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420 Papaloa Road, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1449
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Enjoy the accommodations at our beachfront, resort-like property situated along a secluded beach on Kauai's Royal Coconut Coast. The property features six beachfront acres of lush tropical lawns and gardens and two outdoor swimming pools. A complimentary bicycle amenity is included with your hospitality fee. Join us for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner at our restaurant Lava Lava Beach Club - right on the beachfront. For your convenience, our sundry is open from 7 AM to 11 PM daily. Contemporary guest room accommodations feature sleek, retro-modern designs, vibrant island colors, island-style decor featuring mini-refrigerators, Keurig coffee makers, private lanais and beautiful mountain, garden, pool or ocean views. With the daily Hospitality Fee, guests enjoy amenities including in-room coffee, outdoor yoga classes, Wifi Internet access throughout the hotel, use of beach towels and chairs, local and toll-free phone calls, hot tub, luggage service (no overnight storage) and self-parking.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Business Center with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Bicycles available
Boating
Diving
Hiking
Snorkeling
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Fishing
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
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sarah H wrote a review 24 Jan
Llandudno, United Kingdom18 contributions7 helpful votes
Reallu loved this hotel, its location, the facilities were all amazing.Our room was big , spacious and there were nice little touches like a chilled picnic bag in the room.The bar was nice access to the bech was great
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Mahalo for your feedback! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and our wonderful location. We want to thank you for joining us at the Kauai Shores Hotel, and that we hope to welcome you back again in the future!
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Lenore L wrote a review Nov 2022
Charleston, South Carolina2 contributions
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Rooms are functional, clean and spacious (I’m told a remodel is underway and that will make them even better). Grounds are lovely and well-kept and a pool room is steps from the hot tub and pool. Ocean is just yards away, free yoga every morning, and the STAFF! Every single one was lovely, warm and delightful. Mahalo!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Valet parking is free but lots of things are walking distance.
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labashsky wrote a review 24 Jan
Sydney, Australia47 contributions11 helpful votes
Loved our overnight stay and took full advantage of the fabulous gardens, free bikes, yoga and beachfront. Staff were friendly and helpful. The free beachside yoga session was the perfect way to start the day. And a seal even joined us on the beach. Definitely recommend for a genuine Hawaiian experience!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Taxi to Poipu cost $120 - we might have been better renting a car
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nyackgirl47 wrote a review 21 Jan
New York City, New York674 contributions353 helpful votes
I loved this hotel. It’s located in Ka’Paa, just a few miles north of the Lihue Airport. From the standpoint of luxury, it’s not a 5 star resort like some of those in Poipu. It’s a mid priced (by Hawaii standards!), older hotel that has been refurbed in Art Deco style. Open air lobby, beachfront, 2 pools and hot tubs, on site restaurant, the Lava Lava Beach Club, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner (very good food, excellent coffee, great bar - it is all open air as well). From the standpoint of service, it is five stars PLUS. I cannot say enough good things about the staff at this hotel. Front desk staff was tremendous, parking attendants, housekeeping, bartenders, restaurant servers, gardeners (grounds are beautifully kept), maintenance- everyone we encountered was lovely. You pay a daily resort fee of $22 per room, but there is a lot included with that. Yoga on the beach. Valet parking is free, and you may wish to use it, as the parking lot can get very full. In addition to the Lava Lava, there are several very good restaurants near to the hotel. The Hukilau Lani is next door - highly recommend. Gaylord’s is also not far. I loved the laid back vibe of this hotel. They organized a vintage muu muu show one evening, and judging from the attendance, it was thoroughly enjoyed.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking can be tight, but valet parking is free.
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Mahalo for your feedback! We want to thank you for joining us at the Kauai Shores Hotel, and that we hope to welcome you back again in the future!
