Royal Hawaiian

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Royal Hawaiian

More than a hotel, the Royal Hawaiian is a legend. It was opened in 1927 and became an instant hit with high society, the wealthy and the famous. From Shirley Temple to Joe DiMaggio, celebrities almost always stayed there. Matson Navigation built the hotel to accommodate its luxury cruise passengers and within a few short years, the hotel became the most celebrated landmark on Waikiki beach. With its unique blend of Moorish-Spanish design, soaring turrets and pink stucco, the hotel is considered the Grande Dame of Waikiki.

The Royal Hawaiian has just finished a $9 million rejuvenation with all Royal Tower rooms and public areas completely refurbished from wall coverings, tiles, lights, furniture, carpeting and bathroom. All the oceanfront Tower rooms and the Historic Wing feature the Sheraton "Sweet Sleeper Bed", 13-inch pillow top mattresses, triple sheeting and down pillows. Both old world luxury and modern comfort can be found in both sections of the hotel with the Royal Tower featuring intimate lanais for wonderful views, coffee/tea makers and contemporary d�cor.

The Historic Wing features elegant furnishings including four-poster beds and Queen Anne-style writing desks. Amenities in both include high speed wireless internet access (fee), cable satellite TV, premium channels, air conditioning, voice mail, compact refrigerators, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, luxurious pink bathrobes, hair dryer, clock radio and much more.

There are three places for dining, including the casual Mai Tai Bar with wonderful views of Diamond Head and the ocean, featuring tropical drinks and hot and cold appetizers and the casual Royal Hawaiian Beach Club featuring light menus of American fare and simple island cuisine.

For fine dining there is the Surf Room, an oceanfront restaurant featuring a showcase of continental classics and contemporary Hawaiian cuisine, fresh from the islands. As a Sheraton guest you also can take advantage of their "Stay at One Hotel, Play At All", where you can dine at their sister properties, Sheraton Waikiki, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani and the Sheraton Moana and charge it back to your room.

The 12-acre beachfront property is filled with lush gardens and tropical trees to wander in and many property amenities, including an oceanside swimming pool with the shallow end roped off for children and food and beverage service available. There is also a roped off area on the beach fronting the hotel with attendants who set up lounge chairs, beach umbrellas and towels. There is entertainment nightly at the Mai Tai Bar and the hotel features a wonderful Luau every Monday night on the Ocean Lawn.

Other amenities include a flower lei upon arrival, arrival amenity of banana nut bread, 24 hour room service, Hospitality Suite for early arrivals and late departures, Valet parking, 20 gift and specialty shops, in house salon and the tranquil Abhasa Waikiki Spa which features natural, organic treatments to relax and heal the body. For children age 5 to 12, the hotel offers the Keiki Aloha Program that is held right next door at the Sheraton Waikiki with both a Spring and Summer program, with on and off property activities. Guests also have access to a complete Fitness Center and Business Center at the Sheraton Waikiki.

This is a lovely, elegant hotel, filled with history, a beautiful location on the ocean and an ambience that is unforgettable. Staying here will leave you with lasting memories of, not only Hawaii, but the Grand Dame of Waikiki – The Royal Hawaiian.


The Royal Hawaiian Hotel will become 80% smoke free by November 15, 2006. The policy applies to all guest rooms, including balconies, restaurants, lounges, lobby, pools, public areas and meeting rooms.

A designated smoking area will be provided for guests that smoke. Transforming the hotel to smoke free is underway and the availability of smoking rooms is decreasing.


  • Valet Parking
  • Wake Up Service
  • Beauty Salon
  • Business Centre
  • Room service
  • Crib
  • Flower lei upon arrival
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Ocean Front
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Robe
  • Spa
  • ATM Machine
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • Data Port
  • Pay For View Movies
  • Gift Shop
  • Children's Keiki Club/program
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Luggage storage
  • Bar/Cocktail Lounge
  • Hospitality Room
  • Conference Room
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Nonsmoking rooms
  • Alarm clock/radio
  • Cable TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Voice Mail
  • Maid Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Parking
  • Card Key access
  • Swimming Pool, children
  • Swimming Pool
  • Golf Nearby
  • In room safe
  • Fitness Center
  • ADA Rooms available
  • Beach Services
  • Child Care, by request
  • Activities Desk
  • Sun Deck
  • Turn Down Service
  • Lanai/Patio
  • Health Spa
  • Security

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