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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

WARNING - the beds are AWESOME! The toughest thing to do the week we stayed here was getting out of bed. This is the first resort in 25+ years of travel that I did NOT once think about my Sleep Number bed.

This was perhaps one of the nicest resorts we have ever visited. It is LARGE but cozy. Amazing beaches and pools. Lots of waking/running paths and all of the restaurants were delicious. We had a unit on the ground level with an indoor/outdoor shower and huge bathtub. There was an ice machine nearby and laundry facilities with soap and fabric softener provided. Several BEAUTIFUL tennis courts. The service here is unparalleled. We were treated like celebrities. The grounds are lush. It is quiet and serene.

This place, as always, goes above and beyond. The beauty is spectacular, staff is amazing and food is delicious. If you desire the ability to spend time in a romantic, tranquil, and spectacular place, this is it! The Kona pressed coffee service each morning is my absolute favorite!

We had a 7-day stay during March 2017, everything exceeded our expectations, definitely out of the crowds, itf you want to see attractions or the Island you require a local vehicle that you can self-park without cost. Can't state any one thing that could have been done better.

Wow - I've stayed at four different Four Seasons properties across the globe, so the bar had already been set pretty high, however Four Seasons Resort Hualalai exceeded it! Absolutely every element of this property is exceptional, from the service to the food, rooms and amenities.

Complete luxury at the Four Season resort on the big island. Every need was anticipated, the grounds are gorgeous, and we especially enjoyed the fitness center every morning before lounging by the beach or pool.

This is the best hotel resort I have ever stayed at. Amazing grounds, great service and rooms are beautiful. The golf course was great and the fitness area had great machines and no waiting for use. The spa was really good and the services top notch.

Wonderful one week family vacation at Four Seasons Hualalai. It was awesome. We have three kids 10, 8 and 5. The resort caters to adults by making sure kids are happy. We had a room along the garden and pool. There was good planning done. We had a couple days next to the pool. There is an adult only pool. A quite pol, which is mostly teenagers on their phones. Then there is where my kids hung out a general pool. My wife and I had a morning of stand up paddle boarding. Kids had a blast in Kids for All Seasons Camp. Then as parents we had a chance to golf. Also went on an all-day helicopter trip across the island and a day spent on the ground in Volcano National Park. The helicopter tour was a great experience for the kids. The volcano was active and we saw good amount of lava flowing. It was a blast. The meals were awesome. We went a few weeks before it got really busy from spring break – would recommend making dinner reservations. We had meals at Grille, Beachtree and Ulu. All good food, but I wish I had more evenings at Ulu, but due to reservations, the only times available were 8:30 p.m.. Ulu has a nice selection and sushi and Asian Fusion cuisine. I need to workout. There is a little over 4.5 mile loop around the property. Run early in the morning. There is a nice gym. There is lots of equipment – there is never a lack of availability. Can't wait for a trip back.

We just had our 2nd stay at the Four Seasons, Hualalai and we understand why people are such fans of and so passionate about this resort. As Big Island residents we're used to all of the island being beautiful, have stayed in various accommodations on all the islands with accommodations, and have visited or dined at many others, including at some of the higher end resorts. There really isn't anything else like this! The layout of the property is wonderful. Without large buildings, and with what is basically perfect, elegant landscaping, just walking around the property gives a feeling that isn't experienced at other luxury resorts. It feels much more like being in a little village. It never feels crowded or hurried. As travelers we aren't really resort types, preferring to venture out all day and generally returning to our accommodations to sleep. After staying here, now we get it. It was just wonderful to be there and it truly felt like we'd been transported somewhere else other than the already beautiful island we live on, yet still felt very much like the Hawaii we know and love. At night it takes on another character. Dim, but enough lighting everywhere gave it a tranquil feel. Even the restaurants become pleasant glows which fade as you walk away. The rooms we stayed in were spacious, beautiful, with a very comfortable bed and probably the best pillows I've experienced. Obviously the housekeeping is top notch. Super clean and no signs of wear anywhere. Luxurious and comfortable, while understated and nothing in or out of the rooms felt pretentious. As someone who generally dislikes air conditioning, largely because of the loud sounds or overly strong blowing that's inescapable, I found it to be almost miraculous here. Super quiet and it just works. Some of the rooms have outdoor showers in addition to indoor shower and separate tub. The outdoor shower is spectacular! We never heard other guests within our room so it felt very private and quiet. Even the least expensive rooms were nicer than anywhere else we've stayed. Food everywhere was very good to excellent and there were an above average number of vegan and vegetarian options indicated and/or listed on separate menus. This was actually one of the reasons we stayed here the first time for our honeymoon. We also loved the spa, the clothing store, and the trading company with some very rare, highly-rated pour over Big Island coffees that I had read about and had been wanting to try. Being the closest resort to the airport and Kailua-Kona town, the location is ideal but still far enough away from all of that to be an oasis. There are small beaches in front of the property, and larger ones a little bit of a walk north and south. The Big Island doesn't generally have the massive beaches found on Maui, Kauai, and Oahu so the small beach there is actually more than some other Kona/Kohala resorts. The pools are all so nice with such great views of the ocean that we spent more time around them. For those into hiking, it's not too far from what I consider one of the most spectacular hiking destinations in Hawaii, Kiholo Bay. Service was also excellent, friendly, always professional. This place is very special. Even just having this place to visit a few hours drive from our home made us feel like we were on vacation somewhere new while we were there. Even if you've been to Hawaii before, it's in its own class here and even a couple nights it will probably be the highlight of your visit. For kama'aina looking for a special escape, I can't think of a more impressive place to stay for a special occasion or luxurious staycation.

Lots of restaurant choices at the resort. Food is excellent! Proximity to the airport is an easy 20 minutes. The golf course is challenging and beautiful. Service was great! Toiletries are high quality and the shops sell a nice variety of clothing and accessories.

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 2536 reviews