An oceanfront setting of dreams on a stunning soft white sand beach at Kauna’oa Bay. Large accommodations that are sophisticated and serene in one of the most celebrated locations in Hawaii. And all the amenities expected of a luxury resort including championship golf, award-winning tennis, cuisine that honors local flavors, plus beach and cultural activities that combine for the ultimate in resort experiences. This is Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, as relevant and impressive today as its opening in 1965 by visionary Laurance S. Rockefeller. This is our Paradise. Let us welcome you with Aloha.
Pros: The facilities are superb, the staff is outstanding, the food is very good (mainly breakfast). The snorkeling at the front beach is amazing. Lots is different and colorful fishes. Turtles also come by.
Cons: Internet speed. Although it is reached wherever you are, it definitely lacks speed.
Pros: The property is breathtaking the moment you set foot in it. Sea turtles and beautiful fish swim right there in the lagoon with you. Staff is very attentive. Sunsets are incredible and the nice acoustic singer sets the perfect mood. They had a nice champagne in our room for our honeymoon.
Cons: I chose this property after doing a LOT of research and the main reason was because there were a lot of activities for guests included with the stay (or so I thought). The brochure on their website is very misleading, it lists fitness activities without any pricing. My husband and I did Floating Yoga a couple of times and then I saw a charge of $20 per person per class on the final bill. I couldn't dispute it because apparently it was stated on the sign in sheet, but at 6:45am I really wasn't reading the fine print on what I was putting my name and room number on. The resort fee of $25 per day only includes parking and very slow wifi. Everything else is charged, even shaded chairs at the beach. Too many additional charges, in my opinion.
Pros: Hotel was okay but you can't compare to a four seasons.
Cons: Need more people at the front desk. There are a lot of stray cats on the premises.
Pros: Room is beautiful and the restaurants were excellent, maybe the large pool was excellent we landscaped and pool isn't to be at. Many activities to enjoy at the beach. The outdoor spa treatments are amazing! With the most friendly and helpful staff.
Cons: Leaving, The only casual dining was at lunch.
Pros: The housekeeping service, facilities, the restaurants, the pool area services, the sunset ritual
Cons: the beach is terrible, the inconsistency in serving the same breakfast - the waffle was presented with and without additions, like whipped cream, spiced sugar, coconut sauce. Unacceptable.
Pros: It was a beautiful resort. The lagoon was great and the snorkeling was good.
Cons: This would be a great place to stay if you have no complaints or issues. The staff is not helpful at all. Not the front desk, not at the restaurants. It's as if apathy and not luxury service should be the hotel motto. It is pervasive. We had an issue with smoke in our room. It was coming through the AC. They kept calling to apologize and offering assistance but when I would meet with the front desk they would do nothing. It is advertised as a non smoking facility.
The Fairmont Orchid is a 32-acre tropical island paradise located beach front on the northwestern coast of the Big Island. Placed throughout the grounds there are courtyards, waterfalls and fountains to discover. You can relax on our sugar-white beach with crystal clear waters or explore the Polynesian culture of the island.
Pros: Room cleanliness, size, restaurants, beach, service was great. You get what you pay for..
Cons: Cheap snorkels
Pros: Bed was very comfortable and the room spacious. Everything was very clean. Fantastic location.
Pros: Sweeping open spaces far from the crowds of Kailua-Kona. Beautiful open lobby and a cool drink at check in. Nice pool and great beach. This was our 3rd visit and probably won't be our last.
Cons: Always at least one flight of stairs to get down to pool and beach, so beware if someone in your party is mobility impaired. As others have commented, dining options are few and pricey. The Coast Grille was closed for renovation during our stay, limiting the choices even more. Fortunately, there are many choices further up the Kohala coast and a little ways inland at Waimea. We do miss the old tradition of free orange "slippahs" in the room, but apparently the bean counters got to that one.
Pros: We loved the location. The pool area was outstanding for families. The beach was very accessible and beautiful. It was very quiet and relaxing. We would stay here again.
Cons: The eating choices were few and expensive. The location felt isolated so that the only convenient choice for food was the hotel. That food was very expensive. One restaurant was closed the whole time we were there.
Pros: Great location and beautiful grounds - basic but nicely done.
Staff is very friendly and helpful.
Lobby is gorgeous and rooms are spacious, though outdated,
Cons: VERY few restaurants or bars open on site. Made it look and feel like a hotel on the way down.
Looked like a lot of events had just happened and the staff had not gotten around to cleaning up yet.
