$199 Avg/night
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Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

4 stars
View map of 62 100 Kauna Oa Drive, Big Island Of Hawaii, Kohala Coast, HI 96743

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
259 reviews
Beautiful Hotel

My son and I stayed at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and we had a wonderful stay. We were there in... See full review

  • Laney
  • Mar 4, 2015
Vacation 2015

First, the staff at the hotel were great! Everyone had a smile on their face and were extremely... See full review

  • David M.
  • Jan 26, 2015
Grand Hapuna Beach hotel with ocean views from every room
With an ancient name Hapuna, or "Spring of Life," the award-winning Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel sits oceanfront upon South Kohala's remarkable Hapuna Beach. All 350 luxurious guest rooms offer ocean views from private balconies. The resort shares its oceanfront landscape with sister property Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, combining amenities for an extended resort with championship golf courses, tennis, spas, a fitness center, swimming pool, restaurants and more.
Highlights
  • Enjoy access and signing privileges at the neighboring Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
  • Hapuna Beach is frequently ranked among America's best beaches by Condé Nast Traveler
  • Stargaze at the hotel's high-powered telescope with professional astronomers several days each week
Location
Less than an hour north of Kailua-Kona on the South Kohala Coast, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel fronts the grand Hapuna Beach, one of the Big Island's most famed beaches. Kings' Shops and Queens' MarketPlace are less than 10 miles south, with plentiful shopping and dining.
Rooms
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel angles away from the beach, offering ocean views from its 350 oversized guest rooms. Each includes a private balcony, Japanese robes, high-speed Internet access (fees may apply), bathroom amenities and large bathroom with double vanity.
Features
Recreation
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel features an oceanfront swimming pool, fitness center, golf course and full-service spa (fees apply). Guests may use facilities at the neighboring Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, including Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara and Mauna Kea Golf Course (fees apply).
Dining
Guests choose from several dining experiences at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. The open-air Ocean Terrace does breakfast both a la carte and buffet. The poolside Beach Bar offers salads, fresh fish and sandwiches -- or guests can make their own salads at Café Hapuna. Coast Grill features fresh Island ingredients with an American bistro slant. Room service is available.
Attractions
  • Hapuna Beach (In front)
  • Kings' Shops/Queens' MarketPlace (8.1 mi/15 km)
  • Lapakahi State Historical Park (14 mi/22.6 km)
  • Kailua-Kona (31.7 mi/51 km)
  • Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (51.4 mi/82.7 km)
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (via Waimea) (97 mi/156 km)
Policies and fees
Self parking: $15 USD + tax per day Valet Parking: $20 USD + tax per day

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Rooms

Oceanfront Suite
One King bed or two Queens in master bedroom, plus one Queen sofa bed in the living room. Located on all five floors of the Oceanfront building. 1,200 square feet. Private, furnished lanai with tropical landscape views. Island decor with light woods of wicker and rattan furnishings. Compact refrigerator,coffemaker,video games(surcharge), and in room safe. Complimentary premium channels and local calls.High speed internet access available for a nominal fee. Two bathrooms,including master bathroom showcasing granite vanity with double sinks. Separate glass shower stall and marble tub. Bathrobes and slippers available in room. Complimentary welcome basket with coffee,biscotti,and macadamia nuts.
Premium Oceanview
One King bed or two Double beds. Located on the 9th floor. 600 square feet. Private, furnished lanai with tropical landscape views. Island decor with light woods of wicker and rattan furnishings. Compact refrigerator,coffemaker,video games(surcharge), and in room safe. Complimentary premium channels and local calls.High speed internet access available for a nominal fee. Large bathroom showingcasing a granite vanity with double sinks. There is a separate glass shower stall and marble tub. Bathrobes and slippers are also available for your use.
Partial Oceanview
One King bed or two Double beds. Located on the 5th,6th and 7th floors. 600 square feet. Private, furnished lanai with tropical landscape views. Island decor with light woods of wicker and rattan furnishings. Compact refrigerator,coffemaker,video games(surcharge), and in room safe. Complimentary premium channels and local calls.High speed internet access available for a nominal fee. Large bathroom showingcasing a granite vanity with double sinks. There is a separate glass shower stall and marble tub. Bathrobes and slippers are also available for your use.
Oceanfront
One King bed,two Doubles or two Queen beds. Located on all five floors of the Oceanfront building. 600 square feet. Private, furnished lanai with tropical landscape views. Island decor with light woods of wicker and rattan furnishings. Compact refrigerator,coffemaker,video games(surcharge), and in room safe. Complimentary premium channels and local calls.High speed internet access available for a nominal fee. Large bathroom showingcasing a granite vanity with double sinks. There is a separate glass shower stall and marble tub. Bathrobes and slippers are also available for your use.
Oceanview
One King bed or two Double beds. Located on the 6th, 7th and 8th floors. 600 square feet. Private, furnished lanai with tropical landscape views. Island decor with light woods of wicker and rattan furnishings. Compact refrigerator,coffemaker,video games(surcharge), and in room safe. Complimentary premium channels and local calls. High speed internet access available for a nominal fee. Large bathroom showingcasing a granite vanity with double sinks. There is a separate glass shower stall and marble tub. Bathrobes and slippers are also available for your use.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Golf
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Service dogs allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Ramp access to buildings

