Hotel overview

This elegant hotel is located in the Mauna Kea Resort on Hawaii's famed Kohala Coast, and fronts the natural white sand beach of Kaunaoa Bay. The Mauna Kea Golf Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones and is rated number one in the State of Hawaii.

There is complimentary dining shuttle that takes you in-between Westin Hapuna Beach Resort and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel to enjoy double the restaurants at either property


Kona, HI, USA - Keahole (KOA) : 30 miles

Property information

Year Built: 1965
Last Renovation: 2014
Accessible rooms: 11
Floors: 8
Total rooms: 252

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Hotel details


Dining options are available for this property.
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Hotel advisories

Advisory Important Notice for Prince Preferred, Prince Guest Loyalty Program Members: This reservation does not accrue points, stay credit, airline frequent flyer mileage or any other type of credit/points for your hotel stay.
Advisory A minimum self-parking fee of $25.00 per room, per day, per vehicle and minimum valet parking fee of $30.00 per room, per day, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice.
Advisory A charge of $30 per vehicle per day for valet parking or $25 per vehcile per day for self parking will be collected by the hotel. In and Out privileges apply. Parking fees are subject to change.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies: Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information:
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

**Important Notice for Prince Preferred guest loyalty program**
Prince Preferred members are not eligible to earn points, stay credit, airline frequent flyer mileage credit, credit toward their status when booking our packages, or any type of credit/points when booking our packages.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 1675 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Have you photos taken

    Truly recommend to have you foto taken by the photographer and his crew next to the reception. He was so nice and great and got the most amazing memories for our family. I think his name was Antonio! He was great. The beach is wonderful.

    Jul 25, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing, Beyond Expectations

    I stayed at the Mauna Kea for an extended stay of about 2 weeks in the Summer of 2019. Although we generally stay at the Fairmont or Mauna Lani, I have to say, I became a convert: Each room was stunning, whether you were staying on an ocean front or a golf view. The staff was incredibly helpful, the location was terrific, and the beach is beautiful. My only issue might be for a few more food options .. but I would definitely come back. Thank you, Mauna Kea for a beautiful 2 weeks.

    Apr 28, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Absolutely Wonderful!

    We booked our room with Marriott points, and the room bookable with points is a standard room with a golf course view. We are Platinum members with Marriott and when we checked in, we were told that we had been upgraded to a beach front room on the second floor (Room 209). We couldn’t have been happier with the room assigned to us. We had a beautiful view of the beach, ocean and the hotel grounds. Our room had a large bathroom with a separate shower and tub, separate toilet room, and double sinks. Our room included a large closet with a safe as well as a small refrigerator, coffee machine and coffee. Also included was a very large television and desk area, king size bed and a chair and ottoman. The patio was large with two comfortable chairs and a nice sized table. We received a lovely bottle of champagne from the hotel manager in celebration of my birthday which was very kind and much appreciated. The grounds of the hotel are large and beautifully landscaped. It is a hike from one end of the resort to the other. We didn't mind at all but someone with mobility issues might have a hard time if their room is at the far end of the beach front rooms. The pool was nice and not at all crowded. In fact, it was never difficult to find lounge chairs on the grounds. We valet parked ($30 per day) and the valet workers were very friendly! Check-in was very easy, quick and friendly! On the Big Island, nothing is within walking distance outside of your resort, so you need to get your car and drive wherever you would like to go. We were so pleased to be staying at such a beautiful resort with great dining options during our visit because we didn't want to leave this lovely resort. As Platinum members of Marriott we were given complimentary breakfast buffet each morning in the Manta Restaurant. The staff in Manta was always very friendly and attentive. Floyde was the omelet maker and always greeted us with a smile and warm regards. We also enjoyed the Hau Tree which is the beachfront bar and restaurant. Jacque is a great bartender and made us feel so welcome. We really enjoyed talking with him. In the evening, be sure to check out the manta rays that come out about 7:30 just past the Manta Restaurant. The Mauna Kea is an outstanding resort and we hope to visit again soon!

    Mar 28, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great place

    People are so nice, the breakfast was amazing and the rooms were great. The beach was perfect because our 2 year old could enjoy it without is worrying about waves since it’s so enclosed. Highly recommend this place.

    Mar 22, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great hotel you won’t want to leave

    Our second time here and it was wonderful. Calm bay with wonderful beach. Good snorkeling spot on either side of the bay or a great place to learn to stand up paddle board. Easy to get to Kona area for any excursions. Amazing to see mantas swimming at night feeding on plankton.

    Mar 18, 2020