Extra Value: Daily breakfast buffet for two (restricted to specific categories).
Family: Kids 17 and under Stay Free.
Situated on Kauai's Kalapaki Bay, this resort is known for warm hospitality and an idyllic location. After a $50 million upgrade, this hotel features luxurious guest rooms and suites, as well as restaurants and a magnificent sparkling pool for families. Relax in the beauty of the Garden Isle, with breathtaking views in every direction. This resort is the perfect home base for exploring gorgeous Kauai, located close to Waimea Canyon State Park, Jack Harter Helicopter Tours, Koke'e State Park, Lydgate State Park Beach, Opaekaa Falls, Wailua Falls, and more.
345 spacious guest rooms offer well-appointed room amenities and luxurious linens. Upscale touches include bathrobes and slippers, in-room coffee service, and high-speed internet. Rooms offer exquisite views of the gardens, pool, and ocean. A centrally located swimming pool makes this one of Kauai's premier luxury resorts.
Experience fabulous dining at the resort's six restaurants. Kukui's Poolside Restaurant & Bar offers island-inspired cuisine and cocktails prepared in an oceanfront setting, with live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Enjoy American cuisine for lunch at Kalapaki Grill, or Japanese for dinner at Toro Tei. Aupaka Terrace features coffee drinks and breakfast to enjoy as you watch the sunrise. Duke's offers authentic Hawaiian seafood dishes, while al fresco Italian fine dining can be found at Cafe Portofino.
Activities abound at this magnificent resort, with kayaking and surfing available on Kalapaki Beach, and tennis and volleyball on land. Kids ages 5-12 will be entertained at the Kalapaki Kids' Club and the children's pool, while adults can relax in the sparkling pool, the Alexander Spa & Salon, or at the on-site Kauai Lagoons Golf Club. Surrounded by the brilliant vegetation of Kauai, guests of all ages will find something to enjoy at Kauai Marriott Resort.
General Policies & Fine Print
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Mandatory hotel-imposed fees are charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.
Hotel Mandatory hotel imposed resort fee inclusions:
•Local, Inter-island, Toll Free Connect and Long Distance Phone Calls to the United States and Canada 60 Minutes of International Calls
•Complimentary Daily Enhanced Internet Service (Higher Speed)
•Two (2) Mai Tai Drinks (per room per stay)
•Complimentary Cultural Classes
•Complimentary Fitness Classes
•Professional Photo Session with one complimentary Digital Photo with Bali Hai Photo (Appointments Required)
•10% off Professional Photo Session with Bali Hai Photo (Appointments Required)
•15% off specialty vehicles with Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Jeep, SUV, Convertible, Minivan)
•Press Reader-Unlimited digital newspapers and magazine download
The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 3174 reviews
Best location for all-island fun
First, I read the negative reviews to get an idea of what people did not like and didn’t have any negative experiences at all. In fact, from check-in to check-out, we were well cared for by the whole staff. Rooms: Our room had a partial ocean view, however, none of the rooms really have a bad view. Most overlook the pool and beach. Our too Was well appointed and kept very clean by our housekeeping staff. We went to the beach daily, kept our shoes on the tile entry area, and each day there was no sand to be found after housekeeping came around. This is also a Marriott so the towels and bedding were really nice! A large bottle of water was provided each day which was handy for beach going. The pool is the largest in the state and if you have children with you, choose this hotel just for the pool! Buy some float toys at Wal-Mart and have a balst. It is 4 feet deep all around and HUGE. There is a children’s pool area in the shade with a water slide. There is ample seating for sun or shade and you can rent the day beds of various sizes. I didn’t rent any because I always found shade when I needed it. You can pick up fresh towels from the pool but where you can also purchase water tubes, sunscreen, and various other water sundries. You shoo she’s a wristband each day which shows you are a guest of the hotel. The beach is on Kalapaki Bay. It is a long, crescent shaped beach with small to large waves (we saw it all). You can rent body boards, umbrellas, beach chairs, stand up paddle boards, snorkel gear etc from Beach Boys right on the beach near the pool (this was not well advertised). There are plenty of beach lounge chairs but they must stay on the grassy area where there is plenty of shade. If you want to sit on the beach, bring a towel, chair, mat (which you can buy at Wal-Mart for $3) or rent chairs. A note on gear - don’t overlook the Wal-Mart. We bought snorkel gear and a book for board for about $50 total and just gave it to another guest when we left. We saw several Honu (sea turtles) in the bay while we were there over 6 days...probably one a day, in the water. Lots of surfers, hydrofoil surfers, stand up paddle boarders, and outrigger canoe practice. This not not a good beach for shell hunting. The area at the far left side (as you face the bay) is calmer for smaller children to enjoy the water. Dining is limited to one restaurant and bar and a bit expensive on the resort. There is breakfast on the upper terrace which is a grab-and-go, or sit there on the terrace and enjoy. The food is good! Try the musubi wrap or fried rice and egg wrap for breakfast. The coffee is Kona and good! Lunch can be ordered from the pool waitstaff or by going to sit in the bar area. Swim suits are okay for sit-down lunch. Dinner options are delicious and varied and there are vegan options on the menu. Dress Can be casual or dressy. Dukes is nearby (next to or on the edge of the resort) as is an Italian restaurant, both with ocean view seating. These options are great if you don’t want