The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 15 publications
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15 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Built in the Roaring Twenties, the Royal Hawaiian ushered in the glam age of Waikiki Beach. Full review →



After a multimillion-dollar renovation, completed in 2009, fans of the iconic pink palace can breathe a sigh of relief: The Royal Hawaiian Hotel is more glorious than ever before.

Which room to book: Be sure you're in the historic wing, in a Beachview room.

Condé Nast Traveler 88.0

Located in the former playground of Hawaiian royalty, this “classic, old Hawaii” pink-colored hotel is an “oasis right in the middle of Waikiki.” Full review →


DK Eyewitness

The beloved “Pink Palace of the Pacific” has been a Waikīkī landmark since it opened in 1927. The stucco exterior, the interior decor, and even the towels are pink here.


Fodor's Tick Choice

There's nothing like the legendary Pink Palace of the Pacific, and an $85 million face-lift in 2009, the iconic hotel set on 14 acres of prime Waikiki Beach is a unique blend of luxury and tradition. Full review →


Frommer's 34

This flamingo-pink oasis, hidden away among blooming gardens within the concrete jungle of Waikiki, is the height of luxury. Full review →


Gayot 49

A storied hotel fondly known as 'The Pink Palace of the Pacific,' The Royal Hawaiian abounds with tales from decades of history as the lodging of choice. Full review →


Lonely Planet

With its Moorish-style turrets and archways, the aristocratic, oh-so-pink Royal Hawaiian was Waikiki's first true luxury hotel.

For old-school ambience, ask for the historic building; for ocean views, the modern tower.

Michelin Guide

Still chic as ever, the storied Pink Palace of the Pacific was a Hollywood playground when built in the Spanish-Moorish style in 1922.


Oyster 4.5

Of the three luxury hotels in Waikiki -- the Moana Surfrider and the Halekulani are the others -- the 528-room Royal Hawaiian provides the most stunning design. Full review →


Rough Guide

The 1920s “Pink Palace”, commanding the beach, is one of Waikiki’s best-loved landmarks. Its original building, looking out across terrace gardens to the sea, remains irresistible.


Star Service Tick 5

Both new and returning guests will find this grande dame a formidable fashion-forward refuge with the kind of provenance that is nearly extinct in the world of hostelry. Full review →


The Telegraph 7.0

Though it doesn’t feel particularly Hawaiian, it does offer a shady seaside garden oasis, blending nostalgic relics and modern furnishings to meet contemporary expectations. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Iconic, surfer-filled Waikiki—so famous that its image has even been printed on tens of thousands "aloha shirts"—is almost always full of tourists and happy beachgoers. Full review →


Zagat 4.3

"Vintage Hawaiian luxury" in an "unsurpassed" location with Waikiki "at your doorstep", this "venerable" pink icon, built in 1927, is a "step back in time."

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The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

5 Star Hotel royal-hawaiian.com
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2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815

Contact (808) 931-7440
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Laundy Room
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Multilingual
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spa
  • Conferences
  • Tennis Court
  • Air Conditioning
  • Beach
  • Beachfront

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