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June 14, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

There are many reasons Hawaii remains the ideal vacation destination for so many dreamers: from its incomparable beauty to the ever-present aloha spirit, Hawaii is a place to be experienced. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel sits on the Big Island's sandy Kohala Coast as if it was placed there by deities at the beginning of time, and not Lauraunce S. Rockefeller in 1965. Since then, Mauna Kea has undergone numerous renovations, always striving to remain contemporary and stylish, but never losing its understated elegance and distinctive island charm.

The moment you arrive at Mauna Kea you are welcomed with the spirit of lokomaika'i (sharing from kindness within). From the fresh flower lei greeting to the relaxed seated check-in, you feel as if your presence is valued and your comfort is a top priority. The accommodations are contemporary and chic, with simple adornments to complement the breathtaking views of the ocean, the island, and nearby golf course from your lanai, while lavish amenities such as high-definition flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations, and L'Occitane bath products provide a touch of luxury. Despite the romantic, comfortable ambiance created by the spacious guestrooms and suites, a trip to the Big Island would be incomplete without spending time on the beach. Enhanced beach services such as padded chaise lounges, cabanas, and opulently plush beach towels ensure a relaxing day in the sun for adults, while Keiki Club offers fun, safe activities for the little ones.

Pairing up with its kaikaina (younger sister) hotel, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Mauna Kea offers guests exciting ways to fill the day, from shopping and water sports, to golf, tennis, and Hawaiian cultural experiences like lei making, music, and crafts. Make sure you head back to Mauna Kea as the sun sets, at night the beach truly comes alive! Mauna Kea's delectable eateries are a stimulating sensory experience: Copper Terrace sets the mood with torch-lighting, and serves delicious themed pupus each night, while Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar's exhibition kitchen demonstrates the true art of creating a culinary masterpiece. Casual dining at Hau Tree offers classic barbecue favorites, and once a week a traditional luau is held on the beach. The smells of imu-roasted kalua pig, island fish, and finger-licking poi tantalize your taste buds while the steel drums provide cool island melodies during dinner before a fun (and very entertaining) group hula. Hawaii remains one of the top sites for destination weddings, and if you set Mauna Kea as the backdrop for your special day, you will not be disappointed. Get picture perfect at the on-site salon, and let the hotel's gorgeous grounds set the tone for an unforgettable reception. At Mauna Kea Beach Hotel you are welcome to enjoy your ideal vacation experience, whatever it may be, because at Mauna Kea the most important guest is you.

Location of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive Kohala Coast
96743
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

Nearest Airport: KOA

Amenities for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

  • General Information
  • 310 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • 6 Restaurants
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Shop
  • Sushi Bar
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Service
  • Spa Services
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Laundry Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Currency Exchange Service
  • Sauna
  • Live Entertainment
  • Boutiques
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Art Collection
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Outdoor Whirlpool
  • Car Rental
  • Lounge
  • Laundry Facilities
  • 18-Hole Golf Course
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Turndown Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • DVD Players
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Satellite Television
  • iPod Docks
  • Luxury Linens
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Private Lanais
  • Activities
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Pilates
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Whale Watching
  • Fitness Classes
  • Surfing
  • Business
  • Business Center/Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Family
  • Children's Programs
  • Cribs
  • Babysitting
  • Kids Club
  • Nearby
  • Golf
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Golf
  • Honeymoons & Romance
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

