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 4564 reviews
Not a luxury hotel
The good - great spot (beach and shopping), and an interesting historic building. Our junior suite had a wonderful view of Waiki beach. Two other rooms that we had for kids were ok. All have embarrassingly small, motel style bathrooms. The bad - double charged for my rooms (and no easy way to contact the hotel - no email of my folio on checkout), terribly crowded beach (I had to spend 10 minutes arguing with the beach staff to begrudgingly be allocated a beach chair), ridiculous "resort fee" which comes with essentially nothing - still have to pay for beach chairs, no turn down service, even for suites (appalling), long waits everywhere (including the single wash down shower that people need to use to get sand off before reentering the hotel). If this was half the price and advertised itself as four star, it would be ok. If you are expecting something approaching an average 5 star, you are in for a shock. Thank goodness we spent most of our time at the FS in Maui.
Nice Hotel, bad employees
Grouchy employees (especially at the front desk) It's so dark and gloomy too. They always have some sort of activity going on in the courtyard and ban the guests from going in there. When they were striking, the employees were nice and completely different. Unions are what is wrong with Hawaii. Especially here.
Two night stay in Waikiki before staying at timeshare for week.
We are Marriott Bonvoy members and were able to obtain a rewards point reservation at the Royal Hawaiian this summer. I was so excited to stay at this iconic hotel, finally. We were given ocean view rooms in the historic building on the third floor. The bathrooms were smallish for a modern hotel. But as this was the historic building, we were thrilled with the location and the view. Both rooms had 2 double beds, and we had lots of room for our family of 5. The housekeepers called us by name, which is a nice touch. Maybe it was just the ladies who tended our rooms, but it made us feel special. We reserved beach chairs and umbrellas which were essential to staying cool in the summer tropic heat. We surfed and had a great time in the ocean. We had breakfast in the concierge lounge each day. It was mostly a continental breakfast. They had yogurt, fruit, oatmeal, muffins/croissants. And then each morning they had an entree; one day it was a flatbread and the other day it was barbecue pork buns. Lunch came from the Mai Tai bar and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. Our stay lived up to the hype and we had a wonderful stay at this historic hotel.
We love this place
We do love this place, its where we spend our time whenever we visit Waikiki. We travel to Oahu frequently so we have stayed at the RH several times over the years. Always a great experience. Our preference is the Historical Wing but I have heard great things about the Tower side as well. I do notice that the personal touch is emphasized by the staff and 99% of the time they get it right. Only concern is when its a high travel time of year, the RH gets busy and that personal touch may get overrun by the crowd. We ate at the restaurant for breakfast and felt rushed. The beach bar has a great view but some of the bartenders need to work on their "Aloha". However, the female Asian bartender was just wonderful, I wish I had an opportunity to speak with her and get her name but the staff was very busy. My wife and I thought she was just so good at her job. We watched as she dealt with some very unrealistic customers but she maintained a great disposition and made everyone happy. We will definitely be back, just maybe not during spring break or other times frequented by the large crowds.
Perhaps getting a bit too busy
Stayed at the Royal again for perhaps the 20th time about a month ago. We usually book in the tower now for the gorgeous views and updated rooms. Really miss the personal attention at check-in (you used to sit down at a table, get a cold drink and wet towel, etc.) Now simply checked in like any other hotel at the base of the tower. Miss the fruit and banana bread which used to be in the room at check-in. The macadamia nut muffins that we got a voucher for were good, but its not the same. This place has always been busy, but maybe they are victims of their own success. We went to the Halekulani at the end of this trip and it has maintained its overall status in my opinion. Will probably come back to the Royal but it seems to be losing some of its edge.