Autograph Collection Unique Hotels

Welcome to Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

Legendary Luxury Mauna Kea Beach Resort on Hawaii Island

An oceanfront setting of dreams on a stunning soft white sand beach at Kauna’oa Bay. Large accommodations that are sophisticated and serene at Mauna Kea Resort, which is one of the most celebrated locations in Hawaii. All amenities expected of a luxury resort include championship golf, award-winning tennis, cuisine that honors local flavors, plus beach and cultural activities that combine for the ultimate in resort experiences. Relax with pampering services at Mandara Spa, take a dip in our sparkling outdoor pool, workout in our state-of-the-art fitness center or treat yourself to a manicure at our Mauna Kea Beauty Salon. This is Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, 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 to our iconic beach hotel at the Mauna Kea Resort.

Rooms & Suites

Live View of Kaunaʻoa Bay from Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is nestled into the white sand crescent of Kaunaʻoa Bay. View the live camera feed of the iconic Kaunaʻoa Bay.


Take a Virtual Tour

You can virtually explore our stunning resort and experience full 360 degree views of the property features, guest rooms, restaurants and meeting venues.

Aerial View
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East Meets West Through Art

Mauna Kea Art Collection

A priceless museum-worthy collection of art and artifacts from Asia, Oceania and the Pacific Rim were acquired for Mauna Kea by developer Laurance Rockefeller. Guests and visitors may view the art collection individually or join a complimentary guided art tour Saturday mornings beginning at 9:00 a.m. Online podcasts are available to learn even more.

Mauna Kea Art Tour

Premier & Suites

Tower Rooms

The main building of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel offers a variety of room types and views including oceanfront and golf vista accommodations. Guest rooms square footage ranges from 589 sq. feet up to 880 sq. feet in the deluxe category and even more in the premier and suite categories. All rooms offer one or more generous furnished lanai (balcony) for full enjoyment of Hawaii Island views.

Double/Double Guest Room - Premier Oceanfront Deluxe View

Family Fun

Beachfront Wing

Nearest the beach and a short walk from the hotel’s main lobby, Beachfront Wing guest rooms offer a prime location for morning and sunset strolls. Ground floor rooms provide direct beach access from the patio. Available connecting rooms make the Beachfront Wing ideal for families for fun-filled days on the lawn or at the beach or pool.

Double/Double Guest Room - Beach Front

The Best Things in Life Endure the Test of Time

A Legacy Like No Other

Timeless Luxury on the Island of Hawaii

We have welcomed generations of guests to our secluded, 60-acre property on the sunny Kohala Coast since opening in 1965 as Hawaii Island’s first resort. Our idyllic shores are the perfect spot to unplug, unwind and explore the ocean with family and friends.


Unparalleled Experiences

Rest and relaxation or heart-pumping activity, guests find it all at Mauna Kea; world-class golf, tennis, an ocean to explore or a comfy cabana and a good book.

18-Hole Championship Golf Course

Mauna Kea Golf Course

Whether traversing our course on a Golfboard or chasing ocean views in a cart we guarantee one-of-a-kind play and an over-the-ocean par 3 you won't soon forget.

Campo da golf Mauna Kea – Buca 3

Meaningful Meetings, Memorable Gatherings

The color and character of Hawaii inspires collaboration and creativity for the success of every gathering: intimate weddings, corporate retreats, high-level meetings or grand events for hundreds.

Unique Spaces, Inspired Results

Meetings & Events

Unique architecture, oceanfront location, and ample indoor and outdoor spaces provide the ultimate versatility to create results. Our team of professionals maximizes every vision to perfection.


Memories Await

Weddings & Special Events

Ocean waves and sunset skies painted amber and orange. Tiki torches, swaying palms, and flower lei. These, along with flawless execution, are hallmarks of weddings, celebrations and special events at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

「North Point Lawn」—宴会形式セットアップ

Hawaii Island's First Resort

History of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Mauna Kea was developed by Laurance S. Rockefeller after he went for a swim in the bay in 1960. Built on former Parker Ranch land, the hotel opened in 1965.



Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, USA, 96743

Tel: +1 808-882-7222
Distance from Property: 26.5 Miles
Phone Number: +1 808-327-9520
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Distance from Property: 76.7 Miles
Phone Number: +1 808-961-9300
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Private Car Service

Limousine/Van Service

Local Shuttle Complimentary

Onsite Car Rental
Enterprise Rent-A-Car


Bus Station

Hele-On Bus Waikoloa Route


Plan and Prepare for your Stay

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

Sustainability Efforts

At Mauna Kea we work tirelessly to preserve our natural resources. An array of forward-thinking programs include resource management and utility conservation.

Bee Hives
Timeless Traditions of Understated Elegance
Mauna Kea Golf Course - Hole #18

Resort & Golf Shopping

State-of-the-art golf equipment, designer attire and accessories, logo gifts, and golf items. Drop off golf shoes for cleaning, sign up for lessons or simply relax and talk golf with our attentive staff.


Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Podcasts

At Mauna Kea, the Art Collection is designated as The Mark, which is a way for Autograph Collection Hotels to bring to life a unique character of the property. Among the hotel’s initiatives to introduce the collection to more people, the hotel has begun a series of Podcasts.

Outrigger Canoes

Resort Concierge

Our concierge team is dedicated to helping ensure your stay is the best it can be. Knowledgeable staff assists with island activity, dining and spa reservations.

Beach Wedding


Family, Couple and Wedding Photos taken by Pacific Dream Photography turns timeless Mauna Kea moments into lasting memories. A complimentary session with gorgeous resort backdrops is offered to guests.

