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The Royal Hawaiian

Hotel and Resort
Waikiki, Honolulu
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  • Rob M.
    "Mai Tai bar is worth a stop enroute to the pool :)"(5 Tips)
    KW L.
    "Go to the beach for photo opp o the pink palace"(3 Tips)
    Timothy A.
    "Mai tais with amazing beach views from an elegant and classic hotel."(3 Tips)
    ToryBurch
    "great views of Waikiki Beach."(2 Tips)
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  • kslouie
    kslouieDecember 6, 2017
    Haupia Cake
  • Emrah K.
    Emrah KhalilJuly 30, 2017
    The pink pearl of honolulu, everytime a pleasure to stay
  • Alfa S.
    Alfa SantosJuly 19, 2017
    If you're not staying at the Pink Palace, you can still walk through and look/buy around.
  • Nate L.
    Nate LawlerJuly 5, 2017
    Nice hotel. Not sure it is worth the price tag but no complaints about the property.
  • Samy T.
    Samy TasJune 4, 2017
    Only the staff is great but, unfortunately the building is old run down ... not worth staying there
  • Malia H.
    Malia HFebruary 19, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Must make a stop at the Bakery!
  • Cam B.
    Cam ByrdJanuary 8, 2017
    Charming glamour that hearkens back to the gilded age. Lush vegetation along the corridors and in the grove contribute to a peaceful setting.
  • Timothy A.
    Timothy AppnelJanuary 2, 2017
    Mai tais with amazing beach views from an elegant and classic hotel.
  • Chris O.
    Chris O'BrienDecember 29, 2016
    Attended the Luau. The price is more expensive than others but I felt it was worth it. The buffet is delicious and well done. The show and view are the best you can get. Open bar with endless mai tais
  • Eric N.
    Eric NakagawaDecember 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The historic building has a better design and material quality than the Mailani tower. What the Mailani tower offers though is a secure entrance and breakfast area. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Aileen T.
    Aileen TseMay 22, 2016
    amazing landmark hotel
  • Pam L.
    Pam LairdFebruary 27, 2016
    We had breakfast here. Great service, beach view, food very good and not much more expensive than other Waikiki breakfast spots.
  • Paul S.
    Paul SmithJanuary 12, 2016
    Great service, staff and amenities. The Luau is really good. Loved the entertainment. Food was great! Recommend this.
  • Christy L.
    Christy LandesDecember 21, 2015
    Gorgeous and great service.
  • Christy L.
    Christy LandesDecember 21, 2015
    Such a great hotel. Get a tower room for a great view! The Mai tai bar is a good place for a beach side cocktail.
  • Christy L.
    Christy LandesDecember 15, 2015
    Outstanding service and old school quality. Pricy but worth it. Old rooms are nice, but tower rooms have great views. Treat yourself to a cabana. Spa is also nice. Best luau in Waikiki.
  • Glenn N.
    Glenn NewcomerOctober 7, 2015
    Now that's a bathroom I tell ya what
  • Kimo J.D. S.
    Kimo J.D. Stowell (RA)September 1, 2015
    Hint for those driving to the Royal Hawaiian for an event, always use the valet parking services.
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CaseyAugust 1, 2015
    Everything the heart desires.
  • Scott K.
    Scott KJune 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Still has elegance but needs some updating
  • Richard J.
    Richard JhangJanuary 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    A Luxury Collection Hotel, but its service and room quality aren't quite up to what you would expect of one. Make sure to pay attention as your bellmen mau destroy your nice luggage by mishandling..
  • Pk F.
    Pk F McClintockDecember 29, 2014
    Always enjoy sitting at the bar just before sunset.
  • Alika C.
    Alika C.December 4, 2014
    Mai Tai Bar!!
  • Alika C.
    Alika C.December 4, 2014
    Respect the culture..
  • Clint A.
    Clint ArthurAugust 30, 2014
    👍tiki torches
  • Ute Y.
    Ute YiAugust 22, 2014
    Beautiful hotel. Great outdoor bar free entertain
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Here you can rent surfboards, paddleboards and fins or arrange a surfing lesson with one of Waikiki's famed beach boys. Read more
  • peteg
    petegJuly 31, 2014
    The Mother's Day Brunch is unparalleled!
  • Eddie E.
    Eddie EddieMay 19, 2014
    Order the seafood pizza! So tasty😋
  • Andy ⚓.
