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“" Paradise"” 4 of 5 stars
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Kauai Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4331 Kauai Beach Drive, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766 (Formerly Kauai Beach Resort - an Aqua Boutique)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Lihue
Langley City, Canada
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“" Paradise"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

My husband and I just returned home after a 2 week stay at the Kauai Beach resort. We had a pool view on the 3 floor, it was fantastic (1312). The staff is friendly and helpful- it is sparkling clean and the grounds are beautiful. Thanks to "Liberty" the girl that did our room everyday !! You were fantastic and so friendly. The beach was rocky and you could not swim in the ocean - but if you walked just a little to the left and crossed a little stream you come to the most beautiful beach. You can walk for miles on this beautiful unspoiled beach and sometimes never see another person. Find a log to sit on and take in what mother nature gives us.
The KBR was very quiet and relaxing - the pools were never crowded and there were always lots of lounge chairs. Always lots of towels available. The beds were so comfortable. Proud parents roam the property ( Banties and their chicks .) They get lots of attention from the guests, althought they wake up at the crack of dawn ( did not bother us though).
The KBR has a great service - a free shuttle bus that takes guest to and from the mall - which is about 15-20 min. away depending on the traffic. We would love to return to this little bit of "Paradise" in the very near future !!

Room Tip: 3rd floor - pool view
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Aloha and thank you for your review of the Kauai Beach Resort. We are so pleased that you found our resort to be in a convenient locations and that our facilities were comfortable and clean. We appreciate your kind comments on our Housekeeping Staff and we will be happy to share your review with them. We look forward to welcoming you back to the beautiful Garden Island and to the Kauai Beach Resort in the not too distant future. Mahalo!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

When travelling to Hawaii, expectations for many things are often high, except for hotels. The standard is tiny rooms, poor service and run down amenities. This is NOT the case with Kauai Beach Resort. The rooms are large by Hawaiian standards and well maintained. My one real gripe is that the TV was old fashioned and should have been replaced, but then one does not go to Hawaii to watch TV. Additionally, even though the hotel is on the beach, it is not safe to swim as it is rocky and without a lifeguard. Fortunately, Lydgate Park is close by and is a great place to swim and play.

Poolside service is attentive and friendly, as is all of the staff we encountered. On the one occasion when we needed towels, they were there within five minutes. The restaurant got bad reviews, but we found that their breakfast buffet, though pricey, was excellent. Everyone at the hotel seems eager to please.

Some small issues. More handicap parking should be available. The check in process could be more streamlined. Overall we enjoyed our stay. The central location of the hotel made it a great choice for visiting other parts of the island. Well done, folks. Keep up the good work.

Room Tip: Ask for a poolside room
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Aloha and thank you for your review of the Kauai Beach Resort. We are delighted that you found our resort to be of great value and in a perfect location for all island activities. We also appreciate your kind comments on the friendly and attentive service you received from our staff. With respect to the televisions in our guestrooms, we are currently in the process of changing out our existing models to flatscreens. We apologize that you were in a guestroom that did not undego replacement yet. We appreciate your feedback on all areas of the hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back to the beautiful Garden Island before too long. Mahalo!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Great place to stay on Kauai. We really enjoyed the pools and hot tubs. The bed was good too. The room and bathroom were both spacious and clean. Hot high pressure water in the bathroom. Silent mini fridge (empty i.e., fill-able with drinks and food we brought) and coffee machine in the room. Nice balcony with chairs. What else can one ask for?

