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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
Can't imagine a more wonderful place to be

Incredible view, perfectly hosted. Great swimming on the beach here, kind and calm place to relax See full review

  • traveler town
  • Sep 18, 2014
Wonderful experience

Hotel was beautiful and clean. We loved the location on the beach. The staff was friendly and... See full review

  • Chris V
  • Aug 31, 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

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:
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

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Diane and Al
Business
Howell, Michigan
Jun 1, 2012

Paradise~ great beach~quiet

We both enjoyed our recent stay at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary, truly paradise. Great beach, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, we are looking forward to going back soon! Highly recommend the Mauna Kea Summit Tour, fantastic adventure!

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: Short drive from hotel

Recommend driving to Waimea to Parker Ranch Grill, excellent food and great prices! About 20 mins. North from resort

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
omg051212
Business
houston
May 30, 2012

great location

Very nice gated hotel. Room is big with its own private backyard. Got to see wild turkeys in the backyard, it was pretty cool. Awesome private beach! But make sure to return the beach towels and let them know or else they will charge you without notice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

Best private beach in big island

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mary and Mike
Business
North Carolina
May 29, 2012

Breathtaking!!!

This hotel is beautiful. The landscaping is just breathtaking!!! The rooms are spacious and very clean. There is everything in the room for comfort: safe, refrigerator, coffee, robes, blowdryer...could go on and on. The staff are really friendly and will accommodate needs (I asked for a fan and before I knew it, one was delivered to my room!!!). The food was a bit pricy but I guess that would be expected for this type of hotel. Also, the hotel is a bit remote so to get to where there is any action is a bit of a drive. If you like to enjoy quiet and relaxing, this is perfect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Do some research...hotel dining is expensive. We discovered some other options for meals. Read brochures, pamplets, talk to other travellers about the area.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
John and J.M.
Business
Maui Hawaii
May 28, 2012

Fantastic Getaway

The quality of this resort is 5 star all the way. The staff is impeccable from the beach to the facility. Very clean and well maintained resort. The location to the beach cannot be matched, some of the cleanest sand and reef I have ever experienced in Hawaii. The pool is the best.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Just ask the staff --- they will excceed your expectations.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Quiet Hawaii
Business
Sacramento, California
May 18, 2012

Left the kids at home

If you are looking for a fantastic beach, pool and great views this is the hotel for you. This hotel is on the Kohala Coast of the big island which seems to have perennial sunshine. Be aware that it is 20 miles from the airport. You share amenities and beach privileges with the sister hotel, Mauna Kea, which is 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk away. This hotel is design for those who want to go and spend time at the beach or pool. Not a lot else going on. You have to drive to another hotel or to Kona (30 miles away). There are shops and a few restaurants located 15 minutes away on Waikoloa Beach Drive. We were looking for a quiet Hawaiian vacation and this was perfect. Hotel can be pricey. Rooms vary. There are several versions of "ocean view." We upgraded to ocean front which was awesome but expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
greatful1
Business
Napa, CA
May 15, 2012

LOVED THIS PLACE AND THE PEOPLE!!

This was a very beautiful location and the room and facilities were so wonderful! We had the best vacation of our lives...from the start to finish...the whole trip was perfect and we rarely left the Hapuna Price and Mauna Kea...the views and nightly music and the yummy food at the buffets...we snorkeled every day right from the beach...at both places and we swam with the same sea turtle family each day it was magical and we will be going back asap!!

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

the Kings and Queens shoppes in the waikaloa resort area are a great place to get some really good less expensive food...we loved the island fish and chips at the Kings shoppes and the pre-made sushi at the market at Queens shoppes :)

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Don and Syl
Business
Los Angeles, CA
May 15, 2012

Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

The hotel is beautifully situated on a really nice public state park beach. There is an arrangement with the park where they are able to provide lounge chairs and umbrellas - and the beach staff are very nice about helping with this. Snorkeling off the north end of the beach is really quite good, particularly as you swim further north along the reefs. The hotel is nicely designed - open to the breezes. Nice big pool. The restaurants on the property, however, are very average, and very expensive. The Japanese buffet (Hakuna, i believe) was abysmal. Breakfast buffet was OK and the servers were all very nice. Lunch salad at the poolside restaurant was not great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

If you can arrange it, try to get a deal with breakfast included.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Traveling Buddies
Business
Portland, OR
May 8, 2012

Hapuna Prince Hotel

Great location on the most beautiful beach! Excellent views and spot to enjoy sunsets. For a $24 per day fee, they include parking (normally $15 per day) and wireless internet access, and some small food/beverage discounts. Nice pool and great, safe spot to get in the ocean. As I have found in most hotels in Hawaii, the food is not on a par with the hotel. It is very expensive ($24 breakfast, and $15 hamburgers, $35+ entrees), and mostly run-of-the-mill offerings. The in-room fridge does allow you to stock some food and beverages in your room. You'll need a car to sample other restaurants. I would return to the hotel, but will probably look for a condo with an ocean view and a kitchen first.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

I recommend going 20 miles to the small town of Hawi, a creative little town that harks back to small town merchants and fun shops and restaurants.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jasonsgirl
Business
San Francisco, CA, USA
Apr 15, 2012

fantastic family getaway

True, the hotel is a little dated--but it is very clean and we had a fabulous and comfortable stay here. We are a family of 4--mom, dad, and 2 boys ages 5 and 7. This was a wonderful stay for us. The location can't be beat. The pool is big and simple (no water slides and no deep end--the whole pool is about 4 ft. deep). The BEST thing is the location--it is right on the most beautiful beach on the big island--so it was so easy for us to play at the beach or swim at the pool. My boys were in heaven...which meant WE were in heaven too. The major downside to this hotel is the restaurant choices. The pool side cafe was great--good food, good selection, and decent prices--but it only serves food from 11-3 each day. The other restaurant choices are very limited for younger kids (and non-meat or non-seafood eaters). We ate one meal at the Hau Tree at the Mauna Kea Resort next door--and that was WONDERFUL! Overall, the price (we got a GREAT deal on-line) and the location make this a PERFECT family vacation spot.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Foodland Market at Mauna Lani shopping center. Has a nice deli area, fresh sushi rolls, fruits and vegies, milk, alcohol, etc. It's about a 6 mile drive from the hotel.

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Review of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Beautifulog
Business
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Apr 10, 2012

Great getaway

Perfect beach location. We went to all the beaches in kona beaches and this one was the best . Not crowded clear water soft sand . It was just perfect for our honeymoon.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Cafe pesto is up the road about 8 miles up the road and there food is so good

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