Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values!
Extra Value: Kids 17 and under Stay Free.

Set on six acres of tropical gardens along a pristine, mile-long stretch of beach on Kauai's Coconut Coast, the Kauai Shores Hotel has recently completed a $10 million renovation. Featuring 206 fully remodeled guestrooms, a beautiful new lobby, two fresh water pools, a new pool deck and hot tub, the property is also home to Kauai's only 'toes in the sand' dining experience at the Lava Lava Beach Club restaurant and lounge.

The fresh design approach of Kauai Shores Hotel captures a classical and timeless charm while offering a contemporary design element and modern decor. Upgraded exterior grounds showcase the award-winning property's picturesque scenery and guests enjoy a wide range of amenities including nightly live entertainment, complimentary yoga classes, complimentary use of resort bicycles, a business center, and a full-service activities desk. Each of the hotel's comfortable guestrooms features a private lanai, island-style decor, mini refrigerator, WiFi, and in-room safes.

Within close proximity of numerous Kauai landmarks, this hotel provides the perfect base for discovering the lush island. Discover historic Kapaa Town, as well as many shops, restaurants, and activities within minutes of the hotel. Wailua River, Fern Grotto and Coconut Market Place are nearby.


Lihue International Airport (LIH) : 6 miles

Property Information

Buildings: 1
Floors: 2
Total rooms: 206


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory A mandatory hotel-imposed fee of $20.00 plus tax per room, per day will be charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out. This fee is not included in your package price and is subject to change. Mandatory Resort fees apply to every night of your stay regardless of the promotions included in your booking. For detailed description of what’s included in the mandatory fee please see hotel policies.

General Policies & Fine Print

General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - 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.

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Resort Fee – 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: bell service, bicycle rental, chilled water in the lobby, concierge services, daily local newspaper available in the lobby, in-room coffee with two Keurig coffee pods replenished daily, in-room safe, local and toll-free calls, outdoor yoga classes on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 8:30am, self and valet parking, use of beach towels and chairs, weekly manager's reception, and Wi-Fi access in in-room and throughout the hotel.

The above list may not be comprehensive. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 star tripadvisor rating Based on 748 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    My second 1 rating in my 40,000 points.

    All I can say about the pictures of this less than motel six type hotel is the photographer is a miracle worker. The few truths in the hotel description is water front, bikes, and free valet parking. Pools, yes, extremely small and needs massive reconditioning. Sleek rooms, are you kidding me? Musty smelling, small cramped bathrooms with mildew near the tub/shower, too soft mattresses, old furniture. Beach views, maybe from the four end, side facing rooms, otherwise you go out your patio, onto the grass to see the ocean- and yes, we paid $$ for ocean view. Our check in was handled by a very friendly person, the maids and other employees we encountered were friendly, other inquiries at front desk - rude and appeared bothered by our inquiries. Absolutely worse parking lot I have ever had to park in. One nice gesture today, a hour later checkin. If you have other choices for a hotel I would suggest you take it.

    Aug 12, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good value hotel

    Great location if you need to be near the Airport and right on the beach. 24hour front desk and free Valet parking. Lava Lava beach club has a great atmosphere. Close to Kapaa and next door to Coconut Market place

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good hotel, will return if I am ever back there.

    The reception ladies were very friendly and tried to accommodate to all our wishes. We got good rooms with good A/C, TV, balcony, beds and bathroom. It is a little dated but that didn't mean it was not clean or broken, everything was in working order. Enough free parking and lights on the parking outside. One issue: I am a e-vaper and needed to go all the way outside the premises to vape, this is not nice and I also don't really understand it as I am not a tobacco smoker. It was forbidden to smoke on the balcony outside the room, this is for me the only negative aspect. We had a great time there and will certainly come back if I am ever in the neighborhood again. The LavaLava beach club (not owned by the hotel) has good food/cocktails but is a bit pricy.

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Kaua’i 2019

    The room was clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and genuinely concerned with our satisfaction. The Lava Lava Beach Club was one of the better places we ate, although the service was sometimes a bit slow.

    Aug 10, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Extended stay here

    This is an amazing hotel in every department: Location is great (close to airport in case you don’t rent a car), the property is beautiful (with one of the few restaurants that actually has tables in the sand!), the staff was incredible and kind, there’s A/C in the rooms (our first place did not and it was hard to sleep) and the price was impossible to beat! My husband and I had to stay extra days on our vacation because he became very ill and was admitted to the hospital. I found this hotel by chance and I’m so glad I did. The front desk was so helpful and understanding with our crazy situation and it made the rest of our stay so much easier. Highly recommend this place.

    Aug 09, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see, hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 19-077, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Sunwing Airlines: PC 19-090, B737-800-189 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats/PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats/PC 19-079, A320-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 62519