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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

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Watford ontario
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This resort is one of the nicest on the Island, with a very large sandy beach. The staff go out of their way to make your stay perfect! The grounds and the rooms are very well maintained. Parking is quite reasonable at only $15.00 per day. Shopping and restaurants are close by in the city of Waimea.

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Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful place to visit with a secluded beach with white sands. I stayed in Kona and visited this Kohala Coast hotel for a nice lunch in their relaxed open air dining area. The menu is very limited and I was hoping for a salad or a panini sandwich. I ordered their special French fries with nouri. Delicious.

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We're glad you had such a wonderful time. We're not quite sure where you dined at but we're so thrilled you enjoyed the ambiance of the midcentury modern design that the hotel has including our outlets. Aloha!

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love this hotel. We discovered it on Marriott's reservation site last year, as it is now part of their Autograph Collection of hotels. Last time we were on the ocean side, which was great, but this time all that was available was the golf course side. This was a nice change and fine with us, as we could spend...

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We're so thrilled you loved your stay at the Mauna Kea beach Hotel, Autograph Collection. We can't wait to welcome you back to friendly staff and amazing ocean views. Aloha!

Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a hotel that was great 30 years ago, but suffered from an aging, unionized staff and stale management. I hadn't visited in a decade, and in that decade a miracle happened. It's great again. The staff is new, young and helpful. The food improved. The rooms improved. The golf course improved. The prices, which were very high are...

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you had a wonderous time at our property. We can't wait to welcome you back. Aloha!

Warren, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great location and a superb hotel. We had a large, spacious room in the recently remodeled rooms in the "old" Building. The room had a large shower, with a bathtub next to it. Breakfast at the Manta restaurant was fantastic, great fruit selection, superb omelets and waffle preparation. Lunch by the beach in a very friendly restaurant....

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're glad you're enjoying your time with us here. We can't wait to welcome you back with our aloha soon.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to the Mauna Kea Beach hotel for about five years. When I heard that Marriott bought the property I was very concerned that it would lose it's charm, which is not the case. The hotel was definitely busier than previous times we had been there, but there were also two large parties at the hotel during...

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! Just a quick clarification, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has a marketing agreement with Marriott so we're just a partner with the Marriott affiliation and they haven't bought the hotel. We're so thrilled you enjoy the midcentury modern design as we think it makes Mauna Kea quite special as well. We have shared your...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing stay from check-in to having to leave on check-out. Everything was spectacular... this is a more expensive rate than other hotels in the area, but the VALUE is there and they don't nickel and dime their guests as other larger resorts do. It's also in a great location, right on one of the best beaches in...

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We're glad you had such a wonderful time and we can't wait to welcome you back. Aloha!

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just returned from our week long stay at Mauna Kea Beach hotel. While the hotel and service were top notch, it is the location that really sets this resort apart. The beach is incredible; white sand, clear water, and not too many people. Perhaps we were lucky but there weren't many children staying at this hotel except for a...

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're glad you had such a wonderful time. We can't wait to welcome you back at your earliest convenience. Aloha!

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights and every minute was magical! From the greeting with the leis to the friendly checkin with cold juice to the beautifully renovated beach front ocean view room. Service was great all around. Beautiful beach with lounge chairs and umbrellas. Only ate at the Hau Tree restaurant for dinner one night. Food was good as was the...

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're glad you had such a wonderful time. Aloha!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Mauna Kea on multiple occasions, the most recent of which was June, 2016. Since that time, it has become part of Mariott's Autograph Collection, and the results are clearly visible. The Manta restaurant has added a wonderful dedicated wine bar where meals can also be served. Additional seating, both indoor and outdoor, have been added....

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're glad you had such a wonderful time at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel! We have shared your review with key staff leaders and I hope to welcome you back with our aloha soon.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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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: RM2,273 - RM3,458 (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
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“Higher on ocean side are best - or high on golf side at the south end of the hotel away from parking and front entrance.”
 of 5 bubbles Loves_Muskoka, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I like the even rooms on the 7th floor. 700-718?”
 of 5 bubbles WillE859, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Be sure to get ocean view!”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewK916, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean front rooms in main tower have amazing views. Deluxe ocean front r even better w separate tub/shower and 2 balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles N4087OZkimh, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“7th floor - rooms converted from 3 to 2 rooms (walk-in showers, double vanities, closets/walk-in storage)”
  • Typical Hawaiian sunset as viewed from the Copper Bar
 of 5 bubbles alanferen, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
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