Our plane was late landing (got to love a place that holds up a landing because an owl was hit by a previous plane and its mate wouldn't leave the runway). I called ahead to let the hotel know we'd come in after their check in time. Corrine, the night clerk, agreed to stay late for us. She greeted us warmly, set us up in the room, and even helped us get a delivery dinner after a long trip from Florida.
The room was delightfully comfortable, well appointed, and the temperature was perfect to open the windows and sleep with the night breezes. The moon was full, and the outline of the mountain in the distance was gorgeous.
This place is perfect for your arrival in Kaua'i. It's near the airport, near shopping and the port. It's spotlessly clean, very comfortable, with beautiful grounds and an included breakfast with loads of fresh fruit and pastries (the latter forgettable, but the fruit was perfect). It is also good for a longer stay...Kaua'i is small, and the east coast is close enough to the south and the north to make this an excellent hub.
This was our introduction to Hawai'i...thanks especially to Corrine, who introduced us to the sense of Aloha.