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Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

A great location, in walkable Kapaa village, with some outstanding staff (e.g. Jocelyn G.!). Eastward views, ocean front promenade, & reef protected beaches make it a very welcome spot to stroll, swim, or whale watch. Nearby eateries like Olympic or Bubba's, not to mention Oasis (on the beach) with their Wed. night Yukelele rock -- a not to missed mini-concert!!

6Thank Scottw2u
Plano, Texas
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Clean but dated condo. Staff was extremely helpful. Great ocean front room. Close to many restaurants and shopping. About 10-15 minutes from the airport. Beautiful koi pond just outside from the desk area

2Thank MaryFranklin
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Friends had an extra condo available here -- it was nice: one bedroom large unit with kitchen and Murphy bed in the living room. Fit our family of four fine -- three markets about a mile away (Foodland, Safeway, Big Save) and old Kapaa town and food truck area a few blocks the other way. Resort had plenty of amenities:...

6Thank griswald d
Lincolnwood, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The Pono Kai resort seems to be a mix of time shares which are rented through the resort and privately owned units which are rented separately. We stayed in a privately owned unit and as such, the resort management was not responsible for any issues in the unit. However, our owner, Bryan, was very responsive and the few issues we...

2Thank Bryan F
Queen Creek, Arizona
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Stayed in 3rd floor (w/loft) building B, AB&C have unobstructed ocean view, "moon & sunrise" very nice. Nicely furnished inside with step out deck with table, chairs & padded lounger. Beach steps away & ocean front walk to restaurants & shopping, grocery close also. Thursday or Sunday welcome "breakfast" coffee donuts worth doing for the many prize giveaway, sadly won...

1Thank warrena411
Sandy, Utah
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We have stayed at Pono Kai 3 times, and have never been disappointed. It is conveniently located between the north and south shore. The grounds are beautiful and our favorite thing is waking up and having coffee and breakfast on the balcony, enjoying the beautiful sunrise. The rooms are a bit outdated, but we are adventurers and are rarely in...

2Thank Wimskee
Ajijic, Mexico
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Nice rooms and in the process of updating. Good job other than the AC is in the den and not in the bedroom. Nice view, walking trail, nice welcome nicely kept up. Staff is glad to help with tours......wi-fi is OK at best. Shops are close by and within walking distance. You can be almost anywhere on the island from...

2Thank ZZBottoms
Regina, Canada
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We checked in to the resort on Saturday afternoon, following a long delay waiting for the rooms to be prepared. Our room was a one bedroom with a loft on the third floor of a building one row back from the beach. The room was well maintained, despite some of the fixtures being a bit dated. Management indicated that the...

2Thank Bluejay56
pacific northwest
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Our visit to Kauai was to take advantage of some warm weather and scuba opportunities. We are Vacation Internationale members and our unit was a designated VI unit in the Pono Kai Resort. Other groups that share inventory at Pono Kai include Bluegreen Corp, Pono Kai interval owners and Pono Kai condo owners. Check in was kind of slow because...

5Thank easyrider11
Chilliwack, Canada
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Nice location.. but it is definitely not more than a 3 star.. the units are roomy, clean but very old school.. the location is great especially if you get an ocean front room.. absolutely ask for a 3rd floor unit because you will hear every noice above you if you don't !! The staff is very friendly and helpful and...

3Thank debathome

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Pono Kai Resort

Address: 4-1250 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1658
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range: $239 - $376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pono Kai Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 217
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Also Known As:
Pono Kai Hotel Kapaa
Pono Kai Kapaa
Pono Kai Resort Kauai/Kapaa
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Kapaa
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kapaa
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
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“Rent directly from an owner. 3rd floor rooms are quietest.”
 of 5 bubbles suzette54, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The 3 bedroom with a loft gives a lot of room for a family!”
 of 5 bubbles Robin47260, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Top floors are better”
 of 5 bubbles sojoly1889, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our room, building J, was away from the beach, first floor- easy parking right in front, close to laundry and front desk, and not noisy”
 of 5 bubbles griswaldd, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ocean front rooms can be breezy and windy, but are the best bet.”
 of 5 bubbles bryanf23, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
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