Kauai Marriott Resort

4 stars
View map of Kalapaki Beach, 3610 Rice Street, Lihue - Kauai, HI 96766

Hotel Overview

4.2/5

Overall score

89%

Would recommend

Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9
Luxury resort entices with gentle waves and challenging fairways
Spread across 800 acres edging Kalapaki Beach, swanky Kauai Marriott Resort has what it takes for a fabulous tropical vacation, not the least of which is a 26,000-square-foot mega pool and Jack Nicklaus championship golf course. The resort's 10-story building holds 356 stylish rooms with views across flowering gardens and the blue waters of Nawiliwili Bay. On the sand, the famed Kalapaki Beach Boys have water sport rentals and surfing pros waiting to teach. Not that action is everything, because this is a fine place to kick back and do nothing.
Highlights
  • Largest single-level pool in Hawaii
  • Daily surfing lessons with the Kalapaki Beach Boys (fee applies)
  • Sublime Alexandra Spa
  • Kauai Lagoons Golf Club
  • Kalapaki Kids Club for ages 5-12 (fee applies)
Location
Set on the eastern shore of Kauai, the Kauai Marriott Resort is just five minutes from Lihue airport. It is centrally located for exploring, from Waimea Canyon 31 miles west to the Na Pali cliffs 38 miles north. The shops and restaurants of Poipu Beach are just 15 miles southwest.
Features
After a $50-million renovation in 2010, this luxury gem shines anew. Rooms feature bold colors and sleek, contemporary furnishings with an island vibe. All rooms have new luxury bedding, Internet access (fee applies) and a refrigerator among the upscale touches. There are six restaurants, including a morning coffee bar, with Italian, Japanese, seafood and international in the culinary mix. The Kauai Marriott Resort has long catered to romance -- an average of 100 couples a year tie the knot here -- and one option is a private waterfront dinner in a gazebo or cabana (reserve three months out).
Recreation
Kalapaki Beach entices swimmers and snorkelers and is one of the best spots for beginning surfers. Kauai Lagoons Golf Club is also one of the best courses on Kauai, a 7,055-yard beauty designed by Jack Nicklaus. Resort guests pay discounted greens fees.
Transportation
  • Lihue Airport (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Complimentary shuttle on request
Attractions
  • Kauai Backcountry Adventures (3.7 mi/6 km)
  • Kipu Ranch Adventures (6.3 mi/10.1 km)
  • Wailua Falls (6.5 mi/10.5 km)
  • Waimea Canyon State Park (31.5 mi/50.6 km)
Business
  • 24/7 business center
  • Thirteen rooms, including Kauai's largest ballroom, totaling 20,230 square feet of meeting space
  • Nearly 60,000 square feet of outdoor function space
  • On-site AV support
  • Wired and wireless Internet access (fee applies)

Kauai Marriott Resort Rooms

Partial Ocean View
The best of both worlds, combination of Garden and Ocean view with Balcony, complimentary Kauai Coffee, mini fridge, 1 King or 2 Double Beds.
Ocean View
Looking out on the white sand beach of Kalapaki, Ocean view with Balcony, complimentary Kauai Coffee, mini fridge, I King or 2 Double Beds.
Garden View
Lush tropical Garden view with balcony, complimentary Kauai Coffee, mini fridge, 1 King or 2 Double Beds.
Pool View
Overlooking the inviting 26,000 square feet pool, complimentary Kauai Coffee, mini fridge, 1 King or 2 Double Beds.
Standard Non-View
Windows do not open, no balcony, full access to all resort amenities, 1 King or 2 Double, Mini-fridge.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

21.9648 -159.354
Area served
Island of Kauai, Hawaii
Nearby airports
Lihue International Airport
Area description
Located beachfront on historic Kalapaki Beach along Kaua'is eastern shore, just minutes from Lihue airport and a wide variety of island activities and attractions.

Dining

Kukui's on Kalapaki Beach
Relax in a contemporary, open air poolside setting as you enjoy an extensive breakfast buffet or a selection from our Local Hawaiian and Pacific rim inspired menu. Be sure to save room for our famous Pacific Crab and Prime Rib Buffet on Fridays and Saturdays and the sumptuous Sunday Champagne Brunch, or join us for one of our fabulous Holiday buffets.
Aupaka Terrace
The perfect place to start your day with a cup of fresh Kauai Coffee and delicious pastry or wind down at day's end with your favorite martini or specialty cocktail. Aupaka's gorgeous views of our signature pool, Kalapaki Beach and the Haupu Mountain range beyond provide the perfect complement to any occasion.
Toro-Tei Sushi Bar
Sample mouth watering hand rolled sushi, sashimi and specialty rolls featuring the freshest seafood and local ingredients done with creative flair in airy beachfront locale. Try a sake sampler or sip your favorite cocktail while you enjoy the view. Whether you are a purist or neophyte, Toro-Tei promises something for everyone
Kalapaki Grill
Poolside dining, enjoy light fare, pizza, beachboy burgers and grilled snacks by the pool.
Duke's
Fresh seafood and Ocean views. Casual restaurant specializing in local island fare, fresh fish and steaks in an exotic environment.
Caf Portofino
Al fresco Italian fine dining featuring breathtaking ocean views.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 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.

