5 star hotels in Kapaa, HI

1. Princeville Resort Kauai (5-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a secluded beach cove on Kauai’s coast, this high-end resort is 5 miles from Hanalei Bay, a mile from the Queen’s Bath tide pool and 9 miles from the Kilauea Lighthouse.Polished, modern rooms feature minifridges, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms have terraces and/or ocean views. Suites add whirlpool tubs and sitting areas or living rooms; some offer 2nd stories and/or butler service.Dining options include a casual cafe, a stylish cocktail lounge and a refined restaurant with a terrace, plus a poolside bar-and-grill with beach views. There’s also a 24/7 gym, an 18-hole golf course and a day spa. Parking is extra.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 4 min walk to Hideaway Beach
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests liked the refined restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “brunch” 20 times
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Tony Legg

It’s still just like a dream, 28 years later The love of your life, Julie Diane accompanied you to the wettest place on planet Earth, and you’re her life partner She’s kinda a brunette, except for those reddish highlights and all those freckles

You never had any idea how she could be so lovely, delicious, and absolutely enthralling until you’re all in All in? Who really cares at this point Regardless of the rabbit-hole, you just have to continueThe Princeville Hotel only continued the dream Set on the North side of the island and virtually a stone’s throw from Hanalei, it’s easy to leave all your life for awhile and live the dream Facilities and the staff are amazing, and you’ll wonder why you haven’t discovered this portion of Heaven before Be sure and get a car (I recommend a Budget Mustang convertible) to travel to the South side of the island should the current weather not to be to your taking Just remember, it’s all good at Kauai”s North Coast! Now you know the secretWhatever you do, don’t forget about the special switch for the opaque shower I promise you’ll love it!

E. Annelisa Rheuben

The 1 Bedroom villas are Large and Luxurious The hotel staff is AMAZING Friendly, helpful, thoughtful

It was Easter weekend, so they had fun activities for kids which my toddler enjoyed The main pool and keiki (kids’) pool were Really nice and my little just wanted to keep going back Pictures don’t really do it justiceThere are chickens and Nene geese roaming around, as with the rest of the island, so be prepared to see baby chicks It’s adorablePrinceville is a good hour’s drive from the airport, so there is a trade off to the location It’s gorgeous, but it means driving/getting a ride if you want to shop away from the resort or enjoy activities on the other side of the island To be fair, the other side of the island has accommodations where I would say the same thing Activities on the other side require an hour or so driveRental cars are limited, so plan ahead We used Turo and ended up with a far more reasonable rate Which made getting around the island far easier

Shalene Casselman

Beautiful! Nice pool and large beachfront area Enclosed cabanas that were not too crowded, or maybe we got lucky The brunch at the restaurant was delicious and reasonably priced

The drinks were a bit pricey but strong and we could drink them in the pool which was awesome Our friends had rooms there and they were well equipped with big sexy bathrooms Definitely worth splurging and staying at least one night during your trip

2. Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Adjacent to Lydgate Beach Park on the Pacific Ocean, this chic beachfront resort is 3 miles from Fern Grotto and 8 miles from Wailua Falls.The stylish rooms with warm wood furnishings have free Wi-Fi and flat-screens, as well as minifridges, microwaves and Keurig coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add ocean views. Some come with terraces. Suites and cottages add separate living areas with pull-out sofas. Limited room service is provided.There’s a casual restaurant with ocean views, plus a bar and a 24-hour market. Other amenities include 2 outdoor pools and a hot tub, along with a gym and loaner bikes. Parking is complimentary. Breakfast is extra.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Lydgate Beach Park and Wailua River State Park
  • Some guests complained about the air conditioning
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 94 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • Guests liked the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Chellsy Gomez

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon last week and we loved it! The staff was super nice and the check in process was quick and easy We got the room that we requested and it was very clean The property is really pretty and open concept, but there are chickens that roam freely

However, they are everywhere on the island so it can’t be avoided Kauai is a very laid back simple island/vacation spot so if this is going to bother you, reconsider, but for us, we did not mind at all We will definitely be back!

