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The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Kamuela

4.5-star4.5 stars
1 N Kaniku Drive KohalaKamuelaHI96743United States of America

Beachfront resort in Kohala Coast - Waikoloa with golf course, spa
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
Great amenities
Great location
Great pool
Fantastic service
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The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Kamuela

from $359
  • Executive Suite, Non Smoking, Angled View of the Ocean from the Lanai
  • Fairmont Room, Non Smoking, Garden View
  • Fairmont Room, Non Smoking, Partial Ocean View
  • Ocean View, Non Smoking, Angled View of the Ocean from the Lanai
  • Deluxe Room, Non-Smoking, Angled View of the Ocean from the Lanai
  • Fairmont Gold, Angled View of the Ocean from the Lanai
  • Fairmont Room, Non-Smoking
  • Fairmont Room, Non Smoking, Partial Ocean View
  • Ocean View, Non Smoking, Angled View of the Ocean from the Lanai
  • Deluxe Room, Non-Smoking, Angled View of the Ocean from the Lanai
  • Fairmont Gold, Angled View of the Ocean from the Lanai
  • Executive Suite, Non Smoking, Angled View of the Ocean from the Lanai

About The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Kamuela

The Fairmont Orchid in Kamuela, Hawaii, is poised on 32 tropical acres along the sunny Kohala Coast on Hawaii's Big Island. Adjacent to the Francis H. I'i Brown Golf Course, this oceanfront property is one-half mile from the Puako Petroglyph Archeological Preserve. Complimentary shuttle service within the resort is available upon request.

Hotel Features.
Hawaiian music accompanies the Hawaiian cuisine served at Brown's Beach House, featuring locally grown produce, mainland meats, and island seafood. The Orchid Court provides al fresco, buffet-style breakfasts and a la carte selections, while Norio's Sushi Bar & Restaurant boasts a menu featuring tempura, fresh sushi and teriyaki. Oceanfront massage cabanas and waterfall massage houses are hosted at Spa Without Walls, where pampering services include the Big Island Coffee & Vanilla Exfoliation Treatment and the Lomilomi Massage. A 36-hole championship golf course is featured at the Francis H. I'i Brown golf course, while 10 tennis courts reside at the property's Vic Braden Tennis College. Guests can park with ease in the complimentary parking lot. A fitness center contains free weights and cardiovascular equipment. Kayaking, surfing and snorkeling are available on site, with additional amenities including a lava-rock spa tub, and a 10,000-foot oceanfront pool. Children's activities include the Keiki Aloha program, offering nature walks, snorkeling and arts and crafts activities for a fee.

The 540 guestrooms feature crown molding, teak-wood furnishings, upholstered armchairs and decor in tones of khaki, saffron yellow and pale jade. Sliding-glass doors open to private furnished lanais with ocean or garden views. Bathrooms feature dual marble vanities, bathrobes, phones and separate showers and bathtubs. Guestrooms feature LCD cable televisions with pay movies.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 540 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed *


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms *



  • Free self parking

  • Valet parking *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 4 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Health club
  • Golf course on site
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 10
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Tennis on site
  • Steam room
  • Beach towels
  • Sauna
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 33
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Lanai
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • Video-game console
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii's Spa Without Walls offers a diverse menu of more than 45 treatments and therapies. Spa offerings fuse the Big Island's natural ingredients with indigenous healing methods, some of which were used by ancient Hawaiian healers. Guests can pamper themselves with spa services offered in oceanfront, waterfall, or indoor locations.


Hale Kai Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Browns Beach House - This beachfront restaurant specializes in Hawaiian cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Norios Japanese Sushi Bar - Overlooking the garden, this sushi bar specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Open daily.

The Orchid Court - Onsite restaurant. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

  • The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii is listed in the 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay and the 2014 Travel + Leisure 500.

The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Kamuela’s small print

Also known as

  • Fairmont Hawaii
  • Orchid Hawaii Fairmont
  • Fairmont Orchid Hawaii Hotel
  • Fairmont Orchid
  • Fairmont Orchid Hawaii
  • Fairmont Orchid Hotel
  • Fairmont Orchid Hotel Hawaii
  • Hawaii Fairmont
  • Hawaii Orchid Fairmont
  • Orchid Fairmont
  • Orchid Fairmont Hawaii


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for golf tee times and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • 1 percent destination fee will be charged
  • Resort fee: USD 30.00 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Spa access (may be limited)
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Parking

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 10.00 per day with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 75.0 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 13 and USD 30 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per accommodation, per night

WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)

Wired Internet access is available in guestrooms for USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Kamuela


  • In Kohala Coast - Waikoloa
  • Great 4-D Movie Ride - 17 min walk
  • Hapuna Beach State Park - 7 mi / 11.3 km
  • Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site - 9.3 mi / 15 km
  • Kings Shops - 5.1 mi / 8.3 km
  • Genesis Gallery - 5.1 mi / 8.3 km
  • Waikoloa Beach Golf Course - 5.5 mi / 8.9 km
  • Anaehoomalu Beach - 5.6 mi / 9 km

Getting around

  • Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.) - 35 min drive
  • Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala) - 36 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 467 reviews

The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Kamuela
Best resort I’ve stated at in Hawaii so far, not much nightly entertainment but that didn’t get in the way of the amazing spa and rainforest vibe
Anna, us2 night trip
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Kamuela
Big island stay
Nice resort area. Has a costal path with tide pools and great snorkeling
Charlene, us4 night trip
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Kamuela
Beautiful resort. The turtles on the beach were fantastic to see. Food was better than other places.
erica, us1 night trip
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Kamuela
Very Good8.0
Great resort - just a few complaints
Great place to stay, kind of expensive for a small beach and pools, but it had tennis courts and a free shuttle to a shopping center a mile away for provisions and restaurants. At the beach it was nice to be able to rent snorkeling gear for free. We came a bit early (around 11 AM) thought we would be able to get a room, but it wasn't ready until 3 PM. Most places I've stayed it has never taken that long. Everyone was so nice, so the service was good. If you are going to book this hotel either get a car so you can get around (Uber is not allowed from airport and they charge a lot more than going the other way around) or stay at the resort most of the time. Also for such an expensive resort you'd think they'd have better Wifi room service. It took forever to connect the first time. Also we had to plug in our own TV and there was a crib in the room (they hadn't removed it before we got there) - again for the price you'd think they would have done a better job with those little things.
Reynaldo, us3 night trip
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Kamuela
Best choice for the Big Island
I love this Fairmont, what can I say. It is breathtaking when you walk in the open air entrance. I have stayed here before and I will return. Best things: It is mainly an open air property, all rooms have balconies, great pool, yoga and standup paddle classes, outdoor massage offered, tennis courts, golf, 1 mile from grocery/restaurants/shopping center, free parking, great location on the island - very central for getting to the other side of the island or Kona. Negatives: lots of's a big hotel and there was a conference going on so there was no a lot of flexibility with check in and check out. Last point, the property is not tired. For as much traffic as it gets, it still looks very well maintained.
Andrea, us3 night trip

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