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The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

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(* Lowest nightly rate based on stay from 03/23/2015 to 03/27/2015)
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Interests: Romantic, Business, Family Friendly, Spa, Beach, Golf, Wedding, Wine, Luxe Superior, Waterfront, Tourism, Culinary
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The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive
Kohala Coast, HI 96743
  • People's Choice Award - American Institute of Architects of Honolulu, June 2009
  • World's Best Service Award - Travel & Leisure, June 2009
  • Top 400 List, Worlds Very Best Hotels & Resorts - Forbes Traveler, received May 2009 for 2008
  • World's Best Hotels - Top 500, #17 in Hawaii - Travel + Leisure, January 2009
  • Readers Choice Awards, #19 in Hawaii - Condé Nast Traveler, June 2008
  • Top 100 Golf Resorts - Condé Nast Traveler, (while closed) June 2007
  • #55, "America's Favorite Architecture," 150 buildings recognized by the American Institute of Architects to commemorate their 150th anniversary, February, 2007
  • Best Golf Resorts in North America, #21 (with Hapuna) - Golf Digest, December 2006
  • Top 20 Australia/Pacific Resorts - Condé Nast Traveler, November 2006

  • Reader's Choice, Best Golf in North Hawaii - North Hawaii News, July 2009
  • Platinum List, Top 20 Golf Courses - Celebrated Living, April 2009
  • #3 in Hawaii, America's Best Courses You Can Play - GolfWeek, March 2009
  • Top 50 Resort Courses, Readers Choice Awards - GolfWorld, October 2008
  • America's 100 Greatest Public Golf
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel offers the perfect location on the sunny Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Situated on a beautiful crescent beach, the luxury resort offers guests the ideal setting for a relaxing getaway in paradise.

Hotel Overview

Situated on the Big Island's golden Kohala Coast, The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel stands as a landmark of superior luxury. The hotel was founded in 1965 by Laurance S. Rockefeller and has been a favorite among discerning travelers ever since.

In 2008, the hotel underwent a $150 million renovation and was restored to its original luster. As part of the multi-million dollar restoration, new luxurious amenities were added throughout the hotel. New amenities include a world-class spa by Mandara; new culinary experiences featuring Kohala Regional Cuisine, stewarded by Executive Chef George Gomes; and newly refurbished guest rooms. The number of guestrooms and suites were reduced from 310 to 258 to accommodate the expansion of livable space.

Other on-site amenities include the 11-court Seaside Tennis Club, the Salon at Mauna Kea, yoga and exercise classes, children's activities, Hawaiian cultural experiences, Art & Garden Tour, and the Beach at Kauna'oa Bay, offering enhanced beach services and cabanas.

The signature restaurant, Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar, features an exhibition kitchen showcasing Kohala Regional Cuisine and a state-of-the-art Enomatic wine system that dispenses 48 wines by the glass. Enjoy live jazz on Friday and Saturday evenings. At Monettes, you'll experience inventive American French cuisine with island influences while taking in spectacular ocean views of Kauna'oa Bay. The Hau Tree beachside grill at Kauna'oa Bay is the perfect place to quench your thirst - with a tropical drink, refreshing smoothie, Ovaltine Froth or Signature "Fredrico" cocktail while enjoying salads, freshly made sandwiches and burgers straight from the grill. The Copper Terrace offers different themed pupus nightly, prepared a la minute, like a sizzling yakitori grill, icy raw bar delicacies, your favorite sushi and more. Number 3, a casual clubhouse restaurant overlooks the first tee and driving range of our award-winning golf course. Menu favorites include Hirabara Spinach Salad Salad and pizzas hot from our very own wood-burning pizza oven. Enjoy Mauna Kea's longstanding traditions, the Clambake, the Big Island's most remarkable seafood buffet, and the grand Lu'au, featuring authentic Hawaiian cuisine and live entertainment.

The world-famous Mauna Kea Golf Course has also been upgraded and redesigned to USGA standards by Rees Jones, son of the original course designer, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. The renovation features a new Clubhouse with Pro Shop, locker rooms and a restaurant.

In its long history, The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has been the recipient of several notable awards and accolades from authorities such as Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Forbes Traveler, Golf Digest and the American Institute of Architects.

For more information and our current specials, please visit our website

Amenities & Activities

  • 258 luxury guestrooms and suites
  • Enhanced beach and pool services
  • Newly renovated 18-hole championship Mauna Kea Golf Course
  • New golf clubhouse and restaurant "Number 3"
  • Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar
  • Weekly Luau
  • The Copper Terrace
  • 11-court Seaside Tennis Club
  • 2,500 square-foot fitness center
  • The Mauna Kea Salon
  • Meetings and events
  • Pacific and Asian art collection

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