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St. Regis Princeville Resort
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   5520 Kahaku Road, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722   |  
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Orlando, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My wife and I had opportunity to stay four nights at this beautiful resort. Room was amazing as were the views. Staff was wonderful. Food was excellent. This is a beautiful location. The property has a beautiful beach. Verandah outdoor dining available. Dinner show was fabulous. Concierge hooked us up with great helicopter tour.
Cannot wait to go back with entire family.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We just came back from a stay here and it was incredible. The rooms are spacious and clean and beautifully decorated and the beds are very comfortable. The service is very personalized. Everyone there goes out of their way to make your stay relaxing and one you will never forget. One of the pool attendants Kaipo was especially helpful, suggesting local places to see and eat at. We went to a few places and they were all top notch.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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St Regis Prince... M, Public Relations Manager at St. Regis Princeville Resort, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Aloha Jennifer2279,

Mahalo for taking the time to write review about your recent stay at our Resort. We are pleased to hear your enjoyed your stay and that our Staff was able to assist you during your stay. We will make sure that Kaipo receives the acknowledgement he deserves. Our staff truly enjoys hearing from our guests, these types of reviews are what make our staff so proud to work for the St. Regis brand. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back for many years to come.

With warmest aloha,
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Tokyo
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The hotel was excellent. I read all the reviews before we went and the renovation was excellent.
No complaints for a beach resort. The views are incredible and the snorkeling at the beach with kids was fun. Even though the reef looks dead, we saw lots of fish and had a close encounter with a sea turtle two days in a row. The room was clean and the breakfast buffet included in our room was excellent. You end up eating all your lunches at the pool restaurant and that is ok for the first few days but menu gets old quick. We found that the dinner was overpriced but you are at the remote end of the island at a St. Regis, what do you expect. However, we found great dinner options outside of the hotel and the best was the Hanalei Dolphin. The Mediterranean Gourmet was also good for dinner and the Tavern for lunch was nice change close by.

For family activities outside the hotel, we did the ZipLine, Helicopter ride and went and shot sporting clays. The best treat was trying the lunch trucks on the side of the road. Our favorite was the Green Pig and a close second was Chicken in a Barrel BBQ. We ate our way around the island and have no complaints. We have been to Maui and Lanai and I think that we would come back to Kauai again first. It does rain for a short time each day but that is not a problem and the constant temp range between 65 & 75 is awesome. Never to hot or to cold.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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St Regis Prince... M, Public Relations Manager at St. Regis Princeville Resort, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Aloha WorkingJapan,

Mahalo for taking the time to write a review about your trip around our Island and your visit to our Resort. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and it would be our pleasure to welcome you back.

With warmest aloha,
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San Diego, California
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Overlooking the Hanalei Bay, in the North shore of Kauai, nothing has been overlooked. One of the best 10-day vacation ever. Not even the almost constant rain interfered.
The rooms are luxurious, bathrooms with no more space for marble and granite, and the cool window that gives you privacy at the flip of a switch.
Cool restaurants, but don't let your table unattended during breakfast at the amazing terrace, unless you are a bird lover!
The multiple, long hallways are confusing in the beginning, but once you get used to them, nothing matters.
Gyms (plural) are perfect.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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St Regis Prince... M, Public Relations Manager at St. Regis Princeville Resort, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Aloha LuisC,

Thank you for sharing your recent Hawaiian getaway experience with us. What better place to spend 10 days of vacation than on the North Shore of Kauai. Mother nature truly took her time when creating our amazing mountain range and Hanalei Bay. We are pleased to hear your stay was exceptional and it would be our pleasure welcome you back for many years to come.

With warmest aloha,
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St. Charles, Illinois
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14 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

As I start to write this review, I find it necessary to pause, as the recollection of the scenery encountered in this part of Kauai requires me to take a moment.... Yes, it really is that beautiful. Breathtaking views of the rugged yet green North shore, Hanalei Bay, and Pacific ocean greet you at every turn. And, to be honest, the scenery, and the hotel's ability to take advantage of that scenery, is what gives this place its 5 star rating.

In truth, we had a bit of a rocky start. We were originally assigned a 10th floor mountain view with a balcony. The room was fine, and the balcony was large, but upon seeing what we were missing with the water views, however, we asked if we could switch to a water view. The hotel graciously accommodated by giving us a room several hours later with a water view (we had arrived before check-in, so the wait was no big deal). What was a big deal, however, was that the "water view" they gave us was obstructed by a building and a nearby view of a hallway. We had been told that this was the only water view available, so we went online, and quickly found that, not only were there other water views being advertised, but these rooms were available at a lower rate than what we were paying. My husband took a picture of our "view", and we headed back to the lobby. As if by magic, they located another room for us, and this one was fine. It was on the third floor, overlooking the pool and Hanalei Bay. It did not have a balcony (most water view rooms at the resort lack a balcony), but the view was prettier than any postcard I had seen in a very long while.

