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4.8 out of 5

"Requested wake up call for 5:15 am and DID NOT GET CALL! Late to our scheduled tour. Staff almost overcharged me $100 until I noticed it and had to ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 11 Mar 2019

Hotel Description

4.5-star beachfront resort near Poipu Beach

Beachside getaway

Within a 10-minute walk of this Poipu resort, you'll find Moir Gardens and Poipu Shopping Village. Poipu Beach and Poipu Kai Tennis Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Poolside dining

A full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant are all featured at this smoke-free resort. Enjoy a day at the beach surfing, or relax with sun loungers. Enjoy the fitness center and perks like free WiFi.

Free WiFi, iPod docks

The 121 guestrooms feature thoughtful touches like espresso makers and bathrobes, while sitting areas and refrigerators offer the conveniences of home. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include free WiFi and balconies or patios.

Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$389* Per night/room Feb 28 - Feb 29

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Partial Ocean View (Mobility)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, Partial Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Oceanfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Koa Kea Hotel & Resort ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

Everyone (4) Couples (1)
3 out of 5
Requested wake up call for 5:15 am and DID NOT GET CALL! Late to our scheduled tour. Staff almost overcharged me $100 until I noticed it and had to correct her. Housekeeping stopped supplying us water complementary water, shampoo and conditioner bottles once we stopped putting out a morning tip ( we forgot the morning hotel staff forgot our wake up call and we ran out of room once we realized the time) and had to ask for our water etc. Bad experiences -will not return

Posted by on Mar 11, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 9, 2019

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5 out of 5

Great honeymoon spot

Went there for our honeymoon. Everything about it was great: the staff, the location, was the rooms. It seemed to cater to couples, as there were few families.

Posted by , from Seattle on Jun 21, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great Location and hotel

You'll be right near several great beaches with incredible snorkeling. I swam with a turtle and a seal. The southside is considered the sunny side so we often had great weather while other areas were raining. Most excursions are about 30 minutes away but it still worth it. Nice staff, clean rooms.

Posted by on May 1, 2017

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5 out of 5

Smaller hotel very relaxed

Service food beverage very good fair price nice staff

Posted by , from California on Mar 25, 2017

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5 out of 5

Paradise Found!

Pros: The hotel was perfect for us--the right size and scale. It's not a mega resort with lots of noise and hubbub. It's relaxing and tranquil.
Cons: Can't think of a thing to improve.
Location: Location was ideal. A walk to shops and for exercise long the beach trail.
We booked the Koa Kea based upon several reviews and were not disappointed. We upgraded to a deluxe oceanfront room and were extremely pleased with size, bedding, and amenities. This is really a wonderful hotel, with the perfect location, small size, and outstanding service one expects in a five star hotel. We ate in the hotel restaurant Red Salt and the food was well-prepared and creative. Drinks by the pool were all top shelf brands and generously poured. The staff is friendly and helpful--eager to please, but not hovering or fawning. The room was serviced twice per day and was immaculate. The location of the hotel was perfect--right on the beach and enjoying a perfect view of the Pacific. There was a lovely beach steps from our room and the surf shack provides everything one needs for sunning, surfing, and snorkeling. We could not have been more pleased with our stay and are planning to return next year.

Posted by , from SF Bay Area on Feb 21, 2016

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5 out of 5


My husband and I just came back from staying a week here. The time flew by. We weren't ready to leave this place. Amazing hotel and staff. Everyone was courteous, went out of their way to help us, the valet guys knew us by name. It was one of the nicest we've stayed at. One of the reasons we booked it was the smaller size. However, if you want huge, more pools (there was one nice one) and more options this is not this place. The views were nice and access to the beach. It is very a quick walk to Poipu beach also. Red Salt was very delicious and other restaurants across the road and nearby. We would definitely stay again if we return.

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013

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5 out of 5

Treated like Queens!

