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Waimea Plantation Cottages, a Coast Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The location has got a perfect environment, however the cottages are to be renovated to meet the standard for the amount of money asked!

Was a very nice place we enjoyed it very nice Quiet and peaceful We really liked being close to water and the pool was very nice All around was very nice and would recommend to anyone Thank for a wonderful stay.

Beautiful grounds. There is a lot to do right on the property. The cottage we were in was cute, cozy and perfect. I would like a better AC, but our butts should be outside when it’s hot any way. The shower was a little weird, but 100% effective. You may need to let some elderly or short people know that they will have to step up into a Cialis type metal tub.

Very charming and a step back in time. Staff is great and very helpful.

We loved the place, felt completely at ease. Staff were polite without being intrusive. The grounds were beautiful, the cottage was clean and in good repair with a little of its age showing through which gave it character. Hope we can return

We enjoyed the quiet and peaceful setting. Walking along the beach and resting in the hammocks were relaxing. The cottages were charming.

Kitchen and bathrooms really need a thourough cleaning and sink in kitchen needs a new faucet you can barely get dishes under it without water spilling out all over the countertops. Otherwise the grounds are beautiful and the beds were comfortable. Would be nice to have more comfortable and clean seating in the living room.

When we arrived, the cottage did not look at all like the ones posted on the website. I expected to be closer to the beach. The sand is not white, it's brown or red just like the ocean water. So noones laying on the beach or swimming in the water. They were accommodating and did upgrade us and that cottage was beautiful! Very neat and clean with comfortable beds. The staff was very friendly.

This was truly a magical experience. The Waimea Plantation Cottages are as I imagine old Hawaii must have been. It was like stepping back in time from the moment we checked in - there is such a serene, peaceful feeling about the cottages - very relaxing and so perfect. We were warmly greeted the moment we entered the property and the entire staff was delightful - from the gentleman working on the grounds to the front desk clerk to the housekeeping staff. I would suggest an oceanfront room...when they advertise oceanfront, they really mean it. Our cottage was literally steps from the ocean. And, since we spent all of our time outside we very much appreciated the ice-cold air conditioning when we went to bed. There were two teenagers in our party and from the time we checked in until we were on the way to the airport, NO ONE even glanced at their phone - which in itself is a small miracle. We were swimming, walking on the beach, talking (yes, talking...in person, face-to-face communication without the use of an electronic device) on the patio and watching a resident hen with her new chicks. If you are looking for a unique experience - not a cookie-cutter hotel - this is the place for you. You can rent a hotel room anywhere - this was beyond that - this was an experience - and it was priceless. Do yourself a favor and stay here - you will not be disappointed in this historic slice of heaven!!

Totally pleased with my stay at Waimea Plantation cottages. Everyone was very pleasant and friendly. If your want quiet place near the beach, this place is it... very comfortable. No resort crowds.

The rooms at this hotel were amazing. Old wood cottages from the plantation era of the islands were assembled on this site to make a compound of small scale cottages organized around the main building that also had nice historic features. Definitely a way to experience Hawaii as an alternative to the "Resort" experience.

If you're looking for luxury this is not the place for you. That being said, the grounds are beautiful with some impressive flora and enough mangoes to keep you in milkshakes for awhile. The staff was also very kind and incredibly accommodating. However, this was a plantation and the cottages definitely reflect that vibe. None are new and ours was weathered enough that gaps in the walls and flooring allowed insects in, but at least no mosquitoes.

This is not a Hilton, Window unit ACs, if the trade winds aren't blowing through your bedroom and living room, and dated island furniture. But these rustic, remodeled plantation cottages scattered across manicured grounds planted in Royal Palms, Plumeria, Pikake, and exotic plants that I've never seen anywhere else, are remarkable. Rustic elegance, not luxury, but what Hawaii was 50-100 years ago. If you are looking for a beach, Waimea isn't it, muddied by the Waimea river. A few miles north, Kekaha beach is great.

We chose Waimea as our location because it is a quiet, non-touristy town. We chose the Plantation Cottages because they sounded charming. We thoroughly enjoyed both and have already recommended the Cottages to others. Mahalo and Aloha

Loved the grounds, cottages and location. Would stay here again in a heartbeat. Great for all types of travellers

Loved it! Very relaxing, it's definitely a taste of old Hawaii rather than a modern resort and we preferred it for that ( it has all the modern amenities). We enjoyed the décor of our 2 bedroom cottage that had a great deck with nice garden views all around and loved that windows wrapped around the spacious tub in the master bath (but were high enough that no one would see in). It's a great place to stay to explore Waimea Canyon. The beach is not safe for swimming, but they have a nice pool. We'll definitely stay here again.

Waimea is not for everyone, but if you like rustic with style, this place can't be beat.

The hotel is a bit more remote than others in Kauai, but it is perfect for those seeking to escape the multitudes and the rain (the south is dryer). The latter was crucial for us, as stargazing was an important goal of our trip as we are learning astrophotography. While the beach on site provided a nice walk, it is not really for swimming. This was not a problem because we were a 12-minute drive away from Salt Pond Park and many other nice beaches were also nearby. Here you are close to the Canyon and beautiful Polihale. If you are concerned about missing out on the other parts of the island it is not a problem, because you can drive the whole island in a day. Here you’ll find solitude, quietude, peacefulness and an amazing view of our universe after sunset! The cabins were ok, comfortable and clean enough, although nothing fancy (that was not what we were after). We enjoyed having our own little private space to BBQ and share some beers outdoors after a beach day, instead of the ‘huge resort’ experience, which tends to be much more crowded. The place is pleasant it has some beautiful trees and a pool. In sum, you get great value for your money.