$12 for in-room wireless is SO yesterday. Hotels without site-wide free wireless are just trying to tap guests (aka hostages) for their last $. Had to go to lobby to get free wireless.
Give this facility a little facelift and keep more restaurants/bars open and you might get more occupancy, more energy, and more revenue.
Pros: Location at the beach is excellent except that there are no real alternatives to hotel restaurants.
Cons: Outdated, especially bathroom and not very clean. All in 80's style. Tried restaurant once for breakfast and very disappointed. Parking too expensive, should be free (self parking far away from room).
Pros: The views are amazing and can't be beat! Very quiet and comfortable. Perfect luxury!
The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is located on 1,839 acres (744 hectares) of oceanfront paradise with the legendary Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is nestled into the bluffs above the white sands of Hapuna Beach, rated one of the best beaches in America by Conde Nast Traveler.
The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel site is in the presence of a series of underground springs. In ancient times, during seasons of heavy rainfall these springs would bubble to the surface creating natural artesian fountains. The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel has a kind and caring staff who have been greeting the same guests by name, year after year, and like the staff the service and amenities maintain that high level of quality and hospitality. Guests can unwind with a relaxing massage or exercise at the onsite fitness center. WiFi is free in the hotel's public areas.
Enjoy panoramic ocean views from every room with floor-to-ceiling windows with upper portions that can be opened. Decorated in light-colored island-style furniture, the guest has the choice of either a king or two double beds. Every room is tastefully well-appointed and features only the finest of amenities such as a large armoire with mirrored bar section, two upholstered chairs, compact refrigerator, marble bathrooms, and bathrobes. All guestrooms are nonsmoking units.
The Hamakua Ranch House B & B is a boutique hotel located on the beautiful Hamakua Coast, at 3500 ft elevation on the remote, privately owned Kukaiau Ranch. The views of the ocean and Mauna Kea are stunning from anywhere on this estate built in 1900. Day trip anywhere on the island and come home each night to the serenity that only a gorgeous 30 acre property can offer. We want to you to consider this your home while on the island. We have perfect sleeping weather here year around. The Paniolo Cottage is a perfect example of true Hawaii country living. A place where you can truly get away from it all. We are off the grid and a living a green, healthy, self sustainable lifestyle.
Pros: Beautiful plantation house, but maintenance needy. Nice to see public areas with much history.
Cons: Unfortunately, the wicker headboard in room 6 was musty and caused respitory issues with my travel partner.
Easy to find. Quiet. Beautiful grounds.
Pros: Beautiful historic house. Nice suite. Plenty of space.
Cons: We were not told which rooms we could use and if we could use the pool table, games or books in the main house.
Person who greeted us was amazing and patient.
Pros: Comfy bed
Cons: The cleanliness could be a little better, but overall it was an amazing stay.
Pros: The setting was very pleasing. The atmosphere was great.
Cons: Parking wasn't the most convenient. No refrigerator and no Television.
Pros: The history and the furnishings we're awesome
Cons: No internet connection available, bar permanently closed and no breakfast available at the inn. In need of paint and a thorough cleaning.
Located on Hawaii, also known as the Big Island, The Jacaranda Inn was originally built over 100 years ago as a bunk house for plantation ranch hands. This Kamuela inn is set on 11 acres just 1.2 miles from the Parker Ranch Visitor Center. Each suite features a spa bath. Showcasing 1930s artwork and wood beamed ceilings, each suite at Jacaranda Inn offers cable TV. Guests can relax in the seating area complete with a sofa. A furnished private deck is included. At Jacaranda Inn Kamuela, guests can socialize in the common lounge. Billiards is available for on-site entertainment. Hiking trails in Waimea and other canyons are 1 miles away. The Hawaii Preparatory Academy is 0.9 miles away. WM Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea is 46.6 miles away. Kona Airport is 45 minutes' drive from this inn.
We are a 30-room country cozy inn located in the heart of Waimea on the island of Hawaii. Just minutes to white sandy beaches, award-winning golf, snow-capped observatories and lush green pastures, Kamuela Inn is the obvious choice for your lodging pleasure. We provide a complimentary daily continental breakfast, wi-fi, parking and cable tv. Come and see this special treasure in the heart of Waimea!
Waimea Count r y Lodge is a rustic 2 1 - room lodge located in historic Waimea Town, the center of Paniolo (Hawaii cowboy) country. Amid cool air and rolling grass lands, the lodge offers spacious rooms, studios with kitchenettes and a friendly down home atmosphere.