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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

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Stamford, CT
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We stayed at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel for 3 days as part of our Big Island vacation. Hotel is beautifully situated right on the beach, overlooking the ocean, about 30 minutes from Kona airport. While Big Island is beautiful, nice soft sand beaches are scarce. Mauna Kea hotel is located directly on one of the very best beaches on The...

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Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at a neighboring hotel, and made the ocean-side trek to Mauna Kea Resort for dinner at Manta. The location is outstanding and is perfect for a romantic dinner. We were able to get a great table, and initially the service was great. Our waiter disappeared mid-meal, and left us waiting for another drink and condiments. I enjoyed my...

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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 the hotel. We love the location here at Kauna'oa Bay as well and we're so glad you feel the magic while you're here as well. We can't wait to welcome you back at your earliest convenience. Aloha!

Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mauna Kea is vintage Hawaii with a laid back style and staff (who couldn't be friendlier) - set against a quintessential Hawaiian backdrop. A gorgeous white sand beach is the focal point and the hotel's stunning landscaping makes every vantage point seem like a postcard picture. At the Mauna Kea it is all about the property. My two girls ages...

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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 elaborate review on the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel! We're so thrilled we were able to welcome you and your daughters to the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We have taken your concerns and have shared them with our staff. We hope to welcome you back at your earliest convenience. Aloha!

United States
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We honeymooned at this hotel 50 years ago. We went back for our 2nd honeymoon in. February. You would think after 50 years its would be a little long in the tooth. This is not the case with Mauna Kea. The facility, the grounds, the staff and the food continue to be outstanding. This tells you that its owner continues...

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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. Let us first congratulate you on your 2nd honeymoon! What a wonderful way to re-experience Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We're so thrilled we were able to welcome you back to the Mauna Kea Magic 50 years later to the same outstanding service you received back then. We hope to welcome you back again...

Catlett, Virginia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location is prime for connecting to other activities nearby, whether you want to see the volcano by helicopter or go deep sea fishing, it's all just 10-15 minutes from the hotelhe views are spectacular, the service is efficient and personable. The rooms are spacious and sleek. I can't wait to return.

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

Aloha and mahalo for your review of your recent stay. I am so glad to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us. It is always our goal to not only meet but exceed your expectations. We do hope to have you as our guest again soon. Until then, aloha!

Connecticut
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing property from every aspect location, architecture, grounds, staff. There are 2 main buildings a beachfront and a tower with both golf and beach views. On the beachfront building all rooms have ocean view somewhat further from the beach compared to the tower rooms. However, they are in the shade so you can enjoy sitting on the...

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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 to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for your detailed review as I am sure it will be helpful for many interested guests. We hope to welcome you back to the Mauna Kea again soon. Aloha!

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is classic elegance on a beautiful beach. My favorite beach for body surfing or boggy boarding. The views are spectacular, the service is efficient and personable. The rooms are spacious and sleek. I can't wait to return.

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Service 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 the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We can't wait to welcome you back with our aloha soon.

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mauna Kea embraces it all: beautiful rooms and facilities, great spa and restaurants, fabulous beach, outstanding golf and great service! If you enjoy being pampered, this is the place to be! In addition to all of its amenities, its location is prime for connecting to other activities nearby, whether you want to see the volcano by helicopter or go...

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

Aloha and mahalo for reviewing your recent stay with us. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your time with us and found the accommodations to your liking. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Until then, aloha!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Solo vacation in the Spring of 2016. The staff at the Mauna Kea were attentive, accommodating and very polite. My oceanfront room was perfectly positioned to offer amazing views of Hawaiian sunsets every evening from my personal deck. The room was large and clean with a moderately sized bathroom. The bathroom had a jetted tub and rain shower and large...

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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 thrilled you had a wonderful vacation to Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We have shared your praises and concerns with key staff leaders. We can't wait to welcome you back soon. Aloha!

San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our six night stay. Great location, great beach, very good restaurants and a comfortable Hawaiian atmosphere. The concierge staff was very helpful in their assistance in advance of our stay to assist in dinner reservations (three outside of the property) as well as a great whale watching boat trip and a fabulous helicopter tour. Breakfasts at the...

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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 to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. It sounds like you had a very exciting stay here on the Big Island and we are thrilled to be a part of that. We hope to have you as our guests again soon. Until then, aloha!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar
Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Wine Bar, Hawaiian
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf course
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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: $496 - $893 (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
#3 Romantic Hotel in Puako
#3 Family Hotel in Puako
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“ocean view is the best”
 of 5 bubbles TravelerFromStamford, today | Read review
“Be sure to request a room with ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles Melissa5911, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Oceanfront rooms are quiet and have beautiful views; however, they are far from the pool and the lobby.”
 of 5 bubbles astraea26, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“The ocean view rooms are worth the price”
 of 5 bubbles JoeHSanFrancisco_CA, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Beachfront, 4th floor rooms offer excellent ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles DCTraveler3716, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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