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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

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62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9706
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#3 of 7 hotels in Puako
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Experience a dreamy oceanfront setting at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection. Our hotel is located on Hawaii Island's Kohala Coast Kauna’oa Bay and offers on-site biking, kayaking, surfing, snorkeling and more. Enjoy luxury resort amenities like an on-site championship golf course, a tennis club, five restaurants and bars, a spa and a sparkling outdoor pool. Let us welcome you with Aloha to our iconic beach hotel at the Mauna Kea Resort.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Paid public parking on-site
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Canoeing
Golf course
Hiking
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Entertainment staff
Patio
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Dry cleaning
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Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Radio
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Zoe S wrote a review 13 Aug
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The photos are incredible. We had such a lovely experience. Thank you so much Cynthia and Karly! They were so accommodating for our large group. We will cherish these. Highly recommend them and Pacific Dream
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mahalo for recognizing Pacific Dream for their exceptional service. Mahalo for your review.
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BillLA1 wrote a review 8 Aug
Los Angeles, California24 contributions28 helpful votes
Mauna Kea has a unique location which is a great place to relax and enjoy the beach and grounds. Families return here for generations. The umbrellas can get crowded on the beach, but that is a minor drawback from an overall excellent experience.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 3 days ago
Mahalo for joining us to experience the magic of Mauna Kea! We look forward to welcoming you back for many years to come!
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Kaliwu wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions5 helpful votes
We had an awesome experience with Cynthia at Pacific Dream! We had 117 amazing photos and Cynthia is all over everything. We would highly recommend anybody who visits here give this a shot. One of the best parts of Mauna Kea! 5 stars!! Loved it!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 days ago
Mahalo for recognizing Cynthia at Pacific Dream Photography and the wonderful service she provided to ensure that you captured many Mauna Kea Moments! Thank you for sharing your kind review! Aloha!
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ben83warner wrote a review Jul 2022
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
Had a great time with, Carly commemorating our trip. She made it fun and we love the photos! We got our photos taken while we were visiting and had a great time. The beach and property are absolutely beautiful here and we had a great time. Would definitely recommend for a family looking to relax and enjoy the beach.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mahalo for recognizing Carly and the wonderful service she provided to ensure that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay! Thank you for sharing your kind review!
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Meredith H wrote a review Jul 2022
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Mauna Kea hotel was wonderful! A perfect relaxing vacation. We did pictures with Pacific Dream Photography. They were wonderful to work with and we highly recommend them. Cynthia was our photographer and really knew how to naturally capture our teenage kids. Karly was so patient and helpful selecting our photos at the picture preview. You can’t go wrong with the hotel or pacific dream photography!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mahalo for recognizing Cynthia and Karly at Pacific Dream Photography and the wonderful service they provided to ensure that you captured many Mauna Kea Moments! Thank you for sharing your kind review! Aloha!
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myo9 wrote a review Jul 2022
Walnut Creek, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
Cynthia did a great job taking a family photo session. We have a two years old and she knew how to get our son attention and get him to smile for the pictures. Karly took her time reviewing the pictures with us and allowed us to take our time. We recommend PDH, Cynthia and Karly at Mauna Kea Hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mahalo for recognizing the staff and the wonderful service they provided to ensure that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay! Thank you for sharing your kind review!
