$199 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 16, 2014 Check-out: Nov 18, 2014

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
170 out of 241
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

96% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room 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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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hapuna Beach
Business
Los Angeles
Sep 27, 2014

Hapuna is nice and mellow

Most of the people were very nice and overall would stay again. They do tend to try and really overcharge you for a lot of things that they should not, such as a simple espresso. Dinner is quite expensive as well for what it is. But the food is decent, just pricey.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dcunning11235
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Sep 21, 2014

Very nice, very friendly, but lacking in a few places

Our room here was very nice, the staff very friendly, and accommodating with e.g. a room change request a couple of days after we arrived (we arrived when the hotel was basically fully booked because of "HawaiiCon" ), taking off towel charges when we forgot to return pool towels, heating up a pizza for us that we brought back with us one day, etc. The beach was great, the fitness center very good, and so on. I give it only 4 stars for several reasons. The food we had was not terrible; this isn't praise, clearly. However, the food wasn't bad either. It was just 'ehh,' and you are wanting more than that when you're paying resort prices for dining. Secondly, for a resort that is separate from the two nearby towns of any size (Kona-town or Waimea) there isn't much to do if you're not playing golf and swimming every day. My wife and I are young -youngish, anyway- and I feel the resort would have been a better fit for families with children or somewhat older couples. We found ourselves driving elsewhere a lot. And thirdly, the hotel is showing its age in some ways. This is all in very cosmetic ways, but having e.g. buttons taped over in the elevator doesn't inspire confidence and certainly doesn't look good. Given how well kept the grounds and the hotel in general are, this was a bit surprising. All that said, we good a good deal on the room and we enjoyed our stay; overall it was definitely a positive experience.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Head up to Kawaihae for pizza, fish-n-chips, and take-out sushi if you're looking for some cheap, good eats; the little strip mall with the Kohala Burger & Taco has several shops and restaurants in it, and there is a marina/scuba shop right there, too.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
your royal highness
Business
Northridge Ca.
Sep 17, 2014

Hapuna hotel

The hotel was very nice but nothing exceptional.It looks like they cater to more business people and conventions.THe food and restaurants were very good along with a wonderful beach.The location was good for restaurants and shopping,The lobby was ordinary.It is a sister hotel to the Mauna Kea which is close by and let you sign for any of the restaurants.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

good restaurant in the hotel and also others close by.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Chris V
Business
New Jersey
Aug 31, 2014

Wonderful experience

Hotel was beautiful and clean. We loved the location on the beach. The staff was friendly and efficient. Great views from the many balconies. We would definitely stay here on our next visit.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

Great snorkeling right on site at the hotel beach.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Juleschill
Business
New York
Jul 11, 2014

Quiet vacation

This hotel was perfect for a quiet low key vacation, which is exactly what we were looking for! It was a little expensive for what it was, but still set in a beautiful quiet location. No noisy kids or anything..everything closed by 9:00pm each night. If you are looking for a quiet getaway then this is for you. If you are looking for noise and constant entertainment, go to Ohahu or Muai.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Lovely seafood restuarant in hotel. Get there early though as it closes at 9pm

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jim Petro
Business
Reno, Nv.
May 21, 2014

Great vacation

This is a great hotel with a great beach. Will definitely go back.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

About 5 miles north are several alternate eating places.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
kikorio
Business
Sarasota Florida
May 15, 2014

Anniversary Getaway

Location awesome on one of few beaches on island. Pool good but expected better as well as rooms. Large resort You do a lot of walking. Food very expensive, Overall good but my expectations were a little higher

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Rooms have mini frig would pick up some drinks and snacks too minimize food costs

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ducati rider
Business
Cleveland, Ohio
Mar 26, 2014

Happy in Hawaii

The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel was a great choice for our anniversary. The hotel and grounds are beautiful and the views were amazing. We had our room upgraded for free and had a late checkout the last day which gave us another morning at the beach. The location is 20 minutes to Waimea, 25 to Kona and maybe 10 minutes to shopping at the Queen's Marketplace. We already miss watching the whales from our balcony. We recommend this hotel for anyone wanting a relaxing vacation away from the touristy hustle of downtown Kona.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Dining costs might seem high but you'll pay just as much at restaurants at the KIng's or Queen's shopping areas.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Coloradoans
Business
Denver, CO
Mar 21, 2014

Right on the beach

Big hotel, but well-managed and right on Hapuna Beach

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

Business

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