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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

4.5 of 5 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars NEW

Expensive but worth the money. Breathtaking views from the room and very friendly staff. Breakfast is very expensive but the buffet is overwhelmingly great. Only disadvantage is that the hotel is really far from city, so either rent a car or use shuttles...

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San Diego
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Mauna Kea is an all exclusive resort. They have paid attention to every little detail! Wonderful staff, wonderful view. and wonderful food! Keep in mind you will pay for these luxuries, but they are so worth it. We booked through Costco Travel to save some $$ and the package included a rental car so we toured the entire island.... More 

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

Mahalo for staying with us. We're happy to learn you enjoyed your visit and appreciate, in particular, hearing that you enjoyed your dinner at Manta. We hope you'll return very soon. Aloha. More 

Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We recently rented a house in the Kaunaoa complex which is part of the Mauna Kea and Hapuna Prince resorts. We used the Mauna Kea beach and resort facilities extensively. The beach, beach bar and beach hut are terrific. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. We also loved the low key vibe of the Mauna Kea resort. We usually... More 

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

Aloha and thank you for visiting Mauna Kea Resort. We appreciate your positive comments and are happy tha,t as a residential guest, you were still able to use and enjoy the hotel and facilities. More 

East Chicago, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything here is excellent. We had such a wonderful time and the staff is amazing. some of the best snorkeling anywhere is off the beach here. Restaurants are great and we wish we never had to leave. When we win the lotto we will move here forever. It don't get much better than this!

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

Thank you for your positive comments which we sincerely appreciate. Please visit again soon! Aloha. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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161 reviews 161 reviews
23 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been traveling to Hawaii for over 25 years, have visited all of the Islands, including Molokai, and have stayed at a wide variety of hotels and condos. Although the Big Island of Hawaii isn't my favorite Island, the Mauna Kea is, hands down, my favorite hotel experience. Simply the breathtaking view from the top of the hill on... More 

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

We are honored by your comments and thank you for visiting us! One small note is that we have not been "acquired" by Marriott but rather have signed a marketing agreement as a member of their Autograph Collection so that more people like yourself might learn about Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We hope you'll return soon. Mahalo again. More 

Palo Alto, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are returning to the Mauna Kea for the second year in a row this coming April. Our room last year was modern, spacious and relaxing. The hotel is such a classic, open-air, understated luxury resort on the best beach on the big island. The restaurants were very good (not quite Four Season's caliber) and the service was always excellent.... More 

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

Thank you for visiting! April will be here before you know it so we'll look forward to welcoming you back for another relaxing stay with us. Aloha. More 

virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
67 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Service and surroundings are so perfect I have returned repeatedly. You get what you expect from a 5 star hotel here. Some fun regulars go there too. All rooms are great. Gym is a bit small, but you can use their other property across the street if you need a professional grade gym.

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

Mahalo for being a loyal repeat guest here at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We hope you're already working on plans for your return. Aloha. More 

Waimea, Hawaii
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly memorable- old Hawaii at it's best. A feeling of simple elegance and only 10 minutes from home. I spend my birthday every year at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Upon arrival bell staff greet me with a fresh flower lei and my husband with a kukui nut lei, The front desk staff are all smiles and we are handed... More 

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

Mahalo for visiting and making the long trek from Waimea to celebrate your birthday! We look forward to your birthday return next year. A Hui Hou Kakou. More 

California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned to The Mauna Kea in November. Since we were celebrating our 25th anniversary, we sprang for a higher-grade room than we usually would, and enjoyed a (slightly obstructed by a lone tree) ocean and beach view. We had a lovely, restful, rejuvenating vacation at this spectacular hotel. We are doing our best to make the Mauna Kea a... More 

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

Thank you for being a loyal guest and celebrating your anniversary with us! We will look forward to welcoming you back to the shores of Kauna'oa Bay again soon. Aloha. More 

Upland, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Mauna Kea for four nights last week, and thoroughly enjoyed the stay. Our beachfront room was very nice, pretty view and the L'Occitane bath products were great. The beach is beautiful, as is the golf course-one of our all time favorites. We had breakfast which was very good ($100 for 2😯) but I would do it again... More 

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

We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back for breakfast...and beach, very soon. Mahalo. 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*
Number of rooms: 252
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Also Known As:
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Hotel Mauna Kea Beach
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Puako
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Puako
#2 Luxury Hotel in Puako
#2 Spa Hotel in Puako
#3 Romantic Hotel in Puako
#3 Family Hotel in Puako

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