$89 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 30, 2015 Check-out: Aug 31, 2015

Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

3 stars
View map of 420 Papaloa Rd, Kapaa, HI 96746

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
20 reviews
kauai trip

We enjoyed our stay. Good location. friendly staff. See full review

  • marion w.
  • Jul 30, 2015
Delightfully Awsome

I was amazed!!! The rooms were exactly what was pictured!! The view and location were... See full review

  • KAWAILEHUA M.
  • May 29, 2015
Easy on the budget, Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel is a newly renovated garden-style lodging overlooking the ocean on the east shore of Kauai. There are not a lot of frills here, but basic vacation needs are nicely met in 200 comfortable rooms decked out in casual island-style decor with air conditioning. The 6-acre property has two pools and puts guests steps from user-friendly Wailua Beach, where activities include swimming, snorkeling, sunning, surfing and boogie boarding. This smoke-free hotel does not have its own restaurant, but the many eateries of Coconut Marketplace are close by.
Location
A central east coast location makes Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel a fine base for easy exploring north to Hanalei Town, Princeville and the Na Pali Coast and south to Poipu Beach Resort. Even the rugged western shore, with spectacular Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Park, is a doable day trip.
Rooms
All rooms at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and two children. Basic amenities include both air conditioning and ceiling fans, a small refrigerator, balcony and tub and shower. All rooms have wireless Internet access (fee applies). Kauai Sands Hotel does not have adjoining rooms or cribs available, but families with young children can request a rollaway bed (fee applies).
Property features
Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel is a good choice for vacationers on a budget and those who plan to spend most of their time out and about in gorgeous Kauai rather than in a hotel room. The hotel is only a couple of miles from Wailua Golf Course, well under a mile from tranquil Wailua River and just a short walk to the 60-plus shops and restaurants at Coconut Marketplace. A small in-room refrigerator allows guests to have snacks, juice and breakfast items on hand, making it even easier to keep a vacation budget in check. And although many island accommodations, even the most luxurious, do not have air conditioning, Kauai Sands Hotel does.
Highlights
  • Steps from Wailua Beach
  • Two swimming pools
  • Budget-friendly accommodations
  • Walking distance to Coconut Marketplace
  • Internet access (fee applies)
Nearby attractions
  • Kayak Kauai Wailua River Paddle (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Wailua Golf Course (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
  • Spouting Horn Beach Park (20.9 mi/33.6 km)
  • Haena Beach Park (30.8 mi/49.6 km)
  • Waimea Canyon (35.6 mi/57.3 km)
Transportation
  • Lihue Airport (5.9 mi/9.4 km)
  • Taxis and other transportation services available
Policies
  • Cribs are available for $5 per night.
  • This hotel is non-smoking property.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel Rooms

Standard
Room with one King or 2 Queen beds includes remote control color Televisions, refrigerator, air conditioning, ceiling fan and a private balcony.
Superior Garden
Room with one King or two Queen beds includes remote control color TV,refrigerator, air conditioning, ceiling fan and a private balcony.
Deluxe Pool
Room with one King or two Queen beds includes remote control color TV, refrigerator, air conditioning, ceiling fan and a private balcony.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Services
In-Room Safe
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
20 out of 20
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.2
Value:
4.2

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Skos
Couples
N/A
Aug 8, 2015

awesome trip for couple

Stay was great. Staff was friendly. We did some kayaking and hiking. Good friendly place. Would recommend it to friends. It's in center of island so was able to travel west and east in 3 days.

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

Couples

Review of Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Leonora A.
Couples
N/A
Jul 30, 2015

Decent and basic

Had a great time in Kauai. This hotel is on a great beach and has such potential that is not quite fully realized yet. The rooms were clean, updated and decent. Not bad on a budget. The tour buses would idle for a long time at unreasonable hour in the morning ... over 30 minutes... while picking up groups .. I mentioned it to the front desk a couple of mornings that it was very disruptive of my sleep as well as the air quality due to the fumes. It took 3 mornings for the manager to deal with the situation...I was becoming a bit irate and finally took it to the bus driver! Otherwise, a great location in Kapaa and excellent value holiday!

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

Couples

Review of Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
marion w.
Couples
N/A
Jul 30, 2015

kauai trip

We enjoyed our stay. Good location. friendly staff.

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

Couples

Review of Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chelsea S.
Friends
Honolulu
Jun 23, 2015

Great weekend away!

We live in Oahu and just needed a nice weekend away. This hotel was GREAT for the money. Very clean, not super fancy but nice enough. It came with a full size fridge, microwave, dishes, toaster and hot plate! As far as I am concerned that is the best I have seen so far in Hawaii in regards to price and room size and inclusions. The room was large and we could have stayed a much longer time! Free DVD and game rentals and a blue ray player. Two pools, and the beach less than 2 minutes from your door. Overall a great stay!

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

Friends

Review of Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
KAWAILEHUA M.
Business
Waimea
May 29, 2015

Delightfully Awsome

I was amazed!!! The rooms were exactly what was pictured!! The view and location were phenomenal!!!! I will stay here every chance I get!!! Dont pass up on this one!!!

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

Business

Review of Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Keith M.
Couples
Hermosa Beach
Apr 27, 2015

Relaxing Couples Getaway

This place was recently remodeled and was the room we stayed in was quite nice with modern touches. The hotel has beach access and beach chairs. We did not try the free breakfast, but it looked decent for a continental breakfast. Overall, great location and good bang for the buck

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

Couples

Review of Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kelsey k.
Friends
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Fun trip

There were no problems with the hotel. Stay was great...just very basic amenities, exactly what we needed.

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

Friends

Review of Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Cait
Friends
N/A
Mar 24, 2015

Place to Sleep

The room and hotel itself was run down. It was in a decent location but for the money we could have stayed somewhere a little cleaner. Continental breakfast was pretty silly.. they ran out of most things and it was pretty sad. I would not stay here again.

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

Friends

Review of Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
California travel
Couples
N/A
Mar 16, 2015

Family Trip

We enjoyed staying at Kauai Shores very much. We enjoyed the comfortable atmosphere and the yoga classes. Beautiful location on the beach right next to a shopping center. My wife and I recommend staying here because it was clean, fun and economical.

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

Couples

Review of Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
RC.675
Single
Lansing
Jan 15, 2015

Continental breakfast is disappointing

The "continental breakfast" was very disappointing - it consisted of a cinnamon roll and bananas. I liked the hotel overall - it was clean and comfortable and a good value for the price, but I was annoyed that they advertise a continental breakfast (which factored into my decision to stay here) which did not live up to expectations. I only needed a place to stay for the first night I arrived on Kauai, so for me this was just a place to sleep, and it was good for that.

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

Single

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