$143 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 29, 2015 Check-out: May 2, 2015

Aston Islander on the Beach

3 stars
View map of 440 Aleka Place, Kapaa (Kauai), HI 96746 - 1495

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Aston Islander on the Beach

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
547 out of 547
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.3

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Aston Islander on the Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sephius
Puyallup, Washington
Sep 2, 2012

Wonderful Centrally Located Hotel

Wonderful Centrally Located Hotel for equal length drives to both sides of the island. Conveniently Located by the Coconut Market for quick access to both restaurants and shops (within 2 minutes walk). Safeway only a mile down the road for groceries. Beautiful grounds with nice pool and hot tub as well as a poolside bar. Great amenities including complimentary morning papers and unlimited DVD rentals (including all the new releases!) Only negative was the beach, good for walking not for swimming. (Lydgate park a mile south makes up for it though). Overall wonderful experience and would highly recommend!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Not Applicable

Try chicken n a barrel near the end of Kappa for chicken the locals recommend. Only a 5 minute drive!

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Review of Aston Islander on the Beach

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Whatsup
Business
MN
Mar 13, 2012

Not that great!

This hotel was not that great. The room smelled very musty even after we turned on the air conditioner. The room cleanliness was also not great. I had to wipe down everything in the room since there was an inch of dust upon check in. They do have laundry facilities on site, however, they are very strict on when they open and close the room. They were down 1 washing machine and 2 dryers so you had to wait for machines. I had laundry in the dryer and was told to leave it so they could lock the door at 10pm. I would recommend staying in poipu for a much better experience. Better hotels and better restaraunts.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Aston Islander on the Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
photo guy
Business
Lititz, PA 17543, USA
Feb 22, 2012

Comfortable and convenient location

I would stay at this hotel again when visiting Kauai. It is on a a quiet and very nice beach. It is centrally located, making it very convenient to all island points of interest.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Make sure to bring along your Costco membership card. It will save you a lot of money on snacks, light meals, alcohol purchases and hawaiian shirts.

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Review of Aston Islander on the Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
FancyDan
Business
Petaluma, C
Feb 20, 2012

Fabulous Kauai Vacation

Great Resort even though no restaurant there. Great ones nearby, Trees and Hukilau, plus Coconut Marketplace Fish Hut and BBQ Hut. Sandi Kato the Resort Gen Mgr most accomodating, gracious host. Fabulous room (205) with direct ocean view overlooking the meticulously kept-up grounds and pool which has drink bar from 1:00pm to 9PM.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Town of Kapaa is low-key neat country town. If you want quiet commuinity this is the place with lots of good restaurants and grocery stores handy. Trees Restaurant/lounge great food, live entertainment nightly and happy hour every day 5-7pm. Nearby Coconut Market Place has great fresh fish at Fish Hut, plus BBQ Hut also good. Farmers market Tues and Sat, plus Hulu show Weds evening.

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Review of Aston Islander on the Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Koalakat
Business
Philadelphia
Feb 17, 2012

Celebration Vacation

Very convenient walking distance to Coconut Marketplace stores and restaurants,beautiful views, in room hotel safe very convenient,loved having kitchenette as it helped to shave food costs,convenient driving location to all areas on island,Guest laundry room a plus,Concierge helpful with arranging taxi service for evenings where dinner reservations were a long drive away

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

If you are a frequent shopper of Safeway(or their store affiliates)-bring your store card,any coupons,and perhaps get a gift card before you get to the island-Island prices are more expensive,but getting necessities there for breakfast,lunch,etc,can help you shave costs for what may already be a pricey visit to paradise

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Review of Aston Islander on the Beach

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
jkmk
Business
Kent, OH, USA
Feb 12, 2012

average get away

location perfect needed more parking space !!!! lots of shops near by!!! beach is OK

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Aston Islander on the Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sun0101
Business
seattle
Feb 11, 2012

Feb 2012

Great location. Clean, simple and not fancy but nice jumping off point to enjoy the island. Close to many places to eat and less than 2 mi from a really nice beach where you can swim.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Aston Islander on the Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Back to shoveling MN snow
Business
Detroit Lakes, MN, USA
Feb 9, 2012

Central location, Whales, Bring your own computer

The Aston Islander is on the beach, but protected from highway traffic and noise by the Coconut Market. Easy to drive North to beaches and Hannalai. Only 8 easy miles North of airport. Good roads to visit all southern areas for easy day trips. Rented a bike by the week to enjoy coastal bike trail that starts 1.5 miles north - only about six blocks of traffic. Also biked/walked south through Lydgate state park and historical markers explaining sacred areas of Wailua river. Bring your own computer. Lobby computers are tied to frustrating island system. Wifi available in lobby and rooms. Basic groceries (and Ice Cream) were available at the Coconut Market with several small resturants and a farmers market for the freshest beautiful island fruits and vegetables. Our room was basic with a small refrigerator and plentiful dishes and silverware. Several gas grills were available by pool and bar area. Room worked well for two people outside in the great weather most of time. Ate all meals on small lanai. Toured several small resorts during two week visit, and plan to return to Aston Islander. Comfortable, quiet, well landscaped. Used laundry, pool, beach. Beach usually has high surf and undertow, but we had 3-4 perfect days for swimming, snorkling and boogie board. Saw jet skis, Stand Up Paddlers, kayakers in near areas. Rentals available near resort. Spotted whales daily all along Coconut Coast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Watch for farmers markets to learn about local fruits and vegetables. The vendors have great stories and recipes. Carry a knife, spoons and napkins in car to enjoy fruit along the highways.

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Review of Aston Islander on the Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Manzhi
Business
Shanghai, China
Feb 5, 2012

excellant choice for family

The rooms are equipped with a mini pantry, providing microwave oven, toast oven, and a big fridge, which made it very convenient if you just want to prepare your own breakfast or dinner. Would definitely recommend it! The only down side is that the beach is not really suitable for swimming (not sure if it is because of the winter season though)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Aston Islander on the Beach

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
we love Kauai
Business
Canton, GA, USA
Feb 1, 2012

Wonderful Vacation

This hotel is in the perfect spot to quickly get to both the north and south shore of the island. It is located right behind the Coconut Market Place which has some nice shops, a farmers market on Tuesday, a free hula show on Wednesday night, and Eggberts (which is a great place for pancakes!) We strongly recommend doing the Napalali Coast tour by Catamaran, Port Allen is only 45 minutes away from this hotel. Thankfully we booked early enough that we avoided the $10 per night amenity fee, but overall we enjoyed our experience at this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Aston Islander on the Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kauai Traveler
Business
Maryland
Jan 29, 2012

Nice Resort, Parking limited

Very nice resort but experience spoiled by lack of parking in the evening. Ample parking available in neighboring resort but you will need to find security personnel to issue temp parking pass every evening. Recommend resort issue parking pass for overflow parking upon arrival since they are aware that parking is an issue.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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