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Kauai Shores Hotel

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8.5

Good (2,574 ratings)

Kapaa, United States - 

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280 m Coconut Marketplace

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280 m Lae Nani Beach

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1.5 km Smith's Tropical Paradise

Hotel Overview

Kauai Shores Hotel, located in Kapaa, is a popular choice among travelers for its strategic location, amenities, and services. Based on user reviews, this hotel has been appraised for its overall hospitality and environment catering to both leisure and adventure seekers.

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Hotel highlights

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Location

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  1. Beachfront Location: Guests appreciate the hotel's direct access to the beach, offering a serene and scenic environment.
  2. Friendly Staff: The hospitality of the staff is frequently highlighted, with many noting their helpfulness and warm attitudes.
  3. Affordable Pricing: Many reviewers find the hotel's pricing reasonable, providing good value for the amenities and experiences offered.
  4. Pool and Outdoor Facilitates: The pool and outdoor areas are well-maintained, making it a favorite spot for relaxation and leisure among guests.
  5. Clean and Comfortable Rooms: The cleanliness and comfort of the rooms are often praised, making guests' stays pleasant and restful.
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Area for improvement

  1. Outdated Decor: Some guests feel the hotel's decor is outdated and could benefit from modernization.
  2. Limited Dining Options: The lack of diverse dining options within the hotel is a common critique among guests.
  3. Parking Issues: Limited parking space can cause inconvenience for guests traveling with vehicles.
  4. Noise Levels: Depending on the location of their room, some guests have reported disturbances due to noise from nearby areas or other rooms.
  5. Occasional Maintenance Issues: A few reviews mention encountering maintenance issues in their rooms, such as problematic air conditioning or plumbing.

Amenities

Microwave

Extra beds/cribs

Grocery/Convenience store

Hot Tub

Pool

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Laundry

Laundry

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Total 2,574 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

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8.4

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8.8

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booking

1,629 Reviews

8.4 / 10

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expedia

945 Reviews

8.8 / 10

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Nature was mentioned 498 times

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Reviews based on Nature

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John Favela6 months ago
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The best spot to stay away from home. The beach is literally 10 steps away from the restaurant. The staff is super nice and loving. It's just in there nature to be this way

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Kiran Prakash1 year ago
2/5Google icon

The location is great, 15 mins from the LIH airport. It's close to Coconut Marketplace, which is just next to its property. It has its own small beach. They have 2 pools and an in-house famous restaurant (Lava Lava Beach Restaurant). The staff is great and provided lots of helpful tips and suggestions. However, I felt they could have done something to our concern. The buildings are old, and the rooms are small and rustic. The bathroom is small with no microwave. Seems like these have not been upgraded. Bathroom toilet would continuously make water flowing sound though which was irritating. Also, we found roaches on the wall as well as creeping on the carpet, which, considering the environment, I guess is normal though we were on the 2nd floor. The bad part...they advertise rooms as ocean facing, Pool facing, and Garden facing and each category of rooms is priced differently however the views are different within the same type. Hence, not all rooms facing pool will have great pool view. We booked through Costco for 4 people with pool facing, and we requested 2 beds at least. When we reached, we were given pool facing rooms with the option of 1 king bed for 4 of us, facing the front pool and the other option of 2 queen beds but facing the rear pool. Definitely, 1 king bed would not work out for us, but the view was great. Requested for 2 queen bed room facing front pool, but they simply said all are booked, which I don't think was true. We had to take the other 2 queen bedrooms facing a rear small pool with an obstructed view due to 2 pool umbrellas. Thus, if a hotel has room rate based on views, then charging the same rate for the rear pool view and the front pool view is not fair. We felt let down with the room provided facing rear pool. Also, it was more concerning as pictures showed the front pool on Costco Travel site, and I don't remember if they say anywhere that the pool rooms can be either rear or front. Additionally, room service was fine, and the valet service was fine, but parking in the property was tough. Seems like they do t have enough parking spots for the guests, and we had to struggle to find parking when we would return in the evening. Yes, valet helps, which is free, but they do say they work on gratituties. They also have free filter water for you to fill, as well as a free beach towel. Overall, we enjoyed our stay, but it could have been better if front pool facing rooms were given to us. I did try to book another pool facing in this hotel, and it was available, making me think they had it but didn't offer us.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 200

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Number of floors 2

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Number of buildings/towers 4

WiFi Quality

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13

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Wifi Speed Is Good For

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4K online movies

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What's nearby

Coconut Marketplace

280 m

Lae Nani Beach

280 m

Smith's Tropical Paradise

1.5 km

Lydgate Beach

2 km

Wailua Falls

10.5 km

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Airports Nearby

Lihue Airport (LIH)

6 km

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Restaurants

Island Country Markets #93

140 m

Lava Lava Beach Club

Nearby

Kenji Burger

1.33 km

The Garden Grille & Bar

420 m

Starbucks

1.33 km

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Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$42.4

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$1.8

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$73.8

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$12.9

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McMeal at McDonalds

$10.1

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.3

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$55.3

Weather In Kapaa

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Precipitation In Kapaa

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Drinkable Water Quality

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Poor

Water quality is very low. Consider alternative water drinking options.

House Rules

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Check in after 16:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

No pets, service animals welcome

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