Discover a luxurious Hawaii resort inspired by Culture, Well-Being and Genuine Aloha. From Mauna Kea's winter snow-capped mountaintop to the flowing lava of Kilauea Volcano to tropical rainforests and a teeming undersea world, the Big Island of Hawaii has much to offer the spirited traveler.

Vacation at Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, a 32-acre luxury oceanfront Hawaii hotel and resort along the beautiful Kohala Coast and enjoy a sugar-white sandy lagoon and aquamarine waters, a year-round children's program, golf, tennis, six restaurants, and outstanding service.

Featuring a wide range of exceptional dining options, including a casual deli, wonderful breakfast restaurant with a daily buffet, oceanfront dining with the freshest island specialties, and  a robatayaki style and sushi restaurant, this Kohala Coast resort puts the island's best dining right at your doorstep. Enjoy the Kohala Coast sunset, delicious offerings, and romantic fine dining in Hawaii at the AAA Four Diamond award-winning Brown's Beach House, or dip your toes in the sand for a more casual family dining experience at Hale Kai Restaurant. 
Share robata on the terrace or order handcrafted stand-outs like sea urchin eggs, octopus and abalone at the 14-seat sushi bar over artisan cocktails at Binchotan: Bar + Grill and indulge in a hearty, extensive a la carte breakfast menu at Orchid Court filled with classic dishes, Hawaiian go-tos, fresh pastries, and seasonal fresh fruit. End the day with a tropical libation, beautiful Kohala Coast sunsets and live music at Luana Lounge.

Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii's award-winning, Spa Without Walls lets you enjoy the splendor of Hawaii's tropical climate with eight private outdoor waterfall hale (huts), six rejuvenating ocean-side hale and four indoor treatment rooms. With the soothing sounds of water, the pleasant ocean breezes, and the floral scent that fills the air on the Big Island, experience unparalleled luxury as our spa treatments integrate Hawaii's natural therapeutic environment and ancient healing arts into every experience at our Hawaii hotel day spa. This luxurious spa extends to a full salon and 24-hour fitness center with a 10,000-square-foot oceanfront swimming pool and world-class tennis courts.

At the beach, be sure to meet the native Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles that bask on the shoreline every afternoon. The Hui Holokai Beach Club Ambassadors not only cater to the beach comforts of guests by setting up chairs and cabanas with towels and ice water, checking out beach equipment and suggesting sunscreen, but the real fun begins when they share their knowledge of Hawaii Island's rich cultural heritage as well as their own Hawaiian legacies mixed alongside.

This luxury resort also offers a 36-hole golf course, memorable weddings, great shopping, and many more activities to keep you busy during your stay in the beautiful Kohala Coast.

Location

Waikoloa
Kona, HI, USA - Keahole (KOA) : 30 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1990
Last Renovation: 2012
Accessible rooms: 16
All rooms non-smoking: 540
Floors: 6
Total rooms: 540

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed resort fee of $40.00 (plus tax) per room, per night, will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. This fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees that they may be responsible for but is not a guarantee of the final amount due. For a detailed description of what is included in the mandatory fee, please see hotel policies.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Holiday cancel penalty applies when any portion of reservation falls under holiday period, including all stay-throughs.

Minimum night stay requirements may apply to your reservation.

A major credit card imprint is required upon check-in with the front desk before signing privileges on incidentals will be extended.  At the time of check-in, the front desk will also pre-authorize the credit card for incidentals based on the length of stay.

Convention attendees cannot book this property for their convention stay, they must book through the proper convention source.  Convention attendees that violate this policy will be responsible for paying any higher rates and may not be eligible for any promotional offerings.

Room taxes are included in vacation price.

Room requests are not guaranteed and are based upon availability at check-in.

Resort Fee - A mandatory hotel-imposed fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.

Hotel Mandatory hotel imposed resort fee inclusions:

- Overnight self-parking for one vehicle per room
- Unlimited basic Wi-Fi access in guest rooms and public areas (ALL members receive an upgrade to premium speed internet access and ALL Platinum members receive $20 credit towards spa services)
- Wellness classes (please see our weekly complimentary wellness offerings at the Spa Without Walls)
- Complimentary shuttle bus service within the Mauna Lani Resort area
- Two branded reusable water bottles per room, per stay, to be filled at purified water stations located throughout the resort. It’s part of our Planet 21 sustainability pledge to reduce single-use plastics and minimize our carbon footprint.
- Hawaiian Cultural Classes & Resort Activities (please see our weekly activity schedule at the Concierge)
- Lei greeting upon arrival
- 10% discount on the Hawaiiloa Luau at Fairmont Orchid
- Complimentary snorkel equipment rental for one hour (available to each guest, per day—resort use only). Guests who purchase Fun & Sun passes may sign out snorkel equipment multiple times per day.
- 45-minute photo session with Pacific Dream Photography (reservations required, photos available for purchase)
- Unlimited North America Long Distance Calls (Canada & America)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in

Pet Policy Pets Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 5658 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice but too pricey

    Stayed for a week as part of a professional continuing education course. We did get a fairly good room rate. Positives: gorgeous grounds and pool area, pool and bar staff were exceptional, location. Negatives: check was horrible, price price price, rooms are dated, check out. The opening experience was a grumpy attendant when we drove up who complained that we wanted to grab some things before we took our bags out. He complained about the 20 ft walk in the sun to our car if we parked first. Should not have been this difficult. While we received a favourable room rate the cost of everything at the resort is very high (from food to drinks to onsite store). Compared to similar locations Fairmont seems to be a little out of sync. The rooms are nice but outdated in terms of amenities especially tech. Similarly priced resorts now have smart tv’s and a host os charging options for the many devices people travel with. Also the fridge was smaller than any bar fridge I have ever seen. Finally we asked for a late check out and we’re told since we were getting a conference rate there was only so much they could do. Interesting since the conference was th3 main occupant of the hotel. Overall with the exception of the grumpy attendant the staff was amazing. The concierge was great at informing of local attractions and Derek at the beach bar was amazing. Sadly the value is just not there for this Fairmont and when in the area again we would look at a Vrbo

    Jan 30, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Pleasant stay

    Very nice property. Check in staff are mediocre. All other staff on the property were great. Private beach is lovely and so is the breakfast buffet. It’s a nice spot but it’s very pricey compared to Mexico equivalent resorts for example. Black out curtains in rooms would be better.

    Jan 28, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice return to the big island and the Fairmont Orchid

    We had a wonderful stay on the Fairmont Gold floor. The concierge team was great, particularly Keisha, Juliana and Kristin, although all of the staff in the Gold lounge was great. The hotel is beautiful and we had wonderful weather.

    Jan 28, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Mostly great except check in and internet.

    Great food and property. Painful check in and miserable 1990s speed internet. Checkin took 45 minutes with an intransigent front desk person. Internet was often down or so slow I couldn’t even get email. At the cost of the room per day and the resort free one does expect good internet.

    Jan 25, 2023
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    No hospitality

    I was very disappointed they have discontinued their hospitality suite/services for departing guests. They have always had this before on multiple previous stays here. For a hotel of this level and quality, especially this location that is unacceptable and despite this being an otherwise nice hotel that is a dealbreaker and I won’t return. Many flights from Hawaii are evening flights so guests stay at the pool/beach/restaurant for the afternoon before catching flights. About 5 pm there was a line of unhappy guests waiting to change clothes in the single pool toilet stall without a shower or freshening up.

    Jan 22, 2023
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