Built in 1927, the iconic Royal Hawaiian ushered in a new era of luxurious resort travel to Hawaii. Tourists would flock to this pink beauty, spending weeks at sea just to spend a few nights here. Well-known visitors of the likes of royalty and political law makers would call the Palace home for their seasonal vacation.
The most coveted spot on Waikiki Beach is The Royal Hawaiian – within the billowing sanctuary of private beachfront cabanas or from luxurious guest rooms showcasing unrivaled panoramic views of Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach and the sparkling Pacific Ocean – this getaway offers Hawaii’s most majestic and memorable experiences.
The hotel offers valet parking service, doctors-on-call, florist, currency exchange service, concierge service, laundry and dry cleaning, wireless internet access in rooms and all public areas, multi-lingual staff, 24-hour room service, surf-board storage, beach and pool services.
MAILANI TOWER OCEANFRONT SUITE
The Mailani Tower Oceanfront Suite draws inspiration from the view of the Pacific’s cool, clear waters. Calm your spirit and reflect on the day’s adventures in our Luxury Collection bed. Discuss your daily plans for our island paradise in your own sitting area with armchairs. Reconnect to the world with a flat-screen cable television or escape into relaxation with our luxurious Malie Organics spa amenities. The design breathes a new air of Royalty; it is at once authentic, cultured and contemporary in appearance, presenting a rejuvenated sense of place for The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki. The suite also features a private balcony with panoramic ocean views, furnished with chaise lounges and outdoor tables and chairs – perfect for relaxing with a coffee in the morning or dining under the stars.
The Mailani tower was constructed during the birth of the airplane age. As more visitors flooded the shores, The Royal Hawaiian adapted by expansion upward and outward with a tower that provides stunning views of Waikiki beach and crystal clear waters of the Pacific.
Azure Restaurant & Bar
A world-class restaurant perched along the Waikiki beachfront under the canopy of resort’s dramatic Spanish-Moorish architecture. The bejeweled oceanfront space is adorned with intimate candles and pristine table settings – creating an ambience of exquisite relaxation and upscale dining. Azure is currently serving a four-course dinner menu Thursday – Sunday from 5:30pm-8:30pm
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Start your day with our famous Pink Palace Pancakes as the sun rises over Waikiki. A trademark of The Royal Hawaiian experience, the relaxed, island charm of the Surf Lanai restaurant distinguishes itself by serving up casual elegance in a renowned, exceptional and personable style.
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Mai Tai Bar: Located steps away from the beautiful sands of Waikiki Beach, the oceanfront Mai Tai Bar is the ideal outdoor setting for enjoying the Waikiki scene while sipping on your favorite umbrella drink and savoring tasty cuisine. Your memorable Hawaii experience begins at this inimitable beachfront restaurant and bar where you can lounge and watch the surf roll in. Mai Tai Bar currently serves lunch and dinner daily. Enjoy a casual lunch or dinner coupled with a signature Royal Hawaiian Mai Tai. Mai Tai Bar features daily live music from 6 – 9 PM.
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The Royal Hawaiian Bakery: The Royal Hawaiian Bakery is a one-stop confectionery located on the resort’s Coconut Lanai offering everything from The Royal Hawaiian’s famous banana bread and classic freshly baked desserts to custom-created cakes.
Aha’aina Luau: Every Monday and Thursday evening, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, pays homage to Helumoa, the legendary playground of Hawaiian royalty where the resort now stands, with a modern interpretation of the traditional Hawaiian feast called ‘Aha‘aina, A Royal Celebration.
Before luaus there were ‘Aha‘aina—a feast of food, mele (song) and hula. In ancient times the Hawaiian people came together to celebrate momentous occasions, these gatherings were called ‘Aha‘aina (which translates to gathering for a meal). The Royal Hawaiian is located on sacred grounds and we have created a modern, yet timeless ‘Aha‘aina to honor the land’s majestic history through food, song, stories, hula, and culture—a true celebration of The Royal and its heritage.
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ADDITIONAL DINING OPTIONS – STAY AT ONE, DINE AT ALL
‘Stay at One, Dine at All!’ allows our guests to sign bills to their room at any restaurant or bar at any of our sister resorts Sheraton Waikiki, Moana Surfrider, and Sheraton Princess Kaiulani. By signing the charges to your room Marriott Bonvoy members will also earn additional points. Explore the below options at our sister resorts.
RumFire: All-day dining at Sheraton Waikiki featuring spectacular views of Waikiki and Diamond Head. Enjoy tantalizingly creative dishes and sip on a beverage as you watch the sunset in our popular open-air, oceanfront restaurant.
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Kai Market: With gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean and Sheraton Waikiki’s Infinity Edge Pool, Kai Market offers a relaxed indoor/outdoor setting for you to enjoy breakfast daily.
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Beachhouse at the Moana: Enjoy a modern take on refined oceanfront dining. Using fresh Oahu ingredients, our menu highlights island-inspired classics, succulent seafood and the finest cuts of steak. Located at Moana Surfrider.
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Veranda at the Beachhouse: Surround yourself with Victorian designs as you join us for breakfast. Dine under the canopy of a historic banyan tree as you listen to the sounds of Waikiki Beach. Located at Moana Surfrider.
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The Beach Bar: The Beach Bar is located at Moana Surfrider and just steps away from the beautiful sands of Waikiki Beach. Savor tropical beverages and shareable small plates while enjoying live entertainment.
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Surfrider Cafe: Located at Moana Surfrider, Surfrider Cafe serves an assortment of healthy options for on-the-go travelers. We serve specialty coffees, fresh-baked pastries, acai bowls, salads, sandwiches and more.
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Splash Bar: Splash Bar at Sheraton Princess Kaiulani is currently serving breakfast.
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Parking is free for the first 4 hours with a $25 minimum purchase at one of our restaurants or bars.
The Abhasa Spa: Indulge in a variety of treatments from classic to local massage styles, traditional to tropical facials, body wraps and cocoons, nail and hair salon services, and more.
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Pool & Beach: At The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, our guests can enjoy two pool options that cater to everyone’s needs: our quiet and intimate Malulani Pool, along with our Helumoa Playground (shared with Sheraton Waikiki), perfect for kids and families. Explore both pools below.
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Resort Activities: Situated along the apex of Waikiki’s graceful arc, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort offers guests unlimited options for water and beach activities. From parasailing to catamaran cruises and surfing and snorkeling, the beach always beckons. And just steps from the sand, a thrilling variety of world-class shopping, restaurants, and cultural events await your discovery.
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To conclude, there is a classic atmosphere when you stay at the Royal Hawaiian that can’t be matched on the Waikiki Strip. Every step you take around the premises is another photo opportunity. There’s nothing more iconic than the Pink Palace on the strip. Staying at the Royal Hawaiian is like jumping into a historical picture book. On top of the beauty and history of the location, they offer one of the most unique Luau paying ode to Hawaiian culture and royalty, specifically. Overall it was such a special treat to be staying here as we felt like royalty ourselves.
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2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Disclosure: Wanderlustyle was welcomed as a guest at The Royal Hawaiian. All of our opinions are honest. Mahalo!