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The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki

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2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Built in 1927, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki is an iconic resort hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii that ushered in a new era of luxurious resort travel to Hawaii.

Situated in the heart of Waikiki, the luxury hotel offers cultural activities, concierge service, valet parking, doctors-on-call, florist, currency exchange service, Japanese concierge, laundry and dry cleaning, world-class restaurants and bars, wireless internet access in rooms and all public areas, multi-lingual staff, 24-hour room service, business center, and beach and pool services at our Malulani Pool and Helumoa Playground.

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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
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Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand movies
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
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English
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Bruce B wrote a review Today
Ocala, Florida274 contributions180 helpful votes
The Royal Hawaiian was our home away from home for 5 nights and out of our choices, we felt like we made the right decision. The biggest positive was the amazing location. Location is always our biggest factor when narrowing down our choices and it makes a big difference in a place like this where you won’t have a vehicle. There is a group of hotels next to each other on Waikiki that all are perfectly located (Sheraton, Royal Hawaiian, Outrigger, and Moana Surfrider). The atmosphere here is why we chose it out of the 4. You feel like you’re actually in Hawaii when you’re staying here, not just another beach resort. The classic Hawaiian feeling came with a cost, however. The price was a bit steep, the pool was a joke, and there were some ants in the room. That being said, we would choose this hotel again.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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pabirds wrote a review Nov 21
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania404 contributions222 helpful votes
We added a couple of nights in Waikiki at the end of a 9-night Oahu visit, almost as an after-thought and weren't sure what to expect. Thankfully, we chose the Royal Hawaiian. It turned out to be a highlight of the whole trip and really put the best possible face on what I always assumed was kind of a jam-packed touristy area. First of all, you walk into this place and you expect Clark Gable or Humphrey Bogart to come strolling through the lobby. It's as if you've been transported back to the 1920s or 1930s with everything impeccably preserved and oozing classic luxury. The feeling continues as you walk around the gardened interior courtyard. We chose a room in the "newer" hotel tower which was added at some point as an adjunct to the original early 1900s structure, so I can't speak to the rooms in the original building. But we were thoroughly satisfied with the updated room with a view that we got. It had a marvelous view of the ocean and Diamond Head and when you got off the elevator, you were conveniently deposited at the entrance to the pool, beach access and breakfast areas. To access the wonderful Mai Tai Bar and the exclusive Azure Restaurant, you had to make your way back through the older hotel building, but you end up being happy for the experience because it turns out, there are more amazing architectural treasures revealed on the way. The pool is small, with limited seating, but we had no problem slipping into it a couple times and there was always a spare seat when we wanted one. Marriott also runs the Sheraton next door and gives you access to its larger pool, if you care. The beach is public and gets a little crowded, but the hotel rents lounge chairs and umbrellas on it anyway and this is really how Waikiki should be experienced. I get why it's so popular now. The water is only about 3 feet deep for a very long distance away from the beach and the waves are New Jersey-style 2 or 3 footers which occasionally smack you in the back if you're not looking, but are generally just fun and easy going. You can watch the catamarans going in and out and people trying to learn how to surf while you're out there. Just swim to the side of their area and you're fine! And of course, the backdrop of all those luxury hotels and Diamond Head really makes you feel like you've just won some sort of vacation lottery. The service here is great, as one would expect. The guy checking us in asked if we were celebrating something and when I said we were -- presto -- coupons for a free champaign toast, two free mai tais and appetizers at the bar suddenly appeared! The Mai Tai Bar is a great place to eat, by the way. They have salads and sandwiches, all very tasty. The mai tai there is perfect -- not too bitter, a little sweet, but they definitely let the rum do the talking. Probably the best I've ever had. Azure, the fine-dining restaurant was exquisite. Very pricey, but every round of the pre fixe four-part offering was cleverly put together in ways that are hard to experience if you aren't willing to treat yourself. We did --- again, we were celebrating! -- and we're still talking about the meal. Can't say enough about how much we loved this place. I'm a sucker for old, historic hotels, but you never know what you're going to get. Sometimes, they're in disrepair, or under renovation. Not the RH. The Pink Princess was perfectly preserved and a hell of a place to call home for a couple nights. Highly, highly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Eat at the Mai Tai Bar. You may have to wait in line, but it's worth it. Food is great. ...
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Response from Team Marriott, Guest Services / Front Office at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki
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Aloha pabirds, Mahalo for the detailed review of The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki. We are thrilled to read about your fantastic stay and how much you enjoyed our timeless property on the island of Oahu. Since 1927, we have strived to deliver an excellent experience to every guest through our design and hospitality. Therefore, we celebrate reviews such as yours. Mahalo once more; we look forward to welcoming you again should your travels bring you back to Hawaii. Mahalo, Nicole Okuna The Royal Hawaiian, Hotel Manager
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Khurram Z wrote a review Nov 21
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I am a Marriott gold member. This ‘resort’ is classified as Category 8, however, the adjacent Sheraton is a much better value. 1) Unreasonable resort charge. They don’t have any additional amenities beyond a standard hotel. Any events or other activities are limited and booked to max 2) Low quality rooms, nowhere near any other Category 8 I’ve stayed at. Closer to a 3-star room quality. I wouldn’t recommend this place. You’d be better off spending that money at other high quality resorts on Waikiki beach.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Team Marriott, Guest Services / Front Office at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki
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Aloha Kzaveri16, First and foremost, mahalo for being a valued Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite member and for your review. We regret your disappointment with our amenities and that we did not meet your expectations. Your comments have been shared with the appropriate individuals. We genuinely value you as a guest, and we hope you will give us another opportunity to regain your trust. Best Regards, Steve Miller General Manager
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953barryb wrote a review Nov 19
Seattle, Washington41 contributions14 helpful votes
We loved the Royal Hawai'an in our stay in November 2021. The near-hundred year old grand dame, the "Pink Lady" of Waikiki resorts fairly reeks with character. We actually stayed in the newer tower portion which boasted fantastic views of the beach and ocean. Spacious room with a large and comfortable lanai (balcony) -- even had a couch! Not recommended for kids -- pool is very small and no "play" stuff -- if you have children go to a larger resort like the Sheraton next door. But for adults it's quiet and luxurious.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Team Marriott, Guest Services / Front Office at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki
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Aloha 953barryb, On behalf of all of us at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki, mahalo for the generous rating. With our exquisite accommodations in our landmark Historic Wing, magnificent Mailani Tower, and world-class dining, we want every guest to experience the allure of Hawaii's inimitable spirit and rich culture. It is a joy to know all that we offer made for a memorable stay! Mahalo for choosing us, and we look forward to accommodating you again soon. Mahalo, Nicole Okuna The Royal Hawaiian, Hotel Manager
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DP wrote a review Nov 3
Austin, Texas4 contributions2 helpful votes
Beautiful hotel and rich in history. This place is truly special to us. The service is exceptional and staff are so welcoming and friendly especially Susan at the Mai Tai bar. She’s fantastic. Even when we are not staying here we make time to visit her.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
$389 - $690 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiOahuHonoluluWaikiki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
528
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki
Which popular attractions are close to The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki?
Nearby attractions include Breakout Waikiki Escape Rooms (0.2 miles), Fort DeRussy Beach Park (0.3 miles), and Mai Tai Bar at Royal Hawaiian Hotel (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki?
Conveniently located restaurants include Honolulu Cookie Company, Poke Bar, and Island Vintage Shave Ice.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki have airport transportation?
Yes, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Experience Nutridge (2.7 miles), Iolani Palace (2.8 miles), and Shangri La (2.6 miles).