First, the location is perfection. Quick drive to/from the airport, excellent beach access with a stunning view. A lot of restaurant and shopping to check out. The hotel grounds are plush and green, and definitely well kept. The staff was always ready with an "Aloha" and a smile and were all very happy to help you.
The gym is nicely appointed. If you are a runner you must do the 3 mile loop around the hotel golf course. The scenery is spectacular.
The pool is second to none. Wonderful full circle design with a small island in the center. It also had about 5 hot tubs that allowed you to be social, or be alone if you wanted. And the kids' pool is off to the side. Great pool !!!
Be sure to hit Taco Tuesday at Duke's Barefoot Bar. Make friends with Chris on the Terrace Bar, he's great. Happy Hour at Kalapaki Joe's across the street.
My only complaint is that they didn't mention construction would affect our room stay. On two of our days they turned the water off to our room from 10a-2p. We were not in the room, so it didn't actually affect us. However, I did ask about upgrades upon check-in, and had they mentioned this construction we would have switched towers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Known for its warm island hospitality and idyllic location on the Garden Isle, the Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach underwent a $50 million upgrade, with major enhancements to all its guestrooms, suites, restaurants and pool deck. Unique among hotels in Kauai, our resort sits on Kalapaki Bay and offers a wide variety of recreational activities, a superior beach experience and 18 holes of Jack Nicklaus championship golf at the adjacent Kauai Lagoons Golf Club. Business travelers will enjoy our 5 Star Hotel's 20,230 sq ft of flexible meeting and event space in Kauai. Guests traveling for pleasure will enjoy one of the largest family-friendly pools in Hawaii and our spacious 5 star hotel rooms, most of which offer spectacular views and feature a balcony. Pamper yourself with a luxurious spa treatment at our hotel's on-site Alexander Spa and Salon. Discover a leader in style and service among Kauai hotels and resorts and enjoy breathtaking beachfront views at the Kauai Marriott Resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Kauai Hotel Lihue
- Marriott Kauai Hotel Beach
- Marriott Lihue
- Lihue Marriott
- Marriotts Kauai Beach Club
- Kauai Marriott Resort HI