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Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

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Kauai, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I just wanted to thank the wonderful staff at the Kauai Shores for such wonderful hospitality and making me and my guest feel welcome. The resort is beautifully decorated and well clean from my last visit. I would truly recommend you and your guest to stay here. Oh, and the location is perfect. Near great shops and dining.

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Marshall islands
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have stayed at Kauai Shores almost annually since about '88 and have watched it go through multiple changes and a few changes in ownership. The hotel is aged but has gone through multiple renovations and it's been very interesting to see how each subsequent owner has chosen to spend their limited improvement funds. The most recent major renovation was the... More 

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Utica, New York
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an older hotel but has been redone and the rooms are now quite good. certainly good for the money. Enjoyed the pool. Not a good place to use the beach. Their new restaurant is good but expensive and kind of out of character with the hotel. Long walk to stores. People complained about the old fashioned room air... More 

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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 weeks. When we arrived we had to pay for resort fees. I'm still trying to figure out what exactly that is since nothing was provided for us. They lied about having several things they listed on the website so when we got there we were under budget. The bed was so uncomfortable that the floor... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Kauai Shores Aqua Hotel for one night in June. We are local to the area and wanted to get out of our shared living space for the night for a special occasion and Kauai shores was the best option within our budget. Check in was pleasant and professional. Making the reservation I explained... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Under $200.00 a night is a great deal! The hotel lobby is being renovated and I'm sure will be beautiful when finished. Two pools with relaxing waterfalls. A tiki type outdoor bar to relax and look out at the ocean and the beach almost feels private! We are more of a travel, than vacation couple, so we're always looking for... More 

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1 Thank Terrie M
Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments and suggestions. Yes, the open air lobby and the new porte cochere are great additions to the fully renovated hotel. We also have the one and only toes in the sand restaurant in the island of Kauai. We will opening our retail store in September this year and the Shopping Mall, the Coconut Market... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great hotel. There are at least two pools and it's on a beach. The food at the restaurant is delicious. However there are many places to visit close by if you so choose. The rooms are clean and the bed is very comfortable. Each room also has a patio which I love. The staff is very friendly... More 

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1 Thank Heather H
Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha and thank your for choosing our hotel for your vacation. We are a full service hotel with great rooms, beach front restaurant and very knowledgeable expedia concierges. Our best asset is our friendly and courteous staff. I will definitely pass on your great comments to the staff. Mahalo. More 

Salem, Oregon
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to find a hotel eight days before our vacation because of a timeshare debacle. I stumbled upon this place online and was not disappointed. Rooms were clean, location was amazing and everyone we encountered was so nice. Upon arrival, we were even given keys to a few rooms to see which one we liked best and ended up... More 

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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

I am happy to hear that your stay with us was wonderful. Yes, we are a fully renovated and full service hotel. Our Expedia concierge, located in the lobby is always available to reserve cars or any activities. Look forward to your next visit with us. Mahalo More 

North Las Vegas, Nevada
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159 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there 2 nights while in Kauai. Located on water about 8 miles north of Lilue. Hotel apparently built in early 60's, now beginning to show it's age. A/C unit in our room (as well as another room w/ traveling companions) was noisy. Did keep room sufficiently cool. Bathroom sink was cramped for space, adequate shower facility. Confusing entry, but... More 

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Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Although the hotel was built in the 70's, we just underwent a total renovation. The lava lava beach club restaurant just opened in late December 2015. We continue to upgrade the property and replace the A/C units every other year or not sooner if it shows rust or noisy. Hope you will visit us soon and stay longer. Mahalo. More 

Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It looks as if a motel 6 took a hefty beach style renovation. It's very nice and clean considering its one of the only affordable hotels in Kauai. The staff was very friendly and the restaurant and bar were great with live music every night. The beach is rocky, swimming isn't a great option so walking down to the cove... More 

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2 Thank Caitlin M
Hilmy D, General Manager at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Kauai Shores Hotel for your accommodations. It is indeed a very affordable hotel for all, who wants to have a fun time in the island of Kauai. For the convenience of booking tours, we have the Expedia Concierge located across the front desk in the lobby. Look forward to your next visit with us. Mahalo. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy renovated accommodations at our beachfront, resort-like property situated along a secluded beach on Kauai's Royal Coconut Coast. Discover on array of popular nearby attractions including snorkeling and stand up paddle boarding, Wailua River kayaking, Wailua Golf Course, Coconut Marketplace Shopping Center and historic Kapaa town. The property features six beachfront acres of lush tropical lawns and gardens and two outdoor swimming pools. Join us for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner at our new restaurant Lava Lava Beach Club - a true "Toes in the Sand" dining experience right on the beachfront. Contemporary guest room accommodations feature sleek, retro-modern designs, vibrant island colors, island-style decor featuring mini-refrigerators, Keurig coffee makers, a blu-ray/DVD player and Playstation 3 console, private lanais and beautiful mountain, garden, pool or ocean views. With the daily Hospitality Fee, guests enjoy amenities including in-room coffee, outdoor yoga classes, Wifi Internet access throughout the hotel, unlimited movies and Playstation 3 games, use of beach towels and chairs, local and toll-free phone calls, in-room safe, a daily newspaper, and self-parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Address: 420 Papaloa Road, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1449
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range: $132 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 200
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Also Known As:
Kauai Sands Kapaa
Kauai Sands Hotel
Hotel Kauai Sands
Kauai Shores, An Aqua Hotel Kapaa
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kapaa
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
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