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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

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

95% would recommend to a friend.

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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

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
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
Gattobriz
Vienna, Austria
Feb 27, 2013

Beautiful beach

We had a fantastic view from our premium oceanview room and we really enjoyed our time there. Most of the staff very friendly and helpful, but room service was definitely understaffed.

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

Queens Market Place at Waikoloa

Review of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
gjakawww
PA
Mar 11, 2013

A beautiful spot!

Staff helpful; great beach; food at beach bar and grill very good. Other restaurants at hotel too pricey so ate elsewhere. Room view incredible. Hapuna Beach is our favorite on the Big Island. Loved the openness of the hotel w/birds flying around.

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

Many restaurants within short drive of the hotel provide good food at less cost.

Review of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Blinded by the light
San Francisco
Mar 28, 2013

Hapuna Prince

The Hapuna is a great hotel with an awesome beach right below it. The hotel is very quiet and you rarely see or hear guests, except at meals, poolside or on the beach. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The only real problem that we encountered was that mealtimes are limited and the bars close at 8:30. This wouldn't have been much of a headache , but the Hapuna is about a 15 minute drive from any goods and services. In fact the restaurant the bell hop recommended was on the other side of a DUI checkpoint.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
2
Nightlife tip: Not Applicable

If you are interested in a quiet beach vacation, this is the place for you. If you want to party or just enjoy the evening after 9:00pm I would suggest booking elsewhere.

Review of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MandE2013
Ontario, CA
Jun 9, 2013

beautiful but far away from fun

The hotel is beautiful. It is right on Hapuna Beach which was soo nice! Staff was nice and the buffet was good. Expensive @ $26 per person but it helped that children 12 & under ate free. The only bad thing is that the closest shopping locations and the bay that you leave for all boat tours and activities is 30 mins away.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Marglane
Houston, TX, USA
Sep 21, 2013

Very relaxing

If you are looking for a GREAT beach, this is the place to be! Water is beautiful and there is plenty of beach so you don't feel crowded by other people! Make sure you visit with Maka on the beach. He has great knowledge of Hawaiian history and information about the local dining available. He was also very helpful in making sure we had everything we needed on the beach. The staff is friendly, the rooms are clean and you have some wonderful views from your lanai! Lunches at The Coast Grill were very affordable and the food is good. We didn't eat at the other restaurants but I'm sure they are good too! This hotel is a bit remote so it might be best to have a car if you want to venture out on your own. Overall, a very nice place to stay!

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

The Luau at the sister hotel, The Mauna Kea, was a nice treat! Cost was about $100 per person but we used a coupon for 50% off the second ticket.

Review of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Br Neel
San Francisco, California
Dec 3, 2013

Hassle-free, last minute beach getaway

We wanted our return trip to Big Island to be about relaxing on the beach, and the Hapuna Beach Prince hotel did not disappoint. Hapuna Beach is one of the nicest on the island and our room was just a few feet from the sand. Rooms are spacious and staff friendly. Restaurants and bars on site are nice, though a bit expensive. Booked as part of a package and thought it was an excellent value.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jack Traveller
Brooklyn, New York
Dec 2, 2013

Weekend Getaway

y girlfriend and I stayed here for Thanksgiving break and we loved it! We got upgraded for an Ocean view at check in for a reasonable price and that was one of the best decisions. The view is spectacular! The room was gorgeous and clean. The staff is very accommodating and friendly, except for some of the towel personnel by the pool, kind of rude so get your towel and move on. The drinks are well made and a great way to spend the time by the pool and catch the beautiful sun. When we left, my gf left her bikini at the hotel and the front desk could not have been more pleasant in making arrangements to have it delivered to us. Will be back again soon!

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