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Aston Islander on the Beach
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Kapaa
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Mackinaw City, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A Great Place to Stay and Relax”
Reviewed April 4, 2009

We stayed here for two weeks the later part of February. We had a First Floor Ocean Front room, The room was in the Molokai Building (on the end) so it angled to the beach.
The room was very comfortable and had a fridge, microwave, coffe maker, eating utensils and a small sink for doing dishes. The bed was nice and firm and there were extra pillows if needed.
The only negative is that the parking was kind of sparse. Get in too late in the evening and you may find yourself parking some distance away.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 4, 2009

Upon arrival at the Islander we were given a room with 2 double beds. When we asked to be switched to a queen, we were told it would be more money because" that's what we had reserved". (Our reservation never stated what kind of bed we were to have) Considering that the hotel was not full, we thought it would be to their better management to give us the queen, but they didn't and were not very friendly about it.

The hotel also was only giving "free" coffee the first night of arrival and then you would have to pay $1.00 for the coffee pod for the machine. I basically told the front that I felt that we were being nickled and dimed! The toiletries supplied daily cost more!

The grounds are nice, the pool is ok and pool bar was fun at happy hour.
When we returned home, I wrote the company and after a few emails back and forth, was told that the coffee policy was changed and that everyone would now get coffee every day!
Would I stay again, perhaps but there are lots of other places to try.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2009

All previous reviews said it, great value and clean. We rented from a private owner (not the resort) off of craigslist, unit #220. PM me for the owners contact details. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
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Bremen, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2009

We stayed at the Islander for our 10th wedding anniversary. The rooms were huge und wonderful. The hotel is perfect located to reach the North Shore and the South Shore.
We loved to relax at the pool and the jacuzee at the end of the day after we went on outings. The supermarket was not far away. We got some meat and shrimps for the bbq and there were always nice people at the pool area to talk to.

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Canada
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Reviewed March 30, 2009

We stayed at this property in January and loved every moment that we were here! We arrived on Kauai without a reservation (!!!) but knew that there were vacancies (I had been in touch with KQ reservations). Prior to booking, the front desk staff let us take a look around at a suite, but were not able to book that particular one because it was going to be occupied on one day of our stay. So - Susan (I hope that is the right name because she was fabulous!) upgraded us to an ocean view room! Wow! We fell asleep to the sound of the waves every night.
We didn't have any issues with the room. It is older, so if you're expecting five star accommodations - go somewhere else. We loved the fact that there was a microwave, fridge, toaster and coffee maker - it saved us a great deal by being able to purchase groceries and eat breakfast in. The location is central, perfect if you are hoping to check out the North or South side of the island. The beach - nice place to look at, but not a safe place to swim. And the restaurant next door at the Beach Boy is incredible and Trees is also delicious! We were sad to leave and head to Oahu. This is definitely a place that we would return to.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Coventry
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Reviewed March 18, 2009

We (my wife and I and our two teenage daughters) wanted a relaxing holiday in beautiful scenery and we got exactly that and more. We stayed in Oceanfront rooms and would definitely opt for this choice again as the rooms were lovely and spacious and had fantastic views. The gardens were well kept and the gardener was even working on Xmas day!
The Islander on the Beach was situated in a convenient place to explore the whole island.
We recommend Captain Andy's boat trip to the Napali Coast - this was wet and wild and well worth the money.
So much to see and do and can't wait to come back soon.
P & J Carter Warwickshire UK

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
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Grand RApids, MI
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Reviewed March 11, 2009

Spend the extra money to get a oceanside room. The parking is limited and our car was dented because of the small parking spaces. Rooms were a little noisey from other rooms.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Aston Islander on the Beach
Address: 440 Aleka Place, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kapaa
#6 Family Hotel in Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aston Islander on the Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on a stunning oceanfront location, Aston Islander on the Beach offers true island hospitality with warm service and convenient amenities. Contemporary tropical-inspired guest rooms include air-conditioning and private balconies. Sitting on six acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, Aston Islander on the Beach features a sparkling pool with a poolside bar, lush gardens for strolling, and a beautiful beachfront location - popular for viewing Hawaiian monk seals. Enjoy the convenience of the adjacent Coconut Marketplace's 60 boutiques and restaurants. It's impressive oceanfront and plantation-style charm make this relaxing resort the most enticing retreat on Kauai. Please note: The hotel collects a daily amenity fee which includes DVD movies and Playstation 3 game rentals, Airport Shuttle service (must call hotel direct at least 24-72 hours in advance to make arrangements), a refreshing welcome drink per guest, daily newspaper, daily coffee and tea, in-room safe, WiFi internet, and local & toll-free calls. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Aston Islander On The Beach Hotel Kapaa
Aston Hotel Kapaa
Best Western Kapaa
Resortquest Islander Beach Kauai
Islander Beach Kauai
Aston Islander On The Beach Kauai/Kapaa

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