Extra Value: Daily breakfast for two (restricted to specific categories).
Family: Kids 17 & under Stay Free. Kids 12 & under Eat Free.
Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property has recently installed three new elevators in the Tower building, as well as high-efficiency transformers. Additional green updates include LED lighting in public areas, insulated windows, a solar hot water heating system, new ice makers and air handles, and INNCOM thermostats.
The resort has also implemented a recycling program to further assist the environment.
Built in 1927, the iconic Royal Hawaiian Resort, known as the "Pink Palace of the Pacific," ushered in a new era of luxurious resort travel to Hawaii. Located on breathtaking Waikiki Beach, The Royal Hawaiian is an exclusive enclave for elegance and romance. The Royal Hawaiian has refreshed its grandeur with a multimillion-dollar transformation, taking "The Pink Palace" a step beyond traditional luxury resort expectations. The redesign has revitalized the entire property, conjuring a decidedly chic and modern atmosphere that is still captivatingly Hawaiian, making this Waikiki's finest resort.
The most coveted spots on Waikiki Beach are at The Royal Hawaiian - within the billowing sanctuary of private beachfront cabanas or from luxurious guestrooms showcasing unrivaled panoramic views of Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach, and the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Each of the 528 rooms and suites encapsulates extraordinary experiences, effortlessly weaving together modern comfort, indigenous accents, and refined luxury.
The exclusive, newly refreshed Mailani Tower, previously known as the Royal Tower, has an abundance of luxurious amenities that make it a perfect choice for your next visit to The Royal Hawaiian. Enjoy private check-in, concierge, and a lounge that fulfills all of your needs, including continental breakfast in the morning as well as drinks and appetizers in the evening.
All rooms and suites in the Mailani Tower come complete with oceanfront views and lanais. You can also enjoy a refreshing dip in the saltwater pool that sits right outside the tower, or relax in one of the available lounge chairs while soaking in the rays of the sun.
Unforgettable epicurean experiences await you at Azure, a world-class seafood restaurant perched along the beach under the canopy of the resort's dramatic Spanish-Moorish architecture. The celebrated Mai Tai Bar sets the stage for romance and elegant relaxation. Mingle with international jetsetters and Hawaiian elites while sipping refreshing cocktails and contemplating the breathtaking panorama of world-famous Waikiki Beach.
Situated along the apex of Waikiki's graceful arc, The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort offers guests an unparalleled choice of water and beach activities. From parasailing to catamaran cruises, surfing to snorkeling, the beach always beckons. And just steps from the sand, a thrilling variety of world-class shopping, restaurants, and cultural events await your discovery.
General Policies & Fine Print
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Resort Fee - A mandatory hotel-imposed fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.
Mandatory hotel-imposed resort fee inclusions:
Hotel Mandatory hotel imposed resort fee inclusions:
•Wireless high speed internet access in guestroom and public areas
• Wireless high speed internet access in Waikiki (one per room per stay)
• One (1) 4"x 8" photo per room per stay through SharpShooter Imaging
• Unlimited local, long distance, toll free and international telephone calls
• Two (2) 500mL bottled waters replenished daily (based on usage)
•"Collections of Waikiki" savings booklet valid at retail shops, shows, and restaurants throughout Waikiki
• Children 12 and under eat free at Surf Lanai restaurant (one child per paying adult)
• Access to Press Reader’s 5,000 newspapers and magazines in multiple languages
• $20 USD gift card valid at select retail shops at the resort, applicable toward men’s and women’s apparel
with $100 USD minimum purchase (not applicable to discounted items)
• 10% off at Abhasa Spa
• Welcome amenity of signature baked goods from the Royal Hawaiian Bakery (one per room per stay)
• One day rental of a GoPro Camera through SharpShooter Imaging
• 10% off a retail gift box at the Royal Hawaiian Bakery
• Guest activities that include: Fitness classes, cultural activities and rituals, including lei making, yoga, and
hula lessons, Huiwai ocean ritual, and weekly Diamond Head hikes
• 15-minute surfing instruction (sand demonstration)
• Buy one, get one free admission at Sea Life Park
The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 4545 reviews
The classic pink hotel on Waikiki Beach
The one and only Royal Hawaiian, which has been centered on Waikiki Beach since the beginning. Still a glamorous with breathtaking views, moorish architecture and such grounds. The property has a new tower that does not feel like old Hawaii, worth checking on reservation to see before you arrive. Older building has mostly smallish rooms. An oasis in the crowded confines of modern Waikiki.
