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The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort is located in the heart of Waikiki and shares an entrance with its sister property the Sheraton Waikiki. The Royal Hawaiian features 528 guest rooms and suites and is a SPG Category 6 property starting at 20,000 points per night, and is just a quick walk from the Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach.
The resort is one of the original hotels on Oahu, and you it shows in the small details of the property. I was pleased to learn that we were upgraded to an ocean view room at check-in.
Reception and Concierge Area
View from Ocean View room
Ocean View room with 2 double beds
Mailani Tower Lounge
Guests staying in the newer Mailani Tower as well as SPG Platinum members have access to the Mailani lounge, which is located on the ground level of the Mailani Tower, and key card access is required to get in.
Per their website, guests enjoy complimentary continental breakfast selections at Mailani Mornings and hors de ouvres and a selection of beer and wines at Mailani Evenings in the Mailani Lounge.
Mailani Tower Lounge
Breakfast consisted of assorted pastries
As well as fruit and yogurt
The evening spread had a few cold items as well
Open-air lobby in the evening
View from the pool to the beach.
Overall, the Royal Hawaiian was a nice getaway for three nights while in Oahu, and if you’re a SPG Platinum member you’ll get added value as you’ll get access to the Mailani Club Lounge.
The hotel’s main pool however is quite small and most mornings if you weren’t down early to claim a chair, you wouldn’t be able to get one the rest of the day. The hotel does have chairs and umbrellas on the beach for a fee.
While we were there, the hotel didn’t charge a resort fee, but their were talks that they will be adding a resort fee at the property so double-check if you’re planning on staying here.
Have you stayed at the Royal Hawaiian before? Feel free to share your thoughts below.