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Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

1 N Kaniku Drive Kohala, Kamuela, HI, United States
Classic Preferred Hotel

Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii


Insider Tip

A 25-minute drive from the resort, in the town of Waimea, Parker Ranch is one of the oldest and largest cattle ranches in the United States. Founded in 1847, the ranch covers 175,000 acres. The museum and visitor center traces the history of the Hawaiian cowboy, or paniolo. Visitors can tour the ranch via horseback, wagon, or ATV (surcharge). Be sure to enjoy the daily cultural arts and crafts activity, floating yoga practiced on a stand up paddle board and complimentary Petroglyph hikes. Check with the Fairmont Orchid Concierge desk for activity schedules and locations. Offered at 3:00 p.m. on the grassy knoll near Brown’s Beach House.

Hotel Overview

White-sand beach
Part of the green Mauna Lani oasis, this ocean-front resort occupies with its own white-sand beach and 36 holes of championship golf.
Garden, ocean views
540 guestrooms and suites are well-appointed, with garden or ocean views and private lanais. Fairmont Gold concierge floor also available.
Spa services
Resort offers legendary service, a "Spa Without Walls," with 15 outdoor treatment "hales," oceanfront pool, watersports, and a variety of fine restaurants, lounges, and a deli.

Amenity highlights:

Beach activities include snorkeling and sailing aboard a traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoe (surcharge). A secluded outdoor spa with waterfall cabanas features Hawaiian-inspired treatments (surcharge). Dining options include two restaurants specializing in fresh seafood and regional cuisine, a sushi bar, and a takeout deli. The resort's Tennis Pavilion offers 10 Plexipave courts (surcharge), a pro shop, and professional instruction (surcharge). Complimentary shuttle service within the Mauna Lani Resort is available upon request.

What to expect:

  • 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.


1 N Kaniku Drive Kohala, Kamuela, HI, United States


KOA - Kona International Airport



Spread over two wings and six floors, the 540 guestrooms all feature sliding-glass doors that open to private, furnished lanais. Island decor includes teak woods, Hawaiian botanical prints, and tropical accents.


  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom scale
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Bottled water in room (complimentary)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Child care (in room, surcharge)
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Electronic check-out
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - high speed
  • Internet access - surcharge
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Makeup mirror
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Multi-line phone
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Rollaway beds
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Turndown service (on request)
  • Video-game console
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens


Property Amenities

An oceanfront restaurant serves regional cuisine with nightly Hawaiian music and hula shows. Other dining options include a breakfast restaurant, a sushi bar, a Hawaiian cowboy-themed lounge, and a poolside bar. The resort offers a 10,000-square-foot freeform pool, a sandy children's pool, and two lava-rock spa tubs. Beachside activities include snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, and turtle watching. Spa Without Walls (surcharge) features oceanfront massage cabanas, while a fitness center has cardiovascular equipment and free weights. The Keiki Aloha children's program (surcharge) provides supervised activities, including arts and crafts, nature walks, and snorkeling. Resort wear, jewelry, and spa products are sold in the resort's boutiques. This Hawaii Fairmont has 30,000 square feet of indoor meeting and event space, with event catering, audiovisual equipment, and high-speed Internet access available (surcharge). A business center provides faxing, copying, shipping, and other services; fees apply. High-speed wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in the lobby. Valet parking :
$22 per 24-hour period (fee subject to change).
Self parking:
$17 per 24-hour period (fee subject to change)
Fee may not include tax and is subject to change without prior notification.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Arcade/game room
  • ATM/banking
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Ballroom(s)

Number of floors: 6

Number of rooms: 540


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 hotel:

  • Resort fee: USD 30.00 per accommodation, per night
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Spa access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Parking

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.

Renovations and Closures
The hotel will be renovating from 13 August 2016 to 10 September 2016 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Swimming pool
During renovations, the resort will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.


Brown's Beach House
This open-air oceanfront restaurant features Hawaiian cuisine with fresh local ingredients. Casual lunches include Hawaiian-style crab cakes, linguine with Kauai shrimp, and crab and avocado salad; dinner selections include kiawe-grilled seafood and soft-shell crab. Open for lunch and dinner, with nightly Hawaiian music and hula shows.
Norio's Sushi Bar & Restaurant
With tables overlooking koi ponds, this intimate dinner restaurant features fresh sushi, teriyaki, tempura, and a selection of sakes and wines.
Hale Kai Restaurant
Hale Kai Restaurant is a family friendly, toes-in-the-sand casual dining experience located poolside just steps from basking honu along the shoreline. Hale Kai Restaurant offers lunch and dinner options.
The Orchid Court
This breakfast restaurant serves daily buffets and à la carte items in an open-air setting with tropical garden and waterfall views.
Brown's Deli
Offering on-the-go snacks, sandwiches, fresh fruit, salads, pastries, and coffee drinks. Open all day.
Ocean Bar
This poolside spot in the shade of milo trees serves tropical drinks, pupus, and casual island fare from late morning until late evening.
Kahakai Bar
Cocktails and pupus are served beachside under a Polynesian-style thatched roof. Open from late morning until early evening.
The Paniolo Lounge and Polo Bar
With a koa floor, leather furnishings, and a paniolo-inspired menu, this lounge pays tribute to the island's equestrian and cowboy history. Featuring billiards and board games. Open from late afternoon until late night.
Luana Lounge
Guests sample light appetizers and fine wines from an open-air terrace with ocean views. Open from late afternoon until late night.


Resort staff can assist guests with snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and other water sports; fees apply. Cultural and nature hikes are also available (surcharge). Complimentary water-aerobics classes are held in the resort's 10,000-square-foot freeform pool each morning. Other facilities include two outdoor spa tubs, and a 24-hour fitness center. Guests have access to 10 tennis courts, with a pro shop and instruction available; fees apply.

For a one-time per-person fee, guests may obtain an optional activity pass that includes snorkeling, beach, and kayak equipment; yoga, surfing, and tennis lessons.

The Fairmont Orchid is adjacent to the Francis H. I'i Brown Golf Course, which features two 18-hole, par 72 golf courses with ocean views and green fairways patterned with black lava.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Basketball
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Golf - driving range
  • Golfing
  • Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pilates classes/instruction
  • Playground
  • Rowing or canoeing
  • Running track/path
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Whale-watching
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga classes/instruction