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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

#3 of 4 Hotels in Puako
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62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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110 reviews 110 reviews
13 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel has the best swimming beach we have found on the Hawaiian islands. Very sandy and swimmable. For this reason there are a lot of kids and families, so if this bothers you then it is maybe not for you. We loves the Manta restaurant and they also have a great breakfast buffet. The rooms have been updated recently... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for visiting! The mix of guests is very dependent on the season so the fact that you recently visited - during spring break/Easter season certainly meant there were more families enjoying the resort. Early fall (Oct/Nov/early Dec) you would not find that to be the case so perhaps something to consider for your next visit with... More 

New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Notice I said "view" as I also stayed at another high end luxury resort on the island which was just phenomenal. That being said the Mauna Kea acknowledged our Gold Marriott Status by giving us a beautiful ocean front room. The room had plenty of closet space and the beds were comfortable with Frette sheets. Our bathroom had an amazing... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you return to the island and our hotel again soon. Aloha. More 

Bay Village, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This traditional, Hawaiian hotel blends well with the spectacular setting. The views are amazing. The staff is exceptionally pleasant and helpful. We were treated with a bottle of champagne upon arrival simply because we mentioned it was our wedding anniversary. The hotel contacted us before our trip to document our needs during our stay. We will definitely return to this... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Happy Anniversary once again! Mahalo for staying with us and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Aloha. More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mauna Kea has been a vacation destination for my family for over 30 years. It's our favorite Hawaiian resort because of the beach, which figures prominently in the hotel's name. Perfect beach for swimming, wading, boogie boarding and relaxing. It's with distress that I add hotel management needs to start controlling the beach more especially during high seasons of... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for all the great remarks. We sincerely appreciate the good - along with the constructive comments. Mahalo. More 

Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has been a relaxing, gracious, renewing experience. The surroundings are immaculate, and of course the ocean views and sunsets, spectacular. We've spent a week here and have had a chance to try the many restaurants, the luau, and activities offered. Everyone we have interacted with has been pleasant and friendly. All are catered too...families, couples, etc. I can't... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

We're happy you enjoyed your visit and thank you for recommending Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We hope to welcome you back again very soon! Aloha. More 

Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the Mauna Kea for afternoon Pina Coladas and to enjoy the view, which is outstanding. Valet parking is complimentary because there is really no convenient parking otherwise. We tip the parking attendant beacuse they are so friendly and helpful. Each trip we make to the Big Island, we treat ourselves to the Sunday Brunch at the Manta.... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Mahalo for stopping by! We hope to welcome you to stay with us when your travel plans bring you back to Hawaii Island. Aloha. More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Mauna Kea on Hawaii will surpass your expectations from the moment you arrive . You will realize you indeed found the pefect hotel among the islands .. the hotel that has it all. Primarily you are getting a luxurious hotel with all the special amenities you want on a swimmable sandy beach without Hawaiian wind and without being pretentious... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Mahalo for your wonderful comments. We thank you for staying with us and are happy your enjoyed your visit. Hopefully your travel plans will bring you back our way one day very soon. Aloha. More 

Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a great experience at Mauna Kea. So many fond family memories and great times spent here. Service is excellent. Food is amazing. You feel like you're got your own private beach island resort and you kind of do. The staff all knows you by name and along with that, knows your every wish and need. Spa is excellent. Just... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Mahalo for your loyalty and your excellent comments which are sincerely appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Atherton, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best part of this hotel is its beach. It has a soft sandy beach cove that is very shallow. You can walk 50 ft out and it is still at waist level. We have young children and we feel very safe with them on their own swimming and snorkeling in the bay. Some locals tell us that the beach... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for staying with us. We're glad you enjoyed the beach and other amenities of the hotel. We do sincerely apologize that your room did not seem "fresh." We will certainly share that comment with the appropriate staff to ensure they are aware. Mahalo. More 

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our time on the Big Island was just too short. This little paradise hotel was absolutely perfect. Great service, the hotel architecture was intimate but not crowded feeling. Situated on a beach that is away from it all. You can lay on the sand, snorkel along the reefs, have a drink. Everything was great. Breakfast (my favorite meal of the... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha and congratulations on your wedding! Thank you for honeymooning with us. We hope Mauna Kea Beach Hotel will be where you return for many years of anniversary celebrations. Mahalo. More 

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