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The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Kamuela

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

Kamuela beachfront resort with golf course, spa
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
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Beautiful beach
Fantastic service
Great room
Tasty breakfast
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The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Kamuela

from $303
  • 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

What’s around The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Kamuela


  • Great 4-D Movie Ride - 17 min walk
  • Waikoloa Beach Golf Course - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Hapuna Beach State Park - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km
  • Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site - 9.3 mi / 15 km
  • Waikoloa Kings Golf Course - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
  • Kings Shops - 5.2 mi / 8.3 km
  • Genesis Gallery - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km
  • Seaside Putting Course - 5.6 mi / 9 km

Getting around

  • Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala) - 32 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

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

  • 540 apartments
  • 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

At the resort

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 apartment

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, 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 property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 472 reviews

The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Kamuela
Excellent stay!
A Traveler, us5 night trip
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Kamuela
Very Good8.0
Regular resort in the Big Island
Regular resort in the Big Island, with all amenities and commodities one should expect from this kind of hotel. Private beach, good infraestructure. And I had a bonus! Saw manta rays feeding at night close to the hotel´s shore.
cesar h shogi, us1 night trip
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Kamuela
A great place to stay on Big Island
Very nice resort. Great reviews on this and other sites are accurate. Really glad we stayed here instead of a resort in Kona. Will definitely stay here again.
A Traveler, us8 night trip
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Kamuela
Just OK.
This is my 6th time on the big island and this is my 3rd time at this Fairmont and probably the last. Each time less impressed. The hotel is just ok. There are much nicer places to stay with better atmosphere. The ocean view rooms are not worth it. My room was an ocean view room with terrible view (second time in a row). The front desk tried to sell me an upgrade for a better view until she saw my reservation history then gave us a better room. We stayed at the Mauna Lani Hotel earlier in the week and wish we should have stayed there the entire trip. A couple of things you should know before booking here is that the beach at the Fairmont is very small and gets very crowded. Also it is a small man made beach. This hotel only has 1 access to get into the water. All the beach bungalows cost additional money and there are only a few which are always taken by 8am? The Mauna Lani just down the street has a huge real beach front with 3 times as many bungalows that are included in your daily resort fee. The atmosphere here is more of a business type of run hotel and they make it clear. The only real good thing about this hotel is that its a newer hotel and well kept. Some other hotels in this area may not be as new but will provide for a better experience.
Robert, us3 night trip
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Kamuela
OCEAN VIEW = NO VIEW - Only 10 ocean view rooms
Our ocean front room for 9 nights at the Fairmont Orchid was NOT ocean front. It looked over the golf course as pictured below. Terribly disappointing when you have paid and researched an ocean front experience. If you went outside and leaned over the balcony you could catch a TINY GLIMPSE of the ocean 250 yards or further away. (See pictures) Apparently, there are only 10 rooms total on property that face the ocean. 10 rooms total!!! A great deal of false advertising and disappointed expectations. Not to mention the TWO wasp nests on our balcony active and buzzing so you couldn’t go outside. We kindly asked to be moved which yielded the truth and we promptly checked out and moved to the Mauna Kea which we love. The Mauna Kea has gorgeous beaches and ocean front rooms. We have NEVER checked out of a hotel before. This was a very challenging experience and disappointing at the Fairmont Orchid. Not a place to relax and enjoy ocean views from you lanai.
NINA, us1 night trip

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