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 3184 reviews
Booked this hotel for Christmas with our older children, 22, 21,18. Loved that Santa came overnight and left stocking for all the kids! The staff were great and we loved the beds, pillows and mattress as well. Thanks for a great time.
Vacationing in Paradise
This is our 7th trip to the Marriott Kauai. This is one of the original hotels on the island and has a wonderful pool and likely the best beach on the island. Every Thursday the cruise ship tugs into the port right next door. Good food and good service here. We come back by choice. There are over a dozen other hotels / resorts on the island.
A satisfactory stay that missed the mark in a few areas
We had a fun time in Kauai and mostly enjoyed our stay at the Kauai Marriott. Pros: - beautiful lobby and grounds, and some cool Hawaiian history artifacts displayed - fun beach with good sized waves - enormous pool with several hot tubs - comfortable beds Cons: - while the lobby is beautiful, it lacks breathtaking ocean views that you get at other resorts in Hawaii. The ocean view from this resort is basically the shipping dock. - the towel system is a pain. You get towel cards at checkin, and you have to use those throughout your stay. You get 2 towels per card and should get a card back when you turn those towels in. The problem is that the shack by the pool closes at 7, so if you are at the pool after that you either have to trek to the lobby to change out towels or wait until the next day. And there is a $25 threat hanging over your head if you misplace a card or lose a towel - the front desk seems understaffed. Everytime I called, I was put on hold for several minutes, and there was a wait everytime I went to the lobby - despite a recent renovation, I found the rooms to be outdated. Popcorn ceilings, a worn out sofa, scuff marks on the walls, etc. - $35 resort fee that doesn't really get you anything you'll actually use - finally, there was almost a clinical feel to the hotel. It just didn't feel that welcoming. You have the whole towel card system to deal with. They offered no flexibility on the breakfast vouchers I got as a titanium elite. Tried to get late checkout and they only gave it on one of our 2 rooms. Hold music everytime you call the front desk. It's like the entire hotel is designed around moving masses of people through it and there is a lack of personal touch because of it.
We arrived late last night July 30th after 11 hours of traveling, a family of 4 adults celebrating our 25th anniversary . It was a Costco deal , we have had one other experience with Costco last year, and it was amazing (Wailea Marriott , Maui ) . This trip has been nothing but a nightmare since we got here , we arrived tired and hungry only to find out that they where sold out of rooms with two beds . They tried to get us to upgrade to a suite for an xtra $2200 , really ..... Today we got the good news of a different room with two beds , we got told to pack up and be ready by noon which we did . We checked out and got to the front desk , only to be told that we had no room till 4 pm . We checked all bags back into front desk , and was given no ticket for bags . Checked into our new room , which we love and thank you for that , however now we are missing a bag( my sons bag ) and no one seems to know what has happened to it . Iam not sure what to think of this trip , so far it has been a nightmare and this is our first time to this island 😒
We stayed at this hotel as part of a promotional package. Travelers who have never been to Kauai should know that Lihue is an industrial port. The Marriott is surrounded by industrial zoning including a dock with shipping crates and a large storage unit in view. Folks looking for a more authentic island experience may want to consider another part of the island like Poipu or Princeville. Other than the location, the hotel looks like an institutional building...sort of like a hospital. There is no “wow” factor when you arrive (ie view of the ocean). Once inside the property, there is lovely landscaping and some interesting cultural decor. We had a standard ocean view room which was clean. Housecleaning service did a fine job every day. “Ocean view” included view of roof tops. See attached pic. We were on the 4th floor. Both my husband and I were disappointed that this hotel didn’t provide the “Aloha” hospitality we have enjoyed at other resorts in the Hawaiian Islands. There was a lack of friendliness that is hard to describe. The front desk staff didn’t seem to care about any of our requests. Check in is 4:00 and check out is 10:00. These times are later and earlier respectively than we are used to. DO NOT expect an early check in or late check out, even if you have Bonvoy status like we do. I read in a previous TripAdvisor review that the “staff are trained to say no.” I agree with this assessment. Lastly, there is a large and thriving Marriott sales center at this Marriott. There is an ambitious sales team so beware of the time share or points “deed” sales pitch. I believe this is part of the culture on this property and if you are bothered by this, don’t stay here!