Guest Room - Premier Oceanfront Deluxe View

See Kauna’OA Beach Live

Experience the magic of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel with our live webcam.

Live Entertainment & Hula

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Experimenting on the Beach

Rockefeller’s original concept was a cluster of individual cottages along the beach, with no televisions or air-conditioning to interfere with the natural environment of the Kohala Coast. Architects Skidmore Owings Merrill produced a dome-shaped model that was almost washed out by a tropical storm, so a single-building design was next refined by lead architect Charles Bassett. Air-conditioning proved to be crucial in the warm, nearly always sunny South Kohala climate. But from 1965 to 1995, the hotel operated contentedly without guestroom televisions as Rockefeller had always intended.

Golf First

In 1964, a year before the hotel was ready to receive guests, Mauna Kea Golf Course opened and became Hawaii Island’s first course. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, who had pioneered a technique to create soil from lava rock, the course debuted with a televised “Big 3” match between Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Gary Player.

Great Beginnings

When it opened in July 1965 with 154 guestrooms after a $15 million build-out, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel was the most expensive hotel ever built. Praised by travel writers and critics worldwide, it was named one of the “three greatest hotels in the world” by Esquire magazine, one of the “10 best buildings of 1966” by Fortune, and presented with an honors award by the American Institute of Architects in 1967. What were viewed as exorbitant room rates started at $43 per night, including breakfast and dinner in the Pavilion, which featured international cuisine.

The New Wing

A new Beachfront Wing was added in 1968, designed by Honolulu architects Wimberly, Whisenand, Allison, Tong and Goo, with interior design by Phyllis Brownlee. Original paintings by John Young were commissioned for the guestrooms, and the Batik restaurant and Lounge was also added.

A Sister Property

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel closed for renovation in 1994, a few months before the opening of adjacent Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel that August. Designed by Beachfront Wing architects Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo, Hapuna delivered a contemporary resort experience at the other end of the Mauna Kea Resort property, featuring all ocean-facing rooms, meeting and business facilities, and an exclusive villa. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel reopened in December 1995 and the two hotels in tandem comprised a world-class resort and residential experience on the beautiful Kohala Coast.

Next Generation

Following a damaging earthquake in October 2006 and an unprecedented two year, $150 million renovation, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel reopened in December 2008. In classic Mauna Kea style, the hotel continues to welcome generations of guests to reconnect with life’s most authentic pleasures.

Marriott's Autograph Collection

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel became Hawaii’s first Autograph Collection Hotel through a marketing partnership. The Autograph Collection is an ensemble of strikingly independent hotels across the country. Each destination has been selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details.


Historic Hotel

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel was inducted as a member of the Historic Hotels of America. HHA is the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which recognizes and celebrates the finest historic hotels across America.

Property Details


Fitness Center


On-Site Golf

Outdoor Pool

Hot Tub

Meeting Space

Free Wifi

Free Coffee/Tea

Activities for Kids

Beach Access

Bicycle Rental:$20


Watercraft Rental

Game Room

Convenience Store

Gift Shop

Dry Cleaning Service


Hair salon

Room Service

Wake up Calls

Daily Housekeeping

Service Request

Check-in: 4:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Smoke Free Property

Pet Policy

Pets Not Allowed

No pets allowed-service animals only

Parking On-Site Parking

Daily: $30


Daily: $30

Electric Car Charging Station
Policies and Payments

Accepts: Credit Cards



Concierge desk service

Property has elevators

Languages spoken by staff:
English, Tagalog, German, Japanese, Chinese

For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms, common areas or special services relating to a specific disability please call +1 808-882-7222

Accessible Hotel Features

Accessible on-site parking

Property has elevators

Self Operating lift or a sloped entry in hotel swimming pools

Service Animals are Welcome

Valet parking for vehicles outfitted for drivers in wheelchairs

Van Accessible on-site parking

Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

Accessible Entrance to On-Site Pool

Entrance to On-Site Business Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Fitness Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Spa is Accessible

Main Entrance is Accessible

Meeting Spaces are Accessible

On-Site Restaurants are Accessible

Room and Suites Access through the Interior Corridor

Guest Room Accessibility

Accessible Vanities

Adjustable Height Hand-Held Shower Wand

Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers

Bathtub Grab Rails

Bathtub Seat

Closed Caption TV

Deadbolts on Guest Room and Suites Doors

Electronic Room Key

Flashing Door Knockers

Guest Room and Suites Doors Self-Closing

Hearing Accessible Rooms and/or Kits

Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Deadbolts on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Electrical Outlets

Mobility accessible rooms

Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom

Roll-in Shower

Room Windows Open

Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors

Secondary Locks on Room Windows

TTY/TTD Compatible

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms


TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Certified


Carbon Footprint: 65.02 kg per room night

Environmental Practices

Guest Room Recycling

Electric car charging

What are the check-in and check-out times at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection?

The check-in time at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection is 4:00 pm and the check-out time is 12:00 pm.

Does Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection allow pets?

The pet policy at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection is:

Pets Not Allowed (No pets allowed-service animals only)

What are the parking options at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection?

The parking options at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection are:

On-Site Parking

Valet: Daily: $30

Electric Car Charging Station

What property amenities are available at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection?

The property amenities at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection are:


Fitness Center


On-Site Golf

Outdoor Pool

Hot Tub

Meeting Space

Free Wifi

Free Coffee/Tea

Activities for Kids

Beach Access

Bicycle Rental:$20


Watercraft Rental

Game Room

Convenience Store

Gift Shop

Dry Cleaning Service


Hair salon

Room Service

Wake up Calls

Daily Housekeeping

Service Request

Does Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection have Wi-Fi?

Yes, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection has free Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.