Hotel Overview

Opened in 1927 and known as the "Pink Palace of the Pacific," The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki is an oasis of timeless luxury on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Modern yet indigenous, the resort offers unprecedented amenities, refined accommodations and exclusive services ? all designed to provide our guests with a 5-star luxury experience while visiting Waikiki. From exquisite accommodations in the landmark Historic Wing and the magnificent Mailani Tower to world-class dining, the 528-room Honolulu luxury hotel embodies the allure of Hawaii's inimitable spirit and rich culture. Embark on an enticing epicurean journey in our award-winning Azure Restaurant, the original Mai Tai Bar, the Royal Hawaiian Bakery and A Royal Hawaiian Luau ? Aha Aina, Waikiki?s only oceanfront luau. The intimate Malulani Pool and private beach area both feature pink-hued umbrellas, matching the resort's signature color. Let Hawaii reframe your point of view from our iconic Waikiki luxury resort.

Property Information

Year Built: 1927
Last Renovation: 2009
Floors: 17
Nonsmoking rooms: 528
Suites: 34
Total rooms: 494
Total rooms and suites: 528


Hotel Details

Hotel Advisories

Advisory Charges for in-room phone calls are based on usage and will be collected by the hotel at check-out. This policy is subject to change without prior notice.
Advisory Prices are based on single or double occupancy. Additional occupants may incur a charge of $155 plus tax, per person, per night. These charges as well as the Resort Fees will be collected upon check-in by the hotel and are subject to change without notice.
Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed resort fee of $42 (plus tax) per room, per night, will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. This fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees that they may be responsible for but is not a guarantee of the final amount due. For a detailed description of what is included in the mandatory fee, please see hotel policies.
Advisory A minimum Self Parking fee of $55 per room, per day, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due.
Advisory A minimum Valet Parking fee of $65 per room, per day, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due.
Advisory Children Rollaway Charge per night is $140 plus 17.962%

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 5168 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A Royal Experience

    This was our second stay at the Royal Hawaiian, last time only 3 days but a full week this time, and I'm happy to say that it is still just as special. We stayed in the Mailani Tower, where the view overlooking Waikiki Beach is simply spectacular. The feeling of opulence throughout the grand old building is unmistakable, and so unique. This time we dined on one night at the in-house fine dining restaurant Azure, with a four course tasting menu that was excellent, that is set right on the edge of Waikiki Beach. Again every member of the staff that we came in contact with shared the singular purpose of ensuring that we, along with every guest, had a perfect stay at the Royal Hawaiian. Every morning we'd go down to The Bakery and have a coffee and something to eat, and one thing I must mention is that the ladies who work there were continually wearing masks, and often gloves; and I think that is so special that they adopted that principle, while making coffees and serving our food, so as to protect the health of the guests. We thank you ladies, and would like you to know that we felt very comfortable at The Bakery as a result of your efforts. We will be staying at the Royal Hawaiian each time we return to Honolulu.

    May 21, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very pleased with our Experience

    Upon arrival, we were greeted with fresh leis. We weren’t expecting this to be included, so it was a very nice welcome! The hotel is beautiful! The open-air lobby lets you immediately take in the beautiful ocean views while you check-in. The hotel’s Mai Tai Bar serves good food but be prepared to pay quite a bit more for most things while in Hawaii. The hotel is kept very clean and smells amazing! The bed was very comfortable. The room was free of outside noises or distractions from within the hotel. The hotel is located so that you are close to many other places of interest. The reason for not deserving a five star review from my experience is: 1) We couldn’t get the room temperature cool enough. 2) Our garden view (room 340) was blocked from the tree being so big that the leaves were up against the window, blocking any kind of garden view. All in all, we would be happy to stay here again!

    May 16, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Loved my stay, but hoping for more !

    I absolutely loved my stay at The Royal Hawaiian , and I have two more nights to go. I chose this hotel because of the location, the history, the ambiance and easy access to the beach / food / shopping etc. What I liked : - upgrade to ocean view room in the historic building. - love the historic design and interior style - it’s very quiet and relaxing - the hotel isn’t too crowded and I didn’t feel like I was constantly running into people while on the property. - great service : front desk, spa, housekeeping, beach chair rental etc. - my breakfast was comped and so I enjoyed all of the meals there. I don’t think I would pay for it though, everything that is free tastes better. I loved the pink pancakes and the sausage the most. - beach chair location and comfort was great - I booked for three days. - loved all the spots to sit and relax - looking at the ocean or the garden , the property is beautiful. Why it didn’t get 5/5 - no room service. For a premium price - this bummed me out. I love having a meal in my room during vacation. - no pool or beach drink service - this is a huge miss and I wish they offered poolside and beachside service - lack of water / amenities with beach umbrella. When I have booked an other resorts usually fresh fruit and cold water is included. - no beach offering for guests unless it’s paid - which is also a bummer - pool and hot tub are small, and I never went in - parking and valet is expensive - at $65 per night plus a car rental - it is hard to justify in the future. - spa amenities. The location of the treatment was great. However the steam room and jacuzzi need a major update. It does not match the historic and beautiful aesthetic of the rest of the hotel. - lack of on site dining options : Mai Tai bar is great for drinks and bites but the meal options were not appealing to me. Azure was expensive and after having breakfast there every day I didn’t feel the need to go back. - I wish they had another spot to grab a bite during the day ! Overall, I would definitely return and recommend but would love to see some updates to services in the future.

    May 13, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A memorable hotel with lots of history

    Best location in Oahu, long history and well maintained resort and beach. I would definitely go back again. We had a medical emergency and word got out to the restaurant who knew we were with a tour group and gave us immediate attention to where to get help. The views from our room was the best we ever had and a memory for our 50th Anniversary. We were not penalized for showing up late for dinner.

    May 07, 2024
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Overall not a good experience

    I can see why people like it, but it's a complete rip off, compared to other hotels within walking distance it's dated, upkeep and maintenance seems to be to the minimum. My issue is necessarily with the above, but with they charge you for everything. Go out to expensive restaurant, you have left overs, request a microwave, that will be $25, deck chairs $40-$90, even though I selected free breakfast (as an ambassador), more nickel and diming on the menu, I never went to a Marriott hotel were your given 2 options on the menu, anything else your charged. This was never stated when I checked in, also menu selection is terrible and food is over priced, no taste, oh and the small cereal I got, I was charged $10 for something that costs $1 anywhere else. When I went to check out, the Hawaiian darker skinned guy on the desk, didn't not give a flying flip, just did not care and walked off after I got my bill, anyone else around just kept their head down. My advise is go somewhere else, better options for the same $$$ LOL $25 for the use of a microwave, what we're back into the early 90s at Motel 6?

    May 04, 2024

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