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St. Regis Princeville Resort
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Princeville
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
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“Simply the most beautiful place on earth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

Like the title says, it is simply breathtaking. I have been twice and dream about it. Certainly costly but worth every single penny. Take a kayak out to the pier on Hanalei bay...turtles will swin alongside you. It is the coolest most beautiful thing. I cannot wait to return.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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St Regis Prince... M, Public Relations Manager at St. Regis Princeville Resort, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Aloha Alicia H,

Thank you for sharing your feedback about your most recent stay at The St. Regis Princeville Resort. We appreciate your kind comments and wonderful review about our Resort. The north shore of Kauai is truly a unique experience like no other. Having a captivating view of Hanalei Bay from our Resort is truly Mother nature at her finest and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

With warmest aloha,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

This hotel is by far the most amazing place we have ever stayed. The staff was attentive without being overbearing. The food was delicious, the room was spacious and the beds were extremely comfortable. The scenery and surrounding mountains were beautiful beyond belief! We saw dozens of rainbows and numerous waterfalls from the resort. This is a very special place and I hope we will have the opportunity to return. The pool staff and the valets, especially gave tremendous service.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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St Regis Prince... M, Public Relations Manager at St. Regis Princeville Resort, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Aloha Kaliasgirl,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your most recent stay. We are pleased to hear your stay was exceptional and we appreciate your kind comments about our staff. Our staff takes great pride in being able to provide the most bespoke service to all of our guests and it would be our pleasure to welcome you back in the near future.

With warmest aloha,
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

Recently returned from a five-night stay at the St. Regis Princeville Resort and have nothing but wonderful things to say about it. Highly recommend the St. Regis Princeville for couples looking to get away and relax.

Rooms
Hotel is built on a cliff side and is split-level, so if your room is on the second floor you have to take two elevators to get to your room. Sounds annoying, but really isn't a big deal at all. Rooms are exceptionally quiet and well maintained. We were amazed at how quickly our room was cleaned during the day and enjoyed the evening turndown service.

Location
On the North Shore, the St. Regis Princeville is about 35-40 minutes from the LIH airport and also removed from the more populated South Shore (where the Grand Hyatt is located), but we really enjoyed the location. It's away from the more touristy areas, but still close enough to a few towns, namely Kapa'a and Hanalei, that you don't feel completely isolated. Princeville is akin to a subdivision and reminded us a bit of Celebration in Orlando, Florida. That is to say, it's well manicured, controlled, and kind of vanilla. But, it's also safe and quiet.

Services / Amenities
Parking is completely valet and is $30/night. We didn't have any issues with the service and they were usually quick with bringing our car around.

One of the best services offered is the use of a hospitality room and/or showers in the spa if you have a late departing flight. Basically, our flight was at 8:40pm, and while we asked (and received) late checkout, we were also offered the use of a room/shower for a little over an hour to catch a quick nap and shower before we left for the airport. This was a remarkable service and one which made our travel back to the mainland so much more enjoyable after spending a long day at the beach.

Pool was nice and service was always great. There are two jacuzzis that we used on most nights. Fair number of kids around, but nothing to discourage couples without kids from staying here and/or using the pool

Hotel Restaurant / Restaurants
We ate breakfast at the hotel restaurant a few times and enjoyed it, though it was included in our package. We skipped Sunday brunch because it cost $60+ per person, which we thought was overpriced no matter what they were serving. Service was always friendly and we never had to wait.

If you're looking for nearby places to eat, check out the following: Kiluea Fish Market (really good poke, also great vegetarian options) and Mermaid's in Kapa'a (our favorite place - try their wraps, also great for vegetarians). Postcards was so-so.

Overall
Highly recommend staying here, but get out of Princeville and check out the North Shore and nearby towns.

Room Tip: Ocean view room was nice, but not necessary if cost prohibitive. You can see the ocean from just ab...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

From our arrival at valet the experience was top notch with flawless service without attitude or the feeling that they're working for tips... It was always a "we'll handle it, don't worry". The hotel is dated in some areas like the lobby and F&B spaces (80's era brass railings and furniture) but the rooms and pool/beach areas are renovated. Our SPG status paid off with an upgrade to a top-floor Jr Suite: huge room, privacy windows in shower, fridge, 2 TV's with generous bathroom and sitting area sizes and great amenities. It was our anniversary and the GM sent up a bottle of champagne, how cool is that?

The lobby bar serves great cocktails at proper strength with real fruit juices and fever tree tonic water for a proper g&t- the food is astonishingly good and one of the best places to eat! We found ourselves rushing back to the hotel to take in the stunning sunset views. Our iPad was swiped from the lobby bar here while watching the sunset so watch your stuff!!! The pool menu is also excellent, there is attentive beach service that move your umbrella, set up towels and bring drinks/food. The pool bar drinks are fairly weak but $3 up charge makes it a double to taste proper. The other restaurants Tavern and Kuaui Grill are average at best.

The beach is small and not really swimable with a lot of rocks and coral; but the pool is great....the views and landscaping are stunning. Most of the rooms have no balcony which was disappointing but appears to be a St Regis retrofit of an earlier property. Large modern rooms make up for it.