This resort doesn't photograph well..It is so so pretty and so zen.  The staff knows you from the first moment you arrive. They take care of every need and are so helpful about local suggestions and cool out of the way spots.

Posted by , from NY on Jul 10, 2013

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5 out of 5

Fantastic Hotel!

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Much better than the "mega hotels" Wonderful staff in all departments including the restaurant. The restaurant Red Salt has very good food. Best place to stay on Kauai!

Posted by , from Barrington IL on Dec 3, 2012

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4 out of 5

Quality Hotel

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet, good location for wathching the sunset
Cons: expensive bar drinks, inflexible front desk
We ended up here after leaving the Northern cottage we booked thru vrbo. Mosquitoes, muggy air, chickens squawking & dogs barking our wake up isn't my idea of a satisfying, relaxing vacation. We went on a hotel search and decided on Koa Kea. It's intimate. Mostly youngish couples. We visited many beaches on Kauai and the beaches to left of the hotel were probably my favorite. That being said, imo Kauai beaches rate far below those of Bermuda, Carrib., Mex, Turks & C's, bahamas. No white sand and no clear blue water. The rooms are dimly lit (I like light) but nicely furnished. The bathroom is pretty outstanding with a large marble shower. It has a rain shower spray; however, the water pressure is so low, I didn't bother to use it. There is no flat sheet? The duvet is light but it keeps you so warm we had to turn the room temp down to 65 degrees at night. The outdoor bar drinks are on avg. $14. Wish they would offer a sunset special or have a happy hour. (My husband bought his favorite beer in the local grocery store and put it in our ice bucket and took it out to our chaises.) We had breakfast at the hotel's restaurant, Red Salt, which wasn't too outrageously priced, food good. Loved the tiny corn muffins that melted in your mouth. Wish it were open air, though. Like that they offer a $100 6p.m. late check out fee for those with late flights. We took advantage of this. If we had a do-over, would stay just a couple of nights on Kauai & the majority on Mauai. But I'm sure hikers love Kauai. We are cruisers, and can't wait to get back to that--very little boredom with all the diversions offered.

Posted by , from Pittsburgh, PA, USA on Oct 13, 2012

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About the Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

Location 2251 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI 96756

Property Features

Koa Kea Hotel & Resort offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A business center and a meeting room are available. Event space at this resort measures 675 square feet (63 square meters). A fitness center, spa services, and a terrace are also featured at the luxury Koa Kea Hotel & Resort. For a fee, parking is available. This 4.5-star Koloa resort is smoke free.

  • 121 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 5 buildings
  • 675 sq ft of conference space
  • 63 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Lihue, HI (LIH) (23.8 km / 14.8 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Koa Kea Hotel & Resort offers 121 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas and include desks. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and espresso makers. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Microwaves and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Sitting area
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave available
  • Espresso maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.

Red Salt - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Pool Bar - This poolside bar serves lunch and light fare. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

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

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby
  • Kayaking on site
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

The Spa at Ko'a Kea has 5 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

The spa is open daily.

  • Number of treatment rooms 5
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 300 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmationService animals are exempt from fees.


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. Tax ID - GE-098-104-1152-01.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The tax ID number is GE-098-104-1152-01.

  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Tax ID - GE-098-104-1152-01
  • Debit cards


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

  • Resort fee: USD 45.98 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach towels
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • 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.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10.00 and USD 40 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 26.18 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 300 per pet, per stay
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 200 (subject to availability)

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

Hotel Names

  • Kea Koa
  • Koa Kea
  • Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
  • Koa Kea Hotel & Resort Koloa
  • Koa Kea Koloa
  • Koa Kea Resort Hotel
  • Koa Kea Hotel Resort Koloa
  • Koa Kea Hotel & Resort Koloa
  • Koa Kea Hotel & Resort Resort
  • Koa Kea Hotel & Resort Resort Koloa

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Koa Kea Hotel & Resort is listed in the 2017 Condé Nast Traveler Top 100 List.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.