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Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

4 stars
62 100 Kauna Oa Drive, Big Island Of Hawaii, Kohala Coast, HI 96743
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
241 reviews
Good facilities, fantastic location

The hotel is located in one of the best beaches in Hawaii. The rooms are spacious, clean. My only... See full review

  • 1juanpa1
  • Aug 11, 2014
Amazing Hotel and staff

The hotel, location, and staff were amazing. We would definitely stay there again and recommend our... See full review

  • Sheldon and Roxana
  • Jul 22, 2014
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.

Hotel Map

19.9944 -155.8228
Area served
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is situated on 32 oceanfront acres on the sunny Kohala Coast of the northernmost end of the Big Island of Hawaii. Perched on the hillside, it overlooks the beautiful #1 rated Hapuna Beach.
Nearby airports
30 minutes from the Kona airport 2 hours from Hilo
Area description
Directions from Keahole-Kona International Airport (KOA) to Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel As you leave the Airport, turn left onto Queen Kaahumanu Highway 19, heading toward Kawaihae. Drive north about 27 miles, approximately 30 minutes. Half-way point: after about 15 minutes you will come to a stoplight (near the Waikoloa Resort area), from this point you are half way there. 2-mile landmark: look for the signs for the small town of Puako (from this turn off you are about 2 miles from the hotel entrance). You'll pass the state highway sign for Hapuna Beach State Park, go over the overpass and shortly thereafter, look for the entrance to Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel – the entrance will be on the right side. Enter this driveway and the guard will direct you to the hotel, located oceanfront.

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Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Rooms

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.
Terrace
One King bed or two Double beds. Located on the 5th and 6th 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.
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.
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.

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

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

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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (241)

Ratings and reviews for Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
241 out of 241
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
rush00121
Sunnyvale, California
Dec 21, 2012

Great view and location

Amazing beaches , v luxurious , amazing service . Only thing not in favor are paid internet, paid parking , a little far away from civilization to get any food . But in all , a wonderful place to vacation , highly recommend

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The restaurants near the Queen's Shops in the Hilton resort area , a couple of miles away have a good selection in the food courts

Review of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dave Sokoloski
Business
Seattle WA
Feb 11, 2013

Nice place - limite food options

Everything was pretty nice but food was an issue. There were limited options and if you wanted to go off premise - then not much available inside of 10 miles.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

Not many options

Review of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
traveler town
Wisconsin
Feb 10, 2013

lovely hotel, wonderful hosts

This is a lovely hotel. The cleanliness could be improved, but otherwiseit's a good value on an incredible Beach

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
zzzme
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jan 27, 2013

Decent place

We stayed at the Hapuna for 8 days in jan 2013. Pros: beautiful bay setting including whales breaching just off shore. Amazing sunsets. The best sand beach i have ever visited - no rocks. perfect for boogie boarding . Star gazing is offered through the resort and was a highlight as we live in a city with light pollution. (although expensive through the hotel). Nice rooms (although the tv was a CRT). The restaurants are expensive but so is everything along this coast and the Hapuna restaurants are no more so. the food quality is very good - superior to many other spots we visited - including the buffets they run a few times a week. from speaking with a couple that returns to the big island every year for 30 years, this resort is apparently in the best weather spot on the island. Cons: they want to 'nickle and dime' you for everything. For example, it's ~$10 a day to park in their lot, and this resort is in the middle of no where so you really don't have a choice. I'm sure they don't check to make sure you've paid for parking as they don't take your car information so you could get away without paying depending on your personal ethics. Wireless internet is another ~$11 a day and is very very slow - personally if i am paying this much for the service I expect it to work. Water in the room is extra, boogie boards are $7/hr etc. If they included these components rather than being so miserly it would be appreciated and help guests to feel they are appreciated. We paid for a package at $25 a day for these things plus a few other things kicked in and then the staff would forget to bring the two included waters to the room. nothing major but sometimes it's the little things that count.. Also, the room has no amenities for you to prepare your own meals so a trip in to Kona to get supplies is suggested. although the best weather spot, you are +30 minutes to Kona and cut off from broader amenities. Expect to spend some time driving unless you stay on the resort. Ie the walk score is low. :) The staff is so-so. We came from the Trump in Honolulu and this was certainly a step down in service, although it's not terrible, just not that friendly when you check in, book excursions etc. Overall, this is a nice place especially if you can get it at a decent price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

we really liked the star gazing offered at the resort.