Beth Wyatt

We were here three days Oceanview was great, our room was cleaned daily Loved being able to check out a cooler and beach mat

Room was clean Why the bad review? Refused an hour later checkout after way increasing the price when we didn’t see housekeeping staff until the afternoon We had one front desk staff that was kind Other two couldn’t be bothered Outlets beside the bed didn’t work, phone didn’t work, outlets at desk two of four worked Pool is incredibly small and murky Breakfast was $27 and very limited selection offered If I’d payed a couple hundred a night that would all be tolerable However, for the price this is all unacceptable I’ve spent over 60 nights in a Hilton property in the last four months I know what to expect and this wasn’t it Beyond disappointing

Erin B

Great hotel, centrally located in the island with a super family friendly beach park basically on property There are two pools, but only one hot tub (which was sadly not working while we were there) There is a laundry facility available

The restaurant was open for breakfast only but it was a nice hot breakfast with a good view Free parking was available I thought this was honestly a fantastic hotel option and would definitely go back

3. Timbers Kauai Ocean Club & Residences (5-star hotel)

About this hotel

On a 450-acre estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this polished resort is a mile from Kalapaki Beach and 3 miles from the Kauai Museum. Lihue Airport is 2 miles away.Refined 2- to 4-bedroom apartments offer open-plan kitchens, living and dining areas, and washer/dryers, plus soaking tubs, and balconies or terraces. Some feature ocean views, BBQs and/or whirlpool tubs.There’s a lagoon-style pool and an infinity pool with ocean views. Other amenities include a golf course, a hiking trail, a gym and spa treatments, as well as 2 casual restaurants, a lobby lounge, a BBQ area and fire pits.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have microwaves and refrigerators
  • 13 min walk to the Kauai Lagoons Golf Club
  • 9 min drive to Lihue Airport
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests praised the service

Feedback From Real Customers

Todd Kerpelman

Nice hotel! We had one of the newly renovated rooms, which was clean and modern (although the mattress was a bit lumpy) Staff was uniformly nice and helpful Pool was huge (five hot tubs!) and we never felt like we were fighting for lounge chairs

Beach was fine — probably good for paddle boarding and playing in the waves, but you’ll need to go elsewhere if you want to snorkel Location was nice; there weren’t a lot of other resorts around, so the town of Lihue felt a little less touristy than, say, Poipu And the beaches of Poipu and the restaurants in Kapa’a were both a short drive away (And there were still some nice little shops and restaurants nearby, including my favorite coffee place on the island) The hotel is still under renovation, but I barely noticed the construction at all Similarly, even though the hotel is, like, 5 minutes away from the airport, there was no plane noise or anything (except maybe once or twice when I mistook it for distant thunder)

R Lkohn

We just finished lunch at the restaurant The view and service were great However, the fish tacos were underwhelming

The fish was seasoned but the slaw/veggies were not The fish to veggie ratio was way off-a very small piece of fish Also, the tacos was served with and enormous amount of sour cream and a two big slices of jalapeño- not edible I would not order this again

courteney kabel

We arranged to have dinner at the fine dining restaurant at Timbers The photos online of the food preparation looked beautiful and enticing Timbers assured us they would shuttle us to their restaurant and back to our resort

Well, that did not happen They were too busy to keep their commitment to pick us up and shuttle us to Timbers from the Marriott Resort We shrugged that off and found transportation After dinner, we were surprised that the concierge said they were understaffed and would not be able to shuttle us back to the resortand it was rainingThe food was decent enough but not worth going to Timbers I think they really need to staff up and ensure that they can keep their promises before they reach out for people to come visit their Hualani restaurant

4. The ISO (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 4-796 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaʻa, HI 96746
  • Phone: (808) 822-3971
  • Ratings: 4.0 (506 reviews) Very good
  • Website : The ISO
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Relaxed quarters, some with kitchenettes, in an oceanfront hotel featuring outdoor dining & a pool.

About this hotel

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and an adjacent beach, this casual hotel is 2 miles from the Sleeping Giant Trail Head and 7 miles from Lihue Airport.Featuring private balconies/terraces, the relaxed rooms with exterior entrances offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities. The 1-bedroom suites add kitchenettes and separate living rooms.Breakfast is complimentary. There’s a laid-back restaurant with a terrace. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 6 min walk to Waipouli Beach
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests mentioned “yoga” 35 times
  • Guests mentioned “a sunrise” 26 times
  • Guests praised the views

Feedback From Real Customers

Megan Heqimi

Such a beautiful hotel, we chose a oceanfront room and our room was pretty much close to the sea We had an amazing stay , for the six day we were there , they cleaned our room just once You can get fresh water and towels every morning at the reception

There is a really good restaurant next to the hotel and if you are staying at the hotel you can get free appetizers at this restaurant Bull Shed

