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Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3610 Rice Street, Kalapaki Beach, Lihue, Kauai, HI   |  
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Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Vancouver
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed our stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Full disclosure, we own a timeshare here but had never been prior to this visit. The short story is that we bought the timeshare second hand. We really enjoyed the location and the resort. The room was maybe not up to the size and standard that we normally expect, but the overall resort more than made up for that. We will definitely come back, vs just using this resort for trading. We loved Kauai! We really liked the overall resort, the beach is great for ocean activities including surfing, SUP and Body Surfing. A variety of restaurants within walking distance including Dukes. Excellent golf course right behind the resort also great for walking with excellent views. Good Fitness Club, beautiful wife enjoyed Yoga on the Beach. Lots of activities! Staff were friendly and helpful. You really should go here!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milpitas, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

My friend and I got a really great price on our room so I hate to complain; however, for those of you who won't get such a good deal...

I have read other reviews saying the hotel is dilapidated but I wouldn't go that far. It is an older hotel though. The grounds are beautiful, the pool is fantastic and the beach is amazing.

The poolside service - horrible. We even asked someone to check in on us and they still didn't. They would only check in on certain people - my friend and I tried to figure out their strategy but after a week, we couldn't manage to come up with a good reason why they only waited on certain people.

The food is overpriced like any hotel. We bought sandwich stuff, snacks and sodas when we got onto the island. I am glad we did because our sandwiches were much better than what they were serving.

The guys in the front of the hotel (do you still call them bell hops?) were fantastic and very helpful. The people at the front desk? Not so much.

I had a massage and facial here. I definitely would recommend the beach side massage. I don't normally fall asleep during a massage but between the sounds of the ocean and the massage, I was lulled to sleep.

Room Tip: We did the room with a kitchenette which was helpful so we didn't have to pay for their overpric...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Room was a little dated, but comfortable and clean. Perfect oceanfront view. Within walking distance to some shops. Walk right next door to the Kalapaki Beach hut for fabulous, inexpensive breakfast with a killer view. Great pool and beautiful grounds. Can sit at the pool, beach and they have chairs on the grass in between. Staff is very friendly.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, UT
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387 helpful votes 387 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

First you need to know that Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club and the Marriott Kaua'i Hotel are the same place. I'm not sure how the rooms are listed as one or the other but they are all at the same location, with the same check in, same pool, same everything as far as I could see. If you check the address on Google Maps the 4 buildings surrounding the pool are the guest rooms.. There are two buildings that are parallel to the beach. We were give rooms in the one behind the pool, which was call ocean view, and it was beautiful. I am assuming that the other building that was very close to the beach is considered ocean front. This resort is built on a cliff. The front of the resort looks only about 6 floors tall, but you enter on the 5th floor. The "lower" floors are built down the cliff with great views of the beach. Not only is the hotel built on a cliff, it's also built on a hill. Up the hill from this resort is another Marriott resort call Marriott Lagoons. That resort is built on top of the hill and cliff. It has a small pool and no beach. This one is a much better choice. This was one of the first hotels, so it is in one of the best locations and has a lot of "grounds". Our "room" was actually 2 adjoining former hotel rooms. The furnishings were new and in good condition. One room had a full bathroom, bedroom area, small eating table with chairs, good sized flat screen TV, and a refrigerator. The other room had a full bathroom, kitchen area with microwave, refrigerator, dishes, etc, a small eating table with chairs, same size flat screen TV, sofa, and a wall bed behind the sofa (which we didn't use). It was a very nice accommodation. The pool is large and flower shaped. There is also a smaller pool to the side with a slide for children. There is a poolside grill with servers - the turkey sandwich for $11 is very good and large enough to share. They serve at the tables and also poolside and on the lawn by the beach. There is a strip of lawn with palm trees between the pool and the beach which has several lounges on it. The lawn area is full on small hills so not all the ground is suitable to place a lounge on. They have a very nice view of the beach and the ocean. The beach is long and wide with carmel colored sand. The resort sits on a fairly large bay. On one end of the beach the waves come in, so they surf there, but the other end is quite calm so is great for paddle boarding and body surfing. They have a few volley ball nets set up also for those that want to indulge. The harbor is a short distance away on the other side of a breakwater. Cruise shops come and go often. There are two good sized self-parking lots just down the hill from the main entrance. The parking spaces are pretty narrow but the surprise for us was that there is no charge for guests. They do give you a placard to put on the dash. The lobby is past the bell hop area down the very long escalator and to the left. There is a beautiful garden area with a fish pond to the right. They have a few restaurants on property. We ate at Duke's several times - this is really two restaurants - the upstairs dining room and the downstairs barefoot bar (our favorite). There are also barbecues available to use on the grounds. I had never heard for Kalapaki beach, but it's really beautiful. This is a great resort. Well managed. Friendly staff. Kauai is our least favorite island, so we won't be back, but if you are going there, this is a very good choice.

