4.4 out of 5

"Friendly staff, beautiful and perfect location, crappy parking lot. " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 08 Nov 2017

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in Lihue awaits you at Kauai Beach Resort. You'll be within a 15-minute walk of Nukolii Beach Park and 4.6 km (2.9 mi) from Lydgate Beach Park. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 3 restaurants, 4 outdoor swimming pools, and 2 bars/lounges.

TVs with cable channels are featured in all 350 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, lanais, and iPod docks. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining convenient. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and down comforters. Additionally, coffee/tea makers, safes, and hair dryers are available.

A day of pampering can include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and body wraps along with aromatherapy and reflexology. The restaurant, Naupaka Terrace, is open for breakfast and dinner. Shutters Lounge is the resort's own lobby lounge, serving drinks along with light fare. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the onsite fitness center, spa tub, and sauna. A conference center, meeting rooms, and a business center are among the business amenities offered. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a free manager's reception, and a kids' swimming pool. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also free valet parking, along with the convenience of a free airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 4-star Hanamaulu resort, you'll be 27.1 km (16.8 mi) from Poipu Beach.

King, Mountain/Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$135 per night

King, Pool/Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

King, Lanai Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe King, Mountain/Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe King, Pool/Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe King, Lanai Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Kauai Beach Resort ratings based on 174 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Beautiful location

Friendly staff, beautiful and perfect location, crappy parking lot.

Posted by , from Prospect, TN on Nov 8, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 10, 2017 by Grant

Aloha Cathy, Sincere mahalo for the comments about the staff and property. We are working with the board on the parking lot upgrade, and also trying to get a formal lease for the land next door so we can also put some crushed rock on this areas as well. We look forward to your future stays with us. Kind regards and mahalo for the comments and rating. Grant Grant S James General Manager

3 out of 5

Hotel is within beach front.

Easy access to both directions going to visit other places. Hotel provided good service.

Posted by , from washington on Aug 30, 2017

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4 out of 5

Room experience

When we arrived in our room there were obvious issues that the room had not been cleaned well. We brought this up with our housekeeper and she took care of the problems. The wallpaper was coming apart at the seems and coming off in many areas. It looked quite old. I know we got a good deal on the room but wasn't expecting this. The bed was awesome!!!! We loved the pools and the dining was great. We would come again!

Posted by , from Seattle, WA on Jul 2, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great location

Great location, clean facilities, friendly staff, excellent everything! I would return in a heartbeat!

Posted by , from Sacramento, Calif. on May 13, 2017

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May 16, 2017 by Kenny

Aloha and Mahalo for spending your vacation at Kaua'i Beach Resort!

4 out of 5

Pleasant stay for a good price

Pros: The pools, shave ice bar, location, complementary DVD rental and very friendly and helpful staff.
Cons: Lower daily parking fees, since guests have no other option. Include more complimentary hula shows, once daily maybe for incoming guest arrivals.
Location: Centrally located between everything, but you will need your own transportation to leave the grounds of the resort.
We went with this hotel because it was reasonable and had good reviews. The facilities were good and all encompassing. It is older and could use some updating, but very clean and very friendly staff, especially all the front desk staff. Pool area was huge with a variety of options (Including a sand bottom and salt water version). We will return.

Posted by , from Seattle, WA on Apr 21, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 16, 2017 by Kenny

Aloha and Mahalo for spending your vacation at Kaua'i Beach Resort!

3 out of 5


Pros: Soft pillows
Cons: Spray for roaches. If a guest's plane is later in day, allow accomadation for a late check-in.
Room was small for the price. Was supposed to have a King bed, plus a pullout for 3rd guest, (which we paid extra). Instead, got 2 doubles. Roaches in the room. Wouldn't allow us to check in until after 3:30 P.M. Refused to let us have late check-out by 1 hour. When told of roaches, reply: "Do you want us to spray the room now?" ( At this point, we had 3 hours left!) Charges Extra money for parking that's 1/4 mile away. Charged full rate for 20 hrs. We feel like we were "nickeled & dimed" to death over taxes, etc. This is the first hotel in 35 years of staying in Hawaii that I have not felt the ALOHA FEELING. Overall, disappointed.

