Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection ★★★★★

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$445
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Mar 5, 2016 Check-out: Mar 8, 2016
4.5 /5
Overall score
94%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.1
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  • Occupancy: 3
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  • Occupancy: 3
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  • Occupancy: 3
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  • Occupancy: 3

Overview

The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is an instant standout among the many luxury resorts in Kohala for providing upscale amenities and state-of-the art services without compromising the warm, small-island hospitality that draws visitors to the Hawaiian Islands. Staff here strive to make all visitors feel like part of the Mauna Kea family, starting with draping traditional leis over the necks of new arrivals. Once settled in, you can dive into exploring the surrounding grounds where the 11-court Seaside Tennis Club and the 18-hole Mauna Kea Golf Course are the highlights.

Highlights

Key facts

The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Kohala Coast location puts guests near Hapuna and Waialea beaches where the surf and sea life are always exciting. However, those craving a day in the sun don't have to venture far from the hotel. Right across from Mauna Kea is the white-sand Kauna'oa Beach where guests can relax with towels, equipment, chaise lounge and cabana rentals, all provided by the resort. Hau Tree, the hotel's charming beachside restaurant, serves classic American snacks and Hawaiian favorites alongside a tropical cocktail menu, so you can watch the sunset with a drink in hand. While Kailua Kona, the cultural and culinary heart of the Big Island, is just half an hour away by car, fans of Hawaiian tradition will want to stay put on Tuesdays and Fridays when the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel hosts its intimate oceanfront luau.

Dining

The Terrace
Home to the famous Mauna Kea Beach Hotel's Sunday Brunch, the number one favorite choice of the local Big Island community. The menu features a sushi bar, extravagant chilled seafood bar, specialty carvery stations and decadent dessert selections. Dress: Casual Resort Attire.
The Pavilion
Indulge in the finest local ingredients used to create the spectacular dishes you will experience each evening. Also enjoy experiencing in the Exhibition Kitchen - all prepared with the freshest ingredients and created to perfection. Experience the creation of masterpiece dishes as our chefs perform in our exhibition kitchen. Or be wowed by the latest in wine technology -the enomatic system- featuring 48 top vintners with selections to tantalize the taste buds.
Hau Tree
Located on Kauna'oa Beach, voted one of the best beaches in the United States by Conde Nast, the Hau Tree is the perfect retreat to indulge with your favorite refreshing libation or a culinary creation.
The Copper Bar
The Copper Bar has long been the favorite gathering place for the Mauna Kea guest. Located a floor below the lobby the Copper Bar is the ideal place to enjoy the Mauna Kea signature drink or pupu.
19th Hole
The Mauna Kea Golf Course is a Golfers Hideaway by day and Family Retreat by night.
Clambake
Dive into the Best Seafood Buffet on the Kohala Coast with some of the freshest ingredients found in the Pacific Rim.
Luau
Luau feast on Hawaiian food and enjoy authentic Hawaiian entertainment - live.

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Amenities

Featured

  • Pool

Activities

  • Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Spa

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Services

  • Business center
  • Conference facilities

Reviews

4.5 /5 Overall score

94% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 4.4/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.8/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.7/5
  • Comfort: 4.7/5
  • Location: 4.8/5
  • Value: 4.1/5

Great place.

Would recommend Mon, Jun 15, 2015
Lovely, if not over priced. Room has a lot of noise from lawn mowers if on mountain side. great roomy bathroom. expensive breakfast. decent sized room.

| Pacific Palisades Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

8 nights in Kona

Would recommend Sun, Jul 27, 2014
The Mauna Kea is fantastic. It's quiet and elegant. There is no nightlife there, no late night bar, frequently no one in the hallways after 930 or so. These are all major pluses. The beach is one of the best in the world. Ample loungers with pads, towels, umbrellas etc. The pool is small but really nice. We opted for the daily breakfast buffet....strongly recommend this. Excellent selection, service and location to die for, overlooking the beach. All staff are obviously well trained and very professional and friendly. Kona offers great natural beauty and variety..the Kohala coast is sunny, dry and perfect for beach activities. There is a huge reef which comes in all the way to the beach at the hotel. Anyway, it all comes at a price, but they deliver. We'll go back for sure..this was our second time at this hotel

