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Kauai Shores Hotel

420 Papaloa Road, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1449
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#1 of 11 hotels in Kapaa
Travellers' Choice
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)
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Bicycles available
Horseback riding
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Eric N wrote a review Yesterday
Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway16 contributions10 helpful votes
It’s got a throwback vibe to the Don the beachcomber days, though it’s refreshed and comfortable on the inside. It’s right on the beach and the pools are convenient. We did have a little trouble moderating the AC. They accommodated a very early check in no problem.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Erin c wrote a review 25 Jul
1 contribution
Average room but loved the pool and lava lava's dinner and happy hour was amazing. Enjoyed that the property is on the beach. Would wish for room service and breakfast as part of the price of the stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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James T wrote a review 24 Jul
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Location was ideal to see whole island. Staff was great. Enjoyed being attached to Lava Lava Beach club. 5 minutes to Kayaking. 45 mins to Waimea Canton. 45 mins to Hanalei. Staff checked by text each day to check on needs / issues. 2 nice pools. Only downer was undersized parking stalls that put vehicle at rusk of scratches/nicks.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Driving in Kauai is difficult due to traffic. Traffic thru Hanalei stops between 7:30 and 1 pm...
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William M wrote a review 22 Jul
Los Angeles, California88 contributions67 helpful votes
Yes. In some ways, the Kauai Shores Hotel has a leg or two up on the 5-star resorts. Nowhere else on the island were we able to find a hotel with true beachside dining or a true beachside stay. The big resorts have patios, decks, large pool areas, railings, shrubbery, and other barriers separating you from the shore (in some cases, you can't even see it unless you walk down to it), but KSH delivers a nostalgic and authentic Kauaian time on every level. Not only can you dine near the shore of the ocean, but you can do yoga, and you can walk from your hotel room, onto some grass, onto some sand, and then be in the water in a matter of seconds. There's no walking through lobbies, walking through gates, across patios, pool areas, through other gates, through shrubbery, and the hotel itself is devoid of all of the corporate/branded trappings, distractions, and annoyances of the big resorts as well. It's just a pure Kauai experience. The hotel is somewhat retro but clean, and the staff we interacted with, especially Richell at the front desk and Jennelle and the two Sofias at the restaurant were fabulous. While the rooms were basic (no fancy marble bathrooms), they were also clean, and the beds were comfortable. If you're tired of the stuffy and corporate environment the 5-star resorts offer and are looking for a truly relaxing, peaceful, and joyful time, try KSH next time you go to Kauai.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Any of the even numbered 2nd floor rooms 204 to 216. Closest to the water and the restaurant.
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Response from HHR CRES, Guest Services / Front Office at Kauai Shores Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Aloha William, Mahalo for your kind review regarding your recent visit. We are delighted to read you enjoyed everything we have to offer at Kauai Shores Hotel. We love reading when our guest have a wonderful experience at our hotel. We appreciate you choosing to stay with us and hope to welcome you back again soon! Mahalo, Fatima
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nic_stm wrote a review 21 Jul
Palo Alto, California18 contributions3 helpful votes
Love this hotel. It has a really good vibe, a fantastic pool, great people so it was easy for my 10 year old to be immediately playing with other kids in the pool, beach in the property (but sea not great for swimming there), and a good restaurant at the beach itself. Also conveniently located in the East to easy to access the whole island.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from HHR CRES, Guest Services / Front Office at Kauai Shores Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Aloha, Mahalo for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and your 10 year old had a blast at the pool! We are centrally located to plenty shops and restaurant are glad you went out to explore. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Mahalo for staying with us! Mahalo, Fatima
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US$161 - US$314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 The Queens Jewels (0.1 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 Hukilau Lanai, Imua Coffee Roasters, 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), Poli'ahu Heiau (3.6 km), and Hikinaakala Heiau (1.3 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 enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.