The “Pink Palace of the Pacific” is as pink as the Halekulani is white. Everytime I step into the Royal Hawaiian, it still takes my breath away. I love its vibrant exoticism—the Spanish-Moorish architecture manifested in graceful stucco arches, the patterned floor tiles, the ornate lamps. Who knew that pink could look so good against Hawaii’s blue skies and seas? The historic rooms are my favorite, with the pink and gold-embossed wallpaper and dark-wood furniture. Rooms in the Mailani Tower wing are larger, the colors more muted (although, don’t worry, there are still pink accents) and the bathrooms there have fancy Toto toilets. Here, even your ʻokole (rear end) is pampered.
2259 Kalakaua Ave (at Royal Hawaiian Ave.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Mid-Waikiki Transportation Bus: 19 or 20 Phone 800/325-3535, 808/923-7311 Prices $395–$5355 double; from $490 suite. $35 resort charge per day (covers Wi-Fi). Extra person $155 Amenities 2 restaurants; landmark bar; babysitting; bike rentals; concierge; prefered tee times at area golf courses; outdoor pool; room service; spa; free Wi-Fi. A fitness room and a year-round children’s program (are offered next door at the Sheraton Waikiki) Units 528 URL http://www.booking.com/hotel/us/the-royal-hawaiian.html?aid=1254987 &label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Web site Royal Hawaiian
Map2259 Kalakaua Ave Oahu
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