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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

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Warren, New Jersey
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 13 February 2017

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...

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This was an amazing stay from check-in to having to leave on check-out. Everything was spectacular... this is a more expensive rate than other hotels in the area, but the VALUE is there and they don't nickel and dime their guests as other larger resorts do. It's also in a great location, right on one of the best beaches in...

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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 and we can't wait to welcome you back. Aloha!

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We just returned from our week long stay at Mauna Kea Beach hotel. While the hotel and service were top notch, it is the location that really sets this resort apart. The beach is incredible; white sand, clear water, and not too many people. Perhaps we were lucky but there weren't many children staying at this hotel except for a...

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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. We can't wait to welcome you back at your earliest convenience. Aloha!

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights and every minute was magical! From the greeting with the leis to the friendly checkin with cold juice to the beautifully renovated beach front ocean view room. Service was great all around. Beautiful beach with lounge chairs and umbrellas. Only ate at the Hau Tree restaurant for dinner one night. Food was good as was the...

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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. Aloha!

Reviewed 3 February 2017

We have stayed at the Mauna Kea on multiple occasions, the most recent of which was June, 2016. Since that time, it has become part of Mariott's Autograph Collection, and the results are clearly visible. The Manta restaurant has added a wonderful dedicated wine bar where meals can also be served. Additional seating, both indoor and outdoor, have been added....

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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 have shared your review with key staff leaders and I hope to welcome you back with our aloha soon.

Reviewed 2 February 2017

No bells or whistles, just classic elegance and serenity. Recently renovated it has modern touches that seamlessly mix in with the original architecture. Staff is wonderful. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of vacationing families this is the place.

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

Aloha and mahalo for your positive comments regarding your stay with us. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed the understated elegance that Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has to offer. We hope that you will return as our guest again soon. With aloha, Guest Services Team Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Iowa
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We stayed five nights at this hotel in January 2017 as part of a work trip. The hotel was chosen for us. We were intrigued to gain the perspective because we had never stayed at a resort before, condo rentals are more our thing. Here's what we learned: The Pro's: 1. This is a beautiful hotel with what the locals...

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

Aloha, and thank you for taking the time to leave your review about your stay with us. We are thrilled to hear that you did enjoy the beach and some of the dining options we have available. However, our goal is to always not only meet but exceed all expectations and we are so deeply sorry that we fell short...

San Francisco
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This review will be unlike any I have done before. While I will list the pros and cons as I usually do, this review is primarily for individuals who want to stay at a high end luxury property without having to take a second mortgage out on their residence. For individuals where money is no object, stop reading here and...

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

Aloha Marius and mahalo for your informative review of your stay with us. First and foremost, thank you so much for mentioning Emmy, Swanee and Lisa by name, we will be sure to pass on your kind words. We are glad that you were able to venture out of the hotel and experience more of what the Big Island has...

Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is everything I look for in a high quality/luxury hotel. Service at the hotel is excellent. The staff is very warm and welcoming, with a calm and relaxed check-in process. The hotel celebrated its 50th birthday, but you wouldn't know it when you stay here. The style is comfortable island style with a touch of...

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Aloha and mahalo for reviewing your stay with us at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. With a spirit to serve our goal is to always not only meet but exceed your expectations and we are thrilled to hear we have done so. We are so glad that you enjoyed everything from the check in experience to the little details of...

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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
  • 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: €464 - €825 (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 Spa Hotel in Puako
#1 Luxury Hotel in Puako
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Puako
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“Be sure to request a room with ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles Melissa5911, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Oceanfront rooms are quiet and have beautiful views; however, they are far from the pool and the lobby.”
 of 5 bubbles astraea26, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The ocean view rooms are worth the price”
 of 5 bubbles JoeHSanFrancisco_CA, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Beachfront, 4th floor rooms offer excellent ocean views”
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