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
One of the most sophisticated, full-service meeting facilities in the world, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel offers unmatched options for meetings, incentives and conferences of all sizes. You'll find over 85,000 square feet of meeting space, including an 8,400 square-foot ballroom, six conference rooms, numerous breakout areas and a complete Business Center with computers, printers and facsimile machines.

Dining

Coast Grille & Oyster Bar
Resort Executive Chef Piet Wigmans shares his love of Hawaii through his food - Hawaii Regional Cuisine. Blending the rich flavors of the island's ethnic dishes with the Big Island's distinctive ingredients, the unique cuisine offers fresh, flavorful and inspired dishes that showcase our island's bounty. The hotel's signature restaurant features an oyster bar and the freshest Pacific Rim cuisine in an indoor or outdoor setting. A specialty is the New England lobster, raised in cold pure deep-ocean waters at an aquaculture facility just down the road. Evening Dining, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Call for Days Resort Attire
Beach Bar
Located poolside, the Beach Bar features lunch and early afternoon fare with salads, sandwiches, fresh island fish and full bar. At sunset, enjoy your favorite cocktail and watch the sun slip into the horizon. During the summer months, enjoy "Dive-In" movies on Saturday nights for free. Open Daily, 11:30am - 4:00pm Beach/Casual Attire
Ocean Terrace
Overlooking Hapuna Beach and the blue Pacific, this casual open-air breakfast restaurant offers a thoughtful mix of healthy, creative items along with familiar favorites. Featuring a daily breakfast buffet and an extensive a la carte menu. Open Daily for Breakfast, 6:30am - 11:00am Resort Attire
Reef Lounge
Just beneath the lobby, the open-air Reef Lounge provides spectacular ocean views of Hapuna Beach and the Kohala coastline from its central location. Another great spot to watch the sunset, enjoy tropical drinks to the island sounds of live Hawaiian guitar and hula nightly. Open Nightly, 5:30pm - 11:00pm Casual Resort Attire

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
259 out of 259
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Libbi
Business
N/A
Apr 29, 2015

Property was beautiful!

The pool and beach area was outstanding. Free umbrellas on the beach all set up for you was the kind of pampering that made me rank this hotel a4. Nice pool and hot tub area too. Down side was the interior of the hotel was run down, it really needs more care of the details. Some of the staff were very pleasant but most were not overly pleasant. There seemed to be a lack of pride among the employees to have their hotel be the best.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Laney
Business
N/A
Mar 4, 2015

Beautiful Hotel

My son and I stayed at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and we had a wonderful stay. We were there in January and the tides were high a few days but we could still lay out on the beach or enjoy the pool. The views were spectacular and the concierge was very helpful in directing us to a wonderful tour where we swam with wild dolphins off of the coast. The cons were that we had to pay additional cost for Internet (which was not reliable), and additional money for parking, so there were hidden costs, and it is a long drive to town (took about 30 minutes or more with slow traffic).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
David M.
Business
N/A
Feb 4, 2015

Great Vacation

Overall the hotel is great with the only drawback being the location. It is 26 miles north of Kona so there isn't much of anything in the local area. Great food at the hotel and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
David M.
Business
N/A
Jan 26, 2015

