Waikiki and just couldn't make myself face the second worst traffic jam in the US for... More

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Dear Cellodad, We are so thrilled to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful stay with with us at The Royal Hawaiian. It is always a treat for us to welcome our kama'aina, especially knowing that our resort brings back some lovely memories for you and your family. Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your kind... More

Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time checking out Hawaii so was not sure what to expect. This hotel is very close to everything- tons of high end shopping and restaurants. Rooms are ok, not huge - and pretty pricey if you want an ocean view. The beach can get a little crowed but the water is so warm and clear - with gentle waves... More

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

Dear RJ S, Thank you for taking the time to share your review of your recent stay with us at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay here and we appreciate your many kind remarks. We hope to have the wonderful opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Warmest aloha, More

Arlington Heights, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have stayed at the Royal Hawaiian several times..... my thoughts are that this hotel is more for the Seasoned Travelor. The grounds are beautiful and the rooms are very nice. They go out of their way to take care of you. he breakfast buffett is EXCELLENT. I am going there in a couple of days and we will make... More

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

Dear Ken S, Thank you for taking a moment to share your wonderful comments about our hotel. We appreciate the time you took to share your remarks despite, and while we would have loved to welcome you back this trip, we are delighted that you're just next door at our sister property, Sheraton Waikiki. Perhaps the next time around we... More

Melbourne, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not outstanding service but good with a great feel and atmosphere at the resort.. The Historic Ocean view room was great and although some may feel the room and resort is dated it still well maintained and quite nice!! pool is small but you have the ocean in front with easy access..

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

Dear thomasthetank, Thank you very much for taking a moment to review your recent stay with us. We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and we appreciate your comments. We do apologize that aspects of our service did not exceed your expectations, as our goal is provide exceptional experiences for our guests. We appreciate your honest... More

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our party of 6 adults arrived at the Royal Hawaiian after a wonderful stay in a beachfront house on maui. Our holiday just got better and better. The hotel is beautiful, in a welcoming olde world style. Our rooms were perfectly located on the ground floor, so everything was a very easy walk. The surrounding gardens and beach access are... More

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

Dear Debbiegardner, We are absolutely delighted to learn that you enjoyed wonderful stay with us here at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. We truly appreciate your many kind remarks regarding your experience with us. Please accept our apologies for the banana bread; we are very sorry to see that it wasn't delivered to your room as it should... More

Beijing, China
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35 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I recently spent three nights at the Royal Hawaiian, my second stay after an inaugural visit about six years ago (not reviewed). We initially booked a garden room in the historic wing, taking advantage of an excellent corporate rate, but upon check-in decided to upgrade to a room with an ocean view in the tower wing. Along with Halekulani and... More

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

Dear ShiMoke, Thank you for taking the time to share your review regarding your recent stay with us at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. We appreciate your attention to detail in regards to some of our areas of opportunity and we thank you for bringing these items to our attention. We are indeed focused on delivering exceptional vacations... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Hawaii to spend our (delayed) honeymoon & with the help of RandyC@CruisingCo.com we settled on the Royal Hawaiian and we were not disappointed in any way. From our lei greeting to checking in (which we also received a complimentary beverage..yumm) to our room (upgraded with SPG). We had a great view of the garden, the bed was comfy... More

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Dear Jean V, We are so delighted to learn that you enjoyed an exceptional anniversary vacation with us here at The Royal Hawaiian. It's always such an honor for us to play a role in such a momentous occasion and we couldn't be happier to know that you truly enjoyed your special time. Thank you for all of your kind... More

Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second time staying at this elegant hotel. From the moment you arrive, and are greeted with leis, and a juice drink while checking in at the desk (seated, so you shouldn't get tired) to the "Aloha" at the end of your stay, it is truly gracious living. It is not cheap, but worth every penny to be... More

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

Dear Ron181, We are absolutely delighted to learn that you enjoyed another spectacular vacation with us here at The Royal. It is always a joy for us to welcome back our guests year after year and most certainly look forward to sharing our aloha with you for many more years to come. Warmest aloha, 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
Hotel Style
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu #7 Spa Hotel in Honolulu #9 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu #10 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu #11 Business Hotel in Honolulu #13 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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