Service was great throughout our stay, from the leis upon arrival to little touches like bits of Hawaii culture on cards left on the bed, daily water with turndown and multiple activities (champagne sabering to tide pool fish and wakeboard classes).

  • Stayed June 2013
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Cambria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Our 10th visit to celebrate a birthday. We visit twice a year, the second in December to celebrate another birthday. We are very fortunate to have made many friends with the Princeville staff and enjoy renewing these friendships with each stay. Other reviews have mostly reflected our experiences. Some reviews, however, don't do justice in our opinion. We operate a B&B and appreciate that you cannot please everyone all the time. Our frequent return visits just get better, it's paradise west!

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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St Regis Prince... M, Public Relations Manager at St. Regis Princeville Resort, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Aloha jackbenumble38,

Mahalo for taking the time to write a review about your most recent stay. On behalf of the entire St. Regis Princeville Ohana we thank you for vising us again on your 10th stay and what better place to celebrate a Birthday then in Hawaii at our Resort. Hearing feedback from such loyal guests is one of the many reasons our staff takes great pride in providing the most exceptional service possible and it means even more coming from someone who knows the ropes of taking care of visitors. It would be our sincere pleasure to welcome you back for many years to come and for many more birthday celebrations.

With warmest aloha,
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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is a great property. Very consistent with the other hotels in the St. Regis brand. The pampering starts instantly as soon as you step out of the car. The ocean view room had an amazing view of the bay and great views of the sunset. It is also great to watch the sunset from the balcony at the bar. They have a nightly event out there that becomes very social and worth seeing. Received a free room upgrade, early check in, late checkout and free breakfast each morning from booking with American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts program. Can't beat it. The buffet breakfast is great and love the outdoor seating overlooking the bay while enjoying breakfast. I played golf at the Princeville course while my wife enjoyed a massage at the spa. Both were phenomenal. Linens and bedding are great. Only complaint I have about the room was the water pressure in the shower. They have beautiful Water Works plumbing fixtures but I could have used a little more water pressure. Other than that, everything was perfect.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Anselmo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

The St. Regis Princeville gets bonus points for being located on such an amazing parcel of land. Any hotel/resort would do well by such a site! That said, we just returned from a 3 nite stay and it was top shelf. From the processional drive to the property to the guest services staff upon arrival, you feel pretty special. Everyone was notable, especially Wes, Guest Services Manager from Kansas. The first impression simply set the tone for what was to come. The spacious yet intimate lobby was beautifully decorated with stunning views to the ocean, Hanalei Bay and mountain range. The front desk was fantastic because the staff were sitting at desks rather than at a counter. Service was professional, timely and instructions clear. We had a junior suite looking at the pool, resort beach area, mountains and ocean. Sublime. The room amenities were lovely, crisp white sheets, pretty artwork, nice table top goodies and more. The best feature was the bathroom chock full of lotions, conditioners, towels, magnifying mirror, etc. However, the cool thing was the bathroom had a window looking out onto the room/view but it had some kind of switch that made the window transition from clear to translucent so you could have privacy or take in the view. I think 3-M invented the technology. It was fantastic--but I'm in the architecture business so those details count. Great little fridge with capacity for your own small food items -- no mini-bar. Free wi-fi in the room has to be re-booted every 24 hours -- be sure to go over this with front desk. Wi-fi in lobby areas limited to 2 hours -- I think to managing grifters from other properties. Erratic wi-fi at pool I think to stop guests from working and encouraging us to put down the devices.

Only ding was the slow elevator from 9 down to 4--but frankly it was probably going slow to make us enjoy being in the moment!

We ate at Kauai Grill -- nice enuff-- for our daughter's 13 BD. Didn't eat at other spots on-sight. Loved the pool side vibe which was masterfully handled by Noah -- he is as good as they get-- GM quality. A must have is the cucumber, ginger, tequila drink even at $16 per. Noah suggested a few good restaurants -- Dolphin-- which had the best fish. Go there.

Another must do for adventure types is the Zodiac Boat trip along the Napali Coast (like motorized wild water rafting--afternoons are rougher)-- great snorkeling. Be sure to bring dry clothes (dry bag provided), bathing suit, hat with string so it wont fly off and if you want to stay dryer, sit on back right hand side. Lunch is provided at the snorkeling locale. Mike was captain with Drew as wing-man. Best for me and my daughter was the Zip & Dip -- 9 zips plus a plunge in a lovely water hole. Jared and Chet were our guides and great. Ask concierge for details.

Got to see 3 different weddings, two different double rainbows and...we met the dad of Ashley Benson (aka Hannah from Pretty Little Liars show).

Run to the St. Regis. I'll be back and getting a larger room.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Property: St. Regis Princeville Resort
Address: 5520 Kahaku Road, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5214
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Princeville
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Princeville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — St. Regis Princeville Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 251
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A 2006 AAA Four Diamond Hotel Award winner, Hawaii's St. Regis Princeville Resort offers 23 idyllic acres for rest and play. Luxurious dining, spa, swimming, and golf on the northern shore of Kauai ... more   less 
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