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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Hapuna Beach State Park and Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site. This 258-room, 4.5-star resort has a golf course, a full-service spa, and 6 restaurants. It's on the beach and also near Mauna Kea Beach and Waialea Beach.

Dining

Enjoy dining at Manta and Pavilion Wine B, one of 6 onsite restaurants. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the resort and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee.

Rooms

All 258 air-conditioned rooms feature balconies, iPod docks, and refrigerators. TVs come with digital channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include minibars, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers.

Property features

Guests of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection have access to a golf course, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Parking is available for USD 15 per night (USD 20 per night for valet parking), and there's also limo/town car service. 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 health club, a spa tub, and outdoor tennis courts.

Highlights

  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Golf course
  • Outdoor pool

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr Kamuela HI 96743

Hotel Amenities

Exclusive Amenities This VIP Access hotel offers an exclusive amenity just for platinum and gold members. Amenities vary from property to property, and might include free breakfast, complimentary drinks or parking, spa or dining credits, free wi-fi, and more.

Hotel Amenities

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is located on the Big Island of Hawaii, 13 miles from the town of Waimea.

This Hawaii resort features a helipad which is used by helicopters offering private aerial tours of the Big Island. The concierge also can help guests arrange activities such as parasailing, bicycle tours, Segway rentals, and yoga classes. Lifeguards are on duty at the hotel's white-sand crescent beach, where lounge chairs and umbrellas await. Snorkel gear, kayaks, boogie boards, and sailboats are available for rent.

Hotel founder Laurance S. Rockefeller's private collection of 1,600 Pacific and Asian artworks and artifacts is displayed throughout the hotel. A brochure is available for self-guided art tours; docent-guided tours of art and gardens also are offered weekly.

Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara provides a full menu of Balinese-inspired body treatments, including four-hand massage, hot-stone therapy, and couples massage. Guests also may choose massages in-suite or in ocean-view cabanas. The fitness center with cable TV has self-service complimentary coffee. Four meeting rooms offer 1,989 feet of space. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available.

One evening each week, guests can join astronomers to view constellations through an 11-inch lens telescope. At Manta Ray Point, manta rays dine at night on small fish attracted by a spotlight, as hotel guests watch. For children age 5–12, half-day or full-day activities are available seven days a week, with a 50 percent discount May 1 to September 30.

The Mauna Kea Hawaiian Lū‘au on Tuesday evenings offers a traditional beachfront feast of imu-roasted kālua pig, island fish, laulau, lomi salmon, sashimi, pineapple, papaya, and more. Entertainment includes steel guitars, the hula dance, and the fire dance.

  • Outdoor pool 
  • Spa tub 
  • Concierge services 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Conference space 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 258 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Hair salon 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Garden 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Health club 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 4 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 6 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1989 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 185 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 4 
  • Golf course on site 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Business center 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Library 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Picnic area 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave (on request)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( USD 14.95 per night )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( USD 14.95 per night ), Wired high-speed internet ( USD 14.95 per night )

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Balcony 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Television 
  • Desk 
  • Digital TV service 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar - Manta features a new exhibition kitchen to highlight the chefs' artistry, along with the "Enomatic wine experience," an innovative wine-tasting program. Guests can start their day with Manta's breakfast buffet overlooking the ocean, enjoying made-to-order waffles and omelets, tropical fruits and juices, whole-grain cereals, homemade pastries and the famous Big Island coffee. Manta serves breakfast daily, brunch on Sundays and dinner Tuesday through Saturday evenings.

Number 3 - Golf clubhouse restaurant offering a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Guests can enjoy a Grass-Fed Burger, a Classic Crab, a cocktail or a frosty fruit smoothie. Open daily for lunch, from 11 AM to 2 PM. Beverages are available between 11 AM and 3 PM.

Monettes - American steakhouse featuring hand-crafted prime steaks from Brandt Farms, Colorado Lamb, fresh caught local fish, a selection of oysters and additional seasonal specialties. Open: Thursday - Monday from 5:30 PM to 9 PM.

Hau Tree - Restaurant by the beach serving Hawaiian sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, salads and ice cream treats. The little bar is the best place for a smooth tropical cocktail. Open for lunch from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM, dinner from 5:30 PM to 8 PM. Cocktails are served from 10:30 AM to sunset. Closed Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings.

Copper Terrace - Relax with a Mai Tai or a Copper Terrace signature drink, enjoy the smooth island rhythms of Hawaiian music and hula, and taste the yakitori grill, icy raw bar delicacies, your favorite sushi and more.

Kids eat free at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

Nearby Things to Do

Mauna Kea's coastal golf course, built on black lava rock, was renovated in December 2008, offers a new clubhouse with a Pro Shop and locker rooms, and includes a third hole where golfers tee off over an ocean inlet. A lifeguard is on duty at the hotel's white-sand beach, and guests can rent snorkel gear, kayaks, boogie boards, and sailboats. Guests can also swim in the large freshwater pool with a whirlpool spa tub.

Mauna Kea was recently name the #1 tennis resort in the Hawaiian Islands according to Tennis Resorts Online. Of the property's 13 tennis courts, 11 are oceanside. Tennis clinics, round robin play, aqua fit, and yoga classes are offered throughout the week (fee). The fitness center has cable TV and includes a weight room, treadmills, stationary bicycles, elliptical machines, and circuit training. The resort's helipad is used by helicopters offering private aerial tours of the Big Island.

Complimentary activities each week include a golf clinic and a couples putting contest, hula dance and ti-leaf skirt-making classes, and tours of Mauna Kea's Pacific and Asian art collection and gardens. Guests can also help prepare the imu (underground oven), where a pig is roasted for a weekly lu'au. The hotel offers Hawaiian craft lessons in making miniature bowls (umeke) and decorative flowers (surcharge). One night a week, astronomers with an 11-inch lens telescope offer guided constellation viewing (surcharge).

At no additional cost, guests can take advantage of all recreation at the resort's next-door companion hotel, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, including a golf course designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay and summertime "Dive In" poolside movies.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 
  • Golfing on site 

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Thai massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service dogs only)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Only service dogs are allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 38 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 15 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 20 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 80.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Kamuela
  • Mauna Kea Beach Kamuela
  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Autograph Collection Kamuela
  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Autograph Collection
  • Mauna Kea Beach Autograph Collection Kamuela
  • Mauna Kea Beach Autograph Collection

Awards & Affiliations

  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection is listed in the 2013 Travel + Leisure 500.

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