9400 Kaumualii Highway Waimea HI

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Waimea Plantation Cottages, a Coast Resort places you next to Waimea Bay Beach and within a 10-minute walk of West Kauai Technology and Visitor Center. This 61-room, 3.5-star resort has an outdoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


Rooms

A flat-screen TV comes with cable channels and a DVD player, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Other standard amenities include a kitchen, a refrigerator, and a microwave. Limited housekeeping is available.


Property features

At Waimea Plantation Cottages, a Coast Resort, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking if you drive. Other amenities at this beach resort include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a gift shop.

Room options

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Oceanfront

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, Ocean View

King 2 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 6

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Oceanfront

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Garden View

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Waimea Plantation Cottages, a Coast Resort

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By on May 11, 2019

Review comment responded on May 14, 2019

Aloha! Thank you for the great score! we hope you had an awesome time, and will be back to visit! Mahalo!

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Partner Couples

The location has got a perfect environment, however the cottages are to be renovated to meet the standard for the amount of money asked!

By on Mar 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 22, 2019

Aloha, Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your experiences with us. We appreciate your comments and feedback, as they are very important to the success of our operations. We currently have some projects in the planning stages for improvements in a select cottages, as we are unable to complete large scale projects due to the committed reservations on the books. But it's in the works, thank you for choosing to stay with us. Mahalo!

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Everyone

By on Dec 13, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 13, 2018

Aloha! We thank you for choosing to stay with us, and for the 5 ratings. We appreciate you sharing your experience of Waimea Plantation Cottages. We hope you will be back to visit again! Mahalo!

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Everyone

Was a very nice place we enjoyed it very nice Quiet and peaceful We really liked being close to water and the pool was very nice All around was very nice and would recommend to anyone Thank for a wonderful stay.

By on Aug 20, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 21, 2018

Aloha! Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we are happy you enjoyed your stay, and hope you will visit again. Mahalo!

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Everyone

Beautiful grounds. There is a lot to do right on the property. The cottage we were in was cute, cozy and perfect. I would like a better AC, but our butts should be outside when it’s hot any way. The shower was a little weird, but 100% effective. You may need to let some elderly or short people know that they will have to step up into a Cialis type metal tub.

By on Jun 24, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 25, 2018

Aloha! Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your experience with us. Yes, some of our cottages still have those clawfoot tubs, and not sure if that is what you were referring to. We hope your stay was enjoyable, and hope you will be back soon. Mahalo!

5
Everyone

Very charming and a step back in time. Staff is great and very helpful.

By on Jun 20, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 22, 2018

Aloha! Thank you for the 5 rating! thank you for choosing to stay with us. Mahalo!

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Everyone

We loved the place, felt completely at ease. Staff were polite without being intrusive. The grounds were beautiful, the cottage was clean and in good repair with a little of its age showing through which gave it character. Hope we can return

By , from Santa Rosa CA on May 19, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 18, 2018

Aloha Rick! Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We hope you enjoyed your stay, Mahalo for the 5 stars, and we hope you will visit again. Mahalo

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Everyone

We enjoyed the quiet and peaceful setting. Walking along the beach and resting in the hammocks were relaxing. The cottages were charming.

By on Apr 30, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 30, 2018

Aloha! Mahalo for the 5 star rating! we are thrilled you enjoyed the peace and quiet setting of the Cottages, and you were able to enjoy the awesome hammocks along the ocean side! We hope you will visit again.

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Everyone

Kitchen and bathrooms really need a thourough cleaning and sink in kitchen needs a new faucet you can barely get dishes under it without water spilling out all over the countertops. Otherwise the grounds are beautiful and the beds were comfortable. Would be nice to have more comfortable and clean seating in the living room.

By , from eugene oregon on Feb 6, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 6, 2018

Aloha Jodi, Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your Waimea Plantation experience. We have forwarded your comments and concerns to our housekeeping department to correct and improve. We hope you were able to enjoy your stay with us. Mahalo!

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Everyone

When we arrived, the cottage did not look at all like the ones posted on the website. I expected to be closer to the beach. The sand is not white, it's brown or red just like the ocean water. So noones laying on the beach or swimming in the water. They were accommodating and did upgrade us and that cottage was beautiful! Very neat and clean with comfortable beds. The staff was very friendly.

By on Feb 3, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 5, 2018

Aloha! Thank you for sharing your Waimea Plantation experience. I am not sure what category you were confirmed for, we have garden, ocean view and ocean front. The ocean front cottages will be the ones closer to the beach with no other cottages in front of you. I'm glad to hear we upgraded you to another cottage and that our staff did their best to take care of you. We hope you will visit again! Thank you for sharing. Mahalo!

Waimea Plantation Cottages, a Coast Resort

9400 Kaumualii Highway, Waimea, HI 96796