Kevin Hoover

We had a one night stay (we are on the island for 3 weeks and had a 1 day gap) and we’re able to check in early (1:00 pm vs the normal 3:00 pm) Our room on the second floor at the end of the second building is nice & clean and has a great view of the ocean

Double beds and a small bathroom, mini fridge and coffee maker, a large TV and multiple USB ports on the lamps and the small clock The balcony was nice and has two chairs (not very comfortable for long stays) and a small table The Grab & Go breakfast was okay, considering what the pandemic has done to normal communal breakfasts We also “rented at no charge” a couple of bikes for a half hour trip on a nearby path The staff are friendly and efficient in their tasks A nice “ boutique” hotel with great views!Only negative comment would be about the chickens that are everywhere! The roosters are doing their thing all day and night and it becomes annoying very quickly, but it seems to be part of the Hawaiian experience these days


Everything about this hotel is it’s proximity to the ocean It seems that almost any room has an ocean view – if not directly facing, from a side balcony As others have mentioned there is a small table & two chairs on the balcony which allow you to sit outside but aren’t very comfortable

The property however is very dated – I would NEVER call it a boutique hotel as indicated on the websiteWhen you reserve you can’t select bed type (listed as double or king) We arrived late after delayed travel – I didn’t even think to indicate that a king was preferred (as we’re a couple) Ended up with two doubles and just slept Lucy & Ricky style Just seems like you should be able to select bed type with your reservation I take responsibility for not asking to change it but was frankly too tired on arrival and we only stayed three nightsThis has the potential to be a great hotel if they worked it’s mid century style design and did some necessary rehab But currently the building just feels like a sad, old hotel that needs serious renovation As far as our room, maybe we ended up with a weird one? It was on the second floor & was a rather strange room with beams interrupting the corners of the room (so you couldn’t even walk out one of the sliding doors b/c the beam was in the way) There appeared to be somewhat newish carpeting but looks like there was a left over border of short pile orange carpet around the edges which was bizarre (& smelled musty) The louver window frame in the bathroom is literally eroding around the edges & corners (and does face the walkway) One of our sliding doors wouldn’t lock (which is really basic upkeep) There are fire pits on the property, but one of the nights we wished to use them, they weren’t even lit (and the weather would have allowed it) Overall we selected this room based on other reviews and the site images The images must be from their best or most rehabbed room? One positive, the room does have an A/C unit, but you can get by with screen doors & an overhead fan and hear the oceanSomething I’ve noticed lately – at this hotel and a few others There seems to be a very fine line between a two and three star hotel While this is listed as a three, I don’t think filtered water in the lobby, a free water bottle and having a yoga class in the morning should categorize it as such – I would consider it more of a two 1/2 given the overall condition of the hotel & our room (maybe others are in better shape?) I say this comparatively to the four star hotel we stayed at on another part of the island – difference was beyond vast

5. Club Wyndham Bali Hai Villas (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

On Kaweonui Point and opposite 2 golf courses, this upscale, all-suite hotel surrounded by waterfalls and palm trees is a 12-minute walk from Queen’s Bath salt water spa and 4 miles from the beaches of Hanalei Bay.Refined suites with a tropical vibe feature kitchens, laundry facilities, and balconies offering mountain and ocean views. All include fans, separate living areas and pull-out sofas; there’s no air-conditioning. Wi-Fi is available.Parking is free. Other amenities include 2 outdoor pools, 1 with waterfalls, and 3 hot tubs. There’s also a tennis court and a fitness center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are clean
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned “Food truck” 10 times
  • Guests mentioned concierges 23 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and liked the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Sariah Masterson

North shore is the best shore Gorgeous scenery and plenty to do Some reviews mentioned that the furniture is dated? I disagree

Sure it’s not brand new, but it’s not like it’s from the 80s I feel like it’s very tasteful and kept up Everything is clean and in good condition The appliances are stainless steel and in great condition We got a condo by the main pool and the view is gorgeous What a beautiful pool with tropical plants and a foggy mountain in the distance If you are by the pool, you will hear fellow vacationers throughout the day enjoying the water It didn’t bother us much and quiet hours were well observed The bed was firm, which I prefer Kitchen had everything we needed I love that you can text the front desk with questions They get back to you very quickly Thank you so much for having a food truck area This was really useful for days when half our party was at the condo without a car Love the wrist bands for opening doors, so much easier to use than cards and I never lost mine The shell leis were a nice touch too at the concierge desk and activities to do throughout the week The BBQ grill had easy instructions and made it easy to cook up a few burgers for dinner We’ll definitely be coming back Well deserving of a gold crown rating for sure

