• Royal Hawaiian

The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort

The Pink Palace of the Pacific

The Royal Hawaiian first opened in 1927 and boasts a rich history and strong ambassador loyalty.  Located directly on the beautiful Waikiki Beach, this iconic hotel offers 528 elegantly designed and well equipped rooms and suites across two towers.  The Mailani Tower offers private balconies to every room with amazing views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean.  There are various dining options to tickle your taste buds, including a Monday night luau or traditional food and Hawaiian entertainment.  Leave your tensions behind in the Abhasa Spa with a variety of treatments including local massage, facials, body wraps and cocoons.  Or if you're looking for entertainment visit the Helumoa Playground and Keiki Pool for two fresh water swimming pools, two large whirlpool spas, an interactive fountain and 70 foot long waterslide.  If that's not enough, join in with lei making, water slide races and hula lessons.

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Guide Price

 £2,299  per person
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Tripadvisor rating 4663 Reviews
North Shore

Hotel highlights

  • Iconic 1920’s hotel
  • Stunning period architecture
  • Excellent beachfront location
  • Dine in style on-site
  • Choose a treatment at the spa
  • Paddle in the hotel’s swimming pool

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 528 rooms
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort

  • Beach
  • Approx. 45 minutes from Honolulu International Airport
  • Located on famous Waikiki Beach
  • Visit Historic Pearl Harbor
  • Explore Maui, Hawaii Island or Kauai on a day excursion
4663 Reviews 81% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2660
  • Very Good 1090
  • Average 489
  • Poor 236
  • Terrible 188

What to Expect

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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Nov 19, 2019

Pink Palace is fabulous

Love this place! My dad turned 91 and his wish was to have all 7 children celebrate with him. (From PA, AL, FL) My sister and I stayed here while the rest of the fam were about 1/2 mile away. AMAZING! From the old charm to the amazing staff at check in. Please let them welcome you! The guys at the pool area-Gabe, Chuck, Nelson, Micah, Joshua & Mike B will make sure you have the best seat at the beach and keep you laughing! Housekeeper for room 114 is absolutely a charm and kept our room spotless. We were met with "hi cousin" from the Valet team who made sure we always had cold water before venturing out. (Were so informative, kind, friendly and helpful.) Go, relax, soak up the love of the island & take in the sunrise over Diamond Head and the amazing sunsets from the beach. Will definitely go back!
Nov 18, 2019

Great location in the heart of Waikiki Beach, history, and excellent service.

Austin, Texas

Positives: Fantastic position on Waikiki Beach with perfect beach access. Generally attentive, kind staff. History and classy ambiance. Negatives: No desk in room. Horrible lounge for Titanium Elite members. Arrival: Arrived by Uber. Doormen completely ignored me. Efficient check-in early in the morning. Room (general): King room (room 316). Spacious room but use of space was inefficient. With a little rearranging, this room would comfortably accommodate a love seat and a desk. As it is, there’s really no good place to watch TV and there’s no desk. I was traveling for work, so I had to use a nightstand as a desk. Large Samsung TV, king bed, small table with two chairs, mini-refrigerator, mini-coffee maker, and small dresser. Really odd component of this room- walk in closet and a separate additional closet. Two closets wasted square footage, but this is a historic hotel. And most historic hotels have rooms with quirks stemming from remodeling over the yeas. Room 316 has a view of the entrance to the Sheraton Waikiki next door. Bed: Great bed with very good linens. Bathroom: small bathroom with extremely tight counter space. Shower only. High quality toiletries. Excellent hairdryer. High quality, luxurious bath towels. Noise/sleep quality: Very good sleep quality. This room was at the end of a hall, and I didn’t hear other guests. Housekeeping: Excellent housekeeping. I wrote notes to the housekeeper each day, and she read them and accommodated my requests. Kudos to housekeeping! Specifically, kudos to Kathleen on floor 3. Gym: on site but didn’t have time to use it. Pool: small pool near the beach side. Restaurants/bars: Restaurant and bar on site. I didn’t try them on this trip. Lounge: The concierge lounge for platinum and titanium members was pathetic. A colleague was staying at the Sheraton next door, and the lounge at the Sheraton blew away the crummy little lounge at the Royal Hawaiian. Breakfast was sparse and staff in the lounge were either jaded from all the Japanese tourists or just zoned out. Surprisingly, the fruit for breakfast wasn’t even that good- just so-so. And there were no water bottles available in the lounge- zero, zilch, complete absence of water bottles. So I got some from the Sheraton next door. Extremely disappointing lounge experience. Parking: valet available IT issues: None experienced. WiFi worked well. Grounds: Manicured, beautiful grounds. Overall staff attitude: Overall, all staff members except the valets/bellhops were superb. The bellhops simply focused on the Japanese tourists and no one else. Tips: (1) This hotel is in the heart of Waikiki. Shopping everywhere and tons of restaurants within walking distance. (2) If you want to experience less crowded and prettier beaches, consider a day trip to Kailua. Various operators provide nearby van pickup for transit to Kailua. (3) The hotel, through its partnership with the Sheraton next door, offers free use of a GoPro. But you must bring your own SD card. About our review: We’re loyal Marriott Titanium status travelers. We’ve been all over the planet, which gives us perspective. And we compose our reviews based on our experiences, not others’ reviews.
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The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort


A Royal Luau – A Cultural Journey Through Time

Every Monday, the resort pays homage to the Royal lifestyle by holding an exciting feast event. Starting on the sweeping main lawn, guests slowly make their way to the sacred Helumoa grounds before enjoying a feast of varied flavours and intriguing scents. Laced with rich dance and music, this dinner show provides a glimpse into the heritage and history of this Island nation and is the only dinner show in Waikiki set on the oceanfront.

Swimming Pool

Outdoor Pool

The resort's private pool is a stylish venue for either cooling down or soaking up the sunshine. Heated yet using soft saltwater for a purer swim, guests can opt for a payable Cabana for an extra special experience or just lounge on one of the many chairs.

Abhasa Spa Waikiki

This exquisite spa centre provides a much needed respite from working life and offers a range of relaxing treatments and services.

The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort

Food & Drink


Mai Tai Bar

Exotic music and local performances add an extra layer of ambiance to this iconic beachfront bar. Follow in the footsteps of the famous and sip on a tropical cocktail or enjoy delicious light bites under the sun at this lively central hub of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.


Azure is the hotel's signature dining room, serving the finest locally-caught fish fresh from the auction for your enjoyment. Sample the famed Kona Shellfish Bowl or choose from ahi, opah and much more alongside a dedicated wine list.


Surf Lanai Restaurant

This upscale beachside eatery serves a delectable variety of classic dishes with tropical twists. Don't miss the signature Pink Haupia Cake to finish your meal.

Board Basis Options

Room Only