8.5
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Beach7
Housekeeping5
Food & Dining1
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8.7

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Excellent location
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FREE
Kauai Shores

"I would definitely stay again."

Tony - July 10, 2019

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Kauai Shores

420 Papaloa Road, Wailua, Wailua (HI), United States, 96746 - See map
What guests are saying:Read all 1,751 reviews
Excellent service
8.3 rating for service
Excellent cleanliness
8.0 rating for cleanliness
Very good facilities on premise
7.7 facilities on premise
Very good comfort
7.5 room quality and comfort

It's a very relaxed atmosphere and the adjacent Lava Lava Beach Club is great.

Gary | March 19, 2019

The room was very clean and all staff were extremely helpful.

Gary | March 19, 2019

A shopping center right by the hotel was convenient also.

Gary | March 19, 2019

2nd stay at this hotel in two years and I like it a lot.

Tony | July 10, 2019

We really enjoyed our stay at Kauai Shores.

Gary | March 19, 2019

Best part was breakfast right on the beach!

Marcie | August 24, 2018

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Laundry service

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Wailua (HI) in the last 24 hoursCompared to 71 Wailua (HI) properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.1
Location rating8.7

Rooms available at Kauai Shores

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.5
Standard Room with Ocean View
Standard Room with Ocean View
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed or 2 queen beds
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Standard Room with Pool View
Standard Room with Pool View
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed or 2 queen beds
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Room Selected at Check-In
Room Selected at Check-In
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed or 2 double beds
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Deluxe Pool View
Deluxe Pool View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Garden View
Deluxe Garden View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed or 2 queen beds
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Deluxe Ocean View
Deluxe Ocean View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Kitchenette Room
Deluxe Kitchenette Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 double beds
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Standard Room
Standard Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed and 2 queen beds
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King Bed Suite(SPA)
King Bed Suite(SPA)
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  • Room size: 63 m²/678 ft²
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2 Queen Bed Studio with View
2 Queen Bed Studio with View
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Kauai Shores?

Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Kauai Shores?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Kauai Shores has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Kauai Shores?

Kauai Shores does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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What people love about Kauai Shores

  • 8.0
    Very good
    "We were pleasantly surprised with this hotel."

    David | July 23, 2018

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Staff 
    "Staff is friendly and helpful."

    kim | December 10, 2018

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness
    "Rooms are clean and comfortable."

    kim | December 10, 2018

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Value for money score
8.1/10
Service score
8.3/10
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Overall rating:
8.5
Excellent
1,792 reviews
Cleanliness
8.0
Facilities
7.7
Location
8.7
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More about Kauai Shores

More about Kauai Shores

This is a highly affordable choice for everyone seeking oceanfront accommodations with stylish furnishings and friendly service. The Kauai Shores is an ideal base to explore the coastal beauty of Kauai. Situated on the mile-long, secluded shores of Wailua on the Coconut Coast, guests can enjoy exclusive privacy and sheer relaxation. Sun bathing on the beach, breathing fresh sea breeze, jogging along the ocean side, and indulging yourself in the hotel's two outdoor pools are among the many activities you can do here. The hotel also has 6 acres of lush lawns and tropical gardens set along the white sand beach. At Kauai Shores, you will be surrounded by the beauty of the nature and enjoy your ultimate private retreat.

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Most talked about facilities

Beach
9 mentions
Swimming Pool
5 mentions
Housekeeping
2 mentions
Food & Dining
1 mention

What they offer

8.8
Excellent
Staff 
"Staff very helpful and attentive, we arrived early and we're..."

Tiffany | March 11, 2019

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Food and dining

Restaurants on site

Lava Lava Beach Club
Cuisine:Local
Menu:Buffet

Property's guest policies

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Reviews of Kauai Shores from real guests

Overall rating
8.5
Excellent
From 1792 reviews
9.0Location
8.8Service
8.6Cleanliness
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Rating via Agoda8.1
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Cleanliness8.0
Facilities7.7
Location8.7
Room comfort and quality7.5
Service8.3
Value for money8.1
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10.0
Exceptional
Gary from United States
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

A great location and nice place to stay”

We really enjoyed our stay at Kauai Shores. It's a very relaxed atmosphere and the adjacent Lava Lava Beach Club is great. The room was very clean and all staff were extremely helpful. A shopping center right by the hotel was convenient also. One complaint: upon arrival, we were charged $84 for valet parking (didn't use it), pool/beach towel (we didn't use the pool or the towels), beach bicycles (didn't use), and some other incidentals we didn't use either. No option, we had to pay it without any notice beforehand. Seems like the price should have been included when we made the reservation, not when we arrived.