Room Tip: We loved the view from the building behind the pool. Our rooms were #685 & 686
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  • Stayed February 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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vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This resort is so grand - big columns and huge gardens. It's really amazing. The rooms are what you would expect from a marriott. All come with a mini fridge. Rent surfboards right on the beach. Not a good beach for snorkelling, too murky. Dukes was great, went there quite a few evenings. Apparently it was full to capacity when we were there, but it did not feel this way at all because there is so much property for everyone to spread out I guess. Never felt to busy. Very quiet. We drove up to Princeville to see if we would want to stay up there next time. Nope. You can't beat the short drive from airport and beach right out front. Definitely rent a car though, well in advance if you can because there is lots to explore on this island.

Room Tip: Ask for a large balcony - some our very narrow.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Salem, OR
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We recently spent a couple of nights at the Marriott Kauai Beach Club in Lihue and were pleased with our choice of hotel. It has a great location right on Kalapaki Beach, a beautiful pool area, and several restaurant options all with in walking distance.
The room itself was a garden view lock-off (meaning it was part of a larger unit that could include this room if needed). It was a sufficient room for the two nights that we were there, nothing spectacular, but we did not spend much time in the room anyway. A smaller bathroom area and a small furnished balcony were also included.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Marriott Kauai Beach Club is one of the best resorts we've stayed at. We loved so many things about this resort - the location, the views, the beach, the pool, the restaurants, the spa and the service. Note that the Marriott Kauai Beach Club is part of the same property as the Marriott Kauai Resort and shares all amenities including the pool as well as the beach.

The resort location is convenient, fantastic and special. It's located on the east side, on Kalapaki Bay. Kalapaki is just a couple of miles from Lihue airport. Kalapaki must be the best kept secret in Kauai. It is spectacular, has a lot to offer and yet it's always serene and never crowded like Poipu on the south side. Even though its close to the airport and close to the major highway, the location is tucked away among hills and mountains. Kalapaki bay has a long, sandy beach, with a cliff on one side and mountains on the other. The resort is directly on the beach. Just the view of the bay, the beach and the mountains makes this resort a great place to stay.

The bay has a quite side and a surf side allowing for all kinds of fun water activities - swimming, snorkeling, surfing, paddle board. A surf shop on the beach provides lessons and rentals. Or, you could just take it easy, relax on the beach and take in the sun and the view. Tip: the resort spa offers excellent massage treatments on the beach,

In addition to the wonderful beach and the bay, the resort also has a picturesque swimming pool. It's a large swimming pool, surrounded by beautiful landscaping, a center island and five jacuzzi hot tubs. The pool-side grill serves excellent snacks and drinks.

Staying at the Resort or the Beach Club is a choice. We chose Beach Club because it offered two room, two bathroom "villas". One room is the bedroom and the other a living room with a small kitchen area. The living room also features a queen-size wall bed. Both rooms have flat screen TVs and hi-speed wireless Internet. But the best thing about these rooms is the view. They all directly face the bay and the moutains.

The resort also has good restaurants. Duke's in particular is highly rated and very popular on Kauai. In addition there are several eating spots walking distance from the beach. Tip: try Splash Cafe for crepes and Mariachi for Mexican. Both are in Harbor Mall. Avoid the Thai place.

There is also some good 'touristy' shopping in Harbor Mall and close to the beach entrance. The resort has a decent gift shop and a well stocked convenience store that features shockingly reasonable prices and stays open unil 11 pm.

While one can easily spend days in and around the resort, remember there is much to see and do on Kauai. When you do decide to venture out, the resort location makes it relatively convenient to drive to the key spots in the north, south or the center of the island. You can rent a car at the airport, or from Enterprise on-site at the resort. 

The service throughout our stay was great. The staff is very friendly, helpful and courteous. 

Final tip: Marriott Kauai Lagoons is an adjoining property and golf club. Drive up to it, past the scenic golf courses and through the road towards the Marriott residences. Stop where the road dead-ends and step out for a spectacular view of the Lihue lighthouse and the Kalapaki Bay!

Room Tip: Rooms on level 4 or levels 7-12 have the best views. Palm  tree tops obstruct the view on levels 5 a...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: 3610 Rice Street, Kalapaki Beach, Lihue, Kauai, HI
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Lihue
#3 Family Hotel in Lihue
#4 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club 3.5*
Number of rooms: 464
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