    Andy ⚓March 23, 2014
    A nice touch is a lounge you can use after you've checked out to shower and change after a day on the beach before you head to the airport.
  • Andrea
    AndreaDecember 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    So on top of the expensive suite we are paying for and the to-be-expected resort fee, we also have to pay $50 per day for a lounge chair on the beach. Andplusalso there are none left today. Nice!
  • @MiwaOgletree
    @MiwaOgletreeNovember 30, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Check out the newest boutique "Waikiki Beachboy" @BeachbouWaikiki!
  • Jeanie T.
    Jeanie TsangSeptember 4, 2013
    Stay in the Tower... smaller rooms but sooooooooo much cleaner.
  • Jetset Extra
    Jetset ExtraAugust 20, 2013
    Besides being the ultimate upscale hotel on Waikiki, this Spanish-Moorish style property is home to the Azure restaurant, headed by the Hawai’ian-born and French-educated executive chef Jon Matsubara. Read more
  • Dan M.
    Dan McLeodAugust 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Wifi has been upgraded and is now good around the pool area. However the number of devices allowed is limited to 3.
  • Soldier and Roxy S.
    Soldier and Roxy SJuly 20, 2013
    This hotel is a 3 star at 5 star prices. u n the air conditioner... Every 3 minutes. U r in the middle of a "wind storm" it's like someone is blowing out the candles every 3 minutes.Bathroom Sucks.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SJuly 20, 2013
    Terrible bathrooms in the rooms. Way too small. And old very noisy ac units. This "5 star"resort needs an update
  • Katherine C.
    Katherine ChengJune 30, 2013
    Get the smoked mai Tai from the bar! It's definitely a process!
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchJune 20, 2013
    Known as the “Pink Palace”, this chic and modern hotel offers great views of Waikiki Beach.
  • Steve s.
    Steve sittoMay 26, 2013
    Be ware of horrible pool policy... 7am first come first served. People leave their crap all over to block seats and return hours later to claim. Hotel doesn't enforce 90 minute policy. No bueno
  • Daryl K.
    Daryl KorvemaaMay 17, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Wireless Internet coming soon (June 2013)
  • Roz S.
    Roz SilvaMay 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Wendy is the Jedi Master Chef Concierge. Absolutely the best! THR is very lucky to have her!
  • Rob M.
    Rob MehtaApril 22, 2013
    Mai Tai bar is worth a stop enroute to the pool :)
  • Paull Y.
    Paull YoungMarch 31, 2013
    What's $25? Smash a pineapple drink. Be happy,
  • Kimo
    KimoMarch 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Sunrise is the best time of the day on the beach..
  • Diana
    DianaDecember 22, 2012
    Wow, there r seriously a lot if complainers on 4Square. Boohoo, a $20/dy resort fee. What do you expect from a fancy old fashioned hotel? This place is GORGEOUS, and you can feel the history. Love it!
  • Dave F.
    Dave FasslerDecember 12, 2012
    Lions and tigers and bears ! Oh mai Tai
  • Erika L.
    Erika LouieNovember 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Reserve a beach chair early, my suggestion is away from the public chairs... Who wants a blocked view of the ocean??
  • DHR.com
    DHR.comOctober 3, 2012
    Don't miss the Royal Hawaiian luau here every Monday from 5:30pm to 9pm.
  • Ginny P.
    Ginny PSeptember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have a late flight, ask for a key to the Lokelani suite. It's not 1st class, but there is a seating area with tv, a bathroom, & a shower. Towels, blow dryer, and toiletries are provided.
  • Jim
    JimSeptember 1, 2012
    Try the Royal Margarita
  • DHR.com
    DHR.comAugust 30, 2012
    Don't miss the Sunday brunch which includes delightful treats such as signature pastries, waffles with indigenous coconut syrup, strawberry compote and more.
  • Katie M.
    Katie Minkus, R(B)June 1, 2012
    Try the Eggs Benedict with Grilled Tomato - Awesome #happyalohafriday!! #happyBIC
  • John W.
    John WallesApril 21, 2012
    Tower has great beach view.
  • John W.
    John WallesApril 21, 2012
    Great location and staff. Not sure where they came up with $40 beach chair fee with room rates they are already charging??
  • Saving Places
    Saving PlacesApril 20, 2012
    During World War II, The Royal Hawaiian was leased exclusively to the U.S. Navy as a rest and recreation center for the Pacific Fleet.
