Royal Hawaiian Honolulu

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, United States

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The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort
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    MAI TAIS @ ROYAL HAWAIIAN HOTEL

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    THE ROYAL HAWAIIAN WON'T BE FINISHED BEING RENOVATED TILL ABOUT THE 20TH OF JANUARY AND WON'T OPEN TILL THE FIRST OR SECOND WEEK IN FEBRUARY.
    BUT A GOOD PLACE THEY RECOMMEND FOR MAI TAIS IS IN THE ROYAL HAWAIIAN SHOPPING CENTER CALLED 4TH LEVEL.. : 0

    Unique Quality: : ))) ))))))

    Directions: HEART OF WAIKIKI

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    Pink Palace on the Pacific!

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    When planning a special trip to the Hawaiian islands it seemed inevitable that arriving in Honolulu we should spend a couple of nights at Waikiki beach. Now luxury Hotels are so not me, but every now and then I can take a bit of spoiling. The main requirements for me are location and character and the Royal Hawaiian has both in spades.

    Right on the beach the Hotel is gloriously pink from the smallest details in the bedrooms to the wonderfully OTT exterior.

    Unique Quality: Setting right on the beach and its very own Mai Tai cocktail from the beach side bar.

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    A wonderful stay.

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    We were delighted to be greeted with orchid lei, and to find our room with a basket filled with pineapple, mango, apples, oranges and a warm bananna loaf. Everything in this hotel is pink. Pink towels, pink sheets, pink wallpaper, and pink bathrooms not to mention the pink painted walls that covered the walls. I actually thought of buying some underwear, pink undies, pink bra etc...just to fit in !!

    It was funny as ventured across road to find bar and walked into a irish pub which had green coasters, green chairs, green everything. Started to think I was travelling under a colour decore.

    Hotel is fabulous....rooms terrific...staff lovely...beach wonderful at your doorstep...breakfast terrace wonderful....Its expensive but worth the experience.

    Its a must if staying in Hawaii.

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    ROYAL PINK HOTEL

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    WANT TO STAY AT A SWEET ,BEAUTIFULLY HAWAIIAN STYLE HOTEL..???
    THEN YOU WOULD DEFINATELY ENJOY THE ROYAL HAWAIIAN...ONE OF MY FAVORITE TIMES TO SEE THE HOTEL IS AT CHRISTMAS TIME..IT IS POSTCARD MATERIAL !!!!!!!!Of all Hawaii hotels, only The Pink Palace of the Pacific has remained an icon of luxury and romance for over a century.A Waikiki landmark recognized around the world, The Royal Hawaiian Hotel is the ultimate vacation destination for honeymooners, families, and anyone seeking elegance from a bygone era.

    Unique Quality: Magical moments and endless opportunities await you at The Royal Hawaiian with rates starting from $275. The Pink Palace of the Pacific is more than a hotel?it's a legend. Opened in 1927, The Royal Hawaiian is just as remarkable today, thanks to its soaring turrets, hushed Coconut Grove, and service that anticipates every need, wish, and whim. Experience an endless vacation at The Royal Hawaiian at a truly unforgettable rate.

    Directions: NEXT DOOR TO THE SHEARATON HOTEL ON KALAKAUA ST

  • highend hotel in Waikiki

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    I stayed in Royal Hawaiian Hotel 2 nights January 27 and 28th, 2006. I stayed in the tower
    ocean front 17th floor, room No.1702. The room is now renovated. I recommend this hotel. The room is of ocean front and high floor. The building does not have the rooms of
    mountain or city view. And so the building is constructed for ocean front stay and so
    very deluxe, I think.

    Unique Quality: The hotel has beautiful and deluxe garden. Although staying in the city, you can feel staying the rich and well maintained garden house of king.

    Sometimes it is good to feel the exclusivity for the rich.

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    Best Hotel in Honolulu

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    Since opening in 1927, the Royal Hawaiian's unique blend of Moorish-Spanish design and stunning coral pink stucco has made it the most celebrated landmark on Waikiki Beach.

More about Royal Hawaiian Honolulu

The Royal Hawaiian Hotel

by Anjin-san

Royal Hawaiian Hotel, also known as the Pink Palace of the Pacific, is a hotel located at 2259 Kal√Ękaua Avenue in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. One of the first hotels established in Waikiki, the Royal Hawaiian Hotel is considered one of the flagship hotels in Hawaii tourism. It opened its doors to guests on 1 February 1927 with a black tie gala attended by over 1,200 guests. The hotel quickly became an icon of Hawaii's glory days. It was the Hawaii residence or Western White House of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and boasts the bar that invented the Shirley Temple cocktail (as does Chasen's restaurant).