The room itself was very comfortable and spacious. The bed was loaded with pillows and very inviting. The bathroom was beautiful, though it lacked storage. The televisions were updated flat screens. The mini-bar fridge was empty, but this was fine for us, as we had a place to keep our water, etc. cold. We enjoyed the close proximity to the pool.

Speaking of that pool.... it was heated!!!! (Most pools on the island are not heated-- the body adjusts, but I enjoyed the heated pool, nonetheless). Just past the pool was a very nice beach where one could snorkel, or paddle a SUP or kayak into a nearby river. Beautiful.... We also enjoyed dining in the pool area. The food was good, and it was just so nice experiencing the warmth of the sun and the sound of the waves crashing so nearby....

The area is pricey. There is no question about that. And the weather can be unpredictable. There is also no question about that. But for sheer beauty and views that you will never forget, you cannot beat the North Shore of Kauai. And for sheer beauty on the North Shore of Kauai, you cannot beat the St. Regis Princeville.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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canada
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Let me start by saying, this is truly a spectacular setting and as a LIfetime Platinum SPG member, I've seen many different hotels and resorts.

I've been at this property before in it's previous life and the last time we were through here it was in need of a complete refresh and they've done a fantastic job.

The beach is lovely along with the swimming area in the ocean which gives you a combination of sand, rocks and reef - so it's good for snorkelling too. The chairs along the edge of the beach and service in that area is also excellent.

The new pool area is outstanding, in fact it's stunning. The blue glass tiled bottom pool is huge, the water is warm and welcoming.

I'm actually staying at The Westin Princeville Villas up the road and our beach access is through The St. Regis. We opted this time to have a kitchen instead of every meal in a restaurant. It was easy to get there (5 minute drive), valet parked the car - which is included in our Westin fees, and then simply walked through the lobby and took the elevators to the beach.

On our way out of the hotel at the end of the day, we randomly asked a gentlemen with a name tag in the lobby a quick question about the hotel and by chance it happened to be the General Manager - Milton Sgarbi.

He not only answered the question, but provided great detail about the renovation/restoration of the property, introduced my wife and to a couple of his executives and shared a glass of champagne with us. It was a pleasant surprise and guaranteed our return to the property in the coming days and a stay in the future.

Next time we'll reserve at The St. Regis, but in the meantime, we'll enjoy their facilities and come back for more of the pool/beach and likely a meal or two!

Bravo Mr. Sgarbi!

Room Tip: Although we didn't actually stay this time at the hotel, it's fair to say that the rooms and...
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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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St Regis Prince... M, Public Relations Manager at St. Regis Princeville Resort, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Aloha Scratchcat,

Mahalo for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your recent visit to our Resort. We truly appreciate hearing feedback from our loyal Platinum members and we couldn't have had a better person greet you in the Lobby then our General Manager, Milton Sgarbi. Our General Manager and staff takes great pride in being able to provide the most bespoke service possible to our guest and visitors and we hope you will be able to stay with us soon.

With warmest aloha,
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Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The St. Regis Princeville is classic St. Regis style, service and facilities. The setting is, arguably, the most striking ocean view on the planet. We were upgraded to an ocean view room overlooking Hanalei Bay. The people define this resort - from the staff at the restaurant knowing us by name to the pool/beach staff setting up a pack-and-play for our youngest, the St. Regis Princeville goes above and beyond for its guests. I would strongly recommend the St. Regis to both couples and families and I hope to return both with my wife and, separately, with the extended family.

I would recommend looking into one of the rooms with an outside patio near the pool if you are traveling with a family (you lose the view but gain some outside separation and accessibility to the tremendous pool and multiple hot tubs). Also, consider renting a car so you have access to the town of Hanalei (15 minute drive). Unfortunately, parking is steep at $30.

The only knock on the property, as noted in a recent review, is the service at the Sunset Bar - difficult to order anything much less find a seat (even when you are a guest of the hotel).

Overall, however, we could not have been much happier and will return again soon!

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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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St Regis Prince... M, Public Relations Manager at St. Regis Princeville Resort, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Aloha TXpeach,

Mahalo for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to our Resort. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your feedback. Hearing from our guests is one of the many reasons our staff takes great pride in being able to work for the St.Regis brand and I have shared your comments with our Bar Manager in hopes that we may provide better service during our daily Sunset Sabering. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to our Resort soon.

With warmest
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Address: 5520 Kahaku Road, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Princeville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Princeville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — St. Regis Princeville Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 252
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A 2006 AAA Four Diamond Hotel Award winner, Hawaii's St. Regis Princeville Resort offers 23 idyllic acres for rest and play. Luxurious dining, spa, swimming, and golf on the northern shore of Kauai ... more   less 
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