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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a garden room that half faced the ocean. Great spot. The room was well appointed and everything was nice. there was a funky stale smell but that went away with a candle or two. Very nice look forward to going again.

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Yakima, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We only stayed here 2 nights and it wasn't bad for a short stay. The grounds are well maintained and the 1 bedroom unit we stayed in (building J) was dated, but accommodating enough. We eat in mostly (too expensive to eat out) and was frustrated at there being only 1 frying pan and no tongs except the HUGE ones... More 

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Napa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice modestly priced resort with some units right on the beach (like maybe 50 yeards to the water). It is on nice sandy beach where you can romp in the water and a beginner boogie board Resort has gorgeous grounds, propane BBQ grills, golf green, two tennis courts (in very good condition), shuffleboard, pool and spa tub. The units... More 

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Warsaw
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked 4 rooms for our family vacation. Two rooms smelled so bad, as in musty, that we couldn't stay. Sneezing immediately and I use a cpap machine, the smell would ruin my machine. We were able to get credit for 3 of the 4 rooms which was okay. The place was clean, very spacious and yeah it's dated but... More 

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Broad Brook, CT
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Pono Kai 7/30/16 - 8/6/16. The resort is very nice overall. Well maintained, lots of games, grills, pool, etc. Very nice ocean front bike/walk way. Our 1 bedroom unit was spacious enough and in good repair. My issue is with the air conditioning. These units are advertised as having a/c. This is only partly true. They have... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds are meticulously maintained, the view was spectacular, but the pool is quite cramped and there is no "lounge on the beach" type access as there is at the Marriott Ko Olina on Oahu. Kauai does not invest in infrastructure so every road is a one-lane road. This is our second time staying on this island and while the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed our 4 night stay at the Pono Kai Resort in Kapaa, Kauai. Our unit was # 204 Bldg F. It has been very nicely remodeled and I suspect its level of quality was higher than others in the building. We were for want of nothing in our unit. Appliances were modern, fixtures new and the unit... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great room with excellent AC. Floor boards under the carpet creak some so might be kind of noisy if you're on the first floor. Love all the things to do here like mini golf, croquet, swimming and shuffleboard. I would have given this place 5 stars except for the beach at the south end of the property near the jetty... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in j101 which was privately owned. It was really tastefully decorated and had everything you could wish for: beach towels, beach chair etc. The beach is in walking distance and so are a lot of restaurants. Watch out if you are in town on the first Saturday of the month as lots of craft and food stalls are... More 

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Mahalo for your review of the Pono Kai Resort and condo J101, which our vacation rental agency manages. Glad to hear you found the condo comfortable and well equipped. We are also happy to hear the late checkout worked out great for you as well. We hope to see you back a the Pono Kai again soon! Mahalo, Keith Condominium... More 

Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over ten years ago we purchased a K building mini suite as a time share and were never disappointed. The 3 of us just finished our annual trip to Kauai. the room was remodeled recently with a full kitchen and really nice furnishings. For the most part we are always out running around the Island and come back later but... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Pono Kai Resort

Address: 4-1250 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1658
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range: $163 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pono Kai Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 217
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Also Known As:
Pono Kai Hotel Kapaa
Pono Kai Kapaa
Pono Kai Resort Kauai/Kapaa
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Kapaa
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kapaa
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
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