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 Rating4638 reviews
Waikiki Luxury To The Maximum
I've stayed next door at Sheraton Waikiki for 9 yrs and always hosted my Oct birthday soiree at Royal Hawaiian's AZURE restaurant. This year I treated myself to a week of Royal Hawaiian class - YAY I've totally indulged in their spoiling me, the staff rocks, Mailani 16th Floor room was amazing, the grounds are inimitable the salt water pool was awesome (please do not say it's too tiny or you should go elsewhere like next-door to Sheraton's big pool). Booked Pink chaises on the beach 2 days - hey $40 a day for this rocked. From the moment I arrived at the Porte Cocherre I was met with warmth, a lei & smiles. Every person when I'd be waiting for car service was warm & welcoming and engaged me in fun conversation. Thank you Royal Hawaiian for being the amazing class Hotel that you are - please do not change! PS folks...dining at AZURE for dinner will rock your palate - yes I'm a San Francisco foodie and that's why I host my Birthday soiree annually at AZURE.I'll be back again to Royal Hawaiian Mailani Tower!
Our family recently visited The Royal Hawaiian. We were there for one week in June 2019. The hotel was beautiful inside and out. Our room in the historical wing was small but we spent most of our time our exploring. The pool area next door at the Sheraton was amazing. We loved this hotel and its location would absolutely go back again!
Pink Palace on Waikiki
Stayed 3 nights at the hotel in Oct 2019. We had a king room in the old building and found it to be quiet and comfortable. The beds and pillows were soft and made for a good sleep. The hotel public areas and ground are very nice and it is a short walk to the Royal Hawaiian shopping area and restaurants along Kalakaua Ave. With all the old trees and shrubs around the hotel it really is like an oasis in the middle of a big city and busy beach. We had breakfast each day at the Surf Lanai buffet and it was quite good. Had to wait for a table a couple times, but not for long. I had selected the free breakfast as my Elite perk and was very happy I did because we visited the Club lounge on our first night and were extremely disappointed. The main snack they had out at dinner was cut up old soft pretzels and a couple salads. We did not return to the club lounge the rest of our stay, so cannot say for sure if the breakfast offerings were as bad or not, but I would recommend getting the breakfast vouchers for the restaurant if your status allows for it. Staff in all areas of the hotel were just fantastic and friendly. Waikiki beach is right off the front of the property and there are lounge chairs on the beach (for a fee). The last time we stayed here in 2011 the chairs were free so thats an unfortunate change considering they charge a fairly heathly resort fee on top of the room rate already. All in all we were very happy with our stay here and would not hesitate to stay again if we are in Honolulu in the future.
Location and history
Positives..amazing beautiful hotel in best location. Rooms are large and well kept. Incredible soft beds and pillows. Public areas beautiful! Negatives..noisy neighbours kept us awake , walls a bit thin. No view in cheaper king historic rooms. Service extremely slow at times in Mai Tai bar.
Vacation in Hawaii
The Royal Hawaiian Hotel exceeded our expectations. The staff was friendly and we were pleasantly surprised with an upgrade to our room. Waikiki beach was a sight to behold and we are already talking about returning to Hawaii in the future and staying there again.