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"Parking sucked at night. It's mostly because other people can't park straight, but there is valet to accommodate guests until 1130 PM. The guys were v ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 30 May 2018

Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront hotel near Lydgate Beach Park

On the beach

Within a 10-minute walk of the hotel, you'll find Lae Nani Beach and Wailua Beach Park. Lydgate Beach Park and Smith's Tropical Paradise are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Fun at the beach

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Dine at the beachfront restaurant and relax with beach umbrellas. Enjoy the spa tub and perks like free valet parking and free WiFi.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 200 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include balconies or patios, room service, and free newspapers.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$129* Per night/room Dec 17 - Dec 18

Room, Pool View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Garden View with Kitchenette

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Kauai Shores Hotel ratings based on 152 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

Guest reviews for Kauai Shores Hotel

Everyone (18) Couples (5) Family (1)
4 out of 5
on the beach with restaurant on the beach. open air setting

Posted by on Nov 5, 2019

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Nov 5, 2019 by CRES

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4 out of 5
I was drawn to this hotel because it has a restaurant right on the sand of the beach. The food was really good, and it was so nice to eat in such a nice location right at our hotel. Everything was clean. We had a great time taking the free bikes on a ride along the coast. We also did free yoga next to the beach one morning! It was nice to have the pool to swim in because you aren't supposed to swim in the ocean. They did have chairs available to sit above the sand, which I appreciated! The sand at this beach is more coarse, which I personally was fine with because it made it easy to rinse off at the wash stations near the pool. There is also a marketplace with restaurants, shops, and a grocery store that is a 1 minute walk away. We grabbed several of our meals from the grocery store to save on money, and it was nice because they had a lot of to-go options. The only drawback about this hotel would be that the rooms could use some updating. Overall, everything was clean and we had a great time.

Posted by , from Milwaukee on Oct 19, 2019

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Oct 21, 2019 by Customer Satisfaction Team

Aloha Ellie and Thank you for taking your time to review our hotel. We are glad you enjoyed our hotel and location. We hope to welcome you soon!

3 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 13, 2019

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Oct 14, 2019 by Zareena - Customer Satisfaction Team

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4 out of 5
Staff was great, We had a good time at Kauai Shores. Breakfast on the beach every morning with some Mimosa's was fantastic. Parking wasn't as bad as people made it out to be. Nice stay overall.

Posted by , from LA on Jul 21, 2019

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Jul 22, 2019 by Zareena - Customer Satisfaction Team

Mahalo Johnny for your feedback! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and loved breakfast at Lava Lava each morning! We hope to welcome you back in the future!

4 out of 5
Nice, clean, close to the beach... breakfast on the beach was great!!!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2019

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Jun 24, 2019 by Zareena - Customer Satisfaction Team

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3 out of 5
The location is excellent, the grounds are beautiful, but the rooms need to be updated! I really like the mid-century/modern vibe going on at the hotel and in the rooms, but overall the rooms need some TLC. I noticed some sliding glass doors being replaced in a section of rooms, but ours was old and didn't work/lock well. The carpets felt old and dirty under my bare feet and I tried to always wear shoes to counter that feeling. The worst part was the bathroom. It left little in the way of a retreat. The bathroom tub handles did not work properly and the water temp. never stayed warm, it either got VERY hot or cold. Every room also desperately needs a microwave. I would give the hotel an A+ on the outside and location, but a C for the room.

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019

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Jun 18, 2019 by Zareena - Customer Satisfaction Team

Mahalo for your feedback! We are very sorry to read that our rooms were not to your taste and satisfaction. We are in the process of improving the rooms and are always available to assist. We would have been happy to send maintenance to fix the bathroom had we known. We do hope that despite the above you enjoyed your time with us and took advantage of all the hotel has to offer! We would love to welcome you back to the hotel in the future.

