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.

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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Honolulu, Hawaii
"Polished resort drips relaxation in perfect surrounds"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 27, 2019 NEW
From the moment that we arrived, we knew that this was a very special place. The lush tropical foliage sparkles with tropical flowers and the simple open concrete lobby built in the 1960's with the drop-dead view of the beach is as classic as ever. The resort was gracious enough to upgrade us to a deluxe room which had a cavernous bathroom that was 50% the size of the bedroom itself and had its own lanai. The "closet" was a large mirrored dressing room. Rooms were in perfect working condition and impeccably clean. Lanai furniture was covered with terry towels. They provided true turn down service each night which we rarely experience at hotels anymore. The only service flaw in our rooms was that one of the housekeepers accidentally disposed of our store-bought shower cap and hair bandanna we had hanging on the towel rack. We opted for self parking due to the longish wait it looked like other guests had for their cars in valet parking. The price for either is similar. The self parking lot is close to the lobby and convenient, but there are some stairs down to it which could impact anyone with mobility issues. The front lobby service is adequate, but both valets and check-in staff were definitely on the "cool" side and without the warm "aloha" we have come to expect at most upscale Hawaii resorts. There are multiple restaurants, each with their own live musical entertainment. We tried all of them and the food was above average but nothing spectacular although the atmosphere is lovely and the musical talent excellent. The view from their restaurant Mantra above the crescent beach area is beautiful, and it is obvious why they built the resort here first, definitely the prime location beach-wise in Kohala. Service at the restaurants were excellent for lunch and dinner, but was sub-par for breakfast at Mantra each morning...retraining on customer service definitely needed. For instance, we came down late one morning and they took away the sugar and salt/pepper in preparation for setting up the tables for lunch even though we were still eating and drinking coffee. Twice, we had to get up to ask for the bill because we waited for our food server over 15 minutes. Each night, they have a lit lookout point where huge mantras come up to the shore to feed on the plankton attracted to the light. This is one of the highlights of the property. Breathtaking and this by itself makes staying here special! We felt that the oversized statuary scattered around the resort has become really dated and it really would look a lot better if they would just remove it. Elevators were shabby and definitely need an overhaul. We stayed here because our usual resort (the Mauna Lani) is currently closed and being renovated, but our feeling is that even with the slight service flaws this has become our new preferred hotel on the Big Island.
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Toronto, Ontario
"A Dreamy Experience In Paradise – Best Hawaii Beach, Sunset and Manta Rays"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 27, 2019 NEW
My baby boomer wife and I visited the famous Mauna Kea Beach luxury resort on the Big Island, Hawaii for a romantic vacation in November 2019 and we were simply thrilled by our dreamy experience in paradise. Our large oceanfront room and balcony overlooked a magnificent soft white sand beach and tranquil swimmable ocean at Kauna’oa Bay, including amazing sunsets and the nightly manta ray visits. We loved the iconic Rockefeller designs from 1965 in this updated resort. The staff were all very friendly and caring. We loved the fresh local food and drinks at all 3 onsite restaurants (Manta, Copper Bar and Hau Tree – try the delicious Frederico cocktail, banana bread and POG passion/orange/guava fruit juice). My wife also enjoyed her Spa massages, although we skipped the superb golf, tennis and fitness facilities. But to be clear again, the Mauna Kea Beach is outstanding and serene: skewed to adults including young professionals, perfect for romantic vacations or honeymoons, not crowded, easy access to beach chairs and umbrellas, family friendly but not overrun with kids, lots of water activities including snorkeling with the manta rays (or simply watching from the rock outcrop or your balcony). After visiting Maui, Kauai and Hawaii, this is our favourite resort and beach in the Hawaii Islands. We see why many come back again and again. We will be back again too. Mahalo!
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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 21, 2019 NEW
One of the terrific resorts in the world. Exceptional service, spectacular beach, top-tier golf course, wonderful tennis, diverse offerings of fine restaurants, easy access to plenty of Big Island activities, .... Also had photos taken by Pacific Dream Photography - Alejandro it the best.... Take time to look at the Manta Rays after dark - better than an aquarium...
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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
"Relaxing vacation time with photography, pool and beach time!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 21, 2019 NEW
We fell in love with the Mauna Kea!! We took advantage of the various amenities and services provided on the property. We had such a fun experience as newlyweds getting our pictures taken throughout the Mauna Kea property at sunset. Eddor the photographer made it super easy for us to naturally pose against the gorgeous backdrop of the Big Island. He took over 100 pics of us and we loved them all! Definitely Christmas card worthy and well worth the time and money. We’d use Pacific Dream Photography again for our next photo shoot. We'd definitely go back to the Mauna Kea. Early December was a good time to go, didn't seem too crowded.
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Richard F
Los Angeles, California
"amazing location"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 18, 2019 NEW
The MK is located on a prime beach and surrounded by beautiful gardens/walkways. The setting is very hard to beat. Kudos to Rockefeller and Bassett from SOM. A fantastic structure and prime example of Mid Century architecture. The design has lasted thru the decades and still delivers. For Mid Century enthusiasts, this property is a must stay. While the location and architecture are stunning, the property needs some TLC. A revamp of the room interiors is needed (without removing the amazing original cabinetry). Updated bathrooms, amenities, balconies and furnishings are needed. While the beach is stunning - the beach chairs and umbrellas are an embarrassment for any hotel boasting 5 stars. Similarly the beach restaurant and bar are beyond tired and need a complete overhaul - what are they thinking? I was asked to bring my towels back at the end of the day by the towel service man - what??? And while alcohol is "not allowed on the beach" how about beach service for food and other beverages? Really? A 5 star hotel should not expect guests to order, collect and clean up after a beach lunch. NEVER! And how about a towel set up for me on the beach? The staff are friendly and the service was good all week. Nothing to write home about. Food in the restos is good - not amazing. Chef could do some work on menus. Breakfast buffet is very nice but could be revamped. An additional beach front pool in front of the beach villa bldg would be a super addition as well but not needed to make this an amazing hotel. The spa is a joke... you must add a world class spa to this report - must have. NO amenities... ?? Just treatment rooms? so much lost revenue. All in all, I would return to this historic and beautifully located property after they fix the items above. Some much needed TLC would bring this hotel back into it's original 1960s status as one of the best resorts in the world. You have one of the most amazing beaches and locations - now match the hotel and you will be at 100% occupancy all year.
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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.