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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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Paid private parking on-site
Public wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Parking
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Spa
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
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Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Japanese
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Lili B wrote a review Jul 2020
San Jose, California143 contributions38 helpful votes
This is actually an amendment to my original review of the Royal Hawaiian Resort In Waikiki, Hawaii. Making annual treks to Waikiki, we’ve stayed in several top rated places (4 start and above) along the beach. Last September was our first splurge to go “Royal”. We’ve stayed on either side of the Royal but last year, caved to temptation. How can you not be tempted to try the Royal Hawaiian? Take a walk thru and check out it’s legendary history and pink stucco exterior, tile floors, lush tropical grounds, well appointed interior decor, eclectic boutiques and prime location on Waikiki beach. They offer historical and modern accommodations and our favorite are the modern Mailani tower rooms overlooking the adult pool and jacuzzi. If that’s not enough, try the best beach bar in Waikiki - their famous Mai Tai Bar and Grill or a foodies delight - Azure Restaurant. Enough right? Not quite! LOL Trying to make our trip plans to return there again during these trying times of travel restrictions and fears of Covid 19 has not been easy. However, one employee in particular has been our savior this year and deserves recognition as to one of the many reasons the Royal is worth every penny. I’m speaking of Rachel Lindsay, Director of rooms at the Royal Hawaiian. Rachel notified us of the closures back in March, when our reservations had to be canceled due to the pandemic. She offered any help she could provide. Boy did she help, through great communication. Over 15 emails later, 3 changes she made to our dates and a dozen or more questions she answered - all whilst the resort is officially closed, she helped us get our favorite resort lined up for our visit when they reopen. We’re thrilled that the Royal has employees like Rachel which makes us feel the world revolves around our happiness. A trip to the Royal is truly a guilty pleasure, one that’s not easily afforded, but I’m here to tell you it is worth it. The daily resort fee covers many perks, the grounds and furnishings are historical, sophisticated and give you that true Island relaxed vibe. The food and drinks are top quality and a lot made from fresh local ingredients. My observation is the guests seem well behaved and are mostly adult, and those few with kids in tow have them under control. The staff are super friendly, personable, caring and best of all, Rachel works there!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Team Marriott, Agency / Consultant at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki
Responded Jul 7, 2020
Aloha Lili B, Thank you for choosing 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. 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! We will also share your kind words with Rachel and thank her personally for providing exceptional service, down to the smallest detail. We are grateful for your kind recommendation, and we look forward to accommodating you again whenever you return to Honolulu. Mahalo, Ayaka H. The Royal Hawaiian, Guest Experience Team
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psudino wrote a review May 2020
Weehawken, New Jersey2,921 contributions560 helpful votes
Even though we stayed at the Sheraton our conference was at the The Pink Palace, and it delivered superbly. The building itself is simply stunning. The architecture and the wooden doors and everything had a solid and sturdy and beautiful look. The meeting spaces were nice and the outdoor patio for our social events had a gorgeous view and a great vibe. Finally, the catering for all our events to the meeting breakfasts and the two dinners were scrumptious. I definitely gained weight during this conference because the food was just that good! Overall, an amazing space!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from TeamMarriott, Manager at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki
Responded May 23, 2020
Aloha psudino, It was our pleasure hosting your conference at The Royal Hawaiin, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki. We are thrilled to read about your fantastic experience 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 decor and hospitality. Therefore, we celebrate reviews such as yours. We are also pleased to read that you found our meeting accommodations to have ample space to serve your group's needs. Our banquet and catering service staff does a wonderful job in serving delicious food that our chef creates daily. We will pass on your praises to our Sales & Catering associates, as they work hard to satisfy all our guests' needs daily and will be encouraged by your gracious words. We look forward to welcoming you back and hosting another successful meeting in the future. Mahalo, Ayaka H. The Royal Hawaiian, Guest Experience Team
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Mrs P wrote a review Mar 2020
152 contributions29 helpful votes
We came to this wonderful hotel for the Luau show Well we was very much surprised by this stunning hotel .. full of history The show was superb and the entertainment was excellent the story of the island with luau etc .. we learnt a lot that evening .. and we had the outside show of “ fire eating & dancing “ The food was exceptional .. a fantastic spread and continually replenishing it too I do recommend this place for the luau show ....
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Mar 26, 2020
Aloha 211mrsp, Thank you for the five-star 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 decor and hospitality. Therefore, we celebrate reviews such as yours. Thank you once more for recommending us, and we look forward to welcoming you again should your travels bring you back to Hawaii. Mahalo, Ayaka H. The Royal Hawaiian, Guest Experience Team
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Janette M wrote a review Mar 2020
Canberra, Australia5 contributions9 helpful votes
We had so much help from Mark. He was so helpful when we checked in and when we checked out. Staff like Mark make Royal Hawaiian special. And no we had never met him before and this is a completely objective review. Janette and Andrew
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from TeamMarriott, Manager at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki
Responded Mar 24, 2020
Aloha Janette M, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Royal Hawaiin, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki. Mark is a valued member of our team, so it is no surprise he took such great care of you. That is what we like to see! Please be assured that we will pass along your comments to him. We appreciate your review and look forward to having you both again in the future. Mahalo, Ayaka H. The Royal Hawaiian, Guest Experience Team
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Flyby0161 wrote a review Mar 2020
Oak Brook, Illinois1,264 contributions276 helpful votes
Classic place, no, it’s iconic. The heritage wing is nostalgic, the rooms don’t offer balconies and showing some age. The newer section offers brighter more upbeat accommodations with balconies and wraparound balconies in corner rooms. The best proximity in Waikiki.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from TeamMarriott, Manager at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki
Responded Mar 20, 2020
Aloha Flyby0161, Thank you for choosing The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki, and also for your generous review. We are glad you loved our timeless property on the island of Oahu and our exquisite accommodations with balconies. It is also a pleasure to know that our optimal location in the heart of Waikiki and just steps away from the beach and a wide range of adventures in the city of Honolulu worked well for you. However, we regret that you felt some of our rooms needed updating. We are grateful for the feedback, and we will share these notes with the appropriate individuals for future modernization plans for our hotel. We value your business and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you and your family again in the future. Mahalo, Ayaka H. The Royal Hawaiian, Guest Experience Team
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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), Rock-A-Hula (0.1 miles), and Waikiki Beach Walk (0.2 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 Paia Fish Market.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki offers an airport shuttle 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 Shangri La (2.6 miles), Iolani Palace (2.8 miles), and Queen Emma Summer Palace (4.1 miles).