Kristen Butler

We were very pleased! The rooms are a little dated- could deal with an upgrade (especially the beds!) but overall, the place was fantastic Having two bathrooms was really nice The master bathroom was so nice! The shower was fantastic, and the big closet was great

We were really blown away by the little extras- we knew there would be a washer and dryer, but including laundry detergent was such a nice touch Same with the dishwasher! And the cooler was SO nice- with as far as Princeville is from the rest of the island, we were gone most days, all day, and it was a lifesaverThe pool and hot tub were really nice! The rocks in the shallow end were really weird though, and they spread to other parts of the pool super easilyCheck in was really easy and delightful and check out was so easy! Thanks for a great stay!

Dhawal Chohan

Our stay was very good The checkout/checkin process was also very easy The rooms were clean and had everything we need

They have too many pools and a very good gymThey provide a lot of advice on traveling places aroundI will def stay again hereOverall stay was very pleasant

6. Royal Sonesta Kaua’i Resort Lihue (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This breezy beachfront resort overlooking Nawiliwili Bay is a 2.4-mile drive from Lihue Airport.Airy rooms feature Wi-Fi (fee), flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers, plus balconies (some with ocean views) and floor-to-ceiling windows. Suites add separate living and dining rooms, as well as whirlpool tubs.An airport shuttle is free. There are 6 restaurants, most with ocean views, featuring Japanese, Italian, Hawaiian and American cuisine. There’s an outdoor pool with a bar and a picnic area, plus surf lessons and boat rentals. Additional amenities include a spa, a fitness center and 13 event rooms, plus a kids’ activity club.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • Walking distance to the Kauai Lagoons Golf Club and Kalapaki Beach
  • Guests liked the professional service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “paddleboarding” 14 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests liked the ocean views

Feedback From Real Customers

Laine Baer

Our stay was perfect! A few weeks prior to our trip we heard from the concierge desk who were extremely helpful with sending us recommendations and making a dinner reservation for us at Dukes since there were no more online reservations offered The pool and beach were exactly what we were looking for when booking this resort! The bar and servers around the pool were great! And breakfast and lunch were delicious The grounds and our room were spectacular

Overall one of the best travel experiences We felt like VIPs the entire trip!

Stuart Ferguson

First the good The best pool I have every been in, just amazing Nice location great beach

A lot of food option within walking distance The airport shuttle was nice and efficient The ABC store very nice and within walking distanceThe bad Maybe our room was not standard, but no soap dish in the shower, had to either have soap on a rope, or set it on the floor of the shower No microwave, no ice machine on our floor when we arrived, but later got one installed the day before we left Construction work on our floor all day Fire door to the main hall wouldn’t stay close, I would sometime go out and close it to keep the sound level down The A/C unit was loud and would rattle The nearby parking lot was often completely full

Kristopher Caya

Don’t forget to use ʜoᴛᴇʟʙᴏʟʟʏᴄᴏm when booking a resort This website will compare hundreds of booking web sites and typically will have prices a lot cheaper compared to others! Thank me later! This place is the best rated in this area

I’ve been staying here for a long time If you choose this place you won’t be let downBeautiful clean resort Construction currently happening on the lower floors though we barley noticed The resort restaurant has wonderful food Lots of local gems within walking distance The beach is clean and all sand Perfect paddle boarding/surfing location We will absolutely return

7. Hotel Coral Reef (1-star hotel)

  • Address: 4-1516 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaʻa, HI 96746
  • Phone: (808) 822-4481
  • Ratings: 4.4 (222 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Hotel Coral Reef
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Casual waterfront hotel offering laid-back rooms (some with ocean views) & a lagoon-style pool.

About this hotel

A 2-minute walk from the Folkestone Marine Park and Museum, and within blocks of Kapaa town shops and restaurants, this casual beachfront resort has manicured lush green lawns and 100-year-old coconut palms.All the relaxed rooms have island-inspired furniture and flat-screen TVs; some have ocean views, Jacuzzis, microwaves, fridges and complimentary coffee.Freebies include continental breakfast and parking. Amenities consist of a lagoon-style outdoor pool set right by the ocean, a gym, sauna, and BBQ grills. A coconut juice bar and cafe dispensing organic smoothies is on-site. Mountain bikes are available to rent.