Room Tip: We picked the garden view but retrospectively, I would have preferred to have the pool view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Aloha and thank you for your review of the Kauai Beach Resort. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us and that our accommodations were clean and comfortable. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to have the pleasure of your return visit in the not too distant future. Mahalo!
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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Our first trip to Kauai and we really enjoyed it. We only ate breakfast at the resort but the food was always delicious. Friendly staff everyone was so helpful and happy. Rooms were always clean and the beds were very comfortable. The location worked out great for us, right in the middle of the island. The weather wasn't exactly as we had planned but we did catch a beautiful rainbow. Nice!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Aloha and thank you for your review of the Kauai Beach Resort. We are delighted that you chose our resort for your accommodations on your visit to Kauai and that you found our location to be convenient and that facilities to be clean and comfortable. We appreciate your kind comments regarding the friendly service you received from our staff and we will share your review with them. We look forward to having you as our return guests when you return to the beautiful Garden Island. Mahalo!
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Lewisville, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We really enjoyed staying at Kauai Beach Resort. Everyone is friendly and caring, we have a 4 year old boy and all the staff was very nice and friendly and made things better when he was cranky.

I would recommend this hotel to everyone, the location is perfect is pretty much in the middle of so if you visit either side is about 45 mins to an hour each way.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Aloha and thank you for your review of the Kauia Beach Resort. We are delighted that you found the resort to be in a great location on the island and you and your family enjoyed the service you received from our staff. We appreciate your kind comments and we will be happy to share them with all. We look forward to having you as our guests again in the very near future. Mahalo!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Because our original trip had been delayed due to a blizzard in Denver, our original week's reservations at another resort had to be limited to just six days, so our AAA rep was able to book us at the Kauai Beach Resort for the final night of our stay on Kauai. Positives: Fabulous fish dinner (MongChong) in Naupaka Terrace Restaurant; multiple swimming pools, slides and hot tubs for guests; friendly staff & good food at Driftwood Grille in pool area; spacious grounds between resort and beach for walking; very convenient to the Lihue Airport, but did not notice noise from planes. Negatives: Our room was the furtherst possible from the ocean with a view of nothing (we faced away from the ocean) and one of the things we love is the sound of waves crashing on the beach; our room would not lock when we tried to go to dinner, although the desk sent a security man to resolve the problem within just a few minutes, but had I not checked the door, it would have been unlocked during our 90 minute absence, so definitely double check your doors (security man said the salt air/moisture or some such caused problems with the door locks).

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Aloha and thank you for your review of the Kauai Beach Resort. We are pleased that you found our resort to be in a convenient location to the airport and that our faciliites met your expectations. We apologize, however, that you were not completely satisfied with the location of your guestroom and that the doorlock was not working properly. We will certainly address this concern with our maintenance department. We hope that we may have the pleasure of your return visit so you may experience one of our oceanfront guestrooms. Mahalo!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

The staff was extremely helpful and made our wedding/honeymoon as perfect as we could of hoped for. Our upgraded room was located perfect. (yes) there were some things that were not 5 star but lets be realistic. If you want to spend a ton of money each night to have a more commercialized 5 star resort then book a different hotel! The Kauai Beach Resort was perfect for us. The pools were great. The bars and food were great. We will be back for sure.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManager808, Manager at Kauai Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Aloha and thank you for your review of the Kauai Beach Resort. We are so pleased that you chose our resort for your honeymoon and that you enjoyed your entire stay with us. We appreciate your kind comments on our staff and we will be sure to share your review with them. We look forward to welcoming you back to the beautiful Garden Island. Mahalo!
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Also Known As:
Kauai Beach Resort - An Aqua Boutique Hotel Lihue
Kauai Beach Resort - An Aqua Boutique Hotel
Hilton Kauai Beach Hotel
Hilton Lihue
Hilton Kauai Beach Resort
Lihue Hilton
Kauai Beach Resort HI
Address: 4331 Kauai Beach Drive, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766 (Formerly Kauai Beach Resort - an Aqua Boutique)
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Lihue
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kauai Beach Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kauai Beach Resort is a beautiful Hawaiian plantation-style resort situated oceanfront on 25 lush acres of Kauai's longest exploring and strolling beach. This hotel features stylish vintage accommodations with modern day amenities and Hawaiian ambience and is conveniently located close to the airport, shopping, championship golf and more. The hotel also offers complimentary airport shuttle service, 2 restaurants, lounge, entertainment, 4 pools, 75-foot lava tube water slide, fitness center, spa, business center, meeting rooms and ballroom. ... more   less 
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