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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for several days in late November--wish it would have been longer. This place is a little spendy, but has one of the best ocean front views on the big Island. Plenty of water activities for a modest charge and beautiful beach area for just relaxing. Friendly staff. Beautiful tennis courts. Watch the big Manta Rays come up...

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Aloha friends, and mahalo for taking the time to write this lovely review about your stay with us at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed the views, the beach, the tennis courts, our gentle Manta friends, and our amazing staff! We will forward your comments about gratuity inclusion to key team members so they...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Hotel, staff and location were unparalleled. Location provided peace and quiet, gorgeous beach and protected bay in which to swim during our five day stay. Hotel welcome and registration was best ever especially with fresh orchid lei placed over my wife's head upon arrival. Huge lanai with oversized chairs and ottomans overlooking Pacific Ocean. Lobby and breeze ways all open...

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Aloha, and mahalo for leaving this rave review about your stay with us at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel! We are thrilled that you had such a pleasant and relaxing experience as our guests, and we hope we went above and beyond in meeting your expectations. We cannot wait to welcome you back here next year! Thanks again, for the...

Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent our anniversary at the beautiful Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in late November. The property was breath taking and even better than we expected. It more than met our expectations and the hefty price tag. Here are a few things we thought folks would be interested in if they are mulling a reservation: -The adjoining Mauna...

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Aloha, and mahalo for this rave review about your stay with us at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel! First and foremost, we would all like to wish you both a very Happy Anniversary! We couldn't be more thrilled that you decided to spend it with us, and had such a wonderful visit! We truly appreciate all your kind words, and...

California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Back for another Thanksgiving at the Mauna Kea. I have been fortunate to stay here many times and always look forward to going back. This year was a pleasant surprise. The Hotel has stepped up its game and mad some nice improvements that add to the traditional setting. New cabanas by the pool, new furniture in many areas, Copper Bar...

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Aloha returning friends, and mahalo for leaving us this lovely review about your stay with us at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel! We are so thrilled you chose to spend your Thanksgiving holiday here on Kauna'oa Bay, and we thank you for all your comments about the new additions to the resort! We cannot wait to have you back again...

Los Gatos, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd visited Mauna Kea Beach several times previously (when we were lucky enough to score one of the limited public beach access parking spaces), but had never stayed at the hotel. Starting with a warm welcome at reception on our arrival, the experience was spectacular. Normally on our visits to the Big Island we like to travel and sightsee around...

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Aloha friends, and mahalo for writing this rave review of your time spent with us, at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel! We are delighted that you had a lovely visit-- from the initial reception and time on the beach, to your dining experiences and our amazing staff! We thank you so much for taking the time to write this, and...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Mauna Kea Hotel last week for 7 nights. The hotel has classic beauty and attention to detail with the beautiful wood accents and setting on the perfect large bay. The beach is amazing and I would say the best on the island. It is not crowded and pretty private. The sands are white and smooth. The...

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Aloha, and mahalo for taking the time to write this lovely review about your stay with us, at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We are so thrilled you had such a wonderful stay--from the beach and accommodations, to your dining experiences and our amazing staff! We thank you so much for your kind recommendations, and we cannot wait to have...

Irvine, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently enjoyed a deliciously bountiful brunch at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. There were huge platters of fruits, salads, hot dishes, roasts, tempura, sushi, breakfast foods with fresh omelets and waffles...and more! The view from the Manta Restaurant is spectacular, both ocean and beach.

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for such a raving review of our famous brunch at Manta restaurant! We are truly appreciative that you took the time to share your brunch experience, and we cannot wait to have you back as our esteemed guest, and patron. Mahalo, and A Hui Hou! (Until we meet again...)

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is showing its age...50 year anniversary recently...but it wears it like a comfortable cloak. We stayed there at the beginning of Thanksgiving week and enjoyed it thoroughly. The bones of this hotel are stately and formal...large, grand spaces and walkways. There are families everywhere and the easily accessible beach was full daily. At night you can watch manta...

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Aloha, and mahalo for taking the time to give this lovely, detailed review of your stay with us at the historical Mauna Kea Beach Hotel! We thank you for your kind and alluring commentary, and also your suggestions. We hope to have the privilege of welcoming you back someday, and that you will find NEW things to discover. In the...

Taos, New Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place! views are incredible, beach is amazing with tons of fish and regular visits from Dolphins and Manta Rays. Golf course is world class and brunch at the Copper Bar each morning was hard to beat.

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Aloha, and thank you so much for your commending review about your stay with us at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We are thrilled you enjoyed our enchanting, historical little slice of heaven, and especially our world famous golf course and brunch! We cannot wait to have you as our esteemed guest once again, hopefully very soon! Mahalo and A...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the money and time to get here. Rooms and architecture a bit dated, but views, service, food and beach conditions top of the charts. Golf course is magnificent in condition and challenge level. We will be back. Kudos to Manta Restaurant staff for attending to our daughters food allergies. We also did night snorkeling with Manta Rays right...

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Aloha and mahalo for leaving us this great review of your stay with us at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel! Thank you for letting us show you our true Aloha Spirit and we cannot wait to have you back as our esteemed guest once again! We will forward your comments to our Manta staff, and we are so thrilled you...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar
Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar, Seafood
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf course
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel located on Hawaii Island's Kohala Coast. Legendary, timeless hospitality. Exceptional value. No mandatory resort fees. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

Address: 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9706
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kohala Coast > Puako
Price Range: €343 - €729 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection 4.5*
Number of rooms: 252
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Also Known As:
Mauna Kea Beach Kamuela
Hotel Mauna Kea Beach
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Puako
#1 Spa Hotel in Puako
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Puako
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“Ask for a high floor for the best ocean front view. 8th Floor is best.”
 of 5 bubbles WorldTravelerOR, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Splurge for ocean view room...definitely worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles StephanieRoth, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“7th and 8th floor offer the best views”
 of 5 bubbles Carpinteria93309, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a golf view room not ocean view but it was a deluxe with beautiful decks off the bedroom and huge bathroom. Very nice”
 of 5 bubbles phedras, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“First floor Ocean Front have no real views other than hedges and green grass”
 of 5 bubbles LordHow, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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