In the above photo James & Joseph Rockford are seen in the Honolulu Hawaii Airport after arriving on the island.
BLOOPER: Rocky tells his son Jim this is the first time he was been to Hawaii. But in a previous episode of the Rockford Files - "Dirty Money, Black Light" 1977 - Rocky won a trip to Hawaii and went there only to be subsequently grabbed by the FBI and brought back to Los Angeles California due to a case his son Jim Rockford was working on.
The above hotel room was located in the Hawaiian Village Hotel - This is confirmed by the name of the hotel being printed on the room phone in the below photo.
UPDATE 04/17/2016: I received the following e-mail in regards to this hotel -
Hello there! Thanks for the great website! Here's something to add for you:
Regarding Rockford Files " The Hawaiian Holiday" episode -- The "Royal Surf" hotel depicted in the show was fictional and hotel signage added by the studio for effect; but the location itself really did exist as an actual Waikiki hotel . . . . it was (and still is) The Halekulani (next door to the Hawaiian Village).
Compare your webpage screenshot of the "Royal Surf" with this old photo of the Halekulani - note the details etc. This photo is from the 'legacy' section of the current Halekulani website - http://www.halekulani.com/hotel/waikiki-legacy - so I'm guessing that portion of the property used for Rockford was torn down during a subsequent remodel. The area looks very revamped on google Earth. But the Halekulani has been there since before the Rockford shoot.
Anyhow, thought I'd pass along the info.
Thank you Chris for the above e-mail and the below photo!
BELOW FIVE PHOTOS - Banyan Gardens Restaurant - Honolulu Hawaii
Elissa Dulce Hoopai
ABOVE PHOTO: Jim Rockford gets attacked behind the Banyan Gardens Restaurant & Lounge
In the above photo you can see the restaurant's name on the sign hanging off the top of the building and in the below photo you can see a part of the name "Gardens" along with the same tree logo on the wall behind Jim Rockford.
ABOVE PHOTO: Jimmy Borges plays the restaurant manager Marshal Mingus at the Banyan Gardens Restaurant.
ABOVE PHOTO: Christopher Cary played the slick player Dutch Ingram.
ABOVE PHOTO: Good old Chicagoan James Murtaugh makes his 4th appearance on the Rockford Files TV Series playing Gordon Lyle
ABOVE PHOTO: Actor Jack Garner, James Garner's older brother played LAPD Capt. McEnroe. Poor Jack was left behind in Los Angeles as most of the crew were in Hawaii.
Jack Garner passed away in 2011.
ABOVE PHOTO: The very sexy and beautiful Julie Blissett played Mrs. Ingram. You have to hand it to the 1970's for some of the hottest womens clothing ever.
ABOVE PHOTO: What's a Rockford Files TV Episode without Jim Rockford being shot. All is well...Just a flesh wound!
ABOVE PHOTO: I am guessing that these are two real Honolulu police officers from the late 1970's. Any viewers out there who may know these two Honolulu uniformed police officers?
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ABOVE PHOTO: The Queen's Medical Center Honolulu Hawaii
1301 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, HI
ABOVE PHOTO: Danny Kamekona (1935-1996) played Honolulu Police Sgt. Oknemoto
ABOVE PHOTO: Lt. Dennis Becker and Officer Billings walk past some bikini chicks. It appears they are staring at these two women as much as we are now.