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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

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62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9706
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#2 of 7 hotels in Puako
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.4
Value
4.0
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Experience a dreamy oceanfront setting at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection. Our hotel is located on Hawaii Island's Kohala Coast Kauna’oa Bay and offers on-site biking, kayaking, surfing, snorkeling and more. Enjoy luxury resort amenities like an on-site championship golf course, a tennis club, five restaurants and bars, a spa and a sparkling outdoor pool. Let us welcome you with Aloha to our iconic beach hotel at the Mauna Kea Resort.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Paid public parking on-site
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Canoeing
Golf course
Hiking
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Entertainment staff
Patio
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Radio
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English
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Y Luo wrote a review Yesterday
Honolulu, Hawaii5 contributions
We visited Mauna Kea Beach Hotel from Oahu for just one-night and were upgraded to a beautiful Oceanfront room. I would say it is the best marriott hotel in Hawaii. As elite member, the full buffet breakfast is charged $27 now, but we still got free continental breakfast and it was very good. We also had the large-size L'Occitane bath amenities and we decided to bring them back to Oahu. We would come again!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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wlp07 wrote a review Jul 2022
115 contributions86 helpful votes
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We stayed as a family of 3 for the week of the 4th of July. Things have vastly improved since our stay last year. All elevators were functioning, more staff were on site, and the whole place really came back to life. You’ll have a hard time finding a nicer beach anywhere in Hawaii. Waves are usually minimal, and the water is clear, warm, and calm. Beach chairs and umbrellas are included for no fee, as are SUPs, kayaks, and snorkel gear. There’s also no “resort fee”. However parking is $30 per night. There’s a laundromat on site which offers free washing and drying and even includes free detergent. So it’s an expensive place, but you don’t get nickel and dimed here. Granted, it was a holiday week, but I was somewhat surprised by how aggressive chair-saving was at the beach. The entire front row was typically reserved by 7 am, and there was a day when no chairs were available by 9am. Something to be aware of. The hotel has a timeless elegance, and is a true architectural work of art. Amazing views can be had from about anywhere on the property. Photos don’t do justice. The room was luxurious and comfortable, and best of all perhaps was the large balcony with a view to the ocean, complete with plush reclining chairs. We ate at Manta, Copper Bar, Hau Tree, and. No. 3. Food overall is pretty good, but is not going to compete favorably with the many excellent eateries around the island. Still, for convenience we are most meals here and we were happy with the food and service. Overall what has to be understood is that the hotel is, true to its name, oriented around the beach and the beautiful outdoor surroundings. It compliments its setting perfectly in an unobtrusive way. You don’t come here to be ensconced In modernity, or to be waited on, hand and foot. It’s instead a classy, laidback, peaceful vibe here, and we absolutely loved it. Where else can you go swim a short distance from your hotel’s beach to snorkel with a manta ray before retiring to your quarters?
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jul 14, 2022
Mahalo for joining us to experience the magic of Mauna Kea! We look forward to welcoming you back for many years to come!
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NevskyNY wrote a review Yesterday
New York City, New York114 contributions62 helpful votes
Just a wonderful place to go. A beautiful property with a gorgeous golf course in a perfect setting on a lovely beach with great climate and views of the volcanoes in the distance. In addition, an amazing collection of Asian and Pacific art. It is like a Night in the Museum. Great service. Peaceful and relaxing.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Linda R wrote a review Oct 3
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Cynthia did an amazing job with photos for our proposal. She was accommodating and lovely and we couldn't be happier with the results. The photos are beautiful and captured a perfect proposal! Thank you so much!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Gene S wrote a review Sep 2022
2 contributions4 helpful votes
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I booked the resort for our 26th wedding anniversary using my Bonvoy Titanium Elite Points for a standard golf view room. Using my Suite night rewards the resort upgraded us to a deluxe golf view. The room was great with an amazing bathroom comfortable bed and walk in closet. The balconies were enjoyed as well. We enjoyed the "Big Island TV" channel to see what there is to do around the resort and island. My wife and I don't tend to spend alot of time staring at the view from our room so the beach view isn't that important to us. The restaurants at the resort were great. We enjoyed the breakfast at Manta. My wife liked the continental breakfast and I upgraded to the full buffet as I'm more of an eggs and bacon guy. We had a nice dinner at the beach restaurant one night. For our anniversary night we had dinner at Manta and it was amazing. Our server even comped desert because it was our anniversary. Two must dos at the resort is the snorkeling with the Manta Rays and the Luau on site. The Manta Ray snorkeling was probably the highlight of the trip. You are so close to them sometimes they bump into you! The Luau is a great show and the food was delicious. The beach was great and the water was very clear. We ended up snorkeling every time we went. The reef was full of fish to observe. The beach staff was great and all the gear to snorkel, paddle board, surf is included with your stay. It did seem that some guests tried to hog the umbrellas and chairs. It looked like there were alot of towels on chairs that weren't being used. Even with that we never had a problem finding a set of chairs to use. Even though you need to pay for parking I recommend having a car so that you can go out and explore the area, lunch, shopping, etc. We had a great time exploring the island and seeing the area. Housekeeping was great and kept the room in great shape. Overall I would highly recommend this resort to anyone coming to the big island! Thanks Mauna Kea for a wonderful anniversary vacation!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Mauna Kea Resort, Agency / Consultant at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection
Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha and once again we would like to say congratulations and thank you for choosing to spend your anniversary with us. We are glad to see you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back for many years to come to create more Mauna Kea Moments!
