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89 out of 100

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The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki

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8.5

Good (10,274 ratings)

Honolulu, United States - 

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140 m Royal Hawaiian Center

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280 m Waikiki Beach Walk

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350 m International Market Place

Hotel Overview

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki, located in Honolulu, has garnered a mixture of reviews from its guests. It is known for its distinctive pink architecture and prime beachfront location, offering guests a luxurious stay in one of the most picturesque settings on the island. While many reviews highlight the resort's strengths, including its stunning visuals and impeccable service, there are also critical points raised that point towards areas of improvement. Below are compiled lists of the top praises and criticisms based on user reviews.

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Hotel highlights

Property

Service

Nature

  1. Stunning Location: Situated right on the beach, offering breathtaking views of the ocean and easy access to Waikiki Beach.
  2. Unique Architecture: Known for its distinctive pink color and historic design, creating a memorable visual experience.
  3. Exceptional Service: Staff are frequently praised for their attentiveness, friendliness, and dedication to ensuring guests have a pleasant stay.
  4. Luxurious Amenities: Features high-end amenities, including a spa, outdoor pool, and dining options, catering to every need of its guests.
  5. Rich Cultural History: Offers a deep cultural experience with its history and location, adding a unique layer to the guest's stay.
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Area for improvement

Bathroom

Accessibility

Air Conditioning

  1. High Price Point: The cost of staying at the hotel is noted to be on the higher side, making it less accessible to a broader range of travelers.
  2. Outdated Rooms: Some reviews mention that certain rooms can appear dated and may benefit from refurbishments to match the luxury status of the hotel.
  3. Extra Fees: Guests have expressed dissatisfaction with the additional fees for amenities that they expected to be included in the room rate.
  4. Noisy Environment: The proximity to popular tourist areas can sometimes lead to a noisy environment, impacting the tranquility of the stay.
  5. Crowded Public Areas: Given its popularity, the public areas such as the pool and beachfront can get crowded, affecting the quality of relaxation.

Amenities

Kids pool

Waterslide

Babysitting

Babysitting

Extra beds/cribs

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Pool

Hot Tub

Hot Tub

Spa

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Total 10,274 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.4

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8.7

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8.8

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4.5/5

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4.0/5

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agoda

75 Reviews

8.4 / 10

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booking

317 Reviews

8.7 / 10

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expedia

1,005 Reviews

8.8 / 10

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google

3,797 Reviews

4.5 / 5

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tripadvisor

5,080 Reviews

4.0 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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3,797+ People Are Talking

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Hot Tub

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Property was mentioned 917 times

12% Negative80% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Deborah L2 months ago

Best location of any Waikiki hotel! Right on the beautiful part of the beach and walking distance through a lovely quiet courtyard to the main shopping district. This wonderful historic hotel is totally updated and drips in sophisticated luxury! The staff here are stellar and are extremely helpful, patient and kind. So professional and you feel like you are their one very important guest! Great attention to detail. Our room was lovely and was well appointed with everything in working order. Enjoyed coffee on our waterfront balcony every morning in our luxurious pink hotel robes and slippers! Superb housekeeping staff. Breakfast was included every day and was excellent - lots of choices and served hot and delicious! Staff here couldn't be more friendly and helpful. Wonderful property with a fabulous spa and pool. Nice luau in the evening right on the premises but sold out the nights were there! At least we could watch and listen from the lobby! Fun! We'll be back. Thank you to all the staff here for making our stay so memorable.

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BeachcomberME3 months ago

We absolutely loved our stay at the Royal Hawaiian! We’ve been traveling to Waikiki 2-3x a year for decades, and have admired this iconic pink hotel, walked around the property many times, but never stayed there. We have now found our new favorite Waikiki hotel! ||We spent a week on the 17th floor of the Mailani Tower. From sunrise to sunset, the view from our balcony was the best we’ve ever had in any Waikiki beachfront property.||Quiet rooms are hard to find in busy Waikiki, and what we appreciated most was that we did not hear road noise or street musicians on Kalakaua. The double paned slider on our balcony drowned out most of the music from Duke’s at night, and we slept very well in the RH’s comfy beds.||The service, from check in to check out, was impeccable. As a Lifetime Titanium Elite Bonvoy member, I was welcomed and advised of my benefits. We chose continental breakfast each day in lieu of 1000 points, and found the yogurt, fruit and pastries perfect for starting our day. The servers were all very nice.||The thing we enjoyed most about the Royal Hawaiian is its history, and how this history has been preserved in the historic building and its gardens. The beautiful trees and large grassy lawn are like a peaceful sanctuary in the midst of all the chaos of Waikiki. We felt relaxed the minute we stepped onto the property.||We found this week in early December to be relatively uncrowded, which was nice. We loved seeing all the Hawaiian Christmas decorations, including the pink trees in the RH’s lobby!||Everything and everyone at the Royal Hawaiian was simply wonderful, from the front desk staff, to the bellmen, waiters and waitresses, our housekeeper Harry, and The Beach Boys. We look forward to our next stay!

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 528

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Year Built 1927

WiFi Quality

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15

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155

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58

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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4K online movies

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Royal Hawaiian Center

140 m

Waikiki Beach Walk

280 m

International Market Place

350 m

Royal-Moana Beach

350 m

Waikiki Beach

560 m

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Airports Nearby

Daniel K. Inouye Intl. Airport (HNL)

12.5 km

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Restaurants

Azure

Nearby

Island Vintage Coffee

Nearby

Tsuru Ton Tan

140 m

Mai Tai Bar

350 m

Panda Express

Nearby

Street View

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Daytime safety

77 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

50 out of 100

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Honolulu safety index

Safety

Crime

89

Overall Safety Index

Very Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

89 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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66

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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100

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Property safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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89

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Political safety

Very Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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81

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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99

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

47

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

47 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

59

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Mugging or robbery  40/100

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Car theft  41/100

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Car break-ins  55/100

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Home break-ins  42/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

47

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Physical attacks  40/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  25/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

51

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Insult or harassment in public  41/100

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Corruption or bribery  55/100

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Drug problem  62/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$1.4 - $3

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Coffee

$4.1 - $7.3

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $1.6

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$13.6 - $36.3

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.7 - $4.5

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$2.8

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$49.9 - $113.5

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$9.1 - $22.7

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McMeal at McDonalds

$10.9 - $13.6

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.8 - $3.6

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Public transport, monthly pass

$72.6 - $72.6

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.1 - $1.3

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$39 - $63.5

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$22.7 - $87.5

Weather In Honolulu

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Precipitation In Honolulu

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Air Quality

Good

PM2.54

PM108

25

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Air quality is acceptable and pollution poses no health risk. Enjoy outdoor activities as normal.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

No pets, service animals welcome

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