Been coming to MK since the 1980s (before the renovation). Have many fond memories with friends and family, know every inch of the property. However, I must say that it has failed to keep up with the competition a bit and at this point, my business has been acquired by some other, more complete hotels. Dont get me wrong, MK still does a lot right. Service, mainly, is fantastic. Food is definitely top tier at every turn. The beach is super private and absolutely gorgeous. And the grounds are truly stunning. The floral scents alone are remarkable. MK set the standard for many world class hotels back in the 80s and still achieves high marks in these important areas. But there could be (and should be) some improvements. The pool option is pretty poor. Not that you come to Hawaii to swim in a man-made pool, but it would seem a given these days to have that option if a guest so chose. There are better pools at mid tier establishments. Also, the "excitement" level is almost at a mute level. Maybe that is the targeted sensation for some guests (which is fine) but dont book this hotel expecting to find anything related to a pulse on the grounds or nearby. Its a very, very sleepy environment. Upside is that you'll never have to worry about being disturbed late at night. Just dont go there looking for excitement. Lastly, the price is exponentially high for a hotel that does MOST things really well but which needs some upgrading. For the same budget you can easily find a quiet, beautiful hotel with multiple pool options, restaurants and bars for all tastes and excitement levels, and 5 star service. If MK were the only choice of such quality, it would be a home-run (as it once was). But since there are other, more dynamic options at the same price point, my family and I have (sadly) said good bye to our venerable vacation spot.

Justin A


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and kids, two girls ages 6 and 9 stayed here from Apr 20-27. It was our first visit to the big island but I have stayed numerous time in Maui and Oahu. Having stayed in Four Seasons an RItz Carlton properties in the past, I would put this hotel in the same class. We absolutely loved our time at this hotel and got a room on the 4th floor of the ocean front wing overlooking the pool and the ocean. It was an ideal location convenient to the ocean, pool, restaurants and shops. We live on the east coast of the US and it is much easier to visit the Caribbean but we always choose Hawaii for its people and culture. I was very impressed with the staff at this hotel as well. The pool is not great, kind of small for a hotel this size but I think its mainly because the beach is so incredible. The water is calm and clear with very convenient snorkeling off the right side of the beach where there is a good amount of coral and sea life along with sea turtles. The ground of the hotel were impeccable with lush landscaping and unique Asian artifacts throughout the building. We did not do the luau there so I can't comment on that but the breakfast buffet and dinner at Manta's was very good with great views. Each night we would take the steps down to see the big manta rays swimming. The Copper bar is great as a lounge but the food was just fair so I don't recommend it for dinner. We had lunch several times at the beach restaurant which was more convenient than anything else but the food and drinks are still good. There are so many details that I appreciated including my morning walk to Manta's for coffee where I was greeted by a couple of parrots each morning in a nearby tree. Overall, our family loved our experience there and we can't wait to go back.

Jonathan B


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for three nights before hitting the four seasons. This is nowhere near the level of luxury and service, but all around a fantastic resort. Great room (beachfront wing highly recommended!) on second floor with walk out access to pool and beach. The beach is simply perfect, with plenty of chairs and umbrellas. The pool is just okay -- nothing special and the lack of an attendant was weird. The grounds of the hotel are wonderful and the koi ponds inside the main wing are a great touch. This place has a vintage feel that's been modernized to today's standards. Great Asian themed art throughout is also cool. Beachfront room was great -- awesome walk in shower / tub combo area and nice modern feel (other than lack of plugs by the bed -- it's 2017! C'mon!). If you're looking for the best luxury hotel beach location on the big island this is it. Food --Buffet at Manta is excellent. Hau Tree for lunch is unremarkable -- probably the biggest flaw of the place. Copper bar dinner and happy hour were both great.

JasonTravels - Houston, TX


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted to get a quick coffee before hitting the beach so stopped at Mauna Kea Resort. Had 2 16 oz Vanilla Iced Lattes & 2 cookies. Coffee was great until the barista told me the charge was $36.00!! It's 100% Kona Coffee she said with a smile.

austinbillgolfer - Austin


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean and beatiful hotel and beach. Very friendly staff. Good gym. I would have loved the experience if I'd not had the constant feeling that I was being taken for a ride. Everything is extra, the resort knows it has a captive audience and makes its guests pay. Food in all restaurants was poor and very overpriced. Non-US travellers beware, the prices quoted are excluding tax, something the resort could account for up front to avoid a final insult for their guests at checkout.

Ross M


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