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Hotel Description

At Kauai Shores Hotel you'll be 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from Lydgate Beach Park and 1.8 km (1.1 mi) from Smith Family Garden Luau. Highlights at this beachfront hotel include in-room free WiFi, lanais, and LCD TVs.

Coffee/tea makers, ceiling fans, and phones are featured in all 200 rooms.

The restaurant, Lava Lava Beach Club, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the 2 outdoor swimming pools, spa tub, and pool loungers. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and laundry facilities. Breakfast is available daily. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 3-star Wailua hotel, you'll be 2.3 km (1.5 mi) from Sleeping Giant Trailhead and 3.2 km (2 mi) from Ho'olalaea Waterfall.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$119 per night

Room, Pool View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Studio Suite, Kitchenette

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Kauai Shores Hotel ratings based on 137 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Right on the beach.

Pros: Proximity to everything we wanted to see and do.
Cons: Older hotel. Large bathroom but no vanity to store anything and only two drawers in dresser. Also no microwave.
Location: very close to everything. Location was perfect for us. Very close to Smith family Luau and river cruise. Also Kapaa was only 2 miles down the road and
Hotel was very clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Posted by , from Kentucky on Feb 19, 2017

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4 out of 5
Pros: Centrally located, good price, good value. Has a restaurant, Lava Lava, right ON the beach with live music
Cons: The parking, unloading situation is strange-only one lane for both going in and out, the parking spaces in most areas were too narrow for the Ford Explorer we had.

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016

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3 out of 5

It's definitely a budget hotel

Pros: The price, and location. The retro design was cute.
Cons: The beds and pillows where hard, and you could tell the rooms are getting a little bit run down.
Location: Perfect to explore the south side of Kauaii, or be near the airport.
It's cute and quant, but a no frills kind of place. There is a restaurant on the beach which is nice and tasty, but is a bit pricey. We referred to the hotel as the "motel 6 of Hawaii" If you want a bargin in Kauaii, this is your place. If you want luxury look to the Marriott.

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016

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5 out of 5


Great place and very friendly staff. Only wish bar was part of hotel so we could get drinks at pool.

Posted by on May 27, 2016

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3 out of 5

Good value hotel close to the beach

Pros: Price of hotel in relationship to other nearby lodging and it was right on the beach.
Cons: Clean or replace the vents and fix the patio door. Place microwaves in the room instead of 1 per floor.
Location: Close to Lihue and right in the hub of activity of Kapa'a. Easy drive to the north and south end's of the island from the hotel.
Hotel was hard to find; no main street hotel signs and no road signs. Made a few comments and questions to staff at check-in; they didn't seem to care. Hotel has been recently renovated but they forgot to clean and/or replace the air vents. Also did not ensure the sliding patio door was operating correctly. We had to grab with both hands to close. The claim of ocean view for our room was a stretch. On the plus side, the beds were comfortable, the beach was close, and the onsite restaurant was good with a great atmosphere.

Posted by on May 5, 2016

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3 out of 5

Small rooms but updated and clean

Pros: On the beach! Newly opened Lava Lava Beach Club is nice and has good food including a good happy hour. Central location close to everything in Kapa'a
Cons: Bathrooms are TINY. Bed is uncomfortable. Air conditioner is a wall unit that was loud and we only turned it on when we left the room.
Location: Many beaches and stores nearby.
Booked on short notice so there wasn't much available on the island. Hotel has recently been remodeled and is aesthetically pleasing. Pools are small but clean. Room was not impressive. Good location though, close to the airport, Kapa'a and centralized on the island for access to everything in an hour tops.

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel close 2 beach & near restraunts & Shops

Pros: Quite, clean, great staff.
Cons: Parking
Location: Location is near the beach, restraunts, shopping, surfing, snokeling, evening fire pit near the beach, safe for stolling day, noon and night. Loved it
Very nice hotel, rate reasonable, near shopping and restraunts, very quite, outside fire pit for those cool evenings near the beach continental breakfast. Would stay there again.

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015

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5 out of 5

Nice place, very nice staff.

Pros: Loved everything about our stay. Loved the fire pit. Close to Safeway, great prices on ready made food.
Location: Bike riding along the ocean right out the door, beach chairs to use right in front of the hotel at the ocean's edge. Walk to town, lots of shopping.
Updated but still has a Sinatra vibe! Clean, very comfortable, very nice staff. Loved the free yoga right there at the edge of the ocean.

Posted by , from Spokane, WA on Mar 25, 2015

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4 out of 5

Quick overnight

Friendly staff, easy check in and check out. Comfortable beds, clean room. Couldn't ask for anything more honestly.

Posted by , from Mayer, mn on Mar 24, 2015

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5 out of 5

Absolutely loved this hotel!

Pros: The look and feel of the hotel (outside old and rooms very modern)
Cons: Balconies should have a thicker wall in between them (for safety and privacy reasons). Please don't charge a resort fee but have everything included.
Location: Kapaa is a lovely beach town with lots of cute restaurants, shops and beaches.
Stayed there for two nights and if it weren't that expensive (staying for a week it would add it pretty quickly!) I would definitely stay again. It was hard to find (there should be signs on the highway) but loved the location. It was a retro 70s feel on the outside (which I loved) but the rooms were super modern and pretty! I wish the balconies had more privacy in between them (not just a sort of curtain) but other than that, not much else to complain about. They give you a dvd card so you can rent movies during your stay! The beach located in front of the hotel is not the best to swim in (strong current and waves) but it was still nice to dip in a bit. Breakfast is not the best but you can't expect too much out of a continental breakfast (the bananas were a healthy touch to the donuts). Wish that they would include everything (wifi, parking, beach towels etc) in the overall price and not charge you the extra $15/day resort fee (why do hotels do that??!). Kapaa is a fun beach town with lots to do, see and buy!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014

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About the Kauai Shores Hotel

Location 420 Papaloa Rd, Kapaa, HI 96746

Property Features

Kauai Shores Hotel offers its guests 2 outdoor swimming pools and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. The business-friendly Kauai Shores Hotel also features tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and a picnic area. Self parking is free.

  • 200 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Microwave in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Lihue, HI (LIH) (9.9 km / 6.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Kauai Shores Hotel offers 200 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to lanais. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This Kapaa hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Private lanai
  • LCD television
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy breakfast daily.

Lava Lava Beach Club - This beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a spa tub. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


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
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 5.0 per day.


  • 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


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

  • Resort fee: USD 20.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Self parking
  • 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.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 5.0 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Kauai Sands
  • Kauai Sands
  • Kauai Sands Hotel
  • Kauai Sands Hotel Kapaa
  • Kauai Sands Kapaa
  • Sands Hotel Kauai
  • Kauai Shores Hotel Kapaa
  • Kauai Shores Kapaa

You should know

  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.