The Royal Hawaiian on Waikiki Beach is famous for its pink decor, attentive service and luxurious guest rooms. Because of its romantic atmosphere, the hotel is a popular wedding and honeymoon destination in Hawaii.
Rooms & Suites
384 of the guest rooms and suites are located in the Historic Building, featuring four-poster beds, pink marble bathrooms and hand-carved doors.
The 193 Royal Tower guest rooms have a more contemporary design and offer private terraces with scenic views. The rooms have been redecorated with carved wood and rattan furniture, orchid floral bedspreads, Hawaiian woven wall coverings and light green carpets.
Pink is the signature color used throughout the property, from sheets and bath robes to umbrellas and beach towels. Then there is the hotel's pink facade which one would recognize on any picture.
The Kamehameha Suite is the largest and the most luxurious honeymoon suite, featuring French doors that open onto a spacious terrace that overlooks the ocean.
The resort has a circular pool - lounge chairs, pink umbrellas and towels are arranged around the pool by pool attendants. Reservations can be made a day in advance to make sure that hotel guests get a spot near the pool. Lounge chairs and towels are provided to guests free of charge.
Pool attendants are available from sunrise to sunset. The Beach Club Cafe serves fruits, salads, sandwiches and hamburgers from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Complimentary sliced pineapple is offered by the attendant in the afternoon. Cold oshibori cloths are available to help you keep cool during the day. A selection of board games in available for guest use, including backgammon, chess and checkers. If you are afraid of sunburn, the lounge chairs close to the hotel entrance near the pool offer additional shade in the afternoon.
The Beach Club
Pink umbrellas, towels and lounge chairs mark a section of Waikiki Beach dedicated to guests. Watch surfers, swimmers and sand castle builders while relaxing in the roped-off section of the sand. The cafe serves snacks and drinks from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Round tables near the pool are quite comfortable if you want to enjoy a light meal without leaving. Food options include freshly baked goods, fruits, salads, sandwiches and hamburgers. In the morning, from 6am to 8am, complimentary coffee and tea are served to hotel guests.
The desk is open from sunrise to sunset. If you want to secure a spot by the pool, make a reservation as soon as you arrive, or even before.
Things to Do
The Royal Hawaiian Beach Club is a great place to sunbathe, read a Activities include surfing, catamaran rides, kayaking and outrigger canoeing.
Abhasa Waikiki Spa offers a range or relaxing spa treatments.
The Surf Room
The Surf Room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant serves Pacific contemporary cuisine. While enjoying their meal, guests can watch surfers trying to catch a wave just off the shore. The Surf Room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hours vary depending on the day of the week. Breakfast buffet costs $28 for adults and $16 for kids ages 5 to 12. Sunday brunch costs $41.95 for adults and $26.50 for kids ages 5 to 12. Lunch is a la carte. Sandwiches cost around $15. Dinner entrees cost up to $46.50. Friday Seafood Dinner Buffet costs $46.95 for adults and $26.75 for kids ages 5 to 12.
Mai Tai Bar
Mai Tai Bar serves a selection of hot and cold appetizers. Order pink beer, listen to music and enjoy views of the ocean. The Sunset Beer, "pink beer," is brewed by Keoki Brewing Company on Kauai exclusively for the hotel. The beer is smooth, light and full of flavor. The bar serves a selection of hot and cold appetizers. Prices range from $6 to $13.
Mai Tai Bar seats 20, with additional seating provided outside on the terrace. Live Hawaiian music is offered every evening. Mai Tai Bar is open from 10am to 1am. Call before you go to confirm opening times (808-931-8383).
On Mondays, the Royal Luau entertains guests with songs and dances from the Pacific Rim. The luau is a 40-year-old tradition and the only ocean front luau in Waikiki. Guests are greeted with a lei, Mai Tais and Luau Punch on the Ocean Lawn which overlooks the beach and Diamond Head. The buffet includes island specialties ranging from Teriyaki Beef and fish to salads and desserts.
The Polynesian Extravaganza features songs and dances from the Hawaiian islands and other Pacific Rim locations that have influenced the culture in Hawaii. The Luau begins at 6pm on most Mondays on the Ocean Lawn. The cost is $89 for adults; $50 for children 5 to 12 years old; free for children under four.
Because of its classical decor, attentive service and romantic ambiance, the hotel is a popular wedding destination. It can accommodate weddings of different sizes, ranging from a handfull of guests to over two hundred.
If you want to get married outdoors, try the Ocean Lawn. Alternatively, Coconut Grove offers an outdoor garden setting for a ceremony. The Regency Ballroom can accommodate 50 to 220 guests. For smaller parties, the Lurline Room features a private ocean terrace.
Wedding packages start from $1,800 plus taxes. Reception Dinner at the Surf Room available is for an additional $95 per person. For more information and reservations, call the hotel at 808-931-7430.
The hotel's Surf Room Restaurant is set right on the beach. From there, you can watch romantic sunsets over the Pacific. Duke's Canoe Club at the Outrigger Waikiki is also on the beach.
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Location: 2259 Kalakaua Avenue , Honolulu , Hawaii , United States , 866-500-8313, 808-923-7311