Things You Need to Know

  • 3 min drive to Keālia Beach
  • Guests liked the large rooms but some thought they were unclean
  • Guests praised the service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 28 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Christopher Meade

Beautiful small hotel right on the water Hands down the MOST comfortable hotel bed I’ve ever slept on Rooms are right on the water with beautiful sunrise views

Would have given 5 stars but the rooms need some updating and minor repairs in the restroom The staff was incredible and the pool is amazing I would definitely stay here again Everything you need is within walking distance

Mae Taurus54

Solo female traveler , stayed here for a day The room was clean and from my room the view was a amazing The only complaint I had was the A/C, it didn’t work very well

The reason being for the 5 stars is for their customer service I had a tour from 9am to 3pm I needed someone to watch my luggage, until the tour was over So I was able to get my luggage and leave straight out for my flight

Alex Gonzalez

Wow this hotel was beyond anything we expected The location of it is amazing and its very centrally located, the service was top-notch and the offered free amenities like bikes and movies We got to talk to one of the ladies that worked here and she mentioned that it was family owned and that the staff is well taken care of

My only regret was booking this through bookingcom and not direct so that more of the money would have gone to the property!If you like to support small and local while getting the service of a high-end hotel this is the place to stay

8. Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

On 8 landscaped acres, this unfussy beachfront resort is 1.6 miles from Lydgate State Park and 10 miles from Wailua Falls.Unfussy accommodations range from studios to 2-bedroom suites. All feature balconies or patios with ocean, pool or garden views, and all come with free Wi-Fi, TVs with cable channels and room service. The studio suites offer kitchenettes, while the 1- and 2-bedroom quarters provide full kitchens and washer/dryers.Parking is free. There’s a relaxed restaurant, plus 2 outdoor pools (1 for kids) with a poolside bar. Other amenities include a hot tub, a spa, a fitness room and a business center, plus BBQ grills and fire pits.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms and praised the kitchenettes
  • 14 min walk to the Coco Palms Resort
  • Guests liked the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “timeshares” 34 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and the hot tub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Sandy Hegedus

While the location is good that is where it ends with this resort At check in they want you to sign up for a “resort update” This is not an update but rather a timeshare presentation for Wyndham

Our room was in the “Canoe” building This building needs a lot of TLC Upon arrival our key card wouldn’t work as there was a problem with the key pad The room had a musty smell, furnishings are dated , sofa needs cleaning, sofa bed mattress is stained The room needs a good cleaning and makeover Maintenance of the building is poor There is no housekeeping services provided unless your stay is over 10 days If you want a change of towels or sheets you need to request them and they will only deliver them to your room A broom is provided for you to use if you want clean floors We booked a rental vehicle through the resort and were charged for 2 additional days They acknowledged that this was their error however would not give us a refund There is no management at the resort with authority to offer refunds Decisions are made by a staff member talking to their supervisor by phone who is living on a different island Definitely would not recommend this resort

David Burton

Nice ocean views from most every room and you have a full kitchen Beautiful sunrise’s Nice pool with Beach Boy tiki bar with food

Beach not for swimming, but very scenic Very well manicured gardens and grounds Large shopping area across the hotel parking lot Reservations need to be made far in advance (a week) for the restaurant This is primarily a timeshare resort, so everything should be pre-paid if you stay a week, but this one charges an extra $10 per day upon arrival? New for me?

James Suarez

The walls are paper thin You can hear your neighbors snoring at night the walls are so thin The plaza across the street is convenient! Great breakfast at the market across the street

Most likely wont stay here again At least the entrance looks pretty! One more Less star for not being helped properly at the concierge, I’m not old so they must not think I have money

9. Kapaa Sands

  • Address: 380 Papaloa Rd Unit 24, Kapaʻa, HI 96746
  • Phone: (808) 822-4901
  • Ratings: 4.1 (99 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Kapaa Sands
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Relaxed apartment hotel set on the beach, plus an outdoor pool, a BBQ area & free Wi-Fi.

