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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
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first time on the Big Island and after being a platinum elite member with a stay certificate, I wanted to visit this place as it was ranked as the top resort on the island. We checked in around 9pm and despite seeing all the reviews of no upgrades, we were given an extremely nice one. My certificate... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I, our sons and their fiancees spent four days at this resort in March 2016. We were all impressed with the huge bedrooms, luxurious bathrooms and beautiful grounds. We spent little time on the beach - we toured the island during our stay - but we did find a lovely secluded beachside table for an al fresco... More 

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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 with us. We can't wait to welcome you back at your earliest convenience. Aloha! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel exceeded my expectations! My husband and I stayed with our 2 adult children in 2 beachfront rooms that came with a wonderful buffet breakfast every morning! The rooms were large and the beds were comfy. The bathrooms had 2 sinks with lots of room and the showers were large. The balconies had comfortable lounge chairs... More 

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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 at our property. From the paddleboards to the views, we try our best to provide an understated luxurious stay for our guests. Aloha! More 

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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning step back to mid-century modern. So well kept. It is NOT the Hilton at Waikoloa. It's jet-setter trendy, 60's vibe with service on par with the Ritz. And perched right on the cliff next to the stunning bay makes it a picture postcard experience. You know when you walk the grounds and hear Frank Sinatra and other laid... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We're glad you had such a wonderful time and we can't wait to welcome you back to our mid-century modern magic. Aloha! More 

Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the old style Hawaiian ambience. Beautiful grounds, golf course and secluded private bay and beach. Large, very comfortable rooms and friendly staff. Dining very romantic overlooking the local manta rays. Relaxed yet sophisticated!

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

Thank you so much for your response! We're glad you had such a wonderful time. Aloha. More 

Newport Beach, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second annual trip to the Mauna Kea. We love traveling the world and trying new places, but I will always select the Mauna Kea for our annual week vacation to Hawaii. I hope they can continue to keep the non-commercial and relaxing feel that is nearly impossible to find at most other hotels in the Hawaiian Islands. It's a... More 

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

Aloha! Let me first welcome you back to the Mauna Kea and we're so glad you choose our property for your annual vacation to Hawaii. We have shared your comments with key staff leaders. Our staff does their best to exemplify the aloha spirit and we're so thrilled you felt that during your stay with us. We can't wait to... More 

Arlington, Texas
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50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful resort! The view is spectacular and the water is crystal clear. We stayed a week and didn't want to come home! We snorkeled right there at the hotel, watched giant manta rays at night, and sat under an umbrella and relaxed. We golfed at their course which has beautiful water views. The room was large, comfy bed,... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We're so thrilled you enjoyed the waters, snorkeling and even the golf course at the Mauna Kea! We hope to welcome you back at your earliest convenience​. Aloha! More 

Templeton, CA
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love and go to the Kauai Marriott Resort every fall, but since June was our 40th anniversary, we wanted to go some place very special where we hadn't been before. What a wonderful choice was the Mauna Kea Hotel. We had a ground floor beachfront room which was beautiful and so convenient to the beach. From check in to... More 

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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 so glad we could help you celebrate your 40th anniversary. We can't wait to welcome you back at your earliest convenience​. Aloha! More 

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51 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

40+ years, 4 generations, honeymoons,memorials, family vacations, friend vacations. So many happy memories. Thank you Kansas Henderson and our favorite MKB employees for making MKB hotel what it was and is today. Things were amazing. Amazing staff, wonderful service, beautiful beach, great food and drinks. Fun Fourth of July celebration too! Just perfect. Thank you!

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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 at our property and have been for the past 40 years. Mauna Kea truly is a gathering place and we're so thrilled you have been doing so for so long. We can't wait to welcome you back to your home away from home. Aloha! More 

Monroe, New York
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only on day 2 of 8 but the place is outstanding. Staff is so courteous and attentive. The beach is unreal. The hotel itself is designed so different than any place I have stayed. Not sure of its a Hawaiian thing as this my first trip but so much of the hotel is outdoors. Even the checkin and concierge area... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We're glad you had such a wonderful time. The Mauna Kea is mid-century modern and we're so thrilled that you enjoyed the architecture of our hotel. We can't wait to hear your updates as your stay continues. Aloha! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar
Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar
Cuisines: American, Pacific Rim, Seafood, Wine Bar, Gluten Free
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf course
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • 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
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kohala Coast > Puako
Price Range: $359 - $792 (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 Luxury Hotel in Puako
#1 Spa Hotel in Puako
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Puako
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