First, great location. Kapaa is the best city on the island simply due to location to both the north and south shore. Had an Oceanside room and hearing the waves each night with your door open - great stuff. Very clean grounds and the beach outside the door, while not the best for swimming, was still relaxing (though some of the chairs are in disrepair). Seems like most of the guests staying here were older so it wasn't super loud, but nonetheless, the hottub is cannibalized every night by a younger crowd. The BBQ grills were a godsend; instead of going out every night and spending tons of money, we hit up Costco in Lihue and stocked up on shrimp, steak, chicken, etc. and literally saved us hundreds of dollars and well-recommended to minimize your costs.
Construction is currently going on and they are replacing the far west building's roof. They have done this to a few of the buildings so it will continue for a bit. The construction noise is tolerable though it does distract from the experience. The bar is also being renovated and is currently down. No biggie since you should be buying your own alcohol anyway. What is not acceptable is the parking situation. Good luck trying to get a spot after 7pm as it's simply luck at that point. Pretty much every review states the same thing and it's definitely worth a demotion of one star simply due to this headache.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This oceanfront resort offers guests contemporary island-inspired decor, six acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, a sparkling pool and a stunning beachfront location. Enjoy the convenience of the adjacent Coconut Marketplace's 60 boutiques and restaurants. Oceanfront location and plantation-style charm make this relaxing resort the most enticing retreat on Kauai. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aston Islander On The Beach Hotel Kapaa
- Aston Hotel Kapaa
- Best Western Kapaa
- Resortquest Islander Beach Kauai
- Islander Beach Kauai
- Aston Islander On The Beach Kauai/Kapaa