Hotel Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

One North Kaniku DriveKohala96743USA

About Hotel Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

Hotel Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Hawaii is a 32-acre luxury resort on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii featuring a secluded snorkeling bay with sea turtles and tropical fish.

All 540 rooms and suites are air-conditioned and feature 42-inch flat-screen TVs, safes and private balconies.  Marble bathrooms offer double vanities, hair dryers, scales and complementary toiletries.

Hotel Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Hawaii has an outdoor pool and lava-rock spa tub. There’s a fitness center, game room and beachfront activities plus yoga, volleyball and tennis. The hotel’s Spa Without Walls offers a full menu of spa treatments for a fee.  A business center is on-site and Wi-Fi is available for a surcharge. Parking is free.

Brown's Beach House serves regional dishes and features Hawaiian music shows. There’s also a sushi bar, breakfast restaurant, deli and lounge as well as a beach bar and a pool restaurant.

Waimea is 25-minutes by car and Kona airport is 22 miles away.


One North Kaniku Drive, Kohala, HI, 96743, USA
Telephone: +1(808)8852000 | Fax: +1(808)8855778 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Direct beach access
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel bar on the beach
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' club
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 04:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Snorkeling with Sea Turtles!

The resort is on its own private bay filled with tropical fish, manta rays, eels and sea turtles. Snorkeling is a favorite activity here and guests say it's a great lagoon for kids. By all reports, swimming with the native Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles and watching them bask on the shoreline each afternoon is amazing.

The Beach

Beach lovers say the bay provides a private cove that's calm and great for kids. The water's gentle, the sand is soft and there are all kinds of water activities like kayaking and fishing.

Relaxing, Getaway Atmosphere

You could spend days at the beach snorkeling, relaxing by the pool and eating dinner on the waterfront and never leave the resort. Guests say there's really no reason to leave, unless you want to explore the area. Those that do, enjoy coming back to the resort to relax.

Negative Reviews

Ocean Views are Not All the Same

The resort is ocean-front but some rooms have better ocean views than others. Guests advise double-checking your reservation and making sure you understand what type of room you're booking.

Service Can Be Hit or Miss

Guests say some of the staff here are suburb, but not all, and not all the time. Service appears to be inconsistent with some guests complaining they expect better from a hotel of this quality.

Pool Needs an Upgrade

While the pool area is lovely and large, guests say there are missing tiles and some maintenance issues. An upgrade is reportedly planned for the near future.

Rating Overview

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9.3 out of 10 based on 6686 reviews