Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Kamuela, HI

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach DrKamuela, HI 96743
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Located just minutes from Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Lapakahi State Historical Park, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel offers bright, contemporary accommodations in an ideal Waimea location. Guests can enjoy their own private lanais, hot tubs, flat-screen TVs and more, as well as on-site restaurants, a wine bar and grill, an outdoor pool, a spa, a fitness center, multiple tennis courts, and more.

Important Information

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed. Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kamuela Travel Experts
  • Situated 2.4 miles from Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and 13.6 miles from Lapakahi State Historical Park.
  • Accommodations include tropical-style rooms with private lanais.
  • Amenities include an outdoor pool, 11 tennis courts, 2 relaxed restaurants, a wine bar and a bar/grill.
  • Late check-out time of noon.
  • Parking fees apply.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Business Center
  • Children's Program
  • Elevator
  • Express Checkout
  • Game Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Guest Laundry
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Room Service
  • Golf Course Adjacent
  • Tennis Court on Property
  • Health Spa/Massage
  • Wedding Services
  • Free Parking
  • Porter/Bellman
  • Security Guard
  • Beachfront
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Valet Parking
  • Hair Salon
  • Concierge Services
  • Patio/Veranda
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (surcharge)
  • Clubhouse
  • Pool Table/Billards
  • Coffee Shop or Café
  • Complimentary Newspapers
  • Picnic Area
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry Services
  • Smoke-free Property
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from Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Check-In: 3:00pm Check-Out: 12:00pm
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is located on the beach in Kamuela's Kohala Coast - Waikoloa neighborhood, close to Mauna Kea Beach, Hapuna Beach State Park, and Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site. Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company Visitor's Center is also a point of interest near this luxury resort.

Resort Features
Dining options at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel include 6 restaurants. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include a golf course. Also located on site are an outdoor pool, a health club, a spa tub, and a children's club. The property's full-service health spa has beauty services. This 4.5-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. This Kamuela property has 185 square meters of event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. Business services, wedding services, concierge services, and translation services are available. Guest parking is limited, and available on a limited first-come, first-served basis (surcharge). Additional property amenities include a library, a coffee shop/café, and an arcade/game room. This is a smoke-free property.

252 air-conditioned guestrooms at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel feature iPod docking stations and minibars. All accommodations have balconies. Accommodations include refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms feature designer toiletries, bathrobes, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to safes, guestrooms offer phones with voice mail, as well as free local calls (restrictions may apply). Televisions have cable channels and pay movies. Also included are complimentary bottled water and windows that open. Guests may request in-room massages, hypo-allergenic bedding, and extra towels/bedding. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily.

Notifications and Fees:
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 15 per night (in/out privileges)

  • Valet parking fee: USD 20 per night (in/out privileges)

  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 14.95 per day (rates may vary)

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 75.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Policy
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed. Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Check-In: 3:00pm
Check-Out: Noon

