Extra Value: No Resort Fee.
Family: Kids 17 and under Stay Free. Kids 5 and under Eat Breakfast Free.
Royal Experience Package: Ocean-view Room for Two, Daily American Breakfast Buffet for Two, Luau for Two and Sunset Cocktail and Dinner Cruise for Two.
Set amidst 27 acres of tropical gardens, fronting the best and most exclusive stretch of Kaanapali Beach, the Royal Lahaina Resort is a truly unique Hawaiian resort. The resort's natural beauty, traditional Hawaiian ambiance, and dedication to five-star service offers guests a timeless and subtle elegance providing for the ultimate in relaxation and tranquility. You will know you're in Hawaii the moment you set foot in the understated lobby. From the cool flagstone beneath your feet to the warm koa-wood walls and inviting wicker easy chairs, you will feel the soothing embrace of the tropics.
The resort's original garden and oceanfront cottage accommodations evoke a quaint beachside experience reminiscent of Hawaii's Plantation Era, situated amid tropical gardens and sprawling oceanfront lawns. With ceiling fans stirring the soft air, inviting couches, and island-style appointments throughout, they have the distinctly homey feel of a relative's beachfront hideaway.
The 12-story Lahaina Kai Tower features luxurious island-inspired guestrooms and suites celebrating the artistry, environment and culture of Hawaii. Each contemporary room pays tribute to the Islands with custom teak furnishings, hand-selected paintings and photographs, and a soft palette that plays counterpoint to the spectacular tropical setting.
Appetites large and small, casual, and cosmopolitan, traditional and adventurous will be more than satisfied by the culinary offerings at Royal Lahaina Resort. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, pupus (delectable snacks), and a full complement of tropical cocktails - eat, indulge, enjoy. Whether it is that first irresistibly cooling lick of a locally made ice cream cone at the Royal Scoop, a meticulously prepared and stunningly presented fresh island fish at The Royal Ocean Terrace, or the signature Mai Tais that made Don the Beachcomber internationally famous, you will dine like royalty.
Don't be surprised if you are joined by visiting celebrities! And beginning in late October, Humpback whales are frequently seen frolicking just off the beach.
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.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 4979 reviews
Smaller resort but a good thing because not as many crowds.
My husband and I and another couple stayed here and we were very happy with everything except the pool. We had one we liked but the other 2 not so much. The beach was great ad not crowded. Our room was very nice. The couple we were with had trouble with their air conditioning but they were moved to another room and happy after that. What is good about this area is that you have a trolley and beach walk that you can go to other hotels to experience other dining and shopping. We were happy with our choice.
Nice location, great beach access
My main complaint was how dark it was in our room. The light is frustrating in the sink area for applying makeup or doing hair. The other thing negative about our room was the air conditioning. I felt it was difficult to regulate. Good things: our partial ocean view did have a nice view of the ocean. Nice little balcony with 2 chairs and small table. Comfortable bed. Nice water pressure in the shower. The safe was very handy to have in the room and very easy to use. Pool area is great and very conveniently located near the restaurant. Great beach access. On site shop, on site ice cream parlor! Lots of paths for jogging/walking. You can walk quite a ways on the beach or use the path. Someone in shape can easily walk to Whalers Village, or you can get picked up by the free shuttle to go there and come back on.
Great Staff, Nice Location But Accommodations showing their age
We stayed at the Royal Lahaina Resort from April 24-28, 2019. Because we were a party of 4 (originally) they upgraded us from a regular room to one of the cabins on the golf course. It was nice to have the extra space, a kitchen, and two bathrooms, but the cabin we stayed in was certainly showing its age. It smelled musty when we first arrived, but opening the windows remedied that. Some of the window shades were hard to open or wouldn't stay open (wooden slats) and we had to call about greasy, oiling residue on the kitchen floor when we first checked in. Housekeeping did show up and cleaned up the floor right away and made up the sofa bed. Sofa bed was not very comfortable, but manageable. Overall the cabin was clean, just old. Housekeeping was hit or miss. One day we got replacement shampoo/conditioner but no toilet paper for one bathroom and the next day lots of toilet paper but no shampoo/conditioner. Of course we didn't spend much time in the cabin. So the fact it was old didn't bother us that much. The resort grounds were beautiful and it was nice to be right on the beach. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Whaler's Village was a quick walk and we loved the hotel restaurant for our first dinner and everyday breakfast.
The facility had the best view of the ocean and other islands ever. Everything was so nice the staff was very pleasant. They offer a lot do on the property. You can play,golf , snorkel, parasailing Paris cell all the beach, take scuba dive, catch an Hawaiian luau, play shuffle board by the and the drinks were fabulous!!!
Even more reasons than before to stay here
This was our second stay at Royal Lahaina, the first being in 2012. We stayed in the same Deluxe Oceanfront Cottage (Room 8122 in Cottage C), but immediately noticed something new upon check in. The entire room had been renovated. New exterior siding, new flooring, new bedding, new furniture, new A/C unit, new flat-screen TV, improved WiFi. But the best parts were still the same: walk out of our downstairs cottage straight into the ocean. Or spread out on either a lounge chair or the couch on our covered patio. Sure, other properties on Ka'anapali Beach may have more amenities, but we love the old Hawaiian feel and customer service of the Royal Lahaina. And did I mention there's no resort fee? Only $15 per night for self-parking. Oh, and don't forget to ask about the little-publicized Paradise Package. An additional $3 per day per guest for the length of your stay gets you a daily power-packed Mai Tai. You can thank me later.