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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Although I stayed there with my husband, we had great time! It's a awesome hotel for families with kids, because it has a lot of activities for everyone in the family. If you want to travel just with your couple, it has separated adult's pool, beach and a quiet area to relax. My room was an ocean-golf view, which was perfect for us because we were not near the pools where the kids swim. Also the view of the golf was relaxing. The hotel is huge, I know they have a more than 5 pools. Most of the rooms are two story building with 8 rooms. My room was on the second level because I had chosen ocean view, but I walked around and if you choose a garden view I think they don't have too much privacy. I stayed for President's Day weekend so all the restaurants were very busy. All the food I had tried on 4 of their restaurants were delicious. Staff and Service were as I expected "Exceptional" as all Four Seasons Hotels. Hotel is near Kona airport. i found sea-turtles resting at the beach. Not complaint at all!!!!

It is our 2nd trip to this resort staff and resort is fantastic even in the peak of holiday season. loved the spa and also their activities how quickly they came up with laser-tag for kids when the weather was not cooperating and wine tasting for the adults!

Service was truly exceptional throughout the resort, they make you feel like family...not sure how they do it but the friendly, personal touch makes all the difference, it was a great vacation! I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a Hawaiian vacation!

Four Seasons Hualalai is luxury. Its location at the water’s edge is beautiful. The property is well maintained with lush landscaping that is blended into the natural black lava. The staff is very attentive. There are several very nice pools and also very good restaurants. From the resort, green sea turtles can be seen along the shoreline, as well as humpback whales out in the ocean. Our Prime Ocean View room with a balcony was spacious. The bed was very comfortable. Our only regret was not having a swimming beach.

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.

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.


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.


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 2513 reviews