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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We've stayed here before. It's right on the beach with a very good restaurant where they start with breakfast and don't close until late dinner. Wait staff are very professional and the food is unusually good. You do pay for it....the standard $16/person breakfast (although they do have complimentary warm fresh muffins) and dinner is worthwhile too. The receptionists are...

1Thank RickMIusa
Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. We appreciate your return to the hotel for your vacations. The laundry hours are from 9:00am to 11:00pm. We will definitely monitor the hours and the loudness and the quiet time. We will add a stress arm to the door, to close it softly. My apologies for the inconvenience. Yes, we have sandwich boards...

Reviewed 24 February 2017

We absolutely loved staying at Kauai Shores! We had just spent 5 days at the Grand Hyatt Kauai and while their property is incredibly beautiful and the pools and grounds are stunning, the service there is no better and in fact somewhat worse. In many cases the food and drinks at the Hyatt are definitely not as good as at...

4Thank Jen B
Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great review. All the details are very true and you definitely enjoyed your vacation here at the Kauai Shores, Lava Lava Beach Club and Kauai. We do our best to make sure all our guests enjoy every minute of their vacation here. In April, this year we will be adding a hot tub by...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Hotel staff is courteous and attentive. Rooms are appropriate for the price point. Excellent kama'aina rate. Perfect for weekend getaway, especially if you're looking to spend most of your time outdoors and just need a quiet place to rest between adventures. Central location makes it easy to get around island without spending too much time in car. Would definitely stay...

4Thank Brenda A
Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our hotel for your vacation. We do our best to make it affordable to all our visitors. In addition we have many complimentary amenities for your enjoyment. Look forward to your next visit with us. Mahalo.

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This was the absolute superb vacation spot in Kauai. The staff was friendly and willing to do whatever it took to make sure we had a great island experience. The property reminded me of a postcard. UNBELIEVABLE views and I felt so comfortable just relaxing. The restaurant was over the top with a 5 star cuisine and the staff never...

4Thank tolerate1
Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

I am happy to hear that you had you best vacation here at the hotel, restaurant and in Kauai. We are constantly upgrading our amenities. Presently we added complimentary bike rentals for our guests. This year we will be adding a hot tub and upgrading one of our pools. Look forward to your next visit with us. Mahalo.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights as part of our honeymoon trip and had a lovely stay. The location right on the beach is spectacular. Staff were helpful and friendly. We really liked our room and had none of the issues described in some of the other reviews (pre renovated rooms?). We were in the frontmost building in a ground...

2Thank Electrolocute
Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Also, making use of all the amenities that the hotel provides. All the features and amenities are available to all our guests. Looking forward to your next visit with us. Mahalo,

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This hotel has the perfect combination of beauty and relaxation. The room is spacious and has been updated, the bed very comfortable, and the staff was very helpful and friendly. Walking out onto the beach, literally 30 seconds away, was wonderful for sunrises and sunsets. The hotel is small enough to never feel crowded, but large enough not to feel...

2Thank Bridgetrose64
Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. We appreciate all the great comments. Happy to hear that you had a great time enjoying the hotel and restaurant. Look forward to your next visit with us. Mahalo.

Brooks, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Being right on the beach it would be hard to beat the location of this resort but the hotel itself was a bit of a disappointment. While rooms were neat and clean they are small and expensive. There is a great restaurant with lots of seating outside close to the beach. Several pools and bikes to borrow. Front desk staff...

2Thank Linda S
Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. Yes, we are located on the east side of Kauai, facing the ocean. The restaurant is on the beach. Our recent addition were the bikes, free to use for registered guests. We have 2 pools with chairs and lounge chaises on the decks. Also umbrellas. We have also placed lounge chaises on the beach...

Reviewed 8 February 2017

We booked through a travel agent. She said it would be a great hotel. It was well kept, clean and friendly. The lobby and restaurant look new, the other buildings are much older! There are 4 buildings, we were at the farthest set back from the ocean, we had a lovely courtyard with a pool. The pool was never busy....

2Thank Kim W
Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We are located close to the beach. Not often the sand on the beach gets washed away during high surf. Many days, you are able to walk on the beach, swim, snorkel, windsurf, kite surf, surf and dive. We also have lounge chairs placed on the beach,( at no cost) to watch the sunrise...

Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is a 2 story hotel with no elevator. Make sure you request a room on the first floor if you have a lot of luggage or problem with stairs. Valet parking is free and rooms are clean. Nice place to stay for a night or 2.

1Thank M-LT1980
Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. We have bellman to help with your luggage. If you wish we are able to accommodate our guest on the ground floor. We are able to honor most request when you make your reservations. Look forward to your next visit with us. Mahalo

Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had an ocean view room and loved hearing the sound of the waves. We also loved hearing the live music from the restaurant next-door. The hotel is modern, the rooms are comfortable and attractive and the staff was very helpful and friendly. It is in a great location making it easy to drive to the south or north parts...

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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our hotel for your vacation. Yes, the room facing the beach is indeed a great view. I am glad you enjoyed the Hawaiian breeze and the sounds of the ocean. Sorry to hear about the restaurants closing at 10:00pm. Yes a lot of them do, but there is one open next door till mid night. Next...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy renovated accommodations at our beachfront, resort-like property situated along a secluded beach on Kauai's Royal Coconut Coast. Discover an array of popular nearby attractions including snorkeling and stand up paddle boarding, Wailua River kayaking, Wailua Golf Course, Coconut Marketplace Shopping Center and historic Kapaa town. The property features six beachfront acres of lush tropical lawns and gardens and two outdoor swimming pools included. Bicycle rental amenity is included with your hospitality fee. Join us for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner at our new restaurant Lava Lava Beach Club - a true "Toes in the Sand" dining experience right on the beachfront. For your convenience, our sundry is open 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, a blu-ray/DVD player and Playstation 3 console, 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, unlimited movies and Playstation 3 games, use of beach towels and chairs, local and toll-free phone calls, in-room safe, a daily newspaper, luggage service (no overnight storage) and self-parking. Thank you for your patience while we renovate our main pool. Renovations will begin on 4/3/17 and completed by 5/16/17. The back pool will be open for use during this time. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Address: 420 Papaloa Road, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1449
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range: ₹ 9,853 - ₹ 13,289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 200
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Also Known As:
Kauai Sands Kapaa
Kauai Sands Hotel
Hotel Kauai Sands
Kauai Shores, An Aqua Hotel Kapaa
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Kapaa
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
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“Some ground rooms have the door facing outside. None have a serous Ocean View, even though it is an ocean front property.”
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Alanmin, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ocean view or courtyard facing rooms”
honolulugrl, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We really like a first floor room facing the gardens. All rooms have patios.”
Buffie1314, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Spring for the deluxe pool view rooms, you won't be disappointed.”
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enomical, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We enjoyed the poolside rooms, which face inward towards the courtyard - sense of community”
471laceyl, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
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