We stayed at The Royal Hawaiian March 7-13th. Our stay was wonderful. The hotel is beautiful and has an old European feel to it. The room was clean and well maintained. The service was impeccable with special cu-dos to Wendy at the Conciege desk and Rob at poolside for great service. Also, I liked to acknowledge the young woman (whose name I did not get) who ran the pool services desk for going out of her way to care of us. The entire staff that we came in contact with always smiled and greeted us as though they knew us personally.
This hotel is in a prime location and and has an outstanding view of Diamond Head. The grounds of the hotel are lush and beautiful creating a hidden sanctuary in the middle of the hustle and buslte of Waikiki.
The only negative comment is that The Royal Hawaiian is pricey. However, I did not find it out of line with any other five star hotels where we have stayed. For those travelers who like a buffet breakfast, The Royal Hawaiian does not offer one. But, there is a breakfast buffet next door at their sister hotel, The Sheraton Waikiki.
I would definitely recommend this hotel