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"The grande dame of the Kohala Coast" -- Fodor's

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

Kamuela, HI
  • Expansive white-sand beach
  • Two championship 18-hole golf courses
  • All rooms have private lanais with either ocean or mountain views
  • Traditional luau experience and clam bake on the beach
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62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr
Kamuela, HI, 96743
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Constructed in 1965 by wealthy businessman Laurance S. Rockefeller, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel was named one of the most lavish hotels in the world for its time. The wide semicircle where white-sand beach meets turquoise ocean, backed by mountains spurred the nature-lover to create a haven for others. Although it’s undergone updates and renovations since that time, the hotel continues to receive accolades including Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List in 2015.

The hotel boasts two championship golf courses, a spa and salon, tennis and fitness facilities and watersports. There’s a museum-quality collection of Asian and Pacific Rim art for those inclined to take a tour. Restaurant options include fine dining, poolside bites and a casual grill. Don’t miss the weekly clam bake or luau experience.

All rooms have private lanais with either ocean or mountain views and feature bright tropical colors in contemporary patterns and furniture.

From the press:
  • "The grande dame of the Kohala Coast has long been regarded as one of the state's premier vacation resort hotels" -- Fodor’s
  • "The true pearls are sandy Kaunaoa Beach, where manta rays skim the north point, and the gracious staff members, many of whom know several generations of guests by nam" -- Frommer's


  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Games room
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    Know Before You Go

    • One child 17 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 38 per person (approximately)
    • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
    • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
    • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
    • Self parking fee: USD 15 per night (in/out privileges)
    • Valet parking fee: USD 20 per night (in/out privileges)
    • Rollaway bed fee: USD 80.00 per night

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Getting there

The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is approximately a 30-minute drive from Kona International Airport. A taxi is approximately $68 plus tip. A SpeediShuttle shared ride shuttle starts at approximately $14 per person plus tip.


  • 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr
  • Kamuela, HI, 96743
  • United States

Customer Service

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Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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