Review of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Flamenca
Zurich, Switzerland
Jan 18, 2013

nice but expensive with extras not included

at nearly 500 USD per night we enjoyed our room premium oceanview room with beautful view - BUT no glasses, no mini-bar, no knive&no fork&no bottle opener, and wifi at extra-charge same as parking AND no restaurant or bar open after 9.30pm..... Some staff very friendly and helpful but quite a few staff not so nice and friendly as expected in a place like this...... so on the whole we were not 100% happy- especially if we compare with same class of hotels in Europe or Asia...... but that's not Hawaii we know....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
VT Tony
Alexandria, Virginia
Jan 18, 2013

Beautiful location

The hotel is on a very beautiful private beach. We stayed there because we were attending a wedding at the hotel. The views from the balconies in the Ocean View rooms were amazing and worth the upgrade. The rooms are outdated, and the furniture needs refurbishment. Bathrooms are very spacious though. Everyone that worked there was very friendly, but the restaurants were very expensive. There's no food options near the hotel, so you will need to have a car and drive to other restaurants. Kona is about a 40 minute drive. If you want nightlife and lots of shopping then stay in Kona. If you want a quiet beach and relaxed vacation, then this hotel is a good option.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

As expected, the food at the resort is outrageously expensive. There are a few restaurants about 10 minutes north, and there are some south near the other resorts. There's also a grocery store in Waimea if you want to buy food and keep it in the fridge.

Review of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lchris
Nevada
Jan 14, 2013

Beautiful Hotel

We loved our stay at the Hapuna Beach Hotel. We had a fantastic view from our room. The staff were all very helpful and friendly accept for the woman with the short hair at the activities desk. My only recommendation is that they open more restaurants for dinner or vary the menu from night to night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Go on a whale watch!

Review of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lovehawaii1
la, ca
Jan 7, 2013

Great experience.

Hotel is great just make sure you dont expect much from the restaurants!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
rumpelstielzchen
Beverly Crest ,California
Jan 5, 2013

shabby and expensive

Ain't what it used to be. We went there once or twice a year. This was the last time. Needs new management. Mahalo and Aloha

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Waikaloa or Waimea

Review of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
shekasoo
Vancouver
Jan 4, 2013

Beautiful Facility, Room fixtures average

The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is situated on beautiful grounds with private beach access, perfect for any paradise seeker. The landscape of the hotel is exquisite with awe amazing achitecture. Room furniture and fixtures are outdated (tube television, old bathroom faucets, and etc.), but their outdoor pool is a must haven for splash and relaxation. To get around Kona and from this hotel, a car is required.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Manta Ray Snorkeling, a must see!

Review of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travel Ms. Mike
San Francisco, CA
Jan 1, 2013

Beautiful beach setting

I have stayed at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel around 15 years ago and I loved it. Great location, perfect weather, wonderful staff. I still feel that it's a great location, weather was great, and the staff was very nice but the hotel needs ome updating. I am very happy that we spent our holiday vacation at Hapuna and when we were checking in, they upgraded us to a partial ocean view room. Some suggestions for the hotel are new beach chairs, more parasols, new furniture and TV in the rooms. The hotel has potential for more with some TLC.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

There is no concierge. The activitiy desks are manned by tour companies to sell, not to inform. I would do my own research and book directly for activities. There are many places for dinning 10-15 min driving distance.

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