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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

5 stars
View map of 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Big Island Of Hawaii, Kohala Coast, HI 96743

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
3 reviews
Amazing beach hotel

This is the hotel for people who like the beach. The setting is gorgeous, the beach perfect. You... See full review

  • Beryl J.
  • Jan 17, 2015
Mauna Kea Takes Your Money

While the hotel is a great location with the beach...the best on this side of the island, the hotel... See full review

  • money keepa
  • Mar 18, 2012

The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has 258 guest rooms. This property is situated on 60-acres overlooking Kauna oa Bay, one of the finest natural white sand beaches in Hawaii the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is known for its a remarkable sense of place that enhances without intruding on dramatic natural surroundings. In 2007 the American Institute of Architects recognized the hotel as one of the top 150 buildings of Americas Favorite Architecture.

Just down Kohalas Lava coast the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is the kind of place families return to year after year. Children of long-time guests bring their children wanting the same room the same art on the wall and the same smiling staff. They may admit sheepishly that once in a while they try someplace else but for them nothing else quite measures up.

And small wonder. This is the elegant world-class hotel that Laurance Rockefeller built over 30 years ago as the ultimate family retreat. Today the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has been restored to its original splendor and continues to attract sophisticated clientele the world over.

The world-renowned Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is located on beautiful Kauna oa Bay considered by many to be the islands single most picturesque beach. Crescent-shaped with pure white sands and shimmering aqua waters it is perfect for water sports including swimming snorkeling scuba diving sailing kayaking catamaran riding whale watching and deep-sea fishing. Even at night guests step onto a circular lava outcropping overlooking the Bay to watch the manta rays swim beneath.

Created out of lava rock and optimism in the '60s by Laurance S. Rockefeller and Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the Mauna Kea Golf Course set the benchmark for Hawaii golf. Today, the legend continues as Mr. Jones' son Rees and his company Rees Jones Inc., lead a sweeping tee-to-green restoration of the Mauna Kea Golf Course, stepping up to modern USGA standards of play for today's golfer.

In 1997 the U.S. Golf Association named Hapuna The Course of the Future. This Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay-designed 18-hole championship course is a links-style course featuring spectacular views of the Kohala Coast and Pacific with snow-capped Mauna Kea volcano as a backdrop.

A testament to earlier times when his world-class resort paid tribute to the ancient Hawaiian spirit Laurance Rockefellers vast collection of Asian and Pacific art still graces the walls and lush tropical grounds. Over 1600 museum-quality pieces have been carefully preserved and displayed so that the unique culture of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel will live on for generations to come.

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Hotel Map

20.01 -155.823
Area served
Kohala Coast
Nearby airports
Keahole-Kona International Airport (Koa)Drive time to the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is 40 minutes and distance is 26 miles.
Area description
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Hotel Policies

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

Terms and conditions

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by CheapTickets

Ratings and reviews for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
3 out of 3
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.7
Value:
4
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Review of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Beryl J.
Couples
Laguna Hills
Jan 17, 2015

Amazing beach hotel

This is the hotel for people who like the beach. The setting is gorgeous, the beach perfect. You never want to leave this place- it is so relaxing. 5 star all the way. We stayed in the plumeria wing which is closest to the beach with easy access. The restaurants were great and the service superb. Old world charm, and high end people. The perfect trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
money keepa
Couples
New Mexico
Mar 18, 2012

Mauna Kea Takes Your Money

While the hotel is a great location with the beach...the best on this side of the island, the hotel likes taking your money. $14 for a Mai Tai while you can get them downtown for $5, and $20 for a hamburger...please Mauna Kea (or Money Keepa) As a resort, one would have thought certain things were included...we wanted to play tennis and the charge was $50 to use the court, $10 per racquet and 10 for a 3 pack of balls. While I understand the equipment rental fee, $25 per person to play on the court was outrageous!!!!! Plus a $15 per night parking fee when the hotel is effectively 30 miles from anything....As a 5-star, we expected a better class of service, we shouldn't have had to ask for more cream everyday, the glasses should have been restocked without asking, and for the price paid per room along with the remoteness of the hotel location, it sure seems they could have taken care of their guests better!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
san francisco
Feb 3, 2010

great hawaiin vacation

The Mauna Kea is an excellent hotel and we expect to return in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

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