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The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki vs Turtle Bay Resort

Both hotels are recommended by experts. On balance, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort ranks significantly higher than Turtle Bay Resort. The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort has a TripExpert Score of 93 with recommendations from 16 sources such as Travel + Leisure, Afar Magazine and Frommer's.

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki
8 / 10
2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
From $254 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Concierge
"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."
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Which room to book: Be sure you're in the historic wing, in a Beachview room.
Fodor's
"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
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
Lonely Planet
"With its Moorish-style turrets and archways, the aristocratic, oh-so-pink Royal Hawaiian was Waikiki's first true luxury hotel."
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For old-school ambience, ask for the historic building; for ocean views, the modern tower.
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
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Turtle Bay Resort
8 / 10
57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731
From $239 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
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Concierge
"Ideally located on a five-mile stretch of a secluded North Shore bay, this luxurious 880-acre property has a high hip factor."
Jetsetter
"Family-friendly boutique surf lodge with two championship golf courses on Oahu's famed North Shore." Full review
Fodor's
"The Turtle Bay Resort boasts spacious guest rooms averaging nearly 500 square feet, with lanai that showcase stunning peninsula views." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"Set on a wide stretch of oceanfront on the North Shore of O’ahu, this resort has guest rooms, beach cottages, and ocean villas."
BlackBook
"Smack in the middle of legendary surf breaks, golden sand beaches and the North Shore's "pray for surf" scene, this resort is in the midst of what makes Hawaii surf culture world famous."
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