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420 Papaloa Road, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1449
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#1 of 11 in Kapaa
Travellers' Choice
Enjoy the accommodations at our beachfront, resort-like property situated along a secluded beach on Kauai's Royal Coconut Coast. The property features six beachfront acres of lush tropical lawns and gardens and two outdoor swimming pools. A complimentary bicycle amenity is included with your hospitality fee. Join us for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner at our restaurant Lava Lava Beach Club - right on the beachfront. For your convenience, our sundry is open from 7 AM to 11 PM daily. Contemporary guest room accommodations feature sleek, retro-modern designs, vibrant island colors, island-style decor featuring mini-refrigerators, Keurig coffee makers, private lanais and beautiful mountain, garden, pool or ocean views. With the daily Hospitality Fee, guests enjoy amenities including in-room coffee, outdoor yoga classes, Wifi Internet access throughout the hotel, use of beach towels and chairs, local and toll-free phone calls, hot tub, luggage service (no overnight storage) and self-parking.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Bicycles available
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Katelyn S wrote a review Yesterday
Denver, Colorado22 contributions20 helpful votes
Perfect spot! 70s vibe with all the colors and decor. Pool and amenities were perfect! Yoga in the morning, complimentary valet and easy access to the pool. They had bikes and was just a short walk to the little shops ie. Italian restaurant, bbq, Thai food, abc mart and local shops. Came with breakfast coupons at lava lava. Close to the airport and perfect that it’s next to to Lava Lava Beach club. Had many great meals there and happy hour was on point. Rooms were comfy ours faced the ocean/pool and pillows were so good. Definitely loved having the opportunity to stay here we loved it!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Jennifer G wrote a review 13 May
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Everyone was incredibly friendly. It felt like home and I often referred to it as such. They even kept our bags for us and let us enjoy all of the amenities after we checked out. Highly recommend and hope to stay there again soon.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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RoyBeach wrote a review 13 May
Louisville, CO13 contributions1 helpful vote
Kauai Shores has a great location, nice beachfront, beautiful grounds, helpful staff, and a pretty good onsite bar & restaurant with live music every afternoon and evening. The only reason I don't give them 5 stars is that we felt deceived by our room being sold as a "Garden View", when the view was really just the complex next door through a few trees.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: Views facing the larger pool might actually have an ocean view.
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John L wrote a review 13 May
Hendersonville, Tennessee4 contributions
Good size room with horrifically small bathroom and only one tiny sink. We were located close to the beach which was awesome. Restaurant/ bar located on the beach side of the hotel with live music was very good. Close to very many good restaurants and close to town and airport.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: Nightly entertainment at the beach bar/restaurant was great
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Ariana B wrote a review 11 May
31 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kauai Shores Hotel for 6 nights in April. My favorite thing was the beach - the view was beautiful, the water was warm, the waves were great, and it was never crowded. My husband and I were comfortable swimming with the level of waves (and found them super fun!), but it might not be safe for children or folks that are not strong swimmers. Other favorite highlights: the room was clean and nice, bed was comfortable, hotel grounds were lovely (well maintained with beautiful flowers), and it's very nice to have the option to eat at Lava Lava by the beach. The valet complimentary parking was a nice perk (especially since the parking spots are very small), and the staff (front desk, housekeeping, landscaping) were all extremely nice and friendly. Super minor things for room for improvement: I didn't see a bin for recycling in-room, so that would be nice addition. No composting at the hotel - it would be nice if they did this for sustainability. Also, I love when hotels by beaches offer room keys that are wristbands that you can wear while swimming, so it would be cool if they offered that eventually (again, super minor point!). Bottom line, our stay was great.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Pool-View Room with a King bed had a small fridge but no microwave (which wasn't an issue for...
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Response from HHR CRES, Guest Services / Front Office at Kauai Shores Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for sharing your positive feedback! We are happy to read that you and your husband had an amazing visit with us and we truly appreciate your suggestions for us to be more environmentally friendly. We hope to welcome you back again in the future!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kauai Shores Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kauai Shores Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Coconut Marketplace (0.2 km), Kauai Nut Roasters (0.4 km), and Kauai SUP (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kauai Shores Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kauai Shores Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kauai Shores Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kauai Shores Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kauai Shores Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hukilau Lanai, Russell's By Eat Healthy, and Sleeping Giant Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kauai Shores Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Kauai Shores Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kapaia Suspension Bridge (7.8 km), Poli'ahu Heiau (3.6 km), and Hikinaakala Heiau (1.3 km).
Does Kauai Shores Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Kauai Shores Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.