With the success of the early efforts by Matson Navigation Company to provide steamer travel to America's wealthiest families en route to Hawaii, Captain William Matson proposed the development of a hotel in Honolulu for his passengers. This was in hope of profiting from what Matson believed could be the most lucrative endeavor his company could enter into. Matson purchased the Moana mansion, fronting the Ainahau royal estate. Christening it the Moana Hotel, it opened in 1901 as the first hotel in Waikiki. With its overwhelming success, Matson planned and built the Royal Hawaiian Hotel which opened in 1927.

During World War II, the Royal was closed to tourists and instead served as a place of rest and relaxation for U.S. submariners. While the Royal Hawaiian's lush tropical garden was (and still is) tranquil and poetic, on the beaches fronting the Pink Palace (sometimes referred to as the Pink Lady) one saw reminders of the war with rolls and rolls of barbed wire planted in the sand. President Franklin D. Roosevelt at times conducted Presidential business from the Royal Hawaiian, and it was the first facility to be dubbed the "Western White House".

The hotel was sold, along with the rest of Matson's hotels in Hawaii, to the Sheraton Corporation in 1959.

The Royal Hawaiian closed on 1 June 2008 for a complete renovation. The property reopened on 20 January 2009 as a member of The Luxury Collection division of Starwood Hotels.

Classic and Classiest Hotel

by Coonnie about The Royal Hawaiian

If you are looking for nastalgia, comfort, excellent service and a beautiful hotel, this is it. The Royal Hawaiian was far most the best investment we made. This hotel provides weddings that would blow you away. Within the past 5 years, this hotel went through a renovation.

The service is excellent and I was very impressed when the staff addressed me by name.

The beach is very relaxing and in the early morning hours you can see a plethora of surfers sitting on their board waiting for a wave; although the waves are not that big during June/July. A must for anyone looking for the bygone era retreat. It is one of the first hotels built on Oahu back in the 20's. It is VERY Pink in color ( known as the "Pink Palace of the Pacific" and is dwarfed by the high rise hotels, but once you enter the premises you will be drawn into the era from its hayday. The magnificent gardens are a true experience.

The older side brings you to feel like you were on furlough during WWII (of course with air conditioning now). However, you can still enjoy the feel of this hotel in the newer side that was added on for a more modern style.

An affordable Waikiki accommodation

by BLewJay about OHANA Waikiki Surf

This hotel is a great value for affordable Waikiki accommodations. Nearly 200 rooms offer kitchenette facilities, making it well suited for busy families and longer-staying guests. It's a 15-minute walk to Waikiki Beach, and a 10-minute walk to DFS Galleria duty-free shopping, International Market Place, Kalakaua Avenue, and Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. The on-site Patisserie cafe serves pastries, coffee, and sandwiches. And since it's located on one of the main streets in Waikiki, it offers easy and inexpensive access to TheBus, Waikiki Trolley and taxis (attractions around the city of Honolulu).

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Mai Tai Bar @ Royal Hawaiian closed for renovations?

by Karlie85

I read it is, and I really want to go there! Is it closed? If so, do you happen to know for how long? I didn't see anything on their website. I'll be there at the beginning of December. Thanks.

Re: Mai Tai Bar @ Royal Hawaiian closed for renovations?

by RogerOma

I'm afraid that unless things change in a hurry it won't be open by then as the last we saw the schedule is late Jan.
There are some other good spots along the beach though at the Surfrider at Waikiki on the Beach.

Re: Mai Tai Bar @ Royal Hawaiian closed for renovations?

by trvlrtom

Karlie, we stayed at there once and enjoyed the bar, but don't worry. There are other good places to get a mai tai!

Re: Mai Tai Bar @ Royal Hawaiian closed for renovations?

by Onedragon

THE ROYAL HAWAIIAN WON'T BE FINISHED BEING RENOVATED TILL ABOUT THE 20TH OF JANUARY AND WON'T OPEN TILL THE FIRST OR SECOND WEEK IN FEBRUARY.
BUT A GOOD PLACE THEY RECOMMEND FOR MAI TAIS IS IN THE ROYAL HAWAIIAN SHOPPING CENTER CALLED 4TH LEVEL.. : 0

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 Royal Hawaiian Honolulu

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Address: 2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, United States