Reviewed March 19, 2019

Aloha Gary, Thank you for sharing your review of our hotel! It brings us such joy to see that you enjoyed your stay and loved our restaurant and location. We appreciate your feedback regarding the resort fee. We always want to be as transparent regarding our fees, and so we will contact agoda to ensure that all guests are aware of the fee. Your happiness is our top priority and thus we hope to welcome you back to the hotel one day in the future. Mahalo, Zareena Customer Satisfaction Team

Responded April 27, 2019
Kauai Shores
8.8
Excellent
Vi from United States
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

Right on the beach ”

Great location right by wailua and kapa'a. Your random and mandatory hospitality fee goes to free DVD rentals. There's a farmers market in the parking lot next door on tuesdays. Go north on Kuhio highway to Wailua shave ice for one of the best shave ice experience. We heard Tege Tege shave ice is great too but it was closed for the season when we were there.

Reviewed February 05, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
jessica from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Ocean View
Stayed 4 nights in December 2016

Plenty of amenities for a comfortable stay”

While this hotel turned out to be more of a refurbished motel on the beach, the staff is very helpful, and I had everything I needed to be comfortable. Right on the beach, with a decent restaurant attached, there are also movie rentals in the lobby which come with the room, and the staff helped me do things like arrange taxis at odd hours. There are shops close by for sundries, such as an ABC store at the end of the driveway, and even a laundry for guests. I thought it was a pretty good value for the money, and I would stay there again if I return to Kauai.

Reviewed January 08, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Rachel
Group
Standard Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

Amazing, clean and cute stay right off the beach. Would definitely return. Perfect place to stay!”

Out of all the locations on Kauai, this hotel is nestled in the perfect spot with beach access, friendly staff and very clean rooms. Had a great time!

Reviewed May 01, 2019

Aloha Rachel! Thank you for sharing your feedback! We are delighted that you enjoyed our hotel! We would love to welcome you back in the future! Mahalo, Zareena Customer Satisfaction Team

Responded May 07, 2019
Kauai Shores
6.8
Good
mary from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 4 nights in May 2018

Not worth the price ”

The place is like an old bldg which was just repainted. The furnitures and bathroom are dated. The only good thing is it is beach front and is near the Wailua center where there are restaurants to choose from. The bed is also comfortable, clean and made up daily. Still overall, not worth the high price.

Reviewed May 21, 2018
6.7
Good
Scott from United States
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

Basic hotel for short-stay in Lihue, Kapaa area”

It's cheap and convenient plus the blue shag carpeting keeps me coming back

The Kauai Sands is an older hotel, pretty basic with a pool and ocean front location. Staff is friendly, hotel is clean if need of some updating, see shag carpeting comments in "pros" section, but a good location as a home base to see Kauai at a reasonable cost. They recently started to charge US$8 for parking, at least on this booking, which I found annoying. If you're after a basic budget hotel from which to explore Kauai, this works. Kauai is small island, at least by US standards so you're really not to far from anything.

Reviewed February 15, 2013
8.0
Excellent
Kimberlea from Australia
Group
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

Great location and value for money”

Not the fanciest of places but you get what you pay for. Everything you need is within walking distance and this place was perfect for 2 single ladies from Australia to relax in for 3 nights when we first arrived at Kauai and before we picked up our hire car. No complaints at all!

Reviewed June 05, 2018
6.3
Good
Joel from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

Great location, service lacking”

Awesome location right on beach

Our stay at the Kauai Sands Hotel was somewhat an accident--- booked our return flight a day later than our condo checkout date, so we had to find an alternate, one night stay hotel. Kauai sands was the least expensive option we found and it was located somewhat close to the airport for our return flight. Only drawback we had with our stay was the attitude the front desk staff portrayed when asked simple questions. They seemed put off by these questions as if they didn't want to be bothered. This was the only drawback we saw during our one night stay.

Reviewed February 17, 2013
9.2
Exceptional
kim from Canada
Group
Deluxe Ocean View
Stayed 8 nights in November 2018

Perfect little get away”

Lovely hotel, reminded me of a 70's motel, but nicely updated. Great location. Staff is friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean and comfortable. One of the pool's was closed while I was there, but really the pools are small and utilitarian anyway and who would go to Hawaii to sit by a pool, when there is a stunning beach steps away! Nothing better than sitting with your toes in the sand at breakfast, planning for a day of sightseeing or better yet, lounging on the beach!

Reviewed December 10, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Jackie from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

Good value, comfortable stay, fun vibe”

A friend & I stayed for 3 nights in October & loved this hotel. It's obviously an older property but the rooms are bright, cheery & comfortable. The staff were friendly & helpful & we really enjoyed the restaurant attached to the property, good food at reasonable prices, we loved dining with our toes in the sand. Really fun vibe.

