Aston Aloha Beach Hotel ★★★

Honeymoon getaway

Would recommend Sun, May 25, 2014
My husband and i stayed at the aston aloha beach hotel for 13 nights. We upgraded to the ocean view room. It was awsome to be able to open the door and see and hear the ocean. The beach is just a little way from the hotel you can walk down with your stuff. It is a nice beach with tables and bbq stands. There is outdoor showers,and also restrooms. They have a nice big pool sectioned off with rocks so you can swim and snorkle safely also a smaller pool with rock for small children. The hotel employees are very nice. They helped us find our way to some really nice shopping and eating areas. The "free fruit plate" that you got for breakfast was a bit disapointing. But it was good fruit. Breakfast prices were very reasonable though. We enjoyed our stay very much. You have to drive around and find all the little resturants. There is one called tc grill in the coconut market place that is awsome. We ate there several times. It was great food and prices were good to. I would suggest using a travel planner either at the hotel or the one at the coconut marketplace to help you plan your day trips out. They will book them for you. We went on the snorkle boat trip on with blue dolphin charters. It was so awsome. You have to do it. They are great. Feed you we'll and free drinks. We saw dolphins. I loved it. I cant wait to go back again. It was great.

Dining

The coconut market place has lots of cheap and really good places to eat. Its close to the hotel also.

| Idaho Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Convenient location

Would not recommend Mon, May 5, 2014
For us, the location of the hotel was great. We were only on Kauai for 3 days so we wanted to see things on both the north and south shores. The lady behind the front-desk (Kai I beleive) was awesome. Super friendly and helpful. As for the bad. The room we got was large, but it had an overwhelming mildew smell. Opening the patio door helped but because we were on the first floor the sign posted told us to keep it locked at night. Overall, the rooms need to be updated. The shower was small, but the water pressure was awesome. Overall, it was a place to sleep at night (which for us being on the go the whole three days was fine). Would I go back... probably not. I's shell out a few more bucks for a nicer place.

Dining

If you're in Kapa'a and need a good meal, stop at Mermaids (on the main drag). Its a little hole in the wall with no indoor seating, but the food (ahi tuna specialties) were excellent. Hibiscus tea was good too.

| Milwaukee, WI Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Review from a frequent traveler

Would not recommend Sat, Apr 26, 2014
Needs a complete update. 20 yrs ago it would have been ok. Today, it cannot complete. The location is great. Must have ocean view room to distract you.

| Kearny, NJ, USA Singles

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great place to sleep

Would recommend Sat, Apr 5, 2014
The pool needs some work. We just used as a place to sleep.

| Milwaukee, Wisconsin Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

not too expensive,but do not expect anything either!

Would not recommend Sat, Apr 5, 2014
worn of and old,nothing is fixed,price is ok,location is great,some employees are friendly and helpfull but others are rude ,lazy and do not want to help,there is no free breakfast or fruit like they promised unless you go sit and eat in their restaurant (so what is so free about that!)

Attractions

good location

| riverside,ca Family

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Weekend getaway

Would recommend Thu, Apr 3, 2014
Location was good if you are traveling around island. Not walking distance to many restaurants and bars. The room was very clean. Pool needs some major work.

| Milwaukee, Wisconsin Friends

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

By the River Hotel

Would recommend Wed, Apr 2, 2014
Aston is located just by the banks of Wailua River just before the river meets the sea. Coming from the airport , it shares the road that goes to Lydgate Park/Beach . So it can be tricky if you don't slow down and be attentive. Same thing if you are coming from the north going back to the hotel. Traffic can be heavy during commute hours. They have counter flow lanes in the mornings on weekdays. The place is indeed in need for some major improvements. You can notice that even the towels are worn down. The exercise room was really unusable. The free fruit plate for breakfast was consist of 4 small pieces of fruit. The location is indeed good. Just 7 minutes from the airport and it is sort of an ideal starting point of you travel north or south of the island. If you like long beach walks and then this is a good place to be. Lydgate park has a long stretch of beach access. Around 3 miles going south. The enclosed protected beach with rock barriers is good for the kids .

Dining

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue is not too far for take outs. Approximately 3 miles driving north. Free Hula shows at the Coconut Plantation (Also a Whalers Store in the shopping center). Location is on the right side if you are driving north before L&L Hawaiian restaurant.

| Burlingame, CA, USA Singles

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Overall Good Experience

Would not recommend Tue, Mar 25, 2014
The Staff was pretty friendly and offered some recommendations on where to eat. The location is nice. Very close to the beach and local restaurants and grocery stores. We got a great view of the ocean from our room. The hotel needs some improvements such as the pool and updated bathroom & shower. Also, the only thing that I really wish the hotel offered, that would have made it so much better in my opinion, would be kitchen for those that would prefer to cook. What does the resort fee include? Other than that, it was an overall good experience.

Dining

L&L Hawaiian

| California Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Great place

Would recommend Sun, Mar 23, 2014
Was a nice place to stay. Nice staff, good food, great location. nothing to complain about. Great price for what they have to offer.

Money saver

It's in the middle of everything Spend a day one direction, another the other direction.

| Oregon Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Buyer Beware

Would not recommend Mon, Mar 10, 2014
The staff are friendly, location is nice but the hotel is very rundown. The pools are small and missing tiles, roof in main building has a major leak with large buckets holding water. It has been a long term leak because the mould smell is strong. My room on the second floor had a old bar fridge with a warped seal. Pillows had a strong sweat smell. Overall it was very disgusting. The Chamber maids were spraying scented spray to mask the smell on the beds and in the rooms. What ever happened to washing everything each time?the Fish Pond was green, cottage roofs are missing tiles and the entire facility has rotting wood that has been painted over or just left. I would Strongly not recommend this resort.

| Alberta, Canada Family

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 1 /5