87% Based on 1291 reviews TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 out of 5

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Kamuela awaits you at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, a recipient of the prestigious Conde Nast Gold List award in 2015. You'll be 4.3 km (2.7 mi) from Hapuna Beach State Park and 4.6 km (2.9 mi) from Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 4 restaurants, a full-service spa, and a golf course.

You can enjoy TVs with digital channels, and all 252 rooms feature balconies, iPod docks, and WiFi. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Premium linens welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and designer toiletries. Additionally, coffee/tea makers, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls are available.

A pampering day can include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages along with body wraps, body scrubs, and aromatherapy. The restaurant, Manta, is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Copper Bar is the resort's own gastropub, serving drinks along with lunch and dinner. Spend the day at the beach where you'll find sun loungers, and enjoy the 4 outdoor tennis courts and outdoor swimming pool. 1989 square feet (185 square meters) of event facilities include 4 meeting rooms and conference space, and other business amenities include a business center and limo/town car service. Other amenities include a health club, a spa tub, and WiFi in public areas. Buffet breakfast is available. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 4.5-star Kamuela resort include Mauna Kea Beach and Puako Bay.

Deluxe Room, Golf View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$474 per night

Standard Room, Beachfront (Floors 2-4)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, Golf View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, Beachfront (Ground Floor)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87% of guests recommend out of 1291 reviews

Excellent 881
Good 268
Average 80
Poor 38
Terrible 24
Value <span>4.0</span> out of 5
Rooms <span>4.5</span> out of 5
Cleanliness <span>4.5</span> out of 5
Service <span>4.5</span> out of 5

About the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

Location 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Kamuela, HI 96743

Property Features

Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like umbrellas and sun loungers. Enjoy a summer holiday at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, where you can work on your swing at the golf course or spend a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. There are 4 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. Public spaces have WiFi and wired Internet for a fee. This luxury resort also offers a children's club, an outdoor pool, and outdoor tennis courts. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Kamuela resort.

  • 252 guestrooms or units
  • 4 dining venues
  • 1989 sq ft of conference space
  • 185 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1965
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 4
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access - surcharge

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.) (43.5 km / 27.1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection offers 252 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with digital channels and pay movies. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include safes and complimentary bottled water. Microwaves, in-room massages, and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Digital channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy buffet breakfast for a fee.

Manta - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Number 3 - Overlooking the golf course, this restaurant serves lunch only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Copper Bar - This beach gastropub serves lunch and dinner. Open select days.

Hau Tree - This beachfront restaurant serves lunch only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open select days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Mauna Kea's coastal golf course, built on black lava rock, offers a clubhouse with a Pro Shop and locker rooms, and includes a third hole where golfers tee off over an ocean inlet. A lifeguard is on duty at the hotel's white-sand beach, and guests can rent snorkel gear, kayaks, boogie boards, and sailboats. Guests can also swim in the large freshwater pool with a whirlpool spa tub.

Of the property's 13 tennis courts, 11 are oceanside. Tennis clinics, round robin play, aqua fit, and yoga classes are offered throughout the week (fee). The fitness center has cable TV and includes a weight room, treadmills, stationary bicycles, elliptical machines, and circuit training. The resort's helipad is used by helicopters offering private aerial tours of the Big Island.

Complimentary activities each week include a golf clinic and a couples putting contest, hula dance and ti-leaf skirt-making classes, and tours of Mauna Kea's Pacific and Asian art collection and gardens. Guests can also help prepare the imu (underground oven), where a pig is roasted for a weekly lu'au. The hotel offers Hawaiian craft lessons in making miniature bowls (umeke) and decorative flowers (surcharge). One night a week, astronomers with an 11-inch lens telescope offer guided constellation viewing (surcharge).

At no additional cost, guests can take advantage of all recreation at the resort's next-door companion hotel, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, including a golf course designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay and summertime "Dive In" poolside movies.

  • Golfing on site
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Thai massage
  • Reflexology
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 17 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 80.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Only service animals are allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the 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 wired Internet 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

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Kamuela
  • Mauna Kea Beach Kamuela
  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Autograph Collection Kamuela
  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Autograph Collection
  • Mauna Kea Beach Autograph Collection Kamuela
  • Mauna Kea Beach Autograph Collection

You should know

  • One child 17 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection is listed in the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay and the 2015 Travel + Leisure 500.
  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.