Reviewed October 23, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Andreas from Germany
Couple
Stayed 9 nights in January 2019

Great Basecamp for Kauai! ”

Very friendly and clean. Good bar.& restaurant reasonably priced. Nice live music. Spacious room. Didn't like the resort charge on top of the Agoda rate (20 $/day)

Reviewed January 22, 2019

Aloha Andreas, We are delighted to have provided a clean and enjoyable basecamp for your stay! We hope that you can stay with us again in the future! Mahalo, Zareena Customer Satisfaction Team

Responded April 27, 2019
Kauai Shores
10.0
Exceptional
john
Family with young children
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Awesome location and great hospitality”

Overall the location is by far the best part of the hotel. Kapa'a is centrally located in between Lihue and Princeville. Also, it is right next to Lydgate Park. The rooms and hotel accommodations are very nice especially for little kids.

Reviewed May 16, 2019

Aloha John, Thanks for sharing your review! We are delighted that you loved our location and our service. We do hope that you can stay again in the future for more than one night. We'd love the opportunity to welcome you again. Mahalo, Zareena Customer Satisfaction Team

Responded May 17, 2019
Kauai Shores
8.8
Excellent
Keren from Italy
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 4 nights in September 2018

Fun and lively resort ”

We loved our room. It was quiet and we were happy about that. The resort is very nice and we enjoyed the restaurant and the jacuzzi. The staff was nice albeit a little indifferent and detached from a sincere and personal interaction with customers. The bed was comfortable but the maid service was a bit slack. The bed was a bit sloppily made and the bath products were never refurbished during our entire stay even though we asked for more soap. The restaurant food was excellent! The evening entertainment lively and friendly and all around a good experience. We never had a problem with parking either.

Reviewed September 30, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
EUNGYO from South Korea
Solo traveler
Mountain/Garden View Room - B Rate
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

It was Okay”

Generally, it was okay. But there was noise from cars when they go through certain point in the parking space(our room was just in front of the parking space). There must be something on the ground to slow down cars when they go through that point. That made irregular noise and we woke up in the dawn several times. Everything else was fine. Maybe it would be better if the room is far from the parking space.

Reviewed August 23, 2018
8.7
Excellent
Loiesa from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 11 nights in December 2012

Wonderful place, just what I needed!”

Daily room cleaning, helpful staff, it's own relaxed environment

The daily maid service helped create a stress free stay, it was so nice to come to my room after a busy day to a clean space. I loved having the coconut market next store for easy shopping or for meals. The refrigerator in the room and microwave in the lobby made saving leftovers and keepin snacks convenient and easy. Absolutely loved it, made my vacation that much better and would definitely stay again.

Reviewed December 25, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
kevin from United States
Couple
Stayed 7 nights in February 2015

Great hotel ”

Beach,airport and market

I don't enjoy all my nights due to emergency but the hotel was great I love it it has a private beach access and next to the hotel is a small. Market.the staff was great this hotel deserves 4 starts going back end of this year

Reviewed February 21, 2015
8.4
Excellent
Darleen from United States
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 10 nights in March 2017

Great price for the room we had for ten nights...”

...but it was very minimal with a Keurig coffee maker, an icebox, and a microwave that was on the other side of the courtyard in a different wing (Lei).. Again, the room we had would suffice for a short stay. Any longer stay could use a room with a kitchenette.

Reviewed April 08, 2017
8.0
Excellent
David from Australia
Family with teens
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Good value for money”

We were pleasantly surprised with this hotel. Situated on the beach with a great bar opposite. The rooms were clean and in fairly good condition. Choose this place for its value.

Reviewed July 23, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Tiffany from Australia
Group
Deluxe Garden View Room w/Kitchenette - A Rate
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Great staff and clean rooms - needs another spa”

Staff very helpful and attentive, we arrived early and we're able to be accommodated straight away. We felt that with the AUD to USD exchange rate that this was quite expensive for our one night transit. There is only one spa and it doesn't hold many people, when we went to use there was no space left.

Reviewed March 11, 2019

Aloha Tiffany, Thank you for your review of our hotel. We are delighted that we were able to accommodate your early check in. We appreciate you sharing your feedbcak regarding the exchange rate and the hot tub, and will be sure to look into ways to offer greater guest satisfaction. We hope you can stay with us again in the future! Mahalo, Zareena Customer Satisfaction Team

Responded April 27, 2019
Kauai Shores
9.6
Exceptional
Tony from United States
Family with young children
Deluxe Pool View
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

love it”

2nd stay at this hotel in two years and I like it a lot. I would definitely stay again.

Reviewed July 10, 2019

Aloha Thank you for your review of our hotel. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you again for another wonderful stay. Warmest Aloha Tara

Responded July 10, 2019
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