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Readers' Choice Winner 2016

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

96 Editor's Rating
Scale of 90-100

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is a renowned 252-room resort founded in 1965 by Laurance S. Rockefeller, overlooking an exquisite white-sand beach on the Kohala Coast. Beachfront Wing features a mid-century modern décor with white walls, pale wood floors and splashes of color from upholstery fabrics and cushions; also glamorous baths, a comprehensive range of modern technology and private lanais with mesmerizing ocean views. Dining venues include the main restaurant, Manta; the Copper Bar for pub fare and cocktails; and Hau Tree for casual beachside dining. Clambakes every Saturday evening. Amenities at Mauna Kea include an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones golf course, plus clubhouse, seaside tennis club with 11 courts, 2,500-square-foot fitness center and a spa with five treatment rooms.

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