Renovated in 2008 and decorated in a tropical theme, the rooms come with plush beds, Wi-Fi (included as fee), mini-fridges, iPod docking stations and flat-panel TVs with premium cable. Rooms have views of the garden, royal grove or ocean, and some rooms have lanais. The hotel has a multi-pool complex with 70-foot water slide, hot tubs, weekly luaus, luxury day spa, lei-making classes,and a beachfront restaurant and famous bar where the Mai Tai was said to have been invented. Parking is included in the resort fee. The Royal Hawaiian is nestled right on a private stretch of Waikiki Beach, next to the Royal Hawaiian Center for indoor shopping, and across the street from the International Market Place. Honolulu International Airport is eight miles southeast. our guests say the "nice" and "very friendly" Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki is "a gem" with "outstanding" services "a stone's throw away" from Waikiki Beach.