Ratings based on 142 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Diego

Happy at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Posted Mar 28, 2015
Pros: huge room, comfy bed, great view, art collection, pool.
Cons: Restaurant's are expensive and service at them inattentive.
Location: Hotel Beach lovely but lots of waves, 2 miles away Spencer Beach PERFECTLY calm and good for swimming and snorkeling, especially for young kids.
Happy to be back to this hotel. Expedia's prices were better than the hotel was quoting. Our room was huge, fresh, great lanai, and marvelous view. Self parking was very close, a luxury in Hawaii. Pool one of the nicest ever.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 18, 2015
A sense that the hotel is pinching pennies, cutting corners. Not a sense well being among staff. Staff not well trained.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Hershey Pa

just spectacular

Posted Feb 7, 2015
one of the best places we have ever been. Hotel and location terrific and the staff is exceptional. Cant wait to go back.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Wonderful Hotel, staff, beach, and location

Posted Jan 13, 2015
The Mauna Kea is a wonderful place to stay. First, the greeter remembered my name all weekend. The guy checking us in was darling. The room was gorgeous and the bed comfy. So great to be able to sleep with the ceiling fan on with the screen door keeping out any bugs. The bathroom was crazy nice. Friendly staff helping people launch longboards, friendly but not intrusive. Real bed turn down service. So sweet.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

Want to Go Back

Posted Dec 22, 2014 on Hotels
Beautiful as always. The restaurant was alittle expensive. And only 1 was opened. But would definitely stay again. The beach was awesome. Snorkel right off the beach.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from vancouver, canada

View and beach to die for! big deck comfy chairs

Posted Dec 3, 2014
Maid service wasnt the greatest. Maid did not always clean table tops and clean entire floors. 2 restaurants were closed for a few nights when they were supposed to be open. Beach restaraunt and bar should be open for dinner everyday instead of food service cut off at 2:30 or 3. Otherwise it was all excellent. Loved the rooms and huge deck with oversized comfy chairs and ottoman. Dinner prices were high. Beautiful grounds and excellent location for beach lovers. Best beach on the island.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from san francisco

Classic golf and beach hotel

Posted Nov 29, 2014
Pros: Room decor and location. A true resort as opposed to convention hotel.
Cons: Food was not up to par with the price. With few other options, they have a captive audience.
Great beach. Beautifully maintained resort. Well designed rooms. Convenient location to other west side resorts with more shopping, dining options. Wish there were more dining options available on-site. Restaurants were expensive and the food good but not off the wall great.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Pasadena, CA

Home away from home

Posted Nov 19, 2014
I love the Mauna Kea! No place like it in the world. It is so understated and not flashy. Just lovely old style Hawaii. Don't ever change too much MK because what makes you special is your tradition. Thank you! We will be back year after year because you make us relaxed and happy. Mahalo!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Shadrick

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Nov 13, 2014 on Hotels
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Oct 30, 2014 on Hotels