Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel ★★★

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$119
avg/night
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Check-in: Mar 11, 2016 Check-out: Mar 12, 2016
4.1 /5
Overall score
86%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.4
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Room types

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  • Size: 322 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3
Show Prices Sea View
  • Size: 322 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3
Show Prices Studio Suite
  • Size: 387 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3
Show Prices Standard - Mountain View
  • Size: 322 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3
Show Prices Mountain Garden View
  • Size: 322 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3

Overview

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, enjoy delicious culinary specialties and unwind with cocktails at the on-site Lava Lava Beach Club restaurant.

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 Wi-Fi 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)
  • In-house restaurant

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.

Dining

Lava Lava Beach Club
Onsite restaurant serving fresh meals and cocktails. A truly unique "toes in the sand" dining experience, right on the beach.

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Amenities

Featured

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities

Activities

  • Outdoor pool

Dining

  • Restaurant

Services

  • In-Room Safe

Internet

  • WiFi

Accessibility

  • Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Reviews

4.1 /5 Overall score

86% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.8/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.4/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.1/5
  • Comfort: 4.3/5
  • Location: 4.4/5
  • Value: 4.4/5

quick trip

Would recommend Wed, Dec 16, 2015
very good room for the price, clean right on the beach close to everything. wifi very spotty though keeps disconnecting

| maricopa Singles

4 /5

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

Under renovation

Would not recommend Sun, Nov 15, 2015
Great location on beach...but massive renovations of lobby and restaurant under way. Parking is a mess.Surprisingly, no jacuzzi.

| N/A Couples

3 /5

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

Solo Traveler

Would not recommend Fri, Oct 16, 2015
This hotel is like a throw back and is a mix of Ricky Ricardo meets Melrose Place. The open air concept is nice, and it has a retro vibe with it's decor. The location for me as someone who spends most of the day outside of the hotel is wonderful, but even if you just want to sit on the beach, it is steps away. No need for the pool, plus is was super cold anyway. They would do better with a hot tub. Unfortunately, is ends up with a less the positive score. The A/C unit was unbearable loud. The parking lot did not have enough spots available, so I had to park in the adjacent strip mall. The walls were super thin and I could hear someone just walking down the hall, and the big thing for me was there was no latch on the top portion of the door for additional security. Even a Motel 6 has that. So good and bad, but for me as a solo traveler, it will not get a business again.

| N/A Singles

3 /5

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

Kauai trip

Would recommend Fri, Oct 2, 2015
Kauai Shores was in the process of renovating. The rooms were all done, but there was construction work still going on. Hotel was good value for the money, but did not have all the usual amenities. No coffee maker in room. Free newspapers at front desk in short supply all were gone by 9 AM. Parking lot could get very crowded hard to find parking.

| San Jose Singles

3 /5

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

Anniversary trip

Would recommend Wed, Sep 30, 2015
This hotel was recommended by someone who lives in Hawaii. No frills (but still a beautiful hotel) & that's what we were looking for: a place to sleep, shower, & wake up to enjoy coffee on the beach. Views from our garden view room were awesome! We rented a car to explore different beaches. Hotel was perfect to come back to! I highly recommend this hotel! Rooms were clean, staff were pleasant, and new Lava Lava Beach Club to open soon!

| N/A Couples

5 /5

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

Beautiful place

Would recommend Mon, Sep 28, 2015
It was great friendly staff greeting us with aloha spirit. Thanks

| N/A Friends

5 /5

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

Couple vacation

Would recommend Sat, Sep 19, 2015
We only stayed here one night, our plane landed late at night and we couldn't check into the resort until the next day. For being the first stop on our trip I was pleased with its location. The photos online make it look a bit better than it is but I would still stay there again, not for the entire length of a trip but it was still a nice place. I think if you had kids it would be perfect. The breakfast was a surprise and although small it was a nice touch and something we weren't expecting. The staff was extremely pleasant considering how busy they were.

| Snover Couples

4 /5

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

Awesome anniversary trip

Would recommend Sun, Sep 13, 2015
Only minutes away from the airport and in the middle of everything. Hotel staff was friendly and you get beach towels so don't bring one...you get a beach towel every time you return the used ones. You can walk to the beach, literally steps from the hotel room. If you don't like fussy hotels and are there to explore the island and not just stay in your room this place is cool. Clean rooms and modern. Walking distance to convinient stores, produce market and amazing Japanese restaurant. You are also 20 minutes away from the beautiful snorkel and clear Poipu beach. Just make sure you give them your rental car info so they don't tow your car, they do give you a warning and are friendly if you forget. We also saw the most amazing rainbow from the hotels beach, I've never seen a rainbow like that in my life.

| N/A Couples

5 /5

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

very good value

Would recommend Sun, Sep 6, 2015
very good hotel!!!Be candid, colorful and honest, like you would with a friend or someone you’ve just met.saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

| Woodinville Business

5 /5

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

awesome trip for couple

Would recommend Sat, Aug 8, 2015
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.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

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

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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.

$119
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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 11, 2016 Check-out: Mar 12, 2016