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Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746 (Formerly Aston Kauai Beach at Makaiwa)   |  
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“Wanted to Linger Longer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Most people would agree, a 5-day trip to Kauai from the mainland is not enough time to really wind down from work and enjoy, but it's what we had. My husband and I wanted to celebrate a special birthday in a special way and we took advantage of a package offer to experience Kauai again; not our first time there, but our first at this hotel. We experienced breakfasts, lunch and dinners in the on-site restaurant and lounge, and all were excellent quality. The table wait service was a 9 on a scale of 10, and the hotel staff quickly took care of a minor room issue. The courtyard is well laid out with pool, spa, elegant 'fire pit' area, nearby bar/grill, and lots of seating areas on and near the beach to enjoy your morning cup of coffee or tea. In addition to your little coffee maker in the room, free coffee and hot tea were supplied in the small market area by the front lobby. The hotel is right on the beach south of Kapaa, just north of the Coconut Marketplace shops (some were closed due to the economy, but many were open and we snagged a few bargains and a beautiful Bamboo Cay Christmas-theme Hawaiian shirt for my husband to wear this holiday). A sandy, surf-side walking path goes from the Wailua River bay south of this hotel to just north of it, allowing tourists and locals alike to get a short walk in before breakfast, or an evening stroll. Many rooms have ocean views; if possible, ask for one of the ocean-facing rooms at the end of the halls to get the full effect.

Very close to this Marriott Courtyard is a 'Foodland' for all your little needs once you get there. There are also several other restaurants in the area within short driving distance within Kapaa if you don't want to eat on-site the whole time.

Only areas we experienced that needed work were the slightly overworked check-in staff who most times had a small line that kept you waiting, and the spa maintenance, which was down for part of our stay. I would definitely consider going back again with all the positives this location offered for the $.

Room Tip: If you want the best view possible, ask for 2nd or higher floor and a west-facing end unit.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

We had to come to Kauai a day early due to "Sandy"! We stayed here and it was great. We would stay here again if we dont rent a condo. Thanks. Kappa is a great location to stay on Kauai . It right in the middle of everything.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We really had a great stay here and hated to leave. The property is in excellent condition, the employees were friendly, and the atmosphere really had the aloha spirit. The complimentary mai tais in the late afternoon were a definite plus! Our room was very spacious, clean, and up to date. No complaints about the bathroom, either. The beach here is decent for laying out and relaxing, and the pool seemed nice too. There are a number of good local restaurants within a few minutes' drive, as well as a couple of grocery stores and some other small retail shops. The location on this part of the island is ideal if you plan to visit both the western and northern parts because it is basically in between those areas and the highway that follows the coast does not make a complete loop. We traveled around the island quite a bit and found this to be an excellent home base. The airport in Lihue is a short drive from here too, which is convenient. Although this is not a five star resort type of property, it really had that feel to it in many respects and greatly exceeded my expectations. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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So Cal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We stayed at the Courtyard Marriott in Kapaa, Kauai. It is a very convenient location to the airport, to the North Shore, south beaches and the Waimea Canyon. There are several good restaurants in walking distance along with two large grocery stores. You can't swim in front of the hotel but driving to Anini or Poipu is easy enough. Lydgate Park (which has a closed in area for kids) is close too. The hotel check-in process was smooth (nice welcome mai tai to boot!) Our rooms had a partial ocean view (we were there on a TravelZoo voucher so didn't expect much.) The rooms are comfortable but the bathroom is on the small size. The complimentary coffee and wireless were greatly appreciated. The property is oceanfront so watching the sunrise with your free coffee in hand is a treat. Breakfast buffet is decent but $18 so we ordered a la carte and were pleased (they let you bring in the free coffee that you were drinking while watching the sunrise). Happy hour every afternoon--we were a fan of the mai tais and daily appetizer special. Service was sometimes slow but this is true for Kauai generally--helps to make you slow down too ;-). Pool area is small but had everything we needed. All staff friendly and helpful throughout the property. Only negative: parking is $14. Recommend this hotel for a Kauai vacation.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We thought that we got a great deal for this hotel through Travel Zoo but, SURPRISE! IT WAS A FANTASTIC deal at a FANTASTIC hotel!!!!! Right on the beach, with an array of lounge chairs facing the Pacific; a beautiful pool and jacuzzi; outdoor firepit surrounded by comfy chairs; hammocks for lounging &/or reading a great book; walking distance to shops; friendly staff; live music/hula dancers; great bar... We did do a lot of traveling around the island because it was our first time in Kauai but we could have just stayed at the hotel all week and enjoyed the peace and quiet with all the amenities. I would suggest this hotel for those who are really not into night life and excitement and are going more for some R&R. The ocean view is beautiful (east side of island with beautiful sunrises) but not for swimming or water sports. The hotel restaurant is adequate but we did a lot of eating in 'out of the way' places or just picking up food a the local supermarket deli. Can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: Our room (#201) looked right over the main outdoor area (pool, bar, etc.) and a perfect view of the...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merced, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Beautiful grounds greet you as you come down the long driveway lined with palm trees - great first impression! This was followed with excellent service at the front counter. There is free coffee (in the mornings) and tea service (all day) located in their lobby market place, open-air bar/lounge, restaurant, comfortable seating around the pool area, and seating on the beach for watching the sunrise. Cherise at the concierge desk was very helpful in providing directions while we were there, and she reserved our anniversary dinner at Duke's Restaurant on Rice Street. When we returned from dinner, she had placed a gift of fruit in our room with a note of congratulations. Bernice went the extra mile to make sure we received a fax that contained confirmation and directions to Steelgrass Farms. During our stay, there was a tsunami alert due to a earthquake in Canada. All of the staff were wonderful in providing assistance to everyone evacuating, and to those who remained under elevation evacuation. Travis called in after he had gone home from work and came back to assist staff still on duty. Tristan made sure our room was clean. Everywhere we went, it felt like we were being treated like family, whether it was the restaurant, the lounge, the lobby market place, or just around the pool. We were close to Coconut Marketplace if we wished to shop, and we could just rest on our balcony and listen to the entertainment that was scheduled almost every day of the week. There were local artisans in the lobby in the mornings selling their pieces. Everything was just perfect. Would go again.

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view to watch the sunrise.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Felt the Aloha as soon as we arrived. Staff went out of their way to make us happy. look forward to our next stay. Great location for getting to any part of the island and the airport is a few minutes away. There's a nice pool area with open air bar and restaurant on either side. It is a plus that Kapaa is within walking distance and it is close to the Coconut Market Place.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746 (Formerly Aston Kauai Beach at Makaiwa)
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Kapaa
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Kapaa
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
#4 Family Hotel in Kapaa
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located on 10 beachfront acres amid a century-old coconut grove, this deluxe oceanfront resort hotel offers breathtaking views, spacious suites and open-air dining. Centrally located, many movie production crews choose to stay here as it's minutes from anywhere on the island. It's an excellent base to explore and discover the natural beauty that the Garden Island has to offer. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Courtyard By Marriott Kauai At Coconut Beach Hotel Kapaa
Aston Hotel Kapaa
Resortquest Kauai Beach Makaiwa
Aston Resort Kapaa
Waipouli Beach
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