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.


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 Effective December 20, 2011 all smoking rooms will be non-smoking. There are public areas on property that are designated for smoking.
Advisory A minimum valet parking fee of $35 (plus tax) per room, per night, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. Parking fees are subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for, but not a guarantee of the final amount due.
Advisory The following mandatory hotel-imposed fees are charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out. Resort fee: $48 (plus tax)per room, per night Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change, this is an estimate of what you will be charged. The hotel can provide current fees and inclusions when you check-in.

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

- 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 Resort Charge does not include overnight valet parking currently at $25.00 per night, per vehicle (rate is subject to change without notice). 

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 5944 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    excellent stay at the Orchid. Everybody was so nice and all the outlets were great and relaxing Tiara and James at the front desk took good care of us. Lisa, Nerlie, Kallan and Chris at the Fairmont Gold lounge were so welcoming during the morning breakfasts we will miss them. Destiny at the beach bar was great and lounge bartender Manna is the man! server Roshni too. highly recommend!

    Apr 14, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Relaxing staycation for a conference

    Stayed for a conference. Enjoyed my time. Peaceful and relaxing. Staff very accommodating and friendly. Breakfast buffet at the orchid was delicious and our waitress was awesome. My only complaint is dinner at the Hale Kai. Understaffed. Waitress was serving front and back, could not accommodate our needs. Food was undercooked, bland, and overpriced. Room was clean, bed was comfortable. Relaxing and working on the lanai with the waterfalls was one of my favorite parts. I am Kamaina and live on Oahu. I wanted to bring my dog but $75/night cleaning fee is quite much for a 12 pound Pomeranian Chihuahua who you wouldn’t even know is there. I believe $75 for a stay 4 days or less is much more reasonable. I would stay here more often if that was the case. Overall, very good stay.

    Apr 14, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fairmont Orchid Exceeds All Our Expectations

    Our most favorite hotel! We have travelled quite a bit and stayed in many hotels. The Fairmont Orchid was our favorite by far! This resort is gorgeous! Lush plants, awesome detail everywhere. We were promptly greeted when we arrived and given traditional leis. Checking was fast and friendly. Our suite was spectacular. When you walk in you are first greeted by a subtle scent of vanilla and coconut that made you want to breathe deeply and relax from the very first moment. Each time we came to our room I noticed this subtle relaxing scent. The suite had a phenomenal view of the mountains, the ocean, and the grounds at the same time. Exquisite! There was plenty of room for luggage with 2 separate closets and an anteroom to the both room that could be used as an office but we made it an extension of the closets to make everything easily accessible. There was Hawaiian live music playing and the gentleman was so kind to the children who came up to him. The cafe by the pool had exceptional food and drinks and staff was super friendly as well. There were plenty of lounge chairs and seating around the pool which was shaped in such a way that it seemed like so many private pools - it never seemed crowded. Plenty of space for parents to relax and watch their children. The ocean view was spectacular, especially at sunset. The Ali’i Royal Experience at the Spa Without Walls was superb. My masseuse was Merlin and he truly had magic hands. The experience took place in one of the outdoor huts with the sound of the waterfalls and running brooks all around. Just so incredibly relaxing. All in all this resort was truly phenomenal and honestly the price was well below what we would have expected to pay - I can say we felt that we more than got our money’s worth - and we will happily come back again and again - next time bringing our whole family.

    Apr 13, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    We visited at the end of February and had the best time! Beautiful location and views from our room of the golf course and ocean were amazing! Loved all the amenities and restaurants ! The beach had great snorkeling and take a hike on the path along the beach and you will see sea turtles! The complimentary shuttle was great! The pool and beach service was excellent! The gym was also very good! Don’t miss dinner at Brown’s as the sun is setting! Would love to return someday!!

    Apr 10, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Happy very satisfying stay

    Very clean up kept hotel and the grounds with Very helpful and very polite staff . Will not hesitate to upgrade to Fairmont Gold at time of next visit. This is how things get done right. Hotel is not one of mega hotels yet providing all services needed for vacation.

    Apr 08, 2024