Dining

2 great spots in Kawaihai 4 miles away. Several more in Waimea, 10 miles up the hill. Merriman's is widely known and fabulous

| Southern Cal Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Mauna Kea Near Perfect

Would recommend Thu, Jan 16, 2014
We spent a week at the Mauna Kea this January, 2014. This was our third trip over about a decade to the Mauna Kea. I believe that whoever is managing the property today is doing a wonderful, wonderful job. While the hotel has always been a five star location, the recent updates to the rooms and the level of current service are simply as good as it gets.

| California Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Awesome

Would recommend Sun, Dec 22, 2013
Bodysurfing and snorkeling with all the sunshine you could ever want. Resort is quiet and beautiful.

| Portland, CT Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Extraordinary Beach Setting - Ordinary Hotel

Would recommend Wed, Nov 6, 2013
Mauna Kea Hotel is 33 miles north of Kailua Kona and sits on a knoll, in its own little oasis, above a fantastic 2nd-to-none beach cove. Water is clear, sand is white and the snorkeling was great. Ate at all three of the restaurants on premises including the Sunday buffet and the food at all three was excellent. Although we didn't golf the course is in excellent shape w/great vistas of the private cove and ocean. The Mauna Kea is showing its age (please! get rid of the rope decor on the lower level walls) and we didn't appreciate our "turn down service" knock on the door at 8:20 in the evening. We stayed in the Deluxe Ocean Front room but for the price I'd rather be at the Sheraton Maui.

Attractions

Take the beach hike to the sister Prince Hotel - The Hapuna - beautiful small coves with turquoise water. It's about a mile walk w/some up's and down's but well worth it.

| Bend, OR, USA Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

quiet restful getaway

Would recommend Wed, Oct 2, 2013
We have stayed at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel dozens of times since 1987. Since school is back in session the Hotel definitely qualified as an Quiet Adult Getaway. Saturday Clam Bake. Not to be missed. All you can eat Maine Lobster!!!

| CA Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Excellent in all ways

Would recommend Sun, Jun 30, 2013
We came here for our honeymoon and couldn't be happier with the hotel. The renovation respected the original elegance of the 1960's-era building, historic in its own right, but brought it up to world-class standards. I recommend staying in one of the rooms on upper floor of the old tower....the rooms are larger and the bathrooms are huge and spa-like. The bathroom even had its own balcony! The views from the mountain/golf course side are gorgeous and unless you have to have water views you can save a little by choosing one of these rooms. With the $200 credit the hotel offered, most breakfast and parking charges were covered. The breakfast buffet is fantastic, but a bit expensive. Eat breakfast at the hotel, then drive 10-20 minutes away to some of the small towns for lunch and dinner. The beach is stunning, quiet, and kept spotless clean by the staff, all of whom were nothing but cordial and professional. We will definitely come back here again.

Dining

Avoid the Kona area...go north to towns like Waimea and Kawaiihae for some of the best restaurants on the Big Island. Closer and better.

| Bellevue, WA Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Beautiful Retreat

Would recommend Tue, Jan 29, 2013
The architecture of this classic resort is unique and contains a marvelous collection of oriental art incorporated in the design. It sits above a beautiful semi-private beach with a stunning view out over the ocean. It is away from the main tourist areas and the quiet is lovely. The staff could not be nicer or more helpful and obviously work in a place they are very proud of. The food is also of the highest caliber.

| Ashland, Or Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

5-days in paradise

Would recommend Mon, Nov 19, 2012
We were greeted with a lea and were led to a beautiful ocean view room in the beach club area. It is a beautiful resort with many antiques from the Rockefeller collection. The amenities were lovely - 2- robes, terry and Japanese style. 2- sinks plenty of storage and hangers. The only criticism is that the food is very expensive ($80 for 2- breakfast buffets including tax and tip) and average.

Dining

Go to the Blue Dragon for dinner it's a great place - live music and good food.

| Arlington, VA Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

High speed Internet is a joke

Would not recommend Fri, Sep 7, 2012
If you think that there is even a low speed internet access at this hotel, think again. It is FAR worse than a third world country. When connected, and this is iffy, the download speed averages 5kbs, often zero kbs. So if you think you can even get emails, think again. AND you pay a premium for this non-service. So, if you need internet access, bring your own satellite receiver.

| Waimea Family

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

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Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

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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.

$445
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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 5, 2016 Check-out: Mar 8, 2016