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4.4 out of 5

"That was a great hotel with very good swimming pools and a nice beach. Very friendly staff. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 18 Jul 2021

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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront resort near Nawiliwili Harbor

On the beach

Within a 5-minute walk of the resort, you'll find Kauai Lagoons Golf Club and Kalapaki Beach. Also, Nawiliwili Bay is within half a mile (1 km) and The Ocean Course at Hokuala is within 2 miles (3 km).

18-hole golf course

This romantic resort features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 6 restaurants. Dine at the beachfront restaurant and relax with free beach cabanas. There's fun for all ages with a children's pool and a waterslide, and barbecue grills are available on site.

Soaking tubs, comfy beds

Boasting deep soaking bathtubs, the 356 guestrooms also offer WiFi and pillowtop beds. Other amenities include sitting areas, refrigerators, and Smart TVs with cable channels. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Room, 2 Double Beds (No View)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$339* Per night/room Dec 6 - Dec 7

Room, 1 King Bed, Partial Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds (Preferred Ocean View)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed (Preferred Ocean View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Pool View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed (No View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue ratings based on 28 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

Guest reviews for Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue

Everyone (15) Couples (5) Family (6)
2 out of 5
The property itself was amazing. My warning to all who consider going is the hotel is having "renovations" which unfortunately meant that during the daytime hours there was a "jack hammering sound" that was VERY unpleasant. I can't believe that the Royal Sonesta charges $300 and don't warn you. "Renovations"in my mind does not mean construction!!!!!! very unethical.

Posted by on Aug 22, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 2, 2021 by JP

We apologize for the disruption caused by the renovation. We will share your comments with the team. Mahalo

5 out of 5
That was a great hotel with very good swimming pools and a nice beach. Very friendly staff.

Posted by on Jul 18, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 7, 2021 by JP

Thank you for your very kind response.

5 out of 5
Beautiful grounds, spent a lot of time just walking around. This hotel has a beautiful view of the ocean. I recommend an Ocean View room! Good restaurants nearby. Beds are comfy. The whole place was great, highly recommend it!

Posted by on Jul 5, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 15, 2021 by JP

Thank you for you kind feedback, we will share it with the team.

5 out of 5
I liked everything the resort was beautiful and the staff very accommodating

Posted by on Dec 18, 2019

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2 out of 5
The property was beautiful, the customer service was terrible

Posted by on Nov 19, 2019

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5 out of 5
The staff was great! The location is FANTASTIC! Even though it is close to the airport we didn't see or hear a plane the entire stay!

Posted by , from Cleveland on Oct 7, 2019

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3 out of 5
I booked for a partial ocean view room, but I got mostly pool view room and a slice of the lagoon's end view, and no ocean! I am really disappointed with this when I spend so much money for the room. I really want my money back seriously. Please respond to my view on this.

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 28, 2019

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4 out of 5
We really liked everything about the property but the room we stayed in had a few problems such as ants everywhere, the walls sweating from the air conditioner, and the bottom track for the sliding door leading to the balcony was defective causing pain and difficulty to open. The cleaning lady said she reported that a long time ago and still not fixed.

Posted by on Aug 9, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019

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About the Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue

Location 3610 Rice Street, Lihue, HI 96766

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from August 15 2021 to February 28 2022 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Hallway
  • Select guestrooms

Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

All-inclusive Details

  • Gratuities not included
  • Taxes not included

Property Features

Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue offers its guests a full-service spa, a golf course, and 5 spa tubs. There are 6 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. Event space at this resort measures 1350 square feet (125 square meters) and includes conference space. A children's pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and spa services are also featured at the family-friendly Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available 24 hours). For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Lihue resort is smoke free.

  • 356 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 6 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 1350 sq ft of conference space
  • 125 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1986
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Cabanas on the beach (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Coffee shop
  • Bar by the pool

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue offers 356 accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Smart televisions come with premium cable channels, pay movies, and Netflix. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Lihue resort provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, desk chairs, and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested. Housekeeping is provided weekly.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Sitting area
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Deep soaking tub
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Smart television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Netflix
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Desk chair

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Kukui’s On Kalapaki Beach - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Toro-Tei Sushi Bar - This beachfront seafood restaurant specializes in sushi and serves dinner only. Open select days.

Aupaka Terrace - This coffee shop specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast only. Open daily.

Duke's Kauai - This beachfront restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Cafe Portofino - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course. 5 spa tubs are on site. In addition to a children's pool, other recreational amenities include a waterslide and a 24-hour fitness center.

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

  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

Alexander Day Spa has 5 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

The spa is open daily.

  • Number of treatment rooms 5
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Sign language-capable staff
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 35.00 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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 - W89793163-01

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code. The tax ID number is W89793163-01. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Union Pay. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA) and Commitment to Clean (Marriott). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • UnionPay
  • Property does not offer onsite COVID-19 testing
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property follows regional sanitization guidelines COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA)
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Marriott)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • State tax ID - W89793163-01
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2

Fees

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

  • Resort fee: USD 28.74 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

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 31.95 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 25.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 30.00 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 35.00 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Lihue
  • Royal Sonesta Kaua`i Resort
  • Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue Lihue
  • Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue Resort
  • Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue Resort Lihue

You should know

  • Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.