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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

When you arrive at a Four Seasons destination, you anticipate exemplary service in a very gracious environment. You will not be disappointed here. The location and resort grounds are quite lovely. The beach stroll southward through the lava is remarkable and I wish we had discovered it before our stay’s last day. The hotel’s small beach for swimming may leave you disappointed, but the island of Hawaii is really not known for its sandy beaches. The fitness facility is nothing short of spectacular and it is certainly the nicest of any hotel operation I have visited. Given what is on offer, I can’t see how anyone could be disappointed. There are a number of restaurants on premises and the Beach Tree Grill was our favorite. Watching the sunset from it’s veranda as the live nightly music gets under way is memorable. We stayed in an ocean view room looking out over the King’s pond and found the room amply sized. The bed was comfortable and the custom toiletries were extremely gentle and subtly fragranced. The one issue we had with the room is that a level of disrepair existed which we have never encountered in a Four Seasons Hotel. Pieces of shingles dropped from the roof above our door and usually sat on our porch the entire day. Paint was peeling on many parts of the deck and areas of the bathroom floor and shower were in need of resealing. I understand the Four Seasons has purchased the Kona Village resort to the north so perhaps they plan to rebuild that first then renovate Hualalei. Hopefully, the rooms will not deteriorate too much further in the mean time.

Here for a week Weather is gorgeous Food is heavenly So many swimming pools and places to just relax and walking paths and turtles sleeping on the beaches Life is beautiful here Housekeeping is fabulous Our accommodation is immaculate everyday Head housekeeper is HoneyGirl and she's the best Staff is warm and friendly and everyone is helpful with a smile I love it here Ulu is the most yummy restaurant at the resort and we are eating here every night We go at 6 to watch the sunset Life is beautiful at this 4 seasons Go Enjoy

Driving north on Hawaii's Kona coast, consider turning left at the Hualalai sign north of Kaiua-Kona. You will enter beautifully landscaped grounds between lava fields after passing through the gated entrance. Valet parking is available at the resort. The beautiful location and Hawaii's perfect weather greet your arrival at the resort. Lovely place to visit.

It is a good sign to see seasoned visitors accustomed to luxury repeatedly return. Such is the case for the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. They clearly have been doing something right for decades. Its two greatest strengths are its location and its team. Strong but less compelling are the restaurants which benefit from their beautiful beachfront location but perhaps could improve their solid if not stellar menus. The physical plant though two decades old is nonetheless in fine condition. The resort is favored by families and it is easy to see why. The hotel offers options for each age group: golf, swimming, snorkeling (including in a protected lagoon with fish and rays), kids' crafts which emphasize Hawaiian heritage (e.g. making bracelets with seashells). Surfing and bodysurfing are theoretically feasible though not ideal on site -- I've only seen the rare local out front of the hotel. However, the concierge can arrange excellent offsite options, including lessons, (35 - 60 minutes drive depending on traffic). a) Location The property is well-sited on a rocky promontory with a man-made and sheltered sandy beach. Over the years the property has become surrounded by low-density residential developments which abut the hotel golf course. This has added some competition for resources. Some reviewers report jockeying or inability to get beach or pool chairs. We never experienced this although we got to the beach before 10 am. b) Staff Knowledgeable and attentive as one would expect of Four Seasons staff. This was the case throughout the property. They are simply world class. c) Restaurants We enjoyed the two beachside restaurants and probably found their ocean and sunset views their greatest feature. d) Pools These are excellent and large. Thoughtfully, one pool area is designed with children in mind while another pool area is designed for a quieter adult experience. Those who are serious about swimming can do so at the gym pool. The most experienced and discerning luxury travelers in the world continue to come back. Kudos to the Four Seasons team.

I stayed two nights at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai for a corporate event. What a beautiful location with excellent views and lovely flora and fauna present everywhere. The staff was kind, considerate, knowledgeable, and friendly. I ordered breakfast for my last morning and it was delivered well ahead of time. The deliverer set everything in place in my room, poured my coffee and toasted the bread. The grounds are truly remarkable with a pool oceanside. Bring your camera with you and be prepared to snap away.

