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It’s not hard to see where the nickname, “Pink Palace of the Pacific” came from. Its flamingo pink exterior has made it an iconic art deco building since it opened in 1927. Its signature color extends beyond its walls to its umbrellas, bathrobes, and even pancakes.


This romantic 5-star resort sits in the heart of Waikiki, right on the beach. Enjoy lounge chairs and cabanas by the pool with chilled towels at the ready, or their private beach that’s just for guests. You’ll also have sharing privileges to use Sheraton Waikiki’s pool and waterslide next door. 


Get a massage in one of Abhasa Spa’s outdoor cabanas. Enjoy world class food and cocktails with a view. 

Covid Specific

  • Here are their Covid protocols. 

  • 24 hour room service is temporarily closed.

  • Pool chairs are cleaned and disinfected between guests.

  • Enhanced cleaning practices  throughout the property and guest rooms.

  • Please social distance from other guests.

  • Masks are required in public settings, unless you’re outdoors and can social distance.


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 2259 Kalakaua Ave

Honolulu, HI 96815

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Check In / Check Out

  • Check-in: 3pm

  • Checkout: 12pm


$$$ - $$$$$

  • ~$300 - $6500 / night

  • Resort Fee: $42 / day

  • On-Site Parking: $5 / hr or $35 / day

  • Valet: $45 / day

  • Airport Shuttle Service: $16 one way (reservation required, 888-229-7770


  • Waikiki Beach — steps away

  • Maui Brewing Co. Waikiki — 6 min walk

  • International Marketplace — 7 min walk

  • Rumfire — 11 min walk

  • Honolulu Zoo —5 min drive (or 18 min walk)

Iconic pink resort on Waikiki Beach. Luxury amenities and a private beach area that’s just for guests.

The Royal Hawaiian


An aerial shot of the pink exterior of The Royal Hawaiian resort in Waikiki — Oahu, Hawaii

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Beach towels are provided, but you may want to bring your own...



  • Mailiani Tower vs Historic Wing: The Tower has the better ocean views, lanais, is more contemporary (but maybe lacks some character), and includes breakfast and some drinks. It also has an exclusive lounge. Balconies with ocean views are only in the Mailiani Tower rooms. The historic wing has more charm (think pink and gold pineapple wallpaper), but the views aren’t as exciting and the rooms are a little smaller. The Historic Wing was renovated in 2008 and the Mailani Tower was renovated in 2015. 

  • Private lanais with every room.

  • Free Wifi.

  • AC.



  • Azure Restaurant where they pick out the day’s catch from the local fish market every morning. 

  • Mai Tai Bar for beach side cocktails and live music. 

  • Surf Lanai for their famous Pink Palace Pancakes with a beach side view. 

  • Aha’aian Luau every Monday and Thursday night. Enjoy a feast, hula dancing, and storytelling.



  • Abhasa Spa with both indoor treatment rooms and outdoor cabanas in the middle of a tropical garden for massages. Plus a steam room and jacuzzi. 

  • Private beach area with cabanas and loungers, for guests only.

  • Heated oceanfront saltwater pool with cabanas and chilled towels.

  • Sharing privileges to Sheraton Waikiki’s pool and waterslide next door.

  • One Go Pro Hero 5 rental per room per stay available at the Front Desk.

  • Welcome Bag of Royal Hawaiian Signature Banana Bread muffins.

  • Room service that ranges from pastries to three-course gourmet dinners with wine pairings.

  • Laundry Service.

  • Concierge.

  • Airport transport for a fee. 

  • Proposal and Romantic Packages.

  • Fitness Center.

  • Fresh Flower Lei upon arrival.

  • Full Tour of the Property offered to guests when they arrive. 

  • Honeymoon Registry allows wedding guests to purchase different items and services for your honeymoon. 

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  • The Royal Hawaiian History Tour is free and full of interesting stories about the iconic resort’s history and architecture.

  • Daily cultural activities like Ukulele Lessons, Beginners Hula, Ribbon Lei Making, Shell/Kukui Nut Lei Bracelet Making, Lauhala Weaving, Haku Bracelet Making and Flower Lei Making

  • Morning yoga.

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  • Beach chairs are available to hotel guests from 8am - 6pm. You may want to reserve yours in advance because availability is limited. You can either book a pink umbrella and chairs through Royal Hawaiian ($50) or a brown umbrella and chairs through Waikiki Beach Services ($60). 

  • Download the Marriott Bonvoy app to unlock different perks, like mobile check-in and check-out, get info about the hotel’s amenities and transportation. The perks get better, the more money you spend.

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  • Poppins Daycare is on the 4th floor of the Sheraton Waikiki. They offer cultural activities, beach and pool activities, local keiki activities. Btw, this isn’t restricted to hotel guests. 

  • High chairs and booster seats available for on-property dining. 

  • Free and discounted breakfast buffet for kids: Children up to 5 years old eat free at Surf Lanai’s breakfast buffet (regular menu items not included). Children 6-12 receive 50% off with one paying adult. 

  • Children’s menus at Surf Lanai and Mai Tai Bar. 

  • Access to the Sheraton’s kid-friendly swimming area with a mini waterslide, and a fountain next door. 

  • Cribs: They’re based on availability so request one when you book.



  • Pets not allowed.



  • The Royal Hawaiian was opened in 1927. It cost $4 million to build and took 18 months. 

  • There was a $110 million renovation in 2009. Then the Mailani Tower was renovated in 2015. 

  • Nicknamed the “Pink Palace of the Pacific.”

  • During WW2, it was exclusively leased to the US Navy as a rest and recreation center for those serving in the Pacific Fleet. It was re-opened to the public in February 1947 after a nearly $2 million renovation. 

  • Queen Kaahumanu’s Summer Palace used to be located where the hotel’s Coconut Grove garden is. 

  • Celebrity guests run the gamut: royalty, Rockefellers, Charlie Chaplin, Babe Ruth, Shirlie Temple, Amelia Earhart, the Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, Fords, and du Ponts. This is where Clark Gable and Sylvia Ashley honeymooned in 1949. Supposedly The Shirley Temple mocktail (ginger ale and grenadine) was invented here in honor of the child movie star. “Mad Men” season 6 opened here. 

  • It’s been featured in movies, TV shows, and even in “Tony Hawk’s Underground” video game from 2003.

Last Updated 6 / 15 / 21

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