Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Finding OM at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Which Hawaii hotels are personal favorites for us? We begin with Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel where we have stayed so many times in the past including this spring. With rates from $199 for ocean view and a beachfront location, this is a definite winner.

Before we go further, Beat of Hawaii booked a room directly on the hotel website and did not receive any discounts other than published ones. We share this hotel because we love staying here and think you will too.

Hapuna Beach Pairs Perfectly with the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

It starts with our favorite beach on the Big Island. Even before there was a hotel here, this was where we came to play. The State of Hawaii also rents 4-person A-frame Shelters at Hapuna Beach from $30 a night with a cold shower included. But this is your Hawaii vacation and we suggest you upgrade to Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel with our suggestions below.

Special Rates at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel – A current bargain priced at $199 a night for partial ocean view. Some rates include 4th night free and breakfast.

Our favorite location is the more expensive Oceanfront Wing so we can hear the sound of the surf. For a splurge, consider a 1,200 square foot suite for up to 4 guests. No matter where your room is located, it will have an ocean view and full resort amenities. Plus, you can walk out to one of the best beaches in Hawaii. From the moment we arrive and get our complimentary cold towels and juice at check-in, a sense of calm flows over us. It happens every time.

Favorite Things to Do at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel – Simply Relax.

They make it easy with huge rooms, great location and nice touches like complimentary beach umbrellas and reclining lounge chairs on the beach. Their oceanfront pool is gigantic but get your towels before 6pm. We arrived late and found the kiosk closed. If the surf is flat, pick up your free snorkel gear and head to Turtle Point. For a “wish-I-could-see-inside” moment, walk by the Hapuna Villa which is a standalone 8,000 square foot suite. The best thing for us is being close enough to walk out to Hapuna Beach.

Includes Facilities at the More Expensive and Legendary Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

Both hotels are owned by the same company and are a 20 minute walk from each other. To find the path, walk to the end of the hotel and to the gate of a private residential area. If you are standing at the gate, look to your right and you will see the path. After you pass this gate, the trail is easily marked to the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

As a guest of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel you can also use the facilities of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel including the gym and pool. They give you signing privileges at both hotels.

Our Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Tips – If the surf is up at Hapuna, call the beach kiosk at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Their beach is more sheltered. Pick up your beach towels before the pool kiosk closes. The hotel gym is at the golf course and a 5 minute walk. Equipment is incredible for a hotel and includes free weights and machines. The gym was usually empty except for hotel employees working out. Turn down service is no more, so bring a chocolate for your pillow. Cut your food cost and shop for breakfast, salad items and snacks on your way here (We stopped at Foodland at nearby Shops at Mauna Lani). You can make good use of the in-room refrigerator. As an option to using the air-conditioning, leave the screens open on both sides of the room to feel the trade winds and hear the sound of the ocean.

What we missed having – A guest laundry would be useful especially for families. You’ll need to bring detergent and use the sink to wash items. There are no microwaves. You do get a hot water heater.

Beat of Hawaii Review of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel.

An incredible view, large rooms with updated interiors and close access to Hapuna Beach. We have stayed here so many times that I’ve lost track. What we did notice this time is the exterior needs a refresh and the grounds were nice but not as immaculate as before.

What we didn’t use- Spa, Restaurants and Golf.

Resort Fee is $31.25 daily. In know, resort fees are yuck and this is something new since our last stay. You’ll get some discount coupons at check-in that help. The fee includes parking and Internet plus two bottles of water daily, one hour daily of snorkel equipment for two and one bucket of range balls. Gym is free and fitness classes can be up to $20 more. There are complimentary resort activities like ukulele lessons, manta talks and Hawaiian cultural events.

Nearby Dining.

We found great food options in the nearby town of Kawaihae. But that’s another story….


13 thoughts on “Finding OM at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel”

  1. Any Hawaiian Airlines fare breaks coming for travel to Oahu on Sept 14th, later this summer or should I buy now?

    1. Hi Sandy,

      You did not say where you are traveling from. There will certainly be many more sales for September travel.


  2. Sad to hear about the new hefty resort fee. Thanks for pointing this out. I agree that the Hapuna beach is nice and used to stay there in the past, but semi-hidden charges like this are a big no no for me. Just simply bad style.

    1. Hi Alex,

      That’s the reality of the present day economic paradigm in the travel industry. Much less about this or any hotel or airlines for that matter.

      One simply adds up all the fees and see if it is still good value. Thus traveling on a discount airline that charges for water and seat assignments can still be a great value. (Case in point: Norwegian).


  3. I am at the hotel right now. Sitting on the balcony in the 9th floor of tower 5 overlooking the ocean. Hearing the waves and feeling the breeze on my skin. A beautiful place.. Gets me grounded and relaxed again. Much aloha <3

  4. I have found flights to Kauai, Hawaii in early October for $500 from Chicago, nonstop and then depart from Honolulu back to Chicago for $442 two weeks later. Is this a good price and should I book now?
    Thank you-

    1. Hi Sally,

      Check Alaska as they have 1-stop with quick connection in Seattle starting at about $750. Early October isn’t yet included but likely it will be soon. September and later October is available.


  5. Any word about any sales on LAX-OGG direct? Going Sept 17 from the UK and trying to wait for the price to drop down!

    1. Hi Ben,

      We’ll definitely be seeing that in the next month or so. Stay tuned.


    2. Hawaiian Airlines sent me an email just today saying price breaks for travel Aug. 22 – Sept. 22 (Mon-Thurs travel). FYI.
      Hope that helps.

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