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

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 turn-down 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-ervice Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara and 11 seaside tennis courts. The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel also boasts several restaurants to choose from, all of which serve up different flavors of the islands. And according to previous visitors, the service you'll receive here is excellent, while the adjacent beach is one of the island's best.

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  • Concierge.com Editors' Pick
  • Conde Nast Readers' Choice List 2013
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 398 guests have reviewed the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.5 (based on 398 reviews)

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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

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