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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

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San Rafael, California
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Our stay at the Mauna Kea hotel was simply the most relaxing, beautiful, fun stay that I've ever had in Hawaii. The beach is gorgeous with gentle waves and excellent snorkeling can be accessed. We played tennis and golf and loved having the ice water brought to us (tennis) and the well-maintained but fairly empty course (golf). We stayed in...

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

Aloha and thank you for staying with us! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we'll look forward to extending our aloha to you again soon.

Franklin, Tennessee
Reviewed 24 March 2015

This hotel is simply amazing. I loved the architecture and the open air courtyards. Our room was beautifully appointed, the bathroom spectacular. The location couldn't be beat. The beach was perfect for my kids (ages 7, 8 and 10) to body surf and just relax and build sand castles. I wish I was still there.

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

Aloha and thank you for your comments. We wish you were still here too and we'll look forward to welcoming you back soon. Mahalo.

Dallas
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Mauna Kea is a beautiful historic property. The staff goes out of their way to learn your name, and take care of your needs. From Charles helping with your luggage to Alvin the GM everyone was helpful. The rooms have been restored beautifully. The common areas could use updating. The golf course is arguably the best on the island! The...

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

Aloha and thank you for your feedback. We appreciate hearing from our guests and are glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope you'll return the next time your travel plans bring you back to Hawaii Island. Mahalo.

Hampshire UK
Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

We have stayed and visited quite a few of the hotels on the Kona side, this hotel is a little different in that it's retained a lot of the "retro" charm from the 50s but has been tastefully modernised without killing the original charm so it's a little different from your average 5* clone. Staff are great, proximity down to...

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

Aloha and mahalo for visiting. We're glad you've discovered us and our unique charm and hope you'll return soon.

San Jose, California
Reviewed 8 March 2015

As expected the staff and experience at the Mauna Kea are second to none.... As we continued our quest during our stay it comes as no surprise that the Clambake we enjoyed last night was over the top "Yes, we will have another round of lobsters" really first class. While earlier in the day, I was lucky enough to enjoy...

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

Mahalo for staying with us and for sharing, in particular, your comments about some of our hard working team members. We appreciate that. We hope you'll return soon. Aloha.

Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

$450 a night. Room is over a parking lot. A view from the Walmart in Kona would be better. There isn't even an ice machine. Eating choices are very limited and very over priced. The leaf blower outside our room at 7am is indicative of the Mauna Kea's aloha spirit.

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

We are sorry you felt a "view over a Walmart parking lot" would have been better and apologize that you misunderstood the category of room you had book. We will research the leaf blower timing with the department manager. Thank you.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

Great beach location awesome facilities just just feels a bit dated on the outside. Staff is spectacular wine list is uninspiring at beachside bar all in all a great place to go on a family vacation Make sure you Rent-A-Car so you were able to avail yourself to all the opportunities in the island

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

Mahalo for visiting! We appreciate your comments and are happy you enjoyed your stay. Aloha.

Reviewed 6 March 2015

This hotel has a great beach where you can enjoy the sunset of an evening, the surf during the day and even sight the odd Whale! Although the exterior of the hotel is slightly dated, looking like the set of an old James Bond Movie, the rooms are spacious and nicely furnished. The gym is well equipped and there are...

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

Aloha and thank you for staying with us. We hope your travel plans bring you back soon. Mahalo.

Kingsclere, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2015

We stayed here after being further down the coast at another hotel, we found the Mauna Kea really relaxed and chilled. We finally felt we were on holiday! The staff were excellent, totally attentive but not intrusive. The rooms were stylish and a little quirky! I was surprised that robes were not provided in the rooms as standard. We had...

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

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us! We sincerely appreciate your business and hope, should you travel plans ever bring you back to Hawaii Island, that we'll be able to welcome you once again to Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Aloha.

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 3 March 2015

My husband and I visited Hawaii for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and I was so excited to book this luxury resort. We were beautifully greeted with leis and cold juice, and I thought we were off to a great start. But then they told us they could not change the fact that we were given an...

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

We sincerely apologize that we did not measure up to your expectations. We are sharing all of your comments with the appropriate team members in an effort to make improvements in the future. We do thank you for visiting and we hope we'll have the opportunity to service you, at the level for which we are known, in the future....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre 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
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • 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
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kohala Coast > Puako
Price Range: $667 - $1,023 (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 Family Hotel in Puako
#3 Romantic Hotel in Puako
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“The rooms on the west side are more private and quiet.@”
 of 5 bubbles KeniF, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We like the beachfront rooms”
 of 5 bubbles CarolynP407, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“A higher floor room will offer nice views.”
  • Balcony off of bedroom
 of 5 bubbles pmny, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Higher on ocean side are best - or high on golf side at the south end of the hotel away from parking and front entrance.”
 of 5 bubbles Loves_Muskoka, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I like the even rooms on the 7th floor. 700-718?”
 of 5 bubbles WillE859, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
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