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Kaua'i Marriott Resort
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Eugene, Oregon
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Beautiful resort with a fantastic location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Kauai Marriott Resort is an absolutely beautiful place to stay. The views of the pool and the ocean are just spectacular and the location is perfect so you are able to enjoy both places whenever you want. The staff at the hotel are top notch; from housekeeping who were super friendly to the folks at the towel hut, to the servers at the Kalapaki Grill and the people at the front desk, I always felt very welcomed and taken care of throughout our stay. We loved having the mini kitchens and available BBQs as it made it very easy to dine in our rooms when needed or just keep food on hand. We loved being able to bring our own drinks down to the pool & we took advantage of the blender that came with the room to do so!

The only reason I don't rate the hotel with five stars is because of problems we had with the hot tub. The only time that we used it, my cousin and I got out of the hot tub and found that our bathing suits were ruined because of the chemicals, which had turned the color of the suits. I later discovered my rings had been almost ruined and even the clothes we put on afterwards were stained with chemicals which then in turn stained our skin. Even after washing our suits and clothes, we found that the colors were ruined, which was extremely disappointing because they were brand new (bought for the trip!). Fortunately the stains at least washed off our skin after a few showers. Had it not been for that I would absolutely give this hotel five stars. It is a beautiful place to go and enjoy paradise!!! I highly recommend it, you just might want to stay away from the hot tubs.

Room Tip: The rooms on the higher floors have tremendous views of the beach and bay.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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 Thank Amy D
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Livonia, Mi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

The setting is incredible. The restaurants are fantastic! Prime rib hash for breakfast at Kukui's was delicious. The food at The Kalapaki Grill was great. The Mai Tais and Piña Coladas were tremendous. Dinner at Duke's was the same, always great experience which we have come to expect. The pool is mind-boggling large. The beds set a whole new standard for posh, away-from-home comfort! STAY HERE!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We went here for two nights and had great time .
Very good dining options faces the beach.
During the day you can lay on the beach, or grass that's facing the beach , or at pool side.
They have waitress for good and drinks everywhere .
Pool looks very beautiful at night and water is so nice.
The resort has big gift shop, art gallery etc only the problem is if you want to leave the hotel you can not really walk anywhere so you need a rental car to get around .

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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San Jose
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Marriott resort is beautiful and very clean. The pool and beach are wonderful. Kalapaki Bay is a very protected bay so the beach was perfect. The location is great for exploring the island and for being close to the main city for any shopping you need to do.

Room Tip: Try to get a room away from the ice machine. Very loud.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank suziedeo
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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you are looking for moderately priced accommodations in Hawaii that are close to all parts of the island, then the Marriott is a good choice. The rooms were large and seem updated. The pool area was large and never felt crowded. The beach area is nice too. The staff was friendly and helpful. The grab and go on the terrace was a great option.

Room Tip: Pool and partial ocean view on the higher floors have a nicer view.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KarenB1219
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had a fantastic view from the 10th floor, and the room was adequate, but the resort is a little too big for its britches. We had a long walk from the elevators to the room. Because of the resorts large size, the staff is not as accommodating as other Marriott's and some of the Hawaiian charm is lost. The bartenders were generally miserable and we had to wait in a long line for check in. The pool was huge with water fountains and bridges and large enough to find a nook to hide from the many kids. I would probably try to find a different hotel in the area if I were to go back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Jay P
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Marc W, Manager at Kaua'i Marriott Resort, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Aloha! Thank you so much for your feedback regarding your visit to the Kauai Marriott. We apologize if your stay with us was less than awesome. Please feel free to contact me directly at marc.walz@marriott.com if there is anything that we can do in the future to help secure your loyalty. Again, mahalo for your candor. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again in the future.
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Caldwell, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

I just traveled to Kauai last week and truly enjoyed my experience at this hotel. The staff was amazing, the food was excellent and the pool was great for the kids and adults. This hotel should be a 5 star hotel. I outdoor happy hour was reasonable and great for adults and kids. Breakfast was expensive, but good and kids under 12 eat free with 2 adults if you are a Marriott member. Loved it.

Room Tip: on a higher floor not garden access. less noise.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lovetravelling4_13
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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 Business Hotel in Lihue
#1 Spa Hotel in Lihue
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#2 Family 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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