Vacation 2015

First, the staff at the hotel were great! Everyone had a smile on their face and were extremely pleasant to deal with. Everyone made us feel right at home. The biggest drawback was the location. The hotel is 28 miles north of Kona, so there isn't much to do outside of they hotel. There is one small village a few miles north of the hotel that does have a few small shops and places to eat. If you are looking for a nightlife, this isn't the location for you. The room was very nice. We had a partial ocean view and could easily see the ocean and hear the waves roll onto the beach. The morning breakfast was a bit expensive but this is a resort. For evening we ate at the on site Beach Bar and prices were very reasonable for a resort. All the food was excellent!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The hotel is located on Hapuna beach. Unfortunately for us, the waves were so large (12-15 feet ) that swimming was closed most of the week due to dangerous ripe tides.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gary S.
Business
San Mateo
Jan 19, 2015

Excellent as always

One thing that came to mind while there - if you get a garden view room on the ground floor - good possibility of seeing an occasional cockroach and flying insects in the room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Average upper middle clas
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Dec 9, 2014

could be much better

Hotel/resort is in a great location - excellent beach, view, and weather. Staff seem a bit curt at times but that could be the local way of life compared to the obscenely smiley American customer service. For a hotel/resort catering mostly to non-locals, they lack a restauran/bar that is open past 8:30 PM. Near by restaurants (about 5 miles aways) close at 9 PM and 10:30 PM. I am also not sure if they have a proper place serving lunch at the hotel. The most annoying aspect of this hotel and probably all other hotels is that they prefer to charge for parking, breakfast, wireless on top of the already high daily room rents. I really do not see the point of it. Why not bundle up all of them into one and make the customer feel better when they are at the hotel?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Get your food before 8 PM.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MT winter getaway
Business
Billings, MT
Nov 23, 2014

average getaway

We enjoyed our stay. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Great views of the ocean. Staff checking in were rude and gave us a room as far away from the conference we were attending as we could be. Gave us terrible directions on how to get to our room at midnight. Other staff were much friendlier. The food was ok. Beaches were clean and fun. Snorkeling was fair but waves too rough most days so couldn't see as good. Years past it was excellent when water was calmer. Parking garage was ok but they charge $15 a day...should be free. Wireless internet also additional fee which seems absurd.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Donna Pete
Business
Glendora, CA
Nov 13, 2014

Love the Big Island and Hapuna Beach

This was our 4th stay in the last 8 years and it was wonderful. We even got the same room that we stayed in the first time. This is the best location on the best beach on the Big Island of Hawaii!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Seafood Bar just up the road. It's a locals hangout with yummy food! Another good restaurant near the Seafood Bar is Cafe Pesto.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Arcthelad2
Business
Northridge, California
Oct 22, 2014

Perfect place for couple vacation

Located at Hapuna beach. Best location on big Island. Hotel restaurant is over priced but has good view. - Tip : Good restaurant is near by (Blue Dragon, Poke Shop, Hawaiian style café...)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Good & famous restaurant within 3 miles on northside.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Dave of Perth
Business
Honolulu
Oct 16, 2014

Weird place to holiday

This resort and it's neighbour, Mauna Kea resort, both owned by the same Japanese company, are striking cavernous but charmless concrete edifices resembling hospital buildings or (inside) airports, with endless empty corridors scattered with pointless chairs and lined with numbered cell doors. The rooms are cramped (for a married couple, 2 double beds and nowhere to sit) and uncomfortable, have noisy air conditioning and contain few facilities apart from a coffee maker and a small poorly functioning fridge. The gym is well equipped but the beach can be dangerous with dumping waves and rips when it gets windy, although the setting is impressive and sea is a perfect temperature. The place is also overrun by stray cats! Ask the officious desk staff anything and they will inform you about another inventive fee they can charge for your stay. Valet parking, wifi and a utilities fee special package will cost you an extra $25/day whereas the compulsory utilities with wifi but without valet parking is the same price. There is a $4 "delivery" fee for extra crockery or cutlery for your room. The restaurants are horrifically expensive and mostly ordinary and there are few alternatives nearby. The Manta restaurant in Mauna Kea Resort was very good but entrees average almost $20 and mains $46.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

I don't recommend staying here but if you do, try Pueo's Osteria Restaurant in nearby Waikoloa for exceptional Italian food and service.

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