I booked the trip only a couple of weeks ahead of time and could only reserve a garden view room, or an ocean view room on the ground floor of the Pulmeria wing. I elected to book a room on the ground floor of the Pulmeria wing. This part of the hotel is definitely a bit dated, however, our room was reasonably clean and comfortable.In addition, the view was excellent, as good as we have ever could have hoped for in a room of that price. I target golf as a big part of my vacation while my wife is looking for a great beach. The on-site golf provided great views, but was not easy. The beach was as good as gets, and we have stayed at numerous 5 star & luxury resorts in Maui, Mexico, Florida, and several islands in the Carribean. The majority of reviews I read before we chose the Mauna Kea were informative and basically accurate, except for those that were negative. There was really nothing negative about our stay at the Mauna Kea. Daily housekeeping could have been better, but is was adequate. We will definitely return to this beatiful location.