Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 27, 2015 Check-out: May 28, 2015

Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

3 stars
View map of 420 Papaloa Rd, Kapaa, HI 96746

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
18 reviews
Ricks Kauai Trip

Great hotel, upgraded, and perfect for beachside. Breakfast was good and nice staff. I would go... See full review

  • Rick Surfer at Pakalas
  • Aug 22, 2014
Relaxing Couples Getaway

This place was recently remodeled and was the room we stayed in was quite nice with modern touches.... See full review

  • Keith M.
  • Apr 27, 2015
Budget-friendly hotel overlooks Wailua Beach on the Royal Coconut Coast
Easy on the budget, Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel is a newly renovated garden-style lodging overlooking the ocean on the east shore of Kauai. There are not a lot of frills here, but basic vacation needs are nicely met in 200 comfortable rooms decked out in casual island-style decor with air conditioning. The 6-acre property has two pools and puts guests steps from user-friendly Wailua Beach, where activities include swimming, snorkeling, sunning, surfing and boogie boarding. This smoke-free hotel does not have its own restaurant, but the many eateries of Coconut Marketplace are close by.
Highlights
  • Steps from Wailua Beach
  • Two swimming pools
  • Budget-friendly accommodations
  • Walking distance to Coconut Marketplace
  • Internet access (fee applies)
Location
A central east coast location makes Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel a fine base for easy exploring north to Hanalei Town, Princeville and the Na Pali Coast and south to Poipu Beach Resort. Even the rugged western shore, with spectacular Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Park, is a doable day trip.
Rooms
All rooms at Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and two children. Basic amenities include both air conditioning and ceiling fans, a small refrigerator, balcony and tub and shower. All rooms have wireless Internet access (fee applies). Kauai Sands Hotel does not have adjoining rooms or cribs available, but families with young children can request a rollaway bed (fee applies).
Features
Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel is a good choice for vacationers on a budget and those who plan to spend most of their time out and about in gorgeous Kauai rather than in a hotel room. The hotel is only a couple of miles from Wailua Golf Course, well under a mile from tranquil Wailua River and just a short walk to the 60-plus shops and restaurants at Coconut Marketplace. A small in-room refrigerator allows guests to have snacks, juice and breakfast items on hand, making it even easier to keep a vacation budget in check. And although many island accommodations, even the most luxurious, do not have air conditioning, Kauai Sands Hotel does.
Transportation
  • Lihue Airport (5.9 mi/9.4 km)
  • Taxis and other transportation services available
Attractions
  • Kayak Kauai Wailua River Paddle (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Wailua Golf Course (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
  • Spouting Horn Beach Park (20.9 mi/33.6 km)
  • Haena Beach Park (30.8 mi/49.6 km)
  • Waimea Canyon (35.6 mi/57.3 km)
Policies and fees
  • Cribs are available for $5 per night.
  • This hotel is non-smoking property.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel Rooms

Standard
Room with one King or 2 Queen beds includes remote control color Televisions, refrigerator, air conditioning, ceiling fan and a private balcony.
Superior Garden
Room with one King or two Queen beds includes remote control color TV,refrigerator, air conditioning, ceiling fan and a private balcony.
Deluxe Pool
Room with one King or two Queen beds includes remote control color TV, refrigerator, air conditioning, ceiling fan and a private balcony.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Services
In-Room Safe
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

22.0528 -159.3308
Area served
A central east coast location makes Kauai Shores Hotel a fine base for easy exploring north to Hanalei Town, Princeville and the Na Pali Coast and south to Poipu Beach Resort.
Nearby airports
Lihue Airport - 6 miles.
Area description
Area Location - Wailua Boat Cruise -1 mile, Wilcox Museum - 5 miles, Waimea Canyon - 31 miles, Napali Coast - 45 miles, Kilauea Point - 15 miles, Russion Fort - 30 miles, Salt Pond Beach - 20 miles, Wailua Golf Course - 1 mile, Opaelaa Falls - 1 mile, Princeville - 25 miles, Lumahai Beach - 35 miles, Poipu - 19 miles, Lydgate State Park - 1 mile, Allerton Gardens - 15 miles, Kalalau Lookout - 40 miles.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 18
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.1
Value:
4.2

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Keith M.
Business
Hermosa Beach
Apr 27, 2015

Relaxing Couples Getaway

This place was recently remodeled and was the room we stayed in was quite nice with modern touches. The hotel has beach access and beach chairs. We did not try the free breakfast, but it looked decent for a continental breakfast. Overall, great location and good bang for the buck

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JS
Business
N/A
Apr 8, 2015

Great Location

I needed a last minute room and the price and location were great. Beautiful pool area and the room has everything you might need.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kelsey k.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Fun trip

There were no problems with the hotel. Stay was great...just very basic amenities, exactly what we needed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jonathan R.
Business
albion
Apr 1, 2015

Couple get away

The hotel was old but they remodeled the rooms and it was great. Hotel staff was helpful. If we needed anything the staff was fast at getting what we needed. I cant wait to see the rest of the hotel when they finish the remodel Best part, every morning we got coffee and a breakfast snack, and sat on the beach watching the sunrise. I will go back, this time with my 7 year old.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Cait
Business
N/A
Mar 24, 2015

Place to Sleep

The room and hotel itself was run down. It was in a decent location but for the money we could have stayed somewhere a little cleaner. Continental breakfast was pretty silly.. they ran out of most things and it was pretty sad. I would not stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
California travel
Business
N/A
Mar 16, 2015

Family Trip

We enjoyed staying at Kauai Shores very much. We enjoyed the comfortable atmosphere and the yoga classes. Beautiful location on the beach right next to a shopping center. My wife and I recommend staying here because it was clean, fun and economical.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
RC.675
Business
Lansing
Jan 15, 2015

Continental breakfast is disappointing

The "continental breakfast" was very disappointing - it consisted of a cinnamon roll and bananas. I liked the hotel overall - it was clean and comfortable and a good value for the price, but I was annoyed that they advertise a continental breakfast (which factored into my decision to stay here) which did not live up to expectations. I only needed a place to stay for the first night I arrived on Kauai, so for me this was just a place to sleep, and it was good for that.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sue Novi
Business
novi
Jan 5, 2015

awesome family trip

This hotel is in great location, beach is awesome. You can just stay in the beach all the time watching waves. Rooms are clean , garden is nice. Breakfast is not so nice. Banana and donuts but HI is so expensive so what can you expect. I would enjoyed our stay here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Carol S.
Business
Louisville
Dec 29, 2014

Nice stay

This hotel was very nice, especially for the price we paid. We stayed only one night before we moved on to a resort for a week, but we would have gladly stayed longer. It is close to the airport, which helped us settle in quickly after our flight. However, we did have trouble finding it in the dark because of the lack of clear street signs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kris W.
Business
N/A
Dec 20, 2014

Good deal for the price

Nice location along one of the beaches. A little tough to get onto the main street if you want to go south. The continental breakfast was disappointing, as it only consisted of donuts, croissants, bananas, juice, and coffee. Very small bathrooms, some floors were uneven, but the front desk associates were very nice. We called the week prior to make sure we received a King size bed, which they confirmed over the phone. When we got there, they had us reserved for two queens. They did fix the mistake but with no apologies. The hotel is located next to some great places to eat, and the city of Kapaa is centrally located on the island. This hotel was one of the cheaper hotels when we booked, so don't have high expectations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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