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Dallas, United States
"“Great natural beauty and terrific service”"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 13, 2020 NEW
Our stay was close to perfect. The location of the Mauna Kea is one of the most beautiful, protected beaches in the world. The entire setting is hard to match, particularly watching the sunset on the Pacific from our lanai. The staff at the hotel were terrific--very unobtrusive but always available to help. Ms. Joy, the concierge was very helpful with great recommendations for activities and things to see nearby. The room was spacious and well appointed--everything was well
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Beaver Creek, Colorado
"Family friendly beach resort"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 13, 2020 NEW
Stayed here for a week. We stayed at the 4 seasons nearby just prior. Its not the 4 seasons, but it is very nice and reasonable priced. The beach is the best and the pool is fine. Will return with the kids. Plenty of water sports and good snorkeling from the shore. One thing that really stood out. Housekeeping. Wonderful and on par with the 4 seasons.
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Culver City, California
"Gracious, resort with genuine Hawaiian feel on the island’s best beach"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 12, 2020 NEW
We booked five nights on Bonvoy points at this old but well maintained hotel, celebrating its 50th anniversary. It is reputed to have the Big Island’s best beach and I can see why. The beach is a perfect crescent, with a decent amount of sand, beautiful trees and an accessible reef. As a bonus, the site has cultivated an attraction for manta rays at night by shining a bright light into the water, which attracts the plankton that the rays feed off of. Very cool to watch the rays circling around, lazily flapping their “wings” at the surface of the water. The architecture of the hotel is traditional, with open lobby and open atriums throughout. This is definitely not a place that will wow you with its luxury or style, but it should relax you with its gracious feel. The rooms are well-sized and appear to have been recently renovated. Our room overlooked the front of the hotel (odd-numbered room), with partial golf course views. (See my photo) There is a very large lanai with two chairs and a small table. The room is equipped with a large flat screen TV, a mini fridge, a coffeemaker, a safe, robes and slippers. Our room also had a very large/deep soaking tub that also did double duty as a shower. And, a first for me: the bathroom was in two parts, on either side of the entry hallway; one side had the tub/shower and a sink, while the other side had the toilet and another sink. So, my wife and I each got our own sink. The hotel has a rather small circular pool but the beach is the main attraction in any event. There is also a decent but not extravagant fitness center; a gift shop/market, a fine dining restaurant (Manta), a more casual bar/restaurant (Copper Bar) and a pool/beachside bar that also offers lunch items. Friends we travelled with had Diamond status with Bonvoy so they were upgraded to ocean view rooms (even numbered), which was an astonishing vista. (See photo). They could even see the mantas in the water at night from their lanai. Service at the hotel was uniformly excellent (save for one unsatisfactory experience at Copper Bar). Although the hotel apparently was full while we were there, it never felt crowded in restaurants or at the beach. The one regret is that it rained most of the time we were on the Big Island. I am used to rains in Hawaii passing over quickly but this time, they or at least clouds hung around for extended periods. This prevented us from enjoying the beach on some days and although I did snorkel, the visibility and light conditions were such that I couldn’t really assess if the snorkeling under better conditions was worthwhile at the Mauna Kea beach. The other thing to note is that there is almost nothing you can walk to if you stay at either the Mauna Kea or its sister hotel, the Westin Hapuna Beach resort. The two properties do have an evening van shuttle to facilitate moving between them. But otherwise, you will need a car to explore anything outside the resorts. The Big Island is truly big, with extremely diverse landscapes, climates, and attractions. I would encourage you to rent a car and explore. But be aware that from the resorts on the Kohala Coast, the distances are quite long to get to other places (up to an hour to Kailua-Kona, 20-30 minutes to Waimea, 90-120 minutes to Hilo, etc.
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Vancouver, Canada
"Copper Bar Dining"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed January 12, 2020 NEW
We arrived at the hotel restaurant at 5:30 in order to watch the beautiful Hawaiian sunset. It took some time before anyone came to take a drink order. We finally ordered dinner around 6;15, but we waited more than an hour for our food to arrive. When it did come it was warm at best and not all that tasty. The prices charged were high for the quality of the food. Earlier on, we asked for a Japanese menu (which they purportedly have) but it never arrived. I also ordered a soda water which only came when we reminded the waiter of the order. He was embarrassed and "comped" me on the beverage. We won't be going to the Copper Bar again.
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"Pacific Dream Photo"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 12, 2020 NEW
Met our expectations and much more. Carla, was a seasoned photographer, very easy to work with, had great vision and ideas. There was never any pressure to buy a huge package, and no-one had a problem that we were there for a single family portrait and a Christmas card. They were nice, very accommodating, and the end product was magnificent. Lots of in-fighting among the family on which photos to be chosen, because there were so many good picks. It was well worth the time and money.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

How many rooms does the hotel have?
The hotel has 252 guestrooms, including 10 suites.

Does the hotel offer dining choices onsite?
Yes. Guests can dine at any of the following hotel restaurants and eateries:

  • Manta
  • Hau Tree
  • Number 3
  • Mauna Kea Lu`au
  • Clambake at the beach
  • Copper Bar

What do I need to know about the hotel’s golf course?
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s scenic golf course facilities include a driving range, putting/chipping green, practice bunker, pro shop, and locker/shower room facilities. To reserve your round, please see the front desk upon arrival at the hotel. Tee time rates are subject to change at the discretion of the property and management.

Can I reserve a smoking room?
No. This is a smoke-free hotel property.

Do guestrooms include a refrigerator?
Yes. Guestrooms and suites feature mini-fridges.

Is housekeeping provided daily?

Can I park at the hotel?
Yes. The hotel offers both valet and self-parking for a daily fee (fees subject to change).

Can I reserve a room with a view?
Yes. All rooms have either an ocean or a golf course view.

Can I request a rollaway bed?
Yes. Rollaway beds are available for a $75.00 nightly fee.

Can I request a crib?
Yes. Cribs are available on a first come, first serve request basis.

Is the hotel pet-friendly?
No. Only certified service animals are permitted on hotel grounds.

Does the hotel serve a complimentary breakfast?

Is Internet access available?
Yes. Internet access can be purchased for a daily fee.