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Hotel Description

4.5-star beachfront resort near Hapuna Beach State Park

Beachside getaway

At this Kamuela resort, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Mauna Kea Beach and 3 miles (5 km) of Hapuna Beach State Park. Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course and Mau'umae Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

18-hole golf course

This smoke-free resort features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 5 restaurants. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas. There's fun for all ages with a free kid's club and an arcade/game room, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities.

IPod docks, WiFi

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 252 guestrooms also offer balconies and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities include iPod docks, WiFi, and room service.

Room, Golf View, Tower

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$450* Per night/room Dec 8 - Dec 9

Standard Room, Beachfront (Floors 2-4)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, Beachfront (Ground Floor)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, Golf View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, Golf View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

Everyone (2) Family (1)
4 out of 5

Close to the beach.

Very good experience. Rooms are good size. But some rooms had termite problems😏

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015

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5 out of 5

This is place is great, but nothing is perfect

My wife and I had dinner here a couple of times on previous trips to the Big Island and have since stayed for a week on three occasions.  We have enjoyed the Plumeria and Mt view rooms.  The rooms are large, comfortable and filled with all the amenities we need.  Service is transparent.   There are three principle restaurants with varied results.  Manta (B&D) is pretty good, but you never feel the staff cares.  Hua Tree (L) has a limited menu, but a great staff, and fantastic location.  Monettes (D) is fantastic but pricey.  All have million dollar views.  The resort location on basically a private lagoon is spectacular.  That you can get a four star meal over looking said lagoon is priceless.   There are more expensive resorts on the Big Island, but none have as good a location.   There are some irksome rules at Mauna Kea,ex: the pool area is closed at 6 (seriously?) even the Marriott doesn't do that.  There are several other nice resorts (fairmont, mauna lea and even the Four Seasons(we like to hit the Four Seasons for L&D on trips to and fro Kona and the harbor)) nearby with more great restaurants.  You can stay a week, eat at great restaurants and not dine twice at the same place.  Of course this takes more time and effort than staying at the Mauna Kea.   When school is out there are lots of kids, when school is in the average age is AARP.   If you want a beautiful room, in a beautiful place, with pretty good food this is a great choice.  There are other choices who say NO less, but it will cost you.  

Posted by , from Richmond, VA on May 16, 2013

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4 out of 5

Awesome for people with disabilities

Pros: Quiet, more than ada compliant
Cons: No free Internet
While the Mauna Kea was as beautiful as expected, I was surprised at the amount of thought that was given to the details. When we arrived we were greeted with a fresh orchid lei and my husband and my son got kakooee nut leis. We were escorted to the front desk where there were comfortable seats and fresh ICE cold POG juice and a cold cloth to freshen up with. We had also had a guide to orient us to the hotel. I have never before stayed at a hotel that had everything that you might want in the room. I got up early and the rest of my family slept in. I could easily get ready to go to the gym without waking anyone with the high tech lighting system, the compartmentalized bathroom, and the walk in closet. I really had an appreciation for that closet after we arrived at our hotel in Kauai. We couldn't keep anything organized there. My husband is in a wheelchair and they really went out of there way to accomodate those with disabilities. They had a wheelchair available that could run on the sand, a lift into both the pool and the hot tub and easy access to the rest of the resort. Staff was extremely accommodating. They lent my son a set of golf clubs and a cart so my husband could watch him on the driving range - free of charge. The breakfast and the Manta restaurant view was great, however, I was not too impressed with the food in the evenings. All in all a great place to stay with an awesome beach.

Posted by , from Denver, CO, USA on Nov 17, 2012

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2 out of 5

Underwhelmed

Cons: Nothing close, No free Internet
I love the beach at the Mauna Kea, with that said the rest of the resort falls short. From the 45 minute wait to check in at 6 pm. To the worst mattress I've ever slept on- it's not worth the price tag. I was one of the youngest guests at the resort- I had issues at the beach bar- was carded repeatedly- which was cute the first couple of times- but I was there a week- the walk to my room got very old. Lots of rules- and extra add ons- my room barely fit a rollaway bed! I recommend visiting to enjoy the best beach, and classic architecture, but stay someplace more accommodating such as the four seasons.

Posted by , from San Francisco, CA, USA on Jun 16, 2012

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5 out of 5

Wedding Stay

Checked into the hotel after it had been completly remodeled. They upgraded my room and it was gorgeous. All new bathrooms and showers. Turn down service every evening. We ate half of our meals at the hotel and explored the Island in our rental car. This hotel has the best beach on the entire quotBig Islandquot Even though they have completly redone the hotel they kept the feel of old Hawaii. Golf at Mauna Kea or Hapuna gives you variety. Wind can be a problem if you play Hapuna so I would pick MK on those days. I like the location because it is a short drive to Kawaihae for diving or fishing and a few small restaurants. 10 min away is Waimea for anything you want and more good places to eat. Keeps you from having to go into Kailua-Kona and all the crowds.

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010

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3 out of 5

beautiful beach, good service expensive lots of rules

spent $700 for 1 night. tons of rules. low ocuupancy so staff enforced lots of stupid rules. could not ride bicycle to main road. could not kayak beyond beach area. staff discouraged using off site dining. average age of guest was over 60. very secluded and nice staff. I would not come back.

Posted by on Jul 8, 2009

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About the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

Location 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Kamuela, HI 96743

Property Features

Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like umbrellas and sun loungers. Enjoy a summer holiday at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, where you can work on your swing at the golf course or spend a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. There are 5 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This luxury resort also offers a complimentary children's club, an outdoor pool, and outdoor tennis courts. For a fee, parking is available. This 4.5-star Kamuela resort is smoke free.

  • 252 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 5 dining venues
  • 12175 sq ft of conference space
  • 1131 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1965
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Library
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 11
  • Children's club (free)
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.) (43.5 km / 27.1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection offers 252 accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Microwaves, in-room massages, and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Private balcony
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Manta Dinner - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Number 3 - Overlooking the golf course, this restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Copper Bar - This café serves breakfast only. Open daily.

Hau Tree - This beachfront restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open select days.

Clambake - This beachfront restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course and enjoy other recreation facilities including outdoor tennis courts. An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Sailing on site
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

Mauna Kea has couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and Thai massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and reflexology.

The spa is open daily.

  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Thai massage
  • Reflexology
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 80.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • One child stays free
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • UnionPay
  • Tax ID - TA-105-321-8816-01

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 35 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 20.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 25.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 80.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Kamuela
  • Mauna Kea Beach Kamuela
  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Autograph Collection Kamuela
  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Autograph Collection
  • Mauna Kea Beach Autograph Collection Kamuela
  • Mauna Kea Beach Autograph Collection
  • Mauna Kea Autograph Collectio
  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection Resort
  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection Kamuela
  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection Resort Kamuela

You should know

  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 5 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection is listed in the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay.
  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.
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