The Fairmont Orchid

One North Kaniku Drive | Kohala Coast, HI 96743 [See Map]
#4 in Best Hawaii - The Big Island Hotels
Hotel Class 4.5-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
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Based on 2187 reviews

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The Fairmont Orchid is all about immersing guests in a serene atmosphere. It's located on 32 acres of carefully crafted grounds and pristine beaches along the Kohala Coast that, according to recent guests, help set a romantic atmosphere. Naturally, this hotel is a popular spot for honeymooners, but families will also find reasons to love this Fairmont property, like the Keiki Aloha program for kids ages 5 to 12 and the daily arts and crafts sessions. No matter why you're visiting or who you're visiting with, recent guests say that you'll find many of the makings of a five-star hotel here. The Fairmont Orchid's 540 guest rooms and suites all feature private lanais (balconies), as well as marble bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi access. (If you're seeking a more secluded getaway, travelers recommend upgrading to the recently renovated Gold floor, which includes private check-in, a private guest lounge — where afternoon tea and canapés are served — and a library of books and DVDs.) But don't plan on spending the whole trip inside: The Fairmont boasts opportunities to golf, play tennis and simply kick back by the pool. You'll also find the relaxing Spa Without Walls and eight restaurants, bars and lounges to choose from.

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Awards Received

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • 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 2187 guests have reviewed the The Fairmont Orchid, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 2187 reviews)

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The Fairmont Orchid

One North Kaniku Drive | Kohala Coast, HI 96743 [See Full Map]