• 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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Tripadvisor rating 4630 Reviews
North Shore

Hotel highlights

  • Iconic 1920’s hotel
  • Stunning period architecture

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
4630 Reviews 81% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2642
  • Very Good 1077
  • Average 489
  • Poor 235
  • Terrible 187

What to Expect

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  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Oct 13, 2019

Loved the stay!

Seattle, WA

We stayed in the historic wing and our room was large and beautiful! We did not have an ocean view but the interior view with the palm trees and looking over the resort were very nice. Although the pool is quite small you have use of the Sheraton Pool just right next door the ocean level, very convenient. It is wonderful to walk right out from the resort to the beach and would definitely like to stay here again! The resort was beautiful and the service was excellent! Aloha spirit at it's best!
Oct 13, 2019

Nice, but not great


My family and I were so looking forward to our 6 night stay in a family loft suite in the Mailani tower. To be fair, I had very high expectations for the RHH. I have stayed in 5star hotels so I have an idea of the level of quality and service that should be delivered. We had also just spent a week at Turtle Bay Resort where the service and quality was fantastic. Firstly the bellman/valet/housekeeping are great. They are the saving grace of this hotel. Unfortunately this is where the friendly service ends. The rude, disinterested tall young Asian man at reception needs retraining or put into a role where he is not interacting with customers. He is not suited to the hospitality industry at all and doesn’t represent the RH in a good light. I can’t believe management has not been informed or acted on this issue as it is commonly mentioned in RH hotel reviews. Secondly there is minimal staff presence and the ones who are visible are not friendly and don’t attempt to provide a positive customer experience. Accomodations: Our suite was nice, however the double beds are too small for 2 people to sleep in. The Mailani lounge is a nice idea, but the food offerings, particularly breakfast, are poor and I question the food safety standards as meats and cooked foods were often sitting for long periods at room temperature. The pool area whilst pretty, is a fail. The fact that people hold chairs and then don’t use them for hours while people can’t get a chair when they are in the pool area is insane. As a consequence the pool is not a place that I wanted to be. The location is unbeatable! Having stayed at the Sheraton next door a number of times, we knew we’d love this spot too. The proximity to shopping and restaurants is second to none. Overall: Unfortunately my family and I won’t return again, and I say this with genuine sadness. I was hoping to have found our new home in Waikiki but with so many options, we wont settle for less than the best again.
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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

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