If you can swing it, you should make it happen. The resort itself is absolutely beautiful. The staff is on point. I think Four Seasons in general has the best training for their people...service is so consistent. Hualalai is no different. From the moment we arrived to the moment we departed we were treated like royalty...and they make it look easy. Can't wait to go back.

I've stayed at some amazing resorts, and this one is right up there but there are a couple things that keep it from being a 5. The layout of the resort is labyrinth-like and even after being there 7 days we still had a tough time finding our way around. The pools are nice, and the 'lagoon' to swim in is nice...but if you're into surfing or anything like that the beach there doesn't have much to offer you would have to travel elsewhere. The fitness area is a strange set up with equipment in 3 different buildings and there isn't much space. Our room had almost a stale, old musty smell to it which was a little off putting. The outdoor shower is a waste, nothing really appealing about showering out there at all. We had a 9 month old baby with us that would crawl around the room frequently and after crawling his knees and toes would be black, leaving us to wonder how clean it really was. Not really specific to this resort, more Hawaii in general, but to eat at the resort or buy souvenirs there the prices were astronomical. Don't want to sound like I'm complaining, it was an excellent stay, just leaving some honest feedback. Thanks!

We, Wife and I stayed for 3 days at this property in Dec 2015.It is a lovely beach property with lovely views and a very long coast line. Once can spend plenty of time going on long walks or just sitting by the beach or dipping in their pools. Their restaurants though nice and has a lot of variety do not satisfy their Indian palate, which I am sure is not their priority as well. Their rooms are very nice and have a lovely cozy feel to it yet being quite big. Beautiful sen sets.

We came here over the 4th of July 2016 with our 6 month old. The grounds of the hotel are stunning and stroller friendly. They have a number of pools, including a kids pool. The room was nothing spectacular, but it had the coolest outdoor shower. Beautiful view. When we arrived there was a giant sea turtle chilling on the beach - it was so perfect it was like they had the turtle on payroll. One of the coolest parts was the lagoon with all the fish. Since we had a 6 month old with us, a snorkeling strip or diving excursion was out of the question and the lagoon fulfilled that need to see fish. I find the big island a little boring (besides kona brewing of course), but in the event we came back I would stay here hands down. We also stayed for 1 night and the fairmont which was totally a big disappointment and underwhelming in every way despite our epic room. Both were Amex hotels but I wouldn't hesitate to book the 4 seasons over the fairmont. Oh and the 4 seasons set me up a pack and play at the kids pool - nice touch and well done 4 seasons!

We stayed at this resort for our honeymoon, and we love, love, LOVED IT! I could go on forever, but I will try to get to the point. The restaurants had great food, like 8 different kinds of mimosas, and a stellar wine list!! The golf course was one of the best my husband had EVER played on!! Resort grounds were amazing, and the staff was awesome!! The beach was phenomenal... I mean sea turtles that come right up on the beach?! No. Words. Such an amazing experience!! We had a beachfront room, and loved every minute of it!! Stay here, you won't be disappointed!

72-100 Ka'upulehu Drive Kailua-Kona HI

Located in Kaupulehu, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is adjacent to Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Golf Course and within a few miles (5 km) of Kiholo Bay. This 243-room, 5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 6 outdoor pools, a golf course, and a full-service spa. It's on the beach and also near Kaʻupuleho Cultural Center and Manini'owali Beach.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

All 243 air-conditioned rooms provide lanais, MP3 docks, and refrigerators. 42-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer jetted tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers are other standard amenities.


Property features

Awarded Conde Nast Gold List status in 2015, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 6 outdoor pools. Onsite parking is available, both free self and paid valet parking (USD 25 per night)—also useful is an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach resort include a children's pool, a health club, and a spa tub.

Room options

Ocean-View Room With One King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Prime Ocean-View Room With One King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Partial Ocean-View Room With One King Bd

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2509 reviews