$275 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
249 reviews
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
Excellent as always

One thing that came to mind while there - if you get a garden view room on the ground floor - good... See full review

  • Gary S.
  • Jan 19, 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

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:
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.

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Guest Reviews (249)

Ratings and reviews for Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
14 out of 249
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.9

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
I love vacations
Business
Seattle, Washington
Dec 11, 2011

Great location!

The room was a little out dated, but was clean. All the staff that we contacted, the deli, the pool bar, beach attendant, reception, and the two gift stores were all pleasant and friendly. The food at the pool bar was very good. The lobby is extraordinary. Beautiful views! Parking is $15.00 a day. Internet access is $12.00 a day. I really enjoyed staying at the hotel and would stay again. It's not a Four Season, but it is reasonably priced, great views and on a fabulous beach.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Drive to the King's shopping area and have dinner at Roy's! The service and food was Impeccable! Not inexpensive, but worth the splurge!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SF based traveller
Business
San Francisco, CA
Nov 27, 2012

Good, but not great...

Good-sized hotel room with a beautiful beach. Don't go for a terrace room if you're not comfortable with having people walk right by your lanai within only a few feet. Dining options definitely leave A LOT to be desired, especially for the price. And the staff seem quite disorganized even when you have a dinner reservation made weeks ahead of time. Great if you want to spend all of your time on the beach or at the pool.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
DEEREMAN
Business
Eagle,Idaho
Feb 6, 2011

Big Island Retreat

Hotel is starting to show her age .this was our 5th visit it is obvious they have delayed all they can, place needs remodeled.Wallpaper peeling,woodwork needs refinishing carpet needs replaced. However is is still my favorite settings in the Pacific. Golfed at Mauna Kea teed off at 2:00 pm no beverage cart or snack service at clubhouse on the turn,staff was rude .will skip next time . Hapuna breakfast buffet is great.Pool food is great.However Latte machine was broken all week. Dinned at Mauna Kea extremely overpriced, moderate food, service slow. Try the Blue Dragon in Kawaihae for great food, music,and dancing.Do a sunset dinner cruise with captain Will great crew.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
DEEREMAN
Business
Eagle,Idaho
Feb 3, 2011

Hapuna Prince

This was the 5th time we have stayed at the Prince. Beautiful setting,however building and rooms are starting to show there age (needs remodeled updated,elevator was broken)Service was good. The Mauna Kea golf course (part of Hotel)is nice however course staff were rude.We teed off at 2pm no beverage or food service .I would not golf there again due to rude staff!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Try the Blue Dragon in Kawaihae for excellent food and entertainment. Do a Dinner cruise with Captian Will great people fun time.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shicks
Business
Portland OR
Nov 9, 2012

Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

There were three of us in one room, and because the room and bathroom are generously sized, it worked well. The staff was gracious but not fawning and the setting is fabulous. The room was quiet and well stocked with towels, etc. My suggestions include updating the funky old-style TV, and providing three chairs rather than two for the patio.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Cafe Pesto a short drive to the north is a must.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Butch of S.F. and Bronx
Business
San Francisco, Honolulu and the Bronx
Feb 4, 2014

Quiet location, nice beach

The locals love this beach. The hotel blends in well with landscape. I enjoyed watching the sunrise at the top of the golf course and you can see all 4 mountains before the clouds come in. Not all restaurants are open every evening. Go to the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel for some nice restaurants or cocktails if you stay is more than one night here.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
vancouver, canada
May 21, 2009

Absolutely Beautiful!

The hotel was beautiful! If you are looking for a place for rest & relaxation, this is the spot! If you're looking for an adventure... dolphin swim, parasailing... it's about a 45 minute drive south for all those activities. The drive was worth it for us to come back to a beautiful, peaceful hotel... with a beach right on its property!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cc1032
Business
nj
Jul 21, 2014

friend trip

Far Away from main cities but appreciated the calmness.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lover of Light and Sound
Business
Yucca Valley, Ca.
Sep 23, 2012

AWESOME !

Definately my favorite hotel on planet earth! Big Island is visually amazing and this hotel rivals the island itself for stunning beauty architecturally as well as its setting and location. I consider the Hapuna Prince a destination in itself. My poor travel companinon really had to coax to get me to leave to visit other island sites. Why leave? Arguably, the best white sand beach on big Island and in my opinion the very best snorkling on the island. What I like about snorkling is the super easy water entry from the little cove on property(ask staff where this is... many visitors overlook this almost private cove and enter the water from the beach which is ok but this cove with its white sand bottom is a little paradise with many varieties and small schools of colorful fish... we even saw a sea turtle and a 4ft Manta ray here. Again, for beginning snorklers this cove has a gentle slopping, silky, smooth sandy bottom that allows you to begin snorkling without even having to swim. It also allows divers to gradually and easily move out into deaper more challenging water and as you move out swimming close to the lava rock outcroppngs, which make up the shoreline here, it creates a spectacular underwater rock shelf/ cliff adorned with beautiful multi -colored corals and reef specimens( be aware of the pretty spiny sea urchins nestled all over the rock and among the coral... no nead for fear but very important to avoid, my friend, an experienced diver managed to bump into one and got about 5 little spikes broken off in his big toe! ... personally I do not touch, stand or sit on any of the submerged rock or coral... as I saw some people doing on this trip. ) Now for he architecture, the pictures do not do it justice... the first time I entered the lobby of this magnicent hotel it took my breath away. When a person enters the lobby from the private entance road you are treated to a spectacular surprise. What the first ime visitor cannot know before experiencing it, is that the hotel is built into the side of a cliff! You think you are entering a classy, stately, two story building but as you enter the lobby the visitor is treated to a spectacular surprise as they discover that they are walking into an open- air, manmade, architectural, coconut palm studded, dream world eight stories high looking diagonally out to a sea across a stunningly beautiful white sand beach! The lobby is at the rear of a spectacular "U" shaped, nine story tall, covered atrium larger than the size of a football field!... complete with a suspended semicircular lounge/bar seemming to float mid- air one floor below the lobby. Honestly, the architecture of this hotel blows me away, even made me a little emotional the first couple of times I visited here! I am a building designer/ Architect and can spend hours walking around inside and outside of this maginificent architectural work of art! A masterpiece in its own right! Anyway, I definately can recomend the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel! Awesome! Gregg

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The little coffee Shop/ kiosk on the 8th floor allows a budget traveler to dine for breakfast, lunch or dinner for under Ten dolars! The breakfast plates are fantastic and the hotel has seating on all floors so that you can enjoy a variety of views, the same that the resteraunt dinners are enjoying, for a fraction of the price!

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Review of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Elizaveta
Business
Seattle, WA
Nov 14, 2012

Fantastic beach and excellent hotel

Swimming beach is one of the best on Hawaii. Golf course is pretty good.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Pretty much expensive

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