The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki

2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, O'ahu, HI 96815, United States
+1 808 923 7311

Cheapest
rate per night

8.6

Excellent
based on 2,991 reviews
The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki - Honolulu, O'ahu, HI
Check-in
-
Check-out
Compare vs. KAYAK |

Provider Nightly total
Cancelon $298
TripAdvisor $345
Cancelon $350
Cancelon
TripAdvisor
Cancelon

Good to know

Distance to city center 2.9 mi
Location rating 9.4
Nearest Airport Honolulu
Distance to airport 7.0 mi

Rooms

Check-in
Check-out

King Rooms

$417+

Photo
Bed Type
Provider
Nightly
IMAGE
King bed
$417 per night

Traditional Rooms

$414+

Photo
Bed Type
Provider
Nightly
IMAGE
Unknown
$414 per night
IMAGE
Unknown
$415 per night
IMAGE
Unknown
$419 per night
IMAGE
Unknown
$422 per night
IMAGE
Unknown
$433 per night
IMAGE
Unknown
$438 per night
IMAGE
Unknown
$453 per night
IMAGE
Unknown
$457 per night
IMAGE
Unknown
$457 per night
IMAGE
Unknown
$475 per night
IMAGE
Unknown
$562 per night

Premier Rooms

$791+

Photo
Bed Type
Provider
Nightly
IMAGE
Unknown
$791 per night

Resort Rooms

$555+

Photo
Bed Type
Provider
Nightly
IMAGE
Unknown
$555 per night

Leisure Rooms

$507+

Photo
Bed Type
Provider
Nightly
IMAGE
Double bed
$507 per night

Double Rooms

$350+

Photo
Bed Type
Provider
Nightly
IMAGE
Unknown
$350 per night
IMAGE
Unknown
$355 per night
IMAGE
Unknown
$360 per night
IMAGE
Double bed
$377 per night
IMAGE
Double bed
$378 per night
IMAGE
Double bed
$385 per night
IMAGE
Double bed
$388 per night
IMAGE
Unknown
$395 per night
IMAGE
Double bed
$410 per night
IMAGE
Double bed
$428 per night
IMAGE
Double bed
$672 per night

Standard Rooms

$346+

Photo
Bed Type
Provider
Nightly
IMAGE
Unknown
$346 per night
IMAGE
Unknown
$350 per night
IMAGE
Unknown
$380 per night
IMAGE
Unknown
$383 per night

Reviews

Pros

Cons

Traveler rating

189
71
24
10
2

Time of year

Traveler type

Show reviews that mention

+
beach chairs in 4 reviews
beautiful grounds in 14 reviews
beautiful hotel in 124 reviews
colonial style in 7 reviews
fantastic view breathtaking in 1 review
free drink in 6 reviews
great location in 110 reviews
happy hour in 6 reviews
heart of waikiki in 6 reviews
mai tai in 14 reviews
old world charm in 34 reviews
poor service in 49 reviews
resort fee in 45 reviews
sheraton in 12 reviews
small pool in 61 reviews
staff very friendly in 93 reviews
waikiki beach in 104 reviews
  • Excellent
    Aug 2018
    9.4

    Location and service

    So many kids and not enough chairs and umbrellas by pool

  • Excellent
    Mar 2018
    10.0

    Enjoyed the stay

    Elegant surroundings, friendly staff, excellent location. We are glad we booked with the breakfast plan because the buffet with “Royal” options was awesome.

    I’m a Starwood member and was told at checkin that I’d receive a 10% discount on restaurants, spa etc at the Royal as well as the affiliate hotels. The gentleman said it would be deducted from the final bill; however, at checkout no discounts were applied. I questioned this and was told I needed to present my card at the time of each service and the deduction was not automatic. The bad info I received at checkin cost me at least $60.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2017
    9.7

    The staff was wonderful and the Mai Tai bar was a great place to sit and watch the sun go down. Rooms were very comfortable

    This place is expensive, it really helps to be in the mindset that you aren't bargain hunting when you stay here. If you are here in peak season and want to take advantage of beach chair or umbrella rentals you may want to book them before you are onsite.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2016
    10.0

    Wonderful Stay-cation

    My girlfriend and I agree that The Royal Hawaiian is our go-to hotel for our stay-cations. We LOVE it there. It's hard to even consider other local hotels. The staff, the facilities, the service, and the way that the hotel feels secluded even though we're in the middle of Waikiki... there's so much to love about this place. This is our second year in a row staying here, and we'll definitely be back. Mahalo to everyone there for continuing to impress us.

    This space intentionally left blank. :-)

  • Okay
    Apr 2016
    6.0

    on the beach

    They charge for a beach chair 45.00 daily. very crowded at pool and pool is very small.

  • Excellent
    Mar 2016
    10.0

    Have dreamed of staying at the Royal Hawaiian for many years. The vacation more-than lived up to expectations. The adjacent mall and food court provided entertainment, shopping and reasonable meal choices.

    Mid-week was peaceful and serene. By the weekend the place was filling up with lots of tourists. Can't believe how many people were in Waikiki in general.

