Extra Value: Free night and daily buffet breakfast for two (restricted to specific categories).
Family: Kids 17 and under Stay Free.
The vision and dream of respected hotelier Laurance S. Rockefeller. More than 37 years ago, he chose a patch of black lava in an inaccessible area, with two beautiful beaches, to create a work of art that changed the Big Island of Hawaii. Rockefeller envisioned a resort of world-class standards - complete with the hotels, golf courses and homes.
The first step was Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in 1965. In 1994, the second half of the dream was fulfilled with the opening of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Steeped in Aloha, the classic elegance perpetuates the true Hawaiian traditions of the islands. And in June 2018, the hotel officially became The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. The contemporary feel of Westin Hapuna Beach Hotel is manifested in its bold nature. Working together, these two distinct hotels comprise Mauna Kea Resort and create an outstanding experience.
All guestrooms are ocean-facing revealing the long inviting expanse of Hapuna Beach, each with spacious private balcony and double doors allowing for the trade winds to breeze through. Luxurious interiors are highlighted by a selection of natural materials, including rich woods and fine fabrics. The palette of chosen colors reinforces the sand, sea, and sunset environment afforded by the hotel's pre-eminent location.
The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort is situated on 32 oceanfront acres, nestled in natural bluffs overlooking the silky white sands of Hapuna Beach. Hapuna Golf Course features 18-holes of Scottish links-style championship golf designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay. Taking advantage of the dramatic natural contours of the land from the shoreline to 700 feet above sea level, it offers spectacular views of the Kohala Coast and Pacific Ocean while majestic Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and the Kohala Mountains form the backdrop.
In ancient times on the resort site, freshwater springs bubbled to the surface during heavy rainfall. These artesian fountains provided respite and renewal for travelers along the Kohala Coast. Thus the area was named "Hapuna" or "Spring of Life" in the Hawaiian language. This depiction of water became the symbol for the The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort.
General Policies & Fine Print
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Resort Fee – Mandatory hotel-imposed fee will be charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out. This fee is not included in your package price and is subject to change without prior notice.
Mandatory hotel imposed resort fee inclusions:
• Daily Unlimited Internet connections per room and designated Wi-Fi spots
• Two Bottles of Water per room, per day
• One hour of Snorkel equipment for 2 (TWO) per room, per day
• One bucket of Range Balls per room, per day
• One time 10% discount on your choice of spa service at Hapuna Spa (up to 2 persons)
• 20% off golf merchandise at pro shop (Hapuna Golf Course) per person, per day
• 1 Eco Shopping Bag per room per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive and is subject to change. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.
Non-Refundable categories: Non-Refundable categories are completely non-refundable and non-modifiable at time of booking. Cancellations, no-shows and early departures will be billed for the full length of stay. Name and/or date changes are not allowed and will be considered cancellations after the reservation has been booked.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 4068 reviews
BEST BEACH mediocre hotel
no warm welcome - it was a challenge to find a decent room for the staff.it took an hour there is construction right in front of my first roon. who wants that view?:( and please if you pay 500$ plus plus resort fee have a bottle of mineral water in the room waiting for your VALUED? guest. Actually i feel guest should be informed that construction is going on there was noise also when you were on the beach. not cool. . smelly old carpets. the breakfast was delicious and well organized - in room dining, catch of the day was excellent. the . beach the . water unbeatable,
Mother's Day Brunch at the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort
We enjoyed a lovely Mother's Day morning on the terrace of the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort's restaurant, Ikena Landing. (About 3 flights of stairs below the lobby). They provided a choice of breakfast buffet or dining from the menu, and we ordered cappuccino or latté for coffee. Cost was reasonable, and the view was to die for. They have recently remodeled, and I have to say, they really put in the effort and it shows! On our walk to the beach, we wandered through the grounds and discovered the most gorgeous koi ponds meandering behind one of the artfully crafted infinity pools, full of beautiful gracefully swimming koi, and exotic fragrant water lilies blooming in every color and size. It was the best I've ever seen, just stunning! The beach was picture perfect, and so was our weather that day. After several hours, we came back up to the pool bar and had a light late lunch, which was also very delicious. Everyone on property was very friendly and helpful. All in all, it was a very good day. I would highly recommend this property, even if you could stay only for a meal.
