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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
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 1 day ago

The evenings here are magic, the beach one of the best on the island. Staff is extraordinary in their friendliness. The only less than perfect point is the restaurant cuisine. All buffets are copious and fine, but individual restaurant fare can be disappointing.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

My wife and I returned to the Mauna Kea for 5 days after an absence of 20 years. We have stayed here 4 times in the past. The hotel is still the most relaxing and elegant casual resort in Hawaii. The beach is what sets this hotel apart from many other 5 star resorts. Service was top notch with large and comfortable rooms. The restaurants on property do not live up to the ambience and specialness of the hotel except for the beach restaurant Hau Tree but you are only a short drive to the restaurants at Waikoloa or Waimea. Two things that need to be improved are the linens and room entertainment system but are insignificant with respect to the overall satisfaction of the resort.

Mike H - Auburn, Washington

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

Previous visit was 20 years ago and was perfect. This visit was very pleasant, but we were slightly disappointed here and there. There was of course a major renovation since our previous stay. Our guest room was spacious and clean, and the bathroom particularly inviting: 2 sinks and separate countertops, huge walk-in shower, separate bathroom lanai. We found the breakfast and lunch food excellent, but two dinners at Manta, the top restaurant, were disappointing for the price. The guest rooms contain absolutely no information on opening hours, locations, and offerings of the hotel's restaurants and facilities; when queried about this, the desk said "it's all available on-line." One definite change in the last two decades: very large numbers of young children (and this visit was not during school vacation periods). If you are seeking silence and tranquility, this may not be the right property. We paid $1,000/nt for a deluxe ocean front room, and the view was indeed perfect. But for this price, next time we'll probably seek a higher end and somewhat more peaceful property like the Four Seasons or the Fairmont Orchid, even though it would mean a garden rather than ocean view. We just couldn't quite see the value for money on this visit.

sce2aux - Bay Area, CA

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from the restaurant’s patio at breakfast is the finest, as is the service and food quality. The beach is tropical beauty at its ultimate. The fitness facility has it all. Be sure to enjoy a sunset meal and/or drink at the Copper Bar, where the duo of instrument and hula remind you why you came here. The entire staff reflects the subdued elegance of the Mauna Kea with its sincere, but not overwhelming, aloha spirit. No wonder this resort has so many loyal and repeat guests.

janet g - 12/4/2011

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful stay at the Mauna Kea. The hotel grounds are absolutely stunning and the staff is so warm, friendly and accommodating. We booked a Beachfront King room but were upgraded to a 1 bedroom beachfront suite which was amazing! From the moment we arrived, we were taken care of and enjoyed our time at the beach and pool. Speaking of the beach, it is probably one of the most beautiful we have seen throughout the Hawaiian islands. The pool is small, but why stay at the pool when you can enjoy the beach chairs, umbrella’s and beautiful surf at the beach. The only downside was our dinner at the Copper Bar. My husband had to return his sushi as it didn’t taste right. The table next to us did the same. It was lovely to sit at the bar and watch the sunset with a cocktail. Highly recommend~ We can’t wait to return!!

ewicks - Boise, Idaho

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