Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort
Within the long string of hotels lining Waikiki Beach, the 528-room Royal Hawaiian stands out like a jewel. “The Pink Palace of the Pacific” (nicknamed for its dazzling stucco facade) is old-school Hawaii at its best (Mad Men even filmed the season six premiere here). The Royal Hawaiian has a retro-cool vibe created by the pineapple-print wallpaper in the rooms and hallways lined with weathered antique maps of Hawaii. Make sure to book a room in the historic wing for the most authentic experience—the newer tower is more modern, but shorter on atmosphere.