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The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort
Ranked #17 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles
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66 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Beautiful hotel on the beach!!”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon in November. When we arrived, we were each greeted with a lei. My lei was made of beautiful purple flowers and my husbands was of the state kukui nuts. Valet took our car and we proceeded to the check in desk. We were given POG juice and a moist refreshing towel for freshening up. The man who checked us in was very kind. He offered a couple room types and we chose the room on the first floor, over looking the garden, that had a nice balcony. He also was very congratulatory of our recent marriage and sent us a complementary bottle of sparkling wine.

Our room was decorated very nicely. Loved the high ceilings and balcony. The bed was so comfortable. I felt like I could stay in the bed forever. I thought I loved my bed a home but this bed and pillow were very nice!

A few special touches: There is complementary bottles of water that are brought in daily which is nice. At night, a bag of fresh made banana bread muffins are placed on a tray and macadamia nut Hershey kisses are placed bedside. Upon check in we were given two complementary coupons for mai tais at the hotel's Mai Tai bar. They were delicious and the bar tenders are great!

During our stay, the concierge was very helpful. They made dinner reservations for us, helped with attractions and were pleasant.

The hotel is in a great location. Walking distance from lots of shopping, restaurants, the beach, and much more.

I recommend this hotel for your stay any time!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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RHCoordinator, Online Marketing Coordinator at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Dear Charlene R,
We're thrilled to learn that you enjoyed an exceptional vacation with us here at The Royal Hawaiian. We're also honored to have had the opportunity to welcome you and your new husband for your honeymoon; it's always a joy to be part of such a special time in for our guests. We truly appreciate your detailed review and enthusiastic comments regarding our services. Our team takes great pride in exceeding our guests expectations and we're delighted that you took a moment to acknowledge that in your review. Thank you for your time and for choosing The Royal. We hope to have the wonderful opportunity to welcome you back again for many anniversaries to come. Happy Holidays!
Warmest aloha,
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Long Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

I want to start off this review by saying i am a travel agent, and i have been to ALOT of hotels. The Royal Hawaiian has that "Wow" factor. From the moment you walk in and are greeted with a cold drink, to the lei greeting from the valet, to the banana bread and lingon berries waiting on the bed, the luxury was spectacular. Our oceanfront tower room was beautiful, and the bed was definetly the most comfortable of the three hotels i stayed in on Oahu. Also, the high tech bathroom was awesome!! Keep in mind, only the tower rooms have these amenities, so make sure to request a room there. The only somewhat negative experience was that the valet filed our rental car keys under my first name instead of my last name, so when we went to check out, no one could find our car. 20minutes and multiple apologies later, a manager came and helped, and eventually they found the keys. They even offered to pay for a cab to our destination while they searched, which was very nice of them. All in all, this is one of the best hotels in Waikiki based on location, comfort, and customer service!

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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RHCoordinator, Online Marketing Coordinator at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Dear rachel z,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. We're absolutely delighted to earn rave reviews from you as a guest and as a season traveler/agent. We apologize for the inconvenience with your keys at the valet and we appreciate your patience with our team as they resolved the issue. We are truly appreciative of your time and enthusiastic comments about The Royal. We hope to have another wonderful opportunity to welcome you back again.
Warmest aloha,
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

Sorry for the late review. Here you go: I love historic hotel. Pink Palace is one of them, here's why---they still manages to retain its regal Hawaiian heritage in the chaos of Waikiki. This hotel was almost hidden behind the banyan trees, even the average tourist wouldn't even know it was there.....secluded and has private setting feel to it. I felt like this hotel has an aura of calm, beauty and warm hospitality in proximity to the hustle and bustle of downtown Honolulu. Personally this is a perfect place to unwind, relax and rejuvenate while experiencing some of Hawaii's finest shopping, historic sites, restaurants, Bars/Hotel/Beach hopping. Don't forget the staffs are friendly and helpful; courteous and competent...basically they All take pride in their hotel and do their utmost to make guests feel special. A lovely and gracious experience..
Looking forward to our next visit next year ( I hope).

