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Top Rated Kauai Hotels

Estimated price for 1 night/2 adults

Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
4.5 out of 5.0 2251 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI
$369
4.7/5 (100 reviews)

The lodgings were comfortable and conveniently located. The staff was helpful and friendly. We were especially impressed that they had a hospitality suite we could use the evening after we checked out, so that we could take a shower before catching the red-eye flight that night. We would stay here ...

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
4.5 out of 5.0 1571 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI
Free Cancellation
$458
4.7/5 (243 reviews)

The hotel staff was nice, the rooms were spacious I just wish there was a beach you could swim at.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019
Princeville Resort
Princeville Resort
5.0 out of 5.0 5520 Kahaku Road, Princeville, HI
$429
4.5/5 (59 reviews)

What an absolutely beautiful property! The location and the views are absolutely spectacular. As mentioned frequently, the facility is definitely dated and could use some love. Hotel staff said the company that purchased the hotel in November is planning an eco-conscious renovation. Not sure if it ...

Reviewed on May 14, 2019
Kauai Beach Resort
Kauai Beach Resort
4.0 out of 5.0 4331 Kauai Beach Dr, Lihue, HI
Free Cancellation
$169
4.1/5 (448 reviews)

Liked location and staff. Breakfast buffet was also great

Reviewed on May 16, 2019
Aston Islander on the Beach
Aston Islander on the Beach
3.0 out of 5.0 440 Aleka Place, Kapaa, HI
Free Cancellation
$144
4.0/5 (520 reviews)

Very clean property with good amenities, close to restaurant and shopping.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019
Kauai Shores Hotel
Kauai Shores Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 420 Papaloa Rd, Kapaa, HI
Free Cancellation
$149
4.0/5 (118 reviews)

The room was very nice, the entire staff was very friendly and the property itself was beautiful

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Cheap Kauai Hotels

Estimated price for 1 night/2 adults

Kauai Shores Hotel
Kauai Shores Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 420 Papaloa Rd, Kapaa, HI
Free Cancellation
$149
4.0/5 (118 reviews)

The room was very nice, the entire staff was very friendly and the property itself was beautiful

Reviewed on May 7, 2019
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Kauai Palms Hotel
Kauai Palms Hotel
2.0 out of 5.0 2931 Kalena Street, Lihue, HI
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3.9/5 (13 reviews)

Stayed at Kauai Palms to save some cash for fancier parts of the trip, and it was a great value. Staff was very friendly, towels and other beach items provided freely and towels could be replaced daily. Located in a not too glamorous part of Lihue but not far from south or east shore attractions, ...

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2017
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The ISO. Island. Sky. Ocean.
The ISO. Island. Sky. Ocean.
3.0 out of 5.0 4-796 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI
Free Cancellation
$169
3.6/5 (70 reviews)

Front Desk Staff were very friendly and helpful. Went out of there way to do whatever was requested

Reviewed on May 10, 2019
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Things to do in Kauai

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Introduction to Kauai

Your Kauai vacation

Ready to experience paradise on your next vacation? Kauai’s plantation-days pace and land-that-time-forgot landscape rekindle the romance that put Hawaii on the map. Bronze like a beach babe on Poipu Beach or escape to dreamy Anini Beach. Charter the dramatic Na Pali Coast, blow a kiss on Hanalei Pier and enjoy the charm of roadside chickens.

Your Kauai vacation takes flight at Orbitz. With best places to stay, top 10 must-sees and behind-the-scenes island scoop, you'll be saying aloha in no time.

Best time to take a trip to Kauai

Best Time to Go on a Kauai vacation

With a year-round temperature averaging 70 to 85 degrees, even summer spends the winter in Hawaii. On Kauai, the Poipu area is often sunniest, while the tropical North Shore’s more frequent showers create waterfalls and rainbows.

Winter and early spring are the highest seasons for prices and crowds, which decrease come early summer as well as September through November. Rates and crowds peak again in December as the holidays and humpback whales arrive.

You may want to time your trip with a local event such as the Koloa Plantation Days Celebration in July, Kauai Mokihana Festival in September or December’s cheery Festival of Lights.

Things to do in Kauai

Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Clouds of swirling seabirds, a vintage lighthouse and offshore whales in winter make this stop a nature-lover's bliss.

Kalalau Trail

The legendary (and strenuous) 22-mile-roundtrip trail presents Kauai’s most picturesque coastline in epic proportions. Sample it with a daytrip, turning around after two miles at Hanakapiai.

Na Pali Coast

Mother Nature went all tiger-momma when she etched this remote coastline, a panorama of needle-sharp peaks, virgin beachlets and mysterious valleys. Worth every minute (and dollar) on a boat or helicopter tour.

Hanalei

Old Hawaii emerges from the watercolor-painting mist in Hanalei, a dreamscape of verdant taro patches, narrow bridges, plantation-style architecture and sleepy beachfront.

Waimea Canyon - Kokee State Park

The great green flanks of the Na Pali Coast hide a deep-red canyon interior that you've got to see to believe. The park also hosts a surreal collection of Jurassic Park-style trails.

Wailua River State Park

Kayak up a lazy river to Fern Grotto, the romantic subject of 1950s postcards. Explore archeological sites at Wailua Complex, a National Historic Landmark.

Poipu Beach

Find your corner of paradise at the haute couture of Kauai beaches: ultra sunny, style-perfect and hemmed with a low-rise-resort coastline.

Anini Beach

Cry a tear for beauty’s sake at Anini, a turquoise-sea, golden-sand, nature-fringed beach beauty. The offshore reef creates shallow swimming-lagoon conditions.

Opaekaa Falls

A tropical-island cascade in Fantasy Island fashion, Wailua River’s Opaekaa Falls offers the perfect brag-on-Facebook views.

Insider tips for Kauai travel

Ke Ala Hele Makalae Trail

East Kauai opens to the ocean along miles of connected coastal pathway, perfect for long walks and biking. Meet the locals and savor some of Kauai’s best views.

Pali Ke Kua Beach (aka Hideaways)

This dreamy duo of pocketsize beaches on the North Shore is a snorkeler’s paradise in summer’s calm seas. The reckless cliff-route down deters the crowds, too.

Allerton, Limahuli and McBryde Gardens

Explore a tropical-paradise trio of seriously scientific botanical gardens, with diverse landscapes ranging from estate statues and fountains to ancient Hawaiian archeological sites.

Pono Market

Drop by this Kauai gem for local-style grinds such as fresh-made laulau, manju, poke and Spam chorizo, made right in Kapaa.

Koloa Rum Co

Kauai makes some seriously yummy rum. Learn how it's made from Island-grown sugarcane and mountain rainwater. An onsite tasting room also sells bottled goods.

*Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.

* Prices reflect the lowest "base rate" found over the next 30 days. Rates are subject to change and may not include taxes and fees, hotel service charges, extra person charges, or incidentals, such as room service. All rates are displayed in USD unless otherwise noted. Converted rates are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency.