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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

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Southern California
Reviewed 12 April 2015

The Mauna Kea has been a vacation destination for my family for over 30 years. It's our favorite Hawaiian resort because of the beach, which figures prominently in the hotel's name. Perfect beach for swimming, wading, boogie boarding and relaxing. It's with distress that I add hotel management needs to start controlling the beach more especially during high seasons of...

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

Aloha and thank you for all the great remarks. We sincerely appreciate the good - along with the constructive comments. Mahalo.

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 10 April 2015

This hotel has been a relaxing, gracious, renewing experience. The surroundings are immaculate, and of course the ocean views and sunsets, spectacular. We've spent a week here and have had a chance to try the many restaurants, the luau, and activities offered. Everyone we have interacted with has been pleasant and friendly. All are catered too...families, couples, etc. I can't...

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

We're happy you enjoyed your visit and thank you for recommending Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We hope to welcome you back again very soon! Aloha.

Reviewed 9 April 2015

We stopped at the Mauna Kea for afternoon Pina Coladas and to enjoy the view, which is outstanding. Valet parking is complimentary because there is really no convenient parking otherwise. We tip the parking attendant beacuse they are so friendly and helpful. Each trip we make to the Big Island, we treat ourselves to the Sunday Brunch at the Manta....

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

Mahalo for stopping by! We hope to welcome you to stay with us when your travel plans bring you back to Hawaii Island. Aloha.

Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

The Mauna Kea on Hawaii will surpass your expectations from the moment you arrive . You will realize you indeed found the pefect hotel among the islands .. the hotel that has it all. Primarily you are getting a luxurious hotel with all the special amenities you want on a swimmable sandy beach without Hawaiian wind and without being pretentious...

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

Mahalo for your wonderful comments. We thank you for staying with us and are happy your enjoyed your visit. Hopefully your travel plans will bring you back our way one day very soon. Aloha.

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Always a great experience at Mauna Kea. So many fond family memories and great times spent here. Service is excellent. Food is amazing. You feel like you're got your own private beach island resort and you kind of do. The staff all knows you by name and along with that, knows your every wish and need. Spa is excellent. Just...

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

Mahalo for your loyalty and your excellent comments which are sincerely appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Atherton, California
Reviewed 6 April 2015

The best part of this hotel is its beach. It has a soft sandy beach cove that is very shallow. You can walk 50 ft out and it is still at waist level. We have young children and we feel very safe with them on their own swimming and snorkeling in the bay. Some locals tell us that the beach...

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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 you enjoyed the beach and other amenities of the hotel. We do sincerely apologize that your room did not seem "fresh." We will certainly share that comment with the appropriate staff to ensure they are aware. Mahalo.

Reviewed 27 March 2015

Our time on the Big Island was just too short. This little paradise hotel was absolutely perfect. Great service, the hotel architecture was intimate but not crowded feeling. Situated on a beach that is away from it all. You can lay on the sand, snorkel along the reefs, have a drink. Everything was great. Breakfast (my favorite meal of the...

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

Aloha and congratulations on your wedding! Thank you for honeymooning with us. We hope Mauna Kea Beach Hotel will be where you return for many years of anniversary celebrations. Mahalo.

PDX
Reviewed 26 March 2015

The Hawaiian resort. Perfect beach, gorgeous hotel, great staff. Go once, you'll never go anywhere else in Hawaii. The hotel, opened in 1965, is still, despite TV's and phones (they came in in 1995), still pretty close to founder Laurence Rockefeller's ideal of all a hotel in paradise should be.

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

Aloha and mahalo for all the great comments! We're happy you enjoyed your stay and we hope you'll return soon.

San Rafael, California
Reviewed 26 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.

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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
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  • 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: $722 - $1,105 (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 Spa Hotel in Puako
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Puako
#1 Luxury Hotel in Puako
#3 Family Hotel in Puako
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“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
“Be sure to get ocean view!”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewK916, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
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