  • Courtney S.
    Courtney ShannonDecember 10, 2011
    Pink!!!!!!!!!
  • Gary C.
    Gary CookNovember 21, 2011
    Dorothy is the most adorable waitress ever, and she made us feel über special. Ask for her!
  • Jason G.
    Jason GillilandOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The private section of Waikiki is awesome. It's for hotel guests only so if you're trying to figure out a place to stay in Honolulu consider that. The Royal Hawaiian is the best in my opinion.
  • Christophe T.
    Christophe TouchardSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    From the GM Miss Kelly to all the Executive Staff and all the Ambassadors who address you by your last name ! It is the BEST!
  • Caryn J.
    Caryn JonesAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get to the beach early and put your towel on a chair to reserve it! The umbrella ones go fast. Spa is great!
  • @MiwaOgletree
    @MiwaOgletreeJune 6, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Learn how to surf or stand-up paddling with Waikiki Beach Services! They also provide Outrigger Canoe Surfing, Beachboy Valet, umbrella & chair and board rentals! Inquire at the pool deck kiosk!
  • Royal H.
    Royal HawaiianMay 13, 2011
    Mahalo to all for checking in. Have a wonderful weekend!
  • Gus W.
    Gus WhitelawApril 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    KILLER views, great room, decent service.
  • Rick
    RickFebruary 15, 2011
    Behold, the royal maitai
  • Brad B.
    Brad BJanuary 18, 2011
    Try the $20 dollar Mai Tai... What's better then gettin drunk drinkin out of a pineapple!
  • KW L.
    KW LowDecember 11, 2010
    Go to the beach for photo opp o the pink palace
  • Royal H.
    Royal HawaiianDecember 1, 2010
    Larry and Jerod, we are sorry to hear you were disappointed with our WIFI service and will be taking steps to improve this. Our Resort fee was recently implemented to avoid various other charges, sav
  • Jerod M.
    Jerod MunsonNovember 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Gotta agree, WiFi sucks and the Resort Fee is total B.S. Facility is mostly nice, but service is very mediocre compared to other SPG Luxury Collection properties. Save your money and stay elsewhere.
  • Hope
    HopeNovember 16, 2010
    It's all about the Mai tai ...
  • Jennifer Y.
    Jennifer YumangOctober 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Lava if you like fruity drinks! So tasty!!
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CeeSeptember 17, 2010
    Try a Scratch Mai Tai from the Mai Tai Bar. So good.
  • Emilie M.
    Emilie MSeptember 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Beautiful hotel. But don't try and eat dinner here without a reservation.
  • John A.
    John A.July 30, 2010
    Don't use the Royal Hawaiian WiFi; $14 and painfully slow. Skynet WiFi is much faster and only $11.
  • Natasha J.
    Natasha JohnsonJuly 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Absolutely the best resort on Waikiki! Service is incredible all over from bed to beach to bar! Eat at Azure! Try the Kumumoto oysters, divine!
  • Merlin G.
    Merlin GriffithsJune 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Smoking Mai Tai - it won the bar 10,000USD (given to charity) and was created by Joey Gottesman. Enjoy!
  • Ryan
    RyanMay 16, 2010
    Pink beer! I know. It's pretty good, though. Give it a try.
  • Nicholas A.
    Nicholas ANovember 7, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    The Royal Hawaiian Hotel is known as the "Pink Palace". Stop by the Mai Tai Bar for a Mai Tai and enjoy the grandeur of old Waikiki.
  • masa4shi
    masa4shiOctober 22, 2016
    カヤック初体験。基本は3回波に乗れるらしいけど、たまに2回で終わっちゃうらしいので、そんな時は「ワンモア!」とお願いしよう!
  • Yuri K.
    Yuri KawashimaMay 17, 2016
    ゆったりと過ごせました★
  • Kyoko Y.
    Kyoko YagishitaSeptember 11, 2014
    ショップのピンクのハワイアンキルティングのテディベア🐻が、モアナサーフライダーのブルーと対になってて、ちょー可愛い
  • papecco2017
    papecco2017August 7, 2014
    本館ココナッツラナイのロッキングチェアがお薦めです。
  • Sangho P.
    Sangho ParkSeptember 2, 2013
    고풍스러운 엘리베이터홀..
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