5 out of 5
We loved the fact that we didn't have to walk more than 150 feet and the ocean was right there. Lounge chairs already on the sand, multiple swim pools that were not crowded, the wonderful outside restaurant with the live Hawaiian music and hula girl, the fire pits at night and tikki torches,loved the lawn games set up for use, loved the quiet little sitting area outside our room, loved being able to walk to the little shopping center that had a farmer's market twice a week. We were impressed on what a good buy the hotel is. We expected much much less for our money and were so delighted. The facilities are well kept and very clean. Loved the check in with the swim towels and the shell leis. The flowers everywhere were beautiful. We would come back here in a heartbeat!

Posted by on May 24, 2019

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May 24, 2019 by Zareena - Customer Satisfaction Team

Thank you for sharing your review! We are delighted that you took advantage of our all the hotel has to offer, from beautiful views at the beach to exploring the local farmer's market. We would love to welcome you back, and hope you can return real soon!

4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 30, 2019

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Mar 31, 2019 by Zareena - Customer Satisfaction Team

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5 out of 5
This was the perfect location!! This is considered the east side of the island we were literally 10-15 min away from everything including smiths lua, Wailua falls, backcountry adventures. Not to mention several food places and coconut marketplace. The room was as expected, looked just like the pictures. We had a king bed with lots of pillows. Made for a great sleep after 10hr flight. Staff was friendly and helpful. They offer waterproof bracelets instead of room keys which was awesome one less thing you have to worry about. Room service was on it, by 10am they start cleaning. Lava Lava beach club was cool but a little pricey (but then again you are on vacay) I do recommend the pineapple ciders so refreshing!! There are two pools on site and a jacuzzi but don’t forget you have access to the beach right from your hotel. We actually rented snorkel gear from snorkel bobs and snorkeled right in front of our hotel. Water conditions were great at the time. Wouldn’t recommend it to anyone during heavy wave conditions or are not great swimmers only because there is no lifeguard on duty. Which the hotel provided warning signs! Parking is not as bad as everyone makes it seem. The slots are small but we had no problems finding parking. Thanks for an amazing stay Kauai Shores we would definitely stay at this hotel again :)

Posted by on Mar 16, 2019

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Mar 18, 2019 by Zareena - Customer Satisfaction Team

Mahalo for your feedback! We appreciate your detailed review and response. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and took advantage of the location! We hope to see you again soon, we'd be happy to welcome you back to the resort for another stay in the future.

5 out of 5
This was my first time to Kauai and after staying at this hotel it certainly won’t be my last! The rooms are far from fancy, but they are clean and roomy. The grounds are the true selling point! You have two heated pools a hot tub and of course the beach with it’s magnificent ocean is just steps from your room! This is now my mainstay for any and all future visits the the island.

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019

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Mar 15, 2019 by Imelda

Mahalo! We hope to welcome you back soon.

About the Kauai Shores Hotel

Location 420 Papaloa Rd, Kapaa, HI 96746

Property Features

Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like umbrellas and sun loungers. After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at Kauai Shores Hotel like an outdoor pool, complimentary bicycles, 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. This beach hotel also offers a garden and a terrace. Free self parking and valet parking are available. This 3.5-star Kapaa hotel is smoke free.

  • 200 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free valet parking


  • Airport: Lihue, HI (LIH) (10.2 km / 6.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Kauai Shores Hotel offers 200 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. 42-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This Kapaa hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Onsite venue - This beachfront restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

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

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Ziplining nearby


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

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.00 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 5.0 per day.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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. 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 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.

  • One child stays free
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No elevators
  • Tax ID - TA-187-270-1440-01


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

  • Resort fee: USD 22.99 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Self parking
  • Valet parking
  • Parking
  • 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 and USD 20 for adults, USD 10 and USD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 5.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.00 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 Hotel
  • Kauai Shores Hotel Kapaa
  • Kauai Shores Hotel Hotel Kapaa
  • Kauai Shores Hotel Kapaa
  • Kauai Shores Kapaa

You should know

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
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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.