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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Mauna Kea hotel sits on Kaunaoa beach. Best beach and beach hotel on the Big Island. Rooms are clean and room service food is very good. We also love to eat at Hau Tree which is their beach bar. Amazing sun set. Super friendly staff. Overall 5 star experience. Our new favorite staycation spot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great for families! It has some nice resteraunts and grills, and friendly staff. It is right on the beach, and has open access to the golf course. It is within walking distance of many great beachers and has efficient roads.

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Tampa, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I feel so blessed to have stayed here for a couple nights on our vacation to the big island. Everything was 100% perfect! The greeting we received with the lays was special, the check in was effortless with fresh guava juice present. We were very lucky to be upgraded from a golf view room to the beach view! The banana... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location weather and resort. Now a marriott autograph collection property. Nice rooms ask for the beachfront wing pool/ocean view. Great restaurant next door just take the shuttle to coast grill. They have prix fix or better to order several small and large plates and share. Try the sashimi and divers scallops as well as the R Cabernet for only... 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 glad you took advantage of our complimentary shuttle to our sister property to enjoy dinner. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Austin, TX
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed in the area countless times (usually at the neighboring sister property on Hapuna Beach), but this was our first stay at the Mauna Kea. And after having stayed at the Mauna Kea, I would be hard pressed to ever stay at the Hapuna again. The Mauna Kea has the ideal location for families in search of serenity... More 

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

Thank you so much for visiting and sharing your comments. We are glad you enjoyed the resort and hope your travel plans bring you back our way very soon. Aloha. More 

Los Altos, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel sits on the best beach in all of the Hawaiian islands. The beautiful white sand beach is a protected bay with perfect waves for body boarding and great snorkeling on both sides along the coral. We spotted turtles every morning and manta rays every night. The sunsets are sublime from this beach. The rooms are nicely furnished, comfortable... More 

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

Aloha and mahalo for staying with us. We thank you for your comments which always allow us the opportunity to improve. We apologize for the situation with your room key and are sorry it was not better acknowledged. We value all of our guests regardless of their affiliations and thank you sincerely for visiting. More 

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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a four night stay. . . the hotel at 50 is showing its age quite well. . . all the remodeling and upgrades have kept it at the peak of its greatness. Flaws around the edges distracted from an overall great trip. . . . something as small as an thermostat on the wall can be a... More 

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

Thank you for visiting and for sharing your comments. We are happy your enjoyed your stay. We do apologize that you did not enjoy the luau so much, since it is something we often receive very positive remarks about. We have shared your comments with the appropriate team members for their review. Mahalo. More 

San Francisco, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the Big Island and we chose the Mauna Kea because we are Marriott Gold members. I don't think we could have done much better. We had a beautiful beach front room that we were upgraded to. Very private and quiet though a very long walk from the central area. The service and attitude from... More 

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

We are happy to see that you had a "terrific week in Paradise!" Thank you for your comments and we'll look forward to welcoming you back soon. Aloha. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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137 reviews 137 reviews
51 hotel reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At 50 years young this property remains a great place to stay. It may not be as new as the other five star resorts on the island but the hotel is terrific. The beach is the best on the island and is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy. The service at the hotel is very good and the staff... More 

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

Thank you so much for visiting us. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your visit and appreciate the charm and ambiance of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We hope to welcome you back if your travel plans bring you our way again. More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved staying at Mauna Kea. I had been here before just for dinner and breakfast. So it was an easy pick for a place to stay since I knew the beach and setting were amazing. Staying in the hotel was equally as lovely. I honestly have never stayed in a hotel that was this quiet. It has a lot... More 

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

We are delighted you had the opportunity to stay with us and that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for sharing your comments and we hope you're planning a return visit soon. Aloha. More 

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