About this hotel

Set on leafy grounds along Lae Nani Beach, this casual apartment hotel is 2 minutes’ walk from Kinipopo Shopping Village and 6 miles from Lihue Airport.Featuring ocean views, the down-to-earth studios come with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and ceiling fans, plus kitchens, and balconies or terraces. The 2-bedroom apartments have living rooms; some add sofabeds. There’s no air-conditioning.Parking is free. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and a BBQ area. Guest laundry facilities are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • 1 min drive to Lae Nani Beach
  • 15 min drive to Lihue Airport

Feedback From Real Customers

Juan Saenz

We had an amazing stay The beach was literally a minutes walk Our neighbors were fairly quiet

It was very relaxing and loved the area right outside our place to exercise They stocked us up with everything we would need Soap, shampoo, some laundry pouches, towels, and a guide book The space felt like home while out here for work I would definitely come back here

Janeen Parker

STAY AWAY!!! I stayed at other locations throughout Kauai and this is by Far the worst one You have no sense of Hawaii at all because of the location in Kapaa is so touristy and corporate But not to mention the dead end location with a drop box for parking info?? Trying to navigate through the cement paths to find our little condo

Once we get in it smelled like a dirty motel room Everything is outdated and the bathroom can barely fit one person The “king sized bed” we asked for, yea that’s just 2 twin sized beds pushed next to each other with a memory form sheet so cheap that it hangs off extra on the bed The best part of this place is the patio view!!! Gorgeous back drop to the right But not worth the cost to stay here Trust me, there’s definitely better places

10. Aston Islander on the Beach (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 440 Aleka Pl, Kapaʻa, HI 96746
  • Phone: (808) 822-7417
  • Ratings: 4.4 (1043 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Aston Islander on the Beach
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Casual rooms & suites with kitchenettes & Wi-Fi, plus an outdoor pool, a hot tub & a BBQ area.

About this hotel

Featuring plantation-style verandas, this low-key, beachfront hotel along the Coconut Coast on Wailua Bay is 6.4 miles from the Lihue airport, 23 miles from Princeville and 25 miles from scenic Hanalei Beach.Relaxed rooms and suites feature rattan furniture, and have balconies or patios with garden or ocean views. All have kitchenettes, TVs, Wi-Fi, DVD players and game consoles, as well as CD players.Parking is free. Additional amenities include a beach, an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, a hot tub and a BBQ area. There’s also a coin-operated laundry. Resort fees may apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • 3 min drive to Lae Nani Beach
  • Guests liked the rooms but some disliked the beds
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • Guests mentioned “dvds” 13 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the ocean views

Feedback From Real Customers

Jeremy Tosh

Overall this is a beautiful resort in a great location We enjoyed being able to walk to restaurants, shopping, and the beach The grounds are immaculate and absolutely beautiful

The front staff could be a little more friendly and helpful Our room was much smaller than we expected from the pictures Also, the provided bamboo tripod for hanging towels on the lanai needs to be attached to the wall While I was sitting outside, the wind blew and it hit me in the head I’m glad it didn’t fall on my 3 year old This is a great resort overall and I would stay here again

George N

Great location, lovely and well maintained grounds, friendly staff Close to eating and shopping venues (walking distance), so you don’t always need your car Coconut Marketplace nearby with a decent market for food and coffee

Nice pool and poolside bar Room was fine, liked having the refrigerator, sink and microwave Nice lanai to enjoy the ocean view Can swim at the beach in front of the resort, but need to be careful Kid friendly beach very close by A/C Parking was pretty full, so could be a challenge some evenings Will be back, was the perfect resort for us

Lori Reynolds

Great location on the beach, walkable to shops and restaurants Very friendly and helpful staff The grounds are pretty and immaculately kept

They have a beach/pool bar with happy hour from 3-6Older resort but well maintained Reasonable nightly rates compared to many in area Only negative is that most of the rooms are small for more than 2 people

11. Plantation Hale Suites (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 525 Aleka Loop, Kapaʻa, HI 96746
  • Phone: (808) 822-4941
  • Ratings: 4.1 (577 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Plantation Hale Suites
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Relaxed hotel offering plush suites with kitchens & private balconies, plus 3 pools & 2 hot tubs.

About this hotel

A 3-minute walk from the beach, this laid-back all-suite hotel is 1.7 miles from the botanical garden at Smith’s Tropical Paradise and 9.7 miles from Wailua Falls.Plush suites offer kitchens, private balconies, flat-screen TVs and DVD players, plus free Wi-Fi and separate living rooms with pull-out sofas. Upgraded suites feature updated decor and scenic views. A resort fee covers Wi-Fi. Kids age 16 and under stay at no charge with a parent.Amenities include 3 outdoor pools and 2 hot tubs, as well as beach access, shuffleboard courts, and picnic areas with BBQs. Parking is covered by a resort fee. Minimum-stay rules may apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms but some thought they were unclean
  • Guests praised the kitchenettes but some complained about the beds
  • 12 min walk to Waipouli Beach
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 20 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