We spent five nights at the Westin and had a wonderful time. The rooms which have been updated are very nicely appointed and very comfortable. The lanai is also very nice with a high top table and two stools as well as a 'square' sofa with pillows. We were in a King Ocean View on the 9th floor of the North Tower and had a great view. I would suggest that the private residences which are still under construction in front of the North Tower would block the view of the lower floors. The pools and the fitness center and the hospitality suite (we did take advantage of it due to a late flight out of KOA) are top notch. The beach is beautiful and chairs and umbrellas are set up daily for guests. The Staff throughout the Resort was always friendly and happy and appeared to thoroughly enjoy their work - from those who cleaned the rooms daily to the staff at the various restaurants to the poolside staff - always smiling. My only criticism: the front desk staff was not friendly or welcoming and really did not seem very happy in their work. If you experience the same do not let that influence your vacation - you will find everything else wonderful. We had been to the Big Island previously so we spent most of our time at the resort and had an excellent relaxing time.
The Hapuna is our Happy Place
What we like: - The location: The West Hapuna is located on such a nice stretch of beach that’s never crowded like other spots in Maui, Oahu, and Kauai. We also like being able to take the shuttle to the Mauna Kea or walking the path to use the beach there. Construction noise aside, it is very quiet here for a resort of this size and you can hear the sound of waves from your room. - The hotel design: It is an older design but they built the hotel to frame the stunning landscape that surrounds it. People complain that the lobby is gawdy like a cruise ship but we love the open air atmosphere and ability to catch a glimpse of the landscape almost everywhere. - The Westin Brand: We really like the Westin brand over other similar brands and feel the hotel does a good job maintaining brand standards, especially with the comfort and style of the rooms. The gym is awesome even if I have never used it because I like running the beach, and there are always healthy options at breakfast. - The staff: Overall, the staff is very friendly and helpful. We are happy to hear they kept most of the staff from when it was a Prince Hotel. We especially appreciate Modesto at the front-desk for his sense of humor and acknowledgment that we’re frequent guests, Charlie’s positive energy and gourmet omelets (best omelets I ever had), and Jenna’s assistance with a room request we had. Housekeeping is also great; my slipper got dirty and without even asking, they left me a fresh pair. - The breakfast: We absolutely love the breakfast buffet in the morning; of all the SPG properties we’ve stayed at in the Hawaiian Islands, this breakfast is the best. There is a good balance of healthy and indulgent options to fuel your active days on the island. We always get the renowned omelets prepared by Charlie and some of the banana po’e in addition to fresh fruit, vegetables, the always so crispy bacon, and appreciate the loco moco station. - The adults pool/hot tub: We appreciate the adults only section where there is a pool, hot tub and lounge chairs without loud music blaring all day. It's a nice spot to relax and you get great views of the sunset. What we don’t like/could be improved: - Parking Fee: Up until recently, the resort fee included parking but now it is $25 daily. We understand this is the trend with most resorts these days, it’s just a misleading customer service practice in the sense the room rate is advertised but you need to factor in close to $60 more per day. - Access to filtered water: They don’t have filtered water dispensers like other resorts, which results in a lot of plastic water bottles and single use cups and straws given out by the restaurant. I have a hydroflask and struggle to find places to fill it up. - Beach Service: If you arrive late, getting beach towels in the morning is not always easy; it’s usually around 08:00. We find that they take the chairs off the beach a little early - Construction Noise: We do understand the negative reviews due to the construction noise because it’s not part of how people imagine an idyllic Hawaiian vacation. Up until recently, there was no construction on weekends but they are not behind schedule and it is pretty much 7 days per week. Overall: We love the Westin Hapuna, it truly is our happy place and favorite resort in Hawaii due to the beach, the rooms, and access to places on the Big Island. We love the hotel and the grounds and it is too bad that they converted the lower wing to condos though. We will keep staying here as often as we can because of how relaxing it is to be here and on the Big Island.
Ideal for a getaway
The Westin at Harpuna Beach is ideal for a secluded getaway. You are greeted with the stunning views of Harpuna Beach as soon as you step into the lobby. Rooms are spacious and modern making the most of the gorgeous views. There are a couple of good pools including an adults only pool. There is also good beach access for those whose prefer the sand between their toes. The downside to being so secluded is that unless you have hired yourself a car you're stuck eating the overpriced resort food and drink. There is a shuttle service operating between Harpuna Beach and Manua Kea if you need a change of scenery. They're also in the process of building residences beachfront so many rooms on the lower floors will lose beach views once these are complete.