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The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

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San Dimas, California, United States
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

I've stayed here a few times - since they remodeled there are too many people for the pool - normally at other hotels I get free upgrades not here - even though I was paying for two rooms, I had to pay an extra 1200.00 for an ocean view - totally not worth it! Service is NOT what it used...

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La Jolla, California
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Stayed here several times through the years and just love the old school vibe of it all. Staff are wonderful from the concierge, bellman, pool attendant, room service waiters et al. Rooms are smaller than the newer hotels but the architecture of the hotel is stunning. Grounds are divine with huge Plumeria trees. Love swimming out front of the hotel,...

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Branson, Missouri
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We selected this hotel for our 47th wedding anniversary. Have stayed in other Honolulu beach-front hotels, but this is by far the best. It is elegant and the staff is the best in the islands, which is high praise since Hawaii friendliness carries over to its staff everywhere. We stayed in the original hotel, and the room was beautiful. The...

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RHCoordinator, Online Marketing Coordinator at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear Brokerbelle, We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful vacation with us here at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Thank you for taking the time to share your kind remarks regarding our resort. It is always wonderful to hear about our guests appreciation for our historic charm, as our team takes great pride in serving...

Pago Pago, American Samoa
Reviewed 27 July 2014

The location is amazing. You have the Pacific Ocean in your backyard, and many eateries and shops within walking distance. The rooms were lovely, but a tad to small for the price. However, the location and beautiful view made up for it. If you prefer to be in the thick of the tourist action in Waikiki--this is the place for...

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RHCoordinator, Online Marketing Coordinator at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear SaMoan G, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments regarding your recent stay with us at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. We appreciate your honest feedback regarding the room accommodations and we are happy to that our ideal location on Waikiki Beach helped to elevate your experience. We hope to have the...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We traveled as a couple with 3 young children. We have twin 5 years old and a 3 yr old boy and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Royal Hawaiian. Service is what stood out the most. Around every corner was a smile attached to a person willing to help. From the valet guys to the ladies at the...

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RHCoordinator, Online Marketing Coordinator at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear mikevideo, We are delighted to learn that you and your family enjoyed a lovely vacation with us here at The Royal Hawaiian, and we greatly appreciate your kind remarks regarding our friendly ambassadors. It is wonderful to hear that you took advantage of the Helumoa Pool at our sister property as we know it can be difficult to keep...

Vancouver
Reviewed 25 July 2014

I'm currently staying at the Royal Hawaiin for my honeymoon. We had a good first impression when we arrived but it had been all down hill from there. The service is below par. As an example our room is not made up until after 2pm. We come back from the beach after lunch and there are no fresh towels. We...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 24 July 2014

It's no accident The Royal Hawaiian stands out amongst a plethora of hotels in Waikiki. It's pink color and unique design aren't what sets it apart; it's the service, atmosphere, location and professionalism of the staff! Having stayed at a different hotel in Waikiki 2 years ago, I'm confident The Royal Hawaiian rivals the best on the beach. I look...

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RHCoordinator, Online Marketing Coordinator at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear Joshuaas, We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful vacation with us here at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. We appreciate your kind remarks regarding our design and decor as well as our ambassadors. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Warmest aloha,

Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Our family attended the royal hawaiin luau on our recent stay - it was extraordinary! There were several courses which were all absolutely amazing - the food was truly incredible and the performances fantastic! The staff were attentative and the performers including. A truly amazing show I would go ten times over if I could, pricey but well worth it...

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RHCoordinator, Online Marketing Coordinator at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear haansy, Thank you for taking the time to share your kind remarks regarding our Aha'aina Royal Luau. We are thrilled to see that you and your family enjoyed the show. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Warmest aloha,

California
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I was very disappointed by the staff being somewhat unfriendly and disinterested is saying even hello in the hallways as they passed by. They seem dejected. The rooms are a little dated but large. The restaurants were closed during my visit, due to a Noro Virus outbreak just before I arrived. I was never told about the problem and only...

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RHCoordinator, Online Marketing & PR Coordinator at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, responded to this review

Dear RichCalif, Thank you for taking the time to share your review of our resort. We appreciate your feedback and concerns regarding your experience with us and we apologize that we failed to provide the excellent vacation you expect and deserve. We understand your concerns regarding guest communication during the health related situation and we apologize that the our communication...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 July 2014

This was probably the best hotel I have ever stayed at while in Hawaii and I have been there many times. The hospitality, room size, amenities, pools, hot tubs, beach access, restaurants, grounds, etc are all the best of the best. I absolutely would stay here again in a heart beat.

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Dear oniealw, We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed an exceptional vacation with us here at The Royal Hawaiian. We are also delighted to see that you have named The Royal to be among your top choices for resorts in Hawaii and we are truly appreciative of this. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warmest aloha,

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1927, the iconic Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, ushered in a new era of luxurious resort travel to Hawaii. Situated in the heart of Waikiki, the hotel offers cultural activities, gold standard signature concierge service, valet parking, doctors-on-call, florist, currency exchange service, Japanese concierge, laundry and dry cleaning, dining service and world-class restaurants and bars, wireless internet access in rooms and all public areas, multi-lingual staff, 24-hour room service, business center, and beach and pool services. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

Address: 2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2515
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range: RM1,682 - RM6,733 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 528
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Also Known As:
The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Hotel Honolulu
Royal Hawaiian Honolulu
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#6 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#8 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#9 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#10 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#16 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#18 Business Hotel in Honolulu
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“Junior suite 382 is excellent. Very large room with a gorgeous ocean front view and comfortable beds. (the bathroom is small but nice)”
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 of 5 bubbles Catherine4290, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stay in the tower that faces the beach”
 of 5 bubbles JeffJ669, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Older rooms but well maintained, plenty of clean towels (never had to ask for extras). Should have fans in every room. I stood in two different rooms over 9 days, first room had a fan and second room didn't. Definitely noticed the difference (stuffy without a fan). Ask for room with a fan, I would definitely come back again!”
 of 5 bubbles srangel2016, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Club level rooms offer complimentary breakfast , snacks, and daily happy hour drinks.”
 of 5 bubbles myrasq21, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were in the tower on the 6th floor - it was perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles paulg3132, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
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