|Distance to city center||2.9 mi|
|Distance to airport||7.0 mi|
|"Staff friendly and helpful."||(in 44 reviews)|
|"This is such a beautiful hotel."||(in 47 reviews)|
|"Great location in Waikiki."||(in 44 reviews)|
|"The pool was very small."||(in 10 reviews)|
|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|
Location and service
So many kids and not enough chairs and umbrellas by pool
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.
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.
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.
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on the beach
They charge for a beach chair 45.00 daily. very crowded at pool and pool is very small.
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.
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.
Really good rooms and service.
The gym was not good!
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).
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.
Luxurious, perfect location
Historic, iconic hotel, still the best
The beach the ambiance
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.
based on 2,991 reviews
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