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Zoe S wrote a review Aug 2022
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The photos are incredible. We had such a lovely experience. Thank you so much Cynthia and Karly! They were so accommodating for our large group. We will cherish these. Highly recommend them and Pacific Dream
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Mauna Kea Resort, Agency / Consultant at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection
Responded Aug 16, 2022
Mahalo for recognizing Pacific Dream for their exceptional service. Mahalo for your review.
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BillLA1 wrote a review Aug 2022
Los Angeles, California24 contributions28 helpful votes
Mauna Kea has a unique location which is a great place to relax and enjoy the beach and grounds. Families return here for generations. The umbrellas can get crowded on the beach, but that is a minor drawback from an overall excellent experience.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded Aug 16, 2022
Mahalo for joining us to experience the magic of Mauna Kea! We look forward to welcoming you back for many years to come!
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Kaliwu wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions5 helpful votes
We had an awesome experience with Cynthia at Pacific Dream! We had 117 amazing photos and Cynthia is all over everything. We would highly recommend anybody who visits here give this a shot. One of the best parts of Mauna Kea! 5 stars!! Loved it!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Mauna Kea Resort, Agency / Consultant at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection
Responded Aug 16, 2022
Mahalo for recognizing Cynthia at Pacific Dream Photography and the wonderful service she provided to ensure that you captured many Mauna Kea Moments! Thank you for sharing your kind review! Aloha!
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ben83warner wrote a review Jul 2022
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
Had a great time with, Carly commemorating our trip. She made it fun and we love the photos! We got our photos taken while we were visiting and had a great time. The beach and property are absolutely beautiful here and we had a great time. Would definitely recommend for a family looking to relax and enjoy the beach.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 16, 2022
Mahalo for recognizing Carly and the wonderful service she provided to ensure that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay! Thank you for sharing your kind review!
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Meredith H wrote a review Jul 2022
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Mauna Kea hotel was wonderful! A perfect relaxing vacation. We did pictures with Pacific Dream Photography. They were wonderful to work with and we highly recommend them. Cynthia was our photographer and really knew how to naturally capture our teenage kids. Karly was so patient and helpful selecting our photos at the picture preview. You can’t go wrong with the hotel or pacific dream photography!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Mauna Kea Resort, Agency / Consultant at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection
Responded Jul 25, 2022
Mahalo for recognizing Cynthia and Karly at Pacific Dream Photography and the wonderful service they provided to ensure that you captured many Mauna Kea Moments! Thank you for sharing your kind review! Aloha!
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$903 - $1,232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiIsland of HawaiiKohala CoastPuako
NUMBER OF ROOMS
252
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection
Which popular attractions are close to Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Nearby attractions include Kona Kozy's Comedy & Magic Show (5.0 miles), Mauna Kea Beach (0.10 miles), and Waialea Beach (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Original Big Island Shave Ice Co, Kohala Burger and Taco, and Da Fish House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Puukohola National Historic Park (2.3 miles), Pu'ukohola Heiau (1.5 miles), and Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve (4.2 miles).
Does Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.