The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii -- a AAA 4-Diamond hotel and Conde Nast Traveler 2014 World's Best hotel -- is an "inviting sanctuary" (Frommer's) that sweeps across 32 acres of pristine oceanfront along the Big Island's northwest Kohala Coast.
Fronting the rugged shoreline, the U-shaped hotel feels rather secluded as it opens up to a private white-sand cove. Once on the beach, guests can embark on outrigger canoe and snorkeling trips just offshore or meet at the Beach Shack for a complimentary guided hike, held at 8 a.m. every morning.
Lush green landscapes and flowing waterfalls weave around the 10,000-square-foot swimming pool (open 24 hours). Guests can dine steps from the beach at the AAA 4-Diamond Brown's Beach house, one of six restaurants on site. All of the dining options offer kid's menus, and there is a year-round children's program (for an additional fee).
The rooms are elegant and generously proportioned according to Fodor's -- even the smallest start at 510 square feet -- with private lanais, rattan furniture, bamboo accents and ocean views from almost every one. The on-site Spa Without Walls is "one of the Island's most impressive" (Travel + Leisure), treating guests to ocean side treatments like Kona coffee body scrubs in outdoor massage huts.
From the press:
"This first-rate resort overflows with tropical gardens, cascading waterfalls, sandy beach cove, beautiful wings with 'open sesame' doors, a meandering pool, and renovated rooms with all the amenities" -- Fodor's
"The two guest wings at this polished but inviting sanctuary are set off the main lobby like two arms ready to embrace the well-manicured grounds and rugged shoreline; you may feel like hugging it, too, when you have to leave" -- Frommer's
"Elegant and almost formal (for Hawaiʻi), the Orchid never lets you forget that you're at an exclusive, luxury hotel. The architecture feels rather continental, but the meticulously maintained grounds are buoyantly tropical" -- Lonely Planet
Pool bar is open seasonally.
Newspaper / magazines
Golf course (on-site)
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Hair salon (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
Video games on request
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Wi-Fi in guest rooms (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.
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.
Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 11am
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
Reservations are required for golf tee times. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Children 17 years old and younger stay 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.
Breakfast fee: between USD 13 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
Valet parking fee: USD 22 per day (in/out privileges)
Pet fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per night
Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
Resort fee: USD 30.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
Fitness center access
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
Kona International Airport is a 30-minute drive from the hotel.
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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