M Jones

The rooms are nice and clean We had a fridge, stove microwave and toaster It was great to bring groceries for breakfast and lunch

There’s a Safeway pretty close with good prices The grocery store across the way was good in a pinch They also had some fun suovinears The staff was wonderful and helpful with all my questions It helped to know that they don’t do any room cleaning until you check out I just ask at the front desk when I needed anything They were great

Valerie Demateo

EVERYTHING about this place was great the room, location, location to beaches and restaurants, customer service, all great! There is AC in the rooms, it’s set up with a kitchen, living room area (with a pull out couch), separate bedroom and shower/toilet room from the bathroom sink There are pools and hot tubs, shower areas outside to rinse off from the beach

it’s less than a 5 minute walk to restaurants and other hotels and hotel bars (Plantation Hale Suites doesn’t have their own bar- but I think that’s better because the bars would close at 9 pm and I didn’t want to be around that when I was ready to settle down in my room), but super easy walk to other hotel bars and easy walk back to suite Coconut Marketplace was the perfect place to grab a quick breakfast and drinks Overall, super great stay The staff was so kind and so accommodating, a big plus was being able to check in early! (It was still after 12 p,m, but check in was 3:30-4 pm) Will definitely 100% stay here again!

Jacob Butterfield

We loved how central this was on Kauai so we got to explore all over There are lots of shops, restaurants, and grocery stores nearby for convenience The rooms were comfortable and clean, and the kitchen had everything we needed

The boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, balcony, pools, hot tubs, and quick access to the beach were all amazing bonuses Would love to come back and stay there!

12. The Kauai Inn

  • Address: 2430 Hulemalu Rd, Lihue, HI 96766
  • Phone: (808) 245-9000
  • Ratings: 4.2 (321 reviews) Very good
  • Website : The Kauai Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:30 AM
  • Quick Summary: Island-inspired rooms in a plantation-style home, plus a tropical pool with mountain views.

About this hotel

A 3-minute walk from Niumalu Beach Park, this family-run, plantation-style inn is 1.2 miles from Kalapaki Beach, 2.3 miles from Puakea Golf Course and 3.6 miles from Lihue.All of the tropically decorated rooms have free WiFi, microwaves, minifridges and flat-screen TVs. Some rooms have Nawiliwili Bay or mountain views, while ground-floor rooms have private lanais. Suites offer soaking tubs.The outdoor gazebo dispenses free daytime coffee, tea and lemonade. The pool area features Haupu Mountain views, tropical landscaping, lounge chairs, tables and BBQ grills. Additional amenities include a guest computer in the lobby and coin laundry.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms, which have microwaves
  • 4 min drive to Kalapaki Beach
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned “mountains” 21 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the mountain views

Feedback From Real Customers

Shannon Parker

This is such a good find if you want something away from it all and easy access to the whole island It is a simple Inn with a lot of surprising perksThe staff are amazing and they make you feel at home from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave

The room itself is very comfortable with multiple options for pillows The air-conditioning is definitely a plus and the bed was one of the most comfortable I have encountered at a hotelThey offer free coffee and tea 24 hours a day and has a huge variety of flavored syrup to add in The coffee is grown right there on the island!The breakfast is simple, but filling with oatmeal (complete with mix-ins), assorted pastries, and fresh citrusThere are towels, snorkel gear, boogie boards, chairs, umbrellas, and coolers you can borrow for any day of your stayThey have a few hotel cats who are super friendly and one who made our trip even better Tigger stayed in our room every night to provide comfort and companyOverall, I would highly recommend this as the place to stay on Kauai! We will definitely be back!

Karen Borger

We had a wonderful stay here for our 40th anniversary The staff surprised us with complimentary wine! The grounds were beautifully landscaped, and we enjoyed the mountain views We were treated to the most beautiful rainbow we’ve ever seen, right by our room! Amazing

The hotel offers beach chairs, umbrellas, etc for guests to borrow Such a great idea The entire staff was extremely friendly and helpful Our room was supplied with fresh towels every day, and we appreciated the refrigerator (larger than expected!) and microwave

Michael Medina

The warm welcome and Aloha are felt right from the start when you are greeted at the Front Desk Complimentary coffee and tea are offered 24/7, and so is breakfast in the morning The ice machine works and is clean

