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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stunning architecture, classic beauty, and the most soothing, relaxing beach ever! We spent one entire day just alternating between bobbing in the ocean and sitting under an umbrella having a drink. Our room was beautiful and the mantas were fun to watch. Wonderful!

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Fountain Valley, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for one night at the end of an 11 day trip to Maui and Big Island. Booked the deluxe Golf Vista room. The room itself is stunning, very clean design and immaculately clean. The bathroom is a dream with a glass door and window view, open door less shower, huge tub etc. The entire space is white tile... More

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

Aloha and mahalo for staying with us. We're happy you enjoyed your visit and would certainly encourage you to visit us once again. Aloha. More

New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've now stayed at the Mauna Kea Beach hotel three times and I always leave with a bittersweet sigh, wondering when I'll be lucky enough to return. I wish I lived on the west coast, from which the journey is half the distance, as I'd probably visit annually. As it is, it's still worth the trip from NYC, when I... More

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

Thank you for being among many who return to us again and again. Mahalo for staying, for returning, and for sharing your positive comments about our special place here at Kauna'oa Bay. Return soon! Aloha. More

Pine, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the great beaches on the west coast. The hotel is a little dated, even though it has been recently updated. The room was comfortable and the bath/shower combo was very nice. Everything is pricey, and like many Hawaiian resorts, they can nickel and dime you. ($50 an hour to rent a paddle board? Seems like that could be... More

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

Mahalo for staying with us! We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Please return again soon. Aloha. More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of my reviews are based in some degree on comparisons to other properties, but the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is simply beyond compare. Located on what has to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the Mauna Kea is a combination of grace, style and elegance. The main building is open and airy. The rooms are... More

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

Congratulations on your daughter's wedding! Thank you so much for choosing Mauna Kea Beach Hotel to celebrate such a special occasion. We are happy to hear that our staff, and most particularly our Executive Chef, helped ensure everything went well. We'll look forward to anniversary celebrations in the years to come. Mahalo. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely one of the best resorts we have stayed in. The open style of the hotel is superb as one is truly is exposed to the breath-taking view and breeze from the beach. The beach is world class. The room was very spacious with a large balcony. The bathroom had a large bathtub and shower which was very convenient after... More

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

Aloha and thank you for your comments! We're happy you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate hearing your thoughts. Mahalo....and return again soon. More

Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to Hawaii every 2 years for my entire life and I always stay at the Mauna Kea. In fact, my first time at the Mauna Kea was in utero. This hotel is amazing. it a a true authentic Hawaiian experience. Forget all that touristy crap on the other islands. At this hotel you will have a... More

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

Mahalo for your comments and your long-standing endorsement of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We appreciate that you really understanding who and what we are. We look forward to welcoming you back to the shores of Kauna'oa Bay (and the Mauna Kea Golf Course) for years to come. More

Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have stayed at the Mauna Kea several times over the years, and each visit has been very good. On this visit, we had our almost 2 year old with us, so this perspective is from a family staying with a toddler. The Mauna Kea has wonderful history and architecture. The main approach winds through the golf... More

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

Aloha! Thank you for sharing your comments and your experience traveling with your young child. We are happy to have the next generation with us already and we look forward to welcoming you all back year after year. Mahalo and A Hui Hou (until we meet again). More

Sun City, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish I could give the Mauna Kea six stars. "Excellent" isn't sufficient. More like extraordinary. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed. This hotel has wonderful service. Juice as you arrive. Our room was at the end of the walkway with a great view of the golf course. A large walk-in closet, two sinks, large bathroom with a... More

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

We wish you could give us six stars too! Thank you so much for your glowing review. We appreciate your comments and sincerely hope you'll return to Mauna Kea soon. Mahalo. More

Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So average is pretty harsh - the architecture is classic, the setting stunning, and rooms great. Problem is you're quite remote, and the lunch fare at the beach side is revolting, and the restaurant for dinner is exceptionally expensive for only good food. There's another restaurant at the golf course, but that's not really the point. If they fixed the... More

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

Thank you for visiting and mahalo for your comments. We appreciate knowing about areas where we might improve and apologize that our food offerings were not up to your expectation. Aloha. More

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Address: 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kohala Coast > Puako
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mauna Kea Beach Hotel 4.5*
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Hotel located on Hawaii Island's Kohala Coast. Legendary, timeless hospitality. Exceptional value. No mandatory resort fees. ... more   less 
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