Aston Aloha Beach Hotel ★★★

Good enough for the price.

Would recommend Tue, Sep 24, 2013
The location is close to the airport and it's in the middle of the NorthEast (Waimea Canyon) and NorthWest (Princeville & Na Pali Coast) attraction spots. Plus, it is close to the South attraction spots which is Poipu Beach and Old Historic Koloa Town. The hotel is 2 minutes walking distance to a swimmable sea pool at Lydgate Beach Park. The park is very well maintained and clean. It also has 2 miles bike path which is where I ran. The lobby of the hotel is open and no AC but I liked that because you can feel the Kauain breeze and the humid plus it's fresh air. That's the best thing about Kauai; less pollution. The hotel's pool looks clean but the pool floor looked a little nasty because the cement is broken and it seemed like there was mold in it. Why swim at at the pool when the sea is literally a minute away? We booked a prepaid garden view but when we checked in I asked the receptionist if there was an open room for a free upgrade and we got upgraded to an ocean view room. Our room was a decent size. The most important part for us is that as long as the bed is comfortable and clean as well as the restroom. It's good. The room had a fridge with a mini freezer, iron, and coffee maker. No microwave but they said you can rent it. It has a safe box but you have to pay $2. We just placed ours in out luggage and locked it. Nothing was stolen. The bed was very big and comfortable. The sheets were clean and the pillows were soft. I like the white linens. However, the couch and couch pillows looked dirty, moldy and stained. The restroom had enough space between the toilet and the shower. The sink is a one person sink. The shower had good water flow. There was a string in the shower where you can hang your wet clothes. Pretty cool and much needed. There were no stains in the bath stub or sink and the shower curtains were clean. The downside of this stay was that the room smelled moldy. We had to turn off the AC and open the sliding door because it was moistening everything. I think the couch had mold stains too so watch out for that. Another one is that you have to drive out to buy good if u don't want to keep eating at the same restaurant but the drive was not bad because everything was close. Just yelp places to eat. Overall, it was good for the cheap price. A place to sleep into and shower before and after a days hike or an island activity.

Attractions

Lydgate Beach Park has safe swimming area and bike and running path.

| Los Angeles, Ca Couples

3 /5

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

great value for the money

Would recommend Sun, Sep 22, 2013
The room was nice , the beach area was excellent. great sunrises every morning with a couple of rainbows to boot. Great island to visit and site see.

Shopping hint

If you fins something you like check around it may be cheaper. The Island is small so driving back is no problem.

| Indiana Couples

4 /5

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

What you pay is what you get

Would not recommend Wed, Sep 18, 2013
The hotel was very average. Old tv, old beds. Not the place to go if your looking for a beautiful resort Where you plan on staying the whole time in the hotel eating or playing golf. However, if you just need a decent place to sleep this is the place. It's fairly cheap with a great location. There's also a beach right outside the hotel and complimentary movie rentals which Is a bonus. One thing to keep in mind if you stay here would be to stay in the actual hotel and not their Cottages. The cottages are outside with loose doors so a lot of bugs such as cockroaches, spiders and geckos sneak in. To sum it all up, it was a decent place but would probably look for somewhere else to stay for my next trip to Kauai.

| East bay, California Couples

3 /5

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

Convenent location but older hotel

Would recommend Fri, Aug 30, 2013
Older hotel that needs some updating but good location and cheap. Staff was underwhelming to rude at times. Didn't eat at the resturants. Stayed here for last night to be close to the airport for an early flight.

| Indiana Couples

3 /5

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

Good value

Would recommend Sun, Aug 4, 2013
Great price. Nice location on the beach. Nice pool. and free appetizers during happy hour on Fridays.

| Denver, Colorado Couples

4 /5

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

Average place to go

Would recommend Tue, Jul 2, 2013
Stay was good, this was our second time and the motel seam to be getting a little more run down each time. Will stay again, good value, great location

| Washington Family

3 /5

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

Okay for a budget hotel

Would not recommend Fri, May 24, 2013
At first I was really excited that this hotel was so close to a little tide pool to swim in. But then we got there, we realized it's right next to a water treatment plant and the area around the hotel smells like poo. The tide pool also totally smells like poo and it's really gross. I'm surprised so many people were swimming in it! Other than this, it's a good location to get to other sites on Kauai. I was really disappointed when we tried to get the continental breakfast in the morning though. We waited at the front of the restaurant for about 10 minutes and no one seated us. I even approached some poor German lady and tried to give her our vouchers, thinking that she worked there. We were hungry so just finally helped ourselves and sat down and started eating. At the end of our meal I handed the lady serving our beverages our tickets and then she gives me back a bill for $32! Apparently the continental breakfast is not part of the buffet. I tried to explain that we had waited a long time and no one sat us or explained how the breakfast worked. They gave us a few dollars off, but I was really upset. I wish I had stuffed my purse with peanut butter packets in retrospect. Room was clean, I really fell in love with the cat that lives in the lobby, and most of the staff were nice. Housekeeping had a tendency to knock on the door every couple of hours - still not sure why. Also, if you're above the ground floor, your balcony door will not open as your balcony does not exist. Luckily we were on the bottom floor and our door opened. Air conditioning is tricky and is controlled by a hidden wall panel - we spent a couple freezing nights before we figured this out. Overall, hotel was okay, and good for a budget hotel if it's busy and you can't find anything else, but you could probably do better normally.

Dining

Just down the road is the restaurant Wahoo's and it is excellent! We had no reservations for Valentine's Day and they still got us in for a romantic, goat-watching evening and divine food.

| Hilo, Hawaii Couples

3 /5

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

Get what you pay for

Would recommend Thu, May 23, 2013
We booked a room in the cottage. After 5 minutes in the room, we went to the front desk and asked to be moved. Just felt gross and not comfortable at all. Front desk told us we would have to wait till next day. Next day we checked with front desk and they told us to come back after 2 when they would know what they had available. When we came back they had given away all rooms except for double bed rooms, which we took. This room was much nicer, and had been recently updated. Had pool/ocean view. To get to the beach, you have to go to a public beach which is a short walk. The cottages are right next to the park, which we didn't care for. Has a great protected area at the beach for kids. We enjoyed our stay here and would probably come back again. Location was good, right in the middle of the island, so both North and South end were about same drive.

| Colorado Couples

3 /5

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

Really enjoyed it

Would recommend Sat, May 4, 2013
Our stay was part of getting away from the hustle and rat race life in Honolulu. The hotel stay was a perfect ending for a three day camping trip, a typical Hawaiian style hotel we looked for. Especially the staff, still genuinely local style, what Oahu misses so much being over run by mainland mentalities, was so refreshing. Hotel itself, clean, and location perfect for families since it is right next to a perfect lagoon to swim in and a magic playground to play on. Mahalo Kauai, for refreshing our souls.

| Honolulu, HI Family

5 /5

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

Never again

Would not recommend Wed, Apr 24, 2013
We booked for 5 days but left after two. Probably the worst place i've ever stayed in my life. It's not so much that the place is outdated, but it has paint peeling/chipping, weird stains on walls, the beds were uncomfortable.... this hotel nickel and dimes everything. The continental breakfast was ridiculous. Sure you can upgrade for $5 and $10 but listening to the staff explain this over and over and over to each new guest is a waste of time. It would be cheaper to just provide a better breakfast. The best thing about this place? The staff. They are friendly. Will never stay here again though.

Money saver

Find any other place that has a kitchenette. You'll save more money in the long run and eat better.

| Marina, CA Family

1 /5

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