Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive | Kohala Coast, HI 96743 [See Map]
#2 in Best Hawaii - The Big Island Hotels
Hotel Class 4.5-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 675 reviews

U.S. News Review

The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is one the Big Island's more historic properties: In the 1960s, the site was hand-picked by founder Laurance S. Rockefeller specifically for its beautiful crescent-shaped shoreline. Although most of the original architecture was battered in 2006 by earthquake aftershocks, the modern and sweeping redesign lends a sense of fresh and airy luxury to the hotel. Each of the 258 rooms comes with plenty of space for you to spread out, as well as a minifridge, an iPod docking station, nightly turndown service and your very own lanai (Hawaiian for "veranda") off of the bedroom. Although this historic hotel may not be as flashy some of the Big Island's other luxury resorts, you will find a Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf course, the full-service Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara, and 11 seaside tennis courts. The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel also boasts several restaurants, all of which serve up different island-inspired cuisine. And according to previous visitors, the service you'll receive here is excellent, and the adjacent beach is one of the island's best.

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Awards Received

  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Condé Nast Traveler Gold 2015
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 675 guests have reviewed the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 675 reviews)

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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive | Kohala Coast, HI 96743 [See Full Map]