  • Excellent
    Nov 2015
    8.8

    A bit disappointing

    The hotel itself is quite beautiful. Though there is a very small pool, the pool deck is very comfortable and private. There is a fabulous view of Diamond Head on the beach. It's also not a mega hotel, so the number of people wasn't too overwhelming. The delicious muffins were a very nice touch, as well as the staff attention on the pool deck. Great location.

    Our room seemed small. There were too many reasons we had to call for help, including repairs to the room and keys not working. All resolved, but annoying. I don't think a hotel of this caliber should be having these kind of problems. The price tag is very steep and I wasn't convinced it was worth it.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2015
    9.1

    Excellent Hotel

    Really good rooms and service.

    The gym was not good!

  • Excellent
    Aug 2015
    8.2

    Great historic hotel!

    Location is tops, literally the best part of Waikiki Beach fronts the hotel. Amazing history, second only to the Moana Surfrider. Very romantic, but not much stuff to do for kids.

    AC in historic wing could be better. Pool is very small. Not sure why families bring kids here, they'd be much happier at one of the bigger resorts (including the Sheraton right next door).

  • Excellent
    Aug 2015
    9.4

    Waikiki

    Though we were in the heart of Waikiki, it did not feel like we were anywhere near the hustle and bustle that is the Waikiki of today. It truly felt like a getaway. Service was stellar, the staff was friendly and attentive, the setting and atmosphere can't be beat. You've spoiled us; we can never stay in another Waikiki hotel. TRH is the one for us.

    Minor gripes about cleanliness. Found a charm and a bobby pin left by previous room occupants, and toilet had a few hairs and spots also from previous occupants.

  • Excellent
    Aug 2015
    9.4

    Luxurious, perfect location

    Historic, iconic hotel, still the best

    Nothing

  • Okay
    Jun 2015
    4.2

    Overpriced/Overrated

    The beach the ambiance

    Everything else

No reviews found. Try removing a filter, changing your search, or clear all to view reviews.

About

Overview

The pink stucco facade of the The Royal Hawaiian has been a symbol of luxury Hawaiian vacation for the last century. From the Moorish architecture to the nickname “Pink Palace of the Pacific,” the Royal Hawaiian is the epitome of traditional elegant Hawaii. Recently renovated, guest rooms in the Historic Building bring modern luxuries to traditional Hawaiian decor white rooms in the Mailani Tower are outfitted in a clean modern, spa-inspired decor. From the moment guests arrive, they are greeted with luxury amenities from a fresh flower lei and multilingual staff. The lush services continue. Guests are welcome to lounge beside the salt water pool in private cabanas. The pool opens into a private beach. A nurse and physician are on call in case any visitors happen upon an emergency, especially handy for those traveling with children. Child featured amenities include free eating at the Surf Lanai restaurant, high chairs throughout the facility, and Poppins Daycare. Parents can pass the childless interval at the Abhasa Waikiki Spa or shopping at the resort’s many boutiques. The Mai Tai Bar offers casual dining on the ocean while the Azure Bar welcomes the romantic to dine among candlelight on the beach. Surf Lanai serves casual meals for the entire family. Kids and grown-up enjoy an afternoon treat from the Royal Hawaiian Bakery. Aha’Aina Luau is a dinner show that wows and amazes guests. The plentiful amenities, historic prestige, and wide array of activities make the Royal Hawaiian one of the most coveted resorts on the island.

KAYAK

More

Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.6 Excellent

based on 2,991 reviews

9.4

Location

9.1

Beach

5.5

Comfort

4.8

Wellness

Things to Know

  • Great shopping
  • Pleasant hotel grounds
  • Friendly atmosphere

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Parking
Fitness center
Free Wi-Fi
Increased accessibility
Business center
Car rental
Internet
Concierge service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Spa
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Beauty salon
Express check out
Air-conditioned
24hr front desk
Safe
Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
Playground
Private beach
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
EV charging station
Elevator
Hiking
Massage
ATM on-site
Child pool
Hairdryer
Coffee shop
Babysitting/child services (surcharge)
Pets not allowed
Wedding services
Linens
Towels
Cribs available
Cable or satellite TV
Currency exchange on-site
Gift shop
Laundry facilities
Laundry service

Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • U.S. Army Museum 0.3 mi
  • Fort DeRussy 0.3 mi
  • Kuhio Beach Park 0.4 mi
  • St. Augustine by-the-sea 0.5 mi
  • Magic Island 1.2 mi
  • Diamond Head State Monument 1.9 mi

Honolulu Travel Guide

Learn about Honolulu on KAYAK

Getting Around

Honolulu 7 mi
Kapolei Kalaeloa 15.6 mi

Nearby hotels

Closest

8.4 Excellent (6,656 reviews)
0.05 mi
8.8 Excellent (1,189 reviews)
0.11 mi
8.3 Excellent (1,497 reviews)
0.13 mi
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 72 hours.

Cheapest

7.3 Good (1,252 reviews)
0.24 mi
8.2 Excellent (1,718 reviews)
0.22 mi
8.2 Excellent (1,651 reviews)
0.18 mi
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 72 hours.

Most recommended

9.2 Excellent (3,134 reviews)
0.15 mi
9 Excellent (55 reviews)
0.19 mi
9 Excellent (2,798 reviews)
0.24 mi
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 72 hours.