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Review of Kaua'i Marriott Resort

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Kaua'i Marriott Resort
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Lihue
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UNIONTOWN, OH
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“Great location on the beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

We booked this hotel using points. We called to request an early check and were given a room with a pool view or so we were told. The room was on the 2nd floor and had a view of a tree by the pool. Although we could hear the pool noise, we could not see the pool. We could be seen by everyone that walked to the pool by the pool shop if we sat on our balcony; definitely not ideal. We were in a side building which was not a problem except that we often found that we did not have a place to park in the lot next to the building. Although we were told it was a Marroitt parking lot when we checked in, we were later told by a staff member that the locals are allowed to use this lot to access the beach at the hotel. Since it was a holiday weekend, we found that it was often filled and we would have to park on the opposite side of the hotel which was quite a walk to our room. Why we paid to park daily in this lot when locals used it for free we did not understand. When we asked at the desk, we were told that it really wasn't a Marriott lot. We we were told we it was a courtesy to allow guests to park there so that is why they still charged guests to park there ?? Overall the resort was impressive. The pool was very large and the beach was beautiful. The chairs at the pool and beach were plentiful. We often noticed locals using the chairs at the beach reserved for Marriott guests as well as using the pool. Guests were required to wear Mariott wrist bands. Security to prevent non-guests from using the facility seemed lax. The beach was a popular spot for the locals. In my opinon this is one of the better beaches on the island so I undersand why everyone was here. The famous Duke's restaurant is located next to the hotel property. There are multiple restaurants and shops within walking distance of the hotel. We did not eat at the hotel; the food was pricey. I was not told at check in that the continental breakfast was available at no charge because of my status with Marriott. When I returned home I found a postcard at that I had forgotten about that offered free breakfasts at Marriott resorts. We enjoyed feeding the fish in the hotel lobby which is availble to guests daily at no charge. The hotel is located near the Lihue airport and not far from the tourist activities on the island. This was a good use of Mariott points.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for one night at the Marriott prior to checking in at our condo as it was not available until the next day! We arrived at the Kauai airport and called the hotel. They met us within minutes and drove us to the hotel. We loved our room,the view and our stay. We wished we had stayed longer as it was wonderful. We had dinner that night at the Italian restaurant, Larry Rivera (who is known as Mr.Kauai) was there and we had a wonderful night. The next morning we had room service which was great too. Check out was smooth. I would highly recommend!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Been coming to the Hawaiian Island of Kauai for many years. The Marriott Kauai is a five star hotel with many outstanding amenities including the largest pool in Hawaii, fine dinning, beautiful harbor views, and a beautiful tropical environment.

This was originally a Westin hotel prior to Marriott purchase. Hence, the ambiance includes a Roman style environment with many gardens and pool. A very pleasurable place to vacation.

Would highly recommend the Marriott Kauai for a great hotel to stay at will vacationing in Ka

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

My fiancé and I stayed here for five nights and loved it. We visited other big hotels on the island (St. Regis, Hyatt), and I think the Marriott is arguably the prettiest. The pool is unbeatable, the grounds are great, and the beach is nice. Rooms are solid. One highlight is the staff; everyone is very nice, and gives a warm, Kauai feel to the place. Duke's is a solid food/drink option.

One of the other benefits is the location. You're well-poised to explore the north shore and Hanalei (including the Na Pali coast), the east shore and Kapaa, as well as Poipu and points west. I recommend doing all of those while on Kauai, and the Marriott was a great place to stay.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a great hotel on a bay close to airport. The hotel is in great shape and cared for daily. It used to be a westin hotel back in the 80's and totally redone to Marriott standards. The pool is big and lots of space. The restaurants are numerous and within walking. The hotel has a beautiful golf course called Kauai Lagoons and plays great. Suggest breakfast in the buffet - awesome.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Kiowa, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

This place is great! Everything is so beautiful. The attention to detail is great. The staff is all so friendly and the restaurants are delicious and have great food for the whole family. The pool/beach area could not have been better! Love this place and plan to return!!

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Middletown, New York
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314 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

This hotel is located next to the airport yet a guest would not know this. In fact, there is a back gate from the airport to the property. There was no jet noise, traffic, or seeing jets land. We did not know the proximity to the airport until we left the next afternoon and drove past the resort and the airport and noticed they abutted each other. Thus is a great location. The hotel has an airport shuttle. Just call the resort from the free telephone at the airport and the hotel sends the shuttle.
The hotel is beautiful and very large. There is an airiness to the hotel and you feel as though you are in Hawaii instead of a large resort. There are several restaurants on the property. A great asset is that the hotel has a sandy beach on the property in addition to an extremely large pool. The rooms are very nice and the staff is very helpful. If we did not have reservations, made a year ago, at another resort about 20 miles away, we would have stayed here. We were only at the Marriott for one short day.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Kaua'i Marriott Resort

Property: Kaua'i Marriott Resort
Address: 3610 Rice St, Kalapaki Beach, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Lihue
#1 Luxury Hotel in Lihue
#1 Business Hotel in Lihue
#2 Family Hotel in Lihue
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#2 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kaua'i Marriott Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 356
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Known for its warm island hospitality and idyllic location on the Garden Isle, the Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach underwent a $50 million upgrade, with major enhancements to all its guestrooms, suites, restaurants and pool deck. Unique among hotels in Kauai, our resort sits on Kalapaki Bay and offers a wide variety of recreational activities, a superior beach experience and 18 holes of Jack Nicklaus championship golf at the adjacent Kauai Lagoons Golf Club. Business travelers will enjoy our 5 Star Hotel's 20,230 sq ft of flexible meeting and event space in Kauai. Guests traveling for pleasure will enjoy one of the largest family-friendly pools in Hawaii and our spacious 5 star hotel rooms, most of which offer spectacular views and feature a balcony. Pamper yourself with a luxurious spa treatment at our hotel's on-site Alexander Spa and Salon. Discover a leader in style and service among Kauai hotels and resorts and enjoy breathtaking beachfront views at the Kauai Marriott Resort. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Marriott Kauai Hotel Lihue
Marriott Kauai Hotel Beach
Marriott Lihue
Lihue Marriott
Marriotts Kauai Beach Club
Kaua'i Marriott Resort Kauai, HI

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