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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

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Kenmore, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2014

We have been here about 7 times (either staying in a connected villa or condo) and we DO love it. But, ever since the remodel after the earthquake damage we have noticed some sad changes. What we used to consider understated elegance is now understated elegance with a price tag that makes us feel like riff raff. Uhm, we are... More 

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

Aloha and mahalo for your comments. We apologize that you feel Mauna Kea has become too expensive but do hope that sometime in the future you'll enjoy all that we have to offer. More 

Michigan
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83 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2014

Search no further. If you are looking for a fantastic beach getaway for the full family then Mauna Kea is the hotel for you. Great rooms, great property, great gym, great beach, great bar, outstanding service, great food, great shops, amazing yoga. We stayed for two weeks and the only thing I didn't try was the spa, and that was... More 

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

Thank you so much for your comments. We are delighted you enjoyed every aspect of your visit with us and we'll look forward to welcoming you back soon to Mauna Kea! More 

Singapore, Singapore
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75 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2014

I had stayed at this hotel in my youth: Christmas at Mauna Kea was a tradition. My wife and I had found the beach last year and decided it was the place to spend her 40th. The hotel was built by the Rockefellers (RocResort) and has a Bauhaus-Mies van der Rohe feel. It is not a typical building and will... More 

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

Aloha and mahalo for your extensive comments. We are happy Nikki was so helpful - she is one of our best! We apologize that we fell short in other area and appreciate the opportunity to improve our services; we are always striving to do exactly that. We sincerely hope you'll return and discover the magical Mauna Kea you recall. More 

La Jolla, California
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2014

I just spent two heavenly nights at this iconic resort. I was not sure what to expect as some reviews are better than others; however, I was very happy to see that this famed hotel, beach, golf course and grounds are as beautiful and magical as ever. If you can manage it-- you absolutely MUST reserve an ocean front deluxe... More 

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

We are glad you visited...and appreciated so much about our legendary hotel at Kauna'oa Bay, celebrating 50 years of timeless magic throughout 2015. Thank you for your comments and please, return soon. Aloha. More 

Sydney, Aust.
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32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2014

This is a very comfortable beach resort on one of the best beaches (if not the best) on the big island. The hotel has been recently refurbished so is comfortable throughout. Its age can be seen in the architecture and layout but that actually adds to the comfortable tropical feel. The food was comfortable resort food. Nothing spectacular but more... More 

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

Thank you for discovering Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and giving a shout-out to our award-winning Seaside Tennis Club. Mahalo for visiting and sharing all your comments, which we certainly appreciate. Aloha and return soon! More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Wonderful hotel. Beautiful surroundings. Right on the beach. We all loved the hotel and the food is really wonderful. I loved the room and at night to walk out and see the ocean. The pool is wonderful. It is a quite, serene place. Great for honeymoons!

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

Mahalo for visiting and for sharing your comments here with others. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we'll look forward to seeing you at Mauna Kea again one day soon. Aloha. More 

Corona del Mar, California, United States
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162 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

We love the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, we honeymooned there in November of 2006 and have returned 3 other times. The beach is amazing when the waves are big, my husband and I had SO much fun playing in the waves in 2006, 2008 and 2014 no waves in 2011. We spent Thanksgiving there just last week and we had... More 

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

Mahalo for returning to visit us once again. We are very proud of our location here at Kauna'oa Bay and we are also proud of our hardworking team members. We are disappointed to learn that you did not feel their warm aloha spirit. We will of course research all of your comments and use them as learning tools for future... More 

del mar, ca.
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

We would not have changed a thing. The staff acted like family, the beach is the best in the Islands, and every point of service and attention is sincerely offered. The food was flawless. The other guests---something you can never control-- were as transported and as loyal as we were/are. There is a lot to be said for being around... More 

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

Mahalo for becoming a part of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel "family." We are proud to welcome back so many guests year after year and we look forward to your return soon. Aloha. More 

San Diego, California
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2014 via mobile

First time guests. Very nice to be welcomed with cool cloth and a very refreshing drink. Our room was very nice. Beautiful view, paper delivered in the am. Breakfast was great. Loved having a fresh omelette made right before you. The Sunday Buffett spectacular. Only issue was that there was only one restaurant open for dinner. We did eat there... More 

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

Mahalo for choosing to stay with us! We are happy you enjoyed your visit and agree that those fresh omelettes are hard to beat. We do apologize for the misunderstanding regarding WiFi. Please return again soon. Aloha. More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2014

Beautiful, clean beach with lovely blue water. We were staying at the sister resort, Hapuna Prince, and came here to enjoy the beach. This beach is better than Hapuna Prince in that (1) they have the chairs and umbrellas already set up for you (Hapuna Prince you get your own chairs), (2) they have a nice restaurant on the beach,... More 

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

Mahalo for enjoying Kauna'oa Bay at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel! More 

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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, Wine Bar, Seafood
Things to do
  • 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
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: $495 - $1,048 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Puako
#1 Spa Hotel in Puako
#3 Romantic Hotel in Puako
#3 Family Hotel in Puako
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“Ask for a high floor for the best ocean front view. 8th Floor is best.”
 of 5 bubbles WorldTravelerOR, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Splurge for ocean view room...definitely worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles StephanieRoth, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“7th and 8th floor offer the best views”
 of 5 bubbles Carpinteria93309, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a golf view room not ocean view but it was a deluxe with beautiful decks off the bedroom and huge bathroom. Very nice”
 of 5 bubbles phedras, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“First floor Ocean Front have no real views other than hedges and green grass”
 of 5 bubbles LordHow, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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