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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I just finished staying at the hotel for 4 nights with my Wife. Overall this is a nice hotel but it's not a 5 star hotel. I have been lucky enough to stay in some very nice hotels all over the world. My favorite for best service being at the The Peninsula Bangkok. Don't get me wrong, this is a...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I recently stayed at the Mauna Kea and I can't recommend it enough for families! We had 2 rooms connecting that worked great for our family of 5. It has a very good balance overall of things for kids with great service and food for adults. The beach is second to none on Hawaii great for snorkeling, swimming and boogie...

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Relations Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for your review. We're delighted to hear you and your family enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back to the shores of Kauna'oa Bay again soon.

Pittsburgh
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed at a lot of hotels around the world in my lifetime, and I have to say that this hotel was a bit underwhelming. Based on the other reviews on this site, I was expecting a luxury beach resort. Almost all of the reviews are 4 or 5 stars. I have to wonder if these people were staying at...

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Relations Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Thank you for your in-depth review. We are happy you enjoyed the beach. We will point out that the ocean and its conditions are controlled by mother nature. In winter months it is not unusual for the beach to experience very high surf and at times, even close due to high surf conditions. However, in the spring and summer throughout...

Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel has stunned us from the moments we checked in, until our last moments. The property is amazing, I am not a golf fan or player, however it has one of the greatest golf courts in the world. Watch out and make sure to take some pictures of the famous 3rd hole looking to the Pacific Ocean. I am...

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for your kind review. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your great feedback. Our art collection truly is a hidden gem, known to few. If your travels bring you back to Hawai`i Island, I would highly recommend our complimentary Art Tour held each Saturday. Thank you again for...

Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW! Just wow! I have traveled to many beaches and stayed in many, many Marriott's and this one is among THE BEST. Where to start?? The Beach: Gorgeous. Crystal clear water, clean sandy beach. It was mostly calm while we were there. I swam out to about 30 feet deep and could still see the bottom without goggles! The water...

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Relations Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for your great feedback! We're happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll consider returning again soon. Mahalo!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach is what this place is all about. I live on Long Island which consistently has a few beaches on the world's ten best list and aside from Maui and Oahu, I've been to many places in the Caribbean and Bermuda and the west coast of Florida and the Mediterranean and I'm telling you that this is the best...

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Relations Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Mahalo for your in-depth review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We appreciate some of the in-room issues you've brought to our attention and we will certainly share your feedback with the director of housekeeping. We look forward to welcoming you back and again, our mahalo.

Burbank, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had originally booked ourselves at the Hilton Kingsland resort and it was a disaster. The property was overrun by ants and the service was horrible. After one of our group members went golfing at Mauna Kea, we decided to change hotels as the property and beach were so beautiful and the overall feel was very different. It had the...

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Relations Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

We are delighted you discovered Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and that you're already planning your return. Thank you for mentioning one of our fantastic team members in your review as well. We look forward to your return to our little corner of Paradise!

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently stayed here for 6 nights and greatly enjoyed it. We had a deluxe golf view Room on the eighth floor (the highest floor). The room was very spacious with two balconies - one from the main room and the other from the bathroom. The bathroom with both a big bathtub and a separate stall shower was very open...

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Relations Manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for your in-depth review of your visit with us. We appreciate all of your feedback which will be shared with key team leaders. We do want to let you know that we are in the process of printing a walking, hiking, running guide to direct guests along safe routes for exercise and exploration. We will also address...

Newport Coast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we love the mauna kea! exquisite property, very family friendly, best place on the big island. amazing breakfast buffet, great beach, fun outdoor game area with ping pong and pool table, spectacular beach, great pool, truly a fabulous and enjoyably relaxing vacation.

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for your kind review. I am thrilled that you have enjoyed your time here at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We hope that if your travels bring you back to Hawai`i Island, you will return as our guest. Until then, aloha!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awsome beach. Great tennis center and a "good" fitness center. Surfboard, paddle board and kayak rentals. Excellent beach with good surf and plenty of chairs and lounges on the sand. Food is good. Several restaurants onsite and tons within a 15 minute drive.

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're glad you had such a wonderful time here with us at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We hope to invite you back soon. Aloha!

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Manta Restaurant
Manta Restaurant
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Wine Bar, Hawaiian
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf course
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel located on Hawaii Island's Kohala Coast. Legendary, timeless hospitality. Exceptional value. No mandatory resort fees. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

Address: 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9706
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kohala Coast > Puako
Price Range: $503 - $899 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection 4.5*
Number of rooms: 252
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Also Known As:
Mauna Kea Beach Kamuela
Hotel Mauna Kea Beach
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
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#1 Spa Hotel in Puako
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Puako
#1 Luxury Hotel in Puako
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#3 Family Hotel in Puako
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“If you are a Marriott rewards member you get 10% off breakfast”
262SanDiego, yesterday | Read review
“The beach side higher rooms have the best views, but that's obvious.”
dhuber23, 1 week ago | Read review
“The rooms on the golf side are great too, no need to upgrade”
570davita, 1 week ago | Read review
“Get an ocean front room - it is TOTALLY worth it!”
SymphonicChair, 1 week ago | Read review
“Definitely pay the difference for an ocean view room. It is absolutely worth it!”
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