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wlp07 wrote a review Jul 2022
111 contributions83 helpful votes
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We stayed as a family of 3 for the week of the 4th of July. Things have vastly improved since our stay last year. All elevators were functioning, more staff were on site, and the whole place really came back to life. You’ll have a hard time finding a nicer beach anywhere in Hawaii. Waves are usually minimal, and the water is clear, warm, and calm. Beach chairs and umbrellas are included for no fee, as are SUPs, kayaks, and snorkel gear. There’s also no “resort fee”. However parking is $30 per night. There’s a laundromat on site which offers free washing and drying and even includes free detergent. So it’s an expensive place, but you don’t get nickel and dimed here. Granted, it was a holiday week, but I was somewhat surprised by how aggressive chair-saving was at the beach. The entire front row was typically reserved by 7 am, and there was a day when no chairs were available by 9am. Something to be aware of. The hotel has a timeless elegance, and is a true architectural work of art. Amazing views can be had from about anywhere on the property. Photos don’t do justice. The room was luxurious and comfortable, and best of all perhaps was the large balcony with a view to the ocean, complete with plush reclining chairs. We ate at Manta, Copper Bar, Hau Tree, and. No. 3. Food overall is pretty good, but is not going to compete favorably with the many excellent eateries around the island. Still, for convenience we are most meals here and we were happy with the food and service. Overall what has to be understood is that the hotel is, true to its name, oriented around the beach and the beautiful outdoor surroundings. It compliments its setting perfectly in an unobtrusive way. You don’t come here to be ensconced In modernity, or to be waited on, hand and foot. It’s instead a classy, laidback, peaceful vibe here, and we absolutely loved it. Where else can you go swim a short distance from your hotel’s beach to snorkel with a manta ray before retiring to your quarters?
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 14 Jul 2022
Mahalo for joining us to experience the magic of Mauna Kea! We look forward to welcoming you back for many years to come!
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TravelingDad wrote a review Jun 2022
San Francisco, California4 contributions4 helpful votes
We’re still here and pretty disappointed by the entire experience. My family used to come here a long time ago and pretty much every except the beach has devolved into a rather run down experience. The food is bland, the employees seem disinterested, and the property is desperately in need of a major renovation. The grounds are not well kept. None of these issues would be worthy of complaint, but paying $15k for a trip warrants better. The luau uses plastic cups and ran out of food within 35 minutes. If your read this, do not book here. Go to the Mauna Lani. At least the place is updated and the staff are professional. It’s so sad to see a beautiful property fall into shambles.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 20 Jun 2022
Aloha, Thank you for your review of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We appreciate your candor and honest feedback and have shared that with key team leaders. Mahalo.
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will505 wrote a review May 2022
New Mexico102 contributions91 helpful votes
I was a bit concerned that the Mauna Kea would feel dated after so many years but still an incredibly lovely hotel on an amazing bay. Views and the beach are the tops! We were upgraded to an awesome spacious suite and we couldn’t have been happier with our stay. The staff was extraordinary and the service friendly and attentive.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 13 Jun 2022
Mahalo for joining us to experience the magic of Mauna Kea! We look forward to welcoming you back for many years to come!
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Joan88 wrote a review May 2022
Mill Valley, California578 contributions392 helpful votes
Absolutely an experience of a lifetime! Ocean front room on top floor of tower..8th floor.. was amazing. Every amenity was perfect…water stations and water bottles to use and take home, first class Frette towels, great bath products, friendly and helpful service oriented staff! Great places to relax on the beach, on the grass area with shade. Inclusive use of ocean kayaks, body boards, etc. Outstanding food at all 3 restaurants. We didn’t get go to the golf course restaurant. And, the art…oh…living with this fantastic collection of art all around is such a privilege! I will never forget it! Stunning flowers, Manta rays at night from above! Perfection. Truly. Only downside is that we are now truly truly spoiled for anywhere else! Thankful that this iconic hotel, grounds and most importantly, the art is being maintained for generations to enjoy. Humbled by the Buddha from the 7th century everyday…
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Splurge for ocean front if you can! Copper Bar is great for dinner! Manta is wonderful for...
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US$1,003 - US$1,298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiIsland of HawaiiKohala CoastPuako
NUMBER OF ROOMS
252
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection
Which popular attractions are close to Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Nearby attractions include Kona Kozy's Comedy & Magic Show (8.0 km), Mauna Kea Beach (0.2 km), and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Original Big Island Shave Ice Co, Kohala Burger and Taco, and Da Fish House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Puukohola National Historic Park (3.7 km), Pu'ukohola Heiau (2.4 km), and Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve (6.7 km).
Does Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.