Posted by , from San Diego, Ca on Apr 8, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 10, 2017 by Jodi

Aloha Vicki, Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconveniences you experienced during your recent stay. All of our guest rooms are the standard size which would not allow for a pullout sleeper sofa that is only located in our pool or ocean suites. As for any late check-outs, unfortunately with the high occupancy levels we were not able to extend for an additional hour. The state and transient taxes are unavoidable - I'm sorry that you felt you were nickel and dimed. Again we mahalo you for sharing your mana'o. Me ke Aloha Pumehana, jodi

5 out of 5

Kauai Beach resort

Fantastic hotel centrally located on the island. Great for families. Many of the island locals stay here. They say it has the best pool of all the resorts. The room was newly renovated and beautiful. Highly recommend

Posted by , from G on Mar 28, 2017

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May 16, 2017 by Kenny

Aloha and Mahalo for spending your vacation at Kaua'i Beach Resort!

3 out of 5

Nice, clean hotel, BEWARE of daily hidden charges.

Pros: Clean, comfortable rooms.
Cons: Don't charge the "amenity fee" when the power is out to the entire resort and therefore the electricity can't be used.
Location: Lihue, Kauai. So much to do nearby, but I'd recommend staying somewhere else, unless you don't mind getting charged for things that you can't use.
My husband and I stayed one night in this hotel. When we arrived to check in, unfortunately all the electricity to the hotel was OUT. Someone had driven their car right into a power pole down the street, so it knocked out the power to the entire resort. We were led to our room with lanterns (after climbing several flights of stairs with our luggage--elevators were out). The electricity stayed off most the night. We got up early the next morning and promptly checked out, as originally planned. As I checked out, I was handed my receipt--which had a $12 "Amenity Fee" on it. I questioned it, and the receptionist told me that was the charge for X-Box and internet, and that everyone gets charged that. I reminded her that we didn't use either of those as the electricity was off. We honestly didn't even know that there was an X-Box (we wouldn't have used it anyway...we're too old for that!), and for the internet, I had used the data on my phone. She didn't seem to care that those amenities weren't available to us because of the power outage, and she charged us anyway. After returning from our vacation, I called the resort to give them a chance to rectify before I left this review. The woman then told me the charge was for parking...which makes no sense because the parking fee is $18, not $12. The "electrical use" is $12. Regardless, she was unwilling to refund me. So thus my review. I wouldn't stay there again, as I feel this was unfair. It's not about the $12, it's the principle.

Posted by , from Utah on Mar 20, 2017

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5 out of 5
People were pleasant to be around. The staff were great!

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel on beach

Very comfortable beds and fabulous pool! Great food and room service. Nice and friendly staff:). Only complaint is you can't take pool chairs to beach and there are no chairs on the beach. I really enjoy relaxing on the beach and listening to the ocean but had to settle for the pool. Still a very nice place to stay!

Posted by , from colorado on Mar 1, 2017

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Property Features

Kauai Beach Resort offers its guests 4 outdoor swimming pools, a waterslide, a spa tub, and a sauna. There are 3 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. A free manager's reception is offered on select days. WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and meeting rooms. A children's pool, a fitness center, and spa services are also featured at the business-friendly Kauai Beach Resort. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available 24 hours). Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4-star Lihue resort is smoke free.

  • 350 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 6 conference rooms
  • Bar by the pool
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 4
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free valet parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Lihue, HI (LIH) (5.2 km / 3.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Kauai Beach Resort offers 350 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Rooms open to lanais. Beds feature down comforters. Cable television is provided. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private lanai
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

The resort hosts a free manager's reception on select days.

Naupaka Terrace - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Driftwood bar and Grill - This poolside restaurant serves lunch only. Happy hour is offered.

Shutters Lounge - This lobby lounge serves light fare only.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The Kauai Beach Resort- an Aqua Boutique is set on an isolated stretch of beach with an adjacent sunning lawn. Due to strong undertows, ocean swimming is not recommended. The resort's pool complex includes a sandy-beach lagoon pool, three freeform pools, a waterslide, and two large spa tubs in a secluded grotto. A fitness center provides free weights, cardio machines, and a sauna.

Wailua Golf Course is a five-minute drive north. The Wailua River, about two miles north, is the longest navigable river in Hawaii and is popular for boating and kayaking trips.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Reflexology
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • Self parking
  • Lending library access
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 24 for adults and USD 12 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Beach Resort Kauai
  • Kauai Beach Lihue
  • Kauai Beach Resort
  • Kauai Beach Resort Lihue
  • Kauai Resort
  • Resort Kauai
  • Hilton Kauai Beach Hotel
  • Hilton Kauai Beach Resort
  • Hilton Lihue
  • Kauai Beach Resort - An Aqua Boutique Hotel Lihue
  • Kauai Beach Resort HI
  • Lihue Hilton

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.