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Chantal Z wrote a review 21 Jan
I needed a hotel for a work trip and was referred to Kaua'i Shores, I was very impressed by the friendly staff, clean and comfortable hotel room, enjoyed the restaurant on the beach, and the hotel was close to shopping center.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
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Kauai FCU wrote a review 21 Jan
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Kauai Shores Hotel: the Kapaa location is convenient, staff is friendly, and rooms are nicely furnished. Definitely would recommend this place to others, I will be back for future trips. Our group uses this place for our hotel accommodations often.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
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Karen S wrote a review 20 Jan
Lethbridge, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
I needed a room for the last 2 days of a 2 week Kauai vacation and landed on the Kauai Shores following a google search. It's an older hotel but well maintained, centrally located, clean and with immaculately kept grounds. Has a nice old Hawaii vibe to it with the bright colors and retro style furnishings. I paid a little extra for the ocean view room and highly recommend it. The Lava Lava Beach club situated on the property (also rated 5* for me) has evening music which I could listen to from my lanai. Staff are very friendly and the free valet parking was nice as it gets busy at Lava Lava. The Coconut Grove Marketplace is right next door which is also handy (walking distance). There is a 2nd pool which I discovered the next day. It was quite cool because it is shaded for most of the morning but I had it all to myself. The bikes are a real bonus, I checked one out and went up the coast. It's stunning. Coming from Canada with a 1.35x exchange rate, it's not cheap but neither is anything in Kauai. It was actually one of the least expensive hotels on the east coast. Only a couple of negatives: - partway thru my shower (with a head full of shampoo) the water suddenly turned cold. It turned warm again after a minute or so but fluctuated quite a bit. - coming from the south I initially missed the turn and pulled into the Coconut Grove Marketplace to turn around. Oh my goodness, the traffic at 3:00 was horrendous and it took a while to get back on to the hwy. Fortunately people are polite and there is a bit of a zipper lane to merge into. There was construction at the time but even completed I imagine it's a challenge heading south from the hotel during rush hour since there is no traffic light to get back on the highway. That being said, neither of those issues would deter me from staying again. I had a wonderful, restful couple of days to end my vacation. Thank you Kauai Shores!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Mahalo for your feedback! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Kauai Shores. We want to thank you for joining us, and that we hope to welcome you back again in the future!
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Laura B wrote a review 17 Jan
Kansas City, Missouri5 contributions1 helpful vote
We only stayed one night but had a great time! The grounds are well kept. The rooms are not super fancy but quiet, clean and comfy. The vibes of the place are fun!! The restaurant, morning yoga, yard games, pool, and bar on site were great (live music at night and we were able to watch our home football team during the day). The location of the hotel are central to many activities. We would recommend Kauai Shores Hotel 100%.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Mahalo for your feedback! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the amenities during your stay with us. We want to thank you for joining us at the Kauai Shores Hotel, and that we hope to welcome you back again in the future!
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JefffromSA wrote a review 15 Jan
San Antonio, Texas3 contributions2 helpful votes
We spent four nights here and we were very pleased with almost all aspects. Super tight parking was the main negative...but we learned to park it before evening and walk to everything we needed. Being close to Coconut Marketplace is quite handy! Our room was well maintained and the bed was comfy. We especially loved the ultra quiet a/c unit. The hotel's beach access was top notch...just a few steps to the water. Also the courtyard with games, pools, and such was a great bonus. Lava Lava Restaurant gets high marks for quality and the setting on the beach was perfect. We especially loved the cool January mornings enjoying coffee either there or on our lanai. We have always enjoyed Kauai as it's quite the opposite of Oahu. Traffic on the road from Lihue to Kapaa is another story, but, hey you're on vacay in the islands,...just chill!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Odyssey726922 wrote a review 14 Jan
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Pro: Front desk staff is efficient and friendly. The room was tidy and well looked after by housekeeping staff. The grounds were nice. The beach was very beautiful although the reef made it difficult to swim out very far. The connected yet unaffliated restaurant was surprisingly tasty and lively. Con: The guests can be a bit noisy in the hallways and two of the nights I was there a Harley with extremely loud pipes insisted on driving around the parking lot. The traffic to the general location can be tough at different times although the hotel is on a fairly quiet side street. Upshot: Pros far outweigh the cons. Good little place for what it costs
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are extremely sorry to read about your negative experience. We will be sharing your review with our team to resolve the concerns you have listed so that we can improve our resort and service. We would like to thank you for joining us at the Kauai Shores Hotel.
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US$296 - US$394 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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kauai sands kapaa, kauai sands hotel, hotel kauai sands
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United StatesHawaiiKauaiKapaa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kauai Shores Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kauai Shores Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Coconut Marketplace (0.2 km), Kauai Nut Roasters (0.4 km), and Kauai SUP (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kauai Shores Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kauai Shores Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kauai Shores Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kauai Shores Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kauai Shores Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Russell's By Eat Healthy, Hukilau Lanai, and Sleeping Giant Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kauai Shores Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Kauai Shores Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kapaia Suspension Bridge (7.8 km), Hikinaakala Heiau (1.3 km), and Poli'ahu Heiau (3.6 km).
Does Kauai Shores Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Kauai Shores Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.