$279 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 17, 2015 Check-out: May 20, 2015

Kauai Marriott Resort

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
263 reviews
Great location between North and South Shores

First, let's start with the bad: This place would get 5 stars BUT because of their complimentary... See full review

  • Rofek S.
  • May 2, 2015
Great Trip

I believe this is a great place to travel to experience hawaii and a great time. See full review

  • Matthew K.
  • Apr 6, 2015
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)

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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

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.

Ratings and reviews for Kauai Marriott Resort

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
263 out of 263
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.9

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
In Love For the First Time
Torrance, California
Apr 24, 2013

Amazing tropical paradise

Let me start this review by saying this place is amazing! Beautiful, great location, pretty much everything you want or need within 1/4 mile of your room. With the exception of one person, the staff was amazing and over-the-top helpful. And everyone else's friendly and helpful attitude more than made up for him. If I had any complaints, I would simply say that although the food inside the resort was amazing, the prices are a bit inflated (as I pretty much expected). However, there are several cheaper restaurant options within a 5 minute walk of the resort, and they were all great as well. The resort fitness facility was really nice, and a welcome amenity, considering how much it rained while we were there. The on-site Enterprise rental car office was convenient, and the representative was friendly and informative. Was also impressed with the many interactions we had with various members of the concierge staff. They made great recommendations for activities and dining, and were super helpful every time! While you're here, you should definitely check out the Jurassic Landing helicopter tour. Best way to see the whole island, and one of the best tourist experiences we've had anywhere.

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

5
5.01.0
Rofek S.
Business
Santa Ana
May 2, 2015

Great location between North and South Shores

First, let's start with the bad: This place would get 5 stars BUT because of their complimentary offering: only 1 mai tai OR 16oz coffee OR 1 pastry, per person (and this is NOT even per day). We stayed for 6 nights and are paying a daily resport fee + tax so they should have offered at least a continental breakfast, if not a breakfast buffet (or else fork out $29 per person). Dinged 1 star for that. The Good (and plent of them): The hotel is beautiful: the architecture, decor and plants all contribute to a tropical atmosphere. The hotel has a lot of open air spaces so on a hot day you get plenty of cool breeze from Kalapaki Beach nearby. The main pool is really big with plenty of jacuzzi's. The room was kept very clean and the daily maintenance is great as well. The view from the room is also nice because of Kalapaki Beach and the mountains in the backdrop. The location is great as it's midway between North Shore and South Shore with plenty of beaches and gem towns along the way. It's also convienently located close to Lihu'e Airport. Plus you can take a walk to local shops and restuarants if you don't feel like eating at Kukui's (the hotel's on-site restaurant). Overall, beautiful location and they have Kalapaki Beach Hut nearby which has the one of the best burger I've ever tased: Kaua'i Burger. They also serve good breakfast there so you can skip the hotel's offering and save some money for good eats.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
chuck
Business
Mead
Apr 6, 2015

Family trip

very nice but get the ocean view or you will be looking at the side of a hill and will have no Lanai

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

Business

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Review of Kauai Marriott Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Matthew K.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Great Trip

I believe this is a great place to travel to experience hawaii and a great time.

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

Business

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Review of Kauai Marriott Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
linzlolly
Business
whitefish
Mar 26, 2015

Amazing SURPRISE 40th Birthday Trip

I surprised my husband (up to the boarding gate to Kauai) with this trip. I wanted to find a resort where we could rent paddle boards as he is an avid paddle boarder. Little did I know that this would also be the perfect place to learn how to paddle board waves! It was perfect and we loved staying there and exploring the island.

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

Business

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Review of Kauai Marriott Resort

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jon H.
Business
Chicago
Mar 21, 2015

Service lacking

Convenient location at Kauai, easy to get around. Parking near the "ocean facing" rooms are virtually non-existent. You either park extremely far away or rely on paid valet. The ocean facing aspect that we paid a premium for was somewhat misleading and offered a slightly better view than any other rooms. The onsite food establishment including Dukes are generally lacking in quality. I ordered grilled salmon and the middle was still cool. Overall, not the honeymoon that we were hoping for.

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

Business

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Review of Kauai Marriott Resort

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jon H.
Business
Chicago
Mar 21, 2015

Service lacking

Convenient location at Kauai, easy to get around. Parking near the "ocean facing" rooms are virtually non-existent. You either park extremely far away or rely on paid valet. The ocean facing aspect that we paid a premium for was somewhat misleading and offered a slightly better view than any other rooms. The onsite food establishment including Dukes are generally lacking in quality. I ordered grilled salmon and the middle was still cool. Overall, not the honeymoon that we were hoping for.

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

Business

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Review of Kauai Marriott Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sheri L.
Business
Walnut Creek
Mar 10, 2015

Great Kauai Vacation

Marriott Lihue is a lovely hotel with incredible views of the fabulous pool, surrounding mountains and ocean and bay. Big hotel with beautiful property centrally located for day trips to south-west sides of island, and to east-north attractions. Easy drive to anywhere. I enjoyed the fancier features of the hotel (art, gardens, etc.) but the surroundings maintained a laid back feeling overall. Many families and kids, but hotel and pool area were neither noisy nor messy. Just lovely Kauai every day.

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
Joe B from AV
Business
N/A
Mar 10, 2015

Great location!

Loved our stay here. Great location with kid-friendly beach within steps of hotel.

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

Business

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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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Review of Kauai Marriott Resort

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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