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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

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Sammamish, Washington
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Hands down the BEST location in HI. The beach is incredible, beautiful sunsets. Service overall is top notch. I would classify this as a boutique hotel that is definitely quieter (fewer kids) than your usual Marriott or Hyatt in HI. There are 2 things that keep me from rating this hotel 5 stars. First the pool/beach and restaurants seem a...

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great stay here, but it was held back by some pretty bad service in the restaurants. First the good stuff. The setting is gorgeous and there are plenty of beautiful public spaces on this well-maintained property. Our room was well-appointed and clean, and we had a great balcony with a view. The high point was really the...

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

Aloha and mahalo for your review. I am thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed your time overall and the accommodations provided. I am very sorry to see that you have experienced some challenges while in our dining outlets. It is through reviews like yours that we ensure the continued improvement the quality of service provided. We hope you will...

Marblehead, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The property is well maintained, the rooms are comfortable with all the amenities and turndown service in the evening. It does not have a luxurious feeling to the property. Very quiet in the evening. Music is offered in the bar from5:30-8:30 pm with nothing later in the evening. The concierge, Amy Joy, was outstanding! Breakfast is great with everything offered...

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

Thank you for your review. We're so glad that you've enjoyed your stay here with us. We can't wait to welcome you back soon to our understated luxury soon. Aloha!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel has a maturity about it. The staff from ground keepers, front desk, porters, bar tenders, beach/pool to restaurant were all very friendly and professional. We had a deluxe golf view room. It was very spacious with large walk in closet, very large bathroom with soaking tub, open shower and its own balcony. The bedroom was very large with...

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

Thank you for your review. We're glad you had such a wonderful time at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We can't wait to welcome you back with our aloha again soon. Mahalo!

Watford ontario
Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort is one of the nicest on the Island, with a very large sandy beach. The staff go out of their way to make your stay perfect! The grounds and the rooms are very well maintained. Parking is quite reasonable at only $15.00 per day. Shopping and restaurants are close by in the city of Waimea.

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

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us here. We can't wait to welcome you back. Aloha!

Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place to visit with a secluded beach with white sands. I stayed in Kona and visited this Kohala Coast hotel for a nice lunch in their relaxed open air dining area. The menu is very limited and I was hoping for a salad or a panini sandwich. I ordered their special French fries with nouri. Delicious.

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

Thank you so much for your review. We're glad you had such a wonderful time. We're not quite sure where you dined at but we're so thrilled you enjoyed the ambiance of the midcentury modern design that the hotel has including our outlets. Aloha!

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this hotel. We discovered it on Marriott's reservation site last year, as it is now part of their Autograph Collection of hotels. Last time we were on the ocean side, which was great, but this time all that was available was the golf course side. This was a nice change and fine with us, as we could spend...

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

Thank you so much for your review. We're so thrilled you loved your stay at the Mauna Kea beach Hotel, Autograph Collection. We can't wait to welcome you back to friendly staff and amazing ocean views. Aloha!

Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hotel that was great 30 years ago, but suffered from an aging, unionized staff and stale management. I hadn't visited in a decade, and in that decade a miracle happened. It's great again. The staff is new, young and helpful. The food improved. The rooms improved. The golf course improved. The prices, which were very high are...

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

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you had a wonderous time at our property. We can't wait to welcome you back. Aloha!

Warren, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great location and a superb hotel. We had a large, spacious room in the recently remodeled rooms in the "old" Building. The room had a large shower, with a bathtub next to it. Breakfast at the Manta restaurant was fantastic, great fruit selection, superb omelets and waffle preparation. Lunch by the beach in a very friendly restaurant....

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

Thank you for your review. We're glad you're enjoying your time with us here. We can't wait to welcome you back with our aloha soon.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to the Mauna Kea Beach hotel for about five years. When I heard that Marriott bought the property I was very concerned that it would lose it's charm, which is not the case. The hotel was definitely busier than previous times we had been there, but there were also two large parties at the hotel during...

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

Thank you so much for your review! Just a quick clarification, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has a marketing agreement with Marriott so we're just a partner with the Marriott affiliation and they haven't bought the hotel. We're so thrilled you enjoy the midcentury modern design as we think it makes Mauna Kea quite special as well. We have shared your...

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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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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar
Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Wine Bar, Hawaiian
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf course
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • 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: €483 - €740 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Puako
#1 Luxury Hotel in Puako
#1 Spa Hotel in Puako
#3 Family Hotel in Puako
#3 Romantic Hotel in Puako
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“We like the beachfront rooms”
 of 5 bubbles CarolynP407, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“A higher floor room will offer nice views.”
  • Balcony off of bedroom
 of 5 bubbles pmny, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Higher on ocean side are best - or high on golf side at the south end of the hotel away from parking and front entrance.”
 of 5 bubbles Loves_Muskoka, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I like the even rooms on the 7th floor. 700-718?”
 of 5 bubbles WillE859, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Be sure to get ocean view!”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewK916, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
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