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Royal Grove Hotel
Ranked #62 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Home in Waikiki”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

This was our third stay at the Royal Grove in Waikiki, but as always the staff were very helpful, we had a self catering room at the front, bigger than average, think it was 404, comfortable bed, noise not too much of a problem. Very reasonable price for being in the heart of Waikiki and 2 minutes walk from beach. We managed to be there for Monday night music, the band was even better than our last visit and added attraction was hula dancing. I think other people have discovered this hotel as it was very busy. You certainly need to book several months - at least 3 - in advance. We will certainly stay there again if we return to Honolulu.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Best deal in town! Less than 2 blocks from heart of Waikiki Beach. Walking distance to restuarants, shops, ABC convenience stores, McD's, etc. The hotel and staff are definitely old school friendly, smaller building/facility(although 6 floors), laid-back family-like, cozy comfort. Rooms are big, clean, bed is great, great shower water pressure (my #1 criteria), full kitchennette, a/c, small pool with poolside chairs/tables. Special amenities, cheap laudromat available, they will loan (no cost!)beach chairs, mats, umbrellas, and I think they even had bogieboards, Also free lock boxes for valuables. Quick access to room~step off street straight into elevator and up to room~no wait, no fuss! We would go no place else!

Room Tip: Poolside was nice & quiet~even though nxt to elevator, quiet!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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145 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014

We chose this hotel to save money, and we did. Great location 200m from Waikiki and close to bus routes. Our bed was great, room was clean, and had all we needed. But the hotel is old and rugged, lots of kitschy stuff, and was full of old people - it felt like an old peoples's budget holiday place. It does have free wifi in lobby, no problems. Ok to stay here, but just know that it is a bit weird.

Room Tip: We had a king bed city view with AC on 6th floor.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Ok, so if you are into 1200TC sheets and room service, this place in not for you!! You are quite welcome to go to the Hyatt down the road and pay 4 times the price! If you want a well priced, large room, friendly staff, 2 blocks from the beach and somewhere to sleep off way too many happy hour drinkies, you are on a winner!! Lots of returning and regular guests give this place a family feel, so does the weekly singalong sessions in the foyer. There is no wifi in your room, but I actually liked that. Yes it is a tad run down, yes the linen is a tad worn, but hey if your like me and like your big fluffy towels, pop down to Ross and buy a couple (we had planned on buying them anyway just did it on the first day and not the last!). Loved the kitchen and full fridge, used the laundry area, and sat around the pool most days, after strolling back from the beach.

Looking forward to returning this year!!

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Parramatta, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Ohh it's terrible, lol going back in May. I don't want it to get too popular or it may change.
Affordable, friendly and so close to the beach and shopping. Not fancy but what you save you can spend on tours.the staff are great and the room ladies very friendly. Our room was so roomy no just having to sit on the bed, I feels like home and we are spending three weeks there this year, now who could afford to do that at other Hawaii hotels.

One last word Mr.Fong we love you. We love the entertainment on Monday night beautiful family hotel

Room Tip: We open the windows so the noise comes in, hah it's a holiday town it going to be noisy where ev...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Duluth, MN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2014

The good: Everything else. The people were extremely friendly. The sheets and towels were clean & crisp. The building has real character. It feels like it's a throw back to 60's or 70's Waikiki. The location is good -- not right on the beach, but a few short blocks away. The price is also great.

The bad: The hotel is old and generally run down. There is also some noise & seedy activity/crime from the nearby cross street at night.

All in all, I had a wonderful stay.

Room Tip: There's a burger place called Teddy's Bigger Burgers nearby that is great!
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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West Coast Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2014

On my 5th visit to Waikiki, I opted for the Royal Grove. My Hawaiian friends suggested I stay there. I had an efficiency apartment on the first floor near the pool. Yes, the pool is small, but wonderful! The ocean is 2 blocks away. My apartment had 2 double beds, a full sized 'fridge, a microwave, full stove with oven and a nice lanai with lines to dry laundry. The staff was friendly and helpful. Excellent location, near grocery, sundries, banks, restaurants. I stayed for 14 nights and it cost $540!!

Room Tip: Ask for an apartment or room with air conditioning
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Royal Grove Hotel

Property: Royal Grove Hotel
Address: 151 Uluniu Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3297
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Honolulu
#41 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 120
Also Known As:
Royal Grove Honolulu
Hotel Royal Grove
Royal Grove Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu

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