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“Awesome start to our Kauai vacation!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Ranked #5 of 12 hotels in Kapaa
Sarasota, Florida
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“Awesome start to our Kauai vacation!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We stayed 2 nights the end of May and really enjoyed everything. We booked an executive room with an ocean view. The room was very large, nicely furnished but could use some better lighting. I've seen some reviews on the small bathroom but with 2 sink areas, one outside of the bathroom area, it worked perfectly for us.
We enjoyed sitting out by the beach, being able to walk to restaurants, and the guitar player one of the evenings. The staff was very friendly, the grounds were well taken care of in our opinion.
We were also very lucky to have a monk seal outside our room for quite a few hours the 2nd morning. We loved watching her and talking with the volunteers who monitor her while she was on the beach.
Kauai is an amazing island and the Courtyard is in a very convenient location. We loved our stay and if we're lucky enough to go back again we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. We are keeping our fingers crossed that we'll be able to go back in October 2014 for our 25th anniversary!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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Stratford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This is the second hotel of our trip to Hawaii. The hotel, to us, was great. Beautiful lobby. Great wait staff in the lounge. Nice pool and hot tub. Staff was very attentive to one problem in a room. The hotel is also a short walk to a supermarket and restaurants to the right. About a mile further is the town of Kapa'a which closes very early on a Saturday night. To the left there a small shopping area( which is a bit rundown). Only drawbacks: rooms are very dark ( although our garden view had a view of ocean if you craned your neck) and the lovely beachfront which is for sunbathers only. The water is over very slippery rocks and moss. Not a swimming beach.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach very much. We were thrilled to have a room with a patio was literally steps away from the beach. What an awesome place to watch the sunrise each morning.

The room was very large and comfortably appointed, however the bathroom was pretty basic. The open air lobby is nice, and the grounds and pool area are beautifully landscaped.

We enjoyed our dinner near the pool our first night there, and also enjoyed the complimentary mai tais.

We would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palm Desert, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Located on a scenic strip of the Pacific Ocean in Kapa'a, this hotel has amazing views from the ocean front rooms. Although it feels like a quarter mile hike to get there from the lobby, you will appreciate the effort. There are rocks and coral just off the beach, so if you are looking for ocean swimming at your hotel this is not the place. The pool was a bit chilly at first dip, but you get used to it. The large hot tub can warm you up. Not enough chairs around the pool, but there are more on the beach. Decor in the rooms is sparse. Free coffee in the am in the lobby. Specials on food and drinks in the bar near the pool. Safeway is just across the street and there is a fridge in the room.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

While the service was good, this is an old hotel in need of a refresh. The rooms are dark, old furniture/carpet, and a bit dirty. Tub and light switches had visible grime. It's unfortunate because the lobby appears updated and modern. Then you walk down the halls and dirty carpets to even less appealing rooms. Don't spend the extra money on Executive size rooms. It has more space but none is allocated to the very tiny bathroom you almost have to back into. And, one other word of caution. It's beachfront and the sound and views are beautiful. However, it's a rocky beach that isn't really suitable for swimming. For me, it didn't meet the Marriott standard and I would not return.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We just stayed at this hotel for 2 nights at the end of our fantastic Kauai trip. We stayed in a condo for the first 5 nights in Princeville that had amazing views and was tastefully decorated in a modern island style. Coming here was a last minute decision since most condos have a minimum stay. We only had 2 nights left and wanted to explore the southern part of the island.

Anyway, the plusses are that it was pretty inexpensive and the pool area was nice, looking like it had been recently updated with comfy round chairs and hammocks. There was also a great outdoor fireplace which was nice to visit with a drink after going in the jacuzzi at night.
We didn't go to the beach but it seemed ok. Not as pretty as the beaches on the North Shore but at least there was a beach there. Not all the hotels have them, even if they're right on the shore.
The bed was pretty comfortable. Front desk service was fine.

Minuses are that our room smelled horribly musty. Normally I would request a room change but we weren't planning on spending much time in the room. We had plans and needed to leave for the day asap. When we got back we were too tired to deal with it. The next day we just wanted to go out and we were already settled so we figured we'd suffer through the smell for another night.
We left the door open to try to air it out which helped slightly. Not sure if all the rooms are like this or if we got stuck with one of the ones that stink.
Very disappointing.
Also, being a Marriott, it just has a pretty corporate feel, which is ok for some people but coming from a lovely and homey feeling condo it didn't feel very island-y.
Decor in the room was ok if generic.

I wasn't really expecting much and didn't want to spend more money since we weren't going to be in the room much, but they should really figure out how to get rid of the smell.
I've read a couple other reviews that have mentioned this so I know it's not just my husband and I. Definitely wouldn't stay here again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Roseville, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I ended up booking an phenomenal deal through bookit.com which included airfare, this hotel, and a rental car for my husband and I both and it was $900 TOTAL. I really don't know how I scored such an awesome deal, I just started plugging in dates in bookit.com and picked the cheapest dates that came up. This hotel has been renovated and it is above average. The pool area is very nice, with plush lounge chairs and an awesome fire pit. The fresh water with amazing fruit in it (available in the lobby every day) was a great touch. Upon check in we asked if we wanted a king bed (with no ocean view) or 2 queen beds with an ocean view. No brainer in our opinion. You're only in Hawaii for a short period of time-might as well see the ocean as much as possible. The rooms were small, but comfortable. We went over March/April and it was pretty windy the whole time, which made laying out and sun bathing not as enjoyable-but that's not the hotel's fault. Overall it was a nice hotel, and could not be beat for the price. If we return to Kauai, we'll likely stay on the sunny side of the island, Poipu, but again for the price-this place was more than acceptable :)

  • Stayed July 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
    • 4 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 Top resorts Hotel in Kapaa
#3 Spa Hotel in Kapaa
#4 Family Hotel in Kapaa
#5 On the Beach 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:
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Aston Hotel Kapaa
Resortquest Kauai Beach Makaiwa
Aston Resort Kapaa
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