We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
Phone Number:
+1 808-522-0822
Website
Today
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii's monarchy, is a marvel of...

Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii's monarchy, is a marvel of opulence, innovation and political intrigue. Meticulously restored to its former grandeur, this National Historic Landmark in downtown Honolulu tells of a time when their Majesties, King Kalakaua, who built the palace in 1882, and his sister and successor, Queen Liliuokalani, walked its celebrated halls. Today, you can enjoy one of the most spectacular living restorations in all of Polynesia and immerse yourself in Hawaii's royal heritage. E komo mai! Welcome!

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$114.14*
and up
Monarch's Tour: Bishop Museum & Iolani Palace Combo Tour
More Info
$160.00*
and up
Day at Pearl Harbor Tour
More Info
$39.00*
and up
Honolulu City Ghost Haunts Walking Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,471 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1898
    Excellent
  • 833
    Very good
  • 200
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Sacred to hawaiians, historical palace

You might recognize it from the TV show Hawaii 50, but this was this was the Royal residence of the rulers of the Kingdom of Hawaii beginning with Kamehameha III.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
bobsboy_texas
,
Carrollton, Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

3,471 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,978: English reviews
Carrollton, Texas
Level Contributor
108 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You might recognize it from the TV show Hawaii 50, but this was this was the Royal residence of the rulers of the Kingdom of Hawaii beginning with Kamehameha III.

Helpful?
Thank bobsboy_texas
Kula, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fascinating building, informative and culturally sensitive tour guide, beautiful restoration efforts. Definitely worth the tickets!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank mdobrien23
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worthwhile to stop off and step back in time and see the first palace in the world to have electric lights.

Helpful?
Thank Mick C
Haymarket, Virginia
Level Contributor
85 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This should be a must see on anyone's list who is travelling to Oahu; the history and the displays are very interesting, educational, and somewhat tragic. The grounds and the rooms are beautiful.

Helpful?
Thank Bigfoot62
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed learning more about the monarch of Hawaii and spent about a good hour there. My parents thought the Chinese translation was great.

Helpful?
Thank Theresa L
Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our guided tour of Iolani Palace was absolutely wonderful. It was well-organized and started right on time, although it lasted a little longer than advertised. It was worth every minute. Our guide was extremely entertaining and knowledgeable about Hawaiian history and the monarchy period. The museum has done a wonderful job collecting furniture and other items that belonged to the... More 

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank Su808
Decatur, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There were many facts about the history of the monarchy that even though I had visited Hawaii many times I had no clue about. It was definitely worth the time!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank stuart_shalat
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the tour and seeing the palace. Would recommend highly for all ages. I would visit again. Thanks for keeping history alive.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank Carole B
Gosford, Australia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was good to look beyond Honolulu's tourist traps, bars and restaurants and take a step back in time and get an understanding of some of Honolulu's imperial history. Beautifully restored rooms, fascinating antiques, elaborate furnishings (including magnificent beds with fine linen). Definitely worth spending an hour or two exploring.

Helpful?
Thank Peter_Rath
Alma
Level Contributor
30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The only palace in the United States. It is very beautiful. A sad situation it's heartbreaking , they auctioned off most of the items during the overthrow, Hawaii is now trying to get items back. It was a very interesting visit. The tour is defiantly worth it.

Helpful?
Thank junk_food2003

Travelers who viewed Iolani Palace also viewed

 

Been to Iolani Palace? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Iolani Palace and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
2 months ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
San Leandro, California

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Iolani Palace staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?