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Guest Reviews (241)

Ratings and reviews for Kauai Marriott Resort

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
241 out of 241
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
night traveler
Business
N/A
Feb 4, 2015

quick trip

Hotel staff very friendly. Problem with the keys not working at first, but this was fixed right away. Great location. Hotel is a must see when on Kauai.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mar2357
Business
mission Viejo
Jan 14, 2015

Love at first sight

Everything was perfect, loved the view, the breakfast in bed, the huge bathroom. Employees were also very helpful

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dukes is fabulous

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tae Joon S.
Business
Albany
Dec 29, 2014

Great resort at perfect location

We stayed 5 nights here. The resort is located at the perfect place: 1) close from the airport 2) located at the middle of the main highway - so that you can go either way spending similar time 3) right in front of the pretty kalapaki beach. The pool in the resort is also great. We would like to be back again!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Zeeshan
Business
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

Honeymoon Trip

Awesome location and facilities. Best Experience is when you book an oceans view room, since the beauty of the island can be witnessed during the evening time.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Duke's is a nice dining place. Affordable and good food.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
roger a.
Business
Grand Rapids
Dec 29, 2014

Great to be back

I had worked at the Marriot (was the Westin Kauai Lagoons then ) back in 1988, so it was a dream come true to bring my wife, for our 25th wedding anniversary, to where I had worked and lived on Kauai. What an awesome view, from the beach, looking out at Nawiliwili Bay, with the wait staff of Kalapaki Grill taking care of your drink and food requests. You could literally not leave the hotel, and have a great vacation, but Kauai has too much to offer to not explore. We will be back, and it won't take 26 years this time.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Cjaire
Business
Magog
Dec 24, 2014

Fantastic mom and son vacation

I loved this hotel because even though it is beautiful and looks like a five star hotel , the hotel is set up in such a way that you can pick up food at the places near by and sit at the tables surrounding the lobby facing the pool. Very unpretentious . The pool is great and the bay makes it safe to swim in the ocean. Eat at Duke's or portofinos. ( great pasta )

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
roger a.
Business
Grand Rapids
Dec 16, 2014

Great to be back

I had worked at the Marriot (was the Westin Kauai Lagoons then ) back in 1988, so it was a dream come true to bring my wife, for our 25th wedding anniversary, to where I had worked and lived on Kauai. What an awesome view, from the beach, looking out at Nawiliwili Bay, with the wait staff of Kalapaki Grill taking care of your drink and food requests. You could literally not leave the hotel, and have a great vacation, but Kauai has too much to offer to not explore. We will be back, and it won't take 26 years this time.

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

Business

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Review of Kauai Marriott Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Satura
Business
Berkeley, California
Dec 1, 2014

Tropical Resort Fun

Good location (although there are probably quieter beaches - this one is close to the airport, so you see planes, and also a big cruiseship was in the harbor next to the bay), great pool, but unfortunately lots of unattended children. If you prefer to stay somewhere without children, this is not the right place since the children spoil the relaxing pool atmosphere completely. The beach is nice, the hotel garden fantastic and lush, the rooms are well-kept and clean. Food quality is very good, cocktails are good but could be stronger. Overall, we enjoyed our stay very much. Pricey, but hey, it's Hawaii :)

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Duke's Barefoot Bar and the upstairs restaurant have great food and good cocktails, and the waterfall/tropical garden setting is great.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
New Zealander for a day
Business
San Jose, Costa Rica
Dec 1, 2014

Great Getaway

Great facility, Great beach, Nice relaxing vibe! It is an old hotel but they have done a great job with the upkeep.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Bamboo Grill, great option for breakfast and Lunch.

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Review of Kauai Marriott Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JayRB
Business
Monterey Park
Nov 30, 2014

Thank You Hurricane Iselle and Julio...

Greatest experience ever. We arrived in between both hurricanes and the weather was never a factor. Upon check in, the friendly staff upgraded us to a ground level room where our lanai exited to the pool. We had a pool and ocean view. The staff was incredible with setting up our Luau reservation as well as suggesting all the best local places to eat. We are definitely coming back again.

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

Business

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