The room is clean The bathroom is clean The grounds are clean The pool is clean Really excellently maintained Plus there are beach gears that you can borrow, as well as pool towels The water pressure is surprisingly strong, which is not always the case for hotels these days It’s close to convenience stores, restaurants and beaches We’re definitely coming back and staying here again

13. Marriott’s Kauai Lagoons – Kalanipu’u (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set alongside a lagoon, this high-end resort is a 19-minute walk from Kalapaki Beach and the Pacific Ocean. It’s 2 miles from Lihue Airport and 4 miles from Puakea Golf Course.Polished 2- and 3-bedroom villas feature Wi-Fi, kitchens and furnished terraces, as well as living/dining rooms, flat-screen TVs and pull-out sofas. Some offer ocean views.Amenities include an outdoor pool, a whirlpool tub and a fitness center. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and the kitchenettes
  • 11 min walk to the Kauai Lagoons Golf Club
  • 8 min drive to Lihue Airport
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests liked “an ocean”, mentioned 38 times in reviews
  • The fitness center has treadmills and elliptical machines

Feedback From Real Customers

June Bates

This is our first time at this property and after visiting several other Marriott Villas, this is the nicest The rooms have more space, larger laundry area and they have the double sliders which open your entire room up to the patio The staff was polite and also demonstrated excellent customer service when we asked for items for the villa

David Wright

This is the 7th Vacation Club property I have stayed at These rooms are by far the most spacious and best layout of the other places The master bath is great

I love the shower The walkout to the balcony provides incredible views The negative to this resort is it doesn’t have beach access nor does it have a bar Honestly Costco and Target are 2 miles away and both display a wide variety of beer, liquor and wine We went to the ocean twice, but preferred the pool The ocean was rough and weather hit or miss for the 6 days we were hereAlso if you think of the main road going around Kauai as a U, the resort is in the bottom right of the U You are at most a 45 minute drive to anywhere on the island

Chris Boggs

We enjoyed our stay here and would book it again It does require having a rental car, but you could say that for most places if you plan to truly explore the island It would be nice if they get on the same page with Timbers and help guests navigate to the shoreline walk by the golf course, which is allowed even though someone at the desk made it seem taboo

14. Marriott’s Kaua’i Beach Club (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set along Kalapaki Beach on the Pacific Ocean, this upscale resort is a mile from Lihue Airport and 3 miles from the Huleia National Wildlife Refuge.Laid-back rooms, some with ocean views, offer balconies, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, plus coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms are oceanfront. The 1- or 2-bedroom villas include separate living areas. Wi-Fi is available.An airport shuttle is complimentary. There are also 6 restaurants, including seafood, Italian and Japanese eateries. Other amenities include direct beach access, a golf course and an outdoor pool, as well as hot tubs, a fitness center and a spa. Parking is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Kauai Lagoons Golf Club and Kalapaki Beach
  • 8 min drive to Lihue Airport
  • Guests mentioned “timeshares” 18 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Kristopher Caya

Make sure to use ʜoᴛᴇʟʙᴏʟʟʏᴄᴏm when booking your place They compare countless booking web sites and normally will have rooms much cheaper compared to others! Thank me later on! This place is one of the highest rated in this area

I have been staying here for a very long time If you decide to stay here you for sure won’t be disappointedThe resort was beautiful Access to a family-friendly beach was perfect Everything was so clean our room had a beautiful view of the Bay The pool was incredible and very warm We ate at kukuis restaurant which was delicious The Marriott staff were incredibly friendly and helpful I hope I don’t have to wait too long before I get to go back

Veronica Volk

Loved this resort We picked it for the beautiful pool and secluded beach Also the availability to walk to near by restaurants (like Dukes) ABC Store, and Nawilliwili Tavern

The room was out dated, which didn’t bother us at all since we didn’t come to Kauai to sit in a hotel room The grounds were beautiful and that mattered most to us While we were there, they were renovating the rooms So I can only imagine this place will be great inside and out once its completed The construction didn’t bother us at all I didn’t even notice any noise, but it just depends on what they are working on that day It was our anniversary and my birthday and they gave us a special ground-floor room after we told the front desk, and some anniversary coupons! They made us feel special and everyone was oh so kind to us Would HIGHLY recommend

Erin Carr

The resort was beautiful Access to a family-friendly beach was perfect Everything was so clean our room had a beautiful view of the Bay

The pool was incredible and very warm We ate at kukuis restaurant which was delicious The Marriott staff were incredibly friendly and helpful I hope I don’t have to wait too long before I get to go back

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