Iolani Palace

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 8 publications
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8 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

The only royal palace in the United States, it has plenty of lavish decor to ooh and ahh over. Full review →



King David Kalakaua built this palace in 1882, as a symbol to the world that Hawaiian royalty was as grand as any in Europe.


Condé Nast Traveler

A National Historic Landmark, this gorgeous royal estate blends Italianate and Polynesian styles, a singular mashup referred to as American Florentine (the palace is the only example of... Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

America's only royal residence was built in 1882 on the site of an earlier palace. Full review →


Frommer's 35

If you want to really "understand" Hawaii, Oahu's royal palace is well worth the time. Iolani Palace was built by King David Kalakaua, who spared no expense. Full review →



The opulent Iolani Palanace was the royal residence of the Hawaiian monarchy until Queen Liliuokalani was forced to abdicate her throne in 1893. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

If you're intrigued with kings and queens, join the 90-minute docent-led tour... with plenty of history provided. Full review →

Peek at rare treasures and crown jewels

Travel + Leisure

A National Historical Landmark, ‘Iolani Palace is the official residence of Hawaii’s monarchy. Full review →

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