We recently traveled to Kauai and decided to split our stay between the Grand Hyatt on the South Shore and the St. Regis on the North Shore. I am glad that we did this since it was too different experiences (of weather & activities). Overall I would say that the St. Regis was a great hotel and I would give it a Very Good because of the amazing room/service/location. The only disappointing thing was that the pool area seemed so much smaller and crowded in person. It was beautiful and well kept, it just kind of felt like a massive area of pool chairs with a pool in the middle. However the beach was great and the ocean was calm and swimable while we were there. Plus the pool service was great and everyone was very attentive, when it wasn't raining and we could go to the pool.
Our room was great with an amazing view of the ocean/ bay. We were upgraded to a Deluxe Ocean View and had the best view of the sunset every night.
The staff was very attentive and always greeted you with a smile and were ready to help out and assist when & where needed. I only have great things to say about the staff, but then again for the price I would expect nothing less!
Again, it's difficult to compare the Grand Hyatt to the St. Regis since they are different calaber of hotels, but if we had to do the trip all over again, we would do it the same. Spend 5 nights down south and then 3 nights up north. Especially since we flew into Kauai late at night and flew home late at night. This way we didn't have to drive up north at night when we were exhausted and we had plenty of time on the day we left to drive down from the north.
For families i would recommend the Grand Hyatt since it seemed to be a younger crowd with more young families, a more open pool area and you don't feel as much pressure to dress up for the lobby, but the St. Regis had the cutest activites room for children!
My only other advice to keep in mind is that while we were in Kauai (mid - late Sept) the ocean was very rough down South and much calmer up North. You do have to deal with more rain & showers up north but that is also why it is more lush and tropical.
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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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- Also Known As:
- St. Regis Princeville Hotel Princeville
- St. Regis Princeville Resort Kauai