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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Autograph Collection

62 100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Kamuela, HI, US
Classic Preferred Hotel

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Autograph Collection

OVERVIEW

Insider Tip

Mauna Kea guests enjoy the amenities of the resort's companion, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, which includes a golf course designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay. A shuttle between the Mauna Kea hotel, oceanfront tennis courts, and golf course; and Hapuna Beach's lobby, golf clubhouse, and fitness center departs every 20 minutes.

Hotel Overview

Picturesque beach
Overlooking a white-sand crescent beach, this luxury Kohala Coast hotel is 13 miles from Waimea and 26 miles from Keahole-Kona International Airport.
Modern amenities
Decorated with contemporary furnishings and artwork, guestrooms feature flat-screen TVs, wireless Internet access, and complimentary designer toiletries.
Pool, fitness center
Guests enjoy a golf course built over lava rock, an ocean-view pool, and a fitness center; 1,600 pieces of museum-quality art is displayed throughout the hotel.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • 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 day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) 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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

What to expect:

Inspired by its environment, the hotel set architectural trends when opened by businessman and conservationist Laurance S. Rockefeller in 1965. Its open-air, blue-tiled entryway has sand-colored concrete and seven-story palm trees. Staff and guests here include multiple generations of families.

Location

62 100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Kamuela, HI, US

Airport:

KOA - Kona International Airport

ROOMS

Overview

Each rooms features a contemporary Hawaiian motif with natural elements and color schemes that draw inspiration from the islands flora and fauna. The luxury laden guestrooms feature high-end furnishings, deluxe bedding packages, ceiling fans, and flat screen TVs. Spectacular five-fixture bathrooms boast dual sinks, separate showers, deep soaking tubs with windows welcoming in the natural light.

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Refrigerator
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Phone
  • Free local calls
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony
  • Designer toiletries
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Pay movies
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Turndown service
  • Free bottled water
  • In-room massage available
  • Cable TV service
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • iPod docking station
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

DETAILS

Property Amenities

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is located on the Big Island of Hawaii, 13 miles from the town of Waimea and 26 miles from Keahole-Kona International Airport. Lifeguards are on duty at the hotel's white-sand crescent beach. Snorkel gear, kayaks, boogie boards, and sailboats are available for rent. The concierge can help guests arrange activities such as parasailing or bicycle tours. Hotel founder Laurance S. Rockefeller's private collection of 1,600 Pacific and Asian artworks and artifacts is displayed throughout the hotel. A brochure is available for self-guided art tours; docent-guided tours of art and gardens also are offered weekly. A salon offers hair styling, pedicures, and manicures, as well as massage treatments given in tents on the beach or in guestrooms. The fitness center with cable TV has self-service complimentary coffee. Coin-operated laundry facilities are also available. One evening each week, guests of the Mauna Kea can join astronomers to view constellations through an 11-inch lens telescope. At Manta Ray Point, manta rays dine at night on small fish attracted by a spotlight, as hotel guests watch. For children age 5-12, half-day or full-day activities are available seven days a week, with a 50 percent discount May 1 to September 30.

  • Bar/lounge
  • Elevator/lift
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hair salon
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Shopping on site
  • Total number of rooms - 258
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Arcade/game room
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Coffee shop or caf?
  • Health club
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Picnic area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business center
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Express check-out
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Full-service spa
  • Meeting rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Billiards or pool table
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
  • Number of restaurants - 6
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1989
  • Conference space size (meters) - 185
  • Number of meeting rooms - 4
  • Golf course on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Outdoor tennis courts 4
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Number of rooms: 258

Policies

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • 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 day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) 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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Dining

Pavilion Restaurant and Wine Bar
Stylish restaurant with a display kitchen and a wine bar. Serves international cuisine with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients. Open for breakfast and dinner daily.
Club House Restaurant
Casual restaurant serving lunch and dinner.
Copper Terrace Bar
Open-air bar serving evening cocktails. Features Hawaiian entertainment.
Hau Tree Restaurant and Bar
Beachside restaurant serving lunch and cocktails daily.
Lu'au
A once-weekly buffet feast is served outdoors in traditional Hawaiian style with Hawaiian music and dancing. The morning of the event, hotel guests can help prepare the imu (underground oven) to roast kalua pig.

Recreation

Mauna Kea's coastal golf course, built on black lava rock, was renovated in December 2008, offers a new 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.

Mauna Kea was recently name the #1 tennis resort in the Hawaiian Islands according to Tennis Resorts Online. 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.

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

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