to leave the resort though there are some great food options all over the island. If your departing flight is late, you can request and extended checkout until 6 PM for an additional $125 USD or extend to 2 PM form free if a available. You can use the hospitality room to freshen up. There are a lot of activities at the hotel and the location is convenient to the airport, Wal-Mart (for all the stuff you forgot at home and a great souvenir section) and is centrally located half-way between north shore and south shire activities (45 min each way to Waimea canyon and Hanalei). Parking: your daily $35 resort fee covers def parking. The parking lot near our room was frequently full with beach-goers ( public beach). However, the other lot was accessible through the resort. I would definitely book this resort again. There were only two in my group and I would bring a large group too. There were lots of places to gather with a larger group to chat and socialize around the terrace with games and seating spaces.
Beautiful hotel and lush grounds, perfectly located within walking distance to a world class beach, surfing, fishing and boating, shopping, restaurants, activity rentals, and outdoor activities. Rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated. Self parking is close to hotel but the lobby is a far trek from the portico. Use a porter to help with luggage or your arms may fall off after hauling your bags from the portico to your room. Check in desk is through a lobby, down an escalator, pass a koi pond, down some stairs...the receptionist graciously offered us free bottles of water at check in because we were drenched in sweat after dragging our own bags for such a long way. Hotel has several restaurants, movies and entertainment for kids, live music by the pool some evenings, and beach access. Gorgeous pools and jacuzzis are adjoined by bars and restaurants. Location can't be beat.
Great property and location
Great location on the island. Great for families, kids, and couples. Kauai can get isolated. This is the best location to go to both sides of the island and visit the towns. Interesting food options right next to the property. Nice restaurants, food trucks, Mexican food, ice cream, pizza, smoothies. Very calm waves on the beach. Get the big deluxe room with ocean view. It is worth the extra $$!
Paradise found! Magical
Spent a week at the Kaua'i Marriott on a girls' trip and it is no exaggeration to say that it was the best vacation of our entire lives and we are dying to go back to this resort as soon as possible. Is it pricey? Yes. Is it worth it? Absolutely. Pros: --Roomy, comfortable rooms with incredible views. Our "pool view" room had stunning views of yes, the pool, but also the entire beach, bay and mountains beyond. --Comfy beds, clean rooms, large and luxurious bathrooms. There's an in-room fridge, safe, ironing board, coffeemaker (see Cons) and anything else you need can be brought to you instantly. --A GORGEOUS property. The dramatic entrance through the old-growth trees to the beautiful, open-air entrance and lobby, past the koi pond and the lush vegetation until you get your first glimpse of the incredible pool area and the beach/bay/mountains beyond. It is all BREATHTAKING. --The pool! There is no other like it on the island (or very many places in the world, really. Maybe Vegas?) The five hot tubs ringing the pool (and the pool as well) are open until 10pm and a great place to unwind after dinner. --Fantastic service from housekeeping and the front desk. Though it's a very large resort, the service was outstanding and personalized. All requests were filled immediately and with genuine friendliness. --Speaking of the size of the resort, though it's huge, it feels very welcoming and is laid out in a user-friendly way unlike other mega resorts on Kauai (looking at you, Grand Hyatt.) --The proximity to the airport and Lihue was GREAT. Because of the way the towns are situated on the island, the location ends up being perfectly centrally located to all sides of the island. The resort is walkable to several tourist shops and the fantastic Duke's Kauai, and when you're low on necessities, it's easily driveable to the drugstore and the Safeway. The Kauai airport is so small and easy that you can be at this resort less than 30 minutes after your plane hits the tarmac. --The resort invites several local artists and craftspeople to sell their wares on the property (I think every day we were there, but seemed to have bigger craft fairs on Fridays and Saturdays.) We loved meeting the artists and found lots of great things to buy. Cons: --The waves on the beach in front of the resort were formidable most of the days we were there. If you're not comfortable in the ocean, you may prefer other, more placid beaches on the island. (Thought the pool is four feet deep all around, so even non-swimmers will enjoy it.) --The in-room coffemaker was the SLOWEST thing I have ever used, the coffee was terrible, and the whole setup seemed designed to force you to spend $3.50 for coffee at the coffee counter instead. --The bathroom door is a HEAVY sliding barn-style door with absolutely NO sound separation. Get ready to know your companions VERY well. --There were very few waitresses serving the pool area. You could easily wait an hour to see one. If you have dreams of having drinks brought to you as you lounge without moving all day, this will not come true. (That said, you can easily walk yourself to the bars and get whatever your heart desires.) --The resort spa is subpar. Don't bother with it. (If you're a spa person, buy a day pass for the Grand Hyatt spa instead.) --The beach towel system is a little complicated and the people manning the beach towel shack were not the friendliest. (Pro tip: You should always have EITHER your pool towel card OR two towels on you at all times. If you return your towels after the shack closes, you have to keep them until the next day, when you can get your pool towel card back.)
