Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive | Waikoloa Beach, HI 96738 [See Map]
#5 in Best Hawaii - The Big Island Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 1853 reviews
Property Type Resort with 555 rooms, 6 floors
Primary View(s) Bay
Style Traditional
Best For Business travelers, Families

U.S. News Review

The Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is a great home base if you're looking to test your water sports skills in the nearby Anaehoomalu Bay. When you're looking for a break from the brine, this Marriott's popular pools come highly recommended, though some recent visitors complain that there aren't enough umbrellas to lounge under. Aside from that, travelers say that this hotel is a great choice for those who crave the familiar Marriott experience (and who wish to take advantage of their Marriott Rewards points). Accommodations here boast Polynesian- and Asian-inspired decor, as well as flat-screen TVs and private furnished balconies. In addition to multiple pools, the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort houses the full-service Mandara Spa and invites guests to take part in cultural activities like lei-making classes and hula and ukelele lessons. For many visitors, the resort's breakfast buffet served at the on-site Hawaii Calls Restaurant & Lounge was a highlight of their stays (even though they note that it's fairly pricey).

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Critic Reviews


“Covering 15 acres with ancient fishponds, historic trails, and petroglyph fields, the Marriott has rooms with sleek modern beds, bright white linens, Hawaiian art, and private lanai. Three pools comprise a heated infinity pool, a pool with a sandy entrance for kids, and one with a waterslide for the young and young-at-heart.”


“The location — next to two championship golf courses, and within walking distance of shops and restaurants — is convenient, especially since guests may be inclined to skip the pricey, mediocre on-site dining.”

USA Today

“The Waikoloa Beach Marriott is in the heart of the resort area, just up the street from the massive Hilton. Its location adjacent to the salt-and-pepper sands of Anaehoomalu Bay draws tourists to this smaller but equally impressive 15-acre property. In addition to being walking distance to one of the Kohala Coast’s best recreational beaches, the hotel offers an adult infinity pool, children's pool, Jacuzzis, spa and fitness facility.”

Other Awards:
  • Frommer's Recommended
  • Lonely Planet Top Pick

Guest Rooms

Standard rooms at the resort start at 410 square feet and feature amenities such as 300-thread-count linens, furnished private lanais, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, minifridges and Kona coffee and tea service. Rooms feature a combination of Polynesian and Asian decor in a tropical palette of green, blue and sand.

  • Daily premium Internet fee is $18.95
  • Resort fee of $30 per day includes self-parking, basic Internet service and cultural activities
  • No airport shuttle

Standard room size:

410 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1853 guests have reviewed the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.0 (based on 1853 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

The Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is located on a 15-acre property along the Big Island’s Kohala Coast. The resort faces the Anaehoomalu Bay beach and is within walking distance of the numerous restaurants and boutiques at Waikoloa King’s Shops and Queen’s Marketplace.

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car on-site
  • Waikoloa Kings' golf course a half-mile from resort
  • Kona International Airport about 15 miles southwest

  • 24-hour valet parking ($21)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping


The Hawaii Calls Restaurant & Lounge at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort serves a daily breakfast buffet, as well as an a la carte menu, and casual American and Pacific Rim favorites for lunch and dinner. A limited poolside menu includes salads, sandwiches and tropical drinks. The Kona Coffee Shoppe offers to-go breakfast and snack items including homemade pastries, muffins, breads, fresh fruit and local Kona coffee drinks.

  • Sunset Luau Polynesian show every Wednesday and Saturday
  • Several restaurants within walking distance
  • Room service 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

Buffet, Asian, American
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


The pools at the Waikoloa Marriott appeal to guests of all ages: the heated infinity pool and large whirlpool are favorite relaxation amenities for adult guests, while the sand-bottomed children’s pool with a waterslide provides hours of fun for young visitors.

  • Complimentary towels
  • Poolside food and beverage service
  • Pool attendant

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


Often recognized as one of the top resort spas by travel publications, the Mandara Spa at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort offers exotic treatments rooted in the ancient traditions of Bali and Indonesia combined with the modern influences of North America. The two-level spa offers a steam room and sauna, and treatments include body wraps, scrubs, facials and massages. The full-service salon features manicures and pedicures, makeup services and hair care.

  • Seven treatment rooms including couples suites
  • Mens and womens lounges and locker rooms

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Although there is not a children's program or club at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort, standard amenities like cribs, high chairs and kids menus are available, and the resort is within walking distance of numerous restaurants and shops. Complimentary cultural activities for kids include lei-making, hula lessons and a petroglyph walking tour.

  • Children's pool with sandy bottom and waterslide
  • Boogie boards, hydrobikes, kayaks and snorkel gear rentals on-site

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The fitness center offers cardio and weight-training equipment, yoga mats and free weights, as well as flat-screen TVs and free water and towel service. The resort is also home to a jogging trail and a nature trail and there is a golf course within walking distance.

  • Wide variety of water sports and rental gear available (additional fees apply)
  • Swimming beach on-site
  • Beach volleyball

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


This Marriott offers more than 28,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, including four ballrooms and several outdoor venues that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests each. Several flexible function rooms can host everything from boardroom meetings to theater-style presentations, and the Ali'i Ballroom can hold up to 650 attendees. The full-service business center is staffed during the day and offers computers, printers, fax and copy services.

  • Professional in-house audiovisual company
  • Multilingual staff
  • Messenger service and translation service available (additional fees)

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available



There is a course nearby.

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop


The Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort offers comprehensive destination beach weddings for up to 700 people with a variety of indoor and outdoor venues, ranging from the hotel's luau grounds to the elegant Ali'i Ballroom. The resort’s professional wedding planners can assist with everything from securing a wedding license to choosing an island-inspired menu, flowers, live entertainment and audiovisual services.

  • Variety of wedding packages available
  • Bridal services on-site at Mandara Spa
  • Earn Marriott reward points with wedding and honeymoon packages

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive | Waikoloa Beach, HI 96738 [See Full Map]