So glad we stayed here, even after reading your reviews
We're from New England and visited our son in Bay Area in July, 2019, and decided to hop over to Hawaii (my first time ever) from SFO. Our rewards program included The Royal Hawaiian and I knew I wanted to stay there, even after reading tripadvisor reviews, some of which had me expecting not much more than a glorified Holiday Inn. Every time I think of that now while we are here (4th day here) I chuckle, if not scoff. This place is absolutely beautiful and we have only had positive interactions with every single staff person, behind the front desk, in the shops, in the bedroom halls, by the pool and out on the beach! We let the check-in person know that we would prefer staying in the historic pink part of the hotel, if that was possible, and he stepped behind a closed door, came back out, said yes and handed me a little goody bag of samples from Sephora, as well. We are on 3rd floor, ocean view windows crank wide open and you can hear the waves as though you were on a cruise ship, and birds chirping. At night you can also hear very gentle (the Hawaiian way) live music played at the outdoor Mai Tai bar below, lilting songs to the ukulele (or you can close your window and crank up the extremely efficient A/Cs that have nonstop FAN mode and not hear a thing). See my pics but the rooms have high ceilings and well appointed furnishings. The bed is a California King which makes me realize why, back in the 70s, many families shared just one of these because a kid or two could be in bed with us and I wouldn't know it. The TV has several commercial free HBO channels, so if you are on a different time zone and wide awake when it is only 3 in the morning in HI, you can watch movies. (I got to see Bohemian Rhapsody, finally, from start to finish and loved it.) The lobby areas are outstanding and open out onto patios that are outstanding and gardens that are outstanding (see pics; I am being earnest). The pool truly is very small, this is true but we haven't spent even a minute there and think nothing of it, not when there is such a beautiful oceanfront just steps away. The hotel provides towels or you can rent 2 full length lounge chairs & umbrella at the beach stand right by that Mai Tai bar for (I think) $60 from 7am to 5pm. Once they're yours, they're yours and they place a reserved and numbered tag on them. We did towels one day and rather than pay $79 each for an excursion the next day, we paid $30 each for chairs & umbrella and REALLY enjoyed the ocean. The water is easy to get in to, like a lap pool at the Y (or a tad warmer), looks super clean and clear and is turquoise. You don't need water shoes like on the east coast and there's no seaweed all over the place. You can walk far, far out and still only be up to your chest in water. LOTS of people surf and you can take a private surf lesson for $50 an hour. Once you get here, you need $$$ every day in order to enjoy everything and if you pour all your cash in to your overnight accommodations, you're still going to need quite a bit each day to eat, snorkel, parasail, Uber to Diamond Head or the North Shore or Pearl Harbor or whatever. Eggs 'n THings (est 1974 and old school) Ala Moana is a great place to not only eat hearty breakfast, but you could probably lunch or dinner there too (open til 9pm), and for around $13. Otherwise, everywhere we ate, we paid $19-22 and of course, could have paid double that or more. My husband used a Biki bike for about $3.50 and rode to the Safeway (big, nice grocery store) about 2 miles away and got these excellent fresh fruit yogurt parfaits for $4.99 on two mornings, that are double in size to the ones sold in the outdoor breakfast bar on site at the hotel. But the hotel did give us vouchers for 3 free banana muffins from their breakfast bar at check-in and they were worth eating (I am picky when it comes to baked goods and these are quite good; otherwise they are $2.50 each). WIFI is free & and easy, so are international calls from the room. You get 2 bottles of Aquafina in the room free every day. If you have kids under 12 they eat free with a paying adult at Surf Lanai at the hotel. Waikiki is a city and it is active, so it is not empty and yes, there are hundreds of tourists from other parts of the world there (Aussies, Asians). I never saw one nationality of tourist favored over another, as reviewers had me to expect. Not even a hint of that. If anything, I found myself feeling frumpy when looking at the super cute dresses and hats worn by the Asian women, who dress up even more at night and hit the town. 6pm here felt like midnight to me and I tended to (gladly) crash in the room but there is definitely a night life here, for those interested. If you want to hit all the nature spots, the Biki bikes might