Be Aware Of Housekeeping Theft & Hiding Spot Behind Mini Fridge
My husband and I stayed here for the second half of our Hawaii honeymoon and we were not pleased with our stay at this Marriott resort (we are Marriott Bonvoy members). First off, I would not recommend this resort for honeymooners. There are a ton of families with kids, and majority of the resort activities are catered towards children. We heard great things about the Hyatt resort in Kauai from fellow honeymooners during our time in Hawaii, and I wish we stayed there instead. Much like other reviews, this resort has the time-share vibes instead of the resort feel. The beach chairs are outdated, uncomfortable and tacky, the bathrooms need to be updated and not all of the rooms have been updated (we got to stay in two different rooms due to a very unfortunate circumstance which I’ll cover next). The reason for this one-star review: PLEASE DO NOT STAY IN A ROOM IF THE SAFE IS BROKEN...we learned this the hard way. When we arrived our safe lock was broken but we didn’t report it to the front desk (I never use the safe and my husband hid all of our cash). Well, after our first full day/excursion, we got back to our room around 4pm to get ready for the pool, noticed our room had been cleaned, and the first thing I noticed was my Ray-Ban sunglasses (in the case) are missing or stolen from my very cluttered desk. After searching the entire room, we got the hotel staff involved and started an investigation with Mr. Ed (the hotel security/detective). The entire staff’s first reaction was defense-mode (very unprofessional) and even said it rarely happens. We sat in our room while Mr. Ed searched our entire room, went through every inch of our luggage and rental car, and he too, couldn’t find my sunglasses. After our part of the investigation was over, we were told to hang tight while they continue their investigation and that’s when we decided it wasn’t worth it to file a police report and let the resort handle it internally. After all, it’s just sunglasses. Well, after hanging by the pool and reading other reviews on TripAdvisor that things have been stolen in the past at this resort, we called Mr. Ed and told him we changed our mind and wanted to file a police report, and he said Ok but it will take awhile for the police to arrive. That’s when my husband and I went back to our room and we continued to search every inch of the room (not our luggage), and guess what. MY HUSBAND (WITH HIS LONG ARMS) DIGGED AROUND THE BACK OF THE DEEP, 2-INCH GAP BETWEEN THE MINI FRIDGE AND TV CONSOLE CABINET AND FOUND MY RAY BAN CASE HIDDEN, SITTING VERTICALLY UP AGAINST THE WALL!!!!! We strongly believe Mr. Ed found my ray bans in the housekeeper’s belongings and went back to our room to hide it and then probably would later tell us nothing was found on their end (what an easy cover-up for them?) OR the housekeeper hid it from the beginning and would keep it there until we left. The thing is, you always read reviews where personal belongings go missing or stolen... but you never see reviews where the hotel finds a stolen belonging and the item is returned back to you. Because then, people leave reviews like mine, other people get scared and the hotel has a bad reputation of housekeeping theft. That day, my husband and I felt so empowered because we knew SOMEONE just got proved so wrong and it doesn’t matter what actually happened internally for all we care. After reporting to Mr. Ed that we found the sunglasses (he sounded shocked), he had someone come up to fix the safe. After spending around 20 minutes, he couldn’t fix it and that’s when my husband and I packed up our belongings, went down to the front desk and demanded a new room with a working safe. We’ve never seen a concierge type as fast as she did but we told her we are not staying in a room with a broken safe. Always use the safe and if you stay at this resort, check every inch of the back of the mini fridge before you leave.