One option is Resort Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa. I loved this hotel as well.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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RHCoordinator, Online Marketing Coordinator at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review, 5 December 2013
Dear MrsNixon_2009,
Thank you for taking the time to share your review of The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. We're delighted that you love our historic hotel and we appreciate your many enthusiastic comments regarding your experience with us. We take great pride in serving as the stewards to this iconic hotel and area, and we thank you for praising our efforts to share this gem with the world. We hope to have the wonderful opportunity to welcome back again next year. Happy Holidays!
Warmest aloha,
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2013

This hotel has far more positives than negatives...

The positives:
-Best Location on Waikiki Beach
-Close to shopping and restaurants
-Secluded setting
-Loved the property grounds
-Staff was friendly and awesome

The negatives:
-Resort fee (you already know this)
-Cost to rent chairs on beach (you know this too)

Room Tip: If we had to do the trip over again, we would have rented a car for the entire trip instead of just...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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RHCoordinator, Online Marketing Coordinator at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review, 5 December 2013
Dear Nick007FSU,
Thank you for taking a moment to review your recent stay with us at The Royal Hawaiian. We appreciate your enthusiastic and honest comments and we hope to have the wonderful opportunity to welcome you back again. Happy Holidays!
Warmest aloha,
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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

As a very special surprise my husband booked us into this iconic hotel for 3 nights to celebrate my birthday. We found no fault whatsoever. The service, room, toiletries, environment & amenities were exceptional. On the morning of my birthday, champagne, cake, fruit, chocs & a personally written card were delivered to our room.
We will have wonderful memories of this beautiful hotel.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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RHCoordinator, Online Marketing Coordinator at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review, 5 December 2013
Dear allenent,
We are truly delighted to learn that you enjoyed an exceptional surprise vacation with us here at The Royal Hawaiian. It is always our greatest pleasure to help our guests celebrate wonderful life moments and we thank you for allowing us to be a part of this lovely birthday celebration. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back again. Happy Holidays!
Warmest aloha,
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Odenton, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

What a beautiful hotel to stay at. I usually stay at a different hotel but it was full and they recommended this one to me. Love the view from the room and on the beach. It is a perfect location to stay at right in the heart of Waikiki .

  • Stayed November 2013
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RHCoordinator, Online Marketing Coordinator at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review, 5 December 2013
Dear Ddb2422,
Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your review of your recent stay with us at The Royal Hawaiian. We're delighted that you enjoyed your vacation with us and we hope to have the wonderful opportunity to welcome you back again soon.
Warmest aloha,
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2013

We stayed here overnight after a formal event in Waikiki. The hotel is the oldest in the area and has a great deal of charm. The hotel was originally built in the 1920s so the hotel retains much of the period feel. Each of the room doors is made of solid hardwood with intricate carvings which are beautiful. The rooms themselves are very spacious, with high vaulted ceilings and nice finishes complete the island feel. The bathroom was small, but was nicely done with dark marble floors and a white sink and shower.
The grounds have a lovely garden, very small pool and easily accessible beach access. The hotel is tucked behind one other newer hotels which were obviously built around the Royal Hawaii so you don't see this little gem.
In all we had lovely stay and u would recommend this hotel if you are looking for a little throw back to another island era.

  • Stayed November 2013
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RHCoordinator, Online Marketing Coordinator at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review, 5 December 2013
Dear NikkiU,
We're delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay here with us at The Royal Hawaiian. As one of the oldest hotels in Waikiki, we take great pride in our role as stewards of this special place and we appreciate your recognition of our efforts to preserve this historic building while also sharing the history and memories of a bygone era. We hope to have the wonderful opportunity to welcome you back again soon.
Happy Holidays and warmest aloha,
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Property: The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort
Address: 2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#7 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#9 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#10 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#16 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#18 Business Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 528
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1927, the iconic Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, ushered in a new era of luxurious resort travel to Hawaii. Situated in the heart of Waikiki, the hotel offers cultural activities, gold standard signature concierge service, valet parking, doctors-on-call, florist, currency exchange service, Japanese concierge, laundry and dry cleaning, dining service and world-class restaurants and bars, wireless internet access in rooms and all public areas, multi-lingual staff, 24-hour room service, business center, and beach and pool services. ... more   less 
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