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Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3610 Rice Street, Kalapaki Beach, Lihue, Kauai, HI   |  
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Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Lihue
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Flower Mound, TX
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25 reviews
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“Great Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed for 7 nights, the rooms were clean and spacious. We loved the beach area, the kids had a blast boogie boarding and building sand castles! The staff were friendly and helpful. The only complaint I have is about the access to coin laundry services. They had 3 washers and three driers on 4th, 6th and 8th floors of the One tower above the front desk. I had to wait for two hours to do 1 load of laundry. They should have some sort of sign up sheet. Then the dryer took forever. We packed expecting to do laundry midweek, what a mistake!! We didn't spend much time in our room, too busy exploring the beautiful island.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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63 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We went to this hotel on the first leg of our honeymoon. The location is perfect, about 5 minutes from the airport. The woman at the front desk upgraded our room free of charge! Our room was spacious, and had a view of the resort and ocean. The view from the beach and pool is breathtaking. The resort overlooks a bay off of the Pacific Ocean, complete with a beautiful cliff formation in the horizon. The pool was one of the best we've ever been to! The restaurants on site were amongst some of the best we went to. Don't miss out!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We stayed here and the hotel and its staff as very welcoming and friendly. The room was really clean and nice. The swimming pool and surrounding areas were really green and beautiful. Our stay here was pleasant, quiet and very relaxing. Recommend this place!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Greta J
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Windsor, Colorado
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We have stayed here three times and always enjoy our stay. It has everything we want with the pool, rooms, beach, and restaurants. We always come away relaxed and refreshed. We are timeshare and vacation owners of the two bedroom ocean view units. We like that it is not just a condo place but also a resort with pool service and restaurants. We have always received courteous service and they have always made every attempt to accommodate our requests. I was there in September with my sister, and will return again next week with my family.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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La Mirada
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This was the second time for me and my wife to spend a week here. We had traded our time share and were given a one bedroom on the second floor. The room was spacious and very clean and the king sized bed was comfortable. The room was a little dated with popcorn ceilings, and no fan in the bedroom so we had to run the air conditioner all night. The couch in the front room was sagging and uncomfortable. We had two bathrooms , a microwave and small refrigerator enough to have breakfast on some mornings. Costco is close by and so we picked up some water and other essentials. The pool was great and the beachfront was beautiful to sit watch the waves in the evening while dining at Dukes Restaurant which we enjoyed. The resort is close to all locations on Kauai which meant that we had to rent a car to get around.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We stayed at two hotels on Kauai, with this as the first one. I think we booked two places to stay at just in case we were disappointed with one, never having been to Kauai, hoping it unlikely both would disappoint.

Lihue is one of the main population areas on the island. It has the port and airport. Neither has enough traffic to be of any concern. Before staying here, we were cautious about that, given what airports could be like on the mainland. After staying here, we would return. Often if we could afford it. Over the course of 5 days I think we watched one cargo ship and one cruise ship. And more of the air traffic is tourist helicopter flights than planes.

Room looked over the pool and to the beach beyond it. The only separation between the hotel and the beach is a paved sidewalk, so it was very convenient to swim in the ocean and then in the pool for a change of pace. The beach has a sandy bottom, so sandals are optional. (On more rugged beaches in HI you'll want something to protect your feet even in the water.)

Room was not large, but was large enough. The balcony was a good size, and nice place to sit and look out. We never used the TV -- we either looked out from the room, swam in the water, had meals, or drove to other spots on the island.

Service at the hotel was just right. Attentive, but not intrusive.

Food at the hotel was great. The breakfast buffet always had good options, well cooked. (The omlet chef deserves a share of the tips.) Lunch at a place that opened poolside mid-day was also good. Dinner was good as well.

If you sign up for the on-site luau, expect a good fixed-configuration fixed-price meal. Don't expect the meal portion to really be like a real luau, just a nice decision-free meal. Or skip the hotel's restaurant that night and try something different.

The on-site entertainment portion of the luau is similar. Pleasant with good performers, but not an extended picnic on the beach. (It is in a courtyard.) Some years ago we went to a luau on another island via a bus to/from the hotel. We still remember the drunks puking in the back, which is why we went this route this time.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Ocean City, Maryland
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40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I stayed here for 47 days spanning April and May. The drive onto the grounds takes you down a short, winding road through shade trees. The calming feeling is a little jarred though when you have to park ... a nightmare. The lot is always crowded and the spots are for compact sized cars unless you let the valet park for you (an entire section of the parking lot is for valet parking only).

There are lots of pillars and stone when you walk up, followed by an escalator ride down two floors to the lobby and courtyard area. The lobby has no ramp to make it easy on you when you check-in, and I heard quite a few people remarking about it.The courtyard is big with a koi pond, lush greenery, and winding pathways. Around the courtyard are shops and galleries. Check-in and every other experience I had with staff was easy and comfortable ... all quickly asked what they could ever do to make my stay more pleasant.

My room was in the Kilohana Tower (a one bedroom villa). Two elevators are centrally located. One of them always smelled sour and musty. The hallways have a counter/cabinet type thing running their length. These have nothing on them and restrict the width of the hallway by half. The furnishings in the rooms are standard Marriott furnishings. The king bed was comfortable. The bedroom has a micro-fridge and the kitchen area only has a micro-fridge and microwave ("kitchen" is a little misleading). The rooms were clean, though the furnishings and draperies were in some disrepair due to wear and had not been replaced. The view from the room is outstanding ... looking out over the beach and the bay with mountains in the background.

I tried two of the restaurants ... Duke's and Kukui's. For the first time in six years I was impressed with the quality of the food at Duke's. Let me say, it was really good (and this is coming from someone who has blasted them in reviews in the past). Kukui's is a nice sit down restaurant poolside. Their Friday night buffet is quite popular and costs $50.00. It is good, though not worth the price in my opinion and I tried it twice. The morning buffet costs $25.00 and is better than the one on Friday night. My favorite though is the Sunday morning buffet. At a price of $32.00 it is still a pretty good deal and the offerings are varied and tasty. For an additional $8.00 you can also get free-flowing champagne.

Okay, since you've read this far let's now sum things up with the Pros and the Cons. PROS 1) A beautiful entrance way, lobby, grounds, pool, and beach 2) Large flat screen TVs in the rooms 3) Friendly, attentive staff ... no ... AMAZING staff 4) The Sunday morning brunch
CONS 1) Somewhat dated hallways in the building 2) State of the furnishings and draperies in the villas (and I stayed in two of them during the 47 days I was there) 3) The prices of the food and drinks overall 4) Guest noise. The walls do very little in the way of restricting any noise from other guests in other rooms and in the hallways

Would I stay here again? Yes, though for the price that you pay, it does fall a little short of being really, really good.

Room Tip: Stay away from the elevators if possible. The noise level is high.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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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 Business Hotel in Lihue
#3 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
#3 Spa Hotel in Lihue
#4 Family Hotel in Lihue
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Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club 4*
Number of rooms: 464
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