work but the website does not include all the stations at which you can park them locked/rent them. We probably should have ridden them to Diamond Head but from the website it appeared there is no Biki place at which to park them locked by DH, but once we walked the 3.3 miles on foot, we saw that there IS one just before you start heading up into the tunnel to enter the crater, behind a big white building that looks just like a church but has no cross on the steeple. You can count on Uber. Most of our rides were $10-15 for both of us, each way. There is a city bus but everyone we spoke to said it takes an hour to get anywhere on them because they stop at each stop, constantly, all day. But look in to the bus schedule yourself, just in case. When we tried to reserve beach chairs/umbrella online, it always said none were available. But my husband went down at 7am when they opened, in person, and he and about 5 others in line all got chars/umbrellas. So again, check it out for yourself, in person. We should have done the same for rental cars. We were told by Uber driver to rent a car for the day (overnight parking is $45) and drive and see everything in a day. But when we went online to several nearby car rental places, NONE of them had ANY cars available (very popular option around here). We did not pursue it further by walking to one in person to double check, but I would recommend that if you are unable to walk/bike/bus/Uber. Today we are doing the Diamond Head Cruises on Ala Moana's snorkel cruise for 2 hours with food/drinks- 6 people at a time on 51 foot boat for 2 hours for $79 each and will review that later. And tonight we are doing the Germaine's Luau, meeting at a nearby Hilton (.3 mi away) to ride a coach bus there for dinner & show (will review later). I love this place and find it immensely beautiful and relaxing. If I were on a tight budget, I probably would not. (Royal Hawaiian provides nice size refrigerator under tv cabinet so if you had to budget, use the Safeway and fridge the best you can----but no microwave. Now that IS too much like a Holiday Inn! hee hee ha.)
My stay at the Royal Hawaiian hotel
I stayed at the Royal Hawaiian hotel last month. I thought it would be great to stay in Waikiki’s first hotel! As soon as I walked up to the hotel, I was greeted with leis for me and my family. It took me by surprise.... that was pretty amazing. We stayed in the “garden suite” and it was really beautiful. I was personally greeted and robes were even given a complimentary bday cake for my daughter! I have to say I’m highly impressed. Every single staff member welcomed me and showed the “aloha” spirit. The grounds are beautiful. They even have a tour of the old Hawaii it once was!! I highly recommend taking that tour. I saw old pictures of Shirley Temple and other past celebrities!! That was pretty cool. Artifacts too. The spa was gorgeous. Abhasa spa. Cabanas outside! Wow. The atmosphere was so pretty. I highly recommend the Harmony massage!! Staff was great. I hope to stay at the Royal Hawaiian again.
Beautiful Stay & Trip !!
We stayed at the Royal Hawaiian for seven nights at the first week of July 2019 for Celebrate Birthday , Great hotel & location easy direct to the beach , staff friendly & helpful , neally shopping center It was a quick stay, but I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. We had such a lovely time, and the service was great in the hotel (Restaurant , valet, etc.). From the app to check-out, everything went smoothly ( only Van pick up to Airport late ). Thank you for made my trip a wonderful visit!
Beautiful property, but not “luxury”
Have always wanted to stay at the famous pink hotel. Would opt for alternative next time. No doubt, the hotel is beautiful to look at. However, it’s not “luxury” in amenities, fixtures, or service. Just a few examples: “new” building rooms were fine, but small and average fixtures, even when compared to other Marriott properties of lesser stature; pool area is tiny, although you are allowed to use the pool next door, just not the infinity pool; had to call 3 times and ask to speak to a manager to get robes delivered to the room (they weren’t present when we arrived, but the sign about the cost for taking them was); the included breakfast was okay, but the breakfast room could use some updating (tables are either too high or two low to sit at comfortably; those are the small details that signify luxury). On a positive note, the lady who cleaned our room was pleasant and always smiling. We still had a wonderful time. Just judging the hotel on its merits. We were also disappointed that we didn’t get the complementary upgrade that comes with are Bonvoy status that we get at many other Marriott properties. The clearly had the upgrade room, because we paid extra to get it.